Jul 08 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Magic and Macaroons by Bailey Cates

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, Giveaways, Reviews / 24 Comments


For magical baker Katie Lightfoot, the only way to beat the Savannah summer heat is to whip up some cool treats for the Honeybee Bakery’s patrons. But when a meeting of the spellbook club is interrupted by a stranger collapsing on the floor of her shop, mumbling something about a voodoo talisman, Katie drops everything to begin investigating.

Her search for answers quickly leads her into a dangerous blend of Savannah’s infamous voodoo queens, a powerful missing charm—and a deadly witch who seems to be targeting the city’s magical community. And with the case getting hotter by the second, Katie will have to work fast to track down the talisman and the killer before the timer runs out…


About the Author:

BAILEY CATES AUTHOR PICNew York Times bestselling author Bailey Cates believes magic is all around us if we only look for it. She studied philosophy, English and history and has held a variety of positions ranging from driver’s license examiner to soap maker. She traveled the world as a localization program manager for Microsoft, but now sticks close to home where she writes two mystery series, tends to a dozen garden beds, bakes up a storm and plays the occasional round of golf.

Having apprenticed with a master herbalist for a year, she’s prone to concocting teas and tinctures for family and friends from the stash of herbs stored in the corner cabinet in her office. She owns a working spinning wheel and is on a first name basis with several alpacas and two sheep with questionable dispositions.



Review of Magic and Macaroons

Review (4 Stars): I have loved Katie Lightfoot since the very first book, Brownies and Broomsticks, and her new book is a delightful addition to this magical series.  Katie finds herself involved in another murder mystery when a young woman interrupts her spellbook club and passes out on the Honeybee floor.  She soon learns that this young woman is the niece of an old friend that has recently passed away under sinister circumstances.  Katie must now use her magical skills to help find a deadly killer and a voodoo talisman before it is too late.

Magic and Macaroons is an entertaining, magical mystery that is sure to put a spell on readers.  I love Katie as a heroine because she is never a damsel in distress. She is smart, independent and can definitely hold her own in any situation.  Characters from previous books in the series make an appearance in this mystery and I enjoyed getting updates on them because I was just as curious as Katie to what happened to them since we last saw them.  This mystery is well-written and fast-paced with yummy recipes that will keep you coming back for more.  Can’t wait to read the next book in this charming series.


I’m excited to give away a copy of Magic and Macaroons. This giveaway is for US Residents only.  To be entered in the drawing by July 17th, please leave me a comment below:

24 Responses to “Blog Tour & Giveaway: Magic and Macaroons by Bailey Cates”

  1. Jen

    I have read the first 2 books on this series, and I am looking forward to reading Magic and Macaroons. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

  2. Kari Lynn

    I have waited for this latest in the series, I absolutely love all of Bailey Cates books. I keep teasing my husband he is going to have to expand my bookcase.

  3. Doward Wilson

    This is a great series and I’m looking forward to reading more of it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Carole Anderson

    I just love these lighthearted magical mysteries. And, I enjoy the Cricket McRae books, too! Keep them coming! Thanks!

  5. Jane Werthmann

    I love her books and would love to have a copy. thanks for doing this.

  6. Peach

    I love love love the Magical Bakery mystery series! Can’t wait to find out about what Katie learns more about her “abilities” 🙂 Thank you!

  7. Cindi

    I love the Magical Bakery Mystery series. My husband loves it too but only because I bake all kinds of goodies after I read one!

  8. Myra

    Received my copy of Magic & Macaroons and am forcing myself to save it for vacation!! I so love Katie Lightfoot!

  9. Lisa

    I have been waiting for this to come out! I love how Katie is true to her own self. I can’t wait to see how she has continued on her ath of self discovery!

  10. Holly Calhoun

    The Magical Bakery books are so yummy! I really enjoy reading these books with my cat, Bunny. She tries to lay on the boom while I read so I have to give her a book I’ve already read.

  11. Amanda naughton

    I was so excited to wake up with Magic and Macaroons in my audible.com library the other day. It pays to preorder, can’t wait to get started on it,

  12. Julie Broemmer

    I love Cricket McRae! I really want to read this new series! 🙂

  13. Duncan McVay

    Magic & baked goods – what’s not to like?

  14. Linda Kuzminczuk

    i love this series…can’t wait to read this book. I enjoy having a little magic mixed in with my cozies.

  15. Meg C

    Such a great cover for what looks like a great book. I’m definitely looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Holly LiVolsi

    I have enjoyed the books I have read in this series!!!

  17. Michele Allen

    Thank you for continuing the series about a wonderful group of folks in Savannah. Everything about the series (even the scary bits) make me want to learn more about Katie’s abilities & her family history. Also, I always love the little details, like her busybody neighbor! Thanks again. 🙂