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The ABCs of Spellcraft, Book 6
Jordan Castillo Price
LGBT, Short Read, Paranormal, Gay Romance
JCP Books LLC
April 7, 2020
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A mime walks into a Spellcraft shop….

Sounds like the start of a bad joke, but Dixon and Yuri are most definitely not laughing. Because this particular mime needs a Crafting deactivated—one that’s been helping an outsider buy up Pinyin Beach.

And it originated at the Penn family’s shop.

While undoing Spellcraft is Dixon’s specialty, Yuri thinks they should determine who ordered the Spell first. It’s too awkward to ask Dixon’s parents. And the mime isn’t talking.

Going undercover on the South Dock Boardwalk to find out for themselves might not be the most direct way to tackle the problem, but it sure is the most enlightening. From whispered secrets to secret societies, the guys find out more about the underpinnings of Pinyin Bay than they ever imagined.

Hopefully they can figure out what it all means before it’s bye bye, Boardwalk.

The ABCs of Spellcraft is a series filled with bad jokes and good magic, where MM Romance meets Paranormal Cozy. A perky hero, a brooding love interest, and delightfully twisty-turny stories that never end up quite where you’d expect.

Available at Amazon.

Reviewed by Gloria Lakritz

Senior Reviewer and Chair of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

Ahh so Dixon and Yuri are settling into Pinyin Bay as a couple. Dixon reminisces about his past living there and asks Yuri about his origins in Russia. Since this author writes each POV changing in every other chapter we learn Yuri’s feelings of needing a place to belong and with Dixon.

So when a mime wanders into the SpellCraft shop, it is a comedian’s delight. Almost like Laurel and Hardy and Who’s on First. (If you are too young to understand, google it.) Since ‘the guys’ need more answers before they can help deactivate a spell, and before Pinyin Bay is destroyed by big business, buying out the shoreline of the town.

Yuri and Dixon go to the main street, in the heart of the town, to investigate. The Boardwalk on the water is the place they start, with Yuri hired by the street artist and Dixon on the barge ride.

There is no explaining how delightful this sort of slap schtick writing keeps the reader entertained while our two young men learn of the secrets that lie below the town.

As always, this story was wonderful!

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