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Witches, Spiders, and Schemes: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series by Elizabeth Pantley #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


Witches, Spiders, and Schemes: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series
by Elizabeth Pantley

It is my pleasure to shine my spotlight on the newest Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic story!

About Witches, Spiders, and Schemes

Witches, Spiders, and Schemes: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Better Beginnings, Inc. (November 5, 2021)
230 Pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09FBY852N

A magic mirror to an enchanted world… A mysterious ghost… A hilarious, perpetually annoyed witch… A brave, sassy cat… Two unexplained deaths and a mysterious community filled with secrets… Can Hayden and the people of Destiny Falls solve the mystery and return the community to its peaceful, enchanted existence?

 

Hayden’s adventures in Destiny Falls continue in book four of the Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic series. Starting with a strange old woman at a cave and her father’s mysterious ferry journey, there are secrets to be unwound.

 

The enchantments in Destiny Falls are showing cracks, and Hayden suspects that it is tied directly to her family, which has a history that’s more complex than she realized. When two bodies are found floating in the bay it’s clear that the mysteries surrounding Gladstone and the ferry are more dangerous than people realize. And then . . . those spiders.

 

Luckily, Hayden and her sassy sidekick, Latifa have developed a group of family and friends in this enchanted place who are all ready and willing to help solve the mystery, and release Destiny Falls to resume its normal, amazing, enchanted existence.

 

Hayden’s many adventures in Destiny Falls will keep you guessing with each book in this intriguing series.

 

 

About Elizabeth Pantley


Elizabeth Pantley is the internationally bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and eight other books in the No-Cry Solution series of books for parents. Her books have been published in over twenty languages. She is also the author of the well-received magical cozy mystery series, The Destiny Falls Mystery and Magic books. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series by Elizabeth Pantley #Character Guest Post / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series
by Elizabeth Pantley

I am excited to welcome Princess Latifa from Destiny Falls today! 

Hello, I’m Princess Latifa, but you can just call me Latifa. Well, most of the time. It would be nice if you added in the Princess once in a while, too.

Everyone acts as if Hayden is the main character in this series, but we all know it’s really me. I’m a gorgeous, smart, brave, Himalayan cat, and there would clearly be no story without me.

I have my challenges. Life can be difficult sometimes. Since Hayden is the only one I can communicate with, I can’t just tell someone what’s up. I’m also limited, as a cat who lacks opposable thumbs. When my girl, Hayden gets herself into a pickle I have to be really creative to find solutions. Oh, and the fact that I’m a cat. If I had a dollar for every time I didn’t know what was going on . . . I’d be saying, “Why do I have all these dollars?”


I’m so happy that my author, Elizabeth Pantley finally listened to me. I’ve been tickling the back of her writer’s brain for years. She was just being really stubborn. She wrote thirteen non-fiction, parenting books before I finally got through to her. “Girrrl,” I said, “It’s about time you let your creative talents out of the box!” Once she got started, she finally understood. She’s been giddy with joy ever since, and is already writing the fourth book in my series. Yes, you got that right. MY series.

Ah, that Elizabeth, she’s a good egg. Here’s the secret, though. She tells everyone that her “job” is being an author. But the reality is that all she does is have FUN. I see her sneaking over to her computer when nobody’s looking. And do you know what she does in her so-called free time? She reads cozy mystery books! The girl has it bad.

You may be wondering why I’m the star of this series. Why wouldn’t I be? I’m an amazing creature! Not only am I a perfect specimen of a prize-worthy Himalayan cat, but I’m smart and brave. Oh, wait. I already told you that. I also live in an enchanted world called Destiny Falls. You’d love it there! Even the town has a personality and the place changes daily to meet the needs of its beloved citizens. The library there! It’s enchanted. One time it was . . . oops. No plot spoilers, sorry. Of course, Destiny Falls has the usual batch of busy bodies, quirky neighbors, unique businesses, and evil murderers. But doesn’t every town have those?

What every town might not have is a creepy witch. Destiny Falls has one. And brrrr. Scary. She’s a wretched, perpetually annoyed troublemaker. She’s always in the background stirring up danger for Hayden and me. I don’t even know her name yet, but my author says not to worry, I’ll learn a whole lot more about her in the next few books!

I’ve been looking over my author’s shoulder (yes, I can read) and she’s well underway into writing the fourth book in the series. She wouldn’t tell me the title yet, but I’m happy to see that I’m featured right up there in the first few chapters. And geeze, she’s such a tease! She left an enormous cliff-hanger at the end of The Ghost Camper book, aaaand, oh, boy this next one starts off with a bang! I can hardly wait to read more.

Thank you Princess Latifa for visiting today!

Keep reading for info about the latest Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic story.

 

About The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales


The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Independently Published (August 2, 2021)
Digital Print Length ‏ 312Pages
ASIN: B095177BFG

A ghost, a witch, a sassy cat, and a mystery. Hayden’s adventures in Destiny Falls continue when a mysterious old man keeps popping up to tell her a series of tall tales. Who is he? And is he actually glowing? Are his stories fiction, or is he telling her the history of her family, the enchanted islands, and the witch? And why did a dead body show up . . . of someone who is already dead? Can Hayden and her brave, quirky sidekick, Latifa unscramble this mystery before someone else turns up dead?

About Elizabeth Pantley

Elizabeth Pantley is the international bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and eight other books in the No-Cry Solution series of books for parents. Her books have been published in over twenty languages. She is also the author of the well-received magical cozy mystery series, The Destiny Falls Mystery and Magic books. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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Great Escapes Praise for The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series
by Elizabeth Pantley

I love the fun magical ways that the town is always changing to fit the resident’s needs much like Hayden’s grandparents’ house does. Once you read these, you’ll see what I mean. Oh to live in a place like that!
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

I am so excited to go back to Destiny Falls . . . The great recurring characters of Hayden’s family, the local townspeople, and of course the wonderful animals of Destiny Falls, which in itself is a magical wonderful place, pick the story up right where the last book left, without a moment’s pause in the action.
~I Read What You Write!

Humor, romance, mysteries, and magick combine in this uniquely charming series. THE GHOST CAMPER’S TALL TALES is a delightful mystery rooted in the love of family.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

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The Disappearance of Emily (Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series) by Elizabeth Pantley #Interview /Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


The Disappearance of Emily
(Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series)
by Elizabeth Pantley


I am so happy to welcome Elizabeth Pantley to Escape with Dollycas today!

Hi Elizabeth, 

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’ve written parenting books for the past twenty years, but always had fictional stories rolling around in the back of my head. My wish was to someday write fiction – and now I am!

What are three things most people dont know about you?

My favorite vacation spot is Disneyland! I take my mom there every year and the two of us have a we’re-kids-again week. Obviously we didn’t get to go in 2020 – so I guess that means we can go twice once they open back up again, right?

My kids all hike, camp, and climb. Last year they took me out to climb my first mountain – and I loved it!

I used to be a darn good skier. But now, I don’t like to be cold, so I rarely ski.

What is the first book you remember reading?

I’ve always been a voracious reader! Some of my childhood favorites were the Boxcar Children, Black Beauty, Chronicles of Narnia, and The Secret Garden.

What are you reading now?

I’m always reading three or four books at a time, and I’ll pick one depending on my mood! Currently, it’s Give up the Ghost by Jane Hinchey, Bridgerton The Duke and I by Julia Quinn, and Magic & Misfits by Annabel Chase.

What books have most inspired you?

I read The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino in college and discovered it really wasn’t about sales at all, but about believing in yourself and your goals. It’s a small book with big impact.

What made you decide you wanted to write mysteries?
I love reading cozy mysteries! I enjoy the puzzle of the story without the gore, fear, or details of thrillers. It suited my story-telling style.

Do you have a special place you like to write?

As long as I have a cup of tea and my laptop, I can write anywhere. My surroundings fade away and I see my story unfold in my mind – almost like a movie.

Where do the ideas for your books come from?

Real-life, the newspaper, books I’ve read, dreams. All of it merges once I’ve got a plotline and begin to let the story swirl around in my head.

Is there anything about writing you find most challenging?
The sales, marketing, and bookkeeping! It would be fun just to write, write, write, but the business end must be handled, too!

What do you think makes a good story?
Interesting characters, world-building of a place I’d love to visit, with a touch of humor and fun. And of course, a happy ending.

Which, of all your characters, do you think is the most like you?
I’d like to think I’m like my adventurous main character, Hayden, or her quirky sidekick cat, Latifa! However, in reality, I’m probably more like the grande dame of the family, Eleanor. Always serious, in control, making lists, and running things.

What makes your books different from others out there in this genre?

Destiny Falls is a fascinating, enchanted place filled with quirky characters. The stories have a deeper intrigue that goes far beyond the murder. It’s an experience and an adventure as much as it is a mystery.

Whats next on the horizon for you?

I’m deep into writing the next book in the series: The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales. I’m having an absolute blast with the new ghost character!

Thank you so much for visiting today, Elizabeth.

Keep reading to find out about Elizabeth’s new book!

About The Disappearance of Emily

The Disappearance of Emily (Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Independently Published (March 15, 2021)
Number of Pages 250
Digital ASIN: B08MDZDQY7

Hayden has settled into her alternate, magical new home of Destiny Falls. She’s learning about the people here and the enchanted place, but something is amiss. When too many things occur to call them coincidences, all signs point to the mysterious disappearance of her mother – way back when Hayden was just two days old. Could it be connected to the mysterious ferry? Can she identify and eliminate the threat before another person in her life is stolen away?

More About Elizabeth Pantley

Elizabeth Pantley is the internationally bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents. Her books have been published in over twenty languages. She lives near Seattle and is the mother of four and nana to one. This is her first work of fiction.

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Great Escapes Praise for The Disappearance of Emily
(Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series)
by Elizabeth Pantley

The growing family connections, the friendships, and the beautiful setting lured me in and the mysterious secrets yet to be uncovered make me eager for the next installment.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

The Disappearance of Emily is a clean cozy mystery filled with magic and mystery. You will be enchanted with the wonderful, sometimes mysterious characters. And, most of all, you’ll be swept away by the mesmerizing town of Destiny Falls.
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

The book is quite interesting. There is a murder, a kidnapping, and lots of family bonding. I’m not quite sure how I feel about the various characters other than I must feel as Hayden does – not entirely sure about who to trust.
~Literary Gold

I felt like this book expanded my knowledge about Destiny Falls and the Caldwell family but it also left me with a few more questions than answers so I can’t wait for the third book to discover more about this little town.
~Storeybook Reviews

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Falling into Magic – A Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Book by Elizabeth Pantley #Spotlight / #Giveaway


Falling into Magic – A Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Book
by Elizabeth Pantley

I am so happy to shine my spotlight on Falling Into Magic!

About Falling into Magic

 


Falling into Magic – A Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Book
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Independently Published (November 15, 2020)
299 Pages
Digital ASIN: B08MCRCW9J

When Hayden was a child, she lost her cat. Adults told her the cat has escaped the house and ran away, but she knew the truth. The mirror had taken her. She knew because the mirror had given her a glimpse of an alternate world and had nearly pulled her in, so she was certain the cat had suffered that fate.

 

Twenty years later Hayden discovers the true secret of the mirror when she is thrust into it by a mysterious villain. She learns of a world she never knew existed, and a family she never knew she had. But danger brought her here, and it followed her. And now, Hayden is on a mission to see that the threat is removed, so that she can begin her magical, meaningful new life in this enchanted world.

 

“A magical, delightful tale that held my attention with a quirky cast of characters, engaging dialogue, a pleasantly appealing universe, and an intriguing plotline that I could not put down. I can’t wait to see where we go with Hayden’s next adventure.”  — Dru Ann, MWA Raven Award winner

“What a captivating read! . . . I couldn’t put it down. A great story, full of interesting people and places to get to know, with surprises around every corner.” — Linda C. Goodreads reviewer

“The world-building and magic system is fascinating. Destiny Falls is a wondrous place that seems to cater to citizens’ wants and needs. I love that it is almost a character in its own right, and I was intrigued by the constantly changing world. Vivid imagery paints a clear picture of Destiny falls and its inhabitants. Falling into Magic is a dynamic introduction to the Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic series.” — Julie Petitbon 

About Elizabeth Pantley

Elizabeth Pantley is the international bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents. Her books have been published in over twenty languages. She lives near Seattle and is the mother of four and nana to one. This is her first work of fiction.

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