Amanda M. Lee – How Witch It Is
Narrated by: Aris
Series: Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Book 1-3
Welcome to Hemlock Cove, where the town is magically rebranded – but real witches aren’t necessarily welcome.
That makes things hard for the Winchester witches – including local newspaper reporter Bay. She’s got a persnickety family – wait until you met Aunt Tillie – and a penchant for stumbling across trouble.
Thankfully for Bay, she’s got loyal cousins and the ability to talk to ghosts as she tries to solve mysteries and put souls to rest.
Follow Bay as she meets a man who is more than he seems and tries to hide a history that is centuries in the making.
This is the first three books in the Wicked Witches of the Midwest cozy mystery series. It includes: Any Witch Way You Can, Every Witch Way But Wicked, and Witching You Were Here.
Amanda M. Lee – Witching on a Star
Narrated by: Aris
Series: Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Book 4
When you’re a witch, being wicked comes naturally.
For the Winchester witches, though, being wicked is only half the fun.
After a long winter, spring has finally hit Hemlock Cove, and Bay Winchester thinks things are finally settling down in the town – and with her family. Unfortunately, just the opposite is true.
As a way to distract Aunt Tillie, the Winchester family has decided to give her a new project: her own greenhouse. As construction starts, though, Bay is approached by a young girl – one she quickly realizes is no longer among the living – and given a task. The little girl wants her mother – and she wants Bay to find her.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Bay’s boss has brought in a consultant who wants to up The Monitor’s production to three times a week, Bay’s father and uncles are in the midst of opening their own rival inn – which has the middle generation of Winchester witches in a tizzy (and Aunt Tillie on the warpath) – and FBI agent Landon Michaels is finally embracing the truth about witchcraft.
In short order, Bay finds out that there may be more than one ghost in need of help, Landon is still suspicious when it comes to the Winchesters, and Aunt Tillie finds she has an unlikely suitor in pursuit of her curmudgeonly affections, which doesn’t stop her from cursing the youngest witches in the family when the mood hits.
It’s just a normal week in Hemlock Cove – that is until the truth about two small ghosts blows sky high and brings a world of trouble to the Winchester witches’ doorstep.
Note: These books are full of sarcasm and are a little bit snarky – so listen only if you like to laugh and you aren’t easily offended. This is the fourth book in the Wicked Witches of the Midwest mystery series.
Amanda M. Lee – Witchy Tales
5.5 Careful What You Witch For: A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Short
Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
Narrated By Angel Clark
Being the meekest Winchester witch is…tough.
For Clove Winchester, that has never more apparent than now. Sure, she’s got a new romance brewing with Sam Cornell – but her cousins, Bay and Thistle, are fighting her every step of the way on that front.
When her father approaches her with an opportunity to serve as an in-house psychic for the opening of his new inn, Clove jumps at the chance. It will be an opportunity for her and Sam to spend some much-needed time alone – and have some fun in the process.
Of course, since she’s a Winchester witch, nothing goes as planned.
When Thistle and Bay – and their respective boyfriends – show up for the weekend festivities, and the opening activities are interrupted by an avenging ghost, the new inn is in a precarious position.
That’s on top of Aunt Tillie’s efforts to undermine the soft launch – and she’s feeling particularly vindictive.
Can Clove and her cousins save the Dragonfly Inn? Or, is Clove in for a mountain of misery?
5.6 Wicked Brew: A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Short
Narrated By Carrie Voorhis
Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
Thistle Winchester is at her witchy wit’s end.
Great-Aunt Tillie is selling wine at the curb of The Overlook – like it’s a lemonade stand – and her mother and aunts are about to burn someone at the stake. Unfortunately, it’s up to her and cousin Bay to put out the fire.
When the two cousins take a stand, they’re interrupted by the arrival of an injured and dazed little girl. She won’t speak, and she appears to have undergone some sort of trauma.
Thistle steps up to the plate – mostly because the child seems to have latched herself onto the grumpy witch – and the Winchesters launch an all-out investigation into who she is, and where she came from.
As things start to unfold, Thistle’s heart is at risk. This newest guest at The Overlook has a troubled past, and she’s especially vulnerable, which makes Thistle especially vulnerable.
It doesn’t help that that Aunt Tillie has taken a special interest in the child she deems “Basil”, or that Landon wants to arrest Aunt Tillie for her secondary wine business.
6.5 On a Witch and a Prayer: A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Short: Wicked Witches of the Midwest
Narrated By Brian Schell
Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
FBI Agent Landon Michaels is looking forward to a weekend of fun and ease with his witchy love, Bay Winchester. Unfortunately for him, relaxation isn’t in the cards.
When his boss hands him a cold case from Hemlock Cove before he leaves for an extended weekend, Landon is annoyed. When Thistle Winchester gets a vision from the file, bother turns to intrigue.
If Landon can solve a 20-year-old disappearance, he’ll be lauded in his office as more than the guy who is dating the woman who constantly finds trouble. Of course, it’s that woman and her feisty family who can help him.
Between ghosts, fights, deep conversations with Marcus, and constant annoyances, Landon has his hands full. And that’s on top of Aunt Tillie’s new business venture – which she’s desperately trying to keep under wraps.
Landon needs Bay to solve a mystery, and her family is along for the ride. Danger might not be prevalent this weekend, but survival is – and old ghosts need to be put to rest.
7.5 You Only Witch Once: A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Short
by Amanda M. Lee
Narrated By D. Gaunt
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
It’s the summer of 2002, and Winnie Winchester is a normal mother. She has the same highs, lows, and fears as any other mother of a 14-year-old girl. Of course, since she’s a witch – and her daughter can talk to ghosts – those fears are amplified to an unnatural degree.
When camp counselor Donna Wilder goes missing, Winnie volunteers her services (and those of her sisters and persnickety aunt) so the Winchester witches can take over the extended weekend camp.
Local police detective Terry Davenport is running the boys’ camp across the lake, and everyone is looking forward to a weekend of fun and frolicking.
It’s all going as planned until Bay Winchester does what she always does and sees a ghost. Like a stack of dominoes, things start falling; and normal childhood hijinks turn into days of torture for Bay and her cousins, Clove and Thistle.
That’s on top of a visit from second-cousin Rosemary who has the personality (and warmth) of a snake. The girl immediately aligns herself with Bay’s sworn enemy, which means things are going to be bad before they get even worse.
Bay is on a mission to help the ghost cross over, and it’s up to her mother and family to make sure she doesn’t get hurt in the process.
Note: This is a short novella set in the Wicked Witches of the Midwest world. It’s set back in time so you can’t listen to it out of order. It will not take the place of regular installments in the series. It’s just a short snapshot so you can get to know some of the other characters in Hemlock Cove.
7.6 . The Christmas Witch: A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Short
by Amanda M. Lee
Narrated By Ana Maria Valenzuela
Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
It’s the winter of 1995, and the Winchester household is more doom and gloom than mistletoe and merriment.
Young Bay, Clove, and Thistle are anything but happy. They’re facing their first Christmas without their fathers, and no matter how hard their mothers try, they just can’t seem to get the girls to embrace this festive time of year.
Between the lack of snow, which the girls firmly believe brings magic, and Hemlock Cove’s local Santa Claus going missing, things continue to go wrong instead of right.
Christmas has never been Aunt Tillie’s favorite time of year. She thinks the only thing snow is good for is plowing, and the only reason she likes Santa Claus is because he brings her presents. All of that changes when she’s forced to spend time with three miserable little girls – and the pall they’re casting over the entire town.
Instead of letting them wallow, Aunt Tillie decides to take them on an adventure. They’re going to find Santa. They’re going to make it snow. Oh, and Aunt Tillie is going to get what she wants for Christmas – even if her nieces keep saying no.
It’s Aunt Tillie to the rescue, and she’s bound and determined her family is going to have a happy holiday – even if she has to make everyone miserable during the process.
Amanda M. Lee – Something to Witch About
Narrated by: Aris
Series: Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Book 5
Life’s a witch…and then you die.
It’s the dying part vexing Bay Winchester these days. She may be a long-suffering daughter, thankless newspaper editor, and keyed-up girlfriend, but she’s barely holding off a royal freak-out.
Landon’s family is visiting the inn – and they’re not exactly open minded. Bay is on a mission to hide her witchy ways, but the discovery of a body – and the poltergeist that accompanies it – at The Overlook tips everything into turmoil.
Landon’s mother doesn’t trust them – and his Aunt Blanche is moving in on Aunt Tillie’s man (which is causing more trouble than anyone saw coming). That’s on top of the paranormal havoc the poltergeist is wreaking in every corner of town.
Bay and Thistle are convinced Aunt Tillie knows something about the body the construction company unearthed while erecting her beloved greenhouse. The problem is, she won’t admit it.
Landon is on vacation. Chief Terry is on edge. Clove is hiding something – and it has nothing to do with the poltergeist. That’s on top of the fact that Bay’s mom and aunts are feigning eternal ignorance.
The poltergeist is out for blood, though – and it will only settle for Winchester blood.
When everything comes to a head, a long-held Hemlock Cove secret will be unveiled – and it’s not what anyone is expecting.