The Spellwork Syndicate #1
Anise Wise loves three things: baking, potion making, and reading her spellbooks in blissful silence. She might not be the most powerful witch, but enchantment is a rare skill, and her ability to bake with magic is even rarer. Too bad no one wants witchcraft on their campus. Anise’s dream of attending pastry school crumbles with rejection letter after rejection letter.
Desperate to escape her dead-end future, Anise contacts the long-lost relative she’s not supposed to know about. Great Aunt Agatha owns the only magic bakery in the US, and she suddenly needs a new apprentice. Anise is so excited she books it to New Mexico without thinking to ask what happened to the last girl.
The Spellwork Syndicate rules the local witches in Taos, but as “accidents” turn into full-out attacks on Anise’s life, their promises to keep her safe are less and less reassuring. Her cranky bodyguard is doing his best, but it’s hard to fight back when she has no idea who’s the enemy. Or why she became their target.
If Anise can’t find and stop whoever wants her dead, she’ll be more toasted than a crème brûlée.
Who knew baking cakes could be so life or death?
The Spellwork Syndicate #2
After her run-in with a jealous warlock, apprentice baker Anise Wise can’t wait to get back the kitchen where she belongs. But thanks to her brush with death, the land of the living isn’t all cupcakes and marshmallows.
Anise’s magical mojo is way out of whack and her evolving powers are stirring up trouble. As the town buzzes with news that Anise can bake deathly spells, unsavory characters start lining up for a taste. They’ll stop at nothing for the chance to use Anise and her witchcraft to further their own plots.
She plans to hole up researching magic recipes until the attention dies down, but then she discovers the horrifying terms of her bodyguard’s contract. Wynn has saved her life so many times, she can’t leave him trapped. But doing the right thing will mean risking death or worse—being cast out of her dream job.
For this witch, justice might not be as sweet as advertised.
Fresh from the oven October 30th, 2018!
The Spellwork Syndicate #3
***Contains Spoilers for Sugar Spells***
Finally back in the kitchen, apprentice baking witch Anise Wise is cooking up all kinds of enchanted treats under the semi-watchful eye of her great aunt, Agatha. Anise has a job she loves, a cute and crazy-powerful familiar, and real-life friends she can count on for spellwork and sympathy.
Life is a cozy, quiet dream until the vampire queen of Taos summons Anise for a meet-and-greet. The vamps want a piece of her magic and no one says no to the queen.
Dragged deep into the town’s underbelly, Anise is jammed in the middle of an epic struggle between the Spellwork Syndicate and the frightening powers rising to challenge its control. She’ll need a little help from her friends—and her former bodyguard, Wynn—if she’s going to live to bake another day.
Whether she wins or loses, Anise is headed down one seriously rocky road—and that last bump might be a killer.
Fresh from the oven March 5th, 2018!