SPOTLIGHT: IN THE WICK OF TIME by Valona Jones Plus Giveaway!

The Description

Magic Candle Shop Mystery Series: Book 2
Publication Date: October 17, 2023

Tabby Winslow will help her twin sister Sage with anything and everything—and that includes putting out the flames of suspicion when Sage’s boss is found murdered in this magical mystery, perfect for fans of Amanda Flower and Sofie Kelly.

December in Savannah, Georgia, is a sight to behold. With all the festivities—including the traditional riverfront luminary display during the boat parade—twin sisters Tabby and Sage Winslow are busier than ever setting up for the big celebration. But that isn’t the only thing on the sisters’ minds. Both Sage and her fellow employee Mary Nicole are vying for the sought-after assistant manager job at the plant nursery. But when Loren Lee, their boss, is found dead, and Sage becomes the police’s favorite suspect, both Winslow girls know that they’ll need more than a flicker of magic and their sisterhood to solve the murder and clear Sage’s name.

Soon, Tabby realizes that this is just one of the many problems they have. If being a suspect for murder wasn’t enough, there are more magical problems that they have to fix: Sage’s boyfriend is having a paranormal experience of his own he can’t control, there’s an energy vampire searching for his supposedly lost cousin, her cat suddenly dislikes her, and oh—every time Tabby hiccups, she turns completely invisible. The suspect list grows with each day and it seems everyone has a reason or a connection to Loren Lee.

Tabby and Sage are burning the candle at both ends—but will it be enough to keep their friends safe and find this killer? Or will they be burned by their efforts?


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About The AuthorValona Jones, also known as Maggie Toussaint, writes paranormal cozy mysteries set in coastal Georgia. A former scientist, she’s drawn to the study of personal energy. She sharpened her people-watching skills as a lifelong introvert and had a bank vault of personal observations when she began to write fiction. Her newest release is In The Wick of Time, book 2 in the A Magic Candle Shop Mystery, preceded by Snuffed Out, which released Jan. 2023. She’s a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime with more than twenty-five published works of fiction. She lives in coastal Georgia, where she’s seen time and tide wait for no one.


Blog Tour Schedule

October 19 – Angel’s Book Nook – SPOTLIGHT

October 19 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 19 – Lady Hawkeye – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

October 20 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – CHARACTER GUEST POST

October 20 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – REVIEW

October 21 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

October 22 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

October 22 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

October 23 – Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense – AUTHOR GUEST POST

October 23 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT

October 23 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 24 – Cozy Up WIth Kathy – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

October 24 – Baroness Book Trove – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

October 25 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER GUEST POST

October 25 – Novels Alive – REVIEW – SPOTLIGHT

October 26 – The Mystery Section – AUTHOR GUEST POST

October 26 – Jane Reads – CHARACTER GUEST POST

October 27 – fundinmental – SPOTLIGHT

October 27 – My Reading Journeys – SPOTLIGHT

October 28 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW

October 28 – StoreyBook Reviews – AUTHOR GUEST POST

October 28 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT


Dayna Linton
Dayna Linton
Dayna is the owner of not only Novels Alive but of Day Agency, a full-service self-publishing agency for independent authors. She has been assisting independent authors to achieve their dreams of becoming published authors for over 15 years. From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors to the first-time author to every author in between. Dayna is a self-professed bibliophile. While dancing has always been her first love, reading came as a very, very close second, with gardening coming in as a close third. Dayna is also the divorced mom of four adult children and a very proud grandma. She is also a web designer, social media specialist, book blogger, and reviewer. She's a long-time Disney lover and a Utah Jazz, Utah Utes, and Dallas Cowboys fan. See Dayna's reviews here: Dayna's Reviews


  1. Thanks for hosting In the Wick of Time here on its Great Escapes Book Tour, Dayna. You are a valuable asset to our mystery community!


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