Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Review & Guestblog ~ Melissa L. Webb author of Bell, Book, and Sandals

Guest post by Melissa L. Webb


Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. For as long as I can remember my family has made quite a day out of it. We’ve always had parties complete with costumes, treats, and a bit of that old holiday magic. (Think Hocus Pocus with a little less grandeur.)

Every year my sisters and I would race around town, trick-or-treating as much as we could, competing to see who could bring the most candy home. I have to say my bags always seemed heaviest. We had the best-decorated yard and even my grumpy father would emerge from his dark cloud to partake in the festivities.

Even now, I keep Halloween decorations out at my house all year long. Seeing them makes me think of the best times in my life, where magic was alive and anything was possible.

Looking back, I think it’s no surprise I became a paranormal writer. Halloween has a habit of shaping everything I do. It has even affected the things I write. Writing what I do gives me a chance to infuse that old magic, mystery, and supernatural qualities I love so much into every single word.

Bell, Book, and Sandals plays perfectly into that. Here you have a girl who is plunged head first into the unknown. Everywhere she turns something spooky is breathing down her neck. Yet, she trudges on, head held high, determined to find an explanation for all the weirdness. But it’s done with the same spirit of Halloween that says magic can be found in almost anything, and everything is a possibility.

This is my favorite time of year, and knowing that; why I write what I do makes total sense. When you make up stories about witches, ghosts, demons, and things that go bump in the night, everyday is Halloween.

Thank you for guest posting for me today Melissa! :D

Title: Bell, Book, and Sandals

Series: Maxie Duncan

Author: Melissa L. Webb

Genre: Paranormal Chick Lit

ISBN: 1478216522


Number of pages: 189

Word Count: About 60,000

Buy Links: Amazon 

Book Description:

Sometimes life can be a real witch.

Meet Maxie Duncan. Your average 23-year-old blonde. If you can call being wealthy, gorgeous, and knowing what the future holds at times, average.

After her fiancĂ© blindsides her with a breakup at their favorite restaurant, she leaves Maine for a shot at being Hollywood’s new ‘it girl.’ There’s only one problem. She’s never acted a day in her life.

When a big Hollywood director sends her packing, she realizes if she wants to stay in L.A., she may have to become a normal girl after all. But normal has never been in the cards for her. Strange things keep happening wherever she goes, a red-eyed shadow no one else sees is stalking her, and to top it off, she may be falling in love again, with either the bookish guy next door, or Hollywood’s hottest leading man.

But everything isn’t what it seems. Someone’s keeping secrets from her. Is it her new friends at the apartment building she moved into? Or is it Ryan Everheart, the actor who wants to sweep her off her feet? And why are her feet suddenly floating off the ground?

It’s enough to drive a girl insane. All Maxie wants to do is ride off into the sunset with her one true love and find a killer pair of Manolo Blahniks on the way. But how’s a girl supposed to focus on a love life and shopping when everywhere she turns someone or something is trying to kill her?

About the Author :  

Melissa L. Webb is a writer, dreamer, thinker, and a seeker. She is an avid fan of anything paranormal. She loves to read and won’t be caught dead without some kind of book in her purse. She is also a big fan of horror. She has yet to find any movie or book that will scare her, however, she remains hopeful that one does exists out there.

When she isn’t tutoring students, you’ll find her weaving words in a magical place, between the ocean and the redwoods, called Northern California, and spending time being bossed around by her dog, Buffy.

Find her: Website / Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Goodreads 

  My Thoughts:  

This was a pretty quick read. I enjoyed it immensely!

This book had suspense, romance, a liitle bit of spooky stuff and so much more. It was nicely paced and I didn't have any lulls in my reading! :D 

I recommend this to any one looking for a good, quick, paranormal read!

I received a copy from Bewitching Book Tours in exchange for my honest opinion. I really had fun reading Maxie's story and I'll definitely be reading the next book in this series!

  I'd love to know what you're thinking. Please leave a comment!


  1. Thanks for having me here. And thank you for the great review. :)