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Faerie Cake Dead

(Luna Devere #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  99 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Tea, trust and trouble meet at Fairy Cake Junction! When divorcee, Luna Devere, owner of Faerie Cake Junction, meets general contractor, Devin Radford, chaos reigns. Devin instantly wreaks romantic havoc in Luna's life after she finds a corpse sitting in her tea shop as though awaiting tea. The tea shop is surrounded by faerie folk who have befriended Luna. They know who l ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published June 22nd 2011 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published July 2nd 2010)
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Jun 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: io-tours
First and foremost I love faeries. So much so that I believe that if they are in a story, my enjoyment factor goes up at least 20% if not more. That being said, this is why the book gets a solid 3 star review. I really enjoyed it but it has some problems which pixie dust are not going to fix for me.

The lightness of the read was welcome. It was like sitting on your back porch with a cup of tea. It flitted, much like a faerie, from one shiny moment to the next. The characters can be classified as
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Ok I saw an author friend of mine promoting this book. So I read the book blurb like any good book junkie does. Well I fell in love with the premise of the book. Haven't read a good sweet fairie book . So I started reading and reading and reading. I mean who can not fall in love with a book that has tea, cupcakes , a hot leading man. and of course fairies. Luna is a fairy talking human who lives on a plot of land that her family has kept in natural state for the fairies and pixies . You are pro
Karielle at Books à la Mode
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: blog
Source: Free review copy provided by author, via Innovative Online Book Tours

Review: A cruel murder, inconsistent ransom notes, and a plot to frame — but life still goes on with Luna, her cat, and her cupcakes! Faerie Cake Dead is an upbeat, all's well ends well cozy mystery that has a touch of romance and an undertone of fantasy. Years after her divorce to the cold, ruthless Thomas Devere, Luna has managed to turn her life around and streamline it into the success of her cupcake boutique, Faeri
Sandra "Jeanz"
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was given this e-book in exchange for an honest review to be used as part of the Innovative Online Book Tours Blog Tour. This is Bk 1 in the Luna Devere Series. I like the colours on the book cover, and I understand the scales element as being a reference to the "scales of justice", and obviously the cupcakes are Luna's business. I think the image of the woman points to the book being perhaps a little racy which it wasn't. To be totally truthfully I think the image of the woman is sli
Dec 07, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked the book. I got very tired of people smirking. That was a term very over used.

We have Luna running her cupcake, tea and gift shop. First there is a dead body found in the shop and then Luna is attacked on her back porch. And the hits just keep on coming.

The mystery is rather light, but the book is supposed to be light. Luna has a problem with her threatening former husband. To the rescue comes Luna's knight in a tool belt. Devan is a nice widower who wants to help solve the problems that
Andrea Guy
I reviewed J.M. Griffin's Murder On Spyglass Lane awhile back and decided then that she was going to be an author that I wanted to watch out for. I'm glad I made that decision. I love cozy mysteries, and this one is a combination of two things I like, tasty treats and the paranormal, in this case faeries.

I also love quirky characters and that is Luna!

Her relationship with Devlin is a bit strange, I would have liked the characters to be more fleshed out so that their relationship might have been
Bj Gaskill
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have to give credit where credit is due.....I didn't see it coming until the end!
Usually, I have it all figured out, but Ms. Griffin had to go and throw me for a loop..

I fell in love with Luna's character, she is head strong and even if some think she if a little be it.
I was so glad that Devin walks into her life, we all need a little "Havoc" and man he could fix my basement any day.
The faeries are such an added delight...who wouldn't want a meadow full of faeries that come
Oct 31, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-read
Luna Devere believes in faeries. It isn't something that she broadcasts to the world but they have been around her whole life. That is why when a dead body ends up in her tea shop she goes to the faeries for information and help. We go on an adventure full of dead bodies, drugged people, blackmail, and everything else aimed at getting Luna to shut down her tea and gift shop. Luck for Luna the handsome Devin Radford happens into the picture and wants to help her find the culprit. He even suggests ...more
I love how cute and put together the cover of the book is.
Now, the main character of the book reminded me allot of Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter, no idea why but even though she would be considered a little bit "off" she was still head strong and knew what she believed in.

The murder plot kept me guessing up until the end. I am not sure if it was because I had a little bit of trouble enjoying the writing, it just felt a little flat to me, or if because I was distracted.

Either way it is an ok
V.A. Dold
Aug 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Have you hugged your pixie today?

Cupcakes to die for in more ways than one, a super yummy carpenter, murder mysteries to solve, faeries, and yes PIXIES! These all combine to make up the fun and engrossing book Faierie Cake Dead by J.M. Griffin.

After reading this book I am picking up cupcakes tomorrow for a friend's Birthday, I just wish they were from the junction. Warning! This book will make you crave cupcakes. They are described so well your mouth will water.

The faeries are sweet and yet a bi
Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mysteries, love
First let me say Yummy now I want cupcakes in all flavors. The images of the faeries and the descriptions of the cupcakes were so vivid you could easily put your self right into the book. I was kept in the dark of who did what till the end. One thing I love about mysteries I don’t want to figure out the story too soon. The faith from the book made or make you want to really believe in the good mythical creatures. I hope this will work out as a series this is one author to keep your eye on.
Jessica Buike
Oct 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This book had a dumb title, but I was hoping it would have some quality content. Sadly, the story was only so-so. The characters were very one-dimensional, and the ending felt too abrupt, like the author just got bored with writing. There were some editing errors that also detracted from the quality. It was fairly predictable, and just didn't have anything that would really make it stand out. ...more
Nancy Bradford
Mar 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The title of this book is what caught my eye and so I had to read it. Love all the descriptions of the cupcakes and the images of the faeries. The story moved along at a good pace.

I hope Ms. Griffin writes more adventures of Luna and gang.
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a delightful read. It did make me want to go visit the local cupcake shop here in town. Faeries may not be real, but this story makes you hope they are. The author keeps you guessing to the end "who dunnit". There were so many possibilities. Hope you enjoy the read. ...more
Kimberly Landry
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. A quick read. The cupcakes made me so hungry. Faeries and pixies and her faerie Lord.
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
this was a good summer book- lots of fun stuff, kind of drug a bit in spots but mostly it was ok.
Mar 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Not the best writing but entertaining and a fast read.
L.T. Fawkes
Jun 18, 2012 rated it liked it
In coastal Maine, the owner of a tea/gift/cupcake shop investigates strange happenings with the help of meadow faeries and sprites, and a hunky contractor.
Lynn Demsky
May 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing enjoying this excapade muchly! Cute, humorous and entertaining!
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Apr 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
It was okay. A little disjointed for my liking, but not so bad I had to stop reading.
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JM Griffin grew up in the Maine countryside. Inspired by the Nancy Drew mysteries, JM wrote her first story at age twelve.

With 5 books written and more in the works, JM's first book in the Vinnie Esposito series published in February of 2009. The first and second Vinnie Esposito novels have been re-released through Lachesis Publishing. The third novel in the series, Dead Wrong, was released in ebo

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