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The Baker's Guide to Risky Rituals

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A Kitchen Witch with a bite, a King of Hell on a mission, and a candy coated town hiding bitter secrets.

Josie Benoit, gourmet patissier and kitchen witch, may not be a Sweet Pea native but she's made the small town her home and she intends on keeping it that way. When trouble rolls into town on the seats of shining motorcycles, and the safety of her home and her own reput
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Kindle Edition, 223 pages
Published October 18th 2019 by Kindle Direct Publishing
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T.
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review. As I’ve said before, I always give honest reviews whether people appreciate them or not.

This story begins with seven, dark riders (of motorcycles) riding into small town Sweet Pea. This town is so sweet, so quaint, so lovely and so about to be in trouble. This Motorcycle Club is full of Kings, Dukes and Earls and no, they aren’t British Nobles. They are Hell’s Nobles. Let that since in for a moment. The MC is led by King Beleth, B
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Kelly Lanae
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this dough much!

This book was amazing!! Kathryn Moon never disappoints. Demons, witches, sass, and mystery, what’s NOT to love about this book? I absolutely can’t wait to read the next one.
Erika
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First of, I’m a part of Kathryn’s fb group. When Kathryn first mentioned she was writing a new series with “regular” couples I was curious and wary. Curious because it seems all she writes turns to gold, and wary because most of her other works are either rh or whimsical threesome (Command the Moon is still my favorite book of hers). The start of the Sweet Pea Mysteries series does not disappoint. It’s different from her previous works, yes, but still has a Kathryn touch. Very well researched, q ...more
Jenny
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
The Baker's Guide to Risky Rituals is the first book in this newest series from the author. I admit, I'm a huge fan of this author's writing style. I love that her stories never fails to fascinate me and this book fits the bill. This is a contemporary, MC romance with paranormal twist. Now, with that trope alone plus that blurb, I just know that I'm going to be in for a treat (pun intended).

Told in third person's POV, I confess that I struggled just a little bit as this was not my usual way of
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Carol 27
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seven leather and denim clad demons sporting badass attitudes, ride into Sweet Pea, Virginia on a mission of mischief and mayhem. With a master plan in hand, they’re surprised to discover a coven of witches amongst the townsfolk. Things are about to get interesting in this peaceful little town – especially when the witches realize what they are. I really enjoyed this highly entertaining paranormal romance! It’s well written with diverse and engaging characters. The story flows smoothly with plen ...more
Desiree
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Y’all there is nothing that Kathryn will write that I won’t read. She creates these wonderful universes and stunning characters that leave me wanting more. Josie and Bell are the perfect introduction into the world of Sweet Pea, aka literal heaven on earth.
Sweet Pea is the picture perfect town. Neighbors stop on the street and actually talk to each other, if that tells you anything. King Beleth and his demon motorcycle gang roll into town hell bent (lol) on corrupting the sickeningly sweet town
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Elizabeth Brinnehl
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An exciting launch to a new series.

Moon’s previous books have been pretty fast burns. I don’t mean that dismissively: she jumps right into the action and her characters are intense and passionate. This time, however, we get a much lower temp leadoff.

It pays off. It was disconcerting initially because I expected the pace to mirror her previous books like “Written”. But given the large cast here (7 demons, 4 witches and a small town full of ‘characters’, as my mama would say) it’s well worth it.
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Norma
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved Kathryn Moon's newest story! Sweet Pea is a slice of heaven on Earth. It's a small, strong community, but it's not all perfection. When dead bodies start to turn up, Josie, the kitchen witch, and her coven step up to take back their town. But who's the killer? One of the beautiful, bad boys of Hell's Bells MC? One of the townspeople? One of her own? As magic is gathered and lines are crossed, the ending is a beauty with promises of more to come. This story a fun, fast paced mystery with ...more
Melanie
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great story, so so relationship building

I am a big fan of the author, but I did not enjoy this story quite as much as her others. The idea of witches protecting the town and demons trying to corrupt it is wonderful. I'm super interested to see how the conflicting goals affect the growing relationships between the witches and demons, but is the romantic relationship that is developed in this story that I think fell short. There wasn't enough tying together the fiesty baker and demon in charge, e
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Kristy
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
They came on silver hogs to bring destruction to Sweet Pea demons kings with one thing on there mind but 4 witches stand in there way. Josie runs a local sweet shop she's attracted the attention of the local new MC Demon biker club Bell she should ignore him and figure out how to get rid of him and his gang but Josie doesn't always do what a good kitchen witch should. Things will keep drawing them together there will be death, murder, danger, and magic good and bad and it looks like this is just ...more
Snow Day
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story takes place the beautiful town of Sweet Pea. During my favorite time of the year fall. There are some practicing witches in some handsome men who are more than what they seem. They come roaring into town on motorcycles and you know the town is not gonna be the same. What is fall without a little bit of pumpkin spice and maybe mysterious murderer two!!! If you've never read a Kathryn Moon before because you did not want RH book this is not one. I now you will love this book. Think of i ...more
G
Oct 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: booksprout-arc
This was a fun read once I got into it. I liked the girls and their coven and yeah I started getting into the guys too. I liked that Josie had her special people that Bell had no idea about and that once revealed, was something that had him taking a step back.
As it stands this book seems done at least with that couple even if it seems to be a HFN, but i am certainly looking forward to the next episode in that heavenly town, as the bad boys try to corrupt it.

I received a free co
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Kayla Krueger
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Suprising

Upon finishing this, I was surprised. The new take on demons and witches really is refreshing. I read too many books where the author tries to portray the 'demon' as a creature that shows remorse and guilt. I love the utter chaos of the demons in this book, along with the sweet turn of witches. Having g different types of witches makes for a pathway to more books in the future-- books I'll be looking forward to. This book does end on a cliffie of sorts, but is a well rounded place to p
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Jami Kehr
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The first chapter will set the tone for this amazing journey. The writing is superb. You will feel the wind, smell the pastries and can here the small town gossip just like you are right there in small town USA.

These characters will suck you in and refuse to spit you out... Believe me, you will want to stay.

Bad boys have never read so good and sassy heroines have never had me saying "Hell Ya!" so loud!

Prepare for a sensory overload in the absolute best possible way!

I ca
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Gen
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~
Plot~ 5/5
Character depth ~ 5/5
Pacing ~ 5/5
Multiple POV ~ written in third person so you get everyone
Hero ~ 5/5
Heroine~ 5/5 Loved Josie!!! Spunky and feisty!!
Emotion felt by reader ~ 5/5
Triggers ~ (non-con, dub-con): No
Dark themes (violence, gore, etc): Yes to violence
*Not from the Hero towards the heroine
Sensuality, Passionate ~ 3/5 (slow burn, reads more like Urban Fantasy)
Se(xxx)y time(s) ~ 5/5 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
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Megan Kornegay
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once again Kathryn Moon did an excellent job creating interesting, deep characters and a fictional setting I would love to actually visit. I’d classify this as a slow-burn, introductory story to the Sweet Pea Mystery series.

Josie (the heroine) has a strong personality, is loyal, and is no pushover. I didn’t connect as much with Bel, the leading man, but he did seem like a good match for Josie. I’m really excited to see the series continue with the remaining characters in the book. They all were
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Kathryn Barr
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So. What do you get when you cross white witches and demons sent to corrupt their perfectly pleasant town AND a serial killer? You get Kathryn Moon’s new book baby. It reads like a cozy mystery with an extra dash of romance and a heaping helping of sexy times. (Dear God the sexy times! ) Bell is hot as... well... Hell. And Josie is funny and sarcastic and just all around good. This is the start of a beautiful new series!
Kristal Holt
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great first in series!

This book started out a little slow for me but I am very happy that I didn't give up on it! It definitely picked up and there was a twist in it that I did not see coming. No spoilers here though, you have to read to see for yourselves, which I definitely recommend that you do. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series as they come out, as well as all the other books by Ms. Moon! Mature eyes only due to hot 🔥demon/witch lovin!
Scarolet Ellis
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Baker's Guide to Risky Rituals by Kathryn Moon is an amazing story that I had the privilege to read. This is book number one in this amazing start to a brand new series that I have absolutely fell in love with. I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading about witches, demons, romantic suspense, mysteries and paranormal romance.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Molly
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
When a cluster of demons comes to town, their aim is to subvert the small community and its inhabitants.

While the visit is not without love, death, betrayals and pain, many of the forces, demons, witch coven and others, seem to be changed.

What happens in this steamy and action filled saga?

What happens next?

Steamy exploration of self discovery and the arcane

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Rachel
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Welcome to Sweet Pea

A charming small town so sweet it'll give you cavities or is it? The demons sent to corrupt this idyllic little town may not have to work as hard as they expected but when Bell meets Josie the scent of sugar and spice and everything nice, makes him question himself.
The identity of the bad guy completely surprised me, that doesn't happen very often. Definitely worth the read and I look forward to more in this series.
Shannon
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A bit different than what I usually expect from Kathryn but she sucked me right into Sweet Pea! This story has that, bite your nails, "What is happening right now?" Feel and keeps you guessing until the very end. ...ok and more! I can't wait to call in love with these characters as the series builds and I am waiting with baited breath for the next one!
Alicia Schultz
Kathryn Moon has written a wonderful book, where the main character and her love interest are amazingly perfect. The banter, the medium burn, the murder mystery, it all combines into a recipe for perfection. This book tugged on my heartstrings, and I'm thoroughly enamoured with the residents of Sweet Pea. I cannot wait to see what happens in book 2.
Amy
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was absolutely delightful. Most of the characters are really interesting and I look forward to more books with more about each of the characters, and the cozy mystery aspect of it was really well done. I would have liked a bit more depth—especially with the characters, the mystery, the major plot points. But still a sweet, quick read!
Brittany
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ah-Mazing

Kathryn Moon is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. If you have not read any of her works I highly suggest you binge it all. She is an amazing author. Sweet Pea was no different. I loved the diverse characters and the mystery! I was so engaged in the drama that I did not see the plot twist coming! Great job Ms. Moon on an amazing start to a new series!
S
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well this book was just down right sweet with a touch of edgy. I enjoyed reading this book had some good laughs and had some mystery about the characters that drew you in. I cant wait to read more about the people, demons and the town. Fantastic read around!
Julia Murray
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Witches and demons, yes please!!

What a brilliant start to this new series!
Hot Bad boy biker demons come to town to cause trouble and get mixed up with the local witches. Now throw a serial killer into the mix and you've got yourself one entertaining read!!
Lawanda Gail
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Paranormal standalone

4 witches protect SweetPea. 7 demons are sent to destroy the peace. Murder causes the kitchen witch to come under suspicion. This book is well written and entwines demons with witches. I recommend it to all that love witches.
Kathryn
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This cozy mystery will keep you turning the pages. This has a great mix a sweetness, steaminess, suspense, mystery, and murder. I love the leather, motorcycles, magic, and pumpkin spice. This is an incredible start to an amazing series that is built around a very magical world.
Erin Peterson
Oct 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
I was provided an arc copy of this book and I'm so happy I was! It sucked me in and I finished it in one go. I cant wait to find out what else will happen in Sweet Pea. Definitely found me a new series. Thank you Kathryn Moon!!!
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Kathryn Moon is a country mouse who has been trying to write reverse harem since The Backstreet Boys had their first album. When her hands aren't busy typing they're probably knitting sweaters or crimping pie crust. She definitely believes in magic.

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