Book Review: Due East, Beasts & Campfire Feasts by Erin Johnson

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Due East, Beasts & Campfire Feasts: A Cozy Witch Mystery (Spells & Caramels Book 7)Due East, Beasts & Campfire Feasts: A Cozy Witch Mystery by Erin Johnson
When you find a book series you love, it’s hard not to jump on the opportunity to read the latest release. Author Erin Johnson is a fantastic marketer and has kept me interested with each new launch. Her latest in the Spells & Caramels ‘A Cozy Witch Mystery’ series, is called Due East, Beasts & Campfire Feasts (in keeping with the 3 names in the title). If you’re new to the series, Imogen Banks was a normal everyday American chef until something weird happened and she was transported to a world of magic where she became a royal baker… now she’s solving crimes, battling evil witches and beasts, and trying to figure out just exactly what kind of magic she’s capable of!

Johnson’s imagination is amazing. I’m not a fantasy reader, but I do like stories about magic and witches, so this series ultimately matches well to my reading style and favorite genres. In this new installment, Imogen finally transports through the magic mirror into the Badlands after a particularly horrific fight with the former king who almost killed her boyfriend. She unfortunately finds herself (and all their friends) in a place where another cruel group of people might just want to kill her, too. In time, she proves she’s not one of the evil beasts or royal family who helped unleash them… but wow… it takes a long time to convince them (rightfully so).

I really enjoyed this book. Some of the scenes were elaborate and quite powerful. The recurring characters were fantastic, but I wanted to see more of them. We met a whole new group of island people which were interesting, but they took over much of the book and left me missing some of my faves from prior ones. I’m sure they’ll be back tho, I’m not worried. In this one, after an epic battle, everything calms down, but I can already tell by Johnson’s creativity and brilliance, she’s gearing up for something huge in the next book. 4.5 stars… I can’t wait to read it.

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For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. The debut book, Academic Curveball, in my new mystery series, Braxton Campus Mysteries will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations. I read, write, and blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge –and multiple Readathons. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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22 thoughts on “Book Review: Due East, Beasts & Campfire Feasts by Erin Johnson

    Shalini said:
    October 9, 2018 at 3:59 PM

    This is on my TBR. Nina loves this series and now so do you

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    E. Michael Helms, writer said:
    October 9, 2018 at 4:03 PM

    Good review, Jay. This sounds like an interesting series. There is a Due East and a Due West here in the upstate region of South Carolina. Hmm, could there be witches lurking nearby? 🙂
    –Michael

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 9, 2018 at 4:21 PM

      Hmm… you need to ask Erin! 🙂 Thanks for reading the review. It’s so cute!

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      Erin Johnson said:
      October 13, 2018 at 2:05 PM

      Haha! You never know… 😉

      Liked by 1 person

    The Cozy Pages said:
    October 9, 2018 at 5:05 PM

    I wonder what land we’ll be visiting next?????

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    cindy knoke said:
    October 10, 2018 at 1:37 AM

    Sounds amazing.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 10, 2018 at 7:36 AM

      Adorable season. A few early ones might still be free.

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        Erin Johnson said:
        October 13, 2018 at 2:06 PM

        Thanks Jay! Just FYI, starting 10/17/18, book one will be on sale for free and books 2 and 3 on sale for $.99. 🙂

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        October 13, 2018 at 2:46 PM

        Thanks for letting everyone know!

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    RhapsodyBoheme said:
    October 10, 2018 at 8:57 AM

    Oh this one intrigues me and I have to find out which one is the first installment. Thank you Jay. I need more time to read. 😉

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 10, 2018 at 12:06 PM

      I think the link on my page should show it, too. 🙂

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      Erin Johnson said:
      October 13, 2018 at 2:07 PM

      I hope if you give the books a try, you’ll enjoy them! Just FYI, starting 10/17/18, book one (Seashells, Spells & Caramels) will be on sale for free and books 2 and 3 on sale for $.99. 🙂

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        RhapsodyBoheme said:
        October 15, 2018 at 10:59 AM

        Awe, thank you. I downloaded the first one already so I missed the promo, but can take advantage with the others. Thank you 😉

        Liked by 1 person

    carhicks said:
    October 10, 2018 at 12:27 PM

    This one sounds really good James. I want to read this series as I have only heard good things about it, I just need to find the time.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 10, 2018 at 2:05 PM

      The series is great!!!

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        carhicks said:
        October 11, 2018 at 7:21 AM

        That is what I keep hearing.

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        Erin Johnson said:
        October 13, 2018 at 2:08 PM

        Thank you both! 🙂 I hope you enjoy them if you get a chance to give them a read!

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    Erin Johnson said:
    October 13, 2018 at 2:09 PM

    Hi Jay! Thank you so much for another wonderful review! I always love reading your thoughts and agree– I’m looking forward to spending more time with the usual gang in book 8 🙂 I’m so happy you enjoyed it and love how engaged your readers are! Always so many fun comments!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 13, 2018 at 2:47 PM

      You’re welcome, Erin. Congratulations on another successful launch!!! I love reading your books.

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