Nothing more embarrassing than malfunctioning magic.


In the small town of Duvall, Texas, the only thing more troublesome than gossip — is magic.

The family magic seems to have skipped Tammy Jo Trask. All she gets in the way of the supernatural are a few untimely visits from the long dead, smart-mouthed family ghost, Edie. But when her locket—an heirloom that happens to hold Edie's soul—is stolen in the midst of a town-wide crime spree, it's time for Tammy to find her inner witch.

After a few experiences in dysfunctional magic, Tammy turns to the only one who can help; the very rich and highly magical, Bryn Lyons. He might have all the answers-and a 007 savoir faire to boot-but the locket isn't the only heirloom passed down in Tammy's family. She also inherited a stay away from anyone named Lyons.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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"Fantastically funny debut of magic gone wrong!"
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted February 4, 2009

Pastry chef Tammy Jo Trask is not very fond of her current customer, Jenna Reitgarten; to begin with, the fact Jenna is arguing with her over the two cakes she made is not helping. After Jenna calls Tammy Jo's boss to complain, Tammy Jo has enough of caving in Read more...

"Not just a pretty cover!"
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted May 27, 2009

The magic that has flowed through the Trask family seems to have skipped Tammy Jo. The only thing supernatural that happens to her is that she can see a long dead family ghost. The surprise visits from Edie only brings Tammy trouble and some people even think she is a Read more...

"a light, humorous, fantasy read"
Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted July 23, 2009

The day for Tammy Jo Trask started with a confrontation with her high school nemesis, which resulted in her losing her job, and then, went downhill from there. It seems that Tammy Jo comes from a long line of witches, but, unfortunately, the power seems to have skipped her. This Read more...


Would-Be Witch
(Southern Witch: Book 1)
by Kimberly Frost

Berkley Pub Group
February 1, 2009
Available: February 3, 2009
ISBN #0425225771
EAN #9780425225776
304 pages
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