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Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic

Dowser Series #1
Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
Series: The Dowser, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you'd asked me a week ago, I would have told you that the best cupcakes were dark chocolate with chocolate cream cheese icing, that dancing in a crowd of magic wielders - the Adept - was better than sex, and that my life was peaceful and uneventful. Just the way I liked it. That's what 23 years in the magical backwater of Vancouver will get you - a completely skewed sense of reality. Because when the dead werewolves started showing up, it all unraveled...except for the cupcake part. That's a universal truth.

©2013 Meghan Ciana Doidge (P)2016 Tantor

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Cute in a cupcake

If you could sum up Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic in three words, what would they be?

Magic, sweet, hungry

What did you like best about this story?

Such a cute story. Delicious characters with a magical flare. Jade is such a good girl not aware of who she really is & what abilities may be until a vampire shows up at her store thinking she's a murderer. It became very obvious who the murderer was but still an enjoyable journey. Only negative found the ending wrapped up to quickly & cleanly, also wish the majority of the cupcakes were all described at the start but scattered throughout the story as marking points. But I'm defiantly going to get the next instalment in the series.

What does Caitlin Davies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Her voice stayed in my head, that even the next day I had her voice narrating my day.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Got hooked about a 3rd in & wish I could have finished all at once.

Any additional comments?

Make sure you have snacks when listening cause it will make you hungry :)

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just great

really loved this one. found it hard to stay away. was just great from start to finish.

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  • Sanna
  • 05-02-2017

sweet creamy story

Loved the way the book is written. I could smell and taste every deatil. Will continue read the next book. amusing and funny book.

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  • L. Stevens
  • 24-12-2016

Couldn't stop!!!

My favorite narrator , has introduced me to a great author!
Great fast paced tale with chocolate, dancing magic and more

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  • James Fuchs
  • 04-10-2016

Voice compliments the character delightfully

This is the first book in one of my favorite series by one of my favorite authors, and the narration gave me new insight into Jade. I really loved hearing Meghan's vision of Jade instead of just reading it, and I look forward to listening to the other audiobooks. Hopefully Rochelle's intertwining story will be translated to audiobook soon as well!

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  • Maureen O'Hara
  • 27-04-2017

Thoroughly enjoyable!

I really enjoyed this audiobook! The story was great! It was funny and suspenseful. I love the interaction between characters. The narrator was excellent!

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  • Sarah Heady
  • 20-05-2016

Sweet treat for mystery fans

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I've never read the author's work before and got the ebook as a free offer and decided to add the audio book just for giggles. The trinkets were a neat little twist. The main character is a bit clueless at times although she admits that which is interesting. Fairly good narration although I got a little stuck at the over pronunciation of some words such as 'didn't,' it made the story "stutter".

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  • Dex1578
  • 07-10-2019

Re-read/Listen to a phenomenal Series

This is an absolutely amazing bookverse. I cannot express enough how enticing, exciting, and riveting series this is. I have read these books several times and decided to listen to the ebooks and I cannot express how fun these are, brought to life with the narrators voice.

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  • Emma
  • 08-08-2019

I love this book way too much lol.

love everything about this book. thank you for writing an entertaining book with more books to follow after it. off the the next one:)!

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  • mathwizard
  • 04-01-2019

Revelations

An excellent narration by Caitlin Davies. The story by Meghan Ciara Doidge is an excellent story/ mystery. The mystery begins with Jade about to learn many things about herself and her so called sister, Sienna. Sienna is not blood related to Jade but taken in by Grams and raised with Jade. Jade makes trinkets which become endowed with magic. Sienna is jealous of all Jade has but mainly wants power. During this story you see someone die which begins the mystery and many revelations will occur. You will meet a vampire, Kett, Kandy, a werewolf and Desmond the alpha of a pack. Gram will show up as well as Scarlett who is Jade’s mother.
Some bad magic will happen but Jade will learn several things about herself but the main question is , “Who is my father?” Some of the revelations will be concerning her magic and Sienna’s hidden agenda.
I enjoyed the book immensely and the audible just added to my enjoyment of the book!

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  • Robin Jean Devore
  • 08-01-2018

love this series!

I love the narrator's voice/voices and how she performs the story. The plot is new and interesting...definitely held my attention and wanted to keep listening until the very end. The play between the characters is fun too..in later books you will be like will they? won't they? please more! can't wait for book 7!

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  • Lisa Miller
  • 17-09-2016

Delicious and magical

What did you love best about Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic?

I loved that it is based in Canada =)
I also loved the cupcakes ... I love cupcakes and the names are so fun and creative

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes and no
I loved how precise she read and her punctuation was bang on except her male characters, they came off sounding slow and dim witted

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