Lily Locke has never believed in witches and wizards, ghosts and magic, shifters and vampires—especially cute blonde vamps with blood-intolerance issues. A rising star at a hotshot marketing agency in Minneapolis, Minnesota, all Lily knows is that she’s a PowerPoint guru, an Excel ninja, and a coffee-maker extraordinaire. Not to mention she’s next in line for a huge promotion.
All that changes when Lily’s assistant delivers a strange quiz to her, one titled A Magical Assessment for Normal Folks. With it comes the promise of a land she's never known existed. A land where Lily not only discovers her biological family for the first time, but a place where she can make a difference, change lives, and step into the role she’s destined to fulfill.
But first, Lily must admit she’s a witch. Then, she has to acknowledge that the tall, dark, and mysterious man who offers his help is strictly focused on business...at least, for now. When a body turns up dead and the next target is Lily, she must trust her powers and accept the help of her newfound friends. Otherwise, she'll never survive the trials of the magical island tucked far, far away in the frigid waters of Lake Superior.
Welcome to The Isle.
This novel is a full-length, humorous cozy mystery featuring a splash of magic, a handful of witches, and a dash of romance. It's rated PG-13 due to mild language and some romance.
Honestly, I wasn’t quite sure what to think about witches, wizards and other aspects of this book that you can figure out from the synopsis because my paranormal reads usually only include vampires, angels or werewolves. I have found a new intriguing paranormal read because after the first couple of chapters I needed to know more. Lily Locke at one time was just a normal girl working for a marketing agency when one meeting changed everything for her. Lily quickly finds out more information about her than she knew could possibly exist. She fairly quickly needed to come to terms with the unknown and (from her state of mind) the impossible.
The further you went into the book the more questions you started to ask yourself and needed answers. I found myself getting attached to Lily and the people in this story because of the fantastic humor LaManna expresses throughout the book, and emotion that you could feel behind some of the humor. I still have so many questions about Lily, other characters, and what I can only imagine is a very sexy Ranger X!
I hope to read more from LaManna soon and I rate Hex on the Beach 4.5 stars! This book was rated PG-13 and I would recommend this book to all who read.