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Monday, April 17, 2017

Occult & Battery by Lena Gregory (Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Occult & Battery by author Lena Gregory!

Book Review

Occult & Battery by Lena Grgeory
Book 2: A Bay Island Psychic Mystery Series
Publisher: Berkley / Penguin Publishing Group
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
Format: Paperback - 304 pages
               Kindle - 1711 KB
               Nook - 1 MB
ISBN: 978-0425282762
BNID: 978-0698406476
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Buy The Book:
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Buy The Series: A Bay Island Psychic Mystery Series
Book 1: Death At First Sight
Book 2: Occult And Battery 
Barnes & Noble
Books A Million
Penguin Random House

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours.

Book Description:

A murder mystery weekend becomes a little too real in the latest Bay Island Psychic Mystery from the author of Death at First Sight.

Cass Donovan uses her skills as a former psychiatrist to get away with pretending to be psychic, but she’s not about to let anyone get away with murder…

The outlook is not so good for Cass’s psychic shop, Mystical Musings. With winter winds discouraging tourists from riding the ferry from Long Island to Bay Island, Cass hopes to draw in more customers by hosting a murder mystery weekend, complete with a séance, in a supposedly haunted mansion.

But Cass begins to lose her spirit when her ex-husband shows up, along with his fiancée—Cass’s ex-best friend. Then, after one of the guests is found dead, a blizzard blows in, trapping everyone inside with a murderer. Now Cass must divine who did the deed before her reputation and her livelihood fade away.

My Book Review:

In Occult & Battery, the second book in the Bay Island Psychic Mystery series, author Lena Gregory weaves an intriguing cozy mystery tale that follows the latest amateur sleuth adventures of psychic Cass Donovan.

Set in the quaint Long Island coastal town of Bay Island, Cass is the owner of Mystical Musings, a psychic shop in her hometown. She has provided the local residents with many psychic readings, but as winter sets in, Cass's business wanes, so she decides to host a murder mystery weekend hoping to draw in customers. But when a blizzard traps everyone inside the haunted mansion, a guest is found murdered, and Cass's ex-husband shows up with his fiancee (and Cass's ex-BFF), suddenly the murder mystery weekend turns into a murder investigation with Cass using her psychic abilities in order to find the real killer and save her reputation.

Occult & Battery is a captivating and fast-paced whodunit tale that has enough quirky characters, witty banter and humor, drama, danger, and intriguing twists and turns that will keep you guessing the identity of the murderer. You can't help but get caught up in the drama and calamity that ensues as Cass uses her psychic instincts to solve the murder. Cass' amateur investigative adventure unfolds with a wonderful balance of comedy, drama, and suspense that easily kept me guessing, and left me wanting more. I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much I enjoyed the rich description of the wintry setting of the quaint coastal Long Island seaside town of Bay Island.

Occult & Battery is an entertaining cozy murder mystery that will easily engage you to join Cass in her latest psychic mystery adventures!


About The Author

Lena Gregory lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island with her husband and three children.

When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories.

Author Website
Amazon Author Page

Contest Giveaway

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Virtual Book Tour

Tour Schedule:

April 4 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – REVIEW

April 5 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

April 5 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

April 6 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – REVIEW

April 6 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST, SPOTLIGHT

April 7 – Bookworm Cafe – REVIEW, GUEST POST

April 7 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

April 8 – I Wish I Lived in a Library – REVIEW

April 9 – Island Confidential – INTERVIEW, SPOTLIGHT

April 10 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW

April 10 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW

April 11 – A Holland Reads –  REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

April 12 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW

April 13 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

April 14 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, GUEST POST

April 15 – Readeropolis – REVIEW

April 15 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST, SPOTLIGHT

April 16 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW

April 16 – Author Annette Drake’s blog – INTERVIEW

April 17 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – REVIEW


  1. Thank you so much for sharing the release of Occult and Battery! And thank you for such a lovely review :) I'm so happy you enjoyed the story!

    1. Hi Lena! Thank you for the opportunity to host your virtual book tour event. I really enjoy reading this series, and can't wait to read more! :)