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What is your favorite treat?

Hello kitten!

If you're a new reader, welcome! I'm Nyx Halliwell, and my sidekick Princess Winnie and I are delighted to have you in our magical space!

And if you're a regular, thank you for being here!

🐈‍⬛ Winnie and I were discussing treats this weekend (because she was demanding more than her normal allotment.) Her favorite, even more than her special fish blend cookies, is catnip. I love chocolate. We want to know what is your favorite treat? Comment and tell us.

Are you enjoying the read along of Candy and Creeps? Another chapter releases Wednesday! What's this? Read the explanation below and come read along with us!

For my paid REAM subscribers, a new Willowbrook story releases this week, too! The Magical Meow-sical Mystery features Ember, Oliver, and of course, Clover. Don't miss it!

We can't wait to hear what your favorite treat is!

💜 Nyx & Princess Winnie 🐾


I'm releasing the first chapters of Candy and Creeps, the next Witchy Candy Shop story, early! You can get a sneak peek at the story (releasing June 26 at retailers) here:

💜 The general public gets the first THREE episodes free. 

💜 Followers get the first SIX free. (Just hit the purple Follow button)

💜💜💜 If you love it and want to receive a chapter every Wednesday, upgrade to my Cup of Catnip tier and enjoy the complete story, along with lots more treats!  

Witchy Wednesdays are back!

Guess what? I'm releasing the first chapters of Candy and Creeps, the next Witchy Candy Shop story, early! You can get a sneak peek at the story (releasing June 26 at retailers) here:

💜 The general public will get the first THREE episodes free. 

💜 Followers will get the first SIX free. (Just hit the purple Follow button)

💜💜💜 If you love it and want to receive a chapter every Wednesday, upgrade to either of my paid tiers and enjoy the complete story, along with lots more content!  

I haven't finished edits on it. You're getting a raw, serialized version, so you can make comments and let me know what you think should happen next.

Witchy Wednesdays are going to be so much fun in May. Will you be joining us?

Nyx & Princess Winnie


Read the first three chapters of Tricks and Treats here:

FREE episodes of Tricks and Treats

Welcome to Enchanted Haven, where every day feels like a bewitching celebration and a candy-coated mystery is about to unfold… 

Tricks and Treats, A Witchy Candy Shop Mystery, Book 1, is up for preorder! I can't wait to share Seraphina's adventures with you in this new witchy candy shop series.

Here's more about the first story, Tricks and Treats, and at the end is a link to read the first three chapters for FREE!

Seraphina, a faerytale princess with a flair for creating delicious treats, once enjoyed a happily-ever-after life in a dreamy kingdom…until the death of her best friend cast a dark shadow over her family, and she was exiled to the land of humans.

She's hardly had time to unpack her bags when she and her estranged godmother are offered the chance to open a candy shop. Seraphina’s royal gown is replaced with an apron and her tiara with a candy-striped headband before she has a chance to revive the run-down place with a dash of magic. 

When a local resident is found murdered during a Halloween party, and the evidence points to Seraphina as the killer, she becomes ensnared in a sticky mystery. To clear her name and bring the true culprit to justice, she embarks on a journey filled with candied clues, mystical riddles, and magical mishaps. 

Along with her eclectic godmother, gingerbread men spies, and a flaky ghost, Seraphina discovers that the line between reality and faerytales is more sour than she ever imagined. With every spell she casts and every confection she conjures, she inches closer to unveiling the truth behind the murder…and secretly hoping for a chance at her own redemption. 

Preorder your copy here:

Read the first three chapters here:



Ember’s Lucky Day

For my VIP subscribers, a new Willowbrook story is ready for you!

You can read Ember's Lucky Day here:


P.S. A Cup of Catnip and Furry Tails subscribers on Ream, you can also read it! Check your inbox!

(Not a subscriber? My Cozy Corner Reader Community is where my very special readers get exclusive short stories from me, along with early access to all of my books. I love to share recipes, pictures of my pets and plants, puzzles, and coloring pages with my VIP readers! A Cup of Catnip is ONLY $5/month. You can get all of that tier's perks, plus my backlist, in Furry Tails for only $7/month. Upgrade today!

Holiday magick is in the air…

Hello, kitten.

It's almost Christmas, and no matter what holiday(s) you celebrate, I hope you're surrounded with the magic of this season!

I'm so excited to announce that I have a new, magical REAM subscription.

Do you love my stories? Would you like to get them sooner than at retailers?

If you love sweet, paranormal cozy mysteries with a hint of romance, hop over to and hit the Follow button!

Upgrade to one of the paid tiers and you get early access to all new releases, as well as exclusive stories, recipes, puzzles. It's only $5 a month for my Cup of Catnip level and $7 for my Furry Tales level.

I hope you'll check them out. I'm adding full-length books to the Furry Tales level this month and continuing into 2024. For only $7/month, you'll have access to all my ebooks and audiobooks, along with exclusive short stories that aren't available at retailers, and the bonus fun stuff.

Soon, I will also have an important announcement about several collaborations I'm doing next year with other authors and a candle maker!

Meantime, I'll be sending out personal emails next month to my paying REAM subscribers, asking for feedback on what YOU want more of. I want you to feel the love and know that my cozy corner is for you. You have input in what you want to read in 2024, so please let me know.

Merriest of holidays to everyone!

Nyx & Princess Winnie

Chasing Clues Among Falling Leaves

Hello, kitten. Happy Halloween!

What a delicious season. The cool weather and falling leaves make me want to curl up with a cup of tea and a good story. Also, candy! How about you?

Thank you to everyone who helped launch the release of Wedding Bells & Psychic Spells. Your support and reviews made my whole month! I can’t wait to get started on the next Ava caper, but in the meantime, I’m working hard on the new 2024 Candy Shop Witch series. I plan to have three books to release next year for you, and I hope to share snippets of them with you soon.

I've share a cover reveal in my latest newsletter, along with a poll to vote for the name of the candy shop. You can see the *sweet* cover and add your pick here:

I’ll share the winning name in next month’s newsletter, so be sure you've subscribed and be on the lookout for it!

Nyx & Winnie

Ghosts + a wedding

Ghosts and marriage…what a combo, right? How would you feel if a few ghosts showed up on your wedding day to shoot your intended?

I love writing the Confessions of a Closet Medium series, and Wedding Bells & Psychic Spells was no exception. Ava (the reluctant ghost-whisperer) and her friends have the craziest experiences, and I feel like I'm watching a movie play out when they take me along on each adventure.

For this story, I had to research Prohibition and gangsters, how to set up a moonshine still, and figure out a way for a dead witch to terrorize one of the secondary characters. The book releases at retailers on October 3rd. You can preorder it in my store and get it three weeks early (plus SAVE $1), or sign up for any of my tiers to get early access next month free.

Here's the link to my store: 

Summer is winding down, but the heat is still a killer. I'm staying in with our pets and writing. What are you doing to end your summer?

Until next time,

Nyx & Winnie

New Special Confessions Collection is out now!

It's finally here! Confessions of a Closet Medium Books 4-6 Special Collection!

Small-town murder mysteries, a reluctant ghost whisperer, a quirky guardian angel, a cantankerous cat, and more!

Ava Fantome sees ghosts, but lordy, she wishes she didn’t! Returning to her family home in Georgia after her Aunt Willa is murdered, she must take charge of her aunt’s business, live with a shape-shifting cat, cope with small town secrets, and deal with poltergeists, cursed objects, and malevolent spirits…and then there are the townsfolk who don’t want her messing in their affairs. It all adds up to magic, murder, laughter and love.

This boxed set includes THREE full-length humorous paranormal cozies in the Confessions of a Closet Medium series, featuring reluctant ghost-whisperer, Ava, and her talking cat, Tabby. This collection includes: Vows & Vengeance, Cupcakes & Corpsees, and Tea Leaves & Troubled Spirits.

If you love ghost stories, southern manners, and eccentric characters, welcome to Thornhollow! Enjoy this chance to binge read three paranormal cozy mysteries with this special ebook collection!

WHY READERS LOVE Confessions of a Closet Medium

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “…quirky, engaging, and fun.” ~ Linda Q, Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “From the moment I met Ava I just knew she was going to become one of my favorite heroines. “ ~ Reader review

Here's that link again:


Nyx & Princess Winnie 💜🐾💜

Haunted Honeymoon is available for preorder!

It's here! The next story in Ava and Logan's adventure, Haunted Honeymoon, takes place on a deserted island. This is a novella (a short story) that was originally intended to be in an anthology for this spring - thus the short nature of the story. We were limited to 15,000 words.

Unfortunately, that anthology was cancelled. Since the story was already drafted, I decided to go ahead and give it to you VIP readers anyway! I hope you'll enjoy this adventure with Ava, Logan, Tabby, Persephone, and a new character - a goat named Fred!

It releases in my store on February 7th (and you get $1 OFF). Release day at retailers is February 14th - Valentine's Day! Easy to remember, right?

Isn't the cover adorable?? My cover artist is amazing (

A tropical island getaway seems like the perfect honeymoon setting for newlyweds Ava and Logan, but a haunted mansion, a strange disappearance, and a goat named Fred, make them wish they’d stayed in Thornhollow.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “From the moment I met Ava I just knew she was going to become one of my favorite heroines. “ ~ Reader review

Long walks on the beach, a couples massage, romantic dinners—it’s all I’ve been wishing for. A honeymoon gift from a friend sends us to an island retreat that promises the perfect weekend getaway for me and Logan.

Arriving at the secluded spot, however, we discover the staff members are ‘missing’, and ghosts inhabit the dilapidated historic mansion that once belonged to the island’s owner. The only living person seems to be a mysterious woman who insists her goat, Fred, talks to her and predicts the future.

Fred claims an ancient curse is at work and a phantom killer who wants the island to himself stalks the land. If Logan and I don’t leave, we’re next on his list.

But we’re trapped—our only means of escape lying at the bottom of the sea. Can I use my ghost-whispering skills to help the earthbound spirits cross over, as well as track down this killer? Or will the ancient evil that haunts this place make my honeymoon one to die for?

Read Ava and Tabby’s next ghost adventure today!

NYX’S STORE (Get the EARLY release at a discount!):





I hope you'll grab your copy now, kittens, and be the first to read it on February 7th!!

Nyx 🐾💜

The Sister Witches of Story Cove COMPLETE Set for You!

Have you read the Sister Witches of Story Cove yet? Are you looking for a new paranormal cozy series to read this month? 

Fall in love with small-town magick – fairytale style! Welcome to Story Cove, where four fairytale sisters and their family run the Enchanted Candle & Soap Company, and find themselves up to their magickal cauldrons in murder, mystery, and romance!

This Complete
Special Edition contains ALL five stories—CINDER, BELLE, SNOW, RUBY, and ZELLE!  Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and cuddle with your pet while you binge these sweet magickal stories.

Join the sisters as they solve paranormal mysteries that fans of Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel will love.

Books in this set include:

Cinder, Sister Witches of Story Cove, Book 1

Belle, Sister Witches of Story Cove, Book 2

Snow, Sister Witches of Story Cove, Book 3

Ruby, Sister Witches of Story Cove, Book 4

Zelle, Sister Witches of Story Cove, Book 5

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