Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic, by Meghan Ciana Doidge

Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge
Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge


Meghan Ciana Doidge is a writer from Vancouver, Canada. She writes about magic and the supernatural, fantasy with a tint of romance. The newest book in her Dowser series, Cupcakes, Trinkets, and other Deadly Magic, is out now, and mixes werewolves, vampires, and cupcakes for a sweet twist on the urban fantasy genre.

Jade’s life was normal: bake cupcakes for her boutique bakery every morning, get in the occasional bit of trouble with her sister, Sienna, create art out of the magical items that seemed to find their way to her. Well, maybe not normal, but when you’re a dowser, half-witch and half…something else, “normal” is relative. Right up until the moment the vampire showed up on her doorstep.

Someone has been murdering werewolves in Vancouver. Someone with a lot of power at their disposal. Someone whose magic smells a whole lot like Jade’s.

She manages to convince the vampire investigator of her innocence, but is swept up into the search for the black magic murderer. Jade discovers that everything she has always thought she’s known is not the truth. Her family has been hiding things from her, things that will affect her life, her abilities, and her future…if she manages to stay alive at all when her barely-tested powers battle black magic for high stakes. And chocolate.

Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic is a light-hearted urban fantasy with darker shadings. The characters are unique and well-realized, and the setting does not have the traditional feel of most urban fantasies. Instead, the author offers up appealing glimpses into the quirky setting of Vancouver that will have the reader eager for more. The tasty cupcake descriptions aren’t bad, either.


4 thoughts on “Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic, by Meghan Ciana Doidge

  1. Thanks for reading and reviewing, Tamara! Glad you liked Cupcakes (Etc). I was actually working on Dowser 4 when I got your ping back in my inbox. Yes, I should probably have mail shut down while I write 🙂


    1. You’re welcome, Meghan. I really enjoyed it. Stayed up far too late finishing it. 🙂 I also put the review up on…I have to leave the computer with internet access in the other room while I write, so I completely understand. Best of luck!


      1. So the second computer is incapable of accessing the internet? I know other writers who work like that as well but that seems extreme to me – LOL 🙂 Thanks for sharing your review!! I hope your writing is going smoothly as well.


  2. Well…it’s not by choice. I just moved into an odd location that has made getting Internet access at home pretty much impossible. So, I write on my desktop, without Internet (and its distractions). Now if I could only find more time.


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