About Boogie Beach: The Record, Book 1 by Winnie Winkle:
Two bars, one magical and one human, lie in the exact same space. That should work. It’d better; I run those joints and we’re under attack.
I live a pretty weird life—as in gods in speedos, powerful witches with little patience for mere humans, and shifters whose vibrations make my guts quake. Plus, an oceanside bar and a magical book run my existence.
Beach life and eccentric are besties. The record picked me, Cleopatra O’Keefe, to be the next Keeper. I took over the book and started chronicling the intersection and occasional asininity of the human and magical worlds. That’s when eccentric plunked its butt on the deck next to mine and we careened into the world of funky oddities seasoned with occasional mayhem.
I’ve juggled the two worlds for almost twenty years, but my pier is under attack from the one entity feared by gods and magicals alike. Between slinging drinks, writing the history, and trying to keep the worlds in balance, I’m discovering that the Keeper’s job has way more depth than the magicals told me. Who’s lying? Which bits are truth?
I’m at a crossroads and it’s time to make a choice. Toe the line and live, or save the world and die?
5.0 out of 5 stars Start only if you have time for a binge read!
Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2022
“Really original take on Gods and Magicals and Humans – their interactions and flaws. Couldn’t put it down! Looking forward to more from this author!”
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilled to find such a well written and interesting book!
Reviewed in the United States on April 3, 2022
Beautifully written with a fresh take on an interaction with the pantheon. It grabbed me and wrenched emotions from me one after another. Loved it! And the best part is that there are more books in the series to read. Now please excuse me as I dive into the next one.
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Winnie Winkle is a fabulous Central Florida broad who swills bourbon, likes dogs and cats, and practices yoga, but not with any particular grace. Supporting live local music is a big deal to Winnie, so if, down the line, you pass a gravestone that admonishes, ‘Go see the band and hit the tip jar’, it’s probably hers. But, since she’s not dead yet, she’ll keep penning fun stuff to rock your reading chair.
A 30-plus year Florida resident, Winnie splits her time between St. Marks, Daytona Beach Shores and the Mount Dora area. She prefers writing beach-side as much as she can because, if we’re baring our souls here, the ocean is a mighty muse and there’s only so much one can expect from coffee.
Winnie writes funny urban fantasy, campy chick-lit sci-fi (think space, snark and booze), paranormal/sci-fi romance, and grocery lists.