Lizzie Tucker has a genuine gift for baking cupcakes, a craft she employs in Salem’s Dazzle Bakery. But Lizzie doesn’t realize that she has another, more unusual gift: she can locate ancient artifacts known as “stones,” which contain the seven deadly sins. Lizzie’s predictable life goes off the rails when Diesel pops into the bakery and insists he needs her help to recover the stone of gluttony for his magical organization.
Diesel is not the only one on the hunt. His handsome and evil cousin Wulf fully intends to gather all seven stones to unleash their terrible power. Suddenly there are spells going awry, evil henchmen, cats who may be ninjas and an irritating monkey. This is a lot more than Lizzie signed up for! (ST. MARTIN’S, Sep., 320 pp., $27.99)