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(And those dreadful wizards, Mercurio Smith and Johnathan Skarry, whose greed and misdeeds have arguably ruined the lives of all the other characters here )


The evil overlord Wiz has seized control of all the tea, cake and magic in the universe. Β In a world crammed with dubious science and cream-powered technology, crippled by sugar tax and loose leaf ration books, overrun by cake smugglers, tea fiends and lemonade dealers, ruled over by Tea Time Lords and policed by vigilante mechanical angels, only a band of truly extraordinary adventurers can bring down this oppressive empire and save the good people of earth from this tea time tyranny. Could these two would-be wizards, Messrs Smith and Skarry, and their band of relentless rogues, be the anti-heroes The New World has been waiting for, or haveΒ they simply stirred up an enormous storm in a rather tiny teacup?



19 responses

  1. This is fabulous! Hugs. πŸ™‚


    April 21, 2015 at 4:47 pm

  2. Thanks Teagan, so glad you’re enjoying it πŸ˜€


    April 22, 2015 at 10:49 am

  3. Brilliant!


    May 12, 2016 at 11:12 am

  4. This is great!


    May 28, 2016 at 1:17 am

  5. I love this!


    October 11, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! πŸ˜€


      October 12, 2016 at 7:06 am

  6. That’s awesome. πŸ˜€


    October 12, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Thanks, so glad you like it πŸ™‚


      October 13, 2016 at 1:51 pm

  7. Oh no, the tea fiend is coming. *Grabs a muffin to throw at him* Gotta goooooo…

    Liked by 1 person

    November 9, 2016 at 12:18 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Hide the biscuits and lock up your tea caddy πŸ˜‰


      November 9, 2016 at 8:18 am

  8. ichabod2014ic

    It’s a good thing y’all don’t drink coffee, or folks could really be in a tizzy!

    Liked by 1 person

    February 16, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      There are government licensed ‘coffee houses’ in the New World; frequented by ardent Wiz-supporters. The coffee they serve is supposed to be a viable, healthy substitute for tea… you can choose from ground chicory or acorn coffee… these brews are supposed to be ‘lightly invigorating’ but we have heard the snores of the patrons as we pass by and we suspect it is another government ploy to subdue the good people of Ire. Mrs Baker keeps a little jar of ‘real coffee’ – generously donated by one of her inter-dimensional visitors – but she keeps it well hidden from the likes of Max and Collin πŸ˜‰

      Liked by 2 people

      February 17, 2017 at 7:54 am

  9. Hi, Penny. I’ve emailed you my booty for the Frost Fair almost two weeks ago, just need confirmation you recieved it, please. Contacting you here in case my emails have gone awry. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    February 14, 2019 at 9:31 am

    • Thank goodness we got this sorted in the end! No idea what was going on with gmail! lol. x

      Liked by 1 person

      March 13, 2019 at 11:29 am

  10. Yes. Phew


    March 13, 2019 at 1:37 pm

  11. Hi, Penny. Just emailed you. Checking you got the info on the blog tour and the ARC.


    April 2, 2019 at 7:25 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Fabulous hun, got the emails and just replied πŸ™‚ – really looking forward to it! πŸ˜€

      Liked by 1 person

      April 2, 2019 at 9:35 am

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