Friday 9 December 2022

Feline Fiction on Fridays #220 at Amber's Library featuring **Potions and Predicaments** by Morgan Vale PLUS Friendly Fill-ins

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Hello gorgeous library guests 


Welcome to the Mewton-Clawson Library at BBHQ 

Thank mew for joining me in the stacks today

Today at BBHQ we're waiting for a telephone engineer to fix the broadband connection which still isn't working. The phone line is still off even though they said it was fixed; seriously mew couldn't write it! MOL 

It's almost a month without a connection, and we've been limping along, but hopefully today well yesterday by the time mew are reading this, we'll be back to FULL SPEED AHEAD, and will be able to start visiting all your pawesome blogs again.

It's been supurr frosty the last couple of days, so I'm spending my time in the sitting room where the woodburner is warming me to totally tropical levels. 

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The P.A. gave me a freshly washed blanky to snuggle on, don't mew just love freshly washed blanky's? They are one of my most favourite things after books of course! MOL

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Today the P.A. is also joining in Friday Fill-ins Blog Hop with the pawesome 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.
1. I have a tough time choosing a gift for __________________________.
2. I can’t wait to see _______________ open the ______________ from me.
3. I’m dreaming of a _________Christmas.
4. If my holiday season were a book or movie, it would be titled _________.

The P.A.'s answers are...

1. I have a tough time choosing a gift for my hubby, so I usually just ask him what he'd like. It makes life so much easier.

2. I can’t wait to see my Mum open the gift from me. It's just something nice and simple that I know she wants.

3. I’m dreaming of a peaceful and safe Christmas for everyone in the world.

4. If my holiday season were a book or movie, it would be titled Not Much Going Off There Then! We don't do a lot at Christmas, my parents come for lunch and on Boxing Day a couple of friends come for another Christmassy lunch. We don't go out as we like our quiet time with the kitties watching movies and just relaxing.

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Let's see what I've got to show mew this time!

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This week's top book pick is...

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Potions and Predicaments

 A Paranormal Cozy Mystery 

Charmed and Dangerous Book 1


Morgan Vale 

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

When a competing shop opens in town, Kat knows she's in for some toil and trouble. The arrogant new girl Starla has it out for her and her mom’s more interested in her (lack of) love life. Things go from bad to worse when Kat finds her shop ransacked and rarest items stolen.

Oh, and one more thing: Starla turns up dead.

Suddenly the prime suspect in a murder investigation, will Kat and her magic be enough to clear her name? Or will she have to enlist the town’s most notorious (and handsome) informant to uncover the truth?

Joined by her bubbly best friend Pepper and her familiar Albus, she'll have to use every trick and tincture at her disposal. There’s a killer on the loose, and she might be next.

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This book is from my Kindle Unlimited subscription and a new author to me. I must say that I'm quite enjoying my book subscription and have read a few more cozies which I'll be sharing soon.

What did I think about book one in this paranormal cozy mystery series? I really enjoyed it; it kicked off well with a nasty rival, a murder and a break-in to set the scene for the entire plot to unravel. Set in a small town with plenty of interesting characters, some of which are not of the magical vein but never the less still integral to the story.

The main witchy character Kat has a feline familiar called Albus and he is a fun dude. The characters are well-conceived and likeable, and they develop well as the book unfolds. There is a little hint of romance, which adds another dimension to the story although I must say it is done in a sweet and lighthearted way, so not all up in your face detracting from the main plot. I'm not a fan of schmaltzy romance! MOL

The plot rattles along at a good pace, with our witchy lead Kat taking the helm to solve the murder to clear her name with help from her friends. There are just enough dead ends to mew guessing until the final reveal is made, and the plot is wound up very neatly.

All in all a really TOP PAW read and I will definitely be reading the rest of the series which has another three books, so plenty to keep me going as mew know how much I like a series to get invested in.

Paperback: 272 pages
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Ratings of:

Potions and Predicaments

Overall Enjoyment

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I really hope mew enjoy the book as much as I did if mew decide to read it.

It's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just for mew, and don't furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page.

Also, we've been rerunning some of our Catmas Crafting with Cats posts this week, so if mew looking for fun things to make for the festive season, here are the links so far:

More festive crafty posts will be on the blog starting again on Monday, so stayed tuned.

Until next time...

Keep calm and read more books


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  1. That was a good review sweet Amber and good fill-in answers from the P.A. Boy, I hope your internet is back to full speed!

  2. Maybe there is a gremlin or the wee folk are messing with your systems; The B Team needs to chase 'em off.

  3. Love your fill-ins. I have the same issue with hubby, but when I ask him what he wants he always says just you.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Tons of scritches a extra treats to the kitties and a big hug to you. ♥

  4. Sounds a very interesting book. Hope you're up and running soon.xx😻

  5. Good fill ins and Amber on her blanky is just adorable! The book sounds good! Hope your Internet is fixed soon.

  6. I hope your internet is up and running at last. That is a great review, Amber. It sounds like a good book.

  7. Hey B Team, thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. Glad you will have your internet again. I love the photo of Amber in her fresh blankie. Great review too Amber. That looks like a fun read. Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. We are the same with Christmas- my mom comes over, she gets gifts for each kitty. XO

  9. Hey, that one sounds great, Amber. We have Kindle Unlimited, too, so we will definitely give it a read. Hugs!

  10. What you guys need is StarLink from old Elon. :) Great review, and the whole premise is one we think will rock the shelves!


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