Friday 31 March 2023

Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #236 featuring **Black Magic Kitten - Familiar Kitten Mysteries Book 1** by Sara Bourgeois PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins + Photo Fails Blog Hop

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Hello meautiful library guests 


Welcome to the Mewton-Clawson Library at BBHQ 

Thank mew for joining me in the stacks today, and purrlease don't tell me I've got eye snot! MOL

I know I have a little bit of gunk, but I'm utterly adamant that I don't need one of the eye wipes on my face. That happened last week and I didn't enjoy it one bit, so on Wednesday morning I refused at point-blank range to be accosted again.

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But I just know the P.A. is waiting to ambush me, so I'll be sleeping with one eye open! 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. ___________________ down, _________________ to go.
2. It’s all fun and games until _________________.
3. By some miracle, I _________.
4. Unless _________, I rarely _________.

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

1. Two down, and lots to go. That's where I am with my books, I've got two completely finished which I'm really happy about, however, there are so many more to finish! LOL

2. It’s all fun and games until someone pushes your face into a cake. I have seen several of these videos where people get cake smashed into their faces or literally their entire face smooshed into the cake. I don't think it's funny or nice, in fact, I think it's downright horrible and not to mention such a waste of cake.

3. By some miracle, I might win the lottery one day and go and buy a farm, so I can rescue oodles and oodles of anipals who need a furever home.

4. Unless I really, really have to, I rarely go into the city these days.

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Today, as it's the last Friyay of the month, we're also joining in the furrbulous...

So do drop by the marvellous Mudpie's blog at to join in.

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Today we're sharing Basil's Epic Catnip Fail from March 2005! MOL

This is one of our favourite funny pics of Angel Basil.

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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...

Amber's Book Reviews #236 What Are We reading This Week ©BionicBasil® Black Kitten Magic by Sara Borgeois
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Black Magic Kitten

 Familiar Kitten Mysteries Book 1


Sara Bourgeois

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

Kinsley Skeenbauer never thought she would go home. At seventeen, she’d left Coventry and didn’t look back. But after a messy divorce, she packed up her stuff and drove toward the only place that she knew would accept her.

Life hadn’t been easy for Kinsley since she left town. Despite wanting a family desperately, she was childless. She had a college degree but had just been fired… again…

She’d spent her entire adult life rebelling against what she was, and that meant hiding her true self from the world. Kinsley left Coventry on a mission to be ordinary.

But you know what they say about the best-laid plans…

Coventry isn’t your typical small town. It’s home to the most powerful family of witches in the world. Two ancient witch families united when her parents married, and she was supposed to be their leader.

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This is my first novel by Sara Bourgeois, and I must say it won't be my last.

This is a fun cozy mystery with a paranormal vibe and a touch of clean romance between our heroine and the town's sheriff.

Meri is her cat familiar, and after a wish goes awry he ends up as a kitten again, much to his chagrin, hence the title of the book. With a murder to solve and our heroine, Kinsley as the main suspect, the witch and her familiar set about trying to find the real killer.

Mew know I read and listen to a lot of cozy mystery books, and I really did enjoy this one. The plot unfolds at a nice pace, and the characters develop well as they try to solve the murder. There are other paranormals in the town and we get to meet the local vampire gang, and other characters and suspects as the clock is ticking.

If mew are in the market for a new witchy cozy mystery, this one could well tick all the boxes. I'll definitely be working my way through the series and sharing my thought about each book. Plus if mew are subscribed to Kindle Unlimited there are 19 books available to read for free.

A purrfect read for a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Paperback: 247 pages
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Ratings of:

Black Magic Kitten

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 for me to say BFN or bye-for-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.

Until next time...

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  1. Amber sweetie, that is a gorgeous photo of you and that was a fun flashback of Basil too. I enjoyed those fill-in answers and that was a most excellent book review! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  2. That is a great pic of Basil in the box, but I think it should say nutcase and not variety case!
    Good fill ins and I agree with #2,3 and 4. I have never enjoyed slapstick. It would be a miracle if I won the lottery as I don't do it, and I hate crowds so very rarely go into town unless I have to.

    1. Sorry Amber, I forgot to say that is another great review of what sounds like a very good book.

  3. Really, there is never a good reason to waste CAKE!
    Amber, I love you close up, and Blooper Basil is a scream.

  4. Gorgeous picture of you Amber! Cute and funny pic of Angel Basil too! Sounds like another good book and series! Good fill ins and I so agree about the cake, and the farmland for animal rescue!

  5. Your beautiful eyes look perfect to me Amber. Great review! That looks like an interesting story. And thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I can always tell if a marriage is going to the last by the way they feed one another wedding cake- the smooshers clearly have no respect for one another. I look forward to more books by you. XO

  6. Love that blooper! You're such a beauty, Amber. The book sounds pawsome too.

  7. Getting wiped is no fun, ask Dansig the Round. He holds still just fine for his insulin shot, but wiping isn't going to happen without his having something to say about it.

    All the books you recommend sound great, i wish i had more reading time and less working time.

    Thank you so much for joining Feline Friday!

  8. Basil's blooper made me giggle, its SO cute!

    We loved your closeup, Amber. You truly are beauteous!

  9. Dear Amber, our hoomans are so picky how we look. We look purrfectly fine at any time. See I made you a rhyme, mol. Your library is full of great kitty reads, as Lynn reads all kinds of mysteries that have kitties fur the star of the book. Angel Basil looked as wacked out as I git with the wacky weed here. Precious


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