Friday 2 June 2023

Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #245 featuring **Furry Fortunes ~ A Nine Lives Magic Mystery** by Danielle Garrett PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins

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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 I found this gorgeous throwback photo of me in April 2015. Don't I look happy? MOL

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The reason for my apparent displeasure:

I was being denied books for the M.C. Library. If I remember correctly, my line of credit, aka Parsley's credit cards, had been forcibly removed from my purrson mid-purrchase at Amazon.

And the P.A. refused to fund my purrchase with her credit cards, well, I had maxed those out the previous week. And Basil had told me to go get a job, and it was a really bad day at black rock for me.

Seriously, nopawdy understands how hard it is to set up a library from scratch when mew have no money of your own.

Luckily over the years, I've had a few side hustles: I even did pole-dancing for a while at the Fuskerton Miners Welfare, the tips were ok, but I didn't make any big money. Then I joined Paw-sies and sold pictures of my adorable toe beans. In fact, I did alright at that until the rest of The B Team discovered my secret and then delivered an ultimatum of no more smexy toe bean pics for sale online.

Then I tried selling on FleaBay, which was ok for a while but then everypawdy began to notice their stuff was missing, and Basil went berserk after he did a monthly inventory in the bunker and realised I'd sold one of his tanks. That tank sale did buy a lot of books! MOL

Anyhoo, my point is, it's hard setting a new project up from scratch, but I did it, eventually, and I'm now supurr proud to announce that I've now officially run out of shelf space, which means I really need larger premises.

I may start a go-fund-me, and see if I can raise any capital to buy a small castle, with a moat and working drawbridge! 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 am looking forward to _________ this month.

2. I am in need of _________.

3. _________ is my go-to _________.

4. When the weather is _________, I _________.

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

1. I am looking forward to some warmer weather this month. The beginning of May was rather cool, and April was positively horrid. So I'm ready for some sunny days, and yes, I know we had a few over the last 10 days, but it's gone cold again.

2. I am in need of a new lawn or new turf. 

3. Amazon is my go-to place for most things these days. I just don't enjoy the shopping experience like I did years ago; the thoughts of trawling around a shopping centre truly repel me! LOL

4. When the weather is warm but not too warm, I am usually gardening. There's always a job at BBHQ, and if one isn't abundantly apparent, I will go looking for one as I know there be one lurking, waiting to ambush me!

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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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Furry Fortunes

A Nine Lives Magic Mystery


Danielle Garrett

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

After a stunning betrayal knocks me for a loop, I don't know who I can trust. The trail to finding Aunt Lavender is warmer than ever—but also more dangerous.

Can a visit to the local psychic provide the final clue? Or will her inclinations land us in the crosshairs of the kidnapper?

There's only one way to find out, and all I can hope is the crystal ball is clear enough to light the way.

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Today I'm sharing book #5 in the Nine Lives Magic Mystery series, and if mew missed the reviews for books one, two, three and four, click the links below.

I know it's been a while since I visited this series, in fact, it was October last year for Purrfect Potions. So I thought I'd better get another one in this series ticked off! MOL

Cora is still on the search for Aunt Lavender who's gone awol. Cora's epically snarky magical feline familiar Selene, whose snark reaches new heights, even for her in this book. Plus she can be more of a hindrance than help at times, although she is rather comical at times, did I say that I think Selene and I would be great furiends! MOL.

Book #5 follows straight on from #4, so my advice is to start from the beginning and work through the series in order. I think trying to read them as stand-alone novels would be rather confusing.

So back to the plot. It seems to be one step forward, three to the side and four back for Cora, as with every promising lead she gets, it ultimately only delivers disappointment.

The twists and turns kept me engaged from cover to cover, and the author's clever and witty writing style added to the enjoyment. The characters were well-developed, making the story even more enjoyable. I would highly recommend Furry Fortunes to anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries and felines. Garrett is a furbulous author who leaves the reader wanting more, and I'm looking forward to book #6 next.

If mew have Kindle Unlimited, all eight books in the series are available now, and mew can also listen on Audible. This is my purrsonal preference for this series as I enjoy how the narrator brings Selene to life.

A Highly Entertaining Read or Listen - TOP PAW!

Audio: 5 hours 50 mins
Paperback: 192 pages
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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 forget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page.

Until next time...

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  1. Dear Amber, too many bad things happening to you, so no wonder you look a bit peeved. I surely would also. A kitty on a mission to build a library, no one should stand or paw in the way of purr-gress. Precious

  2. Sweet Amber, that's a beautiful flashback pic and I do hope you get some nice kitty kash in your book fun. Those were good fill-in answers and a terrific book review too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  3. You are and were beautiful, Amber!
    Our temps are up and down, cold and hot.

  4. Love the throwback picture of you, Amber! You have done well in building your library! Excellent review, sounds like a good book and a good series.

  5. That is a beautiful photo of you, Amber. You certainly have worked hard to get your library filled up. Nice review. That sounds like a fun series. And thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I prefer it cooler, but for working outdoors, I am sure you want it warmer. Have a nice weekend. XO

  6. My Can Opener and I love seeing your smiling face, Amber! You definitely work hard for the money. I will definitely contribute to your Go fund me! Now where did my Can Opener hide her credit cards? 😹 Have a good weekend! Your pals, Jake Housepanther and my Can Opener Edith

  7. Your flashback photo shows you in quite a mood, i think you could have given Grumpy Cat a run for the money. I understand why, too. How you built up such a library in spite of so many obstacles is astounding.

    There are always tons of things to do around the house, the list never ends, so i'm with your PA about jobs waiting to ambush you.

    As i always say, so many great books, so little time because of work. I need to retire and make reading my full-time job.

    Thank you for joining Feline Friday!

  8. You did look very displeased, Amber! It is no wonder though with everyone refusing to let you use their credit cards! Another great review of what sounds like a very good book. I do need to re-sort my to read list. It is far too long, but then I may be able to get all the books in this series.
    I agree with the PA's fill in answers for 1,3 and 4. It is nice and sunny here but a very cold wind.

  9. We loved all your ideas to make money 😸pole dancing 😸tosies photos 😻 Selling Basil's tank not a good idea we think. 😻
    Love the book you reviewed until next week best paw forward 🐾🐾🐾🐾


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