Review: Cake Spell Disaster




Synopsis:

Mistmoor Point has a new dirty word… poison! 

Welcome to Mistmoor Point… 

A small town on a small island where magic is standard practice and witches rule. 

Felicity Redfern has a lot of jobs. 

Baker, girlfriend, novice witch… and… worst of all, private investigator. 

When the mayor’s anniversary party goes wrong, disaster happened! 
1. Half the town is sick. 

2. The mayor’s in a coma. 

3. The most disastrous part… One person’s dead. 
And someone will take the blame. 

Felicity’s mother and her supernatural bakery. 

Is this a case of magic accidentally gone wrong, or is something more sinister at bay? 

Felicity’s counting on her boyfriend, master warlock and sheriff of Mistmoor Point, Lincoln Maxwell, to help her solve the crime.

But … Lincoln thinks he already knows who the culprit is—Felicity’s mother! 

With no one on her side, Felicity has no choice but to use her novice witchy powers to investigate on her own. 

But the job proves too big for one witch alone… or one amateur witch to be exact! 

When her own life gets threatened, there’s only one friend Felicity can turn to for help… 

Her mother’s familiar, a fuzzy feline named Sunny. 
But can they fix this mess before someone else gets killed? 

What if Felicity’s mother really is to blame? 

GRAB YOUR COPY NOW … 

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Cake Spell Disaster by Zoe Arden is phenomenal. Imagine ring the best baker on your side of town and landing a huge bake job, only to fall sick as well as everyone else. One person dies…others severely ill. Felicity doesn’t believe that her mother ‘accidentally’ added the wrong ingredients to her bake goods. Plus, Felicity’s brother is acting strange and a threat is left in the form of a note on her car. The who done it vibeis set perfectly. Two cats are involved. One is a spy for the enemy and the other is a detective for his owners. However, it takes for a deep investigation and for Felicity to get hurt before the final clues are set. From there things get out of hand…literary. I enjoyed reading this paranormal novella. It was sweet, hilarious and dangerous. The mystery of the Cake Spell Disaster kept me intrigued from the beginning to end. I loved the characters. Both the good and bad characters were brilliant. Each added to the story.  Overall, I highly recommend Zoe Arden’s novella, Cake Spell Disaster, to readers everywhere. 

Review: The Cat Factory & Other Stories

 

Synopsis:

From a 100,000-year-war, in space to the everyday horrors of loss and aging, the new collection by Tim Newton Anderson will spark your imagination and touch your heart as his characters meet horror with humanity.
You will meet:
 An artist who crafts miniature solar systems
 Three youngsters in a children’s home who turn their disabilities into advantages
 A group of unlikely friends who encounter angels at their bingo club
 The ugliest cat in the world who faces murder by an industrialist seeking the perfect pet
 An unscrupulous politician who finds an internet tool to control the population
 A ‘Pataphysical scientist who has accidentally split himself in two, in a rivalry to find the secrets of life and the ultimate joke
 A camera that not only photographs ghosts but captures them
 A man facing the demons of his childhood and another who is haunted by his younger self

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Cat Factory and Other Stories by Tim Newton Anderson is an interesting collection of tales that will instantly grab readers’attention. Once readers open up the book, they won’t be putting it down until they finished.  Well-written, intriguing, and different. Each story within touches readers’ hearts and minds. Thought provoking. This book, leads me to thinking…what if these things were to happen…what then? Curious plot lines and interesting characters. I found this collection unique and highly entertaining. Overall, I recommend The Cat Factory and Other Stories to readers everywhere.

Review: Kill All Cats

 

Synopsis:

Ron Black is a 35-year-old night security guard living a moribund existence. Past deeds need to stay buried for him to remain a free man. When the elderly cat lady next-door dies along with her thirty-eight cats, Ron feels the investigative heat from Detectives Moore and Porter. His alibi: “I was at work.”

The police disrupt Ron’s life, which he shares with Brisbane, his cockatiel. He squawks surprisingly relevant quotes learned from watching crime show reruns 24/7—some of which don’t help Ron’s situation. Ron picks up clues about what happened next-door from conflicting comments by his odd neighbors: “She was popped.” “Poisoned.” “Chopped up.” The neighbors include Ron’s estranged great-uncle Kirk, a disgruntled scientist, who had worked at the pharmaceutical company where Ron is the night guard.

When Ron’s only friend, Jean, disappears, the police double-down on him as a suspect for this crime, too. The next day, the police infer his arrest in twenty-four hours for the crime at his neighbor’s house. Despite the pressure to save himself, he is compelled to find his friend.

Sprinkle a bit of an Agatha Christie closed-room mystery with the situational humor of Evanovich for a high-level concept as Ron tries to “…control what he can control.” And just when you think it’s all over, another layer of horror reveals itself, and Ron didn’t even see it coming.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Review:

Kill All Cats by Rick Bylina is an intriguing novel. This crazy tale about an elderly lady owning thirty-eight cats has been found dead. But that’s not all. So were her cats. All were found dead. Who did it and how are left unknown, until the ending where all it all became known. I found the beginning dragging behind a bit until more suspicious events occur like his friend gone missing. The writer has brilliantly incorporated humor into his writing. The bird inside this story will keep you turning the pages….but so does Ron’s troubles. Ron seems like the average guy. A guy who happens to pull himself deeper into hot water with the police than pulling himself out of it. Every page kept me wondering if and when they police would arrest Ron or if something horrendous would happen to Ron. Kill All Cats is similar to a cozy mystery that keeps readers held in suspense as the plot unfolds. Steady paced, and packed with crime and mystery, and a peculiar set of characters. I enjoyed reading this novel. Overall, I recommend Kill All Cats by Rick Bylina to readers everywhere.

Bulgaria’s Birthday

Bulgaria’s Birthday

By

Danielle Urban

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria was excited. Today, was his birthday. Who wouldn’t be happy on their birthday? So, many good things happened. Bulgaria got up slowly stretching his front paws then his middle and finally his hind legs. Following the amazing fresh scent of coffee being made, Bulgaria heads into the kitchen for his morning breakfast. Except when he got there, there wasn’t a single thing in his bowl.

“Meow?”

Running to find his owner, Bulgaria heads into the owner’s bedroom. But no sign of the owner there. Feeling frantic Bulgaria heads to the laundry room. Still no sign of his owner. Bulgaria then decides to head into the bathroom.

Owner has to be in there!

Stomach growling and fear rushing in, Bulgaria heads outside. And there, outside grilling food was his owner.

“Happy Birthday, Bulgaria!” His owner said as he placed a plate full of hot dogs.

Now, this is a birthday breakfast.

After Bulgaria ate his food, he knew what was next! Birthday cake for him.

Climbing his way up to the table. Bulgaria looks down at the amazing birthday cake. The top was a picture of him. His owner came around to take a picture of Bulgaria and his cake when Midnight the lab come running through chasing Fat Eddy. Oh, no!

Hurrying as fast as he could, Bulgaria tried to get down off the table in time. But, not fast enough. Whoosh! The table crashed and the birthday cake came tumbling down right onto Bulgaria himself. His owner snatched a picture. Fat Eddy and Midnight stopped to watch as Bulgaria licked his way out of cake.

“Happy Birthday, Bulgaria,” they shouted before taking off once more.

Bulgaria’s Birthday

Bulgaria’s Birthday

By

Danielle Urban

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria was excited. Today, was his birthday. Who wouldn’t be happy on their birthday? So, many good things happened. Bulgaria got up slowly stretching his front paws then his middle and finally his hind legs. Following the amazing fresh scent of coffee being made, Bulgaria heads into the kitchen for his morning breakfast. Except when he got there, there wasn’t a single thing in his bowl.

“Meow?”

Running to find his owner, Bulgaria heads into the owner’s bedroom. But no sign of the owner there. Feeling frantic Bulgaria heads to the laundry room. Still no sign of his owner. Bulgaria then decides to head into the bathroom. Owner has to be in there!

Stomach growling and fear rushing in, Bulgaria heads outside. And there, outside grilling food was his owner.

“Happy Birthday, Bulgaria!” His owner said as he placed a plate full of hot dogs.

Now, this is a birthday breakfast.

After Bulgaria ate his food, he knew what was next! Birthday cake for him. Climbing his way up to the table. Bulgaria looks down at the amazing birthday cake. The top was a picture of him. His owner came around to take a picture of Bulgaria and his cake when Midnight the lab come running through chasing Fat Eddy. Oh, no!

Hurrying as fast as he could, Bulgaria tried to get down off the table in time. But, not fast enough. Whoosh! The table crashed and the birthday cake came tumbling down right onto Bulgaria himself. His owner snatched a picture. Fat Eddy and Midnight stopped to watch as Bulgaria licked his way out of cake. “Happy Birthday, Bulgaria,” they shouted before taking off once more.

The End

Bulgaria’s New Year

Bulgaria’s New Year’s Eve

By
Danielle Urban

Bulgaria the black cat was excited. Today was New’s Year Eve. Bulgaria lived in Seattle, Washington. A very big state indeed. There in Seattle, they held huge celebrations of kinds.
Seattle was after all, a big city. Bulgaria knew that his owner and his family were planning something big. But how big? He wondered. Will it be as exciting as the city’s celebrations? Bulgaria went to curl up in his box and pondered about what was to happen tonight.

His owner and family left. They headed into town to buy some things. But what things? Bulgaria felt even more confused than before. And so he stayed and stayed curled up tight as a ball in his favorite box. It was soon, that Bulgaria feel fast into a deep sleep.

Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring.

Bulgaria jumped up instantly. What’s going on? He looked around and still saw nothing. He looked and looked and still saw nothing.

Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring.

Bulgaria followed the sound and was soon lead into the kitchen. Climbing up onto the counter, he heard the ringing still. A lot louder. He thought. He walked up to the phone and using his paw, he knocked it down. It stopped ringing! Bulgaria went closer and closer until his ear touched the phone.

“Meow.”

“Hey, just calling to say I will be over or the party at 5:00 pm.”

“Meow?”

“Okay I guess, I will see you later than. Bye.”

“Meow.”

Bulgaria then heard a click and then a dial tone.

Huh? Bulgaria

Thought. He kept hearing the dial tone. Okay, so how does this go off? Taking his paw, Bulgaria hits the phone. Accidently he hits the keys, dialing numbers. With each hit, a new beep went off. Bulgaria was feeling frustrated. He finally decided to run off. But as Bulgaria ran off, he forgot he was on top off the counter top.

Oh no! Bulgaria thought.

Slipping and sliding, trying to use his paws to stop, Bulgaria flew over the counter top and into an open bowl of flour.

Poof!

Bulgaria was covered head to toe in flour. Looking like a white kitty. Bulgaria didn’t feel too happy. The white flour covered him all over. Using his tongue he licked the flour off his face.

Ah-ah- ah-achoo!

Bulgaria sneezed. But poor Bulgaria he ended up causing more flour to fly over his face.

Ah-ah-ah- ah- achoo!

Bulgaria sneezed again. Oh no! What have I gotten myself into? Thought Bulgaria. Stepping out of the flour bowl and sneezing like crazy, Bulgaria falls backward into the sink!

Now Bulgaria is wet. Soaked wet. Bulgaria hates water. He hates how the water makes him look like a wet rat. Bulgaria tried and tried to get out. But his little wet paws couldn’t get out. Oh no, now I’m stuck!

Bulgaria sat in the cold water. Pondering what to do. Just then, a tap, tap, tap came from the window.

Bulgaria looked up. There was his best friend, Cougar. Cougar lived nearby and often visited Bulgaria when the owners weren’t around. Cougar was a long thin but powerful cat. Seeing Bulgaria in the water, he knew his friend needed his help right away.

“Bulgaria what are you doing taking bath?”

“I’m not taking a bath you idiot. Get me out, before I die!”

Bulgaria was soaked with the cold water. If he stayed any longer he would get sick.

“Ok, chill dude.”

Looking about the sink, Cougar analyses the situation. After a few seconds, but what seemed like forever to Bulgaria, Cougar gently but firmly bit Bulgaria behind the head. Slowly, he lifted the soaking black cat out of the water. Shaking, Bulgaria got Cougar wet in the process.

“Watch it! You’re getting me wet.”

Oops. Bulgaria thought.

“Sorry. And thanks for rescuing me.”

“No, problem. I thought we can go to the party.”

“What party?” Bulgaria asked.

“The party just for us loyal cats. Sylvester and the ladies are hosting a Meow Be Wow Party.”

“But, I am all wet.” Bulgaria said.

“No, problem. Follow me, I’ll get you dry in no time.”

Bulgaria followed Cougar over to his owner’s bathroom, there behold in the cabinet was a hair dryer. Carefully plugging it in, Cougar turned it on. Not aware that it was on full blast.

Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!

Poof!

Bulgaria’s handsome black fur was no longer dripping wet like a little black rat. Instead it was puffed up like a hair ball.

Shaking with laughter, Cougar couldn’t look at Bulgaria with a straight face. Bulgaria stiffly walking up to the bathroom mirror saw his reflection.
What the hell? Bulgaria knew he couldn’t go to the party looking like this. Cougar finally stopped laughing but  he wouldn’t look at his friend. Bulgaria went over by his cat brush and rubbed his fur constantly against the brush. But each time he did, the brush would move further up. And Bulgaria moved up with it. Soon he was almost done. One more brush! Bulgaria thought. But as went brushed up against the brush, his tiny head hit the dresser wall. Oh.

Laughing once again, Cougar said, “Come on Bulgaria, you look much better now.”
Bulgaria was still feeling a little shaken up, so he shook and shook his head.
Following Cougar they leave the house a door and head into the alley way. Sound meows and purring could be heard. Bulgaria knew they reached the right place. Cats were playing string boxes playing a beat that the other cats enjoyed. Then then there was cat food piled up in two bowls.

“Take all you want boys, you deserve it.” Sassy told them.

Bulgaria thanked Sassy before joining his friend in eating his share of the cat food.
After a while Bulgaria was stuffed. Cougar though went over by the female cats. He wanted to flirt. But Bulgaria just watched from his spot. Laying down and purring, another black came up. Except this wasn’t a male cat. It was a female cat. She was in heat. Bulgaria could smell her a mile away. Every other male cat looked at her. But she only had eyes for Bulgaria.

“Hi, can I join you?” She asked.

Bulgaria just nodded his approval. And before he knew it, she was laying down beside him resting her head above him purring sweetly. All the other male cats were jealous. And they weren’t going to let Bulgaria keep the female to himself. Bulgaria sensing they were going to go after the female, got up.

“You should go home, I‘ll handle the others.”

The female just looked at Bulgaria in surprise then walked over to him, licking his face and brushing against him twice purring affectionately, before leaving for home.
The male cats were going to chase the female but Bulgaria antagonized them away from the female.

“Come get me you fat, ugly fools!”

Bulgaria then took off running, hoping they were chasing him instead. Briefly, turning his head he saw all six males chasing him.

Awesome! Thought Bulgaria. Time to make this interesting. Bulgaria knew Seattle better than any other cat in the neighborhood. He knew the places to avoid, and the bad spots. Running, Bulgaria leaped as high as his lean cat like body would carry him. Soon he was on top waiting for the others. The first male cat ran straight into the mood sliding all the way into the fence. The second did the same, and the third, fourth and fifth cat. But the sixth male saw what happened. He jumped high, but not high enough and landed on top of the other muddy cats. Bulgaria laughed and then headed home.

By the time Bulgaria headed home it was late at night. Seattle was full of people and bright lights. Bulgaria rushed faster and faster. He didn’t want his owner to worry about him.Soon, the house came into view and Bulgaria scratched and scratched at the door. Then to his surprise his owner came to the door.

“There you! Bulgaria, I have been looking for you all over little guy.”

“Meow.”

Picking up Bulgaria the owner kissed Bulgaria on his tiny head and whispered, “I love you, Bulgaria.”

Bulgaria just purred and purred in his owner’s arms. Once in the house, his owner let Bulgaria down and said let’s the party begin. But Bulgaria was nowhere to be seen. His owner looked all over until he found Bulgaria quietly snoring all curled up in his favorite box.

“Happy New Year, Bulgaria.”

The End

The Cat Who Played Post Office by Jilian Jackson Braun

Lilian Jackson Braun, has spun an incredible novel once again! The Cat Who Played Post Office, is about a reporter and his two cats. Mysteries are not always soloved by two legged creatures. In this exciting story, Lilian has her main character and two cats inherit an unexpected mansion. It’s a huge adjustment for them all. Koko, one of the two Siamese cats  has a way of finding all the clues. Qwilleran, has a way of talking to his cat, that leads him into solving the mystery. A staff memeber goes missing and soon a murder is to follow. Will Qwilleran and his two cats, Koko and Yum Yum, solve the mystery before it’s too late?

It is no surprise as to how Lilian Jackson Braun, is a best selling author! In her novel, The Cat Who Played Post Office, the plot is well written. Absolutley thrilling, and highly suspenseful this was a novel, I couldn’t put down. Murder mystery with two feline cats help is a funny read. A very intriguing book that will hook readers into this stunning tale. I was left with wondering who did this crime. As I followed all of her characters, I found myself deep within her story! I recommend this brilliant mystery and see if the murderer is caught or not. For those who enjoy reading Nora Robert’s series of fabulous reads, then this will not disappoint you!