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. Nobody ever asked Kinsley if that’s what she wanted, though. Funny how the universe worked because there she was divorced, childless, and jobless… again… rolling into Coventry in her broken-down car with a U-Haul full of everything she owned.
The joyous welcome home party was short-lived, because a dead guy turned up, of all places, behind the diner.
Of course, the town’s hunky sheriff starts to give Kinsley the side-eye. But, a lot of people wanted the victim dead, and that only complicates the investigation. There’s a murderer on the loose in Coventry, and Kinsley’s got to learn to harness her powers to avoid the killer’s snare.
Oh! And, then there’s Meri, the black cat familiar. Someone decides to grant him one wish for his faithful service to his coven, and it doesn’t go as planned either…
Titles in the Paranormal Cozy Mystery series, Familiar Kitten Mysteries include — Black Magic Kitten – Midnight Magic – Sympathetic Magic – Book of Dark Magic – A Taste for Magic – Mirror Magic – Jack-O-Lantern Magic – Yule Be Magical – Stormy Sky Magic –
Welcome back to Coventry. The events in this story take place thirteen years after the final scene the Wicked Witches of Coventry series. It can be fully enjoyed on its own.
Titles in The Wicked Witches of Coventry series include — If The Broom Fits – Doom and Broom – Broom with a View – A Clean Sweep – Panic Broom – Sweep – Stakes – Broom and Board – Broom and Gloom – Over the Broom – Baby Broom – Swept Away
Title: Black Magic Kitten
Series: Familiar Kitten Mysteries #1
Author: Sara Bourgeois
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Published: April 10, 2020
My Rating: 4.5 stars
I had such fun with Black Magic Kitten, and even though I had not read the previous series I quickly felt right at home in the quirky town of Coventry. As with any Paranormal Cozy Mystery review I write you’ll not find details of the plot here (aside from what you’d read in the cover description) – no, for that you need to dive into this one on your own, but I can say you will not be disappointed. The basics you may need to know before picking up this first story in the Familiar Kitten Mysteries can be found in the Cover Description.
Kinsley is a strong, somewhat stubborn character even though recently life has tossed her more curves than a mountain road. But she’s home now, rebuilding on what she is – a powerful witch. She left home to be normal, to not have the perceived burden of becoming the head of the coven, holding together two covens who had, in the past, not been on the best of terms into one that welcomed both sides. No, she slipped away leaving everything magical behind – and now she’s back, older, hopefully, wiser, definitely broke and ready to take up the mantle that was always meant for her. She’s starting fresh with some help from old friends and new ones as well. And… a murder to solve almost immediately.
There are twists and turns galore in Black Magic Kitten, red herrings tossed about casually – but when the twists are this entertaining you’ll soon forget to puzzle it out and just sit back and enjoy this world. I fell in love with one snarky cat, Meri. And he is the absolute perfect sidekick ever. If you love a Paranormal Cozy Mystery with interesting, at times, quirky characters and a mystery that is far from easy to solve, then you’ll want to pick up Black Magic Kitten and get started on an adventure you’ll follow through to the end of the series.
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