Friday, June 8, 2018

Kit and Clowder's Monthly Coloring Classes

Kit and Clowder's Monthly Coloring Classes (both the marker and pencil classes) feature Molly Harrison's beautiful fairies.

I completed the Electra Fae marker coloring class.

Kit and Clowder's Monthly Pencil Class features Molly Harrison's Fairy of Spring (which I haven't done, but the image is stunning!).

If you want to learn how to color these fairies, please buy the classes before June 14, 2018!

I used Water Marquee to add the text.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Death By A Whisker

Death By A Whisker (Cat Rescue Mystery, #2)Death By A Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Death By A Whisker is the second book in A Cat Rescue mystery series by T.C. LoTempio. The main character is Sydney McCall who lives in Deer Park, North Caroline with her sweet tomcat Toby. She and Kat (her sister) operate Friendly Paws Animal shelter, which is gearing up for a fundraiser featuring a popular shopping channel celebrity Ulla Townsend who is a former local of Deer Park. Of course, there is high level of excitement from the community and surrounding areas once it is announced the successful Ulla is the guest of honor. Unfortunately, Ulla’s past (and present) is not all flowers and rainbows.

This mystery is well written with likeable characters and lovable felines. Many potential perpetrators could have done the deed so it was fun to whittle down the list. I found the book to be a little slow at the beginning (this is the first book I have read so I was learning about the characters) but it quickly became exciting, and it was hard to put it down.

This is a great book for anyone who loves a fun cozy mystery with felines! I am looking forward to reading the next one (and the first book) of this series.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Wagtail Christmas

Not a Creature Was Purring (Paws and Claws Mystery #5)Not a Creature Was Purring by Krista Davis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I became aware of Krista Davis’ newest Paws and Claws mystery series book was to be release, I was ecstatic. This book does not disappoint. “Not a Creature Was Purring” has a Christmas theme (just perfect for the holiday season) with the delightful cover art of Trixie and Twinkletoes. The town of Wagtail is cover in snow, Christmas decorations, and holiday cheer. While the rest of the homes are decorated tastefully, one house stands out from the rest (which is hilarious).

On top of the controversial house ornamentation, Holly Miller’s childhood friend (and her "not so secret" love interest that is known by most of the townspeople) Holmes arrives with his fiancée (and her family). Now Holly finds herself in a dilemma. What should she do? Tell Holmes her feelings or support him? To make matters worse, Trixie (Holly’s beloved dog) uncovers the body of an esteem person.

If you enjoy a Christmas theme cozy with great writing, pets, and characters, this book is for you. I love this series (as well as the Domestic Diva series), and I wish Wagtail, Virginia was a real place. I would move there! Highly Recommended! (I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.)

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

A Deadly Éclair

A Deadly Éclair (A French Bistro Mystery, #1)A Deadly Éclair by Daryl Wood Gerber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Magnifique! A Deadly Eclair is the first book in A French Bistro Mystery series, and it is a savory read. If you enjoy a cozy foodie mystery, you will be delighted with this book. This is a scrumptious page-turner where I wanted to visit the bistro and taste the food. Furthermore, there is a murder to be unravel, which has intricate twists, and turns to keep the reader entertained before the author's reveal.

Mimi Rousseau is the protagonist with a cast of wonderful characters supporting her in business and solving a puzzle of whodunit. (Plus there is a touch of romance.) As a bonus, there are recipes included in the back of the book. Sadly, Chef C will not be available to create the delectable dishes.

I am a fan of Daryl Wood Gerber, and this book for is does not disappoint. I highly recommend it!! (I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.)

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cat Got My Vote!

Cat Got Your Secrets (Kitty Couture Mystery, #3)Cat Got Your Secrets by Julie Chase
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cat Got Your Secrets is the first book I have read by Julie Chase, and I found it to be a delightful book. The main character is Lacy Crocker who owns Furry Godmother boutique (which is an awesome name for a pet store), and she is a talented designer. She creates costumes for various animals and offers tasty pet treats from her store. Lacy is delivering a special order when she comes across a police scene, which turns out to be highly suspicious. When a loved one becomes a person of interest, Lacy begins to search for clues as to the identity of the real suspect.

I found this book to be a fun cozy murder story with stimulating twists and turns, and I want to read the rest of the books in this series. The author did a great job of bring New Orleans and various characters to life for me. I highly recommend this book.

I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Death at an English Wedding

Death at an English Wedding (Murder on Location #6)Death at an English Wedding by Sara Rosett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Death at an English Wedding is the latest book in the Murder On Location cozy mystery series (but the first book for me). Alex and Kate are having their wedding in an English village with a cast of quirky relatives in attendance.

I found the author to have woven a wonderful story, delightful characters, and a picturesque setting. I was turning the pages to discover who the murder was, and what shenanigans Kate's mother was doing. At the end of the story, I found I wanted to plan a trip to England and book as many tours as possible. Since that is not feasible (for various reasons), I will have to find all of the books in this series and read them.

Death at an English Wedding can be easily read out of sequence though. I highly recommend this book. I think starting from the beginning will enrich the reader's understanding of the relationship development between Alex and Kate.

I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Kit and Clowder: Peacock Feathers Lesson

This is my result from the Kit and Clowder's All About Animals classroom: Peacock Lesson.  The beautiful image is by Jade Dragonne. I used Copic Markers to color the image. Thank you for looking.

I used LunaPic to add the text.