Saturday, December 13, 2014


Publisher: Meankitty Publishing
Date published: 2014
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via self bought. 
Rating: 4

“Kit’s Cat” by Cindy Spencer Pape. Kit’s allergic to cats and hates the one keeps crying outside her window at night. Until she realizes he’s injured.
“The Tenth Life of Vicky Torres” by Shona Husk. When the world is coming to an end, Seth obeys his father and hides out in the cabin. But it’s very lonely there until he sees the cat.

“The Night Shift” by Angela Campbell. Hailey is far too busy to be distracted by anyone or anything. Until the incident with the old lady.

I wanted to read something a little different from the usual ghosts, vampires and other spooky beings this Halloween, which is why I chose this book. I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a cool collection of paranormal cat stories. None of these stories is a romance as such, yet they all include romantic and sensual elements to them. Each story is quite different and unique, yet the black cats unite them very well. Having the book produced by Meankitty Publishing was a stroke of genius as well.

In “Kit’s Cat” there’s a POV change between one paragraph and the next with no line break or scene break which was a fraction disconcerting. However, I like the world Ms. Pape’s created very much and hope to read more stories in it

There were a handful of typos in “The Tenth Life of Vicky Torres”. This is a great story too, with excellent characterization of the main protagonists and their need to face and overcome obstacles and the ways they deal with it.

“The Night Shift” was a bit annoying in that at the start the heroine is fully focused on her career but then she takes time off totally ignoring her job without a flicker of concern. That rough edge needs to be smoothed over, but again, it’s an appealing story.

The characters in all the books are great, as is the use of the cats. All the endings are different and very appropriate for each story.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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