“Kuna excels with this modern-day fantasy of witchcraft, murder, and love. With a budding romance, the mysterious feline Endora, and a serial killer intent on capturing Mick's attention, this is sure to be one hell of a book tour.” —Romantic Times Magazine
“Kitchen Witch” Cassandra Hathorne doesn’t know what she’s getting herself into. To escape her mother’s relentless matchmaking, Cassie jumps at the opportunity to go on a book tour headlined by blockbuster horror novelist M. S. Kazimer. Even though Mick’s not one of her own kind, sparks fly between them.
But Mick has a secret more disturbing than Cassie’s own secret of being a real witch. A serial killer, one who’s been copycatting the murders in M. S. Kazimer’s books, is now stalking the tour. And Cassie must choose between keeping Mick’s love and protecting them all with her practical magic.
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When I picked this book up, I thought it was a cozy mystery, but it was a bit more than that. There are some sexual encounters, as well as some rather violent murders (not described explicitly) but I still enjoyed the story. Cassie is a witch who loves humans. Endora is her familiar, a cat who can shape shift into a human. Medusa, her mother is on her case about getting married, she is 90 after all. Cassie is a journalist who writes a syndicated column called "The Kitchen Witch". She has published some books made up of her columns and she is on an author's tour with several other published authors. On this tour, she meets Mick, MS Kazimer, who is a best selling author of serial killer books. The kicker is that this tour was put together by the FBI to catch a real serial killer that is imitating the murders from the books. As Cassie and Mick fall in love, can they also stop the killing. I loved the relationship between Endora and Cassie. They are telepathic so a lot of their conversations were not verbal, but still fun. They were sassy with one another, humorous and you could tell that they really cared about one another. Mick was also a great character. He was willing to do whatever he had to in order to catch this mad man. I wish we had gotten to know him a bit better, but I think we will in the next book. He also has a sense of humor and it showed, especially with his encounters with Medusa. A good, quick read and I am looking forward to the next one. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
Title: Some Practical Magic Familiar Magic Series Book 1 Author: Laurie C. Kuna Publisher: BelleBooks/ImaJinn Books Published: 7-29-2004 Pages: 198 Genre: Cozy Mystery Sub-Genre: Women Sleuths; Paranormal; SciFy; Romance; Fantasy ISBN: 9781610260428 ASIN: B004RJ7QB6 Reviewed for NetGalley & the Publisher My Rating: 4.5 Stars They say opposites attract and such is the case between Cassandra Hathorne and M. S. Kazimer. Add in a stalker and Cassie must between Kazimer's love or protecting all from the evil stalking him. To think that she was only looking for a little relief from a matchmaking mother. This is the first in a delightful new series. Take a touch of romance, suspense, paranormal adventure and stir gently and poof you have a funny and heartwarming story that moves at a quick pace and draws the reader into its snare. AS you turn the last page you will find yourself already reaching for book 2, "That Old Black Magic" in eager anticipation. My rating of "Some Practical Magic is 4.5 out of 5 stars.