Monday, July 24, 2017

Serial Killers

"Dark Deception" by Nancy Mehl is the second book in the Defenders of Justice series.  In this one Kate is the survivor of a serial killer who goes by the name Blue-eyed Killer.  The Blue-eyed Killer targets women with long hair and blue eyes across the states of Kansas and Missouri.  After testifying Kate enters the witness protection system, living under the name Emma and running a café in Arkansas.  Following the accused killers release for tampered evidence, Tony, a US Marshall, goes to Arkansas to retrieve Kate to testify once again.  That is when the killer goes missing and the mystery is on. 
I love these books by Mehl.  The mystery, the writing, the whole serial killer story line; they are great!  Now in this particular novel, I know if I were Kate I wouldn't want Tony to be anything more than a love interest, cuz for a Marshall, he's got a big mouth!  The story also didn't seem to want to end when it should.  That being said, the love story was sweet, the serial killer investigation was good and I liked the characters.  I give it 4 stars.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Bethany House Publications. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Poor Little Kitties

In the last month we have lost two of our Beauty Queens, FR CO Fair Grand Champion Cat 2010 and FR CO Fair Alt Champion 2016.  They have both succumbed to the dreaded Bobcat Disease.  Both of them suddenly stopped eating, drinking and moving.  The first went to the vet and after blood work discovered what the cause was.  The second was gone before there was a chance.  The disease is passed from bobcats to house cats through ticks.  Though both had been mostly indoor cats and flea and tick treated, they stick were gone within three days.  There really isn't anything one can do, but please, make sure they are treated.  It's really all there is to do.  Poor Summer and Sawgwa. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A little witchcraft

"Akata Witch" by Nnedi Okorafor is a fascinating book.  The book stars Sunny, an albino girl who was born in America and raised there until she was nine, then moved to her parents home of Nigeria to live.  Sunny discovers shortly after moving to Africa that she is a "leopard person".  That is what people of the Western African nations call someone with a gift for powers.  A person of another culture might call themselves a Shaman, witch, or Sorcerer.  She starts her training to be a leopard person and becomes friends with three other people in her class.  The four of them begin the take down of the Black Hat Killer, a serial killer in there area. 
Though this is a Young Adult book, I would recommend it to anyone of any age.  It is truly a wonderful book and I was enthralled the whole time reading it.  Five stars.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review from