The Supernatural Pet Sitter
Familiars don’t do well when they are separated from their witches. That was how Pepper got into the business of pet sitting. Gnomes have a low-level connection with all supernatural animals. Gnomes are kind of like the Dog Whisperer, except that they communicate well with Familiars, basilisks (a magical lizard), unicorns and so on, rather than the more usual “pets”.
Pepper’s business of helping witches by taking care of their Familiars had boomed over the past year. Thank goodness she wasn’t sitting for the McCrorys last month when “it” happened.
Mr. McCrory was an accountant and Mrs. McCrory worked part-time at the downtown Dewitt Mall. Their two kids lived away at college. Mrs. M’s Familiar was a huge, bright-green-and-blue parrot named Frank. Pepper had only checked on the parrot once when the McCrorys drove their kids to their out-of-state campus several months earlier. Frank didn’t cause any trouble, so the job was easy money.
Supposedly, Mrs. M was at work one day last month when she had a “bad feeling” that prompted her to go home to check on Frank. The house seemed undisturbed, and everything looked fine at first. But when Mrs. M went to Frank’s cage, she found him looking away from her. He wouldn’t even turn around when she called his name. When she walked around the cage to greet Frank face-to-face, he had only ducked and bobbed his head the way a normal parrot would. But Frank wasn’t normal.
Next, Mrs. M had reached out to the Familiar with her magic, but got no response from him. Not only that, but she said she had trouble focusing, and even her own magic had felt weak. With hands trembling, she had picked up Frank to try again. Nothing. Since that day, Frank’s magic was gone, and Mrs. M’s magic was broken.
3/20/2017 08:43:41 am
I bet my grandsons would like this once they get a little older. Sounds great!
3/20/2017 10:17:30 am
Looks like a neat book!
3/20/2017 12:23:09 pm
This looks like a great book.
3/21/2017 04:56:45 am
Looks like a fun read for the kids.
3/22/2017 03:38:40 pm
this looks amazing
3/25/2017 07:18:29 pm
Oh wow, my nephew would love this book with talking to the animals! Sounds so good!
3/28/2017 10:00:57 pm
Thanks for writing such a strong female heroine! Love the art work! Congrats!
3/29/2017 10:49:46 am
This looks like a great book. I like the cover.
3/29/2017 03:30:11 pm
This looks like a spooky read.
3/29/2017 09:08:14 pm
sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.
3/29/2017 10:35:29 pm
"...Cranky the high-strung ferret..." This book looks great! And I love this line from the synopsis: "Every animal can talk to you. You just have to know how to listen."
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