Monday, October 8, 2012

REVIEW: Spell Cat by Tara Lain


Killian is a witch and for the sake of his race must marry and procreate with a powerful female witch, but that doesn’t mean he can ignore the sparks that fly when he meets Blaine. The worst part is the female is in a pickle too. They both want a human, which would be the very downfall of their race. When Killian teams up with Aloysius, he thinks maybe he can find a way to cope with the future he and his fiancĂ© face, but Aloysius seems to have other ideas…what’s a witch to do?

Title:  Spell Cat
Series:  The Aloysius Tales
Book #: 1
Author:  Tara Lain
Approximate Book Length:  181 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit


At first, your heart kind of breaks for Killian. He’s got such a bleak outlook on his life and walks out on a potentially perfect partner because of familial duties and expectations. He’s got more patience and tolerance than I do, because if I had his power, I’d exercise it to tell those that seek to control me via an arranged marriage not to mess with me, but Killian just goes takes it as the only option.

The romance is oh so sweet on all fronts and so sexy and even funny sometimes. The conflict is just sad at first, but turns devious later, making for an epic, climactic final showdown. Supernatural power plays are always interesting, but they’re especially fun when one side is clearly more powerful than the other and decides to make a statement.

Perhaps the most important thing to say about this book is that it’s hilarious! I was pissed at the conflicts now and then, and smiled at the wedding and resolution, but I spent the majority of this book laughing my tush off! What impressed me was that Killian could have sex in front of his cat when I can’t even stand the thought of doing so in front of my blind cat. Best part of the book is Aloysius; a bisexual familiar with gigantic cat balls to go with his attitude…more please!

In Conclusion:

Tara’s first real foray into the paranormal realm, she doesn’t disappoint with a story just as lovable as all her others! Funny, emotional, and sizzling, Spell Cat is a must read and I can’t wait for the next book!




  1. Thank you so much for reading Spell Cat, Buffy. I'm delighted you liked my big-balled feline!
    : )

    1. I really did, and am sooo looking forward to Brush with Catastrophe :-)