The Supernatural Pet Sitter: The Magic Thief ~ Blitz and Giveaway

Posted: March 22, 2017 in Children's books, Fantasy, giveaways
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The Supernatural Pet Sitter
Diane Moat
(The Magic Thief, #1)
Publication date: March 5th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Middle-Grade

Every animal can talk to you. You just have to know how to listen.

Pepper Neely is better at this than most, especially because she is in charge of pet sitting all the familiars in her neighborhood. A familiar is a pet magically linked to a witch or warlock. As a gnome, Pepper is no stranger to spells and sorcery. She also knows that, despite their special name, familiars aren’t all that different from regular animals. They get anxious when separated from their people, so Pepper uses her special gnome powers to calm them down. She watches Cranky the high-strung ferret, Frank the laid-back parrot, King Arthur the elderly tortoise, and many others.

Then, something terrible begins happening to the familiars. Someone is stealing their magic! It not only prevents Pepper from communicating with them but breaks their magical connection with their people. When King Arthur’s magic is stolen, his owner’s powers stop working too. Pepper can sense that the tortoise is very scared.

In order to protect the animal’s magic, Pepper decides to track down the culprit. With the help of her best friend, Luna, and her brother, Jax, Pepper fights to protect all of the special pets.

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Enjoy the excerpt!

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.


Author Diane Moat

Diane is a Tennessee transplant, animal rescuer, and nurse. Dog Gone is her debut novel, born from years of hearing animal rescuers say about animal abusers, “If only I could get my hands on that person…” Diane is assisted by her many rescue dogs.

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Comments
  1. This looks fun! Putting it on my wishlist.

  2. I’ve read this and loved it and the author is one of my faves. I’m already impatiently waiting for the sequel to her book “Dog Gone” and now I’m waiting for this one’s sequel as well. She’s killing me!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I didn’t realize she also wrote Dog Gone! So many books and authors to keep track of!

      • At first I didn’t either. I signed up for a cover reveal and was in the process of drafting it before I realized. I really liked Dog Gone and the author told me she is working on a sequel to this and the next one. Also, thanks for the heads up on the free book – I managed to snag it last night!

      • fuonlyknew says:

        Two new ones in two series! That’s always a win for me:)

  3. Linda says:

    My son would love this book. He likes fantasy and books with animals.

  4. Taylor Dean says:

    That tag line hooks me from the very beginning! It takes me back to my childhood. Doesn’t every child wish their animals could speak to them?

  5. I wish there had been books like this when I was a kid!

  6. Love the cover of this book!

  7. Another cute one.
    sherry @ fundinmental