Thursday, September 7, 2017

"The Supernatural Pet Sitter" by Diane Moat!

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 Book Tour

Hiya peeps! Today is a new audiobook release perfect for the fall season! A middle-grade fantasy fitting for the modern time. Check out the audio excerpt and my review below, before you enter the giveaway at the end of the post! =D

The Supernatural Pet Sitter

(The Magic Thief, #1)

 The Supernatural Pet Sitter
~Author: Diane Moat

~Narrator: Barbara Goldie

~Released: August 3, 2017

~Length: 4 hours 3 minutes / 140 Pages

~Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy

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.

 Diane Moat
Diane Moat lives in Tennessee and works as a nurse and legal professional. When not at work, she fosters Chihuahuas. Her six rescues inspired her to write The Supernatural Pet Sitter children’s series, which features a gnome who can communicate with animals.

~ Connect with Diane Online ~

 Barbara Goldie
Barbara Goldie grew up in Northern Kentucky, and then moved to Texas for several years, before deciding to pursue her dreams and follow her heart to the other side of this great planet we call Earth! Now living in Auckland, New Zealand, she is married to her soulmate and is loving her new life. Already a very devoted full-time voice actress, she has just recently started adding audiobooks to her resume of voiceover projects.

~ Connect with Barbara Online ~

 My Review

 4 Roses


No one ever thinks of gnomes!

Pepper is a brave gnome, finding her place in an ever-changing world. As she learns more about herself, her family, and the mysteries surrounding her people, she faces an evil that threatens her family, friends, and her life. Together with her brother, Jax, and her best friend, Luna, they take brave an adversary and mysteries they never thought possible.

To be completely honest, gnomes freak me out. When I see them, I just don't like them, and usually cringe. The synopsis for this book sounded pretty good though, so I thought I'd give it a try. A story about gnomes can't be that creepy, right?

Luckily, this one was pretty cool. I enjoyed the depth the author went into about the life of gnomes and their culture, exploring them as if they were real in our modern world. Mixed with other cultures of folklore and legends, their existence with humans was entertaining.

My only complaint for this book, is the fact it seems written for a lower reading level than the story is set for. The plot fits middle school children, while the writing and narration seem fitting for a younger audience than that. Some children may lose interest because of it, however it wasn't too distracting overall.

This is a book I would recommend to just about anyone who enjoys books of this level and nature. The plot was interesting, it was quick, and left me curious as to what Pepper would do next. Definitely entertaining.

*I received a complimentary audiobook copy of this book, from the author via Audiobookworm Promotions, to listen to in exchange for an honest review.


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Runs Sep. 3rd-10th

Continental US Only

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