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When Killian Barth, history professor, meets Blaine Genneau, quantum physicist, they ignite their own big bang. But sadly, Killian walks away. He doesn't do physics professors. In fact, he doesn't do humans, because Killian is the most powerful male witch in 10 generations and, though gay, he's expected to save his declining race by reproducing.He can't even have sex withWhen Killian Barth, history professor, meets Blaine Genneau, quantum physicist, they ignite their own big bang. But sadly, Killian walks away. He doesn't do physics professors. In fact, he doesn't do humans, because Killian is the most powerful male witch in 10 generations and, though gay, he's expected to save his declining race by reproducing.He can't even have sex with Blaine, because he's been taught that sex with humans depletes his power. But if that's true, why can young human, Jimmy Janx, dissolve spoons with a thought? Somebody's a lying witch.With his powerful cat familiar, Aloysius, on his shoulder, Killian brings the lightning against deceit and greed to save Blaine from danger and prove love is the greatest power of them all....

Title : Spell Cat
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ISBN : 9781611187342
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Number of Pages : 206 Pages
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Spell Cat Reviews

  • Vio
    2019-03-14 21:12

    3.5 StarsKillian and Blaine oh the sparks flew as soon as they set eyes on each other. The instant hard on and bathroom visit I could have done without, eventually I got over that annoyance and all was forgiven because Blaine was irresistible you can't blame Killian for getting all hot under the collar and thrown off balance. It all goes skew whiff for poor Killian his quiet lonely existence is about to change dramatically. Killian is a bit of a weakling he's bored unhappy and apathetic, he needs to man up and eventually he does with a vengeance. Along with his faithful and so helpful furball Al, who is devoted but to Blaine the little traitor. Blaine and Killian were a bit immature and teary at times, understandable as they are young and trying to make a difficult situation work. I loved the guys and the side characters were pretty good too. This was a little bit of magical fun. The standout for me was "Al" crazy, sweet, adorable and a menace. He did not disappoint and practically stole the show. Recommended if you want a sweet, fluffy and fun story.

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    2019-03-06 22:02

    Kindle freebie 4/11/17!

  • Pianka *call me PIU*
    2019-03-25 00:31

    3.5 Stars“Spell Cat” by Tara Lain is a very fun, fluffy read about witches, forbidden romances and passion which generates thunderstorms (literally!!!)Killian is the “witch master” and his biggest responsibility is to help his race from losing power by marrying a great witch and producing children. The only problem: Killian is gay. He has never known love in his life and marrying a woman will ensure that he never finds one. He has been always warned to never sexually engage with a human because it diminishes a witch’s power but when he meets his colleague, the gorgeous physics professor, Blaine Genneau, Killian can’t resist their overwhelming attraction.When Killian finds out that the entire witch community has been fed lies and manipulated, he has to stretch his excellent “witch master” powers to right a wrong and get his man if he can convince the logic loving Blaine that magic is real.This read was entertaining in a minimal-angst magical romcom sort of way. The entire magical/witch part was nicely written with a predictable ending but with enjoyable and satisfying execution. Along with Killian and Blaine’s romance we also get the love story of another couple, Lavender and Jimmy who stand beside Killian in his fight against Lavender’s ruthless father.The romance between Killian and Blaine is definitely insta-lust/love. There is a lot of push and pull by Killian but he does get his man at the end. Blaine’s reaction to Killian being a witch was a little hurtful but it was dealable.The main star of the story for me was “Aloysius”. The magical feline had a very lovable and determined personality all on its own. Al is loyal and over protective of Killian and I can’t wait to read what’s his next adventure is gonna be.Overall, “Spell Cat” is a nice magical story about love and truth with a very special cat/familiar in the center of it all. This story is a little different but enjoyable regardless.

  • Chris
    2019-03-02 05:30

    2.5 stars. Ok paranormal m/m romance about a gay pure-blooded wizard who's betrothed to a female pure-blooded wizard and planning to go through with the marriage for the good of wizardkind, until he and his fiancee discover a very big secret indeed. Aloysius the familiar was probably the best part of the book.

  • Mandy*reads obsessively*
    2019-03-27 02:24

    Loved the cover and loved Al! The story was good and the little twists of mystery added in were fun! A nice enjoyable read and I would like to know what Al's next adventure is too!

  • Ery
    2019-03-25 04:07

    If you want a pat, superficial fantasy-like (think - bad Harry potter) story without too much depth, this is your book. Not my thing.

  • Mandapanda
    2019-02-27 23:07

    Just a fun light read about the forbidden love between Master Witch Killian Barth and the human physics professor Blaine Genneau. I liked seeing how these star-crossed lovers overcame the manipulative Witches Council. But I found the sex scenes to be silly rather than sexy, with corny exclamations, "fountains of come" and "hoovering tongues".

  • Diane
    2019-03-12 00:32

    I was disappointed in this book. It was a pretty short read and I'm glad of this because if it had been longer, I might have decided to abandon it. I felt that this book had a lot of potential, but the author just made it an ordinary read. I found many of the sex scenes to be repetitive and unimaginative. So, it thundered and lighteninged when Killian and Blaine had sex. I guess the cat Al was supposed to be important, but I honestly don't see that he had any purpose and don't see how the story would have been much different without him. I guess that he liked Blaine and licked Blaine when Killian did that love spell was probably his only purpose.I didn't think there was much character development. I found some of the dialogue and thoughts of the individual characters to be kind of silly at times.I would not recommend this book unless all you are looking for is a very light read in which you aren't going to care one way or the other about the outcome of the story.

  • Deeze
    2019-03-07 04:15

    I really enjoyed the story in this one. I loved Killian. He was sweet and endearing. I loved how both Killian and Blaine were completely smitten from the start. I even enjoyed the side story of Jimmy and Lavender. The mystery was simple but I enjoyed watching it unfold. Al was another great addition. But the sex stuff was a mood killer for me. I can completely get behind sex being a focus point in power and such, but the way it was written left me cringing. But with lines like Pull those legs up, I'm coming in and the term hungry hole left me wondering if this was supposed to be comedy. Another minor niggle was Blaines reaction to Killian being a witch. Shock and disbelief I totally understood. But the hurtful way he called Killian crazy and wondered how he could love him after just declaring undying love was OTT. So instead of the full 4 stars this one dropped to 3.5

  • Simsala
    2019-03-07 22:28

    The hard-on at first sight plus following shower-stall-wank-off-session in the first chapter is well on the way to become my favorite pet-peeve!An unimaginative and annoying to-be-ticked-off-from-the-list erotic romance story device.No more willing to put up with it no matter how good the rest of the story might be...

  • Kris
    2019-03-14 03:14

    I liked Aloysius. The end.

  • Heller
    2019-03-03 02:02

    Quirky and quite different for me to read something about witches but I found Killian a bit too blasé about things. He didn't quite come across as a Master Witch to me. I liked the story progression and the secondary characters like Jimmy, Lavendar and Sammy were nicely written and I found Blaine a good match Killian. Alyosius was the scene stealer though.

  • Jenni Lea
    2019-02-25 21:13

    2.5 stars rounded up to 3This book was okay. The dialogue seemed kind of cheezy at times but it was fairly cute. I may read the rest of the series but probably not any time soon.

  • Theora R.
    2019-03-13 01:24

    I didn't understand that insta-attraction at all. It's just not romantic. Blaine is supposedly a grown adult and a college professor but in the beginning acts like a basic fuckboy and we don't really get to know him at all besides how attractive and inappropriately lecherous he is. And then later the both of them act like this insta-lust is true love; and then Blaine suddenly scrambles to get away from Killian when he actually learns something about who Killian is (view spoiler)[while proposing to him (hide spoiler)]. This whole thing is dumb.

  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
    2019-02-25 21:09

    This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional BookviewsSpell Cat is a light-hearted romance that also deals with some heavier subjects like discrimination and living in hiding.I knew I'd enjoy Spell Cat as soon as I started reading it, because who doesn't love a history professor who teaches a class on witch craft, and the hot, nerdy physics professor who seemingly falls for him at first sight? Plus, there is a familiar in cat shape, a mystery, and elders who are keeping the truth from the younger witches in New York... Killian and Blaine were great characters, and they weren't the only ones, either.Spell Cat shows that discriminating based on whether or not people are human, and whether they fall in love with the opposite sex, the same, or both is not a good way to deal with others. Killian seemed shy and a little reserved when it came to showing the world who he loved. But he was incredibly at ease in front of a class, teaching them about history, how women had been exterminated when they became too smart or outspoken in the 15th century...As always, Ms. Lain manages to have more than one important message in her stories, and Spell Cat is a strong beginning to a series I want to read more in. Written in third person, past tense, mostly from Killian's perspective, the story flowed easily and was a quick read.Killian went over to the side table where the maid had laid out the coffee and refilled his cup, adding cream and a dash of cinnamon. He preferred tea, but his mother always served coffee.Blaine sat on a park bench. Killian just wanted to stare at him. So beautiful. Not that perfect kind of beautiful like Moran. Blaine looked... what? Smart as hell, yes. Free, self-actuating, brave. That was a kind of beauty no picture-perfection could match. Book Links:Goodreads | Dreamspinner eBook | Dreamspinner Paperback | Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo | All Romance |  Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 32. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Paranormal Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft. She lives with her soul-mate husband and her soul-mate dog near the sea in California where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!Author Links:Website | Blog | Twitter | FB Author Page | Goodreads | Pinterest |a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • Bark
    2019-03-21 02:25

    FREEBIE for the Kindle, Amazon US.

  • Lena Grey
    2019-03-01 02:06

    Often rules are invented for which, eventually, the reasons are forgotten entirely. Applicable or not, the tenants are followed by future generations until a situation arises which necessitates challenging the edict. More often than not, love which would otherwise be forbidden is involved. In 'Spell Cat' by Tara Lain, the witch population is declining and the excuse given for its depletion is that having sex with humans diminishes a witch's powers. When Witch Master Killian falls in love with a human, Blaine, he disputes this belief; not only does Killian discover the truth, but he also finds out how extensive his abilities truly are.Killian's gorgeous, sexy, smart, kind, compassionate, and responsible. He's also a very powerful witch. But Killian is not the flashy type and maintains a low profile especially in his extensive contact with humans. He's never had cause to show off his witchy strength and has never truly been put to the test. However, when he falls in love with Blaine, he's willing to risk it all to be with him.Blaine is totally smitten the first time he meets Killian. His endless declarations of love overwhelm Killian and cause a lot of confusion and angst between them. Blaine is totally befuddled by Killian's reaction because he has no clue Killian is a witch and is obligated to marry a female witch in order to strengthen their witch society. Much to his credit, Blaine hangs in there. He's persistent about his love for Killian and will not give up; he almost ends up paying the ultimate price for his loyalty.Tara's characters are absolutely delightful, each with his or her unique charm and quirks, but all are very passionate in their endeavors. Her witchy world is creative and imaginative, even if it is a bit unconventional by generally accepted standards. She's done a brilliant job of endearing her hero characters to us and making us detest the malevolent ones, just as it should be in any proper fantasy story. The plot is interesting and entertaining, not to mention complex, and there's a happy ending for our heroes. I thoroughly enjoyed 'Spell Cat' and recommend it, not only to Tara's fans, but to everyone who loves escaping into a fantasy world where magic, witches, and cat familiars exist, and where virtually anything can happen. Thanks, Tara, for the wonderful whirlwind ride.NOTE: This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews.

  • SheReadsALot
    2019-03-24 01:03

    This is my first time reading anything of this author, so I'm not too familiar with this author's style. "Spell Cat" was an interesting story, a little weird at times but definitely interesting. And definitely not what I expected this story to be.I kind of felt like I was reading a M/M version of 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch'. Killian, our witch, had his waist length blonde hair and silly, fan-girly antics. He was most definitely a Sabrina. Killian even has a black cat name Aloysius that didn't talk. (Alas!) This cat really stole the show and was my favorite character of the story. I was so ready to call him Salem. And his human male love interest was little goofy and cheesy but cute in a non-threatening way. You know like...Sabrina's HarveySeriously you could insert both men into this scene and you wouldn't know the difference:I'm not kidding. Killian and the other guy (I can't remember his name and don't really feel like looking it up) were just Sabrina and Harvey with penises.Killian, a witch with super powers, is gay and was told he will need to marry another really strong female witch. Because witches will lose their powers when they have sex with humans. And he and his fellow witch have a duty to the witch community to produce strong full witch children for the better of all witch-kind. And I could go on and on with tons of questions like if both of the most strongest witches were told they had to marry against their approval, why didn't they turn everyone into toads and dump them in a lake? Or why are they not showing their powers more often? Yadda, yadda, yadda...But I digress. I could break down the major scenes of the book but seriously I'll just be posting a Sabrina episode sans the aunts. *shrug* And I liked the show, great for mindless fluff. So is this book.Long story short, it's a HEA, the cat didn't talk, Killian and the other guy have quick sex scenes and victims of that thing called insta-love. It was cutesy, cheesy and light. It was a decent read. The witch mythology presented was interesting enough. And...*shrug* you either like "Sabrina" or you don't.

  • Td
    2019-03-14 03:11

    3.5 StarsA mostly fun, light and easy read. I could almost feel the lightning with Killian and Blaine, those two were electric together! Al and his balls made me push this up to a 4 star rating. :D

  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
    2019-02-26 04:26

    Spell Cat is a light-hearted romance that also deals with some heavier subjects like discrimination and living in hiding.

  • Fadia Pierre
    2019-03-01 23:15

    what I say, that have not been said... Al rule!!!!! oh, there's no spoon.

  • Aղցela W.
    2019-02-26 23:10

    This was a pretty good book. Killian Barth is a Master Witch. Killian is betrothed to Lavender a woman another powerful witch but he knows he's gay. Their marriage was arranged to ensure the continuation and ongoing power of the Witch species they like each other but Killian is in love with the A Physics professor and Lavender with human man who is a student in Killian's class. The History Of Witchcraft the big gay conflict is more than about being gay it's a deep belief of the Witch community that mating with humans depletes their power and threatens the future of the entire species through the dilution of their gene pool. When Killian and Blaine make love for the first time he discovers it increases his power not diminishes it. This was more like a love story that I thought was really sweet at times. The sex scenes were really hot and sweet at the same time. I have read this author before and I love her writing. This book was well written with no errors in grammar or spelling. I am looking forward to reading more books in this series.

  • Diane
    2019-03-27 02:08

    When I first read the synopsis of this book I thought it sounded interesting, when I first saw the cover art, I thought it was one of my favorite covers ever! Now I've read the book and while I thoroughly enjoyed it, I'm sad I'm done!!! Good thing I can reread it any time though!!!I loved the character of Killian, who is in a tough position in the witch community, as the most powerful male witch, he's expected to marry an equally powerful female and procreate - the fact that he's gay and wants to experience love is apparently irrelevant! He is called a wuss by the witch council as he has no interest in "power" as something to rule over people, he comes across as a gentle and loving man.Blaine is the man he has a hard time resisting, a regular human and professor of quantum physics - and if there is one science that could probably understand magic, at least eventually, it would be a quantum physicist!!! Blaine is out, open, and clear in his feelings about Killian, and keeps pursuing him no matter how much Killian runs - even when his running is because of a misunderstanding!Lavender is Killian's intended bride and a strong character in her own right, in love with a supposedly "normal" human, which is Jimmy Janx, a favorite student of both his professors - Killian and Blaine, but all is not as normal as he thought either, and his only stress is not that his girlfriend's father hates him and plans to marry her off to someone else, but he may not be alone in his "freakness", as he thinks it is, after all!And in the midst of all this, there is Aloysius, a very wise and powerful cat/familiar who is partnered with Killian early on, but is his compass and his friend.I thought the dynamic of Killian trying to resist Blaine was interesting enough, but the additional plot points of the power struggles of the witch council, the prejudice that is unearthed, not be fearful humans towards witches, but fearful witches to each other, why the council is so adamant Killian and Lavender must be married - not surprisingly, a perceived sense of power and then how Killian, who had been written off as merely a pawn in all this and not as strong in his magic as they think a Witch Master should be, comes into his own when the one person decided to use Blaine as "leverage" to get him to do what they wanted him to do, but the reaction was not what they expected.And on top of that, Killian is the one who really brings the witch community together with what he discovers of their ancestry.I loved it, I think this is my favorite Tara Lain book so far! I have a few others of hers to read, but this was a fantastic story!

  • ♆ BookAddict✒ La Crimson Femme
    2019-03-16 03:27

    There's no such thing as witches, right? In this day and age, there is no such thing as arranged marriages. In SPELL CAT, James (Jimmy) Janx is wrong on both accounts. Although he's a secondary character, his world is turned upside down when he learns both are true.Killian is a professor of history who teaches a course in witchcraft. He doesn't teach spells and this isn't Hogwarts. What he does teach is how witches were persecuted and the impacts of this kind of mass hysteria and persecution. This subject impacts him personally as he is a witch. In fact, he's a powerful witch betrothed to another powerful witch – Lavender. Here lies the problem. Killian is gay yet to preserve the powers, the witches have to stay pure and marry within their race. If they were to marry a human, they would lose all their power because humans drain magic from witches. Killian must marry Lavender to keep their race going with powerful witch babies.This is where it gets interesting. A familiar, Aloysius, in the form of a black cat helps Killian and Lavender with their love problem. Lavender is in love with Jimmy while Killian is still searching for love. Killian finds love in the sexy arms of Dr. Blaine Genneau, the new physics professor. Unfortunately for both Lavender and Killian, loving a human is a death sentence to their powers, not to mention the fact that Lavender's Russian mob connected father would not take kindly to the dissolution of the betrothal.Killian is the most powerful male witch yet he doesn't let it go to his head. He's a likeable character who is ironically all too human in emotion and desires. I feel for Killian who desperately wants to experience love just once. I figured that since this is an m/m book, Lavender would be written as a terrible conniving witch from hell. I was pleasantly surprised by Ms. Lain when she created Lavender as an understanding ally for Killian. The two of them become cute partners in crime.The storyline flowed smoothly and the sex between Killian and Blaine is hot and sweet. It's magically, pun intended. There are no big surprises. Ms. Lain sets up the story with easy to follow and anticipated resolutions as well as the big reveals. The conclusion to this happily ever after is just what the readers want to see. I enjoyed every scene. I recommend this book to m/m lovers who enjoy a bit of magic in their lives.

  • Lily
    2019-03-21 05:28

    After the very enjoyable Fire Balls, this new book by Tara Lain caught my attention due to its interesting premise. The exquisite cover also helped me imagine some great eye-candy in terms of characters. I would rate the novel at about 3.75 and should tell you that it made a rather long flight pass in a very pleasant manner for me. The plot was solid but nothing too complicated, which contributed towards highlighting the characters' interaction. My favourite one was definitely Aloysius - the author portrayed him so vividly even if he never spoke a human word. The protagonists were nicely contoured as well - a witch and a physicist - two men with contrasting views on the fabric of life and very attracted to each other. Perhaps the evolution from attraction to love/romance seemed a bit rushed but it did not bother me. What I particularly liked, compared to Fire Balls, was the insight into both Killian and Blaine's minds which felt balanced and gave more substance to their relationship. At times I considered Killian to be too complacent about his role and future in the witch world, while Blaine disappointed me when he had an immature and extremely hurtful attitude after finding out the truth about Killian as a male witch. Yet overall, the protagonists became dear to my heart and I felt both deserved a great happy ending... In that respect, the story fulfilled my expectations beautifully.Therefore, I would sincerely recommend "Spell Cat" because it was a lovely read, well balanced in its construction, with endearing characters who will probably tug at your heartstrings.

  • Ayanna
    2019-03-05 03:04

    *blinks. blinks.*What exactly does this Jimmy dude have to do with anything...?This book. It's beautiful. It hits every one of my little favorites (not going to make a laundry list, but this book's like it was tailor-made to my preferences). Plus, the cover is absolutely gorgeous.I especially love that while it's got sex in it, it's not raunchy. It's got that sort of pure innocence or whatever that children's lit has that I love so much.:D Killian. He's so adorable, but he's still got an element of BA that doesn't make him a Hadrian. He's like the perfect balance of socially awkward/professorial and woobie. Like, he's adorable in that "awww you're so awkward" way but also in a "awww you tug at my heartstrings" sort of way.I like how the plotlines came together, even if I totally called it (I wonder, was it obvious? I can't tell if other people would have found it surprising or not. I mean, the dramatic irony was pretty blatant...)And I didn't totally hate Lavender, which means she was well-written and not just a mere plot device. It got a little "woe is me" at times with Jimmy (yeah, I guess with Killian, but that was his woobie-ness coming out :D), but it wasn't so completely overdone that I wanted to kill it with fire.Did I mention that the cover is absolutely gorgeous?(Oh, one thing I didn't like/thought was weird. Killian's nose-ring thing or other. That diamond nosering thing or other. I just...I guess I just don't like noserings...)And on a totally unrelated note, look what I found!

  • Ali
    2019-03-17 22:03

    A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review An Alisa Review:Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5I have wanted to read this story for awhile now, but kept putting it off. When I saw it was being re-published I jumped at the chance to read it and I loved it as much as I thought I would. Killian has resigned himself to a life of duty to save his race, but knows he will never be happy with a woman.Killian is drawn to Blaine from the first time they meet, but tries to deny it. Blaine gets confused with Killian’s hot and cold actions, but isn’t easily deterred. With everything going on around them it seems they may not have to stay apart forever.In this story I could feel how frustrated and desperate Killian felt about his situation. The more he learns about Jimmy the more confused he becomes about what he has been taught about witches and humans. Killian becomes so desperate for a real connection with someone he gives in to his feeling for Blaine, but the result isn’t what he thinks will happen. Jimmy is connected to Killian much more than just student and teacher and seeing the struggles of Jimmy and other characters in this story helps understanding the setting a bit more. I enjoyed all of the characters and can’t wait to see them in more stories in this series.Cover art by Reese Dante is wonderful and gives us a great visual if Killian.

  • SueM
    2019-03-09 05:20

    A mostly-fun, light read concerning two college professors, though only one is human. The other, while appearing human, and is obviously attracted to humans, is a witch, possibly the most powerful on the North American continent. Unfortunately, according to the Witch's Council, witches and humans shouldn't mix... Oh, there is one other character that is involved with these two men - Aloysius - the witch's familiar - a cat. Add a little bit of world domination plot, a criminal soon-to-be-FIL, a girl named Lavender, a distant mother and an unwanted marriage, you'll get an entertaining read that doesn't require too much thought and doesn't strain the emotions. Recommended for a bit of escapism.

  • Lillian Francis
    2019-03-14 21:15

    Enjoyed this story of witches and the machinations of the witch council. Could have done with fewer sex scenes, or at least different terminology, but most of them were quite short which made them bearable. Lots of different POVs in this but they were quite distinct and it worked for this story.Why did they change the original cover? The original was eye catching, made me interested to know more. This one says... Generic sorcerer type story that could be one of many on Amazon. Based on the cover I doubt I'd have bought this If it wasn't free. Unimpressed. - I know the answer now. New publisher. Pah!

  • Sadonna
    2019-03-16 01:17

    This was such a wonderful story! I loved all of the characters in this world - even the nasty ones. The entire setup was so well done and engaging. Killian and Blaine were so great together and it was hard to watch Killian's pain when he thought Blaine didn't really love him. Lavender and Jimmy were such a perfect couple. Then there's the cat! Al truly brings the whole story together. He's the ultimate familiar and keeps everyone on their toes. The climactic scene with the Witch Council was brilliant. I can only hope that there are a lot more fun stories coming in this series! Thanks Tara for a fun and fabulous read - yet again.