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The Cat's Meow

(Witch's Brew #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  250 ratings  ·  89 reviews
When a magical presence is detected around a recent string of feline slayings, Libby, an enchantress, is determined to discover who is behind the odd deaths. But being a witch gifted by the Goddess won’t protect her from the talented warlock the Coven sends to assist her. Kale weaves a spell more powerful than any she’s ever seen--and he's sexy as sin. But why he's even ne ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published December 13th 2012 by Entangled Publishing (first published December 1st 2012)
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Jan 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
4.5 magical stars!!

First of all I'd like to say dont let the cover put you off this book, It didn't draw me in at all, but it's just a cover and the book is great.


Libby is an enchantress living in charleston working for her coven. She is called to investigate a case of multiple cat killings.

Peyton is her best friend and can sense magic, dark or white. While investigating she introduced to a new warlock Kale (swoon), well one things for sure Libby doesn't trust warlocks as far as she can thro
Mar 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Wow, what a letdown this book was, I was really looking forward to a new smexy urban fantasy series that didn’t star vampires.


Too start I really didn’t like Libby very much, she tried too hard to be funny, was a bitch when it wasn’t necessary, and was just unlikable in general. She liked being a bitch too much, thought to much of herself, and thought she was witty when she came off as trying too hard.


The story was really predictable, cookie cutter even, with its insta lust with the mysterious
Lyndi W.
Jul 13, 2017 marked it as d-n-f
Jesus Christ, can somebody please just kill Libby and put everyone out of their misery? This woman is a rude, mouthy, TSTL bitch. Awful, just awful.
This review can also be found on Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell-blog.

In Charleston there have been several magical cat murders and it’s time for the Pet Detective local Enchantress to step in and put a stop to it.

In the “About the Author” section it says:

Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart-squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll also find fast-paced action, life-threatening moments, and a big bad vill
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy, pnr
I'm absolutely new to this author, so I hope I'll not offend her or her fans with this "review".

This is going to be one of those in which I'm compelled to say again that the rating is really my experience with the book, not a value of the book in itself.

The Cat's Meow is Urban Fantasy with a romance thread. As a UF it would have been much nicer without the insta-lust and the forced HEA at the end.

I like the plot and the characters, but the world-building was somehow not enough to keep the stor
Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
Fun and flirty UF

This was a good read with lots of potential for future plots. I've read a number of promising starters in the last 6 months in the Urban Fantasy genre, which is as exciting as it is daunting. Joining a series so early means a commitment of 5-6 years of waiting for new releases, sometimes after crippling cliffhangers, so only the really good ones will I pick up for books two, three, four... This is one I will continue with, for sure.

It was a fun, exciting and well-paced story
Feb 13, 2013 rated it liked it
As we follow Libby and Kale through their investigation of slaughtered cats, it seems like only a few answers were unfolded after each scene which became frustrating. The magic was a bit confusing. There’s some inner goddess (no, not like the one from 50 Shades) in Libby who grants her the power and magic. This goddess was never really explained and we don’t know where she came from or if everyone has a goddess or not. I would have liked to understand and feel for Libby more. If only there were ...more
Jan 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
For this review and more visit my blog

I really enjoyed this paranormal romance; it was funny, quirky and interesting. It had great characters, a great storyline and a swoon worthy romance. It grabbed my attention from the start and didn’t let go.

The writing and storytelling was really good and I like the way Kennedy subtly uses humour. It was not in your face but it managed to make me giggle often.

I really love the characters. Libby is a lot of fun; she is sassy, funny and stubborn in the best
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is my first read by Stacey Kennedy and it will not be the last. I picked up this book and did not put it down until the very last page. I tried a few times because I was super tired, but I could not do it. I do not know if it was the magical world she created, the feisty and intelligent heroine, Kale in all his power and hotness, or the mystery that kept me glued to the pages. I imagine it was all of the above. Whatever the case, this book is not one you should start if you only have a few ...more
Jacob Proffitt
Dec 26, 2012 rated it did not like it
I only got to the 22% point on this book before dropping it. I just couldn't buy the main character as a person, I'm afraid. Her motivations were a jumble of random impulses that don't fit together very well and her relationship with her coven was oddly ill-defined. Libby jumps to fifteen different conclusions just from the fact that Kale has been assigned to work with her on a case (which she accepts as he strolls into a magical crime scene with zero verification, BTW, which I thought was kind ...more
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Original Romancing the Dark Side Review:

A fun and sexy urban fantasy mystery!

This is another great addition to Stacey Kennedy's fun and flirty supernatural world! The Cat's Meow is more than just a pretty cover, it's an entertaining, fast paced read with a few twist and turns and some sassy characters. The world of witches and warlocks depicted in this story is quite unique and keeps you turning the pages to learn more.

Enchantress Libby is investigating a string of recent feline sacrifices w
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Today's review is on The Cat's Meow by Stacey Kennedy

This is the first book I have read by Kennedy and I have to say that I'm an instant fan. Her writing presents a clear picture of the characters, their surroundings, and the dangers they face. Gone are the days where the women are in the background. Now they are strong, independent, and able to take care of themselves, and Libby is no different.

Libby is her covens Enchantress, and though she tries to follow the rules she doesn't exactly like al
Jessica Buwalda
Nov 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Swoon. Swoon. Swoon. That’s what happens when I basically come across a guy who dresses like a biker. Well he sort of does. Black jeans, or jean and a dark plain t-shirt. Oh. So. Sexy. That is Kale for you. And, yet he is frustrating. I really don’t blame Libby for wanting to punch him in the face. I loved this novel. I’ve read a lot of books that contain witches, but I have yet to read one about someone who says th
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Oh my Goddess this was such a great story! The Cat’s Meow follows Libby, an enchantress witch, and Kale, a mysterious warlock, as they try to discover who is killing cat’s around the Charleston area. While that may not sound all that entertaining on its own, Libby is quickly pulled into a much deeper mystery where she has to rely on Kale and her own abilities to keep her safe. I must say that this story kept me thoroughly entertained and I wish it was longer.

Libby is a great character. While sh
The Cat's Meow introduces us to Libby Jenkins, an Enchantress - a witch gifted to work spells, and Kale Griffin, a Ward - a warlock who draws runes. There have been some cat slayings and Libby is out to find out why. Kale is sent in to assist her.

I am a big fan of Stacey Kennedy's writing. I love her Frostbite series. This one, however, lacked something for me. The world building was present, but there were still things I didn't get. There is tension between witches and warlocks, but I'm not su
Ornella (Nyx)
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-tour
4.5 Stars

The MC was great, she stood up for herself, she was smart, and she didn't take crap from anyone. The plot had a great twist at the end which I didn't see coming at all, just how I like it. The romance was really spot on, kept their distance till things were resolved and went from there. If you like books about witches this one is a must read!
Jul 10, 2016 rated it did not like it
I thought this would be something new and exciting to read but I just couldn't get into it.

Libby was so suspicious of Kale and went round in circles as to his motives it drove me crazy. She was also too bitchy with no reason to be.

Oct 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Three and a half stars: A smoldering, tension filled romance with an exciting paranormal mystery.

Libby isn't exactly thrilled when she is sent to find the culprit behind the string of cat murders occurring in Charleston. Things get worse when she learns that she is paired with her Coven's newest Warlock, Kale. Libby, thanks to her rocky past, has no patience for warlocks, but she is inexplicably drawn to Kale, despite the fact that he is extremely tight lipped when it comes to revealing anything
May 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
Once in a while I meander off to a genre I hardly read because I like the blurb, or a cover, or both, as is with this story.

I have to say this wasn't bad, but it left me confused and disappointed by the end of it. Characters lacked in development and the plot was predictable. The pace however had me finishing this in two sittings because it moved the story to its inevitable conclusion.

If you're in a fan of paranormal romances, I think you might like it, but be warned. This romance lacks that mos
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Well, well, well! Stacey Kennedy does it again for me. My forays into Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasies that focus on witches and magic have been few and far between mostly because the other paranormals interested me more, but I accepted the book on faith because of who wrote it and my faith was not in vain. This story wove its magical spell over me from the beginning and even now that I've turned the last page it still has me entranced.

The reason for my enjoyment comes from the fact that t
Joyfully Reviewed
Libby works for her coven as their Enchantress – that is a witch who can conjure spells as her gift from the Goddess. It also means that whenever anything strange or bad happens in their area, Libby is sent out to find out what happened and track down who was behind it so they can be punished. Right now she has a case where cats are being killed and something about it is strange. However, Libby is going to find out who is behind it. Now it seems she has been given some unexpected help from the c ...more
Sandy S
Jan 16, 2013 rated it liked it
THE CAT’S MEOW (Witches Brew #1) by Stacey Kennedy

ABOUT THE BOOK: Libby is an Enchantress—a witch gifted by the Goddess to conjure spells. When a magical presence is detected around a recent string of feline slayings, Libby takes the case to uncover the reasons behind the odd deaths. Much to her displeasure, the coven also sends a sexy warlock, Kale, to assist her.

While having the muscle around proves to be useful, fighting the attraction between them is worse than a hex, especially considering
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Originally published at Reading Reality

My Review:

Those poor cats. They gave their all to set the stage for this sizzling paranormal romance. Even I think it was a worthy sacrifice. (Don't worry, this is not as bad as it sounds. Really.)

Libby is an Enchantress who doesn't trust warlocks. While she has good reason for her mistrust, it does put her in one heck of a fix. Warlocks ooze sex appeal, it's part of their power. And her coven has assigned her one while she investigates a sudden surge in ma
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 18+
When Libby and her best friend, Peyton, are sent to investigate the discovery of a dead, disemboweled feline, the magic wrapped around it has both of them confused. Peyton has the ability to sense the presence of magic, but what looks like a ritualistic death of the cat, doesn't contain dark magic elements. Libby is brought along now that this is cat number four. Her coven, located in Charleston, has begun to worry that these animal deaths are related to something sinister. Lilly is an "Enchantr ...more
Jan 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for providing me with the ARC of this book.

Libby Jenkins is no ordinary member of the Charleston coven. She is an Enchantress, a witch gifted by the Goddess with the ability to cast spells. Her job is to investigate uses of dark magic and the help catch the witch or warlock who is breaking the rules.

When cats start turning up dead, Libby is called in by her coven to figure out what's happening to the cats and who is responsible. That isn't the
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Mon avis en Français

My English review

I knew Stacey Kennedy by her Frostbite series that I really appreciate. When this new novel came out I was very intrigued to find out how it was. In addition to that, I had the opportunity to read some very nice reviews, and I must say that I completely agree with them.

Libby is a young enchantress who is badly seen by her convent because of her attitude, but her gifts are still a rather important asset. But when she finds herself on an investigation to find o
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Don't let the cover fool you: THE CAT'S MEOW isn't nearly as silly as you might expect based on the cover art. I think the book got something of a raw deal with this cover (no offense to the designer) since it doesn't really capture the full spirit of the novel and might have people discounting it. I know I was expecting something really fluffy and smexy when I first saw it and I was on the fence but I decided to request a review copy when I was won over by reading an excerpt.

Don't get me wrong.
Jan 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
How it starts...
"I scrunched my nose as my spaghetti dinner threatened to make an appearance at the sight of the slaughtered black cat on the forest floor."

I can't say as I've read many books containing witches and warlocks. Not that I don't like them but I rarely find one that interests me enough to read it. I fell in love with the cover and after reading the synopsis, decided to give it a try.

I liked the world of magic that the author created even though I did feel like there should've been m
Paperback Princess
Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Paperback Princess by: Book Tour
This review was originally posted at Paperback Princess. To view this review and more pls visit Paperback Princess.

Libby is an Enchantress who works for her local coven as a detective. Kale is a new warlock brought in to work with Libby. Their first case revolves around the slayings of cats in the Charleston area. What seemed like a basic case ended up being one of the most dangerous adventures Libby has ever faced in her life. There are evil warlocks, demons and even the Prince of Hell makes a
Talk Supe
Oct 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
Full review by Braine at Talk Supe

If there's one thing SKennedy is really good at it's creating great sexual tension and my knickers were twisted in a tight bunch all throughout CAT'S MEOW. I've also noticed that one of SKennedy's signature scenes are making sex dreams. Like her Frostbite books,  Supernaturally Kissed  and  Demonically Tempted , Libby's erotic dream starring Kale was no different. Why can't my dreams be like this?!

@talksupeblog ROFL! For your sake, I hope you do ha
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Stacey Kennedy is a USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary romances full of heat, heart, and happily ever afters. With over 50 titles published, her books have hit Amazon, B&N, and Apple Books bestseller lists.

Stacey lives with her husband and two children in southwestern Ontario—in a city that’s just as charming as any of the small towns she creates. Most days, you’ll find her enjoy

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