Title: Brush With Catastrophe
Series: The Aloysius Tales 02
Author: Tara Lain
Genre: Other Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (14th April 2017)
Length: Novel (208 Pages)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Sammy Raphael is a crappy witch, and on top of that, he can’t seem to get a boyfriend. Where other supernaturals can bring down lightning and manifest wealth, Sammy can paint. Granted, the “prophetic” paintings he creates at night always come true, but they never predict anything important. Sammy feels like a total loser with a worthless ability. One night he paints a gorgeous guy who turns out to be his secret crush, the human Ryder, but Ryder’s changed so much he’s almost unrecognizably beautiful. Then Sammy paints an angel who turns out to be a witch. But is that witch also a devil—a devil who can bring down Sammy’s whole community and everyone he loves? And why the hell does Ryder keep changing? Aloysius, the black cat familiar, always backs a winner. So why is he backing Sammy?
This story was first published with Loose Id in 2012.
Review: Sammy is one of a kind. What he draws seems to come true. Although he would wish he could keep his cloths on through a vision. He also never saw the true part of his visions, because to him he had no clue that was what they were. One day in class, the head witch’s cat took a big liking to him. In one of his visions, he sees a very sexy young man. A man that turns out to be the one he has a crush on.
Ryder was a shy kid and pretty damn short. However back on campus, he has grown quite a bit. He likes Sammy, but he takes up with Lucien. Lucien is not who he appears to be and danger has set in. To top it off his whole family wants to see him married, to bad his eyes are on a certain witch.
Very intriguing story and the world that they live in sounds pretty cool. I always loved the magical type stories and no one gets magic like a witch. I loved the black cat, Aloysius. He is a blast and definitely smarter than most humans. The story caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end.
I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. It is fully developed and the plot just rocks. I can see myself reading this more than once. I had a lot of fun and can guarantee that you will also.