Sneaky Interviews Frank from Shifting and Shenanigans, the first Magical Book Club Cozy Mystery, by Elizabeth Pantley

Meow there, Kitty. Please introduce yourself and your author.

Hello Sneaky! Thanks for having me today. I’m a chocolate-point Siamese cat, the finest cat breed, I must say. I know you agree with me, Sneaky! How about a fist bump, or should I say paw-bump?

Here you, go. (paw bump). Great to have a fellow Siamese guy on my blog.

The name’s Franklin, like one of our great presidents. My friends call me Frank. Like a delicious meat product, or the concept of honest and sincerity. All of which suit me fine.

My author, Elizabeth Pantley, introduces me to the world in Shifting and Shenanigans. The first book in the Magical Mystery Book Club series. I’m the main character, of course, due to my brilliance, my wit, my beauty, and my overall delightful personality. I can be adorable, too, when I need to be. Meow.

 So mice to have you here, Frank. I’ve had your author’s other cats from another series for interviews and my author has featured many of your author’s blog tours on her blog. She’s also read many of her books. She loves them and asked me to include her review of your book along with your interview. So please tell us about it.

In addition to this book, I’ll be the star of the series, so you’ll have the wonderful opportunity to share many adventures with me. This book, #1, Shifting and Shenanigans has just been released. Book #2, Vampires and Villains comes out in September. You’ll love it – we get to go on a Hawaiian cruise! Book #3, Cowboys and Chaos is set for November. I hope I get to ride a horse in that one!

They all sound pawsome. Concatulations!

Are you based on a real cat such as your author’s? If so, please give further details.

That Elizabeth Pantley is a bit sentimental. She had a chocolate-point Siamese in her family when she was a girl. She’ll never forget that lovely pet, and so when she was deciding what cat should headline this enchanted book club series she naturally was drawn to the most enchanting breed.

Awww. Debbie had several Siamese as a child. More recently she had Oliver, a senior boy who passed away while she was writing the first book of her new series, The Case of the Cat Crazy Lady. Oliver is a star in that book, but although I don’t share his name, I was also based on him and continue his legacy in Debbie’s Cobble Cove series which also had a new release, Sneaky’s Supernatural Mystery and Other Cobble Cove Stories. 

Can you share an excerpt from one of your books that features you in an important scene? If so, please include it.

I thought you’d never ask! I’m in about a million great scenes, but he’s one to whet your whistle. It’s when the other main characters, okay fine, the two primary characters, Paige and Glo first arrive at the enchanted library and meet yours truly.

“Why the confusion?” The sleek Siamese jumped back up on the chair and tilted his head at us. “Pffft. It’s like you’ve never heard a talking cat before.”

We continued to stare at him.

“Cat got your tongue?” He guffawed and snorted.

“Are you really a talking cat?” I asked as I walked a circle around the chair inspecting the area.

“Whatcha’ lookin’ for?” the cat said.

“I am looking for a hidden person, or a tape recorder – or something to explain how that voice appears to be coming out of your mouth.”

“Uh, Paige,” said Glo. “I think the voice is coming out of his mouth. I think it’s a talking cat.”

“You think?” gasped the cat. “You THINK! Honey, scoot yourself on over here and pay verrry close attention. Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?” Then he guffawed again at his parody of Chris Tucker’s voice and the famous line from the movie Rush Hour.

“Let’s say you really are talking—”

“Yeah. Let’s say that,” said the cat, flicking a whisker.

“How is it possible?” I asked.

“Uhm. You’re talking. How is that possible?”

I decided to skip to the next question. “Were you GeeGee’s cat?”

“It’s complicated. You could say I come with the library. I suppose that would make me your cat now, in a manner of speaking, or perhaps you’re my people.” He chuckled.

“What’s your name?” asked Glo.

I turned to her. “Are you just skipping over the logical details and jumping right into hey, there talking cat, what’s your name?”

“At least one of you has some manners,” mumbled the cat. “Allow me to introduce myself. The name’s Frank.”

Wow, Meow! What a great actor you are, Frank, and what a great writer your author is.

What do you like most about your role in your authors’ books?

 Are you kidding?! I get to go inside cozy mysteries and solve the murder case. Can you say the most fun ever?

 I love that part, too. Better than catnip.

Are you a talking cat in your books or just a silent one like I am who just meows occasionally?

 Puh-leeze! This boy can’t be held down. Talk I must!

I’ve begun to talk, too, in the last full-length Cobble Cove book, No Gravestone Unturned, and in my latest story collection that I mentioned earlier. Although I speak, the human characters don’t know what I’m saying, only the readers and my fellow pet sleuths.

What advice would you give other cat characters?

Hmm. I would say make certain that your author understands the importance of putting a cat up front and center. We belong on the cover, right Sneaky? And we deserve the spotlight – lots of great scenes!

You are so right, Frank. I had to convince Debbie to ask her publisher to do that on our 3rd book, Written in Stone, and our new release.

Do you have any new books coming out? Please give dates and details.

Other than this series you might want to check out my lovely friend Latifa’s series. She’s another cat with personality galore. She stars in The Destiny Falls Mystery and Magic series. She’s a quality feline and a witty and smart cat. Just like us, right Sneaky?

You bet, Frank. Latifa has been on this blog, too. Debbie loves your author’s Destiny Falls Mystery and Magic series and also love her new one that stars you. Her review for it has five stars, and I give it five pawprints.

Are you and/or your author on social media? If so, please list your links.

Thanks for asking! I hope you’ll come hang out with us:

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/series/345907-magical-mystery-book-club

Newsletter Sign-up: https://www.nocrysolution.com/mailing-list/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DestinyFallsMysteryandMagic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/destinyfallsmystery/

I certainly will, and Debbie already has. Thanks for the interview, Frank, and best whiskers to you and your author on your new series. I’m sharing her blog tour and the review of your book below.


Shifting and Shenanigans: The Magical Mystery Book Club
by Elizabeth Pantley

About Shifting and Shenanigans

Shifting and Shenanigans: The Magical Mystery Book Club
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – A magical off-shoot of Colorado<
Independently Published (July 15, 2022)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 210 pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B3WLF7CW

Paige and her adventurous Aunt Glo inherit a country inn from eccentric GeeGee. They pack up and hit the road, arriving at the charming place they both loved since childhood. Finally! They can get into the secret room in the basement that GeeGee kept locked! They discover it’s a wonderful library filled to the brim with mystery books. But more than the room was a secret – it’s a magical place that houses enchanted books. Paige and Glo find themselves smack-dab in the middle of a murder mystery, along with a motley group of book club friends. The club will need to work together to solve the case in order to get out of the book and back to their home.

***** 5-star REVIEW (by Debbie) with 5 pawprints from Sneaky  

Shifting and Shenanigans is the first book of the Magical Mystery Book Club. Having read several of the authors books from her Destiny Falls Mystery and Magic series, I was expecting nothing less than a fantastic read and wasn’t disappointed.

In this first book, Paige inherits the Snapdragon Inn from her great grandmother along with her Aunt Gloria (known as Glo). Gee Gee leaves a letter for them that states they are in charge of the secret library that is located in the house.

After moving in and finding the library, they learn its secrets that include a talking cat named Frank who tells them they must form a book club of eight members. When they agree to do this and six other people join them, they prepare for their first book club read by choosing one of the mystery books in the library. The books themselves hold a greater mystery.

Without sharing any spoilers, I’ll say that book lovers will love reading this book and that the title will make more sense as you get further into the story. Like Pantley’s other series, it’s a loads of fun, with quirky characters, magic, and several twists. I can’t wait to read the next which is previewed at the end.

About Elizabeth Pantley

Elizabeth Pantley says that writing the Destiny Falls Mystery and Magic book series is the most fun she’s ever had at work. Fans of the series say her joy is evident through the stories she tells. Elizabeth is also the internationally bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents. Her books have been published in over twenty languages. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, the beautiful inspiration for the enchanted Destiny Falls world.

Author Links

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/24811.Elizabeth_Pantley
Website: https://www.nocrysolution.com/books/
Newsletter Sign-up: https://www.nocrysolution.com/mailing-list/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DestinyFallsMysteryandMagic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethpantley/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/nocrysolution/_saved/
Blog: https://elizabethpantley.com/

Purchase Link – Amazon

TOUR PARTICIPANTS

August 2 – The Mystery Section – SPOTLIGHT

August 2 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

August 3 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW

August 3 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

August 3 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW

August 4 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – CHARACTER GUEST POST

August 4 – eBook Addicts – SPOTLIGHT

August 5 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

August 6 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, GUEST POST

August 7 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

August 8 – Sneaky the Library Cat’s Blog – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

August 8 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

August 9 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

August 9 – Baroness Book Trove – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

August 10 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT

August 10 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

August 11 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

August 11 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

August 12 – Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – SPOTLIGHT

August 13 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

August 13 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

August 14 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT

August 15 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

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