Sneaky Interviews Hawkeye from It Sounds Like Love by Laura Ford

Hello, Kitty. What is your name and your author’s name?

My name is Hawkie and my author’s name is Laura Ford. 

Mice to meet you.

 What book(s) have you appeared in? Please list them and their genre.

 Sounds Like Love – YA, Fiction, Coming of Age 

Pawsome.

Are you in a series? If so, please give information about it.

No series — yet . .

That’s okay. It will come. Keep pestering your author. I meow from experience. Although I’m only in one series, the Cobble Cove cozy mysteries, my author has recently started another, the Buttercup Bend series that features other cats.

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

Yes, I am based on a real cat called Lille who was a very intelligent and sweet little tabby cat from the island of Crete in Greece. 

Lille would come when you asked her and she had some amazing intuitive abilities — it was often as though she could read a person’s mind. Lille had the same markings and coat that I do and the same bright green eyes. My character possesses a lot of Lille’s empathic personality. 

Interesting. I’m based on Oliver, a Siamese Debbie had who is now on Rainbow Bridge. While I’m younger than him, Debbie gives me many of his attributes.

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

In fact, the cat knew Wendy well. She had watched her grow into an adult. Wendy had never really petted her or spoken to her, but she had watched Wendy with Grandma baking and making crafts, and she liked her. She let out a small inaudible sigh and Wendy’s eyes flicked into her car mirror, looking at the cat as if sensing her thoughts.

“We’ll find you a home, don’t you worry,” Wendy said to the cat, her eyes flicking back to the road.

The cat moved her eyes from Wendy to the inside of her wicker basket as she keenly studied the latch which secured the basket door. There was a gap between the basket’s door and the latch which fastened it. She studied this with a look of great curiosity in her green eyes; little did Wendy know that the cat was formulating a plan all of her own.

The cat seemed to think for a moment, and then snuggled down deeper into the purple blanket inside the basket. She had decided to make the most of this very difficult situation. What else could a small cat do? She was at the mercy of those around her.

Despite all of this uncertainty and Wendy’s, frankly, hectic driving, there was a deep sense of calm about this cat, as though she was staring fate in the eye.

Her green eyes glittered, shining like beautiful emeralds, and anyone watching this nondescript, small, quiet cat would have to admit that, in that moment, there was something magical about her.

Pawsome excerpt.

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

I like the fact that I am a force for good — a helpful, co-operative and compassionate being. I also like my feline representation. There are so many books about dogs out there — it’s good to bring some tabby cat representation to the page. 

Good point. While I’m a Siamese, I do admire tabby cat books.

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

I’m a silent cat but I’m extraordinarily helpful! You know the saying ‘Actions speak louder than words!’ Well, that’s me! 

Purrfect. I am more talkative now as Debbie has given me “voice” in the later books of the series but only for the ears of the other pets and the eyes of the readers.

What advice would you give other cat characters?

We’re an under represented bunch. In Hollywood it’s all dogs this, dogs that. Listen, no one ever had to walk behind a cat in public — picking up its you-know-what while holding their latte in the other hand. Let’s get some cat representation out there — and I’m not talking about the musical kind: humans spinning around in dreadful polyester ‘cat’ costumes, fake meowing at each other and singing ‘Memory’.  I’m talking real feline representation. Let’s talk about the way we touch your soul with our eyes and we know the ‘real’ you. 

I say, “If you’re going to be a cat character — go big or go home!”

Love that, and I so agree. I’m with you bro.

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

Yes, in 2024. It’s a Young Adult historical fantasy mystery novel. It’s going to be pawsome! 

I”ll keep an eye out for that. Concats!

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

Yes, my author and I are on social media: Instagram and Facebook. 

Our handle is @soundslikelovebook — our pages feature quite a lot of feline photography. 

Very cool. Thanks for the fantastic intermew. I’m sharing your author’s blog tour below. Best whiskers to both of you.


Sounds Like Love
by Laura Ford

About Sounds Like Love


Sounds Like Love
Young Adult Fiction / Coming of Age
Setting – United Kingdom
FriesenPress (July 29, 2021)
Reading age ‏ : ‎ 12 – 17 years
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 150 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1525592998
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1525592997
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 150 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 152559298X
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1525592980
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09BTLYBWT

Wendy is a bright spark who wants to find love and travel the world, but she questions how her dreams can become a reality as her world changes around her.

When Wendy arrives at her beloved grandmother’s house to collect a box of keepsakes, she picks up more than she bargained for – a green-eyed tabby cat with amazing qualities. This is just the start of a high-speed adventure, leading Wendy towards bright new horizons… if only she’ll give the cat a chance…

About Laura Ford

Laura Ford writes novels, short stories, and poems across a wide range of human and animal experiences. As Laura is an avid cat lover, a number of special felines tend to find their way into Laura’s stories as well.

Laura graduated with an honours degree in British law while also writing fiction in parallel. Now based in California with her husband and two beguiling Siamese cats, Laura most enjoys using her imagination and memories to paint vivid stories. An avid traveler and seeker, Laura is always exploring new concepts for more stories to come.

Author Link – https://www.soundslikelovebook.com/

Purchase Links – AmazonBarnes & Noble I tunes Google Play Store Direct from the publisher

TOUR PARTICIPANTS

November 14 – Maureen’s Musings – REVIEW

November 14 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 15 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – AUTHOR GUEST POST

November 15 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST

November 16 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

November 17 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 18 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – REVIEW

November 19 – Lady Hawkeye – SPOTLIGHT

November 20 – I’m Into Books – SPOTLIGHT

November 21 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT

November 22 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – REVIEW

November 22 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 23 – Sneaky the Library Cat’s Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

November 24 – THANKSGIVING

November 25 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 26 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 27 – Just One More Paragraph – REVIEW

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Harry’s Kitty Korner #27: I’m in Debbie’s New Book as a Kitten

Hi, there. It’s Debbie’s cat, Harry.. Long time, no meow. Debbie and I have been very busy. Mostly, I’ve been busy sleeping in her office chair which makes it hard for her to write. Even though it’s been a challenge, she finished her second Buttercup Bend cozy mystery, The Case of the Parrot Loving Professor. This may not sound like a book that would include cats, but she managed to feature me and my sis, Hermione, in it as kittens. And, please don’t worry, we don’t kill the parrots in the book.

Another nice thing about this new book is that Debbie also included our friend Stripey who has been on Rainbow Bridge for six months already. I don’t miss him all that much because it means more food for me, but I know Debbie and her family do. Although Stripey only makes a brief appearance compared to our roles in this book, I have a feeling he’ll be given more parts in future Buttercup Bend mysteries.

Meowing about this pawsome series, Debbie recently held a book title contest among her newsletter subscribers. The lady who won submitted the title, “The Case of the Llama Loving Librarian.” There’s a librarian already in the series, although she’s not Cathy, the main character. I sure hope that doesn’t mean she’ll be murdered because that was the fate of the Cat Crazy Lady and the Parrot Loving Professor. I don’t know much about llamas, but I guess they may be better than dogs.

Besides Debbie’s book news, Hermione and I went for a checkup. We both got a clean bill of health, and Hermione even lost two pounds on her prescription diet. However, I haven’t lost an ounce. I’m a large-bodied, 17-pound cat. The vet advised Debbie to cut back my dry food and give me more canned food which will help me trim down. I’m not wild about that idea because I love dry food. The only canned food that compares is Hermione’s special food that I keep trying to steal, but Debbie stops me because she says it costs too much for me to eat, too. Oh, well. Maybe I’ll have better luck nabbing it next time.

I’ll end I’ll end this Kitty Korner column by sharing the purchase link to The Case of the Parrot Loving Professor  that I highly recommend if you like cozy mysteries that feature cats and parrots. There’s also some fun stuff about a 1970’s dance, but I wasn’t alive back then.

Get your paws on this book, so Debbie can afford Hermione’s special diet and my cat food. There’s no excuse because it’s available in lots of places and can also be ordered from bookstores and libraries.

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Sneaky Interviews Willie, the dog from Minestrone Mischief: A Culinary Cozy (the Italian Kitchen Mysteries) by Rosie Genova

Hello, Doggy. What is your name and your author’s name?

 I’m a wire-haired fox terrier named Willie—after Shakespeare, thank you very much. And my author is Rosie Genova.

Nice to meet you both.

What book(s) have you appeared in? Please list them and their genre.

Actually, I appear as a puppy in a romantic comedy that Rosie has not yet published. But my adult self is quite the important character in Minestrone Mischief, a cozy mystery. (Psst: I play a movie star! And I find the body!)

Good for you. It’s always exciting to find a body. I did it in one of my Cobble Cove books, and it was quite the thrill.

Are you in a series? If so, please give information about it.

I’m not! Tell Rosie I need a series, please. . . I could solve canine crimes.

That would be doggone great.

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

I was inspired by a wire hair she had named Baci, which means “kisses” in Italian. Kind of a dumb name—definitely not as impressive as a great English poet!

I was inspired by my author’s Siamese who has since gone to Rainbow Bridge, but his name was Oliver. My name came from my being sneaky. It’s a good thing to be sneaky when you’re helping to find clues and solve mysteries like I do.

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

In this scene, I have been walking the boardwalk with Victoria and Tim, who are dressed as Nick and Nora Charles from the Thin Man movies. I was enjoying all the attention I was getting, playing Asta, a very famous dog star of the 1930s. But then I got bored and took off in search of treats. I’ll let Vic explain:

We were now beyond the parade route, well past the crowds. “No sign of him. And no chance of a prize now,” I grumbled. “We can’t even line up for the judging.”

Tim pushed back his hat and frowned. “Hang on—isn’t that him up there? In front of Louie’s Famous Subs?”

“Yes! He must have sniffed out the sausage. Here, boy!” I called, stumbling toward the food stand. “That’s a good Willie. C’mon, boy. Let us put your collar back on, and you’ll get a treat.”

“How about some sausage?” Tim called, and the dog’s ears perked up. Willie sat, put his nose in the air, and took a deep sniff. “That’s it,” Tim said, taking slow steps and holding out the leash. “You stay right there, and keep smelling all that nice, spicy pork.”

“I’ll circle behind him,” I whispered. “In case he takes off.”

“Why are you whispering?” Tim asked, now only a few feet from the dog. “It’s not like he can understand us.”

“I wouldn’t be too sure.” I crept behind the dog, who was now plopped flat on the boardwalk, head resting on his paws. “I guess that merry chase you led us tired you out, hey little guy?” At the sound of my voice, Willie lifted his head and got to his feet, just as Tim was trying to collar him.

“Almost there,” Tim said. “C’mon, boy, let me just clip—” But Willie slipped through Tim’s legs, leaping away on all fours like an oversized bunny.

Great scene. Thanks for sharing it.

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

Causing trouble. Proving I’m smarter than the humans. And of course, getting treats.

Treats are the best. I love when Alicia and the library employees give me them.

Are you a talking dog in your books or just a silent one like?

I’m silent, but I’m a handful. Just ask the people who borrowed me for the Mischief Night parade. Hoo boy, did I lead them on a chase!

I bet you did.

What advice would you give other dog characters?

Stick close to the treat jar at all times.

I like that. Good advice.

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

I will, if Rosie ever gets crackin’ on revising that rom-com!

Good luck with that.

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

I am not on social media. A guy needs his privacy.

I understand. Cats are more prevalent on Facebook and Instagram, and I have my own blog where I interview pet characters.

Thanks for the interview, Willie. I’m sharing you and your author’s blog tour and giveaway. Best paw swipes to you both.

Minestrone Mischief: A Culinary Cozy (The Italian Kitchen Mysteries)
by Rosie Genova

About Minestrone Mischief


Minestrone Mischief: A Culinary Cozy (The Italian Kitchen Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Setting – New Jersey
Two Roses Books (September 28, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 309 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1737058367
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1737058366
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BFK3XJ86

When a Halloween stalker shows up on Mischief Night, Vic encounters lots of tricks, no treats, and one murder …

It’s the post-summer season in Oceanside Park, and mystery writer Victoria Rienzi’s hometown is preparing for one last blast on the boardwalk—its annual Mischief Night parade, held the evening before Halloween. While Nonna keeps her busy making treat bags full of Italian candy, Vic dreams up the perfect costumes for herself and Tim: Nick and Nora Charles, the famed detective pair from The Thin Man movies. Completing their look is a canine scamp, Willie, borrowed to play the part of Nora’s pet terrier.

But Victoria’s excitement is dimmed by the presence of a stalker, Edward Millman, who’s seen lurking around the Rienzi family restaurant. And who shows up at the Mischief Night parade dressed as Victoria’s book sleuth, Bernardo Vitali. But halfway through the parade, Willie sniffs out trouble, leading Vic and Tim on a not-so-merry chase that brings them to a dead body—Victoria’s stalker, Edward Millman. And in a scene straight out of Victoria’s latest book, Millman is found with a knife sticking from his chest, along with a nasty note: You deserved this.

As Vic digs into the details of the victim’s life, she wonders: Is it life imitating art? Or is there a more deadly form of mischief at work this Halloween?

About Rosie Genova

Bestselling and award-winning author Rosie Genova left her heart at the shore, which serves as the setting for much of her work. The inspiration for her cozy series, the Italian Kitchen Mysteries, comes from her deep appreciation for Italian food, her affinity for the New Jersey seaside, and her love of classic mysteries from Nancy Drew to Miss Marple. A former journalist and teacher, Rosie also writes women’s fiction and suspense. The proud mama of three grown sons, she still lives in her favorite state with her husband and a charming mutt named Lucy.

Author Links

Website: http://www.rosiegenova.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6462450.Rosie_Genova

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rosiegenova

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/rosie-genova

Purchase Link – Amazon

TOUR PARTICIPANTS

October 24 – Diane Reviews Books – REVIEW

October 24 – Lady Hawkeye – SPOTLIGHT

October 24 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

October 25 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

October 25 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

October 25 – I’m Into Books – SPOTLIGHT

October 25 – Novels Alive – REVIEW

October 26 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 26 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – AUTHOR GUEST POST

October 26 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

October 27 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT

October 27 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 27 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

October 28 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – REVIEW, AUTHOR GUEST POST

October 28 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT

October 28 – Elza Reads – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 29 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

October 29 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

October 30 – Sneaky the Library Cat’s Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW 

October 30 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, RECIPE POST

October 30 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

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Sneaky interviews Culpepper, the Cat from The Chamomile Conspiracy, A Garden Lover Cozy Mystery (The first book in the Seasons of the Witch series) by Louise Marvin


The Chamomile Conspiracy: A Garden Lover Cozy Mystery (Seasons of the Witch)
by Louise Marvin

About The Chamomile Conspiracy

The Chamomile Conspiracy: A Garden Lover Cozy Mystery (Seasons of the Witch)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – Maine
Witchy Mysteries (September 30, 2022)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 311 pages
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BCM2VJ17

Green witch Pax Thatcher leads a busy life. Between working two jobs, applying to grad school, and helping out at the old herb shop that belongs to her friend and mentor, Miss Millie, Pax doesn’t have much time for practicing spells. She’s lucky she can keep her enormous plant collection alive.

Fortunately, she can talk to her plants, and they talk back.

But when Pax arrives for a visit to her seaside hometown of Honesty Harbor, Maine, and discovers Miss Millie is missing, she drops everything to find her. When she does, it’s just in time to hear Miss Millie’s dying words:

Poison. Find them.

Unable to believe anyone would want to murder the kind old woman, Pax vows to fulfill Miss Millie’s last request. But how can a boring little witch who doesn’t even own a cauldron solve a murder? Ask the only witness—a potted plant—what happened.

But the more she listens to her leafy allies, the more questions she has. And when others begin to view her as the prime suspect, Pax must hurry to weed out the killer before someone else gets whacked.

INTERVIEW

Welcome, Kitty. What is your name and your author’s name?

The author calls herself Louise, which is really very unimaginative. The humans call me Culpeper, after some botanist or another, I got bored at the explanation. My true name cannot be uttered in the human tongue.

(Sorry about him, he’s got airs. His true name is Mittens.)

Excuse me, Tempest, no one asked the kitten her opinion. And it most certainly is not Mittens.

(Like that’s gonna stop me, Mittsie.)

Don’t call me that.

Please don’t interrupt the interview, Tempest. It’s mice to meet you, whatever your name is.

 What book(s) have you appeared in? Please list them and their genre.

So far, I’ve appeared only in the first book, THE CHAMOMILE CONSPIRACY. The silly author neglected to put me in the second book, though I am certain I appear in the final two of the series. Right, Louise? Right??????

Louise isn’t here, but thank you for that information. Your book sounds pawsome.

 Are you in a series? If so, please give information about it.

Ah, the series. SEASONS OF THE WITCH chronicles the adventures of Pax, the silly human who took over the herb shop owned by my one true human, the indomitable Miss Millie. As though she could fill such shoes. I suppose she’s alright, though. She does feed me reliably.

I’m glad to hear that, and I love the series title.

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

I am, in fact, based on a real cat! My author’s cat was called Marvin. He recently passed away after a short illness, but he had a long, happy life with Louise. She’s immortalized him in both name and fiction. I am very, very honored to share a likeness with him.

So sorry to hear of your author’s loss. My author lost her old guy a few months ago. She’s added him to the second book of her new Buttercup Bend cozy mysteries. Her Cobble Cove series features the Siamese she lost five years ago. I’m based on him.

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

 Well, I do save a life. You’ll have to read to find out how, of course.

Let’s go with this for now, though:

Pax climbed slowly; stairs were still a bit of a challenge. Just as she reached the top, something streaked by her foot, and she yelped. It was only her tight grip on the banister that kept her from toppling back down the stairs.

“What the…? Pepper?” Pax righted herself and scrambled to the top and away from the stairs. “Cat, is that you?”

Sure enough, the culprit trotted out of the shadows with a look so smug it made Pax recoil. “You jerk,” she snapped. “You almost killed me.”

“Merp.” Culpeper licked his paw. “Mrop.”

Pax sighed. “Riveting,” she said. “What do you want? Food?”

Pepper looked torn or as indecisive as a cat could look. Finally, he blinked at Pax and offered a shaky “Chrrrt?”

“Really.” Pax took a deep breath. “Well, you started this whole thing,” she said. “Guess you deserve to finish it.” She looked down the shotgun hallway. “Show me what you got, cat.”

(I am far more articulate than this. It’s not my fault she’s monolingual.)

I think that’s great, and I’m glad you didn’t give away any spoilers.

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

I enjoy that I may not appear very often in the book, but I am essential in every scene. Just like any cat is essential to, you know, life.

So true.

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

No one is worthy of my conversation. I interact with the humans as they expect me to. Meow meow meow, etc. They are not exactly brain surgeons, as it were.

I know what you mean. I was like that in the first few books of my Cobble Cove series, but then I began communicating with the other pets and letting readers see my thoughts. I kept them hidden from my  character co-stars, though, for the reason you mentioned.

What advice would you give other cat characters?

Do nothing until you are fed. Know your worth. Act your wage.

Purrfect. You clawed it.

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

THE HELLEBORE HAUNTING, a New England ghost story and second in the SEASONS OF THE WITCH series, will be out later this year, I do believe!

Wow Meow!

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

 Well, she tries anyway. You can find her at @louisemarvin42 on Twitter and @louisemarvin on Tumblr! She doesn’t have a very active Facebook presence for moral reasons (who can blame her, really), but she does enjoy her tweets and Tumbls.

Nice. Best whiskers to both of you on the first book of your series. I’m sharing the rest of your blog tour below.

About Louise Marvin

Louise Marvin’s mother wrote Star Trek fanfiction in the 1980s, so it was only natural that Louise follows in her footsteps. FanFiction played a big part in Louise’s development and coincidence as a writer, inspiring her to try her hand at original fiction. THE CHAMOMILE CONSPIRACY is her first book. Louise lives in New England with an elderly cat and an extensive LEGO Star Wars collection and works at a medical cannabis facility.

Author Links

http://www.louisemarvin.com (Coming Soon)

https://twitter.com/LouiseMarvin42

https://louisemarvin.tumblr.com

https://www.tiktok.com/@louisemarvinbooks

Purchase Link – Amazon

TOUR PARTICIPANTS

October 3 – The Book Decoder – REVIEW

October 4 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

October 4 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

October 5 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT

October 5 – Elza Reads – SPOTLIGHT

October 6 – Sneaky the Library Cat’s Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

October 6 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

October 7 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – CHARACTER GUEST POST

October 8 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT

October 8 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT

October 9 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 10 – FUONLYKNEW – RECIPE

October 10 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

October 11 – Baroness Book Trove – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

October 11 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – GUEST POST

October 12 – Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

October 12 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST

October 13 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

October 14 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 15 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

October 16 – Lady Hawkeye – CHARACTER GUEST POST

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Sneaky the Cat Interview Missy the Dog from Buttercream Betrayal by Kim Davis

Hello, Miss Doggy. What is your name and your author’s name?

My name is Missy and my author’s name is Kim Davis.

Tail wags to you both, and welcome to my blog.

What book(s) have you appeared in? Please list them and their genre.

So far, I’ve been featured in Frosted Yuletide Murder and Buttercream Betrayal. They are books four and five in the Cupcake Catering Mystery series, which is a cozy mystery series.

They sound yummy. Condogulations to you!

Are you in a series? If so, please give information about it.

As mentioned above, I’m part of the Cupcake Catering Mystery series. One of my owners who stars in the book, Emory Martinez, caters cupcakes for a living when she’s not trying to solve murder mysteries. My other co-owner, Tillie Skyler, is 12 years old—which I think is about 83 years old in human years. Tillie likes to help solve crimes alongside Emory.

Interesting.

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

I am based on my author’s mini goldendoodle, Missy. When she adopted the real-life Missy, she wrote me into her series, starring alongside her granddaughters’ dog, Piper. In real life, Piper doesn’t like my puppy antics too much—I chew up all her toys and am too rambunctious for her. In the book, my author has decided we’re best buddies although she’s made us just about as mischievous as I am in real life.

Cool!

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

“Piper, Missy, stop! Stay, come, stop, sit!” My voice cracked as I yelled to get my dogs’ attention. My mouth continued to spew every command I’d recently learned, and then some, in the dog training course we’d just finished. I watched with mounting horror as the two dogs careened toward Eloise Parker. Of course, the two dogs didn’t listen to me. They never did unless Eloise’s son, Shawn, who also happened to be the dog trainer, was around.

Piper finally noticed the woman and tried to make a course correction. But with her growing momentum, along with Missy hot on her tail, the two dogs couldn’t help but sideswipe Eloise. The ceramic pie dish, cradled in her hands, crashed to the floor.

She raised a bony, ring-laden hand and pointed at me. “You and your dogs have been nothing but trouble from the very start. Get them out of here.”

I guess I didn’t move fast enough to suit her.

“I didn’t mean tomorrow, Emory. Get those dogs out now!”

I tore my gaze from her glare and watched my two dogs run out the wide-open glass double doors. Several other dogs followed, barking. Torn between collecting the leashes and slinking away from the clubhouse and abandoning their graduation certificate or grabbing paper towels to clean up Eloise’s award-winning apple pie, I stood frozen in place. The need to slink away was strong, but concern over the dogs injuring themselves on the shattered pie plate won out.

Before I could take a step toward the kitchen to find paper towels, a loud whistle pierced the air.

“Sit!” The dog trainer’s voice was loud and commanding. I felt the urge to sit right where I was. The dogs ceased to bark, and from my vantage point, I saw most of them sit, their tongues lolling from the sides of their mouths. Naturally, Missy and Piper were having too much fun to listen, and they both jumped into the community pool. I probably never should have introduced them to swimming with my nieces over the summer.

Pawsome excerpt. Thanks for sharing it.

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

I keep my owners on their toes and make them laugh with my mischievous antics.

I’m sure that’s lots of fun for your human co-stars and readers. Good for you.

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

Alas, I remain silent in the books aside from some barking and whining once in a while. I wish Emory knew what I was trying to say… bacon-bacon-bacon!

MOL (Meow Out Loud). Alicia has trouble understanding me sometimes, but in my latest books, my pet co-stars and readers can “see” my thoughts.

What advice would you give other dog characters?

Make sure your human gives you lots of treats and belly rubs!

Good advice for all pets.

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

Buttercream Betrayal, the fifth book in the Cupcake Catering Mystery series, released on September 13, 2022. It’s available on Amazon in both print and ebook.

What it’s about:

Intent on getting their two mischievous dogs under control, Emory Martinez and her half sister, Vannie, join a group dog training program led by Shawn Parker. With a graduation certificate just within grasp and a party to celebrate their hard-won achievements, what could go wrong? For starters, their two dogs have decided to wreak havoc during the party and tempers flare. It turns out not everyone is pleased with the dog trainer and his mother, the condo association president. Whispers of the mother and son’s misbehavior, or worse, fly amongst the barks, whines, and growls of the canines.

When Emory finds the body of Mrs. Parker amidst an explosive situation, it becomes apparent there is more truth to the whispers instead of just gossip. Could one of the canine-loving participants be responsible? Or an outsider who hated her heavy-handed rule over the condo homeowners? Emory, Vannie, and octogenarian Tillie must sift through the clues to find out who has been betrayed and who has decided to take justice into their own hands.

Wow, Meow! Love it.

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

Unfortunately, my author won’t let me have my own social media pages. But sometimes she shares pictures of me!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KimDavisAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kookiesandbooks

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimdavishb/

I don’t have a social media page either, and I had to insist on this blog. So glad I did. Maybe you should ask for one.

Thanks so much for the interview, and best tail wags to you and your author on your new release. I’m sharing your blog tour below.


Buttercream Betrayal (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series)
by Kim Davis

About Buttercream Betrayal


Buttercream Betrayal (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Setting – California
Cinnamon & Sugar Press (September 13, 2022)
Number of Pages: approx. 300
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B8BTDZ1H

Intent on getting their two mischievous dogs under control, Emory Martinez and her half sister, Vannie, join a group dog training program led by Shawn Parker. With a graduation certificate just within grasp and a party to celebrate their hard-won achievements, what could go wrong? For starters, their two dogs have decided to wreak havoc during the party and tempers flare. It turns out not everyone is pleased with the dog trainer and his mother, the condo association president. Whispers of the mother and son’s misbehavior, or worse, fly amongst the barks, whines, and growls of the canines.

About Kim Davis

Kim Davis lives in Southern California with her husband. When she’s not chasing her puppy or spending time with her granddaughters she can be found either writing stories or working on her blog, Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder or in the kitchen baking up yummy treats. She has published the suspense novel, A GAME OF DECEIT, the Cupcake Catering Mystery series, and the Aromatherapy Mystery series. She also has had several children’s articles published in Cricket, Nature Friend, Skipping Stones, and the Seed of Truth magazines. Kim Davis is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

Author Links

Website: http://kimdavisauthor.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kim-Davis-Author-1532277473479031/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kookiesandbooks
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kimdavishb/

Purchase Link: Amazon

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