Hi, it’s Sneaky with some pawsome news to share with you readers. My author has received a purr-stigious Certificate of Excellence from the Cat Writer’s Association for her short story, The Path to Rainbow Bridge.
Concats to Debbie for this wonderful story about where kitties go when they leave this world.
A familiar poem for many pet lovers describes a place called Rainbow Bridge where pets go when they pass on and where their beloved human eventually joins them. If you have ever lost a special animal companion and wondered if Rainbow Bridge actually exists and what it’s like, the answer is imagined in The Path to Rainbow Bridge.
This story, told from the cats’ point of view, takes place during preparations for an incoming resident—a woman named Kate’s elderly Siamese. The cats Kate has bonded with throughout her life also reside on Rainbow Bridge and are happy to welcome the new member of their fur family. However, a big surprise awaits one of them after the new cat arrives.
If you haven’t read this wonderful story, it’s available as an eBook for only 99 cents and also in print from Amazon.com within the Realms of Fantastic Stories anthology from Solstice Publishing. myBook.to/realms
Meow there. I am quite excited to share some pawsome news with you about my series and also a way you can help real life kitties and those kind people who rescue them.
For those who are keeping up with my posts, you know that I take a catnap on the weekend, so only something very special can purrsuade me to wake up and write a column. Well, this is it. My author, Debbie, is on tour with our Cobble Cove mystery series until May 13. So far, our series has been featured in spotlights on blogs and also reviewed on several. The one I’m most excited about.appeared on Socrates Book Reviews. Hold your tails because our first book received 5 Kitties. You heard right. 5 Kitties. It is the first time we’ve been rated with cats. We also received a very mice review on Lisa K’s Book Reviews blog where there was also a post by Gilly, one of the human characters in our series.
There’s even more good news. Debbie wrote a guest post about missing cats that ties into our third mystery when yours truly disappears from the Cobble Cove Library. This post appeared on Storeybook Reviews.
What enticed me even more to forego my weekend nap is the fact that all those blogs that are hosting our tour are also allowing readers to enter our giveaway of all 3 books in our series and a $10 Amazon gift card. For a list of the rest of the stops, check the tour host’s website Great Escapes Book Tours.
Also, remember that this Tuesday, May 9, is Debbie’s birthday, and she is giving away free eBooks of A Stone’s Throw that day and also on May 10. In addition, her second in the series, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, will be pawed down to 99 cents both days, as well.
Last, but not least, as promised, I had to stay awake to share with you a campaign to help poor street cats. I was one of them before taken in at the Cobble Cove Library and so was Debbie’s cat, Stripey. Although Oliver was never homeless, he would’ve been if Debbie didn’t take him when her mother had to move to a place that didn’t allow cats. As a senior cat, he surely would’ve had a difficult time finding a home. Please consider supporting this Kickstarter campaign. It is truly a lifesaver.
Meow, there. It’s Sneaky with some mews for all my pawsome readers. I am planning to start two new columns on this blog for pet readers and writers. The first will be my “Mew Release Spotlight” where I will feature new pet books. If you are an author who writes any pet-related book either fiction or non-fiction and have an upcoming release, I would like to include your book in this section. All I need is a cover image of the book, some details about it, and a short bio about you, the author.
My other new column will be “Purrfect Picks” where I will accept reviews of new pet titles by authors and/or readers. I just need a brief review along with a paw rating (1 to 5 paws), 5 paws being the highest rating. I will also be contributing to this column, so if you would like your book reviewed, please let me know. I’m a busy kitty, but I will try to fit in what I can. No need to send me review copies (unless they are paperback) because my paws have trouble with e-Readers. Luckily, I live in the library and usually can get my paws on hard copies.
I’m also still interviewing pet characters and sharing Feature Friday Films usually of cats doing cute things. If you have any other suggestions on what you’d like me to add to this blog, please submit a comment or email my author at email@example.com.
Meow, my pawsome readers. Just a tails-up that I’ve now added a pawprint link to this blog’s sidebar that takes you directly to my author’s Amazon page no matter where you live (it is a universal link). From there, you can buy my Cobble Cove mysteries or any of Debbie’s other books. Debbie also has added a similar “buy botton” to her website/blog, but it’s not as mice as mine. Check it out here: https://debbiedelouise.com.
Keep your eyes out for Debbie’s new release this week, When Jack trumps Ace. It’s a romantic comedy novella, and although I am not featured in it, there’s a cute cat named Roxie. She’s also Siamese and has the luck of belonging to a jewel thief who gave her a very expensive collar.
Also, the long-awaited reprint of my first mystery, A Stone’s Throw, is in the works and should be out shortly. Old editions are selling for $500, but please ignore that outrageous price. We don’t get any part of it. The reprint by Solstice Publishing will include a new cover, a new chapter, and some excellent editing.
Later this spring, my third adventure, Written in Stone, will be released with my lookalike on the cover, and there will be three wonderful stories in my series. I can’t wait! Just remember, all these books will be available in eBooks and paperbacks. Debbie’s short stories are published as eBooks and included in several anthologies in both eBook and paperback. Cupid’s Arrow, the Valentine anthology coming out the same day as her novella, will feature her historical romance, The Seashell and the Stone.
So keep your eye out for my and Debbie’s updates and remember our buy links. Great reading is now just a pawprint click away.
Wow, Meow! I have very exciting mews to share with you readers. First, my second mystery, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, has come in #2 in the P&E Reader’s poll for best mystery of 2016. I credit my pawsome acting but must also acknowledge Debbie’s talented writing. Thanks to all who voted for our book. You guys are pawsome, too. Debbie’s short story, The Path to Rainbow Bridge, although it didn’t feature yours truly, was full of cats and came in #4 of the best Fantasy of 2016.
Other great news is Debbie has a novella and short story coming out on Valentine’s Day. Both of them also feature cats. Roxie, is a female Siamese owned by a jewel thief in When Jack Trumps Ace. In Debbie’s historical/paranormal romance, The Seashell and the Stone, there is an orange male cat named Seashell (and I thought Sneaky was a weird name).
The last piece of mews I have is that Debbie just signed for our third mystery, Written in Stone with our wonderful publisher, Solstice Publishing (who came in #2 of publishers in the P&E poll). She’s working with a great editor, Cynthia Ley, on that book as well as the reprinting of our first mystery, A Stone’s Throw. Both books may be out this spring.
I am so proud of Debbie and all of you readers supporting us that I’m going to have a catnip party to celebrate. I might even ask Debbie to break out the wine from the Winery at Marjim Manor that has her cat Oliver’s label on it, but I think she’s saving that for a souvenir.
I hope to be back with more cat character interviews soon. Don’t forget to tell your authors that I am seeking more guests. I will even interview dogs and other animal characters. I’m always up for a challenge. To apply as a guest on my blog, just email Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org.