Feature Friday Film: Black Friday and Holiday Book Trailers

I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. Now it’s time to get serious about buying holiday gifts. Black Friday is the day that people offer a lot of great deals. If you or someone on your list likes to read mysteries, you should check out Debbie’s Black Friday deal for her second Cobble Cove mystery, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, that’s free today, November 29., only.

Here is the book trailer. Please note that Debbie’s cat, Oliver, now on Rainbow Bridge, appears in the video. He is representing me, Sneaky the Library Cat, who is the main pet character in these books.

Here is another book trailer of new holiday stories published by Debbie’s publisher, Solstice Publishing. Don’t miss Debbie’s “tail” featuring me, Sneaky’s Christmas Mystery, and Murder Unwrapped, her story about a not-so-nice inventor who is making his wife a surprise Christmas gift. These books will be released on Monday, December 2.

 

Hermione’s Kitty Korner #14: Breaking News, but it was only an Accident

Meow there, it’s Hermione. For my Kitty Korner Column, I have good news and bad news. Let’s get the bad news over first. I admit I jumped to the top of Debbie’s bookshelf and knocked down one of her collectibles, but it was only an accident. I can’t help it if I’m naturally curious, and I’ve been up there before without disturbing anything including her Betta Fish who lives on the shelf below. She keeps me out of the room when she’s not home, but the door was open while she was preparing breakfast, and I couldn’t help but leap up there. Now she’s being very strict about my not being alone in the room. She prefers my brother Harry and me to sit on top of her closet which she’s cleared off except for a basket that we sit in sometimes.

Now for the good news. Harry and I appear in the “2020 Cats of the World” weekly planner on two pages. There’s also an article that Debbie wrote about cozy cat mysteries and lots of other cat photos and information about cat blogs like Sneaky’s and other cat authors and bloggers like Debbie who are members of the great Cat Writer’s Association.

There’s even more good news and something for you readers to look forward to. Harry and I make our debuts in Debbie’s upcoming short holiday story, “Murder Unwrapped” that will be released on December 2, along with a new Cobble Cove story featuring Sneaky that’s called “Sneaky’s Holiday Mystery.” You can’t miss this one because Sneaky has a large part in it as well as my fellow calico, Kittykai, from the previous book in the series, Love on the Rocks.  You don’t have to have read any of the books in the series to enjoy the story, but I highly recommend you do because they are pawsome.

Sneaky’s Feature Friday Film: Grab 2 Free Mysteries from July 19 to July 22

Sneaky here with some exciting news. In honor of Harry and Hermione’s 1st birthdays, Debbie is offering two of her mysteries for free from Friday, July 19 to Monday, July 22. This is a great deal, and I hope you take advantage of it.

For my Feature Friday film, I’m showing the booktrailers to these books. Reason to Die is Debbie’s standalone thriller about murders of handicapped people in a small, Connecticut town and the female detective assigned to the case.

Get this great book free here.

Love on the Rocks is the most recent book of Debbie’s Cobble Cove cozy mystery series. It takes place at Valentine’s Day when a mysterious box of chocolates is a deadly gift for the library’s director. I also play an important role in this book.

Although there’s no single trailer for Love on the Rocks, check out the booktrailer that includes a preview to it along with some of her other mysteries and get the book free here.

 

Sneaky’s Feature Friday Film: My Author’s Booktrailer for Written in Stone

Meow, there. For my feature Friday film this week, I’m showing Debbie’s book trailer for Written in Stone, her 3rd Cobble Cove mystery.

I play a big role in this book and in the video because I disappear right before a body is found in the stacks of the Cobble Cove library. Check out the book trailer for some more teasers about the story and then grab your e-copy or paperback at mybook.to/CC3ebook mybook.to/cc3paper

Sneaky Interviews Maverick the Dog from A Footstep Echo by J.D. Sanderson

I have a dog guest here today. Hello. What is your name and your author’s name?

My name is Maverick. My author’s name is J.D. Sanderson.

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

Oh, I’ve only been in one book. Sanderson named it A Footstep Echo. It’s a science fiction mystery. He loves all that time travel stuff.

Wow, Meow. I know my author loves time travel stories and has written a few herself.

Is this part of a series that you’ll be featured in?

I will be if he ever gets off his butt and writes another book!

Meow Out Loud. I guess you’ll have to be patient. It takes a long time for authors to write books. I’ve been waiting for the 4th in our series, and it seems like it’s taking forever, but I’ve seen Debbie working on other projects, so I understand.

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

I’m based on the real-life Maverick, who was J.D.’s rescue springer spaniel. I’m told that, like my character in A Footstep Echo, he loved to walk, take naps, and watch TV. When he passed away last summer, J.D. decided to put him in the book.

Aww. That’s sweet. Debbie lost her Siamese, Oliver, who I was loosely based on this past November. It’s nice that authors can memorialize their pets in their books.

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

Sure, I don’ mind. Here’s a section from the second part of the book!

They got up together, walked inside the building, went down the hallway, and entered his apartment. Ruth was sitting on the well-worn couch. She tapped her knee, enticing Maverick to come over to her.

“I assume you gave him a pep talk?” she said in an excited little voice to the dog she had come to adore.

“He did. Always does,” Bernard said. “I don’t suppose you’d like to sit with me for a while and help me, boy?”

Maverick looked up at his master, choosing instead to walk over to his favorite blanket in the corner. He turned a few times and curled up to go to sleep. Bernard nodded, admitting to himself that would probably be his reaction as well.

Tail wags to you. That was excellent.

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

I liked traveling through time. And food. Everyone gives me food. They pet me too.

Food and pets are nice perks for character pets.

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

I don’t talk. I wag whenever people pet me, and I whine a lot when the scary robot girl comes around. She scares me!

Don’t blame you there. My dog co-star, Fido, would react the same. I’m a bit braver but not much.

What advice would you give other dog characters?

Find a master who finds someone who can cook. I am always waiting for Ruth to drop goodies on the ground!

Good advice. Characters who cook are the best. As a library cat, I’m lucky because the staff always leaves goodies for me.

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

I’m just reading Ceasars Way while I wait for my writer to hurry up and draft a sequel!

I guess you need to nudge him.

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

J.D. Sanderson is active on Facebook and Twitter. (He think’s he’s quite clever.) You can find him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ascifiwriter and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authorjdsanderson

You can also read more about me and the other characters by getting the book at www.amazon.com/author/jdsanderson!

I’m sure my readers will check him out. Thanks so much for the interview, Maverick, and best bones on your book and forthcoming series.