Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cat Thursday | Too Many Toys (August 28)

Welcome to the weekly meme, hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict, that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share some pictures of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! (Share your post in the Mr. Linky on The True Book Addict.)

Like Michelle this week, I have a post that is Short and Sweet.  Here is Maxie playing one of our favorite games, Too Many Toys.  

We toss her toys to her, one at a time.  In her frenzied mission to play with all of the toys at the same time, she sometimes looks like she's trying to juggle.  Often, her tail becomes yet another object to play with.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

For Everything A Season, by Sharon Pape

I read a really good book recently, y'all For Everything A Season, by Sharon Pape.  Let me tell you a little about it.  

For Everything A Season, by Sharon Pape, a paranormal mystery with a bit of romance, is a Kindle re-release of her first novel (known then as Ghostfire).  It was originally published by PocketBooks, condensed by Redbook magazine (the first paperback original the magazine had ever condensed), and well reviewed in Publishers' Weekly.

Synopsis, from the author's website:

Not all the witch trials took place in Salem. And there are people in nearby Rachael Crossing who believe the abandoned old house in their midst has roots going back to those awful times. 

Determined not to be spooked by vague rumors, Deborah Colby leases that house for the summer and when she meets Ethan Burke, she's certain she's made the right decision - certain her whole life has been leading her there to him.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fit to be Dead, by Nancy G. West

I read a good book recently, y'all -- Fit to be Dead, by Nancy G. West.  Let me tell you a little about it.

Synopsis, from publisher Henery Press:

Aggie Mundeen, single and pushing forty, fears nothing but middle age. When she moves from Chicago to San Antonio, she decides she better shape up before anybody discovers she writes the column, “Stay Young with Aggie.” She takes Aspects of Aging at University of the Holy Trinity and plunges into exercise at Fit and Firm.

Rusty at flirting and mechanically inept, she irritates a slew of male exercisers, then stumbles into murder. She’d like to impress the attractive detective with her sleuthing skills. But when the killer comes after her, the health club evacuates semi-clad patrons, and the detective has to stall his investigation to save Aggie’s derriere.    

* A Lefty Award Finalist for Best Humorous Mystery, 2013 *

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Mick Abruzzo: The Second Wire, by Nancy Martin

I read a really good book recently, y'all — Mick Abruzzo: The Second Wire, by Nancy Martin.  Let me tell you a little about it.

From the author's website:

Have you wondered what Mick Abruzzo is up to when he's keeping secrets from Nora? Were you hoping to read the scene when Nora breaks the big news to Mick--the scene I left out of LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF MURDER? Then I have a short story for you! It's available as an e-book through all the places that sell e-books. Plus it's the perfect appetizer to read before the August 5 release of A LITTLE NIGHT MURDER. More Mick.  Could that ever be a bad thing?

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Book Synopsis, from Goodreads:

The son of New Jersey's last remaining mob boss, Mick Abruzzo wants to live in the real world with a legitimate job, a wife and happy family. But when his family needs him, Mick feels obligated to help. This time, it's his presumed-dead brother, Little Frankie Abruzzo, who needs help getting out from under a pushy bookie. But the simple job of getting Frankie out of debt soon escalates into bad business that threatens the life Mick wants with his lover, Nora Blackbird.