Posted in Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery

Spotlight, Blog Tour, and Giveaway for Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork by Rose Pressey


Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork (A Haunted Craft Fair Mystery)
by Rose Pressey

About Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork


Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork (A Haunted Craft Fair Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Kensington (December 29, 2020)
Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 1496721659
ISBN-13: 978-1496721655
Digital ASIN: B086R8YGLD

A Gilded Age ghost helps psychic painter Celeste Cabot catch a killer . .

Rising up against the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Biltmore Estate is a magnificent mansion in Asheville, North Carolina, built as a summer home for George Washington Vanderbilt II—yes, of those Vanderbilts—during the Gilded Age. Nowadays, it’s the site of an annual craft fair. Unfortunately, it’s also about to become a crime scene . . .

Celeste is hard to miss as she pulls up with her pink and white Shasta trailer and adorable Chihuahua, Van Gogh—Van for short. But before she can show off her artwork at the fair, a tour guide is found strangled by a velvet rope barrier and a valuable painting goes missing. With a rogues’ gallery of sketchy suspects, Celeste welcomes the help of a pair of handsome detectives—and a ghost with a special interest in the case . . .

Includes tips and recipes!

About Rose Pressey

Rose Pressey is the USA Today bestselling author of the Haunted Craft Fair Mysteries and the Haunted Vintage Mystery Series. She enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. The paranormal has always captured her interest. The thought of finding answers to the unexplained fascinates her.

When she’s not writing about werewolves, vampires, and every other supernatural creature, she loves eating cupcakes with sprinkles, reading, spending time with family, and listening to oldies from the fifties. Yeah, she loves Elvis. She can’t help myself.

Rose lives in the beautiful commonwealth of Kentucky with her husband, son, and three sassy Chihuahuas.

Author Links

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/authorrosepressey
Blog – itsvintageyall.blogspot.com
Website – http://rosepressey.com/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/rosepressey

Purchase Links – AmazonB&NKoboGoogle PlayIndieBound

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

January 15 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

January 15 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW

January 15 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

January 15 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT

January 16 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

January 16 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW, EXCERPT

January 16 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT

January 17 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

January 17 – Baroness’ Book Trove – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

January 17 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

January 18 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

January 18 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

January 18 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW

January 19 – Diane Reviews Books – GUEST POST

January 19 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – CHARACTER GUEST POST

January 19 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

January 20 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT

January 20 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT

January 20 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

January 21 – Mysteries with Character – GUEST POST

January 21 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

January 21 – Author Elena Taylor’s Blog – SPOTLIGHT

January 22 – Eskimo Princess Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

January 22 – I Read What You Write – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT

January 22 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

January 22 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

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Posted in Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery

Recipe and Spotlight for St. Vandal’s Day: A Death by Cupcake Mystery by D. E. Haggerty

I’ll be the first to admit peanut butter and jelly cupcakes don’t scream Valentine’s Day! But if you use strawberry or raspberry jam, you’ll find the red frosting gives them a nice Valentine’s Day feel. Do not under any circumstance use Dutch peanut butter. It’s not sweet or creamy enough. It will cause your batter to be almost impossible to mix and then you’ll find yourself sitting in front of the oven staring at the cupcakes hoping they’ll rise. I also recommend using a sweet jam. I used chunky cherry preserves but the tartness of the cherry overwhelmed the buttercream frosting. Trust me. Do as I say, not as I do.

If you love peanut butter, this is the recipe for you. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup (57 grams) butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (8 tablespoons) sweetened, creamy peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons whole milk

Frosting

  • 1 ¾ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup (57 grams) butter
  • 6 tablespoons strawberry, raspberry, or grape jam

Directions

Make the cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and line cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  3. In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and granulated sugar for 3 minutes, or until fluffy. Beat in the peanut butter and vanilla. Add the egg and beat well. Reduce the mixer speed to low. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  4. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups
  5. Bake the cupcakes for 20 – 25 minutes.
  6. Cool completely before frosting.

Prepare the frosting

  1. Beat the powdered sugar, butter, and jam in a large bowl, with a mixer on low speed, until blended. Then, increase the speed to high and beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Spread the frosting on the cooled cupcakes.
  3. Option: Top with a fresh strawberry.


Saint Vandal’s Day:
A Humorous Culinary Cozy Mystery Short Read
(Death by Cupcake)
by D.E. Haggerty

About Saint Vandal’s Day


Saint Vandal’s Day: A Humorous Culinary Cozy Mystery Short Read (Death by Cupcake)
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Independently Published (January 1, 2021)
Print length: 104 pages
Digital ASIN: B08FX45TC7

St. Valentine’s Day is THE perfect day for a wedding. Unless a vandal is trying to ruin your life that is.

Callie is finally getting her dream wedding. On St. Valentine’s Day no less. Only a vandal is determined to destroy her bakery before the wedding can occur. Anna, self-proclaimed best cupcake baker this side of the Mississippi, is not letting anything happen to the cupcake bakery. No way. Barista extraordinaire Kristie jumps at the chance to help as well. Together the three women launch a mission to find the jerk who thinks it’s okay to attack the bakery.

Will the gals of Callie’s Cakes find the vandal and save the cupcake bakery before Callie’s dream wedding is ruined?

Cupcakes not included, although recipes for all the delicious cupcakes Anna bakes are.

About D.E. Haggerty

D.E. Haggerty is actually just plain old Dena, but she thinks using initials makes her sound sophisticated and maybe even grown up. She was born and raised in the U.S. but considers herself a Dutchie and not only because it sounds way cooler. After a stint in the U.S. Army, she escaped the US to join her husband in Holland. She fled Holland over ten years ago when she couldn’t stand the idea of being a lawyer for one single second more. Turns out Bed & Breakfast owner in Germany didn’t do it for her either. When the hubby got a job in Istanbul, she jumped ship and decided to give this whole writer thing a go. She’s now back in Holland, which she considers home. Sorry, Mom.

Author Links

Website: http://dehaggerty.wordpress.com

Blog: https://dehaggerty.wordpress.com/category/mymusings/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dehaggerty

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

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7210211.D_E_Haggerty

Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/D.E.-Haggerty/e/B00ECQBURU/

Newsletter signup: https://mailchi.mp/027b2768aa1c/newsletter-sign-up-for-a-writers-life-by-de-haggerty

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/denahaggerty/

Bookbub author page: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/d-e-haggerty

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/d-e-haggerty-4b49a29/

Purchase Link – Amazon

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

January 4 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW

January 5 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

January 5 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – SPOTLIGHT

January 6 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLGHT

January 7 – Mysteries with Character – REVIEW

January 7 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

January 8 – Maureen’s Musings – REVIEW

January 9 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT

January 10 – Author Elena Taylor’s Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

January 10 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

January 11 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

January 12 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – SPOTLIGHT

January 12 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW

January 13 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

January 14 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT WITH RECIPE

January 14 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

January 15 – Thoughts in Progress – SPOTLIGHT

January 16 – Ebook addicts – REVIEW

January 17 – Book Blog with Sylv.net – SPOTLIGHT

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Posted in libraries

Free Online Library Writing and Reading Clubs

Libraries are more than just places to borrow books and other materials. They’re also places that foster education, socialization, and entertainment. While some libraries remain closed because of COVID or are on a strictly curbside pickup service, others, like mine, are open regular hours with a time limit for patrons to use the building. In our case, two hours. But while no in-person programs are being offered, we’ve scheduled a variety of online classes, workshops, and groups conducted through Zoom of Facebook Live presentations. Other libraries are doing this, too, so you can check your own public library’s offerings by visiting their websites. However, many libraries, like mine, are allowing non-residents to participate in their virtual programs.

Two new programs my library is offering that are open to all are the First Draft Writers’ Club and the Fun with Fiction book Club. I’ll be hosting both meetings on a monthly basis. The First Draft Writers Club will have day and evening sessions on the last Monday and Thursday of the month starting in January. Both sessions are identical. You need only attend one but are welcome to attend both if you wish. The first session in January will introduce members of the group, their publishing backgrounds, and writing goals for 2021. The following meetings, also conducted on Zoom, will feature member readings and critiques with a writing-related theme discussion. The meetings will run 90 minutes per session. If you’re interested, you need to register in advance. You can register for the afternoon session, Monday, January 25 at 2 pm EST, here and the afternoon session, Thursday, January 28, at 7 pm EST here.

 

The Fun with Fiction Book Club This will meet on the first Thursday night of the month and include a discussion of a particular book theme. The first session will introduce members of the group, their reading interests, and discuss the February theme of Romance and Relationship fiction. The meetings will run one hour per session. You can register for the February, 4, 7 pm EST meeting here.

Here’s a video promo I created for both groups.

Posted in Guest Post, Romantic Suspense

Guest Post and Blog Tour for Crime Scene Connection by Deena Alexander

Evolution of My Writing Process

By Deena Alexander

One of the first interview questions I ever answered as a writer was, “Are you a plotter or a panster?” To which I adamantly declared I was, and would always be, a panster. Well, like most things in life, you can never be too sure what’s going to change. My first novel came in at a whopping 100,000 words. When it was published, it had been ruthlessly—and sometimes tearfully—cut to 54,000.

When I first started writing, I would sit at my computer each night and write whatever came to mind. Usually, what came to mind led to a satisfying conclusion—often with only a few minor tweaks to the storyline. Then one day, I painted my hero into a corner I couldn’t find a way out of. I eventually did, but I was never quite satisfied with the outcome.

When I started my next book, I was careful to outline the progress of the story and the ending so I wouldn’t have the same problem. That worked out so well, I started plotting everything. I plotted the number of words in each chapter, whose head each scene would come from, how many words would be in each scene. I made sure each point-of-view character got an equal amount of time. Needless to say, too much of a good thing hindered the writing process, and I ended up with a major case of writer’s block.

Now I’ve found a nice balance between the two. I plot the major parts of the story. I don’t plot the ending. I never decide how a book is going to end or who the killer is until the entire story has been written and gone through several rounds of edits. Once the rest of the story is in good shape and ready to go out for submission, I write the ending. I love being surprised when I find out what happens.

Crime Scene Connection (Love Inspired Suspense)
by Deena Alexander

About Crime Scene Connection


Crime Scene Connection (Love Inspired Suspense)
Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense (January 12, 2021)
Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
ISBN-10: 1335404996
ISBN-13: 978-1335404992
Digital Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense (January 1, 2021)
ASIN: B089RLTK6L

Her writing was fiction, until a killer made the danger very real…

A serial killer’s imitating crime scenes from Addison Keller’s bestselling novel, determined to make her the final victim. But with former police officer Jace Montana and his dog at her side, Addison might just be able to unmask the murderer. With time running out as the killer closes in, she must confront her past and unravel long-buried secrets…and hope they can all escape with their lives.

About Deena Alexander

Deena grew up in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island, where she met and married her high school sweetheart. She recently relocated to Florida with her husband, three kids, son-in-law, and four dogs. Now she enjoys long walks in nature all year long, despite the occasional alligator or snake she sometimes encounters. Deena’s love for writing developed when her youngest son was born and didn’t sleep through the night, and she now works full time as a writer and a freelance editor.

Author Links

Webpage: http://deenaalexander.com/index.html

Blog: http://deenaalexander.com/blog.html

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeenaAlexanderA

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20382104.Deena_Alexander

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/deena-alexander

Newsletter: https://gmail.us10.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=d7e6e9ecdc0888d7324788ffc&id=42d52965df

Purchase Links –

Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Kobo  – Harlequin  – Books-a-Million  – Target

Indiebound – Walmart  – Apple Books  – Google Play

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

January 4 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

January 4 – Socrates Book Reviews – REVIEW

January 5 – Nadaness In Motion – REVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY

January 5 – Ruff Drafts – GUEST POST

January 6 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – AUTHOR INTERVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY

January 6 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – REVIEW

January 7 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – REVIEW, GUEST POST

January 7 – Baroness’ Book Trove – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

January 8 – Literary Gold – CHARACTER GUEST POST

January 8 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

January 9 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

January 10 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

January 11 – Here’s How It Happened – REVIEW

January 12 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

January 13 – Thoughts in Progress – SPOTLIGHT

January 13 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW

January 14 – I Read What You Write – SPOTLIGHT    

January 15 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

January 15 – Books to the Ceiling – REVIEW

January 16 – eBook Addicts – CHARACTER GUEST POST

January 17 – Maureen’s Musings – REVIEW

January 17 – I’m All About Books – REVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY

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Posted in holidays, New Year's

Welcoming 2021 with Hopes, Dreams, and Goals

This has been a tough year, and one that we were all glad to see end.

In my holiday blog post (https://wp.me/p6m4z7-2W6)  I spoke about some challenges and triumphs I’ve encountered this past year. For New Year’s, I’d like to share my goals for 2021 and would love to hear yours. Goals are hopes and dreams put into action and are more important than resolutions because they’re within our control. Here are my top 3:

Goal 1: Diet and Exercise:

I’ve been on the Jenny Craig diet for several years now and have been exercising daily with Leslie Sansone’s Walk-at-Home videos; and, although I’m over 70 pounds lower than when I started, I’d still like to lose at least 15 pounds more. The holidays are a tough time to diet, and I’m a big snacker. I enjoy sweets especially chocolates. While I don’t expect to lose much over the winter, I’ve signed up for a virtual fitness challenge from a company called Run the Edge. My challenge, Run the Year 2021, is a year-long exercise challenge beginning January 1st where participants can run, walk, or step their way to a goal they set from 1,000 to 2021 “miles.” In December I’d also participated in the Run from 2020–Zoom into 2021 Challenge to run/walk 100 miles until January 1st. I came in 4th place out of 156 virtual participants with 131.01 miles walked. It’s a great motivation to keep fit.

Goal 2: Writing Projects

I have a ton of writing projects in various stages of development. I’ve recently resurrected a time-travel novel that I would like to edit and publish. I’m also considering a sequel to Sea Scope which was so well received and won a silver medal from Reader’s Favorite and placed as a finalist in TopShelf Magazine’s 2020 Awards contest (the eBook is on sale for 99 cents until January 3). Of course, I have plans for a 6th Cobble Cove cozy mystery, although I may publish a spring Sneaky the Library Cat story first. I may also try my hand at another non-fiction book after Pet Posts: The Cat Chats. I have an idea for this but will keep it to myself for now, although I can say that it will involve cats.

Goal 3: Continuing Education

As a librarian and an author, I know the value of lifetime learning. I’m hoping to take more online writing courses and attend virtual and, if available, in-person conferences. In addition, I’ll be leading a Zoom writing group for my library called First Draft Writer’s Club that kicks off this January and a virtual book club called Fun with Fiction that will feature monthly reading themes. I plan to share information from those groups in upcoming posts. In February, Long Island University’s Alumni Association, has asked me to host a one-hour zoom writing workshop, From Blogs to Books: Publishing for Pleasure or Profit, where I’ll be discussing various types of writing and publishingThe writing group, book club, and workshop will be open to all but will require registration. I’ll post details about them in a future blog and share on my Facebook author page.

Thank you all for your support this year. I wish you a happy, safe, and healthy New Year, and best wishes for accomplishing all your goals for 2021.

Posted in Contest

2021 TCK Publishing Reader’s Choice Awards and Poetry Contests

Grand Prize Winner will receive a Kindle Fire HD 8 Tablet and a 1-Year Access Pass to Bestseller Ranking Pro

Readers Choice Awards Contest Grand Prize

16 Winners, one in each category, will receive special badges and promotion

TCK Publishing is recognizing indie, self-published, and traditionally published authors and we’re inviting all of you to join the 2021 Readers Choice Book Awards contest.

Get connected with your fans and ask them for their support by voting for you to boost your chances of winning!

We believe readers deserve to have a choice, and that’s why we’re proud to host the 2021 TCK Publishing Reader’s Choice Awards.

Readers Choice Award Categories

1. Advice
2. Business and Investing
3. Self-Help
4. Health
5. General Nonfiction
6. Memoir
7. Romance
8. Fantasy
9. Thriller
10. Mystery
11. Children’s Book
12. YA and Middle Grade
13. General Fiction
14. Historical Fiction
15. Science Fiction
16. Religion

How the Contest Works

  1. Any author (regardless of who your publisher is) may submit one (1) book in any of the given categories for FREE. Limit one free entry per author and per email address. Entries for additional books after your first entry may be purchased here.
  2. Entries are subject to evaluation and review by the TCK Publishing Readers Choice Awards committee (book submissions are not just automatically approved).
  3. The TCK Publishing Readers Choice Awards committee will review and determine the final book entries.
  4. Successful entries will be notified through a confirmation email from TCK Publishing.
  5. All approved submissions will be featured on the Readers Choice Voting Page.
  6. Casting of votes begins January 1, 2021.
  7. Casting of votes will be open until November 13, 2021
  8. The book entry with the highest votes at the end of the voting period will be declared the winner (authors and readers are allowed to vote once).
  9. Declaration of winner and awarding of prizes will be on November 30, 2021.
  10. The winner will be notified through an email from the TCK Publishing Readers Choice Awards committee.The TCK Publishing Poetry Awards Contest is an international poetry contest established in 2021. Each year’s prizewinner receives a $1,000 honorarium and publication of his or her poem on the TCK Publishing website.TCK Publishing is recognizing poetry writers from all countries, backgrounds, and levels of experience and we invite you to join the 2021 TCK Publishing Poetry Contest.

    How the Contest Works

    1. Any writer (regardless of who your publisher is or if your work has been previously published) may submit up to five poems totaling no more than 500 words for an entry fee of $5.
    2. You must purchase your entry here (you can purchase as many entries as you like if you choose to enter multiple submissions).
    3. After you purchase your entry, you will be asked to complete a short Google Form to complete your submission so you can submit your poem(s) on that page.
    4. All entrants will be notified through a confirmation email from TCK Publishing.
    5. Submissions will open on November 1, 2020.
    6. Submissions will close on March 31, 2021.
    7. Declaration of winner and awarding of prize will be on April 21, 2021.
    8. The winner will be notified through an email from the TCK Publishing Poetry Contest committee.
Posted in Freebies and Special Offers, Mysteries

Last Chance: 5 Books on Sale for 99 cents

The holiday sales for five of my books are ending soon. Each one is only 99 cents.

My standalone mystery, Memory Makers, about a woman volunteering for a clinical trial of a new memory drug hoping to recall the face of the “shadow man” who killed her sister is on sale through December 27.

The other 4 books are on sale through December 31st.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Cobble Cove #2)

Celebrating Christmas with my Characters (A Cobble Cove story)

Sneaky’s Christmas Mystery (winner of the Cat Writers’ Association 2020 Muse Medallion award)

The Missing Mistletoe (a paranormal holiday romance)

Two of my mysteries are in the running for a 2020 Reader’s Choice Award, No Gravestone Unturned (Cobble Cove #5) and Memory Makers. If you’ve enjoyed these books and/or would like to support me, please vote at the link below. After voting, you will need to confirm with an email verification for the votes to count. Thank you so much!

Posted in holidays, New Releases

Happy Holidays and Wishes for a Better New Year

This has been a tough year. As some of you know, I lost a long-time friend and a sweet, elderly homebound patron to COVID. I know some of you have also lost friends, relatives, and co-workers. We’ve all also lost many other things — group gatherings, family events, businesses that have closed, etc. Hope is on the horizon in the form of a vaccine, but it may take a while before the effects are evident. In the meantime, we hope and pray that 2021 is better.

Although we’ve lost a lot, we have gained some things. We’ve gained knowledge of how to connect online through programs such as Zoom, we’ve found ways to occupy ourselves during lockdown and make the most of a bad situation. Personally, I’ve been lucky that my husband, daughter, and I have stayed safe. I’ve published 3 books this year, Memory Makers, No Gravestone Unturned (Cobble Cove #5), and Pet Posts: The Cat Chats.

My short science fiction stories, “The Felindae Mission” and “Mirror Image” appeared in the Red Penguin Collection, What Lies Below.

I had 3 poems published in anthologies: “Window Cats” in the 2020 Nassau County Voices in Verse; “Poetry Contest” in the 2020 Bard’s Annual; and “Advent” in the Tis the Seasons anthology published by Red Penguin Books.

In 2020, I also won two awards – the Cat Writers’ Association’s Muse Medallion for my eBook, Sneaky’s Christmas Mystery (on sale for 99 cents through the end of December), and a 5-star silver medal from Readers Favorite for my psychological mystery, Sea Scope

One thing that has kept me sane through these difficult times has been my family, pets, and the support of fellow authors and readers. I wish you all a happy and healthy holiday and much brighter days in the New Year.

 

 

Posted in Blog Tour, New Releases, Reviews

New Ebook and $20 Giveaway

I’m proud to announce that Pet Posts: The Cat Chats , is now available in Ebook as well as paperback and is free for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers. This cat book features full-color photos and stories narrated by two of my current felines and two who have passed to the Rainbow Bridge. The “tails” that are told are informative about health topics ranging from feline diabetes, asthma, hyperthyroidism, and more. There are also short stories, a poem, and links to articles and blogs about cats. If you or someone on your holiday list is a cat lover, this is a purr-fect book.

Pet Posts is also on blog tour until December 23rd with a $20 giveaway. The tour can be followed from the host blog, Silver Dagger Book Tours.

Here is the review from Our Town Book Reviews:

Not just an enjoyable book or collection of cat articles to read but also an informative read.

This book is also well-written and well put together. Although it contains a lot of information about cat illnesses and the treatment of them, as well as cat behaviors, it flows like a story. Never dry and what I’ll call “academic”. To make this happen the author has written some of the chapters or articles with the POV being one of the cats.

This book could be titled All About Cats. However, there must be 100 books with that title. So “Pet Posts” is fine, but it is the everything you need to know about cats book. From appetite loss and illness to the best snuggly beds. All told to you by a cat. What more expertise could you get?

Debbie De Louise has many books published. Many have cats in them, some fictional and some not but all have excellent reviews.

Don’t miss this book that makes a great gift for you or a cat lover on your holiday list. The eBook is free on KindleUnlimited and less than $5 for the eBook. The paperback is also now on sale for $1 less.

Posted in Blog Tour, Cats, New Releases

Win An Amazon Gift Card and Learn More About My New Book, Pet Posts: The Cat Chats

My new release, Pet Posts: The Cat Chats, is on blog tour through December 23rd. You can win an Amazon gift card by following the tour and entering the giveaway. You’ll also read some excerpts, guest posts, and reviews about the book which will make a purr-fect gift for cat lovers . . . . or for yourself.

Pet Posts: The Cat Chats Schedule

Dec 13

Kickoff at Silver Dagger Book Tours

Nicole’s Book Musings

Drako’s Den

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Dec 14

Mochas, Mysteries and Meows  – GUEST POST

Binding Addiction

Literary Gold

Scrupulous Dreams

Dec 15

@theenchantedshelf

A Pinch of Bookdust

Craving Lovely Books

The Bookshelf Fairy

Dec 16

Our Town Book Reviews  – REVIEW

Character Madness and Musings

Girl with Pen

Twisted Book Ramblings

Dec 17

Inside the Insanity – GUEST POST

Bedazzled By Books

Insane Books

Dec 18

My Plans Are Booked

Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’

Midnight Book Reader

Dec 19

The Sexy Nerd ‘Revue’

Books all things paranormal and romance

Musings From An Addicted Reader

Dec 20

IndiePowerd by No Sweat Graphics

Books, Authors, Blogs

T’s Stuff

Dec 21

4covert2overt ☼ A Place In The Spotlight ☼ – GUEST POST

Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read

Sylv.net

Dec 22

All the Ups and Downs   – GUEST POST

❧Defining Ways❧

Indie Author Book Reviews

The Faerie Review

Dec 23

Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author

ⒾⓃⓉⓇⓄⓈⓅⒺⒸⓉⒾⓋⒺ ⓅⓇⒺⓈⓈ

Teatime and Books

The Book Dragon

Also, don’t forget that 4 of my ebooks are on sale for 99 cents the entire month of December.

Celebrating Christmas with My Characters

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Sneaky’s Christmas Mystery

The Missing Mistletoe