Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A Guest Post from The Cat and Dog Cozy Mystery Tour...



GIVEAWAY details are farther down.

Hello from the cat and dog cozy mystery series authors, and thank you, Karen, for inviting us to join you today! Today we're turning the floor over to the starring animals in our series to find out their answers to the question "How would you describe yourself?"

Paige Sleuth's Matty
Matty the tortoiseshell, head cat in Paige Sleuth's Cozy Cat Caper Mystery series: My name is Matty, and I'm adorable. With yellow-and-brown markings, a white chin, bright green eyes, and a gray-striped tail, I'm irresistible to humans. That might sound smug, but it's true. Ask anyone. I'm also extremely intelligent. I've even helped to solve a few local crimes. I'm much smarter than my brother Tom, who wastes a lot of his time trying to get people to pet him and rub his belly. He doesn't seem to understand that humans will come to you if you wait long enough. Tom also isn't nearly as pretty as I am, but then again, who is?

Hamish the Maine Coon, head cat in Alannah Rogers's Beatrice Young Cozy Cat Mysteries: Hi, I'm Hamish—a Maine Coon cat with golden eyes. I was here first and now somehow I've ended up with 3 cat siblings. We all get along okay, though I'm my owner Beatrice's #1. Helping her solve crimes is a lot of fun but my top priority is always to protect her. She is always ending up in scrapes and it's up to me to prevent tigers from eating her, bad guys from poisoning her, and a million other things! Protecting Beatrice is a full-time job but she's my best friend, I would never in a million years wish for anything different. Except for when she dresses me up in costumes; I could really do without that.

Tammy L. Grace's Gus
Gus the golden retriever, head dog in Tammy L. Grace's Cooper Harrington Detective novels: I'm an excellent listener, fit and strong, but very gentle. I've got soft brown eyes, and my fur is on the redder side of gold. I enjoy long walks and runs in the park and all sorts of food, especially the treats at the dog-friendly bakery. Coop says I'm a chowhound, but I try not to beg. I love spending time with my humans, riding in Coop's Jeep, and working our cases.

Sandra Baublitz's Paw
Paw the Saint Bernard, head dog in Sandra Baublitz's Dog Detective series: I'm large, lovable, and intelligent. Brave too. (Just don't mention Pomeranians. They're scary.) I am protective of my owner and a good-will ambassador, greeting new friends, and slurping old ones. Some say I am mischievous, but I don't think so. Garden dug up? I was doing my job searching for clues because I am a mystery-loving pooch.

Snickerdoodle the corgi, head dog in Meredith Potts's Daley Buzz series: I am a stumpy little bundle of fun. You need someone to fetch a ball for you? I'm your guy. Feel like taking a walk? I'm so there. Just want to chill out and relax? I'm up for a nap.

Alison Golden's Biscuit
Biscuit the ginger tabby, head cat in Alison Golden's Reverend Annabelle Dixon Cozy Mystery series: My name is Biscuit and I am a church cat, a ginger tabby. I am six years old, sturdy, and fearless. I tear around the house every evening at 9pm. It's when I get my exercise which I do to assuage my penchant for cupcakes. I was born in the village of Upton St. Mary and my job is to find the sunniest places in the village to sleep. I will admit I'm a bit of a diva and mercurial. Loyalty is not my best quality. I don't like loud commotion or change. Humans often don't notice me or think I'm paying attention but I am. I am the perfect sidekick. I hide in plain sight. My human is a little needy but a good owner. She feeds me regularly which is the main thing.

Dizzy the Labrador hound mix, head dog in Sandi Scott's Seagrass Sweets Cozy Mysteries: I'm a fun-loving, silly, high-energy dog whose accidental discoveries always seem to help my human. I love spending time running at the park and going for a dip in the gulf coast. My human, Ashley, gets nervous about the crocodiles hiding in the tall Seagrass, but I know I could outrun any of them.

Charli the Siamese, head cat in Claire Kane's Siamese Sleuth Mystery series: I'm often underestimated, since I'm no scaredy putty tat. I'll face danger head on, claws out. I maintain my sleek cream-colored fur and dark leggings with proper washings. At night you might see my jewel-like blue eyes reflecting the stars, as I watch you from my balcony. If you're up to no good, I will find out, and bring you to justice. Other than this, I get along with anybody, including dogs, especially the Scottish terrier next door who likes to think he's from Scotland.

Kathi Daley's Tilly
Tilly the golden retriever, head dog in Kathi Daley's Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery series: I am a kick back sort of gal. Loyal to a fault. I am always happy to do anything my human asks, which more often than not, involves playing nursemaid to the strays that find their way into our home. Tess and I go everywhere together, which is a good thing, since she has a tendency to get caught up in dangerous situations. As her sleuthing sidekick, I am always on hand to help out.

Colleen Mooney's Meaux
Meaux the Schnauzer, head dog in Colleen Mooney's New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles: I'm a very handsome, all black Schnauzer with a solid, muscular build. I'm very smart and know exactly what needs to be done to guard our house. I am Chief of Security. I have nice neck scarves, sweaters, and winter coats I wear when we go for walks and costumes for the parades we are always going to in New Orleans. I've heard Moonpie refer to me as His Meaux-ness when we are all ready to go to a Yappy Hour or a parade. Here I am in my beer wagon for Oktoberfest!


Readers, how would you describe your animals, or how do you think they would describe themselves? If you don't have any animals, tell us about a past pet or an animal in your extended family. GIVEAWAY: Each author is giving away one ebook during the blog tour, and every blog you comment on earns you another chance to win (only one comment per person per blog will be counted for giveaway purposes). Ten ebooks = ten different winners! Please include your email address with your comment so we can reach you if you win.

Learn more about us, our books, and our characters by visiting all of our blog tour stops. If you've missed any stops along the way, feel free to go back now and catch up. And remember, each tour post you comment on by July 27, 2018 earns you another chance to win one of our ebooks.

July 5, 2018: Bibliophile Reviews
July 6, 2018: Chicks on the Case
July 9, 2018: Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries, and Meows
July 12, 2018: Dru's Book Musings
July 14, 2018: Lisa Ks Book Reviews
July 16, 2018: Brooke Blogs
July 18, 2018: A Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery
July 20, 2018: MJB Reviewers
July 23, 2018: Thoughts in Progress
July 25, 2018: Escape With Dollycas


About the Authors

Paige Sleuth writes the Cozy Cat Caper Mystery series. She plots murder during the day and fights for mattress space with her two rescue cats at night. When not attending to her cats' demands, she writes.

Alannah Rogers writes the Beatrice Young Cozy Cat Mysteries. The heroine of her stories is Beatrice Young, a 64-year-old amateur sleuth and Cozy Cat Cafe owner who lives in the small town of Ashbrook, New Hampshire with her 4 cats: Hamish, Lucky, Petunia, and Simon. The first book in her series is only 99 cents, and fans can stay connected through her Readers Group.

Tammy L. Grace is the award-winning author of the Cooper Harrington Detective Novels and the Hometown Harbor Series. Join Tammy's exclusive reader group, and she'll send you a fun interview with the dogs from her books as a FREE thank-you gift.

Sandra Baublitz loves writing mysteries with furry detective crime-solvers. Her first Dog Detective short story, The Mystery of the Blue Dolphins, featuring Paw and Clarissa, is always free to download.

Meredith Potts writes the Daley Buzz Cozy Mystery series. She loves corgis, cozies, and cupcakes. Sign up for her mailing list and be the first to know about her new books.

Alison Golden is a writer, blogger and mother of two. To get a free copy of Death at the Café, the prequel to the Reverend Annabelle Dixon cozy mystery series featuring Biscuit, the church cat, plus two more books, updates about new releases, exclusive promotions, and other insider information, please sign up for the Cozy Mysteries Insider mailing list.

Sandi Scott spent a lifetime reading cozy mysteries before finding the courage to write them. She writes about the women she wants to be and the pets she wants to meet! To get the first book in both of her series free, join the readers' group Sandi's Sleuths.

Claire Kane is a connoisseur of classic fashion statements, craves a good rootbeer float, and always chews with her mouth closed. Of course, she also has a weak spot for murder mysteries.

Kathi Daley is the USA Today bestselling author of eight mystery series, including the Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery series and the Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery series. She writes cozy mysteries that warm your heart and feed your soul.

Colleen Mooney writes the New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles humorous mysteries and loves to travel. An avid animal lover, she also directs and manages a New Orleans Schnauzer rescue.

58 comments:

  1. My animal roommates would describe me as laid back. They need to nag me often to provide whatever they need, between regular feeding times. They think I have an obsession with removing offerings from their sand box, when they've already done an excellent job of burying them. I am useful for leaving fun objects lying around for them to play with, especially to knock off the desk. I have a great lap for times when they are tired of keyboard dancing. Even now two are helping my type and trying to knock those silly frames off my eyes

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    1. I love this, Laura! One of my cats is an avid typist as well. She's always trying to climb onto my keyboard to "help" edit my books. Luckily they both leave the glasses alone! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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    2. I love your post, Laura! Right now my cat is trying to help me type my comments too.

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    3. Great post, Laura. Love animal helpers!!

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  2. Thank you so much for featuring us today, Karen! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  3. My dog Duke would describe himself as loyal and loving. He is one crazy, hyper, super-attached to me dog! All 4 cats would describe themselves as rulers of the world! Thanks for sharing this :)
    ineedadietcoke at aol dot com

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    1. My cats would agree with yours, Christy! And Duke sounds like the perfect dog!

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    2. Duke sounds like a sweetie. And both of my cats think they run the household, so I'm sure they would get along great with yours! Thank you for stopping by today! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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    3. Duke sounds like a wonderful fur friend. Thanks for chatting with us.

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  4. Thanks for hosting us today, Karen!

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  5. What a list of fun characters!

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  6. My cat Buffy was the sweetest, prettiest kitty I have ever known. She was a long haired gold colored tabby with beautiful golden eyes. She was tiny, but also a polydactyl, so her paws were gigantic. She passed away two years ago at the age of 20 <3.

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    1. Polydactyl cats have the cutest paws, and Buffy sounds like she was a beauty. I'm betting she had a wonderful life with you, and condolences on your loss. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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    2. So sorry for your loss. Your Buffy sounds like she was beautiful and you were both fortunate to have each other. 20 is a nice, long life for a cat.

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    3. So very hard to lose our furry friends...Buffy sounds gorgeous.

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  7. Jessie, the Australian Shepherd mix says, "I'm always alert and ready to any perceived threats to my flock of humans." Rocket, the Basset Hound says, "I'm the agreeable sort so whatever my big sister wants to do is okay with me." ckmbeg@gmail.com

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    1. Aw, Jessie and Rocket sound like quite a pair. My cat Molly is always on alert for perceived threats too, but she's more concerned about her own safety than ours! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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    2. Hello Jessie and Rocket. Great job looking out for your humans, Jessie. Rocket, it is so nice that you are laid back and let your big sister take charge.

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    3. Sounds like you have two of the best dogs...so nice that they play together. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. My cat, Aly, doesn’t ever find a ghost or help with a mystery, she just loves me!
    mjhopper@cox.net

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    1. Mary Jane, I think Aly has her priorities straight. Loving your human is the most important job a pet can do. And of course the same applies in reverse. Loving our animals is our highest priority.

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    2. I agree with Sandra. Aly sounds like she has her priorities straight! I bet she is a wonderful companion. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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    3. Aww, that's the best! Love the name Aly Cat!

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  9. I love reading cozy mysteries with animals as some of the main characters. My three furbabies lay in my lap while I have a cup of tea on one side and my Kindle Tablet in my hand reading the next interesting book!

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    1. Furbabies make great reading companions! I know mine are perfectly content just to sit quietly (well, most of the time!) and enjoy our company. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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    2. Thanks for visiting, Cheryl. Love reading with a cup of tea and my best furry pal.

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    3. I love reading with my furbabies too! Sometimes I wonder if they aren't enjoying the story as much as I am.

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  10. Thanks for having us today, Karen. Love tea and mysteries!!

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  11. I don't have any pets right now, but my favorite was a terrier, Sheba, whom I inherited from my now late boyfriend--and he had inherited her from his late wife. She was very much a woman's dog, and she followed me absolutely everywhere. Such a sweetie. Ty for the giveaway! Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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    1. My cats tend to follow me around too, when they're not busy napping. They're especially interested whenever I head to the kitchen. Thank you for following along on the tour and good luck in the giveaway! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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    2. Sheba sounds like a sweet girl. Thanks for visiting, Kara!

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  12. You are welcome, Kara. Sheba sounds like she was a sweetie!

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  13. I have two cats, Hamilton and Jefferson. They are almost two years old and are so different. Hamilton is a small tabby that is into everything and he loves everyone. Jefferson is an orange tabby and he is much taller than Hamilton. He is very laid back and has such a loud purr and very loving. They are so different, but get along so well. They make life fun.

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    1. They all have their own unique personalities, don't they? Thank you so much for following along on the tour and sharing your cats with us! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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    2. Thanks for sharing Hamilton and Jefferson with us.

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  14. My little Teddi kitty is 22 years old and at that age, she is moving a little slower, avoiding people just a little bit, sleeping a lot, but is still in good health. She is still very curious, especially when I open a cupboard up and she can look inside. Better yet, if she can climb inside...that's tops!! I'm the worrier, always checking to make sure she is eating and drinking, making sure she's comfortable. She's my little sweetheart.

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    1. Teddi sounds like she is well loved. I hope whatever ailed her last week has passed and she's feeling better! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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    2. I hope Teddi is feeling better. She sounds like a sweetie!

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  15. My sweet girl is a black & white tuxedo cat. She likes to spend the day in front of the window watching the birds & squirrels.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. We don't have squirrels here, but my two cats love to watch the birds. I would have to say it's one of their favorite pastimes! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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    2. My cats love to watch the squirrels and birds too. Miss Kitty even likes to talk to the birds.

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  16. I have 3 furbabies, 2 dogs and a cat. Well, 4 if you count my hubby but he hates it when I call him that! ;)
    My email is somesmartcookle @ aol dot com and it's cookle with an L, not an i

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    1. Ha ha! It's probably best you find a special nickname for hubby so he doesn't get too miffed about being lumped in with the animals. Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the contest! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  17. Lol. I've heard hubby's can be like furbabies. All the best to you and your family.

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  18. Johnny aka John Stamos is quite the ladies man and a handsome devil like his namesake with long sexy black hair. His recent DNA test said he is 25% Rottweiler. At 25 lbs and about a foot tall he’s the funniest looking Rottweiler I have ever seen! His sister Annie is a black and white spotted 45 lb girl who is 12 years old. She is the grumpy old woman of the house. New sister Ginger, named for the color of her gorgeous soft fluffy coat, has only been with us a couple of weeks after living on a chain so her personality is still developing.their hobbies are eating, sleeping, and barking. All three are rescued dogs.

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    1. Your dog family sounds like quite the diverse group, Randi! Thank you so much for following along on the tour and sharing your stories. I love how you describe your dogs, and they are all lucky to have found you. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  19. I enjoyed hearing the animals talk about themselves. I have two black cats, Muffin and Wiggles. Muffin has a long tail that he sometimes knocks things over with. Good thing he's not a dinosaur! Wiggles is smaller than Muffin and they have different eyes, but sometimes it's hard to tell them apart.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. My two cats look similar from a distance too. I've been asked if they're twins, and I don't think they're related (they're three years apart) but they were adopted from the same rescue organization so who knows? --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  20. I love all of these character animals!! I really think my sweet, loving, and gray tabby cat Gin Gin is supernatural!! I let her out but there she is inside again at the door wanting out! This goes on day and night as she loves the great outdoors and making sure I get my exercise!! :)

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    1. Thank you all Ladies for being a part of this fun venture!!

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    2. Those kitties can be sneaky. I have opened the door for one cat only to find out later the other one also somehow snuck outside without me noticing. Or maybe mine are supernatural too! Thank you for joining us on our tour! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  21. A great idea! Love seeing all these pets in one place, they are all awesome! Kinda like my calico, Aly! She actually comes to me, well usually when I walk in the door after being gone for a while. mjhopper101(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. My cats greet me at the door about half the time. I think it depends on how badly they want to go outside! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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  22. The ten ebook winners are Michelle F, Cathi, Sharon G, Dianne C, Christy M, Jen B, Sharon B, Patricia T, Jana Leah B, and email starscroll***gmail.com. Congratulations, all! I've sent each of you an email, so please check your inbox (or spam folder). Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to read and comment on our posts and to Karen for hosting us. I loved chatting with you all and hope you enjoyed learning more about us and our books, and possibly discovered some exciting new reads. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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