Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cat-Sitting

Diesel the Maine Coon from the best-selling "Cat in the Stacks" series by Miranda James

Charlie and the rest of the family all seem really excited lately. They keep talking about something called a vacation. I'm not exactly sure what that is, but it seems to involve going somewhere. That's okay with  me. I like riding in the car -- although I don't like sticking my head out the window the way that silly Dante does.

From what I've heard the place we're going is called Europe. I don't think I've heard of it before. I wonder how many days it will take to drive there. Even though I like car rides, I don't want to do it all day long. Maybe it's not that far. As long as Charlie is with me, I don't mind going new places. But frankly, I'd be just as happy staying right here in Athena.

Okay, now I just heard Charlie say something that I don't like. He's talking about "cat-sitting." I've heard that before, and it usually means Charlie leaves me with someone while he goes off and does something without me. I hope this doesn't mean he's going to this Europe place without me.

Well, I guess it does. I'm not going to Europe. Instead, I'm going to visit with Miss An'gel and Miss Dickce Ducote. That's okay with me, I guess. They're very nice ladies, and they always give me lots of attention and treats. That might be better than riding in a car for a day or two. They have a nice big house with lots of places to explore. This might not be so bad after all -- spending a few quiet days with these gracious and attentive Southern ladies.

Things won't be quite as quiet as Diesel thinks when he goes to stay with the Ducote Sisters. On October 7th, everyone will be able to find out just what happens with the debut of the first Southern Ladies Mystery, Bless Her Dead Little Heart.


Summer is here! During June and July, we're having a Cozy Days of Summer Giveaway! There will be a winner every day. You could win a hardcover copy of File M for Murder! Leave a comment before midnight to be entered in that day's drawing, and be sure to include an email address so Miranda can contact you. Hurry! Because at midnight, the next drawing starts.


59 comments:

  1. I've enjoyed the Cat in the Stacks mysteries so looking forward to continuing adventures of Diesel the Maine Coon Cat in a new series. My e-mail is dbahn@iw.net

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  2. This sounds like a great series! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  3. Sounds like Diesel is in for a few suprises.

    bevarcher AT me DOT com

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  4. I like the sound of this book. I have yet to read a cozy told from an animal's perspective. And since I live in the South, I'd love to get acquainted with this new series.

    Lauigl [at] Carolina [dot] rr [dot] com

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  5. I hope Diesel doesn't miss Charlie too much, but it sounds like he will be quite busy!

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  6. I like the sound of this new series. It is also nice that some of the characters are from his prior books. My name is Lois Rotella at rainonlois@aol.com

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  7. Looking forward to Bless Her Dead Little Heart, Southern Sisters Mystery!

    patucker54 at aol dot com

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  8. I would love to read this book—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  9. I've only read one of your books and would like to read more. suefoster109@netzero.net

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  10. The new series sounds great. I have read the first of the Cat in the Stacks series. I need to catch up on the rest. Thanks for the chance to win. Dnrocker@yahoo.com

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  11. What a delightful new series which I would enjoy. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. This series sounds captivating and special. thanks for the feature. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. Love the title of this one!!
    misstree1963@gmail.com

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  14. I always look forward to your books!
    afarage(at)earthlink.net

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  15. I love Diesel and really enjoy Miranda's books but I have a hard time finding her books. I can't wait to read this book with Diesel in it. sclickner(at)juno(dot)com

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  16. Cute cover

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  18. I am very much looking forward to this new series and I hope that Diesel's family has a lovely time in Europe while he helps the neighbors out.

    NoraAdrienne(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I've started this series and really enjoy it so far, I love Diesel. This new series sounds good, and I love the cover.
    momzillasteel at gmail dot com

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  20. LOVE getting 'in' on a new cozy series!!!!
    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  21. Look forward this series and am anxious for its release.
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    Becky Prazak

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  22. I have never read a book in which the narrator is a cat. This should be interesting. Raquel36m (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. I am looking forward to reading this book as Diesel is friend of my mine.

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  24. I'm trying to type this around a red Abyssinian cat who looks rather like the cat on the cover.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  25. Sounds like a good read.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  26. This series sounds really good. I love Diesel. He's so funny. Thank you for the giveaway.

    kvmatlock(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. This sounds like a great book! =)
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  28. I'd love to start reading this series! It sounds really good!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  29. Can I borrow Diesel - think it would make my life more interesting.

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  30. As a cat lover, albeit an allergic one, I'm looking forward to reading this series.

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  31. Always like to get in one the beginning of a new series. Though Diesel isn't new, the ladies should be fun . ronnalord(at)msn(dot)com

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  32. I'm a librarian and cat lover, and I love the Cat in the Stacks series. Glad Diesel is sticking around!
    mcnamarakathrynk@gmail.com

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  33. I love that this is from the cat's perspective!!

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  34. Wow another book added to my reading list. I will be looking forward to reading it

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  35. Sounds like a great series. Dinolady22@yahoo.com

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  36. I enjoy reading books with cats in them even though I am a dog person.
    JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

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  37. I love cozies as well as cat and pet mysteries.

    harvee44@yahoo.com

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  38. I adore this series. The last Miranda James book with the focus on the juvenile mystery writers was wonderful.
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  39. This sounds like a happy, fun book. Just what I need now! I am at awarren2002@tampabay.rr.com

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  40. Love this series!
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  42. I love Charlie and Diesel and I can't wait to read this new series! :) areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  43. Love the Abyssinian on the cover, so much like my own girl Sydney. Will definitely check this one out.

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  44. oh my i am so excited about this new series. Diesel is so appealing!

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  45. Diesel's own adventure! Sound exciting and a fun perspective of looking at the mystery from cat's view. Can't wait for October! Thanks for the giveaway chance. As a librarian, I do love Charlie, too!
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  46. Diesel is a cat after my own heart. Love this series!

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  47. Can't wait for this new series! Thanks for the giveaway! Terpsnmbr1@yahoo.com

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  48. Looking forward to reading this series! You can never have too many cozies!

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  49. OMG! That is so funny, I think I peed a little laughing. LOL I would love to read this and to have a hardcover in my hot little hands would be even better.

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  50. I keep forgetting the time difference. Congratulations to whom ever wins.

    InspirationalAngel@hotmail.com

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  51. I would love to win and read this book so I could report on it for my mystery book club meeting this month.
    JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

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  52. Oh, this sounds like so much fun. I love Diesel and the Ducote Sisters.

    kaye.killgore@comcast.net

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  53. UGHS!!!! I missed this one!!!!

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  54. Sadly, I missed this one, too!

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  55. I love this spinoff to a series I have enjoyed greatly !
    kathambre@yahoo.com

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  56. I like the cover of the Southern Sisters mystery.

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  57. A book I have been wanting to read.. Thank you for the opportunity. Seascapelife@gmail.com

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