Sunday, July 20, 2014

New Beginnings





Holly Miller blogs

for the Paws & Claws Mysteries

by Krista Davis



You know that saying life happens? Life happened to me in ways I never expected. I lost my job, then I thought my grandmother was dying but it turned out one of her employees had been murdered. I was adopted by a Jack Russell Terrier and a calico kitten, and I broke up with my boyfriend. Talk about major life changes!

Breaking up with Ben was probably a good thing. His texted proposal was
juvenile and just plain awful! I'm not particularly prissy and don't fancy myself a princess or anything, but a text? Really? No kiss? No daisy? No clever surprise? I think it was the subsequent pity proposal that woke me up. As I explained to Ben, I appreciated his kindness but I don't want to marry someone who feels sorry for me. I want to marry someone who loves me, warts and all. Happily, I don't have any warts of the frog kind . . . just the baggage we all have. You can read all about it in MURDER, SHE BARKED.

So here I am in Wagtail, just in time for their huge Howloween celebration. I drove in a few hours ago. My entire life, except for Trixie, my dog, and Twinkletoes, my kitten, is in a box or a suitcase, all jammed into my apartment on the third floor of the Sugar Maple Inn on Wagtail Mountain. In case you haven't heard (I didn't know until a month ago!), Wagtail is the premier destination for people who want to vacation with their cats and dogs. The inn even has a special cat wing with trees on the screened porches!

My grandmother, whom I call Oma, German for grandma, invited me to become her partner. She'd like to take some time off, which she proved by running off somewhere and leaving me to help check in the Apparition Apprehenders, a ghost hunting team!

I don't believe in ghosts but I don't think I'll tell them that. Not yet, anyway. I'll let them have their fun. How about you? Do you believe in ghosts?




Be the first to know what's coming next!

THE GHOST AND MRS. MEWER won't be here until December, but you could win a copy of MURDER, SHE BARKED or THE DIVA WRAPS IT UP! Your choice. One lucky person who leaves a comment here before midnight will win a signed copy. Good luck and be sure to leave an email address in your comment so Krista can contact you!

85 comments:

  1. I don't believe in ghosts, either, but I do love books with cats and dogs and mystery.

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  2. I'm with you (and Nancy above). I don't believe in ghosts, but love a good mystery! Thanks for the chance to win. Sounds like a fun series.
    kristin409 at comcast dot net

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  3. No ghosts here, although I do love a good fake ghost story. carstairs38 at gmail.

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  4. I don't believe in ghosts but I do love a good mystery—thanks for the opportunity to win one!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  5. I really enjoyed Murder She Barks and my cats still have their Murder She Barked bandanas. As for ghosts, not sure that I believe but I experienced some things I can't explain after my Father passed away. dbahn@iw.net

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  6. I am not sure I believe in ghosts but I do not disbelieve either. I have an open mind.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  7. Looking forward to reading about Holly's next adventures. I know something exists as I had frequent visits from my friend.

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  8. I'm not sure if I believe or not. Like Debby, I have an open mind - no jokes intended, of course.
    Am smiling re Howloween and Wagtail. Can't wait to read the rest!
    seytype at Hotmail dot com

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  9. I love a good cozy mystery! Love dog and cat mysteries. Also knit and crochet mysteries. happytee40@yahoo.com

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  10. Love cozy mystery. I don't believe in ghosts.

    xzjg04@gmail.com

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  11. "Murder, She Barked" was great! I don't think I believe in ghosts...

    ElaineE246(at)msn(dot)com

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  12. Can't rule out that ghosts aren't real, so I'm looking foward to reading this book.
    rjprazak6@gmail.com
    Becky Prazak

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  13. I don't think I believe in ghosts. I do keep things open but I am not closed off for those who do believe in it. I can't wait to read The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer. elisanabby at gmail dot com

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  14. I would love to believe ghosts are real
    Kim
    Kjohnson952@yahoo.com

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  15. I do believe in ghost/spirits. Many in my family have had experiences with them especially my mother. I love your books and excited to read this latest one.
    Stardustindy@yahoo.com

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  16. I do not believe in ghosts, but I love the concept of these mysteries. Can't wait to try them!

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  17. I am not a disbeliever nor a believer in ghosts, just don't know.
    nlb1050@yahoo.com

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  18. I believe somethings are unexplainable

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  19. "I do believe in ghosts, I do, I do." I've had personal experiences, as have people I know. I'm also a fan of Ghost Hunters and actually went on a ghost hunt with a local paranormal team! I can't wait to read this book. I loved the first and this one sounds fantastic!

    cozyupwithkathy at gmail dot com

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  20. I'm not sure about ghosts. Keeping an open mind!

    lkleback@hotmail.com

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  21. I'm keeping an open mind about ghosts, too!


    patucker54 at aol dot com

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  22. I don't believe in ghosts but what lurks out there? Thanks for this post. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I enjoy mysteries featuring ghosts but have to be realistic about ghosts. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. I don't think ghosts are real but love reading mysteries about them.
    Cmkeck311@aol.com

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  26. Who knows what is real. I'd love to win a copy of your next book because I have all of your published ones. suefoster109@netzero.net

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  27. I like reading about ghosts but don't expect to ever see one.

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  28. Animals are supposed to be much more sensitive to the paranormal then humans. I've sensed spirits every now and then and we had a resident family ghost living with us till the kids were in their teens.

    I think these books would make a great addition to my home library and I'd love to win one.

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  29. Cozy ghost stories are some of my favorite to read. I just love them.

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  30. I love all of your books and can't wait to read this one! I'm not sure about ghosts, but my husband is a true believer in them!

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  31. I do believe in ghosts. I also love animals. Krista Davis is awesome. Thank you for sharing. areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  32. Keeping an open mind -- love the titles!! such cute covers, too.

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  33. Love a good ghostly mystery. Thanks for the chance to win. kphans08@gmail.com

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  34. Would love to read this book. rlepree(at)musfiber(dot)com

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  35. I have eye this series for sometime. Must put on TBR LIST.

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  36. The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer is a nifty play on words - I loved that old movie The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Rex Harrison played the sea captain's ghost. I have to read this book just because...
    Hharra@bsu.edu.

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  37. Thank you!! I love your books!

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  38. Love books with animals. thanks for the chance to win.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  39. Sounds like a great series.
    patti.s@comcast.net

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  40. Looks like a fun read! rachelkb at gmail.com

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  41. I believe in ghosts, but really hope to never see one!!!

    spigootz9@hotmail.com

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  42. I do believe in ghosts. My family shared a house with one for about five years. I never came face to face with it, be he made himself very clear in the things he did. Thank you, Krista for the chance to win one of these great books.

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  43. Mystery with pets and ghosts! How much better can it get

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  44. Yes, I do believe in ghosts.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  45. I love your books. As far as ghosts?...well, I will leave them alone If they leave me alone. Can't wait to read more! Thanks for the great giveaway.
    daw655@hotmail.com

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  46. Both of Krista Davis series ate great. I really enjoy them.

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  47. Another terrific series - and the titles crack me up. I think I don't believe in ghosts, but I really do.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  48. I want to move to Wagtail. It sounds like a wonderful place. I might even like the ghosts there---I do believe in them.

    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  49. I do believe in ghosts, have had experiences in the past. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  50. I haven't tried the Paws and Claws series yet, but I love the Diva series! A chance to win is much appreciated!

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  51. So far, I don't believe in ghosts (always have to leave room in case proved otherwise). We thought we had a ghost in our house as the hall lights would be turned off and on without my husband or I doing it. It turned out it was our cat, Persephone, jumping up and flipping the switch. Gotta love cats. jeosmond@gmail.com

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  52. I believe.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

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  53. No, I don't

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  54. Anything is possible if you believe. I believe you will let me win this terrific book.

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  55. Go outside when there are books demanding my attention? I think not!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  56. I don't believe in ghosts. But I do think some unexplained stuff happens sometimes.
    donna{dot}durnell{at}sbcglobal{dot}net

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  57. I don't believe in ghosts, but I do love good mysteries with cats and dogs.. especially cats!!

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  58. I believe in ghosts/spirits
    would love to win your book....love mysteries with animals. Thanks
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. I am adding this series to my new list of new reads. Thank you so much!

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  60. I am a full believer in ghosts as I have several in my life at various times. I have seen the evidence , heard them and see them all the time. So I adore these books! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  61. I love all your books. Yes I believe in ghosts... I feel the ghost of my cat Joey on my hip in bed all the time. thanks for the change to win... himrsfish@yahoo.com

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  62. Such a great blurb. Win or loose I will definitely be reading this book! Thank you for offering us a chance to win a copy of one of you books.

    DelAnne

    InspirationalAngel@hotmail.com

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  63. Love mysteries with Cats and sometimes dogs in them. This sounds like a good book.

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  64. I believe in ghosts.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  65. Love ghosts! Can't wait to read this one!
    Dspinlexo@aol.com

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  66. I don't believe in ghosts but I like to read about them. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  67. I would love to read this one!

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  68. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir was one of my favorite movies growing up...Thanks TCM! I would have to have this book for the title alone!
    misstree1963@gmail.com

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  69. I'm keeping an open mind about ghosts, but I love cozy mysteries.
    6186pep(at)msn(dot)com

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  70. Yes, I definitely believe in ghosts, but I won't say why...

    Karen94066 at aol.com

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  71. I love Krista Davis' books. I love animals in cozies.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  72. Love cozies especially with cats and dogs. Shame the inn isn't real; I'd bring my cats for a visit. I'm open-minded as far as ghosts are concerned.

    mackisa at gmail.com

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  73. Love cozy mysteries. Not so sure about ghosts but am open minded.

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  74. love mysteries, dogs, and cats so this is definitely my kind of story; as for ghosts I keep an open mind

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  75. I am excited for the second Paws & Claws Mystery! Murder She Barked was fantastic!! I do believe in ghosts, but I REALLY don't want to ever meet one!! bjm0621@yahoo.com

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  76. Quite intrigued.... will definitely check out Murder She Barked.

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  77. Murder she barked defintely looks like my type of book.

    vikiwilson@outlook.com

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  78. Love ghost stories. I cant wait to read this one.
    Lisa
    hseaside5@aim.com

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  79. I do believe in ghosts and love ghost stories, can hardly wait.
    Carolyn
    unicorn91010@msn.com

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  80. ghosts?! i'll bet the JRT could dispatch them!
    woofmew@aol.com

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  81. I don't believe in ghosts, but I did grow up in a house where strange things happened regularly.
    choirlady27@hotmail.com

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  82. Can't wait until December. Sounds like another great book.
    vabedel@aol.com

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  83. Recently I finished reading Murder, She Barked, and I loved it! I can't wait for the newest one. :)

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