Thursday, February 4, 2016

You Might Think You Know Me


by Monique Byrd
from the FAT CAT series by Janet Cantrell

GIVEAWAY BELOW

I realize you haven’t even read about me yet, but you will soon. I’m part of the April book, FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE. You’ve seen the cover, I’ll bet. Do you know where that was taken? It’s the high school gym, at our reunion, the place where everything started.



No! I’m not saying I started the murder! But we all went to high school together, so maybe, in a way, we were all in on it.

Here’s what people think they know about me. I’m the brains behind Richard Byrd. We were a team even back in high school, and I know I can put him in the mayor’s office if he’ll cooperate enough and let me do my job. After all, I got him elected to everything he wanted in high school. This reunion is where we start on the road to Mayor Richard Byrd. I must talk him out of using the name Rich Byrd.

Here’s what you may not know. I decided early on that no one was going to elect me for anything. I tried. I joined Glee Club, French club, Home Ec Club, even FFA (Future Farmers of America). In every club, I ran for office. But I never got any votes. So, when Richard and I started dating (he was Dickie Byrd back then), I threw my weight and my considerable skill at organizing campaigns, if I do say so myself, behind his efforts. He made it to class president. And now he’s on the school board.

I don’t know why people don’t ever vote for me. I’m insecure, but I think I hide it well. I do have that bad habit of pulling my hair out when I’m nervous, but there’s plenty left. It shouldn’t be odd to want to be clean and healthy. I don’t like to touch other people, or things that others have touched. But that’s not odd, it’s being smart.

When I’m mayor’s wife, I’ll have hand sanitizers installed in every room in City Hall. Lots of people will appreciate that.

Janet, the author, here. You haven’t met Monique yet, but I hope you do when the next Fat Cat book comes out in April! (You can even preorder it now.) If you’ve missed the latest Fat Cat adventure, I can fix that for one lucky person! Please either leave your email below or message me with it and I’ll pick a winner on Saturday night.

FAT CAT SPREADS OUT is the second mystery in the Fat Cat series. Please
check Janet’s webpage for preorder links for the third book, FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE, coming in April.


A booth at the Bunyan County Harvest Fair seems like the perfect opportunity for Charity “Chase” Oliver and Anna Larson to promote their Bar None bakery business. Unfortunately, plus-sized pussycat Quincy has plans for their delicious dessert bars other than selling them to customers. After tearing through their inventory, Quincy goes roaming the fairgrounds in search of more delights.

But what he finds is murder. One of the top contenders in a butter-sculpting contest has been killed, and Chase is churning on the inside when she sees Quincy’s handsome veterinarian, Dr. Mike Ramos, being led away by the police. With a little help from a kitty with butter on his whiskers, Chase needs to find the real killer and clear the doctor’s good name…

Includes recipes for people and cats!

45 comments:

  1. The Fat Cat series sounds like a delightful read. Thank you for the giveaway.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Hand sanitizer...that made me giggle! Congrats! (please don't enter me)

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  3. Love your Fat Cat series mama2bulls@gmail.com

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  4. Congrats on your new release.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  5. I love Fat Cat and am looking forward to meeting Monique. Thanks for te contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  6. This new one should be a fun read! Thanks for the chance to win! annelovell12@yahoo.com

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  7. Love the Fat Cat series. Can't wait to read the latest one.

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  8. On my wish list. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. Love your Fat Cat Series, I would love a chance to win this. Thanks for this special giveaway. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  11. I haven't read about Fat Cat yet but Quincy sure looks like my son's cat, Boba Fett! Sounds like a great series!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  12. I haven't read it yet but would love to sounds so good. Thank you for the giveaway...ptclayton2@aol.com

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  13. This looks like a really fun series! I would love to start it! The covers are always so well done!

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  14. I was already looking forward to Fat Cat Takes the Cake coming out and now I know it will mean getting to know more about Monique. Yay! Thanks for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  15. This looks like a very fun series and I can't believe I haven't read any of them yet! Thanks for the chance to win your book! kimdavishb@gmail.com

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  16. The Fat Cat series sound great. Would love to read them. So I am hoping this will be a start on that. My cat can relate to Quincy. I had put a cake on the table. Decided to use the restroom before I sat down. When I came back, Tami was eating the frosting. Called the vet. She asked what was in the frosting. I told her it was cream cheese frosting. She said 'contrary to what is in the cartoons' cats eat cheese. Mice don't. Thanks for the reminder. It has been years since I have thought of that. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  17. That cat knows how to find trouble...and food!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  18. Thanks for a little insight into Monique's personality. Looking forward to reading this.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  19. Fat Cat Takes the Cake sounds like a fun read. I'm going to have to add this series to my much too long TBR list. I'm an optimist so I know I will get to them all. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. My email is: maforbes231@yahoo.com.

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  20. Have not read The Fat Cat series yet. Quincy sounds like a cat we once had.
    Look forward to reading this series.
    a.connolley@gmail.com

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  21. I love this series! Janel provides a fun read...can't wait for the next adventure in April! kat8762@aol.com

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  22. For every cat lover everywhere. A fine series.

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  23. Love cats,can't wait to read this series. Sounds like an awesome read.
    diannekc8@gmail.com

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  24. Looks like a great book to add to my cozy challenge list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. elainehroberson@gmail.com

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  25. This looks like a great new to me series. Thanks for the chance to win. utaker555@gmail.com

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  26. I have not begun this series yet.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  27. Sounds fun!!! Would love to win, thanks for the chance!!! saracarver07@gmail.com

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  28. Would love to try this series.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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  29. I'd truly enjoy reading the latest Fat Cat adventure...I'm a cat lover myself!
    becky@craigmay.com

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  30. I really enjoy this series. Congrats on the new one.

    gibsonbk at hiwaay net

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  31. I loved the series but missed the last one. seascapelife at gmail dot com

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  32. Love me some Fat Cats!!!
    Kelly :)
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  33. The Fat Cat Mystery series sounds like a fun read. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  34. I do enjoy fat cat but I need the first one I think.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  35. Enjoyed the previous books. Look forward to this one! Cheers@Marjimmanor.com

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  36. Oh Fat Cat, I could gaze into your beautiful eyes all day.
    You live so close to me! How have I missed your series?
    Thank Janet for introducing us and for reading to me while I checked out your website.

    wismomworks@gmail.com

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  37. The covers of this series are so delightful. I am intrigued as to the latest addition of the Fat Cat series. Thanks for the review and the chance to win a copy. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  38. Congrats on the new release. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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  39. Sounds like a good series.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway. New to this series and looking forward to reading. kkdurban@gmail.com

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  41. Not sure if my comment went through! Looking forward to reading this series. kkdurban@gmail.com

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  42. I haven't read any of the Fat Cat series yet, but love cat stories and cozy mysteries. Our Maine Coon cat used to wait for the moment we weren't looking to go after smaller pets. He took the hamster cage off the shelf on the first day of our vacation and we never found him. He also liked to dip his paws in the goldfish bowl, until we caught him at it and put a screen over to frustrate the cat and protect the fish.

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  43. I read the first book, but not the second so thank you for the chance! magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  44. ptclayton was picked as the winner! I'll email you, ptclayton, to get your physical address.

    THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR SHOWING INTEREST! I LOVE YOU ALL!!

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