Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas? Meow...Humbug!

By the coolest of cool cats, Jerry Garcia, from Kylie Logan’s League of Literary Ladies Mysteries



Deck the halls?

Hey baby, if you haven’t caught on, it’s a cruel trick.  Shiny garland?  Twinkling lights?  Sparkling packages?  And a tree in the house?

It’s like someone invented Christmas traditions just to drive us cool cats crazy.

But have no fear, when you’re a groovy guy like me, you know how to get around the holiday machinations of humans.

Trees are made for climbing.  Wrapping paper is designed to be shredded.  And those cute twinkly lights?  One quick bite through the cord take care of those.

In fact, the only holiday tradition around here worth keeping is SEASON’S READINGS.

That’s right, I’m joining the other Killer Characters and offering you a chance to win a copy of Kylie Logan’s “And Then There Were Nuns.”  Yeah, yeah, it’s a mystery, and a pretty good one from what I’ve heard, but let’s face it, the only real reason to read it is for the cat.

So get your act together, leave a comment, and I’ll have that Kylie chick pick a winner by end of day, December 7.

Good luck!




75 comments:

  1. That is one cool cat and I am digging it...please enter me and it all sounds fun...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  3. Love the cat picture above and yes, I confess, if a book cover has a cat on it, I'm more inclined to pick that book to read. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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    1. Interesting . . . as authors we often discuss how much a cover affects book sales.

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  4. Jerry Garcia - you can come and live with me!

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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    1. You'd be sorry, Karen B! He's one bad kitty!

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  5. I do read it for the cat. LOL
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  6. Have one of your books in my TBR. Sorry I haven't had a chance to start it.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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    1. Hope you enjoy. And in case the name confuses you . . . Kylie Logan is also Casey Daniels!

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  7. The cat appeals to me very much. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. He's a bad cat. A very bad cat. And the bane of his neighbor's life!

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  8. I like mysteries that have cats in them. Thanks for the giveaway. norbert8bubba(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. As I mentioned in a comment above, it's always interesting for authors to hear what appeals to readers. Glad to hear you like cats. I'll remember that!

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  9. This cat cozy looks special and attracts me. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. Holidays with pets can be interesting.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. So far so good around here, neither of the dogs is bothering any decorations. Had a cat last year (he's since moved out with my son) and he left the tree alone.

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  11. Feisty cat. I'm sure all of those decorations
    are tempting and they don't have to replace anything
    that gets broken or moved.
    thanks for the chance to win a book I've not read.
    Mary Lou at txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. There's a funny cartoon online...two cats in a bar and one of them moaning, "they bring in a tree and sparkling lights and twinkly garland, and I'm not allowed to touch it. And they wonder why I drink."

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  12. Only a cat has such wisdom regarding the holidays.
    laughlincat(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I have lived with a cat who thought everything Christmas was for her entertainment. She was a wonderful girl, and she brought a lot of laughs.

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    1. The laughs are what's important, aren't they? They are what get us all through and why pets are so precious!

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  14. Since my Pug is a wee bit jealous, I have to confine my interaction with cats to cozies. Don't tell him I said cats are great at solving mysteries. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. I know the feeling! We have one Airedale and one . . . well, no one's figured out yet what the other one is. Big (very big), all white, fuzzy. Looks like a gigantic stuffed animal. When we had a cat living here, he and the Airedale got along fine. I don't think that would happen with the White Moose!

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  15. 3 cats terrorizing the house. Katieh(at)mvdsl(dot)com

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  16. Sounds like a deal to me.
    But watch out biting those light cords! You could get your mouth fried!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. My daughter's Scottie ate through a light cord and lived to tell the tale. Not sure how, except that Scotties are tough little guys.

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  17. Sorry, Jerry, the proliferation of felines in cozies boggles the mind, it's like some unspoken law ;-p Now, if you opined pithy & biting comments throughout the novels such as above.. or brought a sabre-toothed tiger into the mix, then I could see the attraction. So though this shant make me popular, League of Literary Ladies is my fave cozy series and I'm dying to read the Nuns..nun..nun-nun-nun..nun-nuh-nuh-naaa (it's the Hardy Boys theme), I'm gonna have to risk any catcalls and leave this comment :D

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    1. Oh yes, right there with you...cats everywhere! But see above, many readers love to see cats on covers and in books. You know that's why publishers do it!

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  18. Jerry--My kitties totally did those things when they were younger, but now that they are senior citizens they are finally letting me have a tree again this year. Enjoy your youth while you have it. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. I have a feeling when it comes to doing bad things, Jerry will never grow up!

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  19. Sounds Great :) Thanks for the chance to win a copy iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. Of course the cat is the reason to read the story. Thanks for the chance. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Truth to tell, he's really not in the books that much. Except to drive our heroine crazy, of course!

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  21. Can't wait to read the latest installment in the series! Hope I win a copy
    babsnature at gmail dot com

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    1. Book #5 in the series, "Gone With the Twins," will be published in March. So another one coming up very soon!

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  22. Thanks for the chance.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  23. Thank you for the chance. Sharon, catwoman-1(at)comcast(dot)net

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  24. I love to Celebrate Christmas and what it means but having it more than once a year would be exhausting.
    Any of the 3 books you send, if I win, would be great.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Jerry Garcia you are one really cool cat and a very handsome one at that! Love reading books with cool cats in the story and would enjoy reading about you. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Jerry Garcia you are one really cool cat and a very handsome one at that! Love reading books with cool cats in the story and would enjoy reading about you. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I'm very curious how the Christmas tree will fair this year as I have 2 kittens, the younger I believe will be a climber. We'll see I get the tree this week!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  28. I love mysteries with cats. Just finished one (Fat Cat Takes the Cake).
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Another cat lover! So good to know what readers like.

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  29. I love mysteries with cats. In fact I have a 7 month old kitten that somewhat resembles the cat picture in this post. Thanks so much for the giveaway. choirlady27(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I hope your kitty isn't as bad as Jerry!

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  30. I love cozy mysteries with cat characters. This one sound really good. Thank you for the giveaway Georgia
    queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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  31. Hubs isn't a cat lover so we are without our own Jerry Garcia. So, I get my grins and giggles through all cozy mysteries with cats featured. Thank you Kylie/Casey for a chance to win in your give-a-way!
    sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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    1. My husband is highly allergic. Yet we had a cat living here (long story!) for about two years. I doubt we'll get another, but I enjoyed Marvin's company.

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  32. I am a big cat lover. I love this blog too! Please pick me for one of your neat giveaways!! lindaherold999@gmail.com

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    1. Love it that you love the blog! Good luck on Season's Readings!

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  33. Traditions are important!!

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  34. You'd fit right in with our cats - maybe even teach them a thing or two. cheers@marjimmanor.com

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    1. Yikes! Jerry teaching other cats is a scary thought!

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  35. We are owned by two cats in our home. Both are pretty calm and very seldom do we have any problems with them causing havoc this time of year. I love Kylie Logan's, aka Casey Daniels, series since they are set on the islands in Lake Erie along the northeast corner of Ohio. My fingers are crossed that I'm the lucky one to be pulled for this giveaway. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Good luck! I'll be picking the winner in a couple minutes.

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  36. I love Jerry Garcia's snarky catitude! Would love to win a copy!!! Merry
    Northstarvance @ Gmail (dot) com

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  37. First year with a tree. Never trusted my cats before. So far so good...

    jeosmond@gmail.com

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    1. Fingers crossed. We have a new puppy this year so we're going to see what happens to the tree.

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  38. Gosh I love this series. And I adore Jerry Garcia! bobwiesmann(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I can only read about cats now, since we travel way too much to have a pet. So the tree doesn't get climbed...

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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    1. How wonderful that you have the opportunity to travel!

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  40. I have my winner . . . Crochetma! I'll be emailing you in a bit for your mailing info. Congrats, and thanks to everyone who checked in. Watch for the next book in the League series, "Gone with the Twins." It will be out on March 4 and the newest Pepper Martin mystery, "Graveyard Shift," hits shelves on January 1.

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