Saturday, December 31, 2016

The New Year's Eve Blues





Holly Miller blogs for

The Paws and Claws Mysteries

by Krista Davis

 



I'm working this New Year's Eve. That suits me fine since I'm a little sad that the man of my dreams, Holmes Richardson, has left to spend New Year's Eve with his fiancé in Chicago. I know, I know. I may not be perfect or brilliant, but I am very sensible. I pride myself on being down-to-earth. I have never been one of those women who wail over men.

But ever since I moved back to Wagtail Mountain and ran into Holmes, I cannot get him out of my mind. It doesn't matter that we were childhood friends or that he was my first crush. But every time I see him I get a little tingly and giddy. It doesn't matter that our grandmothers are best friends. Or that I think he wants to move back to Wagtail. This just isn't like me at all!

I'm not the type to chase after someone else's boyfriend, let alone some else's fiance! But I get a little sick to my stomach when I think about another woman getting a kiss from Holmes at midnight.

Our grandmothers have arranged for a matchmaking event in Wagtail. Complete with a professional matchmaker! Participants are supposed to bring their cats and dogs to help them make matches. I just don't have the heart to participate. On the other hand, Holmes is engaged and I should accept that. Right?

What do you think? Should I keep hoping that Holmes will break off his engagement? Or should I participate in Animal Attraction and try to meet someone else?


Have you read MURDER MOST HOWL? I'm giving away two copies to kick off the New Year! To enter, leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you. Good Luck!

41 comments:

  1. I have not read Murder Most Howl but have read some of the other Paws and Claws mysteries. Love mysteries that include animals. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  2. I have not yet read Murder Most Howl but I would love to—thanks for the chance to win a copy! Happy New Year to all!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  3. I think participating in Animal Attraction is nice. Thanks for the chance. Happy New Year! I hope you have lots of best sellers.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  4. Murder Most Howl would be great as would getting involved with Animal Attraction. Happy New Year! saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Animal Attraction sounds like a great idea. Many thanks for this wonderful giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. I love murder mystery settings in books (would love to do one in real life).

    acm05atjuno.com

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  7. I haven't read Murder Most Howl, but thanks for the giveaway. And I just love these covers. Animal Attraction - fun idea.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I haven't read "Murder Most Howl", but it is on my TBR list. Thanks for the chance. Have a Happy New Year!

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  9. I haven't read "Murder Most Howl", but it is on my TBR list. Thanks for the chance. Have a Happy New Year!

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  10. Happy New Year Krista! I'm confused about Sophie being in Wagtail -- shouldn't it be Holly? What would Mars say? Maybe Holmes is going to Chicago to break it off with his fiancée. I have a feeling that with both Grandmothers being in charge of Animal Attraction that Holly won't have a choice! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  11. Have not had the pleasure to read Murder Most Howl. As to the question, absolutely Sophie should to to the Matchmaking event. One never knows when a little animal magnetism will come into play. And Holmes is obviously not as smart as he should be.

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  12. Had a howling good time reading the excerpts..can't wait to read the whole thing! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  13. Happy New Year Krista. I haven't had the pleasure of reading your book yet but would certainly love to. I hope Holly does attend Animal Attraction just for the fun of seeing how it works out. Thanks for the opportunity to enter to win a copy of your book. My fingers are crossed.

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  14. Would love a copy!! Can't wait.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  15. I haven't read it. Happy New Year!!
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I love the characters' perspectives in this blog. Thank you for the fun! For me...break off the engagement!
    kat8762@aol.com

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  17. Have not read Murder Most Howl, Thanks for this very generous giveaway, I do appreciate it. Happy New Year. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  18. I love finding New books to read!
    Vickiela3@hotmail.com

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  19. I love this series. Harley just got his neckerchief the other day. Seems a neighbor got it by mistake! mommatoodle at msn dot com

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  20. Murder Most Howl sounds like a howling good read. I would love to. Thank you for the chance.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  21. Really want to read it!donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  22. I just want to say I've read Murder Most Howl and I loved it. I love all of Krista Davis's books in both of her series. Happy New Year!

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  23. I have not read it. Sounds like a great series. Happy New Year! turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. No I haven't read it yet but have one of the others from this series in my TBR (for a loooooong time). I'd be thrilled to add this one to that pile.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. Animal Attracti8n...teabird17 &&at&& yahoodotcom

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  26. Go for it. Bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  27. I loved the first book & have to catch up with the series. Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. Happy New Year!!!

    On my wish list.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  29. I haven't read it yet, thanks for the giveaway.
    babemomara@att.net

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  30. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the chance zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  31. No, I haven't read Murder Most Howl and Yes, attending ANIMAL ATTRACTION should be considered. Thanks for this giveaway.
    Connie
    cps1950(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  32. Thanks for the opportunity. cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  33. Oh, Krista. I do love your series! Happy New Year. bobwiesmann at gmail dot com.

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  34. Waiting for my win.
    laughlincat(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Waiting for my win.
    laughlincat(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I haven't read Murder Most Howl and I would love to visit Wagtail. Happy New Year!
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  37. Not yet. But would love to. It looks so intriguing. So hoping. Thanks for the chance to reduce my TBR. (By One, sigh) Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc ((dot) com

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  38. I have not read any of her books! They do look great though. I'd love to win this one. Thanks for the giveaway and happy New Year everyone.

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  39. Haven't read any of this series yet but I like this concept. It would be a real shame to get involved with a non animal lover, if you love animals. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  40. I adore this series though I haven't read this book yet (but I really want to)! I am wishing for Holmes to end his engagement. Happy New Year!
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Happy new year! Would love to read! parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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