Wednesday, February 14, 2018

KNIGHTS & ROSES + A BOOK GIVEAWAY


FROM: Sabrina Tate

OF:       The Bad Luck Cat Mysteries
BY:       Kay Finch

These days women don’t typically need or want any white knight to ride in and rescue them from dangerous situations. But sometimes – assuming the right white knight is involved – a little rescue can be a good thing. Like the evening I decided to do a little solo investigating at the Wild Pony Saloon here in Lavender. Seemed like a perfectly fine idea, until one of the pool players decided he wanted to get a little bit too close.  Let’s just say I was happy that the local game warden, Luke Griffin, came along when he did. Here’s how it went down in Black Cat Crossing.
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“I felt an arm snake around my waist and turned to see Mr. Belt Buckle had come back.

“Hiya, sweetheart.” He brought his face close to mine. “Whaddya say we leave Chester in his misery and have us a little dance. I wiped the table with those bozos.” He glanced over his shoulder at the cleared pool table and the other players clustered at one end.

The band was playing a slow song now, and there was no way I was getting any closer to this guy than I already was.

“You’re Ernie Baxter’s twin brother,” I said, realizing why he looked familiar.

“Guilty,” he said. “I’m Eddie, and you must be Sabrina, the not-so-teenage witch I heard about from Mom. She told me I’d be runnin’ into you sometime soon, and here you are.” He gave me another appraising glance.

I twisted out of his grasp, uncomfortable with him and the eerie suggestion that Twila Baxter knew I’d show up at The Wild Pony before I had any intention of doing so. “I came to speak with Chester.”

“Best wait till he dries out.” Eddie took my arm and started toward the dance floor. “He gets delirious when he’s drunk. We have plenty of time to get to know each other better.”

I tried dodging him, but Eddie moved closer and soon his arm was around my waist again, fingers twisted around one of my belt loops. I grabbed those fingers and said, “Let me go.”

“Aw, sweetheart,” he said, “I’m cool. Give me a chance.”

 I writhed and twisted as I tried to disconnect myself from him, but he stuck like glue.

 “Why don’t you show me some of your witchy moves,” he said. “Bet you got some—”

Before he finished the thought, Eddie’s knees buckled and his legs were swept out from under him. Someone ripped his hand away from my waistline and took my arm. Then I was hurtled along through the crowd and found myself outside, where light rain was falling.

“C’mon,” the man next to me said. “Let’s take cover.”

I was grateful he’d separated me from Eddie Baxter, but did I want to go anywhere with this guy?

I turned to him and saw in the glare of the lights along the porch that Luke Griffin held my arm.

He pointed across the street to what looked like an abandoned service station with a roof over what used to be the pumping area.

We ran across the street together.”

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That was only the beginning of my relationship with Luke Griffin, and I’m happy to say we’re now, as my Aunt Rowe says, “an item.” I don’t mind one bit calling Luke my white knight, especially today – on Valentine’s Day.  Luke sent me the most lovely bouquet of yellow roses, and he has a special dinner planned for tonight.  And before I close, I must make mention of my other Knight – the black one – Hitchcock, my cat, who has saved me from a few hot spots himself.
You can read more about me and my special guys in Black Cat Crossing, The Black Cat Knocks on Wood, and The Black Cat Sees His Shadow.

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like someone had rescued you from something or someone? 

GIVEAWAY - Leave a comment to be entered in today's book giveaway. The winner may choose any one of the three Bad Luck Cat Mysteries pictured below.  Winner to be chosen this Saturday. 


 Kay Finch is the National Best-Selling author of the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries by Berkley Prime Crime.  Though her character, Sabrina Tate, has left the paralegal profession behind to move to the Texas Hill Country, Kay still works as a paralegal at a Houston, Texas law firm. She resides in a Houston suburb with her husband and pets. Visit her at www.kayfinch.com.

30 comments:

  1. Well, not really. Had a friend that rescued me from a bad job and helped get me a new and better one...not sure if that is what the question means. thanks for the chance
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  2. I am sure that I have been rescued on more than one occasion but right now I can't remember a specific event to discuss. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  3. I have not been rescued except by my kitties. Thanks for the chance.
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. My wonderful husband - even before we were married - was my white knight. He saved me from a horrible situation showing me I was of value and lovable. Guess you can say he saved me from both a someone and a something. Since then, he's always there for me walking by my side and holding me up from behind as well.

    How can you not love a series based on a black cat? No one in their right mind can - not even a dog lover. Love the covers and appreciate the chance to win a book from the series.

    Happy Valentine's Day!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  5. I cannot say that I have but I have rescued several people.
    debby236@gmail dot com

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  6. My husband of 47 years has rescued me from difficult predicaments many times. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I can say that my hubby is always rescuing me from some awkward situation.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  8. I retired early from a job so that a friend, young, needy, with a family, could keep hers. Does that count? bobwiesmann at gmail dot com.

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  9. My beloved husband has ever been my White Knight, charging in upon his mighty steed, and rescuing me in times of dire straits. He has stood by me through thick and thin, and always been my champion, and loved me unconditionally, always. I do Love this wonderful and charming series. I love black cats, and such lovely covers! Thank you for this fabulous chance. Happy Valentine’s Day, and happy reading and writing. x ❤️📚

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  10. O have met a few white knights in my life, including my husband.
    browninggloria(at) hotmail(dot) com

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  11. Mary Lynette MillerFebruary 14, 2018 at 1:23 PM

    My dad was my white knight when my husband was in the Marines during the Viet Nam war. He was daddy to out 2 boys while their dad was gone. nettiem(at)toledotel(dot)com Would love one of your books...

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  12. Yes, one night I was at a supper club, listening to a friend of mine perform, when a man sitting at the bar started telling me his life story. He wasn't dangerous, just REALLY annoying. An acquaintance of mine showed up and INSISTED I sit with her. I thanked her profusely for the "rescue." Thanks for the giveaway! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Rescuer is one of my husband's job descriptions and he has dome this many times and I am greatly appreciative. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. No, not really .
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Yes, there were plenty of times at work when people were upset about their payroll or vacation time. It could get quite loud at times, but there was usually one of the guys around to calm them down.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I have two black cats. Can't think of a situation where I was rescued.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. When I was a teenager, my Uncle rescued me from a boy in high school that was stalking me. My Uncle was the Chief of Police in our town so all he had to do was to talk to him to stop the behavior.
    scarletbegonia5858(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I love the look of pretty yellow roses.
    Too bad they are supposed to stand for infidelity.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  19. I cannot think of a time when I was rescued, although some people have certainly made life easier. I include my cats and good coworkers on that list. mbradeen@yahoo.com

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  20. A friend & I did get stuck on a carnival ride when the power went out. One of the workers rescued us & the other riders. We weren't in danger, it was just dark & we needed someone with a flashlight to guide us off the ride. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Thanks for the chance! maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Yes, I had someone who would not leave me alone & my now hybby came to my rescue
    & got him to stop thinking I was interested in him. He was creepy & scared me as he tried crossing the line. ematov(at)comcast(dot)net

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  24. I tend to be the one doing the rescuing.

    Love the roses.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  25. No, I have not.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  26. I had the lovliest black cat named Spooky, aptly named because, as a kitten, she would rear up and hiss and spit! True dat! somesmartcookle at aol.com again, cookle with an L, not an i.

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  27. God protects and rescues me everyday from whatever evils may lurk around every corner. He sends my husband and children to me to share my life with and my beautiful black cat, Romeo Luigi, to comfort me when I am stressed. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. I don't think I have ever had to be rescued before. But I do love mystery books with cats in them. Thank you for this chance. 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I loved the first book & can't wait to read more. Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Pretty much hubby's job now. Although there have been little things that were nice like when I had car trouble.An older military guy gave me some advice when I was flying alone to join my husband in Bangkok, Thailand. Sanitation was a big problem 40 years ago when we were there.All the books look
    good but if I should win, I would choose Black Cat Crossing. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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