Friday, December 14, 2018

The 12 Days of Hitchcock's Catmas - #giveaway

From:  Hitchcock
Of:  The Bad Luck Cat Mysteries
By:  Kay Finch

My MRREOW can't be considered singing by any stretch of the imagination, but that doesn't mean I dislike music.  I enjoy the hoppin' seventies music they play at Hot Stuff Coffee Shop.  But tis the season, and except for when I'm concentrating on helping Sabrina solve a murder case, holiday tunes are dancing through my head - especially the Twelve Days of Christmas. It's not maids a-milking or pipers piping in my head, though. My version goes like this:

ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, Sabrina gave to me:
A perfect spot beneath her Christmas tree.

ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, Sabrina gave to me:
Two strands of lights,
And a perfect spot beneath her Christmas tree.

ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS, Sabrina gave to me:
Three scratching posts,
Two strands of lights,
And a perfect spot beneath her Christmas tree.

NOW, I know many of y'all are impatient and can't be bothered to read every verse - what with the gifts to be wrapped, and the cookies to be baked - so I'll cut to the chase . You can sing the last chorus all the way through in your head the way I do:

ON THE TWELVTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, Sabrina gave to me:
Twelve shiny ornaments,
11 clues to follow,
10 bows to chew on,
9 red herrings,
8 yummy treats,
7 cardboard boxes,
6 murder suspects,
5 CATNIP MICE,
4 cozy mysteries,
3 scratching posts,
2 strands of lights,
AND A PERFECT SPOT BENEATH HER CHRISTMAS TREE!!!


THE LAST DAY OF OUR
SEASON'S READINGS GIVEAWAY -
Winner's choice of Black Cat Crossing, The Black Cat Knocks on Wood, or The Black Cat Sees His Shadow (in paperback or audio CD).  Tell me in the comments section about your ideas for stocking stuffers - I need tips!  I'll pick a winner on Tuesday, December 18th, at noon. 

Happy Holidays!

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 where she is working on Bad Luck Cat Mystery #4 – The Black Cat Steps On a Crack. Visit her at www.kayfinch.com.


39 comments:

  1. In my husband's stocking this year, I've put in some of his favorite candy and a keychain from Wendy's to get him free Frostys for a year.

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  2. I like to give gift cards. Simple, and people can get exactly what they want. mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  3. I don't know who you need them for, so I will just give varied examples. Small kids, not babies: crayons, jump ropes, jacks, bubbles. Teens: ear buds, chargers, gift cards to use when eating out. For older girls: makeup or makeup accesories. Older boys: shaving things. For babies: rattles, socks, spoons or bowls. For dogs: chew toys, balls, dog treats. For cats: little cans of food, a laser toy. My one cat always gets catnip mice, as they become her babies she carries around!
    I hope this helps! Thank you for the book giveaway. I really do enjoy this series!
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  4. Gift cards, hand cream, lip balm, fuzzy slippers - stuff to pamper oneself with!
    I'm so glad this series is continuing!
    ma(underscore)ward(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  5. I add socks, book marks, little tools, lip balm, card games and little toys.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  6. I do stockings for my grandchildren. I put socks, small toys, matchbox cars, nail polish, crayons...
    skforrest1957(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Kids are pretty easy but for adults maybe small bottles of lotion or shower gel like from Bath & Body Works, a handful of their favorite K-cups, a silly tie for guys that actually wear them, fun Christmas socks, fuzzy socks, fuzzy gloves (can you tell I like fuzzy and warm things lol) split up a multi-pack of gift cards like to Starbucks or McDonalds (usually in a 3 pack of $10 ones) That's all I got for now lol Tari H. barbie17(at)gmail(d0t)com

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  8. gift cards to places I know they enjoy and for my daughters usually gift cards to places they get their hair done,jcook22@yahoo.com

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  9. I give gift cards, homemade goodies such as brownies, chocolates, socks, hats for winter, lip balm, and travel items. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. For women I love to give soaps, socks, barrettes, and key chains which are unique. I enjoy finding and giving cute useful items. Book related things too such as bookmarks, pens, small notebooks and notecards. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. Hershey's makes pretty wrappers for their candy bars at Christmas. I usually wrap it in a ribbon with a $10 bill hidden on the bottom. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. Chapsticks, gift cards, Miniature candy bars. Wax for snowboards sclickner at juno dot com.

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  13. Decks of cards, personalized ornaments, Cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  14. For stocking stuffers, I usually put in an Amazon gift card, chap stick, hand lotion, shower gel and little stuff that I pick up when shopping.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Gift card, cute keychain, nail polish, lipstick, perfume.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  16. Lottery scratch tickets, hot wheels, nail polish, jewelry. Thanks for a chance to win! nettiem(at)toledotl(dot)com

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  17. An orange in the toe, a banana and a candy cane in the top. In between, bite-sized Hershey's candies, any small gifts that fit, and a can of wasabi-covered nuts. My husband likes wasabi. Go figure. And maybe a flash drive or something else small for computing. I usually keep the gift certificate to his favorite Tex-Mex restaurant for his birthday on the 29th.

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  18. Most of my stocking people love dark chocolate, so that helps. THe one hold out is a sour candy type, so that's what he'll get.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  19. I usually have a number of stockings to fill, so I buy a package of ball-point ink pens with the different color inks, package of high-light markers, package of mechanical pencils, a bunch of lip balms in many flavors, and an assortment of individual wrapped candies, both hard candy and chocolate. Oh, and some miniature candy canes. I pop inside plastic sandwich bags a pen and high-lighter or pencil, some of the candy, a lip balm, and then decorate the bag with a number of small holiday stickers. I've added other small things depending on the giftee such as holiday earrings, tiny toy cars, gift cards, bookmarks, and travel size toiletries. kimmwrtr (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  20. Cute socks, treats (candy, other sweets, nuts), bath & body items (lotion, lip balm, makeup, etc), journals/notebooks, gift cards, gloves/mittens, & books all make great stocking stuffers.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  21. I usually only fill a stocking for the cats. It's easy for them. I just buy candy and put it in a candy dish. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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  22. Some stocking stuffers: batteries, bath bombs, small make up items like mascara, gift cards, microwave popcorn attached to DVD, favorite kinds of candy or those only found at Christmas, CD’s, small bottle of perfume, fuzzy sock foot warmers, head band with ear muff made in it, flashlight, small pocket knife, baseball cards, hair bow or handband, leggings, gloves, nail polish, trail mix, book light, color pencils with small color book or if all else fails MONEY.

    Thanks for the chance to win a paperback of one of the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries books!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  23. Christmas candy, lip balm (there are lots of pretty ones out there), bath bomb, fuzzy socks, snack food in travel size packets, hot cocoa packs, microwave popcorn, falshlights, cord organizer, . . .

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  24. My husband loves Reese's pieces and Reese's peanut butter cups so his stocking is full of those treats. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. travel size toiletry items; lip balms/ chap sticks; hand cream, stamps, color pens; small tools; hot wheels/match boxcars; small puzzles, camping food utensils- can be used traveling.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway. I usually put a pair of socks, Pez toy for all as everyone likes them. Books, cd's, mittens. gloves, any candy. queenvictoria50 (@) aol (dot) com

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  27. All socks should have a book or more. Apples, oranges, candy canes, gift cards and candy. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. Delicious bath products make great stocking stuffers.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  29. For good stocking stuffers: gift cards, lottery scratchers, cute socks, lip balms, chocolate candy, fun nail files, hair accesories, key chains, and pens! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. How about a couple of adult coloring books and a package of colored pencils? Thanks for the giveaway and the fun song! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. The dollar spot at target is the best for stocking stuffers! anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  32. Good stocking stuffers in our house are gift cards to Hot Topic and B&N for my daughter, holiday themed scratch cards [lottery], photo cards of her favorite K-Pop bands. For Mr. B it's gift cards for Red Lobster and these flashlights he adores. VWinship at aol dot com

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  33. Gift cards make nice stocking stuffers :-)
    Donah42 at aol dot com

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  34. nani_geplcs(at)yahoo(dot)com..... For stocking stuffers, I as well give various things..home baked goodies, their favorite candy, scratch offs, gift cards, tooth brushes and tooth paste, jewelry cleaner. Females - soft knee socks, their perfume, pedicure gift certificate. Males - their cologne, deodorant, socks..To anyone who reads, or the younger kids, gc to the bookstore..If they have pets, I include a pet treat or toys. If the adults have young kids who play with battery operated toys, I give batteries. Or give special coffee, or tea. Thanks so much!!!!

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  35. I do hand creams, lip balms, lottery tickets, candy, pens, small gift cards like Starbucks ($5). Thanks for a chance to win.
    babemomara@att.net

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  36. I like snow globes, pens,socks, gloves,broaches, tiny packages of candy, and philosophy miniature bottles of lotion. Thanks for the giveawsy. Should I be lucky I would like The Black Cat sees his shadow. Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  37. For adults little bottles of booze, gift cards, candy, socks, gloves and books

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  38. I do lots of gift cards to Starbucks, Dunkin donuts, lottery tickets, . jcook22@yahoo.com

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