Friday, July 14, 2017


By: Rowena Flowers
From: The Bad Luck Cat Mysteries
Author: Kay Finch

My name is Rowena Flowers, and I own the Around the World Cottages in Lavender, Texas. I named each cottage for a city I visited abroad – the Paris cottage, the Barcelona cottage, the Madrid cottage, you get the idea. I make a good living renting out my cottages to Texas Hill Country vacationers, especially in hottest months – which here in Texas are about March through November – but I'm more than happy for my niece Sabrina Tate to live in one of them full-time.

Sabrina's a writer at heart and what better place for an aspiring mystery author to create stories and bring magic to her pages than sitting in the lovely Monte Carlo cottage with the sparkling Glidden River right outside her door? She may be creating the next great American novel in this very cottage.

I have my fingers crossed that Sabrina will be offered a publishing contract soon. She's a wonderful wordsmith. Her biggest problem with writing is that she gets distracted easily and even more since her feline friend, Hitchcock, came to live with her. She claims the suspense in her writing has improved with him around, but his antics take her away from the writing way too often. 

Charming as our town might be, everything is not wine and roses here in Lavender. We have our share of not-so-nice visitors, and sometimes there’s a murder to solve. Of course, we have sheriff’s department to handle such things, but Sabrina is not one to sit idly by with a killer on the loose. Even though it’s not her job to solve crimes, I think she’s better at it than the average person. Maybe because of her mystery writing experience.
While I’m busy at the annual festival with the pumpkin cannon, Sabrina is out there trying to prove her new friend, Tia, had nothing to do with the death of a jewelry vendor. Hitchcock is helping, too, as usual, because he’s a master of sleuthing. With their help, Tia should have nothing to worry about.
You can read more about Sabrina and Hitchcock’s latest investigation in The Black Cat Sees His Shadow, book three in the Bad Luck Cat mystery series, published by Berkley.

About The Black Cat Sees His Shadow:           
The town of Lavender, Texas, is buzzing with tourists, and local businesses are pulling out all the stops for the fun-filled fall event. On the eve of opening day, Sabrina comes face-to-face with her doppelganger, Tia Hartwell, a caricature artist at the festival. The similarities between the two women are striking, including their matching black cats.
Kay Finch is the National Best-Selling Author of the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries, Black Cat Crossing, The Black Cat Knocks on Wood, and The Black Cat Sees His Shadow. She’s a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division. Kay lives with her husband and their rescue pets in a Houston suburb. Visit the author at


  1. I really enjoy this series. I love the characters and would love to stay at Aunt Rose's cabins!

  2. Thanks, Chris. I wouldn't mind being there today rather than at work. Haha.

  3. Fantastic series! Black cats are the best! My black cat Pita is my love!

  4. I would love to read this. Thanks for having the giveaway! Caroline

  5. Black cats like my Fender are the best, along with their siblings! But who is it going to Punkin Chunkin? Or it a different festival?

    1. Sandie - Aunt Rowe heard about the Punkin Chunkin contest and would like to go. In The Black Cat Sees His Shadow, though, she is having fun at the annual Pumpkin Festival in Lavender, Texas with the pumpkin cannon she rented.