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Spying Elvis

Crazy Cat Ladies: North Pole Unlimited Book Cover Crazy Cat Ladies: North Pole Unlimited
Elle Rush
suspense, crime, romance,
11 Oct 2016

Jaded P.I. Decker Harkness must track down a missing prototype if he wants a shot at a corporate security contract. Sexy cat shelter manager Joy McCall has her own investigation running - she needs to figure out who broke into Kitten Caboodle and made off with her foster kittens. They'll have to work together to get the happy ending they both deserve.

Cop Decker and cat lady Joy meet up and solve a crime.

I loved the whole premise of this story with the prototype Elvis going missing and the NPU corporation.

A fun, light-hearted and different story  with cats of course!




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Cat Sanctuary?

Crazy Cat Ladies: Forgive Me
Sanctuary Lake #2
Lori Whyte
romance, paranormal, suspense,
11 Oct 2016

The Crazy Cat Lady boxed set lets 9 new purr-fectly wild romance stories out of the bag. There’s something to scratch the itch for every reader; comedy to suspense, sweet to deliciously scorching. We hope you enjoy these paw-some tails from New York Times, USA Today, & other authors.

The Vet & the Geek (Gone Geek #2) Sidney Bristol, NYT & USA
When veterinarian Raul is reunited with his lost cat he gets more than he bargained for in Miranda, the sassy woman who wipes the floor with his subpar gaming skills. But Miranda doesn’t know if Raul is flirting with her, or if he’s the stalker she’s lived in fear of for years. Is he the crazy cat guy of her dreams, or does he want her—dead or alive?
Mr. November by Melanie Ting
Marty Devonshire is the feared tough guy of the Vancouver Vice hockey team, yet he’s afraid to make a move on petite Elaine Salang. It will be up to the entire team—& Knightley the cat—to convince Marty to take a chance on love.
Cat Scratch Fever, L.C. Alleyne
Inspector Rafael Montigue detects the scent of a potential mate during a delegate meeting. Kristin Wallin is working undercover to bring down the Brazilian Minister’s drug ring. When terrorists attack, Rafe exposes his panther shifter identity in order to protect Kristin, but she surprises him with secrets of her own that make him look like an innocent kitty cat.
Decker & Joy: A North Pole Unlimited Romance, Elle Rush
Jaded P.I. Decker Harkness must track down a missing prototype if he wants a shot at a corporate security contract. Sexy cat shelter manager Joy McCall has her own investigation running - she needs to figure out who broke into Kitten Caboodle and made off with her foster kittens. They'll have to work together to get the happy ending they both deserve.
Cats in the Cradle, Jerri Drennen
Being accused of murder by the red-haired beauty, Beatrice Dailey, a woman known to be the crazy cat lady in the neighborhood, somehow kick-starts Sam Littman's floundering career. Soon he finds himself writing her as the main character in his novel—but as fact & fiction start to blur, Sam & Beatrice tumble headfirst into something most unexpected.
Forgive Me (Sanctuary Lake #2), Lori Whyte
When a neighbor's cat deposits a severed finger on Rachel Connor's doorstep, the last thing she expects is that it'll bring Grady Randall back into her life. He shattered her heart when they were teenagers, but she finds herself turning to him when a menacing stranger shows up at her door. Can their reunion & reignited attraction survive the night or will the murderer strike again?
Sanctuary, Sukie Chapin
When Indiana finds her life is in shambles & her exotic cat sanctuary on the verge of bankruptcy, her only hope rests in the capable hands of a tall, dark, & bearded stranger. Jake’s on the hunt for the only good thing left in his life his lost lion Loki, but he never expected his search to lead him to beautiful, anguished Indy & her dilapidated refuge. As their attraction grows fiercer than the lions they love, Indy & Jake must decide if they can overcome old wounds & fears to find sanctuary in each other’s arms.
Mr. Hot Stuff, Abby Cheshire
After eight awful & all too memorable blind dates in a row, all Lily wants is to stay home with a good book & her five cats. But when her latest rescue cat Captain Kitt goes klepto & steals a set of keys that belong to the hunky fireman in the neighborhood - Lily may be closer to a perfect match than she ever imagined.
Dress Blues, Lisa Carlisle, USA
When Vivi Parker volunteers at a fundraiser for a cat shelter, she’s stunned to run into Jack Conroy, the one man she couldn’t have, but never forgot. While they served in the Marines, any relationship between them was off-limits. Years later in Boston, the rules have changed. But so have they.

There are 9 stories in this Anthology and I shall be reviewing each separately.

For me this was the one story that read as a pot boiler in this set. I skipped large sections to see if it got any better.

Frankly I doubt if a: she would have got permission to run a cat ‘hotel’ in a garage; and b: whether any cat owner would want to leave her cat with her in those circumstances. Cat ‘hotels’ are expected to have nice cozy rooms, heating, day light including an outside run and so on… even TV. See this example where there are wrought iron designer cat beds in individually decorated bedroom suites, gourmet menus and grooming services, a choice of music, and team members whose sole job it is to come in and entertain the feline cat-hotel

And the first thing I would have done is link the garage to the house with a covered and lit walkway!


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Tigger helps solve the mystery of his death

I received this free book in exchange for an honest review

Here we have a missing husband. And embezzled family fortune. And a cat who wanders off and comes back with a spare intelligent being residing in its head.

Not to mention a sexy reporter and his foxy father.

All good starting points for a cozy mystery with fantasy thrown in. Especially when the cat’s ‘spare’ starts to speak to certain people telepathically. So comes under the heading of fantasy here.

So Christy starts to look for her missing husband with the help of the reporter Quinn – whose father also writes novels for a living. And Quinn begins to find that

Christy is nothing like he expected from the press reports he had read – she didn’t in fact like being the Jamieson Princess, Mother – Guardian of the Heir.

But does Christy really have the backbone to stand up for herself against her husband’s Trust’s guardians? She is tested and initially found wanted.

There is a nice story-telling style and enough twists and turns not to be predictable.

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Now eat your scone!

An honest review for NetGalley

This is the story of a tea -shop - and a woman who turns her back on the fast life to cater for the tourists in a small Oxfordshire Tea Shop.

Now for me, this story had overtones of Midsummer Murders.


The village described sounded just like one that the TV show would have used including the requisite nosy old biddies thinking they were a reincarnation on Miss Marples. Even down to the location as Midsummer Murders is set in the Chilterns and Oxfordshire.

But we added in Oxford university politics and rivalries and people hiding their true nature.

Overall not an exciting read but I didn't guess the identity of the killer so for that I just give it 4 stars.

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