Monday, February 8, 2016

Guest Post/Review/Giveaway: The Unfur-tunate Valentine's Scam by Alannah Rogers


As the author of the Beatrice Young cozy cat mystery series, you'd think that I just write about bad guys and dead bodies. But I'm also really interested in writing about relationships. In fact, I just released the sixth book in the series, The Unfur-tunate Valentine's Scam, which is Valentine's Day themed! 

But romantic love is just one small part of the equation. Although main character Beatrice Young, a 62-year-old cafe owner and single lady with a very busy life, grapples with her feelings for ex-husband Matthew, that's just one of the many relationships the books explore. Beatrice's three cats--Hamish, Petunia, and Lucky--also have to deal with their relationships to each other, and to Beatrice.

In a way, it's very much like having three kids for Beatrice. The felines are constantly vying for her attention. Hamish came into Beatrice's life first and so he holds a special place in her heart. But she also loves Lucky and Petunia equally. The cats don't see it that way, though! They each want to be number one. And that creates a lot of conflict.

The two boy cats, Hamish and Lucky, also fight over pretty Himalayan Petunia, the newest addition to Beatrice's family. Petunia's used to getting a lot of attention though, and is mostly indifferent to their attempts to romance her. Poor Hamish and Lucky!

But at the end of the day, Beatrice and her horde are a family and family sticks together through thick and thin. They help each other solve mysteries, keep each other safe in sketchy situations, and love spending time together in Beatrice's cozy converted barn house, especially when Bee's many friends come to call. I think that's what my sixth book is really about: that romantic love is beautiful, but in the end, fickle love must transform into the bonds of family, and family is what lasts--though no one ever said it was easy!

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From the publisher: When Abigail Freedman, Beatrice Young's sworn rival, approaches her with a case she's too curious not to take it on. As it turns out, Abby has a very modern romantic conundrum: her Internet boyfriend may be the love of her life ... or a scammer who wants to suck her bank account dry.

It's up to the 62-year-old Cozy Cat Cafe owner and her three crime-solving cats to find this Romeo's identity. Too bad Hamish, Petunia, and Lucky can't help Bee with an even bigger problem: how to sort out her new feelings for ex-husband and best friend Matthew.

No matter what happens, things are about to get romantic in Ashbrook, New Hampshire...


Alannah Rogers' Beatrice Young mystery series is proof paw-sitive that you don't need a dead body for a great cat cozy. In this sixth novella in the series Beatrice is pondering making the leap from amateur detective to private investigator when she's contacted by her rival in the cafe business, Abigail Freedman. Abigail has met someone on an internet dating site and she's starting to wonder if she's been scammed. Beatrice is feeling quite bitter about love because of her mixed feelings towards her ex, Matthew, so she decides to set up an online account of her own with the hopes of making contact with the mysterious Lothario.

Accompanied by her cats Petunia, Hamish, and Lucky, who are experiencing a bit of a love triangle of their own, Beatrice is on the case and Cupid had better watch out!!!

Giveaway: Leave a comment by noon eastern on Friday, February 12th for your chance to win an ebook copy of The Unfur-tunate Valentine's Scam. Worldwide entries are welcome!!!

18 comments:

  1. This sounds like a book I'd love to read. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  2. I love mysteries, and one with cats are even better. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. Sounds cute, never read any books by this author. thanks for the chance :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  4. Thanks for writing a story that includes an older woman who shows she still has the ability to run a business independently. The fact that it includes three cats doesn't hurt either. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  5. Thanks, Melissa. This sounds interesting and I need to check out this new-to-me author.

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  6. It sounds like an interesting read! I love books that have cats as major characters. :)

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  7. Another great book review! The fur-family dynamic and relationships sound so intriguing in this one. Thank you for sharing, Mudpie and Melissa! Purrs!

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  8. This sounds like a fun variation on the cat cozy.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  9. This review and feature is wonderful. Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. A delightful and enjoyable cozy which I would enjoy. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. Sound like a good read. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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  12. I love to read about cats---thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.fararell@gmail.com

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  13. That sounds like a really good book. pilch92@aol.com

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  14. This sounds interesting! I haven't read any of the series yet but see them often on Amazon. Would love to read this if it can be read as a stand-alone. Thank you for the opportunity, and congrats on the new release! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  15. Sounds like a gweat book. We fink furmily luv is da bestest kind. And we got purrlenty of it to share.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  16. Sounds like a great book that I would love to read. sclickner@juno.com

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  17. Looks like a great Valentine's Day read. Would really enjoy reading.
    diannekc8@gmail.com

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  18. This sounds like a cute Valentine's Day read. Thanks

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