Monday, July 9, 2018

Cat and Dog Cozy Mystery Tour (plus GIVEAWAY)


Happy Monday from the cat and dog cozy mystery series authors! Melissa and Mudpie have been so gracious to host us today, and thank you to everyone who is stopping by to join us. Mudpie insisted we give the animals a chance to speak, so today we're letting the starring dogs and cats in our series answer the question "How would you describe your human?"

Charli the Siamese, head cat in Claire Kane's Siamese Sleuth Mystery series: My roommate Harlow is considerate and sweet while fearless and business-minded. We're both glamorous and enjoy good food. We connect as best friends because she can often sense how I'm feeling and vice versa.

Tilly the golden retriever, head dog in Kathi Daley's Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery series: Tess is a kind hearted person who is always willing to put herself out there for the people and animals who migrate in and out of her life. She is a happy and outgoing woman who takes the time to stop and chat with the people she comes into contact with on a daily basis. More so than most, Tess has a willingness to take action to right a wrong or help a person or animal in need.

Snickerdoodle the corgi, head dog in Meredith Potts's Daley Buzz series: Sabrina is the best. Not only does she make the world a better place by solving murders, but she always carves out plenty of time to play with me. Plus, she has the most comfortable lap in the world to curl up on.

Gus the golden retriever, head dog in Tammy L. Grace's Cooper Harrington Detective novels: Coop is a great guy. He's got a few quirks, but I love him. He's hard-working and kind. He's persistent and determined when it comes to solving our cases...sort of like a dog with a bone (woof!). He takes great care of Aunt Camille and me. I think Annabelle is the perfect match for him, but he seems oblivious. Coop's the best human I could wish for and I'm happy he's mine.

Dizzy the Labrador hound mix, head dog in Sandi Scott's Seagrass Sweets Cozy Mysteries: She's a lot calmer on the outside than she feels on the inside and I know her well enough to know that the nervous, geeky girl bakes away her anxiety. She's smart and loving and loves being my co-sleuth. She loves giving me jobs of big responsibility, even when I don't think I can handle it myself.

Matty the tortoiseshell, head cat in Paige Sleuth's Cozy Cat Caper Mystery series: Kat's okay, as far as humans go. She took me in when my former human was murdered, which was really nice of her. And she's usually pretty good about feeding me on time, cleaning out my box, and taking me for walks around the neighborhood. She does seem to have a nose for trouble though. I mean, how many dead bodies can one person find? But I have to say, Kat's almost as good at finding killers as she is about finding bodies. I guess if you're going to be murdered, you want Kat to be the first one on the scene!

Meaux the Schnauzer, head dog in Colleen Mooney's New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles: My human never met a Schnauzer she didn't like, and it's a good thing because that's how I came to be in her life. She rescued me and I never was adopted out. We became BFFs and that was that. She's rescued plenty of other Schnauzers and some stay awhile and others get homes right away. Sometimes I have to help the new ones that stay awhile learn how to behave or show them how to be a fun loving dog again. She buys me lots of toys and I get to show the rescued guys how to play with them.

Paw the Saint Bernard, head dog in Sandra Baublitz's Dog Detective series: The best! Woof! Clarissa is loving, kind, and considerate. She loves a good mystery. I love that she takes me everywhere with her. She supports and helps her friends, braving criminals and murderers to solve crimes. She's short for a human, but smart and most of all, she is good to animals, especially me.

Hamish the Maine Coon, head cat in Alannah Rogers's Beatrice Young Cozy Cat Mysteries: I'm Hamish, Beatrice's first and #1 cat. Bee is quirky, stubborn, crazy, and loves getting in trouble. She thinks because she's in her sixties she can do whatever she wants, including chasing Bad Guys with guns and other bad things. But, she is also loving, loyal, and kind. We go everywhere together. I was not too impressed when she moved in her friend, Matthew, who apparently she is going to marry or something like that. I'm not used to sharing my human. But I guess he's okay because he protects her and stops her from doing anything too dangerous!

Biscuit the ginger tabby, head cat in Alison Golden's Reverend Annabelle Dixon Cozy Mystery series: She's a bit wacky, always rushing about which is not my thing at all. But I do like her, not that I show it of course. She can be a bit overpowering at times, and I like to chill. But I suppose we make a good pair. I've helped her with a couple of cases. I don't think she'd have solved them without me, put it that way.

Reader animals, now it's your turn to describe your humans (or if you're a reader human, describe your animal(s))!

GIVEAWAY: Each author is giving away one ebook during the blog tour, and every blog you comment on earns you another chance to win (only one comment per person per blog will be counted for giveaway purposes). Ten ebooks = ten different winners! Please include your email address with your comment so we can reach you if you win.

Learn more about us, our books, and our characters by visiting all of our blog tour stops. And remember, each tour post you comment on by July 27, 2018 earns you another chance to win one of our ebooks.

July 5, 2018: Bibliophile Reviews

July 6, 2018: Chicks on the Case

July 9, 2018: Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries, and Meows

July 12, 2018: Dru's Book Musings

July 14, 2018: Lisa Ks Book Reviews

July 16, 2018: Brooke Blogs

July 18, 2018: A Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery

July 20, 2018: MJB Reviewers

July 23, 2018: Thoughts in Progress

July 25, 2018: Escape With Dollycas

About the Authors

Claire Kane is a connoisseur of classic fashion statements, craves a good rootbeer float, and always chews with her mouth closed. Of course, she also has a weak spot for murder mysteries.

Kathi Daley is the USA Today bestselling author of eight mystery series, including the Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery series and the Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery series. She writes cozy mysteries that warm your heart and feed your soul.

Meredith Potts writes the Daley Buzz Cozy Mystery series. She loves corgis, cozies, and cupcakes. Sign up for her mailing list and be the first to know about her new books.

Tammy L. Grace is the award-winning author of the Cooper Harrington Detective Novels and the Hometown Harbor Series. Join Tammy's exclusive reader group, and she'll send you a fun interview with the dogs from her books as a FREE thank-you gift.

Sandi Scott spent a lifetime reading cozy mysteries before finding the courage to write them. She writes about the women she wants to be and the pets she wants to meet! To get the first book in both of her series free, join the readers' group Sandi's Sleuths.

Paige Sleuth writes the Cozy Cat Caper Mystery series. She plots murder during the day and fights for mattress space with her two rescue cats at night. When not attending to her cats' demands, she writes.

Colleen Mooney writes the New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles humorous mysteries and loves to travel. An avid animal lover, she also directs and manages a New Orleans Schnauzer rescue.

Sandra Baublitz loves writing mysteries with furry detective crime-solvers. Her first Dog Detective short story, The Mystery of the Blue Dolphins, featuring Paw and Clarissa, is always free to download.

Alannah Rogers writes the Beatrice Young Cozy Cat Mysteries. The heroine of her stories is Beatrice Young, a 64-year-old amateur sleuth and Cozy Cat Cafe owner who lives in the small town of Ashbrook, New Hampshire with her 4 cats: Hamish, Lucky, Petunia, and Simon. The first book in her series is only 99 cents, and fans can stay connected through her Readers Group.

Alison Golden is a writer, blogger and mother of two. To get a free copy of Death at the Café, the prequel to the Reverend Annabelle Dixon cozy mystery series featuring Biscuit, the church cat, plus two more books, updates about new releases, exclusive promotions, and other insider information, please sign up for the Cozy Mysteries Insider mailing list.

119 comments:

Marla Bradeen said...

Thank you so much for hosting us today, Melissa and Mudpie! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Roby Sweet said...

What a fun post! It's nice to get the cat and dog stars' opinions of their humans. :)

Kara Marks said...

Very cool post--ty! Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

Judy Tucker said...

My children now have pets of their own. I'm living in apt. And on the go since retired so have no pets of mine own.
judytucker1947@gmail.com

Marla Bradeen said...

Thank you, Roby! Our starring animals can be just as opinionated as our real animals! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Marla Bradeen said...

Thanks, Kara! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Marla Bradeen said...

Some lifestyles make it difficult to have pets. But grand-pets are fun, and of course you can still enjoy the animals in books! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Patricia T said...

Thanks, Mudpie (and Melissa)! Enjoyed learning more about these pet-centric cozies.

Marla Bradeen said...

Thank you for stopping by, Patricia, and I'm glad you enjoyed the post! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

The Menagerie Mom said...

Nothing starts Monday off better than visiting one of your favorite blogs and seeing a lovely collage of books starring adorable furbabies! This post is so much fun, and I really enjoyed getting to know the books' characters through the eyes of their furry friends. I'm thinking all of the furbabies here would applaud me for my opposable thumbs, which enable me to feed them on command. Happy Monday to all!

World of Animals, Inc said...

Good morning everyone. This was a fun little post to read on this monday morning. We liked the great answers by the the dog and cat stars' about their human. Have a Happy Monday. Thanks for the share.
World of Animals

Rene said...

Wow, more pet cozies to check out! Thanks!

Marla Bradeen said...

My cats would agree that opposable thumbs are a must for those hard-to-open cans of wet food they demand every morning! I'm so glad you enjoyed the post, and thank you for taking the time to read and comment. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Marla Bradeen said...

Thanks so much for reading, and I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Happy Monday to you too! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Marla Bradeen said...

We do what we can to add to those overflowing to-read piles! Thank you for stopping by today. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Colehaus Cats said...

What a great big list of books to check out! Thanks for tipping our Mom off to these!

Tammy L. Grace said...

I agree...love this fun post. Thanks for stopping by!

Tammy L. Grace said...

My sweet Zoe loved her grandparents so much.

Tammy L. Grace said...

Gus would give you a high five in appreciation for any treats you could throw his way.

Tammy L. Grace said...

Thanks for checking out our books, Rene!

Tammy L. Grace said...

I love reading all the replies from the dogs in my author friends' books...you are right, it is fun.

Tammy L. Grace said...

Thanks for stopping by, Kara!

Tammy L. Grace said...

It's a Funday on Monday with our animal characters!

Tammy L. Grace said...

Glad you found some books to share with your Mom!

The Florida Furkids said...

Wow! That's a fabulous list of books! Mom needs to check these out!

The Florida Furkids

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

So cool to hear what the stars of the books think of their humans. I think my guys would describe me as- that funny looking-thing that feeds me and that I deign to hang out with despite her sad lack of attractive fur!

Marla Bradeen said...

Thanks so much! We're happy your mom has some new reading material! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Marla Bradeen said...

Thank you, Florida Furkids! We'd love for your mom to check out our books! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Marla Bradeen said...

That sounds pretty accurate! Whether we have dogs or cats, I think our ability to feed our pets ranks at the top of all their lists of important human features! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Sandra Baublitz said...

Thank you, Melissa and Mudpie!

Sandra Baublitz said...

Thank you, Roby! Glad you are here.

Sandra Baublitz said...

Thanks, Kara!

Sandra Baublitz said...

As Marla said, grand-pets are lots of fun! And our pet characters love to meet more readers!

Sandra Baublitz said...

Glad you stopped by, Patricia. We love sharing about our pet characters.

Sandra Baublitz said...

Thumbs up for opposable thumbs. My cats love feed on command.

Mario said...

What a fun way to meet new fur friends!

Sandra Baublitz said...

Thank you! I think Paw and my fellow authors' characters had fun sharing their thoughts with you.

Sandra Baublitz said...

Thanks for joining us, Rene! Hope you enjoy all our cozies!

Sandra Baublitz said...

Hello sweeties! Hope your Mom adds to her reading list.

Sandra Baublitz said...

Hello, Florida Furkids! Glad you stopped by. Thanks for telling your Mom about our books.

Sandra Baublitz said...

That's how my cats would describe me. Thanks for visiting with us.

Sandra Baublitz said...

Thanks, Mario! Our pet characters love to meet new readers.

Dianne Casey said...

I have two handsome male cats. Hamilton is a tabby who is into everything. He is such a friendly cat and likes to answer the door before I get there. The other guy is Jefferson, he is a ginger tabby. He is a big guy and very shy. He will hide whenever someone comes over. But he is a really loving boy with a very loud purr. They make me smile every day.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

WOW! Looks like a lot of great reads.

Sandra Baublitz said...

We had a ginger tabby named Amber who purred loudly, like a mac truck.

Sandra Baublitz said...

Thank you and thanks for joining our tour. I think I can speak for my fellow authors in saying that we enjoyed writing our books.

Marla Bradeen said...

Thank you, Mario! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Marla Bradeen said...

Dianne, your two cats sound like my Molly and Anna Belle. Anna Belle loves visitors and greets everyone who comes by. Molly doesn't like anyone but us, but she is a sweetheart if she trusts you. And Sandra, Amber is the name of the ginger cat in my new series! I actually fostered a real-life Amber for a while, which is the cat the one in the book is based off of. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Marla Bradeen said...

Thank you! Sandra is right; we enjoy writing these animals in our series, and we hope readers enjoy them too. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Sandra Baublitz said...

I love that Marla. I have to confess my Amber was a boy. Everybody asked me why we gave him a girl's name. But Jurassic Park was popular when he was born and his fur color reminded me of the color of the Amber stone.

Riley said...

I love these book animals. I'm not really sure what my dogs think of me but I sure get some weird looks from them sometimes. ckmbeg@gmail.com

Nonie Gail said...

This journey through the book blogosphere is so interesting ... I don’t have a pet except these 3 little ones that often act like monikers ... God love’em ... they think I’m great! Enjoyed your blog very much ... thank you!

Jana Leah B said...

My sweet girl is a black & white tuxedo cat. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

Sharon Guagliardo said...

I have one little rescue kitty left, Teddi, and today she is not doing too good. I hope it is just a small bug and she feels better soon. She's 22 years old and our move to Arizona has been hard on her.

Marla Bradeen said...

My cats give me weird looks sometimes too. It's okay because I look at them the same way occasionally! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Marla Bradeen said...

Thank you for following along on the tour, Nonie Gail! This is the first time I've done a group tour, and I have to say touring is much more fun with friends. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Marla Bradeen said...

Tuxedo cats are adorable! The people who used to live next to us had one, and she and my cats loved to stare at one another across our balconies. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Marla Bradeen said...

Oh, no, Sharon! I hope Teddi feels better soon. I know you lost your other two not so long ago, so I will be sending Teddi extra healing vibes. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Unknown said...

I absolutely love mysteries with animals in them. It adds so much.

Daniel Scott said...

My wife loves mystery books and animals. I'm entering hoping to win a great read for her.

Unknown said...

I'm reading the series of Familiar, The Black Cat Detective books, and it's great because he was a research animal, and parts of the book are written from his perspective.

Marla Bradeen said...

We agree! Animals make life and books so much better. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Marla Bradeen said...

Hi, Daniel! That's so nice of you to enter on your wife's behalf. Please be sure to leave your email so we know how to reach you if you win the giveaway. Good luck! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Marla Bradeen said...

That sounds very interesting. I haven't read that series yet, but I will have to check it out! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Sharon Braswell said...

My cat's a beautiful green eyed Tuxedo named Spot (loyal to a fault) and my girl Gin Gin a wild and equally loving gray Tabby (named after I Dream Of Jeannie's dog Djinn Djinn that went wild when he saw a uniform) would say I am just a big old softy!! They are both strays that arrived at the perfect time in my life after losing a cat and dog in one year and then my other dog the following. I was blessed to have them all for a long time. Gin Gin came after Spot was all alone to keep him company.God is good!!

Marla Bradeen said...

Spot and Gin Gin sound like an awesome pair! And how wonderful that they entered your life just when you needed them. Amazing how that happens, isn't it? Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your story! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

L aura's Reading said...

Isn't it wonderful how our pets see the best in us humans?

My cats response is: She means well, but she never quite understands EXACTLY what we are trying to tell her. That's not always bad, because it often means extra treats and cuddles.

The dogs response is: She needs to spend less time with a book in her hand and more time throwing a ball.

Sandra Baublitz said...

Thank you, Riley. We love our book animals too. I get weird looks from my cats and I wonder sometimes how they think I look at them.

Sandra Baublitz said...

Thanks for joining us, Nonie Gail! We love to visit with readers.

Sandra Baublitz said...

Marla, I thought you were an old hand at touring. You handle everything so well. This is my first tour, too, and it is a pleasure to do it with friends like you and our fellow authors and delightful readers.

Sandra Baublitz said...

Jana, I have a tuxedo cat too. Mine's a he and his name is Socky.

Sandra Baublitz said...

Sharon, I'm so sorry Teddi isn't feeling well. Sending healing thoughts her way.

Sandra Baublitz said...

I agree!

Sandra Baublitz said...

Daniel, you get a gold star for being such a wonderful husband. Good luck!

Sandra Baublitz said...

I'll have to check out that series. Like Marla, I hadn't heard of it. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra Baublitz said...
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Sandra Baublitz said...

I second Marla's thoughts. Thank for sharing Spot and Gin Gin's story!

Sandra Baublitz said...

P.S. Hit the delete button by mistake, that's why one comment was removed. Oh well, can't get everything right.

Sandra Baublitz said...

Exactly! I'm sure my cats feel the same way. And I pet sit a Labradoodle who wants to play ball all the time.

Marla Bradeen said...

Thank you, Sandra! I have done an individual book tour before, and I have another book tour running right now, so by the end of July I will probably feel like an old hand at this! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Marla Bradeen said...

Pets are great at making you feel you can just be you, aren't they, Laura? And I love your interpretation of your pets' responses. I can see my cats thinking exactly what you described above! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Three Chatty Cats said...

Sounds like a great set of cozies!

Marla Bradeen said...

Thank you, Three Chatty Cats! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Sharon Braswell said...

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Mary Jane Hopper said...

OMG! I love all these authors! And their awesome books!

Marla Bradeen said...

Thank you, Mary Jane! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Sandra Baublitz said...

Thank you so much!

Sandra Baublitz said...

Thank you, Mary Jane! It's wonderful to visit with our readers.

servedogmom said...

My current "animal" is a superbly trained service dog named Susy. She received 1,500 hours of training before being matched with me (her forever human). Susy is a beautiful, smart Yellow Lab/Great Dane cross. She has the bose of a blood hound and is worth her weight in gold. Approximately 6-7 weeks ago, I stopped breathing and Susy did as trained, she got help! I am probably alive today because my shadow sensed something was wrong and did as she was trained, got another human to help! :ove my amazing bundle of golden love.

Marla Bradeen said...

Wow, way to go, Susy! Susy sounds like an awesome dog. I'm so glad you have her watching over you. Dogs are so loyal and intelligent, and service dogs especially are such a wonderful asset. Thank you for sharing your heartwarming story with us! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Tammy L. Grace said...

Susy to the rescue! What a wonderful dog. So glad you have her in your life.

Tammy L. Grace said...

My sweet golden retriever would paw at books in my hand when she was tired of me reading, so I can relate!

Tammy L. Grace said...

You made me smile, Mary Jane. Thanks for reading!

Tammy L. Grace said...

What a sweet guy! Best of luck to you and your wife.

Tammy L. Grace said...

Your mom has the smartest kids! Thanks for telling her about our books.

Tammy L. Grace said...

Fun for us, Mario...thanks for stopping by.

Tammy L. Grace said...

Great names for your cats, Dianne!

Tammy L. Grace said...

The hairless food dispenser...love it!

Tammy L. Grace said...

Love spending time with the characters when I write. Thanks for joining us!

Tammy L. Grace said...

They add so much to our stories and our lives. Thanks for stopping by.

Tammy L. Grace said...

The group tour is loads of fun, especially with our animal characters. Thanks for visiting with us.

Tammy L. Grace said...

My favorite cat...thanks for sharing.

Tammy L. Grace said...

Sorry to hear Teddi is not feeling well. I hope she improves soon.

Tammy L. Grace said...

Gus says woof!

Tammy L. Grace said...

Sounds interesting...thanks for sharing.

Tammy L. Grace said...

Thanks for joining us on the tour.

Tammy L. Grace said...

Pets are definitely a blessing and add so much to our lives. Thanks for sharing, Sharon.

Randi Robinson said...

Ginger here. I am the newest member of the Robinson pack so I am still learning the ropes. Mom is really cool and likes to snuggle with me. I have had lots of changes in my life lately so I need lots of snuggling. I used to live on a chain and ate bread but a nice lady took me for a loooong car ride. I really liked her and I liked her cats- a little too much. So she found me a new home and I took another looong car ride to meet Mom. She sat in the back seat and snuggled me all the way home. She even let me have her quarter pounder. Well, okay, so I snatched it out of her hand. She is taking me to some scary classes now so I can learn manners. But I love her anyway.

Sandra Baublitz said...

Yay for Susy! I'm so glad you are all right thanks to her. Thank you for sharing how important service dogs, and their trainers, are to those they serve.

Sandra Baublitz said...

Hello, Ginger! You are one lucky dog to have found such a great Mom! Those classes may seem scary now but think what a cool dog you'll be when you master them. P.S. - a little swiped food amongst friends is okay.

Sharon Guagliardo said...

Thank you so much you guys!! My little one means so very much to me. Sending love your way. And many thanks. catwoman-1@comcast.net

Marla Bradeen said...

Ginger, you sound like an awesome dog, and I'm so glad you found a home where you're treated right. I had to laugh at Sandra's reply, since my cat Anna Belle would definitely agree with her point about it being okay to steal food from friends. She's always begging for whatever I'm eating! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Kathleen Kendler said...

Thanks for introducing some other series of authors i read.

Marla Bradeen said...

Thank you for stopping by and commenting! --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

Sandra Baublitz said...

Thank you for visiting with us, Kathleen.

Marla Bradeen said...

The ten ebook winners are Michelle F, Cathi, Sharon G, Dianne C, Christy M, Jen B, Sharon B, Patricia T, Jana Leah B, and email starscroll***gmail.com. Congratulations, all! I've sent each of you an email, so please check your inbox (or spam folder). Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to read and comment on our posts and to Melissa and Mudpie for hosting us. I loved chatting with you all and hope you enjoyed learning more about us and our books, and possibly discovered some exciting new reads. --Marla (aka Paige Sleuth)

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