Friday, October 29, 2021

National Cat Day Children's Book Release: 'Frazier, the Very Special Cat," by Faye Rapoport DesPres

Today is National Cat Day and what better way to celebrate than reading a cat story to your child?

Based on a true story!

Frazier, the Very Special Cat is a sweet, heart-warming story for young children! It teaches love for animals, counting, the senses, and encourages discussion and problem-solving.

Frazier is a stray blond tabby not doing very well on his own, but things get worse when he gets hurt. Fortunately, the author is able to trap him and bring him to the vet. Now, all he needs is a permanent happy home...but who will want to take a chance on a one-eyed cat? Not to despair, for a fully happy ending awaits this sweet kitty!

Frazier, the Very Special Cat is Book 3 in the Stray Cat Stories series, and it is the perfect tale to read at bedtime or discuss with an adult in a home or school environment. The rhythm and repetition make it a fun read-aloud picture book. A charming addition to any child's cat bookshelf!

The book is available in Kindle, paperback and hardcover. Find out more and get your copy on Amazon


Faye Rapoport DesPres is the author of the memoir-in-essays Message From a Blue Jay (Buddhapuss Ink, 2014) and the Stray Cat Stories Children’s Books Series (Writer’s Coffee Bar Press). She earned her MFA at the Solstice Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College and has published creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry in a variety of literary journals. A life-long advocate for animals, wildlife, and the environment, Faye donates a portion of the proceeds from her children’s books to non-profit animal rescue organizations. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, Jean-Paul Des Pres, and their rescued cats.

Connect with Faye on the Web:


Twitter: @FayeRapoDesPres

Instagram: FayeInBoston


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Sunday, October 17, 2021



Author: Jennifer Chase
Publisher: Bookouture
Pages: 302
Genre: Crime Thriller


In the thin light of the moon, the woman’s limp body hangs from the iron fence amongst the redwoods. Looped over the railings is the little gold locket her mother gave her when she turned sixteen. The picture of the girl inside smiles out at a future she’ll never see…

As day breaks over the fairground, Detective Katie Scott forces herself to take in another disturbing scene in front of her. A woman, the same age as her, found slumped in the carriage of the Ferris wheel, red lipstick dragged across her lips, her throat cut.

Katie doesn’t want to believe that the serial killer picking off women across the state has found their way to the small town of Pine Valley, California, but when her team finds a gold engagement ring hanging nearby, it’s a terrifying, but undeniable fact.

With a twisted killer on her doorstep, Katie knows if she doesn’t act fast, she’ll find more women left out in the cold like broken dolls. Her team hit dead end after dead end, but only she can see the vital link between the victims: a connection with Katie herself.

Katie has spent years pushing traumatic memories of her years in the military far out of reach, but she must confront them now or more innocent women will die. But as the killer circles closer and closer to Katie, what if the only answer is to give him what he wants? There must be another way…

Warning – This absolutely unputdownable thriller will keep you up all night! Fans of Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine and Melinda Leigh better hold on tight for a nail-biting rollercoaster ride!


5 Stars! “This is the first book in the series I have read – and I want more! Suspense up to the end, characters I enjoyed, and K9 units. Loved it!” – NetGalley

5 Stars! “As always this Jennifer Chase thriller just cries out to be read in one sitting. Here we see Katie get tangled up with a serial killer although it takes time before anyone takes her seriously. Great characters and a great story, I loved this book.” – NetGalley

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Pretty Broken Dolls is available at: 

About Jennifer Chase

Jennifer Chase
 is a multi award-winning and USA Today BestSelling crime fiction author, as well as a consulting criminologist. Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in police forensics and a master’s degree in criminology & criminal justice. These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from her own experience with a violent psychopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling.  She is an affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists, and member of the International Thriller Writers. You can visit her website at or connect with her on TwitterGoodreads and Facebook.

🏰 Author Interview Featuring Lindsay Lees, Author THE WILLING #authorinterview #interview #puyb @pumpupyourbook


I have a very talented lady here today to tell us all about her new dystopian fiction novel, The Willing. Her name is Lindsay Lees

Enjoy the interview!

First, find out more about Lindsay and her hot new book...

Lindsay Lees
 is originally from Los Angeles and holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, and while growing up and later in college, she split her time between the two countries. Lindsay earned a B.A. in 2008 from Manchester Metropolitan University, and next an Creative Writing from California College of the Arts. 

The Willing is Lindsay’s debut novel. She currently lives a quiet Southern life with her husband and a houseful of pets. 

Visit her website or connect with her at FACEBOOK and GOODREADS.

As a book bloggin’ and book luvin’ Princess, I’m always curious to find out how authors got the ideas for their books.  Can you tell us how you got the idea to write your book?

I got the idea to write my story by witnessing the treatment of women around the world. Not only the negative treatment but also the way women respond to various societal norms. I considered the views on utopian societies and how a utopia could actually exist and what cost that would come at. I took inspiration from various cultures and juxtaposed it to Western society. I wanted to write a story that was satirical in nature but terrifying in practice.

Can you tell us a little about the main characters of your book?

Gypsy and Sadie are sisters but couldn’t be any different in their belief systems. Yet they share a respect and love for one another that unites them through adversity. Gypsy is a rebel and self-righteous in her convictions. Sadie is compliant and discerning. She weighs up the advantages to her situation and reaps the benefits.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would that be?

I would tell myself to have more faith in God. He is the one who truly inspired me to write in the first place and gave me the ability to develop my craft. It took me a while to accept that all Glory was due to Him.

What would you say is one of your interesting writing quirks?

I love handwriting. I write my first drafts by hand and prefer to take notes and outline in a notebook.

Do you hear from your readers?  What do they say?

I don’t hear from my readers as much as I’d like. Regardless if the feedback is positive or negative I’d like to know readers perceptions of the story it can reveal a lot about what people’s triggers are and whether they can fully articulate their feelings.

What is the toughest criticism given to you as an author?

I’ve been told that I’m not great at developing paragraphs but that my ability to write dialogue makes me talented. It was more of a backhanded compliment.

What has been your best accomplishment?

Publishing this novel has been the most challenging and long-lasting accomplishment I’ve made to date. It took almost nine years to complete and I had to accomplish a lot of other things in order to achieve this point.

Do you Google yourself?

No. But as I’m trying to attract more readers to my website and interest in my novel I probably will just to see what sort of traction I’m getting.

How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?

I have one unpublished novel. My first big project based on my experience growing up in an addict family system. It’s called Twelve Steps Backwards and I do have dreams of seeing it published one day but no set plan on making that happen as of yet.

Fun question – if you were princess or prince, what’s one thing you would do to make your kingdom a better place?

If I were a princess I’d want everyone in my kingdom to feel valued and to work hard for their own benefits. No one would live off welfare. Family values would be rewarded. I’d want people to grow their own food and live off the land.

Do you have anything specific that you would like to say to your readers?

I just want to express my gratitude and appreciation to those readers who have chosen to give an indie publisher a chance. There’s still a lot of stigma around self-published authors so it’s an honor that you’ve chosen to read my book especially when you have so many options when it comes to book selection. I can guarantee that you’ve never read a book like mine before. Love it or hate it, it will make you feel something.


Monday, October 11, 2021




Author: Raynelda Calderon
Publisher: Cayena Press, Inc.
Pages: 64
Genre: Juvenile Biography


Little Giants: 10 Hispanic Women Who Made History is a short collection of biographies about Hispanic women and the impact they made in the world. Some of the women featured in this book are iconic figures such as ballet dancer Alicia Alonso; others are less known heroines such as indigenous leader Dolores Cacuango, founder of the first bilingual school in Ecuador. Beautiful illustrations accompany the text to bring these women to life and inspire the young generation of readers to be leaders tomorrow.

This book is a great resource to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by reading about the history and accomplishments of these courageous women and their contributions in Latin America.

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Little Giants: 10 Hispanic Women Who Made History is available at: 

About Raynelda Calderon

Raynelda Calderon grew up in the Dominican Republic, on a healthy diet of romance novels, comic strips, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s books, and the strict watch of her mother. She has a doctorate in leadership in higher education and works as a public librarian.

As a librarian, working with children inspires her to write about the accomplishments of Hispanics in history. She hopes to inspire young readers to follow their passions.

Raynelda lives in New York with an untamed Shih Tzu, Toby, and a much attached Chihuahua, Maya. She spends her free time thinking (and drafting) about books to write, or painting, crocheting, or crying over abused dogs.

You can visit her website at Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Review: Death Rules the Night, by Rosemary and Larry Mild

Death Rules the Night is the fourth and latest Dan & Rivka Sherman mystery by tour-de-force author duo Rosemary and Larry Mild. 

This time the authors take us to the charming and historical city of Annapolis, where Dan and Rivka, having said their goodbyes to their demanding city careers, have just bought the Olde Victorian Bookstore in the hopes of a more relaxing, peaceful life. Except, that’s not exactly what happens when an old tell-all book about an old family goes missing—not only from their bookstore but from all libraries. Of course, analytical Dan and feisty Rivka have to look into it. The only problem…death surrounds the book, and murder soon pays a visit. 

A clever, suspenseful plot, unexpected twists and turns, compelling characters and, of course, a lovable bookstore cat named Lord Byron make Death Rules the Night a thoroughly fun and entertaining read to curl up by the fire this autumn.

Find out more at the authors' website.