Meet Sir Aslan

Harry here! I wanted to take this time to introduce you to the most important cat in my life…Sir Aslan, otherwise know as my grandfather. Come on out here grandfather.

Sir Aslan:  How are you, Harry my boy?

Harry:  *bows* Just fine, Sir.

Sir Aslan:  *taps Harry on his head* Get up.  Today I speak to you as your grandfather and not as a knight.

Harry:  *straightens up and clears his throat* Yes Grandfather.  Well, I’m sure that my audience would like to know a little bit about you.

Sir Aslan:  Like?

Harry:  Like how did you receive your knighthood?

Sir Aslan:  *sighs* Well, as you know, I saved the Cat Princess from drowning.  The Cat King was so appreciative that he granted me a knighthood.

Harry:  How long has it been since you became a knight?

Sir Aslan:  *looks to the heavens obviously thinking* Well, it must be about seven…no eight centuries now.

Harry:  Wow! *shakes his heads in amazement*  One final question.  What was your proudest moment?

Sir Aslan:  *beams* That’s easy, Harry.  The moment I that you became a knight, too!

Harry:  *blushes and bows his head in embarrassment* Thank you, Grandfather.

Sir Aslan: *taps Harry’s head* Anytime,  my boy!  Anytime! *turns and marches out of sight*

Harry: *sighs as he watches the Great Sir Aslan retreat in silence*  Well, there you have it, my grandfather, Sir Aslan.  Read about him and the rest of the magnificent cats and their humans in Harry the Wonder Cat: The Legend of the Pink Diamond .  Preorder yours now at Amazon.

Harry:  Next week, please join us for a tour of the Cat Kingdom.

Harry at Home

As I promised last week, I am going to give you a peek at my home life in Harrot Reef Manor.  The manor house is a huge yellow Victorian with white gingerbread.  It has hardwood floors in some rooms that are so slippery that, if I run fast enough and then lean just right, I can slide right into the next room.  I love this game because it makes my charge, Nikki, and our roommate, Heather, laugh.

The most important cupboard in the house is the “The Magic Cupboard”.  This is where my food and treats are kept.   All I have to do is sit in front of it and stare at Nikki, and she will feed me.  Of course, if that doesn’t work I can always use my magical powers (as long as nobody’s around)!

In the afternoon, Heather gets my brush out and calls, “Brush, Harry, brush”.  I know then that she will brush my long, luxurious fur and I will trill and purr.  When she is done I head-butt her hand and rub my cheek against hers.

I  can hardly wait until after dinner when I hear Nikki pick up the latest Agatha Christie mystery that we are reading together. She calls me to the living room where we share the purple chair that is soft and cuddly. The crackling of the fire in the fireplace is soothing as I listen intently to the sound of Nikki’s voice reading just for me.

Well, that’s an average day in my life at Harrot Reef Manor.  I hope that you’ll come to visit us soon.

Next week:  Please join us for an interview with Sir Aslan, Harry’s grandfather.

Don’t forget to order your copy of Harry the Wonder Cat: The Legend of the Pink Diamond.

Meet Little Bea

Little Bea

 

You all know who I am, and for those who don’t, I’m Harry the Wonder Cat of the series by the same name. Last week I got together with Denise, the author of my book, and decided that we should introduce my three cat co-stars.

Today, we are going to meet that irrepressible dynamo, one of my favorite KitKats….Little Bea! 

Little Bea:   Thank you, everyone.  Oh, I’m so happy to be here in the spotlight with you, Harry.  *swoons at Harry*

Harry:   Yes, well….*clearing throat*  How  did you feel to be selected to help with this caper?

Little Bea:   In a word, honored. 

Harry:   Why is that?

Little Bea:    I often get overlooked because I’m the youngest, the smallest and a girl.  This time, I was called to duty and I did my job well, don’t you think?

Harry:   Yes, I certainly do.  In all honesty, Little Bea…

Little Bea:   *rolling her eyes*  Just Bea, please.  I’m not so little.

Harry:   You’ll always be my Little Bea.

Little Bea: *blushing*  Really Harry?

Harry:   Yes, really. *pats Little Bea on her head*  So, moving on…I was going to say that we took advantage of your size.  You got into places that the other bigger cats couldn’t.

Little Bea:   Yes, I did.  *obviously proud of herself*

Harry:   What’s on your agenda now…since you’ve completed this mission?

Little Bea:   I’m waiting for you to call on me again!  I’m ready anytime you are. *looking anxiously up at Harry*

Harry:   *laughing*  We’ll see, Little Bea!  Thank you for being with us today.

Little Bea:   *swooning*  Oh anytime, Harry!

 

That’s all for this week, folks.  Don’t forget to see Little Bea and the others in Harry the Wonder Cat: The Legend of the Pink Diamond starring yours truly.   Next week, our guest will be Ollie.

Basic Witch: Witches of Salem (Gemma Bradbury Magical Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by Harmony Hart

“Basic Witch” is a delightful Cozy Mystery about a girl, Gemma Bradbury, and her cat, Titus, who fall into a magical world which is inhabited by creatures of fairy tales and folk lore. Gemma finds out through the Witch’s Coven that, not only is she stuck in this strange place, but she’s a witch and Titus is her familiar. If that’s not enough, she is accused of murder by an oaf of an detective. While she’s learning how to use her new skills she, along with her new friends (who are great characters, by the way), try to clear her name.

Ms. Hart has a style and imagination to be envied by other writers of the genre. I truly enjoyed this, sometimes laughing right out loud. I gave this book 5 stars and I can’t wait to read Book 2 of the series.

“Curiosity Thrilled the Cat: A Magical Cat Mystery”

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat: A Magical Cats Mystery“, by Sophie Kelly, is book one in one of my favorite cozy mystery series,  Magical Cats Mysteries.

The book is centered around Kathleen Paulson, a librarian, who is called to a small town to restore a hundred year old library.   Two unusual feral cats followed her home and showed their tricks they use to help Kathleen solve a murder.

The victim is found dead by Kathleen one morning. In looking into the murder, Kathleen finds out that Mr. Easton has a secret which she suspects is the reason for his death. Meanwhile, the cats surprise Kathleen by the “tricks” they can do to help her out.  In the end, they use their tricks to save Kathleen when she reveals the killer to all.

This cozy mystery has everything; romance, intrigue, secrets and, most important of all, murder! I was entranced by Curiosity Thrilled the Cat: A Magical Cats Mysteryfrom the very first page, when we are introduced to Kathleen, Owen, Hercules and Freddy, the Funky Chicken. Kathleen comes off on paper as a “real” person. Ms. Kelly’s other characters were great as a support cast. All in all, I found this book a lighthearted story, during which, when I wasn’t trying to figure out what was coming next, I was laughing at the cat’s antics.

I give Curiosity Thrilled the Cat: A Magical Cats Mystery five out of five stars and strongly urge anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries and cats to read this series.

If you want to meet these zany cats, too, click the link below.

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat: A Magical Cats Mystery

Other Magical Cats Mysteries:

Sleight of Paw: A Magical Cats Mystery

Copycat Killing: A Magical Cats Mystery

Cat Trick: A Magical Cats Mystery

A Midwinter’s Tail: A Magical Cats Mystery

Final Catcall: A Magical Cats Mystery

Faux Paw: A Magical Cats Mystery

Paws and Effect (Magical Cats)