Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: a Furrever Friends #SweetRomance book 1 is free until Jan 1! Readers love this cozy #romance rated 4.4 stars w/270+ reviews. #CleanRomance #BookTwitter

Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance #1 is now free until Jan 1! Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

“A sweet romance, with cats, kittens, yummy pastries (and recipes for some of them), and a hunky hero.”

What do you do when you meet the guy of your dreams? Set him up with your sister, of course.

Kari doesn’t have time for love when she’s opening her new cat café. She’s busy hiring employees, fighting with the health inspector – oh, and welcoming 16 shelter cats. She’s doing this for the cats, the community, and her family. The café will give her sister, Marley, a job worthy of her baking skills.

Then a tattooed military vet wanders in claiming he’s a master baker. Surely Marley will fall for a guy this sweet, this sexy, this tasty.

Colin has other ideas. It’s Kari who makes him want to turn up the heat. But he’s spent the last two years recovering from physical and psychological wounds. Is he really ready for a relationship? He’s not even sure he should commit to Samson, the sweet Siamese cat who steals his heart.

“Small town romance with cats ... what more could you want?”

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UKThe Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple. These sweet romances will leave you with the warm, cozy feeling of cuddling a purring cat. Get Lions and Love at the Cat Café, a sweet romance novella, free when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter.

“There are sisters looking out for sisters, instead of there being competition and cattiness (no pun intended), a deliciously sweet hero, and (of course!) all kinds of cats that fill the café and the characters’ hearts. What’s not to love? I definitely recommend this book for a pretty quick read that will leave you feeling all kinds of happy at the end.”

Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. Get a free 35-page story set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter. You’ll also get a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels and a free Accidental Detective short story and bonus material

Kris also writes mystery and romantic suspense set in the Southwestern U.S. If you love Mary Stewart or Barbara Michaels, try Kris Bock’s stories of treasure hunting, archaeology, and intrigue in the Southwest. Learn more at www.krisbock.com or visit Kris Bock’s Amazon US page or Amazon UK page. (For other countries click here.)

Kris is writing a series with her brother, scriptwriter Douglas J Eboch, who wrote the original screenplay for the movie Sweet Home Alabama. The Felony Melanie series follows the crazy antics of Melanie, Jake, and their friends a decade before the events of the movie. The series starts with Felony Melanie in Pageant Pandemonium. Sign up for our romantic comedy newsletter and get Felony Melanie Destroys the Moonshiner’s Cabin. Or find the books on Amazon US or All E-book retailers.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

BOOKS and FOOD: HOLIDAY PAIRINGS - You like food? You like books? Pair tasty treats and delicious reads with these #recipes plus #romance #RomCom and #mystery novels #BookTwitter

Pair tasty treats and delicious reads for a happy holiday or any time!

For Armchair Detectives
 
Do you like to pit your wits against fictional detectives as they try to solve complicated cases? In The Accidental Detective series: A witty journalist solves mysteries in Arizona and tackles the challenges of turning fifty. Book 1, Something Shady at Sunshine Haven, made Barnes & Noble's list of Handpicked Favorites You'll Love! “This is a remarkably enjoyable start to a brand new cozy mystery series,” said Books a Plenty Book Reviews, while the ~Reading is my Superpower blog said, “A great start to a new series... Readers will enjoy this new cozy mystery and eagerly wait for more sleuthing with Kate and the Coffee Shop Irregulars!”
 
In the series, one of the senior men got into baking in retirement. He likes to show up with cookies, brownies, or cupcakes, such as these 
Salted Caramel Blondies 

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup  nuts or coconut, optional
¼ cup salted caramel sauce (make your own with this recipe)
 
Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray an 8x8 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Cream together butter and  brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Blend in egg and vanilla. Add flour and salt, and mix just until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips and  nuts or coconut if using. Spread into baking pan.
Drop tablespoons of salted caramel sauce onto the blondie batter.
Use a butter knife to swirl the sauce into the  blondie batter.
Bake 20-25 minutes, until set in the middle and lightly golden brown.
Cool on a rack, cut into pieces, and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

For Animal Lovers

Do you think the best way to spend winter is curled up with a good book, a hot drink, and a furry companion? The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple (and maybe more than one rescued cat). Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK. Book 1, Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café, is only 99 cents or free in Kindle Unlimited!
 
The series is set at a cat café, so tea or coffee and cookies are practically required while you're reading.
Join my newsletter and get a glimpse into the Furrever Friends Cat Café with a free sweet romance story complete at 35 pages. You’ll also get a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels, such as these very yummy Chai Tea Shortbread Cookies.
 
For Rom-Com Fans
 
Before Melanie Smooter became hot fashion designer Melanie Carmichael, she was known as Felony Melanie, the teenage troublemaker of Pigeon Creek, Alabama. Aching to escape the boredom of small-town life, she gets into many reckless adventures. Her boyfriend, Jake, is always by her side – and the local sheriff is usually close behind.
This romantic comedy series features teen “Felony Melanie” a decade before the events of the movie Sweet Home Alabama. Visit the Amazon US series page or the B&N page or find the books at other E-book retailers.
 
If you like your sweets Southern style, Black Bottom Pie is about as sweet as you can get: start with a crust made with crumbled cookies. Add a chocolate pastry cream flavored with rum and vanilla. Top it with stiff meringue peaks or whipped cream, and chocolate shavings for garnish. Here’s a recipe from Southern Kitchen.


For Adventurers
 
Do you crave adventure in a dramatic setting? Each of the Southwest Treasure Hunters books stands alone in a series mixing action and adventure with light romance. Desert Gold follows the hunt for a long-lost treasure in the New Mexico desert. In Valley of Gems, estranged relatives compete to reach a buried treasure by following a series of complex clues. In Silver Canyon, sparks fly when reader favorites Camie and Tiger help a mysterious man track down his missing uncle. Learn more on my Amazon US page or Amazon UK page.
 
If you like spicy rather than sweet, try this New Mexico Green Chile Chicken Soup Recipe. You can also download a printable list of the clues for the riddles in Valley of Gems, plus Southwestern recipes from the book, from the Romantic Suspense page of my website!
 
For People Who’d Rather Be Riding the Range (or at least reading about it)
 
The Accidental Billionaire Cowboys series
starts with The Billionaire Cowboy’s Christmas: When Josh Tomlinson’s mama wins a fortune in the lottery, the formerly tight-knit Texas ranching family is suddenly on edge. Josh contacts family friend and now attorney, Carly Garza for advice. Carly’s crushed on Josh for years, but now his client and billionaire statuses put him firmly out of reach. They’re already keeping the family’s lottery win a secret from the town. Can they also hide their budding romance during the most magical time of year?
 
Ranch families have to get up early and work hard taking care of all those animals, so they need a hearty breakfast. Perhaps this Breakfast Skillet or Cheesy Bacon and Egg Breakfast Enchiladas.
 
I hope you’ve found something tasty to inspire your eating or reading!
 
Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Learn more at www.krisbock.com or visit Kris Bock’s Amazon US page or Amazon UK page. (For other countries click here.)

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Romance and Mystery for free! Meet new authors through free books. #ContemporaryRomance #SweetRomance #Mystery #CozyMystery #BookGiveaway #FreeBook

December Cozy Mystery Freebies: Check out some new authors with free stories or samples. Some require newsletter sign-up but you can unsubscribe any time. (Runs until Dec 23.)

Clean & Cozy December Free Books: Travel around the world, to Montana and Texas, Melbourne and the Ukraine, in cozy mysteries and sweet romance stories that are yours free with newsletter sign-ups (unsubscribe any time).


Sweet Romance Giveaway
: Stock up on contemporary and historical romance e-books, and even a few paranormal and romantic suspense titles – all "sweet and clean" and all free when you sign up for the author's newsletter (unsubscribe any time).

Bonus: Holiday Romance in Kindle Unlimited: ramp up the Christmas spirit with books set around the holidays! These contemporary and historical romance novels feature Christmas mishaps and miracles, or other winter holidays. They are all in KU and also for sale, many under $3.

Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Get a free 30-page story set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter

Kris writes a series with her brother, scriptwriter Douglas J Eboch, who wrote the original screenplay for the movie Sweet Home Alabama. The Felony Melanie series follows the crazy antics of Melanie, Jake, and their friends a decade before the events of the movie. Sign up for the romantic comedy newsletter to get a short story preview, or find the books at Amazon US or All E-book retailers.

 Kris also writes mystery and suspense novels. In the Accidental Detective series, a witty journalist solves mysteries in Arizona and tackles the challenges of turning fifty. This humorous series starts with Something Shady at Sunshine Haven. If you love romantic suspense by Mary Stewart or Barbara Michaels, try Kris Bock’s stories of treasure hunting, archaeology, and intrigue in the Southwest. Learn more at www.krisbock.com or visit Kris Bock’s Amazon US page or Amazon UK page. (For other countries click here.)


Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Peanut Butter Fudge #Holiday #Recipe Plus the Easiest Fudge Ever, perfect for #Christmas2022 gifts. Then enjoy this #Romance series of #ContemporaryRomance #SweetRomance #CleanRomance

This peanut butter fudge is amazingly simple and always a hit. You can use water instead of milk to make it dairy-free. (Some marshmallows are vegan and others aren't – check the label.)

Peanut Butter Fudge

2 cups sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2  cup milk
10 large marshmallows
1 cup peanut butter
3/4 teaspoon vanilla

Mix sugar, butter/margarine and milk in pot. Bring to a boil. Cook 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat. 

Stir in the marshmallows. Stir well until they combine. If necessary, turn the heat on low for a minute to help them dissolve.

Blend in the peanut butter and vanilla. Pour into a buttered eight by eight inch pan and cool.

While I'm at it, here is the easiest ever fudge recipe. To think I used to stand by the stove for an hour, with a candy thermometer.

Easy Fudge

1 bag chocolate chips (best quality)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix chips and condensed milk in a 9 by 13 inch glass casserole dish. Microwave 2 minutes. Add vanilla and stir to combine. Let set several hours.

Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. In the Accidental Detective series, a witty journalist solves mysteries in Arizona. Get a free cat café novella, mystery stories, and more when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter

Kris also writes a series with her brother, scriptwriter Douglas J Eboch, who wrote the original screenplay for the movie Sweet Home Alabama. The Felony Melanie series follows the crazy antics of Melanie, Jake, and their friends a decade before the events of the movie. Sign up for our romantic comedy newsletter and get Felony Melanie Destroys the Moonshiner’s Cabin. Or find the books on Amazon US or All E-book retailers.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Chai Tea Shortbread #Cookie - a #Holiday #Recipe from the Cat Café sweet #romance #ContemporaryRomance #BookTwitter #BookBuzz

My Furrever Friends Cat Café sweet romance series is set around a cat café. (Cat cafés are crosses between coffee shops and pet adoption centers. Learn more about cat cafés here.)
Since the series  involves a café, I mention delectable baked goods and include a recipe at the end of each book. Here's one from the free novella, Lions and Love at the Cat Café. This sweet romance story, complete at 35 pages, is free as a PDF, MOBI (Kindle), or ePub when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter.

If you prefer not to sign up for the newsletter, Lions and Love at the Cat Café is also on sale for 99 cents. Find it on Kris Bock’s Amazon US page or Amazon UK page - free in Kindle Unlimited! 

Chai Tea Shortbread Cookies

If using loose-leaf tea, grind the tea into a rough powder first. If using tea bags, cut open the tea bags (4-6) and measure. Tea bags usually have a more powdered mix, so you don't have to grind it. Mix the ingredients in a food processor for ease. You can also press the dough into a shortbread pan and bake for about 30 minutes

2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons chai tea (ground fine)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Blend the flour, sugar, chai, and salt.

Mix in the butter and vanilla. Press the mixture into a ball of dough.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/3-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter and place cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone baking sheets. Bake until the edges are golden, 8-12 minutes depending on size. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks and cool to room temperature.

You can also get 22 of the recipes mentioned in the novella and books 1, 2, and 3 with newsletter signup.

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series by Kris Bock features the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple (and maybe more than one rescued cat). These sweet romances will leave you with the warm, fuzzy feeling of cuddling a purring cat.

Christmas Cookies at the Cat Café: Christmas isn’t the same since Diane’s kids grew up and her husband died – so when her high school sweetheart comes back to town, maybe it’s time for some cozy new holiday traditions.

Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. In the Accidental Detective series, a witty journalist solves mysteries in Arizona. Get a free cat café novella, mystery stories, and more when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter. 

Kris also writes a series with her brother, scriptwriter Douglas J Eboch, who wrote the original screenplay for the movie Sweet Home Alabama. The Felony Melanie series follows the crazy antics of Melanie, Jake, and their friends a decade before the events of the movie. Sign up for our romantic comedy newsletter and get Felony Melanie Destroys the Moonshiner’s Cabin. Or find the books on Amazon US or All E-book retailers.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: a #SweetRomance at a #CatCafe is only 99 cents! “I love this series and think everyone should read it!” - #romance author Tracey Mayhew #BookTwitter

Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance

What do you do when you meet the guy of your dreams? Set him up with your sister, of course.

“Small town romance with cats ... what more could you want?”

“Anyone who likes a sweet story about relatable, cat-loving characters will enjoy Coffee and Crushes.”

Kari doesn’t have time for love when she’s opening her new cat café. She’s busy hiring employees, fighting with the health inspector – oh, and welcoming 16 shelter cats. She’s doing this for the cats, the community, and her family. The café will give her sister, Marley, a job worthy of her baking skills.

Then a tattooed military vet wanders in claiming he’s a master baker. Surely Marley will fall for a guy this sweet, this sexy, this tasty.

Colin has other ideas. It’s Kari who makes him want to turn up the heat. But he’s spent the last two years recovering from physical and psychological wounds. Is he really ready for a relationship? He’s not even sure he should commit to Samson, the sweet Siamese cat who steals his heart.

“A heartwarming story of two cautious people learning to love each other.” The cats and cakes were an added bonus.”

“I loved this book so much and absolutely loved the concept of the café.”

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple. These sweet romances will leave you with the warm, cozy feeling of cuddling a purring cat. Get Lions and Love at the Cat Café, a sweet romance novella, free when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter.

Peek: 

Kari smiled. “So now you think making coffee sounds good? Or is it the cats that appeal to you?”
 
He returned her smile, and her knees went weak. He was not her type. She liked intellectual, career-focused men. She had never understood women who raved over a man in uniform. Not that he was in uniform now. She glanced down at his faded jeans and tried not to let her gaze linger on the snug black T-shirt as she looked up again. Now he looked like he should be jumping on a motorcycle without a helmet, not looking for work in a café that featured adoptable cats. Soldier or biker, he wasn’t her type – but she could see the appeal.
 
A clatter came from the kitchen, where her sister was organizing the supplies. On the other hand, this man might be Marley’s type. But was he a nice guy or a jerk?
 
“Both, actually.”
 
It took Kari a moment to realize he was responding to her question about coffee or cats.
 
“I tried a lot of things to deal with the PTSD,” he said. “Meditation, yoga, even knitting.” His eyes narrowed again, as if daring her to laugh.
 
She glanced at his hands, with the thumbs tucked into his front jeans pockets, and tried to imagine those hands working knitting needles. They’d be strong and rough against the soft yarn. She cleared her throat. “Does anything help?”
 
“I haven’t gotten the hang of meditation yet. Mostly I feel bored. Yoga has been good for rebuilding my strength and balance. Knitting …” He shrugged. “At first it helped because it was so challenging that I couldn’t think of anything else. Now I’m losing interest.”
 
“I didn’t get your name yet,” she said. “I’m Kari.”
 
“Colin.”
 
A lovely name. One that would feel good to say, nice and round in the mouth. She needed to not think about mouths. “You were telling me about how you got interested in coffee and cats.”
 
He leaned back in his chair and studied the large, framed poster of kittens on the side wall. “Who wouldn’t like cats? As for coffee, I’m not a connoisseur, but I like a good cup, and I can learn all the fancy stuff.” His gaze returned to her. “I started cooking mainly to feed myself. I was getting flabby from too much fast food.”
 
He didn’t look flabby now.
 
A smile softened his mouth. “Turns out cooking is fun. Focusing on the colors, the smells, the tastes. That helps keep me in the moment better than meditation. So eventually I got into baking.”
 
Kari sat up a little straighter. “You bake?”

Colin leaned forward and said in a seductive voice, “You should try my salted caramel blondies.”

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK“I love this series and think everyone should read it!” - romance author Tracey Mayhew

Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. Get a free 35-page novella set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter. You’ll also get a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels and a free Accidental Detective short story and bonus material.

Kris is also writing a series with her brother, scriptwriter Douglas J Eboch, who wrote the original screenplay for the movie Sweet Home Alabama. The Felony Melanie series follows the crazy antics of Melanie, Jake, and their friends a decade before the events of the movie. Sign up for our romantic comedy newsletter and get Felony Melanie Destroys the Moonshiner’s Cabin. Or find the books on Amazon US or All E-book retailers.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Calling Mystery Lovers: Find funny cozy mysteries, edgy thrillers, romantic suspense and more! #Mystery #CozyMystery #RomanticSuspense #Thriller #Suspense #BookTwitter

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Killer Thriller Women: Do you enjoy reading stories about women facing danger while you sit in the comfort of your own home? Find humorous mysteries, romantic adventures, edgy thrillers and more. All feature female leads ready to fight back!

A Constant, Furry Audience: Stories with Animal Sidekicks: from pets to shifters, you'll find books packed full of animal friends: cats, dogs, horses and more. Check out my romantic suspense Desert Gold to start a series with a beloved cats sidekick – only 99 cents! 

Or start my sweet romance series set around a cat café, also only 99 cents!

Kris Bock writes novels of mystery, suspense, and romance, many with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. In the Accidental Detective series, a witty journalist solves mysteries in Arizona and tackles the challenges of turning fifty. This humorous series starts with Something Shady at Sunshine Haven.

Get a free Accidental Detective short story and bonus material when you sign up for the Kris Bock Mystery and Romance newsletter. This collection includes a ten-page mystery short story set in the world of “The Accidental Detective” series, information about the series, and the first chapter of book 1. After that are three fun, short stories originally written for children. You’ll also get a free 30-page sweet romance set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café and a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

A #Recipe from the Cat Café: Bacon Nut Brittle perfect for #Christmas2022 gifts. Plus enjoy this #Romance series of #ContemporaryRomance #SweetRomance #CleanRomance

My cat café series features a bakery and two fantastic bakers. So of course I must share recipes! The one below is perfect for people who like a little savory with their sweets. It's a nice gift for bacon-lovers who don't need a lot of stuff for the holidays. This will disappear in no time!

Bacon Nut Brittle Recipe

Crunchy, salty, smoky, savory, and sweet. This combination of flavors makes for an unusual treat! You can use whatever nuts you prefer. If someone has nut allergies, use sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds instead (or a vegan "bacon" alternative). If you don't eat pork, skip the bacon and try a mixture of different nuts and seeds to provide a variety of flavors and textures.

1/2 cup bacon crumbles (buy real bacon crumbles, or cook and cool 8 slices of thick cut, smoked bacon)
1/2 cup water
2 cups sugar
1 stick unsalted butter
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 ounces roasted salted cashews
1 teaspoon vanilla
coarse salt

1.  Cook the bacon until crispy, cool, and chop into 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch pieces.
2.  Lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Spray the stirring end of a large, heat-proof spoon as well.
3.  In a large saucepan, combine the following: water, sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

Safety Warning: The heated mixture gets very hot and sticky. Do not let it touch your skin!

4.  Attach a candy thermometer to the pan. Cook the mixture over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally. Cook to 300°F (adjusted for altitude if necessary), about 10 minutes. The caramel should be the color of a paper bag. Drizzle a bit of caramel from your spoon, and it should spin out a thread.
5.  Remove the pot from the heat. Carefully stir in the baking soda. This will cause the mixture to bubble.
6.  Stir in the nuts, vanilla, and bacon.
7.  Immediately pour the brittle onto the baking sheet. Use the back of the spoon to spread the brittle into a thin, even layer.
8.  Sprinkle with the coarse salt. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes.
9.  Break the brittle into large shards. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one month.

Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: A Furrever Friends Sweet Romance

What do you do when you meet the guy of your dreams? Set him up with your sister, of course.

Kari doesn't have time for love when she's opening her new cat café. Renovating an old restaurant, hiring employees, fighting with the health inspector – oh, and welcoming 16 shelter cats – keeps her plenty busy. She's doing this for the cats, the community, and most of all her family. The café will give her sister, Marley, a job worthy of her baking skills.

Then a tattooed military veteran wanders in claiming to be a master baker himself. The café doesn't need another baker, but maybe Marley needs a man. Surely she'll fall for a guy this sweet, this sexy, this tasty.

Colin has other ideas. It's Kari who makes him want to pour on the sugar and turn up the heat. But he's spent the last two years recovering from physical and psychological wounds. Is he really ready for a relationship? He's not even sure he should commit to Samson, the fluffy marshmallow of a cat who steals his heart.

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK. (For other countries click here.)

Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. In the Accidental Detective series, a witty journalist solves mysteries in Arizona. Get a free cat café novella, mystery stories, and more when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter.

Kris also writes a series with her brother, scriptwriter Douglas J Eboch, who wrote the original screenplay for the movie Sweet Home Alabama. The Felony Melanie series follows the crazy antics of Melanie, Jake, and their friends a decade before the events of the movie. Sign up for our romantic comedy newsletter and get Felony Melanie Destroys the Moonshiner’s Cabin. Or find the books on Amazon US or All E-book retailers.