Monday, August 8, 2022

It's International Cat Day! Read cat-centric books, plus other ways to celebrate! #catlover #internationalcatday #romance #contemporaryromance #sweetromance

"International Cat Day is a celebration which takes place on 8 August of every year. It was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. It is a day to raise awareness for cats and learn about ways to help and protect them." 

"The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is one of the largest animal welfare and conservation charities in the world. The organization works to rescue individual animals, safeguard populations, preserve habitat, and advocate for greater protections." - wikipedia

How to celebrate? 
Donate to your favorite feline rescue! 
Adopt a new kitty
Feed feral cats
If you have a cat, shower it with love.
Read cat-centric books!

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). These sweet romances will leave you with the warm, fuzzy feeling of cuddling a purring cat. 

Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance #1 is only 99 cents! Book 2 is also 99 cents until August 10! Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

Check out the Furrever Friends Cat Café with a free sweet romance novella complete at 35 pages. Get Lions and Love at the Cat Café free when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter.

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

“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.”

Kittens and Kisses at the Cat Café: A Furrever Friends Sweet Romance

He’s loved her forever. She still sees him as the neighbor kid. Can five desperate kittens bring them together?

Marley is a baker at the new Furrever Friends Cat Café, which is still trying to find its footing. Her nine-year-old son, Brian, desperately wants a kitten, but they can’t have pets where they live. Who has the time to date? Just as well that she’s protected her heart since the father of her child disappeared.

Adam has loved Marley since he was 13, and she was his best friend’s free-spirited older sister. Back then, he fantasized about rescuing her from bandits or dragons. Now he’s 24, and the five-year age gap isn’t so serious. He wants nothing more than to become a family with Marley and her son. But will she ever see him as a man?

When someone leaves a box of week-old kittens at the café, Adam jumps at the chance to be a hero. But herding kittens might be tougher than fighting dragons, especially when two of them fail to thrive. Can Adam, Marley, and Brian save the kittens and find a future together?

“I absolutely love this heartfelt series.”

“It's fabulous watching the bond developed between Adam and Marley. 5 stars for sure!”

Kittens and Kisses was a feel-good story that left me with a smile.” 

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Kittens and Kisses at the Cat Café: A Furrever Friends #SweetRomance - #99cents sale to August 10! #Romance #CleanRomance #BookBuzz

On sale for only 99 cents to August 10! Kittens and Kisses at the Cat Café: A Furrever Friends Sweet Romance

He’s loved her forever. She still sees him as the neighbor kid. Can five desperate kittens bring them together? 

Marley is a baker at the new Furrever Friends Cat Café, which is still trying to find its footing. Her nine-year-old son, Brian, desperately wants a kitten, but they can’t have pets where they live. Who has the time to date? Just as well that she’s protected her heart since the father of her child disappeared.

Adam has loved Marley since he was 13, and she was his best friend’s free-spirited older sister. Back then, he fantasized about rescuing her from bandits or dragons. Now he’s 24, and the five-year age gap isn’t so serious. He wants nothing more than to become a family with Marley and her son. But will she ever see him as a man?

When someone leaves a box of week-old kittens at the café, Adam jumps at the chance to be a hero. But herding kittens might be tougher than fighting dragons, especially when two of them fail to thrive. Can Adam, Marley, and Brian save the kittens and find a future together?

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

“The second in this series is just as sweet as the first, and the characters, which we met in the first book, are even more rounded out and real. If Marley ever grows tired of Adam, I want him! The characters in this book are kind and earnest, which is so refreshing.”

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at the Furrever Friends 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.

“I absolutely love this heartfelt series.”

Excerpt:  

Marley touched the kitten that had orange and white swirls. “Curled up like this, he looks like a cinnamon bun.”

“Mom, that one’s a girl.”

“Fine, she looks like a cinnamon bun.”

“That’s a good name,” Adam said. “Cinnamon Bun.”

They looked at him. Did they think it was stupid?

“Come on,” he said, “Cinnamon Bun is a cute name for a cat, especially one that turned up at a bakery.” He nudged Brian. “But it’s up to you.”

Brian gently scooped up the kitten in both hands and held it six inches from his face. “Cinnamon Bun.” His brows drew together as he studied the sleepy little face. “She likes it.”

“Excellent,” Marley said. “I’ll be able to remember this one and recognize her from her pattern. One down, four to go. Should we keep the bakery theme? We could call them, let’s see … Brownie, Lemon Bar, Scone, Muffin?”

Brian scrunched up his nose. “Not Muffin.”

Marley propped one hand on her hip. “Oh, you’re okay with Lemon Bar and Scone, but you draw the line at Muffin?”

Brian giggled. “I didn’t say the other names were okay.” He put Cinnamon Bun back in the box and studied the other kittens. “Maybe Brownie for this one.” He picked up the black kitten and gave it the same close scrutiny. “Yes, Brownie.”

Adam touched a kitten that was mostly black but with a white patch on the back, kind of like a saddle. He might have suggested an equestrian name, but the baked goods theme worked. “This one looks like a chocolate cupcake with white frosting. How about Cupcake?”

"It's fabulous watching the bond developed between Adam and Marley. 5 stars for sure!"

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

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 mystery short story set in the world of the Accidental Detective series, with a witty journalist who solves mysteries in Arizona and tackles the challenges of turning fifty..

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.) 

Monday, August 1, 2022

Something Deadly on Desert Drive (The Accidental Detective humorous #mystery Book 2) is on tour with Dollycas Great Escapes #BookTour! Enter the #CozyMystery #Giveaway

Starting over at fifty might be hard, but it shouldn’t be deadly…

Something Deadly on Desert Drive

Cozy Mystery – Humorous Amateur Detective Mystery
2nd in Series
Setting – Arizona
Tule Publishing (June 21, 2022)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 209 pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09QRYQDBY

“A fun and entertaining murder mystery. I love the characters in this series and look forward to reading the next book in the series.” –  Janine Rowe on BookBub

Visit the tour homepage and enter to win ebook copies of Something Shady at Sunshine Haven and Something Deadly on Desert Drive, plus a $5 gift card to Amazon or your favorite bookstore! Then stop by other tour blogs for more chances to win between now and August 14.

“This read grabbed me and kept me reading until finished it in one sitting.” – Roger F on Amazon

In the humorous Accidental Detective series, a witty journalist solves mysteries in Arizona and tackles the challenges of turning fifty. Now Kate and her quirky gang of sidekicks have new problems to solve. Kate's father and his coffee group are worried. Their friend Larry married a younger woman who now claims he has dementia. They think she's lying. Before they can dig out the truth, a murder raises the stakes, and Kate's father is among the suspects. To save him and Larry, Kate must reveal the real murderer – but her investigation could put all their lives at risk.

Learn more and find buy links for the Accidental Detective series

“Kris has done a wonderful job providing a suspenseful mystery for the reader to help solve, as well as shared some interesting and quirky characters.” – suefarmer81 on BookBub

Kris Bock writes novels of mystery, suspense, and romance, many with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Get a free Accidental Detective short story and bonus material when you sign up for her newsletter. 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. 

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