Monday, November 28, 2011

More Cat Treat: Author LJ Charles and Oliver Biscuit

I'm very pleased with today's CAT TREAT:   LJ Charles and her handsome cat Oliver Biscuit. You all know how partial I am to black cats and this one is clearly special. I love the little bell.  Take it away my friends. 

Oliver Biscuit came into our lives one snowy day in March. The air was crisp and filled with a gentle dusting of feathery flakes that melted as they touched the ground.
The Hubby and I shrugged into winter coats, scarves, and gloves for the trip to the humane society. We often dropped off newspapers and plastic bags so the personnel knew us and let us wander about searching through Kitty City for the perfect addition to our family, and playing with the kittens. It wasn’t until we were ready to leave that my husband peeked into the quarantine area—where they isolate newcomers until they’ve been vetted healthy.

He spotted Oliver and marched right up to kennel. After spending a few minutes petting him through the openings in the door, we inquired about his history. He’d been deserted at the Air Base. Often we have military personnel who try and find homes for their animals before they’re shipped overseas, but occasionally the shelter is too full and there’s no one on base who can take in another animal. There’s nothing they can do be leave the animal to fend for itself. I believe the Base security personnel try to collect these animals and bring them to the humane society whenever they can.

He’d been in isolation for six days so they let us spend some time with him in the adoption room. He curled up on our laps, it didn’t matter which of us held him, and purred like a truck with holes in the muffler. We immediately wanted to rescue this sweet, sweet boy, so what could we do but apply for adoption?

The Biscuit Kitty is black with green eyes, and two secret white spots on his belly—just wisps of white, barely visible, like big, fluffy snowflakes had landed on his tummy. I glanced out the window and smiled. There was no question the Fates had stepped in with the perfect kitty for us.

Oliver Biscuit has been immortalized in my Lifethread series—a Young Adult trilogy. Lifethread was my first published novel and the box Oliver Biscuit is sitting in—my first shipment of the print edition. 

What a lucky kitty to have found such a loving forever home after being abandoned....And he's a star! I do think his role in Lifethread is even bigger than my cameo in one of mummy's novels. I'm going to have to speak to her about that.

LJ has released two books you should check out. Lifethread and Creation.

Lifethread Description: 

McKenna Fin is armed, dangerous, and in love for the first time. She'll do anything to earn her humanity... except the one thing the Fate's require.

 Stuck in her senior year of high school until she earns her humanity, McKenna Fin is responsible for cutting the lifethread of demons, and protecting teens from being possessed. To celebrate her fiftieth year of apprenticeship to the Fate Atropos, McKenna is given a new responsibility, and possibly a quick way to earn her humanity—severing the lifethread of deserving humans. Her first assignment:  Nathan Quinn.

When Nathan becomes a primary demon target and gets sucked into Tartania, McKenna’s duty as a Fated priestess demands she follow. McKenna can rescue him, no problem, but then she’d have to cut his lifethread. And he’s the one and only guy she’s been attracted to since forever.

The demons consider Nathan one of their own and fight to keep him. The time limit on Nathan's life is about to run out, and McKenna has to make the decision: sever his lifethread, or battle demons, defy the Fates, and keep him for her own.

 I recently finished Lifethread and it was fabulous with an intriguing premise that was engagingly executed.   It's not a standard paranormal. The mythology behind the plot was unique and the characters were multi-dimensional. Mum gave it FIVE STARS, and I gave it five paws. All in all, Lifethread was engagingly executed. I can't wait to read the next book in the trilogy. In fact I've just started Creation and I'm hooked by the story already. 

Creation Description: A life-threatening secret.

Possession by an uninvited entity.
And the Perfect Guy has a shapeshifting demon in his family tree.
What’s a priestess to do?

I hope you'll all check out these two great books, but first leave some lovely comments for the handsome Oliver Biscuit. You can follow LJ Charles on Twitter @LucieJCharles.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cat Treat Monday: Author Tori Scott and Blue

It's Monday morning! If you're anything like me, you need a treat. Our cat treat today is a gorgeous canine and his Mom. Take it away, my friends.

Hi! My name is Blue, and I'm a Blue Heeler owned by Tori Scott. My mom found me at a flea market when I was only four weeks old. She was so appalled that someone would try to sell a four week old puppy that she bought me and took me home with her. I've repaid her kindness many times over by protecting her and the rest of her pack, by getting so excited when she comes home that I fall all over myself trying to knock her down so I can lick her face, and by crowding her feet so I can lay under her desk when she writes (you never know when that computer might try to get her.) 

Confucius Cat note: I think the same thing about my mummy's computer. My protection method is laying on top of the keyboard. Give it a try.

I'm almost 13 years old now, but I still let strangers know they aren't welcome until Mom says they are, and I'm protecting a new generation of pups she calls grandkids. I very nearly gave my life once to protect her two youngest kids, so I'm treated like royalty and allowed to sleep by Mom's bed at night, and I follow her everywhere she goes. And best of all, she wrote a book about me that will be released in a month or so, called Blame it
on Texas. Okay, it may not be about me, exactly, but I'm in it and so is my heroic protection story; fictionalized, of course. 

While you're waiting for that one to come out, be sure to read Lone Star Justice which is set in our little country town in East Texas.

Lone Star Justice

Description of Lone Justice: Judge Madelyn Cooper never shows signs of weakness, but when a killer threatens her daughter's life, Maddie does what any mother would do.
Run to the place where her daughter will be safe. That place is Greendale, Texas. Maddie left Greendale fourteen years earlier, pregnant, broke, and without saying a word to Rand McCade. What could she say after her father killed his parents?

Rand McCade is determined to keep Greendale safe. As Sheriff, he
promised there would be no repeat of the horrible day when his parents
were murdered. Now Maddie is back, bringing trouble with
her once again. And this time, she has a daughter. His daughter.

As a psychopath sets his sights on Maddie, Rand and Maddie must figure
out who is after her, and why, before someone else ends up dead.

I'm definitely going to be on looking for you in Blame it on Texas and Lone Star Justice sounds exciting. Thanks so much my friends for sharing your story.

You can follow Tori on Twitter @ToriScott2 and visit her blog at

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Confucius Cat says...

One good lick deserves another.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Cat Treat: Author Trisha Wilson and her fur baby Snickers.

Confucius Cat's treat for today: Two guests - Author Trisha Wilson and her ADORABLE fur baby. Give a warm *four paws clapping* welcome to them both. 

"My baby, Snickers, is a 2 year old Chihuahua and spoiled rotten! I have had him since he was 2 months old, and I wouldn't trade him for anything in this world! He absolutely loves chicken, his favorite food. He also enjoys playing catch with his various balls, and he gets upset with me if I throw it too high where he can't catch it. So upset, in fact, that he will pout for a while before he brings it back to me, going so far as turning his back to me and laying down, holding the ball in his mouth.

If I have been typing away at the computer for a long time, he will watch me, waiting. As soon as he sees me take my hands off the keyboard for a single second, he jumps up in my lap, usually bumping his head on the keyboard drawer on his way up, but that never seems to faze him. Once he gets in my lap, he curls up in such a way so he can lay his head on my shoulder, wanting to "cuddle". When he does that, I realize I've ignored him for too long so I take a break from writing and play with him for a bit.

Snickers always cracks me up over something... no matter how small it is. For instance, just the other day, he was going for a ride with us. My mom was sitting in the passenger seat holding him in her lap, and he got into a sneezing fit. He tried his best to get over in my lap, holding his nose up in my face, wanting me to "look up his nostrils" to find out what was causing it. He continued doing this until I finally got to a stop sign and was able to do as he wanted. Even though, I couldn't see anything, it still made him happy and he stayed on the passenger side the rest of the trip, enjoying the scenery. A few other times, when the television would be on and a Snickers candy bar commercial happened to come on. No matter what he would be doing, he would stop, walk over to the TV, cock his head to one side and stare at it. It seemed to me like he was trying to say, "I'm right here! What do you want?" He definitely knows his name, ha!

Snickers is also very protective of us, especially me. When we have company, no matter who it is, I always pick him up and hold him until they get in the door. After he calms down from the excitement, I put him down. However, a few times, if the visitor comes up to me like they're going to hug me... that's a no-no - Snickers won't have any part of that. I think in his mind, he believes they're going to hurt me. He'll start growling at them, and if they don't take the hint he'll try to snap at them. He's not going to let anyone hurt his "mommy"! :) Or, a couple of times I have been sick, and he'll go to my mom, wherever she is, and bark at her until she comes to see about me. One instance of him being protective of my mom: she can't do much but she enjoys walking to the mailbox every day & always takes him with her. One particular day, she wasn't feeling too well but she still went. She fell coming back to the house and dropped Snickers' leash. She told me that she had been afraid he would run off--it hadn't been long since we'd moved here. But, he didn't. He stayed right by her side, watching her, and trying to "help" her get up. After I found this out, I told Snickers that next time if something like that happened, he needed to come to the door and bark at me, so I can go help. He licked my nose, like he understood. Luckily though, that hasn't happened again.

That's a little about my baby. Did I mention he's spoiled rotten? :-D"

Confucius Cat says: That Snickers is an adorable bundle of personality...even if he is a canine.

Trisha's first book release is "An Unforgettable Christmas", which is a (clean) contemporary romance. Chelsea Roberts is facing her first Christmas alone. She has her best friends, but it still isn't the same. Will an unexpected family connection bring a smile to her face again?
Nick Collins is facing the challenges of being an unexpected single father to a newborn. He has a big family, but is still lonely.
Can Chelsea let someone get close enough to love her through her sadness? Will Nick be able to trust someone enough to get close to himself and Jasmine?
Through a lot of tears and laughter, with the help of close friends and family, take the journey with Chelsea and Nick as they experience an unforgettable Christmas.

You can follow Trisha on Twitter @Trish73179 

Trisha is also on Wattpad which is a great place to sample fiction:

It looks like a great book, especially fun in this holiday season. I hope all of Confucius Cat's friends will support the work of such a sweet animal lover. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Confucius Cat says

The cat grass is always greener on the other cat’s windowsill.

*This is our new cousin E. Gordon Kitty. He has a great new home so he doesn't have to envy my "catgrass" anymore.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Purrs 4 Peace - November 2011 - Thank You

This month I would like to offer heartfelt purrs of thanks and gratitude to my wonderful friends @LilyLuWhoT and family. These sweet and compassionate friends helped keep purrs 4 peace alive for many months while my family and I were dealing with issues that took us away from the internet. Their support for the purrs project and for mummy and me as friends has meant the world to us...more than we could possibly express. Thank you, thank you, thank you. *Hugging with all four paws and smothering friends with kitty kisses*

Lily and family have graciously allowed me to share some information with you. The following is in Lily's own meowed words:

"My sisfur Luna and I were adopted on Aug 9, 2007 from the MSPCA shelter in Springfield, MA. Our sisfur Cozzie had gone OTRB in June of that year and Mom & Dad were missing having a kitteh in the house. Cozzie had been an only kitteh and Mom thought this time she should adopt a pair so we'd always have company. My cage was below Luna's and Mom was drawn to both of us right away! It was love at first sight!

I was approximately 8 weeks old and Luna was approximately 5 months old when we were adopted. I love my sisfur a LOT but she is a bit of a hissy diva. Mom thinks Luna must have had a hard life on the streets before she went to the shelter so I try to be patient with her. Even if she hisses at me when I try to play with her I don't let it bother me-I always give her kisses and snuggle with her when she lets me. Luna is a beautiful black panther, don't you think? Luna and I are so lucky to have a wonderful forever home - wish every anipal was as blessed as we are.

The last thing I need to share with you is my love of the Boston Red Sox. As you can see I even have a Sox pillow I snuggle with! Between Luna being a diva and the Red Sox collapse this season I've needed my share of nip! But I'll never stop loving either of them no matter what!!!"

Lily is the gorgeous tabby and Luna is the beautious black panther. What sweet and loving sisifurs they are! And obviously they have amazing and special human parents. Their parents are purrrrfect examples of what all humans should aspire to be. 

I hope you will all follow my fabulous friend on twitter @LilyLuWhoT.

Also many thanks to all the fabulous twitter and facebook friends who have participated in the purrs. You know who you are....and mummy will catch up with adding the names here very soon. *Forgive us this week as she is getting over the flu*