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Lana’i Cat Sanctuary

Video used by permission of Lana’i Cat Sanctuary. On the remote Hawian island of Lana’i, purchased by Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison in 2012, with plans for optimal green technology, there are approximately 3,000 humans and 500 cats. These cats might … Continue reading

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Back to Books Giveaway

Back to the Books $250 Cash Giveaway August 17th to September 7th An Awesome Group of Authors & Bloggers have joined with me to bring you 1 fabulous prize!! We’re giving away $250 in Paypal Cash! Or alternately you can … Continue reading

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Kids Read to Cats and take Cuteness to the Max

Kids read to cats and take cuteness to the max. Berks County Animal Rescue League created a “Book Buddies” program where kids read to cats. Most masculine cat man ever, Ernest Hemingway, found cats have a great appreciation for literary … Continue reading

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*Expired* FREE Ebook 9 Lives to Live: July 24-28

Enjoy a free download of 9 Lives to Live from July 24 through July 28. Here is the description from Amazon: “In the 1920s, Orphan Trains transported orphans from East to West. 9 Lives to Live presents a duality of … Continue reading

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Dear Kitten: Regarding the Dog

As explained to the kitten in the video, “A dog is a man’s best friend” was incredible marketing on the part of dogs:) Does it seem like cats are excelling more at marketing themselves than dogs today? Or is it … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Lines

Classic movie lines always feel like summer to me. Of these three movie lines, do you think one is better than the rest? “A relationship is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies.” A friend … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

I’m looking forward to reading the first book in a long-term mystery series set in Paris: Here is the description from Amazon: “Meet Aimée Leduc, the smart, stylish Parisian private investigator, in her bestselling first investigation Aimée Leduc has always … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

I’ve tasted bargain and luxury travel. And while I can’t really complain about luxury travel, it is insular. Also, when you travel on your own in a foreign country, you’re approached more by locals than when you travel with someone. … Continue reading

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Review: Only Her

Here is the description from Amazon: “Former SEAL sniper Cody Roberts has returned from Afghanistan with too many demons and a simple wish: to be left alone. Working for K2 Special Services, caring for the war dogs he rescued, playing … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

I like the 1920s and I’m looking forward to reading Love in Exile. Here is the description from Amazon: “Sabahat, a beautiful young Muslim woman, is known in her family for her intelligence, drive, and stubbornness. She believes there is … Continue reading

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