Monday, May 17, 2021

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Catnapped (Magical Romantic Comedies #14) by R.J. Blain

Title: Catnapped
Series: Magical Romantic Comedies #12
Author: R.J. Blain
Publisher: Pen & Page Publishing
Publication Date: May 11th 2021
Print Length: 352 pages
Genre: Urban Fantasy Comedy

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When someone steals Diana’s cat, a former lab animal rescued from death’s door, she calls on one of the most dangerous beings in the universe for help. Cutting a deal with the devil isn’t the smartest move, but there’s no way in hell she’ll abandon Mr. Flooferson the Magnificent to his fate.

Teaming up with the son of a demon, an angel, and one hell of a woman might push Diana to the limits of her courage and sanity. Unless she wants to sell her soul to the devil, she must cope with her new partner, make the most of a bad situation, and find out who stole her cat and why.

What she learns will forever change humanity–and lead to a battle destined to forever change the heavens and the devil’s many hells.

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EXCERPT:
“Does it look like I give a flying sh*t about the rules? The cop I called laughed at me and claimed he’d send someone over if they had somebody available. I live in Miami. Do you know what that means? There’s nobody available, and there’ll be nobody available until the End of Days, and we’ll all be dead then. They aren’t going to do jack about my trashed house, they aren’t going to investigate my missing cat, and Mr. Flooferson the Magnificent will be gone forever. I want my cat!”

“Mr. Flooferson… the Magnificent?”

I gave credit where credit was due; the Devil didn’t outright laugh at me. “Yes. That is my cat’s name.”

“Why did you name your cat that?”

“He’s a former lab animal, and the shelter was going to euthanize him because he was scared of people. He had good reason to be scared of people. That’s not his fault. He’s a beautiful long-haired cat, and it took me six months, but he lets me hold him now. He’s terrified of large spaces, and he won’t go within ten feet of the front door. I have to bring a vet to the house because I can’t stand the thought of taking him somewhere that might remind him of a lab. They could be torturing my baby. Why would they break into my house and take my cat?”

I didn’t give a sh*t if the Devil thought less of me for the waver in my voice. Focusing on my breathing, I lifted my chin and prepared to wage war against the ruler of some ridiculous number of hells.

“I would suggest you look into what sort of lab studies he was involved with. If they were testing new drugs, for example, someone might want to recover him to observe long-term consequences of drug exposure. There are many reasons why someone might want to recover a former lab animal. Alternatively, why might someone want to steal your cat? You have many contacts, myself included. It could be less about your cat and more about manipulating you because you love your cat.”

“Damn straight I love my cat, you cat-spanked devil!”

“I would accuse you of leveling a low blow at me, but I do very much enjoy being spanked by my cat. She’s a most lovely feline, and one of my favorite hobbies is playing with her spots. If I’m really good, she might even come out as her natural form.”

“I will beg her to never let you see one of her prized spots ever again.”

“I should recruit you to become one of my generals. You would whip the chaos right out of my hells within a week. My hells would be immaculately run. I should demand you run my hells for a while in exchange for recovering your cat.”

“I have no interest in going to hell as a resident or a visitor, thank you. Now, about Mr. Flooferson the Magnificent. Which is more probable? That someone wants him because of what he went through as a lab animal, or that someone wants to manipulate me?”

“In my most humble opinion, I believe that either is equally probable. Was your cat part of a reputable lab?”

Since when did the Devil think of himself as humble? I almost laughed. Instead, I cleared my throat to buy myself a moment to regain my composure. “I have no idea. I just saw there were lab animals in need of loving homes, and I decided my home would be the most loving of homes. I will hurt you if you disagree with me.”

The Devil laughed at me. “If someone took your cat because of its history as a lab animal, it would have been rescued from an illegal operation. The legal operations are under regulations to keep the animals happy—and as healthy as possible. Those labs would not try to reclaim an animal. The government has been phasing out animal testing in favor of cutting large checks to humans with the appropriate conditions. They have also been clearing off criminal records in exchange for some pain and suffering, too.”

“This is an excellent reminder to maintain my record of being a law-abiding citizen.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
RJ Blain suffers from a Moleskine journal obsession, a pen fixation, and a terrible tendency to pun without warning.

In her spare time, she daydreams about being a spy. Her contingency plan involves tying her best of enemies to spinning wheels and quoting James Bond villains until satisfied.



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21 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  2. could use a good comedy right about now!

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  3. Congratulations on the book release. Sounds like a great book.

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  4. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  5. I love this book cover. I definitely need to check this series out.

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  6. How long was the writing process?

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    1. I worked on this one on and off for about a year, from concept to publication. The last heavy duty blitz of work was two solid months.

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  7. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  8. Really interesting cover. It sets the tone for the book!

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  9. I think that the cover of your book is unusual.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  10. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  11. This looks like a great read. Thank you

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  12. The story is quite plausible in theory, there's nothing I wouldn't do for my Cat Fred's sake.

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  13. David HollingsworthMay 18, 2021 at 6:29 PM

    Sounds like a highly involving and great book!

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  14. Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. I enjoyed hearing about this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. My daughter would enjoy this book

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