Thursday, September 22, 2022

Book Blog Tour and Giveaway - Whiskers Abroad: Ashi and Audrey's Adventures in Japan by Carrie Carter

Welcome to my stop on the book blog tour for Whiskers Abroad: Ashi and Audrey's Adventures in Japan by Carrie Carter. This tour was organized by Lone Star Book Blog Tours. On my stop, I have a playlist from one of the characters from the book. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the book. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Whiskers Abroad: Ashi and Audrey's Adventures in Japan
Author: Carrie Carter
Graphic Designer: Stacy Vickers
Publisher: Bayou City Press
Publication Date: October 6th 2022
Print Length: 170 pages
Genre: Travelogue Fiction
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Whiskers Abroad is a lively and charming travelogue featuring a trip to Japan shared by two main characters, Audrey and Ashi, who alternate recounting their versions of events. Audrey, having won the chance to write a magazine article about traveling in Japan, takes along her cat, Ashi. Over the course of a twelve-day trip, the pair visit Tokyo, Wakayama, Shirahama, Kyoto, and Miura Peninsula. Food is of great interest to both, as they sample typical Japanese dishes from ramen to sushi to tuna specialties. They also explore Japanese culture, including food markets, a family farm, temples, and Tokyo nightlife.

Adventures abound, from Audrey losing Ashi in the fish market to Ashi slipping out of the hotel at night to go to a cat café, where he meets an alluring feline. Audrey is still trying to find her place in the universe, while Ashi believes Audrey would sink beneath the waves were he not present to rescue her time and again. Audrey is a dedicated reader of her horoscope, and the prediction for each day offers tantalizing clues as to what’s in store for the pair.

Written by author Carrie Carter and beautifully designed by Stacy Vickers, Whiskers Abroad is both an amusing travel story with unforgettable characters but also a useful guide for tourists going to Japan about such basic travel issues as how to get from the airport to central Tokyo, how to purchase a rail pass, what to visit in Tokyo, and what to eat. Lavishly designed with full-color photographs and arresting page layouts, Whiskers Abroad will delight both your eyes and your sense of adventure.

**The Kindle eBook is available for pre-order for only $0.99 until October 2nd!**

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PRAISE:
“Whiskers Abroad is simply a delight, offering respite and reflections that bring readers into Japan from different perspectives, capturing a writer’s journey through new foods, a different culture, and a cat’s eyes. It’s very highly recommended for its ability to reach beyond the usual travelogue audiences to immerse all ages in its fun adventure.” — The Midwest Book Review
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PLAYLIST:
AUDREY’S MUSIC TO PACK A SUITCASE TO

LISTEN HERE FOR FREE ON SPOTIFY! (SPOTIFY ACCOUNT REQUIRED TO LISTEN OR REGISTER HERE FOR FREE!)


1. Holiday Road - National Lampoon’s Vacation by Lindsey Buckingham
2. Vacation by The Go Go's
3. Born to be Alive by Patrick Hernandez
4. Mexican Road Race by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
5. Around the World by Daft Punk
6. Have A Nice Day by World Order
7. El Garbanzo by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
8. 7 O'Clock in Tokyo by Pizzicato Five
9. Stray Cat Strut by the Stray Cats
10. Welcome to Tokyo by World Order

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Carrie Carter has a profound love for Japan, cats, sumo, dioramas, and eating unusual foods. She has traveled with her husband Jim to Japan fourteen times, so her numerous holidays across her favorite country were the inspiration for her first book, Whiskers Abroad: Ashi and Audrey’s Adventures in Japan. Carrie has run multiple marathons including e Tokyo Marathon, and as expected, Carrie and Jim live with an adorable cat named Frenemy, who was unhappy at not being selected as the model for the book.

Carrie lives in Houston, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. At home, she loves to cook, design/create Halloween costumes, and daydream about meeting Jacques Pepin. She dislikes overly dramatic music used in reality TV shows. Currently, Carrie is working on her second book, a sequel to Whiskers Abroad, where Audrey and Ashi explore further into Japan and get themselves into even more interesting predicaments.

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GIVEAWAY:
Win an eBook of Whiskers Abroad: Ashi and Audrey's Adventures in Japan by Carrie Carter and a set of Ashi stickers - US only!
(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prizes. The author, Carrie Carter, assumes all responsibility over this giveaway.)

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3 comments:

  1. More people should listen to Holiday Road right before going on vacation. :)

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    1. I agree! I'll be putting it on when I'm packing my suitcase tonight for my mini-vacation tomorrow. =)

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