Tuesday, February 24, 2015

#New Release -- Li’l Tom and the Pussyfoot Detective Bureau: The Case of the Parrots Desaparecidos by Angela Crider Neary -- #Giveaway

Be sure and leave a comment for a chance to win a free ecopy of Angela Crider Neary's Li’l Tom and the Pussyfoot Detective Bureau: The Case of the Parrots Desaparecidos.

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Someone is stealing the parrots of Telegraph Hill! San Francisco is plagued with a rash of exotic birdnappings, and it's up to Li'l Tom and Lola of the Pussyfoot Detective Bureau to track down the culprits and put an end to this sinister scheme. With the help of a motley crew of cats, one rat, and a dog, they'll venture into the dangerous back alleys of Chinatown to rescue the brilliantly plumaged captives!

LI'L TOM AND THE PUSSYFOOT DETECTIVE BUREAU: THE CASE OF THE PARROTS DESAPARECIDOS is a whimsical, all-ages mystery featuring a pair of charming feline detectives. Packed with action, humor, colorful characters, and vivid settings, it's a delightful reading experience for young and old!


EXCERPT:

     My name is Lil Tom. Yep, Lil Tom. I know it's not real macho, but I'm a kitten, and you know what kinda names we get - stuff like Mittens, Fluffy, Snowball, Mr. Meowums - you get the picture. Why can't we be named something regular, like James, Christopher, or Nelson? At least I have the Tom part. That's pretty normal. I just can't shake the opening “Lil.”
     Despite the embarrassing name, I've done pretty well for myself. I head up the elite Pussyfoot Detective Bureau of Telegraph Hill here in San Francisco. I also live on Telegraph Hill. Telegraphs a great place for cats to live a low profile life without much interference from the humans. There are plenty of places for us to take up residence without much notice, like under the myriad of wooden decks and staircases, or the overgrown gardens, flowing with blossoms almost year round. I, myself, am a drifter. I was shunned from my litter as the runt, so have been on my own ever since. But thats okay with me. Whenever I need refuge or a bite to eat, I use any one of the many doggie/kitty doors carved out and leading into the high-priced cottages on the hill. Theres usually a sociable human in these places who is willing to give you a friendly rub and a bite of tuna fish, or even a bowl of Tender Vittles if they happen to have them in stock. Oh, dont get me wrong, I have a home base with a human couple who think they “own” me, but I generally go my own way until I need a regular meal or a change of fur - and maybe a nap in the cozy kitty condo they have set up for me. I usually stay gone long enough for them to have given up on me and then I suddenly reappear, to their delight. Gotta keep ‘em on their toes.
     Now, although the humans are not much of a problem around here, dogs are a different story. 

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16 comments:

  1. I,love this excerpt! Way to go, Angela!

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  2. Happy to meet you, Angela, and have you among the PRP authors. I admire writers who can create wonderful children's stories--or as you say, for anyone, because I did truly enjoy the excerpt. In the same category of "I can't sing," I say I cannot write a children's story. I take that back I have written two, but they're extremely short. And I'm sure they would go nowhere. I love the cover--just darling--and I do wish you much luck. You've landed in a good place.

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm sure your children's stories are great!

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  3. Such a cute story and I know it will go over well with the kiddo's and heck me too...lol Wishing you my best~

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    1. Thank you - hope you and the kids enjoy it!

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  4. Angela, this is such a cute book! Congratulations! You have a fantastic imagination, and we're hoping to see more from you!
    Cheryl

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  5. Angela, such an adorable story line. I love it that Lil Tom was the runt of the litter. My dog Belle was the runt of her litter and I loved that old dog so. She's gone now, but she still holds a very special place in my heart. It looks like a great book. Here's to many great sales.

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  6. I hope this isn't a double comment. My first one disappeared. Welcome to PRP Angela. This looks like a story my grandkids would love. Best of luck.

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  7. Angela, I'm so happy for you and the release of your charming children's story. The cover is so cute, too. I wish you every success and happiness.

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  8. Angela, though I'm just catching up on several sites and emails from last 2 days, I wanted to say a big welcome to PRP and also tell you how much I enjoyed reading your excerpt. Li'l Tom is delightful and I felt as if he was sitting right in front of me and telling me his story. I love the names you chose for his agency, etc. You have a brilliant imagination and a great voice. Gosh, I found myself totally engrossed as much as the younger crowd with this book--I'm so pleased you said a mystery for any age--that let's me indulge. Wishing you much success--this is sure to be a winner.

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words and support!

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