More about black cats. Yep, there’s more.

Black cats are as easily adopted as cats of other colors.

Although euthanasia numbers for black cats have been some of the highest of all cats, their total number of adoptions was the highest of any hue as well. There may just simply be more black cats than other colors.

Furthermore, the Black Panther movie has made black cats so wildly popular lately that animal shelters are often not able to provide all the black cats people want.

So does it surprise you that I chose a black cat as one of the main characters of my latest small-town romance, A Very Black Cat?

Of course it doesn’t and if you read the book, you’ll see why he’s so perfect for the role he plays in the story.

A black cat can rust. Really? Yes, really!

More about black cats:

A black cat’s color is genetic. There are three variants of the black fur gene (solid black, cinnamon and brown. If a cat has a solid black hue that overwhelms other gene colors or stripes, heavy exposure to the sun can make the pigment in its fur break down to reveal those once-invisible stripes (another potential cause: nutritional deficiency).

What was once a black cat is now a rusty brown cat.

I think I’ll keep my cat out of the sun because I like his coat the way it is. And I hope Becky knows that about her black cat, Little Guy, because I’d hate to see his beautiful coat turn brown. On the other hand, he lives in the forest so that’s not likely to happen unless he decides to visit town a lot. Which is something he does, much to Becky’s chagrin.

Get A Very Black Cat from Amazon.

A VERY BLACK CAT

 

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 A Very Black Cat!

It’s done, sent to the publishers, and is now on Amazon!

I’m talking about my latest novel, of course, A Very Black Cat, and you can see the black cat on the fence if you look between the hero and heroine on the book cover. (Nice cover,  Cynthia! Thanks!)

A Very Black Cat (Johns Falls Book 2)

Here’s the link to Amazon to check it out for yourself.

So what’s it about? It’s the second in the Johns Falls series of clean, wholesome romances and here’s the back cover blurb:

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Welcome to Johns Falls, Minnesota, where everyone knows everything about everybody, often before they know it themselves.

So it’s not surprising that two people who are falling in love are the last to know, even though everyone’s talking about their romance and asking them personally for the lurid, juicy details. (Of which there aren’t any because this is a clean, fun romance.)

But for the lovers to deny there’s a romance even after being told straight out that they are in love? That’s beyond belief.

Meet Becky, dedicated small-town career girl following her pre-determined course to be the best bookkeeper in the area and now, with the blessings of her boss and all-around nice guy Tobias Whittaker, she’ll also be a genuine business consultant with a framed diploma on the wall as soon as she finishes an online course that she’ll fail without help from someone who understands the nuances of the people side of small town businesses.

Enter Jackson, hunky, former football jock and newish, charismatic owner of the lumberyard in town whose charm can convince the must obstinate customer to buy something, whether that customer knew he wanted it or not, and whose boyish smile can subdue even the most stubborn heart but who can’t keep his books straight no matter how hard he tries.

Add one small, black cat with a mind of its own into the mix that’s not about to watch his two favorite people live without each other one second longer than necessary.

Then, along with the entire town of Johns Falls, Minnesota, sit back and enjoy the action.


Sound like something you’d like to read? Again, here’s the link to Amazon. And reviews are always appreciated!

 

Meet Brandi Boddie

MEET BRANDI BODDIE, AUTHOR OF CONTEMPORARY AND HISTORICAL ROMANCES, ONE OF EVERYONE’S FAVORITE FORGET ME NOT ROMANCE AUTHORS, AND ALL-AROUND TALENTED PERSON

Okay, I admit it. They are all my favorite authors. But Brandi Boddi has some pretty impressive credentials in more than one area of expertise. So, though I love showcasing all kinds of authors, Brandi Boddie is one of the easiest ever because she’s so talented in so many areas.

She writes historical and contemporary romance. She holds a juris doctorate from Howard University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Youngstown State University. She lives in Texas with her husband and two rambunctious canines who aspire to be food critics. When she’s not writing or playing dress up in Victorian/steampunk/1940s garb, you can find her swing dancing or getting her daily fill of antioxidants through coffee and dark chocolate.

Check out these Forget Me Not Romances. If you like historical romance I doubt you’ll be able to resist reading them. I couldn’t, and I freely admit that I loved, loved, loved Across the Miles.

 

Brandi Boddie

Deadwood, Dakota Territory, 1879 — Phoebe Riley is an agent with the Orphan’s Aid Society in New York. When an assignment takes her to Dakota Territory, she discovers that Micah, one of the children, has gone missing. She searches for him in Deadwood, a gold rush town with a reputation for debauchery. More problems arise when the railroad shuts down. Now stranded, she must find a way to provide for herself and Micah until they can safely travel back East.

When general store owner Blane Desmond comes to Phoebe’s aid, he quickly learns just how determined she is. But she doesn’t see the dangers facing her, including a notorious outlaw gang on the loose. Can Blane put aside his desire for revenge in order to protect her, and find peace and love at last? AMAZON

A dying town populated by miners eager to settle down. . .but not a single marriageable woman lives in Angel Vale, Wyoming. The women of Merville, Maine, have lost too many men to the Civil War and to the sea. When the Ladies Aid Society receives the request for mail order brides, eleven matches are made. Enjoy the first six novellas in the collection by Darlene Franklin, Susan Page Davis, Cynthia Hickey, Brandi Boddie, Jennifer AlLee, and Teresa Ives Lilly. BUY NOW

 

Back cover blurb for ‘A Very Black Cat’

Here it is, a different kind of back cover blurb that focuses on the town first and only gets to the main characters and the story halfway through.

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Welcome to Johns Falls, the small town in the northern Minnesota wilderness where everyone knows everything about everybody, often before they know it themselves.

So it’s not surprising that the two people busily falling in love are the last to know, even when they are the very lovers everyone’s talking about and asking for the lurid, juicy details. (Of which there aren’t any because this is a clean, fun romance.)

But for the lovers to deny they are in love when they are told straight out? That’s a tad far-fetched, even for Johns Falls.

So meet Becky, dedicated small-town career gal following her pre-determined course to be the best bookkeeper in the area and now, with the blessings of her boss and all-around nice guy Tobias Whittaker, a genuine business consultant with a framed diploma on the wall as soon as she finishes an online course that she’ll fail without help from someone who understands the nuances of the people side of small town businesses.

Also meet Jackson, the hunky, former football jock and newish, charismatic owner of the lumberyard in town whose charm can convince the must obstinate customer to buy something, whether that customer knew he wanted it or not, and whose boyish smile can subdue even the most stubborn heart but who can’t keep his books straight no matter how hard he tries.

Add one small, black cat with a mind of its own into the mix that’s not content to watch his two favorite people live without each other one second longer than necessary.

Put them all together and watch what happens, along with the entire town of Johns Falls, Minnesota


 

So what do you think? Will it fly? Should I make it official? Or do you suggest any changes or eliminating it altogether and replacing it with a more traditional type blurb? Let me know, I’m flying blind here!