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Feral Paws Rescue Group: Dante

FROM THE June 9 ISSUE

IN THE Feral Paws Rescue SECTION

by Lupe Gore


As those who know of Feral Paws Rescue are aware, the Rescue saves cats and kittens from high-kill shelters. This is the story of a different type of rescue, and definitely one that could have ended in tragedy.

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Valley Animal Center: Jared

FROM THE June 9 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Joseph Riloquio


Jared is a ten-week-old orange tabby male domestic short hair kitten. Jared was brought to Valley Animal Center with his brother Eric after experiencing severe trauma. Both Jared and his brother were tossed out of a moving vehicle by someone who no longer wanted them.

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What You Want to See By Kristen Lepionka: Review/Giveaway/Pride Guest Post

FROM THE June 9 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson
& Kristen Lepionka



Roxane Weary is a private investigator whose life comes with lots of emotional baggage. This time she is hired to follow an engaged woman whose fiancé thinks there is another man in the picture.

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Reedley PD Tip Line

FROM THE June 9 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Ever wish that you could help fight crime in your own hometown? Well actually, you can by using the Reedley PD Tip Line. We sat down recently with Police Liaison Officer Cyndee Trimble Friesen to learn more about the Tip Line which started in August 2017.

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Down the Aisle with Murder By Auralee Wallace: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE June 9 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow
& Auralee Wallace



Erica Bloom does not have an issue with weddings. She just doesn’t like the dresses, flowers, gifts, music, centerpieces… So, maybe the nauseous look she gets when the topic comes up is why she is not asked to be the maid of honor for rival-turned-friend Candace, who instead turns to college friend Lyssa to help her walk down the aisle.

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Dark Queen By Faith Hunter: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE June 9 ISSUE

IN THE Fantasy & Fangs SECTION

by Terrance Mc Arthur


Jane is older than she looks, and far more dangerous. She was a child on the Trail of Tears, taught to kill, and made a shapeshifter by her Cherokee grandmother.

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Clues in the Sand By Terry Ambrose: Review/Giveaway/Father’s Day Post

FROM THE June 9 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson
& Terry Ambrose


Meet Rick Atwood and his precious ten-year-old daughter, Alex. When a woman’s body is found on the beach near their Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast, Rick is determined to keep Alex away from the murder due to her curious nature.

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The City of Heat Welcomes Barrelhouse Brewery

FROM THE June 9 ISSUE

IN THE Evelyne Vivies SECTION

by Evelyne Vivies


Barrelhouse Brewery is a rogue, dynamic, small business created by young entrepreneurs who started making craft beer in their garage five years ago.

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Charmed Bones By Carolyn Haines: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE June 9 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy




Sarah Booth Delaney is used to seeing ghosts or at least the one that lives in her house in Zinnia, Mississippi. Jitty is always popping in and out, wearing different costumes to make her point which is usually that Sarah Booth needs to get herself a man so she can carry on the Delaney name.

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1885 Florida: Wild Pigs, Wild People, and Trouble in Tampa!

FROM THE June 9 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Louise Titchener


Like most people, I moved to Florida looking for warm winters and easy living. But I’m a storyteller. Retired or not, I can’t seem to quit spinning yarns. I started thinking about a setting for the fourth book in my Oliver Redcastle historical mystery series.

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Were You Ever Afraid?

FROM THE June 9 ISSUE

IN THE Maria Ruiz SECTION

by Maria Ruiz



“Weren’t you ever afraid?” So many people have asked this question about our seventeen years traveling and living outside of the U.S. I always say ‘No’. We did visit a couple of dangerous places like South Africa and Brazil.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat On Stage at Roger Rocka’s

FROM THE June 6 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, presented by Good Company Players, opened at Roger Rocka’s on May 24 and continues through July 15.

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First Episode of Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast is up!

FROM THE June 5 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


The first episode of our new mystery podcast is up! We are pretty much learning as we go as to what is the best method for people to listen to it so I hope you will all be patient with us.

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The Professor is In and Ready for a Forever Home

FROM THE June 2 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Lee Juslin


Prof. Hawking, a twelve-year-old Cairn, is very aptly named as Dawn, his foster mom, says he is very smart. The Professor was turned in to Col. Potter Cairn Rescue by his owner due to alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea.

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