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Black Cat and the Accidental Angel by Elaine Faber

IN THE August 29 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
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by Sandra Murphy

Details at the end of this post on how to win an ebook or print copy of Black Cat and the Accidental Angel, or one of the earlier books in the series, and a link to purchase the book.

Thumper, Noe-Noe, (cats) and the dog Sam, are headed home with their people when a truck rear ends them. The injuries aren’t too bad and the ASPCA comes for Sam. Unfortunately, in the chaos, no one saw the cat carrier fly out of the car and over the embankment.

Thumper lost his memory. Noe-Noe is in charge of helping him get it back. The problem is, she lived in Texas and has no idea where home is now and Thumper can’t remember. The best thing to do is to find food and water. A Siamese shares his lunch and advises them to rest in the covered bed of a pickup truck. When they wake up, they’re at a vineyard with John and his daughter Cindy. It’s a nice place but John worries a lot—overdue bills, mortgage payments behind, disappearing Emu eggs, grapes that won’t be ready until next year and he feels Cindy is left alone too much. Of course now she has the cats who she calls Black Cat and Angel. book

Angel thinks they were sent to John’s for a purpose—to help him out of the financial mess after last year’s vineyard burned. Black Cat isn’t so sure. He has glimmers of memory, a house by the lake, sailboats and a little girl of his own.
The incidents at the vineyard escalate—someone shot at John, opened the gate and let the emus out, left a headless doll on the porch—it’s all too much. Cindy’s mom shows up too and Black Cat doesn’t like her one bit, especially after she tells Cindy the cats ought to go to the shelter.

This is a tale told by Black Cat and Angel, sometimes with scary situations and close calls, when all a cat can do is hide under the bed. Sometimes it calls for bravery. It’s also a tale of love—Black Cat’s love for Angel, love between the humans and for the cats. The mystery comes to a satisfying conclusion as to who was behind the vandalism, how John can recover his life, and where Black Cat and Angel will go next.

This is the third book in the series.

To enter to win an ebook or print copy of Black Cat and the Accidental Angel, or one of the earlier books in the series, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Black Cat,” or comment on this article. Please state which you want if you win. A winner will be chosen September 5, 2015. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the arch, in the land of blues, booze and shoes—St Louis, Missouri. While writing magazine articles to support her mystery book habit, she secretly polishes two mystery books of her own, hoping, someday, they will see the light of Barnes and Noble. You can also find several of Sandra’s short stories on UnTreed Reads including her new one Bananas Foster. Sandy’s latest short story “The Tater Tot Caper” is one of eleven stories in The Killer Wore Cranberry: Fourths of Mayhem. The annual Thanksgiving anthology has eleven stories and this year, includes recipes. And it’s on sale! Available in all e-versions and in print.

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1 elaine Faber August 29, 2015 at 11:23am

Thanks for the review of my book. If you like mystery and you love cats, you will be delighted with this book. Hope all your readers will take advantage and enjoy a new cat mystery! Elaine
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2 Margaret Rushton
Twitter: @cupcake5858
August 29, 2015 at 6:14pm

Black Cat looks really interesting. I use to have a black kitty when I was in high school. She was with us even after my daughter was born. She was very sweet and loving.


3 elaine Faber August 30, 2015 at 10:08am

There is nothing sweeter than a black cat.. unless it is a cream cat.. or a tortie… well, any cat, but black cats have always been special to me. Thumper, in my story looks like my cat, Boots. We have four cats and another three ferals at the door.
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4 Janet August 29, 2015 at 6:45pm

I love animal stories and this one sounds wonderful! Can’t wait to read it, hope I might win. Thanks, Janet


5 elaine Faber August 30, 2015 at 10:09am

Hope you will read the book, even if you don’t win a copy. Only $3.99 at Amazon. How can you go wrong?
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6 Jeanetta S. August 29, 2015 at 7:42pm

Sounds like a fun read. Thank you for the giveaway.


7 elaine Faber August 30, 2015 at 10:10am

Thanks for visiting the site. Wish you could all be winners. Wait! You can! Purchase a copy at Amazon.
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8 Wanda downs August 29, 2015 at 8:55pm

Looks like a greatvread


9 elaine Faber August 30, 2015 at 10:11am

Indeed it is. And it is the third in the series. If you love cats, and love mystery, you would love all three novels. Hope you get a chance to read them soon.
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10 Marilyn Watson
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
August 30, 2015 at 3:29am

Love the title and the Cover…thank you for the contest. This sounds like a fun read.
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


11 elaine Faber August 30, 2015 at 10:13am

It is a fun read and also a bit inspirational as we deal with faith, love to help Black Cat sold the problem, there is a bit of divine intervention. Hope you read the book and I know you will enjoy it.
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12 lee August 30, 2015 at 10:04am

L’ll B, my black cat, and I would love to read this book. I’llWe’re going right now to look for previous books in the series.


13 elaine Faber August 31, 2015 at 8:39am

Hurray! So happy for you. You will love the cat and his ‘people’. Starting with book one, you see when Thumper meets his family. Book two continues their adventures together and Book three is rather a stand-alone but is the final chapter to Thumper (now called Black Cat) and his family. Hope you enjoy all of them.
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14 Lynn Demsky September 2, 2015 at 3:04pm

Sound like wonderful read – have never heard of her and would like to giver her a try! and, the kitten is such a little sweetie! — thanks for offering them to us!


15 elaine Faber September 3, 2015 at 8:41am

New authors are popping up all the time. You need to read to see if they hit the high notes and touch your heart. If you like cats and mystery without the blood and gore… then you’ll love my Black Cat series. Hope you will check them all out. Thanks for cheking us out and leaving a comment.
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16 Jo Anne V September 3, 2015 at 10:44am

wow this series sounds really awesome You are a new author to me so I need to start with the first book: Black Cat’s Legacy (Black Cat Mysteries Book 1) — thanks for the chance to win a copy jody.714@hotmail.com


17 Jo Anne V September 3, 2015 at 10:45am

oh forgot to say if I win would love an ebook copy — I have a kindle


18 Tracy Williams September 12, 2015 at 2:02am

Hello Sandra, The book “Black Cat and the Accidental Angel” is looking very interesting. I would love to read about the black cat. Definitely I want to purchase it. Thanks for share this information with us.


19 Elaine Faber September 12, 2015 at 12:10pm

Glad you are intrigued by the book. You can get an autographed copy from me directly for $13.00 (free shipping) or go to Amazon for e-book for just $3.99.
Hope to make a new fan of you. Remember, there are three books in this series with these same characters.
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20 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
September 14, 2015 at 1:53pm

We have a winner
Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher


21 elaine Faber September 14, 2015 at 2:37pm

Thanks, everyone for reading the review and leaving a comment. Wish I could send a free book to everyone, but you can all purchase a copy on Amazon for just $3.99.
I’ll have the winner’s book in the mail tomorrow.
Congrats, Andree!
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