Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Blog Tour: Faux Paw by Sofie Kelly (Review/Giveaway)

About the Book

Genre: Cozy Mystery, #7 in A Magical Cats Mystery Series
Publisher: NAL
Release Date: October 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads...

Magical cats Owen and Hercules from A Midwinter’s Tail are back and ready to help librarian Kathleen Paulson pounce on a killer art thief…

Normally, the arrival of an art exhibition at the Mayville Heights library would be cause for celebration. But thanks to the overbearing curator and high-tech security system that comes with it, Kathleen’s life has been completely disrupted. Even Owen and Hercules have been affected, since their favorite human doesn’t seem to have a spare moment to make their favorite fish crackers or listen to Barry Manilow.

But when Kathleen stops by the library late one night and finds the curator sprawled on the floor—and the exhibition’s most valuable sketch missing—it’s suddenly time to canvass a crime scene. Now Kathleen, her detective boyfriend Marcus, and her clever cats have to sniff out a murderous thief, before anyone else has a brush with death…

My Review

I was ecstatic to see a new entry in the “A Magical Cats Mystery” series. This is another one of my favorites by another one of my favorite cozy authors, Sofie Kelly.

Kathleen Paulson is back with her kitty cats, Owen and Hercules. Each one has their own special talent. One disappears and the other walks through walls. Kathleen has full fledged conversations with them, but they don’t speak so it’s a bit one sided. However, they do appear to understand what she’s saying. That happens to me with my two kitties all the time. LOL

Anyway, Owen and Hercules are just as much a part of solving the mystery as Kathleen. It’s a fast moving storyline which keeps readers guessing along with our amateur sleuth.

Besides the mystery storyline, we also have Kathleen and her boyfriend Marcus’ relationship growing. He seems to accept her interference in his cases a bit more than the first book :)   Another secondary storyline is about one of Kathleen’s friends and her romance with a much younger hockey player. I found both romances to be as interesting as the mystery. I feel like I get to know the characters better with each story.

The mystery itself is a standalone and solved in this book, but I recommend reading this series from the first book so you can see how the characters grow and develop with time.

This is coziness at its finest. I adore those magical cats! I do hope to see this series continue. I can’t wait to catch up with these characters again. Now, hopefully, I won’t have to wait a whole year to visit Owen and Hercules.

For reading challenges:
What An Animal Reading Challenge 2015

FTC Disclosure: The publisher provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.


Now you can win a paperback copy of Faux Paw by Sofie Kelly. Thanks to the publisher, I have one paperback to giveaway to one lucky winner.

Just a few simple rules...

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2) Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old

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The giveaway begins on October 14th (midnight est) and ends on October 21st (midnight est).

The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner here on my blog.

Good luck!

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  1. Yvonne, this cozy sounds purrfect! Thanks very much for hosting this adorable giveaway. I'll add it to my blog's sidebar and share it with others, even though I'd love to win a copy of Faux Paw! :)

  2. Faux Paw sounds like a wonderfully magical cozy! Thank you for the giveaway.

  3. I'm a huge fan of the series and own "almost" all of them. I'd love to win so my collection would be complete FOR NOW.

  4. Only learned of the series recently. The reviews and synopsis have been very interesting and I am really looking forward to reading them

  5. Love this series...thanks for the giveaway.n

  6. Love this series looking forward to this one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. I love the cover of the book. It is enough to make me pick up the book to read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  8. I love the cover of the book and it sounds really interesting. Would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

  9. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway. This series sounds delightful. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. This book is on my TBR list. I have read all the others in the series and enjoy them.

  11. Great review, I can't wait to read it.

  12. Thanks for reintroducing me to an an author and series I want to get back into reading. Great post. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Love this series! Saving this book for 24 hour readathon Saturday.

  14. This is a fun series. I'm looking forward to this book.

  15. Great giveaway opportunity. I've been exploring this series and author...I'm in!

  16. This is a favorite series - it's terrific!

  17. Cute title. I like books about crimefighting cats. In fact if we could train our cats to do more of our work, this world would be a better place.

  18. p.s. Cute title! I knew someone once who insisted on mispronouncing "faux" so it rhymed with "paw." She'd love it.

  19. Faux Paw sounds like a delightful mystery. I would enjoy reading this book. Thank you

  20. I have not read any of this series yet, but that is a fun title and cute cover. As an author, how much input do you have when it comes to the final product?
    sherry @ fundinmental

  21. This sounds like a delightful cozy! I like the combination of the cozier cozy aspect with the cats and on the other side of a murder with a police tie in. I think this will be a book I enjoy!

  22. This sounds like a good addition to a fun series.

  23. Any book with cats on the cover is a hit with me. :) Great review.

  24. I loved ved the cover of book one and bought and read. LOVED mixed!!!!!!

  25. I loved ved the cover of book one and bought and read. LOVED mixed!!!!!!

  26. I'd love the chance to read this series. I love the Second Chance Cat one.

  27. Thank you Sofia for this fabulous series! Its cozy good fun.

  28. Another great review that makes me want to read the book. Thank you so much!

  29. Owen and Hercules are the stars of this series---I just love them.

  30. It sounds like a great story, and I love the pretty cover. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  31. I love these two magical cats!! I can't wait to read this latest book of the series!


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