Monday, February 22, 2021

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros/Teaser Tuesdays - February 23rd

It's Tuesday!  It's time to share your excerpts and teasers from books we are currently reading, have read or are planning to read.  So, feel free to join us by sharing the first paragraph or (a few) of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon.  This meme is guaranteed to increase your TBR :)

Please link your blog post using Mr. Linky below. Make sure the link you enter is the direct link to your Tuesday post, not the main link to your blog. Thank you!

I, also, participate and link up to Teaser Tuesdays.  Here's info about that meme:

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read

* Open to a random page

* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I'm hoping to get to this one soon.  The excerpts are from the    E-ARC.

First Chapter... 

Kari glanced down at the pet carrier sitting on the passenger seat next to her, then up at the sign on the simple but rustic building in front of them.  "It doesn't seem so bad," she said.  "I'm sure you'll like it here."  The shelter was a short drive from her apartment, right on the outskirts of town.  The occupant of the carrier had pouted the entire way there, past the stately buildings on Main Street, the lake dotted with canoes and small rowboats, and the tiny park from which the boats were launched.


"We got people coming in with mama cats and half a dozen kittens, or dropping kittens off in boxes by the door when we're not open.  We got kittens coming out of our ears."

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A lottery winner uses her good fortune to save a local pet sanctuary, but when a body is discovered on the property, she just might be in the doghouse in this first book in a new, charming cozy mystery series from author Deborah Blake.

Kari Stuart's life is going nowhere--until she unexpectedly wins the lottery. The twenty-nine-year-old instant multimillionaire is still mulling plans for her winnings when trying to rescue a bossy black kitten leads her to a semiabandoned animal shelter. They need the cash--Kari needs a purpose.

But the dilapidated rescue is literally going to the dogs with a pending lawsuit, hard to adopt animals, and too much suspicious attention from the town's dog warden. When the warden turns up dead outside the shelter's dog kennels, Kari finds herself up a creek without a pooper-scooper.

With the help of some dedicated volunteers, a cute vet, and a kitten who mysteriously shows up just when she needs it, Kari must prove her innocence all while trying to save a dog on death row. Now she just needs to hope that her string of unexpected luck isn't about to run out.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. What a great story! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy.

  2. I would keep reading! Of course I'm cheating a bit and have actually read this and really enjoyed it! I hope you do too.

  3. The cover is appealing and it sounds like a good story for animal lovers! I'd like to curl up with this book on a cold evening.

  4. Me and my love of animals and rescue, yes I'd read more.

  5. Love the cover and the book sounds very good!

    The occupant of the carrier sounds like my cats when I have to take them to the vet for shots etc.

  6. I love pets as a side character in a story. I hope you'll enjoy this one.


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