10 Statements – R. F. Kristi

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R. F. Kristi is the author of the Inca Book Series. Her target audiences are children and animal lovers. The series is based on the escapades of a feisty Siberian kitty who considers herself a great sleuth.

‘The Cats Who Crossed Over From Paris’ was released in June 2016 and the ‘Christmas Cats’ followed in December 2016. The third in the series – ‘Cats in Provence’ is currently bubbling and will be completed sometime in February 2017.

Kristi holds a doctorate in economic development and has worked in several international organizations. She has traveled and lived in many countries around the globe. She is fluent in English and French.

Kristi lives in Paris with her family and two cats, Inca and Cara. She is passionate about animal rescue efforts.

For more information see:  www.incabookseries.com

Find me…

Website:  http://www.incabookseries.com/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/incabookseries/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/incabookseries
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/IncaBookSeries/
Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/IncaBookSeries/

 

My personal motto:

When you give, don’t expect anything in return but the pleasure of giving.

 

10 statements
  1. A typical work day begins with… being woken up under protest by Inca and Cara, followed by breakfast, checking emails and social media.
  2. I lose track of time when I’m reading, writing, or watching a good movie.
  3. I have always… loved animals. The intelligence and allure of cats has always enchanted me. But an animal that enthralls me is the elephant.
  4. I have never… tried eating escargot, although it is considered a delicacy in France.
  5. Home means to me… wherever my family and pets live.
  6. I am inspired by… Paris! The loveliest city that I have lived in, I never get tired of its character and beauty.
  7. I would like to meet…  the Dalai Lama.
  8. My worst character trait… Impatience.
  9. My best character trait… Tranquility.
  10. The best advice I was given… time has a way of healing, just let go and let it be!

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The Cats Who Crossed Over From Paris (Inca Cat Series, #1)

Inca, a Siberian puss, tells the story about her furry family – her brother Fromage, who is addicted to cheese and considers himself a cheese monger, and her sister, Cara, a gorgeous but timid Siamese. Inca, an avid fan of Dr. House, considers herself the leader of the troupe and responsible for the well-being of the family. They own, according to Inca, Missy, a young humanoid who has a well-established cheese shop in Paris. The story revolves around how Missy decides to move to London with her co-partners, Jacques and Genevieve, to run their new cheese shop and café. Can Fromage leave his pal, Charlotte, behind? Soon after arriving in London, the three cats accompany Missy to their neighbor’s house where they meet Monk, a blue Russian cat and Terrance, a golden retriever owned by their famous neighbor, a detective named Solo, living in the same compound in Kensington.

Things start to get interesting when Monk tries to help their neighbor, Polo, a sad little Pekinese whose mistress, a formerly well-known opera singer who is pining for her lost husband, has her valuable diamond necklace stolen. Can Inca and her family assist Monk and Terrance to recover the diamond necklace and resolve Polo’s problems?

Buy links:  books2read.com/u/3yP2d6

 

inca_cat_series_2Christmas Cats (Inca Cat Series, #2)

Another adventure story from Inca the extraordinary Siberian kitty-cat. It is Christmas time, and Inca is ready to enjoy the holiday season with her Siamese sister Cara and brother Fromage – the cheese loving Tabby cat, not to forget their adopted hamster Charlotte. Life turns interesting when their neighborhood tough dog – Boss comes around asking for help to save the loss of his master and domicile. Another mystery to solve with the help of their neighbors Monk the Blue Russian cat and Polo the Pekinese doggy. An eventful time is around the corner for the newly formed detective team headed by Inca.

Buy links:  books2read.com/u/4N15g8

 

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A Cat Taught Me That (Life Lessons Learned from Felines) by Charlotte Gerber

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This review is part of the (Fire & Ice Book Tours) Humor Book Tour.

 

My rating:  5  of  5  stars

Plot
(by Goodreads)

Catnap often. Don’t be a stalker unless food is involved. Despite the rumor, it is okay to be curious! A Cat Taught Me That is filled with humorous advice and the wisdom of elder cats that includes information on how to get more out of life, and how to avoid common pitfalls along the way. Cat lovers will enjoy the adorable photographs and cute illustrations throughout.

Celebrity cat ‘Awesome Louie’ provides insight with his sage advice in his “Mewsings” column. Short essays from the cat-lady author will bring smiles to the faces of readers who may have already learned “Not All That Glitters is Gold” and “To Be Kissed By a Cat” can have unintended consequences.

 

Genre(s):  Humour, Cats

Series:  n.a.

Length:  42 pages

 

Teaser


I’m Louie and I’ve been told I have a problem with cat treats. Of course, a problem is in the eye of the beholder. In my eyes, loving cat treats isn’t a problem unless I run out of them.


 

My Opinion

This story introduces you to Awesome Louie, a charming rescue cat. He is witty, adorable and – he provides some insights in a cat’s mind. I cannot tell you more about the story as it would spoil the fun of reading it yourself.

With A Cat Taught Me That, Charlotte Gerber presents us with a humorous titbits from a tomcat’s point of view as well as some anecdotes from Charlotte. This little book is funny, has a pleasant flow, comprises Louie’s mewsings as well as some photos and drawings. Charlotte Gerber and Awesome Louie excellently combined humour and facts on feline behaviour. I had a great time reading A Cat Taught Me that. It is a fast and entertaining read. Moreover, you support a good cause by buying this ‘pawsome’ little gem.

Highly recommended!

Louie July 27 2014

 

About the author

Charlotte Gerber is an American writer. She began her writing career penning content articles on the Internet. Her articles have appeared on LoveToKnow.com and the New York Times/About.com Disability site, Disability.gov, as well as numerous other outlets.
Charlotte lives in upstate New York with her husband Gregg and two teenage children, as well as numerous rescued pets. She is a disability advocate and a supporter of animal rescue missions and shelters.
A Cat Taught Me That was released in October, 2014. The book tour is currently running until November 24, 2014 with Fire and Ice Book Tours. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be given to the Hornell Area Humane Society, a no-kill shelter in upstate New York.

Several more cat-themed books are in the works, one of which will feature @Awesome_Louie the celebrity Twitter cat. Louie was featured in A Cat Taught Me That with his ‘Mewsings’ advice column.

Connect with the Author:

Website:  http://www.charlottegerber.com

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/gerberink

Amazon:  Charlotte Gerber

Buy Link:

Amazon.com

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Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about A Cat Taught Me That?  Or – if you did not yet read A Cat Taught Me That – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If A Cat Taught Me That was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

 


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Chez Stinky by Susan C. Daffron

Chez Stinky by Susan C. Daffron

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Susan C. Daffron

My rating:  4  of  5  stars

Disclaimer:  I received a free eBook of Chez Stinky from Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review.

Plot
(by Goodreads)

Kat Stevens is a slightly insecure, mostly bored technical writer who likes her cat a lot more than her boss. She hasn’t laid eyes on her great aunt Abigail since she was eight, so she’s stumped when she inherits Abigail’s house in the small hamlet of Alpine Grove.

Kat’s uncomplicated life gets decidedly less so when she discovers the inheritance comes with some hairy conditions: four dogs and five cats that her aunt wanted her to love as her own. Of course, the house smells like a barn–with a touch of antique skunk–and, naturally, has serious roof issues. And that’s before the three-legged cat gets stuck in the wall and the shower goes kablooey.

When Kat meets Joel, an unemployed techie type with no love lost for his sister, Kat looks past his obvious flaws, given his timely and desirable skill set: a talent for fixing things (and his own tools).

Despite out-of-control dogs, cat fights, dust dinosaurs, massive spiders and an old grizzled hippie passed out in the yard, Kat discovers the tranquility of the forests of Alpine Grove starting to seep into her soul.

And why she can’t she stop thinking about Joel?

My Opinion

It is true:  This is normally not my genre.  However, I really liked the story’s evolution right from the start. I was unable to put my eReader down.  😉  All characters are very realistic and fit perfectly into the plot. Kat is a nice young woman, a little insecure, though. At Alpine Grove she enters unknown territory, facing difficulties she wouldn’t ever have imagined: how to keep a dog from going AWOL, how to save a cat from behind a wall, how to… No. I won’t tell you more. This would spoil the fun for your reading it yourself.

Now I am waiting for the next book in the series about Kat, Joel, and Alpine Grove – I just need to know what is going to happen next.  🙂

Susan C. Daffron (http://www.chezstinky.com/) is the author of one novel (Chez Stinky) and 14 non-fiction books, including several about pet care and animal rescue. She lives in a small town in northern Idaho and shares her life with her husband, two dogs and a cat—the last three, all “rescues.” Chez Stinky is the first of a series of romantic comedy novels that will feature the town of Alpine Grove.

A must read for all those who enjoy a little romance, respect nature. like hilarious situations.

I am looking forward to reading more of Kat’s and Joel’s life in Alpine Grove.

My statement on reading is described in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Chez Stinky?  Or – if you did not yet read Chez Stinky – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to your comments.