Well, you’re not gonna believe it . . . but we’re on blog tour again. Us boys sure do like our blog tours! Holy Catnip! This time we’re working with a wonderful group called Singing Librarian Books, run by the terrific, Sydney Anderson. This time we’re promoting our newest book, The Case of the Clever Secret Code! Be sure to join in, ‘cause we’ve got prizes!
The Case of the Clever Secret Code begins when famous movie star, Steele Bronson, arrives unexpectedly in St. Gertrude and makes a beeline for the antique store run by Buckley and Bogey’s Mom. Of course, the whole town goes into a tizzy, especially when Steele Bronson announces his plans to shoot his next movie at the St. Gertrude Library, housed in a historic four-story mansion. It all happens just as Gracie, the boys' human sister, is a finalist in the town's Fourth of July essay contest. Holy Catnip! But it isn't long before Buckley and Bogey realize there is something very wrong with the whole picture . . . including the one that Steele Bronson is filming . . .
March 15--The Power of Words
March 16--Katie's Clean Book Collection
March 17--Toni Shiloh Prayerfully-Lifted Romance
March 18--Singing Librarian Books
March 19--Deal Sharing Aunt
1. Connie Saunders won the stunning Sentiments bracelet
2. Lindsay Rae Hickey won the beautiful Bella Perlina bracelet with the cat charms
3. Susan Heim won a complete set of Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Capers.
The winners will be contacted by email or they can also contact email@example.com to claim their prize.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our blog tour! Wow, it was a lot of fun and it sure was nice to meet so many new friends and run across some old friends, too! After all, without friends, we'd never really be happy!!
I am very pleased to announce that -- with the success of my first three books -- a fourth book in is the works! Yes, that's right, now that my blog tour is over, my paws are going right back onto my Mom's computer keyboard and I, Buckley Bergdorf, am getting straight to work on my next Cat Detective Caper! And if you thought my first three adventures were pretty wild . . . well, they were nothing compared to my fourth one! Holy Catnip! In the meantime, if you haven't read our other books, you can read more about them at Books~ . Then just click on the pictures to go to the purchase page on Amazon.com.
January 19, 2015
Holy Catnip! You'll never believe it!! But Bogey and I have another book that's just about to go on blog tour!! This time it's for our new book, The Case of the Jewel Covered Cat Statues.
And here's what I wrote on the back of the book: Who knew our next big case with the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Agency would be our most complicated ever? It all started when someone hid a mysterious package in our Mom’s antique store — in the middle of the night! Of course, Bogey and I found it, and we put it in a nice, safe place, until we could open it . . . and, find the rightful owner. But that’s when a whole bunch of suspicious people showed up in town, and every single one of them seemed to be after that package! Holy Catnip! Plus, everything happened just when a priceless, jeweled statue collection went on display at the St. Gertrude Museum. Missing from that collection were two jewel covered cat statues that had disappeared almost a hundred and fifty years ago. But soon we wondered how long those statues would stay missing. Because let me tell you, this was one case that really kept us on our paws! From a trip to the Museum, to an old church for the Blessing of the Animals; and from dinosaurs to diamonds, we were dodging shady suspects the whole time. It sure helped to have our friends with us, especially when the bad guys made a beeline for Bogey and me. That’s because it became very clear, very quick — the priceless cat statues weren’t the only cats those crooks were after! Holy Mackerel!
Seems my brother, Bogart, has taken a real liking to our Mom's "It's a Wonderful Life" Christmas Village! He likes to hop in there every day and check things out . . . Apparently he's running surveillance on the village, just like he does in our books!!
Photo copyright, Cindy Vincent 2015, BuckleyandBogey.com
Holy Catnip! Just when Bogey and I were about to start running our surveillance rounds for the night, we had a very special visitor! KC Frantzen, Mom of May the K9 Spy, and ghost-writer of May's books, came to our house!! Well, let me tell you, we liked KC right away. Us cats could tell she was a wonderful human, and Bogey and I even gave her some hugs and wet nose kisses. The Wise One, Miss Mokie, really liked her a lot, and since Miss Mokie is so wise, well, she would know a good human when she meets one. KC's husband, (May's Dad) even came over with her, and we soon found out that he is a really terrific human, too. He's the kind of guy who jumps right in and grabs some cat toys and starts to play right away. Bogey and I sure appreciate a guy like that! It was so nice to have them come over and visit us. But they left too soon, and we hope they come back some other time. Unfortunately, May was on a case and couldn't stop over, but we've got to say, she has a great Mom and Dad. To see May's books, just click on the pictures above. By the way, that's me with her on the left, and Bogey on the right!
Holy Catnip! I can hardly believe it! But we've got another blog tour going with our wonderful friend, Amber, at Seasons of Humility. This blog tour is for our Mom's devotional book, called Cats Are Part of His Kingdom, Too. (Well, duh, of course we are!) You can download a free Kindle copy for yourself, from May 2nd to May 6th, by going Right Here! As always, our Mom put us cats in this book and used us as examples. And, well, I got asked to interview some of the other cats who live in my house to see what they thought about things.
So, I started with the oldest cat in our house, Miss Mokie. Of course, I'm a little scared of Miss Mokie. She rules this house with an iron paw and let me tell you, you'd better watch your "Ps & Qs" around her! So here's how it went:
Me: (This is after I've shown her reverence by bowing to her . . .) Miss Mokie, you're almost 20 years old now. How does it feel to be so old?
Miss Mokie: Age is a wonderful thing, young detective. With age comes great wisdom. And believe me, I have lots and lots of wisdom.
Me: Wow. I sure hope I have some wisdom some day, too. And some more birthdays. But our Mom says you almost didn't make it to your first birthday. What happened?
Miss Mokie: That is correct, oh, young one. I was terribly ill. And the silly humans around our Mom and Dad told them to have me "put to sleep." Horrible thought. I had no intention of passing on at that point. I wanted to live and I showed them I did. Thankfully they listened to me. Then our Mom took me from vet to vet, until she found one who could cure me.
Me: Ummm . . . that must have been really scary.
Miss Mokie: Not for me, oh, oversized one. I had faith in our Mom. She didn't give up on me. Much like she has faith in God, whom she tells me doesn't give up on her either.
Me: Wow, you've sure given me a lot to think about . . .
Next I went to interview Princess Alexandra. The people around here usually just call her Lexie, and us cats usually call her "The Princess." I asked her a few questions, but I can't remember most of the answers, since my heart always does funny things when I'm around the Princess. Thankfully, Bogey showed up with a cat treat and it calmed me down a little. So I did remember a few things:
Me: I heard you were really scared when you first came to our house.
The Princess: Uh-huh, Buckley. That's because I had been out on the streets for a while. I didn't know where my next meal was going to come from. I survived by finding leftover food in the trash. To this day, I still like to rip open bags when there's food inside. Especially McDonald's bags.
Me: Wow, I had no idea. So how did you get over it?
The Princess: Our Mom taught me to trust her. She told me she would always feed me, or make sure I was fed. She said she wanted me to trust her, a lot like God wanted her to trust Him.
Me: Hmmm . . . That's very interesting.
Then she scampered off, so I decided to ask Bogey a few questions. He started by handing me another cat treat and taking one for himself.
Me: Our Mom writes about you in her book. She says you are really optimistic. What makes you that way?
Bogey: (Grins at me.) What's not to be optimistic about, kid? I am what humans would call "blessed." We live in a great house, I've got tons of cat toys, food to eat, water to drink . . . And best of all, lots of love.
Me: So you think about all the good things you've been given.
Bogey: You've got it, kid. I think about this stuff a lot. And I always remember one of the best days of my life.
Me: What day was that?
Bogey: The day you joined our family, kid. I wanted a little brother so badly. Someone I could show the ropes to. Someone who wasn't afraid of a bug, or would go with me after the bad guys. And even though you're a lot bigger than me -- being a Maine Coon cat -- you're the best friend and little brother a guy could have.
Me: (Sniffle, sniffle.) Gee, Bogey, that sure is nice of you to say.
Bogey: Don't sweat it, kid. Our Mom would say that she brought you into my life, just like God brings the right people into her life. And everyone's lives.
Well, let me tell you, I couldn't take much more of the sappy stuff, so I went looking for Lil Bits (which is what we call her in our Cat Detective Capers), but her real name is Libby. She was lying right in the middle of a big pool of sunshine. She had a smile on her face and her eyes closed. It looked like she was about to go to sleep.
Me: Excuse me, Libby, I know you're going to turn 19 this year. Are you really wise, too?
Me: Do you have anything you'd like to tell me?
Libby: There's only one thing you need to know, Detective Bergdorf. Our relationship with our Mom and Dad is a lot like their relationship with the Heavenly Father. Our Mom and Dad love us, and God loves them. And us, too. Love is a really important thing.
With those words, she drifted off for a nice nap.
Well, there you have it! Straight from the cats' mouths! Hope you get a chance to read this book our Mom wrote. And be sure to join her on the blog tour!
Thursday, May 1stFriday, May 2ndSaturday, May 3rdSunday, May 4thMonday, May 5th
- Review at The Borrowed Book
- Pet interview on May the K9 Spy's Facebook Page
- Author interview at The Power of Words...Tuesday, May 6th
- Author interview at Fictionally
- Author interview at Jorie Loves a Story
- Spotlight at Too Read or Not Too ReadWednesday, May 7thThursday, May 8th
*Giveaway winners will be announced on June 2nd, in order to give readers a month in which to read the book, submit their reviews, and enter the giveaway.
- Review at Mochas, Mysteries and Meows
- Review at Labor Not in Vain
- Review at To Be A Person
- Conclusion of the tour at Seasons of Humility*
This giveaway, like the tour, is a special one - and a little different from the usual set-up! To enter, all you have to do is leave an honest review of Cats Are Part of His Kingdom, Too on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and/or Goodreads (it can be the same review on all three sites!). Then share the link(s) via the Rafflecopter form below, and you'll be entered for a chance to win a Swarovski cross necklace (valued at $130) or a set of the Buckley & Bogey Cat Detective Capers (one of which was featured here back in December)!
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You can come back to this post or visit the blog tour page to enter when you're ready!
- The book will be FREE for Kindle May 2-6 (starting tomorrow and ending next Tuesday night)! You can pick up your copy HERE. (Regularly priced at $2.99.)
- The giveaway will be open throughout the month of May. The tour only lasts a week, but the giveaway will stay open the whole month so you have plenty of time to read this short but sweet read and submit your entries!
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If you have any questions about the tour, or if you'd like to link up your own devotional or review of Cats Are Part of His Kingdom, Too, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you'd like to learn more about the book or help us spread the word by taking a blog button, you can visit the blog tour page (also linked to at the top of the sidebar). We hope you are touched and encouraged by this devotional and the posts for this tour!