Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

I was excited last week to be blogging on Christmas Day, and here I am blogging this week on New Year's Day.  What a kick!

Tracy Weber posted on her Killer Hobbies blog a couple of days ago what her schedule was on her Great Escapes Blog Tour.  I figured I'd do the same thing, although I'm not as tech savvy as Tracy so I'm not sure if I'll be able to add the links.  But I'm highly excited--and I've also scheduled other blogs that aren't part of the tour.  That's because my next Pet Rescue Mystery, TEACUP TURBULENCE, is a January 2014 release.

Here's my Great Escapes list: 

January 2 – StoreyBook Reviews  - Review

January 3 – Chloe Gets A Clue - Interview

January 4 – Books-n-Kisses - Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

January 5 – Melina's Book Blog - Review

January 6 – readalot blog - Review

January 7 – fuonlyknew - Review, Giveaway

January 8 – Brooke Blogs - Review

January 10 – Reviews By Karen - Guest Post, Giveaway

January 12- Cozy Up With Kathy - Review, Interview

January 13 – My Devotional Thoughts - Review, Guest Post

January 14 – StephTheBookworm - Review

January 14 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers - Review

January 15 – Queen of All She Reads – Review, Giveaway

January 15 – Mochas, Mysteries and More – Review, Guest Post

January 15 – Dru's Book Musings - Guest Post

What's TEACUP TURBULENCE about?  Well, of course it's a Pet Rescue Mystery.  It's based on a very real premise--that there are a lot of really great pet rescuers out there who are willing to fly their own private planes to move homeless pets from areas where they're not likely to be adopted to new locations where families may be eager to adopt them. 

Of course, the story is also based on things that aren't necessarily true, such as a lack of teacup sized dogs in Los Angeles, where my fictional shelter HotRescues is located.  There's usually an overabundance of tiny dogs here.  But in TEACUP TURBULENCE, Dante DeFrancisco, the also fictional benefactor of HotRescues, has undertaken a huge local advertising campaign for HotPets Bling, a special, cute and ornate type of doggy collar, that stars little dogs.  They're suddenly in great demand in the area, and when my protagonist Lauren Vancouver hears of a teacup dog rescue in another part of the country, she helps to get a relay going where pilots wind up bringing those rescued dogs to L.A.

And of course, since TEACUP TURBULENCE is a cozy mystery, someone gets murdered--and Lauren has to solve whodunit.

I hope you'll pick up a copy and read it.  And of course you can check in at one of the blogs where I'm guesting and see if you can win a giveaway there--or at other giveaways to come.


How many blogs do you usually read in a week?  Do you follow any blog tours? 


NoraA said...

I probably visit a dozen blog sites a day. I would do more except that I still have a life outside my computer room. LOL

Linda O. Johnston said...

You actually have a life outside your computer room, NoraA? I'm impressed. I guess I do, too--at least when I'm obeying my dogs. Glad you're visiting Killer Hobbies! And Happy New Year!

Betty Hechtman said...

I love the title, the cover and the storyline of Teacup Turbulence. I can't wait to read it.

What an impressive blog tour! Happy traveling in cyberspace.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Thanks, Betty. Day 2 of blog tour today!