Monday, October 17, 2011

Teaser Tuesday 102: The Cat, The Lady and the Liar

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere in the book.
* 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 and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

Finished the first two books in Leann Sweeney's "Cats in Trouble" series, and had to pick up book three when I saw it at the bookstore over the weekend. This is a fun series, especially if you love cats as I do.

“Help us. Help her,” Ritaestelle said. She looked down into the water.

(pg 65)

The cats—particularly Isis in this book—lend a bit of levity to some of the more serious content. Though it’s a bit longer, I offer the following as an example. Poor Isis—she does get into quite a few scrapes book.

I walked slowly toward her soft meows. But when I found her, I had to cover my mouth to keep from breaking into laughter. The goddess was surely embarrassed by her predicament, and I didn’t want to make her feel worse.

Isis had climbed into a basket… It was dark-colored wicker with a handle—and much too small for her. And yet she’d managed to squeeze into it and now obviously couldn’t get out.

(pg 63)

About the Book:
The Cat, the Lady and the Liar (book 3 of series)
by Leann Sweeney

When cat quilter Julian Hart tracks down the owner of a gorgeous stray cat, the trail leads her to none other than fabulously wealthy, undeniably quirky Ritaestelle Longworth. The gossips in town are questioning Ritaestelle’s sanity, and the high-society grande dame isn’t helping matters with her wild accusations that someone is drugging her to keep her away from her beloved cat.

Before Jillian can get to the bottom of Ritaestelle’s charges, a body turns up in the lake behind her house—and her cat Chablis discovers Ritaestelle standing nearby. Can Jillian’s three wise cats aid her in solving a mystery with roots that are decades old? Jillian knows from experience that to find the purr-petrator, she’ll have to prick up her ears and follow the paw prints straight to a killer…


The Happy Booker said...

This one sounds fun! I enjoy a book that features charismatic animal. Great teasers. My teaser is from Angelfall by Susan Ee, here

Heather said...

Happy Booker: Definitely a fun series. The animals are both charismatic and realistic.

Beth said...

Funny! Here is my teaser for this week.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun read. :)

Here's my Teaser Tuesday post. :)

Shelley Munro said...

I can picture this so clearly. It made me grin.

Kyanara_night said...

What a great teaser!!

Happy Tuesday


Anonymous said...

What an adorable teaser and love the cover... so cute. Thanks for visiting my teaser.

Beth F said...

Great teaser. I love a good cozy and cats and quilts sound like a good combo.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds like a wonderful series, and I love how the cats are real characters. Their names are hilarious.

Thanks for sharing.

Here's MY TT POST and

Tribute Books Mama said...

Great teaser.

here's mine:

Heather said...

Beth: I'm glad you liked! :)

Diary: It was a fun read, and one that kept you guessing about the murderer right up to the end.

Shelley: Pets can be as entertaining as they can comforting, can't they?

Heather said...

Kyanara: Thanks! :)

Tania: Thank you - this series definitely has cute covers. I love the "quilted" cats on each one.

Beth F: Cats and quilts definitely go together!

Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: The cats are definitely characters in their own right, each with a unique personality. I love their names, too.

Tribute: Thank you, and thanks for visiting!

Sidne said...

cats, nice cozy animals. hope its a fun read.

LibrarySnake said...

Aw, sounds cute :)

Here's mine:

Boriquaz said...

This sounds interesting. The first quote reminded me of the movie Jerry Maguire help me help you help me. hehe. Here's my Teaser.

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

Nice. I like how you include a synopsis to kind of contextualize the teaser somewhat. I know a lot of cat-lovers who might have fun with this book.

Here's my TT:

Sarah Brown said...

Aww that's so cute

Bookish (C and Rae) said...

I'm not sure I could read this one, though it looks great, because of the physcological hold my allergy to cats has taken. Great tease though! Here's ours:

Anonymous said...

This made me laugh. I can so see it! Here's mine, if you'd like to take a peek.

Heather said...

Sidne: Thanks, it was a fun read. I finished it early this morning.

Library Snake: It was a cute cozy mystery. The cats are especially fun and lovable.

Boriquaz: Though I love that movie, I can honestly say it's not a connection I made, lol.

Heather said...

Thanks, Sarah! *g*

Bookish: Aw, but that's the great thing about literary cats (much as I love the real thing): you don't have to feed, pet, or pick up after them. *g*

harsadpassion: Thank you, I was hoping people would get as much of a kick out of that second quote as I did. I sooo know cats like that. :)

Heather said...

Myra: Thanks, I always try to include the back cover synopsis so people can get get more of an idea of what a book is about. I know I appreciate it when others include it, too. :)

Jenny Q said...

Sounds like a fun series! Thanks for visiting my teaser :)

Heather said...

Thanks, Jenny!