One of our very favourite things to do here at the LoveCats blog, is to welcome new Cats aboard. One of our other very favourite things is to have a party. Today we're doing both! And giving away *2* giant prize packs of books!
Three new Cats are joining us today - count them, three! And what *fabulous* felines they are:
|Jennifer St George|
Jennifer St George, who writes for Penguin Destiny (our first Destiny Cat!).
Yvonne Lindsay, who writes for Harlequin Desire.
The sad moment of this party is as we wave goodbye to three Cats - Natalie Anderson left a couple of months ago, and you might have seen her farewell post. But today we're also saying goodbye to the lovely Leah Ashton, as well as a founding cat, the gorgeous Nikki Logan. So long! You'll always be a Cat to us.
Now, to get to know our new Cats a little better, I've asked them some probing questions:
1. Who is your Catwalk candidate?
Amy: My 10 year old black lab Fonzie. He’s almost one hundred percent blind now due to epilepsy but he still loves to chase his special ball and anything else you want to throw for him. If it doesn’t bounce near his ear he has no hope of finding it but it doesn’t stop him from bringing us stuff to throw and he loves to run around! I swear he’s still a puppy sometimes!
Jennifer: My cute little catwalk candidate is our Cavoodle puppy, Toffee.
Yvonne: Dobbie the Little Black Cat (she’s my precious!).
2. If you could be any imaginary animal, what would it be?
Amy: I think it’d be kind of cool to be a unicorn. In my imagination they live in a world of rainbows and peace which sounds pretty damn good to me!
Jennifer: One that could fly. I'm terrified of flying and it would be great to be in control when I soar up into the sky!
Yvonne: I think I’d be a Celtic Dragon.
3. What was the first category book you read?
Amy: Don’t remember but it would have been by either Carole Mortimer, Anne Mather or Charlotte Lamb.
Jennifer: Wow, I can't remember! But I can remember the very first Blaze I read - Can't Get Enough by Sarah Mayberry. Love Sarah's writing!
Yvonne: Ooh, good heavens, how can I remember back that far! I was 13! I do know my reading was influenced by New Zealand authors, Robyn Donald, Daphne Clair and Susan Napier over the years.
4. What's the last great category book you read?
Amy: Oh, not fair...loved Sarah Mayberry’s self-published Her Best Worst Mistake.
Jennifer: I'm currently reading and loving Mr Right At The Wrong Time by Nikki Logan.
Yvonne: Last great category book I read was Louisa George’s The War Hero’s Locked Away Heart. I loved how Louisa created very real characters with very real and believable conflict. Fabulous story!
5. What's something we wouldn’t know about you?
Amy: I don’t like peanut butter.
Jennifer: When I was in my early twenties, I launched Guinness beer into Russia. We held the launch in a pub around the corner from the Kremlin. I had to organise everything through a translator as I don't speak a word of Russian. When the launch wrapped and all the journalists, photographers and TV crews left, I walked out into snowy, minus 20 degree Red Square and felt a little like Anna Karenina (minus all the tragedy, infidelity, jealousy, nineteenth century costumes...).
Yvonne: That’s a tricky one…I’d tell you but then it wouldn’t be a secret anymore.
To share the joy of our celebrations, we have *two* prize packs of books to give away to commenters. Each pack contains:
Amy Andrews, Driving Her Crazy
Jennifer St George, The Convenient Bride
Yvonne Lindsay, A Father's Secret
Rachel Bailey, No Stranger To Scandal
Barbara DeLeo, Contract For Marriage
Michelle Douglas, Bella's Impossible Boss
Louisa George, The Last Doctor She Should Ever Date
Robyn Grady, A Wedding She'll Never Forget
Helen Lacey, His-And-Hers Family
Sue Mackay, You, Me & A Family
Annie West, Captive in the Spotlight
So, pull up a chair, take a glass of our special catnip punch, and join in the party. And while you're mingling let us know your own answers to any of the questions the new Cats answered. Paws in the air!