Monday, January 30, 2017

Cat Book Feature and Give-Away:The Eye of Nefertiti by Maria Luisa Lang

Cat lovers around the world know that Ancient Egypt, overall, held cats in high esteem. In order to fully appreciate the fabulous historical/fantasy novel, The Eye Of Nefertiti by Maria Luisa Lang, it is important to have a little history about the cat in Ancient Egypt.

From National Geographic Kids:Ancient Egyptians worshipped many animals for thousands of years. Animals were revered for different reasons. Dogs were valued for their ability to protect and hunt, but cats were thought to be the most special. Egyptians believed cats were magical creatures, capable of bringing good luck to the people who housed them.

To honor these treasured pets, wealthy families dressed them in jewels and fed them treats fit for royalty. When the cats died, they were mummified. As a sign of mourning, the cat owners shaved off their eyebrows, and continued to mourn until their eyebrows grew back. Art from ancient Egypt shows statues and paintings of every type of feline. Cats were so special that those who killed them, even by accident, were sentenced to death.

According to Egyptian mythology, gods and goddesses had the power to transform themselves into different animals. Only one deity, the goddess named Bastet, had the power to become a cat. In the city of Per-Bast, a beautiful temple was built, and people came from all over to experience its splendor.






The Eye of Nefertiti is both a stand-alone novel and a sequel to The Pharaoh’s Cat. The time-traveling ancient Egyptian feline with human powers returns together with his beloved Pharaoh and his close friends, the High Priest of Amun-Ra and Elena, an Egyptologist’s daughter.

The cat is quick-witted, wise-cracking narrator as well as free-spirited, ever-curious protagonist, and the story he tells is an exotic, imaginative, spell-binding tragicomedy. The cat travels from present-day New York City to England, both ancient and modern, then to ancient Egypt, where he confronts a horrible demon and experiences a sublime emotion. Once back in England, he descends into a psychological abyss so deep only the Pharaoh can save him.

The Eye of Nefertiti interweaves feline and human, past and present, natural and supernatural. It contains numerous surprises, twists and turns, intriguing characters, both human and animal, fascinating revelations about ancient Egyptian history and culture, and an ingenious application of the Tarot and an Italian opera.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Maria Luisa Lang was born in Rome, Italy, and lives in New York City. She has a degree in art history and is an amateur Egyptologist. The Eye of Nefertiti is her second novel. Her first novel, The Pharaoh’s Cat, is also available on Amazon in paperback and in a Kindle edition.

FROM CAT CHAT WITH CAREN AND CODY: The Eye of Nefertiti, as did A Pharaoh's Cat,  taught me much about "Egyptology" and the cat had me in stitches through much of the book. The cat is full of sass and swagger, but trust me, there are MANY sensitive moments as well.  The incorporation of the Tarot is brilliant and is an integral part of the plot. Character development was superb, a wonderful blend of fantasy and history. The "time-travel" component was incredibly clever. You will LOVE escaping to Ancient Egypt, learning, laughing and wiping a tear or two along the way! The Eye of Nefertiti as well as The Pharaoh's Cat by Maria Luisa Lang should definitely be on your "must-read" list! 202 Pages of excitement, humor and love await you!!! (I was not compensated for this book feature and give-away, I was sent a complimentary copy of the book.)

ENTER TO WIN!!! Maria Luisa Lang is generously offering SIX of our readers who are 18 an over and who reside in any of the following locations,  (U.S.A, THE U.K. AND CANADA) a copy of The Eye of Nefertiti! Entering is super easy, just enter on the rafflecopter below, good luck!!!
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18 comments:

  1. Yhat sounds really good but it is hard to imagine a cat full of sass MOL!

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  2. What a great giveaway.

    Have a purrfect day Cody. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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  3. Wow, this sounds really good! Great review. Makes me want to run out and find it to read!

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    1. thank you!!!! It is a great book! Hope you entered and good luck!!

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  4. Oooh! This book is right up my alley, Cody...did you know that I studies Ancient Egypt history? Plus some time-travel and all that...yeowzah, I'm going to read these books no matter what! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. No I didn't know!!!!!! Love it! Be sure that you entered and good luck!!!! You are most welcome!

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  5. Pawsum Review. Hope ya'll have a great day. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. Thanks! Hope you have a great day too! (((hugs))) back!

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  6. This sounds like exactly what I look for in books ... something to learn ... something to laugh ... an absorbing plot ... and the psychology of cats :) Oddly enough, those are the exact things I try for in our blog!

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  7. Thank you for your wonderful review! This story sounds right up our alley. History AND cats? We're lovers of both!

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    1. You are most welcome!!!! good luck!! You will love it!

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  8. Sounds like a good book. If it is about cats, it has to be good.

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  9. Sounds like a pawesome book - history AND kitties! WIN1

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  10. That sounds pawesome. Mama loves stuff about Egyptian history :)

    xoxo,
    Matilda (& Matt)

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  11. Oooh, we LOVED The Pharaoh's Cat! We are so excited to read the sequel!

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  12. That might be a good read on one of our cold long winter nights. Thanks for the chance to win one:)

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  13. How have I not heard of these books? They sound like such fun!

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