Monday, April 9, 2018

Cat Lovers! "Curl Up With A Cat Tale Series", Short Stories by Gwen Cooper (NY Times bestselling author of Homer's Odyssey)


It is with great pleasure that today I am honored to present to you a first-of-its-kind venture in traditional book publishing, Curl Up With a Cat Tale Series. This series is a monthly electronic short-story series, that are true-life cat tales written by Gwen Cooper (NY Times Bestselling author of "Homer's Odyssey"), about her world-famous fur family.

I have had the honor of reviewing Gwen's books, (in fact, my review of Homer's Odyssey was the FIRST book review I had ever done on this blog. All the way back in August of 2010.) I remember being terrified when Gwen contacted me asking if I would be interested in reviewing her book, but I did, I, like millions of others fell in love with Gwen and her writing,  and countless more reviews followed.

When Gwen contacted me approximately a week ago asking if I would help with getting the word out about her NEW Curl Up With A Cat Tale Series, I had to break one of my own rules! (I previously would never, ever review an ebook or anything that I had to read online)....until now.......well, rules "ARE meant to be BROKEN", right? And....when Gwen Cooper asks, (because I am STILL a major "fan girl" of hers), I will pretty much do ANYTHING that she asks. (Well, ALMOST anything!). I am glad that I broke my own rule. The story I read is the featured short story for the month of April:

Cover Courtesy of Gwen Cooper

I Choo-Choo-Choose You! is a short story written by Gwen, that shares the touching and humorous story of how Gwen's cat, Scarlett came into her life. 

I didn't realize how much I had missed reading Gwen's writing until I was immersed in this precious story. 

Gwen's writing style makes you feel as if you are listening to a friend share a story. Always touching, always striking a chord that cat lovers can relate to.


"Before there was Homer the Blind Wonder Cat, there was Scarlett—the adorable, maddeningly aloof, gray rescue tabby…

Every cat lover remembers the very first feline they fell in love with. For celebrated cat writer Gwen Cooper, that first love is Scarlett—a pint-sized rescue kitten with a king-sized personality. A natural-born troublemaker, and wary at first after life on the streets, Scarlett is quick to win hearts with her kittenish mischief, but slow to open her own heart to the woman who saved her. Yet as the months go by, and bonds of trust are painstakingly forged link by link, Gwen begins to realize that the love you have to earn just may be the love that means the most."


The Curl Up With A Cat Tale Series, is one new short story (8,000 to 12,000 words/ 25 to 40 pages) each month.

You may purchase each story individually for $3.99 on Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and wherever ebooks are sold OR subscribe for an entire year for a 1-time payment of $14.99 (62% off list price!)

Subscriptions available at

Subscribers will automatically receive their new story the first week of each month; stories delivered in PDF, ePub, and Mobi formats--may be read on any desktop or laptop computer, ereader, mobile phone, tablet, and/or printed out on paper for a hard copy.

Each story filled with all the humor and heart Gwen's readers have come to know, love, and crave more of!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
THE NEXT CAT STORY
IN THE SERIES IS AVAILABLE MAY 1, 2018
It features:

"Clayton “the Tripod”  who is a special-needs

rescue who quickly established himself
 as king of the house—
a “loveable doofus” and
natural clown with a heart big enough
 for ten cats." 




Full Disclosure: I was not compensated for posting this review. As I mentioned I have reviewed all of Gwen's books, I ADORE Gwen and her writing. We are both professional members of the Cat Writer's Association (although SHE is an enormously successful member, and I am a peon who writes pretty darned good book reviews...but I digress). 

25 comments:

  1. Well, we are going to have to read these, for sure! Think we'll do the year thing. I hope it is not automatically renewed each year because we would like the choice to subscribe each year if it continues. A lovely writer.

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    1. Oh I hope you do!! I didn't check to see how it is set up, but I would think you would be able to do it manually without being charged automatically (I don't like automatic renewals either)

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  2. This sounds like such a great idea! My human would love to do something like this... of course, maybe about 10 people would want to read hers.

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  3. Oh what fun and what a wonderful idea! Bet this is a totally fun thing to do.

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

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  4. That has to be a goodie from the talented Gwen!

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  5. Love this, you and Gwen! I or should I say Clyde blogged about it last Monday.

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    1. Was just mentioning you yesterday to Lenny! (Your ears must have been burning!) I mentioned I need to call you because you have been so quiet lately that I was hoping all was ok! Love you too! I know you blogged about it, I just didn't read it because I never read what someone else is writing about something that I am going to post, BEFORE I post it, because I don't want their ideas floating around in my head lol. Love you!

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  6. What an interesting concept to subscribe monthly to her short stories. I'll have to check this out!

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  7. I must confess I haven't read any of Gwen's books yet, but I really want to. She's such a huge inspiration!

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    1. Yes she is! You should subscribe to this series, Gwen's writing is superb, you MUST read ALL of her books!

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  8. This review made me think of the first kitty I fell in love with. Many, many years ago. I would love these books.

    Have a purrfect day. Big hug to you and tons of scritches to the boys. ♥♥♥

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    1. Oh you should subscribe to her monthly stories!! xoxo

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  9. Great review! Her stories sound wonderful and something that just about any owner of a rescued cat can relate to!

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  10. I'm sure this is such a sweet read! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  11. Caren, Thank you so much for this. I love Cat stories and certainly I have read Homer's Odyssey. xx

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  12. Thanks for sharing about this! I love the idea of getting a cat story every month.

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  13. We didn't know she had written more books. Thanks for letting us know!

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    1. these are short stories, a short story subscription, once a month. I love the concept!

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  14. As Edward Gorey said, "Books. Cats. Life is Good."
    xxoo
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

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  15. That is a great idea, a cat story every month :) XO

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  16. That is a great idea! I would love to read Gwen's stories. :)

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  17. Love this idea as a subscription and I love her writing. I have a her book that I absoutley loved.

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