Friday, 26 October 2012

Halloween Blog Hop

Blog Hop: October 26th - October 31st:


Join the fun on The Wild Rose Press Blog Hop





Click on the first blog link to begin your tour. 
Before you go make sure to leave a comment on my Fun Fact for a chance to win an e.copy of Maximus - Book I of the Imperial Desire series. Release date: November 28th.






Fun Fact:

Today a multitude of stray cats live on the site of the Coliseum in the heart of Ancient Rome . The cats are fed and cared for by superstitious residents and 'cat-loving' tourists. Originally descended from the revered Egyptian Cat, there are thousands of them in Rome. One cat even led a tourist to the discovery of a two-thousand-year-old catacomb.

(Isn't that ironic?) 

This story has inspired me to add a cat into the final book of the Imperial Desire series. 

Share your "cattails" (groan) on this stop of the blog tour and give a shout out to the pets in your story or your real life.



Happy Halloween! 

28 comments:

  1. More of a dog, than a cat person, Christine Elaine, but since it's Halloween I'll share a spooky doggy story. We live in an old cottage built on the foundations of a medieval chapel. Amongst the many ghostly inhabitants that share our home is a little dog that I've tripped over on more than one occasion.He sits in the hall...waiting for someone!
    I did put a Border Terrier in "Wildewood Revenge" but not for historical authenticity...just because I love 'em.

    Happy Halloween

    Babs Morton

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    1. Thanks Babs. I've found that the loves in our life translate into our books no matter how much we call them works of fiction :):)
      I recall the doggy in question. http://www.facebook.com/TheWildewoodChronicles

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  2. What a fun fact! We have an abandoned cat who lives in our garage. We're trying to find him a home since he used my hubby's life jacket as a litter box recently.

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    1. Thanks Brenda. I laughed out loud at that one.

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  3. I have written pets into my books, but since I'm allergic there are none at the house, unless you count the ants...

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    1. Allergy sufferers have to love them from afar. :):)

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  4. I have three cats and four dogs-- all lovable. I've written a few tales with my pets giving a cameo. lol.

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    1. Every one of them has their own special personality. Thanks for coming to visit.

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  5. What a cool fact, Christine. I'm a cat person but for some reason dogs seem to find their way into many of my stories. However, my blind cat, Zoey, is sitting on my lap as I type this, her usual spot. I swear, she loves the sound of the keys clicking.

    Mac

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  6. Give Zoey a hug from me and a couple of extra clicks.

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  7. I have three inside cats and 10-12 outside cats. We feed them all. Bathsheba is a 30 lb. cat whom I have to fight fleas on as she weighs so much and has too much white. Precious is my oldest and has a unique attitude all her own. She is non-listening and disobeying all the time. She has a thing for feathers since we owned parakeets and cockateil for a while. Sugar is my baby. She is heavy for her size. She is more loving. All the outside have their own personalities.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com
    Please enter me to win

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    1. Thanks for sharing your cats with us. You are entered in the draw.

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  8. There were some beautiful, but vicious, feral cats living around the Castle in Kos when I visited there. I loved watching them, but didn't dare get too close. Not a very Halloween-ish memory, though - I feel I should be talking about black cats and witches, and golden-marmalade feral cats just don't have the same creepy image...

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    1. I just took a tour via google and it looks like an amazing place. I'd love to tour the Mediterranean and visit all the ancient sites. So fascinating.

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  9. We've been more dog people than cat people ever since "Cat Ballou" decided to move in with George and Helen behind us LOL. She still came to visit, though. Happy Halloween!

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    1. I have an image of a gunslinging cat living in your neighborhood. lol!!

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  11. Thanks for the fun fact about the cats. More of a dog person, just have one dog in our household now, a big Akita that runs the show, trying to convince my husband that we need another one *L*
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  12. I love cats and did my Halloween Blog Hop post on black cats! Your book sounds great. I was lucky enough to visit the Colossium in Rome...I don't remember cats there but Venice was teaming with them! I wanted to feed them all :) kathrynknightbooks at comcast.net

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    1. I hope they can swim or catch a ride on a gondola. :):)

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  13. Neat fact! No pets, too many allergies. As of yet, no pets have made it into my stories but some day...

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  14. Thanks, Karyn. You can always add the allergy into a story too. :)

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  15. Not a cat person but I have family that does and my 80 pound boxer dane acts like one on occassions...
    She like to catch mice and play with them... Just imagine a dog playing with a mouse like a cat would tossing and batting and ect.... Then brings me the remains after she plays to the point of no life (or as my fiance would say she brings it to me to fix her broken toy cause everything is a game to her.)

    Certainly not cute when you wake up a dead thing by your head on your pillow and dog whining your ear... (both the pillow and mouse found the trash after I recovered from my freak-out moment)

    Thanks for sharing about the book...
    BeckeywhiteATgmailDOTcom

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    1. My pillow would be in the trash PDQ if a dead mouse showed up too.
      Happy Halloween, Beckey.

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  16. Well that may be a fun fact, but it warms my heart. It is so important to take care of homeless animals. I was at RWA this year when my husband called to tell me he'd found a stray cat living under our shed. We've had her spayed and named her Goblin, because she "gobbles" her food and she's like a haunty little goblin. She's now socialized and absolutely loving, though she still lives outside and is quite skittish. But she loves being petted and purs like a motorboat. We wuv her :)
    Happy Halloween blog hop!!

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  17. I love loud purring cats. It's such a cool sound. Enjoy your little goblin :)
    Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Blog Hop. Loads of fun!!
    The winner of an e.copy of Maximus is Babs Morton - congratulations, enjoy.

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