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Beyond The Page: “The Cat’s Meow” by Stacey Kennedy

Jan 4
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The Cats Meow picSK: Thank you to Caribbean Accent Book Reviews for letting me stop by today and share my new release “The Cat’s Meow“, while chatting a little, too.

Today, Sasha sat me down and asked me some fun questions about my favorite things, so let’s get right to it!

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CABR: Which scene in “The Cat’s Meow” was the most fun to write?

SK: Ooh…hard question. Of course, the steamy scenes are always fun to write and the action scenes too, but I have to admit that my favorite scene had to be when Libby finds out Kale’s real identity. Now, I can’t go into that deeper, since I don’t want to spoil the story. All I can say is, that little twist in the story had hit at the time I wrote that chapter and even I was shocked. Which was slightly annoying, seeing that I had to go back and rewrite the book after to set up that part about sneaky Kale!

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CABR: Ooh. 🙂 Coffee or tea?

SK: I can’t live without coffee. In fact, I can’t write without coffee. I always have to have either a cup of plain old coffee, or a tasty treat from Starbucks, when I sit down to write a new chapter. Coffee and I just get along really well!

CABR: PC or Mac?

Stacey Kennedy pictureSK: Well, I’d so go Mac, because I think they look so pretty, but my hubs might throttle me. He’s a computer programmer and he wants me to stick with the PC, since we have programs for it. I imagine I’ll always be a PC kinda girl, especially if I want to avoid being glared at!

CABR: LOL. Tropical or Winter getaway?

SK: Both, I’d have to say. Before Christmas, I love all things winter. Spending a night in a cottage by the mountains and reading by the fireplace, sounds amazing to me. But after Christmas, I’m over winter. Since I’m Canadian and our winter stays for a long time, I’d love to go somewhere tropical in those late winter months. Guess it’s safe to say, I love best of both worlds!

CABR: Paranormal romance or contemporary for a relaxing read?

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SK: You know, I’ve always been a paranormal romance reader. I love Keri Arthur, Jeaniene Frost and Katie MacAlister, but lately I’ve been reading more romances that are contemporary. Though, if I read a romance without a magical element, it has to be smokin’ hot. If not, I get bored quickly. My favorite contemporary read lately was Reflected in You by Sylvia Day. I devoured that book and couldn’t put it down!

CABR: Great choices. My fave paranormal author is Nalini Singh.                         Chocolate or fruits?

Cadbury Flake picSK: I might have a little chocolate addiction. Okay, that’s a lie—I have a HUGE chocolate addiction. If I could eat it every day, as a meal, I would! My favorite chocolate is Cadbury Flake. If you haven’t tried one before, go get it now. Or maybe not, because then you’ll become addicted like me!

CABR: I’ve never had a Cadbury Flake, so you know I’m going to have to find a bar. 😀     Eggnog or Coffee liqueur?

SK: Honestly, I don’t understand Eggnog. It makes me cringe just looking at it. The smell of it, the thickness…gag! Nope, I can’t do it. And really, any liqueur sounds right up my alley. Mix it with coffee and yeah, I’d call that a winner.

CABR: Ham or turkey?

SK: It depends on the holiday. Easter would feel so strange without a ham and Christmas would feel weird without a turkey. I suppose my family traditions have stuck with me. And I suspect I’d feel just as peculiar if I ate ham or turkey on a day that wasn’t a holiday. It’s just not something I would make for a regular dinnertime meal.

CABR: Surprise or pre-ordered gifts?

The Cats Meow picSK: Surprise, definitely. I love surprises. Well, I kind of hate them, too. I have no patience…at all. But I really do love opening presents and being shocked by them, especially when it’s something sweet from my hubby and I get all gooey on the inside.

CABR: Panster or plot outliner?

SK: Deep down, I’m a panster all the way, but I’ve forced myself to outline longer novels, because it saves me time. Typically, when I pants my way through a book, I have major rewrites at the end to mesh it all together. So, I tend to do an outline of all the major plot stuff — such as big twists, key moments, and plot points — simply to know when things should happen. But, everything else comes to me when writing at that moment, which usually means my outline changes. Though, at least, that means little tweaks rather than huge rewrites. I tend to get a little grumpy when I have to do big rewrites!

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The Cat’s Meow – Witch’s Brew Book One, Urban Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

ISBN: 9781622668571

Release date: December 13, 2012

Synopsis: A good witch always has a kick-ass back-up plan.

Libby is an Enchantress—a witch gifted by the Goddess to conjure spells. When a magical presence is detected around a recent string of feline slayings, Libby takes the case to uncover the reasons behind the odd deaths. Much to her displeasure, the coven also sends a sexy warlock, Kale, to assist her.

While having the muscle around proves to be useful, fighting the attraction between them is worse than a hex, especially considering Kale is keeping secrets. But soon, Libby has bigger problems than the elusive warlock when her spells turn up clues that point to something far more sinister than slaughtered cats.

Now Libby has landed herself in the midst of an uprising. She trusts no one and isn’t safe—not from the warlocks stirring up trouble. Not from the worrisome rebellion she can’t escape. And certainly not from Kale, who is weaving a very dangerous spell over her heart.


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BIO: Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart-squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll also find fast-paced action, life-threatening moments, and a big bad villain who needs to be destroyed. She lives in Southwestern Ontario with her husband and two children. If she’s not plugging away at a new story—which is rare because her muse is annoying—you’ll find her camping, curling up with the latest flick, or obsessing over Sons of Anarchy, Games of Thrones, Supernatural and Dexter.

Stacey welcomes comments from readers. You can find her at www.staceykennedy.com.

EXCERPT LINK: http://www.staceykennedy.com/the-cats-meow/

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  • Stacey says:

    Great Interview Stacey!

    I can’t wait to read The Cat’s Meow. Although I have to hope you don’t leave me hanging as badly as you did with Tess & Kip 😉


  • LOL, Stacey! No worries…Kale isn’t a ghost! =D

  • juliabarrett says:

    C-ute! Love the cover and the Cadbury Flake!

  • Cat says:

    Great questions and answers! Cadbury Flake… yum!
    I love finding out about new to me authors. (My choice of books and genres has changed in the past year, so most authors are new to me!) Cat’s Meow sounds like a fun read 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway

  • Yadira A. says:

    I just love reading paranormal romance novels because of the no limits that authors have in creating a world… it’s fantastic! Can’t wait to read this one!!!

  • Paranormal romance is one of my absolute favorites genres to read. One thing that I love about them are the world building by the authors who create them and their ability to bring their world to life in the reader’s imagination. Without a doubt, paranormal romance is always a great escape for me.

    Thanks for this giveaway! The Cat’s Meow sounds like a fun read 🙂

  • Thanks to everyone for stopping in! ;-D


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