Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday Feature and Celebrations

Happy Monday, everyone!  I am celebrating several things today.  First, I am super excited for dear friend and fellow author, Sandra Cox, and the release of her new book, Love, Lattes and Mutants.  I've known Sandra for quite some time now thanks to this amazing community of bloggers, writers and authors.  I have read a couple of her books and really enjoy her stories!

Second, the dear brought home ANOTHER rescue kitty.  We named him Cheex because he is always smiling and is quite the chubby little fellow.  Luna hasn't taken a liking to him just yet but we are making progress!  She no longer hisses at him or runs away.  They mostly stare at each other and then she walks away from him.  It's a bit sad because Cheex really gets hurt when Luna ignores him.  His purr/cry is heartbreaking but so damn cute at the same time.  He doesn't approach her or bug her.  Instead, Cheex waits patiently for Luna to acknowledge him.  He is also quite the snuggler and takes up half our bed when he sleeps with us. 

And only four weeks ago, the shelter found him out in the cold and snow, underneath a dumpster.  They asked the neighborhood if anyone had ever seen this cat before or knew if someone was missing him.  There were no signs posted around the streets or adds on Craigslist for Cheex.  We can only ASSUME he had a loving home before because the vet said he is about three years old and way too damn lovable.


Lastly, I am celebrating my February volunteer work.  And I apologize for being MIA for the last couple of weeks.  February was an extremely busy month for me.  I volunteered to read at seven low income schools for Celebrity Read hosted by United Way.  Each event was three hours long so by the time I finished in the morning, I had to go straight to the day job. 

I am not complaining though!  It was such an incredible experience to spend time with the children.  They truly lift me up with their smiles, excitement and enthusiasm.  I always say being able to be passionate about volunteer work is an irreplaceable gift.  I am blessed as each one of the kids leaves a mark on my heart forever. 



And now for Love, Lattes and Mutants!!


Sandra Cox

Cover Reveal and Release

Blurb: Finding love is hard, even when you aren’t a mutant.

Like most seventeen-year-olds, Piper Dunn wants to blend in with the crowd. Having a blowhole is a definite handicap. A product of a lab-engineered mother with dolphin DNA, Piper spends her school days hiding her brilliant ocean-colored eyes and sea siren voice behind baggy clothing and ugly glasses. When Tyler, the new boy in school, zeroes in on her, ignoring every other girl vying for his attention, no one, including Piper, understands why...

Then Piper is captured on one of her secret missions rescuing endangered sea creatures and ends up in the same test center where her mother was engineered. There she discovers she isn’t the only one of her kind. Joel is someone she doesn’t have to hide from, and she finds herself drawn to the dolph-boy who shares her secrets. Talking to him is almost as easy as escaping from the lab. Deciding which boy has captured her heart is another story...



Multi-published author Sandra Cox writes YA Fantasy, Paranormal and Historical Romance, and Metaphysical Nonfiction. She lives in sunny North Carolina with her husband, a brood of critters and an occasional foster cat. Although shopping is high on the list, her greatest pleasure is sitting on her screened in porch, listening to the birds, sipping coffee and enjoying a good book. She's a vegetarian and a Muay Thai enthusiast.




Are you celebrating anything?  Do you ever get nervous speaking in front of a large group of kids or adults?  Have you heard about Love, Lattes and Mutants?  If not, go grab your copy today!