Friday, June 19, 2020

*Book Tour & Giveaway* Cat's Paw Cove by Sharon Buchbinder-GUEST POST

Taken by the Imp 
Cat's Paw Cove Book 13 
by Sharon Buchbinder 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 

Can a jinni and a warlock cook up a better way to help the poor? 

Dexter Graham has no trouble making money as a financial wizard—as long as he doesn’t leave his home. He finds it nearly impossible to be with other people, because he’s a telepath who gets swamped by their thoughts. Prompted by an unexpected visitor from the past who reveals shocking family secrets, he takes a risk and visits his brother in Cat’s Paw Cove. Will the trip make things better or worse? 

Ynez Saghira is a gifted chef at the Feline Fine Retirement Home who yearns to be financially independent and open her own café. She has lots of talent and creative ideas but lacks the capital to start her own business. What’s a poor imp to do? 

Dexter and Ynez join forces to quiet the voices in his head, build her business, and ferret out family mysteries. Will the secrets draw them closer together or push them apart? 

Charlotte Redbird, Ghost Coach 
Cat's Paw Cove Book 12 

Sometimes the dead need a life coach, too. 

Driven out of Chicago by a spiteful heiress, life coach Charly Redbird is ready for a change. She moves to Florida to be closer to her family and vows to be more selective about future clients. 

With the help of Dylan Graham, a hunky real estate agent, Charly finds a perfect home across the street from a cemetery. When he shows up with a plant and two tiny balls of fluff as a housewarming present, Charly thinks she might be smitten with more than the kittens. 

A new client appears at her door and asks for Charly's help, but the woman happens to be a permanent resident of the cemetery. Can Charly convince the restless spirit to move to another neighborhood—or will she take on a new role: Life Coach for the Dead? 

Sharon Buchbinder has been writing fiction since middle school and has the rejection slips to prove it. An RN, she provided health care delivery, became a researcher, association executive, and obtained a PhD in Public Health. She is the author of the Hotel LaBelle Series, the Jinni Hunter Series, and the Obsession Series. When not attempting to make students and colleagues laugh or writing, she can be found fishing, walking her dogs, herding cats, or breaking bread and laughing with family and friends in Baltimore, MD and Punta Gorda, FL. 

Guest Post for Charlotte Redbird, Ghost Coach

Leprechauns—Lucky in Love?

One of the fun parts about writing paranormal, supernatural, or magical stories is the research. When I wrote Charlotte Redbird, Ghost Coach, I thought I had a pretty good handle on leprechauns. After all, told me I’m Irish (mostly), so that little guy on the cereal box was practically a relative. Isn’t that all I needed to know?

Um. No. I needed to know if they were as lucky in love as they are with their gold, so I had to do a little digging. Here are some fun facts about my red-headed relatives from the Emerald Isle.

  • In the supernatural world, they fall into the fairy family and they live underground.

  • Music and dancing—the Irish jig, of course—are their passions.

  • They are usually pictured as tiny wizened old men with red beards—but some say that’s an old stereotype.

  • If you can catch one, they can grant three wishes, but remember, they are tricksters!

  • Iron bars can contain them. If you nab one, have an iron cage handy, otherwise they can teleport away from you!

  • While we think of their job as guarding protecting pots of gold, their real vocation is shoemaking.

  • They are excellent cobblers. However, they never make a pair of shoes. They only make one!

  • Mustard is a great condiment for hot dogs—but the yellow sauce will also burn the skin of a leprechaun.

  • It’s a good thing they have great regenerative powers to recover from mustard burns. They heal quickly and can heal others.

Are they lucky in love? I couldn’t find an answer to that question, so I made something up. You’ll have to read Charlotte Redbird, Ghost Coach, to find out. Happy reading!  

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