Friday, July 19, 2013

30 Days of Giveaways ~ Day 19 ~ Plus a Blog Tour!

First, I just want to say how awesome it was to read everyone's responses yesterday. You all have some great words to live up to this year! I'm blessed that you shared with us here. =) And yesterday's winner of Ring of Secrets is:

Patty Hamblin

Now, don't forget that today is your LAST DAY to enter for the candle garden! Tomorrow a new prize will be unveiled, so jot yourself a note to check that out. ;-)

Now, since this month is all about celebrating the release of my second spy novel, I jumped at the chance to be included in the blog tour of another spy story...this one for kids! I don't know about the little ones in your life, but mine love to play super-spy.

So put on your cloak, hide your dagger, and come play with May, the K9 spy! KC has a great giveaway going on--follow the link below for details on how to enter!

About Book 1

May on the Way: How I Become a K9 Spy

Sometimes I start with a well-thought out plan, and sometimes, me being me, things just happen. In my imagination I'm on my way, heading anywhere. Because anywhere's better than here.

Which is why I'm staring at this latch. I'm going to escape today. I've been watching closely to see how they work it, though no one's noticed.

Humans... So unaware...

Available in Kindle format for $2.99 on
FREE for Kindle: July 16-20, 2013

About Book 2

May Finds a Way: Peril in Paris

An enterprising escape, a perilous mission...

After going astray during K9 Spy boot camp, May tries to find a way to the American Embassy in Paris.

Join her and Léonce, a feral cat, as they sniff out an evil plot leading from Benjamin Franklin's park through the historic Passy Cemetery to The Pantheon...including a journey under the city!

Available in Kindle format for $3.99 on
FREE for Kindle: July 23-27, 2013

Giveaway Information:

Check out the rules and join May the K9 Spy’s Scavenger Hunt at May’s Blog Tour HQ!

May also has a “Lucky 7 Rewards for Reviewers” drawing happening this month! Grab a copy of the book(s), submit your review(s) on, and enter to win super cool prizes. Details can be found in May’s latest newsletter, or contact May’s publicist at

**Entries for the K9 blog tour will all need to be made at May's Blog Tour HQ. Enter here only for my giveaway.

My question of the day:

Have you ever imagined one of your toys or pets
had a secret life?

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  1. How scary would that be, if they did have a secret life? Well, it scares me.

  2. I don't have any pets, but I do sometimes think about a secret life during my travels. Next time I go to Paris I will have to keep my eyes open for May...

  3. No, at least not until I saw "Tory Story" for the first time. :p

  4. Wawzah everypawdy!

    I'm late... Been on a mission. Strictly hush hush you know!!!

    Thank you Miss Roseanna, for having me today to meet your FURiends... Happy to answer any questions, unless it's classified of course.

    Thanks for playing the Scavenger Hunt too. FUN!

    Miss Mary - we're not so scary. We protect you from all kinds of things that you need not concern yourself with. It's what we do. Some kibble, fresh water, Joshua's Pet Treats on occasion (chicken please) and lots of love is all we ask!!

    Miss Vicki, be sure to look for Léonce when you visit the Passy Cemetery. It's in the Trocadero area. He can fill you in on some of our adventures there. BOL!!!

    Miss Louise, "Toy Story" was pretty good, but you should read about the stuff I get into. Wshew!

    Okay, Mom's calling me so, I'll be back after while.

    May the K9 Spy, out!

  5. And congratulations on YOUR 2nd spy novel.

    How was the process the same or different from the first?

  6. Of course! My American Girl dolls, some of my favorite stuffed animals, some of my horses - they all had secret backgrounds and adventures only I knew about.

  7. Hi, Roseanna! Love that we could celebrate two spy series today - yours and May the K9 Spy's books! :) Thank you so much for participating in the blog tour and scavenger hunt!

    As for your question, hmmm... I think I probably wondered about that with my toys when I was younger. I know I certainly acted out a lot of interesting stories with them using my imagination! And I got to play with toys a lot longer than most kids, seeing as how my sister is 6 years younger than me and wanted me to play with her even when I was in high school... Shhhh! *wink* Guess that was my "secret life" - always wanted to make sure I wasn't caught with toys if anyone came over, LOL! But we had fun. :) (And we still play Nancy Drew computer games together, on occasion!)


  8. For the record, my toys TOTALLY came to life when I left the room--I was completely sure, and if one of them had sagged to a new position when I came back, you can be sure I noticed and took it as proof!! LOL

    I can't say I ever suspected my dog though...which probably means SHE was the one really out on adventures! ;-)

    Welcome to my blog, May and KC!

  9. Yes, I definitely thought that when I was younger!

  10. Of course! Don't we all think that? lol :)

  11. Imagined? I should think it a truth universally acknowledged that cats are shrouded in mystery, having nine lives to jump between, and I'm fairly certain their people are privy to only one of them . . . Though on a rare occasion, if one watches closely enough, one can glimpse snatches of their secret lives as they make the transition.

  12. Miss Rachael,

    You've got that right. Meet my FURiends, Buckley and Bogey!!

  13. After Toy Story came out in the '90s, didn't we all? :) I was sure my Barbies continued the stories I made up for them when I was asleep. Somehow they remembered exactly where I had left them and scrambled back into position before I woke up.


  14. No, I ever really thought that. I guess my imagination/creativity is lacking a bit! :)

  15. I ALWAYS gave my animals secret identities - fun stuff! (And I just downloaded the first book to read with my daughter. I KNOW she'll love it!)


  16. Hey everypawdy,

    May the K9 Spy, checking in.

    Fun to know we critters continue to live incognito. Makes our jobs much easier.

    Miss Joanne - THANK YOU! I hope you both enjoy it. We'd love to have an honest review when you're finished. Those are like GOLD on Amazon. Thanks so much!!!

    Love from May

  17. Hi, Roseanna and May! Spy stories! LOVE them. And May's story on how she became a K9 spy is great. Toys that came to life when I wasn't looking...that would be the people who lived in my doll house....probably a "Borrowers" thing. Fun to imagine.

  18. /waving/ Miss Sherida.


    Thank you for your too kind words. :)

    Mom told me about her furiend who had a doll house. She didn't play with dolls. She had a whole herd of Breyer horses. 53 of them! (But she said they were very still and quiet when she wasn't playing with them and her other furiend, Miss Loretta. She had a huge herd too!)

    Now I have two big horsey sisters so she doesn't need the model ones any more... BOL!

  19. I have wondered what they would do if they actually did have secret lives but I never gave it an over abundance of thought.

  20. Secret... Classified...
    Just depends on how you look at it, Miss Abbi. ;)

  21. Sounds interesting a pet with a secret life!
    God bless you
    Chris Granville

  22. Thanks for promoting May and her K9 adventures. These are great books for children. I"m ordering some for my grand nieces and nephews. smile Way to go May