Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wednesday Word— #10CK

#10CK logo courtesy Barb Kowalik

Welcome to #10CK! I’ve had a run like no other both in the condo and online. I’ll be celebrating my 10th Gotcha Day next Friday and, guess what, you’ll be getting the presents! I’ll be giving out 10 prizes in 10 days. HAH! That’s gonna be fun for you. It’s been a ton of work for TW. I’ll also be looking back on my humble beginnings.

Dateline late Spring 2005. A little kitten is born and abandoned in the mean streets of Jersey City near the mouth of the Holland Tunnel. The little kitteh is scared and alone and spends all her time looking for food and trying to hide from evil humans. One day, she runs into a big tabby who confronts her. She instinctively goes into attack mode. The tabby catches her paw in his teeth. She knows he’s different cos he didn’t bite down hard.

“Hello little goil,” he mewls. “Don’t run from me. I knows your story. I seen yo mudder get crushed by dat car. Da streets, dey be mean. I’m here ta offer protection. I is making you an offer youse can’t refuse.”

(to be continued)

#10CK GIVEAWAY 1

The first giveaway comes courtesy of my Aunt Pauline, winner of two Muse Awards from the Cat Writer’s Association and many other awards, who has graciously offered to start the #10CK giveaways with a book download. You’ll have your choice from one of her two best-selling cat books THE GIFT OF MAGIC and THE BASTET TRILOGY.
Disclaimer: I was provided with the book to give away but that didn’t influence anything about this post. I got nothing for myself.


The Gift of Magic is a novel which further explores the story of Trouble the cat. With Martin's permission, Dory and Trouble have accompanied two gem merchants on a trading voyage. Following a storm, their ship went to the aid of a sinking vessel grossly overcrowded with young migrant workers. The rescue was a success, but Dory's ship was seriously damaged and soon began foundering herself. With no room in the lifeboats for all those now aboard, many are doomed. Only Dory's untried power can save everyone—if it will rise for her and if she can control and wield it correctly.

The Bastet Trilogy is a collection of three short stories. The Goddess Bastet has granted three cats the potential of greatness and happiness in their new incarnations, but each must face terrible peril to gain it. Bast's Gift is just accustoming himself to his new life when a deadly intruder threatens his assigned human. What can he, a small cat, do to defend her? Firecat and his beloved Partner Eva are suddenly confronted with the overwhelming horror of a raging firestorm. Can human and feline, working together, manage to survive? Pennyroyal returns to the time of her previous death to help save not only her chosen human but the better part of the human race. Can she and Flavia defeat a demon's malice?

Aunt Pauline has set aside a download of one of these books for one Stunning Keisha reader. This giveaway is for everybody regardless of where you live. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter. No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open to readers 18+. Void where prohibited. Giveaway will run from January 20, 2016 and will end January 26, 2016, at 11:59pm ET. One winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter and notified via email. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize and let me know which format they’d prefer it in—PDF, mobi, PRC, or epub; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize. To allow as many as possible to win during #10CK, prizes will be limited to one per address. Capiche? Best of luck to everyone.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

56 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Well, happy ALMOST Gotcha Day! Pretty awesome and generous way to celebrate! :-)

BoSoxAmy said...

What a cool way to celebrate your Gotcha Day!

Laila and Minchie said...

Great way to celebrate! We'll be back tomorrow to read more of your Gotcha story.

Tamago said...

What a great way to celebrate your 10th Gotcha Day! I look forward to reading next chapter of your story!

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

SQUEEEEES!! My BFGF knows how to celebrate! Luvluvluv your graphic by Miss Barb.

Brian said...

I love that 10 graphic CK, tis stunning!!!

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Ooooh, Mommy loves books and I like reading them with her! What a neat way to celebrate your birthday!!!!!

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

What a great way to celebrate!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Purrfect way to celebrate , CK !
Me can´t wait to continue read your story :)

XOXO

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Lovely gotcha day event and I am wondering what happened next in your story.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We are very happy to join you on Day 1 of your 10K celebration! A 10th Gotcha Day is cause for celebration indeed!

Purrs,
The Chans

SpittySpeaks said...

Oh, I am already sad and scared reading the first little chapter of your story. I really, really, REALLY hope it gets better, 'cause I get worried. XOXOXOXOXO

Happy #10, you young thing (you are a whole year younger than me)!

Willie Snapp said...

That Bastet Trilogy sounds interesting, my Mum reads alot, she can tell me about it.
William

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I can't wait for more of your story!

Dash Kitten said...

OH man we have to choose which one - this is a toughie!! OK The Bastet book!!

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

WOO HOO! Happy 10th Gotcha Day!!!

The Florida Furkids said...

Pawsome giveaway for your 10th Gotcha Da celebration. We would love to win the Bastet Trilogy!

The Florida Furkids

Stacy Hurt said...

Happy Gotcha Day!
Xoxo

Sweet Purrfections said...

We're looking forward to reading about how you were Gotcha'd. We'll let someone else win the books because Mom Paula doesn't have time to read for enjoyment right now.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

What a great idea for a 10 year anniversary! I hope my human does something this special when I'm 10 (although that is a ways off for me - I'm not even 2 yet!). I can't wait to hear the rest of your story.

Kathi McKinley said...

Happy ALMOST gotcha day! We (and our human) can't wait to read the rest of your story!
Purrs,
CJ and Mia

meowmeowmans said...

Happy almost Gotcha Day, CK! We love that you're celebrating this momentous occasion in style (because there is only one you, right?). :)

Hugs!

meowmeowmans said...

We like the sound of both books, but we would choose the Bastet Trilogy if we win.

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Happy almost Gotcha Day! I like the story you're telling in serial form, CK.
xxoo
Maggie

The Swiss Cats said...

10 prizes in 10 days for your 10th Gotcha Day ? Amazing ! That's a wonderful way to celebrate ! Purrs

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CK...thiz iz total lee way awesum kewl...N nellie maded ewe an awesum badge....it rocks....

best fishes two everee one; over de next few; in yur give a wayz...both bookz sound reel lee reel lee grate !!!

N yea...boomer can ree late ta de hole street seen ~~~~ ♥♥♥

The Island Cats said...

What a cool way to celebrate your Gotcha Day, CK! We can't wait to hear more about how you got gotted. Knowing you...it's bound to be an interesing tale...or is that tail??

Mariodacat said...

WOW CK, that is very generous of you. We should be giving you prezzies cuz it's your Gottcha Day. I'm so happy you were Gotted.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

How kind of you to do a giveaway for your Gotcha Day! I would love to win The Bastet Trilogy.I hope you are celebrating already with some nip.

Colehaus Cats said...

Happy Almost Gotcha Day! What a momentous day that was and we're sure glad it happened! Hope you are partying for ten days too!

Robin said...

Happy 10th Gotcha!!!! Enjoy your 10-day celebration!

lornajf said...

Happy tenth Gotch Day!!! Both stories sound great but if I'm lucky enough to win I'd like the Bastet Trilogy please. xx

Flynn said...

I love you 10CK logo! That is a great and generous giveaway that you are having. I am looking forward to the next part of your story of your early life.

Shadow said...

10 years of safety. I am excited to hear the entire story.

Lone Star Cats said...

Can't wait to read da next part of your story!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

A 10th Gotcha Day is so, so special!!!

Sxanuxa Kitsinaka said...

Hey CK! Grrl Furrend yous knows how to ROCK the big #10!!!
Mes so furry happy that yous finded the 2nd bestest home ever (Mes has the bestest).
Loves yous grrl furrend!
Kisses
Your Nellie Bellie
PS Mes can't wait to reads parts 2-10

KritterKondo said...

How fun, happy gotcha day sweetie! You are a gem!
Hugs, nosetaps and purrs
Lisa and Finn

Annie Bear said...

Happy Gotcha Day, CK! Looking forward to reading more of your story!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

CK you sure came up with a great plan to celebrate your Gotcha!!!!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...


The Bastet Trilogy would be our choice but they both sound great.

We can't wait to hear more about the tabby and the girl kitten. Happy Gotcha Day CK. We are sorry we aren't getting to comment much on any blogs we has a sick baby kitten to care for. We will try to get by to see you this week for your party.

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

What an exciting way to celebrate your big 10! Happy Gotcha Day, CK! We look forward to reading more about your beginnings!

Christy Paws said...

Can't wait to read the rest of your gotcha story! What a great way to celebrate.

BeadedTail said...

Happy 10th Gotcha Day! You are celebrating in style too! Your story has us on the edge of our beds!

Deb Barnes said...

We're at the edge of our cat bed biting our paws to find out the rest of this story! Happy, Happy Gotcha Day!! Purrs from the Zee/Zoey kitties!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Hmmm I hope that one of the prizes is some STUNNING smoochies...

Austin Towers said...

Oh this is fun!! It's like a the build up to Christmas except without the family fights!! Looking forward to reading all the instalments to your story CK! xxx

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy gotcha Day! It's probably belated but that's the woman's fault. It always is.

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy Gotcha Day. Ten years should be a big celebration.

Kitties Blue said...

We are excited to read more of your beginnings, C.K. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Anonymous said...

Oh CK sorry weez late. Mommy's been sick and had a lot on hers plate. Happy Gotchaday to you. Hope it's just purrfect. And we luv yous story.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Cleopawtra said...

Congrats on your 10th Gotcha Day! Thanks for the giveaway.

Tiny Pearl Cat said...

Sounds like a great story. Thank u

evie said...

both sound like great books, t think The Bastet Trilogy

Fur Everywhere said...

How exciting, CK!! If we win, we'd like to read The Bastet Trilogy :)

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

A celebration of epic proportion! EPIC! Concats on your #10!!!!!