Sunday, July 6, 2014



I have a surprise guest today.

Lauren Vancouver!

Lauren is a pet rescuer and you can read about her adventures in The Pet Rescue Mystery series by
 Linda O. Johnston.

Lauren and Linda are giving away a copy of 
TEACUP TURBULENCE 
Book five in the Pet Rescue Mystery series.


For your chance to win, 
use the Rafflecopter form below.

Take it away Lauren!

Hello.  My name is Lauren Vancouver, and I'm featured in the Pet Rescue Mysteries that are written by my chronicler, Linda O. Johnston, for Berkley Prime Crime.  Linda asked me to write this guest post for Lisa Kelley's blog, partly because a copy of my latest full-length adventure TEACUP TURBULENCE will be given away to one lucky person who posts a comment.

So who am I?  Mostly, I'm a pet rescuer.  I love pets, particularly dogs, and would do anything to make sure they get to live happy, healthy lives.  As a result, I am the chief administrator at HotRescues, a wonderful no-kill pet shelter in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley.  Unlike most managers of organizations like mine I don't have to worry about funding since we have a great benefactor: Dante DeFrancisco, an extremely wealthy man who is the guy friend of Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter--whose adventures, like mine, were chronicled by Linda.

I have a feeling that there's something about Linda that she's not telling us.  She must love to chase and write about murders, since Kendra had to solve a bunch involving her and her friends, and then it became my turn.  I'm thinking about stopping, but just recently I got involved in saving a woman who came to HotRescues to relinquish her beloved Chihuahua since she thought she was about to be arrested for murder.  Rather than taking in her adored dog, I solved the murder--and Linda has chronicled that story in a novella, CHIHUAHUA CHAOS, available in e-format on Kindle.

And Linda tells me that she soon will be chronicling the adventures of another person, Rory Chasen, in the Superstition Mysteries from Midnight Ink.  Yes, from what I understand, Rory not only tries to figure out if superstitions are real, but she also solves at least one murder.  Oh, and she also winds up running a special pet boutique, too, along with her lucky dog Pluckie.

Will I be placed in the position of having to solve more murders?  At this point, I'm not sure.  What do you think?  Do you think I should--and if so, should Linda write about them? Let us know, and you'll be entered into the drawing to win a copy of TEACUP TURBULENCE.

Oh, and by the way, in case you were wondering, in the Pet Rescue Mysteries, "no-kill" means pets, not people.

Thank you for being here, Lauren!

Want to learn more about Lauren?
You can find more of her adventure by 
clicking on...

Learn more about author 
Linda O. Johnston 
on her website...
http://www.lindaojohnston.com/


GOOD LUCK!

36 comments:

  1. Excited to read this! Thanks Lisa for another great giveaway!

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  2. Sounds fantastic! Thank you for this opportunity! :)

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  3. Oh, I love pet rescues as I have several rescue cats.
    rjprazak6@gmail.com
    Becky Prazak

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  4. I LOVE cozies that include animals/pets.....this one sounds great!

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  5. Love it... best thing cozy and animals!

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  6. Sounds like a good read—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  7. I can not wait to read this series! Thank you for the opportunity and thank you for the give away!

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  8. I already own three of the earlier books in this series and loved them. I'd be doing a happy dance if I could win this one.

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  9. Sounds like a great series- I will have to check it out.
    JennyP
    jpieklik@twcny.rr.com

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  10. Yes, please keep solving mysteries and murders! Never get tired of them!
    misstree1963@gmail.com

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  11. Rescuing pets is such a great thing for pets and their new owners. Sounds like a fun premis for a mystery series. Have missed seeing this before. Ronnalord(at)msn(dot)com

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  12. I just love cozies with animals---my favorite type of book.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  13. Love to read the book and then I can tell you if the series should continue.
    thanks for helping the homeless pets.

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  14. cozy book and animals !!! its a win win. Cant wait to read it

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  15. I love these types of books and this one looks and sounds great!! Gotta add the author to my list!!

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  16. Can't wait to start reading Linda's books!!

    Angie Young
    http://thelittlereadingcabin.blogspot.com

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  17. Love your interview . I do not have a pet , but I do love a good mystery . I have not read any of Linda's books , so I would love to win her book to get started . Thanks
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Thank you everyone for the great comments!

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  19. You blog about the best books !!!

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  20. Love this series, looking forward to reading this one.
    dotkel50 at comcast dot net

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  21. I look forward to reading this book!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  22. How can you go wrong with pets and mystery. Fun!

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  24. I always like to go f new books. Looks like fun

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  25. I just love finding new authors and of course love love giveaways :)

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  26. Would be great to be able to read this book.

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  27. Love books and never enough. :D

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  28. I've read a couple of books in this series and loved them. What a great way to bring up the subject of responsibility for pets.

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  29. Cool! Awesome to recommend no-kill shelters, especially to a confirmed crazy cat lady like me who can't bring them all home! I'm looking forward to reading this series. The first in the series is in my ever-growing tbr stack, but winning this would certainly move it to the top - and sell a few more in between! My oldest stepdaughter introduced me to teacups with her teacup Chihuahuas. Many thanks, Lisa, for today's post, and to Linda for the giveaway!

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  30. I cannot wait to read this series! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. Thank you everyone. I'm thrilled to see so many people enjoying!

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  32. I love mysteries with animals in them. Can't wait to read this series.

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  33. Congratulations Dawn F! Looks like you won a really fun read.

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