Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I'm so excited to be one of eleven blogs hosting a giveaway for author Kathi Daley's new book 
Book 1 in the Whales And Tails Mystery series. 

Kathi is giving away 1 copy of ROMEOW & JULIET 
(per blog)

Romeow and Juliet is the first in a cozy mystery series set on Madrona Island, a fictional island within the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. As a fourth generation islander Caitlin Hart is struggling to make her way as the economy and culture of the island evolves toward a tourism based industry. Cait lives in a cabin on her aunt's oceanfront estate where she helps her aunt run Harthaven Cat Sanctuary. When she isn't working with the cats, she helps best friend Tara, operate the coffee bar/bookstore/cat lounge they own, named Coffee Cat Books.

In the first installment to the series Cait and her dog Cody find the body of a member of the island council dead in the back room of the old fish cannery. As Cait delves into the murder she finds herself with an unlikely sleuthing partner that might just lead to a relationship of a more personal kind.

Meanwhile, Romeo, as stray cat that followed Cait home, is causing all sorts of problems for Cait as, in spite of dire warnings from the neighbor next door, he refuses to stay away from her very expensive show cat, Juliet. Could Romeo really be trying to tell Cait something about the neighbor that she initially refuses to see?

US - Choice of Print or Kindle copy
Canada - Kindle copy only

As a super special 
Grand Prize 
Kathi will choose one name at random 
(from the winners of each blog) 
who will win a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card!!!

So, you if win a book here, your name will automatically be entered to win the grand prize!

Enter to for a chance to win your copy of 
using the Rafflecopter form below!

My Review
A purrfect start to a new series. 
Author Kathi Daley once again proves she has what it takes to write a wonderful story. This first book in her new Whales & Tails Mystery series has set the stage for what is sure to be a long running series.

In ROMEOW & JULIET, Daley mixed just the right amount of fun and intrigue to keep me turning the pages. Her characters are delightful, as are many of the situations they find themselves in. I laughed out loud at some of the things her lead character, Caitlin got into.

My heart was won over by the idea of the Harthaven Cat Sanctuary. Any story with a love for animals has my attention. And then having Caitlin and her best friend, Tara wanting to open a coffee bar/bookstore…Ms. Daley had me completely hooked.

Also included are recipes, some from the author and others collected from readers. There is even one for cats! 

Kathi on both her wins!

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Keep reading for the solutions to yesterday's  
Monday Mystery Mashup


Monday Mystery Mashup

1. The Mad Catter

2. Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall

3. Puzzled Indemnity

4. Ghost in the Guacamole

5. Death Loves a Messy Desk


  1. Love Kathi Daley and her books. So exciting to start a new series by her!

  2. I love Kathi daley books. She is also very involved with her readers, which is great. Thank you for the giveaway.

  3. Very excited about this new series. My dog was named Romeo because I am a Shakespeare buff. These characters just seem to be loads of fun to read about too.

  4. Excited about the new series.Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I love cozy mysteries in which cats play a role!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  6. I seek out cozy mysteries, with cats! This new series has been added to my (ever-growing) TBR list! :) Thanks, Lisa and Kathi!!

  7. Love to start a new series. Animals always made the stories fun.

  8. Animals and food. Kathi Daley books have my favorites. Can hardly wait to read this series!!!! Thanks for giveaway!!!#

  9. I love Kathi's books, and this one is a great start to a new hit series. I can't wait for the next book to come out!

  10. I am really excited about this new series---I love the covers and the new setting.

  11. Sounds like a great book.


  12. Great giveaway and a wonderful and creative writer.

  13. Love your cover. Looking forward to reading your books.
    Carol Smith. penelope223@yahoo.com

  14. We would love to win!!

  15. Love both Kathi as well as her books. Keep them coming, Kathi!

  16. What can I say except you ladies are the very best.

  17. This book sounds like a great beginning in a another successful series! Congratulations, Kathi, on your 2014 Bookateer wins---well deserved! Thank you both for this great contest!

  18. So happy she won & excited to start reading her third series :)

  19. Another book from Kathi. Can't be anything by terrific. And big congrats, Kathi!

  20. I'm a sucker for books with cats in them. It's the only way I can enjoy them since my allergies are that bad. I'm looking forward to finding this book in my local libraries so I can grab a copy to read.

  21. Thank you everyone for stopping by. Good luck to all!

  22. I can't wait to read this new series! Kathy Daley is one of my new favorite authors!

  23. Wonderful...love to read this...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

  24. I thoroughly enjoy Kathi's other two series and look forward to this new one!