Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat

DSC_0060Meowser- reowser, everyone, Purrseidon asked (actually she told me) to do this review because Master Munchkin read the book to me, not her. (I think she’s peeved about that and I’ve heard that she loves it when he reads to her, too.) Furankly, reading is how Master Munchkin and I got to know each other because on Saturday’s he would come to the shelter where I was born and read to us inmates, while his purrants helped with other things.

But this is supposed to be a review about Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat: 101 Heartwarming Stories about Our Happy, Heroic & Hilarious Pets, not about how I ended up being adopted and being ordered to write tis review.DSC_0066

This is a wonderful book had us laughing even shedding a few tears. These 101 true stories would make a wonderful gift to anyone who loves cats and books, which is purrty much most anyone in this house…. And I’m sure it’s good enough to read at least twice, so Ms. Purrseidon will be able to enjoy these 101 stories about ornery cats, goofy cats, healer cats, surprising cats, endearing cats, clever cats,therapist cats, hunter cats, nanny cats, AND heroic cats, too.

Over my five months at the shelter, Master Munchkin read several books to me, so I know there is a five star rating system. I think Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat:  merits 5 stars and I also think that short stories are much better than long books because I don’t need to wait furever to find out what happened.

Disclaimer: As members of Chewy’s Blogger Outreach Program, we received product for free in exchange for our fair and honest review. Chewy is not responsible for the contents of this post. Purrseidon only shares products and information that she believes are of interest to readers, so that’s what I’m trying to do, too.

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received_10212712130987403Dear Furiends,

We’re having a giveaway for 2 paperback copies Star Bridge (Chaterre Trilogy #1) in the old cover . The giveaway began at 12:00am PT on Sunday, December 24 and will finish at 11:59pm PT on Saturday, February 24, so you have plenty of time to win, you just need to click here to enter.  (We didn’t bother to mention this when it began because it isn’t as if the early bird gets the worm.) We set it up because we have been cleaning, sorting and


organizing our office and discovered that we still had 2 copies of  Star Bridge in the old cover and think the best way to deal with them is to gift them… The story remains the same. Ms. Kiara made the new cover in blue tones after Thunder Moon and Fire Island completed Kazza’s trilogy and we realized the color scheme of both of the others matched, BUT Star Bridge didn’t quite seem to…. What do YOU think?

Do you agree that they look more matched, now?

Madrox: A celestial, aura-consuming dragon.

Goodreads members in both The United States and Canada are encouraged to enter the giveaway for the 2 free copies…. If you love to read and are not a Goodreads member, it is free to join and they always have all sorts of giveaways you can enter.

Mr. M =^.^=

PS: Again, I stress this giveaway is NOT for the new cover.

It is for 2 paperback copies with the Old Cover:



Last Minute Gift

P1150183Dear Furiends,

Smashwords offers our e-books of all formats, including PDF. AND, as an early Christmas gift to you, dear furiend, Purrseidon and I have created 66% off coupon codes at Smashwords for each book in Kazza’s Chatterre Trilogy (In other words, instead of $2.99 each, you’ll only pay .99 cents). You can use each code as many times as you like, thus you can send one or all of the triloty to a tiger/cat loving furiend. Merry Christmas! but they expire at midnight on December 31, 2017.


Star Bridge use code TB54M at checkout to get it for 99 cents. Here is the promo clip: 

Thunder Moon use code TK77J at checkout to get it for 99 cents. 

Fire Island use code FH26K at checkout to get it for 99 cents. 

IF you are a librarian, go to Overdrive, where our e-books are free to libraries. This is one of our contributions to literacy, which is something Purrseidon and I consider to be very important.

Mr. M =^.^=

Meet Kazza!


Dear Furiends,

I learned a great deal about how my predecessor, Rom, viewed his ‘inner cat’ as I read Star Bridge and observed Kazza…. To have Xander de Hunter live up to Rom’s “inner-magical-tiger” in the Sea Purrtector series was a huge challenge!Kazza

Kazza’s Chatterre Trilogy begins with Star Bridge, which Rom was the paws-on muse for. Unfortunately, Rom went over the rainbow bridge before he finished Thunder Moon and Fire Island, which complete the trilogy, so I had the honor of working on those.

Star Bridge sets the tone of this trilogy when high-tech warrior, Colonel Larwin Atano, crashes his damaged star-fighter. His initial reaction to Chatterre is that its resources will purrvide him with power and prestige. Meanwhile, Nimri, who is owned by Kazza, is an herbal healer who must protect her tribe and planet, so you can see from the start what a seemingly impossible task Kazza needs to accomplish. If you’re interested, this is the short promo for that book:

The situation is not completely resolved until the trilogy ends. Along the way, Kazza si involved in many twisting tangles…. And by the end of this family-friendly series, he gets help from many unexpected sources.

In his official capacity as Catamondo’s Sea Purrtector Kamikaze Xander assists cats whatever he advises his humans to anchor. In Kazza’s case he purrtects and guides humans as they deal with clashing cultures and aura-consuming celestial dragons (a.k.a. madrox). MADROXYou can find both fine, fictional felines in your favorite online bookstore.

Mr. M =^.^=

Note: Smashwords offers e-books of all formats, including PDF (Amazon offers kindle ebooks + paperbacks). AND, as an early Christmas gift to you, dear furiend, Purrseidon and I have created 66% off coupon codes at Smashwords for each book in Kazza’s Chatterre Trilogy. You can use the code as many times as you like, but they expire at the end of December (12-31-2017), thus you can get a copy for yourself as well as send it to a tiger/cat loving furiend. Merry Christmas!


SMASHWORDS  Use  code TB54M at Smashword’s checkout to get 66% off (99cents) Star Bridge







SMASHWORDS  Use  code TK77J at Smashword’s checkout to get 66% off (99cents) Thunder Moon







SMASHWORDS  Use code VT62V at Smashword’s checkout to get 66% off (99cents) Fire Island





Note: IF you are a librarian, Smashwords links to Overdrive, where all of Kazza & Xander’s e-books are free to libraries in the format of your choice. (This is one of our contributions to literacy, which is something Purrseidon and I consider to be very important.)



Xander’s Furiends

received_10212712130987403Dear Furiends,

The beautiful Ms. Fluffy Morgan, is one of Xander’s most trusted advisors, as well as an amazing researcher…. you wouldn’t believe the 


connections she has and/or how quickly she can discover the most well-buried bit of information using her computers.

cat-721357__340Xander’s best buddy, Merlin, who I view as a water-loving idiot and often categorized as ‘unworthy’ and others know as the poster-tom for Decadent Delights cat food. (Actually, in this tom’s opinion, both reputations are spot-on… I hasten to note that Purrseidon disagrees about any cat loving water being an idiot.)

cat-1033460_960_720When Xander was removed from from the United States and ended up aboard The Whispurring Winds, Ms. Fluffy and Merlin tied in the vote for North America Purrtector. They compromised and agreed to share the Purrtectorship, with Merlin’s title being North American West Coast Purrtector and Ms. Fluffy becoming the North American East Coast Purrtector…. (Her father, Sir Isaac, who also believes water-loving-model-toms should not be Purrtectors, was not pleased about this decision and hopes things change after the next election.)

In his new, official, capacity as Catamondo’s first Purrtector of the Seven Seas (a.k.a. Sea Purrtector) Kamikaze Xander assists cats whatever he advises his humans to anchor and you can find him in your favorite bookstore.

Mr. M =^.^=

Note: IF you are a library/librarian, Smashword links to Overdrive, where our e-books are free to libraries & in the format of your choice / 99 cents each, during the Christmas season, for others. (This is one of our contributions to literacy.)REDthumb 

















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Note, too: Smashwords offers e-books of all formats, including PDF / Amazon offers kindle ebooks + paperbacks.


Meet Xander de Hunter

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During his youth, Xander “The Kamikaze” gained fame in Catamundo’s kickboxing tournaments. He came to the notice of Catamundo’s elite when he vanquished two Dobermans harassing a lovely Chocolate Persian. Instead of doing nothing, he leaped to the fair lady’s defense, shredding noses cat-1033441_960_720and clawing eyes until the owner turned on the hose, then carted his bleeding dogs to the vet. (I have yet to understand why turning on that hose stopped Xander.) After the battered Dobermans returned, they showed all cats the respect we so richly deserve.

The lovely lady turned out to be Ms. Fluffy cat-1045782_960_720Morgan, daughter of Sir Isaac Morgan, Catamondo’s Secatary of Cultural Affairs and Dame Miranda Morgan, renowned for her series of novels, Mouse Hunt. Shortly after Xander’s gallant defense of Ms Fluffy, Sir Isaac nominated Xander for Purrtector of their region. He won the election, and also continued rise in the ranks of Catamondo’s kick-boxers. On the side, Xander organized techno-savvy cats and created the first Catamundo website, which was a reowsing success with those who understood it. For the next two years, he organized and coordinated classes for techno-dunce cats, to learn to utilize By age 5, Xander had risen to be Catamondo’s favorite kick boxer, and he’d also been elected US Southeaster District Purrtector. Rumor had it that at the next election, he would become North America’s Continental Purrtector, but mere days before the election, Xander’s staff drugged him with catnip, popped his comatose body into a carrier, then they moved aboard sailing vessel, Whispurring Winds, a Gemini 105MC catamaran. His humans cast off the lines, then headed for the Caribbean… Catamondo’s Council held an impromptu emergency session where they created a new office: Purrtector of the Seven Seas and immediately voted – unanimously – for Xander to be the first Sea Purrtector. Kamikaze Xander organized his new position utilizing all the advanced technology available aboard: single side-band radio; satellite phones, marine radio and of course, the Internet, which he’d become skilled at.purrvszeus

In his official capacity, Kamikaze Xander assists cats whatever he advises his humans to anchor. You can find him in your favorite bookstore OR you can read the first chapter of his first book, The Red Claw OR visit mom’s website for news about all our books…. I wish I was a Sea Purrtector!

Purrseidon >^.^<

Note: IF you are a library/librarian, Smashword links to Overdrive, where our e-books are free to libraries & in the format of your choice / 99 cents each, during the Christmas season, for others. (This is one of our contributions to literacy.)











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Note, too: Smashwords offers e-books of all formats, including PDF / Amazon offers kindle ebooks + paperbacks.


Thank You

Dear Furiends,P1130873

A big thank you to everyone who purrticipated by downloading a copy of The Chatterre Trilogy Box Set! One of my goals was to use sales to drive it up the ranks, which can put a book in a place where Amazon automatically purrmotes it. In other words, on one of their “Top 100” lists. AND it worked!

The box set is now #16 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > First Contact

Now, we wait and hope some honest reviews are left because other readers trust those to help them decide if this is something they want to experience.


Mr. M =^.^=

(The water heart was Purr’s idea – I wanted to either add a photo of the book cover or one of Kazza.)



Chatterre Box Set

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Exciting news – TODAY ONLY The Chatterre Box Set is FREE to Everyone, not just those who have Kindle Unlimited!!! So, get your copy kazzas3today. (I believe Amazon defines ‘today’ according to Seattle, Washington’s timezone.)

The Chatterre Trilogy features Kazza, a magnificent, magical alien tiger and his human, Nimri, who is an herbal healer. Alas, the peace is disrupted when Larwin, a high-tech inter-stellar warrior’s space-fighter crashes. Cultures soon clash because Larwin only sees Chatterr’s resources as a way to gain power and prestige…rezaaa (3)

BTW, do NOT let the term ‘box set’ suggest that a box is included … ebook format doesn’t have a blessed scrap of cardboard. (I’m certain Kazza is as disappointed about this, as I am.)

The Chatterre Trilogy box set is made up of Star Bridge, Thunder Moon and Fire Island. (a trailer, which tells the basic story is below) While the titles are available individually, at your favorite online bookstore, the box set is only available on Amazon. If you don’t happen to have a kindle, you can download an app – this is free all the time, but the box set is only free today.

Have fun reading, my furiends!  Please remember that honest reviews are appreciated.

Mr. M  =^.^=


In Remembrance of Rom

Dear Furiends,lil

This post is dedicated to the Remembrance of Rom because today we remember those we’ve lost. This was started by Zee and Zoey’s Deb Barnes to honor her cat Jazz and they are hosting a blog hop for Remembrance Day. To learn about other lost, but not forgotten pets click HERE.

Rom (1981 – 1997) was Mom’s ‘greatest cat I ever’, though I hope to elevate my status to be equal with him before I go over the rainbow bridge. I never knew that amazing tom because he lived before my time. Rom passed away at the age of 16.5 and had an amazing talent for using technology, in fact, my staff still think of him as a feline 007. Thus, when REDthumbMom and I wrote The Red Claw, we based Xander de Hunter on Rom. Thus, while Xander is fictional, he has Rom’s seal point siamese coloring with clear blue eyes and an un-crooked tail, best of all, he has Rom’s skills with technology. (Those skills are exceptional, as is all of Catamondo, a world Mom never imagined existed, prior to collaborating with me onThe Red Claw.)

Subsequent books in what has become the Sea Purrtector Series have been dedicated to other worthy cats.

Mr. M =^.^=

PS: Latitudes & Cattitudes was written later as a short prequel to the series, which we could gift to those who wanted to meet Xander.