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:



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.)



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.


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  =^.^=




Dear Furiends,

While I purrfer to write Xander’s stories, I realize that I occasionally need to let you know what is available, so today, I wanted to tell you know about Purr-a-noia, which is book #2 of Xander’s Sea Purrtector series. The story begins as tempers flair and fur flies when Catamondo’s Purrtectors enforce the new peace treaty with Dogdom. The worst fighting is in Haiti, so when the Haitian Purrtector asks for help, Xander de Hunter rushes to help Ms. Purrsey Lourdes.

Whispurring Winds sets anchor just before a festival, but not everything is a celebration and Xander quickly realizes that someone is organizing the revolt. Worse, catnip trafficking, witchcraft and voodoo might be involved and there even seems to be a plot to hex the Purrsident.IMG_20170722_192052

Will Xander be able to restore the peace?

So, that’s the basic story, what I don’t normally admit is that Purr-a-noia was the first book that Purrseidon and I collaborated on…. there is a lot more Purrseidon in the character Mischief than I’d like to admit…. they look alike, they sound alike and both have an unfortunate interest in water, but that’s not what I wanted to tell you. As I was opening books for a background (with the plan to have Ms. Munchkin be my model) Purrseidon realized the photoshoot was about Purr-a-noia, so she bombed it… IMG_20170722_192436

and didn’t want to leave, claiming it was ‘her’ book! 

Eventually, I managed to convince Purr and Ms. Munchkin to trade places…IMG_20170722_205218.jpgIMG_20170722_204033

At the moment, Xander’s e-books are 99 cents each at major retailers, though they’re a bit more through some overseas ebook sites.

If anyone is interested, I will add quick links  for the 5 most popular sites below -you can read the first portion free.

Have a wonderful day, dear furiends!

Mr. M  =^.^=

Amazon USA          Amazon UK        B & N         iTunes       Smashwords 

Star Bridge Promo Clip

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I think I am getting better at creating video clips, so  purractice does improve, if not make purrfect. Today, I wanted to share Star Bridge’s promo clip…. I didn’t purrsonally help create the actual novel… Rom was the cat-in-charge and he did a fine job…. I get insight into Rom’s character, as he purrtrays Kazza, the alien tiger. (IMHO, Kazza is the actual hero of the Chatterre trilogy, BTW, Star Bridge is book 1 of this trilogy and can stand alone).

6YA4NI3UZMy vote was for Kazza to star in the promo clip, but Purrseidon said that Larwin’s actions and greed caused the SBrigdeproblems….  she admits that madrox were involved, too. Despite the who-done-it issue, I still believe Kazza was the true hero, Regardless, for this promo clip, I am humoring Purrseidon and focusing on the humans.

Mr. M =^.^=  ( as always, constructive suggestions are apurrciated)



Dear Furiends,

Ta-da! – I have finished the box set!!!  I’ve been working hard for a week to format the interior files.  At the moment, The Chatterre Trilogy is only available on Amazon.  (I put my purrsonal stamp on it about a hundred times.)

One would think it would be simple to put 3 currently published novels together in The Chatterre Trilogy, but we wanted to make sure the fonts, alignment, etc. were consistent…. and when close to 700 pages of single-space prose is involved, it took time.

BTW, do NOT let the term ‘box set’ suggest that a box is included … since this is ebook format, there isn’t a blessed scrap of cardboard involved. I’m certain Kazza is as disappointed about this, too.

Individually, each book is $2.99, but The Chatterre Trilogy box kazzas3set is $4.99, which is about half price, It is also enrolled in the Kindle Unlimited Program, so if you happen to be a member of that, you can get it for free! Regardless,  not only do you have the convenience of having all three novels, one way or the other, you can get them for a good price.

I am  confident that Kazza would approve of his photo being on the cover instead of one of the humans. Ms. Kiara, you’ve done a great job!

At the moment, The Chatterre Trilogy box set is only available on Amazon, but if there is enough interest, we will deal with the formatting required by devices, which do not utilize mobi.

Have fun reading, my furiends!

Mr. M  =^.^=




Dear Furiends,

I just checked Amazon’s Best Seller’s rank and am thrilled to let you know that Latitudes &  Cattitudes is doing very well in all three of its categories. Just look:


This short prequel to the Sea Purrtector Files centers on Xander de Hunter when he is only a rising star on Catamondo’s kick-boxing circuit, with dreams of becoming a Purrtector.

After a match in Seattle, Xander and Merlin search for Cha-Cha. Her trail leads them into the Puget Sound, where Xander must face his biggest fear – water.

I purrsonally want to thank all of you who have already gotten your free copy, because you’ve helped me achieve my dream of getting one of my books into the top ten! … Dare I believe that it could make #1 by year’s end? P1180699

Mr. M  =^.^=