Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Guest Blog by Laura Morrigan and Giveaway - May 6, 2014

Please welcome Laura Morrigan to The Qwillery. A Tiger's Tale, the 2nd Call of the Wilde Mystery, is out today from Berkley. Please join The Qwillery in wishing Laura a Happy Publication Day!

     Three unexpected things I learned after becoming a published author.

  1. People read your book. I know, this seems to be a given, but I'm always a little surprised when I get emails from readers who express love for a specific scene or ask detailed questions about character motivations. The first time it happened I thought, "Holy crap! This person actually read my book!" Well, yes, what did you expect, Laura? (Disclaimer: I’m a natural blonde.)
  2. Your book may alter these people’s perspective. This was hard to get my head around and was totally unexpected. I've had numerous readers tell me they no longer look at their pets or even their friend's pets the same way. They wonder what Fido or Fluffy is thinking or feeling.
    I had one woman tell me she was more patient with her dog after reading my book.
    Talk about awesome!
  3. You don't read nearly enough. Amongst my friends and family, I would be considered a voracious reader. Compared to some folks I've met at... let's say, Malice Domestic, I would be called peckish at best. I'm talking five-plus books a week people! It's gotten to where I cringe when someone starts a sentence with, "Have you read…"
    Though I read a lot– it’s not enough. I’ve read some classics– but not enough. It’s never enough!
    I made it all the way through the fourth A Song of Ice and Fire book– does that give me a day pass?
    Didn’t think so.

Call of the Wilde Mysteries

A Tiger's Tale
A Call of the Wilde Mystery 2
Berkley, May 6, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 336pages

When a normally mellow tiger at a rescue facility trees a terrified vet, animal behaviorist Grace Wilde needs to use her psychic ability to get to the root of the problem…

A tiger can’t change his stripes—but if his behavior changes suddenly, there’s a reason. So when even-tempered Boris the Siberian tiger goes into attack mode, Grace knows there’s more to the story. Something is agitating the big cat. As she uses her telepathic ability to calm the tiger, she realizes he has witnessed a theft—not of something but of someone. A teenaged volunteer at the animal rescue facility has been taken…kidnapped.

The problem is Brooke Ligner’s parents believe their troubled daughter ran away and Grace can’t exactly reveal her source. Even though sexy cop Kai Duncan is aware of Grace’s secret ability, he can’t initiate an investigation based on the word of a tiger. Now, as Grace searches for solid clues to rescue the missing teen, it’s the human predators she’ll need to watch out for…

Woof at the Door
A Call of the Wilde Mystery 1
Berkley, July 2, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

Animal behaviorist Grace Wilde keeps her ability to psychically communicate with furry and feathered critters under wraps. But when a Doberman turns out to be the only witness to a crime, Grace will have to let the cat out of the bag in order to catch a killer.

Grace Wilde’s job is anything but normal. When she’s not helping out at the zoo by comforting agitated lemurs, she’s listening to the woes of annoyed house pets. Grace’s life gets even more complicated, though, when the cops summon her to a crime scene to help deal with the murder victim’s terrified Doberman.

The pooch turns out to be the only one who saw what happened the night of the shooting—and only Grace can get the information out of him. The problem is, how will Grace tell the distractingly gorgeous Sergeant Kai Duncan that it’s the dog who’s giving her the intel without spilling her big secret or sounding crazy? Left on her own, Grace will have to follow the pup’s lead to track down the killer. But she’ll have to be careful—or curiosity may end up killing the cat whisperer.

About Laura

Laura Morrigan is a Florida Native whose work at a local zoo, helping out with everything from “waste management” to teaching an elephant how to paint, served as inspiration for her Call of the Wilde Mysteries. She still lives in Florida and is working on the third book in the series.

Website  ~  Twitter @LauraMorrigan  ~  Facebook

The Giveaway

What:  One entrant will win a copy of A Tiger's Tale by Laura Morrigan from the publisher. US ONLY

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Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a US mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59PM US Eastern Time on May 13, 2014. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules and duration are subject to change without any notice.*

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  1. Thanks so much for having me! Good luck everyone!

  2. I loved the first book! Thanks for the chance to win this one!

  3. Looking forward to reading your books!

  4. Very excited to read this series! Thank for the giveaway!

  5. Looking forward to reading this series!

  6. I really wish I could communicate with animals---so I've got to read this series. Thanks for the contest.

  7. I just read an article about these books, they look paws-ome =^.^=

  8. Looking forward to reading! Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. would love to read this book!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!

  10. I've heard of the first book before. I love animals, especially cats (and I like tigers, too).