From a Cat’s Point of View by Colleen Charles – Guest Blog and Giveaway

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Talisman (Fur Magic Book 1) – Colleen Charles

Do you ever have one of those crazy ideas so inspiring that you bolt out of a dead sleep in order to write it down? You just can’t forget it. That happened to me one night a couple of years ago when I thought it would be a unique story premise to write a paranormal romantic comedy from a cat’s point of view.

And no sex. It had to be clean so my nephew could read it. To date, this series are my only clean romance books. My mom thanks me daily.

I have two purebred, ragdoll cats, Bingham and Finley and I often wonder what they’d say if they could speak. Actually, I know what they’d say and it probably wouldn’t be something I’d want to hear. Anyone with a cat knows they’re pretty arrogant, demanding and fussy. Thus, the main character in the Fur Magic series, Talisman was born and modeled after Bingham.

The best part of the series was unleashing my acerbic sense of humor. And I did. It’s really Colleen Charles on the page. Around the change of year to 2016, Talisman hit #1 in both Paranormal Romance and Romance Short Reads on Amazon and it stayed there for a whopping two weeks! I call it the little book that could and I’m so proud of it. Mostly because it’s so close to my heart and so close to who I am as a writer and person.

I hope you enjoy Talisman, the first book in the Fur Magic series. And if you have cats that own you or their personality traits shine through Talisman, please post their photos on my Facebook page. I’m looking forward to hearing from you and I answer every reader communication personally.

Much love,

Colleen
XXX OOO

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perf5.000x8.000.inddJust one kiss to break the spell…

That’s all she needs.

Cursed by a jealous witch, Penelope DeLacroix’s spells are all going wrong and backfiring, creating havoc in town. The vengeful witch won’t quit until she has all of Penelope’s powers. And all it will take is one perfect, heartfelt kiss from Penelope’s one true love to put an end to all this turmoil.

The only problem? Penelope has no idea that Dr. Lucas Collier, the compassionate local veterinarian, is in love with her. Nor does he know that she’s in love with him. They’re both too stupid to figure it out.

But I know.

And I have to do something about it.

But what can I do?

I’m only her cat.

What?

Every witch has a cat.

I’m hers.

I’m Talisman.

And I’m going to fix this.

Enjoy an excerpt:

“Jessie! It’s so great to see you,” Penelope exclaimed as she strode forward and enveloped the much older woman in a warm embrace. “I don’t think I’ve seen you since this summer when you were accepting your first place award for your apple pie at the Shadow festival. Did you bring one with you? I just love your pie.”

Jessie grimaced, her face a contorted mask of wrinkles and sadness. Maybe loneliness. I’m really smart and talented but I’m not a mind reader. Who knows what had prompted this surprise visit from the old bat.

Jessie padded her plump figure over to Penelope’s armchair in the receiving area of the shelter where Pen’s desk sat, all worn mahogany and ornate scrolls. She liked to spend quiet evenings there doing paperwork while she allowed the animals to roam free around her. She’d speak to all of us in her lilting tone not knowing that we understood her perfectly.

And we wanted to respond, we really did. Unfortunately, we could only communicate with each other and had to use gestures and actions to try to get through to our mistress. Even though Penelope was a witch from a long line of ancient witches, her powers didn’t involve any kind of telepathy as some other’s did.

As Jessie sank in to the overstuffed chair, a whooshing noise exploded throughout the room when the air escaped from the cushions under her ample girth. Too. Much. Pie.

About the Author:Colleen Charles is the pen name of Tami Stark, #1 Bestselling Author on Amazon.
After 26 years in Corporate leadership at a Fortune 500, I discovered people within the organization lacked integrity. I’d always known deep in my soul that I was trying to fit a square peg in to a round hole since I’m the typical creative type. I miss my staff but I don’t miss the corporate world. It’s been said that the Universe will let you know if something isn’t right for you. The first time, it will hit you with a pebble. Then a brick. Then a boulder. Let’s just say that I got flattened. When my fifteen pound toy dog, Nigel, was threatened, I knew it was time to say goodbye.

It’s sad but true.

Here’s what I found within the first thirty days of being free. Writing stories from my heart that readers love means more to me than working myself in to an early grave for people who only care about their bottom line.

My heart has never been more full and my soul has never been more satisfied.

I’ve never worked so hard in my life but it doesn’t even feel like work. It’s worth it. All of it. Because it’s about the joy that’s found within the journey. The highs and the lows because I get to write stories for all of you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading, enjoying and recommending the stories that I write. When you share my work with others, nothing is more rewarding. Your word of mouth is my very best friend … that, and your reviews. There is nothing more important to me than all of you.

I love to hear from my readers and answer all communications personally.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Mai T. says:

    How do you feel when someone disagrees with something you have written?

    • Mai,

      That’s an excellent question and I just had to deal with that last week. I had a scathing review come in on my #1 Romance, Bait. The reviewer accused me of allowing the heroine to be sexually harassed. She accused me of not caring about women’s rights or rape. As a survivor of domestic abuse, I found it very offensive. However, I feel it’s best not to respond or engage. When people are mean without instigation, I find it’s most often a reflection on them and what they’re dealing with. I’m a Certified Life Coach and a Reiki Master. I just say a prayer for them that they’ll find peace within themselves, forgive them and move on. Otherwise, I give my own power away. I’m an author because I leave my heart and soul on the page. I’m trying to entertain women and sweep them away from their everyday lives. Luckily, I receive far more positive reviews and fan mail than I do negative :).

      Thanks again for the insightful question!

      Colleen

      XXX OOO

  3. Thanks for hosting Talisman. I’m really looking forward to getting to know your readers today!

    Colleen

  4. Do you ever suffer from writers block. If so, how do you overcome it?

    • Thanks for the question, Peggy!

      Yes. I. Do.

      LOL – I think every author suffers from writers block at one time or another. I have writing prompts that I use on my iPhone. Watching an inspiring or funny movie or television show can work and also walks outside. The best thing to do is step away from the laptop and do something else. If you stare at the blank screen long enough, it will get in your head and that’s not good.

      I do my best writing in bed (where I am right now in my jammies) and in spurts. So, if the inspiration overtakes me, I ride it until the end and some days, that can be ten hours or more.

      Thanks again for the engaging question!

      Colleen

      XXX OOO

  5. Rita Wray says:

    I liked the excerpt, thank you.

  6. Marcy Meyer says:

    I enjoyed the excerpt, and love the POV from the cat.

  7. kim hansen says:

    Sounds like a good read.

  8. momjane says:

    This was a really fun excerpt. I really enjoyed it.

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  10. Danielle Corrow says:

    I really like the sound of this book 💙

  11. James Robert says:

    As we start the week I want to say Happy Monday and thank you for the opportunity to win

  12. Cali W. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. 🙂

  13. Victoria says:

    This sounds like an awesome book! Thanks for sharing the excerpt 🙂

  14. You should be proud, great job! Thanks for the generous prize.

  15. Thomas Murphy says:

    sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. Thanks again for hosting, Talisman. It was a pleasure getting to know all of you today!

    Colleen

  17. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt and the guest post. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read! Totally can’t wait to read this book!

    • I really appreciate the kind words. Make sure you grab the entire boxed set for only .99 this morning. It will be reverting back to full price at the end of the day today :).

      Colleen

  18. Nikolina says:

    I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

  19. James Robert says:

    I appreciate the chance at winning the great giveaway you brought to us, thank you

  20. Cathy French says:

    You had me at the first sentence of the synopsis when I saw the word witch. Looking forward to reading.

  21. Christina Moore says:

    Thank you, love guft cards

  22. Birgit Lehner says:

    I really like the book’s premise – thanks for introducing me to this new-to-me author!

  23. Natalie says:

    What is your favorite book you have read?

  24. sachin says:

    watta amazing title.this book is my next read.seems soo interesting from the cover.thanks

  25. Patrick Siu says:

    Sounds intriguing and entertaining, will have to read soon. Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. Jennifer Red says:

    I love the premise you chose for the series and will be sure to be on the look out the next time i have money to pick it up. also i love the color choice for the cover.

  27. Alexandru Rusu says:

    Thanks for hosting this book and giveaway

  28. Nikolina says:

    This book sounds like something I’d really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

  29. James Robert says:

    I am grateful you have taken time to bring us this great giveaway, thank you.

  30. Judy Thomas says:

    The book sounds lovely.

  31. Julie Murphy says:

    How many books do you write a year.

  32. sachin says:

    sounds an awesome read.on my list 🙂

  33. Amanda P says:

    Thanks for making a clean romance! I enjoy reading those so I think I would like this too!

  34. Jaclyn Mercer says:

    I really love the idea of the story being told from the perspective of the talisman!

  35. Dwayne Berry says:

    How do you deal with writer’s block?

  36. Crystal Sell says:

    This looks like a book that I would really enjoy!

  37. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  38. Surso S. says:

    thanks for this great giveaway and congrats on the new book

  39. James Robert says:

    Thanks for the terrific giveaway and hope you have an outstanding weekend.

  40. Faye Gates says:

    I just loved reading your bio. I also love all I read from the book. On my summer TBR list. Your dog is adorable.

  41. Maria Alessandra says:

    Thank you for the chance!

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