Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #60 featuring Tea with Milk and Murder (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries ~ Book 2) & An Unwelcome Intervention and I've Got SABA

Welcome To


With me, Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty


Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

*waves paw*

Oh my supurr furriends, how are mew all, did mew miss me last week while I was sunning my on the exotic isle of Fiji?

I had a totally brilliant time until I got home and was promplty ambushed with an intervention.

Appurrently I have SABA...


"It's SEVERE ACUTE BOOK ADDICTION Amber!" Basil replied.

Well tell me something I don't know!!! MOL  But seriously what library cat doesn't have a penchant fur a book or two, or a few hundred?  It's purrfectly normal.

Then I was subjected to an hour and a half of stern talking regarding my spending habits and that I now owe Parsley £350.02p fur the heating bill in the library, plus £4.22p fur chocolate chip cookies fur the library mice and a further £57.88p fur books.  Ok Ok Ok I admit it... I have no income stream, I'm a cat fur Pete's sake [whoeffur the heck Pete is???] so why would I have an income stream? And yes I do take it fur granted that all my wishes will be granted as and when I want... almost...

Retreating to my library, I thought long and hard about what effuryone said, and realized that as an aging, senior pussy the tips aren't that great at the lap dancing club, and those cheapskate, pervert badgers are the wurst tippers effur!  Though I do enjoy the wurk and socializing plus it gets me out of the house, so I got my thinking cap on and did a bit of research looking fur ways to increase my monetary flow.

I quickly read The Secret, and tried to mentally WILL myself some wealth, with some hard-core meditation and visualization techniques connecting to the universal flow of abundance... *snorts loudly* aftur 5 FULL minutes of acute concentration there was no humongous pile of riches and wealth before me, that didn't wurk!

So I went and got a pile of Basil's secret primo, extra-strong catnip stash to imbibe, to raise my consciousness to previously unreached levels of connection to the cosmic flow of mega riches.


And then I tried going out into nature to get fully grounded, thus raising my consciousness even higher...


I was furry disappointed as aftur a further 3 mins and 48.2 seconds of intensely fierce and rather potent concentration nothing had happened again... AND I was sure that was the fastest, easiest way to mega abundance in less than 9 minutes.

WRONG!

So I went back to google, expanding my search criteria and soon realized that I was doing myself an epically epic disservice by not being part of the Amazon Affiliates Program, so guess what?

 I joined up immediately and from now on all the book links I share will be linked to it, so if mew do decide to purrchase anything I review I'll get a rather modest commission.

FREEDOM IS FINALLY MINE!

At last I can be an independent cat and won't effur have to ask beg fur a paw out, and right now I'm feeling like a really empowered and a thoroughly modern 21st century kitty! MOL

Now I think it's time to share this weeks book.

This week I'm sharing 



by 

HY Hanna

Here's the book blurb:

While at an Oxford cocktail party, tearoom owner Gemma Rose overhears a sinister conversation minutes before a University student is fatally poisoned. Could there be a connection? And could her best friend Cassie's new boyfriend have anything to do with the murder?

Gemma decides to start her own investigation, helped by the nosy ladies from her Oxfordshire village and her old college flame, CID detective Devlin O'Connor. But her mother is causing havoc at Gemma's quaint English tearoom and her best friend is furious at her snooping... and this mystery is turning out to have more twists than a chocolate pretzel!

Too late, Gemma realises that she's could be the next item on the killer's menu. Or will her little tabby cat, Muesli, save the day?

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Mew may remember I reviewed book 1 of this series a while ago and really enjoyed it, so before I jetted off to Fiji I decided to get as many of the series as I could in the audio version, so I had something to binge listen to while I was away.

Book 2 is fab, I originally gave book 1 a four paw rating but as I started to listen to book 2 and the story flowed, I felt the author had really got in her stride with the characters.

Muesli the cute tabby cat is also present, as mew know how much it bugs me when there's supposedly a kitty in the storyline and then the kitty hardly appears throughout.

As mew know I won't spoilerize anything fur mew, as I feel it's impawtant fur effuryone to make their own minds up about things, but I will say this; I really, really enjoyed this and am currently just finishing book 4*, so if that doesn't tell mew something, then I don't know what will! MOL

[*I didn't have as much free time as I thought, but what happened in Fiji, stays in Fiji.]

Here's the entire series so far:

OXFORD TEAROOM MYSTERIES:

All-Butter ShortDead (Prequel)
A Scone To Die For (Book 1)
Tea with Milk and Murder (Book 2)
Two Down, Bun To Go (Book 3)
Till Death Do Us Tart (Book 4)
Muffins and Mourning Tea (Book 5)
Four Puddings and a Funeral (Book 6)
Another One Bites the Crust (Book 7)

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Audio Version:  7 hours 10 minutes

Paperback: 326 pages

  • Publisher: H.Y. Hanna (22 Jan. 2016)

 **FYI the link and book cover fur Tea with Milk and Murder on Amazon.co.uk are affiliate links. I will get a rather modest commission should mew decide to click through and purrchase it**


The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:



Ratings of:

Tea with Milk and Murder

Offurall Enjoyment



I do hope mew enjoy this book if mew decide to give it a try... 

...and if mew've read it already, what did mew think?

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Sadly it's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and don't furget that I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just fur mew.

Happy reading or listening

Bestest biblio purrs and kitty kisses

Amber xox




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18 comments:

  1. Lap dancing only earns snuggles and pets around here, Amber! Glad that you found a 'job'!

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    1. Guys, mew need to ask fur cash then - more treats!!! MOL purrs Amber xox

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  2. I thought I recognised the name of Muesli the cat! Having affiliate links is a good idea to help fund your ummm addiction.

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    1. Yes, Muesli is really cute and thanks fur thinking my idea was a good one!! MOL purrs Amber xox

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  3. We love the title of this book, and it sounds like a good read. Mom! Put this on your kindle! Oh, and great idea about the affiliate program!

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    1. Hi Lola, oh mew so need to read the series, I've just started book 5 this morning and I thought how it reminded me of a modern day Miss Marple - PAWESOME!! purrs Amber xox

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  4. Oooh I say that sounds like your cash flow will improve no end. Now what you need is a sponsor for the library heating MOL.... Hmm do the mice pay rent?
    Toodle pips and purrs
    ERin

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    1. Hey Erin, no sadly the mice are mainly freeloaders but they do a bit of cleaning now and again, plus they do a bit of cataloging fur me , so it's ok! purrs Amber xox

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  5. amber; we dinna noe what a saba waz either N had ta look it up then we finded
    nothin sew tell basil we said thanx dood for eggz plane in but we can tell ya pete
    wazza german shepherd dawg that de food servizz gurlz gram paw had bak in de 40'z !!!!!!! ☺☺♥♥ thiz izza grate ree veew, we will chex inta thiz book !

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    1. MOL neither did I tabbies, and thanks fur clearing that up about Pete, I was a little fon-cused! MOL purrs Amber xox

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  6. Can we still go pole dancin' together sometimes? I didn't know you could make $ from it! You do such a great job with your book reviews, Amber. And your paw rating icons are exceptionally cute. Mom and I are in the purr-ocess of reading another book, but we'll have to put this one on "to reads" list. Winky winks. -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

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    1. Hi Valentine, mew handsome mancat mew **giggles** Oh we will go to the club together fur sure, mew'd make great tips from all the cougars! Glad mew like my paw rating system and oh mew're going to love this series fur sure! **winky winks** Amber xox

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  7. That is a great idea Amber, I hope you make lots of money to keep your book addiction going. This one looks good. XO

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    1. Thank mew guys,I hope so too, but I won't hold my breath - the P.A says it's really not that great, but I'm willing to try! MOL purrs Amber xox

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  8. Tea With Milk and Murder sounds like a really good read, Amber. And we love your idea about making some extra book money through the affiliate program!

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    1. Hey guys, oh it is indeed a great read, yes and I could donate to our local kitty shelter too if I get a click through and purrchase! purrs Amber xox

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  9. Wow, Amber you might be on to something with your new venture to the land of Amazon! Don't drown in the river there, though...I hear its not full of books but it *is* full of piranhas...MOL!

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    1. Hey Pipo, yes the P.A. says the same thing, having an affiliate thing on her book blog years ago... said she neffur made a bean... ah well, I can give it a whirl and if not then I go and think of another way to earn Cash 4 Books! MOL purrs Amber xox

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