Kitties for a Cause!

Happy Friday everyone! Today, I have a guest – J.D. Revezzo, here to share her latest project – Dark Things II: Cat Crimes. All proceeds for this book will go to various cat charities.

Don’t forget to visit me at the Scribes – where J.D. answers our interview questions.

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Like any little girl, I was enamored of cats. I had several growing up, though all my furbabies are over the rainbow now. What I learned in those years, I could call into …

Top Four Traits of Cats….and some debunking:

1. Cats always land on their feet.

True. I’ve seen some jump from impossible heights, twist in the air and indeed, land on their feet.

2. Cats are graceful

Fact, I used to have cat that was so graceless, we called him a buffalo in a cat’s body. Case in point, cats are supposed to be lithe on their feet, right, able to leap tall counters in a single bound—and yawn at you while doing it? Not so our Baby Buffalo. He would leap up onto a counter, and knock every dish, container, and spoon to the floor as he slid along the surface. (He’d also jump up onto full dinner trays and knock them over. )

3. Cats are cautious of strangers.

Again, not so. See, I have allergies to cats. I kid you not, it seems whenever I am in a room with a cat—any cat—the animal will seek me out, and do its darndest to rub itself in my face. *searches for Claritin*

4. Cats are stealthy. I had one that not only snuck its way into my house on a winter’s night without anyone seeing her, but she ended up in my bed with me.

These are just the ones I observed. Some of these tied into my story, “What Sekhmet Keeps” which you’ll find in Dark Things II: Cat Crimes. It is an anthology of dark and mischievous cat tales,

Dark Things II: Cat Crimes

A collection of tales featuring feline mayhem, murder and dastardly deeds. Vampire cats. Scoundrel cats. Daring cats. Killer cats. Cats you don’t want in your worst nightmares and cats you might want on your side against evil. Authors include Mary V. Welk, Patty G. Henderson, Patricia Harrington, Jim Silvestri, Ken Goldman, Shanna Germain, Anna Sykora and dozens more. Intro by Robert W. Walker. All proceeds from sales go to several cat sanctuaries across the USA. Enjoy over twenty-one “cat tales” and support a cat charity!

And for my story:

“What Sekhmet Keeps”

by J.D. Revezzo

Betrayed by a false lover, cat shifter priestess Onfalia Mau lost her lioness soul and freedom to her lover’s treachery and Sekhmet’s wrath. Now, after three thousand years, Donquar has returned with one thing in mind: to steal the goddess’s scepter. Onfalia knows that to do so means to unleash Sekhmet’s unholy, bloody Slaughter on the world and she’ll stop at nothing to foil Donquar’s plans.

I hope you’ll check it out, and enjoy these fabulous stories!

All proceeds from the sale of our anthology will go to Cat House on The Kings, a no-kill cat sanctuary in California.

Their URL

http://www.cathouseonthekings.com/

Buy links for the anthology:

In Kindle and paperback at Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/DARK-THINGS-II-Crimes-ebook/dp/B006O15YBE/ref=tmm_kin_title_0/185-0297248-1137456?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

And in Epub at Lulu.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/compiled-by-patty-g-henderson/dark-things-ii-cat-crimes/ebook/product-18787458.html

About J.D. Revezzo:

J.D. Revezzo has long been in love with writing, a love built by devouring everything from the Arthurian legends, to the works of Michael Moorcock, and the classics. Her short fiction has been published in Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, The Scribing Ibis, Eternal Haunted Summer, Twisted Dreams Magazine and Luna Station Quarterly.

You can learn more about her works at:

Her site:

http://harshadpassion.wordpress.com/

or if you wish, follow her on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/JD-Revezzo/233193150037011

Or on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/#!/juliannewrites/

Thanks for being my guest today, J.D.

Got your own cat myth to debunk? Or if you’ve got questions or comments for J.D. – fire away!

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11 thoughts on “Kitties for a Cause!

  1. Great to meet you, J.D.! And I love your cat stories. I am not a cat person, but they are fascinating creatures for sure. And I see you love Arthurian legend–that’s definitely something we have in common! Best of luck with the new book.

    1. Thank you! 🙂 Yes, I’ve always loved Arthur and company. Every once in a while, I’ll pull out the old books–The Mabinogion is quite fun–or go searching for a new one. 🙂

  2. My cat is a social butterfly. Not cautious of strangers at all. One of my Mom’s cats domesticated himself. He was an adopted feral, was horrible to the other cats, and wouldn’t let anyone touch him. She had to kick him out. Over the summer, he became social, let us pet him, and let it be known he wanted to come back in. He’s an indoor-outdoor cat now, and probably my Mom’s favorite.

  3. Lovely entry. I visit a no-kill cat shelter almost weekly, Adopt-a-cat, here in Houston. I’ve adopted from this shelter as well. My most recent cat though was Vlad. He was a stray and climbed onto my shoulder as I was weeding my garden. Big black tomcat. I LOVED that boy.

    Raven

    1. Aw, a gardening cat! That’s sweet. I wish I had a picture handy of our black cat Tar Baby, (he’s gone over the Rainbow Bridge), but I can’t seem to find one. Big black cat, seemed to think he was still a kitten. But adorable….Black cats are the best! 😉

  4. I know how Raven feels. I LOVE my kitties. And I still miss my Ollie (who died last May at age 18 1/2). (I also miss my dogs too). One myth about cats that I know isn’t true – is that they don’t like water. Pepito (my beautiful black cat) loves to watch me shower and doesn’t mind getting wet.

    For photos of my babies:

    Pepito and Madeline: http://wp.me/p1tmrw-kF

    Ollie: http://wp.me/p1tmrw-kF

  5. Hi J.D. I’m not a cat person but I love all animals. I think donating your proceeds to the no-kill sanctuary is commendable. I’m putting your book on my TBR list. Good luck with your book and your cause.
    Casey – your cats are adorable.

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