I’m excited to be closing out the tour for Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping with an international giveaway! (See bottom of post for details). I want to thank Emma Welton over at Damppebbles Tours for inviting me on this tour and providing me with a copy of the book.
Title: Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping by Cheryl Denise Bannerman
Date Published: 24th September 2018
Genre: Cosy Mystery
Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping is the first novel in the Anna Romano Mystery Series. It is a funny, whimsical, murder mystery series that appeals to ‘mystery readers’ of all ages.
Anna Romano is a middle-aged, Italian woman who is also a successful published author, a lover of cats, and an excellent cook with a hankering for Italian cuisine. She lives by herself in her quaint house, in a quiet community, with a white picket fence in Central New Jersey.
When she is not writing her next book or hosting book-signing events with her publicist, she is cleaning litter boxes and baking Cannolis…but never at the same time, of course!
In this first instalment, on a typical day in Anna’s somewhat-perfect life, a book-signing event turns her world upside down. Is it a case of mistaken identity or was she just being paranoid?
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Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping is a fairly short book but a good introduction for a new cosy mystery series featuring Anna Romano.
Anna is a cat mama, a successful author of crime novels herself who unwittingly becomes part of one herself.
I’m an absolute sucker for a book with an unusual title! I devoured this little novel in one sitting. It’s fun, doesn’t take itself too seriously with plenty of food, mystery and a little romance along the way.
Anna is a great character, a little sarcastic perhaps and seems to like her cats more than people but I’d still like to be friends with her, mainly so I can have some of those delicious sounding cannolis!
It was a bit of a shame we found out the who was targeting Anna fairly early on but luckily not the whole reason why and there was a nice little twist at the end too.
Plus Anna being called middle aged I found fairly annoying. When did thirty seven become middle aged? I’m not far off that myself and I certainly don’t feel middle aged!
Overall Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping is perfect for crime fans who are maybe looking for something a little more light-hearted.
The next instalment is coming in January and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next for this series!
About Cheryl Denise Bannerman:
Writing under pen name, Cheryl Denise Bannerman, Ms. Powell is an author of two self-published books, and an owner of a 22-year-old Training and Development company, specializing in eLearning, called Learn2Engage.
In her personal life and relationships, Ms. Powell has learned how to turn tragedies into triumphs through her strong will, faith, tenacity and most importantly, her quirky sense of humor. She now turns that keen knowledge of relationships and people, along with her various degrees and experience in Training and Development, into fun, engaging online courses for ‘Corporate America’, and, of course, in her works of fiction.
Within each of her works of fiction, a topic of social concern is addressed. From addictions to domestic violence, and suicide to molestation.
Her writings inspire people to live, laugh, love, learn and grow. She believes that when the world laughs at you, laugh harder. In Ms. Powell’s real and fictional world, she has learned how to create her own ‘happy ending’…one day at a time.
US residents: There are two prizes up for grabs; entrants can win either a $10 B&N voucher or a signed paperback copy of Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping. To enter the giveaway to win one of these prizes click here:
Terms and conditions: One US winner will receive a signed paperback copy of Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping and one US winner will receive a $10 B&N voucher. The draw will be random and you cannot choose your prize. There is no cash alternative. The giveaway will close at midnight BST on Saturday 29th September 2018. The winner of the paperback will need to provide their postal address. The winner of the B&N voucher will need to provide their email address. These addresses will be passed onto Cheryl Denise Bannerman for her to distribute the prizes. The addresses will not be kept. Good luck.
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Terms and conditions: One non-US winner will receive a Kindle copy of Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping. The winner will need to provide their Kindle email address and add email@example.com as a Safe Sender to their Kindle account (information on how to do this can be provided upon request). There is no cash alternative and the winner’s name will be selected at random. The giveaway will end at midnight (BST) on Saturday 29th September 2018. Good luck.