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Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway: Crime and Catnip by T.C. LoTempio (Author Q&A)

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Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway: Crime and Catnip by T.C. LoTempio (Author Q&A)

Welcome to the Virtual Book Tour for Crime and Catnip by T.C. LoTempio! The author will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Follow the tour by clicking on the banner image above and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

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Crime and Catnip

by T.C. LoTempio

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Purchase Links: Amazon

Amazon Series Page: Nick & Nora Mystery

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Blurb:

While catering a gala for the Cruz Museum, Nora Charles agrees to look into the disappearance of director Violet Crenshaw’s niece, a case previously undertaken by her frisky feline friend Nick’s former owner, a private eye whose whereabouts are also currently unknown.

As Nora and her curious cat Nick pull at the string of clues, they begin to unravel a twisted tale of coded messages, theft, false identities, murder, and international espionage. Nora dares to hope that the labyrinth of leads will not only help them locate the missing young woman, but also solve the disappearance of the detective. That’s if Nora can stay alive long enough to find him…

 

 

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How do you research for a story? What works best for you?

I find Wikipedia very helpful when I have to do research, and Google is an author’s best friend!

Which character was your favorite to write? Your least favorite?

Wow, I love all of my characters, but I think my favorite is Nick.  His antics just seemed to flow! Least favorite?  I’m not sure I have a least favorite.  probably whoever is the killer in that particular book.

Do you outline before you write? or just dive right in?

A little of both, actually.  I start with an outline that changes drastically as I get into the story. The finished product usually doesn’t resemble the original outline whatsoever.

Which one of your books would you visit in person and why?

Probably the latest, Crime and Catnip.  I think Nick and Nora do their best detective work in this one.  Also, I like the romantic tension now that Nora’s college flame Samms is in the mix.

Do you base your characters on real life interactions with people?

Does interacting with a cat count?  Then yes.  🙂

Is snacking something you do while you write? and if so, what is your weakness?

I very rarely snack at all. I should weigh about ninety pounds but I don’t LOL.  My weakness is ice cream, but I’m lactose intolerant, so I can only eat it if I take a Lactaid pill.

What is one thing you can’t live without?

I can’t live without my antique book collection. I have original Nancy Drews that date back to 1930.

What are your hobbies?

I love reading, watching reruns of old series on Tv, and in the summer you can’t get me out of the pool.

Who are your celebrity inspirations? If you were to cast your characters, which actors would you choose?

I think Emma Stone would make a great Nora, Jennifer Aniston a good Chantal, and Ryan Gosling would make the purrfect Daniel.  Nick is harder. ROCCO thinks he should get the role.

If you were presented with the opportunity to travel through time, which period would you choose and why?

Definitely the time of King Henry VIII.  I devour every book on the Tudors I can get my hands on, and I secretly always wanted to be Anne Boleyn.

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“Yes, so you needn’t worry about anything, Nora, other than preparing your excellent food,” Nan remarked and then added with a twinkle in her eye, “unless you think the grimoire and its history might make a good story for that magazine you write for.”

“NOIR. It might. I’ll ask Louis.” Louis Blondell, the owner and editor of the online true crime magazine I wrote part time for, was always eager for any article that smacked of mystery – plus I owed him two articles already. I tucked the tip about previous theft attempts away, determined to do a bit of research on my own regardless of whether or not he’d be interested – although knowing Louis, I was sure he would be. “I can name some of the sandwiches and main dishes after the more popular characters in Arthurian mythology. I’ll just need to do some research on them – and I know just the person to help me.”

“Splendid!” Nan clasped her hands in front of her. “And several food critics will be there – they’re patrons of the museum – so it will be a wonderful opportunity for your shop, Nora. Why, you might generate more business than you can handle.”

“An increase in business is not a bad thing.” Violet glanced at her watch and rose. “We’d best get going. The exhibit manager is waiting for us back at the museum. Apparently there are many cases to unload. At this rate we may have to move the exhibit the Red Room.”

Nan shrugged into her fleece jacket. “We’ll give you a key to the kitchen, so you can just stop in anytime to look it over or whatever. You can pick it up later, and do let me know if there’s anything you’ll need.”

Nan bustled out the door, Violet trailing at a slower pace. She paused to lay her hand on my shoulder. “I hear you’ve become quite the sleuth. I heard what you did for your sister, and I read the account of the Grainger case. Very impressive. Like that sort of work, do you?”

“I do. Then again, I enjoyed tracking down leads when I was a true crime reporter so I guess it’s really not that much of a stretch.”

She nodded. “Well, then, when you’ve got a bit of time to spare, stop by my office. There’s a matter I’d like to discuss with you that the sleuth in you should find quite a challenge.” She looked at me, and I caught a glimmer of a twinkle in her eye. “It involves a disappearance, and there’s even the possibility it might also involve…a murder.”

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I sure have been messing up this week with my visits to you. Sorry about that! I am back tonight to say thanks again for the chance at winning and have a great Friday evening.

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Emily Endrizzi

I hope T. C. had a successful tour. Thanks for hosting! 🙂

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Emily Endrizzi

Well this tour is winding down. Thank you for hosting!

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Emily Endrizzi

Dropped in to share the post. Goodnight! 🙂

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Finally I am back to see y’all. Thanks again for all you do and the chance at winning amazing giveaways.

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I’m back today for more sharing. Have a good Tuesday evening.

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Stopped by to share the post. Have a great week.

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I hope you’re having a good weekend. Shared on Facebook this evening.

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Thanks for hosting this tour and giveaway. 🙂 Shared.

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Shared again today. Have a good night.

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Good afternoon to all you beautiful people. Hope your day is going great. Thanks again for the giveaway.

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I’m back for more sharing and commenting today. 🙂

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Happy Hump Day! Have a great one and thank you once again.

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Sounds like a great read.

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Shared on Google Plus this evening. Thanks!

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Thanks for hosting. Good excerpt.

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Thanks so much for the excerpt and giveaway.

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Back to it being Monday already? Hope your weekend was a fun one. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.

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What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

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Shared the post again! Happy Sunday!

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Hello to all you beautiful people on this awesome Sunday. I am back giving thanks to you for the giveaway. Hope your Sunday is fantastic!

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Bea LaRocca

Thanks so much for doing the interview and offering a Giveaway. I’d have to say that unlike you, I always snack when I’m reading or writing. Hence, I have to wipe down my laptop on a daily basis. Lol

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Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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Stopped by to share the post. Have a great weekend.

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Hope you’re having fun this Saturday. Thanks for all you do bringing us such great giveaways. You’re awesome!

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Thanks for the chance to win.

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Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?

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Emily Endrizzi

The cover of this book is great! I love cats!

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Oh that looks very fun! Enjoyed the interview, yall!

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Pat Pinkston

Enjoyed the excerpt. I’m looking forward to reading Crime And Catnip.

Emily Endrizzi
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Emily Endrizzi

Cozy mysteries are the best! This one looks fantastic!

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Victoria

Great post – I enjoyed reading it 🙂

Greg
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This looks fun. Love that title (awesome) and the cover too. I do like an occasional cozy and if it has cats so much the better. 🙂 Fun excerpt.

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Mary Preston

Thank you for the great interview. I love Google too.

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Eva Millien

Great interview and excerpt, sounds like a terrific read, have a wonderful holiday season!

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Beth Ann Tilley

Thank you for the excerpt & giveaway.

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Debra Taylor

Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway.

Lola
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This sounds like a fun series and I like the covers for this series, it seems the cat actually helps solve the mysteries in this one, which seems like a fun touch! I already have the first book on my wishlist! I enjoyed reading the interview.

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kim

Sounds like a good read.

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Lisa Brown

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

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Danielle Corrow

sounds like a great read, I added it to my tbr pile 🙂

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Holly Calhoun

Can’t wait!! I love these books.

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thank you so much for hosting me 🙂

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Diane Elizabeth

I really like the excerpt, and I’m looking forward to reading Crime and Catnip.

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Thanks Diane

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Thanks for hosting!

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Congrats on the tour, the book looks great, and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

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