Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway: Trouble Comes In Threes By M.A. Church

Blurb:
A snowstorm in the South—on New Year’s Eve—is a perfect recipe for a catastrophe. After two soul-crushing bad breaks, Kirk’s waiting for disaster number three to strike when naturally, two stray cats arrive on his doorstep during the storm and decide to make themselves at home. Tenderhearted Kirk lets them stay even though there’s something decidedly odd about his overly friendly felines.

Out of the punishing weather, and full of tuna, Dolf and Tal are happy to be snug in Kirk’s house. But then their human goes outside for firewood and suffers a nasty fall that leaves him unconscious. Now the two cats have no choice but to reveal themselves.

Kirk wakes up to find the two kitties are actually Dolf and Tal. They’re cat shifters—and his destined mates. Being part of a feline threesome is enough for Kirk to grapple with, but soon he learns they come from a clowder that doesn’t believe humans and shifters should mix. Kirk knew those two cats would be trouble. Little does he know the real trouble lies ahead.

Review:
I really enjoyed this book. I loved that there was a mystery aspect to it as well. Gave it an extra push to make the story “oh my gosh amazeballs!!” from “really good”. Plus I didn’t expect it to be who it turned out being. Watching the love grow between Dolf, Tal, and Kirk was wonderful. I liked that they took their time saying it. I’m very interested to read stories for some of the other characters in the book. I love when side characters pull me in and make me yell “MORE!”.
Stars:
Four and a half

Guest Post:
I asked M.A. what were five things she couldn’t write without. Her response is fabulous. Plus she included a picture of number 5. Read and enjoy!
Gotta Have It!

When I looked at the topic, the first thing that hit me was the Internet. Without question, that’s one thing I couldn’t do without. Which is kinda funny since I grew up in the time before there *was* an Internet. Had a question? We asked a teacher. Or looked up the answer at the school library. Or, if we were lucky, there was a set of encyclopedias in the house. Or we went to the public library. What we didn’t do was open a new tab and hit Google. And believe me, I spend *a lot* of time on Google researching.

Well, that led to the second thing. Betcha know what it was. Yup! The Internet is all well and good, but having a computer to look it up with at home—there’s the kicker, lol—is vital. If I have to run down to the library to use the computers there, that defeats the whole thing. Plus, um, certain things I have to check would get me kicked out, assuming I could even get access to them, lol.

The computer goes hand-in-hand with number three: privacy. I’m one of those writers who prefer it to be quiet. The TV going in the background distracts me. I end up watching the TV instead of writing, lol. People talking tend to make me want to answer them back! Yes, I talk to the TV. Same with music. I end up writing the lyrics. My youngest just doesn’t get it. The thing is I spent many, many years teaching Kindergarten. Now… silence is golden!

That takes us to number four. Got to have my creature comforts. Hey! I’m slaving away all day over a hot computer, wrestling with my many characters who may or may not be in the mood to cooperate, and working my fingers to the bone while fighting to write the story. Okay, lol, it’s not quite that bad, but yes, I want my ice cold Coke, my blanket, and the room not too hot or cold. Also need the cell all charged up and ready to go in case I need to call an author buddy to help me out of whatever plot hole I just stumbled into, lol.

Number five ties into number four, come to think of it. I have to have my writing buddy. Kitty-Kitty is the reason Trouble Comes in Threes ended up being written. He likes to sit next to me on the couch… on a pillow. Seriously. And when I get up to stretch my legs, he goes too. And when I sit back down, there he is, lol. The stinker!

And those are the five things I gotta have to write. 🙂

Excerpt:
Dolf picked out the saw he wanted, then followed Tal to another aisle. His mate pointed out the different kinds, but Tal’s words had rapidly faded into a meaningless buzz. There, on the air currents in the store, was the sweetest scent. It was light and flowery, reminding him of honeysuckle. He breathed deeply, taking the scent into himself. His cock hardened immediately and his head spun. A yowl threatened to escape.

That scent… that scent was seductive and alluring. It spoke to him, whispering things that made him need. His cat paced frantically in his mind, tail slashing madly. The need to pounce, to sink his canines in and drink that sweet, life-giving blood of his…. His gums tingled and saliva flooded his mouth.

He swallowed, then swallowed again as his head pounded, his heart rate spiking as one thought screamed through his mind: Mate! Another mate! Where was that scent coming from? Or who? And by the goddess, why? He already had a mate. What was their goddess thinking, giving him another? But he couldn’t ignore the reaction. It had been the same when he met Tal.

Art By August (Gus) Li:

About M.A.:
M.A. Church is a true Southern belle who spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!

When not writing, she’s exploring the latest M/M novel to hit the market, watching her beloved Steelers, or sitting glued to HGTV. That’s if she’s not on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two children.

She was a finalist in the Rainbow awards for 2013.

Author Contact:
Blog: http://machurch00.blogspot.com/

Where To Buy:
Dreamspinner Press eBook: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5884
Dreamspinner Press Paperback: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5885

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