Luck vs Love
My latest book is called LUCK BE A LADY so you’d think it would be full of good luck items and not a black cat. But my heroine Megan is all about breaking stereotypes. The highly-coveted starred Booklist review for my book talks about that. Megan is a retro-loving librarian who has her life turned upside down when brash Chicago cop Logan Doyle crashes her cousin’s Vegas wedding.
Logan’s arrival sends Megan on a whirlwind tour across Nevada with Logan in a vintage 1957 Chevy Bel Air. But once Logan and Megan return to their hometown of Chicago things really heat up.
The first thing Megan does when she gets to her condo is to talk to her black cat Smudge. I got the inspiration for Smudge from a kitten that I rescued several years ago and fostered until my friend Suzette took her in and adopted her. The photo is of that black cat I rescued whose real name is Sweetie Fabulous -- she was a model in a previous life J. Readers online at my Facebook page helped me come up with the name Smudge for the cat in my book.
There’s just something about the connection readers and
booklovers have with cats. There are libraries with cats (the book DEWEY talks about that) and bookstores with cats. And tons of writers have cats. I have cats. The next photo is of my cat
Whiskers who was on the cover a few years back of RT Book Reviews Magazine. Note how he has his elbow on a pile of books.
What about you? Are you a cat lover? Or a dog lover? Tell me about your pets and the role they play in your life. Do you talk to them like Megan talks to Smudge? How did you come up with their name? And please know that every book of mine that you buy helps feed a hungry cat – my hungry rescued cats! Plus Whiskers has diabetes so I have to give him shots twice a day. But we love our pets and they love us back. So tell us about your pet or pets.
Rave reviews for LUCK BE A LADY:
“Linz (MAD, BAD AND BLONDE, 2010; SMART GIRLS THINK TWICE, 2009; BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY,2007) has written another fast-paced romantic comedy with just the right amount of heartfelt emotion.” Booklist starred review
“LUCK BE A LADY has romance, heartbreak, trust, and forgiveness. This was a great read.” Romance Readers Connection
“If you’re looking for a book that will make you laugh out loud and allow you to walk away feeling completely satisfied, then this is the perfect story for you to pick up!” Fresh Fiction
“Linz delivers heat and heart” Jayne Ann Krentz
“Lucky readers will love this keeper!” Susan Elizabeth Phillips