Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Best Cheer - Shout Out in Books


Earlier this week, I had a successful trip to Washington DC (link).  The next day, not so much.  I showed up at a facility that was not hosting a new hire fair that week.  Arg ... I combated DC traffic for nought!  

Later in the afternoon, I walked to the bank, tripped over a displaced sidewalk, and scrapped up my knee.  I hobbled home and cracked open Diane Kelly's LAYING DOWN THE PAW, Book 3 in the Paw Enforcement series.  I enjoyed the first two books in the series, PAW ENFORCEMENT (link) and PAW AND ORDER (link).

I often read the acknowledgement page - I am always curious who inspired the author. Yet I landed on the "praise" page with reviewer's quotes:

Funny and acerbic, the perfect read for lovers of Janet Evanovich. - Librarian and Reviewer

Humor, romance, and surprising LOL moments. What more can you ask for? - Romance and Beyond

Fabulously fun and funny! - Book Babe

An Engaging read that I could not put down.  I look froward to the next adventure of Megan and Brigit! - SOS Aloha on PAW ENFORCEMENT

Sparkling with surprises. Just like a tequila sunrise.  You never know which way is up or out! - Romance Junkies on PAW AND ORDER.

Wait a minute ... SOS Aloha is me!  Thank you Diane Kelly and St. Martin's Press for including my reviewer quote!

18404165Paw and Order (Paw Enforcement, #2)

This is the first time my blog name has appeared in a book.  My personal name has appeared several times.  In 2007, I won a character's name from Bobbi Smith at the RT Booklovers' Convention in Houston.  I am a school marm in WANTED! THE HALF BREED. My college friends thought I should have been the saloon wench ... they know me well!

Wanted: The Half-breed

In 2013, Anne Elizabeth thanked me, along with other volunteers, for supporting military families in ONCE A SEAL.


In 2014, Cathy Maxwell dedicated THE BRIDE SAYS MAYBE to me, 

For my friend Kim Adams Lowe, I am wealthy in my friends.


I am also rich in friends - fellow readers and authors. I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash. To enter the giveaway,

1. Leave a comment about a secondary character you could play in a book.

For Diane Kelly's Paw Enforcement series, I could be the Police Chief's administrative assistant, petting Brigit every time she comes into the office!

2. Comments are open through Saturday, April 23, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, April 24.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

I bet Brigit would enjoy Dog Beach in Pearl Harbor.


  1. Brigit would love dog beach! You know her well. : )

  2. Any character involved with animals would be my first pick.

  3. It would be fun to be the nosy neighbour who thinks she knows what's going on.

  4. I would love to be the go to girl who works at a security agency.

  5. I could play Peabody in the In Death books.

  6. I would play a librarian who helps the detective solve the crime in a cozy mystery.

  7. I could easily be the bookworm friend!

  8. How about the waitress who overhears nefarious plans?!?!


  9. Congrats on your shout out! I could be the best friend who gives excellent advice!


  10. I'd go for nice neighbor (with a few quirks).

  11. A teacher; I was one!
    Patty B.