Another Bout of Shameless Self-Promotion

Extra, extra!

The Connecticut Corpse Caper has been selected for a discount / free promotion.  Here are the details, dear friends and followers:

Promotion price for The Connecticut Corpse CaperFREE (yes, f-r-e-e!)

Promotion dates: February 10th through the 14th 2020

Please note: $0.99 promotions are active only in the US and UK stores, and free promotions are available in all Amazon marketplaces!

Please check out the antics—er—cases of the Triple Threat Investigation Agency trio (JJ, Rey, and Linda).  And perhaps you might wish to help boost Caper’s Popularity Index (PI) . . . ?

Here are three Amazon links (you can never have enough):

Thank you . . . or as the Oahu-based P.I. gals would say . . . mahalo.


Peeves, Not Pets

Hey-ho, it’s Rey again.  Linda was going to take over today’s post, but she had a few too many Mai-Tais last night—a party I wasn’t invited to (which I won’t forget).

Today, I thought I’d post about peeves, not pets—you know, what our current gripes are.  So ya got one from my cousin JJ, one from by best friend Linda (recovering from too much fun, he-he, and serves her right), and one from yours truly.

Linda’s Peeve

WPpeeveD1Ill-mannered people, first and foremost.  Yes, these days, we’re all in a rush, trying to get things done and we’re so focused on that, we forget to be nice.  Remember that word?  It translates into being polite, kind, pleasant.  Last week, some hulk of a guy nearly crushed me against a glass door in his haste to leave a store.  He had a bag in one hand, a cell in the other, and pipikaula clasped between his tense lips.  No apology, just a what-are-you-doing-in-my-way glare.  Granted, he may have been having a bad day—heaven knows we all do—but do we need to extend that to others?  It might not be that bad, even quell said bad mood, if we presented a smile, a greeting, or a simple apology.

JJ’s Peeve

WPpeeveE1Animal abusers.  To hear of an animal being beaten or killed—poached or hunted—breaks my heart.  That a fellow human being could inflict injury or death on a helpless creature / a beloved pet, simply boggles my mind.  If caring for a pet—that wonderful companion that demonstrates unconditional love—is no longer an option, surely another home, even a shelter, is a viable option.  There’s no (!) excuse for mistreatment.

My Peeve

WPpeeveA1Sick people who wanna share the love.  Not long ago, I was sitting in a coffee shop and this woman came in, hacking up a storm.  Sat across from me and continued with the nasty coughing.  Never covered her mouth.  Never even apologized.  Needless to say, I got sick—for over a week!  Nothing I like more than shoving tissues up my nose, whooping up a storm, and feeling like shi—uh, sickly.  People, if you’re ill, show some respect.  Cover up and steer clear!

Ahhhhhh.  Nothing better than purging peeves.  Have a great rest of the week, everyone!  The Boss’ll be back soon.

Pets, not Peeves

Those are for another post.  Hey, it’s Rey!  The Boss, as an FYI, is having some mom-care things to tend to, so ya got me again.

We were walking Button and Piggaletto in Kapiʻolani Park the other day—I had Bonzo in a cool new stroller—and thought a post about pets might be fun.  WPbonzo

So, where to start, my friends?  We-ell, Bonzo is my Checkered Giant rabbit.  I rescued the cutie when his young owner had been murdered during the Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie? caper.  I never had pets prior.  Man, did I miss out.

WPbuttonButton is JJ’s rescue mutt, a mix—let’s see if I can remember—right, of Havanese, Schnoodle and Chacy Ranoir.  They’re breeds considered hypoallergenic, coz my cousin’s got allergies.

WPPiggalettoChangeDOTorgPiggaletto’s my best friend’s pot-bellied pig.  I was kinda surprised when she brought the porker home one afternoon, and it took a wee bit of getting used to him, but he’s a sweetie and I’ve grown to really love the little guy.

Besides pets being fun and cute and just too lovable, I did some Googling and found out there are actual merits to owning one.  Let me share . . .

There’s decreased:   ♥  blood pressure  ♥  cholesterol levels  ♥  triglyceride levels (a type of fat found in your body, as an FYI)  ♥  feelings of loneliness and/or stress.

And there’s increased:  ♥  occasions for exercise and physical activities  ♥  opportunities to meet people, make new friends (I know we’ve made a few since spending time in parks with the pets)  ♥  sense of safety.

Additionally, having pets is great for kids—gives them a sense of responsibility and bonding.  And, apparently, they can actually stop kids from developing allergies (JJ’s mom should have got her a cat from day one).  And here’s one fact I find amazing: pets can help detect cancer.  Like, who knew!?

There are so many animals in shelters, waiting to have a home, be loved and pampered (kinda like what we humans want).  Please give [lots of] thought to adopting one.  You’ll [both] feel better!

I’ve been Imprinted!

Or rather, my books have now gone through imprintation (which doesn’t appear to be a valid word, actually, but hey, what’s wrong with adding new ones to the lot?)

The Triple Threat Investigation Agency series—The Connecticut Corpse Caper, Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie, Coco’s Nuts, and Forever Poi—are now formally part of the Next Chapter catalog!  How exciting is that?  The P.I. gals (JJ, Rey, and Linda) and I officially belong to a recognized publishing house.  We’d woo-hoo, big time, but no one really does that anymore . . . do they?  Oh, what the heck—WOO-HOO!

If you have a second or two, dear friends and followers, we humbly ask (beg, plead, promise to be your BFF) that you visit one or all of the links to check us out.

Thank you kindly, or as the Hawaii-based trio would say, mahalo.