Wednesday, 17 July 2013

May the K9 Spy Blog Tour: Spotlight Post

Welcome to the third stop on the "May the K9 Spy" Blog Tour! If you're new to the tour, make sure to check out ALL the blog tour stops to gather the scavenger hunt clues for your chance to win some cool prizes! All you have to do is collect the letters highlighted in red and unscramble them to make the correct word. Submit your guesses here

Now, a bit about the books:

May on the Way: How I Become a K9 Spy

Sometimes I start with a well-thought out plan, and sometimes, me being me, things just happen. In my imagination I'm on my way, heading anywhere. Because anywhere's better than here.

Which is why I'm staring at this latch. I'm going to escape today. I've been watching closely to see how they work it, though no one's noticed.

Humans... So unaware...

Available in Kindle format for $2.99 on
FREE for Kindle: July 16-20, 2013

An enterprising escape, a perilous mission...

After going astray during K9 Spy boot camp, May tries to find a way to the American Embassy in Paris.

Join her and LĂ©once, a feral cat, as they sniff out an evil plot leading from Benjamin Franklin's park through the historic Passy Cemetery to The Pantheon...including a journey under the city!

Available in Kindle format for $3.99 on
FREE for Kindle: July 23-27, 2013

Giveaway Information:

Check out the rules and join May the K9 Spy’s Scavenger Hunt at May’s Blog Tour HQ
May also has a “Lucky 7 Rewards for Reviewers” drawing happening this month! Grab a copy of the book(s), submit your review(s) on, and enter to win super cool prizes. Details can be found in May’s latest newsletter, or contact May’s publicist at

About the Author:

KC and May
KC Frantzen learned to speak critter at a young age. She and her husband volunteer with a variety of projects, including the Joni & Friends Wounded Warrior Getaway. They enjoy traveling just about anywhere, which helps formulate ideas for May the K9 Spy. The family lives in the country hills of middle Tennessee with two Arabian horses and several rescue dogs, including the real May.

Learn more about KC and May at, and connect with May on her Facebook page.

Spotlight Post

If you like the sound of May the K9 Spy, you'll love these other dog books!

The Puppy Tales Collection

When puppies get together, there's sure to be some mischief - and fun! These twelve puppy-dog tales introduce some of the fine, upstanding citizens of Houndsville and one or two rascals as well. If you look very carefully, you may discover the bones that those pesky pups have buried on every page.
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When I was searching for the info for this book to include in this post, I was aghast to see that its hardcover was no longer available. But guess what? Its paperback will be released in October of this year! I highly recommend this collection; it was a favourite of mine and my sister's when we were younger. Its glossy pages and pictures filled our imaginations and made me wish I could visit Houndsville and all its inhabitants. And trying to find the hidden bones will keep your kids interacting with the stories. The characters are silly and endearing, and the stories will warm your heart and make you laugh.

Because of Winn-Dixie

The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to Naomi, Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket--and comes out with a dog. A big, ugly, suffering dog with a sterling sense of humor. A dog she dubs Winn-Dixie. Because of Winn-Dixie, the preacher tells Opal ten things about her absent mother, one for each year Opal has been alive. Winn-Dixie is better at making friends than anyone Opal has ever known, and together they meet the local librarian, Miss Franny Block, who once fought off a bear with a copy of WAR AND PEACE. They meet Gloria Dump, who is nearly blind but sees with her heart, and Otis, an ex-con who sets the animals in his pet shop loose after hours, then lulls them with his guitar.Opal spends all that sweet summer collecting stories about her new friends and thinking about her mother. But because of Winn-Dixie or perhaps because she has grown, Opal learns to let go, just a little, and that friendship—and forgiveness—can sneak up on you like a sudden summer storm.
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Writing up on this book reminds me that I have to read it and watch the movie again--which stars AnnaSophia Robb, one of my favourite actresses. Though written for children, this book has a heart and a lesson from which adults should learn. I think, knowing where I am now, this book is actually more important for me to read today than it was when I first read it as a child. It has more to say to me. I hope you will give this book the chance to capture your heart. Now excuse me while I dig Up my old copy from somewhere (hope I still have it!) and read it again.

Blog Tour Schedule
· Monday, July 15th: Introduction to the tour at Seasons of Humility
· Tuesday, July 16th: Tuesday Tea with May and KC at Sherida Stewart
· Wednesday, July 17th: Spotlight at The Other World
· Thursday, July 18th: Spotlight at Diane Estrella
· Friday, July 19th: Spotlight at Writing Roseanna
· Saturday, July 20th: Spotlight at Returning to Eden
· Sunday, July 21st: Spotlight (and review?) at The Curried Nut
· Monday, July 22nd: Review at Edgy Inspirational Romance
· Tuesday, July 23rd: Interview with May at Buckley’s Blog
· Wednesday, July 24th: Review at Best Reads (2010-2013) 
· Thursday, July 25th: Review at Bluerose’s Heart
Friday, July 26th: Conclusion of the tour at Seasons of Humility

Enjoy the rest of the tour!