Sunday, March 5, 2023

A Purr Before Dying - A Guest Post & Giveaway

I'm pleased to welcome Remy Gillard to Cozy Up With Kathy today. You can find Remy on the pages of A PURR BEFORE DYING by T. C. LoTempio. This book is the sixth in the Nick and Nora Mystery series and was released last month.

Allow me to introduce myself. I am Remy Gillard, the brother of Nora Charles BFF, Chantal. My sister and I co-own Poppies, Cruz’s premier (well, only) flower shop. I’m often mentioned by Chantal, but I have never had a major role until this adventure, A PURR BEFORE DYING!

And what a role!

It all started when Nora landed the catering contract for a popular soap opera who happened to be shooting some scenes in Cruz. The director, a rake by the name of Anton Forbes, and I...well, we had a sort of a past. And not a good one, unfortunately. His presence bothered me so much so that I warned my sister about him. And when Nora discovered his dead body....suffice it to say all the skeletons in the closets came out, and Dale Anderson was soon eyeing me as suspect number one!

Was I nervous, even though I knew I was innocent? Well, of course! But I had absolute faith in Nora...and her cat Nick in particular. Nick is an extraordinary cat...Chantal has mentioned to me on occasion that she thinks Nick could even have supernatural powers. I’m not quite sure I agree with my sister on that. Supernatural powers? Really? Still, his background is what one would call murky...and he does get eerily accurate with those Scrabble tile clues!

Speaking of magical things, did you know that there are flowers that are considered magical? One is the Bluebell. The violet-coloured bell-shaped petals of this wildflower are threaded through with magical lore. Said to grow only in the most ancient woodlands, they are flowers sacred to elemental spirits, especially fairies. Flowers of truth, whoever wears a bluebell will only speak honestly. Imagine what the Cruz police force could do with that!

Another is the Dandelion. Known as an oracle flower, the dandelion is used for prophecy and predictions. It can be used for communicating with loved ones who have passed into spirit. And let’s not forget the Daisy, which has always been associated with innocent love. Daisies signify purity and loyalty. They also draw good luck to the wearer and will bring a pure love to you.

Watch out for Foxglove! Not one to fool around with! A lethal dose of this flower can kill, but left alone in a quiet corner, it can provide thoughtful insights!

I hope I’ve given you some helpful tips on my favorite subject – flowers! And to find out if Nick and Nora manage to get me out of hot water, well....grab a copy of A PURR BEFORE DYING!


 A PURR Before DYING: A Nick and Nora Mystery by T.C. LoTempio

About A Purr Before Dying

A PURR Before DYING: A Nick and Nora Mystery Cozy Mystery
6th in Series Setting - California
Beyond The Page (February 21, 2023)
Number of Pages 256

No one’s who they seem in the thrilling new Nick and Nora Mystery, and someone’s playing the part of a clever killer . . .

When a nighttime soap opera comes to town to film an episode, no one’s more excited than Nora Charles, who’s landed the contract for catering the shoot. But if she thought the show’s plotlines were full of drama and intrigue, that’s nothing compared to what she witnesses among the cast and crew, who are sneaking off for secret liaisons one minute and at each other’s throats the next. It’s all a titillating behind-the-scenes look for Nora—until she stumbles across the body of the show’s slain director.

It’s not long before the local authorities finger the brother of Nora’s good friend for the evil deed, and it’s up to Nora and her sidekick Nick to get him off the hook. As she begins to sort out the cast’s romantic entanglements and professional rivalries looking for a motive, she also discovers that the victim was involved in the mysterious death of the show’s previous director.

And then another member of the crew is found murdered, and Nora knows she’ll have to act fast to figure out who’s playing the part of the killer, before she’s cast in the role of the next victim . . .

About T.C. LoTempio

While Toni Lotempio does not commit – or solve – murders in real life, she has no trouble doing it on paper. Her lifelong love of mysteries began early on when she was introduced to her first Nancy Drew mystery at age 10 – The Secret in the Old Attic. She and her cat pen the Nick and Nora mystery series originally from Berkley Prime Crime and now with Beyond the Page Publishing. They also write the Cat Rescue series from Crooked Lane and the Pet Shop series, originally published by Midnight Ink and rebranded last year as “Urban Tails Pet Shop Mysteries.” Book six in the Nick and Nora mysteries, A PURR BEFORE DYING, is released this February from Beyond the Page. There is also a new series, Tiffany Austin Food Blogger, coming out in April.

You can cat-ch up with them at ROCCO’s blog, or her website,

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