Furbaby Friday With Laurie Ryan


I’m happy to have Laurie Ryan here to share her awesome furbaby and contemporary romance. Northern Lights, with us.

Laurie:

Hi, everyone! And many thanks to Beth for having me here to chat about our furbaby. My husband and I have been privileged to have some pretty awesome animals during our time together. Three of them, a husky named Taschia, a poodle mix called Puddles (picked that up during potty training and it stuck), and a cat named Screamer (again, appropriately named). They were raised together and mostly got along. And the year we lost all three of these members of our family was pretty rough. In fact, we went about five years with no pets because of that.

By then, though, we couldn’t stand it any longer. We put the word out that we were looking for a cat. Interestingly enough, one came our way within a week. A friend of our son’s called to say she’d rescued a stray. She caught some guys (who will be featured as the villains in one of my books eventually) who were throwing this teeny-tiny kitten up, trying to land it on the roof of a building! She grabbed the frightened kitten and sent the villains packing.

And that’s how Dude came to live with us. Remember that “appropriate naming” thing above? This was our first male pet since hubby and I were kids, and we kept saying “she” and “her.” So we named him Dude. And the name is soooo right for this cat. He’s the most laid back pet we’ve ever owned. Loves everyone, loves naps, loves to eat, and rarely gets riled. Well, unless a dog or another cat come on the property

 

His lazy—I mean, laid back lifestyle is probably why he’s been stable for several years at seventeen pounds. He’s a hefty boy, loves to cuddle under my chin, and watches bird videos on you tube. And he’s brought us so much joy in these last ten years. I can’t imagine life without our Dude.

Beth: I love this cat!

Northern Lights:

Finding love in the heart of Alaska.

When New York CEO Renzo Gallini shows up with papers saying he owns the waystation Jess lives and breathes for, she laughs in his face. But things get tense when he’s got the paperwork to prove it…and her father, who apparently signed her home away, is nowhere to be found.

Alaskan native Jess Jenkins has lived most of her life at Last Chance Camp, a man’s world where femininity is relegated to wisps of time behind closed doors. Yet she’s proud of what they’ve built here. Last Chance is all she needs to be happy and no amber-eyed city-boy will convince her otherwise.

Ren left New York on his mother’s foolish errand, to turn an Alaskan truck stop into a vacation destination. He finds little of merit in the wide spot in the road until the small community, led by a fiercely loyal tomboy, shows him there’s more to Alaska than just ruts in the road. That survival depends not just on good planning, but on each other. And love can be found in places where you least expect it.
All buy links can be found here: https://books2read.com/NorthernLights

About the author:

Laurie Ryan writes fantasy and contemporary romance. Growing up a devoted reader, Laurie Ryan immersed herself in the diverse works of authors like Tolkien and Woodiwiss. She is passionate about every aspect of a book: beginning, middle, and end. She can’t arrive to a movie five minutes late, has never been able to read the end of a book before the beginning, and is a strong believer in reading the book before seeing the movie.
Laurie lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, in the shadow of Mt. Rainier and a short drive to beach-walking next to the Pacific Ocean, with her handsome, he-can-fix-anything husband and their gray, seventeen-pound cat, Dude.

You can find Laurie here:
Website: https://www.laurieryanauthor.com/
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/beVXAr
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/laurieryanauth/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lryanauthor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurie.ryan.79

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave Laurie a comment!

17 responses to “Furbaby Friday With Laurie Ryan

  1. What a gorgeous big fat kitty. I love big cats.

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  2. Laurie, I love Dude! Laid back cats are my favorite. You’re story sounds good too, and much luck in getting Northern Lights in front of people!

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  3. That first picture of Dude is amazing! I love the name as well as his story. How could he be any different with a story like that? Please give , if he allows, Dude a belly rub from me.

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  4. Laurie, I have this horrible vision of poor Dude being tossed in the air. So glad he’s been successfully rescued. Our oldest cat is just over 20 pounds and believes he owns the house. Your book sounds intriguing and I look forward to reading it.
    Beth, thanks for introducing me to a new author. I love your Furbaby Friday features.

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  5. Ohhhh, got to love this great guy. He’s all personality. I’m glad to see your promoting Northern Lights. I loved the story, great characters and the setting with the Lights is perfect.

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  6. Love all the photos of Dude, but especially the first one! He’s definitely in his glory 🙂 You can tell he’s not spoilt, one wee bit 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us, Laurie and looking forward to reading your story!

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    • Me, spoil a cat? Okay…maybe. But it’s hard not to when he likes to cuddle on my chest and tuck his head under my chin. Yes, all 17 pounds of him. In the summer, that’s darn near unbearable. Lol.

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  7. Very cool cat. I had a chubby boy too once. Story sounds really interesting! Much luck with sales.

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