A Touch of Scandal: Spend Avon’s Money And Help Rescue Kitties

Book CoverHello. Ah am Gracie. Ah am one of Sarah’s cats. Ah am one of two girls in this house. Everyone else is a boy.

That is the disgusting.

Here is me. Am Ah not pretty? Ah am pretty. You can send me the tributes. Ah like the Pounce.

Sarah asked me to write the entry today because Ah have not ever done so, despite sitting on many, if not all, of Sarah’s romance novels. Mah Gawd, they are everywhere. Piles of them. Ah like to drape my

hairy backside

– ahem – beautiful puffulous posterior across as many as possible, especially if they are in the sun. The books make mah furs glitter, and Ah hear that is very desirable.

Let us go back a minute. Aren’t Ah pretty? Yes, thank you. Admire Mah



Anyway, this is my brother, Oliver. Sarah calls him The Diggus. Ah call him The Stupid. He is the very dumb. Oliver and Ah were born in Brooklyn. We are rescue kitties adopted from North Shore Animal League. Sarah adopted us because it was the easiest way she knew of to make sure she and Mah Man didn’t break up when they moved in together. See? Ah am pretty, and Ah am the relationship guarantee, in one pretty furry package.

Then came The Spawn, and his late brother, The Foo. They are rescue kitties, too, from… oh, Ah do not care where they are from, but I wish Spawn would go back there. He is annoying.  There are more boys, too: DOG Boys. Can you imagine the indignity? First, there was Toto, and Logan, who both came from the Petfinder.org. And now there are the TWO boy dogs – this is unacceptable but no one is listening to me, here. Buzz and Zeb are from a kill shelter in Arkansas, and Ah will tell you between us that Ah am glad they are here, but Ah wish they would stop trying to sniff Mah Butt. Indignity, Ah tell you.

Anyways. Sarah asked me to write this to tell you that the people at the Avon Books have lost their ever loving’ minds. First they wanted to make a book trailer, but when they said Ah could not be The Star, I said, No. Spend your money somewhere else. Like on me. Then they said no. So then we had the idea. Their author, Liz Carlyle, has rescue cats (clearly, she is the woman of the excellent taste) and to celebrate her new book, One Touch of Scandal, Avon is doing A Touch Of the Crazypants Fund Raising. 

For every comment left here, and at a collection of other blogs about the romance, AvonBooks will be donating $1 to Cat Angels, a rescue organization chosen by the Ms. Carlyle. She has the good taste, yes.

The donation will be capped at $3000.00 US, with one comment per person, though you can comment at the other sites including Avon Romance, DearAuthor, Romantic Times Blog, Borders TrueRomance, Fresh Fiction among others (links to come! – SBS). Comments will remain open until we hit $3000.00, or 3000 comments across all the different sites. How long do you think that crazy will take?

If you have the time for that kind of thing. Ah personally am due for Mah Nap.

So go leave the comments here and elsewhere. Feel free to compose odes to the awesome of animal rescue, or to Mah Beauty, or both, and help rescue kitties, like me. $3000, 3000 comments, all for the kitty rescue. Leave the comment, spend the dollar. Is easy.

Because rescue kitties like me, we are the Awesome. And so pretty, did you not notice? Yes, Ah know. So pretty.

Diggus, Spawn, Gracie, and Zeb have a message for you:




Random Musings

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  1. 1
    Rebeca says:

    Great cause!
    Next time, can we represent the dogs too Ms. Carlyle/Avon?

  2. 2
    Olivia says:

    I think this is a great idea, I have rescue cats myself!

  3. 3
    Toni says:

    This is a great cause!

    I wish I could have kitties, but Hubby and The Boy are very allergic to pet dander.

  4. 4
    Chance says:

    Great cause. good for avon.

  5. 5
    Cat says:

    All hail to the mighty cats!

  6. 6
    wendy says:

    Gracie, you are beautiful – and with that southern accent I am sure you could get something better than Oliver, although I rather like stawberry blonde men. Mmmm, Oliver the dolliver.

  7. 7

    lol. Great cause. I’m thinking the 3000 comment mark will be hit wicked fast.

    Codeword: act16 (I’m told I already do)

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  9. 9
    DivineKittyCat says:

    Makes me miss my kitties… who live with my parents. I will have to go see them soon.

  10. 10
    Bronte says:


    Interesting factoid for the day: In Australia 90% of cats in shelters are euthanased rather than rehomed.  This compares to around 10% of dogs that are euthanased and not rehomed.
    Thanks to Avon and Ms Carlyle.

  11. 11
    Lisa says:

    Due to allergies, i’ve never had rescue kitties, just dogs – but my sister’s dumpster cats are I think representing the family. Good for the cats!

  12. 12
    Libra says:

    Such a great cause. Kudos!

  13. 13
    JenTurner says:

    We officially adopted two black cats from the local Humane Society yesterday. So far, they’re crazy. ;) Great cause!

  14. 14
    Miranda says:

    If there was a kitty romance novel, Gracie would be the heroine :)

    I have always had rescue or stray kitties. Rescue shelters rock.

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    Tolouse says:

    I am all for this cause. My cat Mus (mouse) was a rescue kitten as well

  16. 16
    Cathy B says:

    Mah Gawd, thah is one pretty kitty.

    spamword: ahe97 – Yes, Miss Gracie, I am sure you Ah indeed 97 times more pretty than all your other kitty friends.

  17. 17
    Sue K says:

    Save the Kitties!!!
    Save the Kitties!!!

  18. 18
    tea says:

    Teh kittehs!
    Yew ah so gorgeous, Kitteh Gracie. Good on ya, Ms. Carlyle.

  19. 19
    Cheryl McInnis says:

    Glad to help out the kitties! My kitty, Alley ( guess where I found him?) was also rescued-and now lives the life of a king. Just like every kitty deserves to!

    My spam word is stay32. I’d love to let 32 rescue kitties stay, but I think the litter boxes would be way too much ;-)

  20. 20

    Beautiful cat!

    Thanks for posting this. We have a rescue cat here, a beautiful flame point Himalayan we adopted from a shelter three years ago. Glad to help out the cause.

  21. 21
    Sarah W says:

    I used to volunteer at the Save the Animals no-kill shelter in Cincinnati when I lived there—-my parents still do. 

    Many older kitties have come home with us over the years, some of them as handsome as Oliver and gorgeous as Gracie, but mostly not.  I mean really not.  But we love them anyway.

    Thank you Avon!  And all the blogs making this possible!

  22. 22
    bigred says:

    My cat Elliot was a rescue from the local Animal Rescue League and it was love at first sight.  I opened the cage door and he rolled over for me to rub his belly – how could I say no?  Five years later and he is still a constant source of comfort.  Thanks Avon for helping to save the kitties.  We all need a little fur ball to snuggle.

  23. 23
    Joanne says:

    Paranormal Regency!
    Animal Shelter!

    Thanks Gracie & Avon

  24. 24
    joanne says:

    Paranormal Regency and Animal Shelter. There’s a win-win!

  25. 25
    MM says:

    I’ve had rescue cats my entire life. The current one is sitting beside me as I type this, looking very pleased with herself. Kudos to Avon and all the blogs participating for helping out such a great cause!

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    anais7475 says:

    Luurve cats!!! So want to have one but we are travelling and renting at the moment, so tough luck. Grace, you are a beauty ;) This is a great cause.

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    Antonia says:

    Great idea especially since I’m more of a cat person. :D

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    phoebesmum says:

    Ms Gracie, your personal beauty is only exceeded by your charm and, well, grace. Well done, Avon!

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    Nadia says:

    Pretty kitties!  We will be springing a couple of kittens from the Big House as soon as the younger offspring is old enough to take responsibility (i.e. scoopin’ the poop).  She’s been doing the hard sell all year, so I’m thinking that it might be a furry Christmas.

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    Jo says:

    Goodness, what beautiful cats! I look forward with extreme eagerness to the day when I am in a position to have cats of my own – rescue cats, of course.

    And yay for charity cat blogging :D

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