I’m so excited to be able to share my review of Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping by Cheryl Denise Bannerman. There’s a giveaway after my review also, one for the US readers and one for the non-US readers so enter the right one! Huge thank you to Emma at damppebbles blog tours for the tour invite.
Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping by Cheryl Denise Bannerman
Published: 24th September 2018
Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping” is the first novel in the Anna Romano Mystery Series. It is a funny, whimsical, murder mystery series that appeals to ‘mystery readers’ of all ages.
Anna Romano is a middle-aged, Italian woman who is also a successful published author, a lover of cats, and an excellent cook with a hankering for Italian cuisine. She lives by herself in her quaint house, in a quiet community, with a white picket fence in Central New Jersey.
When she is not writing her next book or hosting book-signing events with her publicist, she is cleaning litter boxes and baking Cannolis…but never at the same time, of course!
In this first installment, on a typical day in Anna’s somewhat-perfect life, a book-signing event turns her world upside down. Is it a case of mistaken identity or was she just being paranoid?
From the fun cover, to the interesting title, to the fabulous contents, this book is an absolute corker. I will admit the title drew me in, it sounded as if it’ll be fun and not be serious which after some dark and heavy thrillers, sounded brilliant to me. The cover is just stunning, it’s perfect for this book and it just hints at what could be behind the pages.
Anna is a lovely character, I enjoyed reading about her and I look forward to getting to know her more in future books. Right from the start I knew Anna was going to be fun to read about and she kept me entertained throughout the book.
The mystery element to the book was well-crafted, I was kept on the edge of my seat as I was trying to figure it all out. Cheryl has built the suspense up well and it kept me intrigued to what was going on.
This book is witty and funny, I was chuckling to myself several times throughout and the dialogue is just perfect. It flows seamlessly and as it’s not a long book, it trundles along at a good pace.
Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping is everything the title suggests, fun, entertaining, witty and of course very curious. It’s a book that I’m glad I’ve read and discovered and I’ll be in first in line to read the next one! The next instalment is out in January so an excellent start to the new year that’ll be!
Buy now: Amazon
Follow the tour here:
US residents: There are two prizes up for grabs; entrants can win either a $10 B&N voucher or a signed paperback copy of Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping. To enter the giveaway to win one of these prizes click here.
Terms and conditions: One US winner will receive a signed paperback copy of Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping and one US winner will receive a $10 B&N voucher. The draw will be random and you cannot choose your prize. There is no cash alternative. The giveaway will close at midnight BST on Saturday 29th September 2018. The winner of the paperback will need to provide their postal address. The winner of the B&N voucher will need to provide their email address. These addresses will be passed onto Cheryl Denise Bannerman for her to distribute the prizes. The addresses will not be kept. Good luck.
Non US residents: For your chance to win a Kindle copy of Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping please click the following link here.
Terms and conditions: One non-US winner will receive a Kindle copy of Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping. The winner will need to provide their Kindle email address and add firstname.lastname@example.org as a Safe Sender to their Kindle account (information on how to do this can be provided upon request). There is no cash alternative and the winner’s name will be selected at random. The giveaway will end at midnight (BST) on Saturday 29th September 2018. Good luck.
About the Author:
Writing under pen name, Cheryl Denise Bannerman, Ms. Powell is an author of two self-published books, and an owner of a 22-year-old Training and Development company, specializing in eLearning, called Learn2Engage.
In her personal life and relationships, Ms. Powell has learned how to turn tragedies into triumphs through her strong will, faith, tenacity and most importantly, her quirky sense of humor. She now turns that keen knowledge of relationships and people, along with her various degrees and experience in Training and Development, into fun, engaging online courses for ‘Corporate America’, and, of course, in her works of fiction.
Within each of her works of fiction, a topic of social concern is addressed. From addictions to domestic violence, and suicide to molestation.
Her writings inspire people to live, laugh, love, learn and grow. She believes that when the world laughs at you, laugh harder. In Ms. Powell’s real and fictional world, she has learned how to create her own ‘happy ending’…one day at a time.