Monday, February 20, 2017

The Adventures of Sherlock Bones Blog Tour: Guest Post and Giveaway for a Pet Prize Pack!

Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Pub. Date: February 21, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books
Format: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 150
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The Adventures of Sherlock Bones turns snooping on its floppy ear when one day, Dr. Jane Catson, a surgeon injured in the Cat Wars, has an afternoon nap interrupted by a most unusual occurrence.

On the front lawn of her home, rather loud footsteps disturb her peace as Sherlock Bones, a Great Dane in a deerstalker claiming to be the greatest detective in the world, arrives.

After a quick, critical examination of the intrusive dog, whose enormous body blocks the entire sun from view, Catson has her doubts. But that’s not all. The monstrously sized creature makes an even more astonishing claim: He has come to live with her!

Before Catson can collect her thoughts into an intelligent rebuttal, Sherlock Bones has made himself quite at home, inventing things like a jetpack for her Castilian housekeeper-cook, a turtle named Mr. Javier, and placing his gigantic food and water dishes next to hers.

But there’s no time for protest. The great detective and Dr. Catson have caught themselves their first case: a suspiciously dead human in a nearby abandoned building. Can Sherlock Bones and Dr. Catson crack the case before the killer strikes again? Or will their differences get in the way of solving Case File No. 1? One thing’s for sure, that would be a doggone shame.

Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Pub. Date: February 21, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books
Format:Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 150
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD | Kobo | Google Play Books | Indiebound

After being introduced to Sherlock Bones, the Greatest Detective in the World, in Case File #1: Dogged to Death, Dr. Jane Catson -- surgeon and veteran of the Cat Wars -- is back to share an all-new mystery adventure with readers. Despite all of Jane's resistance, Bones is now living with her and her housekeeper/chef, the turtle with a jetpack, Mr. Javier. This time out, the mismatched duo's investigations lead them to a case involving murder, of course, and -- wait for it! -- Utah. If there's one thing readers can be certain of it's that in this world, the animals are always smarter than the humans. Also, did we mention ... Utah?

Guest Post: Ask the Author

You've written a lot of books, including books for children, teens and adults. Which is your favorite audience to write for and why?

I love them all for different reasons! I love writing for adults because no topics are off limits there. I love writing for teens because even if sometimes they think they’re too cool for school, ideas can still be new to them in the way they can’t for adult readers. And I love writing for children because they give so much back -- I’ve received more emails and letters, literally thousands, from kids who love The Sisters 8 series, which I created with my husband and daughter, and I can only hope kids love The Adventures of Sherlock Bones as much.

Spin-offs of the Sherlock Holmes books are plentiful. In what ways do your Sherlock Bones books differ from others?

You’re right that spin-offs are plentiful -- even the amazing basketball player and writer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recently launched a mystery series for adults in which Mycroft Holmes is the hero. The way mine stands apart is that I don’t think anyone else is doing adaptations of the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories for the 7- to 11-year-old reading set and, if they are, I doubt they feature a Great Dane as the Great Detective; or a female cat, Dr. Jane Catson, in the Watson role; and they definitely don’t have, as housekeeper/chef, a Castilian turtle with a jet pack named Mr. Javier.

Your bio says that you struggled to get published when you first started writing. What advice do you have for people who love to write and dream of being published?

It took nearly eight years and seven novels written before I finally sold my first book. Since then, I’ve had over thirty books published. My advice to others who dream of publication is the same as it’s always been: read, read, read everything you can get your hands on, because you can’t be a good writer without first being a great reader; and always remember, the only person who can ever really take you out of the game is you.

About Lauren:
Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of over 25 books for adults, teens and kids, including The Sisters 8 series for young readers, which she created with her husband and daughter. She lives in Danbury, CT, with that husband and daughter as well as their marvelous cat, Yoyo.

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Giveaway Details:
(1) winner will receive a pair of Great Dane Socks (pictured below) and a Bag of Wellness Brand Dog or Cat Treats, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:
Week 1:
2/20/2017 - Susan Heim on Parenting - Guest Post
2/21/2017 - Boom Review Becca - Review
2/22/2017 - Page Turners Blog - Excerpt
2/23/2017 - Month9Books - Interview
2/24/2017 - Lisa's Loves (Books of Course) - Guest Post

Week 2:
2/27/2017 - So Few Books - Interview
2/28/2017 - Don't Judge, Read - Interview
3/1/2017 - S.E. Muir - Excerpt
3/2/2017 - Mundie Kids - Excerpt
3/3/2017 - I am not a bookworm! - Review


  1. I love the review. Looking forward to reading it.

  2. This review sounds interesting. Would love to read it.

  3. Very nice review. I loved it.Thanks for sharing with us

  4. The book sounds nice!


  5. We do have a dog so naturally are doglovers. We would certainly enjoy watching this movie. Of course, there might be a fignt over who gets to wear the socks.

  6. My grand dog would love these or my 3 cats.

  7. Sounds like a clever and interesting read :) My daughter would love this book!

  8. Great book! Nice socks!!! Congrats!

  9. Oh my gosh! These books sound awesome!

  10. These socks are great!

  11. These socks are cool!


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