Jul 282016

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I am excited to welcome Laura Morrigan to Escape With Dollycas today!

Laura Morrigan Blog Post


I’m a word nerd. I admit it.

I keep lists.

So, once again, here are some of my favorite words and why I love them.

I like words that are fun to say. Give these a try.

scintilla- a spark or very small thing

susurrous- whispering, hissing

evanescent- vanishing quickly

nemesis- an unbeatable opponent; a source of harm or ruin

discombobulate- confuse, upset

onomatopoeia- (obviously) words that imitate a sound

Words about happy stuff make me happy.

gambol- leaping or skipping joyfully

halcyon- happy, carefree

ebullience- bubbling enthusiasm

auspicious- favorable

exultant- triumphantly happy

I also have a love for nouns that end in ”ing”

Not just thing, ring, wing, etc but…

nameling- having the same name (usually people)

gloaming- twilight

foundling- an abandoned child discovered and cared for by others

So… what are your favorites?











Take the Monkey and Run
(A Call of the Wilde Mystery)

Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery (July 5, 2016)
An Imprint of Penguin Random House LLC
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425282014
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Grace Wilde must use her psychic abilities to track down a pesky primate in the latest Call of the Wilde Mystery.

Grace Wilde is excited to head to New Orleans for her first “real” case as an animal telepath. She intends to help a woman find her missing sister, but when she attempts to communicate with her client’s cat, Coco, Grace gets distracted by the presence of a much wilder animal.

Coco confirms that a mysterious monkey has been swinging around the Big Easy. Grace thinks she might be able to help corral the cheeky Capuchin in addition to solving her case. But things get complicated when she receives a cryptic warning that her client isn’t what she seems. Now it’s up to Grace to separate the truth from the monkey business…

About The Author
Spending the first years of her life on a Costa Rican coffee farm blessed Laura Morrigan with a fertile imagination and a love for all things wild.
Later she became a volunteer at a Florida zoo, helping out with everything from “waste management” to teaching an elephant how to paint. Drawing from her years of experience with both wild and domestic animals and her passion for detective novels, Laura created the Call of the Wilde Mystery series. She lives in Florida with too many cats, loves the Blue Angels, wearing flip flops in November, and thunderstorms. Laura is currently hard at work, writing the next Call of the Wilde mystery.

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Thanks to the publisher I have 1 copy of Take the Monkey and Run to give away!
Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old
with US Mailing Address
Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited.

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Contest Will End August 11, 2016 at 11:59 PM CST
Winner Will Be Chosen By Random.org
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  17 Responses to “Special Guest – Laura Morrigan – Author of Take the Monkey and Run – #GuestPost – #Giveaway”

  1. I love a new series. Will be reading this one!!_____

  2. Am ALWAYS looking for a new series to read!!!_

  3. I had forgotten how much I enjoy certain words – like scintilla – such a great word. Great guest post – thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I like the words brilliant, nonplussed, serendipitous, copacetic. I like your shoulder cat

  5. Love the cover and it sounds great, thanks for the chance 🙂

  6. I seriously love the word list!!! What a fun boredom buster to do with my daughter, or whenever! 🙂 I haven’t read your books yet but they’re on my goodreads list now!

  7. sounds like a good read.

  8. I don’t know that I have a word that really excites me.
    Maybe “Pepsi” – I’m an addict. Does that count?

  9. I enjoy words too. Without the written word we would have no books to read.

  10. The title and cover are enough to make me want to buy this book without knowing what the story is. Thanks for including Laura Morrigan and information about her book on your blog. robeader53@yahoo.com

  11. Your word list was fun to review. I would love the chance to read your book as well.

  12. This would be a great book to add to my cozy challenge list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  13. Really enjoy this series and Grace with her psychic abilities. Like that the book takes place in New Orleans. Really looking forward to reading.

  14. Love all mysteries with cats ( I have 2 ) I love the book cover and the storyline sounds great 🙂 Thank you for a chance to win 🙂

  15. This looks like a great series for me to start reading! I love the cat, too! (I have a couple strange ones, as well.)

  16. fun fun series!!!

  17. Congrats on the new release! I have never read a mystery with an animal telepath and am fascinating by the story line. Definitely adding this book to my tbr list.

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