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Cover Reveal: P.A.W.S. by Debbie Manber Kupfer

And now what you’ve all been waiting for. The brand new cover of P.A.W.S. designed by the multi-talented Rachel Bostwick.

 

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Despite all the stories I shared with you,

there is so much I never told you, Miri,

so much you’ll have to

discover for yourself.

Be brave, mein Katzerl.

When Miri receives a silver cat charm from her omama, Celia, on the night before she dies, she has no idea that the charm holds a family secret, a magic that saved Celia’s life and is about to make Miri’s a whole lot more interesting.

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Excerpt from P.A.W.S.

Vienna, October 20th, 1941, today is Celia’s tenth birthday. This is not the way she imagined celebrating it. She is with her family – her mama Miriam, her papa David, her elder brother Issel and her baby sister Sara. They are all crouched together in the back room of their tiny two-room apartment in Grosse Spielgasse, in the dark, barely breathing.

Outside the building, the boot steps get nearer and nearer – Celia hears shouting, screaming, gunshots. She crouches down even closer to the ground, wishing they could all somehow be swallowed up by the shadows. Celia holds her cat Max tightly in her arms, feeling his warmth, his soft tabby fur close to her skin, willing him to stay quiet.

Her mamma cradles little Sara at her breast, nursing her so she will not cry out. Outside the pounding footsteps get closer, closer: “Juden, Juden, Heraus, Heraus, Schnell, Schnell!!” Now they are at the door of the neighbors – the Wassersteins.  She hears crying and a single gun-shot.

Miriam beckons to her, “Celia, mein Katzerl, come here,” she whispers, “I have something for you, for your birthday.”

Celia approaches Miriam cautiously still clutching Max to her, “What is it Mama?” she says gazing into Miriam’s green, green eyes – studying her prematurely wrinkled face, memorizing every crease. Mama, my mama, she thinks.

Still holding baby Sara with her left hand Miriam reaches round the back of her neck with her right and unclasps the chain that she always wears under her clothes close to her heart. It is a silver chain with a cat charm on it. “Take this Celia, mein Katzerl, wear it always, remember I love you. Ich liebe dich.”

“I love you, Mama,” she whispers as she fastens the chain around her neck, just as the doors burst open – six gestapo soldiers rush into their home – “Juden, Heraus, Heraus . . .” Celia watches as her family is herded out of the door . . .

Author Biography

debssmallDebbie grew up in the UK in the East London suburb of Barking. She has lived in Israel, New York and North Carolina and somehow ended up in St. Louis, where she works as a writer and a freelance puzzle constructor of word puzzles and logic problems. She lives with her husband, two children and a very opinionated feline. Her first novel, P.A.W.S., was published in June 2013 and her second book in the series, Argentum, was released in October 2014. In addition she has stories in several anthologies including Fauxpocalypse, Shades of Fear, Darkly Never After, and Sins of The Past. In February 2015 she published a book of logic puzzles, Paws 4 Logic, with her son Joey. She believes that with enough tea and dark chocolate you can achieve anything!

Connect with the Author

Paws4Thought: http://debbiemanberkupfer.wordpress.com/
Paws4Puzzles: http://paws4puzzles.wordpress.com/
Author page: https://www.facebook.com/DebbieManberKupferAuthor
Puzzles: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paws4Puzzles/255518324584444?ref=hl
Twitter: @CiciCat42

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About weavingword

Allison D. Reid is a Christian Fantasy author with a fondness for Medieval history. Her first published series, the Wind Rider Chronicles, embraces traditional fantasy elements but is also infused with deeper spiritual themes. The first two books in the series, "Journey to Aviad" and "Ancient Voices: Into the Depths" can be found at Amazon and other online book retailers. "Journey to Aviad" is now FREE. Visit http://allisondreid.com/books-2/ to learn more.

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