Sunday, 17 June 2018

Sunday Selfie, Father's Day and a #FreeBook

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In my selfie for today, I am perched up high on my scratching post awaiting more adoration from my public (and Mum).

Speaking of Mum, her book Frozen in Time is FREE on Kindle again. She figured all the hard work of writing her books, especially this historical vampire trilogy did not pay off and she did not become the successful author she had hoped to be. With that idea, she told me the other night that she might as well give it away since no-one is willing to pay for it. Self-published in September 2011, the novel (and trilogy) took her years to write, plus years and years of research. It was a story inspired by two of her favourite movies Interview with the Vampire and Bram Stoker's Dracula (which starred the excellent actor Gary Oldman) and of course the Hammer films starring Christopher Lee which Mum loved to stay up late and watch as a young girl. Her dad though actually had a phobia of watching any of the Dracula films. Funnily enough, some people thought he had a passing resemblance to Lee.😻

Today is Father's Day of course. Mum is thinking of her late dad, who passed away in 2010 before he got the chance to read any of Mum's books or to meet me. Mum misses him, even though their relationship wasn't all that great. They sort of made up when he got ill though. From the photo below, you can tell she adored her daddy as a young girl.


Download Mum's novel for free here



Hugs and purrs to anyone missing their father today xx 💚💓



Mum as a little girl in the 1960s with her daddy.

Granddad in the 1980s. He must have been in his early 40s here. 


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30 comments:

Erin the Cat said...

Aww, sweet memories make for a lovely selfie.... I do hope those books catch on, and do well, with so much effort and love poured in they should. we are just starting our career and hope that folks will be taken by them, but you just never know...
Purrs
ERin

The Swiss Cats said...

Sweet memories, and cute selfie. Purrs

Three Chatty Cats said...

What a very nice photo of you with your dad. I didn't know you'd written that series of books. Off to check it out!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Your Granddad was a handsome man. I love your Mum's writing and I enjoyed all the books I have read of hers which is everything except the vampires because I am also afraid of vampires. My Aunt let me watch Salem's Lot when I was 10 and I kept my neck covered in bed until I was about 40. She can still become a famous writer- never give up.XO

Kitties Blue said...

That is an amazing selfie today, Athena. You are super gorgeous. Your mum's dad sure was handsome. He could have been a movie star. Our mom always had a great relationship with her dad until the later years. He died 20 years ago. Thank you for joining us on today's hop. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Your Mom shouldn't give up on her dreams. Although personally we think she should write YOUR biography, but then we always find cats more interesting then people. Our Dad was away, but our Grandpa came to visit so we had a nice Father's Day after all.

Katie Isabella said...

I will head over there Athena. And your Grand Dad was a very handsome man! Indeed he was. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of you and he. Your Mum was adorable. Let me go see the books. XXX

Sherri-Ellen T-D. said...

Mee-you Athena yur selfie iss pawsum! An pleeze tell Lady Marie mee LadyMum missess her Pappaw efurry day. Shee was BERRY close to him. Hee went to Pure Land inn August 2009. Yur Pappaw was berry hansum...mee iss sorry hee iss not here with youss' now.
An do not give uppy on ritin….LadyMum gave uppy an now shee wishess shee had not...
***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xXXx

Marv Marvelous said...

Athena! You are drop dead gorgeous!!
Sending you many purrs
Marv

meowmeowmans said...

I have always enjoyed your Mum's books, Athena. I hope she does not give up her dream of being a renowned author.

We loved your selfie, and the photo of your mum and her father.

Summer said...

Your human's dad was a very good-looking guy! Love your selfie, Athena.

Eastside Cats said...

Athena, I believe that your mom's dad knows all about you and her books, 'cause he's watching from the other side. Happy Dad's Day!

Valentine said...

Mom has always luved watching vampire movies new and old versions. She also is a big fan of Anne Rice stories. She can't wait to read your mommas series, too! She says your grandpa was a handsome one. Winks.

Katie Isabella said...

Athena, I don;t belong to the Kindle Unlimited and don;t wish to join it. BUT I bought the story of you, pretty girl.

Marie Symeou said...

Your writing is great :)

Marie Symeou said...

Yeah, I have. I was a writer of vampire novels and an 80s novel before I became a cat blogger and cat author.

I prefer blogging and writing about cats, though.

Marie Symeou said...

Fame isn't that important, I just need to make a living doing something I love.

Marie Symeou said...

Yes, he was handsome and he knew it :)

Marie Symeou said...

I just want to write about cats now.

Marie Symeou said...

He was handsome and he knew it. Shame he had his demons, but then don't we all?

Marie Symeou said...

Aww... thanks. I do miss having a dad.

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thanks. He was.

Marie Symeou said...

I hope so. I dedicated that one to him because he loved his Greek Mythology :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thanks. He was handsome but he let himself go with the booze which eventually killed him in the end. I think I've inherited his addiction gene but I won't let it destroy me.

Marie Symeou said...

It's free on Kindle for a couple of days. And yes it's on Kindle Unlimited too. Thanks for buying my story!

Athena x

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :)

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

We hope your Mum gave you tons of adoration, Athena ... you deserve no less!

Marie Symeou said...

Of course!

Little Binky and Granny said...

Love your Selfie, Athena and that picture of your mom and her father is so purrecious. He was a very handsome man too :) Hope you had a wonderful day :) Pawkisses for the occassion :) <3