Kinkajou! (Gesundheit!) AND Comment to Win!
TGIF, in-the-Buffers! A reminder that there are FIVE autographed copies of Love to Believe up for grabs. Leave a comment on this blog post, and/or any of the previous posts from this week, and your name will be in the drawing for each comment you make. You don’t have to sign up for anything, Tweet anything, or Facebook anything. Nada. Just a comment to say hello, and you’re in. Winners will be announced tomorrow here on Writing in the Buff.
I’m excited today because tomorrow is release day for Love to Believe, and I’m going on a PF Changs dinner date with the hubster to celebrate tonight. Good food, good wine, and my cutie-patootie hubby trapped in a booth with yours truly. He will have no escape and will be forced to listen to me prattle on about writing from the appetizer through the last bite of dessert. Maybe I’ll go easy on him and break for five minutes to talk about something else.
Bwa-ha-ha-ha! *snort* Okay. Soooo not likely. Yeah, he’s a trooper.
Moving along to today’s Observations from the Tub, the animal in the photo is a kinkajou. The following quoted information is courtesy of Huffpost Weird News:
“According to National Geographic, kinkajous are nocturnal tree-dwelling mammals typically found in the tropical forests of Central and South America. Related to the raccoon, the animals have “incredible” prehensile tails that they use “much like another arm.” Kinkajous are also “able to turn their feet backwards to run easily in either direction along branches or up and down trunks.”
Now that you know what a kinkajou is, imagine being awakened in the middle of the night by one of these critters curled up on your chest, stroking your face. This happened to an elderly woman in Miami. She screamed and scared the kinkajou out of her bed and into her attic. The video below gives details (and I apologize for the video running on its own and holding you hostage with ads before it plays the pertinent report—that seems to be an escalating practice).
So, what’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever been awakened by or discovered in your bed? No holding back, now, Buttercup. We’re all friends here. 🙂
See you tomorrow for a rare Saturday post to announce the five winners of the Love to Believe giveaway.
Have a great Friday!
UPDATE: The eBook version of Love to Believe is available to pre-order now at Amazon! Releases January 30th in eBook and print.
Romance is good for your heart! To purchase your copy of Love Built to Last in eBook or Print, go to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Black Opal Books, Kobo, or AllRomance. Book #2, Love to Believe, will be available for purchase January 30, 2016!
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