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Monday, December 21, 2020

Book: Christmas Stalkings & New Year’s Revolutions ~ Chautona Havig

 Christmas Stalkings is a Christmas tale and quick read about Wendy, the neighborhood crazy cat lady.... Wendy love her cats, her many cats and gives each of them their own tree at Christmas time.  When mysterious things start to happen to Wendy and her home, she wonders if it is her imagination or if someone is really after her.  When she reports the situation to the police, they wonder... is it real or is Wendy "just the crazy cat lady?".... Neal is the neighbor that Wendy doesn't know how to understand him and is he really that mean and grumpy?  If you want a quick Christmas mystery, drama and fun read this is the book for you... want to find out more about Neal and his story... continue on and read New Year's Resolutions from the same Author......

New Year's Resolution is about Neal a man that is an atheist, grumpy person, and someone that is very happy to be by himself.  When he starts to care for his neighbor Wendy, he starts to think differently.  He decides to work on his inner feelings and see if he can be happier with the new year.  This is a different side of the characters we meet in Christmas Stalkings.... You meet Wendy and Neal in that story and in that book it is Wendy's story, this book is Neal's story and his side.  This explains his feelings and what he was doing  during Wendy's story.  The book will feel that you have already read this story someplace because it is the same as Christmas Stalkings.  This book should not be read alone, you should read Christmas Stalkings first.  I was ok with this book, however, as a person that only enjoys reading Christian Books (because of content), some of the book left me feeling I was reading a book that was not Christian, however, I was able to over come it, by putting in my mind that Neal was an atheist and to see his side of the story.

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About the Book

Book: Christmas Stalkings & New Year’s Revolutions 
Author: Chautona Havig
Genre: Fiction / Christian / Romance / Holiday 
Release Date: January 29, 2017 and December 31, 2016
Christmas Stalkings
If her life had to transform into a TV movie, couldn’t it have been a sweet romance instead of a creepy suspense? Wendy Nabity has redefined “crazy cat lady,” and she’s just fine with that. She’s got a tree and a stocking for reach of them, too. All that festivity turns ominous when things begin turning up in odd places—places her fur babies couldn’t move them. The local police? They think she’s as crazy as the fleas jumping from cat to cat—or something like that. Her neighbors aren’t much help. The nice one won’t come near her, despite his obvious interest, and the other hates her enough to torment her every chance he can. Seriously, if Neal Kirkpatrick makes one more rude demand of her, she might just start dumping the litter box on his front porch! However, when a threatening note appears in one of the stockings, even Fairbury’s police officers have to admit no cat could have written it, and one officer takes it upon himself to do something. Who knew Christmastime could feel so sinister?
New Year’s Revolutions
  His life is spinning out of control, and his heart isn’t far behind! Neal Kirkpatrick: project manager, staunch atheist, and town grump. Aside from an apparent soft spot for a neighborhood boy, the man has nothing to recommend him. So when he overhears criticism from a neighbor he secretly respects, Neal decides maybe it’s time for professional help. With the same straightforward tenacity he uses in his job, Neal goes on a hunt for a therapist to help him unravel the mystery of himself. His therapist says he’s in love, but Neal Kirkpatrick does not do relationships. Does he? Is any woman worth changing his entire life for? Is He worth it? You met him in Christmas Stalkings. Now it’s time to get to know him. Discover what happens when the town curmudgeon steps out of his comfort zone and into a psychologist’s office to learn what’s up with his heart.  
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  About the Author
Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at chautona.com and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.  

More from Chautona

Sometimes, You Just Can’t Let a Character Go

I met him in my book, A Bird Died. Neal Kirkpatrick. Grumpy, snappish, the man just seemed to look for something to grouse about. Except when it comes to a little boy in the town, and then a soft side came out that no one expected. A few years later, I got the idea for a Christmas comedic suspense “noella” (Christmas novella), and the minute I knew what I wanted to write, I knew I’d be writing about him, too. He’d be the main character’s neighbor and always on her case about something. Instant conflict and subplot. Oh, yeah! Something unexpected happened as I wrote the story, though. I fell in love with the cranky guy and didn’t want to let him go. Did I have time to write a book for New Year’s, too? I mean, how cool would that be? After much deliberation, I decided to go for it. I’m kind of glad I didn’t know what kind of Christmas our family would have that year or I would never have decided to do it, and I doubt Neal’s story would still be languishing in the slush-pile of my mind (for the story of our family’s Christmas that year, you might want to check out Sand & Mistletoe). That story turned into something unexpected. First, there was more to his story than I’d ever imagined. A dysfunctional family, a past that he didn’t even choose himself, and a rather immoral life I wouldn’t usually care to consider. But reality made me admit that a man with no concern for what the Lord says about things wouldn’t necessarily live the kind of life I think people should! Don’t worry, I didn’t do deep into those kinds of details! My prudish streak got pushed, but not pushed aside. More than just “his side of the story,” New Year’s Revolutions tells the story of a man who sees himself through the lens of someone he respects and goes on a journey to see why he is as he is and if there is something inherently wrong with it or if the trouble lies with others (as he suspects). Both a personal and a spiritual journey ensued that made me dig deep into Scripture to discover what it had to say about Jesus, relationships, and honesty. Neal’s discovery of what the Word says about things drove me to study and restudy things that I believed. We didn’t always come to the same conclusions, but it was interesting and I learned more than I would have expected to. I hope you love Neal as much as I do. I know one thing for sure… this isn’t the last we’ll see of him.


To celebrate her tour, Chautona is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a paperback copy of each book, Christmas Stalkings & New Year’s Revolutions!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway!