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AVALON: A HEARTWARMING TRUE CAT STORY by VANESSA MORGAN plus $25 Amazon GC / Signed Book Giveaway
A HEARTWARMING TRUE CAT STORY
cats need nine lives to make a difference. Avalon only needed one.
Amazon bestselling author Vanessa Morgan, Avalon is the heartwarming
and once-in-a-lifetime love story of a girl and her neurotic Turkish
humor, the author details how Avalon made other creatures cringe in
distress whenever he was around, how he threw her dates out by means
of special techniques, and how he rendered it almost impossible for
her to leave the house. Avalon was so incorrigible that even her
landlord ordered her to get rid of him. But beneath Avalon's demonic
boisterousness, Vanessa recognized her own flaws and insecurities,
and she understood that abandoning Avalon would be the worst she
could do to him. Thanks to her unswerving loyalty, Avalon transformed
into a tender feline, and even landed a major role in a horror movie.
In turn, Avalon made it his mission to be there for his human
turns jubilant and deeply moving, Avalon is a memoir for anyone who
has ever been obsessively in love with a pet.
Morgan is an author, screenwriter, and blogger. Two of her works, The
have been turned into films. Her short film script Next
is currently in pre-production. When she's
not working on her latest book, you can find her reading, watching
horror movies, digging through flea markets, or photographing felines
for her blog Traveling
Avalon has appeared in several of her books and films.
three o’clock that night, Avalon was fed up with the strange man in
bed. He plonked his rear down on Gilles’
complaining fretfully in his ear while tapping him on the face.
nearly an hour of incessant wailing and poking, more drastic measures
were required. The new solution: pushing Gilles out of bed.
back under the covers wasn’t
Unable to sleep, Gilles got up. "I guess I didn't pass the
Avalon some time. Maybe he was just irked because you took his side
of the bed."
Gilles had already understood that this wasn't going to be a one-time
several minutes, Gilles and Avalon sized each other up. ThenGilles
better leave the two of you alone now. It’s clearly what the little
swear I could see Avalon smirking when Gilles put on his jacket and
leapt onto me, and compensated for the evening
entered a kiss-induced trance. This cat was all about exclusivity,
and when granted that exclusivity, his love was immense.
you really that happy that Gilles is gone?"
reply, Avalon looked at me with swoony eyes and purred loudly, then
swatted out his paw to urge me to continue to pet him, which I did.
phone call interrupted our tender moment. It was Gilles.
won't be any train to Brussels for hours," he said. "Is it
okay if I come back to your place for a while?"
course." His return would offend Avalon, but I couldn’t
possibly leave Gilles outside in the rain for several hours.
soon as Gilles appeared at the front door, Avalon’s pupils widened
to a pitch black.
see who's the boss here, he seemed
to be thinking.
a cat of action, Avalon went through his usual attention-seeking
routine: making a selection of irritating noises, scratching the
wallpaper, and pushing objects to the ground.
that didn't work, Avalon opened Gilles' overnight bag and threw out a
piece of clothing. His eyes so dark and evil they could be gateways
to hell, Avalon stared at his adversary
waited for a reaction. He then pulled out a box of gel wax. Again, he
looked up at Gilles to make sure he understood that all this bungling
was meant to get a message across. A third object followed, then a
fourth, a fifth, a sixth, until there was nothing.
on winning the game, Avalon took Gilles'
coat in his mouth and towed it toward the front door. There, he used
his right paw to tap the keys hanging
message couldn’t be any clearer: there was room
one man in my life.
A feline one.
a $25 Amazon gift card, a signed paperback copy of Avalon, a cat
collar, and a pack of cat toys!