Tuesday, August 13, 2013


We are very excited that Tor/Forge Publishing has given us the opportunity to review and giveaway the newest book by Carole Nelson Douglas, Cat in an Alien X-Ray: A Midnight Louie Mystery.

Cat in an Alien X-Ray, the 25th book in the Midnight Louie series, finds Temple Barr, a public relations specialist hesitantly taking on an interesting new client, Silas T. Farnum.  Farnum believes his new attraction, "Area 54," will be a big success on the Las Vegas strip.  However, the site of the building soon becomes a crime scene when two bodies are discovered.  Meanwhile, Temple is trying to juggle her ex-boyfriend and new fiance, and a serial killer with intent to hurt them all may be back in Las Vegas.  Everyone's favorite feline private investigator and his crew are on the case from the beginning.  With a little help from his furry friends (the Cat Pack), Midnight Louie strives to solve the mysteries.

While some of the chapters of this book are written from Temple's point of view, others are written from Midnight Louie's, which I really enjoyed.  I think the author does an excellent job of portraying the story from a feline's perspective.

The books in the series can be read independently of each other.  I have not read any of the other books in the Midnight Louie series, and at times, I found the characters' histories and subplots a bit overwhelming.  I would suggest reading the Forward ("Previously In") section as this does give some background.

I believe anyone who enjoys science fiction, mysteries, and cats would enjoy this book.


Tor/Forge Publishing is giving away TWO copies of the book to two lucky readers!  The giveaway is open to readers in the U.S., Canada, and the UK.


  • Leave a comment telling us why you think you might like Cat in an Alien X-Ray: A Midnight Louie Mystery.
  • You can get an EXTRA entry by liking Fur Everywhere on Facebook.  Leave a separate comment telling us you've liked us.
  • You can get ONE MORE entry by sharing this post on social media - Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.  Leave a sparate comment telling us where you shared this post.
  • Make sure we have a way to contact you (such as an e-mail address) should you win.
Entries will be accepted until WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21 AT 12AM MST.   

Two winners will be determined using RANDOM.ORG.  

You can learn more about Carole Nelson Douglas on her website

In full disclosure, I was not compensated for this review.  I received a copy of Cat in an Alien X-Ray from Tor/Forge Publishing to review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  


  1. I think i'd like it cuz i like cats and i like scifi!

  2. That was a nice review. But our silly person is not crazy about Scifi, so you don't need to enter us.But it does sound like a great book.

  3. I thinks we would enjoy it. We are putting the Midnight Louie Mysteries on our reading list and Mommy is going to talk to our library about carrying it if they don't already.

  4. Sounds intriguing, even as a 25th in a series! Wow, really? Whew!

  5. That sounds like a great book! We actually just won it in a giveaway, so you don't have to enter us. :)

    We hope you're all doing well, dear friends.


  6. We'd love to win this book!
    Why??? Well, the cats of course!
    : )
    Katie & Glogirly

  7. Cool looking book!

    Oh dear, we did get your email and we emailed back, did you not get it? Perhaps it's in your spam folder?? Please let me know if it's not and I'll resend it!

  8. The book sounds as if its one we would like our mom to read to us. If we win, you can reach us at: janet.blue@thecatonmyhead.com
    Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Guilietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  9. I've read some of the books in the series. They're fun.
    I would like to try this one.