Welcome to the 6th Annual Spooktacular Giveaway Hop
I have always had a soft spot for black cats and whenever someone had one in a litter I always wanted it. I find them majestic and amazing. Where others want to attribute bad luck or paranormal attributes to black cats, I have always felt that they are an omen of good luck. The other interesting thing for me about black cats is how there is just something about them that, for me, makes me think of their larger cousins -- Lions, Tigers, Mountain Lions, Jaguars, etc.
That is why sharing with you about black cats while taking a minute to tell you about my current work in progress (WIP) is a perfect combination. My WIP is the third book in the Dásreach Council Novels series, "Releasing the Panther," which is about an extremely protective and sexy black panther shifter.
Here is a bit about that book.
Charlie Gavin is a panther shifter and the Beta of the Thirteen — the group to become the next Dásreach Council. But, to become the council the Thirteen must find their mates. When he received a phone call from his best friend and Alpha, Kai Darrow, Charlie was happy his friend found his mate, but a bit jealous too. That was until he saw Natalie on the side of the road with her friends after a blown tire. His panther’s natural instincts immediately took control and his passions rose with each interaction with the emotionally distanced ex-Marine.
Natalie Hunnam, goes by Nat, decided a long time ago that living life only got you hurt. She devoted herself to the Marines and when she couldn’t handle seeing the aftermath of the conflict of being a soldier; she retired and started helping those wounded soldiers that spoke to her own wounded heart. Her life was rewarding, but lonely, until the Book Worms. Control and logic ruled her life, but paranormal romance and her Book Worms gave her a place to release her deepest hidden desires. Desires that manifested in one cocky British Dásreach panther.
Can Charlie convince Natalie that sometimes you need to let go and live before it’s too late?
Until then please check out my other releases...
Black Cat Facts
So, technically there are no true "Black Panthers," just black versions of a breed of big cats that we already know. In "Releasing the Panther," Charlie is the equivalent of a black mountain lion.
The folklore surrounding black cats varies from culture to culture. But tends to be considered Good Luck or Bad Luck.
The Scots believe that a strange black cat's arrival to the home signifies prosperity.
In Celtic mythology, a fairy known as the Cat Sìth takes the form of a black cat.
Black cats are also considered good luck in the rest of Britain and Japan.
It is believed that a lady who owns a black cat will have many suitors.
In Germany, some believe that black cats crossing a person's path from right to left, is a bad omen. But from left to right, the cat is granting favorable times.
In the United Kingdom it is commonly considered that a black cat crossing your path is a good omen.
The view of black cats being favorable creatures is attributed specifically to the Egyptian goddess Bast (or Bastet), the cat goddess. Egyptian households believed they could gain favor from Bastet by hosting black cats in their household.
Black cats have been found to have lower odds of adoption in American shelters compared to other colors. Some shelters will limit adoptions of black cats around Halloween for fear they will be tortured, or used as "living decorations" for the holiday and then abandoned.
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