Master Cat Poll And Thank You Gift

August 13th, 2014

I’m so excited. Master Cat is nearly ready to be released (scheduled for October). To celebrate I’d love some help choosing a cover design. As a thank you for your vote, download the first chapter from the upcoming release, Master Cat, FREE! (scroll down to download)

In case you’re unfamiliar with the book’s concept, here is the back cover blurb: Toby, a magical talking cat, has cut ties with the Office of Kingdom Guardianship, intent on finding his long-lost father and avenging his mother’s murder. He thought he left everyone behind, but someone from his past is stalking him. Now he must avoid this strange new menace while he seeks the truth about his family’s dark history, a history that threatens to unravel his sanity and cause the rest of the world to descend into madness. Can Toby reconcile himself with the past or will his inner turmoil allow his enemy to plunge humanity into chaos once and for all?

Here are the three covers to choose from. I need your help because I just can’t decide which one I like better. Here are the choices (scroll down to vote):

Master-Cat-Cover-mockup Cover #1 Master-Cat-Cover-mockup2 Cover #2 Master-Cat-mockup3 Cover #3

The poll is now closed. Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to find out which is the winning cover. Mass audience cover reveal will be Sept. 24, 2014.


Catch up on the adventure with other books in the Malkin series.

Apprentice Cat CoverApprentice Cat available in paperback and for KindleNookKoboScribd and iTunes.

Buy the .pdf now 

Also available as an audiobook on AudibleAmazon and iTunes.



Journeyman-Cat15percentJourneyman Cat available in paperback and KindleNookScribdiTunes and Kobo.

Buy the .pdf now 

Audiobook coming soon.



Secrets-of-the-Malkin-sidebar-newsletterSecrets of the Malkin ebook version available for KindleNookiTunes and Kobo.

Buy the .pdf now 




Huntress of the MalkinHuntress of the Malkin ebook version available for KindleNookKobo and iTunes.

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And The Apprentice Cat Winning Cover Is… Plus Giveaway Winner

September 17th, 2012

It seems, the eyes have it. Yes, friends, the majority of you voted for Toby with the mysterious eyes for my new novel, Apprentice Cat, scheduled for release later in October. And in case you’re wondering what the breakdown was, here’s a pie chart showing just that:

For a little while it was reversed and then 50/50. It was very interesting to watch the scales tip back and forth. Thanks to everyone who joined in on the fun.

Now for the real reason you probably checked in today: who will be receiving the $25 Amazon gift card and a signed paperback edition of Apprentice Cat? (drum roll)

Amy Shojai

Amy, I’ll be sending you an email later to set up the details. Congratulations!

For all of you who were really looking forward to getting to read Apprentice Cat before it is released to the general public, let me know in the comments and I’ll put your name down for an Advanced Reader’s Copy in either epub or Kindle format.

Thanks to everyone for joining in the fun!

Poll And Giveaway: Which Apprentice Cat Cover Do You Like Best?

September 3rd, 2012

I’m so excited. Apprentice Cat, the book I’ve been working on for over two years now, finally has two cover designs to choose from.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the book’s concept, here is the back cover blurb:

Toby is a young tom who dreams of becoming an apprentice cat, a feline partnered with an apprentice human mage, at the King’s Academy of Mages.

When he is partnered with Lorn Ribaldy, the nephew of known traitor Master Hecktor Ribaldy, he learns his dreams are in jeopardy. There are those who want to keep undesirables out, and that includes Lorn and anyone associated with him. In a meeting with Head Master Cat Meredith and Head Master Mage Jalen, Toby and Lorn are offered a way to change their status from provisional to permanent: find out why Toby’s father disappeared during a standard recon mission for the High Council.

Now all they have to do is keep up with their homework and survive a little espionage.

As I said earlier, I now have two covers to choose from. I need your help because I just can’t decide which one I like better. Here are the choices:

Apprentice Cat by Virginia Ripple         Apprentice Cat by Virginia Ripple

The poll is now closed. Check back tomorrow, Sept. 17, 2012, to find out which cover won and who will receive the $25 Amazon gift card and signed paperback edition of Apprentice Cat.