Featured: Cloudy Rainbow by Debbie De Louise
Debbie De Louise
A very heartwarming and emotional book about love, loss, and heartbreak centered around a beautiful cat.
When you lose a loved one, whether it’s a relative, friend, or precious pet, you wonder where that special soul has gone and if you will ever see him or her again. For Dulcie Mills, Long Island computer programmer, the answer may lie between a virtual world and the real one, between the past and the present, between dreams and reality.
Unable to get over her fiancée’s death and facing the impending loss of her 15-year-old cat, Dulcie escapes to a virtual world. When Dulcie’s best friend accepts a job from a clairvoyant who offers predictions regarding Dulcie’s dead fiancée and Dulcie becomes attracted to an online stranger, history begins to repeat itself in ways that are both promising and terrifying.
What Dulcie discovers through a virtual séance may mean the only chance she has left for love or death itself.
Addressing topics of reincarnation and soul transfer in similar ways as Greg Iles’ Sleep No More and Nora Roberts’ Midnight Bayou, Cloudy Rainbow features an interesting mix of technology and the paranormal and will also appeal to cat lovers.
This revised edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the author’s first published novel.
From Debbie De Louise:
My name is Debbie De Louise. I’m a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island and the award-winning author of the Cobble Cove cozy mystery series. I have a B.A. in English and an MLS in Library Science.
My first novel, a paranormal romance, Cloudy Rainbow was written after my beloved cat, Floppy, died from diabetic and liver complications. The book was dedicated to him, and he is featured as a character in it. Cloudy Rainbow was recently reprinted by my publisher with fresh edits, a new cover, and a few updates.
My second novel, the first book of the Cobble Cove mystery series, A Stone’s Throw, is the story of a widowed librarian who visits her husband’s hometown and finds a new love with the town’s newspaper publisher but also discovers some alarming truths about her husband’s death and its connection to the publisher and his family. Along with a variety of characters, there is also a cat and dog who play minor but interesting roles in the novel.
The other books in my Cobble Cove series include Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Written in Stone, and Love on the Rocks. I’ve also published a romantic comedy novella, When Jack Trumps Ace, and a standalone mystery, Reason to Die.
I’m a member of International Thriller Writers, Sisters-in-Crime, the Cat Writer’s Association, and Long Island Authors Group and have published articles in Cats Magazine and Catnip (Tufts University Veterinary Newsletter). I
won the Glamour Puss special award from Hartz Corporation for my Catster.com article, “Brushing your cat for bonding, beauty, and better health,” (June 2016). My short mystery, “Stitches in Time” was published in the Cat Crimes Through Time Anthology, (1999). I have also published several other short stories of various genres in Solstice anthologies. I live on Long Island with my husband, Anthony; daughter, Holly; and our cat, Stripey.
Review by Samantha Lundergan:
This was a very heartwarming and emotional book about love, loss, and heartbreak that happened to be centered around a beautiful cat.
I loved the fact that an online game played a part in the storyline as I also like to play games. This book had me tearing up at points but it also gave me hope at the same time.
I would love to read more books set in this world so I have put the author in my watch list to see if we get any more books.