The entries for the Nine Lives giveaway were really magical -- bravo to you all for making such marvelously creative suggestions (and the next time I adopt a kitty, I know who I'm asking to help me with a name.) We got the magic cat, I mean, hat, to do its thing, and the winners (along with the names they chose) are:
Anne V.: I might call a magical cat Dresden after a favorite wizard for hire.
Deb Salisbury: My most magical cat was Mystic, a little black queen from the California Gold Country.
bluebamboo: Rowan, a mash-up and slight spelling tweak of Rod and Owen from Shanna Swendson's Enchanted Inc. series.
SandyH: . . . I decided that our next cat would be named Darcy (yes, after that Darcy - my most favorite book).
Terri R.: Mistofeles, from the musical Cats
Bonnie (Bonz): Miss Minerva Delurvah!
Jennifer and Jeff: How about FNU? (Pronounced Fin-oo) It also stands for First Name Unknown.
Lisa954: Poof! would be the name I would give to a magical cat.
Na: I would like to name a Magical cat Whispers.
Winners, when you have a chance please send your full names and ship-to address to LynnViehl@aol.com so I can get your books out to you. My thanks to everyone for joining in and helping to celebrate our pal Darlene's NYT bestseller debut.