The Adventures of Super Stew: An unforgettable Journey by Kristi Lynn Domke

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Anyone who has loved a pet knows the absolute devastation its death leaves them feeling. Each one is unique, and holds a special place in our hearts.

This story is very sad, because it has come about by the death of a much loved pet, Super Stew or Stewie, the miniature Schnauzer, who was taken long before his time with IMHA (immune-mediated hemolytic anemia).

It is also though a wonderful story of love, and captures the essence of what our canine friends are to us, very special friends and companions. The author of this book makes Stewie’s passing from this world a wonderful adventure, for him, and this is what makes this book so special.

We all dread our friends passing, however as Kristi sends Stewie on his journey to the Rainbow Bridge, he is so happy, exploring and enjoying experiences which spark memories for him. He sings little songs and meets other dogs, all special in their own way, and all following their own paths. At one point he even meets two very important little characters who are not sure where to go, luckily he can send them on the right path.

Eventually he crosses the Rainbow Bridge and experiences life on the other side, he is a happy dog, surrounded by friends and what’s more, he knows he can see his mom when he wants, and she can see him too. You see they will never really be parted.

This book is just beautiful and is a lovely way of explaining the loss of a pet especially to children. And yes, I cried my way through the whole book, because, well because I am me, and I absolutely love animals and know the heartbreak losing them causes.

This is, without a doubt a lovely way of explaining something which is so hard for children to come to terms with, to them, and I hope the author finds as much enjoyment with her other canine friends as she did with truly ‘Super Stew!’

I was given a copy of this book by the author, in exchange for a honest review.

 

About the Author: Kristi is a feature writer at a university. She holds a B.A. in communications and her experience in higher education has led her to a passion for young, growing minds. Her first publication, The Adventures of Super Stew: An unforgettable journey shares the story of her dog, Stewie, and their special bond, as he travels to ‘Rainbow Bridge’. A tale for families and children of all ages, Kristi hopes this book will help anyone who has experienced the loss of a pet companion. https://www.facebook.com/TheAdventuresOfSuperStew/

About the Book: Chronicling a miniature schnauzer named Stewie – “Super Stew” – as he embarks on a magical journey. Stewie, known for his playful antics, has adventures with whimsical characters Ralphie, Benji and Angel, Peanut, Jack, Whiskers, Howie and Stanley, and Lyndi on his enchanted path. This is the tale of the special bond between Stewie and his master. A story of love and light, this book will teach families and children of all ages about the loss of a pet companion and the beautiful afterlife known as ‘Rainbow Bridge’. https://www.facebook.com/TheAdventuresOfSuperStew/]]

Available from Amazon in Paperback https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Super-Stew-unforgettable-journey/dp/153338309X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465907740&sr=8-1&keywords=the+adventures+of+super+stew

and Hardcover https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Super-Stew-Kristi-Domke/dp/1367639336/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1465907740&sr=8-1

 

Bogart Listens (Bogart Series Book 2) by Diane Rose Duffy

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Who cannot love the amazing Bogart? The most adorable family pet, always trying to help his family, join in the fun, and make people happy.

The only problem is that Bogart is a Golden Retriever dog, and his schemes to cheer up his people can sometimes go horribly wrong, like the time when he thought Grandpa Mike would like some of Ginger’s toys to cheer him up…

In this the second Bogart book, Bogart and his family have to adjust to the arrival of their extended family when ‘Little Mike’ has to go abroad with the army and his heavily pregnant wife and their little girl Ashley come to stay.

It is an adjustment everyone has to make and Bogart in his own way tries to make it right for all, listening to their worries and selflessly offering kisses and tummy rubs for free at times of stress.

The listening Bogart however uncovers many insecurities suffered by young and old alike and also highlights the worries of those who serve, or are the relatives of those serving in the armed forces.

Blame Bogart, the first book in the series had become such a favourite story for my grandchildren, that when I realised Bogart Listens had been released I downloaded it straight away on my Kindle Unlimited subscription. The children and I loved the story, and I must admit it made my husband chuckle too when I continually read excerpt out to him.

About the Author: Diane Rose Duffy is a California native who has a passion for books, a whopping coffee addiction and a perpetual craving for chocolate. After recently retiring from a lengthy accounting career in Silicon Valley, Diane presently enjoys the peaceful serenity of daily life in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California. Diane Rose Duffy has completed two humorous romance novels and a funny children’s chapter book with the support of her husband whom she proclaims to be her ‘happily ever after’.

About the Book: Imagine being a dog and living in a family with a mom, dad, three little girls, a grandpa, a bird and a cat.

That’s my life!

Hi, I’m Bogart and I am a Golden Retriever. My family calls me their dog but I prefer to think of myself as a member of the Clark family.

Last year, we adopted Ginger, a very pampered and spoiled cat from the same big place I came from. My family says it’s an animal shelter. At first, Ginger and I had some major issues. However, we’ve finally reached a truce – sort of – to get along and let sleeping dogs lie, so to speak. Just a little doggie humor, folks.

Just when I think it’s safe to kick back and enjoy life, I discover our little clan will soon be growing again – with more people! Oh dear! Our house is getting pretty crowded. More importantly, I wonder who will steal all the attention away from me this time?

If only I could do more than just listen. How I long to speak in a human voice so I could talk to my beloved family and let them know how much they are loved.

Available in Kindle format http://www.amazon.com/Bogart-Listens-Book-2-ebook/dp/B01D3WP31W/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

and Paperback http://www.amazon.com/Bogart-Listens-Diane-Rose-Duffy/dp/1530517524/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1458911864&sr=8-1

 

 

Blame Bogart by Diane Rose Duffy and Lilly Bicho

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Firstly, I just have to say that this book was a real joy to read.

I openly admit to adoring my dog and I know there are hundreds like me out there, if you are one of them, you will love this book. I downloaded it with Kindle Unlimited because my grandsons are here and love pets but I enjoyed it as much as they did.

The author writes as Bogart, the Golden Retriever, puts herself firmly in his paws, and the result is hilarious.

Bogart’s full name you see is Bogart Clark, his family consist of Papa Greg, Mama Wendy, and the triplets Cassandra, Savannah and Lilly. Poor Bogart is at a loss to understand why one day his family decide to get a fluffy white cat, called Ginger, after all, they have him!

If this is not bad enough, Ginger the cat decides to take over, as we know they do. Bogart certainly feels very put out, and what’s more, the nasty cat is determined to plot against him, setting him up for falls and scratching his poor nose – what is a dog to do?

Just as he feels he will never be popular again, help arrives from an unexpected source, Grandpa Mike’s pet parrot Nellie. When grandpa and Nellie move in, quickly Ginger realises that she has met her match in the wise old bird and a truce is needed…

It is lovely that this book is dedicated to the author’s granddaughters and that Lilly has helped her and is co-author of the book, and Savannah and Cassandra will be working jointly on marketing and sales.

A truly delightful book which I am sure will be loved by young and old alike.

About the Author:

Diane Rose Duffy is a California native who has a passion for books, a whopping coffee addiction and a perpetual craving for chocolate. After recently retiring from a lengthy accounting career in Silicon Valley, Diane presently enjoys the peaceful serenity of daily life in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California. Diane Rose Duffy has completed two humorous romance novels and a funny children’s chapter book with the support of her husband whom she proclaims to be her ‘happily ever after’.

About the Book:

Imagine being a dog and living in a family with a mom, dad, three little girls, a grandpa, a bird, and a cat. That’s my life! My name is Bogart and this is my story. You’ll get to meet my awesome family and see what it’s like to live in the Clark household.

At first it was just my immediate family and I, but slowly we began to expand into the large family we are today. We didn’t always get along, but as we’ve grown, we’ve learned a valuable lesson. Treat others the way you want to be treated. If we’d never learned that, our lives would have turned out quite sad!

I hope you enjoy reading about my amazing family and all the humorous ups and downs we’ve encountered together on our journey towards learning to respect one another.

Available from Amazon:

in Paperback http://www.amazon.com/Blame-Bogart-Diane-Rose-Duffy/dp/1518741177/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1452867002&sr=8-1&keywords=blame+bogart

and Kindle format http://www.amazon.com/Blame-Bogart-Diane-Rose-Duffy-ebook/dp/B017C6IHYA/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1452867002&sr=8-1

 

Adventures of Sammy the Dalmatian and Friends by D.C. Rush

51IgsSff3TL__AA160_A wonderful story for children.

This is an enchanting story about three dogs who live in Sun City a retirement community. Sammy is a Dalmatian, who is a Fire Department retired Lead Fire Dog, Mason is a great big Rottweiler who’s really a big softie, and then there’s Jewel a beautiful Golden Retriever who when she’s not playing dutifully protects her family’s house.

The dogs are great friends and meet up regularly, so when Mason doesn’t arrive one day, the others go round to his house to see where he is.

But he’s not there! Eventually, he arrives, panting and very tired. He tells his friends he has been through a terrible ordeal, he has been dognapped, but he managed to escape. After Mason reveals that in the big barn he was taken to there were other dogs in cages, Sammy and Jewel leave him to recover and set out see if they can discover where he was held.

When they find the place they report back to Mason and together the three friends hatch a clever plan. However, for it to succeed they need some help from Sammy’s son, Siren, the new Lead Fire Dog, and one of Sammy’s oldest and dearest friend a calico cat called Peaches.

Will their plan succeed?

Will the terrible dognappers be caught?

To discover the plan and find out what happens, you will have to read the book.

Many children love animals and for me an added bonus to the books by this author is the way the characters of the animals and birds involved shine through. The distinctive personalities of the different dog breeds are so good in this book, as are the bird types in the Robby’s Quest series, and the cats in Hershey Learns a Lesson. 

Yet again D. C. Rush has written a wonderful, gentle story for children which teaches them the difference between right and wrong in an easily understood way, and it is beautifully illustrated by the very talented Daniela Frongia.

 

About the Authors: We actually began writing our first children’s book about 2 years ago. Cathy and I would often sit outside watching the birds. We fed the birds daily. They were very clever and fun to watch, especially when the little birds kicked seed to the ground for the larger birds. It seemed the birds had some group structure and displayed very effective teamwork. We thought it would be interesting to write a book about birds flying south for the winter.

The finished book sat on our computer hard drive for over a year before my brother and sister-in-law convinced us to self-publishing. I never thought we would actually publish our work. However, the birth of our grandson Rylie gave us some added incentive to get the book out there, and we decided to dedicate the book to him. We thought it would be nice to leave something behind for our children and their children. So we had the book proofed, edited, illustrated then self-published it ourselves at Amazon.com.

Cathy and Don currently live in Arizona with their cats, Nomi and Hershey. Cathy is a homemaker and Don is a retired Manufacturing Manager and former Elementary School Governing Board Member.

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About the Book: Sammy the Dalmatian is a retired, highly decorated Fire Dog. Sammy and his two best friends; Jewel a Golden Retriever and Mason a Rottweiler, live close together in Sun City, a retirement community in beautiful Arizona. Every day, like clockwork, the three dogs get together to have some fun and reminisce about the old times.

When Mason fails to show up one day, Sammy and Jewel go on an adventure that will take them on a hunt for two very bad men living near their community. It will take a great deal of courage to bring down these Dognappers, but all three dogs, along with their loyal friends and family, are willing to risk everything.

Enjoy the Adventures of Sammy the Dalmatian and Friends, written by D.C. Rush and illustrated by Daniela Frongia.

Adventures of Sammy the Dalmatian and Friends is available from Amazon

in Kindle format http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Sammy-Dalmatian-Friends-D-C-ebook/dp/B00T71QSOA/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423574922&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=adventures+of+sammy+the+dalmation+and+friends #

and Paperback http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Sammy-Dalmatian-Friends-D-C/dp/1507861230/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1423574922&sr=8-1-fkmr1

Swallows & Robins – The Guests In My Garden

An new entertaining and hilarious new book by one of my favourite authors

Product Details

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Available in paperback and Kindle format.

When the chance to transform two old barns into holiday cottages presents itself, Susie grasps the opportunity, all she has to do is find the right builders for the job and make sure the works completed before the first guests arrive.

 

In this entertaining, funny and sometimes sad book, we have the opportunity to meets a wide variety of her friends, acquaintances and guests who arrive from around the world and come from all walks of life.  From Tristram the blond Apollo to Ivy, her cleaner, every characters description and antics add to the readers’ enjoyment of this entertaining book.

 

Through her guests’ travels, we are able to explore some of the beautiful French countryside, its heritage and traditions whilst also being treated to a glimpse of what life really is like in rural France.

 

Silver Ilver and the Cleft Palate Puppy by Nina Carothers

A truly beautiful and inspirational story.

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About the book: A puppy has been born into Silver Ilver’s home.
He does have a problem that is unknown.
Zeus is the name that Silver Ilver gives him.
He is tiny and weak.  His his odds look grim.
Inside a special book is where she does read,
a trip to the puppy doctor is needed indeed.
Silver Ilver is determined to save this pup.
With help from a friend she does not give up.

This is the story of two lovable doggies, Zeus and Mia.
A portion of the proceeds from this book benefit The Mia Foundation, which is designed to give animals born with birth defects a fighting chance at life.

About Nina Carothers: Nina Carothers, author of The Color Olors, first thought of the Color Olors back in 1993. Having 4 children of her own she realized there were so many lessons, in a fun way without realizing it, that a child could learn from her books. She decided to set the Color Olors aside in lieu of raising her family. Now, 20 years later she brings the Color Olors to life with the help of her illustrator, Chris Padovano.
As you read The Color Olors stories you will find, lessons and values within her books. They are both memorable and inspirational. Many books in the Color Olors series have been inspired by Nina’s own life experiences such as The book of Red Ed and The True Meaning of Christmas. This book comes from a Christmas that Nina shared with two of her children not long ago. The book of Silver Ilver and the Cleft Palate Puppy is a true story of Nina’s own cleft palate puppy and is told in a bibbidi bobbidi boo way.
Nina currently resides in Tarpon Springs, Florida with her youngest child still at home. She is blessed with 5 little grand babies that she calls her lovies. She hopes that you enjoy her stories, told from the heart, for many years to come. With a world of color out there is no telling how many books Nina will write.

When Silver Ilver realises that one of the puppies in her dog Princess’s litter is unwell she knows that she must look after it, but what should she do?

Well, with the help of her special book and a prayer she sets about feeding the little puppy, however she soon she realises there is something really wrong with this little fellow.

A trip to the puppy doctor gives her the answer, the puppy has a cleft palate and the doctor warns her that the outlook is bleak.

However, Silver Ilver refuses to give up on the little one and names him Zeus. She searches for ways to make him well and discovers there is another puppy, called Mia, who has a cleft palate too, and she’s owned by a lovely lady called Sue.

With help and guidance from the friendly Sue, soon Zeus is getting on fine and acting just like any other puppy, getting into all sorts of mischief.

The author has written a lovely, inspirational story and the book has been beautifully illustrated by Chris Padovano. It conveys wonderfully the very special message, that animals born with birth defects deserve a chance at a life too.

A portion of the proceeds of this book benefit The Mia Foundation. Yes, it’s not a fairytale – The Mia Foundation is real, and Sue and her helpers work tirelessly every day to rescue, care for and help dogs with all sorts of problems, and it all began with a little dog called Mia…

 Available from Amazon in Paperback  http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Ilver-Cleft-Palate-Puppy/dp/1937376303/ref=pd_rhf_gw_s_t_2

If you would like to know more about the Mia Foundation please take a look at their website http://www.themiafoundation.com/

 

Ladoo Dog: Tales of a Sweet Dachshund by Aneeta Sundararaj

A book for every dog lover.

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About the book: What makes dachshunds special? Can a dog be considered ‘Indian’ or ‘Chinese’? Do dachshunds have temper tantrums? These are some of the themes in the 12 stories about Ladoo, a dachshund with a big heart. This collection of entertaining stories will make you laugh and you will certainly appreciate dachshunds even more.

Review by Susan Keefe

Being a dog lover and knowing a little about Aneeta and her love for Ladoo, I just could not wait to read this book and as soon as it arrived, I just couldn’t put it down.

My family and I have had various breeds of dogs over the years; each loved tremendously including the long bodied Basset Hound but never a Dachshund. Man has over the centuries, through selective breeding changed the shape of dogs to suit particular roles and it was very interesting to learn more about this wonderful breed.

That Aneeta and Ladoo shared a very special bond is obvious, and the story of how these two souls became one, sharing their life together is lovely to read. The chapters enable the reader to see snippets of their lives, and appreciate this bond whilst learning a little about culture and life in Malaysia.

The phrase ‘They were made for each other’ is quite commonly used; however, you only have to read this book to see a true example. Ladoo was a wonderful dog who not only gave herself heart and soul to Aneeta [and received the same in return] but also touched the souls of many other people with her amazing character.

I would recommend this book to any animal lover, it will make you laugh, it will make you cry, but afterwards it will also leave you with the knowledge that you have been allowed a glimpse into this really special relationship.  

About Aneeta Sundaraj: Aneeta Sundararaj is a published author and established writer for magazines, newspapers and journals. She lives in Malaysia and adores her pet dachshund, Ladoo.

Website: http://www.howtotellagreatstory.com/

This book is being sold to support two charities and so the author would like to encourage people to buy directly from her or from the publishers via PayPal (please send an email to editor@howtotellagreatstory.com or ucansurvive@gmail.com) to ensure the money received goes towards the two causes she wants to support

However, it is also available at Amazon on Kindle here:http://www.amazon.com/Ladoo-Dog-Tales-Dachshund-ebook/dp/B00EZMGN8W/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1380530777&sr=1-1&keywords=ladoo

And Smashwords here https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/163760

 

A great rhyming dog story for children by Olyn Warfield

Omar Blue and K-9 Town, U.S.A. by O. Warfield

 

http://www.amazon.com/Omar-Blue-K-9-Town-USA/dp/1452892318/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351242910&sr=8-1&keywords=omar+blue+and+k9+town+usa

Available in paperback and Kindle format.

 

Written by a new American writer, this book tells the tale of Omar Blue a Blue Doberman and his pack.
When Omar Blue decides to settle down, he picks a place and names it K-9 Town, U.S.A.
With his best friend Major Diggs, a Lab-Dalmatian cross and the pack of about 50 assorted breeds of dog they build a community with true pack spirit, teaching their puppies right from wrong, protecting each other and building relationships.
This book, cleverly written in rhyme, is so easy to read, and each chapter teaches different values to its readers, through the adventures of the various dogs.
As a dog lover it was great for me to see the different characters, and traits of the various breed types portrayed in the stories.

I can’t wait to read book 2, “Led By An Eagle,” which has recently been released on Kindle ebooks.

Sell the Pig by Tottie Limejuice

 

I loved this book!

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As soon as I started reading the foreword, I knew I was going to love this book.

Many books have been written about people’s new lives in France, but not so many about the upheaval and organisation the move takes, without the added complication of a problematic brother and a very elderly mother.

Tottie narrates the tale brilliantly with her forthright descriptions – no holds barred of her family, other people, and the events, which made them decide to move to France. Then, once the decision is made, she takes you with her as she overcomes the obstacles necessary to make it happen.

You can laugh, cry and despair with her throughout the pages of this fantastic book as she organises everything and one, with the support of a good friend and of course her beloved Border Collie Meic. 

Available on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/Sell-the-Pig-ebook/dp/B007AU6NZY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368359492&sr=8-1&keywords=sell+the+pig

at Amazon in Paperback here http://www.amazon.com/Sell-Pig-Tottie-Limejuice/dp/1480274917/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1368359492&sr=8-1&keywords=sell+the+pig

 

The Book Depository in Paperback here http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Sell-Pig-Tottie-Limejuice/9781480274914

and Barnes & Noble in Paperback here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/sell-the-pig-tottie-limejuice?store=allproducts&keyword=sell+the+pig+tottie+limejuice

Grandma! Can I Get a Dog? by Barry Jordan Jr.

 

A lovely story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most children love dogs, and when Boy finds himself shopping in a pet store with Grandma, he wants to have one. But will Grandma let him, and what happens in-between? You will have to read the book to find out..

A lovely story introducing children to the responsibility of pet ownership, which has been wonderfully illustrated by this gifted author/illustrator.

Available at Amazon in Hardcover here http://www.amazon.com/Grandma-Can-I-Get-Dog/dp/1620861410/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368011330&sr=8-1&keywords=Grandma!+Can+I+Get+a+Dog

And at Barnes & Noble in Hardcover here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/grandma-can-i-get-a-dog-barry-jordan/1113942805?ean=9781620861417