Light fantasy for the dog lover who lusts for books adores libraries.
Comic villains, smart sweet heroines, and brave intelligent heroes
share a world where dogs talk and librarians battle werewolves to protect knowledge.
I've been busy training dogs for my NEW covers!
They're all gentle sweeties, but sometimes get bored posing for covers.
Meet my cover models - three boys and one lovely lady:
Chronus, the Old English Sheepdog hero of Released (he's the image of Jonathan, my forever dog)
Pacifico, the smallest but smartest, hero of Reprinted heads for the Caribbean
Each has a story to tell and in human form are as enchanting as when they change into four legged beings.
Now scroll down to see this season's gifts. A free Christmas romance novella, perfect with a pumpkin latte (or a rum punch). And a Goodreads Giveaway.
Thanks for letting me share my news and please tell your friends,
Read for FREE through the season Christmas on Wherever Island is the "warmest" story I've written.
Maybe it was the season, but a lonely northern girl
needed to find herself on a sunny island with a hot hero.
Marti Bell is facing the prospect of a very unmerry Christmas.
Reluctantly, leaving her married lover she travels toward ice, snow, and
judgmental family until a magic Santa sends her to a surprise
destination in the warm waters of the Caribbean.
Island would be a winter paradise except the only place to stay is the
beachside cottage of romantic globetrotting photographer Cliff Holmes.
Cliff wants to unwind and treat Marti to a little romantic Caribbean
Christmas fun but she’s determined to stay in the warm ocean and out of
“Not only is the setting sensational, the hero will sweep you off your
feet…this is one story I can read every Christmas season. …a great
happily ever after story.” Gotta Read Reviews
by Sophia with
Denny Sargent, (Llewellyn, 2016) Dogs have long been important in folklore and mythology.
Many claim dogs can see ghosts and strange energies that we cannot. Therefore, it's not surprising that
dogs are associated with magic. Sophia and Denny Sargent’s how-to-manual of
charms, chants, meditations, and stories provides background into dogs and
spirit and a guide to magical techniques and exercises to connect you with your
dogs on a deep psychic level.
First , every dog lover can find their inner canine and
mythic dog spirit. Next discover your dog's astrological sign, as well as
suggestions of complementary dog breeds based on your astrological sign.
Fortune telling? Yes, your dog can be your psychic. The
authors offer the meaning of cards your dog steps on (and hopefully doesn't eat).
Use The Book of Dog Magic to find a spell to choose the
perfect dog for you. Then look up a meditation to identify the right name for
your new dog. Next, chant a spell to housetrain the puppy and another to make
your dog more obedient.
To keep your dog from roaming try the practical "Always
Come Back to Me" spell:
Tyr, hear, always stay.
You will never run away.
Always be by my side,
Never vanish, never hide.
If you do someday run free,
Always return to me.
Most comforting are the spells and meditations to help your
beloved dog pass into the afterlife.
A wonderful gift for the dog lover with New Age spirit.
Sophia and Denny Sargent -
Sophia is an animal intuitive,
professional psychic, teacher, and bestselling New Age author. She's a traveler
with the ability to call wild animals to her wherever she goes.
Denny Sargent is a writer, artist, and university
instructor, specializing in ancient cultures and folklore.He has been initiated in several esoteric,
western Hermetic and Tantrika traditions. He helped found, write, and edit
esoteric journals of contemporary mythology and magik.
A fast-paced story about breed rescue filled with charming drawings.
Sashi, the bossy Sheltie, lives with a liitle girl named Anna and her
mother who fosters Shelties. Cinnamon arrives as a dirty and frightened foster.
The story explains what a puppy mill is and how fostering and adoption works
with an emphasis on the patience needed for rehabilitation. Fostering is defined
as "helping dogs find a home where they will be loved forever and
The "For the Adult Reader" page discuses choosing a family dog
from a rescue.
A picture book for 5 - 8 year old children, kindergarten through 3rd
Grainer adopted the real Sashi in 2001 from the Shetland Sheepdog Placement
Services of New Jersey and started fostering in 2003. She is the author of two previous Sashi books. A
portion of sales from Sashi benefit SSPSNJ.
Morgan Spicer, a self-proclaimed dog-and-cat-lady,
hopes to one day open an animal sanctuary and rescue where she will continue to
educate youth about the importance of compassion and the magic of animal
A series of three (so far) short chapter books about 7-year-old
Suzannah, who can't have a pet - but desperately wants one. She volunteers at
her local animal shelter and becomes part of the shelter ‘s Pet Squad, a group
of children who learn about animals, make toys, and have fun caring for the
The first in the series features “JellyBean” the guinea pig. The second is about a ferret named “Merlin” and the third stars “Paloma” a satos puppy from Puerto Rico.
Each book encourages volunteering and friendship, explains how shelters
work, and stresses the need to understand the type of animal you adopt. They
include suggestions how children can help shelter animals in their own area,
craft projects to make toys, and advice for caring for a pet and help your
local shelter. Each one asks the child to sign a Pledge to become an Honorary
Shelter Pet Squad Member.
Especially fun for 7-10 year old children, 2nd - 5th
Lord is aprolificaward-winningchildren’s author of many books about animals and pets as well as Rules, a Newbery Honor Book. Lord is a shelter
volunteer, works in a writing shed, and has a collection of rubber duckies, as
well as Milo her dog, Cookie the guinea pig, and two bunnies.
Humane Society’s "Through the Looking Glass" brunch and auction at
the Honeymoon Cottage in Jerome benefited the Jerome Humane Society. Music was
provided by the world-famous Jerome Ukulele Orchestra – even Batman made an
No wonder Jerome, former mining, then ghost town, now filled with artists, is also known for its ghosts.
celebrated its 50th Anniversary (1966-2016) at the Enchantment
Resort with a festive Pet Lovers Gala. Hosted by the HSS board and new director
Austin Gates, guests enjoyed great food, music, and enthusiastic company, all
to support the work of the Society. Amid the glamour, The stars
of the evening were shelter dog Heidi and her 4 four-week-old pups. Heidi was
found and taken to the shelter where she gave birth that same night.
Inspiration for AnimalsArt and
Craft Shows for Animal Rescue bloom in the Olde Sedona Bar & Grill and Red
Rock Precision Motors parking lot. Organized by the tireless Tina Allegrezza
and her volunteers, the shows will resume in the spring.