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Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day Blog Hop



BLOG HOP IS OVER -
I have donated $50 to the ASPCA!!! Thank you all for your comments.

I am only able to award book prizes to people who left email addys. If you forgot to do that, I'm sorry but I have no way to reach you. So the winners are (drum roll, please): 

Judy
Phuong
Julie Lynn Hayes
Cheralyn
Rhonda D
Kay Lyn Davis
Catherine
Samantha Becker
Naomi Bellina
Tammy Dennings Maggy
 I will be contacting you today for your choice of book and the way you'd like to receive it. CONGRATULATIONS ALL!! And thank you for making this a great bloghop for me and the A.S.P.C.A!
Thank you for supporting the ASPCA with your donation of 

$50.00.

Your generous support is critical to our ongoing efforts on behalf of 

companion animals. Your commitment allows us to continue to 

fight animal cruelty, provide low-cost care for needy animals, pass 

and enforce animal welfare legislation and better educate the public 

on responsible pet parenting. Please know that you are not only 

special to the ASPCA and the animals we serve, but crucial to our 

mission.
 

Edwin Sayres
 

ASPCA President & CEO



With love...with the love from animals! This blog will honor dogs and cats! For every comment, I will donate $1.00 to the ASPCA! (up to $150.) We are at $39 for the ASPCA! Where is everyone??
And 10 lucky winners will receive a free copy of the book of their choice from my list.
Read the excerpts from my books with dogs and cats in them below and unscramble the name of one of the animals in the excerpt. 
Read the short excerpts and unscramble the names listed after each one. Click on the pix on the right to go to Amazon to buy any of these books. Prices range from $1.99 - $4.99.
CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE BLOG HOP
APRIL'S KISS N THE MOONLIGHT ($2.99)
 His slow, leisurely kiss started a fire inside April. She wound her arms around his neck as he braced himself, propped up on each elbow with his hands in her hair. His lips pulled gently at hers until she opened them for him. She sighed as his tongue teased hers. Her hands moved up into his hair as his kiss deepened and the heat between them increased. April was lost in Gavin’s embrace when she heard a loud meow coming from the deck. Opening her eyes, she gently pulled away from an unhappy Gavin and got up to investigate.
When she opened the front door, a lively male ginger striped cat bounded in. He wound around her legs, purring. Then he jumped up on the kitchen table. Laughing, April shooed him off and looked for something to feed him, but there was no food suitable for a cat in the refrigerator or the cupboard.

"Sorry, kitty. I’ll put cat food at the top of the list when I go to the store."
She knelt down to pet him as Gavin came through the door, straightening out his shirt.

"Your cat?"
"Never seen him before," she said.

"Looks like he’s adopted you," Gavin said, reaching down to scratch the cat behind his ears.
"I think I’ll call him . . . hmmmm," she said, thinking, her gaze tipped up to the ceiling, her hand on her throat.
Then her focus narrowed on Gavin’s face.

"Romeo!"
"That’s his name, not mine," he huffed.


1. NAME TO UNSCRAMBLE: OMOER  

SUNNY DAYS, MOONLIT NIGHTS ($2.99)


The quiet of the night soothed her spirit and Mike took her hand in
his. The peacefulness of the short walk home was interrupted by Trixie’s
barking as she sensed their approach and was protecting the cabin. Sunny
opened the door and the small pug came charging out, barking at Mike and then jumping up on Sunny, trying to lick her face. He dropped Sunny’s hand, crouched down and attempted to make friends with the feisty little dog, but Trixie was still sizing him up.
“She takes a while to accept people,” Sunny explained.
“She sure is cute.” he commented, rubbing her behind the ears.
“Do you have a dog?” she asked.
“Yes, two mutts. Both are black lab mixes, one male and one
female.”
The dog quieted down and inspected him with her big, soulful
brown eyes.
Sunny flipped on the light on the front deck and moved toward the
door. Mike stood there, fidgeting with his car keys. The jingle of the keys made Trixie bark, calling attention to his nervousness. It was obvious he wanted to kiss her good night by the way he stared at her lips, but it was awkward and too new, so he stepped back and nodded to her instead. 2. NAME TO UNSCRAMBLE:  RXITIE

 NOW AND FOREVER 2, THE BOOK OF DANNY ($4.99)
 Unexpectedly, the doorbell rang. Danny wondered who could be there and secured the
Glock in his pocket before he opened the door, followed closely by Rocky and Blue. He was surprised to see Kaitlyn and Sally on a Saturday afternoon. By the looks on their faces when the dogs slobbered their greetings on the girls, he could tell they were stunned to see the dogs.
Surprise was replaced by eager grins as the girls lavished attention on the mutt and the pug. Rocky and Blue circled them and wagged their tails, licking faces and making everyone laugh. Danny gestured for them all to come inside.

3 & 4 NAMES TO UNSCRAMBLE ARE: CRYOK & ELUB 
THE LOVE LIST ($1.99)

Jenna shoved him in the shoulder as they headed toward the front
door. The sound of dogs barking grew louder as they approached the house.
“Daisy and Buster have been waiting for you,” Jenna teased her
brother.
When the front door opened, two pugs raced out the door, heading
directly for Grey. They jumped up on his leg woofing and pawing at him. He dropped down on one knee petting first Daisy then Buster, and then Daisy again. Buster managed to jump high enough to lick his face. Carrie stopped to greet the dogs, too, running her hands through their soft tan fur. Wide pug grins took over their faces and their curled tails wagged at a furious pace.

 5 & 6 NAMES TO UNSCRAMBLE:  SAIDY & STUBER


DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDY FOR THE BOOK DRAWING!!!

FOR MORE INFO ON MY BOOKS CLICK HERE TO GO TO MY WEBSITE OR CLICK ON THE PIX ON THE RIGHT TO GO TO AMAZON.


Thank you for stopping by. And the dogs and cats protected by the A.S.P.C.A. thank you, too! Happy Valentine's Day!!

48 comments:

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Happy Valentines day! Thank you so much for the caring giveaway!

carrieannryanwrites(at)gmail(dot)com

SiNn said...

I love these hops expecially when i get to learn of new authors and what adorable pics! ur books sound great too i unscrambled allofthem feel free to not publish my piost till later if u have to

Romeo, Trixie,Rocky,Blue,Daisy,Buster

ty for the chance and that your helping give animals a chance as well

mortalsinn(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

RoyalCheryl said...

Romeo, Trixie, Rocky, Blue, Daisy, Buster. I am a dog lover and am so happy to help out both dogs and cats. What a wonderful thing to do for the animals. Thank You.

Lisa said...

Romeo, Trixie. Rocky, Blue, Daisy, & Buster. Love the pictures of Homer. This is a great giveaway

Wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

DogsMom said...

Romeo, Trixie, Rocky, Blue, Daisy, Buster
I was unscrambling before I even read the scenarios!
Thank you for making these donations.

(My Val post is about dog relationships)http://dogsmom.wordpress.com

Now I offically HATE word captcha!

Judy said...

Romeo, Trixie, Rocky, Blue, Daisy, Buster.

I love my animals also. 3 out of the 5 we have are rescue pets. Thanks for your giveaway!!

Judy
magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

BookAttict said...

1. Romeo
2. Trixie
3. Roxky
4. Blue
5. Daisy
6. Buster

Thanks for the giveaway & for supporting ASPCA!

elizabeth @ bookattict . com

savannah said...

Romeo, Trixie, Rocky, Blue, Daisy, Buster!!

I love this giveaway, I think that your donating to the aspca is amazing. My dog was a rescue dog, he just passed away Jan. 12.
Thanks for such a caring giveaway!
brandon_savannah@yahoo.com

Phuong said...

Romeo, Trixie, Rocky, Blue, Daisy, Buster

Thanks for giveaway.

bookfan0747@aol.com

Savannah Chase said...

Hope you have a naughty Valentine's Day..

menina.iscrazy said...

1. Romeo
2. Trixie
3. Rocky and Blue
4. Daisy and Buster

BTW Great cause to donate to. :)

menina.iscrazy @ yahoo.com

wanda f said...

Romeo,Trixie,Rocky,Blue,Daisy,and
Buster.This is such a great cause to donate to thank you so much I.I love animals .I work at a doggie daycare where we foster dogs from our local APS and help find them homes .Thank you again
flanagan@mebtel.net

M. S. Spencer said...

They are adorable! But what is in the first little fellow's mouth--looks a bit like a naked chicken. Hmmm. I've had more shelter pets than can count. Oh,and it's ROMEO.Hope you visit my blog on the hop too & HVDay! Meredith

Julie Lynn Hayes said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for being part of the Blog Hop! What a great idea to donate for the animals!

Daisy, Buster, Romeo

Have a great day!

Julie

shelley_runyon@yahoo.com

cheralyn said...

Great cause! Happy Valentine's Day! Romeo, Trixie, Rocky, Blue, Daisy, Buster
cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Shannon Leigh said...

Romeo, Trixie, Rocky, Blue, Daisy, and Buster. Wonderful stories. I love kitty cats and puppy dogs. Thanks so much for the donations.

TKay said...

Happy Valentine's Day! The names unscrambled are: Romeo, Trixie, Rocky, Blue, Daisy, Buster. What a great Idea!!! Thanks :)

Rhonda D said...

Thanks for donating to ASPCA! That is awesome! Your books sound great! Here are the answers:
1. Romeo
2. Trixie
3. Rocky
4. Blue
5. Daisy
6. Buser

Rhonda D
slinkydennis@yahoo.com

Jean P said...

Awesome post and cause.
Romeo
Trixie
Rocky
Blue
Daisy
Buster

Jean
skpetal at hotmail dot com

desitheblonde said...

great post about the dog and cat the like the one about the pugs
thanks for the chance to read your book
and i do the human society my kid is a rescue form abused people
desi the blonde at msn dot com

Kaylyn D. said...

That is awesome that you are going to donate money to the ASPCA!Romeo is a very cute name for a cat.
kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

Willa Edwards said...

I love my little babies too. From Cordelia and Imogen, thank you for making this caring gift to their furry sisters.

Naomi said...

Great excerpt. I love your writing. So passionate and with great use of the senses. I get completely involved with every word. Also you clearly have a great love for animals. Lovely

June M. said...

Happy V'day! Those pics are so cute and I love that you are donating to help animals.
1. Romeo
2. Trixie
3 & 4: Rocky & Blue
5 & 6: Daisy & Buster

June M.
manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

Teresa Tio Miller said...

Thank you for donating to A.S.P.C.A.! My hubs is a dog person and I am a cat person...

1. Romeo
2. Trixie
3 & 4: Rocky and Blue
5 & 6: Daisy and Buster

:D just bought one of your books yesterday!

tigerblossoms at hotmail dot com

Norma Nielsen said...

1- Rocky, 2-Trixie, 3- Rocky, 4- Blue, 5- Daisy & 6- Buster....

this was fun...

Julianne said...

1)Romeo
2)Trixie
3)Rocky
4)Blue
5)Daisy
6)Buster
That was cute.

Unknown said...

Romeo
Trixie
Rocky
Blue
Daisy
Buster

thanks for the fun giveaway.

catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

#1 name is Romeo
#2 name is Trixie
#3 name is Rocky
#4 name is Blue
#5 name is Daisy
#6 name is Buster
Happy Valentine's Day. Gray sounds like he was a lot of trouble, but worth it. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

Samantha said...

Romeo
Trixie
Rocky
Blue
Daisy
Buster

Thanks so much for donating to the ASPCA!

samibecker(at)yahoo(dot)com

Suzanne said...

Love all the pet pics.My 2 babies are rescues.They are the joy of my life. Thanks for sharing! HappyValentinesDay:)

Jazz said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I know this!!!

Romeo, Trixie, Rocky, Blue, Daisy, Buster!!!!!!!

It's wonderful your doing something so special. I fully support you and the cause closest to your heart. Thanks for joining the blog hop! I can't wait to read more from you!

star DF said...

1. Romeo
2. Trixie
3 & 4. Rocky & Blue
5 & 6. Daisy & Buster

What a wonderful giveaway! And i applaud your support of animals! I can't wait to pick up your books!

stardf (AT) gmail.com

Angie Adair said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Happy Valentines Day! angadair@nwcable.net

Kathryn Merkel said...

Jean, you always have such fun ways to enter your giveaways.

Romeo, Trixie, Rocky, Blue, Daisy & Buster would be proud of your support of the ASPCA.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

WakeAngel said...

My kitty is a shelter kitty so I'm all about supporting some animals!!! Let's see, I'm really kind bad at this:
1-Romeo
2-Trixie
3-Rocky
4-Blue
5-Daisy
6-Buster

mmbrack At Earthlink DOT net

Ashley Applebee said...

Awesome post and giveaway! I had fun reading the excerpts and unscrambling the names :)
they are: Romeo, Rocky, Blue, Daisy and Buster
Ashley A
ash_app@hotmail.com

mbourn said...

Great project!! I love supporting dogs and cats. My 2 dogs were rescues. We just lost our older one, Krunchy , and miss him dearly. The boys want to go to the pound everyday to find the next addition to our family.

Thanks for the fun word scramble! Definitely keeps this interesting!
1. Romeo
2. Trixie
3. Rocky
4. Blue
5. Daisy
6. Buster
Thanks!

Mel
bournmelissa@hotmail.com

Naomi Bellina said...

What a great idea! Okay, what everybody else said, I'm too tired to unscamble, I just wanted to commend you for doing such a wonderful thing for the animals, thanks!

naomibellina at live dot com

Lyric James said...

Love the concept and I love pets...especially my dog, Blue. Happy Valentines Day!

mimirose41209 said...

Romeo, Trixie, Rocky, Blue, Daisy and Buster

thanks for supporting such a great cause ...

mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

shadow_kohler said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! I too, love animals. I have 6 dogs and 2 cats. Two of our dogs and both cats were rescues (in a way). One was being put to sleep because he was deaf and the other was being sold as a fighting dog. Both cats were abandoned, one had been abused. All are now healthy and happy! ;) The unscrambled names: Romeo, Trixie, Rocky, Blue, Daisy, buster. Happy Valentines!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

Katrina said...

Sweet. :) Thanks. Romeo Trixie Rocky Blue Daisy Buster.
oneagainst@hotmail.com

Tammy Dennings Maggy said...

As a veterinarian I get to see first hand when folks bring in their new editions to their family for their first official vet visit. So many animals are there waiting for new homes. Thank you for your donations!

Tammy
dochappycamper@gmail.com

Debbie Tsikuris said...

Romeo, Trixie, Rocky, Blue, Daisy, and Buster. Great page! We currently have a Southern Flying Squirrel, Fauste, belongs to my 22 year old daughter. She's his tree, so funny.

Hope this goes through my last comment seems to have to have been lost.
perferred email: Rosscreek@aol.com
thanks & Happy Valentine's Day
debbie tsikuris

L.M. Brown said...

Happy Valentine's Day. A wonderful idea and very generous of you.

lmbrownauthor at gmail dot com

LKF said...

Hey Jean,
I love all the animals and I'm a volunteer at our ASPCA here. Love it. I have 5 cats, three dogs and 1 ferret because I can't say no.
the names are
Romeo
Trixie
Roxie
Bleu
Daisy
Buster.

enjoyed,
Lynda
lyndakayefrazier@yahoo.com

valentina said...

Romeo, Trixie, Rocky, Blue, Daisy, Buster. Great caring giveaway!!!