Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Today's Special - - Roxanne St. Claire


Hi, everyone! PJ here. I'm delighted to welcome one of my favorite authors, Roxanne "Rocki" St. Claire, to the blog today for a Q&A about her new series and the first book, Sit...Stay...Beg

Anyone who spends time with me quickly learns of my love of rescue dogs, big families, and heartwarming romance. Combine those three into a series of books set in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina and you can count me one very happy reader. After reading Sit...Stay...Beg, I'm all in with The Dogfather (patriarch Daniel Kilcannon) and his goal of seeing each of his children find the kind of love he shared with their mother, his recently deceased wife. Centered around the family's dog rescue and world class training facility, this story brings all the feels. I fell head over heels in love with this family. Once I started reading, I couldn't put the book down and when I finished I wanted to start at the beginning and read it all over again. The canine characters are just as vital to the stories as the human ones with Lola, an Aussie-Border Collie mix, and Garrett and Jessie (the hero and heroine of this book) all capturing my heart with their first joint appearance on the page. How people interact with dogs tells a lot about the type of people they are. Jessie and Garrett are good people, a great match, and worthy of their eventual happy ending. I cheered for them - and Lola - the entire way. If you enjoy a well-crafted, family-centric romance that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you smiling then I highly recommend you pick up a copy of Roxanne St. Claire's Sit...Stay...Beg. I've already marked my calendar for book two, New Leash on Life, scheduled for release May 22. 



Thanks for joining me today, Rocki. I’m so excited about your upcoming The Dogfather series and the first book, Sit…Stay…Beg.

Thank you for inviting me, PJ! You know I’m a fan of the site and so excited to be here to share the news about the series and book!

I’ve seen the covers for the first four books in this series and they feature some very inspiring hero material but I understand these guys aren’t your typical professional cover models. Please tell us about the men who grace your Dogfather covers.

No, these are not professional models – they are just regular guys who posed for a calendar to help raise money for the Alaqua Animal Refuge near Pensacola, Florida. (www.alaqua.org) On the cover of SIT…STAY…BEG is a man named Louis Petit, and he’s the owner of a wonderful restaurant in Santa Rosa, Florida, called Louis Louis. Don’t ya kind of want to eat there tonight? And that’s Flush, an Aussie-Border Collie mix who was adopted through Alaqua’s amazing rescue program.  That gorgeous creature (the dog, not the guy) is exactly the dog featured in the story, named Lola. And the hero’s hat plays a role, too. That’s his “doggone hat” (as his mother used to call it) and he ONLY wears it on the days he’s delivering a rescue, because the dog has gone to a forever home!

I loved that hat in the book and what it stood for. 

You mentioned above that the men and dogs on your covers came to you via the Alaqua Animal Refuge. Please tell us a bit about the work they do. How will they benefit from the publication of these books?


Yes! I knew I wanted something very different for the covers. Not just a couple with a photo shopped dog, but something that really captured the essence of how rescues and romance come together.  One of my friends said to me, “Rock – hot guys and cute dogs. What else do you need?” I started looking for images and found some from a fund-raising calendar that had been done for Alaqua. Excited that the refuge was in Florida, I contacted the photographer to talk about purchase of the photos for covers. She told me about Alaqua and the work they do there and I instantly knew I wanted to support the facility with donations. A portion of the preorders and first month sales for every book in the series will be donated to Alaqua. It takes almost $80,000 a MONTH to run that facility, which is massive and home to many, many animals. The owner is a doll, and, of course, this is a no-kill shelter. They love animals! And I’m headed up there this summer to shoot more covers for the 2018 books!

That would be a fun road trip! *Grin*

What inspired you to create a series centered around dog rescue?

I love dogs! The whole idea was born out of a T-shirt I bought for my husband that says “The Dogfather” on it because of how he nurtures our furbabies. A friend of mine joked that I should write a series called that so I could put dogs in every book. The idea just blossomed as I thought more and more about it. I have long wanted to write a big family with lots of siblings and cousins, but needed something special to tie them all together. Not just a shared past or a small town (though the series has an adorable fictional setting), I wanted all the characters to work together. That keeps the whole family frequently on the page and I know readers love that. The idea of an elite rescue and training center came to me and then Waterford Farm, the Kilcannon family, the town of Bitter Bark, North Carolina, and a whole new series was born.

The Dogfather is an actual character in the series, Daniel Kilcannon. He’s known as "The Dogfather" for a reason. It's not just his renowned skills as a veterinarian, his tremendous love of dogs, or the fact that he has turned his homestead in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains into a world class dog training and rescue facility. Ask any of his six grown children who run Waterford Farm for him, and they'll tell you that their father's nickname is due to his uncanny ability to pull a few strings to get what he wants. And what he wants is for his four sons and two daughters to find the kind of life-changing love he had with his dearly departed wife, Annie. This old dog has a few new tricks...and he'll use them all to see his pack all settled into their happily ever afters!


How many books will there be in The Dogfather series? Do you have a release schedule for this year?


There will be seven for sure – four this year and three in 2018. After that, we’ll see! The Kilcannon kids have the Mahoney cousins! The tentative release schedule is:

SIT STAY BEG (available now!)
NEW LEASH ON LIFE (May 22)
LEADER OF THE PACK (Summer 2017 – exact date TBD)
BAD TO THE BONE (Fall 2017 – exact date TBD)
RUFF AROUND THE EDGES (Winter 2018)
DOUBLE DOG DARE (Spring 2018)
OLD DOG NEW TRICKS (Summer 2018)


Please tell us about the four-legged family members who share your life. How do they inspire you?



Ginger and Pepper!!! They own my heart and rule my roost! Ginger is a little white and mushroom Shih Tzu, four years old, and such a love. She picks her favorites and, if you’re one of them, she’ll attach to you. She spends most of her days on my office floor, sleeping to the sound of my keyboard.  Pepper is the dog who made a dog lover out of me. Before Pepper, I was a little afraid of dogs and very wary of even touching one. I’d never had a dog growing up (my mother was a tad germophobic, so we had no animals) and I never thought I’d own a dog. Then I had kids and they wanted one. More than that, I could see my son developing my same tendencies toward dogs, like avoiding friends who had big dogs. I didn’t want him to go through life that way, so we got Pepper, an Australian Terrier who looks like a Yorkie on steroids.  And within one day, I was changed by how much I adored that dog. We’ve had Pepper almost twelve years and I love her more than I can express. 

All of the Dogfather books will be dedicated to great dogs I’ve known…and Pepper gets book one.

I can't wait to meet them all!

Congratulations on your 2017 RITA nomination for Barefoot at Midnight. Will you be attending the RWA national conference in Orlando this July?

Thank you! I was over the moon to get that call and thrilled to see one of my “silver fox” heroes nominated for a RITA! You bet I’ll be there – Orlando is an hour from home. It’s a cliché to say, but so true: it is an honor to be nominated for this award. The competition in contemporary romance is fierce and there are so many, many great books published. To have one singled out and nominated is just the most wonderful feeling.

Have we seen the last of your Barefoot Bay characters or is there a chance we’ll see them again down the road?

I doubt I could stay away from Barefoot Bay for too long. But, I wrote 18 titles set on that island and I actually needed a break from the beach. (Who says that, right?) I have planted at least four more silver fox heroes as part of the Barefoot Bay Timeless mini-series and I fully intend to write their stories. And, of course, there are more than 50 books set in Barefoot Bay that are not written by me but are part of the Barefoot Bay Kindle World program. Romance readers never have to leave those sun-drenched sands!

Would you like to add anything else?

Just that I love to connect with readers! You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and, of course, at my web site: www.roxannestclaire.com.  See you there!

Thank you for visiting with us today, Rocki. Would you like to ask our readers a question?

Yes…tell me about your favorite dog! I love getting ideas for great doggie characters and names!


One person who leaves a comment before 11:00 PM, April 26, 2017 will receive a copy of Sit...Stay...Beg from Rocki.

And, because I loved this book so much, a second person will receive a Kindle copy of Sit...Stay...Beg from me! 



The Dogfather Series
Daniel Kilcannon is known as "The Dogfather" for a reason. It's not just his renowned skills as a veterinarian, his tremendous love of dogs, or the fact that he has turned his homestead in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains into a world class dog training and rescue facility. Ask his six grown children who run Waterford Farm for him, and they'll tell you that their father's nickname is due to his uncanny ability to pull a few strings to get what he wants. And what he wantsis for his four sons and two daughters to find the kind of life-changing love he had with his dearly departed wife, Annie. This old dog has a few new tricks...and he'll use them all to see his pack all settled into their happily ever afters!

SIT...STAY...BEG - Book One 

Garrett Kilcannon, a former dot com super-success who now devotes his life to rescuing dogs and finding them homes,prefers to keep his secrets buried as deep as a dog hides his bone. So when Garrett's father pressures him to be interviewed for an in-depth profile, he doesn't care that the journalist is a childhood friend or drop dead gorgeous.He has zero tolerance for the media...until he sees a different side of Jessie Curtis. She manages to breaks through the walls of a rescue dog who has refused to eat. Unwillingly charmed and undeniably attracted, Garrett agrees to the interview that could break down a few of his emotional walls, too.

Garrett might not want to share the story of his colorful former life, but Jessie has the skills to peel back the layers of this sexy, complicated,caring man. In the process, she not only discovers his secrets, she finds herself falling for a man who touches her heart in a way she never thought possible. Jessie's entire career is riding on this one explosive interview, but can she bear to repay Garrett's trust by selling his secrets? Or can a woman who gave up on happiness a long time ago learn to believe that all it takes to rescue a lost heart is the love of a good man? (And a great dog!)


Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels of suspense and romance, including the popular Barefoot Bay series, plus multiple stand alone books.
In addition to being an eight-time nominee and one-time winner of the RITA ™ Award, Roxanne’s novels have won the National Reader’s Choice Award for best romantic suspense four times, as well as the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, the Maggie, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, the Award of Excellence, and many others. Her books have been translated into dozens of languages and one has been optioned for film.
Roxanne lives in Florida with her husband and two mostly adorable dogs, and still tries to run the lives of her college-aged daughter and 20-something son.  She can be reached via her website, www.roxannestclaire.com or on her Facebook Reader page, www.facebook.com/roxannestclaire and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/roxannestclaire.











46 comments:

  1. My husband grew up with a dog and cats but became allergic in his twenties. Runny nose all the time, meaning no pets for us or our kids (so we had lots of stuffed animals instead). In his fifties, my husband was prescribed a nose spray (Nasonex) and it worked miracles. So much so that we began introducing him back to dogs.

    Our neighbour used to dogsit her parents' Golden for up to a few months at a time while her parents taught English as a Second Language in China, but I noticed that the neighbour was rarely home and the dog looked SOOOO sad looking out the window. We brought the dog (Austin) down to our garage on neighbourhood walks (where we had a couch), and my husband never found anything amiss. Next we brought Austin into our home, having him walk all over the main floor of our split level. My husband again was none the wiser. Finally we had my husband start petting the dog for longer increments of time and all was well. Eventually we got permission to dogsit Austin for weeks then months on end because he was MUCH happier here where I worked from home than he was alone (plus the neighbour was thrilled not to have to rush home to let him out regularly). We dogsat Austin for years.

    Then a friend from badminton, who also had a Golden (we LOVE Goldens), asked if we'd watch his Goldy for 10 days while he was on a cruise. But of course! After that, our daughter's best friend had us dogsit her small dog (can't remember what kind) - and the thing I remember most about her was that every single time the dog was let out the door, she immediately peed. No coaxing, no walking, no talking at all; just peed and came back in the house (or hopped in the car).

    We dogsat Austin a dozen or so times before he died many moons ago. Same thing with Goldy, who died a few years ago. The little one died shortly thereafter, after we had her a couple of times. Now we dogsit Goldy's "replacement Golden", Ruby.

    The love that these dogs share is phenomenal (and, truth be told, vice-versa). We can't afford our own dog, but we sure enjoy our brief sojourns with them in the meantime.

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    1. What a lovely story! So happy your husband beat the allergies and can enjoy the love of a dog. Oh, and there's a "Ruby" in the next book!! xoxo

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  2. HI PJ and Rocki,
    I enjoyed your interview about the new series! Looking forward to reading all of the stories! Can't beat hot men and sweet dogs! Great combo.

    Anyone who follows me on Facebook knows I love dogs, too. My Facebook page is peppered with posts about my two best friends.

    Oreo, is a 13-year old border collie mix who we rescued as a pup. He is recovering from surgery to remove a large tumor. About six years ago he was diagnosed with Addison's disease and must get a monthly shot of percorten and a daily dose of prednisone to keep his adrenal glands working properly. We used to tease that the monthly vet bill was a car payment when our kids wanted a vehicle while in high school.

    The second, and more recent addition to our family is 15-year old Rojo, an anxious, but sweet dachshund we inherited when my mother died in 2013. He has survived a splenectomy and the harsh Michigan winters. (A major deal for a little guy, with short legs who was born and raised in South Carolina.)

    They are our family and we adore them.

    Hugs to both of you, PJ and Rocki!

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    1. Hi Anne! Great to see you here. One of my future books will be dedicated to a Rojo (all the books are dedicated to dogs) because that was the name of Pepper's first boyfriend, LOL. I hope your Rojo stays healthy. xo

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  3. What a great Q&A! I've been a Roxanne St. Claire fan since I won a copy of an early Bullet Catchers novel. (I think it was Take Me Tonight back in the days of Romance Novel TV.) I've been in love with this series since I first read the description in Rocki's newsletter. Sit . . . Stay . . . Beg is on my Kindle already, and I plan to read it ASAP.

    We haven't had a dog since Indy, our beloved St. Bernard, died a couple of years ago, but we have six grand-dogs that are very much a part of our lives. I love them all, but I must admit that my favorites are Lucy, an English bulldog and a big bundle of love who thinks she is still a puppy, and Buster, a Goldendoodle and a handsome guy who is so-o-o sweet-natured--and smarter that many people I know.

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    1. You go way back, Janga! (I remember Romance Novel TV - it was a GREAT idea!) You know, I almost chose a St. Bernard as the featured dog in book two, but when I chose the cover, I couldn't find one with that breed. Wonderful dog. Lucy is a great name for an English bulldog! (But of course, I always thing about Lucy Sharpe of the Bullet Catchers, LOL) xo

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  4. Wow 7, love stories with animals even tho I don't have any. And Cousins, love the spinoffs. Would like a print copy should I win. Thanks for giveaway.
    ladbookfan813@gmail.com

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  5. I've had two wonderful dogs (and many, many cats lol). The first was Lucy, a beagle,and she was our baby for 12 years and spoiled lol. We got our second dog, Shadow, right before we started our family and had her for 17 wonderful years. She was a rescue and the sweetest dog ever. She let my first born learn to stand up by grabbing her fur and she never complained. Not that they didn't get into things though - I have a long list lol! And I love reading stories with animals.

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    1. Oh, that's so sweet about your baby learning to stand by holding onto the upper! Love that! xo

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  6. Animal stories are wonderful, captivating and meaningful. I have a rescue, from lap dog rescue. Bogie is smart, sensitive, energetic and I call him the philosopher since he can sense whom to trust and understands so much. He is 12 years old and a member of the family. He is a mix and strong and sturdy.

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  7. When I was young we received a dog unexpectedly from a farm which we visited each summer. Ginger was small, short and looked like a mini collie or Corgi. She lived 18 years and was very loved. Whenever we walked her everyone would remark upon her looks. I love stories with animals since they are emotional and unforgettable.

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    1. I love the name Ginger, obviously! I hope my G-bird ives to 18, too. Thanks for sharing!
      xo

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  8. Great interview!! Have already read the first book, can't wait to read the rest. As you already know I'm a dog lover to the heart. Our little rescue, Trooper has brought such love to our family. Breaks my heart on how people can abuse them. Unconditional love!!

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  9. Hi Roxanne!! Just bought my Kindle copy to enjoy tonight!!

    I've posted pictures of my Mickey on FB, but I figured I'd let you know how he came into our lives! In 1999 my husband passed away when my kids were 3 & 5. After muddling through the first year, I thought that what our home needed was a dog! I had dogs growing up & it was time to do this. I am allergic to fur, so I did some research and decided that a Westie would be the right dog for us -- small, smart, solid, good with kids. So in June 2000 we picked up our puppy from a breeder in NJ -- I wanted a boy so that my son had another male in the house!

    Mickey (named after Mantle NOT the mouse!) has been the absolute BEST dog we could have been blessed with!! All 3 of us have developed a unique & precious relationship with our furbaby!! He's been a bundle of joy, energy, great source of laughs, and a comforting being when we've needed him. In less than 2 weeks this awesome little guy turns 17!!! I am hoping & praying that he makes it to 20!!! He was diagnosed with diabetes a year ago and his vision & hearing are not good. But he still has spunk, still makes us laugh & brings us joy!!

    BEST decision I ever made (besides marrying John!!) was bringing Mickey into our lives!!

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    1. Thank you, Rose, and thank you for sharing. What a great story! Westies are cousins of my dog, Pepper (Australian Terrier) and she is also non-allergenic. Sorry to hear Mickey has trouble but I hope he makes it to 20, too! xo

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  10. Great interview! I loved the Barefoot Bay series and am looking forward to The Dogfather (very cute name) series. I like books with dogs - they definitely have their own personalities and when an author can capture that it's so much fun.

    I couldn't have dogs growing up due to family allergies (not mine, thankfully!), but I married a man who stated before we got married that he would never live without a dog... and he hasn't yet! Hahaha We have two at the moment - a sheep dog and a maltese rescue. We've actually just started talking about taking a break after these two because we'd love to travel and don't think it would be fair to get a dog just to have to leave it.

    Janga - my daughter wants a St. Bernard and all I can see is the massive amounts of hair and the drool! LOL

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    1. Thanks for sharing. It is tough to travel with dogs unless you have a good sitter! Maybe you can find one and have the best of both worlds!

      xo

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  11. Hi, All! Welcome, Rocki! I've been out running errands all morning so skidding in a little late today.

    As you all know, I adore dogs and rescues have a very special place in my heart. Four of the six dogs who have shared my life have been shelter/rescue dogs. They all brought unconditional love, entertainment, and joy to my life. I'm so grateful they chose me to be their puppy mom.

    I've been excited about Rocki's new series since first hearing about it in February and I'm happy to say Sit...Stay...Beg far surpassed my expectations. I've fallen in love with the Kilcannons, the dogs, and Rocki's expertly crafted, heartwarming romance.

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  12. Congrats on the Rita nomination. This sounds like a wonderful series. I haven't had a dog in awhile but I've been missing having one in my life. Maybe this year. Thanks for the enjoyable post.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. There are plenty of wonderful dogs out there looking for a forever home when you're ready, Carol!

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  13. Hi PJ and Rocki,

    Congratulations on the nomination Rita, isn't it great that it's only an hour away from you :) I have loved your writing since I fell in love with the Bullet Catchers and yes it's still sad you can't write them anymore but I love the idea of your new series focused around rescue animals and can't wait to read them.

    I never had animals growing up but once I got married and started my own family, almost 30 years ago, we have never not owned a few dogs or cats not to mention other small furry animals here and there. Right now my hubby, kids and a I have two Labs. Our Labrador Retriever's are brother and sister and they are a almost two years old. They are so much fun and our home wouldn't be complete without them. It's funny how they act so much like brother and sister that you swear they're going to kill each other sometimes. :)

    Loved the interview BTW and again congrats on the RITA nomination and good luck with the new series.

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    1. Hi Doreen! Aren't the Bullet Catchers awesome? That's where I discovered Rocki too.

      Labs are the best. I've shared my life with four labs/lab mixes. So much joy and love in those dogs.

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  14. Hi Rocki, We had a dog growing up. We called him Charlie Brown or CB for short. He was a beagle white with brown markings. Loved him till the day he was no longer with us. Unfortunately my husband is allergic to dogs, so no my kids never grew up with one. They did have fishes though.

    Congratulations on your RITA nomination! Your books are awesome.

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  15. I love the book blurb--sounds so wonderful.

    When I was young, we had two beagle pups: Ned and Nell. They were fun.

    denise

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    1. Dear friends of mine have a beagle/spaniel mix brother and sisters. Love those dogs!

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  16. Great interview, Rocki. I enjoyed reading all your explanations. This will be a great series! We always had a beagle growing up. My sons have had chocolate labs. Great dogs!

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    1. Chocolate Labs are beautiful animals. Hope you enjoy the new series!

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  17. I'm thrilled beyond words to see this new series if yours, Roxanne, 'cause I don't think the combo of dogs and romance can't be beat. I've had two cocker spaniels that melted my heart and still make me cry when I see photos of them on my fridge. They loved my kids and my kids loved them. But now that I'm getting on in years and have arthritis and my hubby tires easily, we have an adorable lap dog Yorkie named Maggie Mae who is content to sleep and nap and take slow walks with us. She actually is registered as an emotional support service dog because my Alzheimer's hubby refuses to go anywhere without her. They are stuck together like Velcro 24/7. Thanks for your writing such a delight series, Roxanne. I look forward to reading every single release. jdh2690@gmail.com

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    1. Maggie Mae sounds like a very special dog. How wonderful she and your husband have such a special bond and she can offer him the support he needs.

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  18. Our dog, a beagle named Bailey is my favorite. Not the most inspired dog name, we found out pretty quickly at puppy classes! I love how beagles sniff the air--I always wonder what whiffs she can tell that I can't. Thanks for the great post and all the upcoming news!

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    1. My Rachel (who died in November) was a great air sniffer. Like you, I always wondered what wondrous aromas she was discovering.

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  19. I love that the book covers are actual dog rescuers. And the dogs are perfect!! Our children's first dog was found at the pound. My husband said we were "just looking" and no "puppies". So we looked and looked and there was this litter of puppies. One looked at my hubby, walked over and plopped her little head on his shoe and fell asleep. Yep, We took her home. And she was the best dog. hubby has brought home 3 starving stray dogs over the years. I think the dogs just know he's a softy. The new series sounds perfect, dogs and sexy dog lovers. Thanks for giving us the chance to win.

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    1. I'm laughing at your husband's "just looking." My late husband was the same. Those "just looking" excursions to the county shelter brought home two Labs who stole our hearts.

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  20. We adopted our sweet Fiona from Big Dog Ranch Rescue in south Florida. She is a pure bred Weimaraner used at a puppy mill and when they no longer needed her, she was dumped in the streets of Miami with another two year old female weim. The ranch named them Thelma and Louise. We have Louise but we renamed her Fiona. She definitely lives up to the breed nickname of "Velcro dog". She never leaves my side when I am at home. Never having had toys to play with she is slowing learning what to do with stuffed toys and balls. She also rarely barks; I'm sure the breeding place did things to her to teach her not to bark. She is the sweetest, most gentle dog I have ever known. Can't wait to read about more precious dogs!

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    1. Weimaraners are such sweet dogs. My heart aches for what your precious Fiona most likely endured at that puppy mill. Bless you for giving her a loving home.

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  21. I had a little toy fox terrier named Mitzi. Her mother Tammie lived next door. When our neighbors went away we would take care of their dogs. They outside dogs who had a huge pen & barn - beagles & German Shorthair retrievers. Loved it when they had litters! Tammy would come stay in our house. Mitzi enjoyed some human food & would eat anything. Tammy did Not like veggies - she would lick every bit of gravy off the veggies & leave them in her bowl - even the chopped spinach!

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    1. LOL! Sounds like Tammy had a very discerning palate!

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  22. So many cute dog names being shared today. I've shared my life with six dogs over the years. Trixie, Bandit, Smokey, Velvet, Cassie, and Rachel all brought joy, fun, affection, and - in a few cases - a fair amount of mischief to my life. And love. So much tail-wagging, slurpy-kisses love.

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  23. We have no animals but do like reading about dogs in stories.
    Natty's Mama

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    1. In that case, you're going to love The Dogfather series! :)

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  24. I am so excited about this new series!

    Growing up, we had 3 Collies named Sally, Duchess and Flash (named after the dog in The Dukes of Hazzard) Years later, I had a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Corky. I had Corky for 12 years and I loved spoiling him. He had epilepsy and had to take medicine twice a day to prevent seizures.

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  25. Just checked and my comment isn't here. We have had many dogs and currently have 3. Of the dozen or so we have had, our favorite was a black lab mix from the first litter we fostered for the local animal shelter. She was a real sweetheart and adored my husband. She passed away about 2 years ago at the age of 17. We still miss her terribly. We did foster care for the animal shelter for several years We kept one from the first litter, our lab, and one from the las litter, a terrier mix that is 16. Poor dear is old and a bit scattered, but still a sweetie.

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  26. Right now we have a Great Pyrenees named Rocky Buddy Murphy and a Shepherd mix named Maggie Mae. Rock is so sweet and gentle and if you raise your voice he runs to his crate and his feelings get hurt so we just love him up some more. Maggie thinks she is our boss....lol
    I love all Roxanne's books and look forward to this series. I went tot he BN site and they only have it available as a Nook book.

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