Free Book 12/12/2014: The Beagle: A vet’s guide on how to care for your beagle dog by Dr. Gordon Roberts

KindleThis book is free on these days only – 12/12/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 12/16/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

With its lovable disposition, attractive appearance and inquisitive nature, the Beagle makes a wonderful pet. If you’re thinking of becoming the owner of a Beagle, there is a lot to consider. This invaluable book explains how to look after your Beagle and covers all aspects of looking after this confident dog, from health to training, diet and exercise. In this book, you’ll learn:

– How to feed, train and exercise your pup
– How to avoid some of the most annoying behavioural problems in your dog, such as barking
– How to train your Beagle to respond to the most important commands
– How to show your Beagle that you are the pack leader
– How to spot the most common dog diseases before they get serious
– Plus, everything else you need to know about living with this breed including it’s history, character and special health considerations.

You’ll also find a very useful section on commonly prescribed medications to help make visits to the vet easier. Author Gordon Roberts BVSC MRCVS is an established veterinarian who runs 8 branches of his clinic, Wellpets, throughout the UK. He has written several books on pet care, writes for numerous animal websites and has also developed his own line of holistic pet products.
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Bargain Book for 12/12/2014: Lucy The Cat by Pertti A Pietarinen

Lucy-The-Cat-KindleThis book is bargain priced from 12/12/2014 until 12/18/2014

Lucy The Cat is a 5-Star, charming children’s picture book series about Lucy, the cute Sacred Birman cat.
In the first Book Lucy The Cat Lucy tells about her own life with funny stories and beautiful pictures. Lucy is the boss in the house and wants to help her human mom and dad in all daily chores like watering flowers or using sewing machine She is a modern cat who loves all kind of gadgets like googling with laptop or reading news with dad using iPad. And what would be more fun than climbing up the Christmas tree to check where is the star
Especially Children and cat lovers will enjoy beautiful pictures and engaging charming story.

Targeted Age Group: 2-12

Book Price: 0.99
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Bargain Book: Seriously Mum, Where’s that Donkey? by Alan Parks

Front-Wheres-that-donkey176x270This book is bargain priced until 12/08/2014

“Seriously Mum, Where’s that Donkey?” is Alan Parks’ follow-up book to “Seriously Mum, What’s an Alpaca?” This book continues the story of Alan and Lorna’s induction into Andalucian life and fills in some of the blanks.
In this book, Alan and Lorna discover that their local town is not quite as sleepy as they had first imagined and that the local ladies will stand by you once their friendship is won.
Alan and Lorna make some great new friends and have a few more unexpected adventures along the way. Add an appearance on Canadian TV into the mix, plus the trials and tribulations of alpaca farming, and this sequel will bring you bang up to date with the lives of two British expats in rural Spain.

Targeted Age Group: 18-70

Book Price: 0.99
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Bargain Book: Simon Ships Out: A heroic cat at sea. Based on a true story by Jacky Donovan

ASISimonShipsOut-jpgThis book is bargain priced from 11/28/2014 until 12/05/2014

When Simon, a mischievous young cat, is smuggled on board HMS Amethyst, his simple life amidst the streets of Hong Kong is transformed into an adventure fit for heroes.

But alongside new friend Peggy, the ship’s dog, he discovers a mortal enemy in king rat Mao Tse Tung.

Under heavy fire from the Chinese Communists, the ship runs aground, stranded for 101 agonising days. Despite severe injuries, Simon and the crew bravely battle their respective foes, enabling Amethyst to make an epic escape. Heralded worldwide as heroes – with Simon as the world’s first celebrity cat – they sail into Plymouth to a jubilant welcome, but further heart-rending tragedy.

Bringing joy and compassion to those on board, Simon is the only puss to have been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal, the highest honour for animal gallantry in wartime.

Based on the true events of Amethyst’s ‘Yangtze Incident’, Simon’s quirky yet emotional cat’s eye narrative is sure to move and entertain all who read it.

Targeted Age Group: Adults (and children > 11)

Book Price: 0.99c
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Bargain Book for 11/23/2014: Let’s Visit the Farm! A Children’s eBook with Pictures of Farm Animals and Baby Animals by William A Campbell Jr

AFBOOK_v2-1This book is bargain priced from 11/23/2014 until 12/01/2014

Let’s Visit the Farm! A Children’s eBook with Pictures of Farm Animals and Baby Animals has been designed to be the first step in helping your child build their vocabulary. Included in each book is a number of high quality images of very cute farm animals and baby animals that your child will enjoy looking and reading about for months. In this book your child will be learning about which animals live on the farm and what job or role they have on the farm.

My books use simple one or two sentence facts which is accompanied by a relevant picture of the animal. This makes the perfect first word book to share because young children will love reading along while being encouraged to start using their words to read along. This is an excellent and fun educational resource to start your child off with. No more having to buy complex and ugly picture books. You child will also enjoy getting to use the family tablet for fun time which is also learning time.

Lets Visit the Farm! is a fun and entertaining journey for a young child to find out interesting facts about the world’s most common farm animals along with baby animals.

The Let’s visit series is particularly aimed at the 0-5 age group, but it can be used for any beginner readers who are interested in farm animals.

This children’s book contains high quality images of farm animals. It has been optimized to look great on all devices including the large screen Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HDX and Apple iPads. With the number of great reviews I have been getting I feel that my “Let’s Visit” book series is one of the best new children’s book series of 2014 to hit the e-book market.

Don’t forget to check out the other books within the series.

Targeted Age Group: 0-5 years of age

Book Price: 0.99
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Bargain Book: Mike and Pinky Find a Home – Children e-Book + E-Video by Uncle Amos

This book is bargain priced.

Mike and Pinky live in a pond with mother turtle, father turtle,and all of their woodland friends.
But when bulldozers come and build over their home,the two young turtles (Mike and Pinky) must find a new place to live.
Along the way, they learn the meaning of cooperation, self-reliance , and friendship.
For children at ages 3-10 .

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“The story has an important message about the impact of industrialization on the environment while still maintaining an appropriately light atmosphere for young children.
Finally, the ultimate lesson – home is where love resides – is a timeless message that remains important today.
Children who have had to move or have had to experience a loss will certainly find comfort in the positive outcome of this story.
I enjoyed Mike and Pinky Find a Home, and I would certainly read it to my own children.
I hope to read more from Uncle Amos, and I am curious to see what lesson he will be teaching readers next.” Tania Staley for Readers’ Favorite
“Very enjoyable book for young children!” By Dolores Ayotte
“This is a good solid book, highly recommended.” By Steve Mann

Targeted Age Group: 3-9

Book Price: 0.99
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Bargain Book for 10/24/2014: Lucy The Cat by Pertti Pietarinen

Lucy_The_Cat_c3This book is bargain priced from 10/24/2014 until 10/30/2014

*** Lucy The Cat, 5-Star book for kids and cat lovers for only $0.99 on Oct. 24 – Oct 30, 2014 ***

Especially cat lovers of all ages will enjoy this charming and engaging story about Lucy, the curious, cute Sacred Birman cat. After reading this book you will certainly love Lucy The Cat. When Lucy was a small kitten she had to move away from her cat mama. Now she lives happily with her human foster mom and dad. She is always very busy because she wants to help her mom and dad in all kind of daily chores. She loves especially watering flowers, because water is a big mystery. Sewing machine is also very interesting and what would be more fun than climbing up the Christmas tree. Lucy is a modern cat and wants to know what’s going on in the world. Laptop and iPad are excellent tools for that. And of course she is the boss and she has the final say. Lucy loves everyone and wants to be your friend. Let Lucy tell her own story with beautiful pictures and her own words. Meow to everyone!

Targeted Age Group: 2-12

Book Price: 0.99
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DoggyPedia: All You Need To Know About Dogs by Amy Morford

DoggyPedia-BadgeDiscover a Professional Dog Trainer’s Secrets to Raising a Great Dog

Amy Morford’s A to Z Guide to Dog Training

Amy Morford understands dogs in the same way that Bill Gates understands computers. She’s trained them for more than twenty years and can help you train yours. Morford understands that training an owner is as important as training the dog because good dog parents raise good dogs that listen, obey and live well-adjusted happy and healthy lives. Bad dogs go to heaven too, but good dogs have an especially good time living well-mannered lives here on earth!

DoggyPedia: All You Need To Know About Dogs. Dog Training For Both Trainers and Owners is an A to Z comprehensive guide covering all of the major (and minor) issues related to dog training—starting from puppyhood and extending well into the twilight years.

Using “plain English” Morford carefully explains the dog training process while teaching readers how to train their canine companions to obey simple commands. Once the foundation is set, she devotes multiple chapters to discussing specific negative behaviors while providing detailed solutions.
The final chapters brim with essential information on how to care for faithful companions who have transformed from spunky energetic puppies to more fragile and aging “best friends.” From special senior dog grooming tips to vet care options and necessities for older canine companions, it’s all here!
If you want to avoid dog training pitfalls and blunders and raise a healthy, happy and enviable canine companion, DoggyPedia has got it all covered.

From puppyhood to adulthood and beyond, you’ll turn to this guide again and again to help you provide the very best training and care for every stage of your beloved dog’s life—because well-trained owners raise well-trained dogs!

Targeted Age Group:
Adult

What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Do your research, pay attention to formating and grammer, edit and re-edit, don’t lose your focus and intention during the writing process.

Author Bio:
Amy Morford has over twenty years of dog training experience with companion dogs, sport dogs and working breeds. Amy’s motivation to write about dogs stems from her love for them and their unbiased loyalty and devotion. Amy’s goal is to provide helpful, accurate information to assist dog lovers with raising and training a well-mannered, good-tempered, happy, healthy, well-adjusted companion, friend, partner and/or family pet.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
To help dog owners raise and care for a happy, healthy and well mannered pet.

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Bargain Book for 10/14/2014: It’s a Snap! Crocodiles and Alligators Picture Book for Kids by Liz Parker

itsasnapThis book is bargain priced from 10/14/2014 until 10/17/2014

Children of all ages are captivated by crocodiles and alligators.

- How much do you really know about them and what are the differences between crocodiles and alligators?

– How do you distinguish them from one another?

– Where do caiman and gharial fit in?

Alligators and crocodiles may look similar; but they have many differences that help people to tell them apart. Of course, you may not want to get too close because alligators and crocodiles have been known to attack humans! There are many differences in their body structures, their behavior, where they live, how long they have been around on earth, and even in the way scientists classify or group them.

You will find out all of this and more when you jump in with us and enjoy this book.

Join Liz Parker as she takes you on a journey from the Far East to Florida to explore the differences between crocodiles and alligators. The next time you come across one you will be able to tell immediately which is which. With a different picture on each page and a well written factual story you will be fascinated and charmed by these ancient reptiles.

Targeted Age Group: 2-15

Book Price: 1.99
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Kumani: A New Home for Her Cubs by Winona Rasheed

Kumani_Cover_for_KindleAfrica is full of wild animals and beast and in this fiction tale of animals in the wild; we find Kumani, the lioness trying to escape her wild habitat in search of a better place to raise her three cubs. Kumani is not your typical lioness because she hates hunting. She wants to live like a queen and be treated like a queen. She longs for a safe place to raise her cubs. With royalty on her mind and with her friend, Bantu the talking parrot, she sets out to find that special place. However, her search for such an idealistic place comes with danger and problems.

Targeted Age Group:: 6-10

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Inspiration for this story came to me one evening while watching a PBS documentary on TV about lions. I was amazed at how the lions live. I was even more amazed at how much responsibility the female lion has and how close the lioness pride is. I show these attributes in the story.

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Shakedown by J. Gunnar Grey

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What inspired you to write your book?
A YouTube video inspired Shakedown, but if I mention what it’s about, it’ll spoil the book’s surprise…

About your Book:
*50% OF ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS BOOK GO TOWARD THEPETFUND.COM*

Captain Kelly Bonham, a NATO electronics officer and combat zone veteran, adopts a war dog, but when Pojo arrives he’s not at all what she expected. This German Shepherd isn’t interested in rolling over for a tummy rub; he’s a working dog, a retired bomb sniffer who saw his handler cut in half by an anti-personnel mine in Afghanistan. That’s serious trauma, and Bonnie wonders if his canine brain is still fully functional.

Now she’s shaking down a relationship with a dog who has more teeth than the law allows, a dog whose behavior is puzzling and maybe even unhinged. And all she has to bring to the fight is electronic gadgetry and what’s left of her self-confidence.

Can she rescue this war dog… or is she missing something?

Book Genre: mystery~adventure

What formats are your books in: eBook

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
Writing about pets is the genre where it’s most important that you write what you know. If you don’t know dogs (for example), don’t try bluffing your way through a book about them. You won’t fool the people who love dogs, your primary audience.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
It’s the little things that make a pet book real for the reader. Use your wordsmithing skills to help the reader see the dog’s nose wrinkling as he sniffs the air off the canyon floor. That helps the reader connect with the animal character at a deeper level, intensifying her enjoyment of the story.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
Shakedown was written as a charity novella to benefit ThePetFund.com, and was published through Astraea Press as part of their dedication to that charity.

Author Bio:
Hi, I’m Gunnar Grey. I write books. I’m a historian, political junkie, target shooter, and retired adventurer and equestrian. I read avidly and post reviews or at least ratings for most of the books I read. Occasionally my poor husband surfaces from beneath a pile of paperbacks, gasping for air… but I shouldn’t bore you with personal issues.

I live in Humble, Texas, just north of Houston, with four parakeets, the aforementioned husband (who’s even more entertaining than the birds), an orange betta fish with no manners, a fig tree, the lawn from the bad place, three armloads of potted plants, and a coffee maker that’s likely the most important item we own.

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Walking in Trust: Lessons Learned with My Blind Dog by Gayle M. Irwin @wyoauthor1

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What inspired you to write your book?
Sage became blind due to a genetic disease called Progressive Retinal Atrophy. I have been inspired by many other dog books and stories, including the Chicken Soup for the pet lovers’ series, and I recalled the numerous life lessons Sage showcased. When we visited schools, for example, and she walked into the strange buildings with strange voices and smells, Sage rarely cowered — in fact, she often wanted to explore. Sage took many “leaps of faith”, jumping onto pieces of furniture she could not see, never fully certain she would land safely. I saw correlations in Sage’s earthly life, and the many challenges she faced, with my own life, especially my spiritual walk with God. I wanted to share those incredible lessons with others and show how God can use a blind dog to teach me, and others, about trust in the One who created us but that we cannot see, just as Sage learned to trust me, whom she couldn’t see.

About your Book:
A blind Springer Spaniel named Sage helps her owner better understand what it means to “walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7), showcasing many life lessons, such as courage despite adversity, joy in spite of trial, and perseverance in spite of obstacles. Sage’s life walk with her owner, Gayle M. Irwin, parallels the author’s faith walk with God, and together they learn to walk in trust.

Book Genre: pets, dogs, nonfiction, inspirational, Christian, memoir

What formats are your books in
Both Print and eBook

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
In my case, I lived with the dog I wrote about; she is not a fictionalized character, but real. I don’t have to make up or envision what my character does or how s/he might react to a situation; I lived with Sage for nearly 11 years, and we went through many challenges together; we also experienced many joys. I saw her reactions to various situations, yet there were times (for example, she was lost in the woods for nearly three days) and I had to imagine what might have frightened her and how she might have responded to some of those situations when I wasn’t actually with her. I also know what she taught me, and I reveal those lessons in the book. Also, because Sage is a dog, she doesn’t talk, so there’s no dialogue except for when I’m speaking to somone, such as my husband, in the book. I have written this book not only for pet owners, but specifically for Christian pet owners, or some one exploring Christianity and walking closer with God.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Know your subject! I have lived with pets for many, many years, and therefore, understand many of their habits and needs. I have also worked for different humane societies and I volunteer with animal rescue groups, therefore, I possess a strong understanding about pet care and ownership responsibility as well as pet adoption. Some of those themes are highlighted in my book. Just as a fiction writer needs to know their characters by developing them, so does someone writing in the pet genre need to fully understand animals; personal experience is the best teacher: encounters with your own pets or volunteering with a local shelter or rescue will give you inside clues about animal behavior and needs.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
“Walking in Trust: Lessons Learned with My Blind Dog” is published by Cladach Publishing (www.cladach.com) in Greeley, Colorado. I met the publisher two different years when I attended the Colorado Christian Writers Conference. They have a genre in their house called God as Creator; I had the idea of “Walking…” (then titled “Sage Advice” — my dog’s name was Sage) and I pitched it to the publisher each year, more thoroughly the second year. She had had a year to consider it, I had sent in a few pages for critique through the conference, and she decided it was a manuscript she wanted to publish. I had also pitched it to an agent who liked the concept as well, but had already done something similar (not with a disabled dog as the subject, however). Additionally, I had self-published two children’s books about Sage which had been doing fairly well, and I think she felt comfortable with me helping with marketing details and knowing I wasn’t afraid to do media interviews and school and other presentations. An author has to be willing to do more than write; one has to be willing to market as well, and as a former journalist, I have a strong understanding of press releases, feature story concepts, and marketing and promotion ideas. I’m grateful there are many ways for an author to publish, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to be traditionally published as well as self-published.

Author Bio:
Gayle Mansfield Irwin is a writer who enjoys sharing about the pet-human bond. She has been a conservation and humane educator and is involved with animal rescue, helping promote pet adoption. She is the author of Walking in Trust: Lessons Learned with My Blind Dog (www.cladach.com). She is also the author of several children’s books about her blind dog, Sage, and a contributor to four Chicken Soup for the Soul editions. She has also written several articles for regional and online publications. She is a member of Wyoming Writers, Inc. and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She’s won two Wyoming Writers Inc. awards. In addition to pets, Mrs. Irwin enjoys traveling, especially visiting America’s national parks, forests and national wildlilfe refuges.

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