|Look up "hangdog" in the dictionary and you'll find this face|
|Probably have to enlarge this to see the claw marks under "a novel"|
And now's your chance to dig in to it too! Next Monday, 9/16, is my official launch date for Rescue Me, Maybe (assuming all goes well with Amazon... fingers and paws crossed... Actually, the print version went up way early and is already available, but the ebooks not up yet so I'm sticking with my 9/16 launch date. Um, as long as the ebook goes up!) Anyway, to celebrate, I'm having a giveaway starting today which will end on 9/16.
The winner will receive a signed paperback copy of Rescue Me, Maybe (claw-mark free!):
But wait, there's more! You will also win a beautiful matching purple and blue, doggy-themed bookmarker, handmade by a local artisan. (My sis... but still, she's a local artisan.)
|Enlarge to see the cute doggy details!|
1. The giveaway is open to everyone. I'm happy to ship wherever.
2. Just leave a comment to enter. Make sure I know how to get a hold of you. (Was going to do Rafflecopter, but decided to make this easy-peasy.)
3. You have until Saturday, September 14th at midnight PST to leave a comment here to enter.
3. Winner will be announced Monday, 9/16 - the day the book launches. Winner will be chosen by Random.org. If I am unsuccessful at contacting the winner for their address within 48 hours, I'll move on to the next person.
If you missed it before, here's the blurb from the back cover of the book:
If you lost both your husband and your dog to cancer within weeks of each other, but you were sadder about the dog, would you tell anyone? Maybe your closest friends. Unfortunately, Jane Bailey’s closest friends are on the other side of the country. That’s where Jane plans to go now that she’s free to leave Philadelphia, the too cold, beachless, street taco-deficient city her husband dragged her to six years ago. But with no job prospects in her hometown of San Diego, Jane is roped into helping out temporarily at her uncle’s southwestern small-town B&B. En route to her new role as innkeeper and breakfast chef, she finds a stray at a rest stop. With her heart in pieces from the loss of her dog, she’s determined not to let this mutt worm its way into her affections. She’s also determined to have next-to-no interaction with the B&B’s irritating guests, and the even more annoying handyman who lives next door. Can Jane keep her sanity—and her secret that she’s not really a grieving widow—while trying to achieve her dream of getting back to the place she thinks is home?
Thanks to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief!
ooh, well you hooked me with the back cover blurb! i need to find out what jane decides to do with the stray and will she get involved with the handyman? you're such a tease!ReplyDelete
wags, bailey unleashed
I'm sure Rita just couldn't help herself! Best wishes on the big launch!ReplyDelete
We cab't wait to read it. Sorry we have had to have a break to attend to some things and now we have an awful cold and are not feeling too good but we make some time to read it. Have a marvellous Monday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
I really enjoyed What the Dog Ate, so I am looking forward to the new book! Thanks for a chance to win a copy. Wags, Carolyn rexmoy (at) gmail (dot) comReplyDelete
Maybe she was trying to "sign" the book? Congrats on your novel launch.ReplyDelete
Best of luck on the book!ReplyDelete
Golden CONGRATS! LOVE the book cover. Maybe next time Rita ... LOVE to join your giveaway. Lots of Golden Woofs, SugarReplyDelete
Count us in! We'd love to win...but are happy just to support you and Rita!ReplyDelete
Cool Drool! Wesa love to read it!ReplyDelete
We just finished "What the Dog Ate" last night and loved it! We are excited for "Rescue Me, Maybe" to come out!ReplyDelete
Bailey, Hazel & Greta
Oh very cool, I would love to read the book. And congrats!ReplyDelete
Oh, poor Rita...hopefully you can include her on your next book's cover?!? Would love to be part of the giveaway...you know where to find me! BOLReplyDelete
Best of luck with the launch!!!
Congratulations, I can't wait to read your new book! I think you're going to have to put Rita on the cover of the next one :)ReplyDelete
Wait... are you sure I can't get one with claw marks? Teeth marks, maybe? I'd be honored to have a copy with Rita's teeth marks, her signature, if you will ;) - and yours, of course!ReplyDelete
Can't wait to read it!
Yeh, I was kind of hoping for the claw marks too. My dogs also assume any packages are for them too and have so much fun opening them.ReplyDelete
Pick me. Pick me.
I WANT TO WIN! That way it will be signed, and I can give away my current copy on the blog. What fun! The book is killing me. So much suspense!ReplyDelete
Congratulations!! I definitely think Rita is a little upset about not being your covergirl :)ReplyDelete
I think claw or bite marks would make the book even more precious :)ReplyDelete
use this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poor Rita! My mom can understand how you feel since mom's name and mug are nowhere to be seen on my book. Maybe the next book will be all about you!ReplyDelete
Aw well Rita there is always next time ;) I wouldn't mind a clawed book by the awesome Rita hehe.ReplyDelete
Congrats again on the book. Can't wait to read it as i need to get the first book too. Good luck with the book.ReplyDelete
How exciting! Congratulations and may you have many printings!ReplyDelete
Congrats on your second novel! Woohoo!ReplyDelete
If you were planning on sending me the book to review then don't enter me....but....if you weren't going to send it to me, then PLEASE DO ENTER ME!ReplyDelete
xoxoxo Love the photo of you and Rita.......too adorable!
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! I love your writing and can't wait to read it!
CONGRATS Jackie! 9/16 is sooo soon, must be excited! Thank you so much for this opportunity to win your book. Would LOVE to win:))ReplyDelete
Congrats on the new book! "What the Dog Ate" is one of my favorites. I know this one will be great too.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to read "Rescue Me, Maybe"! Loved "What the Dog Ate"! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copyand the lovely bookmark. <3ReplyDelete
I don't need to be entered in the giveaway since you so nicely gave me a preview copy. But I just wanted to say that I am loving it so far!!! I was hoping to get my review up for your launch date....I need to find more reading time...but I will do my best to get it up as close to that as possible!ReplyDelete
Would really love to get a copy of this. I have 3 beautiful dogs here who will battle with the postman if I win!!ReplyDelete
Would be perfect to review it for our family blog too ;)
Forgot to say, can be contacted via twitter@margaretbmaddenReplyDelete
Or via my blog http://bleachhouselibrary.blogspot.ie/
I am so excited about your new book -- congratulations! Can't wait to read it!ReplyDelete
Congrats! I had the pleasure of reading Rescue Me, Maybe when Jackie emailed me an advance copy of the e-book to help her out. It's a great story, you're all gonna love it!ReplyDelete
Great giveaway! I can't wait to read this.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great giveaway! I love the cover and congratulations on your novel being published:)
Great giveaway :):)ReplyDelete
I would love to win a signed copy...especially since Charley was your cover model on "What the Dog Ate"!!! I can't wait to read it! :)ReplyDelete
Congrats on your new release! Vlad thinks that maybe since you first wrote "What the Dog Ate," you now need to write a sequel "What the Dog Clawed?" :-D We've always wondered when dogs try to touch/eat books, papers, etc. if they're just smelling where someone else touched it?ReplyDelete
My granddaughter is into rescuing dogs -and cats. Not off the street, but from shelters so they can be adopted.ReplyDelete
I've never been a animal person, but I think she's about converted me :).
Would love to read about Jane's adventure at the B&B and with the stray.
Congrats to getting your book finished, published, and released. The cover looks awesome and Beamer also approves. The bookmark is adorable!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
I'd love to win a signed copy and wouldn't even mind a claw mark or two!ReplyDelete
Miss Ruby's mom!
P.S. My hubby fears I'd miss the dog more too.
What a fabulous book written by a woman with an obviously big heart. We need more people like you in this world. When you care enough to open your heart and your home to rescue an animal, you are the real winner. I love little pets and am a huge supporter of adopting rescue animals. Thank you for all you do. Bless you.ReplyDelete
Oh dog!! Flea keeps leaving tantalizing tidbits on Facebook and I'm itching to get a hold of this book. Count me in for the contest, please. I'm thinking you know how to get hold of me, but just in case.ReplyDelete
Oh and by the way, I'd love the claw marked copy, that means it'd be signed by both you and Rita. ;0
I would definitely love to read this! Congrats!ReplyDelete
The last book I read: What The Dog Ate (do I sound semi-illiterate?). I need another page turner.ReplyDelete
Count me in! Thanks!ReplyDelete
mbamster0720 at gmail dot com
This is so cool (hmmm, am I talking about the mischief from Rita or the book launch? ) :)
Anyway, I know my Mum will be excited to know she can read it as she really enjoyed your previous book!
I hope you're having a fun day,
Your pal Snoopy :)
Great giveaway! Thanks so much!ReplyDelete
I love anything dog/animal!! Congrats on the book and I would love to have one, nibbles and drool are fine :DReplyDelete
Looks cute :)ReplyDelete
Good luck with your new book. So sadly & very suddenly we had to have our 11 year old Labrodor put to sleep last October. He was my best friend who kept all my secrets and saw me through some if the bleakest times of my life. Glad to say our 3 children all grew up with a dog in the family....a must I think, you will never forget your dog when you get older.ReplyDelete
Excited for the launch of your new book! Who can pass up a giveaway? Love that Rita wants to be on the cover. ;-)ReplyDelete
I want my own signed OFFICIAL copy!!!ReplyDelete
You must be so excited about your book launch! Good luck and congrats. :-)ReplyDelete
I'd love to win a copy. :-)
Congrats! Love a chance to win! Crossed Pawz here!ReplyDelete
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