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  • July 21, 2016 at 11:55 am #2571
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    BORN TO LOVE: Keiki & Lia Thriller, a Lei Crime Kindle World Novella

    Available only on Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Lei-Crime-Kindle-Novella-Thriller-ebook/dp/B01H2P5IJI/

    Can the past unlock the future and love preserve a life?

    A puppy’s job is to learn. Keiki relishes the sights, sounds and smells of her world, but people frustrate and confuse her. Why do humans control all the good stuff?

    Lia Corazon channels her energy and emotions into the dogs she trains in her North Texas kennel. She especially enjoys four-month-old Keiki’s enthusiasm, but the pup’s owner makes her uneasy. There’s something very…wrong about him.

    When a vicious storm, violent flood, and scary creatures menace Keiki, her Rottweiler bravery comes through. But what can a good-dog do when a human enemy threatens? Keiki must use all she’s learned if she’s to save Lia from a killer.

    New to Amy Shojai? Read the first book in her “September Day” thriller series, LOST AND FOUND, for FREE. Text the word “thrills” to 44222 to get started.

    Q&A WITH THE AUTHOR

    How does your story links to the Lei Crime Series?

    The novella is a prequel to the Lei Crime Series. Set in Texas, the story begins about two years before Blood Orchids, offering readers the backstory of Keiki, the Rottweiler.

    In BORN TO LOVE, readers get a glimpse of what shaped the young Keiki as a puppy, and learn about experiences and special training that helped her eventually become a police dog. She learns that even a good-dog–and her person, Lia–are not infallible, both need love, and together they are stronger than apart.

    Lia and Keiki alternate viewpoint chapters in BORN TO LOVE, but Keiki does NOT talk, not in human terms anyway. Keiki communicates via body language, scent signals, and the occasional vocalization, in the same way that real dogs communicate. She does have thoughts–pure made-up fun speculation!

    What major theme comes across the clearest in your story? Is this a theme found consistently in your other works?

    I’m a certified animal behavior consultant for dogs and cats, so pet themes are the focus of both my nonfiction and fiction books. My September Day thriller series features a strong but damaged female protagonist and her canine service dog. Not only is Shadow a major character (he has his own viewpoint chapters, too), he’s saved her life many times over, and helped her heal emotionally. There are many other dog and cat characters in the series including a trained Maine Coon cat–and sometimes readers win contests to include THEIR pet in the story. Also, love is a major theme–not romance per se, but issues of trust, commitment, loss, betrayal, and the search for love and family. These also figure prominently in BORN TO LOVE.

    Tell us a little about your main character. Why do you think readers will like her?

    I’d already fallen for the adult Keiki in the Lei Crime Series. In BORN TO LOVE, Keiki embodies the typical four-month-old baby-dog attitude, full of wide-eyed wonder, curiosity, and non-stop energy. She’s not yet gained the confidence that comes with experience, though, and is overwhelmed by new or scary situations. Keiki also has to temper her independent nature to accept help–and receive love–from her person, Lia. I’ve fallen in love with them both, and can’t wait to write more Keiki and Lia adventures.

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  • January 23, 2016 at 1:42 pm #2137
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    MY DOG HATES MY DATE! packs prescriptive advice into a short how-to guide that offers step-by-step instructions how to improve family relationships between babies, toddlers, kids and adults, and your furry family members. Available in Print & All Ebooks: Click Here to Learn More & Order

  • January 23, 2016 at 1:38 pm #2135
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    MAXWELL WINNER FROM DWAA! Certified cat behavior expert Amy Shojai includes an encyclopedia of comprehensive dog reference material from her own experience and interviews with over 100 veterinary experts. The A-to-Z list of dog health conditions common to old dogs lists medical symptoms, veterinary treatment and research, understanding dog quality of life and making death decisions (and helping children understand pet loss), and home care tips to save money when caring for aging dogs. Available in Print & All Ebooks: Click Here to Learn More & Order

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  • January 23, 2016 at 1:33 pm #2132
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    From cat-egorical aggression and solving litter-ary mishaps, to understanding dog language and soothing separation anxiety, ComPETability explains and offers easy solutions to common CAT-DOG behaviors that drive their humans crazy. Available in Print & All Ebooks: Click Here to Learn More & Order

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  • January 23, 2016 at 1:30 pm #2131
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    Fun, practical, and eminently informative, ComPETability helps you devise strategies that enable multiple dogs to live in harmony within the same household. Written by one of America’s premier pet experts, the book explains everything the loving dog owner needs to know. Most important, CompPETability provides crucial tips on how to evaluate and match your pets’ personalities, improve their relationships, and make your home a sanctuary for canine fun and peace. Available in Print & All Ebooks: Click Here to Learn More & Order

  • January 23, 2016 at 1:25 pm #2128
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    YOUR PUPPY BIBLE! A definitive guide for adopting puppies, puppy health care, pet first aid, dog behavior information and positive training how to advice from pet expert Amy Shojai. Packed with veterinary medicine facts, dog health and care how-to tips, and fascinating information and advice. Available in Print & All Ebooks: Click Here to Learn More & Order

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  • January 23, 2016 at 1:21 pm #2127
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    A Pet-centric Thriller: The September Day Series, Book #3


    An animal behaviorist and her service dog race a deadly storm to expose a treacherous secret others will kill to protect.

    A BLACKMAILER returns to sell a deadly cure.
    A MOTHER’S DENIAL dooms millions of children.
    AND A DOG shows true loyalty…when he runs away.

    Available in Print & All Ebooks: Click Here to Learn More & Order

  • January 23, 2016 at 1:15 pm #2125
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    A Pet-centric Thriller: The September Day Series, Book #2


    A mysterious contagion will shatter countless lives unless a service dog and his trainer find a missing cat . . . in 24 hours.

    A STALKER hides in plain sight.
    A VICTIM faces her worst fear.
    AND A DOG seeks the missing–and finds hope.

    Available in Print & All Ebooks: Click Here to Learn More & Order

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  • January 23, 2016 at 1:01 pm #2118
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    A Pet-centric Thriller: The September Day Series, Book #1

    A young woman races a Texas blizzard to save her autistic nephew from a deadly secret others will kill to protect—and the service dog she’s trained finds his true purpose, when he disobeys.

    AN AUNT searches for her lost nephew–and dooms her sister.
    A MOM gambles a miracle will cure–and not kill–her child.
    A DOG finds his true purpose–when he disobeys.

    Available in Print & All Ebooks: Click Here to Learn More & Order

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