Official Upcoming Release Schedule!

Due to changes in how my publisher assigns dates, I won't have release dates until I finish the book. I'm currently working on:

Taking the Realm which is book 3 of Sha and Connor's trilogy (previously titled Shaking the Balance)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Paws with a Cause - Day 3 - Guinness!!

Hello Lovelies! We have a total of 59 blogs that have gotten together to help raise money for a great cause. There are going to be some awesome prizes up for grabs for people that donate money to the cause. Here is a little about the company that we are raising the money for:

Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs.
PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of Assistance Dog teams through education and advocacy. Founded in 1979, Paws With A Cause is dedicated to helping its clients who are challenged by many disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizure Disorders, and Hearing Disorders to name just some. Each of our dogs are trained to meet the specific needs of our clients. Tasks may include opening and closing doors, picking up objects, pulling a wheelchair, turning lights on and off, and alerting a person to particular sounds like a telephone, doorbell, smoke detector and many others. Our dogs change lives by enhancing the independence of our clients. By just opening a door, a dog opens up the world for a person with a disability and your donations will go to making that happen. PAWS thanks you so much for your donation and allowing us to open more doors.

Paws With A Cause
4646 South Division
Wayland, MI 49348

How to donate:
1. Go to Click on "Make a Donation"
3. Enter a amount you wish to donate. Everibbon will add a small fee to your donation for processing. My fee for donating $5.00 was .49 cents. So keep this in mind when deciding your donation amount. You will receive 1 entry into the giveaway for every $1 you donate.
4. In the box that says "on the behalf of" please put your name. This is the name that will be listed on the everibbon website so put a name you do not mind being visible to everyone. Do not check the box to make a anonymous donation because I will not be able to track your donation to enter you into the giveaways.
5. Next it will ask you for your credit or debit card information.
6. Then it will ask for your email address to send you a receipt. This is so that you can submit it for tax purposes.
7. Ta Da! Your all done making your donation. Now you need to contact Danielle to enter the giveaway.
8. Please email Danielle at with the name you used to donate your money. For example the name I used to donate on behalf of was Romance Book Junkies. Do not send me your name off your credit or debit card because I will not be able to see this. Along with the name you used please tell me how much you donated and if you live in the US or are International.
9. Your all done. Thank you for donating!

Warning: Do not try to email Danielle the name and donation amount of another person that is not yourself. If Danielle recieves more than one email with the same persons name and donation amount she will have to ask for your copy of the receipt from everibbon to verify that you are the correct winner. Thank you.

We will have 3 winners for the main giveaway.
We have 2 $65 gift certificates to any online book store.
Also we have a huge box of books and swag from Romance Book Junkies for US residents only.

On my blog you have the opportunity to win s $10 Amazon Gift Card!!! 

To enter, just leave a comment below telling me about your pet or a pet you wish you had. 

You must include your email address.

Good luck to all and thank you for helping make this fundraiser a success.

Now, today's feature pet is an amazing story about Christine Steendam's horse, Guinness!!

Meet Guinness!!

Guinness is so much more than an animal or pet. He’s my friend, therapist, and partner. That may be a funny way to describe an animal, but to me it makes so much sense. Nothing picks me up at the end of a bad day like visiting him and going for a ride.
Neither one of us are perfect. We’re both a work in progress, but together we make a pretty good team. Where he lacks in bravery, I’m there to reassure him and be the leader. Where I lack in skill, or patience, he’s there to tell me I’m doing it wrong, or remind me to breathe and take a moment—and not always kindly!
The one thing I’ve learned since owning horses is that you can’t go in with preconceived notions and expectations; because they’ll just turn you right around and send you back where you came from. If I come in feeling frustrated and uptight, you can bet that he’ll have me chasing him around the pasture for a good half hour to blow off some steam before he’ll even consider working with me.
And that’s just what it is; working together. I’ve seen people jump on a horse and ride, controlling the horse and demanding perfection, which is great in the show ring, but not for me. It lacks the connection that comes from spending time with a pet. Guinness and I work together and if I tried to ride him any differently it wouldn’t work. He’s a timid horse and he needs a rider he trusts and relies on and together we’ve accomplished some pretty cool things.
We’ve swam across a river, jumped nearly four foot jumps, went on 20 mile trail rides, even got lost in some gravel pits for a couple hours, galloped along the floodway, and best of all he carried me when I was pregnant with my son safely and carefully down trails and at home without spooking.
I’ve owned dogs, cats, rats, goats, ducks and bunnies, even other horses, but the one pet I could never even dream of parting with would be Guinness.
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  1. Lovely horse. Would like a dog


  2. would like to have an another dog
    thanks :)