More ways to Read a Book, Save a Horse

Last week I told you about a great way to combine reading great books with helping out a good cause. Here are two more titles from the talented Candace Carrabus to do so ( in the spirit of full disclosure, I have been pestering Candace since I read her first novella, Man, Dog, His Owner and Her Lover to write.more.books. PESTERING!! So you have me to thank LOL)  I’m halfway through On the Buckle, a mystery tale led by feisty, frisky, Vi Parker.

As a rider, I know I can trust Candace’s thoroughly accurate and interesting details about riding. As a writer, I’m equally impressed with her storytelling skills. Win-win!

When you buy her books, for a limited time, Candace is donating all her royalties to Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue and Horse Sanctuary. Details following.

Raver jpgI’m telling you, Candace has game. Seriously talented writer. Now back to my Kindle so I can find out whodunnit. Get her books! (In case you missed it, here’s last week’s title: Raver is Contemporary Fantasy.)

Here’s Candace:buy a book, save a horse

In On The Buckle, we meet Vi Parker, who might be the best show-jumper rider around, but whose smart mouth keeps landing her out of work. Now, all that’s between her and a surprise trust fund, is keeping a job for a year and a glowing letter of recommendation.

On the Buckle It’s supposed to be a relaxing—boring!—year of riding “on the buckle.” Between the dead horse visiting Vi’s dreams and the dead bodies piling up, the question isn’t whether she can keep her mouth shut long enough to earn a reference, but whether she’ll live long enough to get it.

Much as I love horses, life wouldn’t be complete without the dogs and cats in it, too. One day, I was looking deeply into the eyes of our black lab, Carlo, and I thought, what if… Well, if you’re a writer, you know what those two little words mean!

man, dog, owner and his loverThe Man, The Dog, His Owner & Her Lover is a novella available in ebook format from Amazon only. Meet Stephanie O’Hanlon. She’s a 40-something workaholic for whom a blank to-do list is crazy-making. When she gets laid off and rescues a huge, smiling dog from a shelter—a dog her friend insists is inhabited by Steph’s lover from a former life—she discovers the true meaning of crazy.

Gabe Fagen is Steph’s handyman, and he’s been crazy-in-love with her since they were teenagers. Steph losing her job might be his chance to finally get to know her better. But will she notice he’s alive with a mysterious dog acting as her guardian angel?

But I digress. Back to the business at hand. Horses. It is with great joy that I am able to further connect my two passions with the Buy a Book—Help a Horse fundraiser for Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue and Horse Sanctuary.

Amaryllis rescue farm

W.C. Fields famously said, “Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.”

This non-profit sanctuary’s owner, Christine Barrett-Distefano, works tirelessly on behalf of horses, mules, and ponies as well as some chickens, ducks, goats—you name it—who are no longer wanted by their owners. Owners who often promised to love them forever. Circumstances change, children grow up, horses get old and lame and are too often discarded as easily as yesterday’s news.

But people like Christine are all that stand between a once beloved horse and the misery of neglect and even slaughter. All too often this is also the fate of successful racehorses.

Christine and I go way back. A long time ago in what seems like a different life, she worked for me at a stable. Now we have teamed up for you to enjoy a good read and help horses at the same time. All you have to do is buy one—or all three!—of my books between August 25th and September 8th. My author royalties will be donated to Amaryllis Farm. You can get them in print from Amazon or Barnes & Noble and for Kindle, Nook, or Kobo.

And, as if that weren’t good enough, you can also enter a contest on Facebook for giveaways such as

  • A $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card
  • A fabulous hand-crafted horse hoof necklace
  • Gumy ear buds
  • Horsehair bracelet
  • Tablet pillow sleeve
  • Pony Pizza Company’s pizza-shaped horse treats…  Winners will be announced September 9th.

The horses thank you! See ya on the trails!

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Now trot on over and get yours! Bev out!









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