Shep Dreams Of Home: A Bedtime Story by Jason Matthews

Short story of a puppy dog who needs a home – 1,222 words.A bedtime story and children’s story for all. Shep, an unwanted puppy with a big head and long teeth, is rejected by his owners. Shep is on his own in a dangerous world. His dream of finding someone who accepts him as the dog he is, lands him in the home of the Lonely Man. Together the two experience the joys of friendship. As Shep grows into his big head and teeth, he saves the day by using his natural gifts against an intruder.A feel-good tale, perfect bedtime read for young kids. Short and sweet – 1,222 words.Subjects include: preschool, bedtime story, children’s story, puppy, puppies, dog, dogs, kids, pets, animal care, cute.

Author: Jason Matthews

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
247 reviews

Best Chicken Breeds: 12 Types of Hens that Lay Lots of Eggs, Make Good Pets, and Fit in Small Yards (Booklet) by R.J. Ruppenthal

New on Amazon
Overview of the best chicken breeds for backyards, including full color pictures of each type. Learn which types of hens lay the most eggs, have friendly and calm personalities, and fit well in small city back yards. Written by the author of the best-selling Fresh Food From Small Spaces book, a former columnist for Urban Farm magazine. (Updated 2014 Version)

Topics Include:
” How This Information Can Help You
” Rainbow Eggs: White, Blue, Green, Dark Chocolate Brown, and More
” Importance of Hatching Eggs and Handling Chicks Early
” Each Chicken is an Individual
” Best Breeds: 12 types of hens that lay lots of eggs, have friendly and calm temperaments, and fit in city backyards
” Bonus: 5 Exotic Poultry Chicken Breeds for backyards: wait till you see these!
” Resources Section: Links to additional information on chicken breeds, plus where to obtain your chickens

Be Sure to Read This Before You Get Chickens
Thinking about getting chickens? Not sure what kind is best? If youre ready to learn which types of hens lay lots of eggs on a regular basis, make good pets, and fit happily in small sized yards, youve come to the right place. This e-booklet provides you with information on 12 types of chickens which are best suited for a small back yard flock.

Plus Bonus Section: 5 Exotic Breeds for Backyards
Also included is a bonus chapter covering 5 Exotic Poultry Chicken Breeds which are also suitable for backyards. If you’ve never seen a bird that looks like a chicken crossed with a turkey, another one with a head resembling a feather duster, a third that looks more like a rabbit than a chicken, a hen that lays dark chocolate brown eggs, and a one pound chicken 6-12 inches tall that people keep as an indoor pet, then prepare to meet some new friends! Amazingly, each of these has a friendly personality and all can make good pets.

Theres a lot of free information online about different kinds of chickens. Its great to have this available, but sorting through it can take a lot of time. When I decided to get chickens, I spent many hours researching different chicken breeds in books and on the Internet. At the time, I had a small yard in the city. The only thing I knew about chickens was that the hens lay the eggs and the roosters make most of the noise!

From my research, I learned that there are as many as 175 different kinds of chickens in the world. However, only 12 chicken breeds met my criteria, which were:

” Regular and prolific egg layers
” Comfortable in an enclosed coop and run area
” Preferably, not too loud
” Friendly around people

Save Time and Money
It would take you at least two or three hours just to find this information, even before you sort through, read, and analyze it. Instead, Ive put all the important stuff in this short booklet (which only appears longer because of all the chicken pictures, another essential element for people choosing breeds). Ive summarized the lengthy raw material from my own research, selected the best breeds for backyards, and presented this information in a format you can use.

Don’t Get the Wrong Kind of Chickens!
Be sure to read this booklet before you get chickens!
Don’t make the mistake of getting the wrong kind of chickens for your small yard. The wrong kinds can eat lots of food, get fat, and lay few eggs. They can be loud, aggressive, obnoxious, or scared of people. The right kinds will lay eggs almost every day, stay calm and quiet, let you pick them up and pet them, and will not mind being kept in a coop and fenced area!

Author: R.J. Ruppenthal

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
257 reviews

Dogs and Love – Stories of Fidelity: Short humorous and heart-warming dog stories (Dog Stories for Adults Book 1) by Ferris Robinson

These sixteen true stories about dogs will delight every dog lover, and may even please readers who don’t own dogs. Dog memoirs if you will, these stories about dogs are told ‘with sentiment but without sentimentality’, according to one reviewer. “Thanks for a truthful, emotionally accurate, interesting and lovely book,” this same reviewer said.

Although the subjects of these dog stories are the writer’s dogs, these memoirs are universal in their appeal. All of these dog stories are about the special bond that can form between dogs and people. This dog book is for all ages, and with the exception of one story (My Dog is a Slut) any of these dog stories could be a bedtime story for children. These dog stories run the emotional gamut from absurdity to poignancy, and range from humorous to heartbreaking, something any dog lover can understand.
“These simply told tales, straight from Ms. Robinson’s heart, speak of a love that transcends species. Her homespun humor makes them a delight to read, offsetting the raw grief she shares over the loss of tiny Ruth Ann and later big Bubba. But hope springs eternal and new dogs continue to be born, a touching lesson for all, with dogs or without,” says another reviewer. Although the loss of a dog is always sad, it’s the dogs in our lives that somehow make us more human. Life without dogs? I don’t think so.

From dressing a chihuahua in a red corduroy coat to conveying the profound grief of a dog, these dog stories will be appreciated by any dog lover.

Almost every dog memoir in this collection is either about a chihuahua mix and/or the abandoned hound that claimed a family as his own. One story is about a lost mother dog who depended on the kindness of strangers after delivering her puppies in a cave on the side of a cliff. Another is about a little dog’s grief when her master died; although he was important enough to be mourned by an entire city, Mopsy’s sorrow was heartbreaking.

Most of the dogs in these stories came from an animal shelter, and the fidelity that each rescue dog demonstrates, from utter loyalty to pure devotion, makes a master humble. A portion of the proceeds from this dog ebook, as well as from the hard copy of Dogs and Love (available at www.createspace.com) goes to a dog rescue program.

Perhaps you will remember some of the dogs you have loved over the years as you read these stories about dogs, and realize how important dogs truly are in the emotional lives of humans. This book is more than just a group of dog stories about dogs. It’s about the deep emotional connection we share with our dogs, and how special that bond truly is.

“Ferris Robinson’s Dogs and Love is not just about dogs. It’s also about the “Dog Persons” who love them, spoil them, worry about them, grieve over them, rejoice over them, learn from them, and generally cannot live without them. This collection of stories is beautifully written – intelligent, witty, charming and touching without being corny. It is written from the heart of a “Dog Person.” Highly recommend!”
Wilkia Carter

“This is a great book for those of us who love our dogs like members of our families. The stories within the story are great. I laughed and cried and cried and when I finished the book, I had a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart.” Amazon reviewer

“Loved your essays. You made me laugh, made me sad and sometimes nostalgic, such as the one about your empty nest. I really like your work.”
Janie Dempsey Watts – author of Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge

Author: Ferris Robinson

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
140 reviews

Sharpe Edge: Stranger on the Stairs (Cozy Suburbs Mysteries Book 2) by Lisa B. Thomas

If Deena Sharpe had known she would soon be investigating another death, she might have skipped Christmas altogether. Buoyed by a new job and a spirit for the holidays, she carries on, blind to what the next few weeks will hold.
A Christmas party for the upper crust of the small Texas town of Maycroft turns tragic when the hostess ends up dead. Everyone assumes her death is an accident—everyone except her daughter, Estelle. She turns to Deena to help solve the mystery. A jealous friend and a mysterious heir are just two of the likely suspects.
As a school teacher turned newspaper reporter, Deena must get crafty to dig out the truth before anyone else gets hurt, including her own brother.
A little romance, some snarky suburban competition, and a lot of mystery will keep readers guessing in this cozy whodunit.

Author: Lisa B. Thomas

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
259 reviews

Stories Untold: A Gripping Psychological Thriller by Leslie Wolfe

A GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER Something terrible happened sixteen years ago; many lives were lost. Who was responsible? As long as the truth remains buried, his life is in danger. She will help him find it; she’s the only one who can.They’re both strong and fearless, determined, relentless. He’s a decorated war veteran and he wants to die. She’s a prominent psychologist and she won’t give up on him.When a suicidal client seeks her help, Dr. Angela Blackwell cannot turn him away, despite the fact that he isn’t seeking the kind of help she normally provides her clients. The man, who won’t fully identify himself, wants the distinguished psychologist to stand witness after his planned death in six months’ time, ensuring his wife will not be charged as an accessory or be hindered from collecting the death benefit he carefully provisioned for her. He calls himself DJ and won’t willingly share anything about his past.As Dr. Blackwell is struggling to reconstruct her own life after the loss of her husband, she recognizes his unusual request as a subconscious cry for help and embarks on a relentless effort to guide the reluctant stranger in uncovering the trauma that has permanently altered the course of his existence. Playing a deck of cards stacked high against her and rushing against time, she has no other option but to intervene, searching for the truth herself, refusing to give up. A suspenseful thriller and an astonishing, vibrant story of human strength and frailty, of love lost and love found, Stories Untold will captivate as few stories ever do, with unexpected twists and turns, leaving a lasting memory ingrained into the essence of the reader’s being. What Readers Say About Leslie Wolfe — “Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” – Dennis Waller — “Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews — “Leslie Wolfe knows how to blend advanced technological data with powerfully written human behavior responses and the result is a novel that few will want to put down once the story begins.” — Grady Harp– “Verdict: A phenomenal novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend it!” — KWNY Publicity Readers and Critics Talking About Leslie Wolfe Novels– “Leslie Wolfe is now very much on my list of MUST READ AUTHORS and I can’t wait for the next book to be released” — “Characters you really can bond with and want to read more about. Too real and plausible not to keep you reading far too long after bed time!” — “Now this was a real smoker, really kept it moving, very well written. Guess I better find out if my wife is talking to me.” — “Leslie Wolfe just gets better and better.” — “This story has one of the best plots I’ve read in a long time.” — “From the beginning to the last page her novel manages to keep reader’s attention, delivering intrigue, thrill and suspense.” — “An impressive amount of suspense throughout.” — “As soon as I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down! Full of suspense and keeps you at the edge of your seat. I loved it!” — “As a long-time fan of Tom Clancy’s early works and Dan Brown’s techno-thrillers, it makes me proud to see a woman stepping so confidently into this male-dominated arena. Well done, Leslie.”

Author: Leslie Wolfe

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
319 reviews

Stories Untold: A Gripping Psychological Thriller by Leslie Wolfe

A GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER Something terrible happened sixteen years ago; many lives were lost. Who was responsible? As long as the truth remains buried, his life is in danger. She will help him find it; she’s the only one who can.They’re both strong and fearless, determined, relentless. He’s a decorated war veteran and he wants to die. She’s a prominent psychologist and she won’t give up on him.When a suicidal client seeks her help, Dr. Angela Blackwell cannot turn him away, despite the fact that he isn’t seeking the kind of help she normally provides her clients. The man, who won’t fully identify himself, wants the distinguished psychologist to stand witness after his planned death in six months’ time, ensuring his wife will not be charged as an accessory or be hindered from collecting the death benefit he carefully provisioned for her. He calls himself DJ and won’t willingly share anything about his past.As Dr. Blackwell is struggling to reconstruct her own life after the loss of her husband, she recognizes his unusual request as a subconscious cry for help and embarks on a relentless effort to guide the reluctant stranger in uncovering the trauma that has permanently altered the course of his existence. Playing a deck of cards stacked high against her and rushing against time, she has no other option but to intervene, searching for the truth herself, refusing to give up. A suspenseful thriller and an astonishing, vibrant story of human strength and frailty, of love lost and love found, Stories Untold will captivate as few stories ever do, with unexpected twists and turns, leaving a lasting memory ingrained into the essence of the reader’s being. What Readers Say About Leslie Wolfe — “Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” – Dennis Waller — “Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews — “Leslie Wolfe knows how to blend advanced technological data with powerfully written human behavior responses and the result is a novel that few will want to put down once the story begins.” — Grady Harp– “Verdict: A phenomenal novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend it!” — KWNY Publicity Readers and Critics Talking About Leslie Wolfe Novels– “Leslie Wolfe is now very much on my list of MUST READ AUTHORS and I can’t wait for the next book to be released” — “Characters you really can bond with and want to read more about. Too real and plausible not to keep you reading far too long after bed time!” — “Now this was a real smoker, really kept it moving, very well written. Guess I better find out if my wife is talking to me.” — “Leslie Wolfe just gets better and better.” — “This story has one of the best plots I’ve read in a long time.” — “From the beginning to the last page her novel manages to keep reader’s attention, delivering intrigue, thrill and suspense.” — “An impressive amount of suspense throughout.” — “As soon as I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down! Full of suspense and keeps you at the edge of your seat. I loved it!” — “As a long-time fan of Tom Clancy’s early works and Dan Brown’s techno-thrillers, it makes me proud to see a woman stepping so confidently into this male-dominated arena. Well done, Leslie.”

Author: Leslie Wolfe

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
313 reviews

Dog Love – An Unbreakable Bond: Inspirational Stories of Devotion, Loyalty and Courage by Shelby Cannon

The bond between humans and dogs is more intense than our bond with any other species―there’s not even a close second. Dogs are more than just a pet; they are trusted companions. They help us hunt, guard our homes, look after our livestock and even our children and, over time, do so many useful and wonderful things that it boggles the mind.

This compilation of heart-warming dog stories illustrates the pure love of these amazing creatures, including extraordinary instances and first-hand accounts of bravery, friendship, loyalty, devotion and companionship down to their very last breath.

There’s a reason we call them man’s best friend. No matter the situation, your dog is happy to see you. You are greeted with the same enthusiasm each and every time you walk in that door. A dog has the ability to live in the present moment. They don’t regret the past or worry about the future.

While we often ask so much of them, they require almost nothing in return. You can ask your dog to chase a Frisbee, take a nap on the couch, herd some sheep, or run around a show ring and he’ll do it, happily, for hours on end. He only wants to be fed, and told he’s good, and most of all loved. If a dog has love, he really needs nothing else.

In the presence of a dog, somehow, nothing else matters. A dog is handing out pure love, sparing no expense, and asking absolutely nothing in return. Perhaps American Humorist Josh Billings said it best: “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”

Author: Shelby Cannon

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
216 reviews

Sharpe Edge: Stranger on the Stairs (Cozy Suburbs Mysteries Book 2) by Lisa B. Thomas

If Deena Sharpe had known she would soon be investigating another death, she might have skipped Christmas altogether. Buoyed by a new job and a spirit for the holidays, she carries on, blind to what the next few weeks will hold.
A Christmas party for the upper crust of the small Texas town of Maycroft turns tragic when the hostess ends up dead. Everyone assumes her death is an accident—everyone except her daughter, Estelle. She turns to Deena to help solve the mystery. A jealous friend and a mysterious heir are just two of the likely suspects.
As a school teacher turned newspaper reporter, Deena must get crafty to dig out the truth before anyone else gets hurt, including her own brother.
A little romance, some snarky suburban competition, and a lot of mystery will keep readers guessing in this cozy whodunit.

Author: Lisa B. Thomas

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
255 reviews

Bailey’s Great Escape (A Cute Dog Story) by Bapps Media

Bailey’s Great Escape

Bailey’s Great Escape is a heartwarming short story about one of the smallest puppies with the biggest hearts. Bailey is determined to free his friends and family from the horrible puppy mill that they’ve been forced to live in.

This touching tale of a neglected dog shares his experiences in his own voice, taking readers from his days of neglect, to the shelter, to a home filled with love. Follow him on this extraordinary journey and fall in love with a new hero.
Bailey shows that it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but it’s about the size of the fight in the dog! Enjoy!

Author: Bapps Media

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
281 reviews

Stories Untold: A Gripping Psychological Thriller by Leslie Wolfe

A GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER Something terrible happened sixteen years ago; many lives were lost. Who was responsible? As long as the truth remains buried, his life is in danger. She will help him find it; she’s the only one who can.They’re both strong and fearless, determined, relentless. He’s a decorated war veteran and he wants to die. She’s a prominent psychologist and she won’t give up on him.When a suicidal client seeks her help, Dr. Angela Blackwell cannot turn him away, despite the fact that he isn’t seeking the kind of help she normally provides her clients. The man, who won’t fully identify himself, wants the distinguished psychologist to stand witness after his planned death in six months’ time, ensuring his wife will not be charged as an accessory or be hindered from collecting the death benefit he carefully provisioned for her. He calls himself DJ and won’t willingly share anything about his past.As Dr. Blackwell is struggling to reconstruct her own life after the loss of her husband, she recognizes his unusual request as a subconscious cry for help and embarks on a relentless effort to guide the reluctant stranger in uncovering the trauma that has permanently altered the course of his existence. Playing a deck of cards stacked high against her and rushing against time, she has no other option but to intervene, searching for the truth herself, refusing to give up. A suspenseful thriller and an astonishing, vibrant story of human strength and frailty, of love lost and love found, Stories Untold will captivate as few stories ever do, with unexpected twists and turns, leaving a lasting memory ingrained into the essence of the reader’s being. What Readers Say About Leslie Wolfe — “Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” – Dennis Waller — “Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews — “Leslie Wolfe knows how to blend advanced technological data with powerfully written human behavior responses and the result is a novel that few will want to put down once the story begins.” — Grady Harp– “Verdict: A phenomenal novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend it!” — KWNY Publicity Readers and Critics Talking About Leslie Wolfe Novels– “Leslie Wolfe is now very much on my list of MUST READ AUTHORS and I can’t wait for the next book to be released” — “Characters you really can bond with and want to read more about. Too real and plausible not to keep you reading far too long after bed time!” — “Now this was a real smoker, really kept it moving, very well written. Guess I better find out if my wife is talking to me.” — “Leslie Wolfe just gets better and better.” — “This story has one of the best plots I’ve read in a long time.” — “From the beginning to the last page her novel manages to keep reader’s attention, delivering intrigue, thrill and suspense.” — “An impressive amount of suspense throughout.” — “As soon as I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down! Full of suspense and keeps you at the edge of your seat. I loved it!” — “As a long-time fan of Tom Clancy’s early works and Dan Brown’s techno-thrillers, it makes me proud to see a woman stepping so confidently into this male-dominated arena. Well done, Leslie.”

Author: Leslie Wolfe

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
301 reviews