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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

BOOK TOUR & Giveaway - Dog-ma, the zen of slobber by Barbara Boswell Brunner

Barbara's vivid and dramatic stories, told with a wicked sense of humor, will make you laugh out loud. She definitely gets what living with rescued dogs (nine of them!) is all about. 

When Barbara meets her future husband, Ray, it is love-and dog-at first sight. Over the course of thirty-two years, seventeen relocations and nine dogs, their mutual love of dogs guides them on their unconventional path. The love that Barbara and Ray get in return is literally lifesaving, with one dog attacking a lethal intruder and another discovering Barbara’s cancer. Her own survival story underscores the story of how her dogs become survivors themselves. 

Each new dog adds its own dynamic to the family, sometimes upending it. From Turbo (whose Spock-like ears may have provided super powers), Barbara learns about the will to live; Lexington demonstrates incredible patience and an inexplicable love of golf; Madison teaches that laughter is truly the best medicine and that the whole “nine lives thing” is not reserved just for cats; Morgan should be sainted for tolerating Izzy, who is as cute as she is bad. Barbara is certain that somewhere in doggie heaven there is a poster that says “If you are sick, injured or in need of really expensive medical care, FIND THESE HUMANS!”

Throughout 2012 and 2013, Dog-Ma has been on the Bestseller lists of Kindle, Amazon and Goodreads aswell as being named as a finalist in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the animal/pet category and presented with a medal at the Harvard Club in New York City - May 2013.

"Anyone who loves dogs and animals will thoroughly enjoy this book, you will find the authors love, compassion and kindness to her dogs unconditional and the sacrifices both her and her husband make are unbelievable." - Beck Valley Books

"A sweet, funny and poignant book that I read, cover to cover in just one sitting. It caused me to shed more than a few tears, brought many smiles to my face and even made me laugh out loud a time or two. Whether you’re head over heels for furbabies or are just looking for a great read, this is the book for you!" - Jayedee Halpin Dewitt

"If you love dogs, if you’ve ever rescued a dog, or if you just want a book that exemplifies the extraordinary bond that develops between dogs and the humans who love them, you must read Dog-ma the Zen of Slobber." - Terrier Torrent

Buy the Book.......

About the Author
Award Winning Author, Barbara Brunner grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with her parents, sister and always a dog, or two or three. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from a small women's college in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Meeting her husband in Washington, DC, they continued together on a journey as self-proclaimed dog addicts. In the ensuing years, she founded three successful businesses in the Pacific Northwest and is a prolific fundraiser for breast cancer research. She and her husband are retired and now reside in Southwest Florida with two dogs and copious amounts of dog fur. She is currently working on indulging her well known flip flop addiction.

Barbara is available for book readings, autographing and speaking engagements and may be scheduled for your book or dog event.

"Pop on over to my BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest and Goodreads pages"  

"My inspiration for writing this book was driven by pure emotion and my desire to invite the reader to step into the journey of my utterly insane true-life stories."
– Barbara Boswell Brunner, Author, dog-ma

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for US entrants

Want more winners?
15 more winners will receive the Dog-Ma audiobook gift code to download aswell!!
to all worldwide entrants

Plus the 'very first winner' will also win a really cute dog outfit (US only)

Ending on Thursday 12th December at 11.59pm EST

So what's inside the swag bags?

Dog-Ma Audiobook gift code for one download from ACX rrp $18

Sponsored by

PurOtic Ear Cleaning Solution from Innovet rrp $16
What is PurOtic™ Ear Cleaner?
Purotic® is a non-irritating wash designed by veterinary and health care professionals to breakup wax and prevent ear infections. Made with a pharmaceutical grade emulsifier and combined with all natural ingredients, PurOtic instantly eliminates odor. PurOtic is the first ear cleaner for home use that comes with an soft ear applicator for quick and precise delivery; A must for pets that resist ear cleaning.
Benefits and uses: 
•Anti-inflammatory agent
•Breaks up wax
•Silicone applicator for deep cleaning
•Alcohol and sulfate free
•Clean natural scent
Sponsored by

Blanket ID Gift Card for One ID tag of choice and a three year membership rrp $47
Blanket ID Features:
Online information available 24/7
Missing pet email broadcasts
Report lost and stolen pets
Print your own lost pet posters
Found pet GSP location mapping
Support your chosen rescue
Sponsored by

Paw or Bone Keyring from Hot Dogs All Dressed rrp $10
Sponsored by

Naturally Shed Moose Antler from Got Antler? rrp $25
High quality naturally shed moose and elk antler chews
Sponsored by

Artisan Refrigerator Magnet of Dogaaurus Rex from Karen Mcclain Visuals Inc. rrp $25
"An artisan is a craftperson and a skilled worker. Karen McClain Visuals, Inc. has more than 20 years of artisanal experience providing clients with professional, inspiring, and unique results. Karen McClain specializes indecorative painting and faux finishes, painted furniture and sculpture, as well as design and consultation. ..."
Sponsored by

Gift Card for one box of Pawflex Bandages from Pawflex rrp $10-15
PawFlex™ is a disposable non adhesive fur friendly super stretch all in one bandage that maintains a secure comfortable natural fit. PawFlex™ is hands down the quickest and easiest bandage system to use. 
Sponsored by

Plus the 'very first Winner' (US only)
will receive this marvelous doggie outfit (dog not included !!) from Issa Bella World
Nurse Costume - Size Small - Fits a dog under 12 pounds.
Sponsored by

Enter Below & Good Luck !!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Sharon x

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  1. Sharon, thank you so much for hosting another fantastic tour!

  2. 15,253 entries! I am astonished. Thank you for such a fantastic tour, giveaway and for stepping in at the last minute to take over when my original tour planner became ill. I will not forget your generosity or professionalism. You must have dozens of secret tiny elves working for you to get everything done that you do, in a days time. I know the sponsors of the swag were very pleased with the followers they gained throughout the tour. You are awesome! Third time's the charm, as the saying goes...and this tour proves that. It was amazing! Thank you so much!

  3. Bless you Barbara for you lovely kind words. I absolutely love working with you and I am so pleased we managed to make it work for you and all the wonderful sponsors of the giveaway.

  4. Just wanted to stop by and say thank you so much for the tour! It was an honor to sponsor such a talented author as Barbara and be a part of a wonderful project. The whole experience for us went very smoothly and we're really happy to have gained so many new animal loving followers too! Thanks so much Sharon for a job well done!


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