Hot days in August are called the Dog Days of Summer. Join our Dog Days—and other Pets too—Celebration. Enter our Rafflecopter and you might just win an adorable piece of jewelry or a tee shirt or an Amazon Gift Card.

It's Winner's Choice month so you get to choose your prize from those offered. (If item shown is unavailable, a similar item will be given.)

Grand Prize Option (Dog Lovers)
As you read on, take a look at the prize choices available. You can pick an Amazon Gift card or the prize shown.

Oh, and watch our fun video, DOG DAYS OF SUMMER. I think you'll like it, especially if you're a pet owner. You'll find it on our Movie Theater page and also on YouTube.

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Grand Prize Option (Cat Lovers)

Giveaway Details

Starts at 12:01am CDT, August 4, Sunday.

Ends at 12:01am CDT, August 26, Monday.

That gives you plenty of days to enter so do it as many times as you can. Please tell your friends about our Giveaway too.

2nd Prize Option
You can click Rafflecopter here at any time, or scroll to the bottom and find the form.

Remember, it opens August 4 so enter often and tell your friends about our Monthly Giveaways.

There are some great prizes up for grabs. (You can always check the daily post for the Rafflecopter link and/or form too.)

2nd Prize Option

August Prizes

Grand Prize: Winner's Choice—Pet-Themed Tee Shirt or $15.00 Amazon Gift Card

2nd Prize: Winner's Choice
Pet-Themed Gift or $10.00 Amazon Gift Card

3rd Prize: Winner's Choice
3rd Prize Option
Pet-Themed Gift or $5.00 Amazon Gift Card

4th Prize
Bundle of 4 Ebooks

5th Prize
Bundle of 3 Ebooks

6th Prize
Bundle of 3 Ebooks

3rd Prize Option
Romance Novels Featuring Pets!

We love our pets, don't we? Dogs, cats, horses, gerbils, hamsters, potbelly pigs, or some really exotic. Our lives are enriched by our animals.

You're going to love the prizes and ebooks offered this month. Some romance novels are sweet; some are spicy; some are August sizzlers! There's something for every reading taste.

If you love one of the books described below, feel free to go ahead and buy it in case you're not the lucky winner. The buy link for each book is embedded with the title.

Enjoy the last month of summer. We hope you can squeeze in some extra reading time before the back to school rush hits. Happy reading!

There's No Place Like Home by Peggy Jaeger

Visit Peggy's BookBub Author Page.

Symphony pianist Moira Cleary arrives home exhausted, gaunt, and anxious from emotional and psychological abuse from someone she trusted.

Best friend, veterinarian Quentin Stapleton, wants nothing more than to help Moira heal. Can he convince her to stay home with the family who love her - and him - forever?

Elkhorn in the Moonlight by Constance Bretes

Visit Constance at her Website.

The search for stolen Sacred Arrows leads to much more.

A hike through the Elkhorn Mountains leads Marcus, Nicole, and Sierra, her Blue Heeler, into unexpected consequences.

Heart to Heart by Jan Scarbrough

Visit Jan at her Website.

When Jeremy’s aunt gives him a second chance, he must decide if he can believe in the unbelievable and the pet psychic who teaches him about faith…and love.

Starting Over by Judith Hudson

Visit Judith Hudson at her Facebook Author Page.

Lily’s chance for a family of her own is slipping away. But by helping a damaged country music star find a new purpose in life, could she too find a way to start over?

Flock You by Karen Kelley

Visit Karen Kelley at her Website.

Who says you can't have it all?

Absolutely no one breaks up on December First! Especially when their rent is coming due. I need a roommate--fast!

Love's Promise by Kara O'Neal

Visit Kara O'Neal at Facebook.

Eliska, Sugar, and Cora have a secret that must be guarded with more care than even their recipes for the baked goods they sell in their newly opened bakery.

Despite their determination to avoid love, all three find themselves tumbling headlong into passion and threats from their past.

Counterfeit Countess by Cheryl Bolen

Visit Cheryl Bolen at Facebook.

Maggie thought she was married to an earl, but it seems her late and unlamented husband lied to her from Day 1. Now she throws herself on the mercy of the real Lord Warwick, who must work with Maggie to uncover her scoundrel husband's secrets—secrets which jeopardize England.

Hellfire and Handbaskets by Kathryn Hills

Visit Kathryn at her Website.

It’s hell in the ER, but Army veteran Dr. Rick Hauser wouldn’t work anywhere else. He’s seen it all. Until she storms into his life.

Amelia Pennington is not just a pretty face. She’s a time-traveler from 1895 who upends Rick’s world. Even his dog, Rocky, is in love.

Here Today, Zombie Tomorrow by Connie Vines

Visit Connie Vines Blog.

Alive, Steampunk novelist Meredith Misso worked hard at living the perfect SoCal celeb life. Now that she is a Zombie, it’s all about the make-up, non-vegan lifestyle, and her soon-to-be ex, who somehow managed to Velcro himself back into her life.

Here Today, Zombie Tomorrow features a pet hamster named Gertie.

Last Christmas by Joan Reeves

Visit Joan at her Amazon Author Page

Last Christmas, Annabelle gave Rick her heart. He stomped on it. This Christmas, Rick's going to pay! If you've ever fallen for someone who said he'd call, and he didn't, this story of heartbreak, revenge, redemption, and second chances is for you!

Last Christmas also stars Friday, a rescue dog.