Thursday, December 19, 2013

Guest Post w/ Adrienne Basso-- Come meet her pup Jewel! + giveaway

Morning chickies!! A new to me author, Adrienne Basso, is joining us today! I read How to be a Scottish Mistress a couple months ago and was absolutely amazed by it. I mean, reader girl bliss here people. She's stopping by to share her pup Jewel's story. Come check out her cutie and leave them some love!  ~Anna

How to be a Scottish Mistress
When newly widowed Lady Fiona flees to Scotland in need of protection, Lord Gavin McLendon is powerless to refuse the British beauty. Especially when she offers herself in exchange. Now that the brooding Scottish warrior can think of nothing else but ravishing his delectable new mistress, even though he’s duty-bound to marry another…

Fiona is shocked when Gavin accepts her scandalous offer—and fretful at the thought that he will discover how little she knows of seduction. But when Gavin proves to be a skilled and achingly sensuous teacher, Fiona doesn’t want their passionate arrangement to end. Now she can’t help but wonder just what it would take to go from Scottish mistress…to Scottish wife.

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I’d first like to thank Anna for inviting me to participate in this fabulous event – Authors for the Holidays – such an inspired idea!  I’m also thrilled to be able to talk about a beloved member of our family – our doggie, Jewel.

For years after our black Labrador passed away, we talked about getting another dog, but the pain of losing a pet we had all loved so dearly made us hesitate. Thankfully, we eventually came to our senses and thus the search began.

The online adoption ad read 2-year-old female lab-mix in search of a forever home and when our family drove to the Newark, NJ shelter to meet Jewel, we quickly saw that “mix” meant pit bull.  Fortunately, our neighbors had owned a “pit” and our first-hand knowledge of this much misunderstood breed of dogs shattered all the stereotypes.  We knew if raised in a caring environment, these dogs were smart, loyal, good-tempered and loving.  

I remember feeling a tad anxious when they brought Jewel out of her kennel, but we were all quickly charmed by her friendly demeanor, puppy playfulness and sweet face.  Within five minutes of meeting her we all agreed that she was coming home with us.

Nearly two years later, it’s a decision that we have never regretted - despite the numerous chewed shoes, sneakers, hats, gloves, sandals,   etc.  – our girl does love to chew!  But you just can’t stay mad at her when she looks at you so adoringly.  She has stolen our hearts and brightened our lives in innumerable ways.  We know that we are so lucky to have such a special pet.

For my birthday last year my sister-in-law gave me stationary with the following inscribed on the top: my goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.  An admirable ambition and one that I strive to achieve every day – yet another gift given to me by my precious Jewel.

I encourage everyone who has ever thought about adopting a pet from a local shelter to seriously consider the idea, and if at all possible, act upon it.  You’ll be saving a life – actually two lives – theirs and yours.

I’d love to hear about your pets – past, present and future.  Please share.

Wishing everyone a joyful holiday season and New Year filled with happiness and good health.

                                                                                                     ~Adrienne Basso

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We've got a HUGE month long giveaway going on ---->
Check out Adrienne's post and leave her some comment love!

Adrienne has donated a couple books! Woot! 
She's awesome. So check out the grand prize drawing for those. 

Plus just for this post she's giving away a copy of  The Christmas Countess!
That's open until 12/23 so be sure to comment before then to be entered for that :)

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