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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Rescued by Miriam Newman - Book Tour - 100% Book Proceeds Donated to Home Free Animal Rescue!! - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!!

Hey, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Miriam Newman and her new book, “Rescued”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Miriam and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Also, I would like to point out that Miriam Newman is donating 100% of ALL proceeds from this book sales to Home Free Animal Rescue in Red Bank, New Jersey!!!  As if there wasn’t already a fabulous reason to buy this book – now the money you spend will be going to help rescue the dogs, like the one you will be reading about!!!

by Miriam Newman


GENRE: Non-Fiction



What do you do when you are alone in the world? If you're a nice middle-aged lady with a social conscience, you go to your local shelter and adopt a rescue dog. Of course, sometimes it isn't only the dog who needs to be rescued. That's when life might send you a Dancer-Dog.



“We’re home,” I said in that tone you use when you give a dog the good news, and her soft ears pricked.  She sat up, looking eagerly out the window.  She hadn’t come to any palace, just a hundred-year-old Victorian cottage swamped with evergreens, bamboo and a lot of weeds I never found time to whack.  But it boasted a fascinating yard I had already decided to have fenced in despite the cost.  Sam and I walked the perimeter of the proposed yard so the dog could pee copiously once more, and then my friend had to take her leave of us.  She had been walking Dancer and the dog seemed a trifle confused when I took the leash, as though she had considered Sam her new owner, but when I led her into a warm place that smelled like food, she went right in.
Kitty, accustomed to dogs, actually deigned to thump down from the rocking chair to greet us.  The next thing I knew, I was flattened against the solid oak door as a rampaging whirlwind ripped out of my unprepared grasp.  The cat had MOVED--God save the mark!—and Dancer responded instantly.  Poor Kitty, who hadn’t run that fast since her youth, whipped up the slippery wooden steps.  She was able to make good her getaway because Dancer had never before encountered steps.  The dog thrashed at the bottom, lunging in impotent fury, unable to deduce how to get upstairs.
“No!” I admonished when I could catch my breath.  “Bad dog!  No chase!”
She looked at me as if I was crazy.
“Oh, come on,” I said, relenting.  “Let’s eat.”
“I was just about to,” her expression said.  “Where did that cat go, anyway?”
Kitty had gone to the attic.  She stayed there for a long time and she must have had telepathy with Smudgie, the barn cat, because I didn’t see old Smudge for days.
Her food disappeared and so did she.
There followed a delightful afternoon and evening of snoozing on the couch with the dog tucked in the same position she had assumed with Sam, in this case flat on top of me with her nose between my neck and shoulder.  As long as her eyes were hidden, that tuck seemed to say, she couldn’t spot anyone coming to take her away from heaven.  A wave of protective warmth suffused my heart.  This dog must have been through hell.  Who knew what awful things had happened to her?  Well, her troubles were over.  I would see to that.



Describe Your Book Cover and How It Came About:

I think my book cover gives an unexpected insight into the writing of this book, because:  It’s Not a Romance!

Now if you know anything at all about my work and have picked yourself up off the floor, read on.  As a romance author, I am truly not a one-trick pony.  I have written early Medieval Romance…fantasy romance…science fiction romance…historical fantasy romance…and even a Bardic romance.  I have written poetry—lots of poetry.  The one thing I had never written was non-fiction.

While flirting with every form of romance, even going so far as to write one book in a pub in Ireland, I really thought THAT WAS IT.  Returning home, I continued my absolute infatuation with the subject, but then an odd thing happened.  Well, maybe not so odd—not at the outset, anyway.  I got a dog.

Dancer turned out not to be any dog.  That dog was need in a brindle coat.  She was an emotional vampire.  I was as hooked on that little pit bull mix as I had ever been on one of my imaginary heroes and she was real.  Oh, she was happy enough to lie at my feet while I banged out an epic.  In fact, she was thrilled, because it took a long time and I didn’t move.  From her standpoint, it was the best thing I ever did.

But every dog has to go out…sometime…and out I went, and then the fun began.  There were adventures with a whirlwind runaway dog, a fox-chasing dog, a horse-challenging dog, a dog that caused my neighbors to say I was crazy.  Because only a crazy person would have put up with her.  She ate my house.  She ate her crate.  I expected to see the red-striped legs and black shoes from The Wizard of Oz sticking out from under the foundation at any time, and the body underneath would have been mine.

I survived, barely.  And for nine insane but glorious years, that dog was my writing companion, and then she was gone but never forgotten.  I had to write her story…just literally had to…and I had to rescue dogs.  Rescue them I did, dog after dog, and finally the one I adopted was my second Dancer Dog.  Tia was so much like Dancer that it was uncanny, she even looked like her, and when my photos of Dancer proved too old and grainy to grace the cover of the book I wrote for her, Tia was my model.

That is why there is a brindle pit bull on the cover of my book Rescued, which is not about romance.  It is about love.  I hope you will enjoy it.



Fantasy poetry driven by myths and legends has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I was published in poetry before catching the romance writing bug. I bring that background to my writing along with a lifelong addiction to horses, an 18 year career in various areas of psychiatric social services and many trips to Ireland, where I nurture my muse. My published works range from contemporary fantasy romance to fantasy historical, futuristic, science fiction and historical romance. Currently I live in rural Pennsylvania with a “motley crew” of rescue animals. You can see my books at www.miriamnewman.com.




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**100% of ALL book proceeds will be donated to Home Free Animal Rescue in Red Bank, New Jersey!!!**

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  1. Miriam ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

    P.S. ~ I am really excited to be part of this tour as I am a huge animal lover and animal activist!! I think it is truly great that you are inspiring others to also #adoptdontshop (my girls are also rescues) and donating your book proceeds to a rescue shelter!! So inspiring!! Thank you :)

  2. Are any of the characters in your book based on real people?

  3. Thank you, Ally, for hosting! Yes, Bernie, they definitely are. It's non-fiction, so some real people have found their way into the book. As I say in the beginning, their identities have been faintly smudged to protect the guilty.

  4. Thank you for hosting such an amazing DCL author!

  5. Having 3 rescued animals myself I'm sure this will be quite the relatable story