Thursday, February 25, 2016

Piper Morgan To The Rescue Cover Reveal

We have another blogster bud that's got an upcoming release...Stephanie Faris.  If that's not exciting enough, animal rescue figures into her story.  You know we're going to love it!


Blurb:

Piper helps some four-legged friends find the perfect home in the third book of the brand-new Piper Morgan series.

Piper is super excited to help out at Bark Street, a local animal shelter in town. Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by adorable puppies and dogs all day? And when Piper sees Taffy, the cutest dog she has ever seen, Piper is determined to find a way to bring Taffy home. But it won’t be easy—especially when she finds out someone else wants to make Taffy a part of their family, too!

Rescue Shelter Adoptions
In Piper Morgan to the Rescue, an eight-year-old girl gets to work at a rescue shelter, where she sees how many perfect little dogs and cats are available for adoption. It’s a children’s book, so I didn’t get into the heavy-duty details of why shelter adoption is so important. In fact, in Piper’s story, every pet she falls in love with gets adopted.

In reality, shelters are filled with animals that will never be adopted. This is especially true of the many older pets there, as well as the pets that have health problems. Most families look for puppies or, at the very least, dogs that aren’t older than one or two years old. Those willing to adopt an older pet would be giving a great life to a dog that would be put to sleep eventually. Even in a no-kill shelter, the dog won’t have the quality of life that comes with being in a happy home.

When people think of looking for a pet at a shelter, they imagine walking in and looking at pets in cages. In fact, you can actually look for the breed you want by searching Petfinder.com. You might have to travel a few hours away if you have an exact breed in mind, but you’ll see photos and get a description of the dog’s health, age, and temperament before making a final decision. Even if you buy from a breeder, you often have to travel to pick up the dog.

Best of all, buying from a shelter is often cheaper than buying from a breeder. If you buy from a breeder, you sometimes have to wait a couple of months for the dog to get old enough, since breeders usually sell their pets almost as soon as they’re born. With a pet rescue shelter, you can probably go pick your dog up today.

If you’re set on a specific breed, consider making Petfinder a part of your search. You may fall in love with one of the dogs you see at a shelter. At the very least, you’ll get a full view of all of the options you have instead of going directly to a breeder without knowing.

Bio:

Stephanie Faris knew she wanted to be an author from a very young age. In fact, her mother often told her to stop reading so much and go outside and play with the other kids. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism, she somehow found herself working in information technology. But she never stopped writing.

Stephanie is the Simon & Schuster author of 30 Days of No Gossip and 25 Roses, as well as the upcoming Piper Morgan series. When she isn’t crafting fiction, she writes for a variety of online websites on the topics of business, technology, and her favorite subject of all—fashion. She lives in Nashville with her husband, a sales executive. 
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And a happy birthday to my eighty-eight year old uncle. Happy BDay, Uncle Robert
 

29 comments:

  1. probably my fave cover in the series

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    1. Thank you, Dezmond. Mine, too...all because of the puppies. Otherwise, I love them all!

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  2. Looks great, good luck with the launch and happy birthday uncle Robert. Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Ultimately, the mutt is still the best dog you could get. And local shelters are full of them.
    Happy birthday to your uncle, Sandra!

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    1. I agree, Alex. Our dog is mostly King Charles Spaniel we think (although the DNA test says just "spaniel.") King Charles Spaniels have a known heart defect that can kill them around age 7 unless it's bred out of them. I think being a mixed breed is exactly what saved her.

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  4. Thank you so much for hosting me today, Sandra! And happy birthday to your Uncle Robert.

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  5. Great cover indeed. Pet finder is a great resource indeed.

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    1. I discovered it a while ago and it's amazing how many dogs you can find nearby that fit whatever criteria you have.

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  6. Great advice and information about adopting from a rescue animal shelter.
    I like a mixed breed dog better as they seem to have less health issues.
    we always have had only rescued cats and dogs in our house, although we are pet free at the moment.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. I think you're right! My first dog came from a breeder and he had nothing but health problems--although the conditions at the breeder were questionable. He was kind of a rescue, since my sister got him but couldn't keep him at college, so she gave him to us.

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  7. I've gotten two dogs from the shelter and they have been good dogs. Most of mine have been strays I have taken in. This is a good topic for a children's book.

    Happy Birthday to Uncle Robert! Birthdays are better and better the more you have.

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    1. Thank you, Ann. Birthdays are better with age...although I remember getting more excited about turning a year older when I was younger!

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  8. A great topic congrats to Stephanie on the book release

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  9. That is the most adorable cover! I bet animal lovers are going to enjoy this book!

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  10. conga ratz two ewe Stephanie; we hope ya sell 90 bazillion copeez oh yur book !!

    anda most happee 88 two ewe uncle robert....hope ya haza mega awesum sooper grate day dood; eat lotz oh pizza, drink a few beerz & heerz ta a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health ♥♥♥

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    1. Thanks! And yes, pizza is a birthday bonus!

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  11. congrats Stephanie. it is a great cover. I wish more people would just get rescues because they deserve the love plus they don't come with all he issues some dogs who are pure bred do. February is a birthday month because my mom turned 88 too

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  12. Yeah for Stephanie! Adopting rescue animals is such a great thing to do. :)

    Happy 88th to your uncle!
    ~Jess

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  13. Happy Birthday!

    Congrats on the book - great cover. Love animal rescue!

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  14. Happy Birthday Robert!
    Beautiful book!
    And yay for adopted pets!
    We got our first family dog last summer. He's a 10 year old greyhound/lab/miscellaneous mix. He's seriously the Best Dog Ever.

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  15. Looks excellent! Congrats on the book! Great cover!
    Happy Birthday to Uncle Robert!

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  16. Congratulations Stephanie! Piper Morgan sounds nice.

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