Cats, Dog, Romance, Giveaway!

Update: Congratulations to Wanda Barefoot, the winner of the $20 gift card! Thank you to everyone who commented, and to those who emailed me or contacted me on Facebook! On my Name the Cat & Dog Contest on my Facebook page, I picked the names Ginger and Einstein, submitted by Linda Brennan and Diane Sallans.

I haz a new book! It has a hunky hero, who’s a bit too uptight. A heroine who often says what she thinks. A sad child. And 3 cats and 1 dog who are trying to make the heroine and hero do what’s best for them. The “them,” meaning the cats and dog, as well as the heroine.

25ȼ from every book sold will go to the Washington County Humane Society. It has a 5-star rating and, like most rescue associations, it can use the money.

I’m very excited about my new book, because it has everything I love in a romance. I’m so grateful to all the people who helped me with this book. That includes Dale Mayer, Misty Evans, Laura Morrigan, Michelle Diener, and the 3 Amys: Amy Remus, Amy Knupp, Amy Atwell.

I’m giving away a $20 gift card for either Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo to a commenter. All you have to do is tell me if you like dogs and cats in a book. I’ll announce the winner’s name here on Friday morning.

Here’s the blurb:

Take two cats, a dog, and a determined woman…Hearts in Motion 240x251 72dpi

Animal lover Abby Pimm isn’t looking for love. With two rescue cats, one rescue dog, a struggling business, and her fourteen-year-old sister to raise, she has her hands full. What she needs is an angel – though she’ll settle for the devil if he’ll invest in her fledgling company and keep it afloat.

Add a six-year-old girl…

Wealthy businessman Holden Ramsay is no devil. He’s doing all the right things, and when he’s forced to care for his ex’s six-year-old daughter, he ends up hiring Abby as a temporary sitter – a woman who lights up his damaged heart, and perks up other organs as well. A woman who might be his redemption…or his downfall.

Who’s rescuing who?

The animals that Abby rescued think maybe it’s time they do a little rescue work of their own—because sometimes humans in love can be so dense…

You can read an excerpt here.

Buy the book: Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords | All Romance Ebooks

One more contest! How are you at naming? I’m having a Name the Cat & Dog contest on my author Facebook page for my next Rescued Heart book, CHRISTMAS AT ANGEL LAKE, which will be published in October. Hop on over and give me the most fun or cute or ridiculous name you can think of.

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152 Responses to Cats, Dog, Romance, Giveaway!

  1. Linda Brennan says:

    You can tell what kind of person someone is by how they treat animals. That holds true in real life and in fiction, I think. I love cats and dogs in books! They add unpredictability and laughter to the stories. My family and I have had a dog and cats. We have two spoiled four-year old cats right now. They are a brother and sister we rescued before they went to the pound. They add such joy to our lives! Your book sounds wonderful!!!

  2. CateS says:

    People who don’t love and appreciate animals usually are not nice people to have in your life. I love cats & dogs in stories..

  3. Joan Osborne says:

    ;-) I love animals in a book especially cats as I am a huge cat lover and have two loveable cats of my own. I think animals lend realism to a story and say a lot about the people in it. Animals just give a story a sense of warmth and humor too.

  4. Sandypo says:

    I love dogs and cats (particularly cats) in any form — movies, books, TV or real life!
    From the blurb copy alone, the book sounds great!

  5. Sara Doyle says:

    I love reading books with cats and dogs in them. You can always tell more about the characters by how they treat animals!

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Sara, that’s what other people have said, too! I know one person who has anxiety problems, and she can’t handle pets. I feel sorry for her.

  6. Sandra Spilecki says:

    Thank you for your (our) donation from the sale of your book. It delights me that someone could both care and share returns and make people think (in a fun way) about animals who need homes. Thanks again!

  7. Gwen H says:

    Dogs are the only creatures on the planet that are able to give unconditional love. I love dogs and cats. Thanks for the chance to win a free read.

  8. tori whitaker says:

    pets are always good in books!

  9. Maureen Hayes says:

    Of course I love having cats and dogs in books I read! I love the premise here about the animals “rescuing” the people! I have a beautiful rescued cat who is the love of my life and I can’t imagine not sharing my life with animals. I look forward to reading your book and thank you for the chance to win the gift certificate as well.

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Maureen, I’m so glad you love the premise! I love cats and dogs, and putting them in the books makes them more fun for me to write. You are so lucky to have your beautiful cat – and I’m sure your cat is luck to have you.

      Thanks for commenting!

  10. Donna D says:

    I am not an animal person really. That is, real live animals — I have no authority with animals or children. I don’t dislike dogs or cats, but I just don’t want one of my own [and hubby is very allergic to cats]. Our granddaughter has rescue cats – three- and for awhile she worked at a rescue; now she’s working at a veterinary clinic.

    I don’t mind at all reading stories with animals. Some of the best series I’ve read have featured cats.

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Donna, cats have such big personalities, and I think that’s why they’re fun in books. Even when I thought I was just a dog person, I enjoyed reading books with cats in them.

      My brother is allergic to cats, too. Good for your granddaughter!

  11. kp says:

    Just bought this book…can’t wait to read it :razz: :razz: I love dogs and cats in books. I think they bring humor and softens the characters!!!

  12. Linda L. says:

    I love dogs and cats in my books!! I read romance and cozy mysteries, and the stories with animals are always my favorites. I downloaded your new book this morning, and look forward to reading it soon :smile:

  13. darci says:

    Love my three Jack Russell Terriers, they own a piece of my heart and are part of our family. I can’t imagine not having this additional layer of love in my family

  14. darci says:

    Love my three Jack Russell Terriers, they own a piece of my heart and are part of our family. I can’t imagine not having this additional layer of love in my family and I love when animals are incorporated into stories and romances because they add that connection to the reader and the character.

  15. Nicole Sender says:

    I think a book isn’t complete without a dog or cat in the plot. I just finished a book by Linda Fairstein where a dog had the prozac or zac for short; how clever.

    • Nicole Sender says:

      the dog had the name of prozac. Sorry for the confusing sentence.

      • Edie Ramer says:

        Nicole, some days I’m the queen of confusing sentences. lol And that is very clever! I’ll look up her books. Thanks for the recommend!

  16. Rhonda says:

    I like animals in books. I have 2 German Shepherds

  17. Veronica De Luna says:

    I love to see cats and dogs in books. It shows just how caring a person can be when you see how they interact with their animals.

  18. Diane Sallans says:

    I love all kinds of animals in books – they can really show the true characters of the people. Right now I’m reading a historical romance where the heroine has a very large cat named Robert the Bruce.

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Diane, I love the cat’s name in the historical! I agree about pets showing the true character. But I’m a pushover for my pets, and I’m really not a pushover for everyone else. It’s just that my pets trained me.

  19. I LOVE dogs and cats in books. Those are the scenes I cry over the most. I am an animal lover at heart so a book with them in it gets a thumbs up from me! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Wanda Barefoot
    flghtlss1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  20. Cathy Smith says:

    Putting animals (cats, dogs) into a story makes the story more real, and down to earth. It adds flavor and humor, and shows people in a different light, making a book one to sit and savor…it is wonderful and appreciated!

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Cathy, one of the reason I enjoy using animals is that their view must be so different from ours, and so much of what humans do don’t make sense to them. At some level, we realize that, and you’re right that looking through their eyes adds the humor.

  21. Janice Hougland says:

    I love the inclusion of pets in stories. They are a huge part of my life. And I like that animals are included in your stories. Thanks!

  22. Sharon DiPrima says:

    I enjoy reading both; but if I have to choose, I choose cats.

  23. Ellen Thompson says:

    I think dogs and cats add to the story. I have read some romance novels where they dog or cat did some very funny stuff.

  24. Cheryl Hart says:

    Yes! I love dogs and cats in books, movies, and life! They bring comfort, joy, and unconditional love and ask for little in return. Dogs are loyal companions :grin: and cats grace you with their presence. :shock: (I have 1 dog and 4 cats!)

    I haven’t read your books yet, but now that I’ve learned about you I certainly will! What a giving heart to donate to rescue animals.

    I appreciate the opportunity to win the amazon card!

    p.s. I recently met Claire Cook, author of Must Love Dogs–another fabulous author’s writings that involve pets! :)
    Cheryl Hart`s last blog was …New month, new improvements, and good news!

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Cheryl, I hope you enjoy Hearts in Motion. I read MUST LOVE DOGS when it was first at the library on the new book shelf. I couldn’t resist that title. lol I enjoyed the movie, but loved the book more. What fun to meet the author!

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  26. Meghan Stith says:

    I’m a big dog person! I have a 15 year old Shih-tzu/toy poodle who is definitely a member of the family! Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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