Thursday, June 14, 2012

A New Leash on Life

By Suzie Carr

I’ve spent the last six months planning, writing, and nurturing a new story I can’t wait to share with you all. I’ve approved the final proof of A New Leash on Life and am happy to report it is now available via Kindle and in the Kindle Lending Library on Amazon. Print version will be available next week.

This story is an important one for me to tell because it’s one that is close to my heart. As an avid animal advocate and lover, I feel it’s critical for human beings to protect the welfare of animals. They rely on us, trust us, and remain by our sides with loyal, unconditional love.

As with all of my books, I enjoy giving a portion of proceeds back to the #lgbt community. For this book, I will also be donating a portion to Hearts United for Animals.

Hearts United for Animals is a national no-kill animal shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization dedicated to the relief of suffering. They rescue dogs from all over the country and specialize in long distance adoptions. They take creatures who are lost, afraid, hungry or ill and comfort them, give them a warm, soft bed, good food, medical care and most of all, love.

HUA is a place of happiness, joy and love. Everything they do is in the best interest of the dogs. The dogs have big fields of grass and trees in which to run. Our primary interest is what will make them happy. HUA is a place to
celebrate the joy of life.

Thank you to all who support my work!

Here’s a summary of A New Leash on Life

When a hurricane blows through town and threatens the future of Olivia Clark's animal shelter, she publicizes her desperate plea for help to the masses. Aid comes from a surprising source: Chloe Homestead, Olivia's ex-girlfriend from thirteen years ago and the only girl Olivia has ever loved.

Chloe, a self-made millionaire, offers to finance and manage the shelter’s repairs and operations, a gesture Olivia is in no position to refuse. Working intimately together to provide loving care to homeless animals, Olivia struggles to keep her composure in Chloe’s fun and flirty presence. As Olivia's walls start to crumble, the past catches up to them. Chloe has a dark secret, a secret that she’s been carrying around for thirteen years.

Will Chloe's secret threaten the future of the shelter and the relationship she has worked so hard to restore?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Shaking It Up

By Suzie Carr

Thank you to all who took part in this exercise contest. And thank you once again to @SMALLVILLE_NBD for giving me this great contest idea!

You all have inspired me to keep up the exercise and health focus, and I’m sure you will continue to inspire many others.

One quote I always keep in mind is “If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?” A great friend of mine said that to me one day and I’ve never forgotten it. Unfortunately, this same friend passed away from liver cancer at 40 years old. He is my constant reminder to never take my health for granted. He inspired many to stay on the health and fitness trail.

I hope this contest has helped you all.  Keep up the great work!

The following winners will receive a free copy of one of my books:

Andrea Free @AndreaFree1
@girl_novelist I exercise for my health! It's important if you want to live a long and relatively pain-free life.

Jay E. Andrew @jayeandrew
@girl_novelist  Doing what keeps me fit - acting & performing. Why? Love it xxx

Manoa the II @NoaPouono
@girl_novelist Just worked out @miyagiboxing gym, great feeling to be high on health!

@girl_novelist.. Jumping on elastic bed...shaking up my body!! (avoiding to break my neck as well ;-)

@girl_novelist  My mom died last year at 64 from diabetes/weight issues -I was on same path. Since 1/01 I'm down 40-lbs