Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Book Blast and Giveaway: Dog Town by Debbie L. Richardson

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for Dog Town by Debbie L. Richardson. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to check out the other stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Dog Town
Author: Debbie L. Richardson
Publication Date: April 1st 2020
Print Length: 151 pages
Genre: Children's Fiction
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Harry loves to race around the streets of Dog Town. When he stumbles upon the lost city of cats, he finds himself in a race against Dog Town’s fastest canine, Grizzly.

The winner of this race will have the power to save Cat World, or destroy it.

Harry wants to win, but there is one small problem. The race is in the ocean, and Harry is terribly afraid of water.

Can Harry overcome his fear of the water and save Cat Town?

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EXCERPT:
Harry spied the bell of the clock tower over the treetops. He heard the bell strike the first of twelve chimes.

“First place, here I come,” he whooped with delight.

“First to the finish line has to take a bath,” Fleabag shouted, right on his tail.

“Stop changing the rules, Fleabag,” he barked.

“At least we can tolerate a bath,” Junior cried out, though from further away.

Junior was talking about Harry’s phobia – called ablutophobia, a fear of water. Harry suffered terribly from it. He was even afraid to get too close to his water bowl in case it tipped over. And he never bathed. His brown coat could very well have been white underneath the dirt for all anyone knew.

He could see no point in bathing anyway, because he often rolled in something filthy afterwards.

Even now, the thought of water made Harry look up at the sky. Above was a wide expanse of blue without a cloud in sight. Just the way he liked it.

Sneaking a look behind him, he saw Junior trailing behind in third place. Junior’s attention was more on the traffic than on the race. But Fleabag, who was in second place, was gaining on him. She was competitive, probably more competitive than Harry, yet something other than competitiveness propelled Harry forward. Harry was the champion racer, and he’d been the champion racer for two years. He wasn’t about to quit and give up the title.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Debbie Richardson has published fiction novels as D L Richardson. She has published three young adults supernatural fiction novels, and science fiction and supernatural thrillers for adults. This is her first children’s book.

She was born in Dublin, Ireland and grew up in Australia. It was always crowded and noisy in the family home. At one stage there were also three dogs, a cat, a budgie, and three mice living with seven people the same house.

Debbie learned to find a quiet space within books.

She now lives in the south coast of New South Wales with her husband and a small dog named Teeka.

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GIVEAWAY:
Debbie Richardson will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different blog participating in the book blast each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

96 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the excerpt and the blurb.

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

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    1. Hi Cali
      Glad you liked the excerpt. Hope you get to check out the book.
      Debbie

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  3. Hi Heather
    Thank you for hosting.
    Debbie

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  4. I liked the excerpt and the cover.

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  5. What an interesting book, cool blast.

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  6. Looks awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. The except is GREAT & the cover is adorable

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  8. This sound like a cute book. I love the cover.

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    1. Hi susan, hope you get the chance to read the book.

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  9. I like discovering a new author! The exceprt has me wanting to read it to / with my granddaughters! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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    1. Hi Bernice
      I'm very pleased to read that you want to share it with your granddaughters. it is the very reason that I wrote, well one reason anyway. I write books for adults and young adults (who are now adults) and I wanted for my usual readers to be able to share their love of reading.
      You've made my day!
      Thank you.
      Debbie

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  10. great book and I love book cover.

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    1. Thanks Deb. Hope you get the chance to read it.
      Deb

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  11. This looks absolutely adorable.. I love books with animals!!

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    1. It was a long time coming. But it is the perfect book for right now!

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  12. Love the cover. The book sounds like a fun read.

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    1. Thanks. I'll let the cover designer know, great job.

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  13. Nice cover. I liked the synopsis and excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book for children. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out.

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  14. I appreciate getting to hear about  a book new to me. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Thanks for the opportunity to win! And thanks for sharing the book. It really got my attention

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    1. You're welcome. Hope you get the chance to read it. And be sure to let me know what you think.

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  16. I like the cover. It is very cute!

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  17. I love the character design on the cover. The artist is very talented.

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    1. Thanks Bernie. I'll be sure to pass that info on.

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  18. This sounds like an adorable book.

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  19. I truly enjoyed the blurb! Looks like a great read! Thank you

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  20. I liked finding a new children’s author.

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  21. Sounds like a great young adults book!

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  22. I think my nieces would enjoy this book.

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    1. Ooh, I'm sure they would. Let me know what they think.

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  23. Great blurb for sure! thank you

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  24. This is such a cute story. I love that cats were included.

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  25. I liked the excerpt. I think this will be a great book for my nephew.

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    1. Hi Susan
      I love that you want to share this with your nephew. it's exactly the reason I released a kid's book.
      Thanks. You've made my day.
      Debbie

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  26. I like the book! The cover is so cute!!

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  27. I enjoyed the description, it sounds like a fun book.

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  28. I liked the cover, the excerpt, and the facts its cats and dogs. My granddaughter would adore this book. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes to the author on the new release.

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    1. Hi Debra
      You've made my day. I hope you get the chance to share this with your granddaughter. I'm sure she'll love it.
      Thanks for your well wishes.
      All the best,
      Debbie

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  29. I really like the book. It looks really good.

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    1. It is a good book. But then again, I am biased. :)

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  30. Thanks for the opportunity to win! And thank you for sharing the book. And thanks for letting us know about the author

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  31. The cover of the book is really cute. I love dogs.

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  32. I love the book cover and it sounds like a sweet story.

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  33. Are you doing any writing while in quarantine?

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    1. Hi Bernie
      Yes I am doing writing. A bit on a few different projects. It isn't as easy as I thought it might be.
      Debbie

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  34. I love the cover!! Great blurb!

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  35. I like that this is the author's first children's book.

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    1. Hi Barbara,
      Yes, it is my first children's book. I wrote it as way for my usual readers to share their love of books with their kiddos.
      Debbie

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  36. looks like a fun book!

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    1. Hope you get the chance to read it to find out how much fun it it.

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  37. So cute! My guy and I have a cat, and we are always imagining stories about cats vs. dogs for fun. We give our cat a voice to complain about dogs.

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    1. Hi Tracy
      You should hear how the cats complain about dogs in Dog Town!
      Debbie

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  38. So awesome! Great excerpt. Thank you again for sharing your book

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  39. i always love learning about cute books for my kids and this one sounds awesome.

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  40. The cat looks really cute! I think my girls would enjoy reading this book!

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  41. Agood read for bedtime with the grandkids

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  42. Books about dogs are my favorite!! This looks SO cute!!

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  43. I love the animated cover!! Super cute and fun!

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  44. The cover alone makes me want to read the book.

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  45. I think my daughter would really enjoy this book!

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  46. I really like the cover, it is so cute!

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  47. I like the cover so cute and it sounds like a book i would like to read.

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