Friday, 17 May 2013


Hello there! Today I'm helping a good friend launch her second book. I absolutely loved her first children's book, My Zombie Dog, and have read drafts of her new book, Dognapped? Charmaine is a careful author -- she sends her drafts to fine editors, she conferences with professional book cover firms -- even though she's scarily talented in the visual arts department. The result is a professional self-published book...delightful.

So today I proudly present Charmaine and Dognapped? And there's prizes...and a narrow window of opportunity to get it FREE on the 22nd and 23rd May!!

Celebrate the release of Charmaine Clancy's new book and win prizes!

Dognapped? A dog show detective mystery featuring Kitty and her mischievous miniature schnauzer, Spade. In this adventure, they unravel the mystery of the missing dog -- simply lost, or something more sinister?

A lost dog

A stolen dog

A mysterious will

It all equals murder!

Meet twelve-year-old Kitty, friendless bookworm and amateur sleuth. All Kitty wants is to gain her mother’s attention, spend time with her miniature schnauzer Spade, and avoid Miss Perfect, Jessica Jones. 

Kitty’s world turns upside down when she finds a lost dog, and she needs Jessica’s help to find the owner, hunt down a dognapper, and solve a murder.

Introducing Kitty Walker and her mischievous dog Spade in the first Dog Show Detective Mystery.

Dognapped? is a mystery novel perfect for curious girls aged 10 -12yrs. There are funny and cute canine characters, but also an element of danger! 

To celebrate the release of Dognapped?, Charmaine Clancy (author of the popular kids' horror novel, My Zombie Dog), is giving away a Kindle Fire! (Kindle Paperwhite if winner resides outside the US - Amazon won't ship the Fire to non-US countries). That's not all, one lucky runner-up will receive a $25 Amazon gift voucher!

There are two ways to enter:

1. Purchase your copy of Dognapped?, then fill in the entry form below. You'll be asked for your receipt number from Amazon (it will be on the receipt Amazon email you - keep a copy of your receipt as proof of purchase if you win). Dognapped? will be FREE May 22nd and 23rd, and yes you can still enter if you downloaded your copy FREE
2. Blog about this competition or about Dognapped? (you can review, talk about or interview) then fill in the entry form below. You will be asked for your blog post link in the entry form. If you'd like to review the book, Charmaine will send you a free review copy, simply email:

If you blog and purchase the book, then yes, you get two entries.

Too easy! This competition runs from now until 7 July 2013.

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  • I hope you will purchase Dognapped? -- could be a great gift for a young girl on her birthday, or start your Christmas shopping now!


  1. Hi, Denise,

    Definitely will be getting my copy!

  2. Thanks so much for posting Denise! And thanks for taking the time to read Dognapped? -- when I know you should be editing your gorgeous Fijian Princess!

  3. That is so sweet! I'll have to tell my nieces and nephews about this book.

  4. Very cool - and I LOVE to Christmas shop early! :-)

  5. Hope Dognapped does well Charmaine - and extremely refreshing to hear about your professional approach to self-publishing. All authors should be so careful!

  6. Dognapped sounds like one terrific read. Definitely on my To Buy List. Thanks for the appetizer/review.

  7. Dognapped sounds intriguing to someone like me who enjoys mysteries and Famous Five!

    Congratulations Charmaine!

    Hi Denise!

    1. Hi Nas. Yes, Charmaine has a great book here. I'm an adult, lol! and i'm enjoying it. I enjoyed her first zombie book too. D


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