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From The Author of The Dog Under The Bed Series.
“Champion and Ethel both watched on, neither in any mood to do anything, let alone help. Both were united in being awkward. They watched as Amanda tried to smile at them while hopping and tugging, struggling to remove her boots.”
They’re back! And more awkward than ever.
Take one stubborn woman, mix with a pinch of stubborn dog, and create a cake of obstinacy and fun.
Book 2 of The Dog That Wouldn’t Sit series brings the two closer together but enjoying more of a battle than ever.
Ethel finds the missing ingredient in her life, the one thing she needed to be happy, but of course she will never admit it. Champion finds the missing ingredient in his life, missing every single day until he gets it: Food!
As each battles the other to get one over on the other while both shared a home filled with love, Book 2 of The Dog That Wouldn’t Sit Series is a novel full of laughter and love that you’ll never forget.
A novel filled with fun and laughter, Book 2 continues the joy ahead for them both.
The Dog That Wouldn't Sit: Book 2
"Walking over to her bedside cabinet she pulled open the drawer and slid the frames in. They were dusty but soon she would pick them up again, clean them and have another look. Maybe she would shed a tear, maybe she would show a smile, but she would acknowledge him, and the times they shared. Soon."
"Now she felt so different, a reminder of days so long ago when she had looked forward to each morning, seeking something new to do with each day, enjoying the liveliness and vibrancy of the fruit that life had to offer."
*Suitable For All Ages
Have you ever been left behind?
How do you pick up the pieces of your life when you’re left alone? Who do you turn to when others are looking to you for help?
Liz Cornwell has been left, like so many, but with the inner determination and strength, she gained from a loving mother she does what she has to for her children. The toughest lesson she has learned is that she is as good as anyone, and deserves as much respect as anybody.
Coming to terms with starting again in life is the toughest road ahead, but one she refuses to give up on. The impossibility of remaining positive and showing belief in the face of loss and poverty, but no matter what she will not give up.
With each day that passes Liz looks out for her children and rebuilds their lives, all the while creating a new home for them. Along the way, she will meet Bill, the council worker with a glint in his eye, and Simon the kindly shopkeeper who reminds her of the best of us.
All the while, coping with life and simply managing to put food on the table, Liz still finds it in her heart to care for others and meets Mavis, the unusual woman who walks alone on the streets of Chester. Through this chance meeting, she will learn of Sally-Anne, a young child missing for so long, and the questions that remain about just what happened to her.
Missing: The Disappearance of Sally-Anne is a powerful story of one woman’s ongoing struggle to live a life with courage and decency while coming to terms with another woman’s loss. She will find out truths that should remain hidden, and through it discover things about herself she never believed possible.
Missing: the Disappearance of Sally-Anne is the follow up to the emotional roller-coaster of Liz Cornwell and her family as they struggle to overcome every obstacle and remain together.
Quotes From The Book:
"As melancholy as she felt over such things she could never escape from the belief that she was an individual, someone entitled to her hopes and dreams, and that life would never truly end until it actually did. It was a hope she was born and raised with, but at the moment it felt just slightly hollow, as she closed the door to an empty home and silence which resonated with her thoughts."
"As she stepped into the house it felt like stepping into the past, as if the house held all it memories in its walls. The carpets were thick and plush but old, bland colors washed away by time. The hallway was small, square in shape with white walls and a small brown table in one corner that held nothing. The air was a sweet mixture of flowers and mustiness, as if Mavis had tried to hide either its age or the fact that time had stood still inside with a wall of hidden flowers."
From the author of The Dog Under The Bed series comes another fun dog adventure.
What do you get when an immovable object meets an irresistible force? You get Ethel, and Champion.
Take an obstinate and stubborn dog, and put him together with an obstinate and stubborn woman, and the outcome will be a battle of wills, each vying to show the other who is boss.
The Dog That Wouldn’t sit is a tale of coming together, each more determined than the other to have their way, with fun and loving results.
A dog refusing to sit is the least of the problems, but as each challenges the other the two come to understand one another and find a place for each other in their lives.
A fun-filled novella where no matter how stubborn and awkward we are with each other, if deep down we care, then there can be no barriers to happiness.
Welcome home Arthur!
Finally, the lost little dog has found his forever home. He has been lost, he has been forgotten and nobody loved him.
A sweet little dog went from being pampered and loved until something changed in his life, and out he went onto the streets. Arthur learned how to be wily and cunning, and survived, but couldn’t find anyone to love him, until he found his way under a little boy’s bed.
Then, the inevitable happened, discovered, shocked, surprised, amazed. A family finds a dog hidden under the bed, but what do they do? What would you do, if you found this loving, sweet little pooch hiding under your bed, shivering, tired, scared, and only wanting someone to love?
Would you give a dog a home? Would you open your arms, your heart and your home to them?
The Dog Under The Bed: What Happened Next, tells us just what did happen, when Stan, Nancy, Abigail and Billy find Arthur, hiding, looking out at them, his small eyes staring, watching to see their reaction.
Read on to see how they all adapt to each other, as Arthur has his first proper bath with his new family, kindly sharing it with them! Check out his antics as he runs amok in the house, always finding his way back to where he knows he belongs.
From Chaotic walks in the park, to snowball fights in the garden, from family teddy fights to madcap attempts to climb kitchen counters for food, Arthur lives it all as he finds out just what it is to be loved again.
Life for a new dog in a family is often difficult, and for this family it is no less, but through their love for one another they determine to overcome, and come together for the sake of a wonderful dog.
The Dog Under The Bed 3 is the loving conclusion to the series, as Arthur not only comes to terms with his new family, but finally confronts the past, ready for a loving future.
Filled with laughter, tears and joy, What Happened Next show us just why we love dogs so much.
Welcome Home Arthur, forever.
"Arthur leaped at the sausages, trying to grab one to gobble it up, as Billy did the same. It was a battle, where only the strongest would survive, and get a sausage. Billy grabbed at them quickly, giggling so much his sides hurt. Each time he tried to get another Arthur naturally grabbed at the same one, as if it were a pop up game where they needed a mallet to hit the mole before it disappeared"
"Arthur was a sensible dog, well trained, not inclined to do the wrong thing. Or so he thought, until he ran and jumped like a gazelle onto the large armchair in the corner. As he landed on it he bounced, like a child on a bouncy castle. He looked one way, then the other, as if he were a lion surveying his kingdom"
"Freedom clearly had a price, one that involved shivering and being lonely. As joyful as it might well be being able to run anywhere and do as he pleased, it was difficult to make a sensible case for anything other than warmth, a fully belly and being loved"
Have you ever been left behind?
It can happen to any of us, without warning, often without explanation. We live our lives, thinking everything is fine, and then one day someone tells us they don't love us, or that they're no longer happy. Some simply walk away, and some simply never get the chance to say goodbye. Often those left behind have no clue what happened, to their lives or the people they thought they would spend the rest of their lives with
Liz Cornwell is a woman much like any other, with two children, a pretty home and a life of acceptance for how it was supposed to be. Until the day she finds herself alone, with no money, no hope and no prospects for the future
This is a tale of how one woman faces up to the realities of her life, where control was something she had long forgotten. Liz learns to cope and changes with events, even as they threaten to overwhelm her and her children
Anybody can change, for good or bad, but how we deal with this change, and how we transform, compromise and adapt determines how we succeed in our lives ahead
One woman steps up to the challenge, facing a never ending barrage of debt, loss and heartache. She will not give in, will not stop fighting for what she believes in, no matter what it might cost her
Missing is a tale of loss overcome by belief, of the strength of family, and how one woman proves against all odds that whatever happens, life goes on
An Emotional rollercoaster ride as a family find their lives falling apart. From loss to debt, to homelessness, and one woman's struggle to hold it all together.
Quotes from the book:
"Everything seemed to pass in a blur, as she dropped change everywhere for the bus, then struggled to find enough to pay her way, then struggled again to find a suitable empty seat even though the bus was empty. The roads and fields outside were like her mind, leaving no impression, as if they were unreal. The journey into town felt like a dream, that she was drifting along, no longer in her own body, totally out of control."
"The skies were ever white, signifying the bitter cold outside, and the onset of winter. Leaves had long fallen to the ground, as plants and trees had withered away and flowers died back to black. It was as if her life had diminished subtly, and everything around her reflected that, decaying and turning to ash, becoming nothing more than dusty memories of a better time. She wondered of those times, trying to imagine a happier moment, but for all she did, they were always tainted by something bad happening, however minor."
Finally, by popular demand, the follow up to the much loved novel about Arthur, a lonely little dog, running stray on the streets of Warrington
Arthur is a little dog, in search of love, missing the lady who loved him most, finding out just how hard life can be for a dog alone. Follow his journey as he goes not only in search of love and a home, but how he learns the truths of life, and how hard it can be for the dog that nobody wants.
From the first fateful moment as he strays away from the only place he has ever known, into the unforgiving streets and back alleys, into a life of hunger, cold and fear.
An exploration of just what made him so wily and smart, how one small dog went from being a deeply loved, important member of a family, to a dog alone, wandering in search of shelter, food and safety.
Find out just how daft one dog can be, the laughter as he discovers his first love of chicken and how his love of food gets him into one mess after another.
As Arthur finally learns the importance of family, through cold hard floors at night, to thunderstorms and rain outside, share each step he takes as he comes face to face with the struggles of life when nobody knows your name.
From snarling voices, to children laughing in the fields, from bitter rain to playful horses, join Arthur once again on an adventure of learning, discovery and sheer excitement.
The Dog Under The Bed: Arthur On The Streets is a joyful mixture of ups and down, all leading to one inevitable fate. Find out just what happened to him, and why , and how he ended up, right under a little boy’s bed.
Quotes From The Book:
"Wild seeds and flower elements pervaded the air, like frosty particles that never melted. White speckles floated around, sitting in the backdrop of an increasingly hazy day. It looked as if nature was exploding, all awash with colour and movement, a truly spectacular and memorable day. One that they would both look back on with fondness."
"The field seemed to be a source of life, as butterflies flittered around and insects filled the skies darting all over. Dying wild flowers let loose embers of petals and seeds, their last natural attempt to spread and pollinate. The place was like a quilt of life, where one could jump straight into it and wrap oneself in all the beauty of creation"
"The moment his bleary eyes opened to try and throw off the tiredness of the long night, he noticed the deep rays of sun touching the tip of his nose. It felt smartly welcoming, like a gentle hand reminding him of the beauty still there for him"
From the Author of The Dog Under The Bed comes a new novel about two very different dogs
What kind of life do dogs in Africa have? Adventure, fun and love.
This is a beautiful and sensitive story of two such dogs, living in the harsh conditions of Africa, and all that they go through. Sammy, an old dog, slow but quick witted, having survived all that life could throw at him, simply in search of a loving owner and a good home. Shrink, small but fast, and just as much fun, struggling to come to terms with life on the harsh streets of Kenya.
Two Dogs In Africa is a story of adventure, understanding, discovery and love, as a family find out just what it is to share their lives with two very different but loving dogs.
From Spider bites to snake attacks, follow the adventure as two lost and lonely dogs find their own place in the world, together.
So, what kind of life do dogs in Africa have? Find out in this stunning dog adventure, perfect for the whole family.
*Suitable for all ages
Stephen is no different than any other young person, quiet, polite, friendly, able to communicate with the dead.
His special gift allows him to achieve peace for those long dead but unable to move on, but others see a darker side to his gifts, the ability to communicate with the deceased, so that they may discover their own futures, for their own nefarious ends.
A magical yet disturbing journey, as one young man discovers the nature of life and death, while seeking to fight the scourge of greed and desires of so many around him.
Supernature is the follow up to I Was A Teenage Necromancer, continuing the path of discovery and illumination. Join the adventure, as once again good is pitted against evil that will bring us face to face with the ultimate path of decision.
Which would you choose?
A startling horror novel, full of intrigue, magic and mystery. Don’t read it alone...
Quotes From The Book:
"I could see an endless blanket of stars. If only I could just lift up and float into it, I could leave behind all of my problems, become the dream that I so wanted, the freedom to live without fear, not of what there was around me, but of the future itself."
"Day to light felt like two different lives, that I were different people, and no experience was shared. When I laid down to sleep at night I would feel such a range of negative emotions, but in the morning I would come alive, like a newborn bird wanting to sing. My skin tingled, my eyes felt so wide awake that I could see colours and light in such a way I never had before. I wondered if my soul wandered in places in my dreams that reinvigorated my essence, that strengthened me in unseen ways for the day ahead, that I might have purpose, for myself and others."
Arthur is a small dog, lost and alone on the streets of Warrington, simply trying to survive. Afraid and hungry, he runs constantly away from trouble, until he finds an unusual escape, into the house of a family, and underneath a young boy's bed. That is when the fun really begins...
Unknown to Stan, Nancy, Abigail and Billy, this little doggy has hidden himself well, and so begins his adventure to stay hidden, for once warm and safe, snug under the bed.
Read as Arthur sneaks around the house, barely avoiding being caught as he secretly raids the fridge, drinks from the only source of fresh water, and plays with a room full of cuddly toys.
Find out why he was lost and alone, and how he rediscovers himself.
The Dog Under The Bed is a heart-warming tale that touches on all of our love and affection for man's and woman's best friend, and how one lucky dog uses all of his wily instincts to find out once and for all what it is to be a part of a loving family.
Funny, surprising and full of love, the Dog Under The Bed will remind us all just why we love them so much.
Quote from the novel:
"Carefully he went, not wishing to be discovered, but also because he didn’t want to spoil the little boy’s dreams, envious of being so happy, able to sit and allow his mind to wander off to something amazing, without a care in the world of it ending. Such was the life of a child."
"The air blowing up was cool and fresh, a constant reminder of the life he had lived, offering a kind of freedom to do as he pleased, but still it came at a cost. Unable to ignore the call any more he crept down the stairs, constantly on the lookout for trouble. Light filtered through from the lounge door and the kitchen, but everywhere else helpfully was dark. Feeling even bolder he continued, down again, until he stood on the last step, just able to peer out. He could hear Billy running and playing, enjoying himself so much. It was quite dark out, but the snow brought a vibrance to everything, offering an illumination combined with the grace of winter which no other season could quite provide."
The desire to quit smoking or lose weight is profound for many, for health or quality of life, but imagine if you attempted hypnosis to do this, and discovered something about yourself you wish you never had.
A supremely dark novel, which explores the possibilities within the human mind, delving into our primordial psych and all that could be unleashed. Two men, both looking for something, but finding much more than they ever expected.
Wonder for a moment if you could be hypnotized, and bring back from past lives not just memories or experiences, but abilities, and foresights long forgotten. Imagine further for one moment not what could be possible, not just what you might discover you could do, but who you might find, who you once were.
Then let them escape once more onto an unsuspecting world, and see the spectacle that they could cause.
A formidable tale of darkness, where anything is possible. A heady mixture of murder and mystery, and a startling novel full of savage what ifs...
'A kind of energy fizzed around me, not so much crackling, but still highly tense and vibrant. My hands stalked out, fingers pointed to the skies, once again frozen, held up like a marionette, dancing to someone else’s tune'
I Was A Teenage Necromancer is a dark tale of a young man with a very special gift, one that others want and need for their own devious ends.
Read on as he unwittingly raises the dead and hears their tales of the future, and all that lies beyond.
A wondrous tale of ghosts and demons, filled with spine chilling horror.
A young man, like any other, studying as well as he plays at university, only to become entangled in a web of Occultism and intrigue, as the hidden and sly seek to use his unique powers for their own nefarious deeds.
I Was A Teenage Necromancer will fill your mind and soul with the creepiest and darkest of things, showing you to a way that was never meant to be seen.
Step this way, read on, and live the horror.