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Monday, 7 April 2014

National Pet Month–25 Year Anniversary!!

Silver Anniversary

Animal Magic

April 1 - May 5 2014

Don't you just adore animals! That moist, furry little face jumping, licking, and careering all over the house, just because you have been kind enough to come home!! Your attention seeking feline warming up your computer keyboard for you while you desperately try to actually type on there! What about your escape artist hamster who you are convinced has the power to morph into jelly in order to squeeze through the bars of his cage! Spiders, snakes, terrapins, that lizard variety with 360 degree eyes, whose name I can't spell! All of them are fascinating, glorious creatures, and they give us so much more than they ask in return!
Picture by National Pet Month

National Pet month has been running for 25 years now and is getting stronger every year. Their aim is to promote responsible pet ownership, to increase awareness of the plight of some of the nations animals, and to help raise cash for animal charities all over the UK.

Check out how this year's launch party went at #NPMlaunch or go to #NPM Party Time For Pets

I am a supporter in my own small way, and I'll tell you more about that in a minute, but here is the page you can go to if you want to get involved:
Become A Supporter!

Six Simple Steps To Show You Care

  1. Become a Supporter
  2. Check out the interactive events in your area: Events
  3. Put on your own Fundraising Event: Events Form 
  4. Are you at school or college? Are your children? If so, then ask if they would like to be involved with National Pet Month. Advice: Events Advice
  5. Something we can all do with very little effort is to tell everyone we know that it is National Pet Month.
  6. Care and Share here: 
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Indie YA Books launches its first Photo Competition!

In honour of National Pet Month in the UK, and also in the USA in May, myself and my colleagues at decided to hold a 'Selfie' photo competition. We know that you love your animals just as much as we do, and we wanted to give you a chance to show them off! Whether you have a massive shaggy dog, a rat, or even a spider, we don't care! If they are yours, or a member of your families,  we want to see them! Grab your camera, and your lovely pet and get clicking! 


Grand Prize winner will receive a Kindle loaded with ebooks by the authors of
Runner-up winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card (US or UK winner) OR $25 Paypal cash (international winner)
Third prize winner will receive an ebook prize pack consisting of books written by the authors of
Entry into the competition is FREE, but we do ask that you might give us a like, a follow, and a share if you have the time. 
Rules and how to enter can be found on our Competition page: Enter
The best of luck to all of you, and all the love in the world to you and your pets!

Gripping Read!!

Dragonman: Face of the UnknownDragonman: Face of the Unknown by Ted Lazaris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an edge of the seat story, which begins smack bang in the middle of an apocalyptic event. The end of the world is a topic which has intrigued mankind since the beginning of time, but in this story it is just the beginning; not the final annihilation of humankind. The foreign object hurtling towards the earth is merely the first sting of a battle that will consume the heavens above and the earth below.
The threat introduces the DragonMan; a superhero already living on our planet, with access to different worlds such as ‘Spellville’; and he is not alone with his incredible abilities, of which more are revealed as the story continues. His family, with which he runs the family business ‘Starr Investigations’, are also endowed with their own fascinating skills, which invite further investigations of their own. Other characters from Spellville include ’Plupee’ and ‘Dooley’ who add a little light comedy in the midst of such dark and dangerous occurrences. Another lead character is Nathan, who has no abilities except for his skill with a pen. Luke and Nathan's lives become intertwined in the midst of the first catastrophe, and when Nathan has a series of personal disasters, he seeks out their firm for help. Thus begins a rollercoaster of explosive tragedies, spectacular fantasy, and murder mystery. The Author leads you through each one in a well written, intriguing and captivating way.

In summary I would advise that you set the scene to read this novel. Get your cocoa, your pyjamas, and go to your private place; switch off the tv and ignore the kids for a while, and step into Ted Lazaris complex and fascinating world of the unusual, the bizarre, and the downright terrifying creatures you are about to meet.

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