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Guest Post and Giveaway: Fragmented by Indra Vaughn

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The Novel Approach is happy to have author Indra Vaughn here with us on her Fragmented blog tour. Rather than talk about the book, though, Indra has brought something personal to share with you today, something that any of us who’ve ever owned a beloved pet will understand.

In light of that, however, Indra is still offering a giveaway for you as well. Just click on the Rafflecopter widget below for the chance to win an e-copy of Fragmented, Book Two in the Shadow Mountain series.

Our best wishes to you, Indra.

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IMG_3429I wasn’t going to blog about this, but try as I might, I can’t seem to write—or think—about anything else.

I have this dog called Neo (named for his new start in life after being terribly neglected for years, not after the Matrix…) and he’s really special. I know everyone says that, it’s like thinking your kid is the cutest and the smartest. As it should be.

But he really is. He came into my life when I was at my loneliest and now he’s leaving at the end of a—maybe small in the grand scheme of things, but to me, important—era.

IMG_3453He’s sick you see. In fact, at the time you read this, I don’t know if he’ll still be with us. He lost 10% of his body weight over the course of a month, and then he lost 10% more over the last ten days. His vet is fairly sure it’s cancer. We could poke and prod him to find out, but since he’s 13 years old, she doesn’t think it will make any difference in the long run. So instead she has provided me with steroids, and hopefully they will give him some more quality—if not quantity—in life.

I’ve gone out and bought all his favorite foods. He has happily destroyed a new squeaky toy already. Tomorrow I will take him to the forest where we spent hours and hours and hours. Every day for years, we trudged at least six miles a day, snow or shine. We’ve been on so many adventures there together, some hilarious, some a little bit scary. And always he has been my quiet, gentle companion.

IMG_3481I can’t even begin to tell you what it means to lose him at this stage. I have a feeling to most of you I don’t need to explain. Loss is always terrible, but there is something about that silent acceptance in a dog’s gaze that breaks my heart. He knows. He knows and I just can’t…reassure him in any way.

All I can do is love him and be with him and make his final days as special as he made every single one of mine.

So yes, I have a new book out and there’s a giveaway. All you need to do to enter is grab your nearest pet and give them a good long cuddle. Love them for me, since I won’t have mine to love for much longer.

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FragmentedFS-200x300Blurb: The capture of the Tattoo Murderer has demanded a heavy price. Doctor Tobias Darwin is dead, Lieutenant Hart is back in Riverside licking his substantial wounds, and he needs to gather his courage and tell Isaac he made a mistake. Isaac will forgive him—he knows that—but he can’t promise Isaac an easy life. Being a cop comes with its own risks, after all.

When they finally reach the same wavelength, their idyllic reprieve is cut tragically short. Hart doesn’t know yet that Isaac is terminally ill, that he will take off to find the Phoenix to heal him as a last resort. This time, it will be Hart who pays the price.

In the meantime, a new killer roams the streets of Riverside. He kidnaps, tortures, and kills gay men in horrific ways, and he has the newly healed Isaac in his sights. Hart’s time is running out on every level.

Buy Links: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | All Romance eBooks

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Author BioAbout the Author: In 2008 Indra Vaughn packed up everything but the kitchen sink… no, that’s a lie. She left every-thing behind apart from her books and moved from Belgium to Michigan.

She now lives in the suburbs of Detroit with her dog who thinks he’s a toddler. Indra’s profes-sional background is in Nursing and Chinese Medicine, but she prefers to spend time making up stories about mysterious men and their unrequited love.

Social Media: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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3 thoughts on “Guest Post and Giveaway: Fragmented by Indra Vaughn

  1. Allison says:

    I am so sorry to read this. Having lived through something similar with a sweet pup that was such a central part of my life I can imagine what you are going through. I’m glad you are able to spend time with your sweet baby, spoiling him as much as possible. Hugs to you and scritches to your lovely pup.

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  2. wiccachic2000 says:

    My condolences. I’ve lived through this sort of loss with 21 of my doggies (inevitable old age) and 6 of my kitties (1 for old age and she was my Pink Lady re: a tough old broad but the rest of them were due to lack of common sense on their part). =(

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  3. My heart isbreaking for you. It is never easy to see them go, and when they have come from a bad place, and come to you at the right time in your life, they become an integral part of your life. It’s like losing a limb.

    Cuddling the furry brick, old — age unknown, came as a bundle of bones and foul smelling matted hair, who couldn’t walk properly. We were supposed to do emergency temp care for 24 hours, until she could move onto a rescue. She crawled onto my lap when I tried to feed her, and hasn’t left since.

    Hugs to you and your family.

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