Sniff Out This Sale!

IMG_2095posterizedGet  Out-Sniffed, the second Doodlebugged mystery, in most ebook formats for only $1.99.  Sale only lasts through September 15.

Doodle’s nose goes on trial in OUT-SNIFFED, the second Doodlebugged mystery, when he falsely alerts on the wrong vial during a certification test. He knows “the nose never lies”, but how can he and Molly prove it?

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OUT-SNIFFED: “. .warmhearted and funny but never superficial. . . I haven’t met a fictional character in a long time that I enjoyed melding my mind with as much as Doodle.“—Mary Jo Rabe, Amazon.com

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Some Things to Bark About!

Woof!

Today is National Dog Day! Give your dog a hug, or better yet, a walk,  and treat yourself to the Doodlebugged mysteries, on sale today for only $.99!

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Coming soon! BAD-MOUTHED, the fourth Doodlebugged mystery. An unscrupulous journalist, a lonely boy, and a ruthless developer come together in a mix that takes Molly’s ingenuity and Doodle’s nose to sort out.

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Spring Forward Sale

Okay, so there’s still snow on the ground here on the Blue Ridge, and the winds make the chilly temps seem even colder.  Good weather to stay indoors and read a good book, and it just so happens we can help you out with that!

We’re offering a Spring Forward Sale with huge reductions in price on most of our ebooks, including our Doodlebugged Mysteries. For a limited time, you can buy  Bed-Bugged, the first in the series, for only $0.99. Get Out-Sniffed, the second book, which was a finalist in the Dog Writers Association of America writing competition, for only $2.99.  And Dog-Nabbed, just out last month and set here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is only $3.99.

These prices will melt away like the late spring snows, so act quickly to get your copies.

 

BED-BUGGEDBed-Bugged“. . . delightful, briskly paced, with appealing characters, especially Doodle. Kroupa’s knowledge of, and love for, dogs shines through every scene.” –Sherwood Smith, Goodreads  AmazonBarnes & Noble ◊ Kobo  iTunes

 

 

Out-Sniffed

OUT-SNIFFED: “. .warmhearted and funny but never superficial. . . I haven’t met a fictional character in a long time that I enjoyed melding my mind with as much as Doodle.“—Mary Jo Rabe, Amazon.com

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DN_800X533_ DOG-NABBED: “. . . the perfect blend of mystery, suspense, and laugh-out-loud doggy observations. Completely delightful from beginning to end.” –Virginia Smith, best-selling author of the Falsely Accused Series. Amazon Barnes & NobleKobo iTunes

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Goodreads Giveaway and More!

To celebrate the publication of DOG-NABBED, we’re giving away five copies of Bed-Bugged, the first of the Doodlebugged Mysteries, over on Goodreads. You can enter the giveaway here.

Don’t want to wait to read about Molly and Doodle’s first adventure?

Bed-Bugged You can buy an ebook copy of BED-BUGGED for half price–only $2.50–by going to Smashwords and using the coupon code BZ72C.

Bed bugs, burglars, and a missing mother. For Doodle, it’s just part of a day’s work.

Ask Doodle why he flunked out of service-dog school and he’ll tell you: smart and obedient don’t always go hand in hand. Now he has a new job sniffing out bed bugs for his new boss, Josh Hunter. But when the boss’s ten-year old daughter, Molly, needs Doodle’s help to solve a mystery, Doodle’s nose and Molly’s camera lead them straight to danger.

What readers are saying about the Doodlebugged Mysteries:

BED-BUGGED:  “. . . delightful, briskly paced, with appealing characters, especially Doodle. Kroupa’s knowledge of, and love for, dogs shines through every scene.” –Sherwood Smith, Goodreads

OUT-SNIFFED:  “. .warmhearted and funny but never superficial. . . I haven’t met a fictional character in a long time that I enjoyed melding my mind with as much as Doodle.“—Mary Jo Rabe, Amazon.com

DOG-NABBED: “. . . the perfect blend of mystery, suspense, and laugh-out-loud doggy observations. Completely delightful from beginning to end.” –Virginia Smith, best-selling author of the Falsely Accused Series.

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Molly and Doodle Return!

Now available in print and in most ebook formats!

Molly and Doodle return for a new adventure that Virginia Smith, the best-selling author of the Falsely Accused series, calls “the perfect blend of mystery, suspense, and laugh-out-loud doggy observations.”

DN_1200X800_What’s not to love about a trip the Blue Ridge Mountains? Doodle has a blast—biggest yard ever, plus wild turkeys to chase–while Molly enjoys visiting her grandparents. But then Molly’s good friend, Lizzie, begs for help. Lizzie’s father, under the influence of a self-proclaimed prophet named Zeke, forbids Lizzie to see anyone not approved by Zeke–not Molly, and, worse, not even Lizzie’s desperately ill grandmother. Defying Zeke, Molly and Lizzie meet secretly in the woods where a discovery makes Molly think Zeke’s hiding something. But how can she prove it?

As for Doodle, he loves all these hikes through the woods. Until he and Molly, hot on Zeke’s trail, end up lost—seriously, not his fault—and Doodle discovers that while it’s no fun being lost, it can be even worse to be found—by the wrong person.

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Making a List. . .

. . . of Susan J. Kroupa’s acclaimed Christmas stories,  available at all the major ebook outlets. First up is Gabriel & Mr. Death, a haunting,  lyrical story about life, love, and miracles, narrated in the Appalachian voice of Gabriel, a black and tan coonhound. Here are what some readers have written about Gabriel:

GAMD 800“I sighed. I smiled. I wanted Gabriel the Hound to come live with me. A wonderful story at any time of year, but so perfect for Christmas time.”—Falcon Ridge Publishing

“It gave me goosebumps and a lump in the throat all at the same time.” –Mary Ann Whitley

“It made me laugh, cry, and once again realize what a great gift a pet can be.”–Elaine Farley

“Grab a tissue before the last few pages, because Susan Kroupa is skilled at touching emotions with her words.”—Virginia Smith

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, itunes, & Smashwords.

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Lazy, Hazy Days

Or, Catching Up

We haven’t posted much lately for a variety of reasons: a slight restructuring of the company, staff vacations, and a touch of general sloth. But we’ve been busy as beavers–or should we say retrievers?–behind the scenes, getting ready for the October release of Dog-Nabbed, the third book in the Doodlebugged Mystery series by Susan J. Kroupa.  Here’s a sneak preview of one of the rough-draft images taken by Joseph Kroupa, a photographer and  frequent consultant here at LFP.  This, or one very much like it, will probably end up on the cover.  Yep, that’s right. Poor Doodle ends up behind bars.Bed-bugged 3 - proof of concept

And, speaking of Susan Kroupa, we’d be remiss if we didn’t congratulate her on her book signing in May at North by Northwest Books & Antiques in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Sheldon McArthur  North by Northwest Books & Antiques

Sheldon McArthur, owner of North by Northwest Books & Antiques

By all accounts, she had a wonderful time signing books and eating Shelly’s to-die-for cookies. Or should we say eating Shelly’s cookies and also signing books? :)

Either way,  we’re always happy to get the Doodlebugged Mysteries into the hands of new readers.

Susan Kroupa signing books at North by Northwest Books

Susan Kroupa signing books at North by Northwest Books

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