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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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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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GroundDOG Day Celebration!

OS FInal2 1600We’re particularly fond of Groundhog Day here at LFP because we have offices on Groundhog Mountain Road. And what better way to celebrate than with the paperback publication of Out-Sniffed, the further adventures of Molly and Doodle?

In addition, we’re offering 50% off of the ebook version of Bed-Bugged,  the first book in the Doodlebugged series. Go to Smashwords and use the coupon XQ87Y to get the book on Kindle, Nook, or in a wide variety of formats.Bed-Bugged

So, Groundhog Day goes to the dogs, or at least to Doodle, our favorite labradoodle.  Which sort of makes it GroundDOG day, doesn’t it?

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Bed-Bugged Goes to Paper!

Here at LFP, although we specialize in ebooks, we love books in every shape and format. That’s why we’re pleased to announce the trade paperback version of Bed-Bugged, the first of the “Doodlebugged” mysteries. For those of you who don’t know what “trade paperback” means (in other words, everyone except librarians and book publishers),  a trade paperback has the size and quality of a hardback, but with a soft cover.

You can order your copy of Bed-Bugged from Amazon.
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Bed-BuggedAsk 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 finding bed bugs for Josh Hunter Bed Bug Detection. But when Molly, the boss’s ten-year old daughter, enlists Doodle to help find her mother, Doodle’s nose and Molly’s camera lead them straight to danger.

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Molly and Doodle Return!

LFP proudly announces the ebook publication of Out-Sniffed, the sequel to Bed-Bugged, featuring the further adventures of Molly and Doodle.Bed-Bugged

A Nose for Trouble

A Nose for Trouble

In his second outing, Doodle, that incorrigible but good-hearted labradoodle, still works as a bed bug dog for the boss, Josh Hunter of Hunter Bed Bug Detection.

Doodle likes to keep his relations with humans on a business basis. Do the job, get paid—in his case, with treats. So far so good, except when it comes to Molly, the boss’s ten year-old daughter. Somehow, Doodle wants to please her even when she doesn’t have treats. He can’t explain it, but that’s how it is.

His nose gets put to the test when Molly starts training him to find something very different from bed bugs in order to clear her best friend’s brother from drug charges. But then, during a practice for an important certification trial—one which will get the boss more “big time” jobs—Doodle fails to find two vials containing bed bugs. The boss worries that Molly’s training has ruined Doodle’s ability to do his job. Or that maybe he’s losing his sense of smell.

 It takes all of Molly’s ingenuity and Doodle’s keen intelligence to sniff out the real villains and set things right again.

Available on Kindle and coming soon on Nook and Smashwords.

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Bed-Bugged Now Available!

Laurel Fork Press is proud to announce that Bed-Bugged, by Susan J. Kroupa, is now available in a wide variety of ebook formats.

Bed bugs, burglars, and a missing mother: for a bed-bug detecting dog, 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 to help solve a mystery, Doodle’s nose and Molly’s camera lead them straight to danger.

A middle-grade mystery that will appeal to dog lovers of all ages.

Available in Kindle, Smashwords, and Nook.

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