Saturday, November 3, 2012

Going to the Dogs by Elle Druskin

Sam Kendall is a cop with a mission; find the killer who murdered his partner and track down the diamond thieves behind the killing. Chief suspect Jodie McBride is a brilliant dog trainer but a loser with men. Dog-hating Sam is stuck with a junk food addicted poodle as his new partner and stuck on a cute redheaded dog lover that he desperately wants to be innocent. Mix in an assortment of eccentric pooches, their offbeat owners, baseball fans and two very smart canines who know humans can’t be trusted to know a good thing when they see it. Before Sam and Jodie know what's happened, everybody is going to the dogs.

I’m not normally a fan of pedigreed dogs.  They’re inbred, spoiled and hyper.  Give me a mutt from the pound any day.  But ya gotta love a dog who eats pizza and Fritos, watches baseball (even if it is the Yankees and not the Cubs), and sings along with the radio.  And ya gotta love a cop who looks like George Clooney and bumbles his way through a case involving a dog trainer and her canine clients and their wacky owners.  I try to follow a schedule each day—so much time writing, promoting, reading, etc.  At night I read a chapter or so and drift off to sleep, often with my Kindle in hand and the light on.  At some point my head bobs and I wake up enough to put my Kindle on the bedside table and turn out the light.  Not so last night.  I read straight through until I finished the book somewhere around five a.m.  I highly recommend this book.  Just be sure you don’t have anything else scheduled and you don’t have to be anywhere the next day when you pick it up.  It’s not a bathtub read unless you don’t mind getting cold and pruny.

Length:  132 Pages
Price:  $5.50

You’ll notice I always include the publisher’s buy link.  That’s because authors usually receive 40% of the book price from the publisher.  Editors and cover artists usually receive about 5%.  When you buy a book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or another third-party vendor, they take a hefty cut and the author, editors and cover artists receive their cuts from what is left.  So, if a book costs $5.99 at E-Book and you buy from there, the author will receive about $2.40.  If you buy the book at Amazon, the author will receive about $0.83.

Downloading the file from your computer to your Kindle is as easy as transferring any file from your computer to a USB flash drive.  Plug the USB end of your chord into a USB port on your computer and simply move the file from your “Downloads” box to your Kindle/Documents/Books directory.  I actually download my books using “Save As” to a “Books” file I created on my computer that’s sorted by my publisher, friends, and books “to review,” and then transfer them to my Kindle from there.  That way, if there’s a glitch with my Kindle, the books are on my computer.  Your author will be happy you did when he/she sees his/her royalty statement.


  1. I read this and thought it was a really cute story, too!

  2. Rochelle,

    I'm so glad you enjoyed the book (and didn't have to get pruney in the bath ). The humans are fun but the dogs are definitely the stars. Thanks for taking the time to read and review.


  3. It sounds adorable! I've got to get it. Elle, you have to live with dogs. Takes one to know one. Rochelle, thanks again for all you do to showcase our books!

  4. I'm a dog lover. Guess I'll have to check it out.