Week 4: 10 More Books for Animal Lovers, just $.99 in E-Book

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How is Everyone this Week?
You doing ok?

Our authors report that they are hanging in there, and hopefully they are writing more great books, too.

We’re currently offering 10 Books Per Week
at only $.99 Each in eBook format!

We know even if you’re home and the bills are covered, it’s a scary time. The virus is reaching out into our communities, and making life difficult for everyone.

The authors at Who Chains You Books want to make our books accessible to ALL during this time. The best way for us to do that is to offer them in eBook format at the minimum kindle price allowable:

JUST $.99 EACH
a Savings of at least $2.98 per Book!

Rest assured, you don’t need a kindle device to read our books in kindle. All you need is a smartphone OR the tablet of your choice, including the iPad. Just download the free kindle app from your app store, use your normal Amazon login in, and you’re all set up and ready to go! Then you can choose any of our 10 weekly selections from the links below (or ALL of them), and your titles will be sent right to your kindle app reading library on your device.

We wish you all the very best during this scary time. We hope you’ll enjoy our books, and get to know some of our authors. Reach out to them through their social media, and drop them a review on Amazon. Your reviews help our authors reach a wider audience.

Be safe, we’re thinking of you.

This Week’s selection includes books for all ages, from pre-school on up. Choose from the below titles:

sigilscover20lo-dropSigils & Secrets: Black Magick Book 1

By Whitney Metz

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Sigils & Secrets is the first in the Black Magick Series—a series about the world behind the one we see every day, the importance of the connections we all share with each other and with the Earth, and the search for our true paths.


puddlescoverpuppy16webThe Puppy Who Left Puddles on the Floor

By Lorena Estep

Illustrated by Tamira Thayne

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Chance has a little problem with leaving “puddles on the floor.” Without the proper training, he ends up in a horrible place—stuck at the end of a chain.

A twist of fate sets him free to seek a better life. Will Chance finally find the loving inside home and family he deserves?


sgtpeppercover20lo-dropSergeant Pepper and Mister Paws

By Al Riney

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Private Rick Santos and the little cat who befriended him—Sergeant Pepper—are now famous war heroes: battle buddies wounded in combat and awarded the Purple Heart together. Now they’ll face their greatest challenge yet: civilian life. Can Pepper overcome her own demons to save neighborhood cats? Find out in Sergeant Pepper and Mister Paws, a wonderful new read for ages 10 and up.


doggieherocover-loA Doggie Hero is Born

Written & Illustrated by Rocky Shepheard

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Romp through the wilds on a good old-fashioned adventure with pals Worthless, Sly Fox, and Otto. Worthless remains chained to his rickety old doghouse yet longs to be free and loved. His best friends find a way to break his chains, and their quest for a new home takes off. Will they win the love they are searching for, and just maybe a new name for Worthless?


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By Cheryl Kwasigroch

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What does it involve to do rescue work with cats, or just be a caring cat adopter? In these 19 short yet heartwarming stories, different cats as well as the people in their lives struggle to understand one another.

Many people would like to foster but don’t understand the commitment it involves—it’s not often simply a matter of playing with a cute kitten. Are you up for the challenge?


squeakcoverlo-dropSqueak the Squirrel

Written & Illustrated by Rhonda Van

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| Buy Audiobook

Squeak’s family used to live in a big nest lined with leaves and dry grass. The little squirrel remembered a mother who loved and cared for them. But one morning there were loud noises outside the nest. “VRR VRRR! VRR VRRR!” Their branch started shaking, then the whole nest fell to the ground . . . two men were trimming the tree! “Hey, look,” one said. “Baby squirrels!” …


cold fog in mountain village at nightLimbo

Written by Laura Koerber

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From Booklife (Publisher’s Weekly): “Koerber weaves a slow, captivating exploration of life, death, and the place of kindness and forgiveness in the salvation of the spirit.”

From a reader:
”This is a book to read when you want to get away from the noise and anger of current events and politics. Somehow I felt lighter at the end of the book even though I would have liked it to continue on.”


raffycover19loRaffy Calfy’s Rescue

By Tamira Thayne

Illustrated by C.A. Wulff

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The calf plopped to the ground, looking as grumpy as she felt. She had energy to spare, but nowhere to run and no one to play with. She was trapped! Suddenly there was a commotion in the barn, and a loud braying sent her scurrying under her mother, cowering and shaking. “What’s that noise?” The sound grew louder. Raffy peered through a gap in the wooden fence and saw a huge brown beast, with shiny fur and black trimmings on his feet and face…


ouzocover19lo-dropOuzo the Greek: A Year in the Life of a Greek Rescue Dog

By Lisa Edwards

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After being hit by a car and left for dead on the streets of Greece, I was rescued by my heroine and first love, Ermioni. My guardian angel continued to look out for me and share my story on social media all around the world, until one day I found my very own Mama and Papa, in little old England.

 And this is where my story begins…


courageousconnercover18lo-dropCourageous Conner

By Heather Leughmyer
Illustrated by April Pedersen

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Little Conner was born on the 3rd day of June, to a proud mama cow, one warm afternoon. His mom gently cleaned him, as a good mother would, then he wiggled and wobbled, until finally he stood.

She gave him soft kisses on his velvety head, then faintly he mooed; Conner now needed fed. He found mama’s milk; it was pleasingly sweet. When his tummy was full, he took a nap at her feet…

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Sigils & Secrets, a New Novel from author Whitney Metz

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Grab a Copy Today!

Sigils & Secrets
Black Magick Book 1

by Whitney Metz

Ben has a high-paying job, a great apartment and, most importantly, he has Carrie. She’s fun, beautiful, a bit eccentric—and has a fascination with the occult.

Ben thinks it’s harmless.

Then one night during an attempt to contact the spirit world, Carrie disappears. Now Ben must find a way to navigate a world that he never believed existed in order to save the woman he loves from something he doesn’t understand.

Maybe he didn’t know Carrie nearly as well as he thought.

To make matters worse, Ben’s encounter with the supernatural has left him with a mysterious infection ravaging his body and deteriorating his mind.

Sigils & Secrets is the first in the Black Magick Series—a series about the world behind the one we see every day, the importance of the connections we all share with each other and with the Earth, and the search for our true paths.

Fans are saying:What a wonderful book. I couldn’t stop reading… Following Ben through such a horrific event and seeing him gather the strength to go on. How he realizes how strong he truly is. A wonderful story of the power of love.

Sigils and Secrets sweeps you into its rich and mysterious world on the first page, and it never lets you go! You will be transported by Ben and Carrie’s story, the nuanced world building, and witty dialogue. Fans of supernatural fiction should take note.”

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-946044-68-6

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About the Author

Author Photo-loWhitney Metz is a long-time vegan living outside the town of Mannington, West Virginia. She shares her life with Riley and Petunia, two pigs she adopted after her first internship with Farm Sanctuary. Over the years, she’s tried everything from construction to law enforcement, and is currently working as a massage therapist, though writing is her true passion. Whatever her employment, she spends the majority of her time living in the fantasy world inside her head. She cares deeply about animal rights and protecting the environment, and feels it’s important to reflect those values in her writing.

Celebrate Freaky Friday with a Win of our Quirky Ghost Tale, “Limbo”

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Win our 10th Free Book, specially for Freaky Friday! We’re on Day 10 of our 31-Book Giveaway to Celebrate Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary.

Today’s Prize? Limbo, by Laura Koerber.

How Do You Win It? Just click on our promo image (above), or this link, to bring you to our page, and let us know you want it in our comment section.

The contest will run all day Aug. 10th, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 11th. Spread the word and join in the fun! Limbo is available in paperback, kindle, and audiobook.

Buy in Paperback | Buy on Kindle | Buy Audiobook

About the Book:

cold fog in mountain village at nightHow would you spend your time if you died and found yourself in Limbo? Most see Purgatory as a kind of in-between afterlife for people who didn’t rate Heaven and don’t deserve Hell. The author’s Limbo is a ghost town that includes animals that had been killed by humans: a dog, some cats, cows, chickens, and wild creatures, too. The animals are content with their lot in the afterlife, but the humans have an infinity of time on their hands and not enough to do. They think about the big issues, of course: the nature of God, how they screwed up in life, and how they can escape Limbo and get into Heaven.

But no one can spend all their time thinking higher thoughts, so mostly they do what they did in life: they gossip, they get on each other’s nerves, and they play poker.

Darla runs the village politics like a PTA Mom. Emmanuel, who has a wonderful singing voice, most enjoys fellowship with the cows. The Preacher, still in his hospital gown, gathers a congregation and makes it up as he goes along. Warren, a former college professor, seeks something to study in a bookless afterlife. You’ll meet The Naked Man, Lily, Traveling Jack, The Chinese Lady, and Trey, a quadriplegic who is freer in death than he was in life. Seventeen-year-old Alyse, the newest person to join the village, decides to bring everyone together by throwing the Limbo equivalent of a neighborhood block party.

If you like Ghost-Lite stories, you’ll love Limbo…you’ll laugh, cry, and ponder what comes next in the great beyond.

“Wraps its ghost arms around you and seeps into your soul.”—Tamira Thayne, author of The Wrath of Dog, The King’s Tether

Buy in Paperback | Buy on Kindle | Buy Audiobook

P.S. Audiobook fan? The narrator of the book in audio, John Carter Aimone, is just perfect for the job, and adds an unexpected and delightful sarcastic wit to his reading. We highly recommend!

About the Author:

Laura Koerber is an artist and writer who lives on an island with her husband and two dogs. Laura divides her retirement time between dog rescue, care for disabled people, political activism, and yes, she tells herself stories while driving. Her first book, The Dog Thief and Other Stories (written as Jill Kearney), was listed by Kirkus Review as one of the Hundred Best Books of 2015. She’s also the author of The Listener’s Tale, I Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found, Limbo, and The Shapeshifter’s Tale. She also is a contributing author to Rescue Smiles.

Need a Teacher Gift? 26 Books for Classroom Use in Animal, Family, and Environmental Education

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It’s that time of year when students love to bring a beloved teacher an end of year gift. With budget crunches and classroom cuts, many teachers across the U.S. find themselves spending way too much out of pocket for books and other materials to educate the students.

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That’s why books always make a great teacher gift, and Who Chains You Publishing and our Crescent Renewal Imprint offer 26 books perfect for classroom reading, reaching students from pre-school through middle school.

Pre-K teachers will love titles like Nana’s Banana, Happy Dog Coloring Book, What’s in the Corner, and Went Out to Get A Donut, Came Home with a Muffin.

Browse all our great titles for animal lovers on our book page here: http://www.whochainsyou.com/books.html

Browse all our excellent Crescent Renewal Imprint titles here: http://www.whochainsyou.com/crescentrenewal.html

Grade school teachers could share all of the above PLUS so many more—with a plethora of books that advocate for the animals, the environment, anti-bullying, and education!

Browse all our great titles for animal lovers on our book page here: http://www.whochainsyou.com/books.html

Browse all our excellent Crescent Renewal Imprint titles here: http://www.whochainsyou.com/crescentrenewal.html

Middle school teachers can share many of the above, plus more, such as Rescue Smiles, The Listener’s Tale, and The Shapeshifter’s Tale. And finally, high school teachers will love the YA Paranormal offerings of The Chained Gods Series.

Know that your teacher’s an animal lover and an avid reader? She/he would love one of our adult books in both fiction and non-fiction encompassing animals and society issues surrounding the care and treatment of animals.

Browse all our great titles for animal lovers on our book page here: http://www.whochainsyou.com/books.html

Browse all our excellent Crescent Renewal Imprint titles here: http://www.whochainsyou.com/crescentrenewal.html

Who Chains You Publishing would like to thank the teachers for another great year of giving the gift of education to your students. We know the work can be heartbreaking, but the effort you put in is appreciated by so many. Thank you!

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Celebrate Earth Day: 5 Questions with “Life of Bud” Book Narrator Rob Izenberg

budcover-audio18loHappy Earth Day, fellow humans! We’re celebrating with a look at our earthiest book, The Life by Bud, by author Laura W. Eckroat.

For us, part of the fun of taking our Who Chains You and Crescent Renewal Books into audio is the search for the narrator that can really bring the book’s spark to life.

So when we put “The Life of Bud”—a children’s tale of the life cycle of a special leaf named Bud—Rob Izenberg’s audition brought an immediate “YES”. His voice hit just the right note we sought for the book, and would be engaging to children as well as a pleasure for any parents who are listening.

Henry Winkler (Yes, THAT Henry Winkler) had this to say about Rob: “It has been my pleasure to work with and know Rob Izenberg for the past 10 years. He is dependable, funny, hardworking, funny, and plays well with others.”

Now that The Life of Bud is available in audiobook, as well as in paperback and kindle, we asked Rob a few questions so our audience could get to know him better.

5 Questions with Voice Narrator Rob Izenberg

1. How did you get into book narration, and how long have you been doing it?

rob-head-in-hand-headshotI’ve been a working voice actor and audio producer since the late 1990’s, with many TV and radio commercials, cartoons, and video games to my credit. I’m always looking for new ways to use my vocal talents. So I recently put up a profile on ACX, auditioned for some titles and was lucky enough to be chosen to narrate and produce them. This is pretty brand new to me, though.

2. How many books have you narrated?

So far I’ve narrated and produced three short children’s stories. I am hoping to do a lot more.

3. What made you choose The Life of Bud to narrate?

I have a distinctive voice, higher pitched but kind of sweet and soothing. I’ve been told I sound a lot like Sterling Holloway, the original voice of Winnie the Pooh in old Disney cartoons. Anyway, I used to love reading to low income grade school kids in Los Angeles through SAGAFTRA’s BookPals program. So I knew that children’s books would be a good fit for my voice. I found The Life of Bud on ACX, thought the message of teaching little kids the life cycle of birth to death was beautiful, and auditioned. Luckily, I was selected to read it.

4. What other fun projects have you taken on with your narration skills?

Thanks to my voice agent in Los Angeles, I’ve played an alien trying to kidnap the Earth in an episode of the cult Nickelodeon cartoon Invader Zim, a wise-cracking toucan in a national Chiquita Banana television commercial, and the lighting bolt-throwing villain Lob Goblin in the Activision game Skylanders: Trap Team, among others. I also write, sing, and produce custom parody songs for radio stations, TV specials, and individuals.

5. What do you do to cut loose and enjoy life, besides narration?

My wife and I love to hike. I play tennis when I can. Auditioning for voice acting gigs is always fun, and even more fun when you book one! Right now, I’m having a blast playing piano while teaching a singing class for visually impaired adults. Very rewarding.

About Rob Izenberg

Rob Izenberg is an innovative and prolific marketing copywriter and comedy writer/audio producer with proven success creating unique content for web sites, online retail, radio, television, film, social media and stage presentations. Skilled in Google keywords, writing and producing creative copy, product names and descriptions, urls, website development, meta-titles and descriptions, web content, voice acting, audio production, radio spots, client jingles, composing, piano, and musical/vocal arranging. Expert at hitting the right selling points in a clear, concise manner and adding the just the right touch humor when needed.

CREATIVE: http://robizenbergcreative.com

VOICE DEMOS: www.robizenberg.com

LINKED IN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robizenbergcreative

About The Life of Bud

Bud starts out as a tiny bud—small and insignificant—yet he arrives into this life with a feeling of purpose and hope.

Soon he grows into a beautiful, vibrant piece of the Mighty Oak Tree, taking his place in the circle of life, and thrives as he recognizes his part in something greater.

Those who have sought a children’s book that gently explains the topics of life and death need look no further. The Life of Bud teaches acceptance and celebration of a life well-lived. It is a valuable addition to the reading shelves of children eight and up, and a meaningful family bedtime tale.

The Life of Bud is from our Crescent Renewal Imprint, which publishes books that—although not animal-related—do no harm to animals and put forth a message of renewal and kindness.

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About the Author

Laura W. Eckroat is the author of A Simpler Time, Daisy: A Life Cycle Series, The Life of Bud, Went Out to Get a Donut, Came Home with a Muffin, What’s in the Corner? A Muffin “Tail”, Red Goes to Kindergerten, and The Lost Tooth.

Laura was born and raised in Whiting, Indiana. She has lived in Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Texas. She now resides in Wisconsin with her husband, Steven, and their two rescue dogs—Muffin and Shadow.

Mrs. Eckroat is an elementary school teacher, and a lifetime Chicago Bears football fan. She enjoys gardening, reading, writing and doing fundraisers for dogs.

“Limbo” and “Bravo’s Freedom” Hit Audiobook Shelves: Buy One Get One Free!

Do audiobooks have shelves? Only in the virtual world, it would seem, so you’ll have to indulge us by imagining along.

limbocoveraudio-loWe’re pleased to announce that two of our titles, Limbo and Bravo’s Freedom, have just hit the proverbial audiobookshelves, with narration by John Carter Aimone and Gary Bennett, respectively.

The best thing about the audio version of Limbo? John Carter Aimone’s voice. He’s the PERFECT narrator for this book—you’ve got to take a listen to the sample and see why for yourself. We want to listen to it every day just to hear John’s voice characterizations!

About Limbo:

How would you spend your time if you died and found yourself in limbo? Most see purgatory as a kind of in-between afterlife for people who didn’t rate heaven and don’t deserve hell. The author’s limbo is a ghost town that includes animals that had been killed by humans: a dog, some cats, cows, chickens, and wild creatures, too. The animals are content with their lot in the afterlife, but the humans have an infinity of time on their hands and not enough to do. They think about the big issues, of course: the nature of God, how they screwed up in life, and how they can escape limbo and get into heaven.

But no one can spend all their time thinking higher thoughts, so mostly they do what they did in life: they gossip, they get on each other’s nerves, and they play poker.

In the end, you’ll share in their laughter and tears, and you might just ponder how you’d spend your time in limbo.

Buy in Paperback | Buy on Kindle | Buy Audiobook

bravoscoveraudioloIn Bravo’s Freedom, 15-year-old Gabriel is chosen by his village to travel to Old Guinea, where he must face the rulers to stop them from destroying the planet. With the impacts of global warming in full effect, Gabriel leaves his village with evidence that there is still time to reverse the damage and repair the planet.

Will the rulers of Old Guinea listen to what Gabriel has to say, or will Gabriel and his new friend Bravo get locked away forever? Bravo’s Freedom makes a wonderful classroom addition for environmental and humane education studies, and is perfect for ages eight and up.

Narrator Gary Bennett’s voice is the polar opposite of John Carter Aimone’s, providing a soothing and engagingly storytelling rendition of Bravo’s Freedom, perfect for kids through adults. Check out his sample here.

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Plus, for a limited time, if you Buy One of our Audiobooks, You Can Get a Second of Equal or Lesser Value FREE!

Simply email us your receipt to info@whochainsyou.com, and let us know which book you’d like, and we’ll send you back your free code. You can find all our available audiobooks on our home page at http://www.whochainsyou.com. Happy Listening!

WCY has Published our First Ghost Title just in Time for Howloween—”Limbo” by Laura Koerber

If you like ghosts—but not the scary kind—then Limbo is for you.

cold fog in mountain village at nightHow would you spend your time if you died and found yourself in Limbo? Most see Purgatory as a kind of in-between afterlife for people who didn’t rate Heaven and don’t deserve Hell. The author’s Limbo is a ghost town that includes animals that had been killed by humans: a dog, some cats, cows, chickens, and wild creatures, too. The animals are content with their lot in the afterlife, but the humans have an infinity of time on their hands and not enough to do. They think about the big issues, of course: the nature of God, how they screwed up in life, and how they can escape Limbo and get into Heaven.

But no one can spend all their time thinking higher thoughts, so mostly they do what they did in life: they gossip, they get on each other’s nerves, and they play poker.

Darla runs the village politics like a PTA Mom. Emmanuel, who has a wonderful singing voice, most enjoys fellowship with the cows. The Preacher, still in his hospital gown, gathers a congregation and makes it up as he goes along. Warren, a former college professor, seeks something to study in a bookless afterlife. You’ll meet The Naked Man, Lily, Traveling Jack, The Chinese Lady, and Trey, a quadriplegic who is freer in death than he was in life. Seventeen-year-old Alyse, the newest person to join the village, decides to bring everyone together by throwing the Limbo equivalent of a neighborhood block party.

If you like Ghost-Lite stories, you’ll love Limbo…you’ll laugh, cry, and ponder what comes next in the great beyond.

“I love this book. It wraps itself around you with its ghost arms and seeps its way into your soul.”—Tamira Thayne, author, The Wrath of Dog, The King’s Tether

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About the Author

Laura Koerber is an artist and writer who lives on an island with her husband and two dogs. Laura divides her retirement time between dog rescue, care for disabled people, political activism, and yes, she tells herself stories while driving.

Her first book, The Dog Thief and Other Stories (written as Jill Kearney), was listed by Kirkus Review as one of the Hundred Best Books of 2015. She’s also the author of The Listener’s Tale, I Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found, Limbo, and the upcoming Shapeshifter’s Tale.

Buy on Amazon | Buy on Kindle | Buy from Createspace and $1 Will be Donated to our Charity of the Year