I’m deeply grateful to everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review one of my books. All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Alfred, Norm, Gorgeous, Finn, Little Lizzy, Eddie, bonded siblings Hope & Faith, Orion, Tanzi, Beliza, Sheldon, Rufus, Sparkey, Hoilly, Brenner, bonded siblings Tanner & Tasha, Nathan, Mariana, Trudy, Bear, Jenny, Yvonne, Riley, Mason, Chunk, Tyco, (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 655 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 dogs were freed.
AND please for everyone who’s purchased a book could I humbly ask you to write a review when you’ve completed the read. Amazon promotes and ranks books according to number of reviews in addition to sales. Every voice helps spread the word and that is an energy that can help a dog.
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My books continue to be ranked in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon U.S. in their categories (historical fiction, teen and young adult, and literary fiction). What an honor to be ranked #87 LITERARY FICTION BEST SELLER next to Paulo Coelho; incredible author of The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage.
Amazon Australia ranked my book NUMBER ONE in all it’s categories: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction & Teen and Young Adult and is #3 best seller in the entire kindle bookstore.
And in Amazon U.K. it just made it to the top 10 best seller list in Literary Fiction (#2) and Historical Fiction (#5) categories:
RECENT REVIEW FOR THE SEVEN YEAR DRESS
on August 4, 2017
on July 28, 2017
Beautifully written and absolutely heartbreaking yet uplifting. It depicts both sides of human nature. The horrendous, despicable side and the caring, compassionate side as well. I loved this book and had hard time putting it down once it got going,(which was in the beginning.)
on 7 August 2017
What I liked about this book was a number of things. It wasn’t just about the Holocaust and a woman’s struggle to survive; it had many more facets to the story. We follow Jewish Helen as she grows up in increasingly hostile Germany, and through her eyes we see how the Nazis came to power. Ms Mahurin writes in an engaging style and captures well the almost descent into insanity as Helen and her brother are in hiding. More than all that it is about a woman wanting to express her femininity and to be a feeling, sensual, human being. A simple dress reminds her who she is and who she wants to be, despite all the ugliness around her. It is a gripping story about hope and staying true to yourself.
I really liked this book. I had to emotionally prepare myself for the known journey the book would take, but it was worth the read.
You meet the main character, Helen, and her wonderful family. As history taught us, life was normal for Helen, her family, neighbors and community. Then change came, and her world crumbled fast.
This book is just as unapologetic as the real tragedies that occurred to these innocent people. And you follow Helen every step of the way.
RECENT REVIEWS FOR TO LIVE OUT LOUD
RECENT REVIEWS FOR HIS NAME WAS BEN
on August 5, 2017
Based on a real life event, Ben and Sara meet when he has a low chance of survival and she’s starting an experimental treatment that gives her some hope of survival. She’s afraid and ashamed of her condition. Her emotions are raw and real. Her attraction to Ben is instant and she takes a chance and gets his contact information but the next move is complicated. Together they’re able to build a friendship and a sense of companionship as well as a romance. It goes without saying that any story with a dog is a better read and His Name was Ben has an adorable mini-rottweiler.
I’ve said in prior reviews that Mauhrin’s writing style is simple and direct. In the case of His Name was Ben, the device works for maximum impact. The subject matter is emotionally draining and the slight disconnect of the author’s style helps the reader absorb the magnitude of what the protagonists face and the inevitability of a connection and benefit of support each provides the other. Both protagonists have issues outside of their end of life diagnosis. If you have a family with a lot of problems, they’re not suddenly going to stop having problems just because you’re nearing the end.
DOGS RESCUED FROM KILL SHELTERS
Alfred has been rescued
Alfred’s freedom photo
Alfred’s freedom ride
Norm the elder has been rescued
Norm’s freedom photo
Gorgeous has been rescued
Gorgeous’ freedom photo
Finn has been rescued
Finn (named by the rescue) looks great in his freedom photo
Little Lizzy has been rescued
Little Lizzy’s freedom photo
Eddie has been rescued
Eddie’s freedom photo
Eddie’s happy in new home
Bonded siblings Hope & Faith have been rescued (named by the rescue)
Hope & Faith’s freedom photo
Hope & Faith’s freedom ride
Orion has been rescued
Orion being welcomed by new family in this freedom photo
Tanzi the adorable puppy has been rescued
Tanzi’s big smiling freedom photo. She’s one happy little girl.
Tanzi with one of her new siblings
Tanzi would rather have a kiss than a treat. She loves her new family.
Beliza has been rescued
Beliza’s freedom photo
Sheldon’s been rescued
Sheldon’s freedom photo
Sheldon’s freedom ride
Rufus has been rescued
Rufus’ freedom photo
Rufus’ freedom ride
Sparky has been rescued
Sparky’s freedom photo
Hoilly has been rescued
Hoilly’s freedom photo
Brenner has been rescued
Brenner’s freedom photo
Tanner (named by rescue) came in with bonded sibling Tasha and were rescued together
Tanner’s freedom photo
Tasha came in with bonded sibling Tanner and was rescued with him. She was also named by the rescue.
Tasha’s freedom photo
Nathan has been rescued
Nathan’s freedom photo
Nathan’s happy in his new home
Mariana has been rescued
Mariana’s freedom photo
Trudy has been rescued
Trudy’s freedom photo
Trudy’s freedom ride
Bear has been rescued
Bear’s freedom photo
Jenny has been rescued
Jenny’s freedom photo
Jenny’s freedom walk
Yvonne has been rescued
Yvonne’s freedom photos
Riley has been rescued
Riley’s freedom photo
Mason has been rescued
Mason’s freedom photo
Mason’s freedom ride
Chunk has been rescued. He is a blind dog that was in the shelter for over 3 months.
Chunk’s freedom ride.
Chunk’s freedom photo. This is one very happy and lucky dog. This photo was taken after his arrival home with new family and first bath.
Tyco has been rescued
Tyco’s freedom photo