Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Amy Jarecki's Chihuahua Momma is Out!

It's Chihuahua Momma's Release Week!

You can get your copy of Amy Jarecki's "Dog Show Romance" at the online retailer of your choice:

Barns & Noble

~Print books to be available in mid September~

Back cover copy of Chihuahua Momma:

In the frenetic world of canine pageants like Westminster, where dog hair flies and personalities diverge, Rebecca Lee remains in a cocoon of loneliness. Widowed, with two teenaged kids and a business to run, Rebecca would rather mow through five-hundred poodle cuts than think about dating. But when former quarterback Matt Johnson shows up to buy a Chihuahua, his irresistible grin rocks her world—until Matt’s ex decides she wants him back and Rebecca’s daughter decides she’s against her mom dating. Rebecca now has a choice—crawl back into her realm of dogs or fight for the powerful love that fills her soul. 


Like all males, this one was a sucker for a back massage and he leaned into her skilled hands with a blissful moan. He arched his back when she found that “spot” and Rebecca chuckled at the dog’s leg-shaking response. She glanced in the mirror over the stainless steel doggie bath. The steam always made Rebecca’s red hair frizz and it tickled her cheeks as she worked suds into the Powder Puff Chinese Crested.

With her teenaged kids at school, Rebecca sang along to the tune of “Uptown Girl” booming from the light-rock station. She sounded pretty good and blasted out the words she knew, substituting “doggie paws” where her memory failed.

Rebecca took her hand off the Crested to swipe the encroaching frizz out of her eyes. Of course the dog took advantage of the freedom and shook, splattering her with water and suds. “Darn you little rascal.” She twitched as doggie bath water dribbled down her face. Glancing at the mirror, she dabbed her cheeks with her shirt sleeve. The suds in her hair would have to wait.

As she reached for the warm water spray hose, a muffled doorbell rang. Her eyes shot to a plastic black-and-white Chihuahua clock, its tail wagging to the tick of each half-second. Damn, ten minutes early and he’s at the wrong door. Can’t people read the sign? She fastened the grooming loop on the Crested and folded up the side panel of the bath to ensure the dog’s safety.

Dashing from her studio, she opened the door of her Southern New Jersey home. With a sharp jolt, her breath caught as a friendly grin and sky-blue eyes gazed down at her. “Hi, I’m Matt Johnson.”

Rebecca stood motionless. Her mouth hung open, her mind unable to focus.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Sunset on the Square (SOTS), Friday night FREE family movies on the Town Square in the City of St. George is a huge success with more than 2000 attendees per event.  The event is hosted by Write It Up! and the City of St. George.  Friday, August 16th, will be a make-up date for the Charity Night that was previously rained out on July 26, 2013.

This year there are many great movies and special events scheduled.  “Charity Night is one of my favorite events associated with Sunset on the Square.  Tonight we have a lot of extras planned with balloon animals, fake tattoos, lots of games at the vendor booths, more prizes than ever before and many wonderful organizations to learn more about.  We hope everyone comes out to show their support and appreciation for works of all charitable organizations.” explained Dawn McLain, the Event Coordinator.  
Charitable Organizations Attending Include:
Utah Public Radio - Charity of the Night
Utah Foster Care
Citizen's for Dixie
Erin Kimball Foundation
Dixie State University
Southwest Applied Technology College
Stevens Henagar College
Utah Business Women
American Association of University Women
Washington County Democratic Society
Desert Ridge Baptist Church
The Learning Center for Families
SUU Head Start
The Elks Club
Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah
Heritage Writers Guild - Author signings with HWG Members
Dealer Collision Trauma Kits

August 16th will feature the movie Nightmare Before Christmas at dusk.  The Charity of the Night is Utah Public Radio.  Proceeds from Blue Bunny and other vendors will be donated to UPR.  Prior to the movie attendees can enjoy great entertainment, AAA Water Balloon Challenge, music, dancing, lots of games, food and prizes.
The Travel Connection is providing this year’s Grand Prize, a 4 day cruise for 2 on Princess Cruise lines.  Throughout the season 3 people will quality to win each night.  The Grand Prize winner will be announced before the movie on August 23, at the close of the season event, Chamber Night.
Join us in Town Square Park, every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month starting May 24 thru Sept. 13, 2013.  This season’s remaining schedule includes:
August 16 – Nightmare Before Christmas – Nonprofit Night
August 23 – Princess Bride – St. George Chamber of Commerce Night
Sept. 13 – Ice Age:  Continental Drift

Special Events this season include:
August 16 – Charity Night – Sunset on the Square will feature local nonprofit organizations and programs.
August 23 – Chamber Night - Sunset on the Square will feature St. George Chamber Night where chamber members are encouraged to participate at a reduced rate.  

Sunset on the Square is a FREE family night out for the community with movies played on the big screen outdoors. Each event starts at 6, community members should arrive early with their blankets and chairs to get a great seat.

Sunset on the Square is sponsored by KCSG Television, Findlay Automotive, AAA Insurance, The Travel Connection, America’s First Credit Union, The Independent, Cherry Creek, The Spectrum, Family & Kids Magazine, The City of St. George, Write It Up!, and Williams Services.

For additional information about participating or sponsorship opportunities call Dawn McLain at (702) 860-2341 or e-mail