Last updated on April 26, 2016
M.K. Clinton has a sense of humor, a love of dogs, and a wit with a talent for prose that make her two books, Showstoppers and The Returns, must haves on your dog-themed reading list. If you are anything like me, you love to read books about dogs but dread that moment when the dog dies. Dog lovers rejoice, it is not so in these books.
You need not read both of these books, but Showstoppers is the second book in The Returns series. It can be read as a standalone book, but do yourself a favor and read The Returns first. Here’s the scoop:
What would happen if you arrived at the Pearly Gates before your time? Named after her gorgeous Basset Hound, F.B.I. Agent Bentley Clanton finds out the hard way as he is directed to a little-known area devoted to correcting glitches in the longevity stem. Case in point:
Driving back to his hotel, Aiden went over the day’s events in her mind. Something was going on with Miss Faith Fullilove and her dogs, but for the life of him he did not know what. She was way too naive to be hooked up with the likes of Texas Larson, wasn’t she? He would have to do some more digging to find out the answers to his questions.
So his new body as an “early arrival” happens to be a dog, a Basset Hound at that. Can you imagine coming back and adjusting to your life as a dog? He isn’t alone, as he has a Guardian Angel and three other doggie “returns.”
One of my favorite paragraphs:
I got this feeling that there were no religious sects, no race issues, or political divides in Heaven. Everywhere I went up there was a serene place filled with love. The love was so great that you could feel it radiating off of you and into you.
If you’ve read and loved The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, then this book will resonate with you. Clinton nails it. I want my Heaven to look like this.
In Showstoppers, The Returns “returns!” Dog lovers, rejoice, because the crime fighting canines are back. Since our own dog, Dexter is a Wigglebutt Warrior, we were excited to dive right into book two in the series. And if you love cats, don’t fret: There are some wise-cracking felines in this book.
Get ready to laugh even harder…Clinton writes:
Pierre trotted over and hopped up on the bed. “Luckily, I’ve never had to deal with the female persuasion, so I’m no expert. It sounds to me like you definitely have a thing for her. I’ll admit she is one fine looking female. The only female I see is a German Shepherd. I mean, some people might frown on y’all being two different types of dogs. Who knows…she might not even date outside her breed.”
Guffaw with us, folks. This is funny stuff. Okay, okay, my dog had a doggie wedding and this is extra hilarious. I mean, if your dog were to start dating, which breed would he or she date? Would it be a mutt? These are the things that run through M.K. Clinton’s mind and we love her for it.
In Showstoppers, human FBI Agent Aiden Davenport continues to fight crime, eat junk food, and bust criminals left and right…with a few twists, turns, and surprises.
You’ll have to read the book to see what we mean.
To help whet your palate, Fidose of Reality is giving away a set of both books to one lucky reader!! Of course, you should hop on over and order a copy of each: These books make good non-caloric Easter basket stuffers, too!
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