Saturday, March 7, 2020

Book Spotlight, Excerpt, and Giveaway: Selah's Painted Dream by Susan Count

Dream Horse Adventures Blog Blitz

Welcome to the Blog Blitz and Giveaway for Dream Horse Adventures series by Susan Count, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Selah's Painted Dream
Title: Selah's Painted Dream

Series: Dream Horse Adventures #3

Author: Susan Count

Publisher: Hastings Creations

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction

Release Date: May 7, 2018

Unless thirteen-year-old Selah can convince Grandpa she should live at the farm, her life is ruined. She'll be forced to move hours from her horse and abandon her equestrian dreams.

Determined to stay, Selah must distract Grandpa from his new sweetheart. She searches for a painted dream horse from Grandpa's past. But, Selah finds his old equine partner neglected and near death.

Then Grandpa reveals his life changing decision that tramples Selah's plans.
Will the one thing that stood in Selah's way become her saving grace?

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Susan Count

Susan Count is a life-long equestrian and owned by a Rocky Mountain Horse that is kind hearted enough to take her on long forested trail rides. She adores grandchildren, horses, and bunnies.

Instilled with the need to create, she loves building projects and writing adventure stories. She writes at an antique secretary desk that occupies a glass room with a forest view. Fittingly, it once belonged to the grandmother who introduced her to the love of reading via Walter Farley's horse books. That desk has secret compartments which hold memories, mysteries, and story ideas.

Susan has published four books in an equestrian series. As a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Texas Association of Authors, she takes studying the craft of writing seriously. Revision is her super-power.

 She says the only thing more fun than riding might be writing horse adventure stories and she invites you to saddle up and ride along. You can learn more about Susan's work by visiting her website!

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(1) winner will receive a copy of Selah's Secret Dream, Selah's Painted Dream, and Selah's Stolen Dream plus a $25 Amazon gift card!

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Selah stepped out onto the porch and lifted her voice. “Dream!” 
Hooves pounded as Sweet Dream cantered in from the far pasture. Selah ran to meet the black mare. Throwing her arms around the horse’s neck, she breathed in the spring-grass scent of her. “It’s not dark. We have time for a ride.” Faster than a pan of fresh-baked cookies can disappear, she tacked up and rode out. 
As the absolute beauty of spring in The Canaan Grasslands lifted Selah’s troubled heart, she urged Sweet Dream into a canter. Her joy in the moment soared. 
They eased to a stop on the knoll where she’d first seen Dream almost a year ago. The trapped horse would’ve been devoured by buzzards if Selah hadn’t found her when she did. “It makes me so happy to be here. I can almost forget what is about to happen to me.” She leaned forward onto the saddle pommel and slipped her hands around the horse’s neck as far as she could reach. “To us.” 
Maybe it was the fresh air. Maybe it was because when she rode she was in the moment, but as she enjoyed the meadow, all things became very clear in her mind. Selah had a plan. 
“Grandpa. He’s my ticket. He’ll do anything for me.” Her fingers fidgeted with the reins. I talked him into a cat. Who but me could’ve talked him into keeping Sweet Dream? She moved a hand to cover her heart. When he sees how hurt and upset I am, he will surely suggest I come live with him. It’s the only way this can work. 

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