Valentine's Day is almost here, and I have the perfect 2019 project “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway feature for you to celebrate the holiday. In these posts, you get to hear about a book and have a chance to win a prize! Each featured author helped with the 2019 Mother's Day thermal bags that were donated to three Washington state Fisher Houses—VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle, Madigan Army Medical Center at JBLM, and VA Portland Health Care System in Vancouver.

Roxanne Snopek‘s A DOG CALLED VALENTINE is in this week's spotlight. Here's what a reviewer had to say about Roxanne's book:

“What a wonderful, funny and yes even sweet and even at time teary read this book was. Author Roxanne Snopek penned the perfect well rounded book that had the perfect amount of every bit of of each bit of the ingredients that make a wonderful read story. This is one that had the right ones mixed into the pot and left to bake for the perfect Valentine and any time read.” -Amazon Reviewer

Here's the blurb for A DOG CALLED VALENTINE:

No good deed goes unpunished.

When an unwanted Valentine’s Day present is dumped at the shelter, volunteer Lily decides to foster the poor dog herself. A little attention is all he needs to blossom into a loving pet, ready for his forever home. Plus, helping a poor, rejected animal will distract her from her own problems. Win, win. Right? Wrong. Valentine needs more than a makeover if he’s going to be adopted. He destroys her home, hates to be groomed and when he behaves better for a perfect stranger than he does her, Lily swallows her pride and begs the good looking but quiet stranger for help

After losing his canine partner in a horrific moment that upended his future, sexy and stoic Shane turns to books, walks in the park and remodeling his grandmother’s home. No more intense K9 officer career, no more dogs, no more risks. But it’s hard to ignore the misunderstood mutt at the park and his well-intentioned, but clueless, handler. Shane reluctantly agrees to give her a few tips and tricks, but that’s all. He won’t care. He won’t get invested. And once Valentine finds his new home, his life can go back to normal.

But Shane doesn’t bargain on a new normal in town and, suddenly, Valentine’s Day will never be the same.

To buy your copy, click here!

This sounds like the sweetest romance. I love stories with dogs in them, and I realized this is in my TBR, but hadn't read it yet.  The hero intrigues me, too! What do you think?

Tell me in the comment section to be entered to win a $5 Amazon gift card (sent via email). If the winner would rather have a Starbucks e-card, that's okay, too! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using and announce the name next Monday morning (February 17th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, February 24th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Lisa Murray. Please see comment section on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, February 4th to Monday, February 17th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using and must claim their prize by 02/24/20. Odds of winning are determined by the number of entries. Not responsible for loss or damage during shipping. Unclaimed prizes will be given away at a later date, either here on the website or on my Facebook page. Void where prohibited.

A special thanks to Roxanne for sponsoring a tote bag and donating swag and books for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.