Alex the Mutt: From Death Row to Cozy Home

Alex the Mutt: From Death Row to Cozy Home
By Brenda Perlin

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Alex the Mutt was the love of my life, but she could have been euthanized before having had a chance to live. Please join me on my journey to find love, and the emotional conflict I endured when forced to leave a dog behind.

These strays deserve more. All it takes is compassion and understanding. Too many animals are killed before their time, and this has got to end now.

If only more people would stop and think first before going to a pet store or breeder. Instead, visit a local rescue, pound, or shelter. It’s time to be their voice; please help spread the word. Will you join the cause?




My Review: This touching memoir is full of love, compassion, and discovery. Before Alex, the author liked the idea of having a dog, but never truly understood how fulfilling the relationship between a dog and his human can be. She learns a dear lesson which she strives to share with her readers: Do not give your money to pet shops and breeders when there are so many wonderful animals in shelters who are desperate for a good home.

There was so much I could relate to in this book. If you're an animal lover, you'll relate to this story as well. Like Brenda, I have fallen in love with a mutt from the animal shelter. I've been transformed from lukewarm to passionate about dogs. All it takes is one dog. And all they need is a chance. Read Brenda's story. Before you go to the breeder or pet shop, visit your local animal shelter. Find your own Alex the Mutt.

I'm a huge fan of Brenda's writing style. Reading one of her books is like sitting down and talking to a friend. She's so emotionally honest and straightforward with her writing, and Alex the Mutt is no exception. I urge others to read this book and to share Brenda's important message.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

About Brenda Perlin: Brenda Perlin is an independent adult contemporary fiction author. Brenda evokes passionate responses in her readers by using a provocatively unique writing style. Her latest book, Burnt Promises, captures the soul-wrenching conflicts of a personal struggle for emotional fulfillment.

Ever since Brenda was a child she has been fascinated with writing. She draws her biggest inspiration from Judy Blume. This sparked a passion in Brenda to pursue personal expression through writing. Once she was old enough to go to coffee shops alone, Brenda recalls losing herself in the world of writing, all while documenting her ideas on paper napkins.

"There is really no creative process, I just write," - Brenda Perlin

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Ty the Bull

Age Level: 8 - 18 | Grade Level: 4 - 9

Co-written with Rex Baughman and K.D. Emerson

Everything seemed to fall apart for Ty when his parents got a divorce. At his wits end after being bullied endlessly, he started to ditch school. It wasn't until he met up with a skater named Peacock that things somehow turned around and he put the pieces of his life back together.

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Shattered Reality
Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles: Book One

When Brooklyn meets Bo, their lives are instantly turned upside down.

Brooklyn and Bo, each unhappily married to someone else, have to decide whether to stay with their spouses or give up everything for each other. Find out what Brooklyn's husband and Bo's soon-to-be ex-wife do to break them up.

Shattered Reality is the first book in a three part series that follows the main character, Brooklyn throughout her childhood, adult life and then what seems like an “endless” journey towards redemption.

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Burnt Promises
Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles: Book Two

Bo and Brooklyn’s relationship is tested while Bo’s soon-to-be-ex wife continues to try to hold on for dear life. Will Bo’s ongoing divorce battle ever come to an end or will she be able to break them up? 

The main character, Brooklyn must learn many valuable lessons about herself, not without making many costly mistakes along the way. Now that she has found what she considered, her “soul-mate” in Bo, she would have to continue to defend herself against even her closest of friends, family members, and Bo’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Ruth. 

This first person account chronicles the inexhaustible struggles she faces with the man that she loves. Brooklyn must learn a thing or two about patience as Bo’s divorce settlement seems to be never ending. Throughout her journey, Brooklyn shares some of Ruth’s intimate emails to Bo and gives you a good look into the mind of a woman scorned.

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Fractured Vows
Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles: Book Three

When love comes with a price...

What happens once a vengeful ex just won’t let go? Bo and Brooklyn’s worlds are turned upside down as they find themselves facing insanity in the form of an angry woman who loses all reason when she tries to destroy them. Will Ruth give up or will she succeed in ending the relationship between her former husband and his new love?


  1. Wow. Look at the page you made for me and my books. I am so overwhelmed by your ongoing kindness and support. You have such a kind and giving heart. Thank you Tricia!


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