3 Heads & a Tail

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
When nature lover Josie moves into a house share with two pals, dreamer Ben and model man David, she doesn't bank on an attraction developing. Meanwhile, Ben's dog, Glen, has the hots for Miss Posh, the beautiful Lab in the park. When dog meets dog it's puppy love, but a complication leads to Glen taking matters into his own paws.

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About Vickie Johnstone

Vickie Johnstone lives in London, where she works as a sub-editor. She has a thing about fluffy cats and also loves reading, writing, films, the sea, art, nature, white chocolate and travelling. Vickie has self-published 17 books.

Books published in 2011:

Kaleidoscope (March) – 119 poems, divided by chapter themes;
Travelling Light – a free book of 44 poems;
Kiwi in Cat City – the first in a series about a magical cat and her human pals (April);
Kiwi and the Missing Magic (June);
Kiwi and the Living Nightmare (October).

The Kiwi books have illustrations by Nikki McBroom.

Books published in 2012:

Day of the Living Pizza – a comedy horror for ages 10 up (May);
Life’s Rhythms – 316 haiku (June);
3 Heads and a Tail – a romantic comedy with a dog as the hero (June);
Kiwi and the Serpent of the Isle (August);
Day of the Pesky Shadow (October);
Kiwi in the Realm of Ra (November); and
Kiwi's Christmas Tail (December).

Books published in 2013:

The Sea Inside – a fantasy adventure (May); and
I Dream of Zombies – a horror set in London in 2013 (October).

Books published in 2014:

Haven (I Dream of Zombies, 2) (May).

Books published in 2015:

Mind-spinning Rainbows - 45 haiku and 109 poems (April).

Books published in 2021:

A Poem a Day - 446 poems (July).


Blog: http://vickiejohnstone.blogspot.com
Twitter: @vickiejohnstone
Website: Kiwiincatcity.com
Merchandise: www.zazzle.co.uk/kiwiincatcity

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorVickieJohnstone

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Reviews of 3 Heads & a Tail by Vickie Johnstone

PubRight reviewed on Nov. 14, 2012

I’m a sucker for cute dog stories, starring one of my favorite breeds—a Labrador Retriever. Throw in a love angle featuring two star-crossed canines, one being pimped out by his owner’s nefarious roomie, and the other a coddled lass with eyes only for a certain handsome dude.
Glen, a six year old yellow Lab, is clearly the hero of the piece, and the author has captured the stream of consciousness that surely would describe a canine’s view on life and doggy priorities (if only we were privy to that most delightful of circumstances), including rapid changes of opinion when certain opportunities present themselves. And also some pithy thoughts on how and why his owner is failing in the relationship sweepstakes.
Glen’s owner is Ben, a bit of a daydreamer, somewhat shy and slow on the uptake. Their new roomie, Josie, is just his type. Unfortunately for Ben, their other roommate is a stunning bit of manflesh: David, the musician and ladykiller extraordinaire. And lest we forget, there’s the really, really annoying BFF, Kay (mercy, she made my teeth hurt), who brings dating potential and a skewed perspective to just about everything in life.
Kay is deliciously raunchy and manages to pull Josie out of her comfort zone and into trouble. And in the best comedy of errors fashion, Josie gets carried away, ‘in the moment’, with David which convinces Ben she’s not interested, but of course he’s wrong and since he’s turned to stone when it comes to Josie, she decides being plain old roomies will have to do. David has one idea, Ben has another, Josie has her career, Kay wants to mix it up with some locals at a pub, and Glen gets his ‘walkies’. (Whew, hope you got all that.)
Things heat up when Glen gets pimped out to the love of his life, Mimi, but he’s not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am kinda guy.
There’s the great escape, a potential complication with sweet Ayla capturing Ben’s attention, and a chase scene with the humans and the media on a nationwide hunt to recover the lovesick runaways.
But all’s well that ends well.
There are some very sweet moments, some laugh-out-loud situations and the redoubtable Glen to offer a unique perspective on the proceedings. It’s cute chicklit/romcom entwined with a doggy tail, um tale, that makes this irresistible.
3 Heads & a Tail is a fast read, it’s fun and it left me with a BIG smile. 5 stars for sheer entertainment value.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Ey Wade reviewed on Nov. 13, 2012

Oh my gosh this is a funny book. I hate to harp on the topic of how the dog made the story, but I think he did. I know for sure I will forever look at my own dog and wonder what she is thinking.

PAWS FOR A DELIGHTFUL READ--Vickie did a terrific job transitioning between the romance concerning the humans and the love the dogs had for each other.

There was just the right amount of suspense between everyone/thing involved to keep you turning the pages and hoping all would work out well. I really enjoyed the story. It's such a feel good read and recommend it to all aged readers.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Gregory S. Lamb reviewed on Nov. 12, 2012

Voofing Good!

Until reading this humorous tale about relationships between characters that tend towards being shy, my favorite animal character was "Buck" featured in Jack London's "Call of the Wild." Vickie Johnstone's story is a different kind of novel that also features a dog as one of the main characters. The story begins shortly after Josie, the protagonist moves into a flat with two male housemates, rather make that three if you include Glen, the golden labrador retriever.

Without spoiling the fun by describing how the relationships unfold, I'll just say that Glen has now replaced Buck as my favorite doggie character in a novel. Ms. Johnstone's characters are all wonderfully developed and she does an amazing job giving doggie voice to Glen and Mimi.

For readers unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), "3 Heads" is a product of a one month sprint at writing a full length novel. The story is packed with humor and has a wonderfully developed climax and conclusion. For a light hearted "feel good" read and a good laugh, you won't want to miss this one.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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