Degu Days by Victoria Zigler- Now in Audio Book

Written by Victoria Zigler – and now with an audio version read by James Watkins – the Degu Days Duo tells the stories of two different days in the life of a group of four degus, while “Degu’s Day Out” is the misadventure of a degu who longs to explore beyond the bars of his cage, and “How To Trust Your Human” tells the story of how a degu dealing with grief learned to trust again.

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Degu Days Book 1 – The Great Degu Round-Up

Jenks the Degu lives in a cage with his three brothers: Jacob, Jasper and Joshua. It might seem like a strange place to live, but they call it home and feel safe there. So you can imagine how scary it is for them when they are forced to leave their cage.

Sure, they regularly leave it briefly for a bit of attention from their human caretakers, which they don’t mind, but the thing the human caretakers are calling “The Great Degu Round-Up” is different, and they find themselves in a giant sand less sand bath with no way to even look out at the world. They’re confused and frightened and wondering if they’ll ever see their cage again.

Will they find a way to escape the giant sand less sand bath? Will they get back to the cage they call home? Will they figure out why the round-up even happened?

Buy “The Great Degu Round-Up” as an audiobook, eBook, or paperback – in some cases two or more of these formats – from Audible, Smashwords, CreateSpace, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Chapters-Indigo, iBooks, iTunes, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, or The Book Depository.

The book also has a page on Goodreads.

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Degu Days Book 2 – A Very Degu Christmas

It’s Christmas, and the human caretakers have told the Degus that Santa Paws is coming to visit. They have no idea who he is, but since the human caretakers say he’s bringing nibbles for them, and Degus love nibbles, they’re excited about it; though the news that he plans to come when they’re sleeping seems strange to them.

Will Santa Paws really be coming? If so, what sorts of nibbles will he bring? More to the point, can the Degus stay awake long enough to make sure they don’t miss his visit? And, if not, will they still get nibbles?

Buy “A Very Degu Christmas” as an audiobook, eBook, or paperback – in some cases two or more of these formats – from Audible, Smashwords, CreateSpace, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Chapters-Indigo, iBooks, iTunes, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, or The Book Depository.

The book also has a page on Goodreads.

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Degu’s Day Out

Oscar has everything a degu could need, or want, in the cage he shares with his brother, Romeo, but it’s not enough; Oscar longs for freedom.

Convinced he’s missing out on an amazing adventure, Oscar dreams of the day when he’ll be able to investigate the world beyond his cage bars without the human caretakers telling him where and when he can explore.

Now, at long last, his chance has arrived. But will it be the exciting adventure he’s always dreamed it would be?

Buy “Degu’s Day Out” as an audiobook, eBook, or paperback – in some cases two or more of these formats – from Audible, Smashwords, CreateSpace, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Chapters-Indigo, iBooks, iTunes, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, or The Book Depository.

The book also has a page on Goodreads.

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How To Trust Your Human

Losing a sibling is hard. Losing three of them is even harder. Repairing a broken bond of trust is harder still.

After his three brothers disappeared, one after another, gone to a mysterious place known only as The Rainbow Bridge, Buddy the degu is all alone in his cage. Confused and frightened, he knows only one thing for certain: he last saw his brothers in the hands of the human caretaker. That knowledge breaks the bond of trust forged between Buddy and his human in the years since he was a pup, and leaves him convinced that letting her get her hands on him will mean he disappears too. Somehow, she has to convince him he’s wrong, and earn back his trust.

Based on actual events that took place in the life of one of the author’s own degus, and told from the point of view of a degu, this is the story of how patience and love taught a confused and terrified rodent how to trust again.

Buy “How To Trust Your Human” as an audiobook, eBook, or paperback – in some cases two or more of these formats – from Audible, Smashwords, CreateSpace, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Chapters-Indigo, iBooks, iTunes, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, or The Book Depository.

The book also has a page on Goodreads.

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“Degu’s Day Out” book excerpt:
How wonderful it would be to explore the world beyond the cage bars; to see things no pet degu had seen before.

Surely it would be better than being stuck in his cage all the time?

“You going to eat that?” Romeo’s voice asked, breaking Oscar from his musings.

When Oscar didn’t reply, Romeo snatched the peanut from his brother’s paws, darting away with it before Oscar could do more than give a squeak of annoyance to his retreating back.

“’Sminenow,” Romeo announced, his mouth full of peanut, and a look of triumph on his face.

“Excuse me?” Oscar asked, flicking back his ears, and giving his brother a look of disgust and annoyance.

“It’s mine now,” Romeo repeated, after swallowing the mouthful of peanut.

Oscar just sighed and shook his head.

He could have fought his brother for the remains of the peanut, and normally he would have done so; it was a peanut, after all, and the human caretakers didn’t give them peanuts every day.

But today Oscar didn’t care, and didn’t feel like fighting.

Today his mind was full of his longing for freedom, and not even losing his peanut was enough to change the direction of his thoughts.

So, instead, he just turned away, walking over to the cage door, and standing on his hind legs to place his front paws on it; feeling it move slightly as he leant on it to stare longingly at the vast room beyond his cage bars.

Oscar jerked backwards, almost falling over as he pulled away from the door in shock.

It wasn’t supposed to move.

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About the author:
Victoria Zigler is a blind poet and children’s author who was born and raised in the Black Mountains of Wales, UK, and is now living on the South-East coast of England, UK. Victoria – or Tori, if you prefer – has been writing since she knew how, has a very vivid imagination, and spends a lot of time in fictional worlds; some created by her, others created by other authors. When she remembers to spend some time in the real world, it’s mostly to spend time with her hubby and pets, though sometimes to indulge in other interests that capture her attention from time to time. To date she has published 8 poetry books and more than 40 children’s books, with more planned for the near future. She’s also contributed a story to the sci-fi and fantasy anthology Wyrd Worlds II.
Author links:
website, blog, Goodreads, Facebook Author Page, Twitter, Google+.

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About the narrator:
Canadian born James Watkins spent a number of years wandering extensively, studying and working at a variety of exciting things, including surveying in the Yukon, fighting forest fires in the boreal of northern Ontario, sailing on the merchant schooner Avontuur through the Caribean, working as a singing cowboy, and teaching in Central America, to name a few, until finally settling in San Diego, California in 2011. He loves good music, good stories, good writing, fresh air, animals, and a healthy balance between action and quiet time.

Working from his home studio, James offers a full suite of services – from voice over production and scripting, to sound design with music and effects.

James currently has a podcast in production together with SC Watkins, that will feature original spooky stories, set to launch in late October, 2017. You can check it out at http://thebonefire.com/.

If you’d like to contact James, he can be reached at jameswatkinsvo@outlook.com

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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6 Responses to Degu Days by Victoria Zigler- Now in Audio Book

  1. Pingback: Degu Days by Victoria Zigler- Now in Audio Book – The Militant Negro™

  2. Thanks for posting this, Charles!

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  3. A lovely post about Victoria’s books, Charles.

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