Service Tails by Ace Collins | Blog Tour and Take-Your-Dog-to-the-Park Pack Giveaway

Fall in love with these remarkable service dogs and their stories of courage, faith, and loyalty in Ace Collins’ new book, Service Tails. Their training was intense, their loyalty unquestioned and each step of the way they constantly adapt to better serve those they lead. These unforgettable dogs are more than heroes; they are models from which we can learn how to love and serve unconditionally.

Celebrate the release of Service Tails with Ace by entering to win the Take-Your-Dog-to-the-Park Pack!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

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Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on August 30. The winner will be announced August 31 on the Litfuse blog.

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{More about Service Tails}

Service Tails (Abingdon Press, August 2016)

Heart-tugging true stories of the courage, faith, and loyalty of remarkable service dogs.

Not all heroic dogs wildly toss themselves into lifesaving situations. Some save lives simply by their incredible commitment to duty and service. Some lead the way to independence for people whose disabilities were supposed to limit their lives.

In Service Tails: More Stories of Man’s Best Hero, prolific author Ace Collins introduces us to leaders whose entire lives are wrapped in the banner of service. Their stories are remarkable snapshots of the value of vision and teamwork, as well as devotion to duty and unconditional love and acceptance–stretching the way we see both canine and human potential. Their training was intense, their loyalty unquestioned and each step of the way they constantly adapt to better serve those they lead. These unforgettable dogs are more than heroes; they are models from which we can learn how to love and serve unconditionally.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

Ace Collins

{More About Ace Collins}

Ace Collins is the best-selling and award-winning author of more than 60 titles, including “The Stories Behind The Best-Loved Songs of Christmas,” “Darkness Before Dawn,” and “Lassie: A Dog’s Life.” Ace frequently speaks across the country and on radio and has appeared on national television shows, including “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “CNN,” “Fox and Friends,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “The Early Show” and more. When not writing, he works as a magazine editor and graphic designer, as well as host for a charity organization radio and television broadcast. Ace and his wife, Kathy, are based in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Find out more about Ace at http://acecollins.com.

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Reviews

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’ BY ACE COLLINS

    This book has 12 stories of service dogs and how they help their humans. This book includes the story of the first service dog in America. Loved this book.

    Written by A Room Without Books Is Empty on September 1, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/Service-Tails-More-Stories-Mans/dp/1501820079/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472764485&sr=8-1&keywords=service+tails+ace+collins

  • ACE COLLINS’ ‘SERVICE TAILS’ TAKE-YOUR-DOG-TO-THE-PARK PACK

    I have long been a fan of Ace Collins for his ability to not only write a good fiction novel, but also the talent he has in portraying factual accounts. Let me warn you though before diving into this one, you might want tissues handy 😉

    Service Tails tells the remarkable stories of our four-legged companion animals. The ones who are there when an emergency happens, the ones who push their charges out of danger and those who make life worth living again. I don’t want to give away the tales, but I was tearful and so thankful for my own fur baby who is constantly there for me. It amazed me to see how many of them were not just there for the emergency aspect, but also for the uplifting hope they give their owners. You will not be sorry you read this when you are done!!

    Written by Giveaway Lady on September 1, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R5UTC3KSUNPPE/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’ BY ACE COLLINS

    This is a captivating collection of heartwarming stories which any dog-lover will enjoy. I have a strong interest in service dogs, because for several years now, I have wished for one for my daughter who has Type 1 Diabetes.

    Written by Life at Rossmont on August 31, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2PVVBJ371F5AX/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’ REVIEW

    Service Tails has 12 uplifting stories of how service dogs became heroes! This sweet book is filled with heartwarming and inspiring stories that will encourage your heart. It’s amazing how God can and will use anyone or any animal, as long as we are willing.

    Written by Dixie n Dottie on August 31, 2016

  • LAVISH BOOKSHELF REVIEW: ‘SERVICE TAILS’ BY ACE COLLINS

    Popular author Ace Collins has hit it out of the (dog) park with Service Tails: More Stories of Man’s Best Hero. Focusing on service dogs as well as therapy dogs, the canine heroes of this book are sure to bring a smile to any dog lover’s face.

    Written by Lavish Bookshelf on August 30, 2016

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’

    This is a great book about some really amazing dogs. When most people think of a service dog, they think of “seeing eye” dogs for the blind.

    Written by sunny island breezes on August 30, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2QQ1M920JG4JE/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1501820079

  • MOVING STORIES OF THESE AMAZING DOGS AND THEIR PEOPLE

    Service Tails is an interesting, well written, and informative collection of stories about service dogs that tugs at the heart – but it is so much more. Ace Collins delights with a collection of stories infused with knowledge and passion for his subject.

    Written by The Power of Words on August 30, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RLMPV3WQ4JZ9G/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • REVIEW: ‘SERVICE TAILS’

    Service Tails is a non-fiction pets and animal book written by author Ace Collins. Ace Collins has authored more than sixty books. They consist of novels, children’s books, books of faith, and much more. This book was written to inform readers about dogs whose entire lives was based on service, loyalty, and teamwork.

    Written by New Horizon Reviews on August 30, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2RDK9QHMDSJTQ/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’

    This book was so heartwarming and endearing reading about some extraordinary dogs that have truly changed the lives of their owners. I have met some pretty amazing dogs in my life so it was wonderful to read stories of dogs that are getting honored for the remarkable things they have done.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on August 30, 2016

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘SERVICE TAILS’

    Collins has written an eye-opening and inspiring book featuring the selfless dogs that have as their main focus service.

    Written by By The Book on August 30, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2OOQ71ID1DBQL/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • INSPIRING AND AMAZING STORIES!

    This book is full of wonderful inspiring stories that anyone will love! I am a dog lover so it touched my heart so much but even if you’re not a real dog lover, you’ll find this book just wonderful.

    Written by Julie – More Of Him on August 29, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R47KV08M1NBL1/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’ REVIEW

    After reading these stories I have a much higher regard for service dogs. I had no idea the things that they have the ability to do and learn. If you have ever been a reader of James Herriot, you will thoroughly enjoy these stories. I am going to read them with my children so they will also have an appreciation and understanding of what these dogs are capable of.

    Written by The Talbert Report on August 29, 2016

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’

    This book has so many touching stories about how service dogs have changed people’s lives. If you are an animal lover you will enjoy this book thoroughly.

    Written by Heidi’s Wanderings on August 29, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1QFOYLAIPCAUL/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1501820079

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’ BY ACE COLLINS

    I am a huge dog person so this was a perfect book for me. Each story shows the unconditional love between pet and owner.

    Written by Radiant Light on August 29, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RGK11MW2O1EQR/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’ BOOK REVIEW

    Ace Collins had me with the cover. As soon as I was offered this book I signed up! And I was not disappointed. Service Tails is filled with heart warming stories that reminded me of the Kitchen Soup series only much better.

    Written by http://www.myjourneyback-thejourneyback.blogspot.com on August 29, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/create-review/ref=cm_cr_dp_wrt_summary?ie=UTF8&asin=1501820079&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=283155&store=books#

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS: MORE STORIES OF MAN’S BEST HERO’ BY ACE COLLINS & GIVEAWAY!

    Service Tails is a wonderful collection of great true stories that share both the love and loyalty of the owner and their dog, but also provide insight and inspiration.

    Written by 2014 and Beyond! on August 28, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R292M6R4K4D9RK/

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’ BY ACE COLLINS

    If you’re a dog person, someone who has your own tales of man’s best friends, then you will enjoy Ace Collins second book about four pawed heroes. Collins shares twelve powerful stories of dogs whose service training forever changed the lives of their owners.

    Written by Thoughts from Mill Street on August 28, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/Service-Tails-More-Stories-Mans/product-reviews/1501820079/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_btm?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=recent

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’ ~ ACE COLLINS

    I would recommend this to everyone of every age to read. What an inspirational book that will make everyone smile. This book can take a bad day and turn it around just by reading one story. If you are a dog lover you will especially enjoy this book. After you read it, the story or stories will stick with you.

    Written by Deb’s Book Review on August 28, 2016

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’ BOOK REVIEW

    Service Tails by Ace Collins is a heartwarming book filled with stories that will inspire and teach you more about service dogs who are true heroes to so many. As a person with a disability, I have always been familiar with service dogs even though I have never had one myself. It was such a joy to read this and not only learn more about the history of service dogs but to also to learn the stories of so many who have benefited from their service over the years.

    Written by Rejoice Evermore on August 28, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2C1WPO8LCMEIY/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • WILL MAKE YOU THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT THE DOGS AND THOSE THEY SERVE

    Often when I think of a book about dogs and dogs being heroes I think of police dogs, or dogs that rush into fires, or other heroic acts. But this book opens our eyes to more of what being a hero is.

    Written by Book Reviews on August 26, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R26E6BS1VWTRMO/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • A BOOK GEARED TO SHARE THE STORIES AND BOND BETWEEN OWNERS AND THEIR SERVICE DOGS!

    The best part of these stories is the relationships that are built upon the owner and their dog, as if in some way they become one, one team working together to make more enjoyable and restoring self confidence in those who have had their sight taken from them. These dogs stretch the potential in which they can be used not just in helping to guide their owners from the perils facing them without sight, but creating an everlasting bond that goes beyond words and connects them to the heart of the reader.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on August 26, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1J66F84KDXUD0/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’ BY ACE COLLINS

    Ace Collins did a wonderful job sharing real people and animal stories along with giving us the ability to look into the various organizations via the internet.

    Written by Seeking with all yur heart on August 26, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PHWEOMBNOKAP/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS: MORE STORIES OF MAN’S BEST HERO’ BY ACE COLLINS – A REAL TREAT

    What a treat it was to read this book. With all that’s wrong in the world today, it was lovely to take some time and learn about how service dogs have been helping people with disabilities and health challenges live full and independent lives.

    Written by Susan’s Blog on August 25, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/Service-Tails-More-Stories-Mans/product-reviews/1501820079/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_viewopt_srt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=recent&pageNumber=1

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS: MORE STORIES OF MAN’S BEST HERO’

    The beginning of the book tells the history of the service dog and that was very interesting. The book itself gives you a dozen stories that are heart wrenching and uplifting at the same time as you read about some amazing animals whose whole purpose is service. If you are a dog lover this book is a must read. If you are not a dog person this book is still something you will want to sit down with. I promise you that you will get a better understanding of service dogs. I loved this book. It is definitely a keeper.

    Written by Karen’s Korner on August 25, 2016

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘SERVICE TAILS’ BY ACE COLLINS

    This book showcases 12 true stories of service dogs. Mr. Collins tells us that this is not a book that spotlights heroic dogs wildly tossing themselves into lifesaving situations. Yes, some of the dogs in this book have saved lives, but their purpose is service.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on August 25, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1ODJF84O357J7/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’

    It was sweet and simple. It showed the determination of people with disabilities, and how with the assistance of their dog, they could achieve great things. This was my first book I read by the author and looking forward to reading more books now.

    Written by Books,Dreams,Life on August 24, 2016

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’

    First, love the cover! But it’s the stories inside that make this book a real winner. I loved all of the different ways that a service dog can be of use to their companions. The author did a great job of creating a back story so that the reader realized just how much the person’s life was devastated by their disability and then saved when they got their service dog.

    Written by Book Reviews by Tima on August 23, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1ZN0MSXA2W049/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’

    Gifted in both the fiction and non-fiction genres, Ace Collins presents a compelling collection of stories of individuals whose lives have been forever impacted by their service dogs. […] I was fascinated by the care involved in choosing and training a dog for each individual’s specific needs.

    Written by Mocha with Linda on August 23, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R37PHDW3GF0WSS/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1501820079

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’

    I expected the stories to pull at the heartstrings a bit more, but they actually read more like biographies. I actually enjoyed not feeling as if I was being emotionally manipulated. I learned a lot about different types of service dogs. In addition to seeing eye dogs, there are accounts of hearing dogs, mobility dogs, as well as dogs who provide emotional support, either as their sole job or in addition to giving other aid.

    Written by 5 Minutes for Books on August 22, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RA20A3X0DV4JE/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1501820079

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’

    Service Tails is a wonderful collection of “heart-tugging true stories”! Beautifully told, each tale of love and loyalty is brimming with insight and inspiration. From their extensive training to their incredible service and sacrifice, these canine companions are consummate heroes who work diligently to perform their duties. They have proved “there are no simple acts of service. Each one makes a mighty effect in helping those who are down to again rise up.” I delighted in each of these stories and highly recommend this heartwarming collection!

    Written by Buzzing About Books on August 22, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1PEEPCXWYFCPZ

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’

    Service Tails is a unique book full of short stories that offer hope, guidance and understanding. It is a perfect book for young adults straight to adulthood, those who love dogs and animals. It is inspiring and leaves you feeling hopeful and with a greater understanding of others and how they interact with the world. A definite must read for your reading list!

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on August 22, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RDUA5DNGJIKL8/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • BOOK REVIEW AND AUTHOR GIVEAWAY ~ ‘SERVICE TAILS: MORE STORIES OF MAN’S BEST HERO’

    I loved each and every chapter in Service Tails. I knew service animals could do amazing things, but did not realize the depth of their service. These incredible animals become their owner’s eyes, ears, hands and feet, while providing companionship and love. Again and again, the stories expressed the huge increase in self-worth these people would gain with their guide dogs assistance.

    Written by The Loose Screw on August 21, 2016

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’ BY ACE COLLINS

    This is amazing book about not only how heroic dogs are, but how amazing their owners are as well! I loved each of the stories, but one of my favorites was Becky! Don’t miss this book.

    Written by Running Through The Storms on August 21, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/create-review/ref=cm_cr_dp_wrt_summary?ie=UTF8&asin=1501820079&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=283155&store=books#

  • NONFICTION BOOK REVIEW: ‘SERVICE TAILS: MORE STORIES OF MAN’S BEST HERO’ BY ACE COLLINS

    Every unique story in Service Tails shares one thing in common. Each person’s service dog draws people to their owner which fills an otherwise lonely world. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in service dogs, dog lovers, and anyone who loves reading uplifting true-life stories.

    Written by Beauty in Every Day Things on August 20, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RQ9HAICOSSB69/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’ BY ACE COLLINS

    This one is excellent! I am not an animal lover (I like them fine), but I still found this book to be incredibly interesting and well written!

    Written by Inklings and Notions on August 19, 2016

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’

    SERVICE TAILS is an amazing book. It’s about dogs who went far beyond what they were trained to do. All of the stories were extremely amazing. It is hard to pin-point which one is the best because they were all amazing.

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on August 19, 2016

  • YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK WITH A BOX OF TISSUES HANDY

    I don’t know where to begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this book, but the first thing I will tell you is to read it with a box of tissues! The stories in this book are so sweet and moving, you’ll need them!

    Written by The Minister’s Wife on August 18, 2016

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’ BY ACE COLLINS

    I really enjoyed reading this book and I loved reading each and every story. Each story gave me another view in how much work is put into a service dog and how much work they themselves must do. I really enjoyed the visual I was given into each of these dog’s and human’s lives.

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on August 18, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3A3ZSMC7FLGT5/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’

    I’m simply amazed at how smart dogs are (and at how patient humans are to train them so well). Service Tails is a collection of 12 true stories about dogs and how they served their masters who had disabilities.

    If this book wasn’t true, it wouldn’t have held my interest, but since it was true, it was pretty intriguing.

    Written by Noveltea on August 18, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RSY8KI5Z9BCEH/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS: MORE STORIES OF MAN’S BEST HERO’ BY ACE COLLINS

    This book is full of heartwarming stories of amazing animals demonstrating how valuable they are not only to the masters they serve but to the world as a whole. If you love dogs and you love heroes then you’ll love adding this book to your shelf!

    Written by Natalie Walters on August 18, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RKQN3T419RYZ8/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS: MORE STORIES OF MAN’S BEST HERO’ BY ACE COLLINS + 2 GIVEAWAYS!

    With 12 stories, Service Tails grants us much more than the tales of how they are needed, came about or been a great love for those in need. Each story focused on a specific message from hope despite darkness that surrounds you to endurance to never give up. The author’s writing is easy to read and the stories heartwarming, though at times heart-wrenching (may need some tissues handy).

    Written by Just Commonly on August 17, 2016

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’ | ACE COLLINS

    MY THOUGHTS:

    Ace Collins writes a wonderful collection of stories about heroic dogs. The people in these stories are people whose lives are changed — for the better. Whether their problems are physical, mental or emotional, their lives become much more “normal” — which is a blessing in itself.

    I encourage you to read these amazing stories… you’ll be blessed by them, too.

    Happy reading!

    Written by Donna’s BookShelf on August 16, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2X3UVL62VL7AY/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1501820079

  • ‘SERVICE TAILS’ BY ACE COLLINS BLOG TOUR BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

    I have to say I love all animals and every time I read a story about the love between a dog or another animal with it’s human I always get teary eyed. This book was no exception. Service Tails by author Ace Collins is all about heroes. Service dogs are the best of the best. When you read this you will not be able to stop until you have read all of these beautiful group of stories. I cannot say enough about this book. I give this book a 5/5. I wish I could go higher. I was given this book by Litfuse Publicity Group for a review and these are all my opinions.

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! on August 16, 2016

  • LOYAL AND INSPIRING

    A wonderful collection celebrating the lives of service dogs. The tales are inspirational. People formerly trapped by their disability receive new lives. The dogs offer new possibilities to thousands of people. They are loyal, possess an uncanny sixth sense and really do go the extra mile.

    This collection will speak to your heart and bring a tear to your eye.

    Written by Christian Bookaholic on August 16, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R1JM6M4F2ZPFAM/ref=pe_1572281_66412651_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • Dianne Casey says:

    “Service Tails” sounds like an inspiring read. Love reading books involving dogs.