September Issue of btsemag

Just thought I would share the September issue of btsemag. If you are not familiar with btsemag, let me share with you from their About Me page:

The BTS brand began in 2011 with our Book & Trailer Showcase website. Since then we have evolved to offer Book Tours on the website and our magazine BTS Book Reviews (formally BTSeMag) which now calls the its home.
BTS offers affordable promotion opportunities for authors, book reviews and wonderful columns and articles for authors and readers in our monthly magazine. Our website is home to many of our back issues, previously published reviews and our current issue.
BTS is owned by romance author Myra Nour, in association with her daughter, Christy Wilhelm.

Be sure to look around, read the current issue and don’t forget to subscribe.  You can follow btsemag on Facebook and Twitter.


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September 15th, 2013 Everyday, everything 0 Comment

Salvaged 10 Days!

In just 10 days there will be a debut of a great new web series SALVAGED!  Keep an eye on the blog, as there will be some teasers coming up in the next few days.  Join in the countdown, invite your friends, share the links, let’s work together and get the word out!


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September 15th, 2013 Everyday, everything 0 Comment

Sisters In Love by Melissa Foster

This is the first of five blasts Melissa Foster will be doing for her SNOW SISTERS SERIES, with Book Nerd Tours.
Check out the incentive below for the hosts who participate in these blasts!


Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life.

Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to stop doing what he does best.

When Blake walks into Danica’s office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn’t the type to give into the heat and risk her career. Danica’s desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she’s ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she’s been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister’s promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn’t sure it’s the right time to set her desires free.

SISTERS IN LOVE is a light, uplifting work of women’s fiction and will resonate with readers who enjoy emotional journeys of the heart with strong heroines and sexy, lovable heroes. Readers of books by Jane Porter and Beth Kendrick will enjoy Danica and Blake’s story.



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One lucky winner will get to name a character in an upcoming Melissa Foster novel! Not only that, but they will be mentioned and thanked in the acknowledgments of that books for their help!

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September 15th, 2013 Everyday, everything 1 Comment

Trailer Reveal for DEAD GIRLS DON’T LIE

About the Book:

Rachel died at two a.m . . . Three hours after Skyler kissed me for the first time. Forty-five minutes after she sent me her last text.
Jaycee and Rachel were best friends. But that was before. . .before that terrible night at the old house. Before Rachel shut Jaycee out. Before Jaycee chose Skyler over Rachel. Then Rachel is found dead. The police blame a growing gang problem in their small town, but Jaycee is sure it has to do with that night at the old house. Rachel’s text is the first clue—starting Jaycee on a search that leads to a shocking secret. Rachel’s death was no random crime, and Jaycee must figure out who to trust before she can expose the truth.
In the follow-up to her powerful debut, Jennifer Shaw Wolf keeps readers on their toes in another dark, romantic story of murder and secrets.



Jennifer Shaw Wolf grew up on a farm in the tiny town of St. Anthony, Idaho. She spent cold Idaho mornings milking cows in the dark and attended a school where Hunter’s Education was part of the sixth grade curriculum. She’s always been a writer, whether it was sewing together books to read to her little brothers or starting an underground newspaper in sixth grade. She met the love of her life at Ricks College, (now BYU Idaho), after he dropped her on her head. She graduated from Ricks and then Brigham Young University, Provo with a degree in Broadcast Communications. Now she lives in beautiful, green, (rainy) Lacey, Washington with her husband and four kids. She loves to produce videos, ski, ride horses, and read, but really all she has time for is chasing kids and writing.


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September 11th, 2013 Books 0 Comment

The Teacher’s Vet

To celebrate the release of The Teacher’s Vet, Cerridwyn is hosting a Blog Tour and at the end of the blog tour, Wendy will be giving away a beautiful necklace that was created by Murphy’s Miscreations. The winner will be announced on Wendy’s blog around September 18, 2013.

But before we get to the giveaway form, a little bit about the book…

Normally, nothing about the first week of school is life or death, but Mr. Wibbley doesn’t look right, even for a turtle. Having one of the students’ parents be a veterinarian seems like kismet to substitute teacher Nora Pike—having him be single and the small town’s most eligible bachelor much less so. Navigating the drama of the substitute teaching pool is hard enough without all the single staff despising her.

Maybe once Mollie is in college, Caleb Bates, DVM can ease up and date again. Until then, he has his practice and his kindergartener, and that’s all he needs. That and to burn all the perfumed invitations to the PTA. Until Nora Pike enters his life—tall, intelligent, gorgeous, and pissed-off when he immediately dismisses her as using a sick class pet to get his attention. She’s disinterested. He’s intrigued. She’s not about to fall for the local vet—even if he is funny and sexy, and not even when he needs help overnight with a dog about to have puppies.

It’s just to help him. That’s all.

If the small-minded single women of Tall Pines find out their Most Wanted is taken, Nora may never substitute teach in the town again. Since the Garden and Eve, never has temptation looked as sweet as a guy with access to puppies and with a daughter who wants a mom just like Nora.
The Teacher’s Vet is currently available in ebook from Cerridwyn PublishingAmazonBarnes and NobleAll Romance Ebooks and Smashwords.

A little about the author… (as from her about me page)

Wendy’s childhood as a military brat instilled in her a wanderlust to travel, but with the possibility of bugs, lost luggage, germs, a lack of parking, she just prefers the cleaner and safer visits to exciting places in her stories. It has very little to do with her obsessive compulsive disorder—maybe.  She is a passionate advocate both online and in her community for the welfare of autistic children.  In addition to writing, she enjoys painting and sketching, spending time with her two quirky kids, and running with her dog. Her wonderful husband makes sure she has the geeky, tech aspects of her stories just right.  She can often be found on Twitter where she will strike up a conversation with anyone she happens across.


Please visit Wendy’s website to find more of Wendy’s work.



My Thoughts:

Sweet, likable, endearing characters.  THE TEACHER’S VET is a quick reading novella, but is as engaging as many lengthy novels.  It is a sweet romance that is clean and for most audiences, while still conveying the deep feelings the characters have for each other.  I found myself smiling through the good and even getting weepy in the bad.  I really enjoyed Nora’s character.  She was independent, quick thinking, determined and compassionate.  Then there is Caleb.  I am sure my doggy would end up at the vet a little more often if he were as dreamy as Dr. Bates.  Although, I am sure it wouldn’t take long before my husband began to question my intentions and found us a new vet.  :s

I recommend you pick up a copy of THE TEACHER’S VET and enjoy a quick afternoon read that will leave you believing in love at first sight.  I look forward to reading more of Wendy’s work!

Now, to enter for this beautiful necklace shown, fill out the form and the winner will be chosen around September 18, 2013.

September 9th, 2013 Giveaways! Yeah! 0 Comment

Off To Oz Giveaway Hop

Yippee!  Another giveaway hop!  Thank you to Angela’s Anxious Life and I Am A Reader Not A Writer for hosting the OFF TO OZ GIVEAWAY HOP!

I am offering up a copy of a great classic, THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain.  To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below!  Contest open to U.S. residents only.

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September 9th, 2013 Everyday, everything 11 Comments


A Wicked Kind of Dark

Robert Duncan no longer believes in magic. A mysterious call about a blood moon, however, leads him back to the magical world of his childhood and to Luthien, the beautiful girl with flame-coloured hair, who he loved and lost.

As Robert unravels the secrets of his childhood, darkness enters his life and an ancient evil awakens. To have any chance of defeating the dark forces that would destroy two worlds, Robert must find Luthien before the rise of the blood moon. He must, once more, believe in magic …

A Wicked Kind of Dark mixes vast and spectacular fantasy landscapes with gritty urban reality. A must-read for people of all ages who believe in the power of imagination, and the importance of never losing touch with your inner child.


Author Jonathan K. Benton

Jonathan Benton always wanted to write books, having won first place in a short story competition when he was ten. Inspired by writes such as Ray Bradbury and Stephen King, Jonathan first discovered the crossover genre of literary/fantasy while reading Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Jonathan grew up in New Zealand, dreaming of travelling to London and finally making the pilgrimage in his mid-twenties. Returning from England, he settled in Australia, the country he now calls home, and decided to take his writing seriously.

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September 7th, 2013 Everyday, everything 0 Comment
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