Today's featured author and book giveaway is a little bit different - but in a good way!
I "met" Teri Wilson a couple years ago through FaithWriters. And although we have never met in person (yet), we've corresponded a bit about our writing and she even gave me some feedback on my novel, Mind over Madi. I've also had the privilege of interviewing her, which was lots of fun (read the interview here).
Teri is a pet lover whose books center around--you guessed it--animals. So here is your chance to WIN a book that not only includes boy-girl romance, but also allows you to fall in love with some adorable four-legged creatures. Her first book, All Creatures of our God and King, earned the FaithWriters Gold Seal of Approval and is available for purchase through Wild Rose Press, Amazon.com, and many other places where books are sold.
Be one of the first to get your hands on a copy of Teri's latest novel, Do you Hear what I Hear. This book is hot off the presses. Leave a comment on this blog post and be entered to WIN a FREE copy!
Deadline to enter: February 27
As a child, Simone Littleton adores the European folktale that animals are given the gift of speech at midnight on Christmas Eve. She makes a wish to talk to animals “forever and ever” and, when her pet Dalmatian asks her for a biscuit, she discovers her wish has been granted. Now Simone is all grown up and she uses her unique gift to rehabilitate unwanted horses. When race horse trainer Chet Wallace rolls into San Antonio, with chocolate eyes and dimples blazing beneath his black Stetson, romantic sparks fly. He is immediately drawn to the beautiful woman who has a mesmerizing affect on both his horses and his dog, but his less than enthusiastic response to Simone’s claims threatens their budding romance. It takes a scheming Jack Russell terrier and a fresh batch of rescue horses to convince Chet she just may be telling the truth.
“So this is why all your animals are named after artists.” Her gentle voice washed over him, soothing his nerves.
He turned and there she was, hair full of hay like always. She looked particularly welcoming today, though, wearing a soft pink sweater that hugged her curves. Her hair was on top of her head in a ponytail rather than her usual braid. He had to press down the urge to loosen the fastener and let it tumble over her shoulders in thick, blonde waves.
He gulped. Hard. Just looking at her was almost enough to take his breath away. “Happy Thanksgiving, Simone.”
She came closer, ponytail swinging, and stood next to him. Close enough so he felt almost intoxicated by the orchid fragrance. “Happy Thanksgiving. I can’t believe you painted this. It’s breathtaking. When I close my eyes and picture Buttercup in my mind, she looks exactly like this.”
It was a nice compliment. The special gleam in Chet’s eye came not from her kind words, but from the fact Simone stood close to him and looked at him in the way Ted had observed in the kitchen the night before. Yes, there was something between them all right. He felt it in every nerve ending in his body. “Thanks. It’s just a hobby really.”
“You are quite the Renaissance Man, Chet.” She punched him playfully in the shoulder. “You’re just one surprise after another. What am I going to find out about you next?”
“Well, if I told you it wouldn’t be a surprise now, would it?” His gazed locked with hers and he winked.
Teri Wilson loves romance, dogs and wearing pink. Her stories are often filled with happy endings, splashes of humor and a loveable critter or two. After all, Cinderella never would have lived happily ever after without a little help from her animal friends! Her first novel, Do You Hear What I Hear? was recently released from The Wild Rose Press and is the first in her Hoofbeats & Heartstrings series of romance novels celebrating love, miracles and the beauty of horses. Teri is the winner of the 2008 Pet Sitters International Humor Award, the 2008 Spaniel Journal Writing Contest, the 2006 Westminster Kennel Club Angel on a Leash Writing Award and the 3rd place winner of the 21st Annual American Kennel Club Short Fiction Contest. She lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, son and three delightful dogs. To learn more about Teri or her books, visit www.teriwilson.net
Don't forget to enter the previous Romance Novel giveaways here and here!
All February book winners will be announced on March 6th.