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For Love of a Cowboy: Yvonne Lindsay

yvonne 10 copyIt’s no secret I love my author friends and the very talented Yvonne Lindsay is one of these people. She’s one of the nicest and sweetest women I know and an extremely talented writer too.  I’m beyond thrilled to have her on board as a Tule author as she’s such a pleasure to work with and thrilled to call her a friend!

Yvonne’s latest release, For Love of a Cowboy, is book three in the Marietta Fair series from Montana Born Books and one I enjoyed reading so very much.  I had to invite her to come chat with us.  Please help me welcome Yvonne Lindsay!

What happens when a superstitious hippie chick from New Zealand meets up with a taciturn Montana cowboy? Sparks fly, that’s what! I had so much fun writing Willow and Booth’s story for Montana Born’s “the Big Marietta Fair” series but I have to admit to a little anxiety when I accepted Jane’s offer to do a novella set in Montana. Getting the New Zealander abroad part of the novella was easy, I was exactly that when I wrote the novella, and I love me a cowboy just as much as the next woman (fans self for a moment.) But while I’d read all the Marietta-based novellas to date and loved every one, what do I know about Montana?

FOR LOVE OF A COWBOY is really a story born out of the love and support of friends and the amazing sense of community we share amongst the Tule authors. I soon found out that my anxieties were unfounded as questions were asked and information was shared amongst authors, and as the husband of one of my very good friends in Seattle pointed me in the direction of the PBS Backroads of Montana tv show. Since I was in the US for six and a half weeks at the time, it gave me ample opportunity to watch and learn about the state that is so beloved by so many. I now have a very strong desire to visit Montana, to inhale the scents, to feel the air and to look up and to see that great Montana sky–and maybe surreptitiously check out a cowboy or two! It’s something to aim for in the future, that’s for sure.

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Life is simple for Booth Lange–work hard, save hard, stay out of trouble–until Willow Phillips arrives in Marietta and turns his entire world upside down. The superstitious hippie is everything he can’t stand—transient, careless, and trouble with a capital T. He wants her out of town before she can upset more than his equilibrium, and yet, he can’t seem to stay away or keep his hands off her. Willow, retracing her late mother’s journey through Montana twenty-seven years ago, has one goal. To meet Willow’s father. Maybe then she can face the life-altering decision that awaits her. But meeting her father proves more elusive than she anticipated, and just why is Booth Lange so determined to drive her out of town?

Writing can be an isolated business and I am very much inclined to a hermit like existence when I’m working on a book. Deadlines tend to line up one after the other and I very quickly lose touch with the reality of the real world as I delve into the worlds of my characters. With FOR LOVE OF A COWBOY though, I have to say that I never felt like I was a lone author working on a book, stuck away in my garret (or, in actual fact, my 2nd floor hotel apartment!) Every time I had a question there was an answer just waiting for me from any one, or several, of the other Tule authors who were always there at the end of an email.

I consider myself extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to work with these wonderful women and the fabulous team at Tule, all of whom made working on this project so rewarding on so many levels. I really look forward to doing more stories with them in the future. I hope you’ll love FOR LOVE OF A COWBOY just as much as I loved writing it!

A typical Piscean, USA Today! best-selling author, Yvonne Lindsay, has always preferred the stories in her head to the real world. It makes perfect sense that she was born and bred in Middle Earth, um, New Zealand. Yvonne has published over twenty-five titles with Harlequin and is a two-time Romance Writers of Australia R*BY nominee. A former law office manager she now spends her days crafting the stories of her heart and in her spare time she can be found with her nose firmly in a book, reliving the power of love in all walks of life, or knitting socks and daydreaming.


Thank you, Yvonne, for sharing with us today! I’m so excited about your release! Readers be sure to download your copy of Yvonne’s book soon.  I know you’re going to love it!  And to help Yvonne celebrate, I’ve got a box of goodies for one of you which includes books by Yvonne, special Montana treats and more fun reader goodies.  For a chance to win, just leave a comment and you’ll be entered in the contest.  Winner will be announced on Friday.  Good luck!

Cowgirl Come Home: Debra Salonen

debprMontana Born’s new summer series is off to a great start and the Facebook party on Thursday was a huge hit with readers.  Thank you to all of you who could attend!  I love that so many of you were there to enjoy the fun and the giveaways.

Book two in the Marietta Fair series, Cowgirl Come Home by Debra Salonen is available today and I couldn’t be happier.  Debra’s such a great writer with a strong voice and such wonderful talent.  I love that she’s a Tule author as it’s always a treat to read one of her books!  I knew I had to invite her as a guest on my blog and she agreed.

Here’s Debra Salonen to talk to us about Arts and Crafts, Fair Style.  Welcome, Debra!

ds1My July 18th Tule Publishing release, Cowgirl Come Home, is part of the Big Marietta Fair series. My heroine, Bailey Jenkins, is an artist who works in jewelry. Under different circumstances, Bailey would have entered her pieces in the Arts and Crafts competition, but blue ribbons don’t pay bills. So, instead, her work is on display in Exhibit Hall-A, with the other Marietta vendors.

When I go to our local County Fair every year, one of my favorite exhibits is: Arts and Crafts. I am completely blown away by the creativity within my small community. Inevitably, there’s one photograph that reaches out and pulls me into a story, a candid moment in time. If there’s no Blue Ribbon or Best-in-Show sign hanging on my favorite, I use the power of my “People’s Choice” vote to pick.

Ten or so years ago, my hubby won Best of Show for this photograph.  (image) It’s called, simply: Blue. The fellow in the picture was an old-time cowboy, who tended the two-hundred-acre ranch behind us. Everybody called him Blue. He appeared in my very first published short story, which came out in Country Magazine in 1990. The title of the piece is: The Bulls That Fell From the Sky.

Until his death four years ago, Blue lived in a little trailer without electricity or running water–just him, his dog and his rattletrap truck. (I use that expression with affection–it did rattle.) He was our friend, and this photo hangs on my wall where I see it every day…and smile.

This year, I’m hoping to see my ten-year-old granddaughter’s painting displayed at the fair. She entered the Young Master’s contest through our local Arts Counsel earlier this spring and won First Place in her age group.

ds2My daughter won Best of Show for an oil painting when she was the same age. I’ll never forget the pride and validation that ribbon gave her. “I’m an artist, Mommy,” she said to me.

Now, she’s giving back by teaching young budding artists like her niece. I love the full-circle feel of this and I can’t wait to visit the Arts and Crafts exhibit at the Mariposa Fair this year.

What about you? What’s your favorite part of the fair? (There is no wrong answer here.) Even if you’re not fond of fairs, please reply to be included in the pool to win this prize.

Two Deb Salonen backlist titles (if you’ve read either or both of these, let me know and I’ll try to find others), The Princess Bride DVD, cookies, notecards, post-its, gel pens and great Tule swag. ds3 And please look for Cowgirl Come Home on July 18th. It will be available as an ebook at Amazon and in print from Createspace.

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Some dreams come with a big price tag.
Bailey Jenkins left her hometown of Marietta, Montana, at eighteen, poised to take college and the rodeo world by storm–despite Paul Zabrinski. On the eve of her great escape, at the top of the Ferris Wheel at the Big Marietta Fair, he invoked his great-grandmother Hilda’s curse. “If you do this, Bailey Jenkins, I will hate you forever. And I’ll call on my great-grandmother to curse you. She was a Gypsy witch, you know.”
Fifteen years later, Bailey’s back–shattered, humbled by fate and bruised at the soul level but determined to rebuild–once she helps her parents get back their feet. She didn’t expect her Paul Zabrinski to meet her plane, but seeing him strong, handsome and successful is somehow fitting. After all, Bailey didn’t need Paul’s gypsy great-grandmother to put a curse on her–Bailey already had the worst luck on the planet.
Never say never.
One look at Bailey Jenkins–his first love, the woman he adored…and cursed–and every emotion Paul Zabrinski felt fifteen years earlier comes rushing back. The love of his life broke his heart and made him hate her…or so he thought. The line between love and hate is very narrow, with only so much room for forgiveness. But Paul Zabrinski owns Big Z Hardware and Construction. If anyone is capable of building a bridge for them to cross together, it’s him.

From award-winning journalist to nationally bestselling author with 26 published novels for Harlequin’s Superromance and American lines, Debra Salonen brings humor and heart to her stories. She was named Romantic Times Reviewer’s Career Achievement “Series Storyteller of the Year” in 2006. Her popular Indie release, Are We There Yet?, has been called “laugh-out-loud funny, poignant and just plain fabulous!”


Debra, thank you for sharing with us!  Readers do grab your copy of Debra’s new story, Cowgirl Come Home.  You’re going to love it!  Leave a comment here to welcome Debra and share about your fair experiences and you’ll be entered to win the fabulous prize package Debra mentioned!  Have a great weekend!

You’re Invited to a Facebook Party!

This Thursday, July 17th, we’ll be hosting another Facebook party to celebrate the Big Marietta Fair series from Montana Born Books!


In the past, our Tule parties have been in the evenings but this time, because we’ll have quite a few overseas authors in attendance, the party will begin at 9:00 AM Pacific, (12:00 Noon Eastern), and we really hope you can join us for some great fun!

Some of my readers have emailed to ask what exactly a Facebook party consists of so I thought I’d explain it here on my blog in case there are others who have questions too.

A Facebook party is an online event; a fast and fun way to host a ‘party’ in order to socialize with friends – without the hassle of cleaning up your house or worrying about drinks or food!  It’s scheduled as an event on Facebook, and we invite our friends to join us at a specific time (9am PST / 12 Noon EST) on a specific date (Thursday, July 17th) and once you’re on the page, the fun begins!

All you need to do is show up and be ready to chat!  The guest authors and the host of the party takes care of the rest.  Here’s the link to the party page .

Once you get there, click the Join button and you then be able to invite any of your friends to attend too.  Show up at the designated time and start chatting, just like you’d comment on any status on Facebook.  There will be lots of posts/content to browse and comment on from many of our guest authors.  And keep an eye out for the giveaways too!  There will be many many prizes for you all!

If you come in late, don’t worry.  It’s an event wall so all the conversations will still be there and you’ll also be able to catch up on the giveaways.

If the page jumps too quickly, just take your time and scroll up and down.

If the page doesn’t seem to be jumping at all, hit the refresh button on your browser and you should see new content!

If you have any questions or trouble figuring something out, feel free to email Lee ( or send her an FB message and she’ll help you out!  I hope we’ll see many of you there!


Before I sign off, tell me, have you ever been to or participated in a Facebook Party?  Everyone who comments here will be entered to win a fun summer prize pacakge with the winner being announced Friday!  Good luck!


My Fair Lady: Nancy Robards Thompson

NRT-300dpiToday is a big day for me, because today Montana Born releases a brand new fun summer series with the incredible author, Nancy Robards Thompson as our launch author.   Nancy is a terrific writer and an inspiring woman and I’ve asked her to join my blog today to talk about real life and an ‘issue’ close to her heart, since my readers always like the real author and not just the head shot and professional bio.

So here’s Nancy Robards Thompson talking about The Power of Girlfriends!

The other day, an old friend found me through Facebook. I hadn’t talked to her in probably thirty years. Obviously, we were babies when we first met. Hearing from her felt like Christmas had come early. We messaged back and forth for a while, talking as easily as we had back in the day.

Reconnecting with her made me giddy and it had me thinking about the power of girlfriends. I love my girlfriends.  They are my sanity. They push me out of my comfort zone and sometimes (more often than I’d like to admit) they even save me from myself.

I am lucky to still be in touch with women I’ve known since my school days. There’s a group of moms I grew close to when our kids were in school. I’m in constant contact with a small group of trusted friends who are also writers. The connection I share with each of my friends runs deep and rich.

I came across this quote from Elizabeth Foley, “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.”

That’s so true. Even though miles separate some of us and we don’t get to see each other more than once or twice a year, what’s important is that we always pick up right where we left off. As a writer, I spend long stretches of time alone, in what I call my “writing cave.” So, I particularly appreciate my friends who understand when I have to go “underground” for a while.

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It started with a ring that pinched and Charlotte Morgan didn’t like, but her long-term boyfriend ignored her preference for another ring before he left on another business trip, vaguely promising that they would look at other rings sometime. So was she engaged or not? And did she want to be? Charlotte feels uneasy, and her almost fiancé has stopped returning her texts and calls, but Charlotte doesn’t have too much time to ponder her relationship quandary. She’s too busy preparing for the annual Marietta Fair with her childhood friend and fairgrounds manager, Jesse Guthrie, whom she can’t stop noticing in a way that has nothing to do with their long standing friendship and everything to do with the sexual chemistry that starts humming through her veins every time he walks into a room. Former rodeo star, Jesse, returned home to Marietta Montana after an injury derailed his career. He has harbored a serious crush on Charlotte since her beauty pageant and high school days, but she was always unavailable, and now that her relationship status just might be single, he intends to hang onto this chance and ride to the end of the bell.

In my story BEAUTY AND THE COWBOY, the first book in Tule Publishing’s Big Montana Fair series, my heroine, Charlotte finds a kindred spirit in Jane WeissMcCullough. Charlotte, or Charlie as everyone knows her, is a Marietta native. Jane is a transplant. But the two become fast friends when Jane hires Charlie away from a dead end job to help her shake things up with the Miss Marietta Fair pageant. Jane, it seems, has never been afraid of rattling a few cages, while Charlie can definitely use something to jolt her out of her rut. Little does Charlie know that the small steps her new friend encourages her to take are actually setting in motion some much bigger life changes. Of course, Jane is there for Charlie when the world she’s always known comes crashing down around her. She even helps set Charlie on the path to happily ever after.

Jane and Charlie’s friendship brings to mind another favorite quote of mine. “A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”

Isn’t it wonderful when our girlfriends remind us to keep singing?

I hope you’ll check out the Big Marietta Fair series, which launches July 11. Be sure to let me know what you think of BEAUTY AND THE COWBOY. In the meantime, I’d love to know who is your oldest friend? Or what do your girlfriends mean to you?

I’ll give away a tote bag with some books to one person who comments (and Jane is tucking in some additional gift cards and swag, too!) so I’d love to hear from you and the blog prize winner will be announced on Wednesday so please check back to see if you won!

Award-winning author Nancy Robards Thompson has worked as a newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and casting assistant for movies, and in fashion and public relations. She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart award for unpublished writers and sold her first book the following year. Since then, Nancy has sold 30 books and found her calling doing what she loves most – writing romance and women’s fiction full-time.


Nancy, thanks so much for sharing  with us and being here with us on your launch day!  I love your new story and am grateful to have you ‘leading the way’ for the Big Marietta Fair series.  (I’m also crazy about your gorgeous sexy cover, too! <g>)

Readers, I’m adding a $10 Amazon gift card and a $5 Starbucks drink card and a Tule water bottle to the totebag of books from Nancy, so let’s show Nancy some love and comment and chat and make her feel like one of us!

It’s Summer…how about a Holiday Story?

Summer is finally here and I, as well as everyone at Tule Publishing, is very excited about the delicious new releases from Tule’s Holiday Books imprint!

Holiday Books offer fantastic stories by some of the best contemporary romance writers today…stories that are classic beach reads and romantic, flirty and fun.  These stories also take place in gorgeous vacation destinations since a great beach read needs a great sexy setting, which is why Holiday has kicked off summer with the awesome Honeymoon Series.

Montana Born had a Brides series this spring, so Holiday needed a Honeymoon series, and first up was the fabulous USA Today bestselling author Carol Marinelli’s The Bride Who Wouldn’t (isn’t the cover gorgeous and sexy?!?), which released mid June and is selling very well right now at Amazon and getting incredible reviews!  If you like steamy…this is it!  Do check it out because I looooove Carol’s writing (and she’s a fellow Harlequin Presents author and this girl can do hot like nobody’s business!).


A romantic honeymoon in Paris, with a sexy billionaire Russian groom….
There are only two problems. It’s a marriage of convenience. And, the virgin bride is frigid.
Kate Edwards has never embraced her sensuality, is terrified of intimacy, and the wedding night is a disaster. Instead of calling the whole thing off, Isaak Zaretsky listens to her and challenges her using his unashamedly sensual nature and superb bedroom skills. But can Kate really give herself without love?

Then last week Holiday released this ‘perfect-for-the-beach’ read from Ally Blake, Second Chance Honeymoon and the reviews have been stellar!  I love the cover and the story—a romance on a cruise ship.  So fun.  And I love Ally’s premise…this is true escapist reading and a wonderful introduction to Ally Blake’s charming characters and voice.


Juliana Jones is twenty-seven, single (divorced) and out of work (again). But for the next eight days none of that matters. A citizen of the Royal Pacific cruise ship, she’s going to put it all behind her and with the aid of sun, rum and fun she’s gonna get her wild on. Then JJ discovers that she’s on a Second Honeymoon Cruise and is the only unattached passenger on board and the only one under the age of sixty!
Enter Kane Phillips, former star athlete turned ship’s fitness director. Kane can make JJ’s knees melt with a glance, but he’s staff and therefore off limits (right?). Besides, JJ’s not looking for a guy who has faced his own disaster and come out the other side of it all self-aware and ready for a relationship. Better to leave relationships to those who know how to tend one. But JJ’s feelings for Kane are growing and she has nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and even if she could run…
Is Kane just the man to keep up with her?

And just yesterday Holiday released the 3rd story in the Honeymoon series, Melissa McClone’s The Honeymoon Prize.  You know Melissa from her incredible bestselling Montana Born Christmas novella, Home for Christmas, and you’ll love her warmth in this story, too.  It’s a friends to lover story…one of my favorite kind.


He needs a wife…
Single bodyguard Nick Calhoun has been given an ultimatum by his boss—find a wife or lose his cushy, high-paying job. Clients’ wives are hitting on him and putting Nick, and his boss, in hot water. But monogamy? He’s never been a white picket fence kind of guy, and he’s not about to embrace the happily married lifestyle now. He needs a wife who doesn’t care about his steamy, extra-curricular love life…and he knows just the woman to fit the bill.
She needs a home…
Adalaide Sinclair spent years caring for her ill grandmother. Upon Grammy’s death, she’s stunned to find herself evicted from the only home she’s ever known and labeled a thief by her inheritance-hungry family. Addie needs to find a place to live and a job—fast. So when her childhood friend, Nick, proposes a no-sex marriage of convenience, she puts her dreams of true love and happily-ever-after on hold. Finding Prince Charming can wait a little longer, right?
But will their friendship survive the honeymoon?
When Nick and Addie unexpectedly win a dream honeymoon, they decide to go their separate ways during the ten-day vacation. Too bad a camera crew is waiting for them at the tropical paradise. Acting like a head-over-heels bride and groom for reality TV wreaks havoc on their no-sex agreement…and blurs the line between fantasy and reality. Will Nick and Addie remain married in name only, or will a romantic honeymoon for show turn them into true newlyweds?

And then next week, my friend USA Today bestselling author Kelly Hunter concludes the Honeymoon series with an incredible, unforgetable story,  The Honeymoon Trap.  This story is so original.  You won’t want to miss it.    


They were on the honeymoon of a lifetime. Pity it wasn’t theirs.
Eli Jackson has just married the woman of his dreams. Sure, it was part of an online role-playing game and not exactly real, but he totally dominated the wedding battle that followed and his lady wife was very impressed.
Eli never imagined that his brothers would bestow on them a real-world honeymoon package at one of the Gold Coast’s premier hotels. He never figured on costume designer Zoey Daniels being such fun. Together they’re dynamite, but Eli’s not looking for a real relationship and Zoey lives only for the day.
Besides, no one falls in love this fast. Do they?

To celebrate these wonderful Holiday Honeymoon series, I’ve got a wonderful giveaway.  How does a $50 Visa gift card sound plus lots of reader goodies?  I think we could all use a little extra spending money right now for a gorgeous beach cover up, a fun dinner out or maybe a spa manicure and pedicure…

To be entered to win the Honeymoon Series $50 Visa Giveaway, tell me in the comment section below if you’ve read any of the Honeymoon stories yet, and if you haven’t which of the four appeal to you most?  And if you have, what do you think of the stories so far?

The winner of the Honeymoon Series Giveaway will be announced one week from today, on July 9th, so be sure to comment and let your friends know about these wonderful sweet and sexy romances, perfect for reading at beach, by the pool, or even tucked up in bed!

Hope you’re enjoying your summer.  I’m so looking forward to the 4th.  No work for me this year on the 4th.  Just BBQ, family, and fireworks!

Chatting with Teri Wilson

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I am so pleased to have as my guest today, the wonderful Teri Wilson!  Teri’s a great gal, she’s one of the nicest people I know!  She’s got a new release out right now, Unmasking Juliet and I really loved the story she tells.  I thought it would be a great time to invite her to share more about her book with us because I know all my readers will love it too.

Please help me welcome Teri to JaneBlog!

Please tell us about your new book.

Unmasking Juliet is a modern-day version of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet with a chocolaty twist. Our starcrossed lovers are chocolatiers working for their rival family-owned chocolate businesses. The story starts out in Napa Valley, California, and then the action moves to romantic Rome, Italy.


What led you to write this story?

I was trying to atone for the C that I got in Honors Shakespeare when I was in college. Ha.

Actually, I just love Shakespeare (despite the C). And Romeo & Juliet is the quintessential romantic couple. I couldn’t do a series of classic retellings without writing a version of Romeo & Juliet. It was great fun to write. I loved the setting, the chocolate, the quirky characters…I was sad to see it end.

Tell us something personal that not many readers know about you.

I was once bit by a lion.

On my arm.

It happened in Vegas, and the lion was only 5 weeks old. But it left a bruise, so it totally counts.

What are you working on next?

All of the trade paperbacks I’m writing for HQN are light, modern retellings of classics. In January, I have Unschooling the Professor hitting shelves, which is an updated version of My Fair Lady. The gender roles have been reversed, so Professor Higgins is a woman. She’s an art history professor, and Tom Stone, the brooding hero with a secret painting prowess, is the perfect blank slate for her artistic touch.

Right now, I’m writing a retelling of the beloved classic film Roman Holiday. It’s called Royally Roma and is scheduled for release in June 2015. I adore Roman Holiday, and I was lucky enough to visit Italy twice this year, so I’m really enjoying working on this manuscript.

Name five items sitting on your desk right now.

My pink laptop.

A writing journal with a gorgeous Florentine paper cover that was given to me by the leader of the writing retreat I recently attended in Florence, Italy.

Four Sharpies in various colors.

A stack of Unmasking Juliet books with matching bookmarks.

My dog, Finn. (He’s a mama’s boy.)

Name 3 books you hope to read soon.

The next 3 books on my to-be-read pile are:

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen, which is a historical fiction book about a love triangle between Edgar Allen Poe, his wife and his mistress, a fledgling poetess. I love poetry, so I’m really excited about this one.

Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins. Kristan is a long-time favorite of mine. She is a genius when it comes to writing romantic comedy.

The Art of Falling by Kathryn Craft, about an injured dancer who uses her love of movement to pick up the pieces and start her life over. I love to dance and take dance lessons myself, so when I heard about this one, I picked it up immediately.

Title and author of the latest book you read?

The One & Only by Emily Giffin. Emily is one of my favorite authors. In fact, as I’m writing this I’m sitting in a hotel in Houston because a friend of mine road-tripped here with me to attend Emily’s signing. We heard her speak, got our books signed and then went out for a great Italian dinner at a really cute artsy Italian place. Red wine, pasta and words. My kind of evening.

Five favorite things to do on a weekend?

Read, go to movies, knit, binge on reruns of The Gilmore Girls and dance. I take ballet barre classes and also dance in a belly dancing company.

Your favorite desert or snack?

That’s easy…cupcakes. I write in a cupcake bakery in my neighborhood. It’s like my office. It’s called Bird Bakery and is incredibly gorgeous. The décor makes me feel like I’m in Paris, and the people there are so good to me. Ooh la la.

Last song you listened to?

For a few days now, I’ve been listening to the soundtrack of The Fault in Our Stars on constant repeat in my car. The music is great. Soulful and melancholy. I love John Green’s book. It was one of my favorite reads last year, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the movie when it comes out later this week!

Best book signing moment?

At my launch party for Unmasking Juliet two weeks ago, I had a reader attend via Skype. It was a reader named Dawn who follows me closely on Facebook. She lives in another city, but her daughter lives in San Antonio, so she brought Dawn along on her cell phone! It was great. She made me stand up, back away from the phone and twirl around so she could see my dress and my shoes. I loved it.


Teri Wilson grew up as an only child and could often be found with her head in a book, lost in a world of romance and exotic places. As an adult, her love of books has led her to her dream career—writing. Now an award-winning romance author, when Teri isn’t traveling or writing, she enjoys baking, ballet, knitting and having fun with friends, family and her four dogs. Teri lives in San Antonio, Texas, and loves to hear from readers! She can be reached through her website at


Thank you, Teri for sharing with us today!  Such a pleasure to have you visit!  Readers, I hope you enjoyed hearing from Teri and please be sure to look for her book.  You’re in for a treat!

To help Teri celebrate her new release, I’ve got a great summer treat for you!  I’m giving away an Amazon gift card along with a totebag full of really great summer reading, cool treats and reader goodies and a copy of Teri’s Unmasking Juliet!  For a chance to win, tell me if you’re a fan of Romeo and Juliet’s love story, or tell me what book you’re currently reading!  Contest runs through Thursday night with winner announced on Friday. Good luck!