Author Erin Bevan Releases Wedding Day

weddingdayI know all about the excitement of having a new book released and I love jumping on the bandwagon to celebrate other authors and their new releases as well. Today I’m super excited to feature romance author, Erin Bevan and her latest release – Wedding Day!

The cover is absolutely gorgeous and truly epitomizes the symbols of a wedding day – a stunning gown with pastel roses and ribbons make this book stand out right from the start.

Erin also shares a bit of information about how she got her start writing romance novels and it’s worth reading!

Let’s welcome Erin and find out about her book and how you can get yourself a copy!

Famous Bull Rider Dallas Day met Cassie Bailey briefly in high school, but her plain looks and quiet personality left no lasting impression on him. Cassie, however, couldn’t say the same about Dallas.

Their paths cross again ten years later when Dallas is home recovering from an injury, and Cassie is the only veterinarian who volunteers her services at the home-town rodeo. She’s jump-starting her new practice, and every eligible man within a ten-mile radius is trying to land a date with the attractive vet.

Dallas’ older brother bets him that, even with all his charm and fame, Dallas can’t land a date with the reserved lady vet. Not one to turn down a challenge, Dallas makes it his mission to win a date with Cassie. After seeing her, he realizes they’ve met before, but he doesn’t remember her being so pretty. His persistence pays off, but when Cassie finds out about the bet, their new love is put to the test.

Now how about a little snippet? Read on . . .

Excerpt:

“Is there anything I can help you with?” A deep voice asked from behind her.

“No, I think we have it.” She hopped down from the pen. Glacier blue eyes locked with hers. She would know his eyes anywhere. Her heart quickened just as it did the first time she’d ever laid her gaze upon him, and a tingling sensation shot through her.

Dallas looked older than she remembered, broader, gruffer, but still sexy.

Tucker, you have Tucker.

Where was he, anyway? In her haste to get ready, she’d forgotten to call him.

“Dallas? Yeah, we can use a hand.” Chevy still fumbled with the lock. “Can you come over here and help me with Knuckle Head? Dr. Bailey wants him to walk around so she can get a closer look.”

“I really don’t think that’s necessary–”

“I would love to help. That’s why I’m here.” Dallas jogged to the front of the bull and grabbed the lead rope with his left hand. A plastered cast circled his right wrist and rose halfway up his forearm.

She turned to Spencer and furrowed her brow.

Spencer stared back at her and displayed her pageant winning 2005 Miss Frisbee smile, her thumb up in the air. Some friend she was.

Dallas and Chevy led the bull out of the pen while she observed the bull’s gait.

“Let’s get him over by a water hose. I want to get a closer look at his foot.” She pointed toward a washing station and followed behind the men as they led the bull, sure to steer clear of Knuckle Head’s hind legs in the event he wanted to kick her.

From her position, she had a clear view of Dallas’s backside. Everything appeared to be as tight as she remembered, which did nothing to settle those distracting tingling sensations.

Focus.


Want to get your hands on a copy of this romance?

Buy Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Wedding-Day-Erin-Bevan-ebook/dp/B01CSM9M92/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1458588952&sr=8-3&keywords=Erin+Bevan


Want to get in touch with Erin?

Contact Links:

www.erinbevan.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erinbevanwrites/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErinBevan

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6927178.Erin_Bevan


Erin’s Bio:

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Erin Bevan was born and raised in Southwest Arkansas. She spent her teenage years working for her aunt at the local gas station flipping burgers and making milkshakes, dreaming of the day when something better would come her way, and it did in the form of a five foot six, one hundred and fifty pound engineer.

Fast forward ten years later, she found herself stuck inside an apartment in South Korea while her daughter went to preschool and her husband went to work. Alone and unable to speak the local language she turned to books for a friend. After reading a few hundred in such a short time, she decided to try her hand at writing one.

That first one sucked, but by the fifth and sixth book, Erin started to get the hang of this writing thing. Getting the first contract in the mail was a dream come true. Now, with three babies at home, she squeezes in stories one word at a time, one sentence at a time, one day at a time.

She’s a full time mom, a full time wife, with a little writer sprinkled in whenever she can get the chance. And the laundry? Well, it’s best not to open the washroom door!

A Time For Love In Paris

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A Time For Love In Paris

Exciting news! My second novel, A Time For Love In Paris, will be published with Soul Mate Publishing in 2016! This time travel romance involved many months of research and was enormously fun to write. I look forward to introducing you to the main character, Elise Sullivan, a young Scottish woman who embarks on a once in a lifetime journey of love amidst the freedom of the 70’s and the bohemian art scene of Paris at the turn of the nineteenth century.

If you love true romance stories, featuring a strong hero and unforgettable heroine, this book will appeal to you! Likewise, if scenes of Paris, layered with rich architecture and Impressionistic art, pull at your senses, A Time For Love In Paris will resonate. Step back in time, and follow Elise as she uncovers a sensual, enigmatic love for the city of her dreams and for a man who leaves her trembling at his touch.

Sizzle In The Snow Newsletter #2

October 15, 2015

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SIZZLE IN THE SNOW: A SOUL MATE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION

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Eight steamy romances by eight Soul Mate Publishing authors . . .


This Christmas season, Soul Mate Publishing and editor, Char Chaffin, presents Sizzle In The Snow: A Soul Mate Christmas Collection, an anthology available December 2 on Amazon and Soul Mate Publishing. The featured authors and their stories include:

Welcome to our second newsletter in celebration of the release of

Sizzle In The Snow: A Soul Mate Christmas Collection.

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Check your inbox every ten days for each newsletter. Inside you’ll find great decorating tips, recipes and cocktails, excerpts, craft ideas, song links, holiday memories, and personalized cards and poems by the authors!


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Book Corner

We promised a sneak peek, so here goes . . .

Author CD Hersh gives an excerpt of their short story, Kissing Santa!

Anna Noel studied the trim backside of the Santa standing in front of her. He appeared younger than most of the Santas at the Santa Claus conference she’d chosen to attend this year. A lot more attractive than any Santa she’d ever met. For the briefest of moments she let her mind wander, lingering on ‘Christmas Wish Number Nine.’

Make love to Santa.

A heated flush climbed her chest as she envisioned the scene, and she flapped the jacket of her green elf costume to cool down.

Her gaze traveled over his hips, chest, and to the beginnings of a snow white beard; then to his shock of silver hair underneath the white-trimmed, red Santa hat.

Yep. Definitely a Santa she wanted to know. Too bad she wouldn’t be the elf to his mall Santa. They could have gotten acquainted. And more.

The conference registrar drew her out of her Christmas fantasy with a loud, “Miss? Are you with this Santa?”

“What? No. I don’t have a Santa. I’m here alone.”

Sexy Santa turned and held out his hand. “Me, too. I’m Sam S. Klaus.”

A smile curled her lips as she took his hand. “As in Sam Santa Claus?” His warm palm sent tingles through her fingers as he gently squeezed them.

He flashed a slightly lopsided grin. “You have the same warped sense of humor as my parents.” He gave her a mock bow. “Sam S. for Santa, and Klaus, with a K.”

“That’s your real name?” He’d let go of her hand. She fought to keep from grabbing it back. A real Santa Klaus? How great was that?

“The same, and you are?”

“An—” She stopped, suddenly unwilling to reveal her name. A rollercoaster of emotions raced through her, suggesting she might hit number nine with this Santa. If she did, and it didn’t go well, she wouldn’t want Sam Klaus to know her real identity. “An elf who needs a Santa,” she hedged. “How about we team up? I’ll be your personal elfette, and you can be my Santa.”


 Cocktail Corner

 Cocktail Corner

Busy shopping, wrapping, and socializing?

Kick back with a festive cocktail!

Recipe shared by Tina Susedik!

Tom & Jerry

Ingredients:

6 eggs

1 1/2 pounds powdered sugar

Cream of tartar

Cloves

Allspice

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Rum

Brandy

Separate eggs. Beat yolks and white separately. Add a dash of Cream of Tartar to whites before beating. Beat yolks until frothy and whites until very stiff. Combine. Gradually beat in 1 1/2 pounds of powdered sugar. Add a dash of cloves, allspice, and cinnamon. Put batter in cup. Add shot of brandy and 1/2 shot of rum. Add boiling water to top of cup. Top off with a dash of nutmeg.


 

 Recipe Corner

Recipe Corner

Company coming over? Author Beth Carter dishes up her favorite holiday recipe:

 

Pumpkin Rum Cake

1 yellow cake mix

1 15 oz. can of pumpkin

3 eggs

½ c rum or ½ c coconut rum (I like the coconut rum.)

½ c chopped pecans, toasted (Sometimes I skip the toasting!)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine the cake mix, pumpkin, eggs and rum. Beat on low speed to blend, then beat on medium speed for two minutes. Fold in pecans and pour batter into greased 12-cup Bundt pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes and turn onto serving platter. Frost with Orange Glaze (yummy). See below.

Orange glaze:

¾ c powdered sugar

2 T plus ½ tsp orange juice

1 T orange zest

Mix powdered sugar, orange juice and orange zest until smooth. Spoon glaze over top of cake allowing it to run down the sides. Enjoy! We enjoy this for Thanksgiving, Christmas and throughout the fall.

~Beth Carter


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Holiday Memory Corner

Ryan Jo Summers has a wonderful holiday memory to share . . .

Many years ago I married a man who had custody of his two sons, six and three. We wanted this first Christmas as a family to be very special for everyone, so we headed to the closest Toys R’ Us with lots of cash and left the kids with Grandma.

Hubby and I were like kids ourselves as we both pushed our carts up and down the aisles, discussing which child would love what present the best. We wrapped and decorated and couldn’t wait to see the boys on Christmas morning. The presents were piled so high and far out, we could hardly reach the tree to plug it in. But it was all worth it when the kids came downstairs that first morning and exclaimed we must have bought out the whole toy store!


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Music Corner

Listen up! Amy Deason shares her favorite holiday song:

Title:

All I Want For Christmas Is You

By Mariah Carey

Song Link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQViqx6GMY&list=RDyXQViqx6GMY

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Craft Corner

Feeling crafty? Kim Hotzon shares a festive DIY craft:

Holiday Ornament Ball

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When my children were young, we spent many weekends crafting homemade ornaments for our tree. This is a simple craft that is inexpensive, and makes a great gift too!

Supplies:

  • scraps of fabric (the more festive pattern the better but plain greens, reds, whites, stripes, etc. work well)
  • festive ribbon (for handle)
  • glue gun
  • glue sticks
  • foam balls from craft store

Steps:

Cut squares of fabric and wrap around foam ball. Glue in place with glue gun. You may need to cut different sizes of squares to fit the ball, depending on the size. Smooth fabric in place with your fingers. Leave a little opening at the top of the ball and insert a loop of ribbon, securing under the fabric with the glue gun. Press down, hold for a minute until glue sets.


Decorating Corner

Decorating Corner

Time to bring out the mistletoe! Crystal Firsdon has some great decorating tips!

There’s always a theme to what I do: easy and simple.  For years, I never knew what to do with the Christmas cards I received, so I stood them on any available vertical surface. As you can imagine I had to re-stand them up every day and sometimes several times per day, and they made my tables and shelves looked cluttered. Finally I came up with a solution: cards on a ribbon. (In my mind I’m the one who invented this, but a lot of you probably do this already)

First, I cut a 3-5 foot piece of cute, wide Christmas ribbon.

Next, hang it from a higher shelf by taping the top of the ribbon to the flat surface of the shelf. I place a Christmas picture over it, making sure it covers the tape. I’ve learned that several cards are heavier than you might think, so use a lot of tape.

As I receive Christmas cards, I simply staple each card to the ribbon. If I get more than expected, I hang another ribbon.

One reason I love this is because I’ll find my kids opening the cards to read them and see who they’re from. I also like that the funny cards are mixed with the more serious and sentimental cards. It totally fits my family’s hodgepodge decorating style!


 Holiday Card Corner

What’s a holiday without a personalized card by one of your favorite authors? Author Cheryl Yeko sends her holiday greetings:

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Of course, as authors we love our readers, and we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to offer swag, free books, and a grand prize which will be awarded to one lucky blog/newsletter follower! For a chance to win these prizes, follow and join the author’s blogs!

Don’t miss our upcoming Facebook launch party with tons of goodies to giveaway! Follow the authors’ blogs for a sneak peek of this wonderful collection! (FB launch date TBA).

Thursday Threads Welcomes Author Char Chaffin with Jessie’s Girl!

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Sizzle In The Snow: A Soul Mate Christmas Collection Newsletter

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SIZZLE IN THE SNOW: A SOUL MATE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION

Eight steamy romance stories featuring eight Soul Mate Publishing authors . . .

This Christmas season, Soul Mate Publishing and editor, Char Chaffin present  Sizzle In The Snow: A Soul Mate Christmas Collection, an anthology which will soon be available on Amazon and Soul Mate Publishing. The featured authors and their stories include:

Get ready as we unveil new surprises with each newsletter, coming every ten days!

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Check your inbox for each newsletter; inside you’ll find:

  • great new recipes, tested and approved by the authors
  • a sneak peek inside the favorite Christmas memories of each author
  • decorating tips for the holidays
  • homemade, DIY craft ideas. As the weather gets colder, spend an afternoon getting into the spirit of the season with your own homemade crafts! We’ll be featuring plenty of ideas to keep you entertained.
  • an excerpt from each of our featured anthology stories
  • a personalized Christmas card from the authors
  • links to favorite holiday songs
  • festive Christmas cocktails

Of course, as authors we love our readers, and we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to offer swag, free books, a grand prize and a personalized Christmas card from each author!  Follow and join the author’s blogs!

We’ll be sending out newsletters beginning October 5th! Don’t miss our upcoming Facebook launch party with tons of goodies to giveaway!  We’ll be announcing the date on the authors’ blogs, so stop by for a sneak peek of this wonderful collection!

Book Nominations and Awards

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Writers face a long road. First, they are consumed with ideas that need to be written down. Those ideas often take switchbacks and curves, coming out the other side after endless rounds of editing and revisions (some by choice, some less willingly). Once a story finally gets published, the writer endeavours to market their book which is an effort that will hopefully result in sales. This whole process can take anywhere from months to years, depending on a few factors: finding the time to write, the amount of editing undertaken, whether or not beta readers were employed to read and make comments, and how long it actually took the writer to get published.

What happens next? Hopefully, the writer gets some good reviews, some exposure and eventually recognition through sales and awards.

Now let’s switch to first person to gain insight into my own journey. For my debut novel, Hands Full of Ashes, I spent a long time, like many others, churning through the windmill of writing, editing, publishing and marketing. Thanks to an editor, who combed through the manuscript, offering suggestions to the storyline, and thanks to Soul Mate Publishing, who published it, my book finally saw the light of day.

Along the way, the book received a handful of reviews, some of them editorial pieces which highlighted Hands Full of Ashes in a favorable light. Perhaps the most exciting development for me (as a new author) was the discovery that my book was nominated for an award. In this case, a nomination for The Romance Reviews as a Readers’ Choice Award (Winter 2015) in the action/adventure/romantic suspense/mystery categories.

The book hasn’t made it to the final round yet, though I am hopeful. Kind of like the ‘little engine that could’, my story began three years ago as I disembarked in the mountainous region of East Africa, a trip which considerably altered my outlook on life. By the time I left the African continent, three weeks after arriving, the plot and characters for my story were taking root. Chug, chug, chug. The little engine that could still has a ways to make it down the tracks, but the important thing is that it (and I) keep on going. I try to remind myself about a famous saying, something along the lines that ‘it’s not the destination that matters as much as the journey’. If I were to be honest, I would say both are significant for me. The journey has involved the process of traveling, writing, publishing, editing and marketing, but I wouldn’t mind a bit of ‘destination’ by having the book win an award.

If you have had the opportunity to read Jan and Olivia’s love story, as they discover each other in a land full of beauty and struggle, I hope you’ll take a moment to pop over to The Romance Reviews website and vote for Hands Full of Ashes, a love story brought about from that trip into the heartland of Africa. http://www.theromancereviews.com/viewbooks.php?bookid=18133

*Voting officially begins September 11th and goes until September 30th. To vote, you must register (for free) with The Romance Reviews and submit your vote.