Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Writer Wednesday: Trinity Ford: Clean Historical Romance

Writer Wednesday:

Trinity Ford: Clean Historical Romance

For today’s Writer Wednesday, I wanted to feature a friend of mine who first turned me on to writing clean historical romance. When she first suggested I try writing clean historical romance, the thought hadn’t even crossed my mind. Now, I have a ten-book clean historical romance series, Whiskey River Brides. The first book, Whiskey River, is coming February 2018 with Hot Tree Publishing.

Trinity Ford had also turned me on to writing shorter reads, as well. Most people today enjoy shorter reads to enjoy on commutes to work, when on break, etc. All of Trinity Ford’s books are short reads, but she masterfully weaves the story with well-developed characters and plot lines.

Trinity Ford was the first clean historical romance writer that I ever read. She lives in Texas, the backdrop of her books. She uses Texas’ rich history in her books, helping the state and its inhabitants to come alive for the reader.

If you’re looking for a good clean historical romance, then try reading Trinity Ford’s books. She won’t disappoint.

BIOGRAPHY:
Trinity Ford hails from the great state of Texas, where her Southern romance books are rooted. She's published the Wanted: Wives in the West series, which is a clean, historical romance set in the fledgling town of Fort Worth, Texas. 

In addition, Trinity Ford was invited to participate in the 45-author series called American Mail Order Brides, with many USA Today and NY Times Bestselling authors, where she voiced the story of Della: Bride of Texas. Della is a book with dual series appeal, as it is also the 4th book in Wanted: Wives in the West. 

All of the books in Trinity's series are free of vulgar language, have closed bedroom doors (no sex scenes) and include a happily ever after ending. 

The books include snippets of the rich history of Fort Worth, Texas - including Hell's Half Acre, the cattle drives and the beginnings of the Stock Show and Rodeo. Characters from earlier books make an appearance in later ones, but each book can be enjoyed as a standalone read, allowing you to pick up at any point and read without getting lost. 

Trinity Ford resides in Ft. Worth, Texas with her three children, a chihuahua, a husky and three cats.

TRINITY FORD’S BOOKS:





Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Trailer Tuesday: Cambria, by: Theresa Oliver

Trailer Tuesday:
Cambria (Cambria Series, #1)
By: Theresa Oliver

Today, I thought I’d share the book trailer of my book Cambria (Cambria Series, #1). It’s young adult fantasy, and the first book I ever wrote.

But first, the synopsis!

SYNOPSIS:

Seth Roberts is a typical teenager, that is, until his mother sends him to St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, to visit his Great Uncle Herman. In St. John’s, Seth discovers that Herman is a wizard, in fact, the son of Merlin himself. Shortly, Herman asks Seth if he would like to go on an adventure and he quickly agrees. With the help of a strange medallion, Herman sends Seth back in time to the year 1128 A.D. to Cambria, a village founded by Tristan, one of the Knights of Author’s Round Table. In Cambria, Seth meets his father and discovers his true potential, family secrets, and love. Soon, Seth finds himself on the adventure of a lifetime as he races to save Briana, the queen of Cambia, and Cambria itself.

TRAILER: smarturl.it/C_YT


Amazon: smarturl.it/C_Amazon

Smashwords: smarturl.it/C_SM

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The first book in Theresa Oliver's clean historical romance series Whiskey River Brides is coming February 2018 from Hot Tree Publishing. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Manic Monday: Excerpt from Mail-Order Husband

Manic Monday:
An Excerpt From My Book:
Mail-Order Husband (Whiskey River Brides, #2)

For this week's Manic Monday, I decided to do an excerpt from my book Mail-Order Husband, the second book in my Whiskey River Brides series! After all, a girl needs her protection!

But first, the synopsis!

SYNOPSIS
She wants to change the rules. He wants to play the role of protector. Together, Madison and Wyatt will gamble it all for love.

Despite her beauty and charm, Madison is single and a little lost in the bustle of Whiskey River. Declining a less-than-suitable offer from the town’s resident terror, Madison needs protection. Forget mail-order brides, she’s on a mission to discover a would-be husband.


Thousands of miles due east in New York City, debonair gambler Wyatt Nash is lucky in cards. He soon finds himself disenchanted by city life and those quick to accuse him of cheating. So, he decides to take off in search of happiness under the big open sky. What he finds will change his life forever. 


Return to the wild frontier in the second installment of the ten-book series, Whiskey River Brides. Join Madison, Wyatt, and your favorite characters as they struggle to overcome loss, change, and discover the whispers of new love in this enchanting western world.


And now, the excerpt!

EXCERPT: 

Colton smiled at Madison as he folded his hands above his plate and placed them on his chin. “I heard you pulled a gun on ol’ Pete the other day.”
Ella almost spit out her lemonade “You what?”
Madison shrugged. “He came after me one too many times.”
Ella smiled conspiratorially. “Good for you!”
Colton looked between his wife and Madison. “I’d just like to know where you got the gun, Madison.”
Ella bit her lower lip, concealing a smile.
“Let’s just say that a woman has her ways.” Madison smiled conspiratorially at Ella.
“Uh-huh,” Colton teased as he resumed eating. “And my lovely wife had nothing to do with it?”
Madison laughed. “That, you’re going to have to take up with your lovely wife,” she teased, and everyone laughed.
Ella dabbed daintily at her lips. “A woman needs protection.”
Wyatt smiled, looking at Madison. “You should have seen her! She was fearless. And Pete’s eyes grew as big as saucers. It was the funniest thing I ever saw! I just wish she had shot him. It would have saved me the trouble.”
Colton smiled. “Well, I don’t think you’ll have to worry about Pete anymore. Between Madison pulling a gun on him and you throwing him down the stairs today, he might get the hint.”
Madison turned her attention back to her meal. “I won’t bet on it. I don’t think he’ll ever quit.”
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Mark as To Read on Goodreads:  
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Mail Order Husband (Whiskey River Brides, #2), by: Theresa Oliver 
Coming March 2018 from Hot Tree Publishing.

Friday, September 22, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Spirited Away (Resort Romances, #4), by: Mary Billiter

COVER REVEAL:
Spirited Away (Resort Romances, #4)
by: Mary Billiter

COVER REVEAL:
Spirited Away (Resort Romances, #4)
by: Mary Billiter

Hot Tree Publishing has just revealed the lovely new cover of Marry Billiter’s Spirited Away, the fourth installment in her Resort Romances series. Get spirited away with not only this book, but the whole series. Spirited Away is coming October 31, just in time for Halloween, but pre-order it now for half price. Romance, a mysterious haunting, and a crime of passion? Sounds like a perfect Halloween!

SYNOPSIS: 
What happens when the legend of the old west becomes the new reality? In Mary Billiter’s fun novel of investigating the unknown and navigating love, a drop-dead sexy cop and a fiery redhead are linked by a mysterious haunting and the unsolved crime of passion behind it all.

When Reese Pemberton relocates from the Golden State to the Cowboy State for a corporate promotion, she discovers a different state of mind. From the hustle and bustle mayhem of the Bay Area to the slow and easy meanderings of Wyoming, Reese welcomes the change in pace as the hotel’s new general manager. However, she shuts the door on the notion that her hotel is haunted.

But when a series of mishaps introduces the fiery redhead to the hotel’s legendary cowboy ghost, she begins to question the events surrounding his demise.

Reese and Cheyenne police detective Cody Pring join forces to put to rest the spirit that haunts the hotel. In the process, they discover long-buried secrets. Can the two solve a decades-old mystery or are some things better left with the dead?

Amazon Pre-Order: smarturl.it/SAAmazon
Goodreads: smarturl.it/SA_GR

Not familiar with Mary Billiter's Resort Romances series? Now's the time! 

Amazon:
Do Not Disturb (Resort Romances, #1): smarturl.it/DND_Amazon
Escape Clause (Resort Romances, #2): smarturl.it/EC_Amazon
Rule Breakers (Resort Romances, #3): smarturl.it/RB_Amazon


Fun Friday: Top 10 Reasons Why Book Boyfriends Rock!


Fun Friday: 
Top Ten Reasons Why Book Boyfriends Rock!
Hey, everyone! For this week's Fun Friday, 
I thought we’d have some book boyfriend fun!

Top 10 Reasons Why Book Boyfriends Rock:
1. He won’t ever leave you for another woman (other than their book love interest).
2. He won’t eat you out of house and home.
3. He won’t ask you why the house isn’t clean.
4. You can have a great night with him and not have to shave your legs.
5. He won't hog all the covers, push you out of bed, or snore.
6. You won’t have to meet his parents.
7. He’s smokin’ HOT and will never age.
8. He’s always there when you want him.
9. He’s a bad boy, but without the drama.
10. He’s your dream guy!

Now, it’s your turn! List your favorite reasons why you should get a book boyfriend below!
Be sure to share this with your friends!
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If you have anything you'd like to see on Fun Friday, send your suggestion to Theresa Oliver Books at theresaoliverauthor@gmail.com

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Throwback Thursday: A Knight in Shining Armor , by: Jude Deveraux

Throwback Thursday
A Knight in Shining Armor,
by: Jude Deveraux


This book is one of my all-time favorite books, which is why I wanted to share it with you. If you haven't read it yet, A Knight in Shining Armor, by: Jude Deveraux is a definite must read. 

Throwback Thursday Review: Posted 9/21/2017

A Knight in Shining Armor, by: Jude Deveraux

Title: A Wonderful Must read!

BOOK: A Knight in Shining Armor

AUTHOR: Jude Deveraux

STAR RATING: 5 stars

WOULD I READ THIS BOOK AGAIN? Absolutely!

PLOT: A
bandoned by her near fiancĂ©, lovely Dougless Montgomery lies crying on a cold tombstone in an English church. Suddenly, Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck—the man from the tomb—appears, having “heard” her crying over 400 years.

Douglass and Nicholas are drawn together in a bond that transcends lime as they evoke on the adventure of a lifetime to save his family name. Surprising to Douglas, he wants just her, not for what she can do for them, but who she is on the inside. Can the love that transcended time last? Or will it disappear just as suddenly as he appeared?

Hailed worldwide as one of the most romantic novels of all time, A Knight in Shining Armor is “a glorious love story that spans centuries, worlds, and souls. It is the epitome of every woman’s fantasy” (Chicago Daily Herald).


CHARACTERS: Douglas Montgomery, Nicholas Stafford,

MOVIE POTENTIAL: 5 stars. Yes, please!

EASE OF READING: Very easy to become immersed in this extraordinary novel, perhaps the best time-travel romance novel of all time.


MY REVIEW: This book has it all: adventure, romance, intrigue, time travel, a sexy protagonist and an attractive woman. I have read this book several times, and have enjoyed it just as much each time.

Douglass, the daughter of wealthy parents, won’t inherit her millions until her thirtieth birthday. Her father believes in letting his daughters fend for themselves and make their own way, so they will know how to handle the money when they receive it. At the beginning, she is too eager to please everyone, too naive, and too vulnerable.

Then enters Nicholas, a sexy, charming, charismatic, well-rounded hero, who accepts her for who she is.

Through her association with Nicholas, Douglass learns how to stand up for herself, how to survive on her wits, and the courage she needs to truly enjoy her life.

This was the first book of Jude Deveraux’s that I had ever read and is truly the best of her books by far. After reading this book for the first time, I had hoped that all of her books were like this one. Not so. Although enjoyable, none compare to this wonderful time-travel romance.

Jude Deveraux’s A Knight in Shining Armor is the standard by which all time-travel romances should be modeled; a must read for readers and writers alike. I give it five stars. 
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Writer Wednesday: My Book Whiskey River

Writer Wednesday
My Book Whiskey River
(Whiskey River Brides, #1)

I've just finished the third round of edits for my book Whiskey River (Whiskey River, #1) with my new publisher Hot Tree Publishing. The next step? It goes to the beta readers and then just one more round of edits. They are truly the best editors that I've ever worked with and I'm learning so much about not only editing, but about idiosyncracies in my own writing that I wasn't aware of. 

We've also settled on a cover, which will be revealed Nov. 15. It is wonderful, revealing the tone of the book and the series, clean historical romance set in 1870s Wyming in the fictional town Whiskey River. I can't wait for you to see it! 

My experience working with Hot Tree Publishing has been nothing short of fabulous! I can't wait for the February 15 release and I can't wait for you to read it. 

But I can't wait until February for you to read a snippet from the book. But first, here's the Synopsis.  

SYNOPSIS: 
Ella Raines may not have the best reputation in New York, but she’s determined to have respect. Knowing she will achieve this in high society, Ella answers an advertisement for a mail-order bride in an up-and-coming Western town, Whiskey River, Wyoming.

Colton Hill is a wandering gunslinger seeking new horizons and is tired of being challenged because he’s the fastest gun around. When he meets Ella, he’s amused by her unusual ambition and agrees to tag along to Whiskey River.

Together, they travel Westward in search of happiness, purpose, and destiny. What they find instead is the spark of something they cannot control. 


Next, here's the excerpt! 

EXCERPT: 
Being the gentleman that he was, he let her go in first to dress for bed—which had quickly become their nightly ritual.
She quickly undressed, changed into her nightgown, and climbed into bed. “I’m decent!” She shook her head, unable to believe that she had said that. Knowing Colton, he would have something to say.
He came in smiling but, to her surprise, said nothing about her comment. He stripped off his shirt, revealing the tanned, strong muscles of his chest as a devilish smile lit his lips. “One thing I am going to miss is your snoring.”
She laughed. “I do not snore!”
He chuckled as he slid off his boots. She couldn’t believe it, but even his feet were attractive. “Yes, you do,” he said as he blew out the candle.
“Do not.”
“Do, too.” When she didn’t say anything more, he replied, “Good night.”
“Good night.” She turned over, but try as she might, she just couldn’t sleep. “Colton?”
“Yes?”
“Thank you… for everything.”
“’Twas my pleasure, my lady. Now, get some sleep.”

If you liked this excerpt, please head on over to Goodreads and mark Whiskey River (Whiskey River Brides, #1) as To Read! GOODREADS.

Thanks, everyone! Can't wait to see you in Whiskey River!

~Theresa xx
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Whiskey River (Whiskey River Brides, #1) is set for release February 2018. It's part of a 10-book series. Each book will be released every six weeks from HOTTREEPUBLISHING.COM. 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Trailer Tuesday: Remember When by: Lindsay Detwiler

Trailer Tuesday
Remember When by: Lindsay Detwiler

Hey, everyone! I now have my blogging schedule and Tuesdays will be Trailer Tuesday, featuring book trailers from wonderful fiction books.

Here is the schedule for the other days:
Manic Monday: featuring zany stories or happenings to get your Monday going!
Trailer Tuesdays: Featuring book trailsers from wonderful works of fiction.
Writer Wednesday: Featuring  a story, writing news, new releases, or book reviews of newsly released books.
Throwback Thursday: featuring reviews of wonderful books that I highly recommend.
Fun Friday: Anything goes! Flash fiction, author interviews, upcoming releases...
 ...anything fiction related!

This week's featured book trailer is of Remember When, by: Lindsay Detwiler! Her book has been newly released so check it out on the following venues: 


Hot Tree Publishing: smarturl.it/RE_HTP
Goodreads: smarturl.it/RE_GR

More from Lindsay Detwiler: smarturl.it/LD_AmazonAP


SYNOPSIS: 

A single moment can change everything… but can love help us survive?

This wasn’t how it was supposed to be…

Settled into married life, Jessica and Todd think they have so much time… until everything comes to a halt on a snowy back road. When they find themselves in a life or death situation, with rescue seeming impossible, they cling to the only hope they have left: their love for each other.

As Jessica and Todd fight for survival, their connection carries them through the biggest challenge of their lives. Memories and regrets swirl around the couple as they finally take a moment to reflect on what really matters.

There’s one big, icy question that haunts them, though: 
Is this where their story will end?

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Join my tomorrow for Writer Wednesday! 


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Welcome to Theresa Oliver Books!

Welcome to Theresa Oliver Books!
If you haven't noticed, I'm in the process of restructuring my blogs and Web sites. Thank you for being patient with me while everything is completed.

When I bought the domain theresaoliverblog.com and opened it on Word Press, I couldn't bring myself to delete this site, as it has been my blog for years. Now, I'm glad I didn't. 

The following Web sites will make it clear which blog or Web site is for what purpose. Again, thank you for your patience! 
  • www.theresaoliverbooks.com: This Web site is for all things fiction, whether it's honest book reviews, my book releases and the releases of others, book excerpts, and any news related to the fiction world. 
  • theresaoliverblog.com: This site is my nonfiction site, designed to give writers writing advice, challenges, trainings, the nonfiction books of mine and other authors designed to teach writing and all things book related, and much, much more.
  • theresaoliverauthor.com: This is my Web site that I'm working on. It will feature my books, book details, upcoming book releases, book signings, and much more. 
Again, thank you for being patient with me while I restructure and I look forward to interacting with you! My Web site will be up and running soon. Check back often for details on the Web site, new posts, and more!

~Theresa xx



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fae Wish Blog Tour





Fae Wish Blog Tour


★  Tiny or tall, brave or smallit is the size of our hearts that matter at all … ★


Welcome 

Title: Fae Wish
Series: A Cambria Fairy Tale Book 1
Release Date: March 6, 2017
Publisher: Write More Publications
Categories: Young Adult Fantasy
Goodreads: smarturl.it/FWGR
BUY LINKS: 
Amazon E-book: smarturl.it/FWEBAM
Amazon Paperback: smarturl.it/FWPBAM
CreateSpace: smarturl.it/FWCS
SYNOPSIS: 
Tiny or tall, brave or small—it is the size of our hearts that matter at all …

Legend tells that deep in the Land of Cambria, in the heart of the Magical Forest, a tiny race of enchanted beings, no bigger than a butterfly, still call the forest their home. Hidden away from the prying eyes of humans, these magical fairies keep their magic a secret from those who would use it for evil. Yet after thousands of years in hiding, the secret of the fairies is about to come out…

For young Raine, being a princess of the Magical Forest means duty before desire, and her fate to marry a fairy of her father’s choosing becomes a bit more complicated when she accidentally falls for Bryce—a human. In a desperate plea to be with the man she loves, Raine seeks the aid of Vitra, the Dragon Queen of the Dark Forest, in order to become a human and catch Bryce’s eye.

Blinded by true love and guided by destiny, Raine’s journey will jeopardize those she is sworn to protect and leave the fate of the Magical Forest to the evil forces at play. Can she save her kingdom from darkness? Or will she give up her heart’s true desire in order to realize her destiny?

Dream Cast

Excerpt

A broad smile spread across Virtra’s lovely face. “First thing’s first.” She raised her arms slowly as she chanted, “Grestrvance rashada molique, grestrvance rashada molique, grestrvance rashada molique!”
Raine felt faint as the blood rushed to her head. A violent wind began to shake the entire tent structure as white firefly lights zoomed in, surrounding her. “What is happening to me?” Pain shot through her body as it began to contort and morph. Raine looked down, and she was growing and stretching as the white miniature lights swirled violently around her until, finally, her feet touched the ground. When the pain subsided a few moments later, she was as tall as Virtra, who wore a self-satisfied grin.

Giveaway

One lucky reader will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card! 

Book Trailer

Meet The Author

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An educator, writer, mother, and free spirit, Theresa Oliver’s love affair with the written word has spanned decades. An Indiana native, Theresa began the foundation of her writing career as a child. Her love of reading, writing, and creative expression guided her to seek a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, News Editorial sequence, from the University of Tennessee at Martin; and then continued on to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, Early Childhood Education sequence, from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Her foundational experiences in childhood led her to want to create meaningful, positive experiences with reading and writing for future generations, and inspire the same love of creative expression that has been such a rewarding force behind her career and life. A full-time teacher, author, and owner of both Write More Publications and TNT Author Services, Theresa has dedicated her life to the world of writing and the creation of novels that span all levels and genres. First and foremost a mother, her greatest loves are her three beautiful boys, to whom she dedicates the success and longevity of her prolific career. Theresa currently resides in Kissimmee, Florida with her beloved husband and children.

Follow the Blog Tour

March 202 girls who love books – Review + Exclusive Excerpthttp://agirlandherbooksblog.wordpress.com
March 20Stories That Make You Smile – Guest Post: Three Things I Do Before I Writehttps://authoraddisonalbright.com
March 20Books all things paranormal and romancehttps://www.facebook.com/Booksallthingsparanormalandromance/
March 21RAM PA Group – Exclusive Excerpthttp://rampagroup.com/
March 21Author Susan Mac Nicol – Guest Post: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Theresa Oliverhttp://www.susanmacnicol.net
March 22velvetpanic – Fae Wish Dream Casthttps://velvetpanic2.wordpress.com/blog/
March 22Nicole’s Book Musings – Guest Post: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Theresa Oliverhttp://nicolesbookmusings.blogspot.com/
March 23Book-Loverhttps://facebook.com/bookloverblog2014
March 23Heather Bloggs –  Review + Guest Post: Background information of Charactershttp://www.heatherbloggs.com/
March 24Yah gotta read this –  Exclusive Excerpthttp://www.yahgottareadthis.blogspot.ca/
March 24queens of the darkside – Review + Exclusive Excerpthttps://queensofthedarkside.wordpress.com
March 24deal sharing aunt – Exclusive Teasershttp://www.dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com
March 24Making it Happen – Guest Post: My Top 10 Ways to Spend a Weekendhttp://moonangel23.blogspot.com
Special Thanks to Divine Promotions for hosting this blog tour! 
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