Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Special Guest - Teri Wilson!

Hello Friends,

The WRIB authors opened up our blog for guests and today I'd like to introduce to you fellow TWRP author, Teri Wilson!
Teri Wilson loves romance, dogs and wearing pink. Her stories are often filled with happy endings, splashes of humor and a lovable critter or two. After all, Cinderella never would have lived happily ever after without a little help from her animal friends! 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.

You can learn more about Teri and her books at
Do You Hear What I Hear? Hoofbeats & Heartstrings Book One

Blurb: 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.

Excerpt: “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.

Do You Hear What I Hear? is available now in Ebook & Print from The Wild Rose Press!


Kara Lynn Russell said...

Welcome Teri! We're so glad to have you here. Any idea when the second Hoofbeats and Heartstrings book will be out?

Teri Wilson, Romancing the pet lover's soul said...

Hi Kara! The second Hoofbeats & Heartstrings Book is called Love, Lilies & the Unbroken Straw. It has an Easter theme and will be released in ebook format on March 11 and print on April 24. Yowza. That's coming up pretty soon!

The cover is gorgeous. You can see it on my website -

Blessings, Teri

Kara Lynn Russell said...

Teri, the cover is beautiful. The story sounds beautiful, too. We have tons of Christmas romances every year (and I love them) but I think we need more Easter romances. It's a holiday that has so many great themes for romance - redemption, renewal, rebirth to name a few.

Julie Robinson said...

Hi Teri!

April 24, eh? Will you send out a notice to those on your mailing list?
Kara, I agree. Christmas stories can be so heart warming, but what about Easter? People go crazy over Halloween stories, which I also love. And even St. Patrick's Day and St. Valentine's Day are themes for stories. So the question is: why isn't Easter used as a theme for more stories?


Teri Wilson, Romancing the pet lover's soul said...

Of course, Julie. I will let everyone know. I will scream it from the mountain tops if necessary.


Julie Robinson said...


Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?