Welcome to my spot in the Black Hills Wolves blog hunt!! I hope you’ve been enjoying the posts and have met a new author or two. There are a lot of truly talented authors writing in the Black Hills Wolves series – I’m thrilled that Your Wild Heart was included.
As soon as final edits were turned in for my book I went to work on promotional items. It seemed quite natural to include my love of beads and sparkly pretties into my efforts. Around the same time I attended a local bead show and stumbled across some tiny oval frames that could be used as pendants. After taking the frame measurements I went to work on getting my book cover centered in the available space. It took a few tries but eventually I got it right and printed a page worth of appropriately sized and shaped covers.
After the covers were cut out I had to get them to into the frames. Enter one of my favorite craft items: Mod Podge.
This glue-based product does loads of stuff. It’s an adhesive, it’s a sealer and a finisher – all in one! The perfect product for getting tiny pieces of paper to stay in a metal frame. All you have to do is cut the covers out, coat them with Mod Podge – front and back – and press them into the frames. Once that is dry, you need to apply at least two more coats of Mod Podge, allowing the frames to dry in between coats. I like to top off my finished product with a light coat of clear sealer (it comes in aerosol cans like spray paint – either matte or glossy).
I chose to make key rings, purse and cell phone charms, ribbon book marks and leather bracelets with mine. All it takes is a few beads turned into charms using basic beading techniques, some chain and the base products (finished ribbon book mark, cell phone “stem” or a lobster clasp). The possibilities of what you can do with a hand full of bead charms are almost limitless.
Here are a few examples of what I came up with:
Give it a try! Mod Podge is pretty forgiving. Worst case, you can peal out anything you don’t like and start over. Let me know what you come up with. And if you see me at a conference or book signing, come say HI – I’ll probably have goodies to give away!
About Your Wild Heart:
Wildlife biologist, Isabelle Acker, meets sexy park ranger, Wyatt Powell. His Wolf sits up and takes notice of her, but when he learns why she came to the park, he becomes wary of her intentions. After all, as far as the general population knows, there are no wolves in the Black Hills.
Ordered by his Alpha to keep an eye on the smoking-hot biologist, Wyatt finds it difficult to keep his hands to himself. He wants to possess her, to share everything about his life, but that might endanger the Tao Pack. But the attraction proves too great and, unable to deny his Wolf, he takes her with a passion he didn’t know he possessed.
However, their sexual bliss is short-lived, and on the night of the full moon, more than one secret is revealed. When all is said and done, they must each decide—is what they have between them true love or just hot sex?
Check out the book trailer video for Your Wild Heart on YouTube: http://youtu.be/jnHJqD0Y1kg
Buy Links for Your Wild Heart
If you’ve been following the hunt you know we’re giving away a Kindle Paperwhite, a gift card, and one Black Hills Wolves bundle that includes a copy of ALL of the BHW books to date. So be sure you enter the drawing by following this link to Rafflecopter: BHW Rafflecopter giveaway
As a bonus prize, I’m giving away a jewelry pouch and a pair of earrings at the end of the hunt. I may even throw in one of the beaded key rings I told you about! The winner will be drawn and announced here on my blog on Saturday, Sept. 26th. All you have to do to register on my Rafflecopter drawing by following this link: Dena’s Rafflecopter giveaway