Decorating Head to Tail (Literally) #horses #Australianholiday #Giveaway #kindle @cynthiaterelstauthor/

The Holidays are hectic trying to shop for everyone one else, so myself and several other authors decided to get together and help make your Holiday brighter! To celebrate this festive season, I am bringing you 26 fabulous authors that are going to share how they celebrate and maybe a treat and decoration. We are also having a huge giveaway. One Lucky winner will get a Kindle fire 7 and some gift cards to help fill it. Then each author is offering an ebook or audio as individual gifts! So not only one winner but many! Read to the end to see how!

So grab a cuppa your favorite beverage and settle in your favorite spot with a warm throw and enjoy!

Cat: Today our guest is Cynthia Terelst.  Hello Cynthia. Are you ready for Christmas?

Cynthia: I don’t feel ready for Christmas at all, but I am looking forward to it.  My daughter lives over 1000km (620mi) away, and my mum and I are going to visit her for Christmas. It has been 6 months since I have seen her and it’s been over a year for my mum.

One of our family traditions is to visit my daughter’s two horses and make them look all Christmassy, adorning them with tinsel, baubles and other things.  One year, we wrapped my daughter’s older horse, Blue, in wrapping paper from head to tail. He stood there enjoying the attention. He knows we like to do weird things. (I will share the video to my FB Author page closer to Christmas.)

Christmas in Australia can be hot or cold, depending on where you live. In Queensland, where I live, we have over 280 days of sunshine every year. Christmas is hot and sometimes humid. Our days at that time of year average 33°C (91.4°F). Where my daughter now lives it is not unheard of to be 40°C (104°F), luckily without the humidity. Due to the heat, we are unlikely to have a roast lunch.

Therefore, the desert I am going to share with you will be one which suits our weather.

Triple Choc upside-down cheesecake

Just after Christmas my first novel, The Cat’s out of the Bag will be published.  I have been working on it since July. It has been a big learning curve for me. I never knew how much went into getting a book ready for publication or anything about promoting books either.

Title: The Cat’s out of the Bag

Series: Love Down Under

Author: Cynthia Terelst

Publisher: Cynthia Terelst

Genre: Romance

Heat Rating: Medium

Pages: TBA

Cover Artist: Charmaine Ross Cover Designs

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One van. Two hearts. Thousands of kilometres.

Jesse’s a self-made billionaire who yearns to get away from his empty life and the money-hungry parasites who inhabit it. The plan? Go to Australia, tell no one about his money and find himself. Instead of finding just himself, he finds Evie, who is everything anyone should aspire to be. Now, what he aspires to be, is hers. But to be hers, he needs to tell her everything.

Evie has left her past behind. She has rebuilt herself, and her life, into one of happiness. After she meets Jesse, while volunteering at a cat shelter, memories of her past filter back in. She is stronger now and wants to trust him. But after all she has been through, is trust even possible?

The quest to find a cat a forever home leads them to travel across the country together. Can the close quarters drive them to open up to each other? Or will it drive them apart?


She was one of the most complicated people I’d ever met. Whatever she had been through had made her strong and independent. But underneath she was all doubt. I could see her trying to be brave, but that could change in an instant as her insecurities took over. I felt like it was a fight between Nick and me, and I didn’t even know the guy. I didn’t know how to beat a ghost. But I would. I would figure it out, and I would gain Evie’s trust, bit by bit.

Her. Me. That’s what I would strive for.

Meet Cynthia Terelst

Cynthia lives in Queensland, Australia.

She enjoyed writing as a child and teenager, but put writing aside as she experienced the adventure of life. Recently her love of writing was reignited when a friend spoke to her about the novel she was writing. Cynthia writes romance and young adult novels. She does not shy away from difficult topics, as she feels that they should not be ignored.

Although her friends claim she is a crazy cat lady, she denies this vehemently. She currently has four cats sharing her home; two of her own and two foster cats.

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To help you have a happy Holiday season we are aving a huge giveaway

Cynthia Terelst is giving a copy of The Cat’s out of the Bag to one lucky winner


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