Thursday, May 23, 2013

Guest Video Blog by Sandy Wolters

Guest Video Blog by Sandy Wolters about her book Soul Mates and a some other things.  Check this out, you won't be dissapointed!!

Birthday scene from Soul Mates by Sandy Wolters:
He turned her to face him and pressed her against his body as close as he possibly could. "Everyone loves you. They know you like handmade things, and that's exactly what they did. They've been here all day long setting this up for you."
She lifted an eyebrow and grinned. "What did you do for my special day?" She was expecting to hear about some very sensual plans so when he told her, she almost fell to the ground.
"I'm sorry … what did you just say?”
Ian threw his head back and laughed heartily. "I said, I made your cakes."
Astonished, she turned once again to look at the three birthday cakes Lori was starting to slice. She moved slowly forward and stood transfixed in front of the cakes. When Lori looked up at her, instead of seeing a big smile, she saw tears running down Shandelle’s face. She threw the cake knife down and ran to the other side of the table. Lori was putting her arm around Shandelle as Ian moved in behind her.
"What's wrong?  Don't you like these kinds of cakes?" Lori looked back at Ian, not having a clue what the problem was and not having the faintest idea how to resolve it.
Shandelle broke from Lori's hold and turned to Ian. She was so overcome with love, she didn't know if she'd be able to speak at all. "I love you with all of my heart, Ian. I can't believe you made my birthday cakes." Gulping for air through her tears, she swung her arm behind her and pointed at the cakes, never taking her eyes from Ian. "You've made this the most special day of my life. To think that you took the time to make my favorite cakes for me." The tears came faster as she struggled to breathe. "This is the most special thing you've ever done for me."
Ian pulled her into his arms and smiled at his sister over Shandelle's head. When she had composed herself, she turned to Lori and declared, "I'm not sharing these cakes. We need to pack them up and put them away."
Astonished, all Lori could do was gape at her, while holding the knife over one of the cakes.
Ian spoke up. "You don't want people to eat my cakes?"
"You made these cakes for me, and I'm going to eat them myself. I love these people, but this is the best birthday gift I've ever gotten,” she said, putting her hands on her hips to show him just how serious she was, "and I'm not sharing."
Tres Leches Cake By Qué Rica Vida

·  Times
·  Total: 1 Hr 55 Min
·  Preparation: 15 Min
Servings: 15 servings


  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 can (14 oz) fat-free sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup fat-free (skim) milk or fat-free half-and-half
  • 1 container (8 oz) frozen reduced-fat or fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • Sliced fresh strawberries, if desired


  • Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, vanilla, whole eggs and egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • Bake 29 to 35 minutes or until edges are golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Poke top of hot cake all over with fork or wooden skewer, wiping fork occasionally to reduce sticking.
  • In medium bowl, stir condensed milk, evaporated milk and skim milk until blended. Slowly pour evenly over top of cake. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until mixture is absorbed into cake.
  • Spread whipped topping over cake. Refrigerate until serving time. Garnish with strawberries. Store in refrigerator. 

Soul Mates
Sandy Wolters
Genres:  Paranormal Romance
Magic, Time Travel Romance 
ISBN:  9781301079049
Number of pages:  142
Word Count: 50,573
Cover Artist:  Dannye Williamsen

Book Description:
Pulled Back Through Time, Shandelle Is Caught Between An Enduring Love And A Wizard’s Magic.

In the beginning of time, one soul splits into two. Lifetime after lifetime, the two souls are reborn and seek to reunite. Like a beacon of light from heaven above, their light shines for each other. Without the other, there is only darkness. A wonderful blessing that can only come from a deeply-bonded love, the sharing of one soul can also be a black curse if something disrupts the moment of their coming together.

Ireland 1323 - Donovan, chieftain of the Clan O'Brien, has unsuccessfully searched his entire adult life, to the detriment of his clan and all those around him, for that elusive possession that will bring his soul peace. He doesn't know what it is, but he will give up everything to find it. One day, he is summoned by the Wizard and told the secret of his obsession—his soul mate. She is no longer living in his time, but there is a way to bring her back to him.

Phoenix 2013 - Shandelle and Ian are embarking on their new life together. She is everything Ian ever wanted but never realized he needed before he met her. Shandelle is a generous soul who lives to make Ian and everyone around her happy. Unfortunately for them both, evil is stalking them. The blood bond duty of a close friend brings betrayal and evil into their lives. How were they to know that the death of a six-year-old girl in the early fourteenth century could have such grave consequences on their lives today?

About the Author:
I’ve been an avid reader for years. To my husband’s dismay, I have bookshelves full of books, rooms full of books, boxes full of books. My cars have books in them. I just can’t seem to get rid of them after I read them. You just never know when you will want to read it again, right? When my husband bought me a Kindle, it cut down on our need for storage, but it opened me up to books that I might never have experienced otherwise.
The biggest transition in my relationship with books occurred, however, when I, much to my surprise, became an author. I had started having dreams about people I didn’t know. I started looking forward to my dreams every night. Then I realized that I was daydreaming about these people as well. I'd just be sitting there, and these people and their antics would pop into my mind. Finally, I gave in and began writing their story down, something I had never dreamed of doing. 
After I wrote my first book Maggie Mae, I had do idea what to do with it. After trying the traditional route for a little while, my husband pushed me in the direction of ebooks, and I’ve never looked back.
My books invariably feature strong women. My husband, Michael, and I have raised two strong daughters, Pilar and Shandelle, and they inspire the characters in my stories. As a matter of fact, Pilar was the main character in my book A Brother’s Love, and Shandelle is the main character in my new release Soul Mates. Justice for Emily was the most difficult book I’ve written, and that was because Emily was the victim of a sadistic, cruel, and abusive husband, who just happened to be the Chief of Police. One of my readers described this books as a “good mystery laced with sex, violence, ghosts and spirits.” The only thing her summary left out was the strength of the two women in this story: Emily and Rachael. 
I’ve had fun with all the books I’ve written. I think the fact that I insert real events into my books, things that have actually happened in my family’s lives, is like having a private joke. Knowing that Michael Rogers in Maggie Mae is based on my husband tickles my fancy. I am a very lucky woman!
Although I write romance novels, they always contain a paranormal twist. My latest, Soul Mates, has the added element of time travel accomplished through the magical arts. I imagine my future writings will always contain romance with strong women and men of character, influenced by events that reach beyond what we consider normal, and perhaps seasoned with a little touch of whimsy.


  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today! I hope you get a chance to try the Tres Leches cake. You won't be disappointed.

  2. Thanks for the awesome recipe! We cant wait to try it out.

    1. Don't forget the thawed frozen raspberries! They're tart and with this decadent cake, it creates a party in your mouth!