The Ghosts of Yesteryear is Out!

The Ghosts of Yesteryear is now officially out!!

Yes, you heard right! Book #3 of the International Monster Slayers series is now available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook. You can head on over >>here<< to find retailers. I’m super excited to share this story with you, my fellow agents. This is the longest book in the series so far, and there were so many scenes in this one that I had been wanting to write for quite some time. If you desire a signed copy, I will be at the Mom’s Group Vendor & Craft Fair in Cloquet, Minnesota on November 4, 2017. Come and meet me! I’d love to see you.

A few extras have been added regarding book #3 as well. I’ve updated the statistics page, posted the playlist, and the Pinterest inspiration board is now public!

And next up, NaNoWriMo is right around the corner! Am I ready? Well, I’m being a rebel (throwing in writing, revision, and editing goals), but yeah.

Good luck to all of the participants!

Books 1-3 Giveaway

Current theme song: “Shadows” by The Afters

Current stage in process: Prepping for launch of IMS #3, writing IMS #4, writing secret project, wrapping up the TCOML book trailer!

Lots of stuff going on! As you can see from my “current stage in process,” I’ve been pretty busy! I’m getting everything ready for the launch of The Ghosts of Yesteryear in October, I’m nearing the end of the first draft for IMS #4, and in the near future I hope to be making an announcement about the secret project I’ve been working on. And of course, look for a trailer for The Curse of Moose Lake soon!

Also, there are giveaways for the first three books currently going on at Goodreads. Find them here:

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Curse of Moose Lake by Bethany Helwig

The Curse of Moose Lake

by Bethany Helwig

Giveaway ends September 21, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Bite of Winter by Bethany Helwig

The Bite of Winter

by Bethany Helwig

Giveaway ends September 21, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Ghosts of Yesteryear by Bethany Helwig

The Ghosts of Yesteryear

by Bethany Helwig

Giveaway ends September 21, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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As always, I’m thrilled to share this series with you. Stick around! There’s more to come!

International Monster Slayers Book #3

It’s here! I’m happy to reveal the title for book #3 of the International Monster Slayers series, The Ghosts of Yesteryear!

 

 

A month has passed since Phoenix made her bargain with Dasc—a life debt in exchange for the return of Jefferson’s lost daughter. After a harrowing hunt across Scotland, the fourteen-year search comes to an end, but Genna Barnes isn’t what anyone expects.

 

When Genna’s loyalties are brought into question, Phoenix is given orders to shadow Jefferson’s daughter while keeping those closest to her in the dark. Forced to toe a precarious line, Phoenix tries to balance doing her job and safeguarding Jefferson’s happiness. But Genna isn’t her only concern. Magical sanctuaries are under attack around the globe, the agent trials loom in the future, and she has more than a few secrets to protect.

 

As if that weren’t enough, startling revelations bring everything she knows into question. When no one is who they seem, deciding who to trust becomes a dangerous game—and one wrong step could shatter everything.

 

I can’t wait to share this one with all of you! Keep an eye out for the cover reveal in the near future!

 

Launch Day: THE BITE OF WINTER

Current theme song: “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin

Current stage in process: Partying, final copy edits of IMS #3, writing IMS #4, writing secret project

HOORAY! It’s the official launch day for THE BITE OF WINTER!

Special extras have been unlocked as well. You can now view the Pinterest inspiration board and listen to the book playlist for IMS Book #2. You can also read the first three chapters for free online here:

Chapter One   |   Chapter Two   |   Chapter Three

I’m so excited to finally share this book with all of you and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

 

Giveaways and News

The release of THE BITE OF WINTER is drawing near! In the meanwhile, there are a couple of giveaways currently running over at Goodreads. Enter to win a signed copy of books 1 & 2 in the International Monster Slayers series!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Curse of Moose Lake by Bethany Helwig

The Curse of Moose Lake

by Bethany Helwig

Giveaway ends March 24, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Bite of Winter by Bethany Helwig

The Bite of Winter

by Bethany Helwig

Giveaway ends April 04, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

In addition to the giveaway, the first several chapters of Book #2 will be released leading up to release day on April 18, 2017.

Also be on the lookout for new Extras content being added to the website. A new section for Book Statistics has already been added and I’m working on extras specifically for the IMS series which will be appearing in the near future. These additions will flesh out more of the background of the story, the world, and characters you have met or will meet along the way.

Meanwhile on the writing front, I’ve been working hard on Book #4 as well as a secret project I will be revealing later this year.

The Bite of Winter Cover Reveal!

I am happy to present the cover for THE BITE OF WINTER, the second book in the International Monster Slayers series!

Drum roll please . . .

 

 

Woohoo! I’m also happy to reveal that THE BITE OF WINTER will become available April 18, 2017, and you will be able to pre-order within the next month. Keep an eye out for sneak peeks and an advance copy giveaway leading up to launch day. More details to follow!

 

International Monster Slayers Book #2

For those who missed the announcement on my social media pages, I’m excited to reveal the title of book #2 in the International Monster Slayers series: THE BITE OF WINTER.

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WOOHOO!

Three months have passed since Phoenix liberated Moose Lake from Dasc’s clutches and put an end to his plans. The resident werewolves have recovered from their ordeal, but Phoenix has become plagued by nightmares and wrestles with the most crucial part of being an IMS agent—killing monsters. But her job is far from over.

 

When Phoenix discovers Ashley has been arrested by IMS agents in Duluth, she rushes to aid her friend who claims she was attacked by a vampire. Determined to uncover the truth, Phoenix joins forces with the Duluth team and their investigation leads them down a bloody path to a clever foe.

 

But this new danger isn’t Phoenix’s only concern. After receiving a summons to Underground, she’s forced to confront the source of her nightmares as she discovers Dasc isn’t done with her yet. With dire consequences looming from her choices and the lives of the werewolves in her hands, Phoenix must decide just how far she’s willing to go in order to save them all.

 

Add it to your to-read-list on Goodreads! The cover reveal will be up next. Stay tuned for other special reveals and giveaways!

 

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Onwards!

Current theme song: “None Shall Live” by Two Steps From Hell (BWAHAHA)

Current stage in process: Editing IMS Book #3, prepping IMS Book #4

Wow, the last couple of months have been crazy busy! A lot of work went into launching THE CURSE OF MOOSE LAKE, book #2 is getting ready for its own publication, the first draft and revisions of book #3 have been completed, and the research/outlining stage of book #4 has begun! Phew! I’ve taken a minor break to reorient myself and will be continuing work on book #3 soon so it can be handed off to my editor/beta reader.

As for NaNoWriMo…well, let’s just say I realized my limitations and decided to focus on getting book #3 completely done before trying to dive directly into book #4 without a safety vest (a/k/a outline, research, etc.). I still wrote a little (the prologue and about a page of the first chapter) and it’s hard to not write during November but, alas, this is the way it must be.

I’ve got another event coming up on November 25-26 at the Historical Society in Moose Lake, Minnesota! If you’re in the area, stop by to get a signed copy of TCOML! If you don’t get the chance to make it, there will be another opportunity to get a signed hardcover in the next Goodreads giveaway scheduled to run November 24-December 14.

Also! The title of book #2 and blurb will be announced this week so stay tuned!