A visit with Jodi Thomas! And a Giveaway!!!

Today we at My Book Addiction and More are thrilled to welcome author, Jodi Thomas! Please join us in welcoming her.

When I began writing WILD TEXAS ROSE, I felt like I was going home.  My footprints were already molded into the foundation of this Historical Romance.  I’d been thinking about these characters for years and finally it was time for their story.  All four men in this story were damaged by the Civil War but all were going on with their lives believing they’d always be alone.  This book is about friendship that always stands fast and how the love of a few women, good or bad, can change a man’s life for the better.


This is my 25th Historical Romance, my 35th book and I’m still having a ball.  I think what I love most about writing is discovering the characters and letting them tell me their stories.  Like breathing , no two people are alike.


When I sat down in my study and traveled back to Texas in the 1800’s, I began with Rose McMurray.  As a child she drove everyone crazy organizing her world and as an adult nothing has changed.  She’s twenty-six and traveled from Whispering Mountain to Fort Worth to help a friend with her wedding plans.


From the first, Rose knows something is very wrong and of course, she sets out to correct the problem.  The adopted son of her uncle, Duncan McMurray, has his hands full with a gang of killers in Dallas, but he rides over to help Rose.


As Rose builds her forces, not only the bride’s life falls in dangers but so does Rose and Duncan’s.


I had great fun mixing up the stories of people in this book.  So often when people think they are all alone in the world they find they are surrounded by friends when trouble rides in.  The love stories were also fun to write, for with the exception of one lady who took her clothes off for a living, most of the people were new to loving.


On August 7th when this book hits, I’ll be like a proud parent standing outside the nursery windows looking at a newborn.

Hope all of you enjoy WILD TEXAS ROSE.


NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Jodi Thomas presents her latest Whispering Mountain novel WILD TEXAS ROSE, about a woman who’s cursed when it comes to love—and the man determined to save her.

Twenty-five-year-old Rose McMurray may be beautiful, smart, and capable of running her adopted family’s ranch at Whispering Mountain, but she’s backed away from marriage three times without giving any reasons. Everyone thinks Rose is a coward, afraid of any adven-ture, including falling in love. She’s never done a single wild or reckless thing in her life…until now.
“At the top of everyone’s favorites list.”
—Romance Junkies
“Wonderfully written, romantic, and delightful.”
—The Romance Reader
“Exceptional…Packs a powerful emotional punch.”

Release date: August 7, 2012
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 978-0-425-25037-2
Retail Price: USA$7.99

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Release Date August 7, 2012

Jodi Thomas is the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of 35 novels and 11 short story
collections. A RITA winning author, Jodi currently serves as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.
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Jodi Thomas, NY Times and USA

*Giveaway Alert in honor of Jodi’s release and visit, we are giving away 1 copy of WILD TEXAS ROSE, print or ebook winner’s choice. In order to win fill out rafflecopter. Giveaway is open to US only for a print copy, worldwide or wherever we can send an ebook copy via an ebook seller. Winner’s will NOT get the prize until August 7th.*

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10 Replies to “A visit with Jodi Thomas! And a Giveaway!!!”

  1. I don't have a favorite – I love them all!!! So does my husband, he's read most of them too!

  2. Jodi is a new author to me so I haven't read anything of hers yet but this book sounds fantastic.

  3. Jodi is a new author to me so I don't have a favorite book. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.

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