JODI THOMAS’ “HARMONY SERIES”,JUST DOWN THE ROAD GIVEAWAY AND VISIT…

MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE ARE HONORED TO WELCOME AUTHOR JODI THOMAS TODAY….

FOR THOSE YOU DO NOT KNOW JODI,HERE IS AN INTRODUCTION TO JODI THOMAS!!

(from author)

                        Please welcome USA Today and New York Times Best-selling author Jodi Thomas!!   

  

Jodi Thomas is the NY Times and USA Today best-selling author of 31 novels and 9 short story collections. As of July 2006, she was the 11th woman to be inducted in to RWA Hall of Fame. She is also currently serving as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. 

Jodi Thomas is the NY Times and USA Today best-selling author of 31 novels and 9 short story collections. As of July 2006, she was the 11th woman to be inducted in to RWA Hall of Fame. She is also currently serving as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.

 

             

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WELCOME JODI!!

I’ve been waiting for JUST DOWN THE ROAD to hit the stands for months.  When I was writing it, the story flew.  Harmony, Texas, is a town I’ve lived in for a while but this time the characters new and old danced off the pages as fast as I could type.  I love that the readers go on this adventure with me and this time I promise to keep them up.
My story opens with a rancher named Tinch Turner who is grieving the loss of his wife and best friend the only way he knows how, but working too hard and fighting just as hard.  He’s lost the light in his world and sees himself as just waiting to take his last breath.  Only problem is, he runs into is a doctor who sees her job as fighting to keep people alive, even him.
Doctor Addison Spencer moves in just down the road from him and before either realize it they both become involved in the same cause.  One little boy pulls them together and makes them both forget their own problems because his needs are so great.
I’d like to welcome you to step into my town, Harmony, Texas, and get to know the people.  The streets of Harmony, the ranches and farms around, the vast open land that molds a special kind of people, all form together in my head as real as a road map.  My characters, spurs and all, step into my imagination, “have a set” and tell me their stories.  They are as real to me as family and friends and they’ll come alive to you also.
Who knows, when you finish the book, you might just feel like you have another home town.
Remember, always be kind to one another, and enjoy my newest story,
Jodi Thomas


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JODI, we always enjoy your visits with us at My Book Addiction and More. Thank you for visiting with us and our readers today!

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JUST DOWN THE ROAD Coming April 3, 2012

Reading level:Ages 18 and up

Mass Market Paperback:336 pages

Publisher:Berkley; Original edition (April 3, 2012)

Language:English

ISBN-10:0425246922

ISBN-13: 978-0425246924

(From the author’s website)

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When   Tinch Turner lost his   wife, he gave up on living. Now he spends his   nights brooding, boozing   and brawl-ing. When one of his escapades lands   him in the ER, he   finds himself staring up at the beautiful new doctor   in town. For the   first time in years, he feels a spark, but Addison   Spencer wants   nothing to do with the unruly rancher—or any man for that   matter.   She’s only in Harmony four months, long enough for the trouble   she   left behind to be over. But then a vulnerable little boy barrels   into   both of their lives, forcing them out of the past —and into a   future   where love is just down the road…

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**GIVEAWAY ALERT**

*Sponsored by the author*

We are excited to offer 1 lucky commenter a print copy of “JUST DOWN THE ROAD” by Jodi Thomas. Sorry,giveaway open to U.S. residents only! Giveaway will run from today March 26 until April 2,2012.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND HAPPY READING!!

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Thank you,dear readers, for spending time with us and our awesome guests!!

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Jodi Thomas is pleased to present JUST DOWN THE ROAD, the fourth novel in her award-winning Harmony series.
When Tinch Turner lost his wife, he gave up on living. Now he spends his nights brooding, boozing and brawl-ing. When one of his escapades lands him in the ER, he finds himself staring up at the beautiful new doctor in town. For the first time in years, he feels a spark, but Addison Spencer wants nothing to do with the unruly rancher—or any man for that matter. She’s only in Harmony four months, long enough for the trouble she left behind to be over. But then a vulnerable little boy barrels into both of their lives, forcing them out of the past —and into a future where love is just down the road…
“Extremely powerful and gripping writing…full of passionate moments, hidden secrets, and likable characters.
~ Roundtable Reviews
“ Even for readers new to the series, the intricate relationships between these affable men and ec-centric women are easy to follow and even easier to love. “
~Publishers Weekly
JUST DOWN THE ROAD
Sell date: April 3, 2012
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 978-0425246924
Retail price: USA $ 7.99
Jodi Thomas is the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of 34 novels and 11 short story col-lections. In June 2011, WELCOME TO HARMONY won a RITA, the highest award for women’s fic-tion. 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 Today Bestselling Author

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As many of you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is great, but I thought I’d take a week to do a “cancer” week. This week here at My Book Addiction and More we will be featuring various authors/friends and running a daily giveaway.

Today is my day, tomorrow author Lisa Renee Jones is visiting, Wednesday author Colleen Coble is stopping by, Thursday is author Donna Grant’s day, Friday is author Caridad Pineiro’s day, on Monday we’ll have author Cynthia Eden for the final Cancer week visit and author Jodi Thomas will be here as well.  Now each day from today, October 17th, until Tuesday,October 25th, 2011 we will give away a copy of ENTANGLED, an anthology that was released by some great authors and the proceeds from every sale is going to Cancer Research, here is a link to ENTANGLED, http://www.cynthiaeden.com/books/entangled/.

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Now for my blog post. Today I wanted to kick off this week by telling you a bit about my mother-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Whitley Keel. Now I know there are jokes about mother-in-laws and how bad they are, and while mine could drive me nuts, I loved her. She was truly like another mother, she’d get mad at me, she’d tell me things that hurt, but she loved me. She treated me just like her son, same as my mom does. My mom loved her as well. When me and my husband married we really did merge our families. My mother-in-law, who I always called, Mrs. Ann, was a great woman. She left behind a husband and only one son, my husband, and 2 grandchildren. She passed away too young.

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The image above is Mrs. Ann, my husband, and my father-in-law, Ray, it was taken on our wedding day, June 22, 1996.

Mrs. Ann battled breast cancer 15yrs earlier and won. Then she got a different form of cancer that took her life. She was a strong woman who battled this disease with grace and courage. I’m including various images of her. I’ve battled with what to write, she wasn’t perfect, but she was Mrs. Ann. She was a good woman, had her faith, and loved her family. I miss her still today. She knew before the doctors ever told her that she had cancer and that this time she wouldn’t win the battle, but she still fought it. We so wish she’d have won that battle, there are times when anger will peek it’s head up for all of us, anger that she died so young, anger that a cure hasn’t been found, anger that she didn’t fight harder. While we know she did all she could, I’m not gonna lie and say it’s not there. Here is one of my favorite images of Mrs. Ann, this is her as a little girl,

02-03-2008 02;30;23PMI don’t know why I love it, but I do.

And here she is with our kids, 02-03-2008 02;54;14PM

02-03-2008 02;16;32PManother favorite image of mine, Mrs. Ann with my husband a little boy. I just love the look of this image.

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The image above is one most say looks the most like her,she was a smoker and there was nothing we could do to change that, and nope Lung Cancer wasn’t what took her life.

moma, Mrs. Ann

The above image is hazy but this is my mom and Mrs. Ann on our wedding day. Me and my husband are extremely lucky we didn’t/don’t have one mother who loves us we have two. They both love us and can get angry at us, and don’t always take their child’s side in moments but through all we know no matter what both of these wonderful amazing woman will always love us. We are their children and for that we thank God. He couldn’t have picked better mother’s for either of us. Thank you God for giving us the mothers you did, we treasured our time with Mrs.Ann and miss her. We know each day is a blessing with my mother and pray we get to keep her for a LONG time.

If you would like to share your stories with us please do so. We will be featuring various authors later this week, some may talk about cancer, others not. I hope you will enjoy these posts and that you will learn things or find hope. I’m including a link to various resources for Cancer if you’d like to help out, help us promote ENTANGLED so tons of money can be given to research.

American Cancer Society

National Cancer, How to find Resources in Community

Susan G Komen for the Cure

Cancer Centers of America

There are so many more links I could provide. If you all would like me to, please let me know. For now I’ll give you details on how you can win a copy of ENTANGLED, ebook format only.

Giveaway

If you would like to win a goodie bag with some bath and body products, a note pad, a tote(says “fight like a girl”) and a few surprises, along with an ebook copy of ENTANGLED, all you have to do is comment here.I’d love it if you tweeted about this post and this week, helped us spread the word about ENTANGLED but I’m not making it a must. Just comment and you’ll be given a chance to win. This giveaway is open everywhere. Good luck and I hope you all will come back the rest of this week.

hugs,

WendyK

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