RELEASE DAY BLAST~THE SHERIFF’S LITTLE MATCHMAKER~CARRIE NICHOLS

Meet the Author:

2016 RWA® Golden Heart® Winner and 2016 & 2015 Maggie Award winning author, Carrie Nichols, is a hardy New Englander transplanted to the Deep South, where she marvels how two inches of snow can bring a city like Atlanta to its knees. She loves to travel, is addicted to British crime dramas and knows a Seinfeld quote appropriate for every occasion.

She has one tolerant husband, two grown sons, and two critical cats. To her dismay, Carrie’s characters—much like her family—often ignore the wisdom and guidance she lovingly offers. She enjoys weaving heart, home and humor into her stories.

Carrie is a member of RWA, Georgia Romance Writers, and Chattanooga Area Romance Authors.

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About the Book:

When teacher Sasha Honeycutt kisses a handsome cowboy in a bar on a dare, she never expects to see him again. To her surprise, though, he walks through the door of her classroom for a parent-teacher conference. Sheriff Remy Fontenot might be sexy as sin, but Sasha has no interest in falling for another police officer. Rose Creek, Texas is her fresh start after being “that poor widow.” Only, Remy’s precocious daughter has big plans for the two of them…
After their stolen kiss, Remy knows there’s a sexy woman hiding under that school marm charm. When fate—aka his seven-year-old—keeps putting her in his path, he decides to take it as a sign. His daughter needs a mom, and the intriguing, beautiful Sasha is perfect for the role. Not to mention their chemistry is off the charts. Unfortunately, he’s set his sights on the one woman in town who has no interest in falling for another man with a badge.
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My Thoughts 

The Sheriff’s Little Matchmaker by Carrie Nichols is a sweet, clean, feel good story of love,  and life, set against a small town background, in Rose Creek, Texas.  Features,  Sheriff Remy Fontenot,  teacher Sasha Honeycutt, a 7 year old, Evie, sassy banter,  sweet romance and a little girl determined to match her father with her new teacher. Would make a great Lifetime or Hallmark movie.

Definitely,  a feel good read! I enjoyed the characters and the plot, the sweetness of the two made for enjoyable reading. A quick read, perfect for a rainy day or on a chilly Autumn night. Thus was my first reading anything from this author,  and I enjoyed this one. Plan to read more from Carrie Nichols.

I voluntarily received a complimentary copy, however,  these are my honest opinions. I was in no way required nor compensated to write a review.”

 

Rating: 4

Heat rating: Sweet

Reviewer: AprilR 

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TODAY’S FEATURE*COWBOY CHARM SCHOOL*MARGARET BROWNLEY with pre-order links + #review

When Texas Ranger Brett Tucker accidentally derails a wedding,
he’s determined to bring the estranged couple back together…
but he never dreamed he’d start falling for the bride!

Texas Ranger Brett Tucker hates to break up a wedding, but the groom―notorious criminal Frank Foster―is a danger to any woman. So he busts into the church, guns blazing…only to find he has the wrong man.

STOP THAT WEDDING!

Bride-to-be Kate Denver is appalled by her fiancé’s over-the-top reaction to the innocent mistake and calls off the wedding―for good. Guilt-ridden, Brett’s desperate to get them back on track. But the more time he spends with Kate, the harder he falls…and the more he yearns to prove that he’s her true match in every way.

What People Are Saying About Margaret Brownley:
“Delightful, humorous…packed with engaging characters, loads of action, several mysteries― all enough sizzle to satisfy her fans.” ―RT Book Reviews for A Match Made in Texas
“A sweet, touching love story.” ―Kirkus Reviews for Left at the Altar
“Lively and warm. A welcome addition to a sparse yet popular subgenre.” ―Booklist for Left at the Altar

  • Publication date: September 4, 2018
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07CPB154F
  • Pages: 384

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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N.Y. Times Bestselling author AUTHOR MARGARET BROWNLEY has penned more than forty-five novels and novellas. Her books have won numerous awards, including Readers’ Choice and Award of Excellence. She’s a two-time Romance Writers of American RITA® finalist and has written for a TV soap.  She is currently working on a new series.  Not bad for someone who flunked eighth- grade English.  Just don’t ask her to diagram a sentence

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My Thoughts 
Cowboy Charm School by Margaret Brownley is book 1 in her new series “The Haywire Brides”. A clean, light and airy adventure. Set in 1855 Haywire, Texas. This is the story of Texas Ranger Brett Tucker,  Kate Denver and Frank Foster and a calamity of errors. Laugh at loud moments,  mystery,  a bit of suspense and romance will pull readers into this delightful romance and hold them glued to the pages. The characters are charming,  humorous and engaging. The storyline is unpredictable,  steady paced, adventurous, mysterious and definitely unpredictable. An enjoyable and lively new series from the talented Margaret Brownley.  A definite keeper and must read for fans of clean, sweet, Western Historical romance set in a small town in Texas. Lighthearted and heartwarming with a twist of fate.

“I voluntarily received a complimentary copy, however,  these are my honest opinions. I was in no way required nor compensated to write a review.”

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Sweet

Reviewer: AprilR 

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Toughest Cowboy in Texas by Carolyn Brown……Teaser Blitz!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: TOUGHEST COWBOY IN TEXAS

Author: Carolyn Brown

Series: Happy, Texas #1

On Sale: May 30, 2017

Publisher: Forever

Mass Market: $7.99 USD

eBook: $6.99 USD

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown’s begins an all-new series of rugged cowboys.

“This is an emotional star-crossed lovers tale with tangible depths and an attitude that’s relatable to real life.” –RT Book Reviews

Last time Lila Harris was in Happy, Texas, she was actively earning her reputation as the resident wild child. Now, a little older and wiser, she’s back to run her mother’s café for the summer. Except something about this town has her itching to get a little reckless and rowdy, especially when she sees her old partner-in-crime, Brody Dawson. Their chemistry is just as hot as ever. But he’s still the town’s golden boy-and she’s still the wrong kind of girl.

Brody hasn’t had much time lately for anything other than ranching. Running the biggest spread in the county and taking care of his family more than keeps him busy. All that responsibility has him longing for the carefree days of high school—and Lila. She may have grown up, but he still sees that spark of mischief in her eyes. Now he’s dreaming about late-night skinny dipping and wondering how he can possibly resist the one woman he can never forget…

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Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author and RITA® Finalist who has sold more than 2.75 million books. She presently writes both women’s fiction and cowboy romance. She has also written historical single title, historical series, contemporary single title, and contemporary series. She lives in southern Oklahoma with her husband, a former English teacher, who is not allowed to read her books until they are published. They have three children and enough grandchildren to keep them young.

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GUEST BLOGGER~ JODY THOMAS~ ONE TRUE HEART….COMING APRIL 7, 2015

 IT IS ALWAYS A DELIGHT TO WELCOME, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR….

JODY THOMAS

{ONE TRUE HEART}

{COMING APRIL 7, 2015}

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jodi thomasWhen I began ONE TRUE HEART I knew I wanted to write a story about a man, Drew Cunningham, who was afraid to live because he believed a terrible tragedy was he fault. One night in the Amarillo airport he meets a woman, Millanie McAllen, who has never been afraid of anything in her life.  She’s crippled up and broken and thinks the last person who can help her is a shy man who looks like he might be a professor.

Millanie has taken care of herself all her life and is touched that this guy thinks he can help her.  She decides to play the helpless role if only long enough to catch a ride to her home town, Harmony, Texas.

Though they are attracted to each other, neither believes in love.  And, like most of us in our real lives, Drew and Millanie are surrounded by friends and relatives who complicate their lives.

When you step into ONE TRUE HEART you’ll step into Harmony where the lives of the people in the town blend together.  You’ll meet Millanie McAllen and Drew Cunningham.  Both hiding out from life for different reasons.  In their love story the gentle, loving man wins out.  As they face the truth about real love they also must both face their fears.

Drew, who is always organized and calm has, what he believes, is the craziest sister on the planet.  She dances in the moonlight and tells fortunes.  In her first session with Johnny Wheeler, he’s arrested for killing his ex-wife.  Kare knows Johnny didn’t do it.  She didn’t see murder in his lifeline.  Johnny thinks she’s nuts, but she’s determined to help him even if she has to draft her big brother to help.

Another story threads its way through the book.  Beau Yates comes back to town for a few days.  He’s a successful singer in Nashville, but deep down knows that all his love songs are about one girl.  He doesn’t even know her name, he simply calls her Trouble.  She used to pick him up after work.  She’d every dream he’s ever had about love.

This story has people who will come to life as you read.  You’ll fall in love with a first love and fall in love for the last time with a forever love.  I hope my characters will walk off the pages for you as they have for me.

Now and then I get a letter or e-mail asking me where Harmony, Texas is.  It’s in my mind.  It always has been.  It’s the small town where people care about each other.  It is as alive as any town I’ve ever lived in and I hope it will come alive for you also.

Happy reading,

 

Jodi Thomas

Thank you, Jodi, for visiting with us and our readers today! It is always such a great pleasure to have you visit with us and our readers!

Congratulations on another hit, with ONE TRUE HEART!!



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Meet Jodi Thomas…

A fifth generation Texan, Jodi Thomas chooses to set the majority of her novels in her home state.

With a degree in Family Studies, Thomas is a marriage and family counselor by education, a background that enables her to write about family dynamics. Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Thomas enjoys interacting with students on the West Texas A & M University campus, where she currently serves as Writer In Residence.

“My door is usually open to students all morning,” explains Thomas, who talks to the classes at the University and on other campuses during her many speaking engagements when not writing in her spacious office in WTAMU’s Cornette Library. “They come by to visit and ask questions about being a writer. When I was a child, being a writer wasn’t an option. All the people I knew had regular jobs. I’m hoping that students will see that being a writer is a possibility. This is particularly important in these days when programs in the arts are being cut in the public schools.”

Commenting on her contribution to the arts, Thomas said, “When I was teaching classes full time, I thought I was making the world a better place. Now I think of a teacher, or nurse, or mother settling back and relaxing with one of my books. I want to take her away on an adventure that will entertain her. Maybe, in a small way, I’m still making the world a better place.”

While the author toured the country speaking to Desk and Derrick clubs about her 2003 novel, THE WIDOWS OF WICHITA COUNTY, the members of various chapters formed a Jodi Thomas Fan Club. The group enthusiastically promotes her novels and public appearances and even volunteers to provide drivers for her out-of-town engagements.

When not working on a novel or inspiring students to pursue a writing career, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, Tom, renovating a historic home they bought in Amarillo, and “checking up” on their two grown sons.

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  • Series: Harmony (Book 8)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (April 7, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425268411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425268414

 

One True Heart

Millanie McAllen is always logical. But after returning to her childhood home, she learns that some things are beyond explanation—like her undeniable passion for Drew Cunningham…

After finding success as a singer on the road, Beau Yates returns to Harmony to make peace with his dying father—only to find the woman he’s been dreaming of for years. But the secrets they discover might be too much for him to bear…

When Johnny Wheeler is charged with his wife’s murder, he turns to the only person who believes he’s innocent. Fortune teller Kare Cunningham’s life has always danced around reality—but Johnny is able to ground her like no other…

As their paths cross in new, captivating directions, the townspeople of Harmony need to learn to love and let go in order to live together in their little slice of heaven.

Available April 7, 2015

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MY THOUGHTS:

ONE TRUE HEART by Jodi Thomas is another awesome Contemporary Romance set in small town of Harmony, Texas. #8 in “A Harmony” novel, but can be read as a stand alone. Please visit the author’s website for a full listing of this amazing series!

Harmony, Texas just keeps getting better and better, in my opinion. In this one we meet Captain Millanie McAllen, Drew Cunningham, Beau Yates, Johnny Wheeler, and Kare Cunningham.

Filled with secrets, hidden secrets, buried pasts, passion, and romance. Love blooms, as does the promise of secrets buried coming to life. A captivating and intriguing tale of small town life and the people who live in them.

Once again, Ms. Thomas has brought together a cast of characters that are charming, yet some are destructive, passionate, romance and love. A well thought out tale, with realistic characters who have realistic problems. I have enjoyed this series, but I believe “One True Heart” is the best yet, but than we will have to see what comes next in this fast paced, small town story filled with secrets and blooming love. Well done, once again, Ms. Thomas! Highly recommend for fans of small town life, Cozy Mystery, Romance and just a well developed story. Another keeper by Jodi Thomas!

*Received for an honest review from the publisher*

RATING: 5

HEAT RATING: MILD

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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TOP 5 ~SHANNON LEIGH~ DECONSTRUCTING LILA~ with review

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5 top reasons for writing a tale with restoring a Whorehouse,second chances and Texas?

1.    Everyone deserves a second chance

2.    Texans fight harder to win second chances and make good on ‘em. And the stories that go with ‘em are fabulous.

3.    Whorehouses and saloons are a colorful part of our history. They’re worthy of preservation

4.    I’m from Texas. We’re real different down here and we make sure everyone knows that. I can’t think of a people more fun to write about!

5.    Good beer. Good BBQ brisket. And good people.

 

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DL_500Deconstructing Lila
Shannon Leigh

Contemporary romance
Paperback, 350 pages
Published September 23rd 2014 by Entangled: Select
She’ll bring him to his knees…
Preservationist Lila Gentry returns to her small Texas hometown to restore the famous Chisholm Trail whorehouse where her great-great-grandmother was a madam in the 1880s. On her agenda is winning back Jake, the one that got away. But how do you rope a man who doesn’t want to be wrangled?
Jake lives by one creed: Keep it simple. His ex showing up in town complicates his life and makes him think about things he’d rather forget.
When Lila’s restoration project is threatened before it even begins, she turns to Jake for help. Working together stirs up old feelings, but while Lila and Jake always sizzle between the sheets—or wherever the moment takes them—it will involve some sweet-talking and finesse to bring these two together.

 

 

 

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Author Bio:
Growing up in Hell’s Back Forty, Shannon Leigh developed a fierce loyalty to all things Texas and pledged to share the romance of small town dance halls and the flavor of brisket BBQ with readers. Currently, she lives in Fort Worth with an extensive cowboy boot collection, a red and white, ’67 Chevy pickup and a mission to find the best taco stands in the city.
She’s been writing since Jesus was a small boy, but recently found a home with the uber wonderful folks at Entangled Publishing.
When she’s not writing fiction, she writes features for local magazines, sells real estate, and runs around with a particular 11 year old known as “The Boy.”

 

 

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MY THOUGHT:

DECONSTRUCTING LILA by Shannon Leigh is an interesting Contemporary Romance. It’s the tale of Lila Gentry and Jake, her estranged husband. Lila has gone back to Texas to restore the old whorehouse,Chisholm Trail, her great-great-grandmother was the madam of in the 1880’s and win back her estranged husband.

Filled with sizzling passionate scenes, second chances, history, fear, complications and romance. There is also a subplot of Miss Pru, the madam and Luke Pierce, a rancher told through Miss Pru’s journal. There is the added drama of restoring the old whorehouse as well as Jake’s illness.
Well written, with a bit of history and lots of passion. You can’t help but enjoy this wickedly delicious tale mixed with contemporary and historical romance.
I enjoyed the dialogue between the characters, and I think the journey was an added bonus. Well done!

*Received for an honest review from the publisher*

Rating: 4

Heat rating: Hot

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

 

 

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SPOTLIGHT & #GIVEAWAY~ SOMETHING SWEETER ~ CANDIS TERRY

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT AND GIVEAWAY!

ON SALE JUNE 24, 2014!!

~SOMETHING SWEETER~

{Contemporary Romance}

[Sweet, Texas series Book 3]

CANDIS TERRY

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Called “fun and refreshing” by NYT bestseller Rachel Gibson, Candis Terry was the first author to make the leap from Avon’s digital-first imprint, Impulse, to the traditional print and digital Avon line, with the critically acclaimed debut to her Sweet, TX series, Anything But Sweet, which was then followed by Sweetest Mistake and this summer we’ll be releasing her latest: SOMETHING SWEETER. Terry’s contemporary romances deliver unique love stories that tap directly into what readers want.

About the book:

SomethingSweeter(From the author’s website)

The men in Texas are hard to resist . . .

Seattle event planner Allison Lane is an expert at delivering the perfect wedding—even if she might not exactly believe in the whole “’til death do us part” thing. When her father decides to tie the knot with a woman he barely knows, Allison heads to Sweet, Texas, to make sure his new honey is the real deal. What she didn’t expect to find at the local honky-tonk was a sexy Southern man as bent on charming her pants off as he is on blowing her “true love doesn’t exist” theory all to hell.

And they always promise . . .

Veterinarian, former Marine, and Sweet’s favorite playboy Jesse Wilder takes one look at Allison and knows she’s a handful of trouble he can’t deny. But even after a sizzling kiss and obvious mutual attraction, it seems Allison has no such problem. When Jesse uncovers her sweet side, can he crush his playboy image, melt her cynical heart, and change her mind about taking a trip down the aisle?

(From the publsher)

Readers are invited back to Sweet, TX with another refreshing love story featuring the picturesque Texas town. Populated by gleefully tacky individuals who’d give you the star-spangled shirts off their backs, Sweet is home to many romance fan-favorite archetypes—namely, a band of brothers…and the Wilder boys are definitely heartthrobs worth reading about!

Jackson Wilder is the epitome of everything readers crave in a hero: a cowboy-turned-war-vet-turned-firefighter with a troubled past and a heart of gold, coupled with a heroine who’s got enough fire of her own to match him. To the single women of Sweet, Texas, former Marine, Jesse Wilder, is hot, hunky perfection with six-pack abs and a heart of gold. He’s a veterinarian who loves animals, kids, is devoted to his family, and is financially stable.

The best part? No woman has yet snagged him or put a ring on his finger.

The problem? Jesse’s been down a long, bumpy road and isn’t the least bit interested in setting his boots on the path to matrimony.

Sure, Allison Lane makes a living helping others plan their big day as a wedding planner, but that doesn’t mean she has to actually believe in matrimonial bliss. Her family’s broken track record proves she just doesn’t have the settle-down gene swimming in her DNA. And though she finds Jesse fantasy material, why should she take the word of this confirmed playboy that all roads lead to “I do?”

 

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CandisTerry_Headshot_Nov2012 About the author:

Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s as warm and charming as the characters she writes about; with a lovely personality and steadily growing popularity, she is a fascinating addition to the world of contemporary romance. Candis has experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers, and her quirky wealth of experience color her writing in a unique way. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after. From the screen to the printed page, Candis Terry is carving out a well-deserved niche for herself in the world of hot new contemporary romance. 

Please visit her on the web at www.candisterry.com.

   

SomethingSweeter~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

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No, P.O. Boxes, please!

Giveaway will run from June 22 until June 27, 2014.

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BELIEVE IT OR NOT….JODI THOMAS, BETTING THE RAINBOW….TODAY’S GUEST

We are so excited to have visiting with us….

NY Times and USA Today Best Selling author…

JODI THOMAS

[Harmony, Texas series]

{BETTING THE RAINBOW}

Welcome, Jody!!

You can  pre-order your copy today at www.jodithomas.com.

Believe it or not, my next book will be out April 1, 2014. No Fooling!

 

 

I had such fun writing this book in the Harmony series and hope everyone will love it as much as I do. Of course, you’ll have the usual characters walking through Harmony.  Martha Q Patterson, Tyler Wright and his Kate, Alex Matheson and her husband Hank.  You’ll also have a character coming home.  For all of you who love Ronny Logan, you’ll be happy to know her story isn’t over.

 

 

This novel plays out three great love stories on a small lake a few miles from Harmony, Texas.  One true love shines between a couple who met in high school and their building story has walked through several books.  This time Reagan and Noah are old enough to know their mind, but can love find them after they’ve grown apart?  She’s become a successful business woman and he’s a big time rodeo star.  Two people with such different lives have to figure out what is truly important.

 

 

Ronny Logan comes home looking for peace after dealing with the loss of her first love.  Thanks to the mysterious man next door, she discovers what passion is all about.  Only does passion equal a forever love?

 

 

Dusti Delaney’s  farm on the small lake off Rainbow Lane makes the third house.  She and her sister had to give up on their dreams when their mother fell ill, but Dusti is determined to try one more time.  If she can beat out a hundred cowboys in a charity poker game and get to Vegas, all she has to do is place in the money and her sister can go back to finish school.  Only problem is, she has to learn to play the game in two weeks and the only man who is good enough to teach her has flown in from Ireland to win.

 

 

Not everything in life turns out as planned.  We can’t control all the ups and down or the good and bad things that come our way.  But just like poker, you’ve got to play the cards you’re dealt.

 

 

Jodi Thomas

You can  pre-order your copy today at www.jodithomas.com.

Thank you, Jodi, for stopping by today and spending time with us and our readers!!

Much luck on your latest release, BETTING THE RAINBOW!!

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Publishers Weekly Review of Betting the

Rainbow

Jodi Thomas. Berkley, $7.99 mass market (304p) ISBN 978-0-425-26840-7

Thomas knocks it out of the park again with her seventh contemporary set in Harmony, Tex. (after Can’t Stop Believing). Ronny Logan and Austin Hawk are looking for peace out by Rainbow Lane. They both have reasons to crave solitude—he’s recovering from injury, she from grief and a year’s travel—so they’re surprised to enjoy each other’s company. Ronny also becomes friends with neighbors Dusti and Abby Delaney, sisters who are counting on a poker tournament to make their dreams come true. As Dusti gets poker lessons from flirtatious Kieran O’Toole, tournament organizer Reagan Truman waits for rodeo rider Noah McAllen, her longtime love interest, to “grow up and man up.” Thomas is a master at creating damaged yet appealing characters, and their expressions of love—as siblings, as friends, as partners—are intense and beautiful. Their paths to happiness are interwoven in an intricate tapestry with the tournament as backdrop, combining in an epic tale of the kind of love that lasts forever. (Apr.)

 

Betting the Rainbow (Harmony) by Jodi Thomas 
Review by Vickie Denney at Reader To Reader



Ronny Logan has returned to Harmony after traveling the world for a year. This was one of the things that her late friend, Marty Winslow, wanted her to do with some of the money he bequeathed her. Ronny will always love Marty, but must start a new life; however, she doesn’t know what to do since she has enough money to last her for forever. Marty’s butler and friend, Mr. Carleon, has stayed in Harmony to help Ronny with any and every thing. While she was away, he leased a cottage for her on Rainbow Lane and it sits on a small lake. There are only three houses in that area. Across the lake the Delaney sisters, Abby and Dusti, have a small farm and raise chickens. Hawk House is on Ronny’s side of the lake and currently is housing Austin Hawk.

Abby had to quit nursing school with only a year to go due to finances after parent’s illnesses. Dusti has entered a local fund raising poker game that sends the winner to Las Vegas to play for a million dollar jack pot. Dusti asks Kiernan O’Toole to teach her the finer points of the game. She hopes to win locally and then win enough in Los Vegas to send Abby back to school. Kiernan will help her but warns her he is also a competitor and he will be hard to beat. The Irishman has loved Dusti forever, it seems, and she is totally unaware…but not for long.

Austin Hawk is also back in Harmony rehabbing from burns and injuries suffered during a fire. He just wants to be left alone, but Fate has other plans for him. The first night that Austin and Ronny meet had this reviewer hee-hawing. A connection is made between these two lost, wounded, and very sad souls, which evolves into a magnificent relationship.

Reagan Truman gives Noah McAllen an ultimatum – her or the rodeo. Noah can’t always run from his responsibilities.

Betting The Rainbow visits so many of the core characters and updates their status. Jodi Thomas has truly outdone herself with this fine, fine story. I know, personally, each and every character in Harmony, Texas and hope to meet many more. They are wonderful, kind, generous, real people with real problems. Be warned that having a box of tissues close by will come in handy. Beautiful stories like Betting The Rainbow don’t come around too often, and reading this tale is like finding a pot of gold.

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Releases April 1, 2014

BETTING THE RAINBOW

JODI THOMAS

Series: Harmony

Jodi Thomas. Berkley, $7.99 mass market (304p) ISBN 978-0-425-26840-7

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas returns to the town of Harmony, Texas, where life has a way of making better plans than anyone ever imagined…
Sisters Abby and Dusti Delaney have spent their entire lives on Rainbow Lane, but they dream of something bigger. So when a poker tournament comes to town, Dusti is determined to win enough money to leave. Enlisting expert Kieron O’Brian to teach her the game, sparks begin to fly as they play their hands. But Kieron refuses to stand in the way of her dream, even if it means losing her forever…

After a year of traveling, Ronny Logan is settling into a home on Rainbow Lane, but that’s all the settling she’ll be doing. Ronny refuses to fall for anyone, regardless of the chemistry she has with her neighbor Austin Hawk. Yet something undeniable begins to grow between the two loners—if only they can let their barriers fall and open their hearts…

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Jodi Thomas is NY Times and USA Today Best Selling author of 39 novels and 12 short stories collections. A four times RITA winner, Jodi currently serves as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.

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#VISIT AND #GIVEAWAY WITH KATIE LANE,AUTHOR OF “TROUBLE IN TEXAS”…

MBA&M AND GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING PRESENTS….

Ready for a little Texas Heat!

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Katie Lane’s TROUBLE IN TEXAS blog tour!

WELCOME KATIE!

What do you feel makes cowboys and Texas so enduring to readers? 

KATIE: Cowboys are alpha men who are honest and hard working.  Texas is filled with small towns that take us back to a simpler life that’s far removed from the hustle and bustle of big cities.

How hard is it to write a series? and how many will be in this series? 

KATIE: The easy part is that you have most of the characters already.  The hard part is keeping the characters fresh and interesting.  Bringing in Miss Hattie’s Henhouse was my way of keeping things fresh in the Deep in the Heart of Texas series.  I didn’t really set out to write a series.  I just had this idea about a woman searching for her long-lost twin sister.  But once I finished Going Cowboy Crazy, I realized that I had a lot of ideas that might work for other books.  Fortunately, people fell in love with Bramble and I’m getting my opportunity to write those stories.  As of now, there will be seven books in the series.  Beau’s story, Flirting with Texas, will be out in July 2013.  Brianne’s story will be next.  And finally, Beckett’s.  After that, who knows :o)

List five words to describe your writing style? 

KATIE: Fun.  Sexy.  Zany.  Character-driven.  (Does a hyphenated word count as two?)

 

Best,

Thank you, Katie,for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us and our readers today! What a pleasure to have you with us again.

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About TROUBLE IN TEXAS:

Trouble in Texas:

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Price: $7.99 US/$7.99 CAN

Pages: 352ISBN-13: 9781455515707

On Sale Date: 12/18/2012

THERE’S A FOX IN THE HENHOUSE
Inheriting the most notorious house of ill repute in Texas can spell trouble for a girl’s reputation . . . especially when she’s Elizabeth Murphy, Bramble’s prim and proper librarian. Yet when she discovers a buck-naked cowboy handcuffed to a four-poster bed, she forgets all about the town gossips. Elizabeth has sworn off men, but the stranger’s kisses melt her resolve faster than ice cream on a hot summer day.
Waking up in Miss Hattie’s Henhouse isn’t how Brant Cates reckoned on getting to the bottom of his great-granddaddy’s murder. The plan was to solve the centuries-old crime, then get the heck out of Dodge. But after meeting Elizabeth and discovering that the buttoned-up beauty is a sexy siren in disguise, he just can’t pull himself away.
Now Brant needs Elizabeth to finally put his past to rest, but is she willing to risk her future on Bramble’s newest bad boy?

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About Katie Lane:

 

Katie Lane’s interest in romance was sparked in high school in the backseat of a ’65 Mustang-okay, so maybe it wasn’t romance as much as raging teenage hormones. Still, coupled with a wild imagination, those make-out sessions inspired many a steamy storyline along with a strong belief that true love does prevail. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with the owner of that Mustang and would love to hear from her readers.

You can learn more at:

KatieLaneBooks.com
Twitter @ktlane3
Facebook.com/katielanebooks

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FOREVER’S COWBOY CRAZY TOUR AND GIVEAWAY WITH CHRISTIE CRAIG….

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WELCOME, CHRISTIE CRAIG!!

MBA&M: What do you feel the allure of “cowboys” are to readers?

 

CC:  First, I’d like to thank you for having me at your blog. I so appreciate bloggers helping me get the word out about my books. Now, to answer your question . . .

 

Ahh, cowboys, good ol’ boy Texans.  There is just something about men who aren’t afraid to speak their mind, to go after what they want, whether it’s a girl or a villain. These men are confident and sure of themselves.  They have it in their heads about what they want and they aren’t afraid to go after it with everything they have.  In fact, they approach everything in their lives with confidence and bravado.   Ahh, but when they meet the heroine . . . well, that’s when those big, strong cowboys grow weak in the knees and unlike the horses they’re used to taming, this time it’s usually them who get broken in.  What’s not to love about a good ol’ boy Texan with big heart?

 

 MBA&M: What inspired you to write this genre? 

 

CC:  I wanted to write a trilogy similar to my Divorced and Desperate series.   All my novels are set in Texas.  Why?  Well, because Texas is just unique.  There isn’t very many places where you can get mad at someone and buy a gun that same day to take them out before you get over being pissed.  LOL.  Seriously, Texas is just a bit different.  And Texans are too.  They’re bold, risk takers, slightly flawed but good people, and that just makes them good characters.  My books also include some suspense, so I decided when plotting to make my three heroes private investigators.  And because I always like to give my characters internal issues because of some past heartache, I decided to have had them be former cops who were framed and sent to prison for a crime they didn’t commit.  I love having a lot of baggage to work with.  It just makes my characters’ happy endings so much sweeter.

 

 

MBA&M: What is next for you and your writing? 

 

CC:  Well, I also write a Young Adult Paranormal series called Shadow Falls for St. Martin’s Press/\ Griffin as C.C. Hunter, so I stay pretty busy keeping up with two series.  Right now, I’m writing the fifth and last book in the Shadow Falls series, and I’m about to start the third and last book in the Hotter in Texas series.  After that, I get to dive into something completely new.  I always love starting something brand new.  I get reenergized.

 

 

MBA&M: Who do you contribute your desire for writing to and why?

 

CC:  A great question!  Being southern, storytelling was part of my heritage.  We would sit around the dinner table and try to one up each other with stories.  And if a lie made the story better, that was just fine.   Being dyslexic, I didn’t entertain the idea of becoming a writer until I was an adult and ballsy enough to take on that challenge.  However, storytelling was ingrained in me at a young age.  My grandmother, Evelyn Keith, was a school teacher and a closet writer herself, so she was a big inspiration to me.  She never once let me believe that just because I had a disability, it meant I couldn’t accomplish things.  “Just work harder and you’ll make it.”  She was right.  It was hard work, but since I just hit the NY Times and the USA Today best-seller lists, she also might be right that I’d make it.  Thanks Grandma!

MBA&M: Do you have any regrets? 

 

CC:  Hmm…what is the definition of a regret?  Do I look back and see mistakes.  Oh, heck yes.  But would I change them now?  I’m not so sure about that.  You see, the lessons I learned, the experiences I’ve lived through and the struggles I’ve endured have all shaped and molded me into the person I am today.  I’m a better writer because I’ve known what it is to love and to have my heart broken and taken that long walk down divorce lane.  Dropping out of high school isn’t something I’d recommend to anyone, but the lessons I learned from being tossed into adulthood before my time, and teaching myself to write by my own rules is part of what had shaped me into the writer I am today.  So yes, I made a lot of mistakes, but most of them I wouldn’t change, because then I’m not sure I’d be who I am today.

 

Thanks again for inviting me here to your blog.  If your readers want to know more about me and my books, they can find information at my website, www.Christie-Craig.com.  For a little taste of my Hotter in Texas series, watch the video below.  I hope you enjoy!

 

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Thank you for spending time with us and our readers today!!

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BLAME IT ON TEXAS

CHRISTIE CRAIG

Zoe Adams has always been content with her quiet nights at home, watching TV alone-until her life turns into a real-life episode of Unsolved Mystery Hunters. The story of a kidnapped girl triggers unexplained memories, and Zoe is dead-set on figuring out why. Her search leads her to one of the Lone Star State’s richest families-and to sexy PI Tyler Lopez. Tyler has sworn off women, especially redheads with killer curves who poke their noses into his clients’ private lives. Still, he can’t deny the attraction any more than he can deny that some of Zoe’s crazy story makes sense. But when she becomes a hit man’s target, this cold case starts heating up. Suddenly, Tyler will do anything to protect Zoe-even risk his heart.

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SPOTLIGHT ON “WHERE THERE’S SMOKE” AUTHOR KAREN KELLEY….

SOURCEBOOKS,INC AND MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE PRESENTS….

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KAREN KELLEY!

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Karen Kelley is the award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of 20 books ranging from romantic suspense to paranormal. She has been nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award and her books have placed first in numerous contests. She currently resides in Texas.

Visit her website at:

http://authorkarenkelley.com/about.html

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Book trailer for “Where There’s Smoke”

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About Where Theres Smoke

Karen Kelley

When sexy wannabe-demon, Destiny Carter, is kicked out of Hell, she lands in Ft. Worth, Texas with one week to corrupt a soul. Or else. She slips into a slinky red dress, and heads straight for the delicious, corruptible looking cowboy at the bar.
But Chance Bellew has his own agenda-saving souls. He’s not your typical angel. He’s a nephilim, to be exact. Centuries ago, angels came down from Heaven and mated with mortal women. When the women bore children, a new race was created. Immortals with powers—demigods, nephilim.
But the children don’t live by the same rules as mortals, or that of the typical, robe-wearing, bright light-surrounding-them angels. Hell, most of the time the nephilim are breaking the rules, and making up new ones as they go. As long as they don’t cross over to the dark side, everyone pretty much stays out of their way.
But sometimes a demon-in-training, who looks like Destiny, comes along and all Hell breaks loose.

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