THE COMFORTS OF HOME will be hitting the stands on Nov. 1, 2011 and I’m very excited to see my people of Harmony, Texas come alive.  In my mind they already are and sometimes I feel like they’re so real that I could pack my bag and go down for a visit any time I liked.With writing it’s always been that way for me.  I don’t really feel like I create characters, I feel like I just meet people and get to know them.  If I’m lucky they tell me
their story.  When I meet people who read and love my books I always like to hug them.  After all, we have friends in common.
In THE COMFORTS OF HOME  I wrote about people who probably live all around us but we never take the time to know.  One was Ronelle Logan.  She’d lived and worked at the post office without anyone noticing her.  She solved the funeral home’s crossword puzzles before she handed over the magazines, but no one complained.  Tyler Wright, the funeral director, just brought her a huge crossword puzzle book.  He was a kind man who tried to help everyone he came across.  In the lives of these people now and then, wonder happens, brightening the world around.
Comforts of Home is about the people in a small town who come together to celebrate life.  They care about one another.  Many nights when I sat down in my study to write I felt as if I was stepping into a world, a place that was as real to me as my life.  I never think of my people as characters in a story, but always as people.   They walk though my life and make it a richer place and I hope they’ll do the same for you as you read THE COMFORTS OF HOME.
Jodi Thomas
  ***Readers you can pre-order your copy of ” The Comforts of Home” books on
Thank you,Jodi,for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today…. 
Thanks, to Jodi, we are offering 1 lucky commenter a print copy of “THE COMFORTS OF HOME”. In order to win you MUST comment on what you learned from our author’s post.This giveaway is will run from  today October 24 until  November 1,2011. Open to U.S. and Canada residents. No P.O. Box pleases.

Pub. Date: November 2011

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)

ISBN-13: 9780425244487

ISBN: 0425244482

SOURCE:Received for review from the author/publisher

Product Description

In Harmony, Texas, twenty-year-old Reagan Truman has found her place, and found her family. But with her uncle taken ill and her friend Noah lost and disheartened with his life, Reagan is afraid of ending up alone again, and she’s not the only one. When a terrible storms threatens the town, the residents of Harmony are forced to think about what they really want. Because making the connections they so desperately desire means putting their hearts at risk…


THE COMFORTS OF HOME by Jodi Thomas is an  interesting contemporary romance set in Harmony,Texas. This is #3 in the “A Harmony Novel”. See “Welcome To Harmony”,and “Somewhere Along The Way”. Come meet the characters of Harmony,Texas you will not regret the visit. This is a compelling,heartfelt,powerful,gripping story of love,romance,family,community,with secrets,danger and finding home. The characters will tug at your heart strings as they each find their way,and learn the meeting of love,peace and happiness. Harmony, Texas is a town with likable townspeople,who are human in everyway,and jump off the pages. An emotional story,that will keep your turning pages. A must read for any romance readers and any reader who enjoys a heartwarming story. I can hardly wait for the next installment. Received from the author and publisher for review. Details can be found at The Berkley Publishing Group,published by Penguin Group and My Book Addiction and More.

***Coming soon “JUST DOWN THE ROAD” from The Berkley Publising Group***




A visit with Cynthia Eden, giveaway *cancer week finale*


Hi, everyone! Hope you are having a great day! I wanted to start this post by saying…Wendy and April are awesome. I am so glad that they are taking the time to focus on cancer awareness. Thank you, ladies!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I’ve got some friends  who are sporting pink hair as they show their support for the awareness push. Pink is most definitely in this month—from hair to clothes, to buttons. And each time that I see that bright color, I think…that could be one more person that is saved. Because awareness really is so important. Early detection. Early treatment. Better chance to live a longer life.

I hate that cancer is hurting so many people. Hate it. And cancer sure doesn’t discriminate—it attacks young and old, taking too many that we all love.

So this month (heck, always!), think about the ones that you love who’ve been hurt. Who’ve been impacted. And think about yourself. If you’re a woman, have you been doing breast self-exams? Do you check in with your doctor like you should? Life is so precious, and it should be enjoyed and lived to the very fullest. I don’t want cancer stealing days from anyone, anytime.

Some lovely ladies invited me to be a part of a special anthology, ENTANGLED. ENTANGLED is a paranormal romance anthology, full of stories designed to get you in the mood for Halloween. All of the proceeds from this anthology are going to the Breast Cancer Research Fund. So the stories are designed to amuse, and the book is designed to (hopefully) help fight this vicious battle.


Today, I’d like to pay for 2 copies of Entangled (Kindle version because they let me buy the ebooks and send them as gifts) to give to 2 commenters. Want to win? Then just leave me a comment. Tell me…have you seen the pink in your area? Are you sporting some pink yourself?

Thanks for checking out my post—and have a great day.

Cynthia Eden

ANGEL OF DARKNESS—Available 11/29/11 from Kensington Brava

When an angel falls, all hell breaks loose…

Thank you so much Cynthia for being our guest and our final post of our official cancer week. Readers keep in mind, Cynthia is giving away 2 copies of ENTANGLED, we are giving away a copy of ENTANGLED as well as a goodie bag, “fight like a girl” with a notepad, some other goodies. So this means 3 winners and all you have to do is comment her to win. Thanks again to Cynthia and all the most generous ladies who have posted, visited,commented and hopefully learned a little something along the way. My hope is that somewhere along the way this week has helped at least one person to change their life, maybe to save it, maybe to just be more aware of what they need to do. Giveaway from MBA is open to everyone. Good Luck! And thanks for being with us this week. Please share this post and the ones from the last week.