Monday, March 24, 2014

Guest Blog: Jodi Thomas and Betting the Rainbow

It's that time again, time for another Harmony, Texas novel from Jodi Thomas.  You have heard me gush in the past about how much I love this series so I cannot wait to get my hands on my copy of Betting the Rainbow (hopefully today) and review it for you later this week.  Until then, let Jodi tell you a little about it and make sure you pre-order it because you know it will be great!

No fooling, my next book will be out April 1, 2014.  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.

In the mixed-up game of life not everything 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 your dealt.

Take a chance on BETTING THE RAINBOW!

Jodi Thomas

BETTING THE RAINBOWRelease date: April 1, 2014
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 978-0-425-26840-7
Retail price: USA $7.99

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Jodi Thomas returns to the “delightful” town of Harmony, Texas, where life has a way of making better plans than anyone ever imagined…

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” –Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Betting the Rainbow

“I’ve never met a Jodi Thomas book that wasn’t absolutely dog eared from being read many times.”—Fresh Fiction


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

Ignite March Release Blast (+ Giveaways)

Set fire to your passions with heart stopping suspense, adventure, and intrigue from Ignite. Each Ignite title features to-die-for heroes and kick-butt heroines on an emotional roller coaster ride toward love. With new books and new passions exploding every month, every Ignite novel is one you can’t put down until the last page is turned. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books are coming next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, and like their Facebook page.

I'm doing the tours for Pretty Reckless and You Again and can't wait.  I'm reading You Again right  now and loving it so far, so it looks like you really are in for a treat this month!

So today I'm happy to be featuring Ignite's March Releases!!

Pretty Reckless by Jodi Linton

Special $0.99 Introductory Price!
Deputy Laney Briggs has long been considered reckless, but when a dead body turns up and her ex, Texas Ranger Gunner Wilson, decides to stick his boots into the town’s first murder case, she’ll be damned if she lets him trample all over her turf—and her life. His ability to undermine her libido is only outdone by her constant urge to butt heads with him. But when the bodies pile up, Laney has to ask the lethal bad boy for a hand—and a truce in exchange for his help. It might not be the best idea, but Laney has always been pretty reckless…  

Lie By Night by Cathy Marlowe

Special $0.99 Introductory Price!

Cole Stewart’s mission to protect close friends from a pharmaceutical mastermind takes an unexpected turn when Emma Bailey runs head first into his investigation. Months ago he spent one night falling in love with her before a misunderstanding came between them. Now she’s not only a danger to his heart, but her brother is one of his key suspects. In their race to protect the people they love, Cole and Emma betray each other’s trust time and again, not realizing that trust—and their growing love for each other—is the only thing that can save them all.

You Again by Ashlee Mallory

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In high school, Allie McBride thought the sun set around her friend Sam Fratto’s smiles. Now she’s older, wiser, hotter, and teaching at the same school they grew up in. When Sam joins the faculty, she has a chance to make good on the crush that got away. But when a dead body turns up on school grounds, they realize there might be a murderer in their midst. The heat keeps getting hotter between Allie and Sam, but more might be in danger than their hearts…