WE AT MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME AND INVITE YOU TO SIT BACK,WITH A CUP OF COFFEE OR YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE AND ENJOY OUR VISIT WITH JODI THOMAS,AUTHOR OF “TEXAS BLUE”..
WITHOUT FURTHER ADO…HERE IS JODI THOMAS….
I hope all my fans will step into Texas history and enjoy the adventure. From the day I was walking in the Hill Country near Fredericksburg, Texas, the story of the McMurray family has been playing in my head. I am very excited about TEXAS BLUE, the first book in the new generation of the Whispering Mountain Series.
I opened in 1875, with two friends parting ways one stormy night in Austin. Duncan, a Texas Ranger, is off to fight at the border and Lewt, a gambler, plans to find a wife among one of Duncan’s three rich cousins while his friend is away.
Duncan, called Duck when he was a boy, is wild and fearless. He leaves his law practice to join a raid at the border. Lewt has never done anything brave and never plans to. He just wants a respectable wife.
Lewt joins a group of men Duncan hand selected to travel to Whispering Mountain and meet his three female cousins. Though Lewt knows his friend would never introduce a gambler to his rich relatives, he wants a chance for more than just a life in saloons.
TEXAS BLUE is filled with adventure and laughter. The proper young ladies are not what Lewt expected. The raid at the border is based on a raid that happened in 1875 that the Texas Rangers still talk of, though today the line between fact and legend blurs. When I mixed the two stories running at once, they made a great mix.
I hope readers will love this story as much as I loved writing it. Though TEXAS BLUE was my 31st book, I was a little surprised that I still love writing as much as ever. Some stories come easy, some seem more like work, but with this one all I did was turn on the laptop and hang on. The story took off all on its own. My characters were so strong at some points they took over the story.
Wishing you many hours lost in reading,
Writer in Residence WTAMU
ABOUT THE BOOK: TEXAS BLUE..
- Pub. Date: April 2011
- Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
- ISBN-13: 9780425240472
- ISBN: 0425240479
From the Publisher
Gambling man Lewton Paterson wants to marry into a respectable family. After fleecing a train ticket, Lewt makes his way to Whispering Mountain. But seducing a well-bred woman is hard, and Lewt realizes that to entice a McMurray sister, he’ll need to learn a thing or two about ranching-and love.
NOW FOR THE REALLY EXCITING STUFF…JODI AND HER PUBLISHER(PENGUIN GROUP) HAS GRACIOUSLY GRANTED US A GIVEAWAY COPY OF “TEXAS BLUE”. If you’d like to win this copy please post a comment here and at the review of TEXAS BLUE if you do NOT post to both you will NOT be entered in the giveaway. Giveaway will run from today March 28th until April 4th. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. No PO Boxes please. Good Luck!