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The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas – Lone Star Lit Blitz!

The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas
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Jodi Thomas,

Sharla Lovelace, and Scarlett Dunn

Genre: Romance / Adventure / Anthology
Publisher: Kensington Books
Date of Publication: October 27, 2020
Number of Pages: 336 pages
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The Lone Star State doesn’t have to be lonely during Christmas time!
Legendary author Jodi Thomas headlines a new holiday-themed Western historical romance collection featuring three Texas-set stories of romance and adventure.
The Civil War is over, Christmas is coming—and it’s time for three rugged cowboys to hang-up their spurs and settle down. These authors combine their talents and excel at creating atmosphere and complex characters which infuse these stories with Texas history and evoke the grandeur of a bygone era and the indomitable pioneer spirit of the region.
Prepare to be swept off your feet by these heroic cowboys who will stop at nothing to make sure this Christmas is one to remember. Ideal for gift giving, The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas will be the fan-favorite collection of romance for the 2020 Christmas season!

PRAISE FOR THE COWBOY WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS:

“FATHER GOOSE is a warm, entertaining story, with Trapper and Emery starting with nothing, yet finding love and hoping for a future.” — Rose from Roses Are Blue
“It was a pitch-perfect reading experience that left my heart bursting with joy. This story has become an instant classic in my holiday reading canon.” — PJ Ausdenmore from The Romance Dish
“I love an anthology at this busy time of the year because I can read a complete story in a short time–this book hit the mark.”
Mary from Bookfan
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Jodi Thomas is a New York Times bestselling author and fifth-generation Texan who sets many of her award-winning stories in her home state, where her grandmother was born in a covered wagon. A multi-RITA Award winner and member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame, she’s written over 50 novels with millions of copies in print. Her most recent releases are The Little Tea Shop on Main and the first book in her new Honey Creek series, Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café, which is out now.
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Divided Fire Book Blog Tour – Turn the Pages Tour

Book Title: Divided Fire

Author: Jennifer San Filippo

Publisher: Clarion Books

Release Date: November 10, 2020

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52494616-divided-fire

Book Purchase link: https://www.hmhbooks.com/shop/books/Divided-Fire/9780358330844

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In a rich fantasy world where Songs literally move heaven and earth, one sister must use magic and the other must rely on strength to reunite when pirates, greed, and war tear them away from each other.

Miren has never allowed jealousy of her sister’s magic keep her from taking care of Kesia, and Kesia has always depended on her big sister. When Kesia is kidnapped, Miren will do anything to get her back—even team up with her sister’s aristocratic and seemingly ineffectual boyfriend. Neither sister had ever left their small fishing village before, and now they are plunged into the wider world, minor players in a war between nations. Each sister faces external and internal perils, and each finds surprising allies and unexpected strengths. How will the two find each other again? And what will become of them if they don’t succeed?

Author Bio:

Jennifer San Fillippo is a freelance copy editor who holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Jose State University. She enjoys cycling, music, and drawing. She lives in California with her family and a small army of pets.

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First Herd to Abilene – Bonus Post

FIRST HERD TO ABILENE
An H. H. Lomax Western, #5 by
PRESTON LEWIS
Genre: Historical Fiction / Western / Humor Publisher: Wolfpack Publishing Date of Publication: February 5, 2020
Number of Pages: 449
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HISTORICALLY SOUND AND HILARIOUSLY FUNNY! H.H. Lomax meets Wild Bill Hickok in Springfield, Missouri, and is responsible for Hickok’s legendary gunfight with Davis Tutt. Fearing Hickok will hold a grudge, Lomax escapes Springfield and agrees to promote Joseph G. McCoy’s dream of building Abilene, Kansas, into a cattle town, ultimately leading the first herd to Abilene from Texas. Along the way, he encounters Indians, rabid skunks, flash floods, a stampede, and the animosities of some fellow cowboys trying to steal profits from the drive. Lomax is saved by the timely arrival of now U.S. Marshal Hickok, but Lomax uses counterfeit wanted posters to convince Hickok his assailants are wanted felons with rewards on their heads. Lomax and Wild Bill go their separate ways until they run into each other a decade later in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, where Hickok vows to kill Lomax for getting him fired. First Herd to Abilene is an entertaining mix of historical and hysterical fiction.
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Of the many characters Preston Lewis has created as a western and historical novelist, H.H. Lomax is the most endearing and enduring.  His droll wit, his irreverent perspective, and his colorful idioms combine to provide insightful and often humorous perspectives on the events and characters of the Old West as well as on life in general. 

Preston Lewis is the Spur Award-winning author of thirty novels. In addition to his two Western Writers of America Spurs, he received the 2018 Will Rogers Gold Medallion for Western Humor for Bluster’s Last Stand, the fourth volume in his comic western series, The Memoirs of H. H. Lomax. Two other books in that series were Spur finalists. His comic western The Fleecing of Fort Griffin received the Elmer Kelton Award from the West Texas Historical Association for best creative work on the region.
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The Little TeaShop on Main

THE LITTLE TEASHOP ON MAIN by Jodi Thomas

Genre: Contemporary Literary Fiction / Coming of Age

Publisher: HQN

Publication Date: May 7, 2019

Number of Pages: 336 pages


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A rainy-day ritual—a tea party between three little girls—becomes the framework of not only their friendship, but their lives.

Blonde, curly-haired Zoe is openhearted, kind and free-spirited, and dreams of becoming a famous actor in New York City. Shy Emily struggles with mental health but has the heart and soul of a writer. And Shannon—tall, athletic, strong—has a deep sense of loyalty that will serve her well when she heads off to military college.

As Zoe, Emily, and Shannon grow into women—forging careers, following dreams, and finding love—they’ll learn that life doesn’t always unfold the way they want it to, but through it all, the one constant is each other and their regular tea parties. And when the unthinkable happens, the girls must come together to face the greatest test of all.


A deeply moving novel about the family that raises us, the hearts that nurture us, and the great friendships that define our lives.


PRAISE FOR THE LITTLE TEASHOP ON MAIN:

“Heart-wrenching as well as heartwarming, the book reflects the experiences of these seven multifaceted and compelling characters as they journey through challenging years together.” — NY Journal of Books


“A comforting treasure for regular Thomas readers who enjoy the easy flow of her writing, a little steamy romance to spice things up, and the development of vulnerable, realistic characters.” — Booklist

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EXCERPT FROM THE LITTLE TEASHOP ON MAIN

by Jodi Thomas

Shannon Morell brought out her last suitcase as her dad loaded the car she’d gotten as a graduation present. Her long honey-blond curls had been cut and styled into a short bob since her last high school photos. The summer camp she’d attended in Colorado had honed her tall lean body into an athletic balance.

“You sure you don’t want me to go with you, baby? Five hundred miles is a long drive.”

“Dad, you’ve got to quit calling me that.”

Master Chief Morell shrugged. “I don’t see why. You’ll al­ways be my baby. Four years from now you’ll probably out­rank me, but you’ll still be my little girl.”

“Come on, Dad, I’m leaving for college, not dying. All right. We’ll make a pact. When I’m here in Laurel Springs, you can call me whatever you like, but when we’re at the Air Force Academy, you call me Shannon.” At five-eleven, she stood eye to eye with her father, but he’d always be a big man in her mind. He’d stayed. He’d raised her. He’d cared.

Her dad was over forty and tough as leather, but she knew the thought of his little girl being hundreds of miles away wore on him.

“Remember when you went to Iraq twice and I had to stay with Grandma? You promised you’d come back, and, even though I cried, I knew you’d keep your word.” She patted his cheek. “Well, I’m only going to Colorado Springs, but I promise I’ll be back.”

“You got that fancy new cell phone, your extra car keys, your Glock?”

“Yes.”

He worried his bottom lip. “You got that roll of quarters in the tray between the seats? Curl your fist around that and you can knock a guy cold with one punch.”

She thought of listing all the classes in self-defense he’d made her take over the years, but it still probably wouldn’t be enough to calm his worries. “I’ll be ready if trouble comes, Dad. I promise.” At her height, she wasn’t likely to be tar­geted for mugging.

He followed her over to the driver’s door, asking questions. Did she have enough cash? Did she have her AAA card? Did she have a map in case the GPS didn’t work?

Hugging him one last time, Shannon answered, “If I get any more ready, they’ll just graduate me when I drive on campus.”

Her dad straightened into the soldier he’d been all her life. “You drive careful.”

She nodded. Dad never said he loved her; he didn’t have to. “Don’t start clocking my drive yet. I’m stopping over at Zoe’s for tea with the girls.”

“I know. Farewell Tea. You girls have been having those teas every time you’ve left for camps or vacations since you were five.”

Shannon shrugged. “They’re not as much fun as the Hello Teas, but it’s tradition.”

With millions of books in print, Jodi Thomas is both a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 45 novels and 14 short story collections. Her stories travel through the past and present days of Texas and draw readers from around the world.

In July 2006, Jodi was the 11th writer to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. With five RITA’s to her credit, along with National Readers’ Choice Awards and Booksellers’ Best Awards, Thomas has proven her skill as a master storyteller.

Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, Thomas enjoys interacting with students at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, where she currently serves as Writer in Residence.

When not working on a novel, or inspiring students to pursue writing careers, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating an historic home, and “checking up” on their grown sons and four grandchildren.

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