Archive for June 4th, 2013

CSBCord McMillan gave up his freedom at eighteen when he went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Now, ten years later, he’s about to give it up again for a piece of land. Nevada Britain, his neighbor, has just made him an offer he can’t refuse: If he’ll marry her, she’ll sign over a section of property that their families have been fighting over for a hundred years. Nevada refuses to explain why, but Cord knows the bargain is in his favor. He just has one condition–she has to sleep in his bed every night as long as their doomed marriage lasts. Nevada only wants to maintain her family’s legacy–and redeem herself for a wrong she did Cord years ago. But as she spends more time with her husband by necessity, she discovers something unexpected–a love so deep it takes her breath away.



Once in a while I write a story that touches my heart.  When I finish the book, I feel like I’ve been abducted in the middle of the night away from my home and friends.  How could I be stuck in a snow storm in the Texas Panhandle when I should be in Harmony, Texas, dancing in the rain?  Where are Martha Q and Tyler Wright?  Where’s my ranch?  Where are my chili-cheese fries from the diner?


That’s kind of how it felt when I wrote the end to CAN’T STOP BELIEVING.  I lived there, found and lost love there, and the day I mailed the book in, they all left me.


Cord McMillan stopped my heart when I first saw him.  He was a man trying to stand tall even after life had done its best to knock him down.  He doesn’t think he has a friend in the world and every time someone shows him a kindness, he pays it back double.  He can’t believe it when his rich, spoiled neighbor offers a bargain he can’t turn down.  He offers her the one thing she can’t buy, honesty.



So, now it’s your chance to step into my Harmony, Texas.  You’ll find love and lose love while you laugh and cry at the turns in life for the people of Harmony.  And, it is my hope that you’ll care about them all as dearly as I have.


Welcome, step on in and meet the folks,

Jodi Thomas






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ThroneOfOak_final2-253x388The blurb:

Vampire Dragos Ibanescu, Mayor of Maggie’s Grove, is about to lose his mind. His mate, the dryad queen Mina Chainey, refuses to have anything to do with him after her ordeal at the hands of an evil witch. If he doesn’t mate with her soon, he may lose control of the beast within him—a force far more dangerous than anyone in town knows…

Mina’s nightmares of her time with the witch haunt her. The Queen of the Forest can’t muster the strength needed to fight her terror. Unable to leave the Throne, she vows she will not accept Dragos until she can stand at his side as an equal. But the nightmares are only growing in strength, and soon she realizes that there’s more to her pain than simple fear.

Dark forces are converging on Maggie’s Grove, and a horde of hunters stalk supernaturals from the shadows. Only by uniting in body and mind will Mina and Dragos find the strength to defend their home.

I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for the second book of the Maggie’s Grove series and it was well worth every moment of the wait! Dragos was every thing I was hoping for. Strong, protective, serious when he needs to be but with a dry sense of humor. And as soon as he meets Mina, he’s utterly devoted.  He wants to help Mina heal and shield her from danger but knows without a doubt that she’s strong enough to stand beside him. They were perfect together.

As much as I loved Dragos and Mina, it was Maggie’s Grove and its set of eclectic residents that made this book shine. After the town was so divided in Blood of the Maple, it was awesome to see them come together to protect their own in Throne of Oak. Bell’s humor is definitely present in this one but it is darker than the previous book. Maggie’s Grove is under attack from multiple sides and none of the secondary characters I loved so much in book 1 are safe.

Throne of Oak was one of the best books I’ve read this year. It showcases everything I love about the paranormal romance genre. With fantastic world building, drama, danger, humor, angst, and characters I can’t wait to revisit again and again, I recommend this to any reader that wants a great story.


Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 10, 2013
Format: Digital

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