posted on July 18, 2017 by Jodi Thomas

It was a dark and stormy night…

I’ve always wanted to write that line. I think all writers do. So on my 46th book I decided to give it a try.

I loved the idea of starting a book with a hundred-year-old feud between two families. And of course, my hero is from one and my heroine is from the other.

This story pulls out the richness of legends and superstitions among the early families who settled West Texas.

Next in the brew of feuds, legends and the whisper of ghosts walking the land, I add my hero, Blade Hamilton. He’s new to the land his father owned and knows nothing about the trouble he’s stepping into.

Fun note: I had to learn a little about Harleys.

Dakota is my heroine and is afraid to step on Blade’s land, and her grandmother keeps threatening to kill him.

I had my couple and, as always, the rest of my people dropped by to help tell the story.  One, the sister, will be having her own story in a short story coming out October 1, 2017.  A CHRISTMAS AFFAIR.

More good news: WINTER’S CAMP is included in the back of INDIGO LAKE.

I hope you enjoy all the stories!

Jodi Thomas

     

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JODI THOMAS
PRESENTS
INDIGO LAKE
July 18, 2017

Two families long divided by an ancient feud. Can a powerful love finally unite them?

Blade Hamilton is the last of his line. He’s never even heard of Crossroads, Texas, until he inherits land there. Riding in on his vintage Harley-Davidson, Blade finds a weathered ranch house, an empty prairie and a dark river that cuts a decisive path between the Hamiltons’ land and that of their estranged neighbors.
When Dakota helps a stranger on the roadside, she isn’t prepared for the charisma of the man on the motorbike—or for the last name he bears: Hamilton, of her family’s sworn enemies, representing all she’s been raised to loathe. The problem is, it looks like Blade is in town to stay, and there’s something about his wolf-gray eyes she just can’t ignore.

Lauren Brigman feels adrift. Unhappy in work and unlucky in love, she knows she ought to be striving for more, but she’s never truly at peace unless she’s at home in Crossroads. If the wider world can’t satisfy her, is home truly where her heart is?

        

Jodi Thomas

Jodi Thomas

With millions of books in print, Jodi Thomas is both a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 novels and 13 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 a writing career, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating a historic home, and "checking up" on their grown sons and four grandchildren.

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