Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Indigo Lake by Jodi Thomas

I’m delighted to be hosting Jodi today since yesterday was the release of INDIGO LAKE, the sixth book in her Ransom Canyon series.

Indigo Lake
By Jodi Thomas
Series: Ransom Canyon (Book 6)
Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (July 18, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0373799365
ISBN-13: 978-0373799367

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?

Please join me in giving a warm welcome to Jodi as she joins us to talk about her latest release. Welcome, Jodi.

When I started INDIGO LAKE, I loved the idea of a love story happening in the middle of a hundred-year-old feud. And, of course, my hero and heroine are from the two feuding families!

Blade Hamilton is a man who has no family ties. Since he turned 18, he’s been on his own. When he finds out he’s inherited a little farm from a father he never knew, he rides down to Texas from Denver on his Harley to take a look. (Fun note and photo: I had to learn a little about Harleys.)

Sell the place and ride away is his plan, until he meets Dakota Davis and falls into the middle of a hundred-year-old feud. Legends and curses seem to keep them apart, but an attraction neither can deny keeps pulling them together.

Blade finds himself surrounded by legends and a deep family history as he falls in love with a woman who is afraid to step on his land and has a grandmother who regularly threatens to kill him.

As Blade is drawn into an investigation in town, he truly finds home for the first time in his life. I just know you will love Blade and Dakota’s story.

Good news for Ransom Canyon fans, WINTER’S CAMP is included in the back of INDIGO LAKE!

Hope you enjoy both, Jodi Thomas 

Thanks for joining us today Jodi and sharing an insight into your story.

Author Jodi Thomas, friends and a Harley
New York Times and USA Today's bestselling author Jodi Thomas has published over 30 books in both the historical romance and contemporary genres, the majority of which are set in her home state of Texas. Publishers Weekly calls her novels "Distinctive...Memorable," and that in her stories "[tension] rides high, mixed with humor and kisses more passionate than most full-on love scenes."

In 2006, Romance Writers of America (RITA) inducted Jodi into the RWA Hall of Fame for winning her third RITA for THE TEXAN'S REWARD. She also received the National Readers' Choice Award in 2009 for TWISTED CREEK (2008) and TALL, DARK, AND TEXAN (2008).

While continuing to work as a novelist, Jodi also functions as Writer in Residence at the West Texas A&M University campus, where she inspires students and alumni in their own writing pursuits.

For more on Jodi and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks for stopping by today. Do you like the idea of a love relationship coming between an age-old feud?


  1. Congratulations Jodi.
    I hope that the feud can finally be laid to rest...

  2. Jodi Thomas is one of my all-time favorite authors--her way of telling a story is always unique and entertaining!!! The "Ransom Canyon Series" has been fabulous all the way through, and "Indigo Lake" sounds like a great addition--such an intriguing storyline!!! Love can move mountains--what a wonderful way to end a long-standing feud!!!

  3. Family feuds, and that physical setting, sound like a really effective context for this story. There's just something about family history... Thanks for sharing, Mason.

  4. Enjoyed your comments about the Blade/Dakota feud. It sure was fun to write and hope it's fun to read too!


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