Saturday, August 27, 2016

Aloha to Jodi Thomas and SUNRISE CROSSING (Ransom Canyon Book 4)


Return to peaceful Crossroads, Texas—where community comes first and love thrives in the unlikeliest places—with SUNRISE CROSSING, the fourth title in the six-book Ransom Canyon series by New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jodi Thomas. The sweeping drama, and the story of a rugged hero and mysterious heroine set against the beautiful Texas landscape, will delight fans of Western romance.

Yancy Grey is slowly putting his life back together after serving time for petty theft. As he rebuilds an old house, he finally has a sense of stability, but he can't stop thinking of himself as just an ex-con. Until one night, he finds a mysterious dark-haired beauty hiding in his loft. But who is she, and what secret is she protecting?

The art gallery Parker Lacey manages is her life—she has no time for friends, and certainly not lovers. But when her star artist begs Parker for help, she finds herself in a pickup truck, headed for the sleepy town of Crossroads. A truck driven by a strong, silent cowboy…

Gabe Snow has been a drifter since he left Crossroads at seventeen after a violent incident. When he accepts a job in his hometown, he'll have to decide whether he can put the worst night of his life behind him and build a future in the community that raised him.

SUNRISE CROSSING is available wherever books are sold and at

Check out this book trailer with gorgeous scenery for Western Romance at this link.

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A fifth-generation Texan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jodi Thomas chooses to set the majority of her novels in her home state, where her grandmother was born in a covered wagon. A former teacher, Thomas traces the beginning of her storytelling career to the days when her twin sisters were young and impressionable.

With a degree in family studies, Thomas is a marriage and family counselor by education, a background that enables her to write about family dynamics. Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Thomas enjoys interacting with students on the West Texas A&M University campus, where she currently serves as Writer in Residence.

Commenting on her contribution to the arts, Thomas said, “When I was teaching classes full-time, I thought I was making the world a better place. Now I think of a teacher or nurse or mother settling back and relaxing with one of my books. I want to take her away on an adventure that will entertain her. Maybe, in a small way, I’m still making the world a better place.”

When not working on a novel or inspiring students to pursue a writing career, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating a historic home they bought in Amarillo and “checking up” on their two grown sons.

For more information, please visit Jodi’s website at


I am giving away a print copy of LONE HEART PASS, Book 3 in the series, to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,

1. Leave a comment about sunrises - where have you seen one?  I enjoyed a gorgeous sunrise while camping with the Boy Scouts on Bellow Air Force Recreation Center - a beach in Hawaii!

2. Comments are open through Saturday, September 3, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3. I'll contact the winner on Sunday, September 4.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. I'm rarely up to see a sunrise & there are so many trees around my house I'd have to drive to find an open spot. I have seen a few in the past when at the beach - so pretty. I have seen lots of beautiful sunsets.

  2. Since I get up before the birds....I've seen many sunrises....I love sitting outside in the morning having a cup of coffee.

  3. I enjoyed the sunrise from our condo rental on Kauai.

  4. Lately I prefer sunsets since I don't get up very early. My husband and I have shared some beautiful ones over the years. The first was in Bagio City in the mountains of the Philippines. We have seen them over the Atlantic while camping in Maine, Cape Bretton Island, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. We loved watching from our deck in Colorado Springs. CO. as the sun came up over the plains. Now we have beautiful sun rises over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Sitting with a cup of coffee in the silence while the birds start singing and the world wakes up is a pleasant way to start any day.

  5. I have enjoyed some glorious sunrises recently. The only good thing about an early start to the day.

  6. When my two kids were young, I loved taking them "tenting" in the Florida Keys. Our days began with some gorgeous sunrises and the awakening of the natural world.

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  8. I've seen a few beautiful sunrises when the kids were younger and I was awake so early. Haven't seen any lately.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750. (at) aol (dot) com

  9. Dauphin Island, AL has some amazaing ones and sunsets also!!

  10. On a camping trip with my family while staying in a local state park in Tennessee.

  11. Sunrises are amazing, but I think sunsets are the best. :) Our current house has too many trees to see either, though.

  12. Sunrises and sunsets are amazing in west Texas--not too many trees to block the view!