Texas Redemption is Here!

My mama always used to say that a watched pot never boils. Lordy, I was sure believing it too. But…Texas Redemption is finally here! Yippee!

As I’ve said before, this a reissue of Redemption that published in 2005. A story of danger, suspense, and a love they can’t have.

Brodie Yates (Shenandoah) is hiding from soldiers who wants him dead. Laurel James hides from desperate men intent on taking her back to the brothel she escaped from. She and Brodie knew each other from the past but never thought to meet again.

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Here’s the back cover blurb:

Desperate to escape her dark past, Laurel James agrees to wed the mayor of a small East Texas town. With him, life will be quiet, respectable. Safe. It should be everything she ever wanted.

And it is. Until Shenandoah rides back into town.

Shenandoah never thought he would find the woman he’s loved and lost…and he certainly never dreamed she’d be pledged to his brother. He knows he should step aside—he has nothing to offer a woman like Laurel James—but the moment their eyes meet, Shenandoah is lost. He can only find peace in her arms…but can redemption be more than a dream for a man who has known nothing but war?

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I have a Goodreads Giveaway going until Feb. 19th for one of three copies. Click HERE to go over and enter if you haven’t already. You could win your very own copy of Texas Redemption!

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I also have a Bonanza Giveaway for a copy of TO LOVE A TEXAS RANGER plus 50 other western romances. This is huge!

Here’s the link: bit.ly/western-hist-rom

This giveaway only lasts until Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 so enter now!

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Finally, here are some early reviews of Texas Redemption in case you’d like to see what others are saying:

“The chemistry and attraction between Laurel and Brodie feels authentic, and their love scenes are fun and sensual…Great for fans of history, romance and some good old Texas grit.”  ~~Kirkus Reviews

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“Capturing the struggle to survive some of life’s most difficult challenges is one of Broday’s talents as she pulls fans into the hard-scrabble aftermath of triumph against all odds.”  ~~Romantic Times 4 stars

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 Linda Broday has a talent for creating some very interesting characters and she has scored a hit with TEXAS REDEMPTION.”  ~~ Night Owl Reviews  4 stars

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Announcement: 

Tuesday, I’m going to be a Featured Author on USA TODAY – Happy Ever After. Here’s a link but I’m not sure this will get you there. I hope so. http://happyeverafter.usatoday.com/?s=featured+author

Here’s a question: Do reviews play a part with your decision when you’re shopping for books? Let’s talk.

 

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Texas Redemption is Here! — 13 Comments

  1. Hello Linda- your big day is here for sure. Have fun with the USA interview. How wonderful. Reviews are very important. If it’s an author I adore and follow no matter what, I’m buying their book. But if it’s an author I’m not famaliar with reviews are a very handy tool to see if it’s a book that grabbed others attention. Reviews are wonderful in helping decide if I’ll get the book or put it back down.
    Enjoy your release day and have fun, breathe, & just keep that beautiful smile coming.

    • I do follow Tonya’s reviews! lol She knows all the good books and authors. She’s the one that introduced me to you! <3

    • Hi Tonya…..Yep, it’s here! The pot is boiling away. Good to know about reviews. Some read them and some don’t when they’re considering a book. I confess that I never read reviews for books or movies. Usually, I like the ones others hate. I guess it just depends on the person and the book. Yes, I’ll be sure to breathe! Gotta do that.

      Love and much love, sister friend!

  2. OH MY GOSH!!! I can’t wait to see you listed on USA TODAY’s – Happy Ever After as a Featured Author!!! You are so deserving of this!!!!! 😀

    As for your question, “Do reviews play a part with your decision when you’re shopping for books?” My answer is – sometimes… It just depends on if I am familiar with that author, and if their other books have many bad reviews. However, if it is an author that I love or am familiar with, then the answer is No. I don’t pay attention to other peoples reviews IF they are negative. And if it is a author that I am familiar with and I truly love the book, I always try to put in a positive review. But I never put in a negative review. I think it’s unfair to bash a book. That is an authors hard work. I may not like it but other people may love it. My opinions differ from yours and negativity just breeds negativity. I might not give it a 5 star rating, but I would definitely not bash it. And quite frankly, if I don’t like a book, I stop reading it. So there is no need to review something I haven’t read. I always try to be fair and would never put down an authors hard work. That is their soul coming out on those pages. I believe people need to respect that. Just my humble opinion.

    Your books however, they deserve 5 star ratings!!! I haven’t read one that I didn’t fall in love with yet. Your characters are fully developed, your scenery jumps off the pages, you include little details like smells and trinkets and little objects that bring the entire room or area into view in your mind. Your conversations between the characters are always on point. The stories are easy to follow and the plots are fun and full of suspense and heartache and love and compassion, and sexy time….. (ooh la la) lol. You just bring everything together perfectly and I love that. You are definitely doing what God had planned for you to do. Ok… Now I’m way off subject. LOL!! 😀

    • Good morning Dale with you 100%, Linda is an amazing author and a super wonderful lady. Her books are always five star rating. I’m super excited about her USA appearance. How awesome is that. Do you have a wonderful Monday morning.

    • Hi Dale…..Wow! I’m overwhelmed. I’m so happy you feel that way about my books. You’re very passionate and I like that. I feel exactly the same about negative reviews. I don’t read them and I never write them. Serves no purpose whatsoever. But I know people who go out of their way to be nasty. They’re the most unhappy people you could ever know.

      Love and hugs, pretty lady!

  3. Usually I just go by the synopsis on the book and of course knowing the author or having read the author before plays the biggest part in my decision to read a book

    • Hi Miss Glenda…..I love that you came by! I think the back blurb is enough to convince me. I don’t trust reviews. But I usually stick with authors I’ve read. I’m really kinda leery of reading new authors. I look forward to writing tons of more books for you.

      Love and big hugs!

  4. I am SO thrilled for you, sister, for lots of reasons. But, to be featured in USA Today is so exciting! I know you are chomping at the bits to get that in your hands. As for reviews…A cover or blurb might draw me in, but it’s the reviews that seal the deal. If I look down and see 5 or 4 star reviews, then I’m sold!!

    • Hi Jan……Yes, it’s quite an honor to be a featured author on there. I just hope I made some sense. It seems every reader has different critera when it comes to buying a book. Hope you’re settling in okay and it’s feeling a bit more like home.

      Love you, sister!

  5. I just started your book. As far as reviews go I do look at them but I don’t always go by reviews. If there is a whole lot of bad reviews then I may not buy the book. I mostly go by what the book blurb says on the back and go from there.

    • Hi Quilt Lady…….I hope you enjoy Brodie’s and Laurel’s love story and that it finds a place in your heart. That’s why it’s so crucial to get reviews. Some readers do pay attention and those need to know what they’re getting. But often reviews can fool you. I always love the movies that get poor reviews, although that’s not the case with books. I confess that when I’m thinking of trying a new author, I do glance at the reviews. I also look at them when I’m buying a TV or some bit of technology. Clothing reviews help too in making my choice. If the fit or quality is bad, I skip the purchase.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

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