Goodreads Giveaway for Lone Star Hero and Excerpt

Goodreads Giveaway for Lone Star Hero

Over on Goodreads I’m giving away early copies of my August release Lone Star Hero. One click away to entering for the giveaway. You can also pr-order and receive the book July 15 or download ebook on August 1st. Just click on the book cover in the sidebar.

Here is an excerpt from Lone Star Hero.

“Jake, it’s our song!”

His brows shot up in question. “I didn’t know we had a song.”

Hands on her hips, Vickie shook her head at his cluelessness. “As chair of the prom committee, I selected the song for king-and-queen dance. I knew we had received the most votes. ” A sad smile formed. “I picked it for us.”

His forehead wrinkled. You danced it with Tommy.”

“Cause you never showed up.” She pointed the spatula at him. “You had the most votes. You were voted king. Because you weren’t there I had to dance with Tommy.” Arms crossed she turned her back to him.

She felt the warmth of his presence as he moved closer to her.

“We could dance it now.” His voice low.

She looked over her shoulder. The half grin eased the hardness of his face and the pain in her chest.

“Miss Victoria Lawson, may I have this dance?”

She turned toward him. He stood so gallant, hand out  to her waiting. One heartbeat, two, she hesitated.

Lone Star Hero by Jolene Navarro. August 1 2014
Lone Star Hero by Jolene Navarro. August 1 2014

 

Cover reveal for Lone Star Hero, release date August 1

So excited to share the beautiful cover for book two – Lone Star Hero.  I will be announcing more details and book signings in the next few weeks.  Maybe even a deleted chapter, for now here is a small snippet.

Vickie rested her head on the horse’s forelock and rubbed her jaw. “God, I know I’m struggling with following Your will. I need Your strength. What should I do?” She wrapped her arm around Charm’s neck and cried. – From Lone Star Hero. Official release date is August 1 (I might be able to get it to you sooner, but shhhh don’t tell) – Jolene Navarro

 

Lone Star Hero by Jolene Navarro. August 1 2014
Lone Star Hero by Jolene Navarro. August 1 2014

 

Book Announcement!

It’s official Lone Star Holiday will be followed up by Lone Star Hero in August. 

Jake Torres, State Trooper and Vickie Lawson, former homecoming queen, were childhood sweethearts, but life took them in different directions. Now they’re back in the small Hill Country town of Clear Water, Texas. Jake has a tragic past he wants to forget and Vickie is a single mother trying to stand on her own.

Here is a snippet from Lone Star Hero:

With a heavy sigh, Jake stood. He had spent years ignored by Vickie. He should be used to it by now. Nevertheless, seeing her so battered by life hurt him in a way he suspected he’d never get over.

Have you read Lone Star Holiday?

Christmas is early – Lone Star Holiday arrived in book form

I have always loved getting boxes from the UPS man. Today was extra special, he brought me a box of my book, Lone Star Holiday, by Jolene Navarro. Heartwarming Inspirational Romance. Love Inspired.

Yes that is all on the cover, along with my hero, Cowboy Pastor John Levi and his daughter Celeste decorating a Christmas tree. Well here’s a picture.

Harlequin sent me a box full of my books today.
Harlequin sent me a box full of my books today.

I was so excited when the UPS man delivered them I told him what was in the box. He said his wife loved reading those so I asked him if he wanted one for her. He seemed excited too.

After he left I realized I had my first book signing on the front steps of my house and no picture.

Here is a snippet from the story:

“Are you lost?”

His deep Texas drawl washed over her.  Lorrie Ann shook her head and searched for words. “No, but I’m sure that depends on who you ask.” Raising her gaze, she flashed her best smile. In California it had never failed her.

Instead, he glanced off into the pasture, at the cows. “Is that your car up ahead?”

She sighed. Apparently, Texas cowboys were a completely different breed from the men she had been working with in Los Angeles.

“Yeah, I ran out of gas.”

“Anyone I can call for you?”

“No, no really as soon as I get my phone I’m good.”

He turned that devastating smile back on her. “How your phone ended up in a cow pasture is bound to be an interesting story.” He held his hand out to her, the fence still between them. “I’m John Levi.”

Lorrie Ann smiled back at him, a genuine smile this time. It felt good. The past couple years anything real had been hard to find.

The book will be in stores October, but you can pre-order on Amazon or Barns & Noble to get a copy in September.  I’m setting up book signing now, so stay tuned.  If you follow my blog you’ll get the lasted updates. I’m not very good at keeping a secret, so will also so up on my author page on facebook too.

The Cover Art for Lone Star Holiday is Here!

The Cover Art is Here for Lone Star Holiday!

I’m so excited to share with you the beautiful cover of my first book, Lone Star Holiday. Cowboy/Pastor John Levi and his daughter Celeste are real! Haha. You can even pre-order on Amazon and get to know them better on September 17. The official release date is October 1. I can’t believe this is really happening – I’m such a dork.