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

 

K is for Kissing in the Rain

Yes, I’m a few days behind on my blog challenge, so to make it up,  I’m listing my top five favorite kissing in the rain movie scenes. K is for Kissing in the Rain

1) Has to be Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Something about the desperate lip lock in the pouring rain is so…so primal.

In my up coming book, Lone Star Hero, she kisses her hero in the rain. Have to say it was one of my favorite scene to write.

In real life it might be more awkward and cold than romantic but that’s why we love fiction. Here are my 2-5

2) Spiderman

Kissing in the rain turned up-side down by Spiderman
Kissing in the rain turned up-side down by Spiderman

 

3) Notebook

Kissing in the rain including clingy white shirt in Notebook
Kissing in the rain including clingy white shirt in Notebook

 

4) Australia  (Hugh Jackman)

Hugh Jackman in Australia - enough said
Hugh Jackman in Australia – enough said . Is it just me are does she not look wet?

 

5) 50 First Dates

Kissing in the rain from 50 First Dates.
Kissing in the rain from 50 First Dates.

 

Did I miss one of your favorites?

D is for Dancing with Delight!

I love dancing but tend to hide keep it to myself.
When my kids where small we would clear the living room and have dance offs.
This is what happens when you let your babies dance. 44 seconds of pure joy.
My hope is for this 17 year old to face all of life with openness and the willingness to be yourself in the mist of a crowd. Keep Dancing Everyone!!!

Belly Dancers at the King William Art & Craft Show - Taken by Jolene Navarro 2013
Belly Dancers at the King William Art & Craft Show – Taken by Jolene Navarro 2013

Dancing is good for your physical and mental health. Do you dance whenever the mood strikes or when no one is looking? Maybe you don’t dance at all.

LOL _ In my mind this is how Fred and I look when Dancing
LOL _ In my mind this is how Fred and I look when Dancing
Here is the real Fred & Jolene dancing. I love dancing with Fred.
Here is the real Fred & Jolene dancing. I love dancing with Fred.

Hughsday & Freday collide!

Hughsday & Freday collide!

A few months back I deemed the day after Monday – Hughsday. You know for Hugh Jackman. Why not, right? He seems to be a truly beautiful man, husband, father and all around talent.

My hero
My hero
Fred in New Orleans
Fred in New Orleans

There is another amazing man in my life, Fred Navarro. (I pretend Hugh is actually in my life – I’m good at fiction) I know first hand that Fred is an outstanding man, husband father. Well, I gave him his own day also….because I can. He gets my favorite day, Freday.
Today the universe is aligning my obsessions hobbies on this special Hughsday, March 25, Fred turns 49. SO the two days have collided into one perfect day for me. Happy Birthday Fred Navarro.

Enjoying Life.
Enjoying Life.

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?