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Tall Poppies: Forkner’s ‘The Real Thing’ Teaches Profound Truths

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At the beginning of The Real Thing, our plucky heroine Manda is stuck at a wedding—her own—to her rodeo star fiancé. Sure, she’s counting her lucky stars that she’s fallen in love with such a handsome devil, and he with her. But she can’t seem to make it down the aisle. After some shenanigans, and an argument with her soon-to-be stepdaughter, Peyton, the wedding bells finally ring. But don’t wedding bells ring at the end of a book, not the beginning? Doesn’t the “I do” come during the happily ever after? Manda already landed the dashing guy. Isn’t the story over? Not even close. It’s the exploration of the happily ever after that makes The Real Thing so darn real,…

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Writer’s Bone Podcast: Author Shannon Baker Talks About her Childhood and a Special Character in Her Books

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Writer’s Bone Podcast, hosted by Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy, gives insight into the world of writing and sheds light on some of your favorite writers every week! On this latest episode, Shannon Baker talks about her childhood and a special character in her novels.  This week, Daniel Ford sat down with Shannon Baker, beloved author of Dark Signal and Stripped Bare. She spoke about telling herself stories when she went to bed as a kid, how much of herself ends up in her main character Kate Fox, and being named 2017 Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Shannon Baker is the author of the Kate Fox Mystery series as well as the Nora Abbott mystery series. She is currently a…

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30 Minutes With… Cathy Gillen Thacker, author of A Texas Soldier’s Family

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BookTrib presents 30 Minutes With… Cathy Gillen Thacker, author of A Texas Soldier’s Family. DON’T MESS WITH THIS TEXAN!  On the last leg of his tour of duty, Captain Garrett Lockhart is summoned home to Laramie, Texas, to handle an urgent family matter—a scandal that could destroy the enduring legacy of the Lockharts. Except it’s already being “handled” by Hope Winslow, a professional crisis manager. Hope is also the beautiful single mother of the most adorable baby boy the Army doctor has ever seen. Garrett is resisting Hope’s efforts at damage control—and pushing her clearly defined boundaries. Too bad she can’t resist him…and fantasies of a future with her Lone Star soldier! Meet the Author CATHY GILLEN THACKER is a…

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Video: Missed It? Live Interview with Brenda Minton and Her Rancher Bodyguard + Giveaway

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Her Texas Protector Bodyguard Boone Wilder isn’t keen on his latest mission: watching over a pretty politician’s daughter. Boone is from quiet Texas Hill Country, and Kayla is a showy city gal. But once safely settled at the Wilder Ranch, Boone watches Kayla enjoy cooking with his family, caring for his relatives and bottle-feeding calves. There’s more to her than he ever knew. Still, the former soldier’s wounds are way too deep to let Kayla close. But when he discovers that someone wants to hurt Kayla, Boone must risk his heart to protect what he cares about most. Meet the Author BRENDA MINTON lives in the Ozarks with her husband and three children.  Life is chaotic but she enjoys every…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Jodi Thomas and Lone Heart Pass

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Where family bonds are made and broken, and where young love sparks as old flames grow dim, Ransom Canyon is ready to welcome—and shelter—those who need it  With a career and a relationship in ruins, Jubilee Hamilton is left reeling from a fast fall to the bottom. The run-down Texas farm she’s inherited is a far cry from the second chance she hoped for, but it and the abrasive foreman she’s forced to hire are all she’s got. Every time Charley Collins has let a woman get close, he’s been burned. So Lone Heart ranch and the contrary woman who owns it are merely a means to an end, until Jubilee tempts him to take another risk—to stop resisting the…

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Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey Bring Stephen King’s Magnum Opus to Life

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After years in film development purgatory, Stephen King’s epic 8-book series, The Dark Tower, will make its way to the silver screen. The book series, which revolves around a mysterious Clint Eastwood-like gunslinger from a medieval fantasy dimension, has been linked to Ron Howard and Javier Bardem in the past. More recent rumors have revolved around Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Those casting rumors were confirmed yesterday by King on Twitter:   It’s official: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed. #DarkTowerMovie @McConaughey @IdrisElba — Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 1, 2016   Elba and McConaughey have both been officially cast as two of the biggest characters in the fantasy-scifi-western series: the gun-slinging hero Roland Deschain, and…

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