I’m so excited to have Jodi Linton here today. Jodi was my student years ago. Her writing always had so much voice. I wasn’t surprised at all when I heard she’d signed with Entangled Publishing! I can’t wait to read her Laney Briggs series starting in March.–MB
I’m often asked how I came up with my series…
For the most part, the series started out with a brainstorming session with my husband. As I was in the middle of writing a manuscript (which will never see the light of day) I hit a wall and decided to trash the project until I could find my writing muse again. In the end, my husband suggested that I should write what I knew, and that was…Texas. My inner cheerleader wanted to shake her pom-poms when the name Laney Briggs popped into my head.
After that, it all sort of fell into place. I grew up in a small town, knew the language, and within days I knew who my protagonist would be. When I was done I had myself a sassy female sheriff deputy whose sharp tongue could outwit any hunky cowboy.
I will be releasing with Ignite an Entangled Imprint in March 2014.
The Laney Briggs Series
- PRETTY RECKLESS debuting in March 2014
- WATCHA GONNA DO WITH A COWBOY (A Laney Briggs Novella) July 2014
- PRETTY SHAMELESS October 2014
- PRETTY CARELESS TBA
- PRETTY BLAMELESS TBA
Welcome to Pistol Rock, Texas where everyone knows the one rule of thumb, secrets only last about as long as the sporadic west Texas rain showers.
Laney Briggs has a pretty sweet job as a deputy in her sleepy hometown of Pistol Rock, Texas. Everything’s fine and dandy until her ex, Texas Ranger Gunner Wilson, decides to stick his boots in Pistol Rock’s first murder case. The troublesome cowboy’s rugged good looks and T-shirt straining muscles have always left Laney in hot water. As the body count starts to rise in her small town, Laney is forced to ask the lethal bad boy for help.