Monday, April 16, 2012

Looking good, Jimmy Thomas!

As if being one handsome and sexy dude isn't enough, look what internationally famous romance novel cover model Jimmy Thomas has done now! He has created a brand new website, Romance Novel Center, to help out all of us in  the romance novel industry.

As Jimmy says at the site: is a networking resource center specifically for the romance novel community. A place where authors, editors, cover artists, reviewers, web designers, publishers and romance novel events, conventions, workshops, etc. can advertise their business, profession, abilities, work and artwork. Social networking websites, and your own personal websites, are not going to get you noticed/found by your target audience, but only to those you ask to view those pages. (RNC) not only attracts those needing/wanting your services, but also those needing stock images, and those wanting to purchase romance novels.

In RNC's navigation bar is a link to RNC's stock image website, as well as RNC's romance novel online store So heavy traffic for all three websites are all seeing the same networking website, Having a profile on RNC not only increases your exposure to the entire romance novel community, but also to fans, readers, subscribers and those aspiring to get involved in the romance novel industry.
I am proud to say that I took Jimmy up on his invitation to join in on this new site. Look me up. Here is my PAGE at the brand new Romance Novel Center.

And here is the brand new cover for my western romance novel, Second Chances: Love Lost, Love Found. Of course Jimmy is on the cover!

Second Chances: Love Lost, Love Found by Kristie Leigh Maguire
Western Romance
Published by KLM Books

Jane Porter's world is turned upside down when her 'almost fiancé' Mike Farley goes off the deep end and marries the beautiful and fiery Samantha Jo Smith, a girl he met just a few short weeks earlier at the Wild Horse Saloon in Casper, Wyoming. Jane goes into a deep depression but in her heart-of-hearts she can't deny that she still loves Mike.

Samantha soon realizes that her hasty marriage to Mike was a mistake. She can't forget her dreams of becoming a country and western superstar. Mike can't forget about Jane.

Through it all, Mike's mother Liz and Jane's father Jim come closer together as they struggle with the mess their children have made of their lives and the day-to-day struggle of running their neighboring ranches.

What will Samantha do? What will happen to Mike? Will Jane have a second chance at love? Will Jim and Liz realize it is never too late for love?

Find out in Kristie Leigh Maguire's Second Chances: Love Lost, Love Found. Set in rural Wyoming, Second Chances is a sweet contemporary western romance that will warm your heart. One reader stated, "I read it through in an evening, and felt as if I had spent that evening with 'salt of the earth' folk." Another reader said, "I loved the double, no triple, second chance. It was a very sweet ending."

From Readers:
...a sad story of broken promises, betrayal, regrets, forgiveness, and loved rekindled. Lots of emotions worth reading. - Sarah
...a heart-warming story of love, betrayal and forgiveness. The story is told from several viewpoints, detailing each character’s motivations and emotions and was very well written. - Stacy
...Most of the characters in this book were really flawed, and I have to tell you that half way through the read I couldn't imagine how this would work out. But this is one skilled author and this was a really satisfying book. I can't wait to read more books by this talented author. - Luscious
...The story was captivating and the characters so engaging, I wanted to know what happened to them. This, combined with the Wyoming setting made for a very enjoyable read. Kristie introduces the reader to sympathetic people you end up caring about and you finish the story with a satisfying sigh, which ticks all the boxes when it comes to this kind of romance. - Susanne


  1. Every deserves a second chance, this is a great story! I fall in love with!