Wednesday, January 5, 2011


The holidays are behind us. Even so, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and the best of everything in the coming year.
I’m also again hyping my latest self-published digital book, SALVATION, TEXAS. It’s a contemporary romance/mystery/police procedural set in West Texas. This is a re-issue of the print book, which was released in 2007. I posted it a couple of weeks ago, but it was up only a few hours. It’s uploaded to Kindle and to Smashwords, which means it’s available on Amazon (Kindle), Barnes & Noble (Nook), Kobo, Sony (Sony Reader), Diesel and Apple (iPad) for $2.99.

Following is a description of the book:

When a deputy’s job opened up in the Sanderson County sheriff’s office, career cop Rusty Joplin left the city and returned to his Texas hometown of Salvation. The last thing he expected to encounter in his new job was a nest of deceit and fraud and a sheriff controlled by a master manipulator, the wealthy rancher/oilman, Randall Ryder. But Ryder’s influence peddling was no surprise to Rusty. He had already had a taste of the millionaire’s deviousness fifteen years back when he had been forced out of town over his heated relationship with Ryder’s youngest daughter, Elena.
The beautiful Elena Ryder still haunts Rusty. He might never know what to do about her presence in his dreams, but he knew how to deal with the corruption in the sheriff’s office. He ran for the office himself, won by a landslide and began to change the way the Sanderson County sheriff’s office operated.
Then, mere months after he takes office, Elena’s older sister, Randall Ryder’s middle daughter, is found dead in her arena, strangled in what looks like a runaway horse accident. But Rusty’s years of experience with both horses and murder investigations, lead him to believe something more sinister. His relentless probe into Carla Ryder’s death not only reveals Salvation’s secrets, but throws him back into Elena’s arms. He had neither expected nor wanted a second go-round with her, but he’s helpless to resist.
Elena Ryder has longed for fifteen years for Rusty’s return, during which she has earned a nursing degree from the college of her father’s choice, lived at home with him and now works at the Salvation hospital as an RN. She has refused to marry any of the men her father chose to be her husband. She has never stopped believing that she and Rusty Joplin are destined to spend their lives together. ... Her sister’s tragic end brings her into contact with Rusty again and only reminds her how much she still loves him. When he labels Carla's death as murder, bringing into question the custody of Carla's three small children, Elena has unwavering trust that Rusty will find the culprit, no matter who he or she is.

So that’s a thumbprint of the story.


The original publication received good reviews:

“Anna Jeffrey continues to demonstrate her spectacular storytelling talents. . . . A first-class romantic suspense tale.” — Affaire de Couer

“Exciting . . . Readers will enjoy Anna Jeffrey’s fine thriller.” — Midwest Book Review

“It was a treat to read a good book set in Texas that really felt authentic. The people in this book were not just pretty folks in Wranglers and Ropers—they felt like they belonged there.” — All About Romance

“A good, solid read with great characters and a fast-paced plot. Do yourself a favor and pick it up, and while you’re at it, clear your plans for the evening!” — Romance Reader at Heart

If a digital reader was in your Christmas stocking, perhaps you would like to read SALVATION, TEXAS or my other digital book, SWEET WATER. A free sample is available from both Amazon and Smashwords. (   -


  1. Anna--Salvation, Texas must be a wonderful book from reading the blurb. The plot has everything a good read needs. And I especially like the cover.
    Thanks for the buy link--makes it easy for us readers--and the $2.99 price is a great after-Christmas treat. Best wishes!

  2. This is such a great book. I'm so glad you've made it available again. Love the cover, too. Hope you have megasales.

  3. Sounds like a great story. I wish you the best of luck with lots and lots of sales. Awesome cover, by the way. :)

  4. Celia, thank you for having Anna over. Her name is new to me, but I have a feeling, it won't be for long. Just from reading the excerpt, I like her writing style.

    First of all, Anna, I gotta say, "I love the cover." What a handsome cowboy! Next, I want to say, the excerpt makes me want to read more. Great job!

  5. Celia, thanks for your comments. I appreciate you saying you like the cover since I created it myself in Photoshop. :-) And for me, it was no small challenge...

  6. Thank you, Paisley, and thanks for commenting on the cover. I'm almost as proud of the cover as I am of the book. :-)

  7. Thank you, Laurean. I hope you enjoy the book. Law enforcement in Texas becomes more interesting in small towns because the Texas Rangers generally are involved in serious crime investigation. ..... Beyond that, personally, I like police procedurals. Michael Connelly is one of my faves. ..... As for the cowboy on the cover, I bought the picture of him, but in the original picture, he had distinctly green eyes. In the book, Rusty has blue eyes, so I wanted a blue-eyed cowboy. Since I now own the picture, maybe I can use it again for a green-eyed cowboy. :-)


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