Spotlight & Giveaway: Pretty Lawless by Jodi Linton

Posted September 14th, 2015 by in Blog, Spotlight / 37 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Jodi Linton to HJ!

Hi Jodi and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Pretty Lawless!


Please summarize the book for the readers here:

Pretty LawlessLaney Briggs is determined to find out way her sexy-assed Texas Ranger boyfriend, Gunner Wilson, arrested her best friend Luke Wagner, and skipped town.

Please share the opening lines of this book:

For the first time in my life, I’d thought everything would fall into place. Sucker. But then I saw a pair of red cowboy boots strut out onto the porch this morning, and I knew one of my life’s biggest screwups was fixing to bite me in the ass. And I’d fled the scene like the criminals I pride myself on locking behind bars.


Please share a few Fun facts about this book…

  • It’s set in a fictional Texas town called Pistol Rock.
  • The main character Laney Briggs always sports a pair of RED cowboy boots.
  • What’s not to love about three sinfully, hot cowboys, one sassy female deputy, and a sex party? Heck, that even got my attention. 😉


If your book was optioned for a movie, what scene would you use for the audition of the main characters and why?

I’d pick the Strip Club scene where Texas Ranger Gunner Wilson finds his girlfriend Deputy Laney Briggs playing strip poker to gain answers on an open case she’s working. Why? It showcases both their personalities spot on.
(Excerpt featured below)


What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

I want readers to have a good time, to be surprised, to fall in love with a cowboy, and enjoy a laugh.


What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2015?

I’m currently at work on my new series with Entangled Publishing titled The Original Sinners Motorcycle Club. The first book, REBEL LOVE, will be out early January 2016.

Thanks for blogging at HJ!


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Excerpt from Pretty Lawless:

Explicit language warning:

An hour later, I was sporting a purple bra, a tight black miniskirt, and red high heels, which I’d snagged up on my way back inside as we passed by the stage. Colt, on the other hand, sat in a pair of white boxer briefs, black tube socks, and that damn Stetson hanging low on his head. I leaned into him. “You fucking suck at keeping a poker face.”

Colt shifted in his chair, eyes glued to his cards. “I’m using the reel-them-in tactic.”

“Oh my god,” I mock whispered, then smacked my cards down in front of me. “Read ’em and weep, boys. That there is a full house.”

Heated voices echoed among the small confines of the oblong wooden table, chairs scooted across the floor, jarring the table before chips spilled to the floor as Devon hunched over to spy the cards I’d sprawled out.

“Sorry, cupcake,” he said, the wickedness thickly coating his throaty rasp. “But I do believe you’re one step closer to shucking those lacy panties.” He tossed four aces into view.

Damn poker face.

Slowly, I stood on my own two feet and scrutinized the bastard. With nimble fingers, I pulled at the zipper on my skirt. “Sorry to disappoint, but I’m more of the cotton Walmart bargain-bin kind of gal.” The zipper fell open an inch.

The lawman sitting at my side reached out and jerked at my arm, stopping me in mid-striptease. “Okay, this has gone a little too far,” he said, scanning the crowd of drooling onlookers. “Don’t y’all think, gentlemen?”

I nudged his hand away and got to work shimmying the skirt over my hips when the side door to Pokey’s burst open and my worst nightmare blurred into focus. There I was, under a set of very unflattering strobe lights, tits bobbing for air in my tiny lace bra and ass hanging out of my miniskirt, looking like a tarty, sex-starved girl in a B-movie slasher flick.

And then everything bottomed out at the sound of that all too familiar male voice shouting, “Texas Rangers. Everyone show me your hands.”

Fuck a cow. So I did the only plausible thing left to do and dropped on all fours. Crab crawling about the floor,
cigarette butts stuck to my kneecaps and cocktail straws jabbed me in the wrists. Not to mention I had a tail. The brim of that panty-dropping cowboy’s hat grazed my bare thighs. My head bumped into the edge of a table, and then something cold tapped my behind.

“I’d suggest you remove that hand from my girlfriend’s ass…or I can just break it off. Your choice, cowboy.”
I tilted my head back, locking in on that black rattlesnake tattoo bursting from the vein of a ripped tan arm indolently draped next to my head. To say I was shell-shocked didn’t even come close. He had a hip braced against the table leg, and he had his bullheaded cowboy face on. Wonderful—the man had impeccable timing.

“Didn’t I tell you to stop hitting up the strip clubs, Gunner Wilson?”

My hunky, headache-inducing Texas Ranger knelt down beside my behind. He pushed the black cowboy hat up, the devilish glint in his brown eyes brightening as he responded, “I hope they tipped you well, sweetheart.”

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Book Info:

She’s about to go vigilante on his ass…

Laney Briggs was almost certain that her sexy-assed Texas Ranger, Gunner Wilson, was gonna pop the question. Instead, he went and pulled one helluva fast one – he arrested her best friend, Luke Wagner, and skipped out. Now Pistol Rock’s firecracker deputy is ready to go Wild West on Gunner…if she can just keep that raw, sexual chemistry under control.

Gunner was planning to propose, and it all went to hell. Now he’s boots-deep into an investigation with ties to the Dirty Southern Mafia and corrupt cops. Yep, Laney is definitely gonna have his hide. Especially when she finds out just how much he’s been keeping from her…

But Laney has a weakness for Gunner’s delectable cowboy hotness. And for him, she will break every rule in the book – including the ones she’s sworn to uphold.

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Meet the Author:

Jodi LintonJodi Linton is the author of the Deputy Laney Briggs Series and the upcoming The Original Sinners Motorcycle Club with Entangled Publishing. She lives in Texas with her husband and two kids. When she is not writing about sassy females and dirty talking heroes, she enjoys long walks and family time down at the river. Join the Pink Pistol Readers! Jodi Linton’s official Street Team for insider scoops on all her upcoming books.

Readers can find me on most social media, but I do enjoy hanging out on the Pink Pistols Readers (my street team).

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37 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Pretty Lawless by Jodi Linton”

  1. Laura Lovejoy Brunk

    Growing up, Robert Conrad from Wild Wild West…OMG i drolled for that man. More up to date ish cowboys…Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer from Tombstone are totally drool worthy. Great excerpt ! This series is now added to my TBR pile !

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