Ten Rigs Texas Tale

a Ten Rigs Texas Tale book #5

Hunky ranch hand Kyle Adams has been in love with his best friend for longer than he cares to admit even though Chase has never looked sideways at another man. 

Gorgeous wrangler Chase Lewis has just come out of a four-year relationship with a crazy woman

When Chase is injured by a spooked horse and temporarily loses the use of a hand, Kyle's right there to offer his support.

The two are already best friends and roommates... Will Kyle confess his feelings and take a chance on becoming more?

JEN FITZGERALD has loved romance since her Winnie the Pooh days. Christopher Robin and Piglet have always been platonic soulmates. As a teen, Jen cut her romance teeth on Silhouette’s teen romance line and Danielle Steele books concurrently. She’s still an avid reader, but these days, Jen has added writing romances of her own to her list of fun things to do.

Jen lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with her husband and dog. Their three children are now adults and out terrorizing the world at large instead of them. When not working her day job, Jen spends a lot of time reading, writing, watching sports, and perusing her social media platforms of preference. She also enjoys music, cross stitching, and chatting online with writer friends.


ANGI: How often to you get lost in a story?
JEN: Every day, pretty much. I can’t not read on a daily basis. For sure, before I go to bed because it helps me wind down and be ready to fall asleep when I shut off the light. Sometimes I start the day reading as well; it also helps kill time at the gym on the treadmill & stationary bike. If I need a break during the day, I’ll pull up whatever I’m currently reading on my phone and get a much-needed time out.

ANGI: What’s your favorite thing about your book’s hero?
JEN: My favorite thing about Kyle is his passion. He loves sci-fi a lot and reads those serialized Star Wars novels. He also loves baseball and knows a ton of baseball trivia. Kyle and Chase watch a ton of baseball. Kyle also loves Chase an awful lot-- Enough to brave a hospital. Enough to cancel his trip to his first ever sci-fi con. Enough to plan their first date at a baseball game.

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
JEN: Oh, the tough questions. The one that comes to mind immediately is the first Star Trek reboot movie. I just loved it to death and have seen it close to 200 times. I think I killed my DVD player.

ANGI: Salad or soup?
JEN: Both?? If I had to choose one, though, I’d pick a rich delicious soup because I’m always fighting being cold, even in the summer in Texas. Homemade chicken soup, veggie beef, lentil… Mm, mm good!!

ANGI: Would you put yourself in a Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
JEN: I don’t even know, because some fairy tales have plenty of action & adventure, which, I’m so not that action/adventure girl. And fairy tales usually have an evil element to them, and I’m all about the sunshine, roses, unicorns and butterflies. What if we do a mashup--maybe something like the movie Penelope I could handle. (my second favorite movie!)

ANGI: Favorite TV rerun you watch every time you channel surf? 
JEN: I don’t channel surf as a rule. I turn on the TV / Netflix with the intent to actually watch something specific, but if I just want background noise while I’m crafting, I’ll pick either Star Trek Voyager or Star Trek Deep Space Nine.

ANGI: Champagne or Soda?
Jen's Favorite Place to Write
JEN: If I choose to drink something other than water, it’s usually unsweet tea, but if forced (lol) to choose soda, I’ll pick root beer every time.

ANGI: Geek or Jock?
JEN: At this point in my life I’m ALL ABOUT the (hockey) jocks. Sidney Crosby makes my teeth sweat.

NGI’s GOTTA ASK: Show me your shoes! What’s your favorite pair of shoes & why? 
JEN’S GOTTA ANSWER: My favorite pair of shoes are actually slippers. I wear shoes only when necessary. I have about four pair of identical slippers, save the color, that I wear every day, even to work. Well, I don’t wear all four pair each day, but I you know what I mean. :0)

ANGI: The most daring thing you’ve ever done… Care to share?
JEN: A few years ago, I traveled *alone* to attend a Sherlock Holmes fan-run con in Atlanta. The flying part was okay, but navigating across the city of Atlanta, where I’d never been before,*alone* and attending a con *alone* when so many people know each other from attending other cons was a bit daunting for an introverted home-body. But I did it and had a blast.


a Ten Rigs Texas Tale book #6

Book six is written and ready to go save a NEW title and updated cover. The original title is a bit misleading in terms of what’s between the covers (not as much fun as one would think), so I have to figure something else out and do it soon. While I have a lovely cover, it has the original title still. But I’ve included the link to an excerpt nonetheless. If the excerpt is intriguing and you want to know when it’s finally out in the world, you can sign up for notifications (not a newsletter).

a Ten Rigs Texas Tale book #1

a Ten Rigs Texas Tale book #2

a Ten Rigs Texas Tale book #3

JEN is giving away:  As you mentioned, book one is a free download, so I’m happy to offer coupons for a free download via Smashwords for books 2 through 5 to three random commenters. (any or all books) And listen, I get that LGBTQ romance isn’t everyone’s cuppa, so, you know, I’d love to have folks comment even if they’re not interested in the books. (and feel free to decline being in the drawing, if that’s the case; no hard feelings!)
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JEN WANTS TO KNOW: I wish I had some fans! I’ll have to borrow the GLIAS fans for now to ask: who’s your biggest celebrity crush. After Sidney Crosby, whom I mentioned above, Benedict Cumberbatch makes me swoon pretty dang hard.


  1. Angi the shoes and what the giveaway is not filled in but it was good this is a new author for me !

  2. Welcome to Get Lost in a Story, Jen.

    1. Thanks for having me, Angi. Being a published author has been a long time coming. But like the title of my blog says--there's a time for everything and it was finally time. :0)

  3. Enjoyed reading the post... my fav crush is Stephen Amell...

    1. Thanks, Colleen!

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE Stephen Amell!! He's high on my list. In fact, I think he comes right after Ben at #3, now that I'm thinking about it. :-)

  4. Love the look of these books!Crushes for me: Simon Baker, Aidan Turner, Matthew Macfadyen and Stanley Tucci are all up high on the list.

    1. Thanks, Avril. I'm pretty please with the covers myself.

      Simon Baker is very pretty, isn't he??

  5. Hey, Jen, those are good-looking book covers! Love the town name of Ten Rigs, Texas. Is there a story behind that name?

    (Don't enter me in the drawing)

    Nancy C

    1. Hi Nancy! Thanks. I'm pretty fond of the covers myself. There is, in fact, a story.

      Ten Rigs is situated out in West Texas between Big Spring and Snyder. In my fictional world there are two sets of oil rigs for a total of ten...hence the name back in the day when it was founded back in 1926, I think. Thanks for asking.

  6. Jen thank you so much for coming to GLIAS today I am not entering the contest as i can only do print but it does sound so good. Love the shoes that you have on comfy! Hope you swing by again Peggy Clayton

  7. oops my first celebrity crush was Elvis saw him in San Fran and just loved him! peggy clayton

    1. Oh, man, Elvis. Great choice, Peggy. Thanks for the welcome. I toured Studio B in Nashville a few years ago and heard a couple of great Elvis stories from the tour guide.