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Texas Mail Order Bride

By Linda Broday

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Historical Western Romance

January 6, 2015

“Linda Broday’s books always take me back to a west that feels true. Her love stories run deep with emotion. A delightful read.” —Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Promise Me Texas

Rancher Cooper Thorne thinks his life is finally on an even keel—until Delta Dandridge steps off the stagecoach and claims she’s his mail order bride. Brash and quick-witted, the meddling Southern Belle is everything Cooper thought he never wanted…and everything his heart is telling him he needs.

But Cooper swore long ago that he’d never marry, and he aims to keep his word, especially now that the demons from his past have returned to threaten everything—and everyone—he holds dear…

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About the Author:LINDA BRODAY

Linda Broday resides in the panhandle of Texas on the Llano Estacado. At a young age, she discovered a love for storytelling, history, and anything pertaining to the Old West. Cowboys fascinate her. There’s something about Stetsons, boots, and tall rugged cowboys that get her fired up! A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Linda has won many awards, including the prestigious National Readers’ Choice Award and the Texas Gold Award. She blogs regularly at www.PetticoatsandPistols.com. Visit her at www.LindaBroday.com.

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Excerpt

Delta covered the space between them so quickly Bandit scurried for safer territory. She glared up into eyes that reminded her of a cold winter’s day. “I can’t believe this. You have a lot of gall, Mr. Thorne. The way I see it, you gave up your right to meddle in my affairs when you told me in no uncertain terms that you weren’t looking for a wife. Therefore, what I do is none of your concern. If I want to—”

“Do what?” Cooper brushed her cheek with a fingertip. “Women like you won’t throw your reputation to the wind. You want it all or nothing.”

She glared. “You’re awfully sure of yourself.”

“I know more than you think.” His words were soft. “I see the yearning for permanence in your eyes. Dear God, you’re a difficult woman to forget.”

Cooper tugged her against his lean body, lowered his head, and pressed his sensual lips firmly on hers. The long kiss held passion and promise and warmth. Delta’s breath got caught somewhere between the need for more and wishing she’d stayed in town, far away from men who indulged in contradictory behavior.

Her knees grew weak and she clutched the shirt covering his broad chest to keep from falling as the world tilted on its axis.

As the kiss deepened, their breaths mingled in a heated flurry while blood pounded in her ears. She heard a low moan and realized it came from her. Strange how it sounded so very far away.

Her stomach whirled and dipped as though she’d fallen from a great height. Tingles raced up her spine in some kind of mindless confusion. The anger that had propelled her into dangerous territory melted away and left a strange desire in its wake. Before she could unclench her hands from his shirt to take a step back, he released her.

The kiss ended suddenly, leaving her wanting more.

Cooper’s sinful half smile turned her knees to jelly. “And that, Miss Delta, is how we do things here in Texas.”

I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review,

REVIEW

TEXAS MAIL ORDER BRIDE is a sweet Texas romance. I always love to read about cowboys in the old  west.  That time period for me is so romantic, even-though it was a very harsh time period.  Who wouldn’t love a cowboy? I keep asking Santa for one and I never get one. Maybe because I am on the naughty list every year. The characters and story line are very well-developed. Delta Dandrige is on her way to Battle Creek, Texas to marry a man she has not met yet. She answered an ad for a mail order bride, but when she gets there Cooper Thorne informs her that he never sent of for a bride or placed an ad. So, Delta gets a job at the local mercantile. After that meeting Cooper cannot seem to get Miss Dandrige off his mind. When she is kidnapped by someone from Cooper’s past, he finds out that he really loves Delta and cannot live without her. This is such a heartwarming tale, and the cowboys even hotter. I give TEXAS MAIL ORDER BRIDE 5/5 stars.

Book Description Publication Date: April 28, 2015 As the guitarist for the rock band Caged,
Created by: Michele Bardsley Series: Pearson Security, Book One Publication Date: February 3,
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ANDREA LAURENCE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE RELEASE “FACING THE MUSIC” & Kindle Fire giveaway (via Rafflecopter).

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Book Information

Book: Facing The Music
Author: Andrea Laurence
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Next week, award winning author Andrea Laurence celebrates the release of her contemporary romance Facing the Music. Featuring a pop star princess and an ex-football star, this is a reunited lovers book with a southern twist.

To celebrate the release, Andrea is hosting a Kindle Fire giveaway (via Rafflecopter).

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Excerpt

Ivy pressed her hands against Blake’s shoulders, pushing him gently until he was lying back on the blanket.

“What are you doing?” he asked.

“Whatever I want to.”

Blake arched his eyebrow at her, but he didn’t complain. He held perfectly still as her nimble fingers moved down the front of his shirt, undoing each button and exposing the expanse of skin beneath it. Her palms ran over his skin, relishing the feel of his chest hair tickling her hands. She leaned forward, letting her tongue glide along his collarbone, and then she crept down his body to the button of his jeans.

“Your hair tickles,” he said.

Ivy gathered up the long, wavy strands of her hair into one hand and swept them over her shoulder. “Do you want me to stop?”

Not on your life,” he said between tightly gritted teeth as her fingertips brushed the edge of his waistband.

“That’s what I thought,” she said with a smile. “Now, stop complaining.”

Ivy settled between his legs, resting on her knees as she unbuttoned his jeans. She tugged at his back pockets, pulling his jeans down the length of his legs and throwing them out of her way. She moved back over him doing the same with his underwear, which thankfully, this time, were a pair of charcoal-gray boxers. They slid easily out of her way, leaving nothing between her and her goal.

She leisurely traveled back up his legs. Her fingertips gently brushed along the puckered pink scars of his calf and across his kneecap. By the time she reached his upper thigh, he was nearly trembling. Ivy wasn’t sure if it was with anticipation, emotion, or pain.

His hand reached out and snatched her wrist as she moved higher. “This hardly seems fair,” he said. “You’re wearing entirely too much clothing for me to be wearing so little.”

“Who’s doing this? You or me?”

Blake acquiesced and released her hand. He crossed his arms behind his head, giving himself an excellent vantage point for overseeing her activities. “You are, ma’am.”

“That’s right. Now are you going to keep critiquing everything I do, or do I need to put something in your mouth to shut you up?”

A wicked grin crossed Blake’s face as he looked at her. “May I offer a suggestion?”

“I have several ideas of my own,” she said.

Buy Links

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AndreaLaurence

Author Biography

Andrea Laurence has been a lover of reading and writing stories since she learned to read at a young age. She always dreamed of seeing her work in print and is thrilled to finally be able to share her special blend of sensuality and dry, sarcastic humor with the world. A dedicated West Coast girl transplanted into the Deep South, she’s working on her own “happily ever after” with her boyfriend and their collection of animals including a Siberian Husky that sheds like nobody’s business.

Social Networking Links

Website: http://andrealaurence.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAndreaLaurence
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Andrea_Laurence
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5398672.Andrea_Laurence

Rafe discovers too late that these killers are inhuman...  Publication Date: February 3, 2015 Genre: Paranormal Romance
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ANDREA LAURENCE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE RELEASE “FACING THE MUSIC” & Kindle Fire giveaway (via Rafflecopter).

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Book Information

Book: Facing The Music
Author: Andrea Laurence
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Next week, award winning author Andrea Laurence celebrates the release of her contemporary romance Facing the Music. Featuring a pop star princess and an ex-football star, this is a reunited lovers book with a southern twist.

To celebrate the release, Andrea is hosting a Kindle Fire giveaway (via Rafflecopter).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Excerpt

Ivy pressed her hands against Blake’s shoulders, pushing him gently until he was lying back on the blanket.

“What are you doing?” he asked.

“Whatever I want to.”

Blake arched his eyebrow at her, but he didn’t complain. He held perfectly still as her nimble fingers moved down the front of his shirt, undoing each button and exposing the expanse of skin beneath it. Her palms ran over his skin, relishing the feel of his chest hair tickling her hands. She leaned forward, letting her tongue glide along his collarbone, and then she crept down his body to the button of his jeans.

“Your hair tickles,” he said.

Ivy gathered up the long, wavy strands of her hair into one hand and swept them over her shoulder. “Do you want me to stop?”

Not on your life,” he said between tightly gritted teeth as her fingertips brushed the edge of his waistband.

“That’s what I thought,” she said with a smile. “Now, stop complaining.”

Ivy settled between his legs, resting on her knees as she unbuttoned his jeans. She tugged at his back pockets, pulling his jeans down the length of his legs and throwing them out of her way. She moved back over him doing the same with his underwear, which thankfully, this time, were a pair of charcoal-gray boxers. They slid easily out of her way, leaving nothing between her and her goal.

She leisurely traveled back up his legs. Her fingertips gently brushed along the puckered pink scars of his calf and across his kneecap. By the time she reached his upper thigh, he was nearly trembling. Ivy wasn’t sure if it was with anticipation, emotion, or pain.

His hand reached out and snatched her wrist as she moved higher. “This hardly seems fair,” he said. “You’re wearing entirely too much clothing for me to be wearing so little.”

“Who’s doing this? You or me?”

Blake acquiesced and released her hand. He crossed his arms behind his head, giving himself an excellent vantage point for overseeing her activities. “You are, ma’am.”

“That’s right. Now are you going to keep critiquing everything I do, or do I need to put something in your mouth to shut you up?”

A wicked grin crossed Blake’s face as he looked at her. “May I offer a suggestion?”

“I have several ideas of my own,” she said.

Buy Links

Amazon: http://amzn.to/RSWFCR
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1thSDBN
iBooks: http://bit.ly/1lDKwcN
Books-A-Million: http://bit.ly/1jpY0vv

AndreaLaurence

Author Biography

Andrea Laurence has been a lover of reading and writing stories since she learned to read at a young age. She always dreamed of seeing her work in print and is thrilled to finally be able to share her special blend of sensuality and dry, sarcastic humor with the world. A dedicated West Coast girl transplanted into the Deep South, she’s working on her own “happily ever after” with her boyfriend and their collection of animals including a Siberian Husky that sheds like nobody’s business.

Social Networking Links

Website: http://andrealaurence.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAndreaLaurence
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Andrea_Laurence
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5398672.Andrea_Laurence

Rafe discovers too late that these killers are inhuman...  Publication Date: February 3, 2015 Genre: Paranormal Romance
Created by: Michele Bardsley Series: Pearson Security, Book One Publication Date: February 3,
  Book Information Book: Facing The Music Author: Andrea Laurence Publisher: Pocket Star Release Date:

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LAID BEAR BY MARINA MADDIX (KINDLE EDITION) REVIEW

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         Publication Date:         August 19, 2013
#1 BESTSELLER IN SHIFTER ROMANCE!
Curvy girl Bethany Mills can’t believe her good fortune when her new neighbor turns out to be devastatingly hot. But someone that gorgeous could never fall for someone like her…could he? A charming personality and appreciation for sappy music aren’t the only things Maximilian Pearce is hiding, and just when Bethany thinks she might get her very own happily ever after, a shocking revelation forces her to make a heartbreaking choice.
A 26,000-word novella from Marina Maddix
EXCERPT: Max set his beer on the counter and moved into her personal space. She backed up until she was pressed against the wall, the hideous African mask next to her head laughing at her. He planted his hands on either side of her and leaned in as close as he could without touching her.
His breath was a whisper in her ear, shivers of delight and desire standing the hairs on the nape of her neck on end. The tips of her breasts could almost feel the warmth of his chest — longed to feel it — and his musk confused her senses.
“Don’t you know?” he breathed into her ear. His cheek brushed her hair, and a lump rose in her throat. This can’t be happening, she thought. Why the hell not? screamed Paul’s voice in her head. He was right. Why the hell not?
Her breath coming in shallow bursts and her heart thumping against her ribcage, Bethany lifted her face to his, meeting his hypnotic gaze. “Tell me,” she whispered.
His luscious full lips curved upward. “Because from the moment I saw you, I knew it was you I wanted.”
Bethany groaned at his words and pressed her body into his, drawing a matching groan from him. All thought left her brain as their lips touched.
Max pushed her back against the wall, as his fingers buried themselves in her hair. His mouth consumed hers, leaving her breathless and quivering with lust. A well of emotion bubbled inside of her, making her head spin and her heart pound uncontrollably. Never before had she felt this way about someone, especially someone she barely knew. She clutched at his shoulders and biceps, reveling in their bulk and reassuring herself that she wasn’t dreaming. She was having a hard time believing those arms were wrapped around her.
And then they weren’t.
Bethany was left swaying against the wall when Max pulled himself away from her. It was clearly by sheer force of will because his desire for her was quite evident at the front of his jeans. She blinked in confusion.
She parted her lips to ask what had happened when he leaned in, gave her a peck and smiled. “Ready to eat?”
BOOK DESCRIPTION AND EXCERPT COURTESY OF AMAZON.
It takes more than your average bear to love a woman with curves. Bethany is insecure about her plus size body, When she first meets Max she does not believe he would be interested in someone as curvy as her. When she sees him at her friends party with another woman, she believes he already has a girlfriend. She leaves the party and consoles herself with a pint of ice cream. When he notices that she had left the party, he follows her home.
When Bethany goes over to his place the next day for a late afternoon barbecue, she asks him about the Ursula(the woman he was with).  He lets her know that he has no girlfriend, and the woman that he was with was set up by his uncle to meet her for coffee and then turned into going to her co-worker’s party. Max also lets her know that he has wanted her from the moment he saw her. This book was sexy, fun, and a quick read. I loved the characters and the story line, they were very well-developed. I loved Max, he was so yummy, and hot. I just wished it was longer than 126 pages, so I give it 4/5 stars.
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