Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A TOUCH OF TEXAS IRISH is out! Visit me on GET LOST IN A BOOK

Hello Readers,

I'm thrilled to announce that A Touch of Texas Irish is now available in both print and ebook at The Wild Rose Press (it's on sale for $2.50) and Amazon.

Don't forget the contest for the James Avery bracelet. See previous blog posts for information.

Today I'm a guest on Get Lost in a Story. Hop on over. Aileen, my Irish heroine is answering the interview questions. Please join me where I'm giving away 5 digital copies of When the Ocotillo Bloom.

Blurb:


Heiress Aileen Lynch has just lost her mother to cancer, but her spendthrift stepfather insists she must cancel his gambling debts by marrying his disreputable associate. Fleeing Ireland with the help of her mother’s lawyer, she lands in Boston to stay with friends and is attracted to one of their visitors. Doctor Samuel Walker is in town to attend a medical conference. When he meets the lovely young Irishwoman he is quite taken with her and, at his colleague's entreaty, marries her and takes her home to Texas with him to keep her safe. Sam rationalizes that he doesn’t need a wife but he does need a mother for his son. While Aileen strives to earn Sam’s affection, he vows never to risk Aileen’s safety or his heart—he’ll not father a child and watch Aileen die in childbirth as his first wife did. And falling in love is not in his plans.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you'll pick up a copy of A Touch of Texas Irish and I'll be extremely grateful if you'd leave a an honest review when you finish.

Many thanks,

Linda
www.lindalaroque.com

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Contest in Full Swing for a James Avery Charm Bracelet and Charm

Deadline for entering  is Friday, March 31, 2017. Winner must live in the US or Canada. If you live across the pond and win, you'll receive a bundle of five ebooks including A Touch of Texas Irish.




Grand prize is the charm bracelet. Secondary prizes are digital copies of A Touch of Texas Irish to 5 additional winners.

To enter, sign up for my newsletter (see form to right) OR email me linda@lindalaroque.com and ask to be enrolled/entered.

IF you already receive my newsletter, email me and ask to be entered in the contest, and I'll add you straight away.

I'm thrilled with this new book and hope readers like it as much as I enjoyed writing it. An Irish lass, fresh off the boat from Ireland, in far west Texas married to a retired military doctor determined to not love again.

Here's a short excerpt:

"Tad, would you like to give the blessing this morning?"
"Do I hav-ta?
"Yes, son, you do."
He folded his hands on the table and squeezed his eyes tight. "Thanks for Rosa's good cooking, Lord, and for my Pa and Aunt Ruth and...Aileen." He forced one eyelid up, stabbed Aileen with his stare, and expelled a deep sigh. "I don't want no step-mother...but since I gots one, I'll try to be nice. Please watch over my Ma and baby sister up there in heaven. And if you gots time, please send me a dog. Amen."
"Amen." Sam's rumbling voice drowned out the two women's. "That was very nice, Tad." His voice was steady, but he held in his laughter. "You're wanting a dog, huh?"
Tad wiped the milk mustache from his face with the sleeve of his shirt. "Yes, sir, Pa. I'm big enough to take care of one."
"Hmm, I'll give it some thought, " he said. "Aileen, your china looks right at home there on the sideboard."

"Ach, yes. I'm so pleased with it, I could bust."
A Touch of Texas Irish will be available on March 8, 2017. It is available for pre-order now. I hope you'll pick up a copy and leave me a short review when you finish. Your opinion means a great deal.
Don't forget to enter the contest and feel free to share this post with your friends.
Thanks for stopping by and happy ready and writing!
Linda
www.lindalaroque.com

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A New Western Historical Anthology—Journey of the Heart

I'm pleased to share my new release, Journey of the Heart, an anthology with seven other authors—Jacqui Nelson, Anne Carrole, Stacey Marvin CoverstoneDebora DennisTanya HansonLinda Smith LaRoque, Melissa Lynne Blue & Karen J. Hasley.

It is available now.

- Kindle US: amzn.com/B01MUX2M8F 
- Kindle UK: amzn.co.uk/dp/B01MUX2M8F 
- Kindle Canada: amazon.ca/dp/B01MUX2M8F 
- Kindle Australia: amazon.com.au/dp/B01MUX2M8F
- Print: amazon.com/dp/1542981484


Blurb:

From the Texas plains to the Canadian wilderness, up Missouri’s Big Muddy to Montana Territory, and from the California mountains to Colorado’s cattle country... JOURNEY OF THE HEART is a collection of eight sigh-worthy romances, all revolving around modes of transportation in the Old West. 

Award-winning and best-selling authors Melissa Lynne Blue, Anne Carrole, Stacey Coverstone, Debora Dennis, Tanya Hanson, Karen J. Hasley, Linda LaRoque, and Jacqui Nelson invite you to travel along on romantic adventures that will have you falling in love with the gamblers, marshals, ranchers, doctors, riverboat captains, rangers, preachermen, and warriors of the Wild West. 

Whether on a paddleboat or train, stagecoach or horse, buggy or bicycle, the journey to love for these rugged men and their feisty, independent ladies will delight fans of historical western romance.


All stories are rated Sweet.

My story is titled Quixie on the Draw. Quixie O'Connor boards the stage for San Antonio to look for her younger brother, but ends up with a hodgepodge of people and a quandary of problems. Tough, she manages to complete her assignment, but her mother is not pleased with her methods.

Excerpt:

Drat Jamie's hide. As his older sister, she'd dusted his britches often enough when he was a tyke. Now their mother expected Quixie to drag him home by the ear if necessary. Of course, if his job was an appropriate one, she was to check his lodgings and make sure the company he kept wasn't a bad influence. Quixie wondered what kind of job he could have to be able to send home ten dollars a month.

Oddly enough, Ma wasn't worried about Quixie's safety going off alone on this trip. In a sense, her mother's lack of concern hurt.

Thank you for stopping by and I'd be pleased if you'd leave a comment. Please sign up for my newsletter to be eligible for the drawing for the James Avery Charm bracelet for my March release A Touch of Texas Irish. The form is located in the right column of his page.
Happy Reading and Writing!
Linda
www.lindalaroque.com

Friday, February 10, 2017

A Touch of Texas Irish release and Contest


A Touch of Texas Irish is now available for preorder. You can reserve a copy at
The Wild Rose Press and
Amazon
Release date is March 8th.

The contest officially begins Tuesday, February 14th—Valentine's Day, but I'll accept entries early, so spread the word. To enter, locate the form at the right to sign up for my quarterly newsletter and enter your details. The form is also on my website page at Linda LaRoque's Musings. Be sure to use a valid email address as I'll be sending a test newsletter to make sure your server will not time out and reject it.

The contest ends Friday, March 31st. One winner in the US will receive a James Avery charm bracelet with a clover heart charm. If someone outside the US wins, they'll receive an E copy of A Touch of Texas Irish and several other titles, and I'll keep drawing until we have a winner for the bracelet.

Thank you for reading my blog!

Linda
www.lindalaroque.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Contest for A Touch of Texas Irish—James Avery prize


A Touch of Texas Irish will be released on March 8, 2017. The ebook is available for preorder now on Amazon.

Details on how to win this beautiful bracelet and shamrock hearts charm will be posted soon.

I'll also be giving away 5 E-books.

Please watch my blog for details.


Heiress Aileen Lynch has just lost her mother to cancer, but her spendthrift stepfather insists she must cancel his gambling debts by marrying his disreputable associate. Fleeing Ireland with the help of her mother’s lawyer, she lands in Boston to stay with friends and is attracted to one of their visitors.

Doctor Samuel Walker is in town to attend a medical conference. When he meets the lovely young Irishwoman he is quite taken with her and, at his colleague's entreaty, marries her and takes her home to Texas with him to keep her safe. Sam rationalizes that he doesn’t need a wife but he does need a mother for his son.

While Aileen strives to earn Sam’s affection, he vows never to risk Aileen’s safety or his heart—he’ll not father a child and watch Aileen die in childbirth as his first wife did. And falling in love is not in his plans.

Thanks for reading!

Happy Reading and Writing,

Linda
www.lindalaroque.com

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Coming in March—A Touch of Irish Texas


Heiress Aileen Lynch has just lost her mother to cancer, but her spendthrift stepfather insists she must cancel his gambling debts by marrying his disreputable associate. Fleeing Ireland with the help of her mother’s lawyer, she lands in Boston to stay with friends and is attracted to one of their visitors. Doctor Samuel Walker is in town to attend a medical conference. When he meets the lovely young Irishwoman he is quite taken with her and, at his colleague's entreaty, marries her and takes her home to Texas with him to keep her safe. Sam rationalizes that he doesn’t need a wife but he does need a mother for his son. While Aileen strives to earn Sam’s affection, he vows never to risk Aileen’s safety or his heart—he’ll not father a child and watch Aileen die in childbirth as his first wife did. And falling in love is not in his plans.

Stay tuned for a contest to celebrate the release of A Touch of Texas Irish. I'll be awarding one winner a James Avery charm bracelet with a shamrock charm.

Happy Reading and Writing!

Linda
www.lindalaroque.com