Thursday, February 13, 2014

Stronger Than The Rest - Friday 56 and Book Beginnings on Friday

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Another exciting book in Shirleen Davies's "MacLarens of Fire Mountain" series. As the story opens, Drew MacLaren is confined to a wheelchair, paralyzed from a gunshot and convinced that he is not the man Tess needs. But as long as there's hope that he'll walk again, he'll keep working toward that goal. When an unscrupulous criminal sends thugs to intimidate ranchers into selling their property, will Drew and his brothers be able to set things right? As in the other books in this series, the story focuses not only on romance but also on friendship and family. The compelling plot builds to an exciting and satisfying climax. 

The author writes: Can Drew overcome the barriers that stand between him, the safety of his friends and family, and a life with the woman he loves? To do it all, he has to be strong. Stronger than the rest.

Book Beginning:
"Get up, MacLaren," a tall, burly man sneered before yanking him out of his wheelchair, kicking the contraption against a wall, and breaking a wheel. "I knew you could make it up -- one way or another," his attacker smirked and turned to the others at the table.

Friday 56 (from 56% on my Kindle):
Tess melted into his arms. She was totally unprepared for the warmth that swam over her body. She could smell the mixture of pine soap and fresh sweat and couldn't stop herself from running her fingers along his cheek bones, and wrapping her hands around his neck to draw him closer. She never wanted the kiss to stop.

Genre: Women's Fiction / Romance / Western
Number of Pages:  152
Amazon Link:  Stronger Than The Rest

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45 comments:

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    1. Since I was born and raised in Texas, you won't hear me disagreeing!

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    2. Jacuie and Sandy,

      I'm with you on this. I lived for many years in Steamboat Springs, CO. and those cowboys could make my day!

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  2. It's great when a reader finds a series to love . . .

    My Friday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/02/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings_14.html

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    1. Thanks so much, Catherine. Glad you are enjoying the MacLarens.

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  3. Well, that beginning is an attention getter. I hope the rest of the story is as good.

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    1. As Sandy mentions, there is a lot of action, some suspense, and of course, romance. Hope you enjoy it, Bea.

      Best to you.

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  4. Oh a good romance is often called for. I will be waiting for your review, but right now this one sounds right up my alley. Enjoy

    Hugs
    Caroline

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    1. Caroline - Yep, it has romance and action. A little for everyone.

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  5. Sounds like a great beginning!

    Here is my post

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    1. Hi Gautami,
      Thanks for the comment on the beginning.If you like cowboys, romance, and action, this one has it all.

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  6. Wow! sexy cowboy sound like something I should read. I love a good romance :)
    Happy Friday
    Ruty@THE FRIDAY 56

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    1. The MacLarens are a group of sexy, tempting cowboys!

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  7. Looks like a good read for Valentine's Day!
    Harvee
    Book Dilettante

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    1. Hope you enjoy it, Harvee. Happy Valentine's Day to you.

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  8. I love those fluffy little romance books and this one sounds like one I would enjoy.

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    1. There is romance in this series of books, but the author also focuses on families and friendships. That's why I like the stories!

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  9. That is an interesting beginning. I hope he can stand.

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    1. It's definitely a story of overcoming the odds and focusing on what you want, and what's important.

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  10. Love romances with cowboys. This sounds like an exciting, romantic read.

    Thanks for visiting The Busy Mom's Daily.

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. Book four, Stronger, focuses on a special relationship, friendships, and doing what you believe is right, all wrapped in an action-oriented romance.

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  11. This sounds like a really good romance.

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  12. Yeehaw~sounds like a great read. I'd love for you to check out my Friday 56 post.

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  13. I was just thinking that I need to read a steamy romance. Anne's Friday Post

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  14. Thanks very much, Sandy, for featuring Stronger than the Rest on your blog today.

    I welcome and will respond to questions or comments from your readers. My email is shirleen@shirleendavies.com.

    Enjoy your week. Hope it includes a cowboy!
    Shirleen

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  15. Hi Sandy,

    Whilst I am not a huge fan of this kind of romantic romp, I sincerely believe that each and every genre of books has its place on the shelves in my library, and that includes this one!

    That opening passage would rile me enough to want (make that need!) to keep reading, just to find out if Drew's assailant gets his comeuppence, either now, or in the future!

    Nice post this week and I hope that you have a nice weekend planned,

    Yvonne

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    1. I have certain types of books I prefer and others that I generally don't read, but like you, I'm open minded. Sometimes I'll read one of my husband's sci-fi or thriller novels or try a book that someone posts about in their blog, just for a change of pace. I'm rarely disappointed.
      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate that.

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  16. Thanks for stopping by, Shirleen. It's always fun to have an author answer questions and reply to comments. I enjoyed introducing Drew MacLaren to Friday56 and Book Beginnings on Friday participants.

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  17. I love that cover!
    Yanking a guy outta his wheelchair... oh my!
    That 56 is pretty hot & romantic though!

    Happy weekend & happy Valentines day!

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    1. Yeah, that guy in the opening was a real baddie, wasn't he? Glad you liked the 56!
      Thank you for visiting.

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    2. Thanks for the comment on the cover
      Yes, the intro is a little intense. Really, who yanks someone out of a wheelchair? Only in a romance....

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  18. Great teasers! Not loving the bully in the beginning, but I'm glad the girl is swooning over someone later ;)

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    1. It turned out that the beginning showed the action in the book and 56% showed the romance! It's a good story.

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    2. Your'e right, Jenny. There are some real bads guys in this book but also some very good ones. And some very hot cowboys!

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  19. One more Thank You, Sandy! Great comments by your readers--I resally enjoyed it.

    Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!
    Shirleen

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  20. Well, Howdy! I'm thinking that I really like your Friday 56!!! *swoon*

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  21. Great pick for this Valentine weekend!

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