Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Dark & Stormy Knight - Book Beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56

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I'm not very far into A DARK & STORMY KNIGHT (21% on my Kindle) but I'm enjoying the story and the characters. Part of the attraction is that the book takes place in Texas where I was born and raised. I love this author's voice! The hero of this story is a bull rider and since I once had a roommate who was a barrel racer, I've been to more than a few rodeos. I've got to tell you that bull riders are a crazy bunch of cowboys!

A DARK & STORMY KNIGHT is #3 in the McKnight Romance Series.

Book Beginning:
     "Promise me."
     "I promise." Even though her sister couldn't see it, Georgia shifted the phone to her other hand, so she could sketch an X over her left breast. "We're leaving in the morning." Then she hedged. If the past eleven years of motherhood had taught her nothing else, life was never one hundred percent predictable. "Nothing short of a trip to the hospital for broken bones or copious bleeding will keep us inside Houston city limits one minute past eight o'clock. Eight thirty at the latest." 

Friday 56 (at 56% on my Kindle):
(FYI: Colonel Mustard is a bull)
Colonel Mustard, nearly one ton of muscle, bone, and attitude covered by a hide the color of Grey Poupon, passed through a railed alley and into a nine-foot-long, three-foot-wide chute. When the gate clanged shut behind him, he rammed a shoulder into the heavy metal of the arena gate on his left, testing it for weaknesses. Ornery bastard.

Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Book Length: 450 Pages
Amazon Link: A DARK & STORMY KNIGHT
More Books by This Author: Suzie Quint Website

Synopsis (Goodreads):
      Young and stupid go together like peanut butter and jelly.
      Sol McKnight, rancher and rodeo bull rider, married Georgia Carston, the love of his life, at eighteen. So maybe they were too young and maybe he was stupid to believe it would last forever because six weeks later, she left him. Now she’s back in Hero Creek for the summer. This is his chance to win her back. Little does he know, this may be his last chance because Georgia has her eye on the divorced father of their daughter’s best friend. If Sol ever wants to feel whole again, he’s going to have to figure out what went wrong so many years ago and fix it. If he doesn’t, he’ll lose her forever.


                            

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38 comments:

  1. Well, color me tickled to find you featuring A Dark & Stormy Knight on your Friday blog. I hope you're liking it.

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    1. I sure am! And I'm looking forward to reading the other books in the series too. Those McKnights are mighty interesting folks.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Wow, this one does sound good...thanks for sharing! I have lived in California my whole life, but I have an appreciation for Texas and those cowboys.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  3. I love the writing voice of this author and have added her book to my wish list.

    My offering this week is Fate Reborn.

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    1. Although this is Book 3 in the series, it's a stand-alone.

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  4. I have watched the rodeo and bull riding on TV lots of times. I can only imagine how crazy those guys are. I mean, riding a thousand pounds of muscle that wants to throw you off? :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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    1. I can hardly stand to watch bull riding because I worry about the riders getting hurt. Those cowboys are amazing athletes, and there's so much skill involved.

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  5. I like Texans and cowboys; so friendly. This one sounds interesting and I hope Sol gets his girl!

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    1. On behalf of fellow native Texans, thank you! I've always found those folks to be friendly myself.

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  6. Oooh I'd love to go to Texas and to go to a rodeo! I've never been to either but it seems like something I should experience at least once in my life! I do really like the sound of the beginning because SISTERS! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you enjoy your weekend!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. Rodeo is a whole other world. You'll get a taste of it in this series, but nothing compares to the real thing.

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  7. I know absolutely nothing about rodeos but I do love the excerpts. The beginning especially where she's promising they'll be out by 8 or 8:30 at the latest is pretty funny. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The author did a good job of portraying the reality of having kids, didn't she? Everything takes longer than it should, and there's always the possibility of catastrophe screwing up plans.

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  8. I love western romances. This on sound good.

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  9. I found myself nodding along at the line about life being less than 100 percent predictable...

    My Friday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2015/01/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings_30.html

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    1. That's the reality of having kids. Flexibility is definitely required!

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  10. Wondering how the daughter will feel about this relationship. Complicated. Have fun.

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    1. Complications make for good stories, don't they?

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  11. What a great line...young and stupid got together like peanut butter and jelly! I liked the synopsis...sounds good!

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    1. I like that line too and lots of others throughout the book.

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  12. I confess I've never been to a rodeo before, but I love second chance stories. Have a lovely weekend :)

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  13. A bull named Colonel Mustard? :D :D

    Life is most definitely unpredictable. I hope you like the book.

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    1. That's a great name, isn't it? Rodeo bulls are given all kinds of outrageous names. I found a list of PBR's "Hardest Bulls to Ride." They were: Shepherd Hills Tested, Perfect Poison, Quiet Riot, Buckey, RMEF Gunpowder & Lead, Super Duty, Smackdown, I'm a Gangster, Asteroid, and Bushwhacker.

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  14. Interesting, thanks for sharing! :)

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  15. True, mothers never have predictable days.

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  16. I love the 56 and the name of the horse. Thank you for stop by my blog!

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  17. I love cowboys and western romances. This sounds like a good one.

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  18. I bet this would be good. ENJOY!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Have a great reading weekend.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  19. Not my type but thanks for sharing. And clarifying that Col. Mustard is a bull! :)

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  20. Sounds like the bull is about to make a break for it... lol...
    Happy weekend!

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  21. This sounds like a good one I hope you continue to enjoy it. :)

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  22. I love cowboy romances. Hope you enjoy this one.

    Thanks for visiting The Busy Mom's Daily on Friday.

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  23. I love cowboy romances. Hope you enjoy this one.

    Thanks for visiting The Busy Mom's Daily on Friday.

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  24. The story sounds enthralling! I couldn't help but to think of the board game Clue though, when I read that there is a character named Colonel Mustard!

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