Thursday, January 16, 2014

Between Lonesome and Texas - Friday 56 and Book Beginnings on Friday

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In this fifth book of the Lone Star Cowboys series, author Tori Scott continues her stories set in Morris Springs, Texas. This time she takes her readers on the rodeo circuit with bull rider Blake Kaufman, a star in the most dangerous rodeo event I've ever witnessed. But is the rodeo life what Blake wants? Will he give up his chance at a national championship for the woman he loves?

Here's the Book Beginning:
Mandy Wagner stretched out on the chaise lounge by the pool, coffee cup in hand, to watch dawn break over the horizon, as she did almost every morning. With Fall in full swing, the air was crisp and cool, making her wish she'd grabbed a blanket before coming outside.

Sounds like a good way to start the day, doesn't it?

And this Friday 56 excerpt is from 56% on my Kindle:
Beginning at her ankles, he massaged her legs all the way to the top of her thighs and down again. Muscles she didn't even know she had turned to mush.

Ooooh, that sounds heavenly!

Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Number of Pages:  145
Amazon Link: Between Lonesome and Texas
More Books by Tori Scott: Goodreads Author Page

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42 comments:

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Sandra,

It is 6am on a dark, damp morning, here in the UK, so your book opening sounds good right now, although I am not so sure that it isn't a little early to be getting to page 56!!

My book this week is also a western, although mine is more of a mystery, with a hint of romance.

Not a genre I read on a regular basis, but one which seems to be enjoying a resurgence in popularity, here in the UK.

Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing,

Yvonne

gautami tripathy said...

I have not read many cowboy books but I think I will read one or two! I like the sound of it!

Here is my post

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Thanks for sharing this new-to-me series. Sounds very enjoyable.

My Friday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/01/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings_17.html

Cheryl said...

That sounds like a sexy read. Thanks for sharing.

I'm featuring a kid's book today at http://www.thebusymomsdaily.com/2014/01/the-friday-56-week-161.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

It's been too long since I read a good cowboy romance...and I love these excerpts! I especially want that massage...lol.

Thanks for sharing...and here's MY FRIDAY POST

Tori Scott said...

Thanks for featuring Between Lonesome and Texas, Sandra! I've really enjoyed writing this series. I'm working on book 6, which will probably be the last. I'll really miss these characters!

Billie Jackson said...

I recently gave the first book of the series to 7 friends and everyone one of them is now a Tori Scott fan and they love me even more than ever. lol.

sherry fundin said...

Every time I see a western, I think of my dad. Of course I had to read them too. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog.

My Friday 56 link: http://www.fundinmental.com/?p=10216

Have a great weekend.

Tori Scott said...

Thank you! That was sweet. I need a friend like you. :)

Lesley Parkinson said...

Sounds like a great book and how very cool to have the author of your featured book popping in to say hi. I've got Blame it On Texas in my TBR pile - I think it's high time I move it closer to the top so I can get it read and become the next fan of Tori Scott! :)

JC Jones said...

You have to love those Texas books. This is a series that I have not read but it sounds like fun.

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cookiebooklover said...

Looks like a good book. Sounds like an enjoyable series :)

My BB/Friday 56 pick

Yvonne said...

I like the sounds of this book. Enjoy!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing. ENJOY your book.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This is a great story. Not only is it a romance set in Texas, it's also a saga of family and friendship that spans all the books in the series.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I was thrilled that Tori Scott agreed to participate in today's post. You'll definitely enjoy her books.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for stopping by, Yvonne. Tori's books are delightful, and I'm sure you'll enjoy them all.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Although there are definitely cowboys in this book, I felt it was more about relationships, friendships, and family. After reading this series, I'm ready to move to Morris Springs, Texas!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you for stopping by. When I clicked on 56% on my Kindle and saw those sentences, I knew they were the ones I HAD to feature. I want that massage too!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm looking forward to reading Book 6, and I'm curious to see which characters you'll feature this time. Thanks again for stopping by my blog today.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm not a bit surprised that your friends were delighted with their gifts. Tori's stories are captivating.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

You'll get caught up in the plots and enjoy getting to know the characters. Good stories.

Bea said...

I like both the snippets; I may need to see if my library has this. Thanks :)

wordsandpeace.com said...

sounds great, especially when it's so cold out there.... writing from hellish Chicago winter

Ruty B. said...

Sexy excerpt for The Friday 56
thnks for visiting my blog
Ruty

Tori Scott said...

Definitely give them a try. Western romance is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds because they feature strong heroes and strong heroines. No wimps could survive the cowboy way of life. :) Cowboys are all about honor, family, and hard work.

Tori Scott said...

Strong hands, soft skin--they just go together, don't they? :)

Tori Scott said...

Thank you, Sandra!

Tori Scott said...

Bea, it may not be in the libraries yet. It's a fairly recent release, and it usually takes a little while for Indie books to make it there. If it isn't, requesting it might get it there a little sooner. Good luck!

Tori Scott said...

Thank you so much for the kind words, ladies. If you do get the book, I hope you enjoy it!

guiltless reader said...

Thanks for the visit Sandy, Happy New Year! Who'd turn down a massage from a sexy cowboy? ;)

Hazel Lee Vaughn said...

Oooohhh, I love beautiful mornings and I love massages! Thanks for sharing these sentences, Sandra, just imagining them makes me happy! =)

Hazel Lee Vaughn said...

Hi Tori, I'm not usually a fan of cowboy romances, but with all the great reviews from the comments here, I really feel like I should try them! =) In any case, thanks for writing the books. We always need more authors who write great stories. =)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I sure wouldn't!

fredamans said...

There is just something ruggedly sexy about cowboys! Love it!
Happy weekend!

Tori Scott said...

I hope you do try them, Hazel. Cowboys can be a lot of fun!

Tori Scott said...

Not me!

JLS Hall said...

Probably not a book I'd read, but I do like the sound of that massage! Happy reading, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Tori Scott said...

Thanks Lesley! I hope you enjoy it!

jacquie said...

WOW! Makes me envision myself getting that massage!!!

Harvee said...

Enjoy the romance, Sandy!
Harvee
Book Dilettante

Lisa Mandina said...

That is a very sexy 56 post! Thanks for stopping by mine as well!