Thursday, May 15, 2014

Darlin' Irish - Book Beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56

Product Details
As Darlin' Irish (Texas Devlins) opens, Jessie Devlin uses her second sight to receive a message from the depths of a well - "Look West." But the vision also includes a pair of loving gray-green eyes as well as eyes flecked with flames. Does danger await her as she seeks the man she is destined to love? 
Author Lyn Horner took me on a romantic adventure from Chicago to Utah to Texas in this delightful wild west story. What a journey! 

Book Beginning (Prologue):
Chicago; April, 1872
"Saints above! Where is it?" Jessie muttered, slowly making her way across the dark, fog-shrouded field. She couldn't see one blessed thing.

Friday 56 (from 56% on my Kindle):
He looked magnificent in his dress uniform with its gold cording and epaulets, his dark hair shining, his bronzed features so handsome and proud. Hardly believing he was soon to be her husband, she met his eyes, heart knocking against her ribs.

Genre: Western Historical Romance
Length: 320 Pages
Amazon Link: Darlin' Irish

Goodreads Synopsis:
Psychics in the Old West? Yes indeed! Say howdy to Lyn Horner's Texas Devlins, a trio of extraordinary siblings. Darlin' Irish, the first book in the author's unique, award-winning trilogy, is a tale of epic adventure and steamy romance set ablaze by flashes of psychic power. Jessie Devlin possesses second sight, a gift inherited from the "Old Ones," her Irish Druid ancestors. A survivor of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, she endures nightmares of the fire in which a gentle, loving stranger saves her life. She believes they are fated to love and a prophetic vision sends her west in search of him. But a second vision warns of a fiery-eyed madman who may also wait somewhere beyond the horizon. Will her quest lead her to happiness . . . or into a deadly trap? Captain David Taylor is a Texan banished from home after fighting for the "wrong side" in the War Between the States. Now serving on the frontier, David meets Jessie on the way back to his post after a trip east. She stares at him as if seeing a ghost, for he looks like the hero in her dreams, but while he's entranced by her beauty, he has no taste for her firecracker temper. She brings to mind someone from his past who he'd rather forget. As the two journey west by rail their clashing personalities war with a fiery attraction to one another. Violence dogs their path and explodes in Mormon Utah. Whether love will win the day or be lost forever is a question that hangs in the balance until a shattering final battle between good and evil on the broad Texas plains.
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39 comments:

jacquie said...

Sounds like a really interesting premise!

Katherine P said...

I'm not a huge Old West fan but the premise on this one sounds interesting so I'll definitely have to look for it!

Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate said...

The synopsis of Darlin' Irish sounds intriguing and what a steamy cover! Thanks for visiting me @ The Key to the Gate. I am new follower to your blog!
Happy Reading,
Rebecca

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great descriptions! I haven't read an historical romance in a while! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Lyn Horner said...

Sandra, thank you so much for featuring Darlin' Irish today. I'm thrilled and happy to know you enjoyed Jessie's story.

For your guests, thank you for visiting and taking a look at book one in my Texas Devlins trilogy. Book two is Dashing Irish (Tye's Story); book three is Dearest Irish (rose's Story). To find out more about the Devlins' background and how they survived the Chicago Fire, you might like to read the prequel novella, White Witch (Texas Devlins Origins.)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for following my blog, Rebecca. This is the only book I've read in this series so far and I enjoyed it. I'll read the others too.

livingonborroweddays.com said...

LOVED your Friday 56! What a steamy romantic scene! I just love it when authors paint these amazing pictures in our minds with words; have a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting :)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for stopping by and for mentioning the other books in this series. I didn't realize you'd written a prequel. I definitely plan on reading them all.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoyed getting to know the characters. It was fun to travel through the Old West with them too. A good story.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoyed this book. The heroine's psychic power added an interesting twist.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

He's a handsome devil.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I think you'd enjoy this book. Good plot and interesting characters.

Kathy Martin said...

This one sounds really good. I hope you are enjoying it. Thanks for visiting my blogs. Have a great weekend!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, Kathy. I always enjoy your book selections.

gautami tripathy said...

Reading that beginning, I would keep reading.....

Here is my Book Beginning post!!


What a 56!!

Here is my Friday 56post!!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree. That's a great beginning, and Jessie Devlin is an interesting character for sure. Thanks for visiting today.

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Sounds like a good read! Thanks for sharing it and for visiting my blog.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This is a great group, isn't it? I always find at least one book to add to my TBR list and usually more!

Fiza @ I'll Read Till I Drop said...

Historical romance isn't my kind of read, but I like the way this sounds. And who is that male model on the cover? I've seen him plenty of times.

Lyn Horner said...

Just popping in again to say hello and thank you to everyone for your lovely comments about Darlin' Irish. I sincerely hope you will give it a try and enjoy the read.

Fiza, the male model is Jimmy Thomas. He's on many, many romance covers.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Looks like Lyn answered your question about the cover-boy below!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I can see why Jimmy is on so many covers! Thanks for giving us his name and for popping in.

Lyn Horner said...

Sandra, the prequel began life as part of Darlin' Irish, but I cut it out because it simply got too long. Of course I kept those chapters on file and later I decided to publish them separately as an introduction to the series.

Currently I'm working on a romantic suspense series, also with supernatural overtones. However, I hope to revisit the Devlin clan in the future and find out what the next generation is up to. :)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I never delete anything I've written. There's no tellin' when it will be useful or spark an idea.
Thanks for the update on your works in process. I'll be looking for your future books -- Devlins included!

Elizabeth said...

Love that sentence...great beginning.

Have a good weekend.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

fredamans said...

He sounds handsome!

Happy weekend!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

They're both decked out in their Sunday best. It's a sweet scene.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree! It definitely makes you curious about what she's trying to find on that foggy night, doesn't it?

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Sandra,

Since beginning blogging, I have discovered the world of the Historical Western Romance, although the author I have primarily followed, also included quite a lot of mystery and suspense in her storylines. To encounter a psychic Wild West heroine, would take the experience to a whole new level for me!

Having an author who actively participates in the promotion of their work, is also a real bonus for me, so it was good to see that Lyn decided to stop by for a bit of a chat!

Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing,

Yvonne

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks so much for leaving a comment on today's post. I agree -- it's fun when authors actively participate in blog posts. I almost always contact the author, tell her I'll be featuring her book, and invite her to join in. A big thank you to Lyn for being a part of today's discussion.

Kimberly @ Turning the Pages said...

I love your BB and your 56, I haven't read a Western HR in a couple years and I miss the genre. This one sounds like a good read :)

Thanks for stopping by my Friday 56
-Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

Yvonne said...

I'm not big on historicals, but I love western historicals and this sounds good! Enjoy!

Sheri said...

Oooh, this sounds good! Thanks for stopping by Shut Up & Read!

livingonborroweddays.com said...

Ha ha ha! >__<

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoyed this first book in the Texas Devlins series, and I'm sure I'll like the following ones equally as well.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm getting into them more and more.

Lindsay said...

Sounds good and intriguing Sandra, I hope you enjoy it! Following your blog now. Thanks very much for visiting my blog and commenting on my beginnings post too. Lindsay

Rose C. said...

I like books that jump right in like this.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

So do I!