Monday, June 23, 2014

Not the Marrying Kind - Teaser Tuesday

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   When I started reading NOT THE MARRYING KIND, I assumed the character who wasn't interested in getting married would be the hero. Wrong! The heroine is the one who doesn't want a spouse. 
   Cole's characters are not stereotypical. Although Kat Phillips is a determined young woman, she isn't your usual headstrong female who rushes from calamity to calamity because of her impulsiveness. And Joshua, the hero, doesn't instantly fall in love with Kat and rush in to save the day. Both characters have believable conflicts - internal and external - that they have to overcome.

Christina's next book - KEEPING FAITH - is scheduled for release by Secret Cravings Publishing on July 1. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Teaser (from 51% on my Kindle):
Kat Phillips was anything but stupid. Trusting, yes. Stupid, no. She loved her father and didn't believe him capable of duplicity.

Genre: Historical Western Romance
Length: 283 Pages
Amazon Link: Not The Marrying Kind
Other Books by Christina Cole: Amazon Author Page

Synopsis:
     Kat Phillips is not the marrying kind. She can’t cook, keep house, or sew a stitch. When her father takes sick and decides to sell the Rocking P ranch, Kat must either follow his wishes and marry the lackluster minister in town or find a husband for herself. 
     Joshua Barron comes to the Colorado Territory to make a new start. Nothing means more to him than freedom. He arrives at the cabin where he’ll be staying with his reclusive, crazy-as-a-coot cousin, and realizes Cody desperately needs a wife. His thoughts go at once to the long-legged redhead he met in the foothills. 
     When Kat realizes the handsome stranger is looking for a wife, she’s determined to prove she’s got all the skills required to please a man...even if she has to lie to do it. She has no idea that Joshua is involved in a few lies of his own.



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away -- you don't want to ruin the book for others)
  • Share the title and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers
  • Leave a comment on MizB's Teaser Tuesday post (HERE) and include your link so everyone can find your post.


Twitter: @sandynachlinger

62 comments:

Tracy said...

This sounds really interesting! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds like a fun read! Thanks for sharing...and I do enjoy when the characters have to fight through all kinds of obstacles and conflicts to achieve their goals.

Here's mine: “SHE CAN HIDE”

Heather said...

Sounds like a good read! Mine: Clobbered by Camembert

Kym said...

This might be a historical fiction book (which I hardly read) that I need to get my hands on. By the standards of those times, I'm not the marrying kind either, so if she's anything thing like me, I'm ready to enjoy and maybe laugh every once in a while. Thanks for stopping by.

BooksThatSow said...

This one sounds like a page turner, Sandy. Marriage isn't for everyone, huh?

Yvonne said...

I don't usually like historicals but I do love western historicals and this sounds good.

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

I haven't read an historical in a long time. But I do love seeing what others are reading and what's out there. As for the teaser, I don't think any of us want to believe our father could do something bad. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Christina Cole said...

Hi, Tracy! It's Christina. Thanks for visiting here today. I was very pleased that Sandra shared my story. It was a fun story to write.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Me too!

Christina Cole said...

Kat and Joshua certainly do have their share of obstacles and conflicts. Her father is only one of them. I loved writing the story, and I love sharing it with readers. Thanks for dropping by. :)

El said...

Sounds like a great book. I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping by earlier!

El @ So Bookalicious

Christina Cole said...

Thanks, Heather! I'm glad you enjoyed the little "tease" Sandy posted.

Christina Cole said...

Hi, Kym. I hope you'll check out "Not the Marrying Kind". Even though historical fiction isn't your first choice for reading, I think you'll find a laugh or two in the story. Thanks for visiting Sandy's blog today.

Christina Cole said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting Sandy's blog. I'm thrilled that she chose to share one of my stories today. Marriage definitely wasn't in Kat's plans -- especially not with her father deciding what man she should wed. I had fun writing the story. I hope you'll check it out.

madamevauquer said...

I've read a few of the 'not the marrying kind' books where it was the woman. Ever so much better than when it's the man, lol.

Trish said...

oh this sounds juicy! what a great summer read!
thanks for sharing!
trish - my tease

Christina Cole said...

Historicals aren't for everyone, but if you'd like to step back to the Colorado Territory of the 1870s, Kat and Josh would love to share their love story with you. Thanks for visiting Sandy's blog today.

Christina Cole said...

Kat's father means well, of course. He truly believes he's doing the best thing for her, which makes his meddling all the more difficult to deal with. So glad you stopped by today for Sandy's little teaser from my story.

Christina Cole said...

Hi...this is Christina :) Thank you for visiting Sandy's blog today. I really enjoyed writing Not the Marrying Kind, and I'm excited that she's sharing it on Tuesday Teaser.

Christina Cole said...

Kat definitely isn't marriage material...which makes her father's efforts to marry her off all the more frustrating for her. Thank you for dropping by Sandy's blog today.

Christina Cole said...

It's definitely got a few juicy, steamy moments. Kat has a lot to learn about what being a woman means. I'm glad you dropped by today. Not the Marrying Kind was a fun story to write, and I love sharing it with readers.

Louisa Paarsmarkt said...

Great teaser! A bit funny, too! Though to me, it didn't feel historical :) Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

Ambrosia said...

Fantastic teaser and I like that its the heroine who doesn't want to get married :D Thank you for stopping by Fire & Ice.

Nise' said...

I like it when characters have conflicts that they need to overcome.

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Great teaser! Sounds like an enjoyable read. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Shelley Munro said...

I love it when authors twist their plots and give us the unexpected. Thanks for stopping by.

Beth F said...

I like the western part but not so sure about the romance.

Bev Hankins said...

Sounds like a nice summer read! Thanks for stopping by my teaser.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I especially enjoyed the scene where we were in the heroine's head. There were good reasons why she was reluctant to marry and why she never learned to cook, sew, etc. I really enjoyed getting to know Kat.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Kat is a strong woman but she has serious self-doubts about her femininity. I enjoyed reading her story.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

TYPO: I meant to type: I especially enjoyed the SCENES where we were in the heroine's head!
Sorry my fingers don't always type perfectly.

Katherine P said...

Love the teaser! This sounds like it could be a really interesting book. Thanks for sharing!

writenotereviews.com said...

Secrets and lies! Thanks for stopping by Write Note Reviews.

Paulita said...

Sounds like a fun romp. Here's Mine

Kim@Time2Read said...

Interesting teaser. I'm wondering why she is wondering about the duplicity of her father.
Thanks for stopping by.

Naomi Hop said...

Oooh... good tease! Sounds like a good read.

Thanx for visiting my TT

Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

Alicia Batista said...

Ooh, interesting teaser!! It definitely caught my attention!! I hope your enjoy it Sandra?

Thanks for stopping by my TT @ Addicted Readers! :)

Catarina D said...

Great teaser!

Here's My Teaser

Catarina
@Reading and Things

Cyn @ Bookmunchies said...

Great teaser! The book sounds like a really nice romance! Thanks for sharing (:

Andrea Thompson said...

Very interesting! Thank you for sharing!

Ashna said...

Great Teaser. Thanks so much for sharing.

Eustacia Tan said...

Sounds like a good book(: I like how the characters break the stereotypes!

Thanks for dropping by my blog!

^_^

jacquie said...

Sounds refreshing! Nice when stereotypes are challenged!

Christina Cole said...

Hi! I was excited when Sandy told me she was sharing a snippet today from "Not the Marrying Kind". I'm so glad you enjoyed the little teaser she gave from the story.

Christina Cole said...

Kat and Joshua both faced a number of conflicts -- some coming from external sources and others coming from within themselves. I enjoyed telling their story, and I'm grateful to Sandy for sharing it today.

Christina Cole said...

Thanks for dropping by Sandy's blog :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the excerpt she shared from my story.

Christina Cole said...

Writing about Kat -- and her annoying little sister, Emily -- gave me lots of opportunities to throw in little surprises. I truly enjoyed writing "Not the Marrying Kind". Thanks for visiting Sandy's blog!

Christina Cole said...

I love writing about the old west... and I love telling love stories. For me, as an author, the two sort of go together, just like the old-fashioned horses and buggies. I know we all have different tastes in reading, and fortunately there are talented authors in every genre to give us what we enjoy. Thanks for dropping by!

Christina Cole said...

Glad you enjoyed the little teaser Sandy shared. :)

Christina Cole said...

Thank you for coming over to Sandy's blog today to read the little snippet she shared from my story. I loved writing "Not the Marrying Kind" so I'm excited whenever I have a chance to talk to readers about the story. :)

Christina Cole said...

Hi, Christina here! Yes, secrets. And lies. Here's one of my favorite lines from the story: If all her untruths were lined up end to end, they'd surely stretch to hell and back. Yep. Lies. And secrets. It was a fun story to write. Thanks for dropping by!

Christina Cole said...

It was definitely fun to write. Thanks for dropping by Sandy's blog today.

Christina Cole said...

Well... according to her snooping little sister, Pa intends to sabotage Kat's plans. Now little Emily isn't quite sure what the word means, but it sure doesn't sound good. Thanks for stopping by :)

Christina Cole said...

Glad you enjoyed the little snippet Sandy shared today. :)

Christina Cole said...

Sandy picked out a good little teaser. I'm glad you stopped by her blog today. :)

Christina Cole said...

I enjoyed writing the story of Kat and Joshua and how they fell in love. They were fun characters. Thanks for visiting Sandy's blog today.

Christina Cole said...

Thanks, Andrea, for visiting Sandy's blog today. I'm excited that she chose one of my stories to share.

Christina Cole said...

Thank you for visiting. I'm glad you liked the little snippet Sandy shared from "Not the Marrying Kind."

Christina Cole said...

Kat was definitely a fun character to write. Even though she was on the verge of becoming a young woman, she hadn't yet learned to see herself that way. Thank you for visiting Sandy's blog today.

Christina Cole said...

Hi, Jacquie. Glad you dropped by today to read the little snippet Sandy shared. When I first started the story, I wanted to write about a young woman trying to find a husband...then thought how much fun it might be if she had none of the necessary skills a good wife should have. Telling Kat's story was fun, indeed.

Sasha @ So Bookishly said...

I love that the main character is so independent! You go girl!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Rachel Hoyt said...

Ooh, you sold me! :) I love that it's the heroine who is against marrying. And great teaser!

Rachel @ Paper Cuts