Monday, October 20, 2014

The Littlest Cowboy - Teaser Tuesday & First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros

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For once I actually read the first book in a series first! The Littlest Cowboy is Book #1 in the nine-book Texas Brands Series by Maggie Shayne. The story begins when a baby is left at the doorstep on Sheriff Garrett Brand's ranch. The plot develops to include an abusive father, a cattle stampede, and a mobster. Plenty of action and romance.

Right now the ebook is FREE on Amazon.

Book Beginning:
Garrett Brand awoke in a cold sweat, some foreign kind of dread gnawing at his stomach. Heart pounding, he sat up fast and wide-eyed, his fists clenching defensively before he got hold of himself. Blinking the sleep haze from his eyes and taking a few deep breaths, he let his tense muscles relax and unclenched his fists. There was nothing wrong. There was no reason for that panicky feeling that had slipped through him like a ghost slipping through a wall. No reason at all.

Teaser (from 43% on my Kindle):
Somebody wanted Chelsea Brennan dead. The voice on the phone had identified that somebody as Vincent de Lorean, a man as evil as Satan himself.

Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Book Length:  190 Pages
Amazon Link: The Littlest Cowboy
Author Website: Maggie Shayne
Author Blog: Maggie's Bliss Blog

  

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42 comments:

Cleo Bannister said...

The baby on that cover is so cute! An interesting concept for this genre and who is this Vincent de Lorean? Here is my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/teaser-tuesday-october-21/

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

It's been years since I read a Western - this one does sound tempting.

jacquie said...

That is one adorable cover! Sounds like it is full of action...like any good western:)

Beth F said...

Probably not a book for me, but the cover is too cute.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

That baby is too cute on the cover, but don't think this is for me. I do hope you like it Sandra.

JoAnn said...

Aww, what a cute cover! Probably not for me though.

Kim@Time2Read said...

Aww...cute, cute cover!!! Enjoy!
Today I'm featuring Lost and Found by Brooke Davis.

madamevauquer said...

Sounds cute, but he's a bit young for me, lol.
Mine this week is from one of the Agatha Raisin books by M.C. Beaton. http://wp.me/pZnGI-eY

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What an intriguing cast of characters! I like the sound of this one...cute cover, too. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Trish said...

Oh juicy!
Trish - my teaser

Heather said...

Sounds good. I'm guessing the hero is suffering PTSD? Mine: Tomb With a View

grammajudyb said...

I'm going to give it a try! The cover is too cute to resist, nor can I resist "free". And additionally, if I can get in on the first in a series, I am IN! Thanks Sandra. Here is mine



Literary Feline said...

I've never read a western romance before. I like the sound of this one. I hope you enjoy it!

(And I can relate to your excitement over reading the first book in a series first. LOL It doesn't happen a lot for me anymore either.)

Margot said...

I like both the first paragraph and the teaser. I liked it enough to hop over to Amazon and "buy" it. Thanks for the tip.

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) said...

Not sure this one is up my alley, but I do love the baby in the cowboy hat!

Suzie Quint said...

Sounds cute.

emalie2702 said...

Sure sounds interesting, I think I could like it :)

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

I like the opening and would keep reading. Too bad it is a series. I am not too fond of series. I hope this first one is good.

Monica's Bookish Life said...

That is a cute cover. This one sounds like it has a lot going on in the story, so I'd have to keep reading! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The cover is sweet, isn't it? One thing I love about Teaser Tuesdays and First Paragraph is the variety of books I come across. Something for everyone!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

LOL. So funny!

Laurie Treacy said...

I've enjoyed the books I've read by Maggie Shayne. This one sounds good. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Sounds like a great series starter, Sandy. And the cover is so cute!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I hope you enjoy the story. I did!

Kerry O'Donnell said...

I've never read this author, but I have to say, I kind of loved this teaser! How audacious to come right out and tell someone you want them dead! lol, sounds like a really fun story!

My teasers this week are from Boxers & Saints.

Cat said...

I don't read westerns or romances so not one I'd read but I do love the cover.

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds good. I hope you are enjoying it. Happy reading!

susie SBC said...

NEW FOLLOWER!!!! thanks for stopping by my blog. look forward to seeing you there again soon :D

JC Jones said...

I got this one free and loved it. After reading it I purchased the next book in the series.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I really liked the Brand family, and I'm sure I'll read more books in this series. Glad you enjoyed it too!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you for following me.

Kimberly @ Turning the Pages said...

I picked this one up a few weeks ago, I like your teaser :) and the baby on the cover is adorable.
Here's my Teaser Tuesday
-Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

kelley jensen said...

I liked all three, the cover, the intro and the teaser. I'd like to read more. Have a good week! kelley—the road goes ever ever on

sherry fundin said...

That cover is so darn cute and it sounds like it will be a good read. I picked it up. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog. Have a great day.
sherry @ fundinmental My TT - End of Enemies by Grant Blackwood

Yvonne said...

I already have this one on my Kindle. I would definitely keep reading. It sounds good.

Alice Audrey said...

I bet the thing that scares Garret the most is the baby.

PD Workman said...

Sounds good. Thanks for visiting my blog!

I have two teasers today from Veronica Roth’s YA dystopian “Divergent” series:

http://pdworkman.com/conversation-with-veronica-roth-teasertuesday/

Mel said...

This sounds like an interesting book. I can't get passed how the very cute cover doesn't seem to match the mounting dread of the the intro or teaser. Thanks for sharing it and thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!

Kym Thorpe said...

The cover is cute! I wouldn't have expected a story about death threats from looking at. Good teasers!

Nise' said...

Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for the heads up about being the first in a series.

Kimberly Griffin said...

Wow, that sounds ominous! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my TT! Happy reading!

Juli Rahel said...

That sounds so recognizable! Sometimes I just go completely cold because I get terrified, but then it turns out to be nothing and I feel ridiculous! It's some great description though! Thanks for dropping by and sorry for such a late visit back! Have a great week!
Juli @ Universe in Words