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:

Suzie Quint said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

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.

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SherryGLoag said...

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

My offering this week is Fate Reborn.

sherry fundin said...

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

LadyD Piano said...

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

Juli Rahel said...

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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Katherine P said...

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!

JC Jones said...

I love western romances. This on sound good.

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

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

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Topazshell said...

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

jacquie said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Me, too! This is a good one.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

Alicia AKernelofNonsense said...

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

Bea said...

A bull named Colonel Mustard? :D :D

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I love second chance stories too.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Complications make for good stories, don't they?

Breana M. said...

Interesting, thanks for sharing! :)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

Topazshell said...

True, mothers never have predictable days.

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

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

Yvonne said...

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

Elizabeth said...

I bet this would be good. ENJOY!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Have a great reading weekend.

Elizabeth
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Lauren Stoolfire said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

You'll definitely like this series.

fredamans said...

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

Stormi Johnson said...

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

Nyze Gremio-Velasco said...

Those are intriguing excerpts! Happy reading ♥

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Cheryl said...

I love cowboy romances. Hope you enjoy this one.

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Cheryl said...

I love cowboy romances. Hope you enjoy this one.

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Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

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!