Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Spotlight + Giveaway ~ Capturing the Marshall’s Heart By Linda Carroll Bradd

Ex-prostitute Jazzy Morgan wants a respectable future and boards a stagecoach heading west.

US Marshal Slade Thomas is on the trail of a bank robber and gets a jolt when he realizes he’s sharing the stage with three women who fit the description on the wanted poster.  

A lawman is the last man Jazzy should pursue but the experience of making her own choices leads to a night of passion. 

The next day, bandits strike and kidnap the women, leaving Slade with no choice but to follow the stagecoach tracks to a secluded cabin. But when he’s faced with going after the escaped bandit or saving a gunshot Jazzy, Slade has to decide between his duty and his heart.

Excerpt

Jazzy breathed in the scent of bay rum and eyed the fine cut of the tall man’s suit. She could still feel the press of his upper body against her shoulder when he’d leaned to release her skirt. Such solid chest muscles. From the corner of her eye, she gauged the cost of his tailored suit and fine felt hat, and started figuring the fee she could charge. Miss Veronica’s Rule #1: Aim for the highest reward. In her experience, a man with looks, money, and all his own teeth was a rarity. 

Stop…no more thinking about fees. Her gaze flicked to the open window and she saw dry earth, low shrubs, and dust. 

Miss Veronica’s was part of her old life. 

When the handsome stranger first looked at her and cut off his own response, she’d feared he’d seen past her new traveling suit to the parlor girl beneath. Then she got to thinking this man could be the first conquest in her new life. The decision to invite him to her bed would be hers and hers alone. With regret, she shook away that thought. Her plan didn’t include seducing a man on her very first day of freedom. She had a goal, a destination, and higher aspirations. 

The coach jostled over a rut and rocked violently. Jazzy’s head bumped against the wooden wall. “Ouch!” 

“Ma’am, are you alright?” 

The deep voice of the man to her left tickled up and down her spine. She loved raspy voices that hinted at secrets with every spoken word. Wouldn’t I love to learn his secrets? “I’m fine. The movement just surprised me.” 

He leaned forward to look into her face. “Perhaps if we switch places, you’ll be saved from further injury.” 

Jazzy gazed into dark brown eyes that seemed caring, and could only blink. This stranger was concerned about a bitty bump on her head? And they didn’t even know one another. “That is right kindly, sir.” 

When he stood, she couldn’t help but admire how well the woolen trousers fit, displaying taut muscles. She curled her fingers into her palms to keep from reaching out to touch him. Miss Veronica’s Rule #3: No touching allowed until the fee is set. 

How many hours left on this leg of the trip?

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24 comments:

  1. This sounds like a most interesting book! I have definitely added it to my "want to read" list. Thank you for sharing this.

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  2. Sounds interesting

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  3. I enjoyed the excerpt and am ready for the book.
    Thanks :)

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  4. Looking forward to read it, love the excerpt.

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  5. sounds fantastic I love a good western

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    thanks for the giveaway

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  6. Awesome blog and giveaway. Books looks romantic.

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  7. Great excerpt, thank you. I enjoyed reading it.

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  8. Oh my goodness, do I ever love western historical romances!!! Whenever I happen upon a new-to-me author of that genre, I am ecstatic! So I'm really happy I "met" you today on this blog, Linda. Hurray for me! :-) Thanks so much for this post. jdh2690@gmail.com

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  9. books sounds good.cant wait to read..jmarinich33@aol.com

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  10. Congrats on the release. Capturing the Marshall's Heart sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it to see more of Jazzy and Slade. Thanks for the great excerpt and the giveaway.

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  11. The book sounds really good. I love historical western romance.
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  12. Wow, what a great turnout. Thank you for leaving comments. I'm so happy to say that Capturing The Marshal's Heart has made the top 100 free list for western romance. Love the support.

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  13. This sounds like a great book! :)

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  14. Capturing The Marshal's Heart sounds SO GOOD!! I'm really looking forward to reading it and more of your books!! Thank you so much for having this awesome giveaway!!!

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  15. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BOOKAND THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  18. The book sounds really good, thank you for the give away.
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  19. Sounds very good. Thanks for the giveaway.....

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  20. Great blog, thank-you for the giveaway. kittygirl15401@yahoo.com

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  21. Love historical romance and I look forward to reading this one. Thank you for the giveaway.
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  22. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  23. fun cover and liked the excerpt! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  24. This sounds so great! :)

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