Monday, February 23, 2015

THE RANGER


Congratulations to "Mary P.", the winner in Angi's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

HELLO JRS READERS!! Thanks for hanging out with me as I celebrate the release of book 3 of my West Texas Watchmen series. THE RANGER is hitting shelves this week and I wanted to share part of one of my favorite scenes with you. It’s between the hero and the heroine’s four-year old son. Just leave a comment to be eligible for a $10.00 gift card.

Mitch tickled Toby who squirmed on the beige-carpeted floor. “You ready to eat, kid?”

“Scrambled eggs?”

“Sure, I can do that.”

“I’ll get mom.”

He took off, but Mitch’s arm got him around the middle. His little feet kept running like a cartoon and his giggle filled the room. Another trick they did when Toby visited the café and he was running when he should be walking.

He’d been warned to hang in the background, to let the situation with King happen without interference or rushing in to save the day.

Maybe he was ready to let those close to him know he could save the day. It just seemed like he smiled a lot more in Marfa—at least when people couldn’t see him.
He had the eggs scrambled in the bowl and the pan hot when Brandie wandered into the kitchen.

“Morning.”

“Nice shirt.” He noticed his T-shirt and the blush that crept up the fair redhead’s neck and cheeks. She crossed her arms and did a one-eighty from the room.

Mitch had also noticed her pert nipples and her long curls messed up like she’d had a restless sleep, too. He cooked Toby’s eggs, gave him chocolate milk and buttered toast, then sat at the table with him.

“Mitch?”

“Yup, that’s me.”

“Are you gonna live here now? `Cause if you did, we could get bunk beds and share my room.” Toby was all eyes and seriousness, milk-stained lip and all.

Mitch didn’t have the heart to tell him it wasn’t a possibility. Then again, what was stopping him? He remembered the way his T-shirt had looked on Brandie earlier. Sharing a room with someone wasn’t such an unpleasant idea.

“Eat up, kid. We’ll talk about those bunks later.”

He was scooping the last bite of eggs in his mouth when Brandie emerged. Her plate had grown cold before she returned completely dressed and ready for another day at the café.
She put the eggs between two pieces of bread and wrapped it in a napkin. “I laid out your clothes, buddy. Go brush your teeth and get dressed.”

“Does Mitch have to brush his teeth?”

“Sure I do, kid. But mine’s at the garage.”


“You need one here then, `cause you gotta brush before you leave the house.” Toby pushed in his chair and scampered from the room.

Excerpt and Covers provided by Harlequin Enterprises.
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Whew. THE RANGER wraps up my West Texas series, but a second trip to the area has given me ideas for more stories in that locale. Just before Christmas, my husband and I laid in the back of our truck and watched a gazillion points of light along with several shooting stars. Perfection.

Mitch is blown away when he realizes he likes the role of dad. DO YOU enjoy reading stories where strong heroes are brought to their knees by the words of a child?
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ANGI MORGAN writes “Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love.” She combines actual Texas settings with characters who are in realistic and dangerous situations. Angi's work has been a finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award, Romantic Times Best First Series, Carolyn Readers Choice, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Daphne du Maurier.
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57 comments:

  1. Yes, definitely. There is something about the strong character vs the innocence of the child that is amazing

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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    1. Awesome. Happens in real life when I see one of my favorite action movie stars with pictures of his newborn. Just makes me weak in the knees.

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  2. Awww - this sounds lovely Angie - great excerpt. I like it when the children aren't too precocious.

    Please don't enter me for the giveaway! Just wanted to say 'hi' to Angie and good luck with the book release!

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  3. Wonderful excerpt, thanks for sharing! Is there someone who doesn't like a tender,caring hero, especially when it comes to kids?! I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list.

    natalija(dot)shkomare(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Such a great excerpt. Wonderful hero. Adding it to my TBR pile for sure :)

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  5. Oh that scene brought a huge smile to my face! I love kids and animals in books... they add something extra!

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    1. Thanks Colleen. I will admit that the extra does take a little more out of me. I really want the kids and pets not to be walk-on characters.

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  6. That was a fun excerpt to read. I believe I already have this one on my wish list. If not, it will be soon. Thanks for the giveaway. jmvarner50@hotmail.com

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  7. loved the excerpt !
    Love when strong men have tender hearts
    Thank you
    mcnuttjem0 At gmail dot com

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    1. Thank YOU, Jackie !!
      They are special, aren't they!

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  8. Adding a child into a story can add an extra layer of warmth and tenderness. I love seeing a strong man wrapped around a little one's finger. Thanks for the excerpt!

    julieguan AT gmail DOT com

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  9. don't really read about kids in books

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  10. I enjoy kids in books its part of real life so it makes the book seem more real to me.

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  11. I enjoy kids in books its part of real life so it makes the book seem more real to me.

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  12. I sure do love a guy who loves kids! I love your books so much!
    I hope I win! My Library won't get the book, and I could use the gift card to buy it!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  13. I enjoy reading about children in books and their interactions with the adult characters.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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    1. Woo Hoo. Thanks for stopping by Taurus.

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  14. Children can add an element of surprise to a story. Like pets they can reveal personality traits. Love that.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Exactly !! You can always tell what kind of a person someone is by how they treat their pets.

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  15. When a big strong guy reacts to children or animals, I just melt. That is true for real life as well as in book. But then, good books are like real life and Angi books are REALLY good.

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    1. WHY THANK YOU, BILLIE !!
      That's a boost I needed tonight.

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  16. Kids in books are fun. They are able to say and do the unexpected.
    Jan

    Janet_kerr@msn.com

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    1. That scene actually surprised me and turned into one of my favorites !

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  17. Kids in books are fun. They are able to say and do the unexpected.
    Jan

    Janet_kerr@msn.com

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  18. There is nothing sweeter than a big strong hero getting wrapped around a child's little finger. <3 Love that in a story!

    brookeb811 at gmail dot com

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  19. Such a good excerpt. Love guys who love children.

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  20. Yes! Yes, I do :) There's nothing sweeter than seing a guy all smushy because of a child!
    irma dot jurejevcic at amis dot net

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    1. Love that word...smushy!!
      I'm probably going to use it soon!

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  21. Yes, I do like reading stories where strong men show their tender side with a child. If the cover has a cowboy with a child, I buy it every time.
    joanne.boykoATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Score... I have a Texan with the cutest little boy (love this cover). Thanks for stopping by Jo-Anne.

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  22. This sounds like a great one, Angi. Love the cover.

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    1. Thanks Connie. It's one of my favorites.

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  23. Absolutely adore this excerpt! Love!! Can't wait to read this book, Angi!

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    1. Thanks Krystal !! So glad you stopped by.

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  25. Fantastic. Great tension and humor and Toby is precious. Can't wait to read the book!

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    1. Thank you Liz. I just giggle when I hear those words. Still makes me want to pinch myself to see if it's real. So thanks !

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    1. Thanks sdo much, Andrea. Those words just never get old. >>big grin<<

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  27. Great scene, Angi. And I see you made your 50, but I'll share anyway. :)

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    1. You're awesome, Marsha. Thanks so much!

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