Monday, May 16, 2016

THROUGH MY LENS: HICO, TEXAS

By: Angi Morgan

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

GUNSLINGER took me on roads I’d never traveled. Hico –pronounced HighCo– is a great little Texas town that came about because of the Chisholm Trail. Full of antiques, it sits at the top of Texas Hill Country, so you can schedule your pie at the Koffee Kup during bluebonnet viewing. Okay, driving out of your way for the pie is a necessity. Tim and I bought four pieces trying to make up our mind which was the best. (psstt…4 way tie!)

The Billy the Kid Museum will help you make up your mind if he really died in New Mexico or if he recovered and moved back to Texas. The historic downtown is exactly what a hometown should look like and inspired a lot of the story in GUNSLINGER. This home inspired a scene. Can you guess where the hero was pinned down?



“Shirtless? Of course I’m shirtless.” Bryce Johnson yanked the muscle shirt over his head, catching it on his ear. “What legitimate undercover Texas Ranger mows a lawn trying to get a woman’s attention wearing a shirt?”

“I bet you have your glasses on, too.” There was a familiar sound from his partner, Jesse Ryder, as he held the phone to his chest and laughed. “And…um…don’t forget your Sig is showing.”

Bryce scrambled behind his back. He gave up and went inside to drop his weapon, shirt and glasses. He didn’t need to see up close to mow the lawn anyway. The briskness of the AC helped cool his frustration. A little.

“You know…” Jesse continued laughing. “If just taking your shirt off doesn’t work, you could try a speedo and a giant sombrero.”

“Har har har.”

Catch more photos from Hico and the other TEXAS RANGER: ELITE TROOP series on A Picture a Day. Available in stores on June 18th. Pre-Order on B&N; Amazon; iBooks.


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ANGI MORGAN writes Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love. Her work is a multiple contest finalist and Publisher’s Weekly best seller. She drags her dogs –and husband– around Texas for research road trips so she can write off her camera. They now have a map with highlighted roads they’ve traveled. Every detour somehow makes it into a book.
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How about you? Do you believe the Hico legend about Billy the Kid surviving Pat Garret’s bullet?

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26 comments:

  1. "What legitimate undercover Texas Ranger mows a lawn trying to get a woman’s attention wearing a shirt?” :) Love the humour! I need to read this book. This year, I have promised myself to read more romantic suspense and so far it doesn't look good. Pls count me in!

    natalija DOT shkomare AT gmail DOT com

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    1. I hope you meet your goal, Natalija. I promised myself I'd read more too, I'm also behind.

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  2. Love romantic suspense and I have several of your books that I've really enjoyed! vandine3atmsn.com

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  3. Love romantic suspense and I have several of your books that I've really enjoyed! vandine3atmsn.com

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  4. Great snippet! :) As for Billy the Kid... never thought about it...

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    1. I had never even heard a different version of his death until I drove through Hico and looked it up.

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  5. It's fun to think that Billy the Kid may have survived. Legends make for a good story....smile. Love your books.

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  6. I think so , too, Brenda !
    Thanks Thanks Thanks -- glad you enjoy them.

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  7. interesting place

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  8. What a fun scene. l Love the pictures too thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  9. I didn't know about the Hico legend. That looks like a neat town to visit.
    lovebooks2015 (at) att (dot) net

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    1. I hope you can one day ... don't forget the pie !

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  10. I had no idea about the legend. What a neat town you always find the best!

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  11. I'm not very familiar with the legend, but it sounds like a fun museum and town to visit!

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  12. Sounds like GUNSLINGER will be as wonderful as your others. Can't wait. :-)

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  13. Looking forward to reading your book and Pat did kill him Love your books Angi

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    1. There is a lot of evidence to disagree with that. The biggest is that Pat Garret never collected the reward, even though they buried a body. >>>grin<<<

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  14. I didn't know about the Hico legend. I will say I love your books and looking forward to this one. Entering under the name of Virginia

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    1. Thanks Virginia !
      You should check out the research...sort of cool.

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