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Through My Lens Deadwood

Seeing a few of my GLIAS pals at the WILD DEADWOOD READS conference was a blast.
Here are some of the fun highlights.




JACQUI NELSON (new member)


Come back tomorrow for the THROUGH MY LENS: PBR RODEO.


the August Intrigues

~Harlequin Intrigues are...

"stories of psychological suspense to murder mysteries and thrillers, the Harlequin Intrigue line covers a wide range of mystery-suspense novels."
~It's my privilege to bring you all six of the August releases. With a special feature on Cindi Myers who is graciously donating 1 autographed copy of AVALANCHE OF TROUBLE to a lucky Rafflecopter winner. 

Cindi Myers

A child witnesses a murder
And becomes a killer’s target…

Murder doesn’t belong in the peaceful town of Eagle Mountain, Colorado. Yet Deputy Gage Walker has a brutal double murder on his hands and a missing deaf child. Gage’s only hope to find the little girl is her aunt, Maya Renfro. But nothing has prepared Gage for the intense chemistry between them…or just what happens when love gets mixed with murder.

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ANGI:  Favorite thing about Deputy Gage Walker
CINDI: He’s a guy who zeroes in on what’s most important in any situation. He doesn’t let himself get distracted by non-essentials.

ANGI:  Favorite thing about Maya Renfro
CINDI: When she decides to love, she goes at it with her whole heart and soul.

ANGI:  Favorite thing about AVALANCHE OF TROUBLE
CINDI: I loved Maya’s little niece, Casey, who is such a brave little girl and able to reduce big, strong Gage to a puddle of mush.

ANGI:  Is Eagle Mountain fictional? What town is it modeled after?
CINDI: It’s fictional, but based on a number of small towns on the western slope of Colorado.


CINDI: When Gage and Maya find Casey and bring her back to safety.


Once, he had to leave her behind…
Will she now trust him with her life?

The woman he just rescued is the one “Buck” Graham Buckner lost when he had to pull a vanishing act. Now the navy SEAL has to get Angela Vega out of Africa before the warlord he came to the continent to find kills them both. But the beautiful physician has children in her care, so they embark on a treacherous journey to protect them. Now Buck has a new mission—rekindling the love he never forgot.

Mission: Six

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Robin Perini
From solitary cowboy…

To protective daddy

His Texas ranch has been a refuge for Jared King ever since tragedy tore his life apart. But when the widowed rancher is reunited with the one-night stand he never forgot and meets the child he never knew existed, he quickly learns just how much danger they’re both in. Now, with Courtney Jamison trusting him to keep her and their son safe, will the city girl who invaded his heart stick around once the danger has passed?

Carder, Texas Connections
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Danger brought them back together.
Will a secret baby tear them apart?

As the newest deputy in town, Henry Ward is hoping to escape painful memories. Then a rain of bullets brings his history rising up again, throwing Cassie Gates directly into his path. He hasn’t forgotten their night together, seven months ago. And now that he’s seen her—pregnant with his child—Henry knows he’s fighting more than his past. He’s fighting for his future.

The Protectors of Riker County
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Janie Crouch

Is the woman he once loved…
The traitor they’re searching for?

Former Special Forces soldier Jace Eakin must find the mole inside Omega who’s leaking intel to a terrorist mastermind. Despite their complicated history and the fact that she is keeping a secret, he can’t believe it’s SWAT team leader Lillian Muir. As they give in to long-denied passion, Jace vows to protect Lillian with his life. But he’s been wrong about her before…

Omega Sector: Under Siege

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Guilty until proven innocent?

This deputy isn’t taking chances

When his father is shot, Deputy Court McCall initially suspects Rayna Travers. Her mysterious past raises questions, even if his attraction to her is impossible to contain. Before long, though, he discovers Rayna is an innocent pawn in a very dangerous game. Now, to catch a killer, this cowboy will go wherever the case takes him. Even if that includes ignoring the truth in his hardened Texas heart.

The Lawmen of McCall Canyon

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E.E. Burke's Best of the West: NYT Bestselling Author Linda Broday brings us a Texas Star!

The son of a notorious outlaw, Roan Penny yearns to make his life count…but heroism comes with a price. Left badly injured, only the kindness of a gentle stranger can save him. He longs to be with the woman he calls his Texas star—but he knows he’ll bring her nothing but trouble.

Marley McClain has lived a charmed life, and she’s determined to spend the rest of her days at her quiet hero’s side…but she isn’t what she seems. A life-long secret threatens to destroy everything she knows—and everything she could hope to be. As dangerous men threaten to pull her back into the shadows, Roan rides hell-bent for leather to save her…before he loses her light for good.

Here's an excerpt: 

His thoughts drifted until he felt her lean over him, felt a strand of hair brush his shoulder. He opened his eyes to find himself staring into her pretty brown gaze just inches away. For a second, he barely breathed for fear it was a dream and she’d vanish.

Her close proximity did strange things to his heart. Dark curls framed her face and her eyes glistened like diamonds shimmering in a stream. Air got trapped in his lungs and the wanting was so powerful, it sent throbbing pain through him.

Like a man wandering too long alone, he reached to capture a strand of hair between his thumb and forefinger. The texture was like satin and he couldn’t move, couldn’t think, couldn’t speak. Her soft breath whispered against his newly shaved cheek and unexpected hunger rose.

He became aware of the length of her eyelashes, her heartbeat, the pulse in the hollow of her elegant neck. He’d long searched for a woman like Marley, never once thinking she existed.

Her mouth was so close. Just a slight move forward…

But to what end? He wouldn’t tease her, make her think they could have more when in truth they could have no future at all.

Marley Rose McClain was everything a man like him could never have and to even wish for a life with her was a big mistake that could only lead to bitter disappointment. Best to remember his place and that he nothing to offer—not to her or any woman. But maybe for just a moment he could pretend.

 “You have the silkiest hair I’ve ever felt.” His voice was low and full of yearning. He released the strand and brushed a finger lightly across her cheek. “I’m afraid you got a poor bargain when you patched up my rotten hide.”

“Let me be the judge of that. There is nothing wrong with your hide.” Her soft statement wound around his heart like a stubborn trumpet vine. She adjusted her angle, cleared her throat, and moved back a fraction. Her attention once again on his jaw, she applied the razor’s edge to his stubble. “I’m glad I found you.”

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Watching TV westerns during my youth fed my love of cowboys and the old West and they still do whenever I can catch one. 

Here in the Texas Panhandle, I reside on land the American Indian and Comancheros once roamed and at times I can hear their voices in the wind. This state’s rich history is one reason I set all my stories here. I love research and looking for little-known tidbits to add realism to my stories. When I’m not writing, I collect old coins and I confess to being a rock hound.

Website: LindaBroday.com
Facebook Author Page:  http://facebook.com/lindabrodayauthor 
On Twitter: http://twitter.com/lbroday  

Q: Do you write for yourself or for your readers?

I mainly write for me. I’m actually entertaining myself and writing feeds my soul. It’s a bonus when readers like my books too.

Q: What is your most interesting writing quirk?

I always start a story with some kind of huge jolt that often seems like the black moment. In this book, hooded riders gallop from the darkness and kill my hero Roan Penny’s friend. That sets the stage for the rest of the book.

Q: What is your writing Kryptonite?

Children. When I’m writing about children, the words can’t flow out fast enough. I feel their fears, hopes, struggles right along with them. If I get stuck in a story, I add a child and boy does the story take off.

Q: What is the first romance you remember reading?

I was a sophomore in high school. The title was Angelique by Sergeanne Golon. They were a French husband and wife team and they wrote this series about a young girl whose father sold her to a horribly disfigured man that she was terrified of. Of course, he was very kind and she fell in love with him.

Q: What sound do you love?

The crunch of leaves under my feet in fall and the gentle swishing sound they make as they fall from the trees. It makes me happy to be alive and I get all warm inside.

Q: If this book was made into a movie, who would play your characters?

Without a doubt, Scott Eastwood would play Roan Penny. And Jennifer Lopez would be perfect for Marley Rose. I get goosebumps thinking about it.

Q: What inspired you to write the opening of this book with the hooded gang and them leaving Roan half-dead in the cold?

One time my husband and I were coming out of Jacksboro, Texas about sundown when this cop car zoomed around us. It was in winter and freezing cold. Some distance from the city limits sign, the cops pulled onto the shoulder and jerked this young man out of the backseat. The man was in shirt sleeves and they just left him standing at the side of the road with no houses around and a long way to the next town. I always wondered if the man found shelter or what happened to him. That became the opening of this book. Roan was left for dead.


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If you were suddenly thrust back into the old West and could take one thing with you, what would you take?

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