Saturday, March 1, 2014

Texas Romance Week

A special THANK YOU to the authors of TEXAS ROMANCE WEEK
I hope you enjoy this glimpse into some of the authors who will be hosting the 
Facebook Event. To join the chat and be eligible for prizes (including one from this post)...
click "going" on our Facebook event, leave a comment today and throughout the week. 

What I love most about Texas: Besides my family, what I love most is the food. We lived overseas for almost five years, and I pined for good TexMex and a decent margarita. At a hotel in Qatar, I once ate what was supposed to be a chicken taco. They'd seasoned it with curry powder. 
TexMex + curry = blurg!

After wearing a “Least Likely to Succeed” label all her life, Roxanne Eberly is hell-bent on making her Red Light Lingerie store successful. Although the residents of small-town Shelbyville, Texas, are a little…lingerie-resistant, she’ll win them over eventually. So when a former employer sues her, putting a major wrinkle in her careful plans, she reluctantly accepts help from hot-stuff Houston attorney Jamie Wright. Jamie’s on track to become his firm’s youngest partner, but discovers an unwritten prerequisite—marriage. Turns out, the only woman he wants is Roxanne, but peddling thongs and sex toys isn’t a suitable career for the spouse of an up-and-coming attorney. Jamie’s tangled up in Roxanne’s lawsuit, her life and her lingerie. But if they’re ever going to make it work, Roxanne’s big-city boy will have to decide what he values more: the career he always thought he wanted or the woman he never thought he’d fall for.

What I love most about Texas: Everything. Well, I'm biased. Sunsets. People. Driving in a different direction and an hour later having a total different landscape (okay, it's more than an hour if you're in West Texas). The history and heritage. So many stories could happen in Texas--from astronauts and businessmen to vintners and zoo keepers. Not to mention the cowboys, ranchers, and oilmen. I love good TexMex, love a good two-step and western swing. (Yes I was raised on Bob Wills.) Again, I'll admit I'm biased. My family's been here since 1750.


Navy SEAL John Sloane thought he'd come home to Texas to save the family ranch and reconnect with his estranged twin brother. He never expected to reunite with the girl whose heart he broke. But when Alicia Adams's daughter is kidnapped, the fearless SEAL jumps into action. 

However, the off-book op poses unfamiliar dangers to John, none more risky than his feelings for Alicia. To regain her trust and protect her from the kidnappers, he'll risk his career and even his life. It all hinges on one daring scheme that could prove he's the hero she needs—or break her heart all over again….

What I love most about Texas: Spring–when the bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush wildflowers color the landscape in shades of blue and red. 

There’s no place like Texas. And there’s no one like a Texan!

Twinkie Sue Carmichael and her mother own the Clown Motel in Mirage, Texas, known for its mysterious desert lights. She’s also the mayor. Like everyone else in these parts, Twinkie’s worried about the goings-on at nearby Fort Huacha, an abandoned military facility, which has been taken over by a group of men calling themselves the “Brothers.” 

When Cole Thornton comes to Mirage—with his own questions about the Brothers—Twinkie’s hormones go on high alert. So does her internal alarm.  Is this great-looking guy really what he seems? But Cole and Twinkie fall in love (or certainly lust!), surrounded by an eccentric cast of characters, from her cohort of girlfriends to her sheriff ex-husband. From Cole’s high-powered family to his ex-partner. Not to mention his missing sister, a group of young pregnant women and a houseful of retired hookers. But as the Brothers and assorted other bad guys learn, you don’t mess with Texans!

What I love most about Texas: I love how diverse Texas is...From canyons to mountains to urban setting to huge ranches to wine country. And who doesn't love a man with a deep Texas drawl!

Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 2
Their wedding might be fake, but there’s no faking the mutual attraction.

Dr. Caroline Graham is happy with her nomadic lifestyle fulfilling short-term medical contracts. No emotional commitments, no disappointments. She’s always the one to walk away, never the one left behind. But now her great-uncle is gone and her grandmother is on her deathbed, more concerned about Caroline’s lack of a husband than her own demise. What’s the harm in a little white lie? If a wedding will give her grandmother peace, then a wedding she shall have. 

Travis Montgomery has one dream left—to build the ranch he and his wife planned before he lost her to cancer. There’s just one thing standing between him and the last bit of acreage he needs—a last living heir who has one traveling foot out the door…and an unusual request that challenges his determination to never again place his heart at risk. The land he wants in exchange for a faux marriage. Everyone wins. Until things start to snowball…and the hearts they stand to lose are their own. Warning: This book contains a tortured widower who doesn’t want a wife and an independent doctor who doesn’t want a husband. Hot stuff between the sheets and failed efforts to avoid emotional involvements.

What I love most about Texas: I love the dancing, because the two-step and the waltz are so romantic--with the right cowboy.

Cardiologist Quinn MacDowell has no time for affairs of the heart--especially those not related to his job. But when a black tie affair throws him together with bubbly Diana Connor, she gets underneath his white coat like no woman has before. Quinn is determined not to let this chance at happiness dance out of his reach. 

Opposites may attract, but Diana doesn’t believe they make permanent matches. If the hunky doctor with the icy façade knew how much baggage she actually came with, he’d run the other direction. When her plan to keep things cool gets blown away by a Texas storm, these polar opposites must decide if the heat between them will burn for a summer, or forever.

What I love most about Texas: I love the vast, raw, and lush beauty of the Texas Hill Country.  It is a place of peace for me, and one of God's lesser-known treasures on Earth in my opinion.

Charlie’s back!
Miserable and unsettled in his predictable, suit-and-tie existence, Charles Benson, Jr. is finally waking up and realizing a few things.
He hates his life.But instead of a change, he finds himself thrust deeper into the same ol’, same ol’, only worse.
Or is it?

Kami Monroe.
Tattooed. Pierced. Outspoken. Fiercely sexy. Jaded after being burned by an unreliable dreamer, she rolls her eyes at Charles’s uptight monkey suits and Polo shirts, even as she secretly craves the stability he represents . . . not to mention the unexplainable and explosive chemistry sizzling between them.

There’s only one thing stopping them. Each other.
Second chances . . .Add to the mix an angel getting one last shot at Love Detail before moving up the ranks, and you could have a match made in Heaven . . . if they’d just get the hell out of the way.

What I love most about Texas: Bluebonnets filling the roadsides and pastures in the spring (even in the city!). My mother used to read me the Legend of the Bluebonnets when I was a kid, and I loved that a little girl is the heroine. The flowers start blooming around my birthday (March 11), and they're still my favorite present every year! 


Scarred. Damaged. Living with a terrible secret. Agent of the Underlight Wesley “Hauk” Haukon has nothing left but the fight for liberty against the oppressive Order of Ananke. He’s starting to lose hope…and then he sees her.

Despite her night job as a burlesque dancer, Grad student Jolie Benoit has always played the mostly good girl. That all changes following a scorching sexual encounter with a stranger whose face she doesn’t see. After she’s kidnapped by thugs, and rescued by a man with a familiar voice, Jolie becomes a pawn in a struggle she never knew existed.

Hauk knows he cannot have her, and resolves to protect his heart and his secrets. But as they work together and grow closer, he finds a new reason to keep fighting. Dare he risk hope in a new life, one where Jolie can see past his ravaged face and where their friendship can grow into something more?

What I love most about Texas: The rich and diverse history and environment. You really can find just about ANYTHING you love here.

Meet Jason Kane. The third son, the secretive one, the keeper of lies—he’s driven by personal demons he can’t outrun. A man on a mission, he wants what he can never have.

When the spirit fever struck a town, a village, or an outpost, it left few—if any—survivors. The white man blamed the Indian, saying they used their mojo on them.  The Indians blamed the white man for angering the spirits.  The survivors knew it didn’t matter.  The Fevered were forever changed.

Threats overshadow everything they are trying to build…
Jason’s always been the outsider, the one with dreams and aspirations to leave Dorado. Rising from the ashes is bittersweet, but he keeps his grief private. His enemies know where he is and his family wishes he was gone, so he throws himself into building the town they love even as his heart remains decimated.

She left to pursue a dream and returns to a nightmare.
Olivia Stark grew up in Dorado, the town darling despite the severe handicap of blindness. When Jed Kane offered to pay for her admission and expenses at a special school for the blind back east, her parents sent her away. The four years gone from Dorado were a struggle, but nothing can compare to returning home to find everyone—everything—she knew in ashes.

Conspiracy, controversy, and craving block him at every turn.
When Olivia arrives in the half-built town, Jason’s world turns upside down. Her grief rends his soul, but he rejects her lest anyone discover what she means to him. Desperate to send her away, he’s not prepared for her steadfast refusal. Olivia’s waited for Jason most of her life and she won’t leave him now.


What I love most about Texas: The friendly people!

Melody Spencer had long-ago wiped the dust of Cupid, Texas, off her cute shoes . . . and done her best to forget the chiseled jaw and strong arms of cowboy Luke Spencer. Their families might be part of a long-time feud, but he was her very first love, even if it turned out they never wanted the same things.

But now Luke's come striding back into her life, tempting her with the memories of long, lazy evenings and hot, passionate kisses. And he has an ulterior motive—as Mayor of Cupid, he knows Melody's business savvy can help save their beloved hometown. His smooth talking might get her to Texas, but that doesn't mean he'll get her in his bed. Still, people do say love can be more perfect the second time around . . .

What I love most about Texas: The way "Yes, ma'am" sounds from the lips of a man with a Texas drawl.

Cowboys have never been good for Amy Sorentino. First her hard-riding father bankrupted the family farm. Then her all-hat-no-cattle boyfriend sold her out on national television, ending her promising career as a chef. 

Now she and her squabbling sisters have partnered up in a final attempt to save their land by starting an inn and local restaurant. So it figures that with everything on the line, Amy's key supplier is just the kind of Stetson-tipping heartbreaking bad boy she's sworn to avoid. But Kellan Reed has a few secrets of his own--and cowboy or not, Amy can't resist this kind of wild ride...

What I love most about Texas: Of course I love cowboys the best, but besides those hot hunks, Texas has everything a state could offer - from green hills to dry desert, from ice and snow to the Gulf of Mexico. You can be in a dozen different environments just by taking a road trip.

Actress Tracy Hartman can’t believe she just punched country western superstar Steele McLairn in the mouth. And of course, somebody recorded it! Now, the thing has gone viral and to avoid their being harassed by the tabloids, Steele convinces Tracy to head out of LA with him. In a cozy, remote spot, they find the desire they’ve been feeling for each other has grown into full-blown lust.

Steele can’t believe his luck. Alone with Tracy, and all it took was taking a punch to the mouth. She’s funny, sweet, sexy, and ready to experience every wild thing Steele hungers to do with her. But their time together is cut short, and hidden family issues threaten the trust they’ve built. Can they find the courage to confide in each other, or will their secrets force them apart?

What I love most about Texas: There's so much to love about Texas--hot cowboys included.  But the thing I love the most is the friendly people.  You can't walk down the street without someone saying "Hey!"  or "How y'all doin'?'  Every time I travel to Texas, it feels like coming home.

Living with four over-protective brothers is enough to make a good girl go bad. But the day Brianne Cates hits the road for a taste of freedom, she gets more trouble than she bargained for when she’s arrested by a sexy sheriff in mirrored shades. Now doing a stint of community service, she’s not going to let a cowboy cop like Dusty Hicks mess with her newfound independence-even if he awakens every wicked fantasy she’s ever had.

In Bramble, Texas, Dusty is the law. That means no leniency for the gorgeous rebel whose highway antics almost got them both killed. The divorced lawman doesn’t need another rich, pampered princess, even if Brianne has the lushest body and sweetest smile in the whole darn state. But even as Brianne proves that she lives to walk on the wild side, Dusty begins to wonder if maybe he has what it takes to tame her…. 

What I love most about Texas: The people!

Losing his father was hard enough, but now Ben Grady must face the fact that he and his brother may not be sole owners of their beloved ranch. To protect his family’s legacy, he’s forced to rely on the legal prowess of the woman who stars in his erotic fantasies: Allie O’Keefe. Ben’s never forgotten the illicit encounter they shared fifteen years ago—or forgiven himself for letting her go.

Allie thought she’d moved beyond the scandal that cost her Ben in the past. But working so closely with the seductive rancher arouses the wild child within the cautious woman she’s become. Though she tries to keep business and pleasure separate, Allie soon gives in to temptation, and discovers Ben’s sensual skills surpass even her X-rated memories…

Allie has every intention of leaving Bull’s Hollow forever after her investigation is complete. But there are a few complications. Not the least of which is that while saving the ranch, Allie’s lost her heart.

What I love most about Texas: I lived in Texas for 20 years and loved everything about it. From the hill country to the San Antonio River Walk. The mix of cultures and the hard-working men and women who make it their home. Everything is bigger in Texas, including hearts. Many of my books are set in Texas for that reason.


Navy SEAL Remy LaDue wants Mitchell Sanders, but hasn't made a move since he slept with her the night of his buddy, her former boyfriend's funeral. A year later, his plan to be her Valentine date runs amuck when he finds her undercover as a stripper at a local club.

NCIS agent Mitchell Sanders never wanted to settle, dedicated to her job and justice is finally ready to commit to the SEAL she accidentally fell in love with. When her friend, a female navy officer, goes missing she puts her love life on hold and goes undercover to find her friend, only to discover her SEAL is back in town and threatening to blow her cover.

Remy and Mitchell join forces to find her friend and uncover a human trafficking organization in the darkest heart of Virginia Beach while their attraction for each other burns hotter than the sun.

What I love most about Texas: My first series of books was set in East Texas, which is pretty much similar to the area in which I live with rolling hills, pastures and stretches of pine forests. It’s funny because people don’t think of pine trees when they think of Texas, and that’s what I like the most about the state – the diversity. It has everything >>grin<< I’m happy to say I just penned another story set in Texas. It’s good to be back in the Lone Star state!

Growing up in tiny Oak Stand gave Kate Newman all the Texas she'd ever want. Her bold personality is better suited to a city that never sleeps. So coming back to take care of unfinished business is like squeezing into last decade's jeans. A bad idea all around. Her only diversion is Rick Mendez. Enigmatic and irresistible, he's got a heart as wild as her own.

They're so good together, Kate dares to peek beyond the end of her stay. But what are the odds for a guy with deep roots in the same soil a girl can't wash off fast enough? Seems more likely that when Kate heads for the bright lights, a little piece of her will be left behind.

What I love most about Texas: I love many things about Texas - the vastness of the land, the pride with which Texans swagger, the rich history of the former Republic and the drive to create a legacy that echoes across the land today.

The Circle Eight
Even in the darkest of shadows, love can light the way.

Nicholas Graham is caught in the middle: of his family, of his desires, of his own unhappiness. After he meets Winnie Watson, his self-imposed curmudgeonly existence pales in comparison to spending time with her. He wants to be with her, to get to know her. She is a beacon to all the secret cravings he has controlled. Until now.

Winnie Watson endured, and survived, a horrendous childhood that would give others nightmares. She started over, a new name, a new goal in life. Then she met the Grahams and everything went sideways. She’s done the unthinkable and struggles to accept it. She wants to forget it all again, but the specter of Nicholas Graham, physical and in her dreams, won’t let her move on.

Caught between their needs, their wants, and what the world will allow them, Nick and Winnie are doomed from the moment they met. However, love will teach them that even the biggest obstacles can be overcome if you believe in love.

What I love most about Texas: I love Texas because it's big, friendly and still a little on the wild side! People go out of their way to help others and there are so many men wearing jeans and cowboy boots. And boy do they wear those jeans well! Yeehaw!

Ugly Stick Saloon, Book 7
Two ranchers are about to get Lucky—in more ways than one. 

Lucky Albright’s unlucky streak is so long and wide that she’s been run out of one town and it looks like it may happen again.

When she finds herself out of money and out of gas in Temptation, Texas, a part-time job from the kind owner of the Ugly Stick Saloon gives her a glimmer of hope that this time things will be different.

Trent Jameson and Isaac Moore have always believed you make your own luck, but a black cloud of disaster seems to hover over their new hand. Under a tumbling stack of hay, Isaac discovers what Lucky’s hiding beneath baggy clothes and a tough exterior. Enough sexy curves to satisfy both men’s appetites.

But it isn’t long before Lucky’s history starts wreaking havoc all over town. It’ll take a force of nature to help the ranchers convince the law, the Garden Club—even Lucky herself—that now is no time to hit the road.

Warning: Hot cowboys meet hot cowgirl, and there’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on in Temptation. Get your twist-and-shout on at the Ugly Stick Saloon! 

What I love most about Texas: I love that the tea is sweet, the hats are big, and the jeans are tight. Can't go wrong with that combo. 

Only one person in Oak Groves is happy to see bad girl Nikki Logan back in town…

Oak Groves’ most beloved bachelor, Jett Avery, lives by a simple set of rules. Getting involved with a complicated woman isn’t one of them. He learned that the hard way two years ago when he spent one of the most incredible nights of his life with Nikki Logan. But then she hightailed it out of town, never to be seen again—until now. It might be time to break one of those rules…

Picking up the pieces of her life, Nikki is back in Oak Groves, face to face with the one man she’s done her best to forget. But she has her reasons for being here—and they don’t include winding up in bed with Jett. Especially since he’ll never forgive her once he finds out the truth about why she’s back…

What I love most about Texas:  I have only been to Texas once and it was a very short trip, but I fell in love with the food, the rough beauty of the landscape, and I have a great desire to go back.

Raised to be a rancher and filled from boots to hat with stubborn determination, Jackson Dawson has chosen a career path no one saw coming. Cupcake baker.

The hitch in his plan? His equally stubborn, former pastry instructor Cass, who cautioned him even as she stole his heart.

Cass is willing to yield, but will Jackson bend, in this battle of wills where sugar and spice make everything naughty and oh so nice?

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Texas Romance - Celebrating books & love Texas-style!

A Facebook event from March 2nd through 9th.  Different hosts all week. 
Different "door" prizes throughout each day & Gift Cards drawn by a randomizer.
What do you have to do?  Just check it out and leave comments.

Leave a comment today, click "going" on the event page and you're eligible for an "extra."
I'll draw for a copy of my May release: NAVY SEAL SURRENDER. 
Just let us know what you like most about Texas or why you enjoy stories about Texas.

What do YOU love most about Texas?


Mary Preston said...

I've never been to Texas, but I do enjoy reading about the locations. Also, the characters all seem to be larger than life & most interesting. Lots of local customs & colloquialisms.


Angi Morgan said...

Very True, Mary. I hope you get here one day.

Melissa Cutler said...

The post looks terrific, Angi. Thank you for inviting us all to GLIAS!


Angi Morgan said...

Thanks for coming, Melissa !!
What a wonderful group of writers !

Rita said...

I've always been fascinated with the Battle of the Alamo and the brave men who died there. Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie were great heroes.

Angi Morgan said...

YES Ma'am !!

Winnie Lim said...

Never had a chance to go to Texas. Really hope to have a chance one day .

Shelly Wygant said...

Coming from an area where is snow and is cold. I loved the warm weather when I traveled there for work. I also loved how everyone was friendly. Oh and the good food.

Angi Morgan said...

Everyone deserves to at least visit here. Yes, I'm a proud resident. ~Angi

Angi Morgan said...

Definitely great food. There's two things I don't eat when I'm traveling, because they rarely get it right: Tex-Mex & steak

Jenny Martin said...

Never been to Texas, but my husband was born there. I love reading about all the sexy cowboys in a lot of the books that take place in Texas.

Angi Morgan said...

You are NOT alone !!

TXAggie said...

I love living in Texas! Coming from a VERY small Tx community, love when authors write about them!

Tracie said...

Everything in Texas is bigger! The men are larger than life with a big hearts and strong values. Not to mention sweet southern drawls.

The authors I am familiar with I love their work and I'm sure those I'm discovering will be great too. Looking forward to exploring my new find!

Angi Morgan said...

I was raised in both Dallas and Sanger. BIG D and small S.
I also write about both (if you don't me plugging myself). In fact, Navy SEAL Surrender is about a very small town and how they affected twin brothers.

Angi Morgan said...

That's awesome, Tracie.
(Their tight jeans are pretty nice, too!)

Amber Autry-Munnerlyn said...

Well, I did grow up in Texas, and the cowboys are always "bigger" and sexier here. I love the weather, today anyway, and it's just plain home for me. I could visit other places, but Texas is where I belong. You can be as country as you want or as urban as you want and still hang with the same crowd.

Imist said...

I love reading about Texas because I get to learn about someplace I would like to visit, but have never had the opportunity

BookJunkee00 said...

Having been born here but never lived here until last year I missed alot about it like the sunsets, family, football, summer nights, t-storms, bonfires, bbqs, dirt roads, endless fileds, sitting on a front porch everything is great about Texas glad to be back and living here! (:

Angi Morgan said...

Terrific answer Amber and very true.
I've lived here (and in this area) my entire life. Visited a lot of places, but I don't think I'll ever leave.

Kelsey Browning said...

Angi -

Thanks so much for featuring the Texas Romance Week on GLIAS!


Angi Morgan said...

Those could be song lyrics !!
I think I hear a tune forming.
(glad you're back BookJunkeeoo)

Angi Morgan said...

You're very welcome !
Glad you could drop by, Kelsey!

Bette Hansen said...

I will definitely be there! Can't wait to chat with some of the authors I already love and get to know some new to me authors as well. Thanks for the post

Angi Morgan said...

You're welcome Bette.
Looking forward to it myself. (As long as I remember to write.)

Angi Morgan said...

I was just researching the Big Bend National Park
It's hard to imagine that we have canyons even bigger than this one.

Jackie said...

I've lived in Texas my whole life, and I'm excited to be going to the FB party featuring all these books set in the state I love.

Teresa said...

Love stories about Texas. Such an awesome state and the people are just amazing. Special thanks to authors for sharing their characters and stories with us.

Kimberly Dawn said...

There is just something about Texas. People seem to be hardworking and full of integrity. (At least in most of the books I have read. Never spent any real time in Texas, but would love to!)

Becky Turner said...

I'm going. In already enjoying the pre-event activities.

Brenda Rumsey said...

These are some great authors and I can't wait to read their new books. Texas is such a mixture of culture and charm. Have you noticed how many authors are from Texas?...LOL. And I love seeing the pictures all of you share.

Quilt Lady said...

I really enjoy books set in Texas because a lot of them are about cowboys and I do love me some cowboys.

Angi Morgan said...

cool, Jackie ! Thanks for checkig us out.

Angi Morgan said...

And a special thanks to you for reading the stories we share !!

Angi Morgan said...

I'm sure we have our share of villians to match all those upstanding heroes!! LOL I hope you get to visit, too.

Angi Morgan said...

Awesome Becky. This week has been such fun.

Angi Morgan said...

You know me, Brenda...I'm a photo snapping fool ! So glad you like them.

Angi Morgan said...

100% agreement. What's not to love about a cowboy!

Michelle Steffen said...

I like reading about places that I've already been too and since I've visited Texas it's nice to be familiar with it!

Angi Morgan said...

You aren't alone! I've had a lot of people try my books because they're real locations in Texas.

Melissa Cutler said...

Hi Bette!

Terrific to see you here. Looking forward to seeing you at the Texas facebook party!

Daphne Bagbey Monaco said...

I love Texan themed books which speak to the little bit of cowgirl in me. Also, the wide Texan landscape touches my wilderness soul!

bn100 said...

like the food

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Angi Morgan said...

Delene Yochum: Google wouldn't let me comment because I could not see the captcha thing grr! But do I still get to win the Cowboy

Angi Morgan said...

Adding for Delene because she couldn't leave a comment via Blogger.

Angi Morgan said...

HI BN !!
I LUUUUUVVV the food.

Angi Morgan said...

I adore the sunsets ... give me a slightly cloudy evening and I love to head toward the sun. It's taking me longer to get a clear view nowadays. Too many bridges being constructed.

Lynn Reynolds said...

I've never been to Texas but what I love best is all the great authors and their great books.


Maria McNamara said...

I love these books already! Added to the tbr list. Thank you for the opportunity to read more about the delectable Texas men you write about.

Katie Lane said...

Just wanted to stop by and say "Hi Y'all!" and wish everyone good luck in the giveaway. Thanks so much to Angi and GLIAS for hosting. I'm thrilled to be part of this talented group of writers:o)

TXAggie said...

I will definitely check it out!!

Kim cornwell said...

I'm from Georgia and on vacation to Las Vegas we drove through the beautiful state of Texas! Hopefully we'll get to go back soon! Thanks for the giveaway! Thanks to all the authors who are participating!

rhonda b said...

I've never been to texas but I love reading about cowboys! :)

sue lopp said...

I am going, i have never been to texas, but i love reading about cowboys!!

CBarton said...

I finally have relatives living in Texas so I will get to go soon. I think I like the extremes you can find in Texas. Hot, cold, dry, snow it's all there, just a day away.

May said...

I have never been there but I think the accent is sexy!

Janet Pepsin said...

I'm already going to the party! You all have made me long for a visit back to TX. I went to college there and also lived in Bedford for a year. I'd kove back in a heartbeat. Now to convince hubby. I love the relaxed lifestyle, the wildflowers, the big skies, the heat, and the huge-hearted, quirky people.

I was planning to go to RWA Nationals this year in SA, but my kids' schedules are going to make that impossible, I think. :( I was looking forward to connecting with some good college friends that week, too.

Anticipating a fun week here with you ladies!

Angi Morgan said...

You are awesome !!
Thanks for dropping by Lynn.

Angi Morgan said...

And thanks for the opportunity to keep writing about them. Without readers... shrug...

Angi Morgan said...

Thanks for sharing your work with us, Katie !

Angi Morgan said...

HA HA. Texas was most likely HALF the drive.

It's 21 hours from Dallas to San Diego. 10 of it is from Dallas to El Paso. LOL So glad you loved the state...we sure do.

Angi Morgan said...

Hi Rhonda. Some have asked if I write about cowboys (and some of my books are) but mostly, I write about Texans. Hope that still counts. (But I do love my cowboys!!!)

Angi Morgan said...

Hi Sue !
I love my cowboys, too. I can never get enough of 'em.

Angi Morgan said...

Let me be the first to welcome you!
Different weather. Yikes. Sometimes you don't have to drive anywhere, just wait a couple of hours in the same place!
Yesterday, my skin pinkened up while working in 87 degree sunshine. Today it's going to be 20 degrees with freezing rain.

Angi Morgan said...

Oh May!
I love you. Or maybe I should say, "I luv ya!"
Writing "Texan" sometimes comes across as a foreign language to my copy editors.

Angi Morgan said...

I hope the schedules work out for you to get back for a visit. I'll be driving through Bedford today! LOL In fact I'll be driving through about 15 cities in 45 minutes. >>>grin<<<

barbara studer said...

I was in Texas YEARS ago for a short visit but what I "know" about it comes from the novels I have read. The good mannered cowboys and the large ranches and everyone working it all

Marci Kline said...

I have never been any further west than Toledo unfortunately, but I love "seeing" the scenery of Texas through the eyes the Heroes and Heroines in books. Thank you for bringing Texas alive for me!

Marci Kline said...

By the way I am sorry I knew I forgot something, I was thinking about all the stuff I was missing at the party as I was typing lol

Haven Malone said...

I spent a short period of time in Texas and enjoyed my stay there for the most part. It didn't work out because I missed my daughters and grandchildren too much! Otherwise I may have stayed permanently. I lived just outside of San Antonio in a small town called Seguin. Worked at a hospital that bordered on The Riverwalk in San Antonio. Great place! I have not read any of the Texas books but am looking forward to them!

Angi Morgan said...

Just don't believe what you see on the television show, "DALLAS." LOL Well, I haven't watched the comeback...but the first one... Okay, I'm just going to leave it on a "but".

Cricket said...

I'm going. It has already been a lot of fun. :D

Angi Morgan said...

You can also see a lot of Texas on my Facebook pages and my PICTURE A DAY blog. I hope you'll join me. So glad you can make it to the party !

regencygirl01 said...

Dads side of family is from Texas. I like the cowboys

Angi Morgan said...

That part of Texas is so pretty. The rolling hill country is just awesome. I love Austin. No mosquitos...because of the bats. But the bats don't bother anything (except the mosquitos LOL).

Angi Morgan said...

That's so good to hear! Glad you're enjoying it. Kelsey & Cynthia are wonderful to arrange it all !!

Angi Morgan said...

I may be repeating myself here, but who doesn't like a cowboy?

Katrina Epperson said...

I have never been to Texas, but who couldn't love Texas after all it provided us with George Strait. Right?? Seriously, I love the photographs I have seen of the landscape. Parts appear barren and remind me of the old west, then others show the beauty. Next would come the cowboys. I love both the rugged and the sophisticated. Also the Texas Rangers and what they stand for. Lastly would be the people and how they appear cautious, but welcoming. I do hope once the children are grown to visit, but until then reading books will be how I visit and enjoy Texas.

Michelle H. said...

My favorite thing about Texas is the landscape! Texas has a little of everything, but the Hill Country is my absolute favorite. It's gorgeous & l love to get out and photograph it.

Angi Morgan said...

Beautiful, Katrina. Fingers crossed you'll get to visit (maybe bring the kids to Six Flags !!)

A bit of Trivia...did you know that the Texas Rangers are the oldest law enforcement agency in the U.S.? It's true. Some of their duties have been changed, but some have been the same since 1823.

Angi Morgan said...

I'd love to see some of your photographs. In fact, there's an author attending the FB Party who asked what the landscape was like there. Most of my pictures of the hill country have not been scanned. I need to make another trip there with the digital camera !

Lara Lacombe said...

So many new books to add to my TBR pile! :)

Sarah Meral said...

Since I am from Germany, I enjoy getting glimpses of the life in other countries through books set in specific places I´ve never been to so far :)

Nancy Luebke said...

Had a stopover once in Texas is the closest I've been. Do have a daughter-in-law from Texas. It sure is flat there.

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

Day late to post but I am going and I have already posted.

Anonymous said...

I've also already been going to the event and have posted. I've only been to Texas once as a child, but I'd love to go back as an adult.

Marcy Shuler

Angi Morgan said...

We'd be glad to have you !!

Angi Morgan said...

Thanks Lara !!
And thanks for the tweets !

Angi Morgan said...

AWESOME !! That is a big plus for our world today...knowing so much about other countries through film and literature.

Angi Morgan said...

Oh, need to take a look at pictures from the Davis Mountains, Big Bend, or the Hill Country near Austin. Definitely not flat.

Angi Morgan said...

Thanks for stopping by Tammy !!

DogsMom said...

I am going,because I came here from there.
The party started off with a BANG last night and I don't want to miss out.
These authors are so much fun.
I don't know if I will ever get to Texas but I love the music and horses, and do love to cowboy watch.

Angi Morgan said...

SIGH ... watching cowboys. There's just something about a western hat.
I met a man from up north Saturday. He was rockin' his borrowed felt hat. Totally into the Texas life. Just visiting, but said he loved it here.

Karen Arrowood said...

I've been living in Texas for the last 9 1/2 years, plus I went to college here. What I love most about Texas is that we have absolutely EVERYTHING - mountains, ocean, plains, swamp, snow, sun, zoos, amusement parks, theater... You name it, it's in Texas :-D

Angi Morgan said...


rhonda b said...

Of course that still counts! I love to read about people in places I've never been and Texas is one of those places.

Angi Morgan said...

Pamela Reveal: I live reading about cowboys and states like Texas and Montana. Think it would be great to live there one day Enjoyed Texas when I visited there a long time ago

Angi Morgan said...

Posted for Pamela via the TEXAS ROMANCE FACEBOOK EVENT so she'd qualify for the drawing.


Jan Schliesman said...

I love the air conditioned sky boxes at the Rangers games:)

Angi Morgan said...

And the all you can eat seats !!

Angi Morgan said...

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rhonda b said...

Thank you! I think we've already emailed eachother!