Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Excerpt Tour: REBEL BRIDE by Morgan K Wyatt


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Eileen Sewell sparks plenty of gossip by spiteful matrons and their horse-faced daughters that she’d find herself alone due to her picky ways.

Of course, she didn’t believe them. Then again, she also didn’t expect to be a mail order bride either. It wasn’t easy snagging a husband who hadn’t heard about her willful nature. Eileen finally gave up hope of finding love, and decided to settle for whatever she’d find out west.

If that wasn’t lowering enough, she’d just witnessed the first train robbery. Unfortunately, the outlaws saw her too. Enter Marshal Colt Sheppard, who excels at extracting information from reticent witnesses. His crooked smile and broad shoulders shouldn’t charm her. She’d played this game before, only she never had a worthy adversary. Talk about bad timing.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

“You shouldn’t have kissed me. It was unpardonable of you to take advantage of a war widow.”
Colt crossed his arms and shook his head slowly back and forth. “War widow, my foot. I doubt that very much. Don’t know why you’re parading around in weeds, but I am interested in finding out.”
“What makes you think I am not a widow?” Eileen was miffed over her costume not deceiving him. It could be widows did not go around kissing strange men or at least recent ones didn’t. She’d heard there were some friendly widows in town, but their deceased husbands served only as a name, making her wonder if they ever existed.
He eyed her up and down, smiled, and then let loose a bark of laughter. “Ah, if you were ever married, then your husband should be horse-whipped for his failure to kiss you properly. You do not kiss like a woman with experience. You are more like a love-starved virgin than a widow.”
Eileen stiffened her spine. His words were true, but she resented them just as the same. “Sir, I beg you not to speak poorly of my husband.”
“Ma’am, I can’t speak for a man who doesn’t exist. If you were my wife, you would be well kissed, well handled, and well pleasured.” He said the last word in a suggestive growl.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Morgan as a child had to suffer through movies with clueless heroines rescued by smart men. Her mother dutifully read her stories where princesses waited for princes to jumpstart their lives. There were no proactive female role models in the media at that time, with the exception of Wonder Woman. It is for this reason, and that it is fun, Morgan writes about strong women going after what they want.

She has a blog about dating after forty on www.datingafterfortyeight.blogspot.com

Morgan pinches pennies on her blog; www.thefrugaldivatellsall.blogspot.com/

She also reviews book for Novelspot and blogs about writing at: www.novelspot.net

You can find Morgan at www.morgankwyatt.com

On Twitter and FaceBook at: morgankwyatt

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29 comments:

  1. Sounds wonderful, how do you go about creating a plot?

    lennascloud at gmail dot com

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    1. Good Morning Lena,
      Eileen was originally for contrast to her mild mannered sister, Emily. I had to decide what happens to a proud beauty when she refuses all the men in her county, and war diminishes her options. Knowing her personality, I knew she wouldn't stick around for people to ridicule.It started there and I had to include the first train robbery simply because I lived on the street where the Reno Gang hid after the robbery.

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  2. Great premise! Who would you like to see play the role of your hero?

    Jibriel.O(at)web(dot)de

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    1. Good Morning Jibriel,
      My first response was Owen Wilson, but I tend to think of him as being funny. Maybe Hugh Jackman will bleach his hair for the role.

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  3. LOVE American historicals -- not nearly enough IMHO. This sounds great.

    mnark111 at gmail dot com

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    1. Good Morning Mnark,

      I thought about your reamrk and realized most historicals happen in Britain or Scotland. One of my favorites was in Colonial Florida. I will have to find out that author's name I do have it written down somewhere. :)

      Thanks for commenting.

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  4. Morgan I do so love the way you write.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Mary,
      You have made my day with your kind comments.I am writing away every day. :)

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  5. Good Morning My Reading Obsession,
    Thanks for hosting me. You have a lovely, cheery site that makes me want to explore it. I love the kid photo.

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  6. Good Morning,
    lol, good to see them get along :)

    galaschick78(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Good Morning Gala,
      Robber John is someone you'd run into somewhere in your daily life. You know the type, the mechanic who implies you know nothing about cars, which in turn makes him superior. It doesn't matter even if it's true. LOL

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  7. Hallo Morgan,
    nice excerpt, Eileen seem to be doing nicely with the nice Marshal.

    anzuazura at yahoo dot de

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  8. Very intriguing excerpt.

    shadowrunner1987ATgmailDOTcom

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  9. Hi Ami,
    I realize you only get snippets, but Eileen is about at the end of her rope. Thanks for commenting.

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  10. Love the banter between Colt and Eileen in the excerpt.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi Ingeborg,
      There is more all through the book. :)Catch the rest of the excerpts. Thanks for following

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  11. Poor Eileen, she doesn't have it easy with the Marshal, so it sounds very promising for their relationship :)

    anzumerlin at mail dot ru

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    1. Hi Anzu,
      I had an author comment that there were no books about smooth relationships becaus no one would read them. LOL Thanks for commenting

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  12. I love the haunting cover image. Thanks for the excerpt

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Shannon,
      Dawne Dominick does the covers. Sometimes I send her pictures of what I think the characters look like, sometimes she sends them to me. I think she does a great job too. Thanks.

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  13. I really love this story line. Wonderful excerpt.

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    1. Hi Mom Jane,
      I am glad you're enjoying it. Keep following, I think I have eight more excerpts.

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  14. I was thinking Ryan Goshling for your hero.

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    1. Angela,
      Yes! Thank you for think if this. :) Thanks a million.

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  15. Well just imagine if everything would go well and smothly, that would be no fun to read about.

    lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Lyra,
      You are so right, but on the other hand we just wish our lives would go smoothly. :)
      Thanks for commenting.

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  16. Can see the sparks flying between those two.

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