Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Excerpt Tour for 'Rebel Bride' by Morgan K. Wyatt


Welcome to the Excerpt Tour for 'Rebel Bride' by Morgan k. Wyatt! Each stop along this tour will have an exclusive excerpt for you to read. Thanks for stopping by! 

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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EXCERPT:
The man shouted. It sounded like he said, “roll,” which she did since the rails laid on an embankment. Scraggly plants, clumps of dirt, and rocks poked her as she rolled over them. A small squirrel-like critter watched her wide-eyed from his mound as she bounced by.
A large rock stopped her wild descent, a rather pointed rock. Eileen stood, rubbing her aching backside. Her hands smoothed down her body to ascertain everything was still in place. Even better, she’d left the robber behind on the train. She’d lost her hat in her unexpected descent, but amazingly, she managed to hold onto her reticule with its useless, heavy rock charm.
She wasn’t sure why the robber pushed her, but she didn’t appear to be dead yet. Her eyes took in the barren landscape, including her train, which seemed intent on hurrying away. Is that how they treated a war widow? A cow, or more like a half dozen of them, managed to stop the train, but a war widow thrown from the train gets nothing. She didn’t go quietly, she screamed, more than once.
Of course, she’d been pushed from the train in the middle of the plains with no signs of civilization in any direction. Her sister Emily definitively possessed more survival skills than she did. Her obsession with tagging after Gray and Townsend had paid off in learning how to build a fire and fish. Those skills helped her to survive while searching for Gray. Who knew survival skills were also a desirable trait for mail-order brides? She’d make it, somehow. How hard could it be with John out of the equation?

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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: http://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

Morgan will be awarding a $5 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter at every stop. Follow the tour for more chances to win!

30 comments:

  1. Good Morning, Morgan,
    Another great excerpt -- especially the "squirrel-like critter." I always enjoy the opportunity to visit Andi's Book Reviews.

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  2. Wow! Sounds like a really great read!

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    1. Hi Joelle,
      Thanks for commenting. I like to think it is a great read. I still like it after reading it about twelve times.:)

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  3. Wow! Sounds like a really great read! Happy Reading!

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  4. Hello Morgan,
    love the excerpt!

    lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Lyra,
      Thanks for commenting. Two more excerpts and the tour is through.

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  5. Good Morning Angela,
    I love prairie dogs. I know farmers consider them little more than rats.

    Andi doe shave a nice site. Thanks for dropping in.

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  6. Hi Morgan,

    Oh, this sounds like a great book. Love the excerpt and it is going to go on my "to buy" list!

    Thanks!

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    1. Afternoon LaNora,
      I wager you're reading, when you're not working or writing. Thanks for commenting.

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  7. Hello Morgan, just wanted to let you know I've enjoyed your tour and excerpts of Rebel Bride.

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    1. Hi Judy,
      It does my heart good to know your are enjoying the tour. Thanks fro commenting.

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  8. Love the excerpts, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi Rita,

      The tour is drawing to a close only two more excerpts to go. Thanks for following.

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    1. Thanks Ella, I appreciate your tweets.

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  10. Didn't expect that she get pushed from the train. A lot of adventure in this book.

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

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    1. Thanks for commenting. There is a great deal of action in this tale, but the characters create it.

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  11. Wow, the plot is getting even more interesting!

    emiliana25(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Emiliana,
      There is a great deal that isn't in the excerpts like 70,000+ words, but never a slow moment. Thanks for commenting.

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  12. This book sounds full of win!

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. Hi Chelsea,
      Nice to hear from you again.

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  13. What an exciting excerpt. There is more to this story than I realized.

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    1. Hi Mom Jane,
      It moves, there aren't moments where Eileen gets to sit quietly and contemplate. Seriously, when did Eileen quietly do anything?

      Thanks for commenting.

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  14. Thanks for the excerpt.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. Sounds like a painful way to exit the train!


    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Elf,

      Remember Water for Elephants movie, and how peopoe were tossed off the train? I noticed you rolled, and you probably didn't like it, but you survived. That was my inspiration and that it takes a train one mile to stop. Thanks for commenting.

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  16. That is a great excerpt thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  17. Wow, poor Eileen. Though I like that her sister shares my name :)

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. Wow, poor Eileen. Though I do like that her sister and I share the same name :)

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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