Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Book Blog Tour and Giveaway: Saving the Mail Order Bride (Outlaw's Mail Order Bride, Book Two) by Linda Broday

Outlaw's Mail Order Bride,
Book Two

Genre: Historical Western Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: April 30, 2019
Number of Pages: 384 pages


He may have a high price on his head, but all outlaw Jack Bowdre ever desired was a second chance. Now he's been arrested and on his way to jail, completely unaware that his unexpected —and unexpectedly beautiful— traveling companion is none other than Nora Kane...his mail order bride.

It's too bad Nora doesn't know Jack is her groom-to-be. All she sees is a scoundrel. But when their stagecoach crashes, they’re suddenly handcuffed together and running for their lives with nothing but the clothes on their backs. A posse behind and unforgiving terrain ahead, how long can they survive? Hounded by desperate men bent on stopping them by any means necessary, Nora and Jack find the love they both desperately want. But the question remains: will they have a chance to claim it?

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Broday continues her Outlaw Mail Order Brides historical Western romance series with an interesting premise…-- Kirkus

The adventure and dangers kept the pages turning - delivering quite a few surprises and heart-pounding moments. And generously balanced in were moments of peace and beauty.-- Sunshine Lake Reviews

I loved every deep ravine-gun blazing-twist of this book.” 
-- Glenda (Goodreads reviewer)

Linda Broday has spun another great adventure that is full of surprises, has you rooting for the outlaws and people of Hope's Crossing, and wanting some ‘lawmen,’ ‘businessmen,’ and other ‘questionable men’ to find their deaths. It'll make you question who should be called an outlaw in this period of time.” 
-- Stephanie (Goodreads reviewer)
Outlaw Jack Bowdre, 
Interviewed by Linda Broday,
Author of Saving the Mail Order Bride

I’m so delighted to have Jack Bowdre here beside me. He helped turn the outlaw hideout of Devil’s Crossing into the legitimate town of Hope’s Crossing, and since he was once a lawman, he’s the town sheriff.

He’s fidgeting in the chair and I can feel the danger. His Colt within easy reach, he’s like a coiled snake ready to strike. But he’s a handsome man with startling gray eyes and dark hair.

I clear my throat. “Thank you for sitting down with me. I notice you dress all in black from your hat to your boots. Why do you wear such a depressing color?”

“For one, I like it. It intimidates. And two, I wear black for the poor and downtrodden.”

“I like that. Do you recall your first words to Nora?”

A grin flitted across his mouth before it disappeared. “I invited her to my hanging.”

“You do have a sense of humor, Jack.” I wet my lips and glance down at my notes. He sure can make a lady squirm. “Tell me about the opening of the book. You’d been arrested and were on your way to jail if I’m not mistaken.”

“Yep and I was mad as hell at having been caught.” He got a far off look in his eyes as though reliving it. “Nora was the only other passenger, but I didn’t know who she was. I sent for her sight unseen. A mail order bride.” He sank back in the chair, stretched out his long legs, and crossed his ankles. “I was shackled to the marshal, looking for a chance to escape when the stagecoach overturned and rolled down a ravine. It broke apart on the way down and a jagged piece of wood impaled the marshal, killing him. It was a bad deal.”

“Very frightening I’m sure. Now you were trapped under the dead marshal so how did you get the key to the handcuffs to free yourself?”

“Nora was shaken up, but I was able to talk her into getting the key from the lawman’s pocket.”

“So she freed you.”

“Not really, ma’am. After she unlocked the cuffs, she slapped them around her wrist then threw the key somewhere into the cactus beds and mesquites. I tell you, I was fit to be tied.” He laced his hands behind his head, and I tried not to look at how it stretched his shirt tight across his broad chest. But I almost swallowed my tongue. He continued, “The opening for escape I’d been hoping for was right there only to have Nora block it.”

“I can imagine your frustration. What did you do?”

“I confess I wasn’t very forgiving at first. I could’ve gotten away, but I soon found that being shackled to Nora was a whole lot more fun than being bound to the marshal. I took a little too much pleasure in making sure Nora knew the pickle we were in.”

“Remind me how far it was to the safety of Hope’s Crossing.”

“Five days by foot across some of the most rugged terrain you’ve ever seen with nothing but the clothes on our backs. I didn’t even have a gun.”

“Oh dear. What did you do for food?”

“It was early spring, and the birds hadn’t come yet to lay their eggs, so we didn’t have those to eat. We lived on fried cactus, chewed on yucca, milked a cow, fished—that sort of thing. This was all foreign to Nora, an Easterner, but she was a trooper.”

“Though you didn’t know each other before, you fell in love, I hear.”

“Nora is my life, and I wouldn’t want to live without her beside me. My love for her goes bone deep and nothing will ever change that.” Jack got to his feet and offered a smile. “I hope readers will give Nora and me a try. I think they’ll get some laughs.”

He strode out the door. My heart fluttered and my pulse raced as his tall, lean figure disappeared from view. Nora Kane is a lucky, lucky woman.
I'm a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty historical western romance novels and short stories. I reside in the Texas Panhandle on land the American Indian and Comancheros once roamed, and at times if the breeze is just right, I can hear their voices whispering in the wind. Texas’ rich history is one reason I set all my stories here where cowboys are still caretakers of the land. I’m inspired every day by their immense dedication and love for the wide open spaces.

When I’m not writing, I collect old coins and I’ve also been accused (quite unfairly I might add) of making a nuisance of myself at museums, libraries, and historical places. I’m also a movie buff and love sitting in a dark theater, watching the magic unfold on the screen. As long as I’m confessing…chocolate is my best friend. It just soothes my soul.

FIRST PRIZE: Signed Copy of Saving the Mail Order Bride + $25 Amazon Gift Card 
FOUR WINNERS: Signed Copies of the Book + $5 Amazon Gift Cards
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  1. Heather, I always love coming to All the Ups and Downs! You're so warm and welcoming. Thank you for spotlighting and kicking off this Lone Star Literary Book Tour. It's a great place to start. I can't wait to tell readers more about Jack Bowdre and Nora Kane. They were such a fun couple to write. Nora kept Jack at his wit's end trying to figure her out. She could give as well as she took and she didn't let him get by with anything. They have quite a few adventures in this story. I hope readers will give it a try and if they like it they might look for Book 3 in January--The Mail Order Bride's Secret. Thanks again, Heather. Have a beautiful day!

    1. Thanks for stopping by <3 It's always great posting about your fantastic books!

  2. This book sounds like a really great read. Beautiful cover!

    1. Thanks for the compliment on the cover, Debbie. I love it too. Sourcebooks' art department really does a great job on my covers. I hope you give the book a try.

  3. Thank you for sharing this Sounds awesome. Hugs

    1. Hi Charlene! Thank you for coming by to give me a hug. I love seeing you. I hope you like this one. Good luck in the drawing.

  4. Thanks for coming, Nancy, and for the compliment. I just love the covers Sourcebooks gives me. If you entered the drawing, good luck!

  5. Linda- I loved this book. Jack and Nora’s banter was hilarious. So glad they found one another.

  6. Nora seems like one spunky lady who was brave enough to be a Mail Order Bride. Jack has a long history of being on the wrong side of the law. When the two are thrown together and shackled, the team has two minds bent on winning their way.