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Rebel Bride Excerpt Tour & Giveaway

Hey everyone! Today i am taking part of the Excerpt tour for Rebel Bride by Morgan K. Wyatt. Be sure to check out the giveaway as part of the tour as well.


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.

Excerpt
Eileen watched as the letter fell to the floor. Should she be excited or frightened that Montgomery Wells accepted her initial overture? She’d combed the Matrimonial News for her best prospect, and he was it. A wealthy rancher in California, with no children, and just this side of fifty wouldn’t look twice at a twenty-four year old spinster the way folks in Beaufort County did, especially since he didn’t know of her headstrong ways or her untried state. The part about being a war widow was an inspired touch guaranteed to encourage the right amount of sympathy, even a desire to protect.

She shook the envelope, hoping a sweetly worded note might tumble out, instead of the dry business-like missive. None had the first time she wiggled it, but it could be stuck inside somehow. Empty. Pretty much like her life, nothing to look forward to besides the possibility of being sent for by a man she didn’t know. Montgomery sounded like a strong name. Someone she could lean on. Lord knows she could use someone right now. The war had decimated the available male population. The wounded few who managed to struggle home often found their houses burned to the ground and their Confederate dollars worthless, not allowing them to rebuild. No good marriage prospects remained in the county, especially none who hadn’t heard of her.
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. 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

Giveaway details
Morgan will be awarding a $5 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter at every stop. Be sure to comment below with your email for your chance to win. And follow the tour to better your chances.

32 comments:

  1. Hallo Morgan, Rebel Bride sounds like a great book! What inspired you to write it?

    galaschick78 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Gala,
      I loved Gone with the Wind, but thought Scarlet was a bit harsh. Eileen has Scarlet's spirit, but is nicer.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  2. Very promising premise. Poor Eileen, it sounds awful to become a mail order bride.

    moonsurfer123(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Anas,
      I actually read several real life tales on mail order brides to get a feel for it. Often they divorced the man they came out to meet because they had their pick of men 700 to 1. Eileen didn't know any of this though. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. Sounds great! I love historical romances.

    lennasclous AT gmail DOT com

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    1. The email addy is lennascloud AT gmail DOTcom

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  4. Hi Lena,
    I love historicals too. There will a new excerpt every day, plus a chance to win an Amazon card too.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Hi Pam,
    Thanks for hosting me. I am a Kentuckianna girl (Louisville, Kentucky.)Of course, the racing I follow includes a large horse and smaller human. :)

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    1. I like any kind of racing but cars are my favorite lol. Thank you so much for stopping by and answering people. I appreciate it!

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  6. What an intriguing, gutsy heroine! Love the whole concept.
    Cathy underscore Shouse at yahoo

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  7. H Cathy,
    Thanks for stopping by. Eileen is headstrong, so it causes problems. :)

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  8. Can't wait to hear more. Love books where "love finds a way" when your willing to fight for it.
    Congrats on your book.
    grandmabkr at yahoo dot com

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  9. Eileen sounds like a very strong woman, she didn't wait around to be rescued, but took her fate into her own hand, very admirable!

    emiliana25(at)web(dot)de

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    1. Hi Emiliana,

      She is strong and proud, and often impulsive. Often traits you need to move ahead.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  10. Great premise and the cover is wonderful as well.Best of luck and congratulations!

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    1. Hi Renee,
      I especially like this cover. I realize it is hard for Dawne Dominick to find historic elements. Thanks for commenting

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  11. The books sounds intriguing, I'd love to read more about Eileen and her Marshal! Is it a stand alone?

    shadowrunner1987(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Ami,
      This is book two of the Rebel Heart series. Book one Undercover Rebel is the younger sister's story. Find out more at www.morgankwyatt.com. Book three, Rebel Heartsong, should be out this week.

      Thanks for asking.

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  12. Hi Brenda,
    I think I have seventeen more excerpts. I like Eileen because she is a cross between Scarlett and Lucy Ricardo. I guess that explains her red hair. Thank for commenting.

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  13. Hi Morgan,
    your book sounds fascinating, I'm looking forward to read more!

    Jibriel.O(at)web dot de

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    1. Hi Jibriel,

      Keep up with the tour and you'll see much more. It was fun to write too. Thanks for commenting.

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  14. What a fun combination. Love western romances with a twist.

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    1. Hi Mom Jane,

      Not out yet, but Escapong West is in edits, another western by Secret Cravings.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  15. I love western romances!

    lyra.lucky7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Hi Lyra,

      Thanks for commenting. I should have another western out by the end of February.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  16. Great excerpt and book cover. Good luck with your tour.

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  17. I like the way this book sounds!
    "...strong women going after what they want." I can get on board with that!! :-)

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  18. Nice excerpt.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I grew up watching westerns so I love western books.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  20. I can't wait to dive into REBEL BRIDE. My kind of read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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