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Linda Conrad on her Chance, Texas series and a GIVEAWAY!

Have you ever read an Suspense story? Do you like thrill, danger, intrigue and mysteries? I invited Harlequin Suspense author Linda Conrad to tell us a little about her upcoming releases! But she came bearing gifts! She's promised a book from this series to one lucky commenter!

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So here she is now...

What a thrill to be invited to talk about my latest mini-series for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, called Chance, Texas.  The first two books in the series: TEXAS BABY SANCTUARY and TEXAS MANHUNT are both out now.  This series takes me back to my roots in Texas after writing books set in many places around the world.

The romance of the great contemporary American West stirs a passion in my soul. Texas in particular is a favorite setting because my family and I lived there for nearly twenty years. Got to love those cowboys and ranchers too!  Chance, Texas is about a large family of siblings who were orphaned young and now run a mega Texas ranching empire.

The first book, TEXAS BABY SANCTUARY, highlights hero Sam Chance, the oldest brother in the family. A strong, quiet man working for the United States Secret Service, Sam’s job is to guard witnesses in their protection and security program.  The one witness that gets to him, running from his protection and changing his life, is Grace Brown.  She hiding from the Mexican drug king, who kidnapped her, killed her parents and then made her his mistress. Grace wants to learn how to protect her baby son by herself.  But she soon discovers she must also learn to trust Sam. Sam is forced to face his past when he takes her and the baby home to Texas in order to keep them safe.

 The second book in the series, TEXAS MANHUNT, features Travis, the second eldest brother who stayed home and now runs the mega Bar-C ranch along with most of the town. But Travis Chance has a soft spot for lost souls. So when stranded and broke Summer Wheeler lands in Chance, it ignites in him a fierce desire to protect her.  Clearly the fragile beauty is hiding something.  But despite his disastrous romantic history, Travis knows in his gut he can trust her. Summer came to Chance looking for one of the men who devastated her life.  Though she hates lying to him, Travis’s job offer provides a means to her end.  But she never counted on falling for the sexy rancher and his troubled little girl.  Then “accidents” start happening at the family homestead.  Has Summer brought the danger to the two people who are teaching her to love again?

So how do you feel about cowboy and rancher heroes? Or would you rather read about sheiks or princes?  Do you have any favorite western books? I'll giveaway one book from this series to one lucky commenter! 

55 comments:

  1. Hi all!
    Thrilled to be here! Let's talk.

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  2. Hi everyone!
    Thanks for hosting my blog today. Anyone like a good Romantic Suspense novel?

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  3. Hi Linda,

    Thank you for a lovely post and a wonderful giveaway. For me It love my princes and even the business tycoons but when it comes to cowboys I just love them ! It is just that certain something that they have that seems to suck me in.That and the I will protect my own attitude that they have I just simply love it,not to mention the great Stetson's !

    Thank you again for the chance to win your book.

    Desere

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  4. I definitely love the rancher hero. For me I like that their fabulous muscles come from real work, not the gym, that they are physically tough, and I love all the characteristics you associate with cowboys like loyalty and honesty - good solid men.

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  5. Hi Linda,

    Welcome to Romance Reader! Thanks for your post here today and for the giveaway!

    Thank you Desere and GeriW for coming along to read this post.
    All the best in teh giveaway!

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  6. I definitely enjoy stories about ranchers and cowboys! So much so, I'm working on one now :) These sound like great stories! Thanks for the tip and the chance to win! :)

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  7. Sounds good. Hi from San Antonio :)

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  8. I don't think I've read any cowboy or rancher stories, but these sound intriguing! And the cowboys on your book covers, wowser! Wouldn't mind getting wrangled up in those arms! LOL! (JK, of course, since I'm married!)

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  9. Hey Desere! Welcome to the blog! I have to say I love Stetsons too. And the broad shoulders that go under them. :)

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  10. geriw - What a great description of cowboys. Exactly! :)

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  11. hello Jemi, another author? Terrific! And writing cowboys! Who hoo. The more cowboy stories the better.

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  12. Hey Carol, I lived in the Rio Grande Valley for many years. This series is set on a fictional ranch near San Angelo. Not exactly hill country but not that far. Love San Antonio!

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  13. Lyn, how have you missed cowboy/rancher stories? They are everything geriw said and more. Gotta love those big strong silent types that can manage mother nature and still keep a strong woman happy.

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  14. Hi Linda,

    Thanks for this giveaway! I loved reading your Texas Manhunt. See my review here

    http://rbh-contemporary.blogspot.com/

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  15. Hi Linda,

    I love cowboy stories and add to it there is mystery and suspense in this series!

    Now a question- Is there a Gage, the PI story in the works?

    Riya.

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  16. I live on a farm with horses and my hubby is a cowboy, so this is most definitely the book for me! Thank you Riya for turning me onto this excellent sounding story. Linda, I cannot wait to read it.

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  17. I love the cowboy and rancher type stories. This sounds great. I like to read the Aussie equivalent too - set in the Australian Outback.

    Thanks RR for the great chance to meet Linda.

    Denise

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  18. Hi Linda, is this international? If so, can I join? Hmmm, i love cowboy too, as long as they are a loyal hero and loves the heroine above all else;), arethazhenATrocketmailDOTCOM

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  19. Hi Linda,

    Your two books sound fantastic. I'd far rather have a cowboy hero to a sheik, probably because they seem more real to me. It's my country/farming background, I think :)

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  20. Hey Riya, thanks for the review! Yes, Gage's story will be out in December. It's in a two-story anthology called Christmas Confidential (with a P.I. story by Marilyn Pappano) Gage's story is called A CHANCE REUNION.

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  21. Wow, so glad to hear that Robyn, Denise, anonymous, Sara and Shelley all love cowboys as much as I do. Yay! You guys rock!

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  22. I hadn't heard of the suspense series. Good luck, Linda!

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  23. My legs turn to jelly in the presence of a cowboy. Yee-haw.

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  24. I like the cowboy and rancher stories.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Hi Romance Reader, hi Linda Conrad! I love love love gorgeous hunky Cowboys and Ranchers - so utterly romantic and mythical creatures too! Well they are with their boots and hats and lassos... ahem!!! I really like that the series covers a whole family - these brothers sound amazing - and the women who stumble into their lives are equally feisty! take care
    x

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  26. Give me a cowboy any time! I'd much prefer one to a prince. Congrats to Linda on all her books.

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  27. Glad you found my suspense series, Theresa. We have Romance Reader to thank!

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  28. Leslie, Yee-haw indeed! These cowboys are seriously sexy. :0

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  29. Well Hi Chey! Good to see you here. You're welcome!

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  30. Old Kitty, actually the Chance family has four brothers and a lost little sister. Not sure when the last two stories will be written though.

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  31. Cool! I didn't know Harlequin had a thriller line. :D

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  32. Sharon, it's Romantic Suspense. And it has thrills and danger!

    Linda, I just finished reading TEXAS BABY SANCTUARY and it was absolutely stunning! What an amazing story with intrigue, mysteries and romance!

    But who killed their mother?

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  33. Oh, yes, Sharon. Harlequin has both a suspense (thriller) line and a mystery line in North America. Not all those books make it out across the world like some of the other lines. :)

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  34. Hi Nas! Thank you! Ah, you have to keep reading to find out who really killed the mother. That's one of the mysteries that builds through the whole series. {wink}

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  35. Thanks, Riya, for stopping by my blog and following! It's great to meet you.

    Thanks also, for the intro to Linda and her books. I appreciate the info! :)

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  36. I love suspense novels and romance makes them all the better. :)

    I prefer heroes that are everyday sort of people rather than fancier type of men.

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  37. Sheiks and strange lands usually do it for me, but westerns are really appealing! I'm currently working on a western steampunk and boy, writing westerns is kindda hard! So way to go Linda! The stories seem to be excellent by the way : )

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  38. Thank you Karen for coming by and reading thsi post!

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  39. Hi Medeia!

    Thanks for commenting and reading! All teh best in the giveaway!

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  40. Hi Clara!

    All the best in the giveaway!

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  41. Hi Medeia! I love suspense too! And who doesn't like a good romance?

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  42. Thank you, Clara! I wrote a series on sheikhs last year. This year I've fallen in love with cowboys! All great heroes.

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  43. Oooooh both sound like wonderful reads.

    I like cowboys, playboys, sheikhs, princes... anything if the story's good. :-)

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  44. Romances with babies in them are always my cup of tea. Suspense is even better.

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  46. Thank you, Misha! That's the way I feel about it too. Just give me a good story.

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  47. LOL, JL These books have babies and suspense! Hit all your favs. How about that?

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  48. As Riya is busy with exams, I'm doing the honors here!

    Thank you to all of Riya's friends (and mine!)who came and chatted with author Linda Conrad!

    Thanks to Linda for taking time out and chat with us all here!

    Congratulations to LynnNerdKelley! You've won yourself a book! Please contact Linda Conrad vis her website!

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  49. Woo hoo! I'm stoked that I won! Thanks for delivering the good news, Nas. So cool that you're filling in for Riya. I'll contact Linda on her website and then will stop in and visit you at your blog!

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  50. Thanks for the book review and thanks for following my blog!

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  51. I love suspense and with romance in there to keep my girly romantic side happy, this sounds like a win, win to me!

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  52. Thanks, Rebecca! Sounds like a win-win to me too!

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