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Excerpt Tour and Giveaway: The Lady's Arrangement by Colleen L. Donnelly

Monday, July 31, 2017

Today, I'm hosting an exclusive excerpt from Colleen L. Donnelly's latest historical romance release, The Lady's Arrangement (Help Wanted #1) , as a part of the ongoing excerpt tour. Hope you enjoy the excerpt accompanying this post! Note that some of the author's books are on sale (.99c) during this tour, including The Lady's Arrangement.

Colleen L. Donnelly will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour
 
The Lady's Arrangement
Colleen L. Donnelly
(Help Wanted #1)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35178271-the-lady-s-arrangement

Neither Rex nor Regina wants a spouse, but they do have needs.

Ranger Rex Duncan needs a false identity—just long enough to uncover a ring of Kansas ranch thieves. Answering Regina’s ad for a temporary husband, he leaves his beloved red dirt of Oklahoma to assume that disguise. But the most obstinate woman he’s ever known confounds his assignment, and with hair the red color that has always made his heart beat a little faster.

Regina Howard needs a new Mrs. in front of her name—just long enough to reclaim her deceased husband’s ranch, since Kansas law won’t allow women to own property. When Rex answers her ad for a husband who can take orders as part of a brief business arrangement, she finds this stubborn man ignores her every command. Yet a good man is far more than just a name…

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An Exclusive Excerpt from The Lady's Arrangement:

I reached for the reins. She yanked them high and behind her. Not so high I couldn’t outstretch her much smaller frame, but out of reach where I had no right to lean. I stared down at her. I hadn’t noticed how green her eyes were until now. Piercing green as they bored into mine. “All right. He’s your son.” I turned to Ted. “We’ll be right back.”

Her stretch relaxed enough that she let me take the reins. I looped them over the saddle horn and set the toe of my boot in the stirrup. As soon as I hit the saddle, she was at the horse’s side, one arm, far too slender for the sleeve that bunched down near her elbow, extended my direction. I took her hand, let her foot have the stirrup, and lifted her up. She slung one leg over the horse’s back and dropped into place behind me. “How long you been wearing trousers?”

“Let’s go.”

“Mrs. Howard, I must insist that you consider…” Mr. Gulliver came near the horse.

Regina dug her legs into Boss behind me, and we were off.

I tipped my hat at Ted as Boss leapt forward. Both of his bosses leaving him behind. He missed, or ignored, my gesture as we sped off, his eyes on the woman behind me.

About the Author:

Born and raised in the Midwest, Colleen earned a four-year degree in Medical Technology and used it to travel and explore other parts of the country while working in the field of science.

Outside the laboratory she delves deeply into literature, both reading and writing, her interest piqued by tales involving moral dilemmas and the choices people come up against.

A lover of the outdoors as well as a comfy living room, Colleen is always searching inside and out for the next good story.

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(Note: I received this exclusive excerpt+promo+giveaway info from Goddess Fish Promotions. ~Punya)

6 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Colleen Donnelly said...

Thank you to readers, Goddess Fish, and especially to Punya! What is it about books and stories? Whatever it is, I'm grateful for every one that has swallowed me up into their world!

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post - thanks for sharing!

Mary Preston said...

Thank you for the great excerpt.

Punya said...

Hi Colleen, it was a pleasure to host you on my blog. :D

Everyone else, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Best wishes to those who entered the giveaway. x

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