Texas Has a New Outlaw

I’m just astounded at the attention To Marry a Texas Outlaw (Book #3 Men of Legend) is getting. Reviewers are loving this book as well as the early readers. So I wanted to blog about it again and giving away (3) more copies. All you have to do is leave a comment to get in the drawing.

Outlaw Luke Weston survives by his wits. Everyone in Texas is hunting him–lawmen, bounty hunters, and men looking to make a name for themselves. The last thing he needs is to go looking for more trouble. But when Luke stumbles across a fiercely beautiful woman left bound and gagged in the middle of the prairie with a wagon nearby from the Lone Star Ranch, it’s obvious that trouble has found him.

Truth be told, he never could resist a damsel in distress.

Josie Morgan’s distressed, all right—and hopping mad. She has no idea why she’s been kidnapped…or who she is…or why her body melts for the mysterious gunslinger who saved her life. But as the lost memories come tumbling back together, Josie is faced with the stark reality of why she and Luke can never be…even as her heart is telling her she will always be his.

Here are some lines from the book:

She was wild, adventurous and bold–everything that Luke wasn’t. And he wanted her. Oh God how he wanted Josie Morgan.

* * *

Luke closed the door but stood there lost in thought, wrestling with himself, wondering if Josie knew he’d sell his soul for another night with her.

* * *

Suddenly, she had an overwhelming urge to abandon the search for her past. To find answers could mean she might lose Luke Weston forever…and he was not something she could ever give up….Not now. Not in this lifetime.

* * *

The kiss was hot and needy, and he didn’t apologize for the sudden roughness. Hunger for her consumed him with all the fierceness of a summer storm. He stood unmoving in its path, facing the furor.

* * *

She didn’t know he’d move heaven and earth to spend just one night in her arms. Better for her that she didn’t. Better for everyone. This way, no one would get hurt when he said good-bye.

* * *

“Dios mío. Lady, someday when I get all this mess straightened out and I know for sure you’re free, I’ll take you somewhere private.” Luke’s voice was hoarse and raw. He rested his hands at Josie’s small waist above the low-slung gun belt and vowed, “I’ll light a fire inside you and make slow, steamy love until the stars fall right out of the sky and the world disappears.”

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Here’s what some people are saying…….

“Broday’s gritty depiction of the Texas frontier will strike a chord in the hearts of fans who long for proud, rugged cowboys and strong-willed women.”  ~~ Romantic Times 4 Stars

“A gunslinger who’s better than he thinks he is; a lovely amnesiac; a young, wannabe gunslinger; an abused boy; a scruffy dog; and a sadistic killer make the third book in Broday’s outstanding family saga, Men of Legend, an unforgettable journey through the Old West.” ~~ Booklist *Starred Review*

“This is one author that knows how to tie you in knots keeping you on the edge and making you smile through it all. She gives you death and heartbreak as the west is known for with plot that pulls you in. I couldn’t put this down and had to know what was going to happen next. I just love the men of legend each one took a piece of my heart as I closed the book and let the meaning of their story sink in.”  ~~ Cyn’s Reviews

“This densely plotted historical continues Broday’s tradition of well-realized, emotionally rich novels.” ~~ Publisher’s Weekly

To Marry A Texas Outlaw is a beautiful well written story from a new favorite author of mine. Historical westerns are a bit of a forgotten art, and I love that Linda Broday has brightened up this sub genre in romance and the way she writes these cowboys and ranchers and bad boys of sorts are sexy as all get out.”  ~~ Addicted to Romance

I love reviews. They can sure pump an author up when she’s struggling to get a story from her head onto paper. But the ones that slam the book, I quickly put them out of my mind. I don’t need to feel any worse. The good ones though…oh man, there’s nothing like them to reinforce the belief that you are a writer with skills and talent and you’re not near finished yet. I have to say that I get far more positive ones than negative. What does that mean? Maybe that God put me on this path for a reason. Maybe that I have staying power. And maybe that I have a lot more stories to tell. I don’t know but I love what I do. There is no better job on this earth for me and I’ll do it until I take my last breath.

Now….tell me which line from the book is your favorite? I have mine. I wonder if it’s the same as yours. Remember, I have three copes to give away.

 

 

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Texas Has a New Outlaw — 33 Comments

  1. I am so excited that soon the rest of the world is going to get to read this wonderful book. You deserve and have worked hard to get all the wonderful praise you are getting. And I am very thankful that Tonya introduced me to your books. Thank you for giving me so much reading pleasure. And even better I have gained a good friend.
    Now about which is my favorite line, so many, but I love this one “Do you need a little boy, Papa Stroker? Maybe I can stay here.”

    • Veda- lol, I just posted my comment and didn’t see yours before I posted, SIKE, you and I said the same line, that’s just way too funny. I guess great minds think alike. Love you and I’m glad I introduced you too, to Linda. She has a great of gold.

    • Hi Veda……You know I cried when I wrote that and now every time I read that line. Noah was such a special little boy. He knew Stoker so well and he knew Luke would be okay. I just loved him. I, too, am thankful Tonya introduced us. She’s an amazing woman and I love you both dearly.

      Big hugs, dear lady!

  2. Linda happy Release day, tomorrow. Loved the lines you chose, but the one that tugged at my Heart was this one:
    “Do you need a little boy, Papa Stoker? Maybe I can stay here.”
    Noah truly stole my heart and he was great for Stoker, another son to raise now that Sam, Houston, and Luke are all grown and starting their own families.
    Can’t wait to see you tomorrow. Wow I had to pinch myself that you really will be coming to Hugoton tomorrow.
    Love you sister friend and Jodi, Phyliss, and you be safe traveling.

    • Hi Miss Tonya!!! Yes, release day is here. So exciting! And I get to share release day with you. What would be more perfect? I didn’t plan it but am happy, happy it worked out that way. Don’t pinch yourself too hard. It’ll leave a bruise.

      How interesting you and Veda picked the same quote. I love that one.

      Much love and big hugs!

  3. All of these lines are sigh-worthy, but this one is my favorite from the ones you listed:

    “Luke closed the door but stood there lost in thought, wrestling with himself, wondering if Josie knew he’d sell his soul for another night with her”

    Looking forward to reading Luke and Josie’s story!

    • Hi Cheryl…..I’m so happy to see you. You know, there are so many good quotes in this book but that one is a favorite. I can’t wait for you to read this.

      Love and big hugs!

  4. The kiss was hot and needy, and he didn’t apologize for the sudden roughness. Hunger for her consumed him with all the fierceness of a summer storm. He stood unmoving in its path, facing the furor.

    • Hi Charlene……Wow, thanks for coming. Great to see you. I love the quote you chose. Luke tried to resist Josie, but the pull was just too strong. I can’t wait for you to read this.

      Love and hugs!

  5. Since I can’t think of an original idea for my favorite quote from this book I’m going with, “I’ll light a fire inside you and make slow, steamy love until the stars fall right out of the sky and the world disappears.” Can you imagine a man your attracted to actually saying that to you?? I’d be hooked from that moment, after having woke from having fainting that is. Hahaha I also am so so happy Tonya introduced me to your books. You are both my hero’s and great friends!

    • Stephanie, that kind of line would make any Woman swoon. Oh my, I heated up just reading it.
      You both are heroes in my eyes. Two very courageous women who will not let nothing bring y’alls positive spirits down.

    • Hi Stephanie…….I think Tonya knew we needed to be friends. I know what you mean. If Luke said that to me I’d just faint too. one thing about it, Luke sure knew how to light those fires!! Man, oh man! What a great line. I hope you have a fabulous day. Wish you could be at Tonya’s Tomorrow. We could hang out and laugh ourselves to death.

      Much love and hugs!

  6. My favorite of the lines you picked out is the last one you listed in this post. It shows such raw emotion, hunger and longing with only a slight glimmer of hope. I wish you HUGE success with Luke’s story, sister. You know I love it!!

    • Hi Jan………I loved that line too. At that point, he didn’t know if Josie was married or anything. And he was almost afraid to hope they could have a relationship. Thank you for the best wishes, sister!!

      Much love!

  7. Hello, Well you sent me my very first autograph copy ever of To Love a Texas Ranger, I got a copy of the 2nd book The Heart of a Texas Cowboy from the library, I would love to have that book also and I would really like to get this 3rd book about Luke so I can have all three in my collection.
    It all started with reading your Bachelors of Battle Creek series…great books.
    Thanks and keep up the great writing…Mickey

    • Hi Mickey……I’m very happy that I got you hooked on my books. Yep, my Bachelors of Battle Creek got the ball rolling in a lot of ways. Good luck in the drawing.

    • Hi Lori……Thanks for coming. I like the quote you chose also. Josie turned Luke every way but loose and I loved seeing him at a disadvantage. Good for him. I’m really glad you like my stories.

  8. I really like this one. She didn’t know he’d move heaven and earth to spend just one night in her arms. Better for her that she didn’t. Better for everyone. This way, no one would get hurt when he said good-bye. I really like them all but this one stood out to me. I can’t wait to read Luke’s story.

    • Hi Quilt Lady……That quote said so much about Luke. He was so afraid to reach for what he wanted because each time he did, catastrophe struck and he ended up with nothing. I hope you get a chance to read this story. You’ll like it. Good luck in the drawing.

  9. Linda, you have written so many wonderful books. My favorite line is…..Hunger for her consumed him with all the fierceness of a summer storm. He stood unmoving in its path, facing the furor. Can’t wait to read the complete book.
    Thanks, for the chance to win a copy.

    • Hi Lois…….I love that quote you picked out. Luke wouldn’t back away even though he knew he should. He’d waited too long for a woman like Josie. Good luck in the drawing!

  10. Linda, I three am glad Tonya Lucas introduced me to your books and consequently you. We may not have met in person, yet, but you have turned out to be a very special friend. Wish I could be there with all of you tomorrow but life just gets in the way. My son had to have surgery I am having surgery Friday and I still want to go to San Diego for Christmas and see my wonderful grandson. Have a blast and remember once in a while. As for the quotes, they are all so special I had a hard time choosing, to include the one from Noah that Tonya and Veda chose. However, the one that grabbed my heart was the one that started, “Dios Mio, …until the stars fall from the sky.” That just speaks volumes about love and forever after. Thanks again for everything. Love you all.

    • Cricket- I loved that quote you chose too, it does speak volumns. I wish you could be here with us, as well. But we know you’ll be with us in spirit and heart. Sorry to hear about your son’s surgery, I pray he’s recovering and I’ll keep you in my prayers on your upcoming surgery on Friday. You have a great day and it’s not too much longer until you get to go see your grandchildren.

    • Hi Cricket……Thanks for taking a moment to stop by. I pray your surgery went well and your son’s also. Bet you do get to go to San Diego to celebrate Christmas. That will be so wonderful. Being with family is what Christmas is all about to me. Love that quote. You were close in Tonya’s and my mind. We love you to death.

  11. I literally laughed out loud at this part!! Linda you sure know how to throw the laughter in a book!!
    My wife likes to make love in the … uh, creek. It’s really embarrassing to talk about.
    Of all the stories he could have made up and that was the best he could find? Rose was mortified. She couldn’t have gotten the blood from a deer they’d killed. Oh no. It had to be frommaking love in the mud. And blame her for it no less.

    • Hi Glenda……Love that scene too. Luke was quite a hero. I doubt I’ll ever write another like him. Or Josie either. They were perfect for each other. Have a great weekend. Love you, lady!

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