Monday, February 4, 2013

Krystal Shannan Features - Rebel Bride by Morgan K. Wyatt


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.

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“What has your pretty little brow all furrowed up like that?” he asked with a touch of laughter in his voice.
“Well-I-well…” This was her favorite type of man, one who would flatter her with words of her beauty. Without thinking, she fell into her normal flirtatious attitude, batting her eyes coquettishly. This should be easy.
“Maybe you’re deciding which lies will work on me best. Is that it?” He put one hand on a seat and leaned forward, closing the distance separating them.
He called her a liar. “How dare you!” She hissed the words, pulled her back ramrod straight, and narrowed her eyes. She learned how to project indignant from the best, her mother. Never mind the fact she’d been contemplating which lie to use on him.
His laughter unnerved her, but not as much as his hand touching her cheek. She looked up into his suddenly somber eyes. What was he thinking? He looked so serious. She blinked twice. Her eyes must be playing tricks on her because his face seemed closer, closer still, until he grew unfocussed. She closed her eyes briefly, hoping to clear up her vision.
Lips landed on hers, warm and firm. Her eyes popped open. Sure enough, his slightly out of focused nose and a hunk of blond hair filled her vision. Once she conquered her shock, she decided to let him kiss her. It wasn’t as if she could stop him. Unlike her previous beaus who made awkward attempts she naturally foiled, this was nice. Her skin felt warm despite the wind seeping around the window. Her heart kicked up in an odd flutter, and her toes curled. Could this be what her sister talked about when she described kissing Gray? To think she scolded her sister, calling her no better than a light skirt. Did that make her a light skirt too? She couldn’t afford to be one. She pulled away from the kiss.
“Unhand me sir!”
His eyes crinkled in suppressed laughter. “Look at where my hands are.”
She looked at one large hand still rested on the back of the seat, the other hung lax against his side. Hard to argue with him on that, but still he kissed her.


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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

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34 comments:

  1. What a fun, sexy excerpt. This sounds like it would be a great read!

    maeclair (at) maeclair (dot) Com

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    1. Good Morning Mae Clair,
      I have to admit that Colt and Eileen are a very fun couple. Unfortunately, they're headstrong and think they both are right... based them on two stubborn people I know. :)
      Thanks for commenting.

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  2. Wonderful excerpt! The story is progressing nicely :)

    galaschick78 at gmail dot com

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    1. Happy Monday Gala,

      It's good to hear from you again.

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  3. Good Morning Krystal,

    Thanks for hosting me. You have quite the sizzling site.

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  4. I can feel the heat sparking between Eileen and Colt, Morgan. You've captured the voice of the era perfectly.

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    1. Hi Ana,
      Yep, ths sparks fly off those two. Why they can't see they were meant for each other baffles me. ;)

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  5. Hallo Morgan,
    oh it looks like Eileen met her equal!

    anzuazura at yahoo dot de

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    1. Hello Anzuazura,
      Eileen has indeed met her match. Those soft spoken gentleman backhome were not it. Thanks for commenting.

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  6. Hi,
    the plot just turned interesting, I see.

    shadowrunner1987 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Hi Ami,
      I am glad you liked the excerpt. It is a pleasure hearing from you again.

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  7. Great excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi Ingeborg,
      Glad to see you again. Keep following I have two weeks of excerpts.

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  8. The cover is absolutely beautiful. The girl used on it is amazing! Thanks for sharing the excerpt with us today!

    Best wishes,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Marlena,
      Dawne Dominick dis the cover. She pulls together many different elements to tell the story. Dawne does a great job. She freelances too, if you have a book that needs a cover.

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  9. Thank you for sharing, I love reading about Eileen.

    moonsurfer123(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Anas,
      Eileen is one of those women who stay with you. Difficult females do that, therefore we must all vow to be ornery. Maybe not, people might hunt me down for the sentiment.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  10. what do you like best in being a writer?

    lennascloud AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Hi Lena,
      That's a toss up. I like the creative part, but I like meeting readers and potential readers too.

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  11. Sounds like a really fun story.

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  12. Hello Morgan,
    very promising excerpt!

    emiliana25(at)web(dot)de

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    1. Hi Emiliana,

      Thanks for your kind words.

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  13. Hi Mom Jane, Trying to get back to you around the members. Thanks.
    I am posting all the winners on my facebook fan page. Morgan K Wyatt. I will need to post three tonight. So I am off to do that to catch up.

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  14. Thanks for sharing the excerpt. Is that picture of you with the flower in your garden? That sunflower is beautiful.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. That's me with the sunflowers. They are Russian Mammoths if you want to grow any. Just get them started back up to a fence for support and they do the rest. Thanks for commenting.

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    2. Mary, I put all the excerpts in order. If you go to www.morgankwyatt.com, you can find the ones you missed. You can go ahead because the sites only publish on that day.

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  15. Very nice excerpt.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Hi bn 100, Thanks for commenting. I am a little late responding.

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  16. An excerpt to have you wanting to find out what comes before & after. Loved it.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. Sounds good. Tore923@aol.com

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  18. Hi Tore,
    Thanks for commenting. Rebel Bride is a fun read. I am getting reading to pick Tuesday's winner. Thank goodness for my tardiness. :)

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  19. Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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