Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fired Up

GIVEAWAY

CONNEALY, MARY
FIRED UP

Rollicking Wild West Adventure and Romance from Bestselling Author Mary Connealy

Dare Riker is a doctor who saves lives, but someone seems determined to end his. It may have something to do with the traitors he dealt with during the Civil War, or it might be related to the recent incident with Flint Greer and the ranch. Whoever the culprit is, he or she seems really fired up, and Dare can't let his guard down for a moment, which is a challenge, since right now he's trying to win the heart of the recently widowed Glynna.

Glynna Greer came west as a mail-order bride and ended up in a bad situation. Now her husband, Flint, is dead, and she's determined to care for her son and daughter on her own. She wants to believe Dare Riker is as decent as he seems, but she's terrified to lock herself into another marriage. She plans to support her small family by opening a diner--never mind that cooking is not her greatest talent. The men in Broken Wheel, Texas, are so desperate for home cooking that they seem willing to overlook dried-out beef and blackened biscuits.

Glynna can't help but notice that danger follows Dare wherever he goes. There's the avalanche. And then the fire. But things really get out of hand when someone plunges a knife from Glynna's diner into Dare's back. Are Flint's cronies still plotting revenge? Is Glynna's son engaged in a misguided attempt to protect his mother? Is a shadowy outsider still enraged over past injustices? And can Dare survive long enough to convince Glynna to take another chance on love?

My Review:

This book crept up to the top of my TBR pile right when I needed a good long laugh and Fired Up has a belly full of laughter brimming from its pages. Just what the doctor ordered. :-) Connealy has a unique comedic pacing that I haven't found anywhere else -- one liners come fast and furious, oozing dry wit and absurdity and always leave me chuckling out loud or snorting in a most unladylike fashion. Her droll humour has me smiling even after the book is finished.

The second in the Trouble in Texas series, Fired Up reads well as a standalone, but Connealy fans will be happy to get reacquainted with some beloved characters from Swept Away. And Seekerville followers will enjoy the literary nod to the naming of some heroes and heroines.

Fast-paced action, a muddled romance and some wild west suspense create the ambiance of a classic TV Western -- only a Connealy read is all techno-colour, not just black and white. A great escape read that will uplift as much as it makes your laugh.

 Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Fired Up please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 6 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 

34 comments:

  1. Sounds great! I loved the last series by Mary Connealy! :) thanks!!

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    1. forgot to add my email: ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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    2. Mary Connealy books are easy to love. Good luck, Ladette!

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  2. I always look forward to Mary's newest novel! She's one of my favorites :) Thanks for the giveaway and review!

    colorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. There's lots to look forward to, Heidi. Good luck!

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  3. I love Mary's stories. They are so much fun!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  4. I've never read one of Mary's books before, and this one sounds like a fun place to start. Throw my name in the hat, please! :)

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    1. Oooooh - Cheryl, there's a ton to choose from but you're right this would make a great start. Good luck!

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  5. Thank you so much for this giveaway. Mary Connealy's books are some of my favorites.
    bekaboobear(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Rebekah! Good luck!

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  6. I am always looking for new authors and series and this one sounds like a winner!
    stukeypaula(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. You have lots to look forward to, Paula. Good luck!

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  7. thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck!

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  8. Mary is a new author for me too, would love to give this one a try ... count me in .. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Becky -- you're going to love her! Good luck!

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  9. I've never not enjoyed one of Mary's books, and I always have a good chuckle when reading any of them!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're right, Patty. If you are looking for a light-hearted read with a few inspirational zingers Mary Connealy is the go to author. Good luck!

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  10. We have Mary's books in the church library. I would love to win this one to add to our collection.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I have read one of Mary's books and enjoyed it! This one sounds great and would enjoy reading it. Thank you for the giveaway and for offering great Christian authors!

    Blessings,

    Lori L.
    triplel(at)evertek(dot)net

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    1. Lucky you, Lori -- so many Connealy catchups in your future. Good luck on this one!

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  12. This book sounds fantastic. Mary's a fabulous author. Thank you for the opportunity to enter a giveaway. Please enter my name.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You are welcome Barbara. Good luck!

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  13. This book sounds great! Mary has such a sense of humor. I was in a chat room conversation with her recently, and she kept everyone laughing! Thanks for another great review, Kav, and for offering this giveaway!

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    2. Oooh -- luck you, Nancee. I think that was a Facebook event, right? Sigh, I so need to get a Facebook account. Good luck!

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  14. I'm a big fan of Mary Connealy's books, having read most of them. It's always exciting when another book is available. I enjoy her mix of romance, humor, action, and cowboys, with some faith to tie it all together. Thanks for a chance to win Fired Up. It's on my "must read" list.
    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. I know, Mary's books are addictive. Good luck, Pam!

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  15. Hello Kav. I love Mary and westerns. She has some good ones. I love the covers for her book. I would love to win this book of Mary's. Please put my name in the draw. Thanks for the give-away. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. I agree, Maxie, Mary has great covers. Good luck!

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  16. I always enjoy a book that can make you laugh! Sounds good!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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