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Monday, March 22, 2010

Montana Legacy - Blog Tour (Mar 22-Apr 2) and Giveaway!


Montana Legacy
by R.C. Ryan



They're the McCords...three rugged, sexy cowboy cousins who'll inherit the family range--if they seek the treasure hidden on it. But even more precious are the women who can tame their wild hearts...

She was the one person who shook Jesse McCord's quiet determination. She was the only one he ever let in, body and soul. Then suddenly Amy Parrish was gone and the oldest McCord cousin devoted his life to the family ranch. Now Amy is back, offering help to Jesse find the McCord gold. Yet Jesse's not about to give her a second chance, and he hopes his pride will protect him from her irresistible charms. But under the wide prairie skies a dangerous, unseen enemy is fast closing in, threatening Amy and Jesse's very lives and the promise of their ...

MONTANA LEGACY.

New York Times bestselling author R.C. Ryan has written more than ninety fiction novels, both contemporary and historical. Quite an accomplishment for someone who, after her fifth child started school, gave herself the gift of an hour a day to follow her dream to become a writer.

The Lost, an anthology of stories by J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Patricia Gaffney, and R.C. Ryan writing as Ruth Ryan Langan was published in Fall 2009. Ms. Ryan’s story, “The Legacy,” is an exciting tale of intrigue and other-worldly adventure.

In a career spanning more than twenty years, Ms. Ryan has given dozens of radio, television, and print interviews across the country and Canada, and has been quoted in such diverse publications as the Wall Street Journal and Cosmopolitan. She has also appeared on CNN News, as well as Good Morning America.

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Five Fun Facts:

1. The names of all three cousins in this series are famous Western names that I've always loved: Jesse (James), Wyatt (Earp), and Zane (Grey).

2. There really was a gold strike in 1862 Montana at Grasshopper Creek. I doubt the nuggets were as big as a man's fist or thumb, but why not dream big? I love the idea of a treasure lost for a century or more, leading a family into the treasure hunt.

3. In Montana Legacy, part of the fun of reading is that Jesse McCord and Amy Parrish were childhood sweethearts, separated by circumstances. I think everybody can recall their first big love. A few very lucky people actually reconnect with that first love and make it work. Oh, I'm one of them. Very happily married to the guy I met in first grade.

4. Montana is one of my favorite locations in which to set a series because it has such an ever-changing landscape. In that single state, you can find plains, hills, mountains, waterfalls, and four distinct seasons, each of which is simply more spectacular than the last, and I purposefully tried to use all of them in this series.

5. I'm not certain this story could work anywhere else but in the rough, rugged west. Though Jesse tries to be politically correct, there's just something in his genes that has him breaking a lot of rules. I find readers are much more willing to give a pass to a cowboy. Don't you agree? But maybe I'm prejudiced, since Jesse was inspired by my husband—a blunt, plain-spoken rule-breaker. A warrior who would risk his life for the people he loves. And for all his rough edges, he's the most loving, tender-hearted man I know.

And now for the giveaway!

I have five copies of this paperback book to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Books. For your first entry (MUST DO THIS ONE FOR ANY OTHER ENTRIES TO COUNT) What's a "western sounding" name that you like - be creative! Oh - and leave your email address.

For additional entries you can sign up to follow (old followers let me know), Twitter or post it on your blog. Each entry must have it's own comment. (Four entries total.)

This giveaway if for U.S./Canada only - no PO boxes and will end Apr 12!



Participating Blogs:

Thoughts in Progress Feature, Giveaway, Guest Post 3/22/2010
Maria's Space Feature, Review, Giveaway 3/22/2010
This, That and the Other Thing Review 3/22/2010
Zesty Nachos Review, Giveaway 3/22/2010
Just Another New Blog Giveaway 3/22/2010
Chaotic Book Obsession Review, Giveaway, Q&A 3/23/2010
My Book Addiction and More Feature, Review, Giveaway 3/24/2010
Foolish Wisdom Review, Giveaway, Q&A 3/24/2010
My Guilty Pleasures Review, Giveaway 3/25/2010
Cheryl's BookNook Review, Giveaway 3/25/2010
Just Short of Crazy Review, Giveaway 3/28/2010
Books and Needlepoint Feature, Review, Giveaway 3/28/2010
Savey Spender Review, Giveaway 3/29/2010
Taking Time for Mommy Review, Giveaway 3/29/2010
My Reading Addiction Feature, Giveaway 3/31/2010
Broken Teepee Review, Giveaway 4/1/2010
Marta's Meanderings Feature, Review 4/1/2010
Carol's Notebook Review, Giveaway 4/1/2010
The Book Tree Feature, Giveaway 4/1/2010
Starting Fresh Review, Giveaway 4/2/2010
Renee's Reads Review, Giveaway 4/2/2010
Simply Stacie Review, Giveaway 4/2/2010

70 comments:

Katrina said...

Tex...if that is not creative enough I like Colt :)

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Katrina said...

I follow

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scottsgal said...

I love the name Colby for a cowboy
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scottsgal said...

I'm a follower
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rubynreba said...

I like Remington.

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rubynreba said...

I follow your blog.
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corkrose said...

I love the name Callaghan & remember with fond memories my Dad devouring every western book by Zane Gray & every other author from our local library each night. Our job was to go each week to choose 8 more that he had not read :) Love of reading from him & my Mum.

corkrose said...

I tweeted about this.

corkrose said...

I follow of course.

Karin said...

I'm not very imaginative I'm afraid. I like the name Colt.

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Virginia C said...

I like the name "Elijah". Then you can call him "Eli" or "Lije".

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Virginia C said...

Old follower & subscriber.

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Simply Stacie said...

How about Austin or Avery?

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Simply Stacie said...

Old follower

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Nikki Thornton said...

Liked your post. Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.
:-)
Nikki

Debbie F said...

I like the name Coby or Jared.

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Debbie F said...

I'm a follower!

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Colleen Turner said...

A lot of country names seem to come from the bible, or atleast sound like they did! I like Jedidiah.
Colleen
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Colleen Turner said...

I follow via email and google connect.
Thanks,
Colleen
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Sandee61 said...

I like Clint or Brodie for a cowboy's name. Cheyenne for a cowgirl. I'd like to be entered in your giveaway. Thank you!

Blessings,
Sandee61

Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

Sandee61 said...

I'm a follower!

Blessings,
Sandee61

Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

elaing8 said...

Western sounding name I like-Wyatt

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elaing8 said...

already a follower

elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

elaing8 said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/10937243158

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Sheila Deeth said...

I follow, and Jesse's always been one of my favorites.

Sheila Deeth said...

and my email's sdeeth at msn dot com

Benita said...

I like Tex.

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Benita said...

I follow via GFC.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Buukluvr81 said...

It's a tie for western names between Rafe and Holt. I read alot of books that have those names in them.

Thanks for the chance!
Mollydawn1981 at aol dot com

Buukluvr81 said...

I'm a follower via google friend connect and an email subscriber.

Mollydawn1981 at aol dot com

cherylbaryl said...

I would like to enter. I like the western name of Clint.
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cherylbaryl said...

I left a comment, and I am a follower.
cherylbaryl@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

would enjoy reading this book...thanks for the chance :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

would enjoy reading this book...thanks for the chance :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

i'm a subscriber :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

booklover0226 said...

I'm not very creative, but how about Dakota or Danger?!?


Thanks,
Tracey D
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booklover0226 said...

I'm an old follower.


Thanks,
Tracey D
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booklover0226 said...

I tweeted...

http://twitter.com/bl0226/status/11002781298


Thanks,
Tracey D
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CrystalGB said...

I like the names Chance and Brody.

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CrystalGB said...

I am a follower.

Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot}com

Tabathia said...

"Jake" or "Mac"

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Tabathia said...

google follower

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Tabathia said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/11094440822

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Carol L. said...

My favorite would be Rafe and then Clint. Love them names for cow boys.
I've heard so many good things about this book.It's certainly on my TRL.
Carol L.
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Carol L. said...

I'm also a follower
Carol L.
Lucky4750@aol.com

Edna said...

please enter me

I follow on google

mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

Linda Kish said...

Not really a western name, but John Wayne just screams western to me.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Marianna said...

Weeellll, My sis decided that if she were to write a western romance her lead male would be called Jeremiah. I like that name.

But I think I'll stick with the old favorite, Hank the ol' ranch hand. Yup. And his buddies like to call him by his rap persona name: Lil' Doggie.

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Marianna said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/suan_tian/status/11285896588


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Marianna said...

I'm an old follower


patronus89013 at yahoo dot com

nfmgirl said...

Oh, Cheyenne or Shoshanna.

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nfmgirl said...

I already follow

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nfmgirl said...

Blogged:
http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2010/03/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-03-26-10.html

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Libby's Library said...

How 'bout Stallion:-)

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Libby's Library said...

Old Follower - Libby's Library
Thanx

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Libby's Library said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/LibbysLibrary/statuses/11338752199

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Sophia said...

I like the name Jesse. I know some would argue but I think that it's "western-sounding."

The reason is because I'm a die-hard Meg Cabot fan and her Mediator Series is wonderful. In than series, the ghost's name is Jesse and he's Spanish. In the beginning, Suze accuses him of being a cowboy. And he lived on a ranch. So whatever. It sounds western to me!

Thanks for the opportunity and I hope I win!

mashimaro401[at]yahoo[dot]com

Lady_Graeye said...

I like the name "Laramie" for a cowboy.

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Lady_Graeye said...

Also "Kane"

I'm a google follower


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ossmcalc said...

I like "western sounding" names like Cord, Clint, Daniel, and Marshall.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/11812096867

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Anita Yancey said...

I like the name Brodie or Hawk. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Anita Yancey said...

Old Follower!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Darcie K. said...

I think that Colt and Brody are good Western names
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Darcie K. said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect
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Renee G said...

I like the western sounding name Dusty.
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ChristyJan said...

Zack or Murphy

hawkes(at)citlink.net

ChristyJan said...

follower

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