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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Montana Destiny by R.C. Ryan - Blog Tour and Giveaway!


Montana Destiny
 by R.C. Ryan

From the Publisher: 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...


Emergency medic Marilee Trainor likes her freedom and lives for trouble. But when she stumbles upon a clue to the legendary McCord gold, she 's suddenly in a mysterious killer's sights--and the arms of irresistible playboy Wyatt McCord. This McCord cousin has been everywhere, yet the ranch is the only place he feels at home. Now Marilee's courage and independence make him want to protect her, win her heart, and finally settle down. But trust is the one thing Wyatt and Marilee can't easily give. And their survival and everything they cherish depends on whether they can surrender to each other--to fight for their...

About the author: 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.



FIVE FUN FACTS:


1) I admire risk-takers: people who, despite all the odds, make a leap of faith and go for the gold. That's why I had such fun with both Wyatt McCord and Marilee Trainor. These two are perfectly suited.


2) I was intrigued with the idea of a world-traveler coming back to his roots on a Montana ranch and contending with the small-town life he knew when he was a kid. In this series we see the pros and cons of life in a small town. Everyone knows everyone else's business. People can be labeled in their early years, positively or negatively, and can spend a lifetime trying to shake that label. Wyatt McCord, the eternal surfer, is seen as nothing more than a shallow heart-throb. A wanderer who will soon tire of life in a small town and move on to more exciting adventures, as did his parents. But Wyatt refuses to be labeled. A man comfortable in his own skin, Wyatt has already sampled what the world beyond this town has to offer, and knows that this place of his childhood will always own his heart.

3) When I began this story, I had no hint of Marilee's past before she arrived in Gold Fever. Little by little, as she revealed herself to Wyatt, I discovered a multi-layered personality that I found fascinating. I realized that she needed closure in her war with her father, a war she didn’t even realize she was still fighting. Like so many people whose family members have passed on before old issues can be finalized, remnants of pain lingers and festers. Her relationship with her father colored all her decisions, and almost prevented her from opening herself up to all the possibilities of love.


4) I love the name Wyatt. It speaks to me of the old West and straight-shooting Marshal Wyatt Earp in Tombstone Territory.

5) Every time I wrote Marilee I thought: "we roll along, roll along, roll along..." Sorry. Couldn't resist. But her name IS musical, and that's such a familiar childhood song.


I am currently enjoying this book very much!  If my week ever settles down I hope to be able to finish it and give you a good review.  This has been a fun series to read so far.

GIVEAWAY:
I have 5 books to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Books.

Eligibility:  U.S./Canada - no PO boxes.

Mandatory Entry: +1 Given the choice, are you struck with wanderlust and hope to be a world traveler? Or would you rather have a quiet life with deep roots and lots of friends and family around?  Please leave your email address with your comment.

Additional Entries (all entries must have their own comment(s). +2 Follow me on Google Friend Connect.  +2 Follow me on twitter and tweet - please leave me the link or use @kherbrand in the tweet.  +1 for daily tweets after the first one.

This giveaway will end on June 2.

73 comments:

Zia said...

+1 Given the choice I definitely would be the wanderlust. I always dream of traveling around the world.

+2 I follow on Google Friend Connect

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debbie said...

I think I would be a world traveler. I have never traveled and there are so many places I want to go.
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debbie said...

I am a gfc follower.
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debbie said...

I am a gfc follower.2
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Simply Stacie said...

I would love to be a world traveller!

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Katrina said...

I sort of live the quiet life so I love the idea of a world traveler.

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RachieG said...

+1 I think I would be a world traveler. I love going places and getting to see new things. I LOVE the Arch in St. Louis, no reason, it's just so gorgeous to me. Soo, if given the choice, I would definitely travel the globe! :)

+2 GFC Friend <3

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elaing8 said...

I'd rather have a quiet life with deep roots and lots of friends and family around.

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elaing8 said...

+2 Google Friend Connect Follower
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Lyoness2009 said...

I would be a home body. I like to go places, but I like quiet days around home much better. Always drama when you go someplace whether it be accommodations or how you are going to get there.

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Jane said...

I would rather be a world traveler and have the experience of a lifetime.

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Jane said...

I'm a GFC follower.

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Jane said...

I'm a GFC follower.

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julstew said...

I am a totally a homebody. I have a nice quiet life with lots of family living very close.

+2 GFC follower

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ChristyJan said...

I want (and have) a quiet life with deep roots and lots of family around ~ BUT, I also WANT to travel (occasionally) ;)

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ChristyJan said...

GFC follower #1

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ChristyJan said...

GFC follower #2

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JHS. said...

The older I get, the less wandering I'm interested in doing. Part of the reason is that I love, love, love the house I purchased last summer & so enjoy being here at home in the quiet. I have many windows so there is lots of light & a beautiful yard, complete with oak and birch trees, and a private deck off my master bedroom with a hot tub. Really . . . what more could I want???

JHS
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JHS. said...

I'm a Google followers.

JHS. said...

I'm also a follower on Twitter.

scottsgal said...

My passion is travel and I've been fortunate to travel a lot so I definitely have that wanderlust spirit but am deep rooted in family
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rubynreba said...

I prefer a quiet life with family. I do like to take an occasional vacation but I'm always ready to come back home!

rubynreba said...

I follow 1

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I follow 2

bison61 said...

I'd like a quiet life with my children and grandkids close by

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k_sunshine1977 said...

i would rather have a quiet life with deep roots....and a vacation every once in a while....:)

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cheryl c said...

I like being a world traveler, but only for a couple of weeks at a time. Home is the best place of all!
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cheryl c said...

Google follower
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Tabathia said...

I would rather have a quiet life with family & friends
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Tabathia said...

google follower #1
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Tabathia said...

google follower #2
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Tabathia said...

twitter follower & tweeted #1
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Tabathia said...

twitter follower & tweeted #2
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Beth said...

I'd actually prefer not to travel. I'm definitely an armchair traveler!

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Beth said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect follower.

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booklover0226 said...

I prefer to lead a quite life with deep roots and surrounded by friends and family; all the people I trust with my heart and life.

Thanks,
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booklover0226 said...

+2 I follow through Google Friends Connect.

Thanks,
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booklover0226 said...

+2 I follow on Twitter (@bl0226)

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Debi said...

If I had a choice I would still want the quiet life with family and friends around. A little travel is ok but I much prefer my own home.

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Tore said...

I would like to travel to but not forever and all the time. I like to be home sometimes with family and friends. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

nfmgirl said...

I'm a homebody who enjoys mini adventures. I like to go off for a few days, but I always want to return home again!

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nfmgirl said...

I follow

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nfmgirl said...

I follow #2

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nfmgirl said...

Tweet:
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Tweet #2:
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Anita Yancey said...

I would rather have a quiet life with deep roots and lots of friends and family around. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Anita Yancey said...

I follow on GFC #1

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Anita Yancey said...

I follow on GFC #2

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nfmgirl said...

Tweet:
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Steve Capell said...

I have traveled most of life ... been to several islands, Canada, Australia, Mexico most states except Alaska and Ohio so I'd rather have a quiet life with deep roots and lots of friends and family around for the remainder of my life.

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Dawn M. said...

As much as I'd like to be a world traveler...I'm a homebody at heart. So it's a quiet life for me. :0)

Thanks!
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Dawn M. said...

I follow.

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Dawn M. said...

I follow.

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Dawn M. said...

I follow.

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Shirley said...

I prefer to be a world traveler. I've never had time to travel. I'd like to take the rest of my life and do that though.
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Shirley said...

I follow GFC- shirley
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1st entry

Shirley said...

I follow GFC- shirley
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2nd entry

Shirley said...

1st entry Follow me on twitter-grandmamaof10

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Shirley said...

2nd entry Follow me on twitter-grandmamaof10

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Christine H said...

I would rather have a quiet life with deep roots and lots of friends and family around and thats exactly what I have. I'm definately a homebody.

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Christine H said...

+1 I'm a GFC follower-Christine H

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Christine H said...

+1 I'm a GFC follower-Christine H

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Christine H said...

+1 Follow me on twitter-romantic73 and tweet - http://twitter.com/Romantic73/status/15189736319

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Christine H said...

+1 Follow me on twitter-romantic73 and tweet - http://twitter.com/Romantic73/status/15189736319

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nfmgirl said...

Daily Tweet:
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