Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dawn Luedecke is Montana Bound

Today I have the lovely and talented Dawn Luedecke on the blog to share her Montana Girl Series. I'm not sure if you all know this, but I love Montana. I'd live in Missoula if I could get my snow-hating husband to move there. Give me historical Montana and I'm all over it. Hot cowboys, rugged land and a rich history. Oh yeah, these books are on my Kindle just waiting for a lazy afternoon.

Here is a never seen before excerpt! Enjoy...  

Montana Bound (Book 3 of the Montana Girl series)

How hard is it to change your identity? Daylene, or Justine as she was known in the small Montana town of Lolo, sat in the third row on a train bound for New York. Once there, she would board the northbound rail headed for Boston, completely change her identity, and live the life she’d always wanted. A place no one but her oldest sister and their spinster aunt, who lived just a few block away from Beacon Hill, would know that Daylene came from a small cowboy town where the most famous people were her law breaking siblings
Okay, maybe they obeyed the law, but they were still troublemakers.
“How do you plan to break into the opera?” Daylene glanced across the aisle at Dusty as she spoke.
There she was, one of the most troublesome -- yet endearing -- sisters in the Larson family. Poor girl married Boston wealth and was clueless in the ways of proper etiquette. Perhaps she’d be open to a lesson or two during their long trip east. After all, she was going to meet her new in-laws. Wouldn’t she want to look her best?  “I was just thinking about you, my dear sister.”
“Something good I hope, Justine.”
Daylene waved off the playful stare her youngest sister gave. “We can talk about that when we have more time, and I don’t plan to break into the opera. I’m not a barbarian. I will be performing on stage. Aunty made due a few favors and secured me a spot in the chorus. After a year or so of hard work and dedication, I will move up the ranks to become a headliner. Which reminds me, please call me Daylene, I need to get used to my stage name.”
“Whatever you say, Daylene,” Dusty teased.
“It’s a beautiful stage name,” her brother in-law Travis said, leaning over Dusty to talk.
“Thank you. I believe it will work just fine. I’ve tried it out a few times in the past.”
“I remember the Christmas you tried to get us all to call you that. I got new pistols from uncle.” Dusty half frowned, her thoughts sliding across her face like the passing scenery from the train window next to her. “I’m glad you’re going to be a big city socialite, sister, but don’t forget what Ma always says. Home is where your roots lie.”
“Nonsense.  Home is where your heart lies. Everyone knows that.”
The train jerked and Daylene reached out to steady herself on the back of seat in front of her, yanking strands of hair from the blond woman occupying the hard, wooden seat.
“Ouch,” the woman yelped. Daylene yanked her hand back and plucked out a chunk of hair from her tangled fingers.
“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean too.”
The woman turned halfway in her seat and smiled demurely. “It’s fine. These tracks have been a bane to me for the past few days. I swear I’ve got bruises in places I didn’t know existed.”
“Will you be traveling all the way to New York?”
“Oh heaven’s no. I’m getting off in Chicago to see my cousin. Thank the Lord above. I don’t know if I could stand another…”
The woman stopped and jerked to the front of the train as an explosion rocked the railcar. Daylene jerked to the left, flying into the chair before her and slipping off her seat to land on the floor in a jumble of petticoats and skirt as the car began to tip.
Her sister screamed and Travis let out an inaudible shout as the twisting metal screeched through the air and the train derailed. Daylene’s back smashed into the wall, glass shattered from the window overhead as the car upended. Her head banged against the side, and pain spread like fire from her skull to her shoulder blade.  Panic twisted her chest when she felt the earth move beneath the sliver of steel grinding into the dirt beneath, as the railcar continued to propel forward.
It seemed like forever before they came to a complete stop. Silence thickened the air like a dense fog. She could hear people began to move after a heartbeat of stillness.

To Tame a Montana Heart (Book 1)
Running from a past of privilege, deceit, and danger, Travis Simms is ready to settle down. What better place to forget all he left behind than the quiet little Montana town of Lolo Hot Springs? His goal is clear — build a hotel and his own destiny without complications —until one of the town’s most troublesome women captures his attention.
Dusty Larson is hell bent on independence, helping her sister run the Triple D Ranch. She can do anything a man can, and do it better, so she certainly doesn’t need one in her life. The only problem is she seems to attract bad luck and danger...and Travis. Can he tame her wild ways and keep his bachelor status intact — or does he risk losing his heart?

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Big Sky Brazen (Book 2)

After discovering her horses missing, DeEtte hunts the man who stole them, only to discover things aren't as they seem. Her adventures lead to Bozeman where she joins up with a cattle drive north - a lawless place run by a cattle baron society. John, the man who stole her horses and broke her heart, trails after her. Many difficulties arise that prevent him from wooing the headstrong woman -- from two timing outlaws, to deadly secrets, and finally to DeEttes ability to find trouble in any situation. John needs to settle his score with a man from Texas, protect DeEtte from not only outlaws but also determined suitors, and convince her trust him enough to marry. Can he clear his name and keep her from running head first into a range war and possible death?

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A country girl born and bred, Dawn Luedecke has spent most of her life surrounded by horses, country folk, and the wild terrain of Nevada, Idaho and Montana. As a child she would spend many afternoons reading books, watching western classics, and Rogers and Hammerstein movies. When she grew up she decided to leave the quiet country life for a chance to find adventure by serving a successful tour in the United States Coast Guard. During that time she found her soul mate (and alpha male) and started a family and writing career. She enjoys writing historical and paranormal romance and spends as much time as she can working on her current manuscript. For more information visit

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1 comment:

dluedecke said...

I've finally gotten internet access on my trip west so I wanted to stop by and say thank you for hosting me!