Sunday, September 8, 2013

9 books for 99¢! THE TEXAN'S IRISH BRIDE by @CarolinClemmons #9WaysBoxSet

The Texan's
Irish Bride

This month I'm featuring all the authors from the 9 Ways to Fall in Love box set.  Yep, you get nine full romance novelseverything from romantic suspense and paranormal to western historical romance.  Today, meet Caroline Clemmons!

How The Texan's Irish Bride came about
I love Texas history, especially the 1870-1890 time period. The Texan's Irish Bride is set in Central Texas near Bandera and Medina, and also the Lost Maples State Natural Area. That area appeals to me and is the location of many working ranches and some fairly famous dude ranches. Years ago, my family and I stayed at the Mayan Dude Ranch and loved it. I decided to write a book set in that area.

After visiting Ireland and hearing about Irish Travelers, I was drawn to their quaint carts, strange cant [language], and their sad plight. The more I studied about them, the more fascinated I became. Then I learned that a huge group of Traveler families wintered in a Fort Worth suburb at an RV/MH park owned by one of the Travelers, and some even lived there year around. I decided to bring a group of Travelers from Ireland to Texas in 1885. Irishman Sean O’Neill’s family has been traveling with the group, though not truly absorbed by them.  

I love this book and love the cover. The couple is among my favorites about whom I’ve written. I hope you’ll enjoy reading The Texan's Irish Bride as much as I enjoyed researching and writing Cenora and Dallas’s story.

Who is Caroline Clemmons?
Caroline Clemmons is an Amazon bestselling author of historical and contemporary western romances whose books have garnered numerous awards. Her most recent novel, Bluebonnet Bride, is a poignant tale of tender redemption. A frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, she has taught workshops on characterization, point of view, and layering a novel.

Caroline and her husband live in the heart of Texas cowboy country with their menagerie of rescued pets. When she’s not indulging her passion for writing, Caroline enjoys reading, travel, antiquing, genealogy, painting, and getting together with friends.
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About The Texan's Irish Bride
Cenora Rose O’Neill knows her father somehow arranged the trap for Dallas, but she agrees to wed the handsome stranger. She’d do anything to protect her family, and she wants to save herself from the bully Tom Williams. A fine handsome settled man like Dallas will rid himself of her soon enough, but at least she and her family will be safely away from Tom Williams.  

Texas rancher Dallas McClintock has no plans to wed for several years. Right now, he’s trying to establish himself as a successful horse breeder. Severely wounded rescuing Cenora from kidnappers, Dallas is taken to her family’s gypsy-like Irish Traveler’s wagon to be tended. He’s trapped into marrying Cenora, but he is not a man who goes back on his word. His wife chatters constantly and has a silly superstition for everything. Passion-filled nights with her make up for all her faults—but what is he supposed to do with her wild Irish family?

9 Romance Novels for 99¢!

Caroline Clemmons, THE TEXAN’S IRISH BRIDE. Cenora Rose O’Neill knows her father arranged the marriage trap for Dallas McClintock but she’d do anything to protect her family. Wounded rescuing Cenora from kidnappers, rancher Dallas learns his wife has a silly superstition for everything. But passion-filled nights with her make up for her annoying habits and family. 

Carra Copelin, CODE OF HONOR. Graeme McAlister returned home to discover why his foster brother supposedly overdosed on morphine and crashed a company jet. When Graeme McAlister comes back to McTiernan, TX and stirs up widow Maggie Benning’s old memories and feelings, can she overcome past pain to accept the a new love in her life?

Geri Foster, OUT OF THE SHADOWS. Falcon Securities Agent Brody Hawke sees the world from a tilted angle. A.J., who saved Brody’s life, is captured and diplomats are getting nowhere in his rescue. Brody takes over even though he knows his impetuous actions will ruin his career. CIA agent Kate Stone’s life is torn apart when Brody kidnaps her. When she and Brody reach A.J., they learn the situation is more serious and far-reaching than they’d imagined. Brody, Kate and Falcon Securities must rescue A.J. and stop the assassination of the President of the USA. Will Brody and Kate discover love along the way?

Kathy Ivan, LOSING CASSIE. Welcome to Destiny's Desire Lodge, where The Fates manipulate and the Fate-Keeper battles to unite predestined souls. The arrival of a mysterious letter draws Jake Stone to Destiny's Desire. Cassie Daniels has been running for seven long years. To find happiness she must face past evil. When Fate and Destiny collide . . . can Love survive?

Paty Jager, SECRETS OF A MAYAN MOON. Doctor of Anthropology, Isabella Mumphrey, is about to lose her university job. Her mentor’s request for her assistance on a Guatemalan dig is the opportunity she’s been seeking. DEA agent Tino Kosta, is deep undercover as a tracker and jungle guide. Isabella’s appearance heats his Latin blood, taking him on a dangerous detour that could leave them both casualties of the jungle.

Anna Jeffrey, SWEET RETURN. When Dalton Parker is summoned home to handle a family crisis, the last thing he expects is a prime pasture of his family’s ranch taken over by stinking chickens. The explanation is Joanna Walsh, his mother’s best friend. He can’t keep from admiring Joanna’s caring nature and common sense, not to mention her great body. The dumbest thing he could do is try to lure her into his bed, but he’s never been smart when it comes to women.

DeLaine Roberts, TWO SIDES OF A HEARTBEAT. After a beautiful proposal, Dr. Grayson Brooks pleads with his fiance', Alexandra Morrison, not to get on the plane. Once the plane is in the air, events turn their lives upside down. Secrets and the past once again haunt both families. Alexandra is so close to having it all: a baby, a gorgeous husband, and a family united. But is she strong enough to fight for what she wants? 

Jacquie Rogers, SLEIGHT OF HEART. Starched-up Lexie Campbell, more comfortable with neat and tidy numbers than messy emotions, must find the man who ruined her little sister and make him marry her. When his lookalike brother Burke appears, she greets him with a gun and forces him to help her. Smooth-dealing Burke O’Shaughnessy, riverboat gambler and prestidigitator, must find his brother Patrick to claim the family fortune. But when Lexie shows an astounding talent for counting cards and calculating odds, he figures she might be useful after all. Can he resist the queen of hearts?

Beth Trissel, SOMEWHERE MY LOVE. Two hundred years ago Captain Cole Wentworth was murdered in his chamber where his portrait still hangs. Presently the estate is a family owned museum run by Will Wentworth. As spirit-sensitive tour guide Julia Morrow begins to remember the events of Cole's death, she must convince Will that history is repeating, and he has the starring role in the tragedy. The blade is about to fall.


Morene McNulty said...

Ready to read about the Irish in Texas!

mercedes christesen said...

Way cool... I love it when I fall into a story. Like I did with A Texan's Irish Bride.

Jenn said...

I can't wait to read The Texan's Irish Bride. Definitely next on my list!!

Andrea Figard said...

Loved The Texan's Irish Bride! Only two more books then I will be posting my review on amazon!

karla eakin said...

Jacquie Rogers gonna make you jump..jump..for Single Girls Can't Jump...hope I like it as much as The Texans Irish Bride..Thank you Caroline Clemmons for a wonderful story

Wendy said...

The Texan's Irish Bride sounds very colourful. I'm intigued by a heroine who has 'annoying habits'. I'm guessing they'll will turn out to be not so annoying. I loved Beth's Somewhere My Love when I read it some months back. Am looking forward to reading this list now that I have the set on my Kindle.

Alison E. Bruce said...

I've got my box set and can't wait to dig into this book. Texas and the Irish - how could an Irish descended Canadian girl who writes westerns resist?

Janette Harjo said...

The Texan's Irish Bride sounds like a DELIGHTFUL Must Read!

Lara Winton said...

I'm going to have to get this set... thanks for a great collection! Now I'm going to get addicted and have to buy all of ya'lls books. My hubby says gee thanks lol

Caroline Clemmons said...

Thanks for your lovely feature, Jacquie. I had such fun writing THE TEXAN'S IRISH BRIDE. I so hope everyone who reads it enjoys the story. Dallas and Cenora are two of my favorites.