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Monday, 6 November 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Ready for Wild by Liora Blake


Ready for Wild
Author: Liora Blake
Published by: Pocket Books
Publication Date: October 31st, 2017
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance 

Book Description:
Featuring Liora Blake’s signature “funny, endearing, and more than a little hot” (Library Journal) style, the third novel in the Grand Valley series features a rough-talking game warden going toe-to-toe with a TV star who unexpectedly turns his life upside down. 

Braden Montgomery is certain about three things: one, luck is for suckers; two, time spent outdoors is what keeps him sane; and, three, when it comes to sharing his bed, there’s only one female he’s willing to put up with—his Chesapeake Bay retriever, Charley. Braden’s constructed his life on these beliefs, and he’s quite content with the status quo.

But when a moment of bad luck lands Braden toe-to-toe with a blonde bombshell with her own television show, his stubbornly structured reality begins to unravel.

As for Amber Regan, her brand has been built on camo, cut-offs, and cleavage. With her own hunting show on the foremost sports channel and enough social media followers to garner her plenty of endorsement deals, Amber’s come a long way from the tomboy in a small Texas town she once was. Unfortunately, ratings are down and her contract for next season is in limbo, so she’s in desperate need of a reboot to save her show—and filming a rough and tough archery elk hunt in Colorado might be the way to do just that. Too bad the local game warden grunts more than he speaks, seems determined to despise her—and makes her heart race in all the most inconvenient ways.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34466938-ready-for-wild


EXCERPT

Teagan peers toward my phone. “Trey?”

“Yeah,” I answer, clicking the lock on my phone. “I can’t leave him alone. His laundry won’t do itself, and I’m not there to make it magically disappear, then reappear clean and folded.”

Braden clears his throat and my eyes shoot to his. We’re both holding our phones awkwardly, somehow quizzing each other without so much as a word.

“Well, I’m sure your brother,” Teagan offers, “will figure it out. Either that or I’m sure he can just brush off the sawdust and make do.”

Visible relief works across Braden’s features. Suddenly, he thrusts his phone in my face. My eyes drop to his home screen, where there’s a picture of a dark toffee-colored Chesapeake Bay retriever zonked out in a layout blind, her head resting on what I’m assuming is one of Braden’s manly thighs.

“Charley,” he declares.

A smile spreads across my face. And Braden returns my smile with his own.

OK, calling it a smile might be pushing it. But he isn’t glaring or frowning, and the left side of his mouth is curved up ever so slightly, enough to send a zing of satisfaction through my body. We stay that way until Colin’s stage whisper absolutely kills the moment.

“Jesus. Is that what we look like?”

An oof follows, likely the back of Teagan’s hand whacking against Colin’s abs. Teagan then chimes in with an invitation.

“Come to dinner with us, Braden. We need you to tell us where to go anyway—you’re the local.”

His eyes drift over to Teagan before opening the truck door to get out. “I can’t. I wasn’t bullshitting about having a thing to be at tonight. Your choices for dinner are limited in Hotchkiss, but there’s a barbeque place called True Grit. It’s pretty good. Give that a try.”

The door shuts, and he disappears into the low light of a late afternoon creeping toward sunset. We wait until his truck starts before turning to give each other the same skeptical expression.

“Did he just recommend a barbeque joint to us?” Colin asks.

“He did,” Teagan replies.

We all go silent for a few beats. Dumbfounded by what Braden has just so innocently proposed.
Shocked by the nerve of it.

Entirely confused.

“Was he joking? He knows where we’re from, right?” Colin continues, prompting only a shrug from Teagan and a questioning head shake from me.

Because if there’s one thing we Texans readily unite behind, it’s our barbeque—the belief that no matter how you smoke it, baste it, or slather it, no one else does it the way we do. We do it right. Everyone else does it wrong.

And to claim otherwise is blasphemy.



About the Author
Liora Blake is a contemporary romance author living in Colorado. When she isn’t writing, she’s likely baking cookies she shouldn’t eat, inventing elaborate excuses to avoid going for a run, or asking the nice barista to sell her another quad-shot Americano.

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33 comments:

  1. Congrats on the tour and your awesome new release. I wish you the very best!

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  2. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win

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  3. I love to read romance! This sounds like a great story!

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  4. I just love your cover and I would love to read your book.

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  5. Sounds like my kind of story.

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  6. Sounds really good. Enjoyed the excerpt.

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  7. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

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  8. I love the cover! Sounds like a great read!

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  9. I really enjoyed the excerpt and the cover. Looks and sounds like an amazing read!

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  10. What a generous giveaway. Thanks.

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  11. Great excerpt, sounds like my kind of book!

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  12. The book description and excerpt sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing. Love the cover too.

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  13. I really want to read this book, and I love the cover too!

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  14. I like the sound of this. Great description.

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  15. Sounds like an awesome romance and I love the cover.

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  16. I haven't read this series but from the sound of this one, i need too!

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  17. Sounds like a great read. Not sure about the subscription service in the giveaway tho. does it auto renew if you win.

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  18. Congratulations on your new release, loved the excerpt! And thank you for the generous giveaway!

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  19. loved the exerpt! great writing!

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  20. This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

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  21. Sounds amazing!


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  22. looks fun and would love to read it

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  23. This excerpt has me hooked. I can't wait to read Ready for Wild! I love that this takes place in Colorado too. I dream of living there someday!

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  24. Congrats! Looks like a good read.

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  25. Amber sounds like the perfect role for Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain.

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  26. Congrats on the new book and thanks so much for sharing an excerpt. This sounds like a wonderful book and series.

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  27. congrats on the book and good luck with it, it sounds very interesting

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  28. I can not wait to read this book.

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