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Saturday, 5 December 2015

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - Colin's Quest by Shirleen Davies



Colin's Quest
Author:
Shirleen Davies
Genre: Historical Romance
Date Published: 11/24/2015

Book Description:
Colin’s Quest, Book One, MacLarens of Boundary Mountain Historical Western Romance Series

For An Undying Love…

When Colin MacLaren headed west on a wagon train, he hoped to find adventure and perhaps a little danger in untamed California. He never expected to meet the girl he would love forever. He also never expected her to be the daughter of his family’s age-old enemy, but Sarah was a MacGregor and the anger he anticipated soon became a reality. Her father would not be swayed, vehemently refusing to allow marriage to a MacLaren.

Time Has No Effect…

Forced apart for five years, Sarah never forgot Colin—nor did she give up on his promise to come for her. Carrying the brooch he gave her as proof of their secret betrothal, she scans the trail from California, waiting for Colin to claim her. Unfortunately, her father has other plans.

And Enemies Hold No Power.

Nothing can stop Colin from locating Sarah. Not outlaws, runaways, or miles of difficult trails. However, reuniting is only the beginning. Together they must find the courage to fight the men who would keep them apart—and conquer the challenge of uniting two independent hearts.

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Excerpt

Colin lowered himself next to Sarah, letting their thighs touch as he ran his hands through his hair, squeezing out the moisture. Lowering his hands, he turned toward her, his heart swelling at the look of adoration in her eyes.

“I’ve missed you,” he whispered so no one else could hear, grasping her hand in his. “We have to talk.”

“I know, but how? Da doesn’t let me get more than a few feet away from the wagon.” She threaded her fingers through his and squeezed.

“Everyone will be busy for the next two days, cleaning up after the storm, searching for lost animals, and repairing wagons. Your da can’t watch you every minute. We’ll find a way.” He leaned toward her, wishing he could brush his lips across hers. He’d kissed her for a brief moment once and couldn’t forget the taste of her. He had no intention of ever forgetting.

“Robena, Sarah, are you in there?”

Sarah’s frightened eyes locked on Colin at the sound of her father’s voice. Without thought, he leaned over and placed a kiss on her cheek before launching himself out the front of the wagon as the back flap flew open.


About the Author
I have been writing most of my life, but only recently began the transition into fiction. Historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and short stories are what keep me reading, so that is the focus of my writing.

I was born in California, grew up between a growing beach town and a small town at the base of the San Bernardino mountains. My mother originally planned to name me Katherine, but she read an article in the paper about a woman named Shirleen shortly before my birth, so instead of having a cool nickname, like Kate, I am simply Shirleen. My mainstays growing up were all the Nancy Drew mystery books; I loved them. Eventually I moved on to mysteries, suspense stories, crime novels, and romance. Pride and Prejudice will always be one of my favorites.

Besides California, life changes have allowed me to live in Oregon, Colorado, and Arizona. Everywhere I have lived has been inspirational in one way or another, giving me the opportunity to meet remarkable people with their own stories to tell. I've sailed, skied, owned horses plus lots of other animals, and ridden various off-road vehicles. I enjoy dancing, fishing, hunting, being the back-seater on my husband's Harley, traveling and, of course, reading and writing.

Prior to transitioning to writing fiction, I worked for Fortune 500 and many smaller, start-up companies. Fortunately, I regained my sanity long enough to start my own consulting firm, which I still maintain today.

My husband and I spend most of our time at our main home in the mountains of Arizona and our second home in Southern California. Between us we have five boys with growing careers and families of their own. So, from my perspective, my life is a success and always an adventure. I wouldn't change a thing; well, except finding more time to write.

I love hearing from readers, so please feel email me at shirleen@shirleendavies.com.

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13 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting Colin’s Quest on your blog.
    I welcome comments or questions from your readers. They may reach me at shirleen@shirleendavies.com.
    Enjoy your week and your reading!
    Shirleen

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  2. What a wonderful sounding book, almost like a Romeo and Juliet of the west, I just hope they both get to live! Love the cover and the except. This is my kind of love story, with romantic suspense. I am also a series junkie and see this is the beginning of a series.

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  3. Bailey Dexter After reading the Excerpt, everything makes me want to curl up in a chair with a cup of tea & read!

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  4. Its kind of like the Hatfield and Mccoys, so I want to see how that works out!!

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  5. I am interested in the book because it takes place at a California from long ago.

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  6. I love the forbidden love aspect :)

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  7. I love historical romances! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. The wagon train aspect is exciting. Love the cover.

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  9. I love that this book is set in the Old West. The star-crossed lovers theme is a classic!

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  10. The Adventures that Colin finds

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  11. That excerpt! It is the best way to make me want to read a book. Not a blurb, but intriguing excerpt and this one was good.

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  12. It reminds me of my childhood when I used to watch a tv show about a wagon train with my grandparents. I just googled it and it was called Wagon Train!

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