A Ranger Kissed & Thrilled! ~ by Angi Morgan
Posted by Lena Diaz
Please give a warm Kiss & Thrill welcome to my friend and fellow Harlequin Intrigue author Angi Morgan!
(To see if you are the winner of the giveaway from Diana Belchase’s post on Tuesday, check the bottom of this post!)
Angi . . . take it away!
A RANGER KISSED & THRILLED
HI LENA & all the Kiss & Thrill gang. It’s great to be back…I just love this blog and all its members.
My May hero is a Texas Ranger. Now, I’m an 11th generation Texan. Seriously. My ancestors on my mom’s side received original Spanish land grants and we don’t know when they arrived, but the first recorded death is in 1759 “by Indian arrow.” My father’s grandfather was a Texas Sheriff who owned the local saloon. So both sides of my family have been here quite a while. Die Hard Texan…that’s me.
I have no idea why I became so “Texas Proud.” My family wasn’t crazy about it. I spoke to my grandmothers to receive colorful stories and history. One that pops into my mind is from the Depression about a swinging ham in the smokehouse and my grandmother cutting some fingers off a thief. But I think my real love for Texas came because there is so much to see and write about. My books are all located in Texas and when I wanted to go west…the only logical hero was a Texas Ranger.
I was surprised to discover that the Rangers are the oldest law enforcement organization in the northern continent. Established in 1823, there could be several generations of Rangers in one family–sort of like generations of cop families. Enter Cord McCrea…he’s definitely a ‘Kiss & Thrill’ hero, loyal to a fault, good at his job, and in love with one woman–his ex-wife.
When reality strikes Cord, and his failure slams into him threatening to end his family history…well, that’s where the story begins. Kate loves all of Cord. She doesn’t want him to change or to leave the Rangers. She’s working her land and cattle, taking over the family ranch. So I guess part of my love for family history seeped into this book. I know my love for the land did.
I can’t imagine what it was like for pioneer women to see their men ride off to track hostiles, go off to war, or fight so hard for a piece of land. Never knowing IF or WHEN they’d return. We’ve definitely got it a lot easier. But then I think of those men and women still going through that today. It may be modernized, but it’s still fighting hostiles. Thank you to those that protect and serve. Whatever the badge or uniform…or whatever the year…YOUR SERVICE IS APPRECIATED. THANK YOU.
I hope you enjoy my Ranger in PROTECTING THEIR CHILD. Thanks again for having me.
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Angi Morgan writes “Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love.” She combines actual Texas settings with characters who are in realistic and dangerous situations. Angi is a finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award, Romantic Times Best First Series, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Daphne du Maurier.
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LEAVE A BLOG COMMENT. Angi will draw from blog commenters for a copy of LENA’S May release: EXPLOSIVE ATTRACTION. (She’ll need your email addy–which you can always send to her directly if you don’t want to leave it in a comment.) AND ENTER ANGI’S May contest for a necklace: register at Rafflecopter through May 31st.
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GOT AN INTERESTING STORY in your family history?
Answer Angi’s question above to qualify for the drawing in which she is giving away a copy of my book, EXPLOSIVE ATTRACTION – & – also to qualify for a drawing in which I’m giving away a copy of Angi’s book, PROTECTING THEIR CHILD! ~ Lena Diaz
(Mary – you are the winner of the free book from Diana Belchase’s blog on Tuesday. Please use the contact tab of this website to contact us to claim your prize! Congratulations!)
Posted on May 2, 2013, in Author Interview, Author Spotlight, Diana Belchase, Lena Diaz, Thursday Winner, Winners and tagged Angi Morgan, Diana Belchase, Harlequin Intrigue, Lena Diaz, Protecting Their Child, Rangers, Romantic Suspense, Texas. Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.