Texas Two Step – Chapter One

Reading-Romances.com has put together a nice little blog hop full for interviews, reviews, and prizes…lots and lots of prizes! All in honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day.

Comments can be left here on this blog and on all the other participating blogs beginning Monday, Feb. 6 through Monday, Feb. 13. This is a great opportunity to load up on some prizes, so hop to it!

I am participating because this is my DEBUT BOOK MONTH!

Texas Two Step, Book 1 of the Texas Montgomery Mavericks comes out Feb. 28, 2012. It’s the reunion story of two lovers who both believed they’d moved on and left the past in the past, except maybe the spark isn’t quite as dead as the both thought. The story opens about ten years after they met. To get readers up on Mitch Landry and Olivia Montgomery’s history, I’ll be posting a 10-episode prequel here beginning Monday, Feb. 13. and running through Feb. 27, 2012.

But to give you a taste, here’s the opening scene from Chapter One.

The woman stood on tiptoe in the baggage-claim area of the Dallas/Fort Worth airport looking for all the world like someone who’d been sent to collect the devil. Mitch Landry had expected Wes or one of the other groomsmen to come for him. Instead, his gaze found a statuesque blonde arching up on her toes, a white T-shirt with Jim’s Gym in black script stretched across her lushly curved breasts and long tanned legs extending from tight denim shorts. His heart stumbled then roared into a gallop.

Blood rushed from his brain to below his waist. His nostrils flared in a deep breath, as though he could smell her unique fragrance across the crowded lobby.

She hadn’t looked in his direction yet, which gave him an unfettered opportunity to study her without having to camouflage his reactions.

No make-up covered her creamy rose complexion, not that she needed any. Not then and not now. No eye shadow was required to bring out the deep blue of her eyes. Nor did her mouth need any enhancement. Her lips radiated a natural pink, although the bottom one grew redder as her upper teeth gnawed on it.

Six years had passed since he’d seen Olivia Montgomery, but he’d swear she was more beautiful today. She had an appeal that came only with age and maturity. A smile edged onto his mouth. He was surprised—pleasantly surprised—to admit how glad he was to see her.

He watched as her glare bounced around the room, searching faces until it fell on him. As a look of resignation flashed across her face, she frowned.

His smile faded. Not exactly the reaction he’d hoped for.

eBooks are not transferable.

They cannot be sold, shared or given away as it is an infringement on the copyright of this work.

 This book is a work of fiction. The names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the writer’s imagination or have been used fictitiously and are not to be construed as real. Any resemblance to persons, living or dead, actual events, locale or organizations is entirely coincidental.

 Texas Two Step

Copyright © 2012 by Cynthia D’Alba

You like? I’m giving away one Advanced Reader Copy to one lucky person who leaves a comment here between Monday, Feb.6 and Monday, Feb. 13. The winner will be chosen at random from comments posts by midnight 2.13.12 and contacted on Tuesday, Feb. 14

If you didn’t win this this time, don’t despair. Check out my BLOG TOUR and the blog tour PRIZE PAGE. There are scads of books, prizes and Texas Two Step ARCs to be won!

Don’t forget:

  1. Leave a message here
  2. Click on the Romancing the Valentine Blog Hop icon at the top of the page to visit other blogs
  3. Check my Texas Two Step Blog Tour
  4. Check the TTS Blog Tour Prizes
  5. Come back on Feb. 13 to read the first episode of Texas Two Step-The Prequel
  6. Check back on Feb. 14 to see if you won and read second episode of The Prequel
  7. Last (and most important), you can preorder Texas Two Step at your favorite online bookstore

SamhainAmazon  |  Barnes & Noble

Thanks for coming by! Hope to see you again real soon.



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30 responses to “Texas Two Step – Chapter One

  1. Hi,

    if this is an international giveaway i would love to be entered

    thanks you a lot for your participation in this hop

    all the best

  2. Miki – the ARC is digital. If you can receive it via email and have a device to read it on, then I’d love for you to be entered in the contest.

    Thanks for coming by

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  4. The book sounds good. Congrat’s on the new release and the blog tour. It looks like it’s keeping you pretty busy.

  5. StacieD

    Hello Cynthia! I have been following your Book Release Tour. I’ve enjoyed reading blurbs and excerpts for Texas Two Step. Congratulations on the upcoming release. I would love to win an ARC. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  6. Joanne B

    TEASE!!!! Now I can’t wait to read the rest of it, which, I’m sure, was your intention. Congrats on the new release. I’m following your blog tour. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.


  7. Sophia Rose

    This book sounds pretty good and I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.


  8. Congratulations on the upcoming release of Texas Two Step.
    Would love to win this book, so I can take it off my wishlist. LOL
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win such a great prize!

  9. Anne

    Congrats on your upcoming release. I’d love to read Texas Two tep.


  10. catherine c

    this looks like a book i’d enjoy..thanks for the chance to win it!

  11. JeanP

    Congrats on the upcoming release. Thanks for the chance on the giveaway.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  12. Melanie J

    This book sounds really good. I would love a copy! 🙂

  13. JOYE

    I love cowboys and reading stories with them in it. This one sounds really good.

  14. HI wow the book sound hot and the cover is great goo looking hunk wo ho

  15. Cyndi, I’ve enjoyed watching you put this puppy together. I’m looking forward to reading it when it comes out! Big congrats, lady. Mitch and Olivia sound wonderful and I’m betting they have a heckava story to tell!

  16. Congrats on your soon to be release! Love a good cowboy book and this one sounds great!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  17. reading mind

    Ohhhh, I’d love to win! I hope to be the lucky one!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  18. Shadow

    Id love to read this! It sounds awesome! I love me some cowboy! ;D Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  19. Wonderful giveaway. Thank you. Checking out the blog tour info now!!!

  20. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I have this on my TBR list!

    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

  21. Thanks everyone for your kind comments. I do hope you’ll enjoy the rest of the book when it comes out on February 2.28.12

  22. This sounds great! Thanks so very much! 🙂 That excerpt really makes you look up and take notice! 🙂

  23. bn100

    The book sounds very good. Thanks for the giveaway.


  24. Congrats on your new book! it looks awesome! Thanks for the book giveaway! angadair@nwcable.net

  25. Congratulations on your book. I would love to read it. Thank you so much for the excellent giveaway.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  26. Pam S (pams00)

    Texas Two Step Sounds like its going to be great, ty for a chance to win an arc!

    pams00 at aol.com

  27. Wonderful release date! Great things happen on that day, like Scarlet’s BD!Congrats, I love the title and the excerpt left me wanting more.

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  30. ARC winner – Angie Adair

    Congratulations. Please contact me.

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