Archive for November 13th, 2013

Hi All! Cynthia D’Alba here. Thanks to Fatin for having me on Novel Thoughts and Book Talk to celebrate the release of TEXAS TANGO, the second book in the Texas Montgomery Mavericks series. Here’s a little more about the book:

Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 2

TexasTango72webDr. Caroline Graham is happy with her nomadic lifestyle fulfilling short-term medical contracts. No emotional commitments, no disappointments. She’s always the one to walk away, never the one left behind. But now her great-uncle is gone and her grandmother is on her deathbed, more concerned about Caroline’s lack of a husband than her own demise. What’s the harm in a little white lie? If a wedding will give her grandmother peace, then a wedding she shall have.

Travis Montgomery has one dream left—to build the ranch he and his wife planned before he lost her to cancer. There’s just one thing standing between him and the last bit of acreage he needs—a last living heir who has one traveling foot out the door…and an unusual request that challenges his determination to never again place his heart at risk. The land he wants in exchange for a faux marriage. Everyone wins. Until things start to snowball…and the hearts they stand to lose are their own.

Texas Tango features Travis Montgomery, the oldest sibling of the Montgomery clan. Travis suffered the worst loss anyone can suffer—death of his spouse—when they were both only twenty-six. He’s comfortable with being a widower and isn’t in the market for a relationship, especially one that involves a long term commitment.


Caroline Graham, the heroine from Texas Tango, is a contract physician. She hires out her services for temporary staffing. Sometimes she might cover maternity leave, or a vacation or extended illness by a primary physician. Whatever the assignment, she goes, which keeps her with one foot out of the door at all times. She’s comfortable with that lifestyle…no commitments, no one wanting more from her beyond what is specified by contract. To mark each location, she buys a charm that represents where she’s been. Each charm is unique as she rarely returns to a past locale. Always moving forward. Never backward. Her charm bracelet is heavily loaded with charms but she hasn’t yet bought her charm for the contract that brought her to Whispering Springs, Texas.


Like Caroline, I have a charm bracelet. They are such a dated concept now. But mine is in my jewelry box and when I put it on and the charms clink together, I can barely suppress the smile. I can tell the history of every charm. Where it came from, why I have it, what it means. Readers always ask if authors put ourselves in our stories and my usual answer is no but Caroline’s charm bracelet serves a memory marker much as mine does.


I will confess to having a serious thing about jewelry. When I used to have the “day job” which required putting on clothes and leaving my La-Z-Boy recliner (unlike my current job, which requires massive coffee and pajamas most days), I wore a lot of jewelry. It was nothing for me to have on earrings, necklace, two or three rings, and five or six bracelets. Now that I think about WHERE I worked, I’m surprised I didn’t ever get mugged!


When I started thinking about this tour and prizes, I realize that many of us devoted readers have TBR piles that would topple if not for our digital storage. Gift cards are nice but thinking about how important the charm bracelet is for Caroline (and me), I decided to have some fun with a Texas Tango Release Tour Jewelry Giveaway. And I think I found some pieces you might enjoy adding to your collection. Here’s a look at the pieces I selected…



I’m using Rafflecopter for this tour giveaway, meaning you can enter multiple times on multiple days. The down side to Rafflecopter is that we are on a WordPress.com site and WP.com doesn’t play well with the Rafflecopter widget. Never fear! There is a “back-up” Rafflecopter widget you can use to do your entries. Follow this link to my Facebook author page and there’s the second widget for you.


Plus, check my personal blog today. There is another stop on the tour today and the Rafflecopter Widget might be there.


BUT that’s not all. From the comments left on this blog, I’ll select one person (using Random.org) to win a Western-Theme ornament. Take a peek at the selection. Now the problem I’m having is separating myself from them. They are all so cute!

Christmas Ornaments

AND I have refilled my coffers with freebies and sway, yours for the asking. But when it’s gone, it’s gone. Pens, jar openers, postcards, bookmarks, trading cards…just go by my contact page and send me a note telling me what you are wanting from my stash.

Tour Freebies

I just realized that you may not know me or have come across me on the internet. So here’s a little more about moi: I was born and D'Alba RT Booksigningraised in a small Arkansas town. After being gone for a number of years, I’m thrilled to be making my home back in Arkansas living in a vine-covered cottage on the banks of an eight-thousand acre lake. I started writing on a challenge from my husband in 2006 and discovered having imaginary sex with lots of hunky men was fun.


I love love love to hear from readers and there are lots of ways to find me. Online, you can find me most days at my website or my group blog.

Follow me at Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Goodreads or Pinterest.

or email me at cynthia@cynthiadalba.com


To send me snail mail, write to: Cynthia D’Alba   PO Box 2116   Hot Springs, AR 71914

TEXAS TANGO is available at your favorite online bookstore or follow one of the links below:
Amazon | Samhain  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Kobo

Thanks for coming by! Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win one of the Christmas ornaments! And find me tomorrow too! Remember, you can still go back to my earlier stops on the tour and pick up additional Rafflecopter entries. Somebody’s got to win!


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