Lucky in Love by @CarleneHavel is a Mystery/Suspense pick #romanticsuspense #99cents #giveaway



Title: Lucky in Love


Author: Carlene Havel and Billie Houston


Genre: Romantic Suspense


Book Blurb:


Begin with the year 1922, in south Texas ranch country. Take Lucky Livingston, one devil-may-care cowboy bent on revenge. Add Bridget McGuire, a frightened young woman desperate for a place to hide. Stir in a dangerous outlaw, a marauding band of Ku Klux Clansmen, and three inept matchmakers. Spice the mixture with a bank’s missing loot and one dishonest deputy sheriff. Pepper with humor, bring to a rolling boil, and stand back! Will too many cooks spoil the broth?


Excerpt:


Lucky stood, stretched, and laughed out loud. "It won't work boys. I done told Aunt Trudy that I'm courting a pretty, innocent, proper-raised young lady. Where do you think you two sidewinders could find a woman fitting that description who'd be willing to marry me?" He moved toward the kitchen. "I'll think of something to tell Aunt Trudy when she gets here." Lucky had talked himself out of much worse situations than this one lots of times.


As Charlie stood, Zeke laid a restraining hand on his arm. "Let him go, Charlie."


"But Zeke."


Zeke spat toward the window and missed again. "I know exactly where we can find a proper raised girl who will marry Lucky."


Charlie scratched the stubble along the side of his mustache. "You’re not thinking straight. Even if we find a gal like that, Lucky ain’t ready to get married."


Zeke's knowing smile spoke volumes. "I think he’ll get ready, if we play our cards right."


Charlie was skeptical. "You can't win at cards against Lucky. If he don't out-play you, he'll out-bluff you."


"That ain't what I meant." Zeke reached for his hat. "There's more than one way to skin a cat." He put his arm around his brother's broad shoulders. "I'll explain later. Come on, Charlie. You and me got things to do, places to go and people to see."


Buy Links (including Goodreads and BookBub):


On sale for 99 Cents!


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09MBHM4WR/


https://www.bookbub.com/books/lucky-in-love-texas-brides-book-3-by-carlene-havel-and-billie-houston


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60384465-lucky-in-love?



What makes your featured book a must-read?


Lucky Livingston is a loveable character, a well-intentioned cowboy who just can’t seem to stay out of trouble.


Giveaway –


Enter to win a $45 Amazon US or Amazon Canada gift card


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Runs August 9 – August 18, 2022.


Winner will be drawn on August 19, 2022.



Author Biography:


Billie Houston and her daughter Carlene Havel write in a variety of genres, usually including sweet romance, and always with a happy ending. Both are native Texans and graduates of the University of Texas at San Antonio.


Social Media Links:


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