Friday, May 03, 2013

To Tame a Montana Heart Tour Wrap Up and Giveaway

I would like to thank you all for stopping by my tour stops. For a little fun, I thought I would let you see a scene from my upcoming release ‘Big Sky Brazen’. Here you go, enjoy!

                        She had a strong urge to tip her cowboy hat down and shade her eyes from the dull glare of the prison cell. Her hand went to grasp the brim of her hat but met only wispy strands of long golden hair. She remembered the prostitute disguise she wore and mentally cursed her bad luck. She never went without her hat—the one item she owned which would ease the tension in her body, shield her face from the world and make her invisible.

                        “So what are you in for, doll?” The woman in the corner with lemon-yellow hair, asked. “Did ya kill someone?” A raspy, harsh cackle followed. The malicious sound of the yellow-haired woman’s laugh convinced DeEtte that this particular whore had stopped caring long ago.

                        DeEtte’s eyelashes rose and she looked at the scantily dressed women in the corner. She took a deep breath and watched the two with a blank face, although her insides were bubbling like a spring from a mountainside.

                        “Yep,” she said and pursed her lips. She tilted her head to the side and stared at the women with what she hoped was the hollow eyes of a cold-blooded killer.

                        Without the slightest hint of surprise, the blond responded, “How’d you do it?”

                        The prostitute motioned to the woman beside her. “Rosie here stabbed the yellow-bellied sidewinder when she finally had enough of his right hook, didn’t you, Rosie.”  The blonde looked at the other woman, leaned back on her cot, and turned back to DeEtte. “I helped hide the body, but damned if they didn’t catch us just as we dumped him in the river.” She chuckled to herself. “His body may be cold, but his soul is burnin' in hell, and that’s the truth of it…ain’t it, Rosie.”

                        The talkative woman rose to her feet, took two steps toward DeEtte, and held out her hand. “Name’s Mona. Did you take over Rosie’s job at the Last Chance?”

                        DeEtte grasped Mona’s rough, callused hands and nodded. She noticed the slight tremor as she shook it hard. She may talk as if she doesn't care, but she’s deeply affected by her lifestyle choice.

                        “So, who’d you kill?” Mona asked as she returned to her seat.

                        Rosie’s lips curved in a snarl. “Probably a john, like we did.”

                        DeEtte tried to bring a curious glint to her eyes, like she’d seen in a few unsavory characters in the past, and hoped it worked to convince the women. “Na, I killed my sister.”

                        The occupants in the small cell grew silent as they studied her face.

                        The look on Mona’s face told of her emotions, from skepticism to acceptance, as clear as the mirror hanging above the saloon’s countertop. Mona sized her up, eyeing her, then lifted her head and kicked the corners of her mouth up in a smile. “What she do, steal your man?”

                        “Nope. She stole my boots,” DeEtte lied.

                        DeEtte sat on the cot opposite the women and stretched her feet out on the floor. When she leaned back again against the wall, her breasts strained against the tight red fabric of her low-cut silk dress.

                        “You kilt your sister ’cause she stole your boots?” Rosie repeated. Her tone sounded curious, but without real emotion.

                        “Yep.” DeEtte looked up at the ceiling, dirty from years of filth and dust.
                        Without giving an explanation, she let the silence grow. Both women watched her, waiting and wondering by the looks on their faces.

                        DeEtte wanted the women to remember her as the mysterious murdering madam, suspicious to everyone. A cold-blooded killer. However, she just couldn’t take it anymore. Exhaling forcibly, she sat up and stared into the eyes of the prostitutes to begin the tale of how she’d killed her older sister.

In celebration of my blog tour and my upcoming release, I’m giving away one last autographed copy of ‘To Tame a Montana Heart’. 

Simply leave a comment for a chance to win!!!

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Tour Wrap Up Spotlight

To Tame a Montana Heart
Montana Girl Series, Book One
Dawn Luedecke

Genre: Western Historical

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

ISBN-10: 1612172016
ISBN-13: 978-1612172019

Number of pages: 308
Word Count: 87,193

Cover Artist: Tina Lynn

Book Description:

Running from a past of privilege, deceit, and danger, Travis Simms is ready to settle down. What better place to forget all he left behind than the quiet little Montana town of Lolo Hot Springs? His goal is clear — build a hotel and his own destiny without complications —until one of the town’s most troublesome women captures his attention.

Dusty Larson is hell bent on independence, helping her sister run the Triple D Ranch. She can do anything a man can, and do it better, so she certainly doesn’t need one in her life. The only problem is she seems to attract bad luck and danger...and Travis. Can he tame her wild ways and keep his bachelor status intact — or does he risk losing his heart?

About the Author:

A country girl born and bred, Dawn Luedecke has spent most of her life surrounded by horses, country folk, and the wild terrain of Nevada, Idaho and Montana. As a child she would spend many afternoons reading books, watching western classics, and Rogers and Hammerstein movies.

When she grew up she decided to leave the quiet country life for a chance to find adventure by serving a successful tour in the United States Coast Guard. During that time she found her soul mate (and alpha male) and started a family and writing career. She enjoys writing historical and paranormal romance and spends as much time as she can working on her current manuscript.

For more information visit


Twitter  @d_luedecke




Leslie Miner said...

Thanks for the excerpt! Love "Nope, she stole my boots." Can't wait to read this. Thanks for a chance to win a copy!

dluedecke said...

Thanks for stopping by Leslie!

dluedecke said...

Thank you so much, Roxanne. I had a wonderful time on the tour!

Unknown said...

LOL, sounds like my kind of read. Fun, romance and all the trimmings. Please enter me in the drawing.
And I wish you much luck with the sales. It looks like a winner to me.

Debby said...

What a great excerpt. I hope to get to read this one.
debby236 at gmail dot com

dluedecke said...

Congratulations to Leslie Miner who won a copy of 'To Tame a Montana Heart'. Please send me an email at with your address. Thanks!