Spotlight & Giveaway: To Marry a Texas Outlaw by Linda Broday

Posted November 12th, 2017 by in Blog, Spotlight / 57 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Linda Broday to HJ!

Hi Linda and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, To Marry a Texas Outlaw!


What is your favorite scene from To Marry a Texas Outlaw and why?

There are so many favorites in this book but I think the one where Luke Legend first comes to realize the depth of his feelings for Josie Morgan lingers in my heart. Josie has amnesia and they still have a lot of unanswered questions in this scene. Luke is afraid to let himself care for her for fear that she may have a husband and a family.
This scene shows how he’s torn between letting her go and taking what he wants. Often in life we stand at such a crossroads and this was Luke’s. It’s poignant and bittersweet and as you’ll see he’s unable to totally walk away.
The Legend family carry such a love of Texas. The father, Stoker Legend, fought for Texas Independence and lost his brothers so they fly the Texas flag on the ranch. They also have a huge bronze star hanging near the flagpole and this is where Luke and Josie are in this excerpt.

Ahead of them, near the tall flagpole where the Texas flag would fly come morning, stood two tall poles, a huge bronze star suspended by heavy chains between them. Moonlight shone through cutouts in each star’s tip and reflected on the ground in a lacy pattern.

“I’ve probably never seen anything so breathtaking in my whole life.” Josie moved closer.

“The first time I saw it I stopped and stared for a good bit. I’ve learned a lot about my father from the things that mean so much to him—the Texas flag he flies, this bronze star that represents what he cherishes, and his boys. Family is everything to the man.”

“As it should be to you too, Luke Weston.” Josie glared at him. “I just don’t get you. If I had a place like this to go to, I’d never leave. But no, you’d rather be riding off to God-knows-where, dodging hot lead and getting shot half to death.”

“When and if I ever get my life straightened out, I’ll claim this land. Until then, I’ll only be passing through.” It was nice to know he had some reason for living. He’d never take any of this for granted either. The Lone Star was special.

Josie playfully tugged him forward. “Come on.”

Luke watched as she lay down, positioning herself over the lacy pattern on the grass. She stretched her arms high over her head, her golden hair fanning out around her. She had to be as crazy as a loon, but she was his crazy lady. She was wild, adventurous and bold and everything that he wasn’t.

And he wanted her. Oh God, how he wanted Josie Morgan.

When he lay down next to her, she reached for his hand and threaded her fingers through his. He loved the feel of her velvet skin, the softness that reminded him of all he’d lost.

“My brothers told me of a legend associated with this land.”

“What kind of legend?”

“They claim that if a man sleeps beneath the Texas star he’ll learn his true worth. Of course, my brothers don’t put much stock in it.”

Josie stared deep into his eyes. “The legend is nice, Luke, but you already know your worth. You’re a good, honorable man.”

“And you get this sage wisdom in all of three days?”

“In the first hour we met. If you weren’t a man of honor, you’d have left me tied to that tree and kept on riding to catch Ned Sweeney. Some things I instinctively know right off. Like a certain smell. I knew Reno’s men and Noah’s uncle were no good because I could smell their putrid breath, all rancid, like they’re rotting inside. Sometimes you just know.”

“I have to agree.” He raised himself up on an elbow and pressed his mouth to her soft lips.

He knew that no matter how this thing with Josie went, he’d be forever lost without this wonderful, maddening, crazy woman.

She was everything he wanted—temper, six-shooter, and all. But fate had a way of snatching things from his grasp.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

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I hope you’ll join me for this thrilling conclusion to the Men of Legend series. Josie will make you laugh and Luke—well, Luke will make you swoon and drool.


Thanks for blogging at HJ!


Giveaway: Print copy of MARRY A TEXAS OUTLAW (Men of Legend Book #3) by Linda Broday


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Book Info:

Three Brothers. One Oath.
No Compromises.

The Outlaw
Outlaw Luke Weston survives by his wits. On the run for a murder he didn’t commit, the last thing he needs is to go looking for more trouble. But when Luke stumbles across a fiercely beautiful woman struggling against two heavily armed men, it’s obvious that trouble has found him.

After all, he never could resist a damsel in distress.

Josie Morgan’s distressed, all right—and hopping mad. She has no idea why she’s been kidnapped…or who she is…or why her body melts for the mysterious gunslinger who saved her life. But as the lost memories come tumbling back together, Josie is faced with the stark reality of why she and Luke can never be…even as her heart is telling her she will always be his.


Meet the Author:

At a young age, Linda Broday discovered a love for storytelling, history, and anything pertaining to the Old West. Cowboys fascinate her. There’s something about Stetsons, boots, and tall rugged cowboys that get her fired up. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Linda has won many awards, including the prestigious National Readers’ Choice Award and the Texas Gold Award. She resides in the Texas Panhandle and is inspired every day.
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57 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: To Marry a Texas Outlaw by Linda Broday”

    • lindabroday

      Hi Debra…….I’m kinda like that too. When I really love a series, I have to let it sit and gel a bit in my mind before I try to get involved in another one. And yes, often we’re reading so fast we miss things. Best to go back for a second read.

    • lindabroday

      Hi Mary……..You know, that’s a good idea too. Just read one that you don’t get that involved in while the series you loved sits in your mind for a bit.

  1. Shannon Capelle

    If its a series ive enjoyed ill reread all over again! Or look for more by the author if they have another series!

    • lindabroday

      Hi Shannon……..Sometimes a captivating series takes a re-reading. But looking for others by the same author is also a good idea. Thanks for coming.

    • lindabroday

      Hi Debb………Thanks for coming. I’m glad I got a chance to tell you about my third book of the Men of Legend series. The characters from this one carry over in the next series that’s called Texas Outlaw Legends.

  2. Glenda

    Most of the time I’ll start reading something else right away but lots of times I’ll change genres so the new books don’t suffer from me being let down by them not being the series I just read.

    • lindabroday

      Hi Glenda………….Changing genres does help after you’ve read a great series that doesn’t want to let you go. I’m so glad you came to read my post. Maybe you’ll give this book a try.

    • lindabroday

      Hi Martha……….I see one of those who doesn’t let any grass grow under her feet. I find I’m unable to do that after a captivating series. Thanks for coming.

    • lindabroday

      Hi DHolcomb…………….You’re a very understanding lady. My editor doesn’t like long series so I keep mine pretty short. I’m glad you came.

  3. Patricia Barraclough

    No need to enter this one. TO MARRY A TEXAS OUTLAW is sitting on top of my TBR pile. I can’t wait to get to it. The series has been excellent and I have been waiting for Luke’s story. Whoever wins should read the rest of the series first. It will help them understand Luke better, plus the other brother’s stories are good too.

    • lindabroday

      Hi Patricia………….Wow, It’s nice to see an old friend. Thanks for coming. I’m very happy that you like my stories. I know this one will have to go some to beat The Heart of a Texas Cowboy because you loved that one. Big hugs!

  4. carol L

    Thank you for the excerpt. I have to catch up with this series. After finishing a series I usually will wait a couple of days before I read another book.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    • lindabroday

      Hi, Carol……….I’m so glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Maybe it’ll tempt you into trying my Men of Legend series. Thanks so much for coming!

  5. lraines78

    I feel glad that I have read the whole series but sad that it is done. I usually wait a day or two to start a new book so I can still enjoy the series I finished.

    • lindabroday

      Hi LRaines………….I feel sad when I finish writing a series. I spend so much time with these characters and they’re like family. Like you, I have to wait a little bit before I can start a new one.

  6. laurieg72l

    I’m happy to have enjoyed the book and become a part of the series. I look forward to my next read and usually start a new book upon completion of the last book.

    • lindabroday

      Hi LaurieG…………….I’m glad you came to join the discussion. Most like to let the finished series sit in their minds for a bit but there are those like you who move on to something else.

  7. kermitsgirl

    I’m always reading, so I immediately start on the next book – but if I loved it, I’ll ruminate on it as I fall asleep for at least a few days.

    • lindabroday

      Hi Kermits Girl…………..Some people have to be reading. But yes, I’ll let a series sit in my mind for a while. I turn over everything that happened and love seeing how it all fit together. Thanks for coming.

  8. Kathleen O

    If I have finished with a series, I will find a new book, but not necessarily a new series. I might go with a standalone and something light.

  9. Jana Leah

    I’m usually reading 2 or 3 books at the same time, so I continue to another book. That doesn’t mean I stop thinking about that series I’ve loved.

  10. BookLady

    Whenever I finish reading a series, I start another one. If I really enjoyed the series, I will look for another book by the same author.

  11. Nancy Luebke

    If the last one answers a lot of the loose threads, I like it and wonder about it for a while, like how the children turned out or something. Then I’ll go on to another. I have too many books to read to not read for very long.

  12. Kay Garrett

    It’s sad to see it end and I might ponder it for a day or two, but then I’ve got to read on hopefully finding another great series to start on.

  13. erahime

    I would reminisce over the ending of the series but would be eager to start reading a new book, series or not, depending if life intrudes or not.

  14. Linda Herold

    While I will be sad for awhile, I can’t stop reading, so I’ll move on to another series!

  15. lesley McIntosh

    Depends on the series , sometimes I think about it for a while , picking up a book to check details to try and hang on to the story. Others don’t have that impact and I move on quickly.

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