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Monday, July 9, 2012

Featured Author: Her Wild Texas Heart by Elysa Hendricks


Elysa Hendricks is 5'6" tall. She has brown eyes and curly hair. She's an author, a wife, a mother and a daughter. Everything else is subject to change without notice. Oh, and she loves hearing from readers and other authors. You can reach through herWebsite or Facebook page.

About the Book...

In a lawless west Texas border town, a woman has two choices: death or dishonor. Doctor's apprentice and former Comanche slave, KC O'Connor finds a third--she buries her femininity and longing for love beneath a boyish disguise. But the arrival of an injured greenhorn shatters the shell around her hidden heart.

Read an excerpt...

Peaceful, Texas 1870

The smoke filled air of the cantina made Christopher Goodwin's eyes burn. His growing sense of unease prompted him to try the questionable liquid forced on him by his unwelcome companions. Reluctantly, he finished the whiskey in his glass and grimaced in distaste as the rotgut seared a path to his belly.

"Gentlemen, please, as you can see I've nothing left with which to wager. Perhaps we can call it an evening. I, for one, have to rise early tomorrow to proceed on my journey." Christopher kept his voice steady, but couldn't stop the slight tremor of his hands as he stood.

He glanced from the men surrounding him to the unsavory group's leader, Rico. The man's beady eyes stared back. Rico's short, fat form reminded Christopher of a well-fed rat.

The men grumbled. The sound made Christopher think of a pack of wild dogs closing in for a kill. Apparently, winning all his money wasn't enough to satisfy this group. Fear gripped Christopher. Fear, not for himself, but for Christina sleeping in the room above the cantina. Only he stood between her and this pack of animals masquerading as men.

Rico grabbed Christopher's arm. "No, my gringo friend. You must stay. Sí? Drink with us. Miguel, get our friend a drink."


"HER WILD TEXAS HEART (previously published as Rawhide Surrender) is a romantic tale that takes you into the untamed Wild West, with characters that are brought vividly to life in the descriptive narrative. All of the characters come across as believable in their actions for this time period. There are several side plots that blend smoothly in with the main plot. HER WILD TEXAS HEART is an adventurous story with light and dark moments. I found it an entertaining read. With every page I turned I became more involved in the story. If you are a lover of Western Historicals I am sure you will find this an enjoyable read."
~ Carol Durfee, Romance Communications

"HER WILD TEXAS HEART (previously published as Rawhide Surrender) is an engrossing book set in the Old West. I was soon caught up in this story of strong characters - KC fighting her past and Christopher fighting his present. Some of the details were explicit, more than I needed to know, but didn't detract overall. For lovers of romantic westerns, this is a must-read." 4-1/2 Stars!
~ Scribes World Reviews

"HER WILD TEXAS HEART (previously published as Rawhide Surrender) gallops into our imagination and lassos our affection for two strong characters and their gritty new love. This book's a lusty silver."
 ~ Bridges Romance Magazine

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