Fired Up: Giving Away the new Mary Connealy novel

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This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Fired Up

(Bethany House March 1, 2013)


Mary Connealy
Fired Up is a classic Mary Connealy cowboy romantic romp. Yet like many of her novels, it has strains of suspense that add to the tension and keep the pages flying. The book starts with action and the pace continues as we watch Dare and Glynna carve out new lives for themselves. A very enjoyable read…with all the humor I’ve come to love in a Mary Connealy novel!

Be sure to read to the bottom to enter to win a copy of the book I’m giving away.


Rollicking Wild West Adventure and Romance from Bestselling Author Mary Connealy

Dare Riker is a doctor who saves lives, but someone seems determined to end his. It may have something to do with the traitors he dealt with during the Civil War, or it might be related to the recent incident with Flint Greer and the ranch. Whoever the culprit is, he or she seems really fired up, and Dare can’t let his guard down for a moment, which is a challenge, since right now he’s trying to win the heart of the recently widowed Glynna.

Glynna Greer came west as a mail-order bride and ended up in a bad situation. Now her husband, Flint, is dead, and she’s determined to care for her son and daughter on her own. She wants to believe Dare Riker is as decent as he seems, but she’s terrified to lock herself into another marriage. She plans to support her small family by opening a diner–never mind that cooking is not her greatest talent. The men in Broken Wheel, Texas, are so desperate for home cooking that they seem willing to overlook dried-out beef and blackened biscuits.

Glynna can’t help but notice that danger follows Dare wherever he goes. There’s the avalanche. And then the fire. But things really get out of hand when someone plunges a knife from Glynna’s diner into Dare’s back. Are Flint’s cronies still plotting revenge? Is Glynna’s son engaged in a misguided attempt to protect his mother? Is a shadowy outsider still enraged over past injustices? And can Dare survive long enough to convince Glynna to take another chance on love?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Fired Up, go HERE.


Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Christy Award Finalist, a Carol Award Finalist and an IRCC Award finalist.

The Lassoed in Texas Series, Petticoat Ranch, Calico Canyon and Gingham Mountain. Petticoat Ranch was a Carol Award Finalist. Calico Canyon was a Christy Award Finalist and a Carol Award Finalist. These three books are now contained in one large volume called Lassoed in Texas Trilogy.

The Montana Marriages Series, Montana Rose, The Husband Tree and Wildflower Bride. Montana Rose was a Carol Award Finalist.

Cowboy Christmas—the 2010 Carol Award for Best Long Historical Romance, and an Inspirational Readers Choice Contest Finalist.

The Sophie’s Daughters series. Doctor in Petticoats, Wrangler in Petticoats, Sharpshooter in Petticoats.

She is also the author of; Black Hills Blessing a 3-in-1 collection of sweet contemporary romances, Nosy in Nebraska, a 3-in-1 collection of cozy romantic mysteries and she’s one of the three authors contributing to Alaska Brides with her Carol Award Winning historical romance Golden Days.


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Comments 48

  1. I “met” Dare and Glynna in “Swept Away,” the first book in this series. I want to find out what happens with them and the rest of their friends. I always enjoy Mary’s blend of action, humor, and romance.

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  2. Glynna and Dare seem to be on a collision course that holds some bad cooking, strong wills, and some danger…all things that mean a very fun read!

  3. As yet I have not been able to read one of your books, but I really want to. they look so interesting. I would love to win a copy of your book.

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  4. I am intrigued to see how long it takes Glynna to overcome the bad situation she faced with her marriage and how long before she will be able to trust again. Also the mystery regarding Dares problems.

  5. i love the mail order bride and the civil war area romance books and also a good book that is a how is it, how done it story it makes you think who could be after him to hurt him

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  6. What an intriguing plot. This sounds like a wonderful book. Dare sounds like a complex character. Looking forward to reading this.

  7. Love Mary Connealy’s books! I just finished _Out of Control_ and I think I finished it in two sittings! I’ve read tons of Christian historicals, and that was the first time I’ve ever met a leading lady like Julia! I have to say, if this one is half as engaging as her other books, I’ll not be able to put it down! Looking forward to meeting a new set of friends!

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  8. Love, Love, Love all of your books ! I’m reading Swept Away right now !! Would be nice to have Fired Up when I’m done ! wink, wink

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  9. What sets my heart afire about this book…that she’s willing to do whatever it takes to care for her family even if it requires cooking….that she has to learn to gain confidence in order to trust Dare….that I bet Mary wrote ANOTHER wonderful western love story!

  10. I’m impressed and intrigued that Glynna wants to support herself and kids but can’t figure out anything to do but open a diner when she can’t cook.

  11. This sounds like a remarkable book and I can’t wait to read it. I love Mary’s books. Just finished “A Bride for All Seasons” and loved her story.

  12. I’ve enjoyed reading your dreams books. So I am a fan of your books and a fan of Mary Connealy books! I am looking forward to reading other books by both of you and I’ve wanted a copy of Fired Up,

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    1. I just realized that I was supposed to say what intrigues me about this story. In a lot of Mary’s books the woman seems to find trouble – I’m interested to see how she creates the tension for the other side.

  13. LOVE Mary’s books with comedy and cowboys. Loved meeting her at the ACFW Conference last weekend too. Thanks for the chance to win. It’ll give me another book to read to my old Trooper horse. Cowboy books are his favorite. 😉

  14. I like the mystery aspect of the storyline, also the fact that the female lead character is a mail-order bride.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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