Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Book Blog Tour of Montana Destiny by R.C. Ryan

Welcome to the Book Blog Tour of R.C. Ryan's Montana Destiny, the second in the McCord Cousins series!  Before we chat with R.C. Ryan, let me share a little about her latest book and R.C. Ryan's background.

The blurb:
They're the McCords. . . three rugged, sexy cowboy cousins who'll inherit the family range -- if they seek the treasure hidden on it.   But even more precious are the women who can tame their wild hearts.

Emergency medic Marilee Trainor likes her freedom and lives for trouble.  Then she stumbles upon a clue to the legendary McCord gold and suddenly finds herself in a mysterious killer's sights -- and in the arms of irresistible playboy Wyatt McCord.  This McCord cousin has been everywhere, yet the ranch is the only place he feels at home.  Now Marilee's courage and independence make him want to protect her, win her heart, and finally settle down.  But trust is the one thing Wyatt and Marilee can't easily give.  And their survival and everything they cherish depends on whether they can surrender to each other -- to fight for their . . . Montana Destiny.

ISBN-10: 0446548634 - Mass Market Paperback $6.99
Publisher: Forever; 1 edition (May 1, 2010), 352 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.

About the Author:
New York Times bestselling author R.C. Ryan has written more than ninety fiction novels, both contemporary and historical. Quite an accomplishment for someone who, after her fifth child started school, gave herself the gift of an hour a day to follow her dream to become a writer.

The Lost, an anthology of stories by J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Patricia Gaffney, and R.C. Ryan writing as Ruth Ryan Langan was published in Fall 2009. Ms. Ryan’s story, “The Legacy,” is an exciting tale of intrigue and other-worldly adventure. 

In a career spanning more than twenty years, Ms. Ryan has given dozens of radio, television, and print interviews across the country and Canada, and has been quoted in such diverse publications as the Wall Street Journal and Cosmopolitan. She has also appeared on CNN News, as well as Good Morning America.  If you'd like to learn more about R.C. Ryan, visit her website at http://www.ryanlangan.com/about.html

We're lucky to have R.C. Ryan with us today to discuss her inspiration for her latest novel, Montana Destiny.  Please welcome, R.C. Ryan!  R.C., thank you so much for taking the time to chat!


I'm often asked about my inspiration for my latest series.  It's a difficult thing to explain.  As a writer I have sudden flashes of character, followed by long sessions of mulling the things I think shaped a particular person, his personality quirks, his sense of humor or duty or honor or whatever the outstanding qualities I think he should have.

The McCord family is like my own in some ways.  Large, noisy, sometimes quarrelsome, but always loving.  And at the core, we care deeply about one another.  We feel justified in fighting with one another, but if anyone outside the family dares to challenge one of us, he finds himself standing up to an entire clan.  We suffer with one another, and cheer one another's successes. 

I like to think that everyone who reads these books will be able to identify with at least some of the members of this fascinating family.  I wanted them to be three-dimensional, living, breathing people that my readers would care about.  And I loved the idea of generations, because older members are often the narrators of family history to the younger generation.  I loved Cora and Cal.  I wanted my readers to see them first as they are, and then to learn in each book, who they were, and how they became the strong-willed people they are today.

I really love this family, and I'm so delighted that my readers love them, too.

Large, noisy, sometimes quarrelsome, but always loving -- that sounds a lot like my family as well!  I think that's one of the reasons why I've really enjoyed reading about the McCord cousins in Montana Legacy and Montana Destiny.  I'm looking forward to finding out what happens to the third and last McCord cousin!  Thanks so much for stopping by, R.C. Ryan!


To enter leave a comment below telling us why you'd like to read Montana Destiny.

1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
2. You must be a follower to join the contest.

The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on June 30, 2010.

Thank you so much Anna and Hatchette for sponsoring this giveaway!


  1. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. It has suspense and romance which I love reading. Please enter me in contest. Thank you. Tore923@aol.com

  2. Hi! Thanks for this great giveaway! I loved Jesse and Amy's story in "Montana Legacy" : ) I would adore to win "Montana Destiny" and get to know another McCord cousin and his lucky lady!

    US Resident, Follower, Subscriber

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

  3. I would love to read about a big family in the western atmosphere. It sounds nice.

    Im a follower

  4. Hey Gaby, thanks for a great contest!
    OHhh why I want to read this book... cuz I have the first one... and you know that any OCD person has to have them all... and when they are as good as everyone says they are.... well... you have to have them. Kinda like chocolates! I have to have them!
    Thanks for the chance!
    And I am follower!

  5. I would really like to read Montana Destiny because I think cowboys are really sexy.

    I am a follower

    jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

  6. I haven't read a western contemporary before and would love to try "Montana Destiny."

    I'm a follower.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  7. Great giveaway!
    I'd like to win this book because I want to find out more about the treasure.

    chey127 at hotmail dot com

  8. I can never resist a cowboy story, and I really enjoyed Montana Legacy. I am looking forward to reading this next book in the series. I just have to know what happens next!
    castings at mindspring dot com