posted on August 20, 2015 by Cynthia D'Alba

Dancing My Way Across Texas

Cyndi Headshot #4Hi All! Cynthia D’Alba here. This is my first post on the Writerspace blog so be gentle with me! If you haven’t met me, I write contemporary romance, most of it starring an honorable, adorable cowboy. I didn’t start out to write cowboys. In book one of the Texas Montgomery Mavericks series (Texas Two Step), my hero wasn’t a cowboy at all. He was (are you ready?) an Italian Prince! About fifty pages into the story, my hero ripped off his tie and said, “Look, lady. I ain’t no Italian, much less a prince. I live in Texas and I’m a cowboy.”

Okay then. Mitch Landry took shape as a Texas cowboy who really needed a second chance with his college sweetheart, Olivia Montgomery, and my series was born.

Texas Two StepAnother thing that came as a surprise is that I’m writing a series. When Texas Two Step was released in 2012, I really had no plans for a series, much less that the Texas Montgomery Mavericks series has continued to this day. Book 5, Texas Bossa Nova was released in March 2015. Texas Hustle, Book 6, comes on November 24. I am in the throes of writing Book 7, Texas Lullaby.

In the upcoming release, Texas Hustle, we get Darren Montgomery’s story. We first met Darren and his twin brother Reno in Texas Tango as cousins to the hero, Travis Montgomery. Darren is a young, handsome cowboy who is quite popular with the ladies of Whispering Springs, Texas. He enjoys the game but he has his eyes on Porchia Summers, an older woman who has issues about dating a man since in his twenties.

Here’s a little excerpt from Texas Hustle:


TexasHustle“You are in the bachelor auction? You? Darren Montgomery? What is this world coming to when you have to sell your wares on the street?” She tsked. “D&R a little hard for money this month?”

Shaggy long dark hair brushed the color of his denim shirt. Piercing blue-eyes that could make any woman drown in them. And his voice. Oh Lord. His deep Southern drawl combined with a husky laugh made her gut tumble to her knees.

He chuckled. “What can I say? Aunt Jackie caught me in a good mood one day and I said yes. Besides, it’s for a good cause. It’s to raise money for an abused women and children’s shelter.”

“I know.” She pointed toward the large plate glass window at the front of her store. “I’ve had the flyer up for a couple of weeks.”

“You coming tonight?”

“No. Why would I?”

He indicated the brochure with his chin. “You have all the various date information. I thought maybe you were checking out the manly goods.”

She laughed again. One thing about Darren, he never failed to entertain her. If only he were her age instead of being years younger. The age thing was her problem, not his. But being thirty-two and dating a guy still in his twenties made her feel desperate and she wasn’t. Not by a long shot. And really, she was quite attracted to him, if only she could be past the four year age difference.

“Manly goods? It might be worth it if there were any manly goods to be seen.”

He leaned over to whisper in her ear. The scent of man, and sugar, and cinnamon was an aphrodisiac for her. She felt a tug in her gut just behind her navel. Her breath caught, holding all that deliciousness in.

“The date I’m offering is very special. It’s not just any girl that I’d want to take. Check it out.”

His warm breath on her neck had her knees going weak and her head wanting to turn until her lips could meet his. But in the end, she grinned and pushed him back.

“I’m sure you’ll raise a lot of money tonight. Have fun.”


Hope you enjoyed that little taste of Texas Hustle. Preorder links are not yet up but follow me on Facebook or watch my website or (better yet!) subscribe to my newsletter for the latest news and contests with every edition! I’ll let you know when the links are up.

Thanks for coming by! See you soon.

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Cynthia DAlba

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Cynthia D’Alba started writing on a challenge from her husband in 2006 and discovered having imaginary sex with lots of hunky men was fun. She was born and raised in a small Arkansas town. After being gone for a number of years, she’s thrilled to be making her home back in Arkansas living in a vine-covered cottage on the banks of an eight-thousand acre lake. When she’s not reading or writing or plotting, she’s doorman for her two dogs, cook, housekeeper and chief bottle washer for her husband and slave to a noisy, messy parrot. She loves to chat online with friends and fans. You can find her most days at one of the following online homes: Website: Facebook: Facebook/cynthiadalba Twitter: @cynthiadalba Pinterest: Pinterest/CynthiaDAlba

15 thoughts on “Dancing My Way Across Texas”

  1. Avatar Therese lopez says:

    I can’t wait to read Texas Hustle!! I love this series so much and have read them all so I’m excited about this one.

    1. Thanks Terese! So glad you’re enjoying them. (BTW – I answered you this morning on this but my reply get eaten by the internet monster!)

  2. Avatar Nicole Smith says:

    I love those yummy cowboys! Such awesome books. Can’t wait for Texas Hustle.

    1. Thanks Nicole! So glad you enjoy the series.

  3. Avatar del227 says:

    I LOVE The Texas Montgomery Series!! Can not wait for Texas Hustle!!

  4. Avatar Millie Swank says:

    Texas Hustle is worth the wait, even if I am waiting in patiently. November is not that far off. Love this series and can not wait to read Darren story.

    1. November will be here before we know it!!! Thanks Millie

  5. I love the Texas Mavericks! All of them 🙂 I can’t wait to get my hands on TEXAS HUSTLE.

    1. Thanks Tanya! I think you’ll enjoy it.

  6. Well howdy Ms. DAlba!!! I love those Texas Montgomerys

    1. Thank you!! I’m going to miss them when the series is done

  7. Avatar Pamela Reveal says:

    Im so looking forward to reading Texas Hustler. I LOVE this series. Thank you Cynthia D’Alba.

  8. Avatar Sharon Sommer says:

    I can not wait to read!! Love the cover

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