Monday, November 1, 2010

Book Feature and Giveaway: Montana Glory

The last thing in the world Zane McCord wants is a wife. But after returning home to the family ranch in Montana to help his cousins search for the lost treasure that is their legacy, Zane can't help notice that love and marriage seem to be contagious. Both his cousins have succumbed, but he refuses. Determined to stay a bachelor till he dies, Zane wants to devote his time to filming documentaries and taking care of the ranch...and then Riley Mason walks into his life.

The last thing on Riley Mason's mind is romance. Sent to the McCord ranch to save the family's accounting problems, she only wants to impress her firm in Helena and be on her way. Life as a single mother isn't easy and she needs to impress her bosses for a raise. But when Zane McCord opens the door, her breath catches in her throat and a desire she's never experienced before takes over her. When the McCords insist that she and her daughter, Summer stay at the ranch, she's forced to give in and before long, she's pulled into their search for the long lost treasure. But she absolutely draws the line at getting involved with Zane McCord, playboy and heartbreaker extraordinaire.

But as they all get closer to finding Coot's lost treasure, a dangerous series of accidents target Riley and her daughter Summer. Can Zane keep her safe while trying to win her heart?

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.

Five Fun Facts:
1. As a girl I used to love reading my father's old Westerns. His favorite author was Zane Grey. No surprise, then, that I had to name a character Zane.

2. In my original plan, Riley's child was going to be a boy. I could envision these three tough cowboys having lots of fun with a miniature wrangler. But then I realized how much more fun I could have watching the interplay between three tough cowboys and a little girl who had never set foot on a ranch before. That's how Summer was born in my imagination.

3. Don't you just love when characters take on a life of their own and lead us along paths we never expected? This is what happened with Cal Randall, ranch foreman. I thought I knew everything there was to know about him. After all, I created this life-long friend of Coot McCoy. But single-mother Riley's presence on the ranch taught me some things about Cal that I hadn't known. Midway through this story, I realized why Cal had such empathy for Riley.

4. I had always planned on having a sweet, gentle love story develop between Cal and Cora throughout the series. But again, Riley was the catalyst that made their story even sweeter. I actually cried when they finally realized what the rest of their family had known for such a long time.

5. I love the idea of searching for lost treasure. I know that my readers want answers to the quest that has teased and taunted this family for generations. But I also believe, as Zane declares, that the only real treasure is family. I hope my readers will let me know if they're satisfied with the ending in this third and final book in the series.

I have five copies of this book to giveaway. Please leave a comment below with your email address to enter. The contest is open to US and Canadian residents, but no PO Box addresses please. Winners will be chosen on November 12.


  1. I can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the great giveaway. I really enjoy her books.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  2. I've read the first 2 of this series and really enjoyed them. This installment sounds just as good. Thanks!

    jenma76 at hotmail dot com

  3. I love the others in the series and would love to win this one. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  4. I have not read any of this author's work before but I do love me some cowboys. I have been hooked on western's for quite some time and I will be watching for R.C.'s books! Please enter me!


  5. I watched Westerns on TV with my granddad when I was a kid, and was over the moon when I found out they were available as books in the grown-ups' library.

    sdeeth at msn dot com

  6. Sounds great...would love to read this book!

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

  7. I love JD Robb. Count me in!
    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

  8. Love how you arrived at the name Zane. I grew up watching lots and lots of TV and movie Westerns before ever reading any. Congrats on your book release. Sounds like a winner.

  9. This looks like a great book. I love that you changed her to a girl because guys are soft with girl children but also scared about what to do with them. Thanks for the giveaway.

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

  10. I have the other 2 books in this series.Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  11. I own the first two books in this series and I would love to own this one as well.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  12. Awww this is awesome! Please count me in!!!
    These brothers rock the world! Country Style!
    I am very intrigued by this one! =)


  13. I love Western movies and books; watched Bonanza as a kid and loved it.
    Ranch stories are great with trail rides, calf roping, cow herding, etc.


  14. Please enter my name in the book giveaway.
    Many thanks!

    pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com

  15. I would love to win this one. I have the other two in the series in my TBR stack.

  16. I have the other two books in the Montana series and would love to win a copy of Montana Glory. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Cindy W.


  17. Hello, there!

    I read Montana Legacy and loved it. I'm behind now, but I look forward in continuing the series.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  18. The storyline of this book is very good and I would like to read it.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  19. I enjoyed reading about the author. She was really determined to follow her dream to write. I'd love to read her book, Montana Glory. Thanks!
    vinter at warwick dot net

  20. I've read Montana Destiny and it was awesome!


  21. This book sounds good. I love cowboys.

  22. Hope I'm not too late for this! Love to be entered.