Fired Up by Mary Connealy | Live Webcast Author Chat, Kindle Fire Giveaway, and Blog Tour

Mary Connealy is back with the second book in her Trouble in Texas series. Fired Up is a rollicking wild west adventure you won’t want to miss. Romantic Times says, “This one’s a winner!”

Mary is celebrating the release with a Kindle Fire giveaway and a LIVE author chat party on October 8th.


One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HD
  • Swept Away and Fired Up by Mary Connealy

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 8th. Winner will be announced at the “Fired Up” Live Webcast Event on October 8th. Connect with Mary for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Mary will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books and fun gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Fired Up and join Mary and friends on the evening of October 8th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by signing up for a reminder. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 8th!


{More about Fired Up}

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?

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Mary Connealy

{More About Mary Connealy}

Mary Connealy writes fun and lively “romantic comedy with cowboys” for the inspirational market. She is the author of the successful Kincaid Brides, Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie’s Daughters series, and she has been a finalist for a Rita and Christy Award and a two time winner of the Carol Award. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters.

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Press Kit

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Audra Jennings
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 4, 2013

Press Release

Mary Connealy encourages readers to get Fired Up about upcoming webcast

Author to host a live web event on October 8 in celebration of her latest release

Seattle: Best-selling author Mary Connealy will be hosting a webcast on October 8 at 8:00 PM EDT, where she will be introducing readers to her latest release, Fired Up (Bethany House Publishers / September 15, 2013 / ISBN 978-07642-0915-4 / $14.99). Described as a rollicking Wild West adventure and romance, Fired Up is the second book in Connealy’s Trouble in Texas series.

During the live online event, Connealy will be discussing the series, previewing her upcoming releases and answering reader questions. Throughout the hour, readers will have an opportunity to chat with other fans, answer trivia about the book and submit their own questions for Connealy to answer during the evening. A number of prizes will be given away to those participating in the discussion, including copies of Connealy’s books and gift cards. At the end of the webcast, the winner of a Kindle Fire HD will be announced. The Kindle giveaway is being held in conjunction with the Fired Up blog tour being coordinated by Litfuse Publicity Group.

“A webcast like this is a great chance to connect with readers in a new and fun way.  I’m really looking forward to it,” Connealy states. “Just remember that whatever nonsense comes out of my mouth at a live event . . . that doesn’t change the fact that I think I write a pretty good book!”

The webcast will be hosted on Connealy’s Facebook page, as well as the Litfuse Publicity Group website for readers without a Facebook account. Leading up to the webcast, readers can RSVP for the event and sign up to receive an email reminder. From September 17-October 8, fans can also enter the contest for the Kindle Fire HD via the author’s Facebook page.

“We are pleased to partner with Mary Connealy and Litfuse for this exciting webcast event,” says Debra Larsen, marketing manager at Bethany House. “To meet Mary in person is to instantly want to be counted as one of her friends, so our desire for this event is that as many people as possible will be able to meet her, too, and will be blessed by her fun spirit, her wonderful sense of humor and her ability to tell a really good tale!”

Readers can keep up with Connealy via her website and blog  She is also active on Facebook (maryconnealyfanpage) and Twitter (maryconnealy).

About the Trouble in Texas series:

Bonded through their experiences during the Civil War, three young veterans work together to help one another build new lives after the conflict. But with opportunistic ranchers, vengeful cowboys, and three feisty women vying to have their way, you can bet there’s going to be trouble in Texas!

In Swept Away

Ruthy MacNeil nearly drowned before being rescued at the last second by Luke Stone. Now, alive but disoriented, she’s left with little choice but to stay with him—at least until they reach the nearest town. But is she in any less danger with this handsome cowboy than she would’ve been if she’d stayed on her own?

In Fired Up

Dare Riker is a doctor who saves lives. But lately, someone seems determined to end his. He wants to leave the violence of his war days behind and move on—preferably with Glynna Greer at his side. But will he survive long enough to have his chance at love?

Coming Next Summer: Stuck Together 

About Mary Connealy:

Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Carol Award winner and a RITA, Christy and IRCC Award Finalist. She is the author of the Trouble in Texas, Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages and Sophie’s Daughters series, Cowboy Christmas, Black Hills Blessing, Nosy in Nebraska and was one of three contributing authors to Alaska Brides.

Connealy is a contributor to the Seekerville and Pistols and Petticoats blogs. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters.

To request a review copy of Fired Up or for more information about Mary Connealy’s webcast, please contact Audra Jennings,



    Oh I love it when I get to jump back into a good read. Add in the lovely Texas background of the Palo Duro Canyons for a setting. I am there. Now then let’s find out what finally happens with Dare and Glynna. There was hints of danger to come but nothing is as scaring than living through and recovering from the fear of abuse. Dare is there to do all he can to help Glynna and her children recover and know they are safe. Better yet they are loved.

    Thanks to Litfuse for once again hooking me up with the boys in Texas. Now what happens to the preacher?

    Written by Crazed Mind on October 19, 2013 | e
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    A sweet wonderful read for anyone. I believe the author has a time machine set up to access when ever she needs info about the pass. Looking forward to additional books by this author. Highly recommended to all the ladies in my Sunday School class.

    Written by Bunny’s Book Review on October 18, 2013 | e
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    I read the first book in this series and was looking forward to this book. I think if I was Glynna I would think twice too before I entered into another marriage. Glynna had to go through a lot and I am not sure how she did, I am not sure I would have been able to endure all she went through in her life. I enjoy reading Mary’s books as they seem to pull you in from page one and keep you there all the way to the end.

    Written by Griperang’s Bookmarks on October 14, 2013 | e
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    The requisite intrigue and comedic dramatics that are part and parcel to a Connealy novel will entertain fans old and new. Connealy tips her hand too early in the novel with the reintroduction of a particularly unstable character to keep the suspense strong, but the romantic elements make up for the loss of tension in the secondary storyline. The love story is predictable, which in itself is expected based on previous books, but there are several very sweet moments to keep readers invested. The last quarter of the novel sets ups the third book with heated banter between Vince and Tina, which promises to a pairing full of chemistry. A fast read with a healthy dose of love and action.

    Written by The Overweight Bookshelf on October 14, 2013 |e
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    This series continues with much more action. There is more romance brewing and about ready to boil over. There is mystery as someone wants Dare dead. There is some humor too as Glynna’s cooking is horrible but the guys keep coming back. And we are set up for a sequel because Vince has met his match. I really liked learning more about the Andersonville Prison too.

    Written by Book Reviews from an Avid Reader on October 8, 2013 | e
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    The author did not fail to draw me into book two which I was not able to put down. I enjoyed her sense of humor and at times I was brought to tears. The subjection of emotional and physical abuse the children and Glynna had gone through in book one and then fought to conquer their fear and mistrust in book two was heart wrenching. I am ready to read book three. Bring it on Mary Connealy!

    Written by It’s Time To Read Mamaw on October 8, 2013 | e
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    I have absolutely enjoyed this series. Mary Connealy keeps me interested in every one of her books. I love the humor, the story line, and the setting. The covers are beautifully done and are eye-catching. That honestly attracted me to the first book I read by her. They show just enough of the story to pique my interest.

    This book is the 2nd book in the Trouble in Texas series. It picks up where Swept Away left off. Glynna Greer has been freed from her mean, nasty husband and a budding romance just may be starting to surface between her and the doctor (who helped free her, by the way).

    Written by When life gets you down…read a book on October 7, 2013 | e
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    Dare thinks he should not be a doctor anymore however there is always someone who needs his medical help. Glynna has given up on men but Dare always seems to be around. Can these two work out their differences and get together before someone actually kills Dare? ”Fired Up” is a mystery as we have no idea of who the potential killer is and it is a study in do we use the talents that God has given us or do we waste them away? It is also a romance. Ms. Connealy is a very talented writer who gives us wonderful characters that we really come to care about. ”Fired Up” is filled with excitement and humor and Wild West action.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on October 7, 2013 | e
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    This is a book that is about men and women who were determined to make something of their lives by doing what they have to do survive. Many women who wanted to go out west and start a new life volunteered to be mail-order brides. Some of them left a horrible situation and found themselves in a much worse place. Glynna Greer finds herself with a dead husband and 2 children to raise. She is scared to trust another man, ever. The doctor in town, Dare Riker seems to have feelings for her and her children. The problem is that she is afraid to trust him, not only as a man but, as a person who seems to bring danger to all around him. Will they be able to dodge the danger so that they can maybe take a chance on love? I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book by Litfuse Publicity Group and all opinions are my own.
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    Written by Deal Sharing Aunt on October 5, 2013 | e
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    I really enjoyed this second book in the Trouble in Texas series. Even though reading book one will give you some good background for this novel, it isn’t necessary to enjoy this book. It’s a good stand alone read.

    I’m looking forward to Ms Connealy giving us some more trouble.

    Written by sunny island breezes on October 5, 2013 | e
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    Men are not the only ones who are tough in Texas! Glynna has an inner strength that is able to stand test after test. After surviving a couple of no good husbands she’s finally on her own, making a living, even though having a restaurant when you can’t cook is quite a stretch! Her son has a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas, but who can blame him after he’s seen what his mom has gone through.

    This book is charming and full of grit at the same time. A little drama, a little romance, some stubborn men and a crazy lady make this book a page turner!

    Written by Knits Reads and Reviews on October 4, 2013 | e
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    There were a couple little things in Fired Up that bugged me – including how dumb the characters acted sometimes – but there were things I really liked too. The ending was one thing – I loved the message of forgiveness. Also, the mystery about who was out to kill Dare was good – I had a hard time sticking with one suspect.

    Written by Christian Bookshelf Reviews on October 4, 2013 |e
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    A book filled with excitement and humor. A Delightful read. Looking forward to more.

    Written by A Room without Books is Empty on October 3, 2013 | e
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    I really enjoyed this book so much more than the first!

    Maybe I just really needed to get into the story or something but this one was really good!

    It really helps that Dare sounds completely dreamy and isn’t as annoying as I found Luke to be.

    There were a few times I felt like shouting at Glynna to get her act together and snag that man while she still could!

    I became emotionally invested in these characters which is the mark of a good book! I will definitely check out book three when it is released!

    Written by A Simply Enchanted Life on October 1, 2013 | e
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    I really enjoyed this humorous romance! The group of friends and ex-soldiers from the Civil War, the Regulators, are wonderful heroes and there wasn’t a dull moment. The women are tough and feisty and give the men a run for their money.

    Written by Veronica’s ‘Views on September 30, 2013 | e
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    I like the humor and interchange between the characters, like you are following them around ~ they might even let you comment! It is written and described so vividly, you can picture it. Example, page 93 ~ “The three of them walked into the busy diner while Luke talked. They were lucky to find three seats at the end of one of four long tables.”
    The conversation continues, and you are right there with burnt food and an “eat it anyway” attitude.
    Easy going, and fluid, I like Mary Connealy’s writings, because … she is right there ~ home on the range!
    A fun historical western.

    Written by Lane Hill House on September 30, 2013 | e
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    Fun, fun book! Starts off very fast paced and kept me reading right up to the end. I laughed throughout many of the scenes in this novel (which is hard for me to do!) I’m a new convert to Mary Connealy after reading “Fired Up” I can’t wait to get my hand on her other novels.

    Written by Preslaysa on September 30, 2013 | e
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    I read and reviewed the first book in this series (Swept Away) whenever it came out, and ever since then I have been counting down the days to get this one in my hands. So far each book has been about one of the “brothers”, and there are a few of them left, so maybe (hopefully) there will be another installment in the “Trouble In Texas” series. Not to mention that Mary Connealy is one of my all time favorite authors. I always get SUPER excited when she has a new book coming out.

    I’ve been looking forward to Fired Up for months.

    Written by The Literary Maidens on September 29, 2013 | e
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    Have you ever pined for the next book in a series as you closed the cover of the book in your hand? Then you’ll understand when I say that this happens to me quite a lot; and the Trouble In Texas series just happens to be one of those series.
    Fired Up was worth waiting for. It is a fast-paced, heart-tugging novel filled with love, loss, heartache, and danger.

    Written by Our Homeschooling Pilgrimage on September 28, 2013 | e
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    Fired Up is classic Connealy with a bevy of handsome cowboys, a feisty heroine, a little mystery and danger, plenty of action, a romance or two and of course Mary’s trademark humor. What more could a fan of western romance novels ask than the latest addition to the Trouble in Texas series?

    Written by Daysong Reflections on September 27, 2013 | e
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    Mary Connealy is one of my favorites! Her delightful wit and charm instantly warms you!

    Written by A Simple Life,really?! on September 27, 2013 | e
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    This is the second book in Mary’s Trouble in Texas Series, but you really wouldn’t have to read the first book in the series to really like and understand this one. I really enjoyed this book. It had a little romance, and a lot of action. There was a little mystery to it also. Mary’s books are so easy to read. They flow so well. This is series is packed full of great characters and we get to meet a new character in this story, Jonas’ sister, Tina, she seems like a firecracker and I am hoping the next book in the series is about her. This book was about Glynna, who the regulators saved from her abusive husband. It is kind of funny that Glynna decides to open a diner, and she can’t cook at all! She promised her children she wouldn’t get married again without their blessing, and when

    Written by Melina’s Book Blog on September 27, 2013 | e
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    Fired Up is the second book in the Trouble in Texas Series by Mary Connealy. You do not have to read the first book in the series to understand what is going on but it does give a background into the other characters and Glynna’s past.
    I think the first book is much better than this one.There is some old west adventure and romance but for me the story drug on for awhile. I couldn’t really relate to the characters, it’s very predictable, but Connealy does include her humor. The author does do a good job of putting the reader where the characters are, such as riding on the trail or helping the wounded.
    For a humorous old western romance read, you will enjoy this. For those looking for a deeper story line, you probably won’t enjoy this book as much.

    Written by I Hope You Dance on September 27, 2013 | e
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    Fired Up is another great one by Mary Connealy! I love the era, the story line and the characters! It is the second book in a series so make sure to read all about Glynna in the first book, Swept Away!

    Written by The Review Stew on September 26, 2013 | e
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    Any book written by Mary Connealy is instantly on my wish list and this book was no exception! I love how easy it is to be completely “into” the story from the very first page. The characters have depth and are very relatable and don’t seem like they are too good to be true. Fired Up is another in Connealy’s growing list of wonderful books and I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

    Written by Luxury Reading on September 26, 2013 | e
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    I do love a book set in Texas and no one can write a rollickin’ fun romance with a twist of suspense quite like Mary Connealy! Beginning with the opening scene of an avalanche and continuing through burned biscuits and a fire, this is a story that grabs the senses as well as the imagination. Connealy infuses this tale with plenty of humor, although this one is a tad more nerve-wracking than some of her novels.

    Written by Mocha with Linda on September 26, 2013 | e
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    Fired Up by Mary Connealy is the second volume in the Trouble in Texas series. It was an enjoyable book that reminded me of watching old movies like The Apple Dumpling Gang with my children. It is a continuation of the story of the four “Regulators,” so named because they restored a semblance of order in the Confederate Andersonville Prison during the Civil War. Connealy is masterful at adding comments that bring the aspect of humor to more serious moments. I liked the idea of the four men who lived out their faith and fought against evil. They present a breed of men who fought for what was right, took care of women and children and were a model of the best of men. This is an enjoyable book with periods of danger intertwined with just the right amount of humor.

    Written by Manifest Blog on September 26, 2013 | e
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  • In my opinion, Fired Up is better than Swept Away, but I also believe it shouldn’t be read without having read Swept Away first. The majority of characters are established, and there are references in Fired Up to earlier events. Flint Greer is also a pivotal character and in reading Swept Away, you get to know what he was like and why Paul is so against his mother marrying again.Overall, this is a cute romance with plenty of action and humor mixed within its pages. If you want some light reading – and have read Swept Away – I can recommend Fired Up.

    Written by Sally McCombs on September 26, 2013 | e
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    This is a great story based on a woman who had been married to a wealthy man back east but then he lost it all and then Glynna had to take her two children and herself out west to marry another man. Well, he didn’t turn out much better and only after a month of marriage, started beating her and that is when Dare and some other men came to her rescue.

    This story is about the courage of Glynna and how she faces her problems and plans a course of action. May not always be the best plan, but at least she does keep going.

    And of course, if you love stories from the past, especially around and after the Civil War, then this book will delight you. Some of the characters in the book spend time in Andersonville, a prison during the war. It’s a nice clean romance story that will warm your heart.

    Written by Mary’s Cup of Tea on September 26, 2013 | e
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    This book takes place in 1868, the period shortly after the civil war, which I loved. The authors descriptions seemed to capture the period as well as the setting perfectly.I found the interaction between Glynna and Dare to be great, and while I knew from the beginning how their story would wind up it was a joy to read how the author’s imagination got us to the final destination! While “Fired Up” is the second book in the Trouble in Texas series, I feel like it can easily be read as a stand alone story because the author provides sufficient background information making it a book that is so easy to dive right into. What I found within the pages of “Fired Up” was a story that grabbed me from the beginning with an avalanche, and then keeps up the pace with more adventurous turns than you can shake a stick at. Historical fiction fans who like a little humor in their romances will find this a delightful read!

    Written by WV Stitcher on September 25, 2013 | e
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    The cover doesn’t give the book justice, as it looks like the typical romance novel, instead of a western-romance with a hint of mystery. The characters are well written, as well as the intriguing plot and dialogue. Overall, I loved reading Fired Up and I recommend it to both romance and western readers.

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on September 25, 2013 | e
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  • FIRE UP!

    This story was just average, but on the plus side, it is a quick read. It serves as a bridge between the first book and the third book in my opinion. I didn’t like the repeated use of the clichéd terms like polecat and other by Glynna. I felt like Dare and Glynna’s relationship was stilted and then all of a sudden their admitting their love for one another. I thought they made the story seem more contrived, stereotypical and less natural. I did enjoy the scenes between Vince and Tina and hope their story will be the focus of the third novel in the series. Their dialogue and interaction were snappy and spark-filled. I look forward to reading that one!

    Written by Seeking with all Yur heart on September 25, 2013 | e
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    FIRED UP is the second book in Ms. Connealy’s Trouble In Texas series. The books easily stand alone, but readers will want to read Swept Away. Glynna was married to an abusive man…men… but she doesn’t hesitate to stand up for herself. She is strong-willed, determined, and convinced that Dr. Dare is a half-wit. Dare is equally strong willed, but not determined enough to make sure he gets his way when Glynna is determined to ride right into danger.

    Written by Laura Hilton on September 24, 2013 | e
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    have to say that this book didn’t let me down at all. In this book you get to follow along with Glynna & Dare. I was so glad that these were the next characters because I was interested to see where things would go with them at the end of Swept Away.

    Written by The World As I See It on September 24, 2013 | e
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    I love this series from Mary Connealy and “Fired Up” is such a great book and fun read! I loved book 1 and was looking forward to reading Glynna and Dare’s story in this book and I was not disappointed at all! Now I am all ready for book 3! I was completely engrossed in the story from the very beginning and was kept guessing until the end as to who was really after Dare. I was wondering about Paul and Lana as being the ones who were after Dare, but also questioned if there was someone else as well.

    Written by Moments on September 24, 2013 | e
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    I am a huge fan of Mary Connealy. She has to be my favorite author! Even if she wasn’t my favorite author, I still would have enjoyed this adventurous, romantic, funny, and surprise-filled book. The characters are so real, I feel as if I really know them. I cannot wait for the rest of this series to come out! If you love westerns, romance, adventure, and humor, you will love this book!

    Written by Dixie n Dottie on September 23, 2013 | e
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    Now about the book. Me, being ever so ignorant of details, didn’t realize that this book was part of a series. It’s book number 2 from the Trouble in Texas series. Although I enjoyed the book I definitely would have enjoyed the book more had I had a bit of background information on Glynna and Dare’s friendships. So if you haven’t read book one go on and do so before picking this book up.

    This book was an okay read. Even though Dare’s trouble’s seem neverending they do get tied up in the end. I think if you need a fairly light read with bits of humor here and there then you will like this story.

    Written by Homemaking Organized Blog on September 23, 2013 | e
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    Mary Connealy is one of my all time favorite Christian Western Romance authors. I believe I’ve read almost every single novel she has written and it’s like Christmas when I find out she has a new novel out. It’s a time for me to escape back to the old west for a story of danger among the cowboys coupled with a strong and determined female who will undoubtedly fall in love before she knows what is coming. This is the second novel in the Trouble in Texas Series and I can’t wait for the next one. Who knows which character Mary will pick up to continue the journey with. I highly recommend this series if you love a great western adventure with a heroic romantic twist and for that reason this one rates a 5 out of 5 stars in my opinion.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on September 23, 2013 | e
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    Fired Up! is the second book in the Trouble in Texas series. I haven’t read the first and it was still quite enjoyable. This book is a great lesson in not judging a book by its’ cover. By the look of the cover I thought it was going to be a cheesy romance novel but it was anything but. It was a funny, Western adventure with a great lesson to be learned about forgiveness and learning to trust again.,

    Mary did a great job of making her characters super loveable and of leaving you guessing as to who was after the doctor. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to getting a chance to read the other books in the series. I highly recommend this read.

    I received a free copy of this product from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

    Written by The Crafty Home on September 22, 2013 | e
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    Fired Up is another award-winning novel from Mary Connealy. She never disappoints her readers with her humorous writing style and cast of unforgettable characters. Pick up a copy, you won’t regret it.

    Written by Digging For Pearls on September 21, 2013 | e
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    Fired Up, the second book in Mary Connealy’s Trouble In Texas series, is my first to read by her. Mary weaves a delightful story full of lively characters. You will love the tenacity and spunk of Glynna! The camaraderie between Dare and his friends was a nice component to a plot full of twists and suspense. The development of feelings between Dare and Glynna is tender and the wild west adventure will keep you turning the pages until the end.

    Written by Mother Of Three on September 21, 2013 | e
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    Although the romance factor was probably the purpose of the book, I would have preferred to see the story focus on getting Glynna back on her feet on her own. Thrusting her back into a third romance within the shadow of her husband’s death seemed rushed to me. I enjoyed the romance as a sideline but was really rooting for Glynna to be a strong single mom this time around. I’d love to see some true sparks in the next book, with some really unexpected twists! It bothered me that the summary on the back gave so much away!!

    Written by Savings in Seconds on September 21, 2013 | e
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    Picking up right where the last book left off, Fired Up is full of action and I loved getting to know Dare and Glynna better, in this book, as he was one of my favorites in the previous book. There was a lot of action and an amazing plot, making this book hard to put down.

    Written by Labor Not in Vain on September 21, 2013 | e
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    If you enjoy laugh out loud humor, feisty heroines and stubborn heroes, then Fired Up is for you! Totally fell in love with Glynna and Dare as they learn to love each other through thick and thin. And it was fun to catch up on the other characters from the previous book in the Trouble in Texas series. Definitely a keeper!

    Written by Giveaway Lady on September 20, 2013 | e
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    This is a historical romantic comedy that I will never feel guilty about reading. It was just the kind of novel that you start reading hoping that it’s good, and end up loving by the bottom of the first page. With Fired Up, you’re going to get more than just a warm fuzzy feeling in the cockles of your heart; you’re going to get an amazing story, an adventure that rivals any literary journey you’ve ever taken, and characters that will stay with you forever. Contrary to the popular belief that romantic comedies are for women; I highly recommend this to not only men, but even for the ladies that stay away from this genre.

    Written by Book Reviews by Deb on September 20, 2013 | e
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    I really love to read about mail-order brides who went west for a better life. Glynnna Greer has had a terrible experience. She finds herself alone after her husband dies. She is determined to make it alone and support her 2 children. Will she be able to? There is someone who has different ideas.

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! on September 19, 2013 | e
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    The plot of Fired Up is completely engaging, and I enjoyed watching the Regulators piece together the puzzle of who was out to get Dare.

    I like each book of Mary Connealy’s that I read a little more than the last. That certainly makes reading her books enjoyable! If you like historical romance with a touch of humor, you should definitely check out this series.

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on September 19, 2013 | e
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    The men of this story make the series. I generally try not to drool over characters, being quite happy with the one that I’m married to, but these men are the cream of the crop. They’re manly men, if you know what I mean: honest, hard-working, protective of others, chivalrous, and kind. They’re not afraid of a good fight and they’ll do what it takes to defend those they love. That’s how they rule in this series – because everyone around them needs defending in some way, and so they’re really knights in cowboy hats charging off to save the day.

    I don’t know a woman alive who wouldn’t swoon at that.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on September 19, 2013 | e
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    I am so happy I read the first in the Trouble in Texas Series Swept Away because I already knew and loved some of the characters.

    Sometimes it’s hard to read a series because you get so hooked on the characters in the first book that you just want to hear more about them instead of focusing on the main characters in the new book. But Connealy had me pulled into Dare and Glynna’s stories pretty quickly in Fired Up and I got an occasional glimpse of my old friends here and there as well.

    Glynna is a fiesty strong woman determined to make it on her own after two bad experiences with men. Her children have suffered because of these men and she would rather be alone than risk hurting any of them again. Unfortunately, the local Doctor, ironically named Dare, has other things in mind!

    Often in life when people get hurt, they shut the door to their heart and don’t want to let anyone in. I think most people, women especially, can relate to this, so they will find a connection with Connealy’s characters. I found myself relating to Glynna yet also rooting for her to let go of the past and move on. Can she listen to her heart or will her fear hold her back?

    Fired Up is witty, romantic and even has a bit of a small town mystery to it. I was equally intrigued by love and mystery!

    Written by The IE Mommy on September 19, 2013 | e
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    Fired Up is a rip-roaring romance set in the old West in the late 1860s. The country and the people are a bit wild and the action is non-stop. There are plenty of light-hearted moments for which Connealy is noted, but the very serious theme of forgiveness runs throughout the novel. More than one character is distracted by anger and fear, and the need to give it to God is very evident. While this book is a sequel, it can easily be read as a standalone. The author catches the reader up on just what went on in book 1. Because I live just 30 miles down the road from the site of the infamous Andersonville Prison, I especially liked the Regulators storyline. Connealy has done her homework, and I learned more than a few things about the prison. Life in an old West town and the practice of medicine are also very well researched.

    If you like cowboys and romance with an authentic setting, Fired Up is the book for you.

    Written by By The Book on September 19, 2013 | e
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    This is an amazing story that you will want to check out. I read it almost in one setting because I simply couldn’t put it down. Thanks for another awesome read Mary!

    Written by Kerrific on September 18, 2013 | e
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    Even though this book wasn’t as good as some of Mary Connealy’s other books I still did really enjoy it!
    After meeting Dare and Glynna in Swept Away I was rather excited for their story since it seemed like it’d be quite interesting. Dare was probably my favorite of the Regulators with his mix of the gruffness of a soldier and the gentleness of a doctor and Glynna intrigued me with how she had suffered through two dead-beat husbands and came out stronger because of it.
    I was really afraid that Glynna’s son Paul was going to cause trouble and be obnoxious but he had just enough anger and protectiveness of his mom to fit with the story but not enough to drive me crazy which was really awesome!
    I loved seeing all the characters from Fired Up again though I wish Big John would have been in…

    Written by Christian Novels on September 18, 2013 | e


    I will definitely read another book by Mary Connealy. If all of her books are this enjoyable, I look forward to cracking them open. I recommend this book and/or series to you if you enjoy historical fiction. You can certainly read this book without reading the rest of the series if you just want to test it out.

    Written by The Talbert Report on September 18, 2013 | e
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    This second book in the Trouble in Texas series was pretty good. It had the characteristic funny moments that made me laugh out loud (and make my husband wonder if I have finally rounded the proverbial bend), and there were parts that made me irritated. How this writer can write a teenaged boy to such perfection, including his desire to be a man while being an obnoxious brat, made me wonder more than once if she’s had to deal with this type of person in reality.

    Written by Books By Amanda on September 17, 2013 | e
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    This book was pretty good. But it was just a little to predictable. The book was well written and has some very good and fun dialogue. A great blend of style and plot.

    “*I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.”

    Written by Crossroad Reviews on September 17, 2013 | e
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    FABULOUS!!! Fired Up picks up right where we left off, pretty much, with ACTION right from the beginning. Mary’s writing is fantastic with humor woven throughout! Life and death situations abound with the four Regulators trying to stick together and survive in this rough Texas town!

    Written by ASC Book Reviews on September 16, 2013 | e
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    I have read several books by Mary Connealy and, once again, she didn’t disappoint me with Fired Up. Her characters are always so charming and on point with the storyline. I love the way her heros are always that, a hero. Dare Riker is a fighter for justice as well as a fighter for love. He believes in doing what’s right even if it means sacrificing himself in the process. I have read about the “Regulators” in other books and their story always intrigues me. Men that will give up their lives to bring criminals to justice. I’m glad that is the background of Dare, Luke, Vince and Jonas in these stories. It just seems to “fit”.

    Glynna is a fighter too but in a different way. She fights for her life. She fights for the safety of her kids and herself. She fights for survival. And she fights for what she wants. She is a strong woman that doesn’t show weakness during a crisis. Instead, she takes charge and helps those in charge when needed. She can also be fiesty when called for and I love a fiesty heroine.

    All in all, Fired Up is a story I would read again and again, not just a fly by night read. Mary Connealy is a wonderful writer and, if you haven’t read one of her books, you should. They are definite page turners. Fired Up is sure to keep you enthralled. A HIGHLY recommended read!

    Written by A Book Lover’s Retreat on September 16, 2013 |e
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    This series is aptly named, and the trouble continues through this wonderful novel when it appears that someone is trying to kill Dare. And Glynna isn’t really trying to kill the men in town with her cooking… And if Paul could kill every man who looks at his ma with the daggers in his eyes, he would. Meanwhile, Jonas’ sister, Tina Is relocating to Broken Wheel, much against his wishes. But when she’s not the little girl he remembers but rather a beautiful woman, he finds himself in the position to defend her against the men in town like Paul defends his ma! Still, Dare has a plan to win over Glynna’s son and Tina has caught someone’s eye, as well. This story is heaping with romance, action and fun!

    Mary Connealy’s signature wit is once again a prominent component…

    Written by WORD Up! on September 14, 2013 | e
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    If there is one thing you need to know about Connealy’s novels it is that: (1) there is always a heart warming romance and (2) there is always a group of handsome cowboys.

    Fired Up is full of romance, cowboys, adventure and a story that reveals the healing of past wounds and learning how to forgive.

    Read the rest of my review on Mary Connealy’s newest novel, “Fired Up”, to find out what she has “cooked up” for her readers this September!

    Written by Taylor Reid Reads and Breathes on September 12, 2013 | e
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