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Guest Post and Excerpt – Come Back by Melissa Maygrove


I’m very excited to host Melissa Maygrove today. Her debut novel Come Back, a historical western romance, is released today and she’s here to share an excerpt with us, plus a little something I’m sure all of you writers out there can relate to.


 Things that make you go ugh.

• When you send an email to someone really important, then—ten seconds later—realize your spell-check wasn’t turned on. 0_o

• When your internet service goes down on your busiest blogging day. (‘Course, you might get some word count out of the deal.)

• When you open a critique—of something you thought you nailed—and the first line reads: This might seem harsh. Just remember, I still love you! ducks


Thanks for inviting me to your blog, Maggie.

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[Seth] sighed. “I don’t blame you for what happened. And I trust you.”

“No you don’t,” she choked out.

“Yes I do. But I convinced you to travel with me. I’m responsible for your safety.”

Becca lifted her head and wiped the moisture from her face. “That’s admirable, but it’s not realistic. No matter how hard you try, you can’t protect me from every possible danger. You’ll kill yourself trying.”

Troubled eyes studied her from under drawn brows.

“I mean it, Seth. If you’re not willing to let me do my part, then leave me here. We’ll never make it to California if we don’t work as a team.”

He sighed again and closed his eyes. When he opened them, they were soft with acquiescence. And dull with fatigue. “You’re right.” He brushed the ridge of her cheekbone with his thumb. “I know you can take care of yourself. I didn’t mean what I said before.”

Seth left her and collected Cyrus. “Ride with me?” he asked over his shoulder.

The vulnerability in his voice softened her even more. “Yes.”

“Good.” He mounted and lifted her onto the saddle. “I need a rest. And Sam would skin me alive if I left a lady to walk while I rode.”

Becca sat a little taller and glanced at him sideways. “I’ll go along—in front of Sam. But when we’re alone, that’s another compulsion you’ll have to get over.” She squirmed and shifted her hips. “Riding makes my backside numb.”

“Lord, have mercy,” he muttered. “What have I gotten myself into?”

*        *        *        *        *

Sometimes a single choice alters the course of a person’s life forever.

Come Back
by Melissa Maygrove
Western Historical Romance
Adult / New Adult

Available May 12th from Truelove Press

Where to find Melissa…

Where to find her book…
Amazon / Kindle / B&N / Nook / Kobo


Don’t forget to add it to your Goodreads.

Cover designed by Carrie Butler,



11 thoughts on “Guest Post and Excerpt – Come Back by Melissa Maygrove

  1. Thanks for posting this! You’re awesome. 🙂

    • Thank you for guesting! I can’t begin to count how many times I’ve facepalmed over #1. 😛

      • I don’t have any trouble with that at home, but I have to be careful when I emailing from work. Spell check isn’t automatic there. I can do it, but I have to click a button every time. And I forget because I’m so trained to think no red lines = no errors. LOL

  2. I work from home, so an internet outage means I can’t blog for my clients, which means lost $$$ and missed deadlines. My laptop won’t run on battery for more than 1-2 hours, too, so a coffee shop isn’t an all-day option.

  3. Sending an important e-mail without checking the spelling… eeeeek!
    Everything of the best to Melissa!
    She’s a wonderful and supportive blogger/writer!
    Writer In Transit

  4. I nominate you with a liebster award. Check it out on my web with award tag.

  5. Pingback: Celebrate The (Not So) Small Things | Just Get It Written

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