Thank you for having me here today, Rachel. Even though our journey with Embrace Books was short, I consider myself lucky to have you as a friend because of it!
For those of you intrigued and maybe a little inspired by the Wild West, I have a treat for you today. Somebody is going to win a download of Dark Sun Rising! If forbidden love in the old west is up your alley, be sure to enter the contest!
Picture it…a lawless town surrounded by the gorgeous Sierra Nevada Mountains, where a beautiful and spirited woman works hard to keep her emporium business afloat. Not only does her competition threaten her livelihood, they threaten her very life when she saves a handsome buffalo soldier. Dark Sun Rising is an emotionally gripping story with a controversial look into the life of a black man who earned his freedom, and fell in love with a white woman. The story of Charlotte and Avery is timeless, for no matter how hard they struggled in the face of racism and jealousy, in the end, they had each other.
Dark Sun Rising is the first of many forbidden love stories I’m working on. Interracial love in those times not only caused a stir, it put lives at risk. And what is a love story without risk, right?
From tall, handsome and brooding gunslingers to the simplicity of life back then, the old west has always inspired me. I would’ve been one of the few women who’d dare to wear breeches and carry a peacemaker. I would’ve drunk whiskey with the likes of the rowdiest men and entertained my fellow ruffians with a tune on the saloon piano. You would not find me mending clothes or sipping tea with the ladies! And being in an interracial relationship myself, you can bet your breeches I’d be causing a stir in the Wild West! *g*
Praise for Dark Sun Rising:
"Readers who thrive on stories of empowered women and sexy, brooding men will savor this historical tale of interracial love." Publishers Weekly
“This read is for those who like their love stories both explicit and explosive, with a mix of strong women and sexy men!” Library Journal
Dark Sun Rising
His sin is the color of his skin. Her love is his salvation…and the greatest danger.
Life in a mountain town is hard for gently raised Charlotte Phillips, who has come to Hatchet Creek to help run her cousin’s emporium. When her cousin suddenly dies, she learns just how rough-and-tumble is the life of a business owner—especially when she steps in to stop the brutal whipping of a local colored man.
Avery Samms made the mistake of rejecting the advances of a married white woman, and he pays with the flesh on his back. With no doctor in town, he’s sure a slow agonizing death is his fate. Until a beautiful angel shocks everyone—especially Avery—by taking him home. Her heart may be in the right place, but now her business, even her very life, is in danger.
As Avery recovers, their connection grows stronger every day. There’s passion in her eyes, and purity in her heart that heals soul-deep wounds no one can see. One moment of irresistible desire bonds them in forbidden love.
Even as they plan to escape to a far-off haven, jealousy and revenge threaten to rip their world apart. Under a savage western sun, they must fight for their love…and their very lives.
To find out more about BL and her books, you can find her online here: http://www.bl-bonita.com
So tell me, would you be in the saloon causing a ruckus with me, or sipping tea with the ladies? Enter the contest by commenting below! This is a quick draw contest! Entry deadline is Oct. 8 at midnight EST. Be sure to leave your email address with your comment. Good luck!
Mini Tour Destinations
Oct. 2: Savannah Chase http://savannahchase.com/blog/
Oct. 4: Romance Junkies http://www.romancejunkies.com/rjblog/
Oct. 7: Rachel Lyndhurst http://www.rachellyndhurst.com/
Oct. 10: Love Romance Passion http://www.loveromancepassion.com/
Oct. 12: Night Owl Romance http://www.nightowlromanceblog.blogspot.ca/