Karen’s Killer Book Bench: White Fire by Michele Callahan

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Karen’s Killer Book Bench: The Bullet Catch by John Gaspard

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Karen’s Killer Book Bench *Triple Treat*: The Mythean Arcana Series by Linsey Hall

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**Author Peek** Interview with John Gaspard

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Michel Prince

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Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, MICHEL PRINCE, and her favorite recipe for CLAM CHOWDER!

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Karen’s Killer Book Bench Character Interview: Seduced By A Sinner by Cynthia Woolf

 

Seduced by a Sinner
by Cynthia Woolf
 
This is the third book in the Destiny in Deadwood series but you can also read it as a stand alone.
 
 
 
Quick Facts                                        
Release Date: October, 2014           
Genre: Historical Romance. Western                                              
Formats to buy: Paperbacks and all ebook formats

 

Book Synopsis
Zach Anderson is a desperate man. He needs to find a killer before the man destroys Zach’s entire family. He also must convince one Lily Sutter, the woman he loves, that she loves him and wants to marry him.

 

Neither task is an easy one.

 

Lily Sutter is a sinner. Just ask anyone in Deadwood. She had a baby out of wedlock and she doesn’t deny it. She was seduced and left by one man; she refuses to be taken in by another. The fact that Zach makes her blood boil and her heart race, just by being near, has nothing to do with anything.

 

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 INTERVIEWING CHARACTER, ZACH ANDERSON

Hi Zack! How are you?

I’m looking forward to our interview! I can’t wait to get to know you a bit more.

1. So Zack, tell us when did you get to Deadwood? Do you like living there?

I came to Deadwood with my brothers in 1876, about 2 years ago. Living here is shall we say interesting. There is no law and things can get a bit dicey sometimes.

2. Can you name one of your favorite moments since you got there?

That’s easy. My favorite moment of my life, not just since I got here, is meeting Lily Sutter.

3. Who do you get along with best in your family?

That’s a hard one. I would have said Jake, but I had to use my gun to get him to go somewhere. He wasn’t too happy with me at the time. I think he’s forgiven me now.

 4. What things make you happy?

Being with Lily and Gemma makes me happy. There is no more joy for me then being with them.

5. What things make you angry?

When you put my family in jeopardy, any part of my family, I get angry and you’d better watch out.

6. What is your bigger fear?

My biggest fear is losing Lily.

7. Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

I think the author portrayed me accurately. I’m pretty much the badass she says I am.

8. What do you think about the author?

I love her. I wouldn’t exist without Cynthia Woolf.

9. Do you keep your promises?

I always keep my promises. All a man really has is his word and if he doesn’t keep it when he promises someone something, then he has nothing. All the money in the world can’t help him, if he can’t keep his word.

10. For the sake of ladies’ curiosity… Do you have a birthmark? Where is it? What about scars? How did you get them?

I have a scar down the side of my face from my eye to my lips. I was knifed by a man named Richard Jordan. I’ll pay him back for that scar.

 
Excerpt:
 

Thursday, June 28, 1877

Zach reined to a stop in front of the Deadwood mercantile. He was looking forward to seeing Lily, but more importantly, Lily had a spare room and he needed someplace to live. Hopefully, she’d be willing to rent to him.

He probably should get a bath and a shave before he talked to her, but he was just too dog-tired. Over the past three weeks, he’d chased Jordan to Cheyenne and then southwest toward Denver. Always behind him perhaps only minutes, but still behind. Only getting close enough once in Cheyenne, to have seen him. Jordan could have killed him then, but Zach had seen him at the last moment and avoided most of the intended damage. The knife only cut him from below his eye to his mouth. It could have slashed his throat. Bleeding like a stuck pig afterwards, Zach had to find a doctor and get stitched up. By then, he’d lost Jordan and didn’t find him again until just outside Deadwood. Jordan was returning to Zach’s home. Returning to the scene of his crime, when he stabbed Ellie, returning to finish what he’d started but Zach would not allow him to hurt his family.

The problem was finding him in the throng of people that now occupied Deadwood. Thousands of people had come and more were on their way. Looking for the same kind of riches that he and his brothers had been lucky enough to find. They’d struck the mother lode with the gold claim that Lily Sutter had sold them.

He should go next door and get cleaned up, especially if he hoped to have any chance of convincing Lily about the room. She wouldn’t want a boarder who was as dirty as he was. He would ask her for meals, too. He needed them and sharing a meal, spending time together at her table, would be a good chance to get to know more about her and Gemma. The little girl needed a father but until the threat that Jordan presented was eliminated, until Jordan was eliminated, he couldn’t think about that. Couldn’t think about a family of his own.

They’d been in Deadwood for ten months, nearly a year before he left to go after Jordan and he’d been trying to court Lily all that time to no avail. She was having none of it. In all his thirty-eight years, he’d never been turned down by a woman. But she said he was a Yankee and too handsome for his own good and wouldn’t have more than a passing friendship with him.

Well, he wasn’t too handsome now, not with the scar on his face from Jordan’s knife. Red and angry, the wound still had the stitches. He needed to see Doc Cochran to get them out, today if possible, after he’d bathed. Then he could get a shave afterward and there wouldn’t be any stitches left for the razor to catch on.

He dismounted and tied the horse’s reins to the hitching rail then noticed a new bathhouse next door to Lily’s store. The sign said ‘Bath, shave and haircut’ five dollars. He went in there first. The old man, Richardson, was there working.

“Good day, Richardson. I’d like a bath now and a shave later.”

“You can do the bath but you have to pay Miss Lily,” he said, the few strands of long gray hair combed over the bald patch on top, though not covering it very well. “And then bring the token back here. She’s the one who does the shaves and haircuts since Sam left. You have to come back later for that, after she closes the store.”

“Alright, let’s just do the bath. Good and hot. I’ll go get the token. I haven’t had a good bath in weeks and am looking forward to this.”

Zach walked next door to the mercantile. The bell sounded as he entered. The one customer in the store took one look at Zach, and left hurriedly, keeping her face turned and her hand over her mouth as she passed.

“Be right with ya’ll,” said Lily.

He walked up to the counter. “No hurry,” said Zach, his voice still gravelly from lack of use.

Lily’s head snapped up and she stared. “Zach. Is that you?”

“In the flesh.”

She came around the counter. “You’re injured.” Reaching up toward the jagged cut on his face, she pressed her lips together, a gentleness crossed her features before she rallied and the starch came back. “You’re a mess. Where have you been? Why didn’t you say goodbye?”

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Other books in the series:
 
Redeemed by a Rebel
 
Healed by a Heart
 
 
 
The Author

Cynthia Woolf is the author of six historical western romance books and one short story with more on the way.

She was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in the mountains west of Golden. She spent her early years running wild around the mountain side with her friends.Their closest neighbor was one quarter of a mile away, so her little brother was her playmate and her best friend. That fierce friendship lasted until his death in 2006.
Cynthia was and is an avid reader. Her mother was a librarian and brought new books home each week. This is where young Cynthia first got the storytelling bug. She wrote her first story at the age of ten. A romance about a little boy she liked at the time.
Cynthia loves writing and reading romance. Her first western romance Tame A Wild Heart, was inspired by the story her mother told her of meeting Cynthia’s father on a ranch in Creede, Colorado. Although Tame A Wild Heart takes place in Creede that is the only similarity between the stories. Her father was a cowboy not a bounty hunter and her mother was a nursemaid (called a nanny now) not the ranch owner. Cynthia credits her wonderfully supportive husband Jim and the great friends she’s made at CRW for saving her sanity and allowing her to explore her creativity.
 WEBSITE – www.cynthiawoolf.com
 
 
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Karen’s Killer Book Bench: A Taste of Reality by Joanne McDonnell

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