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It’s the late 1800s, and Otakatay is a bounty hunter, a slayer of men and women. Embittered by the past, he’s ruthless and unforgiving. Now his conscience haunts him day and night, and he believes himself to be evil, to be death itself.
Black-haired, blue-eyed beauty Nora Rushton is a healer, a gift that her father considers a curse and tries to keep secret from everyone around them. To protect her from those who would accuse her of witchcraft as they did her mother, he keeps her locked up in the house all day. But Nora feels like a bird in a cage and she wants to be free.
Then one day, in a twist of fate, she meets Otakatay, and she’s instantly mesmerized by his looks and aura of danger, need, and hunger. Though he won’t admit it at first, he’s also taken by Nora’s kind blue eyes – – but he warns her that she better stay away from him if she knows what’s good for her. Also on the scene is Elwood Calhoun, a rich miner who will stop at nothing to possess Nora.
But then, the man who has been paying money to Otakatay to kill people has one last job for him, and this time he has put a price on Nora’s head…
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this historical western romance. Nora is a very sympathetic heroine with a warm heart yet willful, feisty personality. Otakatay is the ultimate tortured soul, a man sunk in darkness and trying to find the light.
At first his past crimes put me off, but the author did a good job in revealing his feelings and showing his deep remorse, which eventually redeem him. It was interesting to watch his character arc evolve and change throughout the story.
There are quite a number of exciting action segments and the sensual scenes are written in good taste. I also enjoyed the ending, which revealed some unexpected story twists.
Recommended for fans of historical and western romances.
Review originally published in Blogcritics.
Character Interview: Elwood Calhoun from Kat Flannery’s Historical Paranormal Western Romance, LAKOTA HONOR
We’re thrilled to have here today Elwood Calhoun from Kat Flannery’s new Historical Paranormal Western, Lakota Honor. Elwood is a 39, Coal mine owner living in Willow Creek, Colorado.
It is a pleasure to have him with us today at Beyond the Books!
Thank you so for this interview, Elwood. Now that the book has been written, do you feel you were fairly portrayed or would you like to set anything straight with your readers?
Hell, no I wasn’t fairly portrayed. I’m a kind fellow. I can’t help that I’m rich and therefore I can have and do whatever I want.
Do you feel the author did a good job colorizing your personality? If not, how would you like to have been portrayed differently?
Well, she made me out to be this bad guy, which is not true. I’ve been known to help an old woman across the street a time or two, would a bad guy do that?
What do you believe is your strongest trait?
Well, my looks of course. You won’t find another with my fine features, and money.
I don’t have any.
If you could choose someone in the television or movie industry to play your part if your book was made into a movie, who would that be (and you can’t say yourself!)?
You know I’d be the perfect person to play me, but since I can’t do that, Neal McDonough. He is a good lookin’ man, not as appealing as I am, but he’d work.
Do you have a love interest in the book?
At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out?
Right about the last few chapters.
If you could trade places with one of the other characters in the book, which character would you really not want to be and why?
Otakatay, the name says it all. I can’t stand that guy.
How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away?
I was okay with it, but I felt I should’ve had a bigger role.
What words of wisdom would you give your author if s/he decided to write another book with you in it?
First off, it’s about bloody time she grew a brain. The story should’ve been about me all along.
Thank you for this interview, Elwood. Will we be seeing more of you in the future?
Not with this author you won’t. Her and I don’t see eye to eye.
Kat Flannery has loved writing ever since she was a girl. She is often seen jotting her ideas down in a little black book. When not writing, or researching, Kat enjoys snuggling on her couch with a hot chocolate and a great book.
Her first novel, CHASING CLOVERS became an Amazon’s bestseller in Historical and Western romance. This is Kat’s second book, and she is currently hard at work on the third.
When not focusing on her creative passions, Kat is busy with her three boys and doting husband.
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