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I think most of us are familiar with Tombstone thanks to the movie starring Val Kilmer, Kurt Russel, Bill Paxton and Sam Elliot (among others). With such a high-caliber cast and an unforgettable retelling of the shootout at the OK Corral, many of us who may not have been aware of the story before were suddenly sitting up and taking notice. Of course, it helps that those actors are damn sexy. *g*
Tombstone wasn’t the only movie portraying the legend of Wyatt Earp and the OK Corral, but to me it’s the most memorable.
The shootout at the OK Corral and the legend of Wyatt Earp made the town famous, and today much of the streets look the same as it did way back then when arguments were settled with pistol slinging cowboys, outlaws and gamblers!
But, did you know that present day Tombstone is known to have spirits walking the streets? There are reports of a man in a long black frock coat near the scene where Virgil Earp was ambushed, leading many to believe the ghost is Virgil himself guarding the street. A woman in a long white dress has also been seen. The tale claims that she was the madam of a brothel who was hanged and now walks the streets in search of her executioners.
Tombstone lost many towns people, not only from gunfights, but from fire. Over 40 men lost their lives from two fires in crowded saloons and brothels that burned to the ground. People have reported smelling smoke for no explainable reason, and seeing ghosts with burns walking the streets.
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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.
Mini Tour Destinations
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About the Author
BL Bonita lives in Eastern Ontario with her retired USMC Captain. However, she grew up in the lush wilderness of Northern Ontario at a family-owned hunting/fishing resort. Nature has always inspired her to write and her imagination is as wild as her memories of the bush. Some call her funny, some call her a little crazy, and to her family, she’s the black sheep of the bunch. BL writes multiple categories of erotic romance, always with a touch of humor and wild adventure—a reflection of her own life. And of course, strong coffee is a necessity while the writing bug has her in its fiery grip.
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