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Dark Sun Rising by BL Bonita

(A Samhain Author is not able to promote her new release right now so I’m helping out.)

Dark Sun Rising by BL Bonita

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 this 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.

Historical/Western, Interracial novella
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-61921-163-6


Release date Oct 2012

“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
“Readers who thrive on stories of empowered women and sexy, brooding men will savor this historical tale of interracial love.” Publishers Weekly


Warning: This book contains a gorgeous hero and a spirited heroine, pistol slinging, knife wielding, bigotry, bad guys, bad language, and smokin’ hot love scenes.
This is the story of a forbidden romance between Charlotte, the unmarried emporium owner, and Avery, the Buffalo Soldier whom she rescues from a savage beating. Even though Charlotte knows that she should not be drawn to the former slave, their hearts are connected from the start. Surrounded by the racism and bigotry of Hatchet Creek, CA, Avery plans to head to Idaho and escape to a mountain in the woods. When Charlotte’s betrothed suddenly arrives in town, Avery leaves, thinking that it would be the best for all concerned.


Verdict Set in California at a time when cowboys and outlaws run the streets, the novel is a tale of protagonists trying to resist their growing attraction to each other while lust pulls them into forbidden temptations. They endure racial struggles and fight to stay together in their paradise in the mountains. This read is for those who like their love stories both explicit and explosive, with a mix of strong women and sexy men!—Judy Taylor Garner, ECPI Univ. Lib., Glen Allen, VA

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