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Gincy Tate's father is murdered before he can flfill a contract to supply the Army with remounts. In order to pay his debts and save her home, Gincy must make the sale in his place. Afraid the lien-holder, whom she suspects of being the murderer, will foreclose before June 7, 1883, she tells no one Morris Tate is dead. Instead, she says he is here, there, or elsewhere.

Gincy hires two cowboys to help trail the herd to fort Spokane. One is on the murderer's payroll, but Sawyer Kennett hires on because he has decided Gincy is the woman for him. With an old Indian, who is her shirttail relative, the group battles storm, stampede, and sabotage to win their way to the fort and sell the herd. Then Gincy  must make it home im time to beat the foreclosure and confront her father's murderer--but only if Sawyer is the man she prays he is.

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A woman's revenge and a man's honor meet on a collision course. Isaac Gilpatrick witnesses the killing of old Marshall Blodgett, and when his mother Ione is threatened with death - or worse - he is intimidated into remaining silent. But the guilt he carries wears at Isaac's nerves, until he can bear it no longer and vows to put the information into the new marshal's hands. Unfortunately, Marshal TJ Osgood arrives in town too late. He finds Isaac silenced for good after a crooked judge ordered him hanged. Now, with an under-aged deputy and a hound dog as his only allies, Osgood must sort out the truth, protect the bereaved Ione Gilpatrick, and bring a rough bunch of backwoods timber thieves to justice. That is, if Ione doesn't beat him to it....

"... 5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent western anyone can enjoy from beginning to end. This is a cleanly written extremely entertaining story. It was very hard to put down. I will definitely look for more from this writer as she is a real keeper!!            By Mary Jane Kail on October 20, 2016 on Amazon

#1 Kindle Western for three weeks; top ten for five weeks.
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SPUR AWARD FINALIST
There's only one person in town brave enough to step in and take over for the sheriff when he's shot, and that's his wife. Diggett Monroe's gang of outlaws is set to overrun the town of Endurance, Idaho, and claim it for their own. They start by ambushing Sheriff Pelham Birdsall, leaving him for dead, lying in a pool of blood. But Birdsall, thanks to his young wife Delight, doesn't die, and as she strives to get him back on his feet in time for the inevitable, swiftly approaching showdown, more and more of the sheriff's duties fall on her shoulders. Can Delight, assisted by an unlikely deputy--a former prisoner and the only man willing to step up and help--and a three-legged dog, find a way to vanquish the outlaws and save the town?

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Book #1 of the Gunsmith Time-travel Series from City Lights Publishing
Boothenay Irons, to her own bewilderment, is the possessor of a mysterious power. By profession a gunsmith, there is something within her that answers to the history held within the antique guns that are her specialty. Not only can she hear the gun's story, she is sometimes able to go back in time and interact with its history. But, as she soon finds,  it takes the spilling of blood to trigger her forays into the past.
Boothenay and Caleb Deane are untied when his heirloom blunderbuss sends them into the year 1811 on an extraordinary adventure. caleb's entire world is turned upside down in the quest involving his family history, a grand romance, and a jailbreak from grim Dartmoor prison.
The question is, will boothenay find a way to bring them home?

5.0 out of 5 stars] Love, Danger and Magic, November 16, 2016
"...I liked this magical, historical romance very much. Wonderful characters and believable circumstances. As ever with a really good author, you are left wanting to know what will happen next. Please, C. K. Crigger, give us more of the gun repair shop and its lovely expert."  Corinthian Marsh Amazon review

5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars   ByAmazon Customer on March 14, 2017
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"Beautifully written. Fast paced, one of a kind read.

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Book #2 of the Gunsmith Time-travel Series from City Lights Publishing

Boothenay connects with a mysterious power within the antique weapons that are her specialty. She believes she is the only person in the world with this ability--until a Colt 1911 .45 automatic steals Caleb Deane and sets him down in the middle of WWI. Now Boothenay has to discover where he's gone, and find a way for them both to survive the final battle.

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Boothenay Irons is a most unusual gunsmith who is accustomed to the mysterious power within the antique guns in which she deals. That power is a catalyst, able to carry her into the past. What she isn’t prepared for is a time-traveler from the future named Teagun Dill in need of her expertise. Dill kidnaps her and thrusts her forward in time. He needs her help to fight an outlaw gang who has taken over the Dill family’s Crossroad Hotel. His promise to help her return to her own time causes her to consider her plight as well as his. Stranded and angry, unable to utilize her own power, Boothenay finds she must help create a future, instead of relive the past.

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An old LeMat revolver is the catalyst that sends gunsmith boothenay Irons back in time to 1877 and sets her down in the middle of the Nez Perce War.

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A cross-genre western/time travel.
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Boothenay arrives home, only to find her father dead, her brother no longer welcoming. Now her first romance has fizzled out, nothing awaits her there that compares with old-time motor carriages, lightning spewing guns—and the enigmatic Kellen Tatrov.
Boothenay Irons and her dog, McDuff, are kidnapped and forced into an alternate American where Boothenay's life changes forever.

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Border Patrol officer Lily Turnbow is fighting a terrorist for her life when everything around her dissolves into a maelstrom of light and thunder. Awakening one hundred years in the future, Lily finds a ruined world in which bands of mutants are at war with normal humans, and she is as changed as her surroundings. Resurrected into a society only now beginning to recover from the Event that almost wiped out humanity, Lily has become a Cross-up, acquiring magical powers she never had before. Driven by a bewildering set of circumstances, she uses thesepowers for the good of the O'Quinn clan, a sword-and-horse society that has, against their better judgment, taken her in. But with few exceptions, these people are not as appreciative of her help as one might expect. Even after killing one of her "own kind" --the serial murderePre at war with normal humans, and she is as changed as her surroundings. Resurrected into a society only now beginning to recover from the Event that almost wiped out humanity, Lily has become a Cross-up, acquiring magical powers she never had before. Driven by a bewildering set of circumstances, she uses these
powers for the good of the O'Quinn clan, a sword-and-horse society
hilip Barnes, a Cross-up known in this time as Screenmaster--the O'Quinns view her with fear and suspicion. With the exception of O'Quinn cousin Nate Quick, who is her most vocal advocate, the clan can't wait to get rid of her. Sent before the clan elders, Lily's alternatives are banishment into a lonely, friendless world where no one trusts anybody, or death.
But Lily isn't willing to die--again.
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