Kim Taylor Blakemore
Kim Taylor Blakemore
Wild-Willed Women of the West
The Good Time Girls
"...Blakemore’s rip-roaring action and lively characters capture the imagination.
This series is off to a fine start." - Publishers Weekly
Book 1 in the Wild-Willed Women of the West series
A novel of wild women, the bonds of friendship, a harrowing road trip, and help found in the least likely places.
In 1905 Kansas, ex-dancehall girl and outlaw Ruby Calhoun has settled into a (mostly) quiet and (mostly) lawful life. But out of the blue her past comes hustling into town when her ex-friend and ex-dancehall partner, Pip, shows up with a grim message and dangerous mission: Cullen Wilder, an old enemy with a long memory, wants them dead and the only way to survive is to kill him first.
With Cullen’s henchman hot on their heels, Ruby and Pip hightail into the hinterlands of Kansas to save another friend from Cullen’s vengeance. Unprepared for the journey, their trip is filled with mishaps and mayhem, blunders and bounders, con artists and the circling noose of the law.
Through it all, Ruby is tormented by the memories of her life years ago in Arizona Territory, when the upstairs girls at the Paradise Saloon and Dancehall kept her safe, and the dreadful day it all went wrong.
Will Ruby have the guts to face her turbulent past, or will she cut and run like a coward one more time?
The Good Time Girls Get Famous
Book 2 in the Wild-Willed Women of the West series
The law is still after Pip and Ruby, but so are the theater producers and then the moving pictures.
With the silent film industry booming, and Westerns are wildly popular, Ruby and Pip find themselves contracted to star in the story of their confrontation with a notorious outlaw.
But they are outlaws themselves, wanted in multiple counties across Kansas. They'll need all their wiles to take the film money to the bank and evade John Ward, the sheriff who has tracked them across the plains to the foot of the Rockies.
Will their new fame and Ward's single-minded obsession keep them from the Mexican border and freedom?
Available November 7th in ebook, paperback, and hardback.
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