Today on Watch Out I have the pleasure to bring you a truly talented author who I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for many years. Her work is hot hot and let me say is HOT. You don’t want to miss today’s guest. So now let me welcome BL Bonita to the floor.
BL Bonita: The Good, The Bad and The Undressed
Before I start I would like to thank my dear friend Savannah for having me here today. You rock!
And now I shall entertain you (hopefully) with the first post of my very first mini book tour!
Long before I fell in love with romance novels and the daring heroes that swept their lady love off their feet, I had Clint Eastwood in western movies. So it should come as no surprise that I love historical western romances.
Now, I don’t know about you but “the man with no name” aka Clint, who played his infamous role in the Dollars Trilogy (and many others), with his sexy, lip-curling, less talk more action charm is my ultimate hero. I mean, come on, a man who can outdraw any other, doesn’t give a damn about much, but can make women swoon from a single blue-eyed glance is pretty damn sexy. To me, there is no other western actor on this earth who can put him to shame in my eyes. And he’s tall. I like tall men. I especially like men who don’t have a lot to say unless it needs saying.
Right now I’m focused on something different, something rarely seen in historical novels. I’m talking about interracial love, forbidden love, the kind of love that can get you killed in the old days.
When I wrote Dark Sun Rising I didn’t know what to expect, didn’t have a set plan, just a need to write the story of Avery. He’s a strong black man, full of pride and steel balls, who lost everything because of white man’s greed. He earned a Medal of Honor fighting for the Union Army and the Cheyenne he fought called him the Buffalo Soldier. When a spirited white woman saves him from a brutal whipping, he’s given no choice but to recover at her home, and from there a story of love that sees no color blossoms like a flower in a savage land. There is knife-wielding danger, gun slinging, bigotry, plenty of bad guys to hate, and of course, smokin’ hot love scenes!
In some ways my Avery is Clint; tall, quiet and deadly, but with beautiful dark skin and a smile as smooth as coconut cream pie. What woman can resist that?
So tell me, do you love westerns? Is there a particular movie, book, or character you’ll never forget? Comment below to enter the drawing for a download of Dark Sun Rising. Entry deadline is October 6 at midnight EST. Be sure to include your email with your comment. Good luck!
Mini Tour Destinations
Don’t be shy. Stop by and say hello. I’m giving away a download of Dark Sun Rising at each stop!
Oct. 2: Savannah Chase http://savannahchase.com/blog/
Oct. 4: Romance Junkies http://www.romancejunkies.com/rjblog/
Oct. 7: Rachel Lyndhurst http://www.rachellyndhurst.com/
Oct. 10: Love Romance Passion http://www.loveromancepassion.com/
Oct. 12: Night Owl Romance http://www.nightowlromanceblog.blogspot.ca/
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.
Dark Sun Rising earned a starred review at Publishers Weekly! “Readers who thrive on stories of empowered women and sexy, brooding men will savor this historical tale of interracial love.” Read full review here: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-61921-163-6
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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.
To learn more about BL and her books, please visit http://www.bl-bonita.com
You can also stay in touch via Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bl.bonita.3