Send Him an Angel by Tabitha Shay
Secret Cravings Publishing
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An Angels of Deadwood Gulch Series, Book One
In the Badlands of the Dakota Territory, a war is raging between good and evil, between angels and Satan’s three sons…
Earth Angel—Elizabeth Bonner’s plans for her wedding dissolve when she
discovers her fiancé in bed with her mother. To escape the pain, she flees to the rowdy mining town of Deadwood Gulch to claim a recently inherited gold mine. Only one person stands between her and hell—Gabriel King.
Dark Angel—Saloon and brothel owner, Gabriel, is a man feared by most, but he meets his match with Elizabeth. When her father dies in his arms with the request for him to look after his only child, Gabriel is determined to protect Elizabeth at all costs. 1876, Dakota Territory is no place for a Southern lady whose innocence is tempting as sin. Toss in a couple of trouble-making cherubs, and the Old West will never be the same.
Elizabeth and Gabriel—more than one war is brewing in the Black Hills.
His hands fell away to his sides. “Since you brought it up, anytime you need the edge taken off any appetite, I’m available.” He spoke in a soft, low voice, and with such intimacy, Elizabeth prayed no one heard them but her.
“I did not bring up anything,” she snapped, feeling her cheeks burn.
“On that subject, my dear, Elizabeth, I’m afraid we disagree.”
“You, sir, lack all the attributes of a gentleman.”
“And you, miss, are in no need of a gentle man.”
“I fear you lack either quality no matter the reference.”
“I’ve never claimed to be a gentleman, either. I’m a businessman. Are you certain you won’t accept my offer to…dine? We could discuss the disposal of your mine and mercantile without a captive audience and a crooked lawyer.”
“Not in your lifetime.”
Amusement crinkled the corners of his eyes. “Ah. One can never be sure how long a lifetime one might live.”
“If you’ll excuse me,” she said tight-lipped, “I have a fitting to attend and you’re in my way.”
“Waste of time,” he muttered. “You’ll never wed him.”
Her head jerked up. “What did you say?”
“Please think about selling the mine and mercantile to me. You can’t possibly want to make a trip to Deadwood. It’s an exceedingly tedious journey, fraught with danger. Indians. Outlaws. Rattlesnakes. You don’t want to visit such an uncivilized settlement.” He tucked a curl behind her ear. “There’s nothing but shanties, tents, and rough miners sluicing back to back. The other residents are mostly lewd women living on lost dreams and laudanum. The women who don’t commit suicide die from drug overdoses, disease or just plain used up.”
Elizabeth swatted his hand. “Mr. King, I have no desire to have this indecent conversation.”
“Well, you better listen, lady,” he ordered in a no nonsense manner, “unless you wish to live a very short life.”
“Are you threatening me?” She reared back, unable to believe he had the nerve to try and terrorize her in front of witnesses, not that anyone of the three in the room seemed to be paying much attention to her.
“I’m not threatening you,” he replied. “I’m warning you. Deadwood is dangerous even for those who know to watch their backs.
About the Author
Tabitha Shay is the author of paranormal romances, Witch’s Brew, Witch’s Heart, Witch‘s Moon, Witch’s Magic, and Witch’s Fire.
A member of the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, Inc., she has served as both a category chair and judge. Her books have been nominated for several awards, including the prestigious P.E.A.R.L. Award for Witch’s Magic and Witch’s Moon, which was also nominated for Best All Around Paranormal in 2008. Witch’s Fire won Runner Up for Best Paranormal Book of 2010 at LRC.
Ms. Shay is also the author of the contemporary western romances, Montana Men Series, In the Arms of Danger, No Holds Barred, Too Hot to Handle/Too Close to the Fire, and Wild, under the pseudonym, Jaydyn Chelcee.
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