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Thursday, October 17, 2019

New Release - Gunslinger: A Six Guns and Prairie Roses Novel by Cynthia Breeding

Ex con-artist Abigail Clayton Sayer arrives in San Francisco as a mail-order bride, ready to make a fresh start. Putting her criminal life on the streets of New York behind her is what she intends—and marrying Mr. Travis Sayer was the answer to her prayers—until she learns he has been murdered by a fast gun!
Gunslinger Luke Cameron hadn’t meant to kill Sayer, but he couldn’t let the store owner drag a prostitute down the street by her hair. He’d only meant to wound Sayer, but someone had jostled Luke’s arm as he’d pulled the trigger. Now, here was Mrs. Travis Sayer, the married-by-proxy widow of the man he’d killed, newly arrived in San Francisco and wondering which end was up.
Or was she? Could it be that beautiful Abigail Clayton Sayer is already involved in her dead husband’s illegal activities—his partner in crime? Luke intends to find out—Even if it means exposing Abigail and her brother as the con-artists they were before they came to California—and losing her for good.
Someone else wants Abigail dead, but why? In a race against time, Luke must discover the truth about Travis Sayer’s business dealings and why someone is trying to murder his widow. Her only chance of survival now is to depend on the man who killed her husband…the GUNSLINGER.


San Francisco, 1869

     Abigail Clayton stepped onto the Long Wharf platform and brushed flecks of cinder off the shoulder of her pelisse as she tried not to choke on the sooty smoke spewing from the locomotive’s stack.
     Criminy. The train journey from New York had been an exhausting eight days even though the conductors bragged about the speed of the latest engine. Her bones had been rattled by the clanking of iron wheels on metal tracks, her teeth practically jarred loose, and every muscle ached. All Abby wanted was a hot bath and a real bed instead of a hard bench for a berth.
     But first, she needed to find her husband…if only she knew what he looked like.



  1. What a story! I always love mail-order bride stories and this was really a good one. And Luke was my kind of guy, for sure. Congratulations on you new release Cynthia! I really did enjoy this one a lot!

  2. I love mail-order bride stories, too, but most of them follow a very predictable pattern. This one, though, has enough twists and turns in the blurb to make me want to read it. Good luck and here's hoping for many sales!

  3. OOh! Someone wants her dead too? Very intriguing.

  4. I can't wait to read the rest of the story. You've caught me hook, line and sinker. Sounds like a lot of suspense and a fun read. Wishing you much success, and congratulations.

  5. This sounds like my kind of story. I'm heading to order it right now - that is, as soon as I charge my Kindle.