With us today is Kastil Eavenshade! Take a look at that cover, isn’t it a beauty?! I hear tell she created it herself.So take a moment to read up about it and when your done, don’t forget to scroll down and check out a little bit about her writing process.
An Outlaw in her Bed
Release Date: March 21, 2016
Keywords: Erotic, Romance, Western, Gunslinger, Old West, Bad Boy
An outlaw by trade, Travis Colburn refuses to be tied down by a woman. Life on the run leaves him no room for love, until a calico queen’s wicked lips tattoo his soul. Her searing kiss leads him on a path entwined with the devil himself, and nothing will stand in his way—not even cold lead from a gun.
When a bullet steals her husband’s life, Ella Gilby gets more than she bargained for from a tall, dark stranger. Death walks in his shadow and the temptation he offers swallows her whole. The more she denies the attraction, the more her desire for the deadly desperado draws her back in.
Heaven and debauchery collide, and the love sparked in a single night reignites as Ella
recaptures the man she lost long ago. Unless their shaded past tears their world in two.
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Did you have a particular scene that inspired you to write this book
I’m a big fan of westerns. While I have a nice collection of older ones, two that I drew
inspiration from were Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven and 1993’s Tombstone. Val Kilmer just
kills it as Doc Holliday in Tombstone. One strong theme was explored in these movies—
redemption of some sort. William Munny in Unforgiven is portrayed as a man with a vicious past of criminal activities. “Killer of women and children” being one of them. I suspect, like most legends, it’s unfounded in any amount of truth. However, by reputation alone a person can do great things. Whether by good or bad deeds, something legendary can make a person pause. By using what whispered rumors had given him, he avenged not only the woman he’d been paid to help but his friend Ned who was tortured and killed in the process.
While he got paid, he took the job because what it entailed—justice for a woman who was
disfigured by a man. In Tombstone, three men with the Cowboys—McMasters, Texas Jack,
and Jack Johnston—join forces with Wyatt Earp after their gang targets women. While based
in history, this showed that morals did exist. Fun fact: an actor named Wyatt Earp is in the
movie and he’s related to the legend.
When I first wrote this story, I didn’t have any type of confrontation with guns except for
one particular scene. The Wild West, in fact, didn’t have that many shoot outs. In an age
where internet and phones didn’t exist, you could make yourself into some puffed up
gunslinger on swagger alone. Not to say that shooting didn’t happen but it had more to do
with protecting than to gain a reputation. However, in rewrites and such, I added a few
One thing you had to be in the west was strong to endure the environment, especially when railroads hadn’t laid any tracks down. Everything came by stagecoach or supply wagons and you hoped the guards on them did their job. I wanted Ellie, the female main character, to overcome many obstacles. Each time I sat down with this manuscript was an opportunity to let her shine through adversity. A strong female lead was important to me. Westerns are usually about men and rarely show that. Though I’ve seen a few good female characters, they’re always in the background. All in all, I had a blast writing this one and hope to write more historical westerns in the future