Boothenay Irons is an internationally known gunsmith, accustomed now to the unexplainable power with the antique guns in which she deals. That power is a catalyst able to carry her back in time. What she isn't prepared for is a time-traveler from the future who, in need of her expertise, kidnaps and thrusts her forward in time. Stranded in 2116, angry and unable to use her own powers, Boothenay finds she must help create a future instead of relive the past. She agrees to help Teagun Dill defeat the meanest bunch of outlaws this side of 1880, but she never stops longing for her own Caleb Deane...
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Amber Quill Press, LLC
September 19, 2010
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Excerpt from Crossroad by C. K. Crigger
...A scream snagged in my throat. I could only squeak, and the pressure around my neck eased the merest trifle. A solid object inside my purse ground viciously against my hip.
"If I'd wanted to kill you," said a laconic voice with a vaguely Hispanic accent, "you'd be dead. You say you're a good shot. I don't know about that, but one thing I know." He paused expectantly.
"What do you know?" My mouth was so dry I could barely spit the words out. I felt faint with the heavy beating of my heart.
"You lack the killer instinct." Teagun Dill sighed as if that were a fault. He sounded more tired than ever. "But I don't know what else to do."
With those ambiguous words he squeezed his arms around me tightly enough I could barely breathe, embracing me almost as if we were lovers. As fast as that, we were joined in a tumultuous, powered passage between times...