e-book - Echelon Press
Cowboy Boots, a rope, and the cowboy hat. I like these covers - even though I normally don't read westerns or think in terms of "cowboy/cowgirl" - there's no denying that having skills with a horse, boots and rope are good skills to have. I've always wished that I could ride horses or rope little cows (or my kids! lol) I like the representation of cowboy accessories on the cover.
Oh Boy! Now I absolutely have to make sure I get the next installment of Into The West. Because Silver Rush ends with a cliff hanger. At the end of the novella, I'm not sure if our Tina has actually been rescued or has fallen from the pan into the fire...
Tina - a typically "I'm pretty sure of what I'm doing" teen (weren't we all at that age? I know I was pretty sure I knew the best for me!) cannot get Pecos Rowe out of her mind. Rowe is the young cowboy that she ended up seeing both times she went back in time - once by accident, the second on purpose. This time she keeps having dreams - dreams that show up night after night.
Not only is she suffering from these nightly dreams, but her foray into town to a get together with other teens pretty much ends in disaster. Seems she's met the meanest bunch of kids in town. Luckily there's a couple that are nicer than the rest, and she does end up making a friend. Which is nice because her BFF from the big city doesn't quite sound so BFFish lately.
The nightly dreams have Tina convinced that there's something she has to tell Rowe...so despite repeated warnings from the Medicine Man, Eli - Tina makes a trip back through time. Even though she thinks she's prepared for hot weather, things aren't going very well for her and after wandering around in heat for a long time.....well. spoilers.
Even with the (evil!) cliffhanger ending, I once again enjoyed a peek into Tina's story. The characters are interesting and Tina's wandering around in the desert seemed so real that I really wanted some water!
Because I'm such a slow e-book reader, at least I don't have long to wait. The next installment will be coming in June, and I'm already planning to get it.
You can read an excerpt and buy a copy at Smashwords
the two previous books are also available there, and at Amazon, Omni, etc.