by J. Carson Black


by J. Carson Black



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Romantic Times Award Nominee for Best First Historical Romance

***** Before J. Carson Black wrote thrillers, she wrote historical novels under the name, Annie McKnight *****

For more than a century, men and women have died searching for the fabled Lost Dutchman Mine in the Superstition Mountains. The mine has never been found.

- 1901 -

Raised by her father after her mother's death, Billie Bahill grew up self-sufficient and strong, perfectly able to take over the reins to her father's thriving cattle business when the time came. But Billie has her own ideas about life, including the man she chooses to love. When her fiancé is lured by the Lost Dutchman's siren call, Billie, pregnant with his child, rides into the rugged country after him.

Arizona Ranger Sam Gray's wife deserted him while he was away fighting the Spanish-American War. She took his small son and disappeared. He knew where to look for her--in the saloons and brothels throughout the West. Although Sam kept an ear to the ground, she always seemed to stay one step ahead. Now Sam is on the trail of two remorseless killers who have escaped into the Superstition Mountains, and this is where he encounters Billie Bahill.

Sam thinks he can rescue Billie from herself. But as it turns out, they have the chance to rescue each other.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015491470
Publisher: Breakaway Media
Publication date: 10/17/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 655 KB

About the Author

J. Carson Black began her career writing as Margaret Falk with her novel DARKSCOPE, a ghost story, and then with two historical romances writing as Annie McKnight: THE TOMBSTONE ROSE and SUPERSTITIONS. As witness to the ongoing changes in publishing, J. Carson Black knew she had to raise her game. She'd always read and studied the best authors in her genre, but to survive, Black knew she must grow. And so she determined to expand beyond her comfort zone and write a big thriller.

A political junkie, J. Carson Black loved the cable TV news circus--the media's mad scramble to find sensational stories. So when a suspected child-killer's plane landed with all the pomp and circumstance of the space shuttle in Boulder, Colorado, Black took note. As it turned out, John Mark Karr did not kill JonBenet Ramsey; he'd merely played the media and fed their insatiable 24/7 appetite. This was the New American Way: celebrity for its own sake.

That seed grew into J. Carson Black's thriller THE SHOP, published by Thomas & Mercer.

Using social media, Black has made friends who share her passions and interests. Some of these friends are experts in their fields: homicide detectives, retired military, military analysts, a computer forensic expert, and even a Navy SEAL. Over time, these friends grew to trust Black and gave her entree into their world, and THE SHOP is the better for it.

A Tucson, Arizona native, J. Carson Black's ICON, a thriller set in the New West, was published in June 2012. Her next thriller THE SURVIVORS CLUB will be published by Thomas & Mercer in June 2013.
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