Cover model: Ingvild Eiring
Black Lily is the fourth book in The 9 Lives of the Outlaw Known as Crazy Cat series. It’s a fast-paced tale of daring to trust new allies, fighting boredom with bullets, and making plans for the future while hiding from the law.
Lee has teamed up with an old friend and is back at outlawing again. The duo gains a new nemesis in a ruthless bounty hunter, and new accomplices in an accidental killer and a stagecoach driver with a secret.
The outlaw known as Crazy Cat gets to prove what she’s made of in encounters with
tyro outlaws, a wounded gang member, and an aging horse, and worst of all: stagecoach passengers.
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I was going to write a post about why I’m a feminist for today (March 8th), but I have too many beginnings and no ending to that rant. I meant to design a few Cowgrrrl T-shirts too, but I’ve been so swamped with editing my third novel that I ain’t found the time or the inspiration to veer off from working on the book to get around to it. I meant to do a whole mess of things, but time would not allow it. So, instead I give you this – five western movies featuring female protagonists I have enjoyed, and two I am looking forward to seeing.
I’ve lost count of the places I’ve read that Mattie Ross finds a man of true grit in Rooster Cogburn. I won’t argue against the fact that Cogburn does indeed possess a whole damn lot of grit, but to me it is blatantly obvious that Mattie is the one with true grit – the obvious irony in both title and project when she goes searching for a man with true grit, and then it turns out that she is the one who possesses the trait galore herself.
A somber and realistic movie about settlers on the Oregon Trail in 1845. Not your typical western, I’d dare say it’s an anti western in its lack of shoot-outs and action, and with the typical hero character (the mountain man Meek) being, to put it plainly, a buffoon.
Gritty revenge movie with a great sense of humor and a badass lady in the lead.
THE QUICK AND THE DEAD
I love this movie! I get so doggone excited just thinking about it I get stumped for words. Sharon Stone! Lady gunslinger! OMG! Just see it already!
An early nineties movie on the same trail as Young Guns. It’s fun. It’s easy. It’s Hollywood… don’t take it too seriously.
…and the movies I ain’t had the chance to see yet.
THE KEEPING ROOM
JANE GOT A GUN