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Sabine Starr | Old West Meets Sexy Supernatural

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Kick-Ass heroines and Alpha heroes take on outlaws, gunfights, crooked card games . . . and the supernatural with rockin’ love scenes, rowdy bad boys and good girls gone bad. That’s my Gone Bad Series set in Texas and Indian Territory.

How did I get there? I combined Native American Old West with American New West. Old World beliefs, such as Epona, Celtic Goddess of Horses, were brought to the New World. Native Nation mysticism and empowered women shared similarities with Victorian Spiritualism’s belief in free love, abolition, suffrage and ghosts. (Journals). All came together in the ancient land of Turtle Island.

As the United States rolled relentlessly westward gobbling up nation after nation, the remnants of sixty-seven sovereign states were stuffed into Indian Territory (Indian Territory) with Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Colorado and New Mexico Territory as borders. By the 1880s, I.T. was an outlaw’s paradise due to U.S. legal jurisdictional nightmares. Deputy U.S. Marshals, Indian Lighthorsemen), bounty hunters and Anti-Horse Thief Association Detectives put their lives on the line to bring justice to Indian Territory.

In Lady Gone Bad (Amazon), a saloon singer called Lady hears Epona’s warning cries when she’s in danger. Rafe, Deputy U.S. Marshal, tries to arrest Lady for consorting with outlaws. Instead, his name ends up on a Wanted Poster. Together, they escape into Indian Territory to clear their names and hunt down murderous desperados.

In Angel Gone Bad (Amazon), Angel is a dime novelist who has the ability to read the future in cards. She’s determined to save a friend’s life, so she enlists the help of Rune, an Anti-Horse Thief Detective, hot on the trail of a notorious outlaw.

In Bride Gone Bad (Amazon), Lucky is an archeologist and powerful Sun Rattler shaman. He is determined to save Mound Builder antiquities from an outlaw gang with the help of Tempest, a Moon Rattler who communicates with ghosts.

In Belle Gone Bad (Amazon), Mercy sculpts sensuous nudes while outrunning his past as a Free Love Spiritualist. He joins forces with Belle, a bounty hunter and Sun Rattler who heals with hypnosis, to save his life and others.

Have you ever seen a ghost? Please comment to win a BRIDE GONE BAD eBook from Kensington Books.

LADY GONE
BAD
Lady Gone Bad
Gone Bad
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ANGEL GONE
BAD
Angel Gone Bad
Gone Bad
#2
March 2013

BRIDE GONE
BAD
Bride Gone Bad
Gone Bad
#3
October 2013

BELLE GONE
BAD
Belle Gone Bad
Gone Bad
#4
April 2014

 

 

Comments

33 comments posted.

Re: Sabine Starr | Old West Meets Sexy Supernatural

no I haven't! thank god because I would run yelling!
(Elena k 1:30am April 24, 2014)

Never seen a ghost but then it would depend on who the ghost was, where I was afraid or not! HA
(Bonnie Capuano 8:13am April 24, 2014)

i have never seen a ghost but i would run also
(Denise Smith 8:46am April 24, 2014)

Never seen a ghost and probably wouldn't in real life.
(Pam Howell 9:10am April 24, 2014)

In my dreams I have ;), I would not run...
(Darci Paice 9:58am April 24, 2014)

What interesting responses. So much depends on culture and the time in which we live as to how we perceive ghosts. In the US, there has been ebb and flow of interest in ghosts depending on what was happening in the country.

After the Civil War (1865), folks experienced the loss of loved ones in unprecedented numbers. Many turned to séances for comfort. They desperately wanted to communicate with the ghosts of their lost loves. Women spoke on stages for the first time to help others deal with their grief. Spiritualism grew rapidly into the millions and spread to England, Brazil and the world. After World War I (1918), people faced the loss of their loved one in staggering numbers. Again, many reached out to communicate with ghosts.
(Sabine Starr 11:00am April 24, 2014)

Hi Sabine!Yes, I have!I was playing with a Ouija board with
a friend when I was about 9,and we were alone in her old
house.We summoned a pirate who used to live there, and he
chased us and threatened to kill us for disturbing him.Her
mother came home and that saved us.My only Ouija board
experience,needless to say :)
(Michele Thompson 11:52am April 24, 2014)

Yes. More than one. But I don't talk about it because I don't want people to think I'm crazy. Here's the thing it's nothing like those ghost hunter shows. Nor is it like horror movies - which are so bogus. It's not scary at all.

I've enjoyed your books. You're such a fun writer - lots of colorful historical details and humorous situations. Obviously you're a really fun person.
(Kathleen Baldwin 12:33pm April 24, 2014)

No, I haven't seen a ghost, but I enjoy reading some books that have a ghost as a character. It depends upon the plot.
(Anna Speed 12:42pm April 24, 2014)

Personally no, but odd things have happened over the years... my sister and little nephew actually have many times... the ghost actually has followed my sister whenever she moved.
(Colleen Conklin 12:47pm April 24, 2014)

Not personally, but my family has had numerous experiences
including my grandmother who was awoken by a spirit and
was thus able to escape a house fire.
(Margaret Mitchell 1:03pm April 24, 2014)

Bride Gone Bad sounds like a great book. Hope I win!

Yes, I have seen a ghost!
(Susan Mahaffey 1:54pm April 24, 2014)

Yes, I have!
(Denise Austin 2:15pm April 24, 2014)

Thanks for sharing your experiences. Michele, pirate! Glad to hear Mom came to your rescue. Anna, I agree with you. Plot is so important to keep me turning pages. Colleen, I wonder if ghost sightings run in your family? Margaret, sounds they do in yours. I'm impressed by your grandmother's escape. Susan and Denise, I bet your ghost sightings were interesting ones. Kathleen, love your humorous and delightful Regency Romps, too!
(Sabine Starr 2:54pm April 24, 2014)

Nope. I have not. ;-)
(Lisa Hutson 4:48pm April 24, 2014)

I've never seen a ghost but I'd like to. I think rather than
fear I'd feel fascination. But then, maybe that depends on the
ghost.
(Gretchen Craig 5:33pm April 24, 2014)

Lisa, glad you stopped by to say howdy. Gretchen, I'm laughing that you're ghost selective. Probably smart. You might get Michele's pirate, but then that might be quite interesting, too.
(Sabine Starr 5:52pm April 24, 2014)

Hi Sabine
Yes to ghost sightings. Worked in a haunted castle from the 12th Century in Denmark when I was sixteen. There were several spirits lingering there.
(Donna Gimarc 6:16pm April 24, 2014)

I have not seen a ghost myself but I have seen some of the
crazy ways they let us know they are there.... Like a radio
that is not plugged in and has no batteries coming on....
scared the crap out of me
(Gina Keitz 6:29pm April 24, 2014)

Donna, what an incredible workplace environment. I can imagine the haunted castle in Denmark left quite an impression, particularly at sixteen.

Gina, glad you mentioned other ways to experience ghosts. That had to be spooky, but interesting, too.
(Sabine Starr 6:56pm April 24, 2014)

I've never *seen* a ghost. But one evening, not long after I'd had my first child, I was in bed when I felt a presence holding over my face. I didn't open my eyes and just stayed still. Finally I felt it move away. The baby was in a bassinet next to my side of the bed and didn't awaken and my hubby knew nothing as he was asleep. It didn't feel threatening...just curious. We live in a house that is over 100 years old, so you never know.
(Marcy Shuler 7:39pm April 24, 2014)

No I haven't. I know people who have.
(Glenda Martillotti 8:03pm April 24, 2014)

Yes, and I can talk to some of them.
(Tina Ullrich 8:23pm April 24, 2014)

Elena, Bonnie, Denise, Pam, and Darci, glad you stopped by this morning to chat. Marcelyn, thanks so much for sharing that incredible experience. You're right. When you live in a house over a 100 years old, you just never know. Glenda, pleased you let us know about other people who've seen a ghost.
(Sabine Starr 8:25pm April 24, 2014)

Nope but some one at church saw their aunt attending services the
Sunday after the funeral.
(Laura Gullickson 9:38pm April 24, 2014)

Tina, not only do you see ghosts, but you talk to them as well. You sound like Tempest in Bride Gone Bad. That's really interesting to learn. Laura, how fascinating that you know of a ghost who returned to do what probably had great meaning for her. L Lam, thanks for stopping by.
(Sabine Starr 10:15pm April 24, 2014)

Yes, I have seen one that one night. I usually hear them and knew I was bound to see them since I don't really sleep at night.
(Kai Wong 10:52pm April 24, 2014)

Kai, so glad you shared that you hear ghosts at night, as well as see them. Quite interesting.
(Sabine Starr 11:11pm April 24, 2014)

would love to see a ghost.....your books sound great. adding to my TBR list
(Barbara Studer 12:04pm April 25, 2014)

I'm sooo glad I can say NO!! And I hope it stays that way! I
like to read paranormal because it's fiction and I honestly
hope it stays that way!! LOL
(Joanna Moreno 11:31pm April 25, 2014)

Sounds interesting
(Kim Wade 8:30pm April 27, 2014)

What fascinating books! Love the covers. I have never seen a ghost, but I enjoy reading about them. Thanks for the great giveaway.
(Bonnie H 1:38pm April 28, 2014)

Barbara, hope you enjoy my Gone Bad Series! Dexterity, glad you're enjoying your paranormal just the way you want it, LOL. Kim, I think all of you sound interesting. Bonnie, I'm delighted you love the covers. So do I!

To everyone, good luck winning an eBook of Bride Gone Bad!
(Sabine Starr 6:36pm April 29, 2014)

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