A female bounty hunter getting revenge for her murdered family in the wild west.
Hi! I write both YA fantasy and historical fiction and enjoy reading those genres as well. I’m currently majoring in both biology and Spanish, but write in whatever free time I can squeeze out of the day. I also enjoy traveling, running, and photography.
Fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction, and paranormal. Females who kick ass and takes names.
Contemporary – I just never read it so I wouldn’t be a help
In the 1886 Utah Territory, Rebecca Steward spends her days scanning wanted posters and riding alone from town to town. Bounty hunting is a good way to make a living, but vengeance has always been her primary motive. Rebecca tracks unsuspecting criminals with the belief that they’ll lead her to the outlaw duo who murdered her family.
The killers come sauntering back into her life when they team up with one of her bounties and take a sheriff hostage. Rebecca reluctantly partners with the sheriff’s son, Jack, to pursue the men. When the sheriff is found dead, Jack chooses to avoid making vengeance the center of his life even though he lost his home along with his father. Rebecca still craves revenge for her own murdered family and continues to track the outlaws. Jack stays by her side because he is unwilling to lose the last constant in his life.
Rebecca’s obsession with vengeance begins to distance Jack as she puts her goal above everything and everyone, including him. Though she is prepared to take the outlaws’ lives, the men will not die quietly. As both the desperation and danger surge, Rebecca is forced to decide how far she’ll go to get justice against her family’s killers.
Loud, drunken laughter echoed out from the saloon and onto the street. I smiled, knowing the man would already be drunk this late in the afternoon. That would certainly make my job easier.
This was the end of the line for Wolfe. I’d been tracking him for weeks and weeks. Now I had him cornered.
I smirked as I eyed one of his wanted posters hanging a few feet away. They’d be taking those down shortly. Just as soon as Wolfe was jailed. Not only would he be locked up, but I’d be a little richer, too.
Wolfe was the only remarkable thing in this town. There was nothing more than the same dusty streets and ramshackle, wooden buildings I’d gotten used to seeing. Most towns looked the same, no matter what territory I happened to be in.
I pushed back the brim of my hat and sauntered toward the saloon’s doors. My eyes stayed alert, though I made sure to keep my pace slow and relaxed. I wanted to join the scene as a bystander.
My skirt did a good job hiding both the pistol and knife strapped to my legs. My belt was tightly cinched to accentuate my waist and my shirt was close-fitting as well. Any outlaw I chased was like all the rest – easily distracted by a woman’s body. If Wolfe was distracted, then he’d be a quick catch. After all, no outlaw ever expected a woman to be the one to bring them to justice.
I am currently editing the first draft of another YA historical and outlining a YA fantasy.
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