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The Good Time Girls
by K.T. Blakemore
Publication Date: April 4, 2023
Sycamore Creek Press
Genre: Historical Fiction/Western
Series: Wild-Willed Women of the West
A novel of wild women, the bonds of friendship, a harrowing road trip, and help found in the least likely places.
In 1905 Kansas, ex-dancehall girl and outlaw Ruby Calhoun has settled into a (mostly) quiet and (mostly) lawful life. But out of the blue her past comes hustling into town when her ex-friend and ex-dancehall partner, Pip, shows up with a grim message and dangerous mission: Cullen Wilder, an old enemy with a long memory, wants them dead and the only way to survive is to kill him first.
With Cullen’s henchman hot on their heels, Ruby and Pip hightail into the hinterlands of Kansas to save another friend from Cullen’s vengeance. Unprepared for the journey, their trip is filled with mishaps and mayhem, blunders and bounders, con artists and the circling noose of the law.
Through it all, Ruby is tormented by the memories of her life years ago in Arizona Territory, when the upstairs girls at the Paradise Saloon and Dancehall kept her safe, and the dreadful day when it all went wrong.
Will Ruby have the guts to face her turbulent past, or will she cut and run like a coward one more time?
“Magnificently written, Good Time Girls is a tough, gritty and often humorous wild ride of danger, death, narrow escapes and yes, love. K.T. Blakemore owns the time period as if she had lived through it, and the characters as if she knew them personally. Open up the book, but hang onto your hat.” – James Robert Daniels, bestselling author of The Comanche Kid
“The Good Time Girls is an expertly crafted tale of two women whose endearing friendship aids them in conquering their fears and the men who made them. Told in humorous, and sometimes touching, McMurtry-esque prose, this book will keep you entertained and glued to your chair far into the night. If you like bold women and stories of the West, you will love this literary adventure!” – Kari Bovee, award-winning author of the Annie Oakley Mystery Series and the Grace Michelle Mysteries
About the Author
K.T. Blakemore grew up in the west and never left. Her novel THE GOOD TIME GIRLS is the first in the Wild-Willed Women of the West Series, featuring women who take no prisoners and succeed through sheer grit, determination, and a parcel of luck.
She also writes award-winning historical suspense and young adult historical fiction under the pen name Kim Taylor Blakemore. Awards have included a Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award, Tucson Festival of Book Literary Award, and a WILLA Award for Best YA Fiction.
Memberships include Historical Novel Society, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and Women Writing the West.
She has hung her hat in California, Colorado, and currently the Pacific Northwest. The rain does not deter her research whether it be train timetables from 1905 or the best way to catch a loose horse.
K.T. also runs the Novelitics ranch, providing developmental editing, workshops, and a writing community for novelists.
Enter to win an eBook of The Good Time Girls by K.T. Blakemore!
The giveaway is open to the US only and ends on April 26th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, April 4
Guest Post at Author MK McClintock Blog
Thursday, April 6
Feature at CelticLady’s Reviews
Friday, April 7
Feature at Dive Into a Good Book
Tuesday, April 11
Review at Locks, Hooks and Books
Wednesday, April 12
Review at Novels Alive
Friday, April 14
Feature at Cover Lover Book Reviews
Sunday, April 16
Feature at Reading is My Remedy
Monday, April 17
Review at Passages to the Past
Wednesday, April 19
Review at Tammy Reads
Thursday, April 20
Review at Rajiv’s Reviews
Friday, April 21
Feature at Books In Their Natural Habitat
Monday, April 24
Review at History from a Woman’s Perspective
Wednesday, April 26
Review at Coffee and Ink