Lakota Honor by Kat Flannery
Branded Trilogy - Book 1
Fate has brought them together, but will a promise tear them apart?
In the small town of Willow Creek, Colorado, Nora Rushton spends most of her days locked up in her home with a father who resents her and fighting off unwanted marriage proposals from the wealthy Elwood Calhoun. Marked as a witch, Nora must hide her healing powers from those who wish to destroy all the witkowin—crazy women. What she doesn't know is that a bounty hunter is hot on her trail.
Lakota native Otakatay has an obligation to fulfill. He has been hired to kill the witkowin. In a time when race and difference are a threat and innocence holds no ground, courage, love and honor will bring Nora and Otakatay together as they fight for their freedom. Will the desire to fulfill his promise drive Otakatay to kill Nora? Or will the kindness he sees in her blue eyes push him to be the man he once was?
ISBN: 978-1-926997-99-5 (Kindle ebook); $3.99 US; May 30, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-927792-00-1 (Trade paperback); $13.99 US; May 30, 2013
"For something different, transport back to the old west with this paranormal historical, and its alpha hero, and a heroine hiding her secret talents." —Shannon Donnelly, author of the Mackenzie Solomon Urban Fantasy series
"Ms. Flannery doesn’t shy away from writing gritty scenes or about unpleasant topics. In this book, she deals with child labor and abuse, as well as animal abuse, and I simply wanted to reach through the computer screen and kill the awful villain myself, I got so angry. That’s what good writing is all about—bringing out strong emotions in a reader. Congratulations on a job well done!" —Peggy L. Henderson, bestselling author of the Yellowstone Romance Series
"Talented, Kat Flannery knows her Native American history and those who relish the conflict of a heroic half-breed trapped between the white man's world and the Indian will fall in love with LAKOTA HONOR." —Cindy Nord, award-winning author of No Greater Glory
"Kat Flannery’s, LAKOTA HONOR, weaves a fast paced and beautiful prose that lures you through every chapter and leaves you wanting more. The struggles of the main characters break your heart and leave you rooting for them, for their struggles—although different—are similar at the core." —Erika Knudsen, paranormal author of Monarchy of Blood
"LAKOTA HONOR by Kat Flannery will hold your attention from beginning to end. Her ability to intertwine good and evil within the confines of the Indian and white worlds is nothing less than inspired. Nora and Hawk come together in a very different, magical way; she as a healer and he as a killer. The ancillary characters are well drawn. You either like them or hate them. You might also wonder about some of them as the story progresses." —Katherine Boyer, romance reviewer
"'Money brings people to do things, horrible things.'" And love brings people to do things, miraculous things. LAKOTA HONOR takes readers on a heart-wrenching journey following the lives of a tenacious young woman and a dangerous tortured man. Surrounded by the brutality of greed and trapped by the savageness of vengeance, they are forced to make life-and-death decisions to save themselves and those they love. Kat gracefully weaves the complexities of a flawed 1800s community with the simplicity of two people searching for truth and redemption. Fear and anger fuel the actions and decisions of the numerous characters that seek to destroy all that they do not understand, while passion and affection strengthen two in their battle against such ignorance. Even when broken and bleeding, they do not surrender from the perilous fight for the life they both desire. LAKOTA HONOR is a book that leads readers back in time and then invites them to question just how much has really changed. Get comfortable—you’re not going to want to put this one down." —Leanne Myggland-Carter, operations manager at Canadian Authors Association-Alberta