Unchained Lightning Author:Mills, Anita Unchained Lightning (Paperback) — by Anita Mills (Author), Patricia Ann Potter (Author), Vivian Vaughan (Author), Lynn Michaels (Editor) — Unchained Lightning is an ingenious anthology of western historicals all written using summer storms as their theme. And with four of the most skilled historical writers, it's easy to get swept right into the h... more »eat, passion, and even danger of summer's furious rains even in the dead of winter. Whirlwind by Anita Mills is the story of legendary gunfighter Ben Haley who's searching the plains of western Kansas for the man he's been hired to kill. He's almost to his quarry's ranch when a tornado overtakes him and a young woman who's along defending her spread. Ben, a man who has never known love in his life gets a short time to live a fantasy with a woman who has plenty of love to give. Pride's Way (Patricia Potter) tells the story of Pride Gideon, a man on the run for his life from a gang of outlaws. Shot in the shoulder and almost dead, Pride escapes the pack of killers in the mountains of Colorado during a downpour. When he wakes up, Susannah proposes that Pride work for her to kill the man responsible for her father's murder. Although Pride would do anything to help this brave, fragile woman, he can't and won't kill. So Pride and Susannah wait out the storm, caught between two bands of killers, When Storms Never Last by Vivian Vaughan opens, Lindsey Mae Burnett sits in a whorehouse in Indianola, Texas, about to make the biggest mistake of her life. She's desperate for money, desperate to move far away from her family ..Lindsey plans to work at Miss Fancy's House of Fanciful Delights until she can make enough money to move out west, away from any man who uses a gun to solve his problems. -- March Sutton's not entirely sure what he's doing at Miss Fancy's in the company of the strangest working girls he's had the pleasure to meet, decides, that's making everything seem so surreal. When a full-fledged Gulf hurricane tears apart both Miss Fancy's and the town, March and Lindsey find themselves thrown together in a bid for shear survival. Once Struck, by Lynne Michaels, town beauty, Peach MaCauley finds herself scrambling to hold onto the family's wheat farm all on her own after her brother's suicide. After their parents died, Peach's brother gambled away most of their money, leaving her to struggle on alone. And now there's a storm looming on the flat horizon of the bring in.
Like storm clouds building on the horizon, each one of the stories in Unchained Lightning charges the air with electricity! Great authors writing great stories!One of the best anthologies I've ever read. Every one of the stories in Unchained Lightning is outstanding! Michaels, Vaughan, Mills, and Potter-- they're all amazing. Each story in Unchained Lightning will make you feel the wind, the sting of the rain, and the pounding of your heart when the thunder explodes overhead!Annette Carney -- Copyright ? 1994-97 Literary Times,« less