The Fevered Hearts series' first book rides a mystical barrier between wild west and paranormal fantasy. The polished writing gives a high-level view of the challenges endured in nineteenth century American frontier life: disease, prostitution, banditry, range wars. Quanto's family of magical misfits suffers these toils in hiding, fearful of public reaction to their gifts. When their land is put up for auction, they become outlaws to keep it. Their supposed adversaries, the dusty, rugged cowboys of the Flying K, reek of horse and gunpowder and will throw a punch at the drop of a Stetson. But you'll find a lot of pulp beneath their ruthless exteriors. They dote on their loyal mares and are refreshingly respective of women. The Marshal is a complex hero, his duty to maintain order at constant odds with his chivalrous need to protect Quanto's lawbreaking daughter. Edgier romance buffs won't find the heat they prefer in this one: the H/h don't have sex until 95%. But a patient reader, one who enjoys light western romances, will appreciate the mystery, resonance, and quality writing blazing these Dorado trails.