Jan 20

The Three C’s Creates Number One Sales Success For Paul L. Thompson

A brand new year is upon us—and a brand new year brings new opportunity and successes. Western hits will be created, sold and enjoyed this year. Brand new authors will be introduced—but one new constant seems to have remained: Paul L. Thompson, the Western author who seems to be a perennial, and that perennial has just taken his first number one bestseller of the year. “You Shot Me Once! Never Again!” is the new number one bestseller, but what caused such continued success? How did this book go from being a slow starter, looking likely to miss the bestseller chart, to the number one bestseller in less than a month?

When Paul L. Thompson released his new series—his first without Shorty Thompson—nobody could have predicted the absolutely mania that would follow. The first book in this series started slowly but shot up to the number one position, and the Thompson back catalogue has flared up to create something of a rush on Thompson product. This month, an estimated three million pages of Thompson product will be read, and books that long stood dormant will become in demand for Western readers around the world. The award winner has proven that you can be both commercially successful and acclaimed at the same time.

The quality of Thompson product has worked in his favor to such a degree, there is little or no problem envisioning that people will rush to buy his latest book when it goes up for sale next month. Meanwhile, sales of his older “Shorty Thompson” titles will just continue to roll on. Smart promotion has ensured he is not overexposed.

Anyone can use similar techniques to bring their books to the fore. With the Western readership crying out for good, new stories, it’s likely your book will find acceptance. As long as you have a quality story to share, you make it visible—and you follow the three C’s—you can’t go far wrong. What are the three C’s, you ask?

The first C is Consistency. This is something all authors have to practice. Consistency in book promotion is the only way a book will move. You can’t do one, or two, or three things. You have to consistently promote your book. You have to always be doing something. Always looking to get more attention for your book, always running little ads, or trying to get more reviews. You have to be consistent on your journey towards success.

The second C is Commitment. We all have commitments in our lives, and those commitments sometimes seem like a problem. But in reality, a commitment is just achievement in process. As an author, you have to commit to your book and commit to its success. If you don’t commit to your book, you won’t be able to be consistent (the first C), and you will find it harder to be successful. Commitment gives you the grit needed to get the job done. I ask all my clients to be committed to the promotion of their book. I ask them to answer interviewers, to write blog articles, to be involved, because unless you love your own baby, how can you expect anyone else to?

The third C is a very special one. One that this very, very talented author mentioned to me. This C stands for “cool,” and it’s true—you have to be cool to be successful. You have to keep a level head and not become depressed when your book isn’t discovered on day one. You have to be cool when you are interviewed, and cool when you are reading a bad review. You have to keep cool, and… be committed… and be consistent.

Maybe you can do the same thing. I think you can! Drop a line below if you have any questions.

 

 

Jan 17

It’s A Beautiful Day In The Chart Neighbourhood: Twenty-Five Westerns In The Top Fifty

Sometimes it’s so incredible to see the way readers react to books. Did anyone think, four years ago, that brand new Western authors could dominate the bestseller chart? I’m not sure… but I think it’s fantastic that so much new talent has been developed, and is currently being enjoyed by so many people.

Twenty-five books in the top fifty come from authors I have been working with. Some are brand new authors who have new stories to tell… and some are old favorites.

Let us now take a look at them.

 

At number four we have “The Trader” from Cherokee Parks. This is the latest Parks in a long, long line of successes. What makes him so popular? Read the book and find out…

Paul L. Thompson stands at number seven with one of his latest “Shorty Thompson” successes as William H. Joiner, Jr. moves up to number eight with “The Legend of Jake Jackson.”

C. Wayne Winkle sits at number ten with “Lucas Poteet: Gold Fever.” This one has been on the charts for a long, long time now– and still keeps bringing in new readers.

“Branson Hawk – United States Marshal” moves up to number fourteen. Months later and this book is still making gains, and pleasing readers the world over.

Paul L. Thompson moves up to number sixteen with a golden oldie! This is “U.S Marshal Shorty Thomspon – Animas City.”

Ric Maddox moves in and sits at number seventeen with his “Malone Ranch Murders” smash as William H. Joiner, Jr. moves up to number eighteen with “Angel Jacobs.” Two spectacular western reads!

Scott Harris stands at number twenty-one with “Renegades” as C. Wayne Winkle leaps up number twenty with “Jake Ritter.”

One of the brand new hitmakers from Outlaws Publishing moves up the chart like a rocket. This is “Tyler Purdom – Silver Eagle” at number twenty-three for James Scott.

At number twenty-five we have “The Legend of Jake Jackson” from William H. Joiner followed closely by Randall Dale at number twenty-six with “The Pardner’s Trust Series.”

Two big William H. Joiner smash hits sit at number twenty-seven and number twenty-eight as Randall Dale moves “Wichita Connection” up to number twenty-nine. C. Wayne Winkle keeps those sales coming in with one of his latest “Searcher” smash hits at number thirty.

At number thirty-three William H. Joiner strikes with one of his latest “Caleb Jacobs” hits. Another of these great releases will be on the market soon.

“Timber” from Robert Hanlon moves up to number thirty seven. This is the latest book in his popular series– and one of the best he’s ever written, by all accounts.

Randall Dale rises to number thirty-nine with “Dead Man’s Gold” as Cherokee Parks sits at number forty with “No Town For Outlaws.”

“Angel Jacobs” moves up to number forty-five for William H. Joiner as Paul L. Thompson takes over the number forty-six position with “Mister I’ll See You Dead.”

At number forty-nine we have “The Legend of Jake Jackson” from William H. Joiner as Gary Church moves up to number fifty with “When Justice is Done.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 15

Scott Harris Strikes At The Top With His Latest Western Smash “Renegades”

The latest blockbuster bestseller from Scott Harris— this is “Renegade,” a brand new Western with all the traditional excitement you can’t get enough of!

It’s been more than a year since the last (6th) Brock Clemons Western, and Harris has finally returned to his favorite characters and the world he built in Dry Springs, the Grand Canyon, and now California.

Brock faces down enemies – new and old – and as much as he’d like to retire quietly, or at least go a while without a gun battle, the past just seems to track him down. Fifteen-year-old Huck ventures out, with his best friend Kentaki, and they face dangers and challenges beyond their years – but not beyond their experience and abilities. And Sophie, the love of Brock’s life, takes a job running a sheep ranch on a desolate island off the coast of California.

Bring your favorite characters back into your reading life, and if you’re meeting them for the first time, prepare to fall in love. Grab your copy today!

 

Now sitting at NUMBER TWO!

Jan 13

The Tremendous Secret Behind the Success of Western Seller William H. Joiner, Jr.

It takes a tremendous amount of energy, patience and foresight to make a career out of Western novels. For every hitmaker, there is a story to be told; and for everyone who flopped, there’s a lesson to be learned. There’s always a story unique to the author—but this article is about an unknown author who last year took the leap to make his books successful. His name is William H. Joiner, Jr.

Much has been made of the fact that Joiner came from nothing to be one of the most consistent sellers on the market. His lack of sales success was not down to a lack of quality product, or a lack of reader interest. It was purely coming down to the fact that nobody knew about his books, at all. When we first met, we both agreed that promotion was necessary. Joiner committed. We then agreed that “The Legend of Jake Jackson” was going to be the book we would concentrate on first.

And that’s what we did. We breathed life into “The Legend of Jake Jackson.” Suddenly an author who hadn’t been read by more than five people suddenly had a growing, breathing hit. The wind inside the hit’s lungs came from keywords, categories, advertising, placement, the three C’s, forewords and all the other ways we generate visibility for a book—but readers were wanting more, more, more…. And those readers were soon fed more Joiner classics—more legends, a series of books about Morgan Porter, a series about Caleb Jacobs and recently a new series about Angel Jacobs. The hits will continue as long as the writing is as good as it can be and the promotion is constant.

Advertising

Knowing the strength of the product, we knew that we just had to educate readers about the existence of the book. This took advertising, and we targeted folks buying older similar product, Western box set collections, and some of those very popular “Legend” titles. These readers saw the new book and converged en masse on Amazon to purchase this new strong product from Joiner. It rose like a bullet. It became hot because of that capability of educating readers about new product as they buy similar product from established authors.

Keywords

Keywords came into play here also, as did categories. Using the right keywords and categories, we were able to position the book to make a seemingly impossible climb a fast ascent. This created a surge that supported our attempts at advertising.

Interconnected Sales

The ability to get an endorsement from a major selling author always brings reader interest. Sharing readerships and fanbases is part of the battle with Western books. One reader may be a fan of Cherokee Parks, but you know he would enjoy a book by Robert Hanlon. Bringing readers from one fanbase to a new author is a good way to create excitement on the market.

Categories

Categories were very important from this new release from an unknown author. We started with a series of categories that raised awareness and then switched to categories that would help grow his audience. The more Mister Joiner sold, the more solid his ranking. By using the right categories, in conjunction with our promotion, it didn’t take long for us to end up with thirteen books within the top one hundred.

Result

The result? William H. Joiner now has a solid platform that will keep on giving as long as he keeps creating. This has proven to be the case in 2019 and will continue to be the case in 2020. Long as he’s doing his job… the rest of it will fall into place.

When promoting books, you’ve got to look at the whole picture. It’s not about today, or now. It’s about tomorrow. Western novels are powerful sellers, and by smartly making use of categories, keywords and advertising, we managed to really capitalize and energize his readership. By having quality product, we knew that readers would love the book. Maybe you can do the same thing with a little bit of timing, advertising, solid product and some muscle. I think you can! Drop a line below if you have any questions.

 

Jan 13

Kicking Off The New Year With Five Westerns Riding High Inside The Top Ten Bestseller List!

Well, a brand new book selling year has started! Let’s take a look at this fresh round of bestsellers filling the top ten. At number ten, we have “Jake Ritter” from C. Wayne Winkle. This is one of two Winkle smashes on the bestseller chart. At number nine, we have “When Justice is Done” from Gary Church—this one is a strong contender for number one. At number eight, we have “Lucas Poteet” from C. Wayne Winkle as Paul L. Thompson strikes at number six with “Barie Longshore.” Cherokee Parks sits at number five with “The Trader.” Five hits—half of the top ten. How long until all the books in the top ten come from this side of the Western market?

Gary Church comes in at number nine with “When Justice Is Done” as C. Wayne Winkle strikes at number ten with “Jake Ritter.”

C. Wayne Winkle strikes at number eight with “Lucas Poteet” as Paul L. Thompson moves up to number six with his latest hit. Leading the pack we have Cherokee Parks with “The Trader.” His slam-dunk-smash!

Jan 09

A Brand New Western Wordslinger Heads To Town: Meet Western Bestseller Chris Lord!

You just never can tell who will storm the barn and hit the bestseller chart when a brand-new western talent comes to town. This interview is with Chris Lord. His first Western is currently riding high in the top one hundred with readers around the world discovering a brand-new talent. That first book is called “Black Sunday at Eagle Springs” and you can find it on Amazon awaiting your Kindle reader— and the acclaim it so readily deserves. Lets meet Mister Lord…

NW:  Hello, Chris.  So glad to have this opportunity to talk with you about your exciting new Western novel, “Black Sunday at Eagle Springs,” and to get to know you as well.  So, you mentioned in your text that you were looking at the numbers with Westerns, and you were impressed by how popular they still were?

CL: Well I was just shocked.  I guess you read stuff and want stuff and you hear stuff.  But I’ve never heard anyone talk about the genre in a sellable number.

NW:  The biggest Western sellers are making a lot of sales.  It is a big and booming industry, and it is getting bigger.  We just need to have a few movies, and it will be back in the forefront, I think. Have you always been interested in writing?

CL:  The first thing I ever wrote I was eleven or twelve, and I’ve been writing off and on. And sometimes that inferiority complex would come in, where you write only three or four sentences and give up.  But about three or four years ago I decided I would start enjoying that aspect of who I am, and so I started writing.  I don’t play any golf or have many other pastimes.  I pastor a church as my full-time job.  Usually on my vacations, I will write a book.  My family will take three- or four-weeks’ vacation, sometimes all at one time, and I can use some of the time to express my creativity.  But this year I had no vacation. And I’m still under the fire, but I do find the writing is a very enjoyable and low-cost endeavor.  My Dad is 87 and the best man I’ve ever known. I grew up watching Westerns with him.  I love the themes of good people who fight the bad, the taking up for the underdog, standing for justice.  Have you heard of the Ennegram? It’s a test to see what kind of person you are.  Mine came out that I’m a classified as an 8 – the Protector—Vigilant one.   So I decided I would just let myself escape into that.  I’ve enjoyed it.   The of people I use here in Georgia to Beta read my stuff say they enjoy it, so I believe this will be a fun pursuit.

NW:  So, how did you approach a western?  I mean, where did the storyline come from for this first Western?

CL:  My daughters and wife hate watching movies with me.  My family are all big movie watchers—my Dad, mostly Westerns, and my Mom everything else.  But I am always picking apart a plot in a movie.  My daughters get irritated with me sometimes because I do that, but things are so glaringly obvious for me.  I love it when I am surprised, but most of it is so glaringly obvious I just assume it’s obvious for everybody.  To me, most Westerns are about catching the bad guy, and also, I want it to be clean.  To me, if you show too much, you leave nothing to the imagination of people.  So I don’t like that in a movie.  It’s always good to keep people wanting the consummation of a relationship much more than the act itself.  So in my writing, I just approach it from what I like in the movies that influence me.  I love John Wayne.  I absolutely loved him as a child.   I even cried when my Mom wouldn’t change my name to John Wayne.  I just put a little John Wayne in my writing approach, using his ways of getting the bad guy.  “Star Wars” is a Western.  It is the same thing, just in a different locale.

NW:  It is interesting you say you are writing clean Westerns.  You consciously made that decision. You realized that a huge portion of the readership is looking for a clean western adventure?

 

I don’t want to be writing a story, and get about ten chapters in and realize I don’t even like what I’m writing.

 

CL: First of all, I am a pastor.  I am not criticizing other writers, but personally I am not fond of using gratuitous violence and language just to sell books.  I still listen to some of the radio dramas that are out there, and they were all clean.  I don’t mind alluding to certain things, but steer away from graphic violence, language and sex.  I just don’t want to go there.  It does not befit my place as who I am or as a pastor—imaging, respectability and all.

NW:  I agree with you there. The cleaner westerns seem to sell better than the more violent ones.

CL:  I was going to ask you about that.  (laughs)

NW: And again, from a marketing point of view, the closer the books are to the Western movies and TV series of the 50s and the 60s the better they sell.  It’s interesting.

CL: Really?

NW:  It is interesting because we have had super violent Westerns, and we have had to tone them down, because the people did not like them.  Dialogue and interplay between characters is what sells westerns.  That’s what I believe.

CL:  Well, I know I’ve looked at and read Westerns, not only for marketability but for enjoyability, and I don’t want to be writing a story, and get about ten chapters in and realize I don’t even like what I’m writing.  I was reading some of the other reviews of other writers and I was shocked at the negative reviews because of language and sex were there.   One referred to “a whoremongering session filled with profanities”.  And with the violence.  In 2019 you get complete description of the “skull crack and all the blood,” whereas in the 50s you just got the face with blood on it.  And later the body on the street.  And you knew what happened.  The older way of creating a story allows the audience to fill in the blanks.  Now it’s all done for you.

NW:  I think you are right.  I think the suggestion is a lot more powerful than the reality.

CL: And again, I will allude to all these things.  I will allude to rape, but you’re not going to see the scene. People know what happens in that moment.  To me, you don’t have to go beyond that. I am not going to criticize other writer’s styles out there.  And I have had conversations with other ministers, very moral, very upright people, who have asked me about scenes in a movie, and if they bothered me. I tell them those scenes did not bother me because they applied to the story.  There was nothing gratuitous in it, because it did apply at that point in the movie.  It worked, and as long as it works.  I still haven’t crossed over in my writing to fully invest gratuitous acts to a “bad seed of the earth” character.  I just allude to that with description.

NW: I take it you are working on your second novel already?

CL:  Yes.  I am.

NW:  Does it follow on from the first, or is it a direct sequel?

CL:  It will be a sequel, as far as the timeline is concerned.  But it will still be a stand-alone.  I don’t want it to be a complete second part where the first is required, but it does continue the storyline.

 

So he’s a young kid, post-civil war, lives with his uncle, learning his uncle’s trade of being a showman.  His mission is to track down those who killed his parents. 

 

NW:  You really have been bit by the western writing bug!

CL:  I am a natural storyteller, and I hope I’m a good writer. I do my best, but sometimes I fight my inner demons of grammar and trying to make sure it’s good. I was glad my Beta readers liked what just I did with Black Sunday.  I saw one of them the other day and he said, “Please tell me you’re doing another one.” And I told him that I had sort of started one. He seemed happy.  But, no matter what, I’m still enjoying it. I’m still doing it. I still enjoy the characters.

NW:  What goes on in “Black Sunday At Eagle Springs.”

CL:  the first book is about a young kid—he’s probably about my son’s age—about 20-22 years old, parents murdered.  Western stories are all similar in a way.  So you have to give the character someone to fall in love with.  So he’s a young kid, post-civil war, lives with his uncle, learning his uncle’s trade of being a showman.  His mission is to track down those who killed his parents.  He is very devout in his faith in God, and he sees his job as one who renders justice to those who rape, pillage, murder others.  The story is basically a 24 hour day.  It’s a Sunday, and he meets up with a family and goes to church with them.  He meets the pastor who is having trouble with bandits.  He helps him with them, and, in the meantime he’s got the two outlaws he’s chasing.  The other half of the outlaws are chasing him, the lead character is Luke. It all comes to an end where Luke must hopefully defend the day and save himself.  He falls in love with daughter of the town preacher and she with him.

NW: Pretty extensive story line.  The writing process must have really been full of ideas for you to pull all that together.

CL: (laughs) I’m a half-pants outliner.  I love an outline, but I don’t do a full outline anymore.  As I type I really want my character to go where they want.  So that it can be a little more legitimate.  That happens a lot. I had one started one way, and I went back and moved some of that out because my main character just didn’t want to start out that way.  He had to start a different way.

NW:  So tell me about your cover—how did you come up with such a catching, intriguing style?

CL: To be honest, I probably looked at 75 top 100 Old West Westerns, and it seems like sadly the Billionaire Cowboy has invaded. Just a good Frontier Western genre.  How many of those things have I seen?   I like big bold letters.  I always like white.  I did the cover.  All three books—even though I don’t have the third book yet—will have a strong resemblance.

NW: So, you looked at other cover concepts and you built a cover that you hope would appeal to your audience.

CL: I just liked the bold with some orange and a big title.  I have seen a lot of the westerns use the old, really old pulp art cowboy covers in the past year, which I find shocking, because I think a lot of that is still copyrighted, at least in America.   I prefer doing what I am doing with my covers.  I probably went through fourteen different versions of my cover and that is the one I settled on.  Still not sure if I like it or not.

NW: Well, it’s certainly a good one it is a seller.  Nice cover. It really pays to be influenced by what is selling.  That is the color scheme that people are looking for. White or gold font, bold colors.  Many readers are older, so the bigger the text on the cover, the more appealing it is to them. So, tell me, what were you doing before you became a writer?  What was your claim to fame?

CL: (Laughing) I don’t know if I had any claim to fame.  In my bio I mention Romper Room, the children’s TV show in the 60s.  I was on Romper Room as a child.  I was on the show for about a month or so.  Everyone in America my age knows Romper Room.  I also worked on a talk radio station for several years in the 90s and was good with it. I hosted a local TV show successfully.  Got known to be funny as a speaker. It was a motivational stand up comedy type routine.  But all of that is more like work and not as enjoyable as writing down what is in my head—riding a horse and shooting a gun.  This may sound morbid, but it’s always fun to try to figure out different ways to kill somebody.  My wife thinks I am just an evil person. We will watch a western and I’m saying, “well why doesn’t he just shoot that person? He just needs to shoot him in the knee and walk away. That guy needs to die.” She will say, “That’s horrible! How can you be a minister and think something like that?” I tell her it’s a survival thing.  I’m not here to pray for him.  If I’m that character, I’m there to take care of business and protect people.  I need to kill that guy.

NW: Well, I must remember not to be on your “business “side when you are in character.  It was such a pleasure to talk with you today, and we look forward to your sequel.

CL: Well, thank you for taking the time to call.  It was a pleasure talking with you.

About Chris Lord

Chris Lord has wanted to be a writer since childhood. Sitting at a desk as a child and writing stories in a notebook in a scrawl few could read. Moving on to an IBM Selectric, writing about alien species and adventurers. He thanks God for the computer when gives the ability to write anywhere.

Living the life of a verbal storyteller, and making a living by using that gift, over the last many years publishing those stories has given Chris a great sense of satisfaction. It’s always nice to read the reviews and emails from readers.

Living in a suburb of Atlanta, married and with three children, Chris has had many jobs in life to get to where he is today. Chris is happy to be here now and has the opportunity to share this story and many others with you.

 

 

Eagle Springs expects a quiet Sunday…

But quiet won’t be had today by anyone…

Least of all the newcomer on the black mustang!

The piano in the saloon suddenly stops. The church singing silences. The Butcher Brothers are trying to gun down newcomer Colton Luke after he rides into town. And church hasn’t even been dismissed.

Luke isn’t dazed by the killers behind him at the saloon or the bandits coming to town for his friend the Preacher.

Destiny awaits and the fancy two-gun rig slung across his hips has kept him alive. Will it be enough this time?

This isn’t the first time he’s faced a gun. It won’t be the last, either. Killers and bandits are easy to deal with, but keeping his past where it belongs, that’s where things get tough. What if his secret gets out?

And then there’s the girl…

Ella Fair has him off his game.

Get your copy today of Black Sunday at Eagle Springs and Enjoy this new classic Western from Chris Lord.

No profanity or swearing. Plenty of action, honor and a little love.

 

Dec 03

Grab Your FREE Paul L. Thompson Kindle Book Today From Amazon!

Don’t forget to grab your #free copy of “The Martin Boys” from Paul L. Thompson today on #Kindle!

Darrel and Bobby Lee Martin’s parents, brothers and sisters, along with a gob of other folks were unlucky enough not to dodge Comancheros while making their way west for a new life. Bobby Lee, Darrel and several more children old enough to work were kidnapped and taken captive.

A few weeks later, while their captors got drunk, Darrel and Bobby Lee cut and run, headed west. They stole two satchels, a dab of food, one box of sulfur matches, a Bowie knife and two canteens, one full the other well over half empty. The number one thing Darrel knew they would have to have to survive was one of those repeating rifles and a box of cartridges. Everything was easy to get, once those men got drunk. By walking and running, they should have seven or eight hours before anyone came looking.

They walked all night and found a good hiding place by sunup. They slept by day and traveled by night for the first two days then knew the outlaws and Indians had stopped looking for them. They kept walking northwest until they came upon a dead horse and a man lying face down with a bullet hole through his left shoulder. They couldn’t just walk off and leave him, they’d stay and help. Perhaps he would live, or they could comfort him until he died. Click here to download your copy!

 

Nov 22

How The Eggheads Broke Through And Discovered The Secret To Selling Western Books…

 

We’ve spoken many times about the Western book business and all it entails—but today I want to focus on something that is not solely the work of the author. No. This is something that all who want to work (or already do) in the Western genre will need. A tool of the trade. Something you won’t be able to achieve without utilizing. This magical tool is called patience.

What is patience?

Well, according to the eggheads over there at the dictionary, patience is described as “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.”

Patience is one of the great keys to selling Westerns. Even though everyone is rushing around trying to finish a project, trying to get a cover made, or finish a book that needs to be at with the editor by a deadline, there’s always something to wait for. The next mailer? The next cover? The next set of edits? There’s always something lurking in the days, weeks and months ahead. It takes a lot of patience to write, produce and sell books. Patience that some authors have in spades. Patience that others have not yet learned.

When I am asked about the process of selling books, there’s a series of steps that all authors must follow. This series of steps, the three C’s, has to be preceded by the patience of a buddha immersed in his meditation. You can’t spend your life filled with anxiety like a crazed Don Knotts. You must live your life around the projects and make them work as they are ready to be worked. Frustrations happen to us all. But I think there’s always something waiting to explode in our industry because of this lack of patience.

Yes, yes, it’s true that we work in a stressful industry, but the most successful authors seem to never let the slightest thing bother them. No disaster, big or small, touches them. That’s one of the reasons they stand up there at the top of the tree—because they don’t panic, sweat or suffer from anxiety. They’ve followed the rules set down by the eggheads who wrote the dictionary. They have “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.”

Try letting the frustration go, try playing the long game, and you’ll find that the projects go much more smoothly. You’ll also start to see why patience is the only basis from which to build a successful catalogue of Western bestsellers. Say no to Knotts and hello to Buddha!

 

 

Nov 20

J.J. Bonham Rides Into Town With A Brand New Western Bestseller…

 

A brand new Western adventure from the rip-roaring pen of J.J. Bonham. J.J. is one of the fast draws when it comes to Western stories today. This riveting, rollicking, action-led new ranger Western novel has all the hallmarks readers have come to expect from their Western novels.

Seth Kincaid: a Texas Ranger. He was raised by a half-breed Ranger tracker, Cherokee Jack, and also taught everything the half-breed knew about weapons, tracking and how to conduct himself in a firefight.

Frank Hatch: wounded in the Civil War when a cannonball exploded next to him. His left side, leg and arm hung almost useless. When Comancheros raided his rather wealthy and extensive spread in northeast New Mexico, Frank was off buying a new bull for his spread. His only daughter, Abigail Hatch, was taken along with some of his stock, while his ranch hands were shot up and his place torched.

When Frank returned home and found the devastation, he rode into Anton Chico and sent a telegram to a Texas Ranger friend in Austin. The friend obliged Frank by sending one Ranger to help him, the young and dashing Seth Kincaid. Frank was nonplussed as to how one Ranger can find his daughter when the local law does nothing outside the town of Anton Chico, and there might even be an understanding between local law and the leader of the Comancheros, Alejandro Martinez.

This dangerous new Western adventure sets a Texas Ranger against the dangers of the Old West and asks… will he survive?

Grab your copy today!

Nov 14

The Triumphant Return of Western Bestseller Mike Hundley: “Riders of the Peacemaker Trail” Is Now Available!

He’s back! This is Western writing superpower Mike Hundley with his latest, greatest, larger-than-life, cowboy-filled, goodness, gracious me… bestseller! This is “Riders of the Peacemaker Trail.”

The Western Your Kindle Has Been Asking For!

 

Colorado 1887, the Garrison boys, now young brave and honorable men, saddled their big horses and took up the trail south to Mexico. They had promised her to visit, that day as she rode off in a wagon, her murdered husband’s coffin riding beside her to his final resting place. That little Spanish mission was only six days ride. She had raised them and they had promised. A rider had summoned them. Madeira only had days to live. They loaded their Winchesters and Colts and set out onto a long and dangerous trail. They longed to see her and to say goodbye.

Danger and death confronted them every step they took in Mexico. Ransom grew overnight into a man as he met the woman who far surpassed any dreams he ever had of women. The black veil she wore fell away to show her face. They fell in love at first glance, staring across an open grave as an angry man pulled her away.

Then Ransom, instantly in love had to free her from her family, out to kill all Gringos to avenge a death of twenty years earlier. Many Gringo cowboys had died along the hot dusty trails they rode and the Garrison boys vowed not to be among the dead. They fought back and corpses littered the long trail home, running from El Citcatrizar, ‘Scar,’ the worse kind of enemy.

Scar, vengeful and angry, drove his gang to track them, shooting every day at any target. Their blood dripped onto the parched earth yet they kept on coming, all the way back to the border.

Shielding the new love in his life, Ransom becomes a match for every threat with his silver pistol. Fearing his little brother was becoming a gunfighter Gabe rides along taking risks to protect him and his new found love. The gate to death was opened wide and many rode through it on the Peacemaker Trail.

The trail of honor they had taken to pay final respects to the woman who had raised them, turned into a trail of challenges blood and death. Dead bodies paved the way back across the border in this wonderful tale of honor, love, revenge, death, happiness and sorrow. As with all books written by Mike Hundley, he keeps his promise in Riders of the Peacemaker trail that no bullet will be left unfired and no emotion will be left untouched. This is a full storied novel, in the style of old Western novels written by the masters of yesterday. Ride the Peacemaker Trail with Mike Hundley and see why his name is on the lips of readers of his very realistic Western stories.

 

 

 

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