Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Black Horse Westerns - November 2010

Iron Eyes is Dead by Rory Black

The town of Desert Springs lay on the edge of a vast ocean of sand - an oasis which had started to draw the dregs of Texas down into its profitable boundaries. Yet none of the ruthless characters who had been gathering there was anything when judged against the infamous bounty hunter, Iron Eyes, who had trailed a dangerous outlaw into the midst of the remote settlement. But Iron Eyes was wounded. He had battled his way through a band of Apaches in his quest to reach this place. With an arrow through his chest and a bullet hole in his leg, he had lost more blood than most men could afford to lose. As the town's doctor fought to save his life a call went out: 'Iron Eyes is Dead!'. But is this truly the end for the legend known as Iron Eyes?

Take the Oregon Trail by Eugene Clifton

Thousands of men took the trail to the west looking for a new beginning. Quite a few of them didn't make it - drowning, starving or just taking sick and not making it through. When Adam Trant set out on the Oregon Trail it wasn't a new start he was looking for but an old enemy. The hunt took him to a savage wilderness few white men ever saw, and matched him against ruthless marauders who would shoot a man dead on a whim. Adam was ready to die - as long as he succeeded in what he'd set out to do, death didn't matter. However, he was faced with the love of a woman, the one unpredictable force he wasn't prepared for.

Blood Feud by John Dyson

When a young Japanese railroad worker, Higo, kills two rapist guards and escapes into Utah's canyonlands, Cal Mitchell goes after him - and not just for the $500 reward...Dark secrets beckon Cal towards his homeland amid the soaring mountains of Zion. Not only is he still under the spell of his tempestuous passion for Modesty but he also seeks vengeance against the five fiery brothers of the Granger clan. Blood flows and bullets fly as Cal steps back into his murky past. Can he find peace when the odds are stacked against him?

The Fighting Man by Alan Irwin

Young Rob Sinclair, the son of a homesteader from the Wyoming Territory, has never handled a shotgun in his life, but when his parents are killed by the Nolan gang, he is determined to bring the culprits to justice. Everyone knows that only a real fighting man would stand a chance of defeating the Nolans but Rob doesn't plan to give up that easily. He persuades a retired bounty hunter to pass on some of his own fighting skills and then he sets out on his search for the killers. His journey takes him all the way to the Texas Panhandle but what awaits him there? And can he complete such a perilous mission alone?

Hombre's Vengeance by Toots J. Johnson

Fifteen-year old Zachariah Smith has been growing up fast ever since he witnessed the murder of his father at the hands of brutal cattle baron, Dale Bryant. At first, avenging his father's death isn't at the forefront in his mind as he struggles with the harsh reality of surviving alone...but then he meets two of Bryant's other victims and he realises that he must join the fight for justice. Although Zac knows that lead will fly and he will probably die trying to stop Bryant, he is determined. Zac is back, no longer a wronged boy, but a man. Now is the time for the hombre's vengeance!

Savidge by Sean Kennedy

Joe Savidge has revenge in his heart. But having been beaten to within an inch of his life following some dirty dealings in a lawless small town, he ends up in Pioche, Nevada, with little more than the shirt on his back- to say nothing of the tools required to make revenge a reality. Then he meets a woman who is down on her luck - just like him, but with a lucrative connection to a mysterious Frenchman. For Savidge, playing along means the opportunity to purchase guns and horses: necessities for a man hell-bent on retribution. After that, all Savidge has to do is lie in wait for destiny to arrive...

Blood on the Sand by Lee Lejeune

Mav is on his way west from Tennessee when he encounters a gang of desperadoes about to kill a young Apache brave. When he intervenes to save the victim, he stirs up a lot of bad blood - but he also forges an unusual partnership when a band of Comanche comes to his aid. He rides on to the small town of Cimarron where he hopes to find some rest...but he soon discovers that there are a few surprises left in store for him yet...

Hell Fire in Paradise by Chuck Tyrell

Laurel Baker lost her husband and her two boys on the same day. Then, as if that wasn't enough, logging magnate Robert Dunn came riding to her ranch on Paradise Creek with gunmen at his side and a cold sneer on his face, offering to buy her out. Naturally, Laurel refuses to sell the place where her loved ones lay buried, but Dunn won't take no for an answer and he soon turns to shooting to get his way. Laurel has the help of her loyal friends but will that be enough when Dunn brings ten deadly gunmen along for the final battle for her land? Can she live through hell-fire in Paradise?

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Chris Scott Wilson's BHWs to be reprinted as e-books

Yorkshire Author Signs World-wide Six E-Book Deal with an American Publisher for Westerns (Coals to Newcastle?)

Today 24th November 2010 Boson Books of Raleigh, North Carolina USA are proud to announce they have signed Saltburn by the Sea author Chris Scott Wilson to an exclusive contract for six of his books to be distributed world-wide as E-books.

Probably best known in the UK for his local history books, Boson Publishers believe Chris’ westerns hold an authenticity which will appeal to readers world-wide. The first title is Double Mountain Crossing, which will be followed by further no-nonsense tales of the Old West. These titles are The Fight at Hueco Tanks, The Quantro Story, The Copper City and Desperadoes. The sixth E-book will be a maritime yarn, Scarborough Fair, originally published in the USA as a paperback and an audio book. It is a fictionalized account, based on fact, of the lead-up to, and the actual sea battle when John Paul Jones became America ’s first naval hero at Flamborough Head near Scarborough , during the War of Independence.

The author says: “I see westerns the same as any other historical fiction. They’re about people and their reactions to situations, often perilous.”

Chris adds, “If our parents’ generation grew up on Hollywood westerns, then my generation grew up on TV westerns. Wagon Train, Rawhide, Bronco Lane , Have Gun Will Travel and many others. We loved them. There’s something raw and exciting about a man, alone but for his Winchester and his horse, standing up to whatever that untamed country can throw at him.”

Double Mountain Crossing by Chris Scott Wilson is available now from Amazon and other leading on-line retailers.

Details available at the author's website here.

Read a sample chapter

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Linford Westerns - November 2010

Iron Eyes Makes War by Rory Black

ISBN: 9781444804348
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 224 Pages
Published - 01-11-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

The infamous bounty hunter Iron Eyes is forced to chase down Joe Brewster, the wanted outlaw, into an arid desert, despite being badly wounded in a showdown with Brewster's brothers. When he loses his pony, he follows on foot and discovers an oasis in a valley. He finds that families are living there under threat of death by Don Miguel Sanchez and his army of vaqueros. Will Iron Eyes leave, or will he fight until the bloody showdown?

Shoot, Run Or Die! by Jake Douglas

ISBN: 9781444804355
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 256 Pages
Published - 01-11-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

Cody had once fought a cougar to a standstill - bare-handed. He's not a man to mess with. When Curtin and Willis rob him, leave his partner parboiled and burn down the cabin, there is nowhere for the killers to hide. Now a whole town want him for their sheriff - all but Deputy Blake Ross. He makes more trouble for Cody than he's ever seen, enough to plant him on Boot Hill with men he had hunted and killed.

Rustler's Range by Billy Hall

ISBN: 9781444804362
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 240 Pages
Published - 01-11-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

Tad Strong's bold attempt to capture the outlaw king in his own domain, and make his escape, had gone badly wrong. In retreat, he was propped against the wall; pinned down, surrounded, and hopelessly outnumbered. Overwhelmed by the constant barrage of bullets and splintering wood - he was doomed. At least he would die thinking of Becky... He'd failed to complete his mission. Now, all he could do was to wait for the final bullet...

The Battle For Skillern Tract by Matt Laidlaw

ISBN: 9781444804379
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 248 Pages
Published - 01-11-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

Zac Hunter's plan to rob the Nacogdoches bank goes awry: the bank is already in the midst of a robbery and Marshal Dan McCrae is dying from gunshot wounds. Then he's offered McCrae's job and forced to serve notice on businessmen drilling for oil on the Skillern tract. With many factions in Nacogdoches struggling for supremacy, Hunter becomes embroiled in a cycle of treachery and murder. The showdown will culminate in a blazing gunfight on the Skillern tract.

Mcrae's Last Trail by Terry Murphy

ISBN: 9781444804386
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 280 Pages
Published - 01-11-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

He's badly wounded and trailed by Durell, the ruthless bounty hunter, but Maury McRae reaches the town of Gray's Flat and is nursed back to health by the beautiful Heather Cordell... In need of a fast gun, ruthless rancher Max Nelson has offered McRae much-needed work. Unfortunately though, this involves a serious threat to Heather and her brother. McRae's in a dilemma - his situation seems hopeless. Then the dream fades away as a highly dangerous situation develops...

Waiting For The Hangman by Carlton Youngblood

ISBN: 9781444804393
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 264 Pages
Published - 01-11-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

When Buck Armstrong agrees to take on the job of protecting a friend's friend, he has to accompany Vanessa Grange who is riding on the stagecoach to visit her Uncle Clarence. Unfortunately, however, he's in jail awaiting the hangman and must pay the price for his involvement with the Henry Plummer gang. Before that happens he wants Buck to help the girl find Plummer's hidden stash of stolen gold. But there are others around who also want the gold.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Bestsellers on Amazon.com - 22 November

A look at what people are buying on the U.S. site this week.

1. Death Comes Riding by Terrell L. Bowers (Hardcover - Feb 1, 2010)
From $14.74

2. Savage by Sydney J. Bounds (Hardcover - Nov 15, 2004)
From $30.74

3. Savage's Quest by Sydney J. Bounds (Hardcover - Dec 30, 2005)
From $0.01

4. Mystery at Gold Vista by Terrell L. Bowers (Hardcover - Sep 30, 2002)
From $13.52

5. The Tombstone Vendetta by Ralph Hayes (Hardcover - Apr 1, 2010)
From $18.91

6. Leashed Guns by Peter Dawson (Hardcover - Oct 31, 1992)
From $2.33

7. The Gun-slingin' Gringo by William Colt MacDonald (Hardcover - Jul 31, 1995)
From $42.26

8. Montana Rescue by Billy Hall (Hardcover - Nov 30, 1994)
From $7.66

9. The Black Mountain Dutchman by Steve Ritchie (Hardcover - Oct 30, 2010)
From $17.75

10. Winters' War by Matthew P. Mayo (Hardcover - Oct 31, 2007)
From $4.51

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Dales Westerns - November 2010

Bones, Bullets And Badmen by Link Hullar

ISBN: 9781842627723
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 208 Pages
Published - 01-11-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 11.99

Professors Robertson and Montgomery had come to the Texas Panhandle in search of ancient bones. Instead, they found murder and danger in the scenic confines of Palo Duro Canyon. Bill Malone and his gang of killers were searching for a lost federal payroll and were prepared to eliminate anyone who stood in their way. When the eastern college professors met up with the bloody bandits, it seemed the result would be inevitable. However, the old gunfighter Elijah West and his partner, William 'Three Toes' Russell, had never met a hard case they couldn't outwit or shoot - they stood ready for bones, bullets and badmen.

Law Of The Gun by David Whitehead

ISBN: 9781842627778
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 240 Pages
Published - 01-11-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 11.99

It started with a slaughter and ended with a massacre and, by the finish of it, Sam Judge and Matt Dury had seen enough bloodshed to last them a lifetime, but they had signed on to help an army officer get his little girl back from Apache renegades and nothing would stop them from seeing a job through. The odds against the success of their mission were almost as high as the odds against their survival. However, Sam and Matt had one distinct advantage over their enemies - when it came down to cases they could fight just as mean and just as dirty.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Bestsellers on Amazon - 15 November

1. Nightmare Pass by Lance Howard (Hardcover - Dec 2006)
From £0.46

2. Blood Runs Deep by Peter Taylor (Hardcover - 31 Oct 2005)
From £1.20

3. Dead Man's Hand by John Dyson (Hardcover - Sep 2006)
From £0.01

4. North of the Bravo by Ethan Wall (Hardcover - 31 Oct 2000)
From £2.72

5. On the Wapiti Range by Owen G. Irons (Hardcover - 30 Nov 2006)
From £2.89

6. Bar 10 Gunsmoke by Boyd Cassidy (Hardcover - 29 Apr 2005)
From £0.01

7. Hope's Last Chance by Rob Hill (Hardcover - 31 Jan 2011)
From £13.25

8. The Long Ride Back by Peter Taylor (Hardcover - 28 Sep 2001)
From £0.01

9. Driftwood Lady by L.D. Tetlow (Hardcover - 29 Apr 2005)
From £1.60

10. The Frontiersmen by Elliot Conway (Hardcover - 29 Oct 2004)
From £0.01

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Issue #20 of Black Horse Extra now available

This quarter's issue looks at prolific author Keith Hetherington and the history of the telegraph - Black Horse Extra

Monday, 8 November 2010

Bestsellers on Amazon - 8 November

1. On the Wapiti Range by Owen G. Irons (Hardcover - 30 Nov 2006)
From £2.89

2. Bar 10 Gunsmoke by Boyd Cassidy (Hardcover - 29 Apr 2005)
From £0.01

3. Hope's Last Chance by Rob Hill (Hardcover - 31 Jan 2011)
From £13.25

4. The Long Ride Back by Peter Taylor (Hardcover - 28 Sep 2001)
From £0.01

5. Driftwood Lady by L.D. Tetlow (Hardcover - 29 Apr 2005)
From £1.64

6. The Frontiersmen by Elliot Conway (Hardcover - 29 Oct 2004)
From £0.01

7. Shannon by Dempsey Clay (Hardcover - Nov 2003)
From £0.01

8. Blood Runs Deep by Peter Taylor (Hardcover - 31 Oct 2005)
From £1.20

9. Hard Men Riding by Elliot Conway (Hardcover - 31 Jan 2007)
From £0.79

10. Nightmare Pass by Lance Howard (Hardcover - Dec 2006)
From £0.46

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Monday, 1 November 2010

Bestsellers at The Book Depository - 1 November

1. Between the Winds by M.M. Rowan

2. The Tombstone Vendetta by Ralph Hayes

3. Smuggler's Gulch by Logan Winters

4. Long Blows the Wind by Owen G. Irons

5. Pack Rat by Colin Bainbridge

6. Shoot-out at Owl Creek by Corba Sunman

7. Rangeland Justice by Rob Hill

8. Railroad to Redemption by I.J. Parnham

9. Brannigan by Bill Williams

10. Lone Stand by Billy Hall