Sunday, March 17, 2013

Blackwell Down Under

Now available- the latest installment in the Blackwell saga (#11, if you're countin'!)

"Caleb Blackwell found no luck in the California gold mines... but there is a new rush, in a place called Australia. Unfortunately, Blackwell arrives just in time to be caught up in one of the most violent uprisings in that land's history..."
Action and adventure... plus historical background on the Eureka Rebellion of 1854!

Check it out HERE

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mo' Murder, Mo' Blues

Check out the newest installment of the Roy Carpenter mysteries, the short story "Stomp Boogie"...

It features the harmonica-playing hero from the novel CROSS ROAD BLUES...

"Roy Carpenter is a blues musician in 1957 Nashville, and a private detective on the side. Most of his cases are pretty mundane -jealous spouses and insurance scams. But then a wealthy real estate magnate hires Roy to find his missing maid -a stunningly beautiful woman with a terrible secret. Or two. His pursuit of the truth will lead Roy into the seamy underside of Nashville's juke joints and blues clubs, and the even seamier world of the wealthy elite..."

And check out Roy's full-length novel...

"Roy Carpenter, harmonica-playing bluesman in 1957 Nashville, knows great music when he hears it. He also knows a dangerous woman when he looks at her . . . and finds her looking back. Beautiful Sallymae has a brutal husband--just the sort of guy to end up dead, with Roy taking the fall. Prize-winning western writer Troy Smith turns to the crime novel with dazzling results. A tough, passionate, honestly written tale. "One of the best crime novels I've read recently!" James Reasoner.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Peacemakers! Read them all!

Three years ago Western Fictioneers instituted the Peacemaker Awards, to honor the best western literature of the year in three categories: short fiction, novels, and first novel.

A panel of judges selects the top five entrants in each category, from whom a winner is selected. Last year there were actually seven finalists for best short story, as there were two ties. So in our first two years, there have been an even dozen nominees (this year's finalists will be announced in April.)

We thought it would be nice if readers could actually have access to all those stories -the authors and their publishers graciously allowed us to include their works in a series of short anthologies. Each collection has four stories, and can be purchased as a 99 cent ebook. You just can't beat that.

Check them out now- these are some great tales of the Old West, by some of the best writers in the genre today.


Get 'em here:

Volume One

Volume Two

Volume Three