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SHIFT by Em Bailey

July 26, 2012

Em Bailey’s novel Shift has an interesting premise that sucked me into her dark world several times. I liked her character and the fact that Olive has had problems and is trying to get right with her world again, and the fact that she is having trouble fitting into her life no matter what she […]

What’s New For 2012

January 1, 2012

I’m reprinting this here because I know not everyone follows my other site and you might find this interesting. 2011 has seen a lot of changes in the book industry as well as in my personal life, so everything’s changing. 🙂 The ebook market has really changed the game. I first started dabbling in it […]

SUMMERS’ HORSES by Ralph Cotton

December 21, 2011

Ralph Cotton is one of the most popular Western writers currently producing novels, and he produces them steadily. Summers’ Horses is one of his current releases. I was drawn to the spectacular cover and the certain knowledge that the cowboy pictured there was up against some rough odds. I grew up on Louis L’Amour, Luke […]

O’DOUL by Wayne D. Dundee

December 8, 2011

For the price of a soft drink (not the over-priced hotel fare, I’m talking about a coke for a buck), you can enjoy Wayne D. Dundee’s novella, O’Doul, and you can read it over lunch on your phone or e-reader. Dundee, like many other Western/mystery writers, produces good stories in both genres. His Joe Hannibal […]

DEAD OF NIGHT by Jonathan Maberry

December 5, 2011

It’s official. Zombies are currently all the rage when it comes to horror fiction. And I have to admit, I’m a sucker for the hordes of decaying masses. My son and I watch Walking Dead whenever the new seasons are rolling, and we love the soap opera feel of the storylines (even though they occasionally […]

EYES TO SEE by Joseph Nassise

December 3, 2011

Eyes To See is the first book in an intriguing new series by Joseph Nassise (author of the Templar Chronicles) and is a great little mix of paranormal and noir fiction. In order to find his missing daughter, scholar Jeremiah Hunt gave up his eyes in exchange for a new vision that allows him to […]

Rancho Diablo @ Amazon

May 28, 2011

I’m writing this series with Western veteran authors James Reasoner and Bill Crider. Give us a try and see what you think. Click on the covers to go to Amazon to purchase them.

If You Haven’t Heard About RANCHO DIABLO…

May 12, 2011

…well, neighbor, it’s been too long. The series is written by veteran authors Bill Crider, James Reasoner, and Mel Odom. Click on the covers to go to Amazon.

SOONER DEAD by Mel Odom Is Out Now!

January 17, 2011

Click cover to go to Amazon. Just got my copies in today!  This is a wild one!    


September 22, 2010 Rancho Diablo Shooter’s Cross preview