Congratulations George T. Arnold! Winner of the 2024 Spur Award
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The Heart Beneath the Badge by George T. Arnold – Winner of the 2024 Spur Award  When Sheriff Heath Royal seeks relief for his tormented conscience by attending church services for the first time since his youth, he is beckoned to an empty seat by the wealthy, recently widowed Rebekka Korhenen Brando, and both are immediately, although unwittingly, stirred by an unintentional rekindling of the feelings that almost led to a marriage between them twenty-five years earlier. Gossipy church members and malicious tongue waggers from the small community of Shady Spring, Texas, watch in amusement ..read more
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Congratulations to Patrick Dearen! 2024 Spur Award Finalist
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by Kurt Mueller
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Grizzly Moon by Patrick Dearen – 2024 Spur Award Finalist – Western Writers of America Coming Summer 2024 For nineteen years, Wash Baker has been haunted by firing into the night at what he thought was a grizzly, only to kill his young son and narrowly miss a second boy, Trey. Now, in 1899, confirmed tracks of grizzly—a species of bear unknown in Texas—have been found at a Davis Mountains camp meeting attended by Wash and his daughter, Grace. The congregants include Trey, now an adult and courting Grace, and Trey’s father, Ed Mulholland. Long ago, Mulholland’s big talk about the dangers of a g ..read more
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DARK EYES – 2023 PENCRAFT AWARDS WINNER – LITERARY EXCELLENCE
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“WINNER 2023 PENCRAFT AWARDS – LITERARY EXCELLENCE”    Congratulations Nina Romano – Winner of the 2023 Pencraft Awards for Literary Excellence DARK EYES…Anya, an unwed mother of a mentally challenged child, meets Andrei, at a murder scene. They strive to unravel the murders of a hotel worker and a doll-seller with a link to diamond smuggling in Soviet Leningrad. The offbeat couple, in jeopardy, are stalked by a vicious detective with possible involvement in the murders, and in a taut reversal, the hunted become the hunters. “Nina Romano’s latest historical novel, Dark Eyes ..read more
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Haunted Border by Patrick Dearen has taken home the Will Rogers Silver Medallion Award.
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by Kurt Mueller
1y ago
Haunted Border by Patrick Dearen has has taken home the Will Rogers Silver Medallion Award. “Fast-paced, gripping, and exciting . . .An unusual but interesting concept for a western story.”—Historical Novel Society. In 1870, Jake Graves faced a choice: allow Comanches to carry off his sister, or shoot her. Unwilling to fire, he has been tortured for decades by the brutal end that he could have spared her. The incident bred in him a hatred for Indians that persists to this day in 1917 on the Cross C Ranch on the Texas-Mexico border. Now Jake learns that his daughter Dru wants to marry Apache fo ..read more
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Filthy Rich Lawyers – 2022 American Fiction Awards Finalist
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by Kurt Mueller
1y ago
“Award-Winning Finalist – Humor/Comedy/Satire – 2022 American Fiction Awards”    Filthy Rich Lawyers: The Education of Ryan Coleman by Brian Felgoise and David Tabatsky Inspired by real-life class-action lawyers, The Education of Ryan Coleman begins in a Texas courtroom, where an ambitious attorney from Philadelphia chases his share of a lawsuit and gets his ass reamed by the judge. During this “trial-by-fire,” Coleman meets Eugenia Cauley, a female legal shark whose life ends tragically, and Robert Smalley, a brilliant attorney and borderline criminal who boasts ..read more
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Congratulations to Barbara Casey! Winner of the 2022 Book Excellence Award
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1y ago
Barbara Casey Winner of the 2022 Book Excellence Award – Best Adult Novel – The House of Kane Enter the World of bestselling publishing, filled with intrigue, power, betrayal, ambition and greed. Yet for Aislinn Marchánt, it represents the attainment of a life’s dream, a point of destiny, and mystery as she is caught up in a storm that is the House of Kane. “Simultaneously wise and poignant, exotic and suspenseful, The House of Kane is a fascinating story of loyalty, treachery and the power of destiny. With an insider’s view into the world of high stakes publishing, Barbara Casey wea ..read more
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Congratulations to Dorothy McCoy! Winner of the 2022 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Award
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Dorothy McCoy Winner of the 2022 Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Award The Mysterious Secret Guardians in the London Underground Dr. Raven Wyndot, referred to as Bones by her companions, is a psychotherapist who finds herself hunting World War II era war criminals alongside some very famous historical figures. These historical figures are secret guardians who protect the world from evil that once inspired a world war and horrific experimentation on humanity. The setting is the modern world, with the base of operations for the guardians inside the Savoy, their luxury headquarter ..read more
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Just Inked! The Hat Diaries by Nadine Haruni
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by Kurt Mueller
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The Hat Diaries is a fantasy and coming-of-age novel for middle-grade readers written in the form of a diary, chronicling the mysterious Adventures of Ryan Rigbee. Ryan is a 13-year-old loner living with his mom, and is still reeling from the loss of his dad.  Ryan’s life begins to take an unexpected turn when he meets Merlo, the old caretaker at the hat factory where his mom works. Merlo becomes a trusted mentor to Ryan, helping him to believe in himself every step of the way.  By developing this newfound courage, Ryan feels more confident in handling some bullies, and might even as ..read more
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Coming January 30th, 2023 Montezuma’s Fire by Micah S. Hackler
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COMING JANUARY 30th, 2023 — MONTEZUMA’S FIRE A Sheriff Lansing Mystery — Book 11 With the Democratic Primary three weeks away, Sheriff Cliff Lansing is facing a serious contender.  Councilman John Tapia is well-financed but lags in the polls.  He digs into his bag of dirty tricks.  Enlisting the aid of his cousin and an unsuspecting State Bureau of Investigation, Tapia becomes a threat to Lansing’s job and his very freedom. Tina Morales returns from a two-month visit to Nogales, Mexico.  She brings with her a beautiful porcelain doll . . . a doll her grandmother, Naomi, fea ..read more
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Congratulations to John Hafnor! Winner of the Will Rogers Gold Medallion Award
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by Kurt Mueller
1y ago
2022 Will Rogers Gold Medallion Award Winner“Here, manifest destiny collides with native mysticism.” Meet the last open range cowboy and the last nomadic Native American. Better yet, be present for their first handshake in the pages of Lakota Cowboy. Their stories become entwined in an unlikely friendship, but cannot change the inexorable march of history. You’ll witness that march from the back of a horse as they trot across the Little Bighorn, into the Canadian wilderness, past Wounded Knee Creek, to finally arrive in a homestead world of badlands hardship and romantic heartbreak. This ..read more
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