Western(s) of the Month – January 2022 – Stampede County by Gordon Landsborough and Trouble by Any Name by A.T. Butler

These are both short reads, so I thought I'd throw reviews for them in here together. I believe I picked Stampede County up for free off of Amazon. 'Some of us decided we'd put the Sorensens across the border into Texas. They wasn't hurt none, an' we never even swore in front of the lady.'The… Continue reading Western(s) of the Month – January 2022 – Stampede County by Gordon Landsborough and Trouble by Any Name by A.T. Butler

December Westerns Wednesday Roundup

(I am still fine. I have finished writing the second episode in the northern adventure radio/podcast series and expect I'll be spending December not writing much after the Christmas card rush. I'll be back to writing work in January!) I was somewhat overwhelmed this year by Advanced Reader's Copies. (ARCs) While I am quite delighted… Continue reading December Westerns Wednesday Roundup

Gunsmoke and Dragonfire – A Fantasy Western Anthology

I picked this book up because it's editor was one of my regional liaison people for the Nanowrimo event last year - to be perfectly honest, when I got it, I had tempered expectations - as I've said before, I'm not a huge fan of fantasy, and while I'm happy with the concept of cross-genre… Continue reading Gunsmoke and Dragonfire – A Fantasy Western Anthology

Strangers and Pilgrims by Kristina Hall – Western Wednesday Book Review – October ’21

Strangers and Pilgrims by Kristina HallMy rating: 3 of 5 starsI was lucky enough to be gifted a copy of this book by the author. Thank you Ms Hall!I don't think I've ever read a novel so clearly infused with Christian belief before. I found it a bit of a strange experience, although not unpleasant.Our… Continue reading Strangers and Pilgrims by Kristina Hall – Western Wednesday Book Review – October ’21

Western Wednesday Book Review – Maddie McDowell and the Rodeo Robbery by LuAnn M. Rod

Maddie McDowell and the Rodeo Robbery by LuAnn M. RodMy rating: 4 of 5 starsThis was an unexpected delight.I wasn't sure what I was going to get when I agreed to read a review copy of this small press middle grade title through BookSirens.What I got was an entertaining 250-page-or-so mystery-adventure story about a twelve… Continue reading Western Wednesday Book Review – Maddie McDowell and the Rodeo Robbery by LuAnn M. Rod

Wyatt Earp – a poetic narrative – by Larry Beckett

Hi Gemma! I'm still fine! 🙂 Wyatt Earp by Larry BeckettMy rating: 3 of 5 stars While my first instinct was to rate this 3 out of 5, on reflection, I am now suggesting this may be a four star choice for a relatively small audienceHard to know what to say about this itsdifficult to… Continue reading Wyatt Earp – a poetic narrative – by Larry Beckett

Thunder Peak by Trae Stratton – Western Wednesday Book Review

Mr Stratton was extremely kind and sent me an advanced copy of this book – a physical copy – to Canada! This is the first physical book that I’ve received for review in a very long time. Thank you! Getting a physical copy made me a bit anxious about reading and reviewing this book because… Continue reading Thunder Peak by Trae Stratton – Western Wednesday Book Review

Western Wednesday Book Review – Graves for Drifters and Thieves by Sophia Minetos

I liked the idea of this book - a western-fantasy for young adults, about a teenage bounty hunter girl and an outlaw teen boy who end up working together, fighting the black hat warlock, across the desert wastes of an alternative world that somewhat resembles the 'wild west.' That does sound fun, doesn't it? Intellectually,… Continue reading Western Wednesday Book Review – Graves for Drifters and Thieves by Sophia Minetos

One Bad Apple – Once Upon a Western Series Book 3 – by Rachel Kovaciny

No one wants to be last in a wagon train. You eat the dust of everyone in front of you, every hoof of every horse and ox and mule. You literally eat it, even when you wear a bandana up over your mouth and nose the way Jacob and I did. Last place in the… Continue reading One Bad Apple – Once Upon a Western Series Book 3 – by Rachel Kovaciny