Monday, December 14, 2020

Release Day: GWEN SLADE, BOUNTY HUNTER

 


Today is release day for GWEN SLADE, BOUNTY HUNTER

 

A Cowboy Factoid

The first and foremost necessity, for anyone who roamed the Old West, was a horse. For the most part they rode quarter horses, known for their sturdiness and speed. Like the cowboy they had to be tough and survive on whatever was available, since most cowboys didn’t carry grain for their mounts. Many cowboys also preferred dark horses to piebalds and other horses favored by Native Americans, considering them better workers. If something happened to a cowboy’s horse when he wasn't near a town, his chances of survival were thin. Hence the reason, horse thieves were hung.

 

 


Bounty hunter Gwen Slade always gets her man. Until she meets charming outlaw Jordie Kidd.

After Jordie saves her family, she finds she can’t in good conscience turn him in, even if he is worth a thousand dollars dead or alive. Instead, she sets her sights on the meanest, most-wanted gang in Kansas. Gwen always works alone until she goes after the gang then finds herself partnering with an unlikely source.

This time around, not only her life, but her heart is on the line.

Excerpt:

“Don’t think because I’m a woman, I won’t shoot you.”

Legs splayed, Gwen Slade aimed her short-barreled rifle. Sunlight glinted on the barrel and gave the Kansas sandstone canyon an illusion of warmth. A stiff breeze loosened the pigtail hanging down her back and whipped stray strands of hair around her face. She ignored the bite of the wind, focused on the hombre in front of her.

“Now honey,” Rotten Don Tucker, wanted for stagecoach robbing, moved toward her. “You better give me that thing before it goes off.”

She spun her rifle and shot his hat right off his head. “The next one will be a few inches lower.”

He stopped, a scowl on his ugly, pockmarked face then sneered. “You’re that woman bounty hunter.”

“My, aren’t you the smart one.”

“No woman’s taking me in.” His hand reached for his gun.

Swift as lightning she lowered the barrel and pulled the trigger.

He dropped his hand to his thigh as he stumbled, his leg crumpling, his expression incredulous. “You shot me.”

She shook her head. “You’re lucky I didn’t kill you. The wanted poster says dead or alive. Now throw me your gun with your left hand or this time I will put a bullet in your head.”

The gun landed with a thump at her feet.

“Turn around and sit with your back to me.”

He dropped to the ground, groaning, leaning on his good side, more concerned about his leg than her. Never taking her eyes off him, she grabbed the rope from her saddle horn, holstered her rifle and trussed him like a turkey.

She scowled, tapping her toe, frustration arrowing through her system. Now she had to haul his sorry carcass across his horse. She took a deep inhale, tamped down the annoyance, and dragged him to his feet. All in a day’s work.

 

Available at Amazon.

 

And thanks to Jacqui Murray and Chrys Fey and Natalie Aguirre AND J. Q. Rose for helping me get the word out. Appreciate ya.


 

 

 

32 comments:

  1. HUGE congratulations. Again. You blow me away with your writing - and your generosity to both other writers and to non-writers too.

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    1. Thanks:) You're very kind. And speaking of generous, right back at ya.

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  2. Good luck with your new book! Take care! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks, Val. Gwen and I will take all the luck we can get.
      Hope you are feeling well and today is a good day.

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  3. Congratulations and good luck with the book Sandra.
    Enjoy this new week.
    Take care.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you so much, Yvonne.
      You enjoy the week too:)

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  4. Congratulations Sandra ... sounds so much fun - you're a great storyteller. All the very best - Hilary

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    1. Why thank you, Hilary. Being a great storyteller is my ongoing goal.
      Take special care.

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    2. PS And back at ya on storytelling:)

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  5. Congrats on your new release, Sandra! So excited for you!

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    1. Thanks so much, Natalie. And thanks for helping me get the word out:) Appreciate ya.

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  6. Congratulations on your new release, dear Sandra. You are SO good to help other writers, it's only fair other writers should spread the word on your latest endeavor.

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    1. Thank you, dear Elizabeth, that's very kind.
      Just like you wonderful crafters, writers help each other:)

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  7. Interesting about the importance of horses. The book sounds good.

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    1. Thanks, Christine. Today it would be like living in a remote area without a car.

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  8. Huge congrats Sandra! I'm loving my second read even more than the first. Another hit.

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    1. Aw. Thanks, Denise. Finished Dolphin last night - outstanding.

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    1. Thank ya. Thank ya. And thanks for helping launch:)

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  10. Se ve genial me da muchas granas de leerlo. Felicidades y deseo todo el éxito a tu libro.

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  11. I gave you a shout out today. Hope you have time to stop by.

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  12. Sandra!!! So happy for you!!! Congrats!!! Big Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Stacy. I'm so happy to hear from you.
      Happy Holidays.

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  13. Interesting information about cowboys and horses. Gives me a better understanding of Lonesome Dove. I hope your book sells at a rate faster than a speeding bullet.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thanks, Janie. From your lips to readers ears:)

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  14. As usual, I don't know what in the heck I was doing on Monday(lol), but a HUGE Congratulations on the new book release!!!! Love the cover, and you've created another great story. If I had just a tiny pinch of your writing skills I'd be doing the happy dance. Truly incredible! Sendings some virtual hugs out your way. Stay warm today. By the way, yesterday I managed to get in about 7200 steps yesterday because of walking around in the cold and dancing. Far cry from the 10,000 I'm supposed to do, but those 2 combinations give me more of an excuse to celebrate movies and cheeseburgers!(lol) RO

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  15. Thank ya:) I appreciate the kind words.
    I can't think of a more joyous way to exercise than dancing. And I'm sure the 7200 steps is more than I got in, though I did traipse around Walmart grocery shopping. Ha ha.
    One of these days I'm going to convert you to veggie burgers. LOL
    Hugs

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  16. I have received a few likes on the page about your book on Facebook. I hope it helps and I will do more on Facebook if I can. I like this gal who can handle herself. Now I understand why horse thieves were so wanted.

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  17. I need to share this with a friend of mine -- this might be her perfect book. Meanwhile, Congratulations! Well done!

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  18. Yee-haw! Loving Gwen Slade. Congratulations on this new, entertaining release!!
    JQ Rose

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