July Contest Spotlight: The Laramie Awards Prove Writers are People with Guts and a Pen

There is an old frontier saying "A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse" and we are pretty sure that "A writer is someone with guts and a pen."

TERMS OF SURRENDER by Lorrie Farrelly, a historical romance emerging from war

A superb read for fans of love stories set on the rugged background of the Western Frontier--a brilliant historical romance with a healing love that is much needed in the aftermath a destructive war.

HIGHER GROUND by McKendree Long, third novel in Western series

From the daily adventures of the men, to an edge-of-your-seat, blow-by-blow account of the Battle of Little Big Horn, (aka Custer’s Last Stand), the author combines his wonderful talent for storytelling with in-depth historical research, placing the reader right beside these men in their final days.

AGNES CANON’S WAR by Deborah Lincoln — a Civil War Novel

Unlike many Civil War sagas, this one takes no obvious sides. The focus is on Agnes—a vital, strong woman with feminist ideals, and Jabez, the only man smart and determined enough to gain her love.

DOG SOLDIER MOON by McKendree Long – Historical Post-Civil War Western

Heart-warming and at times hilarious Western adventures are juxtaposed with gritty and emotionally wrenching moments such as Custer’s 1868 attack on Chief Black Kettle’s Cheyenne camp at Washita.

Win this STONE SOUP Necklace from Janet K. Shawgo, award winning author

Win this necklace from Janet K. Shawgo, author of the award winning LOOK FOR ME series.

Editorial Review of “Legend of the Wyakin” by David G. Rasmussen

As chapter one begins, Rasmussen takes us back to June 1865 when the Gold Rush was in full swing, as Captain Phillip La Mar, in the wheelhouse of his stern-wheel riverboat, Jupiter, enters the day's events in the logbook. His major concern is that three crewmen have cholera—the deadly scourge of the riverboats that ply the Missouri River, carrying freight and passengers destined for Fort Benton (Montana) and the goldfields beyond.

An Editorial Review of “Unbroke Horses” by D. B. Jackson

It is a powerful, un-blinking telling of the hard-fought war between the bravery of one who refuses to give up against the cunning cruelty of a malevolent trio of ruthless men. D. B. Jackson’s "Unbroke Horses" has carefully chiseled characters and is written with unflinching clarity in short, powerful chapters dominated by taut dialogue and hard hitting action. If you’re a Cormac McCarthy fan who appreciates western literary thrillers, this masterfully written novel is a must-read.

An Editorial Review of “Tea Leafing” by Weezie Macdonald

What if you had to live life anonymously? Hide your job? Know your friends by pseudonyms? Meet Sam, Grace, Birdie, and Mary Jane: All are exotic dancers at the Pink Pussycat in Atlanta, Georgia. Life is good until one of their own is murdered. "Tea Leafing" is a fast-paced thriller written by an insider of the world of exotic high-end gentlemen's clubs. Told with a touch of humor.