I'm very pleased to announce that my latest book, the first in a new Western series called "The Annals of Ash", has been published. It's titled "Wood, Iron, and Blood".
The e-book edition is already available, while the print edition is going through Amazon's approval process. It may be available later today, or by the weekend at the latest.
If you're interested in reading a sample snippet from the book, I published one last weekend. Click here to read it.
The blurb reads:
Sometimes wanderlust skips a generation... but when it strikes, it strikes gold.
In 1852, fourteen-year-old Jeremy Ash rises to his grandfather's challenge and sets out on the adventure of a lifetime – the California Trail.
It's four deadly months and 1,600 merciless miles from the Missouri River to the goldfields of the Sierra Nevada. There's alkali water that'll poison you; desert heat that'll fry your brains; mountain passes that'll crush you; swarms of biting insects that'll drive you mad; deadly diseases that'll plague you; and warrior tribes that may make it lethally clear they don't want you there.
Will the California Trail kill Jeremy, like so many others before him? Or will it make a man out of him?
I think this may be my best Western yet (and no, I don't mean the hotel!). I drew on a great deal of the research I've done for my first Western series, the Ames Archives, in the process of producing this one, and I'll be doing more of that for future books in both series.
Once again, please, please leave an honest review once you've read the book. Reviews are literally bread and butter to authors who sell through Amazon and similar outlets: they tell prospective readers whether the book is likely to interest them or not, and help motivate further sales. A simple numerical rating is also helpful, but a review with a bit more "meat on the bone" is even better. As a starving author, I rely heavily on you, dear readers, to help me starve a little less through your reviews! Thanks in advance.
I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I've enjoyed writing it.