Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Savagery of the Mountain Man

Check out our new book trailer for Savagery of the Mountain Man! You can find it here on YouTube!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Graphic Audio - New Release!

Falcon MacCallister never thought he’d wear army brass. But Colorado is about to join the Union-and the would-be state has just made him Lt. Colonel in its Home Guard. Then, before his military career can tak-e off, Falcon loses one of his men and two deadly new Gatling guns to a murderous ambush. Falcon is going to get those Gatling guns back--before they kill the wrong people.

Tracing the missing guns to Eastern Montana, Falcon teams up with a scout named Isaiah Dorman. Falcon and Dorman are spearheading a battle against the Sioux--in the shadow of the disastrous Little Big Horn slaughter. For the two men, survival along the Little Bighorn is going to mean breaking rules, standing strong, standing together--and holding off a deadly onslaught with only a few guns against many...

Now available HERE at GraphicAudio.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Books for Troops

I have been so overwhelmed with the open hearts and generosity of all of you this year in sending books or even monetary donations to us to help get books overseas to the troops.

Thank you again for all that you have done for us and all that you continue to do to share the wealth of reading with those serving our country and insuring our freedoms.

Friday, October 23, 2009

GraphicAudio - New Release!

GraphicAudio - 9: Pursuit of the Mountain Man

The trouble with being the fastest gun alive was having to prove it to all the trigger-happy gunmen who scoured the West itching for a challenge. Some travelled even further - Count Frederick von Hausen sailed across the Atlantic from German to hunt the most dangerous game of all - Smoke Jensen.

Gathering a hunting part of the toughest, most ruthless hard cases in the West, von Hausen shadowed Smoke into Wyoming's high Rockies - the odds were worse than 50 to 1. But Smoke Jensen was the last mountain man and he knew the country like the back of his hand.

As he thumbed back the hammer of his Colt .45, Smoke reflected that these back trailers couldn't have picked a prettier place to be buried.

Friday, September 25, 2009

New GraphicAudio Release - Code of the Mountain Man

The Mountain Man 8 - Code of the Mountain Man

He was raised by the mountain man called Preacher, and he was said to be the fastest gun alive. Until he hung up his gunbelts to raise a family. Smoke Jensen was the last mountain man and a force of nature.

But Lee Slater and his gang of low life desperadoes didn't know that. Stirring up a motherlode of trouble for the retired gunslinger was Slater's first mistake. Shooting Smoke Jensen’s wife Sally was his second.

He wasn’t going to live to make a third.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Chaos in the Ashes and Sudden Fury now available!

Hello everyone! Just in time for the weekend - Chaos in the Ashes and The Last Gunfighter: Sudden Fury are now available for purchase through our website. Click the links to visit!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dead Man's Gold - In Stores Now!

Imagine our surprise to get your emails and discover that The Loner: Dead Man's Gold is already on the shelves at Wal Mart! Thank you all for keeping in touch with us and we hope you enjoy the latest installment in the Kid Morgan series!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Announcement: Dead Man's Gold

Just a brief note to let everyone know that we've recently been advised that the third book in The Loner series, Dead Man's Gold, will not be released until November of this year. We apologize for the misinformation and hope you've enjoyed the series so far!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Coming in September to Graphic Audio!

Deadly Road To Yuma
A madman and a killer, Preacher Joshua Shade is on a long journey to Yuma Prison and a date with the hangman. But Matt Bodine and Sam Two Wolves doubt that Shade will ever keep that date. The outlaw has a legion of fanatical, bloodthirsty followers. Matt and Sam are shadowing Shade's convoy—just in case...

When the time comes, Shade is sprung, a beautiful young woman is taken with him, and it's up to Matt and Sam to hunt them to a heavily guarded hideout. But they don't know that the case of Joshua Shade reaches into the highest level of the federal government...


Monday, July 27, 2009

Graphic Audio New Release!


In the west, there’s always work for the kind of men willing to get their hands dirty--from rounding stray cattle to stringing barbed wire. Bo Creel and Scratch Morton are just such men. Now they’ve been hired for the one job they’ve never tried: wearing badges--in a little stain of a town called Whiskey Flats.

What Bo and Scratch don’t know is that a gang of outlaws is bent on burning down the town the Sidewinders have been hired to protect. With only a passing acquaintance of the law, a keen sense of self-preservation, and a range-war gathering round them, Bo and Scratch need a good plan or it’s a one-way ticket to Boot Hill. They’ll also need a little luck, a whole mess of bullets, and the courage to stand tall--and shoot true...


Monday, July 13, 2009

May & June Contest Winners

As promised in our last newsletter, I'd like to take a moment to congratulate the winners of our last two review contests! G. Woodworth and N. Grimmett will be the proud owners of an autographed copy of the second book in the first solo series by J.A. Johnstone, The Loner: The Devil's Badland.

Their reviews will be posted on our site along with all our previous winners here at williamjohnstone.net.

Want to be entered to win? Simply send your book reviews/comments to: julycontest@williamjohnstone.net and you will be automatically put in the drawing to receive this month's prize!

As always, thanks to everyone who submitted their reviews - we always look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, July 3, 2009

AudioFile Earphones Awards!

Two of our audio books have won the Earphones Award over at AudioFile Magazine!

The Last Gunfighter #8 - The Burning

Aging gunslinger Frank Morgan finds himself drawn back into the line of fire in this gritty tale of the Wild West by series creator Johnstone. The production is narrated by a full cast of talented actors, each as hard-nosed, lock-jawed, and trigger happy as the last. Listening to this adventure story unfold is like watching an episode of LONESOME DOVE with your eyes closed. Unfolding at a breakneck pace, the story combines all the elements that go into a soap opera—cheesy background music, over-the-top actors with grainy voices and heavy accents, and sound effects—to create a fun and memorable listening experience. A deep-voiced omniscient narrator guides listeners through the tale. L.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine

The First Mountain Man #14 - Preacher's Showdown

Graphic Audio's full cast re-creates the many violent and charming characters in Johnstone's classic Western. Creative voices, music, and digital sound effects enhance the gunfights, horse-and-wagon travel, and Indian attacks that are part of the journey to the Shining Mountains. The cast members, especially those who portray precocious Jake and the powerful Preacher, give skillful performances, and the battles are exciting and frightening. The small band of travelers is divided by secrets, passions, and hatred, but Preacher holds them together and keeps them safe. At the end of each CD, listeners are told to "reload," and this adds a quirky authenticity to the moving experience of the Old West. S.C.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine

Monday, June 29, 2009

New! The Loner book trailer!

Thanks to the wonderful people over at Book Candy Studios, there's now a trailer online for The Loner. Check it out here!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

New on Graphic Audio - Law of the Mountain Man

The Mountain Man 6 - Law of the Mountain Man

Smoke Jensen sat in a cave and boiled the last of his coffee. He figured he was in Idaho--somewhere south of Montpelier--but he was certain about only two things: he was cold and he was being hunted by a small army of men. Smoke knew why he was cold--it was winter. He just didn't have a clear idea of why anyone was after him.

He was soon to find out that he'd unwittingly ridden into the middle of the fiercest range war in years. Now he had to either choose sides or return home tied across the back of a horse. Smoke had never taken kindly to being bullied...so when Jud Vale and his cutthroat gang started pushing him around, Smoke Jensen just pushed right back. That's when the bullets began to fly...

Now Available in MP3 Download from GraphicAudio!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Six Ways From Sunday - Review by Bob Davis

Six Ways From Sunday
William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone
Pinnacle Books, Kensington Publishing Corporation

Review by Bob Davis, Owner of Bob Davis Editing and Member National Book Critic’s Circle

Fans of William Johnstone westerns, get ready for something unique. Six Ways From Sunday is not your typical Johnstone western adventure. Oh, sure, it has a well-told story with a hero, beautiful women, nasty villians, and a great hardheaded horse named Critter. But Cotton Pickens (and yes he’s well aware of the parody aspect of his name) is definitely not your typical Johnstone hero.

We can only assume he’s good with a gun because he seems to have a reputation for it, but the only gunfight he actually gets into involves more luck than skill. In fact, he has his gun taken from him on several occasions. And he’s definitely not the strong, silent type whose also good with his fists. Rather, he gets the stuffing beaten out of him more than once. But in many ways that’s what makes Cotton such a great hero. He’s the everyman, your average Joe who tries his best to avoid trouble, but tends to find himself right in the thick of it. And while he may be flawed, Cotton clearly tries to do what’s right, even if it means getting shot at, beaten up, or just plain stomped before he triumphs in the end. The man doesn’t know when to quit and that’s why he’s a hero.

Six Ways From Sunday is also unique in the telling. This is the first Johnstone book I’ve come across that’s written in the first person narrative. Cotton tells usthe story in his own words and as he describes the events for us we get a real insiders view of both the hero and the story. We get to see first hand his reaction to the beautiful Amanda Trouville, a gorgeous blonde who makes Cotton weak in the knees. She works with another parody of a name, Carter Scruples, a man who has everything but scruples. And somehow Cotton finds himself conned into working for Scruples and Amanda, but as one might expect everything is not what it seems.

Scruples wants to overtake every mine and glory hole in the Swamp Creek mining district, by whatever means necessary, so he can sell it off as a package. Cotton soon realizes not all Scruples methods are legal and people are getting killed, so despite having a number of run-ins with the miners, Cotton takes their side. In doing so he meets the beautiful Celia, the 16-year old widow of the owner of the biggest mine. He also meets up with Cletus Carboy, the rather sneaky owner of the second biggest mine. And as they join up to try to overcome Scruples, Cotton learns that Amanda didn’t really know what Scruples planned and she pays the price for trying to get out of their arrangement..

Six Ways From Sunday may not have your typical gunfights or fistfights with the hero winning, but it has a story of intrigue and mystery with just enough action to keep things moving and draw the reader in. And while Cotton Pickens is no Smoke Jensen or Preacher or Matt Bodine, he’s a very likable hero. So much so that after reading this book I find myself wanting to go back and read of his earlier adventures in Blood Valley.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Violent Sunday released on Graphic Audio!

The Last Gunfighter 11 - Violent Sunday

When iron clears leather, anything can happen. In Frank Morgan's case, a sudden duel with an assassin has left an innocent woman with a bullet in her back - and a friendship between Frank and a young Texas Ranger in tatters. Wanting to make up for his part in the tragedy, Frank rides to central Texas to help Ranger Tyler Beaumont put down the so-called Fence-Cutting War. But as big ranchers battle small ones, an outlaw gang has hellish plans of its own. Now, as an innocent town is threatened with annihilation, Frank must make his final stand on a hot Sunday in Texas - when the dying will say their final prayers...

Now Available in MP3 Download from GraphicAudio.

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Graphic Audio releases and News from AAFES.com!

Military customers with their validated Military ID card will now be able to shop for William W. Johnstone GraphicAudio titles through The Exchange Mall at AAFES.COM. You are able to use your Military Star Card through The Exchange Mall at AAFES.COM to purchase all of our GraphicAudio titles. This is one way we can honor those who serve our country.

This month's new releases include Blood Bond, The Eagles Series, First Mountain Man, Jackknife, The Last Gunfighter, Smoke Jensen: The First Mountain Man, and Sidewinders. Available for MP3 download from GraphicAudio!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June Review Contest!

We had such a tremendous response to the May review contest that we are still reading through everyone's reviews - expect a winner to be announced by the end of this week!

And if you're interested in submitting a review for the June contest, email it to: junecontest@williamjohnstone.net - we'll be looking forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cutthroat Canyon E-book now available!

Check out Diesel E-Books for the latest release of Cutthroat Canyon!

Available here - Sidewinders #3 - Cutthroat Canyon

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Journey of the Mountain Man at Graphic Audio!

#5 - Journey of the Mountain Man now available at Graphic Audio!

Smoke Jensen couldn't have cared less about a range war that had erupted in far-off Montana. But when his cousin Fae is stuck right in the middle of the hundred-gun showdown that's exploding in bullets and blood, he rides to intercede in the name of family. He's joined on his mission by the Moab Kid and legendary gunfighters Charlie Starr and Pistol Le Roux.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Born Again American

Wanted to share this with everyone. A great video - hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


Just a reminder to you all that you can also follow me on MySpace and Facebook!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Welcome friends!

This is our newest adventure - branching out into undiscovered blog territory here and hoping you all join us! We wanted a place where we could share news with you on a more frequent basis and keep you updated with the goings on with the site and William W. Johnstone's releases as well as J.A's new series. It will probably take some time to get used to, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it.

We hope you've been enjoying the updates we've been making to the site to make it easier and more accessible for you - we've certainly been excited to receive your comments and letters about the new books we've had coming out and those planned for later this year.

The storms are pushing through here in Tennessee so that's all from me for now. Be safe and keep your powder dry.