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...


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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
©2009

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...

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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!