Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Son of a Gun!

Ruby Barlow, heroine

"Please release me . . ." Ruby cried. And they did!
Tate Publishing released my book today. I'm a novelist!

(It's available on Amazon!)

"You can quit staring," Ruby told the cowboy. "I've known men like you, and I'm not interested." Her voice was kept low, but she had no shyness about her.

Jack tipped back in his chair and ogled her. "You've known men like me? What are you . . . about fifteen? Too young to be so sour on love." He reached out and grabbed her around the waist. "Some schoolboy pull your ponytail too hard?"

"Laws! I'm eighteen, and I can rope a calf and break a colt better than any schoolboy. I support a household and work a farm, so don't toy with me, mister." She refilled his coffee cup and twisted away from his grasp. "Aren't you that pile of dust and whiskers with the red mare? That horse won't know you, all spiffed and shiny."

Left alone to raise Jack's son, Ruby is rescued from life as a soiled dove by a young widower who sees past her desperate bravado and recognizes courage. Together they face a devastating grasshopper plague, a tornado, fire and persecution while raising two young sons on the Texas plains. When a murder takes place on their ranch, the Barlow family is almost torn apart.

Meticulously researched and historically accurate, Son of a Gun shows how values of the Old West are still important today.
OK.
I'll give you a second to order your copy.
(Click here)

Now you're all invited over to my brand-new website to celebrate:
martyhalverson.com

Bring your friends!


Click here for excerpts from Son of a Gun.




10 comments:

Christie said...

Hooray! So, so exciting!

Grandma Cebe said...

Congratulations!

Diane said...

Ordered mine when you first announced it. It should get here any day!

Michelle said...

I think I got the last copy on Amazon. :)

Jenny P. said...

This is Oh, so very exciting. :)

allison said...

Oh congratulations! I love your new website. And I especially love that quote Gloria Steinem. xo

Polly said...

Way to go . My sister is famous.

Raejean said...

Congratulations on seeing all your hard work come to a book we can hold in our hands!

diane said...

Wonderful news. Is there a kindle version available?

Travelin'Oma said...

There IS an e-book version available, on the Tate website. Click on the link on my sidebar that says "Buy my book" and you'll be at the right place.

Thanks to everybody for your enthusiasm!