After the success of the first book in this series, I'm excited to announce that Maggie O'Bannen rides again on 1 April.
If you read book 1 and are expecting more of the same from book 2, I hope you won't be disappointed, but make no mistake, Maggie is evolving. No more is she the frightened girl fighting for survival. Now Maggie is ready to dig deep and face trouble head on. Be assured, the results will be no less bloody.
You'll find reviews for Days of Evil at Amazon and Goodreads. There are reviews for both titles at the much respected Western Fiction Review. Also, I recently received a positive mention in the new Fanzine Hot Lead (review here) under the pseudonyms of Joe Slade and Terry James where it is alleged that I (and a few others) have 'embraced the Western with a genuine understanding of its current tenets and a healthy respect for the traditions that have gone before'. High praise indeed! However, to quote a fictional character from A Knight's Tale: 'That's for every man to decide for himself'.
Book 1 - Days of Evil
Kidnapped at the age of sixteen, Maggie has survived the fickle temper of notorious outlaw Mad Dog Frank O’Bannen for seven years. Now he is dead and she is about to find out that there are worse ways to live and die than as the wife of a wanted man.
Frank had prepared her as best he could for what would follow and when she leaves her prison in the hills she has the blood of three men on her hands and knows the feel of hot lead. Soon her hard-won freedom is in doubt and she finds herself pursued by Frank’s old partner, a man with a vicious reputation and more than one score to settle.
Maggie has Frank’s gun, her keen wits and new friends to help her, but will they be enough to save her from the brutality of a maniac bent on revenge?
Book 2 - Wanted: Dead
‘Frank O’Bannen wanted five thousand dollars to let you go. I offered him ten thousand to kill you.’
Kidnapped at sixteen, Maggie O’Bannen returns home after seven years to be reunited with her father. No longer the idealistic girl she once was, her return is meant to help put her demons to rest. Instead, it sets in motion a series of events that will put her on a collision course with trouble, and this time, Maggie has no qualms about speeding towards it.
Discovering who was behind her abduction is just the beginning. Murder with no apparent motive and no suspect soon brings her under the scrutiny of the local sheriff. As the body count rises, Maggie fights for her life against a foe who will stop at nothing to win.
As events escalate, Maggie will need to rely on her friends more than ever before if she is to survive. But at what cost?