Ace Lone Wolf was selected for publication!

ace-lone-wolfd5-v2It’s true! Ace Lone Wolf and the Lost Temple of Totec was selected to be published by Amazon under their Kindle Scout program. (I know the title is a mouthful, but it actually has the same number of letters as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, which is, along with The Mummy, the inspiration for this tale.)

Anyway, if you nominated Ace, thank you for your support. And if you didn’t, well you won’t be on Ace’s Christmas card list. (Unless you buy a copy when it comes out, in which case, he will forgive and forget.)

PS I don’t have word yet when the book will be released. Stay tuned.

Last day to nominate Ace!

ace-lone-wolfd5-v2It’s true. Today the nomination period for Ace Lone Wolf and the Lost Temple of Totec ends. Sometime in the next week or so I’ll find out whether or not Kindle Scout wants to publish this, the first of the Lone Wolf Howls series.

Even if they don’t select it, don’t fret because Ace’s adventures will still see the light of day. I’ll publish it myself. After all, I’ve published a number of other books already. (Wreckers Gate, book 1 in my first fantasy series, is doing especially well. Over 1200 copies downloaded in the last two days alone. It’s free as an introduction to the Immortality & Chaos series and you can get yours here.)

So if you get a moment today, head on over and nominate Ace. (You can start reading the story here.)

Finally, if you’re interested in an Author Review Copy, just message me and let me know. You’ll get your own copy before everyone else and the chance to put up a review before the book is officially for sale.

Thanks for reading, Eric

Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner – chapter 10

 

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An early semi, the 20-mule team wagon!

Doc waves goodbye as the wagon pulls out of town, Lou driving, me on the seat next to him—uh, her. That’s an idea that’s going to take some getting used to. I take a sideways peek at Lou, trying to see what Doc sees.

I don’t know. Maybe Doc is wrong on this one. Lou looks like a regular man to me.

“You done staring at me yet?” Lou growls.

“I wasn’t staring.”

“The hell you weren’t. You looking for something in particular, or you just the starin’ type?” Continue reading “Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner – chapter 10”

Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner – chapter 9

hollidayandbowler“Is this the feller you were talking about? He don’t look like much to me.”

“He’s looked better, I allow.”

The words come from far away and through a haze of pain. My head feels like a team of men have been at work inside it with pickaxes. I try to swallow, but my tongue is bigger than my mouth and it feels like my cheeks are full of sawdust.

“Come on, Ace. Get up. I got you a job.” It’s Doc. Continue reading “Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner – chapter 9”

Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner – chapter 8

1897_saloon_blackhawkDoc comes out with my glass and chair. He sets them down and pumps my hand. “Ace Lone Wolf, as I live and breathe.” He starts coughing and has to bring out his hanky. His coughing fit over, he looks at the blood on the cloth before putting it away. “Well, as I live anyway.”

We sit down. “You look good, Doc. All healed up from that gut wound.” That’s not entirely true. Doc looks a bit pale and his clothes are loose on him.

He waves it off and pours me some whiskey. “I told you it was nothing but a scratch. No way a skunk like Ike Clanton is killing me. If a man’s going to shoot me down, it’s going to be a man of quality.” Continue reading “Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner – chapter 8”

Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner – chapter 7

ed_schieffelin_in_tombstone_year_1880It’s afternoon when I ride into Tombstone. It feels like a lifetime has gone by since I was last here, but the town looks the same. Dust, sagging, unpainted buildings, signs creaking in the wind.

Maybe it was a lifetime. A lot happened after we left here. Getting chased by the Scalphunters, captured by Kosterlitzky, blowing up the General’s hacienda. And let’s not forget Totec’s temple. Was that thing really a god? I hope I never find out. Continue reading “Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner – chapter 7”

Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner – chapter 6

24246509770_2dd9d9606d_bI never do see any sign of pursuit from either the Yaquis or Ike and his idiot partner. Maybe they all bled to death from throwing knives at each other.

Coyote and I head north for the border. I’m still broke but I have my pistols and my hat back. That’s what counts. Luke was right about one thing. The hat does smell. But I reckon that’s from being on his ugly head. I’ll dunk it in a river if I ever see one with water in it.

It’s about the middle of the afternoon and I’m coming up on about where the border should be—no one really knows where, exactly, it is, not even the two governments involved—when I see someone familiar in the distance. Continue reading “Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner – chapter 6”