It’s like Indiana Jones crossed with The Magnificent Seven

Yes, there’s a gunfight.

Good news, everybody! I have a new book out today. At least, it’s good news if you like Action/Adventure stories mixed with a healthy dose of humor. (Warning: If you prefer dull books where nothing happens and the characters speak in a monotone, this book isn’t for you.)

The best way to describe the latest adventures of Ace, the half-Apache gunslinger with a quick draw and a penchant for getting into trouble, is to think of it as a cross between Indian Jones and The Magnificent Seven. We have a swashbuckling hero, a town threatened by an evil land baron, and a feisty heroine with green eyes a man could drown in.

Throw in a crusty, one-eyed mule skinner who’s handy with a bullwhip and a gang of quirky outlaws, and what you have is a fast-paced, action-packed adventure with more than a few laughs and enough drama to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Best of all, Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner is on sale. For a limited time you can buy Ace’s latest adventures for a mere 99 cents, marked down from the regular price of $3.99.

Happy reading!

PS Ace’s first adventure, The Lost Temple of Totec, continues to rise up the charts and his third adventure, The Black Pearl Treasure, is now available for pre-order. (Note: the books in this series do not have to be read in order.)

Here’s a sneak peek at the cover of The Black Pearl Treasure:

The Lost Temple of Totec is now available on Amazon!

There’s just one problem. Sigh. It’s on pre-order right now and won’t be available until April 11.

However, if you contact me (here’s the contact form) directly, I will send you an ARC (advance review copy) for free (ebook). All I ask in return is that you write a review and post it on the product page before April 11. And the review can be like, literally one sentence long.

To sweeten the deal, once you write the review, contact me and I’ll enter you in a drawing for a free, personally-addressed paperback copy of the book.

Following is the first chapter of The Lost Temple of Totec for you to check out. It’s a fast-paced mix of humor and drama. Think Indiana Jones mixed with The Mummy.

Chapter 1

The real problem with dynamite? It doesn’t work too good when it’s wet. Continue reading “The Lost Temple of Totec is now available on Amazon!”

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


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”