Okay, friends. It has been a long wait—for me, at least—but my new vampire western (DUST DEVILS) is about ready to release. You can order the paperback now and have it by the weekend, or at midnight tonight you can download the digital version for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other reading device.
Man, that was a dry opening paragraph. What say we spice things up a bit? Did you know…
…that I read a book about New Mexican flora and fauna in preparation for DUST DEVILS?
…that I studied a great deal about ranching, horses, guns, hats, and late nineteenth century history for the book?
…that a major action set piece in the book was partially influenced by From Dusk Till Dawn?
…that my chief vampire (Adam Price) has existed in my mind since I saw Fright Night as a child?
…that emasculation, redemption, revenge, desire, estrangement, courage, and regret are just a few of the major themes of the novel?
…that the western novels of Elmore Leonard, Cormac McCarthy, and Larry McMurtry had a profound influence on this tale?
I’ll be expanding on the above concepts in later posts (and going much deeper into the heart of the novel in other ways), but for now, I’ll just tell you how thrilled I am with the way the book turned out, how amazed I am at Angela Waters’s cover art, and how excited I am for people to read this novel.
So check it out. At midnight. Or later this week. Or later this year. Whenever you read DUST DEVILS, I think you’ll be very happy you did.