Whiskey and Wheelguns
by Alexander Nader
Get your copy of Episode 1 at Amazon for only 99¢! Keep an eye out for Episode 2 coming July 28th, 2014, and find out if Joseph makes it home to his family, and if they survived.
Joseph Ashby signed up to be a part of the war that tore this country to pieces, but he was drafted into a much darker army. All he wants is to find his way home to find out if it’s true what the voices in his head are telling him; that his wife and children are dead. The only problem is he has no idea where or when he is or how he got there. The shadow of his past is going to chase him the whole way home where even darker clouds may gather after he finds his answers.
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Need the Next One, ASAP! (My Review)
If you’re looking for a quick draw, one shot and done type deal, this ain’t the one for you. Possessed is the first short story in a series that will leave you hanging, needing to read the next one.
Alexander kicked off the Whiskey & Wheelguns series with a dark take on weird west. Demonic possession is right up my alley, and Nader does a good job with the antagonist(s) in this story, both prior to and after the possession.
My only complaint (and it’s just my personal preference) about Possessed is the blacked-out scenes between Act 1 and Act 2. There’s a big chunk of time missing, along with what I’m led to assume is a great deal of horrific action scenes that (call me morbid) I’d like to see. Having said that, I do understand a couple of reasons why the author may have chosen a black-out. For one, this is a short story, and with short forms every scene counts. Another, this is just the beginning of the protagonist’s journey – Joseph may very well remember his actions during that black-out in a later installment, and who knows what kind of juicy, sordid (or morbid) bits will be revealed if and when he does.
There is one other thing I’m curious about, but I won’t spoil it for you. Either way, I’m looking forward to Episode two, due out on July 28th.
More Whiskey & Wheelguns:
A collection of tall tales from the weird west
Wheelgun Press proudly presents: Whiskey and Wheelguns: Foreshadows. This is a collection of six short stories all set in the Whiskey and Wheelgun Universe. You will recieve a first class introduction to the stories that will be keeping you up at night for the next twelve months.
Each series will explore a dark corner of the weird west as envisioned by the addled minds of the contributers. They will dazzle you with the grit of the desert sand, the gristle of sixgun wielding protagonists, and the intestinal fortitude required to subdue a werewolf lightskirt.
Twenty-four stories of dubious literary merit by six of today’s most vaguely groomed and semi-coherent authors, which will shock and amaze, dazzle and impress, and floor the reader with outright awe for the massive amounts of facial hair required to bring a project like this into the bright desert light. Be sure to tune in May 5th when the stories get to rollin’ and follow along cause the wagon won’t be stoppin’ until they strike fool’s gold.
by Joriah Wood
In a world where the veil of the arcane has been peeled back, malevolent spirits whisper lies into the ears of weak-willed men, and putting a bullet in a man isn’t always enough to send him to the graveyard, righting wrongs isn’t easy business.
One man will stand alone against the evil that’s birthed in the tiny town of Plain View, even as Hell erupts around him.
When walking through Hell, it’s best to be a Devil.
by J. Edward Paul
In Barlow’s Gulch your friends are traitors, outlaws, shamans, and the occasional fancy lady. Heroes are both reluctant and inebriated.
When Pearl barrels into the Rusty Hinge with a vampire on her heels, Sheriff and his band of Confederate deserters are dragged into a series of adventures weirder and infinitely more dangerous than the war they ran from. Who is the beautiful widow with the silver handled wheelgun? Can she be trusted with their lives?
Occasionally aided by Atsidi, a Navajo shaman in his cups more than his pants, the former soldiers do battle with a vampire gunslinger, a seductive skinwalker, a vengeful demon, and a brothel brimming with werewolves.Are these the tall tales of a band of cowards or a chronicle of heroes?