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Thursday, August 7, 2014

New Release Thursday: RIDE THE WILD RANGE by Cheryl Pierson



Cheryl Pierson’s romances have captivated legions of fans. Strong heroes, feisty heroines, and perilous situations make for excellent reading whether the love story is a western historical or contemporary tale.

Every once in a while, Cheryl gets a wild hair and decides to write something completely outside her usual realm. That’s exactly what happened with Ride the Wild Range.

We’re glad it happened, and readers will be, too.

Told in first-person from the perspective of a ten-year-old boy, Ride the Wild Range is an adventure story, a romance, a traditional western, and a coming-of-age tale all rolled into one. Although the narrator is a child, the story is for grownups.

Will Green’s entire family is murdered by Red Eagle’s Apache renegades. During the long days and nights of captivity, Will plans his vengeance as only a ten-year-old boy can. But those plans are thwarted, along with his own imminent death, by a lone stranger who boldly walks into the Apache camp and forcefully takes Will from the band of warriors. Angry and humiliated, the Indians swear to follow Will and his savior as soon as they can round up their horses—and they won’t stop until blood runs red.

Jacobi Kane is a man of few words and a questionable past, but it doesn’t take long for trust to build between him and Will. As Will struggles to recover from his own horrific ordeal and losses, Jacobi is forced to face some demons of his own.

Peace is elusive, as Red Eagle’s band strikes again, and a cadre of lawmen come calling for Kane to track the bloodthirsty renegade down and put an end to the Apaches’ reign of terror across Texas and Indian Territory. But by this time, Kane has other responsibilities—Will, a new wife, and a baby on the way. Can he leave them behind to do what no other man has been able to, or will his own past keep him from his duty?

Yet another menace looms, as frightening to Will as the Apaches ever were. His wealthy Yankee grandfather is determined to wrest Will away from his newfound family and beloved western land, bringing him back to Boston and a life he can never embrace.

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Cheryl will give away an e-copy of Ride the Wild Range to someone who comments on today’s post. Leave your email address, and get ready for one heckuva wild ride!





21 comments:

  1. Sounds like another good book from PRP. Congratulations on its release!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I've really enjoyed writing this story.
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  2. I still cannot believe how you NAILED the voice of a 10-year-old boy in this story, Okie. Big kudos for that -- and for the rest of the book! This is a really, REALLY good read. (Love me some Jacobi Kane, BTW. I might just have to pick up on one of Rustler's habits and slip a lasso around that man. ;-) )

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    1. Oh, yes, I loved Jacobi, too--couldn't really develop the romance angle, with him and Laura, since it's not that kind of a book--but I just loved him for the part he played in Will's life.
      Cheryl

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  3. @ Kathleen, you always make me giggle. I love your little Texas sayings. @ Cheryl, the story sounds intriguing. It has all of the makings for a great western----movie that is. :) Congratulations on its release!

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    1. Wouldn't that be great? I'd love to get the movie rights sold somewhere!

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  4. I loved the trilogy about the boy and Kane. What a gift of inspiration to write these stories from the POV of the boy. I think that helped make these stories so heartfelt. Big question from me: When will you write Will's grown up story? C'mon, I know you want to, and I'm anxiously waiting to read it. I'd love to read Trace's story, too. I'd have you working night and day to get them out in the world. It's not like you had a publishing company to run or something. LOL
    All good things to your corner of Mother Earth.

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    1. Sarah, I have some ideas for Will. I'm not done with him yet. My 2015 resolution is to take back some of my writing time, which right now, is practically nil. I've got a ton of ideas, for Travis and Lily, too. LOL
      Cheryl

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  5. The winner will get a true western story that grabs you and doesn't let go. I love all of the books I have read by Cheryl, but this one is special. So glad to see that others will get the chance to enjoy it as much as I have...along with the rest of the trilogy. Doris

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much Doris. It was one of the most favorite things I've ever written and when I was working on it, I just could hardly wait to get back to it!
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  6. I loved the story about Will. Cheryl, I think you might have a special talent for writing stories about young boys--and in first person was a stroke of luck...or genius..because it exactly works. I know some of your stories have children as characters, and you've always done a great job with those. Good luck with this one, out again where it belongs.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Celia. I love writing kids into my stories. It's a way of letting another side of the story be told. But in this case, it turned into WILL'S story! LOL I really enjoyed this and I love this new cover!
      Cheryl

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  7. Woo-hoo! Oh boy! That sounds interesting as hell. Can I say that? Writing in the first person isn't exactly easy - I know, I've done it for my series of stories in Lancer Writers. Not easy but interesting. Congrats, mon amie!

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    1. Liette, hi! Yes, you can say "hell"! LOL Writing in first person would not be what I would recommend to someone who is just starting to write, because it's so hard to remember all the things that person CAN'T know--he/she is not omnipotent--they're just a regular person. But I loved To Kill a Mockingbird--my very favorite book of all time. And it was in first person, and from a child's POV. I've always wanted to try it, so I did with this one. Thanks so much for coming by!
      Cheryl

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  8. Best of luck with your re-issue of one of your favorite stories. I'm going to put this on my "to read" list.

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    1. Hi Connie, thanks so much. I hope you will read it and enjoy it.
      Cheryl

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  9. Sounds fantastic :) Thank you for this opportunity!
    areewekidding@yahoo.com

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    1. You're welcome, Robyn! Thanks for coming by!

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  10. Another great book from the PRP bunch. Thanks for bringing out the stories that we all like to read. I know that this book must be great as the rest of books I have read that you have written.

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    1. Aw, thanks so much Lynda! It's very different than anything I've written before, but that might be one reason I loved working on it so much!
      Cheryl

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  11. And my winner for a digital copy of RIDE THE WILD RANGE is........

    LYNDA MCCOY!!!!!

    Lynda, if you will contact me at fabkat_edit@yahoo.com I will see that you get your prize!

    Thanks to everyone for coming by today!

    Cheryl

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