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Detour Trail excerpt:
Detour Trail, my frontier adventure/romance, is on sale (half price) at Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/360381 until July 31. Lorrie forges her own trail after starting out on the Oregon Trail.
I just got the June issue of True West Magazine; it’s another great issue full of historical articles and photos. One of those articles–the background of the murderous Bender family–especially interested me because while I don’t recall them specifically, I must have been aware of them or others possibly because I included a similar situation in Lorrie’s adventures in Detour Trail.
Detour Trail review excerpt:
“This book is certainly filled with a lot of adventure and drama. And I love that the main character, Lorrie, is one gutsy chick! She is definitely someone I would want to have with me if I was traveling anywhere!
This story gives us an honest view of what life might have bee like for those travelers. Everything wasn’t all daisies. They were some hard times and this book does tell of all that!”
Detour Trail by Joy V. Smith is on Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Top Ten Reads of 2014 list: http://myshelf.com/toptenreads.html
You can buy Detour Trail at the publisher’s website: http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joyvsmith/detourtrail.html
Or elsewhere, including Amazon
These suggestions focus on my books, of course; I have a variety of fiction and non-fiction books waiting for readers, and here are some of them, starting with my novels:
Detour Trail is available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Detour-Trail-ebook/dp/B00F7CZ0R4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1379281976&sr=1-1&keywords=Detour+Trail and from the publisher: http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joyvsmith/detourtrail.html
Detour Trail: Westward bound on the Oregon Trail, Lorrie Emerson is left behind and alone after her uncle is killed. Ignoring the wagon master’s advice to go home, she rounds up others needing help; they join a later wagon train and are soon slogging through dust and mud and steep mountain passes, but it’s not long before she’s again forging her own trail and searching for a new home and supplies as winter reaches out its icy hands…. Settling the frontier isn’t easy!
Strike Three is a post-apocalyptic novel: Because of the “hot virus,” the devastation of WWIII is more horrible than the worse case scenario, and missiles fired in retaliation gave new meaning to “scorched earth.” Can a new world move beyond the losses, mistakes and regrets? Strike Three is available in paperback or as an ebook.
For the print edition of Strike Three, go to Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4876544
If you prefer eBooks, go to Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/452298 And, of course: Amazon.