Monday, January 10, 2011

Rancho Diablo Series by Colby Jackson

The Rancho Diablo series of original Western e-books was launched recently to great success so far. Written under the house name Colby Jackson, Rancho Diablo is the creation of veteran authors Mel Odom, James Reasoner, and Bill Crider, and tells the story of the creation of a Texas ranch by former army scout Sam Blaylock, his family, and his friends.


The first book, SHOOTER’S CROSS, written by Odom, finds Blaylock taking over an old, abandoned ranch that is thought to be cursed and having to battle not only new-found enemies who don’t want him to succeed but also the earth itself, since much of the water on the spread he dubs Rancho Diablo is polluted by sulfur. After triumphing over these threats, the arrival of Blaylock’s family sets the stage for the second book, HANGROPE LAW (written by Reasoner), in which an unexpected reunion with an old friend leads to danger for Sam and one of his sons.


These two books are now available for the Kindle through Amazon. The third book, DEAD MAN’S REVENGE, written by Bill Crider, will be available soon. These are action-packed stories that will appeal to fans of traditional Westerns and new readers alike. Check them out.

13 comments:

  1. I have both books on the Kindle and ready to enjoy.

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  2. I'll have to read these to see how they overcame the sulfur-water problem.

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  3. Oscar,
    Mel Odom handles that in his book, and it's ingenious.

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  4. I've reading this series and have enjoyed it, good series, looking forward to more!

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  5. Have really enjoyed these books, read 4 so far.Got to know and understand all the characters in the books. Very well written and interesting. Look forward to more!

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  6. When will the next Rancho Diablo book be available?

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  7. I don't know exactly when, but there should be at least one more later this year, and more likely two.

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  8. Read 5 of the books - love them all and looking forward to more!

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  10. What are the titles of these books as they come in the series? I know the second is Hangrope Law and the third is Deadman's Revenge. How many are there and how do they follow each other in the series?

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  11. SHOOTER'S CROSS
    HANGROPE LAW
    DEAD MAN'S REVENGE
    HELL ON WHEELS
    DARK HORSE
    GABBY DARBINS AND THE SLIDE-ROCK BOLTER
    THE HOLD-UP
    SONGBIRD

    It's probably best if they're read in order, but not absolutely necessary.

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  12. Excellent. Couldn't put them down.

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