Friday, 1 March 2013

Reviews for my books

These are some of the reviews for my first Western "THE GHOSTS OF POYNTER" I finally found out how to post them on to here, I hope you enjoy reading them. Thanks for dropping by.
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The Ghosts of Poynter (Black Horse Western) by Amos Carr
This book took me back to the days when I sat in a movie theatre watching a western before the main movie. I loved those movies and also TV shows such as Bonanza (sighing over Little Joe!) For some reason I had never thought of reading westerns but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There is plenty of action and gunfire but also some smouldering romantic fire in the heart of the hero, Chase Tyler. By the way, I am looking forward to calling someone 'a sack of entrails' Amos Carr is a unique western writer; the book has a strong, multi-layered storyline and will appeal to both men and women.
5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant surprise 21 Jun 2012
By Sara Camber

I call it a pleasant surprise as I am not someone particularly fond of western films, and had never read one as I felt it didn't interest me. However, this particular story had been recommended to me, so I relented.. and was very glad I did. It was an interesting, pacey story with believable characters, who you could really relate to and feel for. The central character, Chase, was an excellent protagonist without being too 'good'. The story was riveting and a real page turner so that I always wanted to find out 'what happens next'.
There were one or two places where I felt that the story was slightly predictable, however I was also surprised when the tale took me in a completely unexpected direction. I was hooked and nearly missed an appointment because I couldn't put it down!
Being a relatively short novel, I fineshed within a couple of days, and felt satisfied with the ending, although it left me wanting more.
I don't want to go into great detail about the plot here, for fear of spoiling it for other readers.
I read the book in record time and look forward to reading more from this interesting author.
Read and enjoy!
Format:Hardcover|Amazon Verified Purchase
The Ghosts of Poynter has one of the most atmospheric openings that I have ever read. I was hooked from the beginning by the exciting story, the colourful and very believable characters (described brilliantly) and the dark, handsome, and moody protagonist, Chase Tyler.

Chase, the central character, is a combination of charm and aggression, understanding and intolerance. He is an honest and fair man who is essentially good, but would kill in an instant if his life, or the life of someone he loves, is threatened.

After years of being a loner, searching for something he believes is lost to him forever, Chase goes home to Poynter. After an argument where his sister tells him some home truths, Chase is forced to acknowledge is faults and face his demons, and he eventually finds what he has been looking for.

The story has its fair share of surprises and tension, it moves at a pace and at times I couldn't put it down. I loved the ending as much as the beginning, because although it is fraught with difficulties, they are overcome and the story ends happily - with a small question mark. So, has the door been left open for a second book about the charismatic, Chase Tyler? I'd like to think so.

This was my first Western; it won't be be my last.
5.0 out of 5 stars A cowboy story with heart 2 Oct 2012
I haven't read many western books, though I do like to watch a good western. The Black Horse westerns from Hale are akin to watching a western on Sunday afternoon televison. They're short and sweet, and just right as a form of escapism. This particular story had all the right elements. A wise-cracking bounty hunter, someone who is trying to kill him, a cute kid, and the ghost of an old love.
Chase Tyler is a real western hero, with a great sense of humour. He's also a man with a past and that past catches up with him when he returns to his hometown of Poynter. I particularly like that he was forced to come to terms with the man he had become since his childhood sweetheart died in a fire. He wasn't perfect, as shown with his feud with his brother-in-law, and that made him very real. But he was likeable, and that's important for any western hero.
Once the scene had been set, the story moved on at a cracking pace, so that each page seemed to turn itself. There are enough shootouts to please any western fan, and enough romance to make this story appeal to women too.
If you're looking for escapism, this book is for you.
5.0 out of 5 stars Taken back to The Good Old Days of Cowboys, 24 Sep 2012
This review is from: The Ghosts of Poynter (Black Horse Western) (Hardcover)
I am relatively new to the joys of reading so any book that I read needs to grab my attention from the first page...I can't "stick" with a book in the hope of it developing into something interesting. This book certainly "grabbed" me from the start and didn't let go.
It has an excellent story line with well described much so that I was transported back to my days of youth when every night a "cowboy" was on the TV.
This book will appeal to both lovers of Westerns and to the "newcomers" who don't even know that they could be interested in them.
Looking forward to the next book.
And the following are reviews for my second "CRAZY MAN CADE"  Enjoy!
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this adventure 2 Nov 2012
By G. M. Dobbs VINE™ VOICE
Of course I'm a seasoned western reader as well as an author and this novel comes from my own publisher, and so I was eager to see what my fellow scribes were up to. I spent an enjoyable evening reading this book and before I knew it several hours had gone by and I was turning the last page. It's a great well paced adventure and should be accessible to readers who don't usually read westerns since the themes and motifs are universal. A great book.
5.0 out of 5 stars My first western - and not my last! 17 Oct 2012
By Troutie
Format:Hardcover|Amazon Verified Purchase
I have never read a western before, but Crazy Man Cade has left me wanting more! This is a pacey story, with a fabulous protagonist in the form of moody, anger-fuelled, Jed Cade.

The story is a real page turner, and I read it in two sittings. I was instantly smitten by Jed, and really cared what happened to him. A brilliant cocktail of adventure, bad guys, tension, and romance. I am hoping for a prequel!