TALKING TO THE DEAD GUYS
This is a Texas mystery about a dog, strong women, and small town living (or is it dying?), sort of a Texas cozy. Cue in the music from “Dallas.”
Shoot! I’ll cut right to the chase. This is about how me and my sister’s mastiff Boo Radley dragged me off my feet during the damned cemetery tour in Lockhart right onto a dead corpse. And that’s just chapter one.
Welcome to Lockhart, The Barbecue Capital of Texas, where there is more than indigestion brewing.
a paranormal western by Gretchen Rix
An angel of God who can’t remember his purpose. Two legendary lovers. Three strangers unite, battling one another and the ancient menace one carries unknowingly on her back into the West Texas arroyo. Their bond and covenant takes them from the flying saucers of Marfa to the vampire temptress of San Antonio, and then clear across mythical 1893 Texas to their fiery end. ARROYO–not your grandfather’s western.
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THE RETURN OF TRUEPENNY a cat eats mouse tale. Insane. Daring. Resourceful. MIA since the first story, Truepenny shocks the household by returning home on the back of a kite. PawPaw envisions her caught up in string when he steps forward to save her. Big mistake. Wrong type of kite. (This is a short story)
SAINTS & SINNERS the voyage of a lifetime. The cruise ship Ascendant plies the waters of a pseudo-Caribbean sea. Passengers party like hell, no thoughts of the future. Great food, good friends, sex. But below decks a strange Ticktacktoe game goes on forever and ever. As heaven and hell hang in the balance, sinners play. And saints? They toss, throw, push or shove people overboard. Does anyone win? (This is a short story)
TRUEPENNY: Where the courage of a mouse earns the friendship of a cat. In a household where mice scoff at traps (but live in fear of the dog), the young mouse Truepenny emerges on a quest to expiate her family’s sins. What sins? And how can such a tiny mouse make it right? First obstacle: the family cat. This one considers eating mice one of the perks of his job. But one other deadly danger awaits. (This is a short story)
The Cowboy’s Baby
By Gretchen Lee Rix
Ellison Stewart is so enticingly attractive to women their knees buckle on first sight, and he’s damned tired of it and close to Taking Steps. But he has bigger problems than admirers this time—he has misplaced his golf course. And what the hell has the cowboy’s baby got to do with any of it?
Is wealthy Cassandra Lennon waiting for her prince to come? Isolated behind rose-covered walls and called the Sleeping Beauty, Cassie sees herself quite differently. Does she play another role in this modern-day Texas twist on the fairy tale by maneuvering this maddening man straight into the arms of love, no matter whose, or does Ellison awaken her long-dormant passion?
What readers are saying:
Sleeping Beauty meets Louis L’Amour in this light-hearted western romance. This is one you shouldn’t miss. (Miriam King)
A sweet romance that turns the romance genre stand-bys on their heads. Not the same old baby. (Irene Preston)
A fun read. (Miriam King)
Cute tale with a good dose of humor. Good read. (Deb Sanders)
You won’t be disappointed. Very entertaining. (Nancy Vogel)
The Cowboy’s Baby is a short, contemporary western romance blended into Texas tall tale tradition and slapstick. It’s a Texas tale full of quirky and memorable characters about accepting love where you find it. (And about having lots of bathroom paper on hand.)
Book is available at Buffalo Clover in Lockhart Texas. Or you may purchase a copy here for $11.99 plus shipping + tax if applicable.
When Gymkhana Smiles
By Gretchen Rix
When Gymkhana Smiles, run. This young black girl’s survival depends on her dental health; yours on keeping out of her way. As her Southern Gothic horror of a family prowls the coast waiting on her transformation, no one realizes what the old man plans. And Gymkhana never wanted her boyfriend involved. Not sitting tied to that chair. Whether you like your horror stories nasty or merely scary, this one leaves your teeth on edge. (This is a short story)
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The Taking of Rhinoceros 456
By Gretchen Rix
The Taking of Rhinoceros 456 http://amzn.com/B006P10KGM
Something mysterious goes on after hours at the San Antonio Daedalus Memorial Zoo. Myths live here. Mother Earth, for one. When the rhinos vanish, Steven the bum finds a talking dog. Maybe. Oddball whimsy combined with a puzzle: The Taking of Rhinoceros 456. (This is a short story)