The story as an album cover

A reader crafted this “album cover” for the The Cowboy and the Vampire Collection, imagining the story as a collection of songs. What songs would they be? What type of music? Country western maybe, the real stuff, of course. Whisky-throated. Or maybe Industrial Trance with a lot of whistling.

Lenny: A character interview

Joining us today from the pages of The Cowboy and the Vampire is Lenny, a survivalist and improvised weapons expert with some peculiar political views. He’s the long-time friend of Tucker and is now deeply involved in making weapons capable of dispatching the undead.

Hello Lenny, welcome. What did you bring with you today? This? It’s a reverse surveillance tracker I made out of an old cassette recorder, a GPS unit and an electric toothbrush. I want to be able to monitor whoever it is monitoring this conversation to find out where they are broadcasting from. Read the rest of this entry »

The reviews: Love and blood in the modern west


Riveting, wickedly funny, existential, brilliantly written, authentically western …

Introducing racial issues isn’t the only adjustment the authors have made to the vampire mythos, but it’s more than just the details that set this series apart. Rather, it’s the way the authors utilize those details to create meaningful conflicts and world-altering choices for the characters. Riveting. – Kirkus Reviews

One of the funniest and most engaging series I have read in a long time. – Bitten by Books

Pour yourself a shot of the good stuff and settle in for a wickedly good read. – The Eastern Oregonian 

Unremitting fun, and a damn good read. – Fresh Fiction

Go ahead. You’re trying not to laugh at the title. Let it out! It’s funny and so is the book; sly and adult. – SF Site Featured Review

One of the weirdest stories I have ever read. It’s right up there with Neil Gaiman’s man-swallowing woman parts and talking tents. Instead, here we have rocket-launching, womb-sucking, Bible-bending, non-pointy-toothed vampires. And love. And cowboys. Depending on what you are looking for, that might be a good thing. If I had to liken this book to a movie, it would either be to Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, or maybe more appropriately, Quentin Tarantino’s From Dusk to Dawn. – The Avid Reader

A choice and very much recommended read, not to be missed. – Midwest Book

Ask a Cowboy!


Dear Cowboy, I live in South Africa and my brother has recently been to the USA, and in the Midwest area. From what he tells me, country people are down to earth which I like because I am the same. My question is how well do cowboys take girls from out of the country? Signed, Wondering

Dear Wondering, I think it’s safe to say the guys I know would be delighted to meet a girl like you — adventurous and interested in the cowboy way — and the fact you’re from a far off place makes you precisely twice as likely to attract the attention of a cowboy as a homegrown girl. Being unique is a rare commodity and something you can count on to add a little glamour to your appearance in cowboy country. The human brain is curious that way. We get so used to the things around us that we tend to take them for granted, and the appearance of something, or someone, new is like a lightning bolt….Read more of the Cowboy’s answer>>
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The Lady of the Lake: A ghost story

Saponify: to convert a fat into soap by treating with an alkali

Thankfully, few of us know much about the process of saponification. A pair of fishermen in 1940 found out the hard way that when a human body is exposed to sufficient amounts of alkali and pressure, and refrigerated to prevent decay, naturally occurring fat turns into a soap-like substance. When they noticed a woman’s body (recognizably female and wearing slightly outdated clothes) bobbing on the surface of Lake Crescent, the flesh slipped and oozed off like soap as they wrestled her to shore.

Thus began the legend of the Lady of the Lake.  Read the rest of this entry »