CALDERA III – A MAN OF BLOOD
by Dan Baldwin
Dan Baldwin’s Western series is brought to life again in CALDERA III – A MAN OF BLOOD. His lead character, Caldera, continues his quest to find a determine the meaning of family within the violent times at the end of the Apache wars. His quest is hampered by the arrival of a previously unknown half-brother, a Harvard educated tenderfoot with plans for a takeover of his (and Caldera’s) father’s enormous bueiness empire in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. While his half-brother ruthlesly caries out a business plan, Caldera faces life and death choice in a war between mining communities, as a “regulator” hired to hunt down the most dangerous renegade Apache in the West, and as a man who must at diffeent times face down two unforgettable women: Honeybee and Fanny Blue. Tiring of violence and bloodshed, Caldera leaves the country and setles in for a peaceful life in Cuba – 1898. Once again, he becomes a fighting man, acting as a scout for the Rough Riders where he finds battle, betrayal and, perhaps, the love of a beautiful Cuban freedom fighter.
CALDERA III – A MAN OF BLOOD is available in ebook and paperback formats from Amazon.com.
Dan was interviewed by Lupita Murillo of KVOA-Tucson about his involvement in the Isabel Celis missing person case and his FIND ME goup of psychic detectives, who were asked to investigate. His as-told-to book, FIND ME, was featured prominently in the story.
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsleter of The Society of Southwesstern Authors Feb-March 2015
SPARKY AND THE KING
by Dan Baldwin
Dan Baldwin’s new thriller, SPARKY AND THE KING is now available in paperback and as an ebook. It’s 1960. Elvis Presley is just out of the army and planning a comeback concert where he got his first big break – The Louisiana Hayride. The local Klan has a hired a professional hit man to assassinate “the King” in the hopes of killing the “race music” called rock ‘n’ roll. The Mob sees big money in rock ‘n’ roll and orders the best-conected associate on the Gulf Coast to prevent the killing – a Dallas t owner named Jack Ruby. Who will get to Elvis first- the sophisticated assassin or the frightened and embittered gunman? Follow their parallel courses in SPARKY AND THE KING at Amazon.com & smashwords.com.
Taken from The Write Word, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol 43, No. 6 December 2014/ January 2015
VAMPIRE BIMBOS ON SPRING BREAK: A ROMANCE WITH A BITE
by Michael Baudoin
Dan Baldwin, writing under the pen name Michael Baudoin, released a collection of his short stories in VAMPIRE BIMBOS ON SPRING BREAK: A ROMANCE WITH A BITE.
An aging vampire with a bad head cold and yearning for a family is just one of the fascinating characters you will encounter. You’ll meet Curley – the unluckiest man in Arizona, discover what really went on behind the hissing doors of a certain starship going where no man has gone before, explore the dark side of 1950s white picket fence television comedy, meet a private eye with a flirtatious public, see the past deliver a surprising present in reality television, and head back to Dodge City to find out what really went on upstairs at the old Longbranch Saloon. So, saddle up, arm you photon torpedoes, adjust the rabbit ears on your black and white television set, and head on down to the water’s edge for beaches, bums, bimbos and belly laughs. The collection includes “Curley,” “Star Truck,” “Meet Your Past,” “We’ll Always Have Botswana,” “Gunsmirk,” “Make Room for Ozzie,” and the novella “Vampire Bimbos On Spring Break.”
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors October 2014
JUST THE FAQ’S ABOUT ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE
by Dan Baldwin & George Sewell
Dan Baldwin & George Sewell’s JUST THE FAQ’S ABOUT ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE is a reader-friendly journey through the perplexing world of drug abuse and its more sinister cousin, chemical dependency. The “War on Drugs” has be waged for a generation through laws, school programs, social movements, and law enforcement. The drug prug problem has raised a host of basic questions from people who aren’t in the trenches, so to speak. These “Frequently Asked Questions” have been posed to the authors for more than twenty years and are addressed in this lively survey of the drug problem. The book is a handy guide for readers who wonder what drug abuse is all about. The authors use a dash of history, a measure of tales, and a heaping cup of facts to assist the reader in understanding the confusing dynamics of drug abuse and addiction. Whether you realize it or not, you are involved in the war on drugs. Here’s how to know the enemy. It can be found at americastarbooks.net and Amazon.com.
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors June/July 2014
by Dan Baldwin
Dan Baldwin’s new book HERESY is available from Kindle Books as a download and as a paperback from CreatSpace.
Dr. Ashley “Ash” Hayes is driver to prove that America was explored by Europeans well before Columbus… a quest her superiors at a north west Louisiana college consider academic heresy. Her quest is interrupted by the disappearance of a friend who has headed into the far hills and deep swamps in search of ancient Native American treasure. She drops everything to help find her friend and is aided by the missing man’s brother, a tall and handsome transplanted Apache. The two find the brother, the killer and someone far more deadly. They also find the treasure and encounter a profound mystery. But will Ash survive the ordeal to tell the story.
Dan also had his photo in THE WRITER magazine along with a blurb on where he reads it.
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of the Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 43, No. 1 February/March 2014
by Dan Baldwin
Dan Baldwin has a fast-pace, interesting read in his novel DESECRATION. The setting is an area known locally as the ARK-LA-TEX (southwestern Arkansas, northwestern Louisiana, northeastern Texas). The protagonist is Dr. Ashley Maud Hayes, a professor of archaeology from Centenary College in Shreveport, LA. She is recruited by pun-prone city detective Bummer LaSalle to investigate the vandalism of a local cemetery. The crime seems to have been done by an individual from the Caddo Indian Tribe, a formerly indigenous group from that region and Ashley’s area of expertise. However, the apparent prank soon morphs into the murder of a not-so-favorite-son of a prominent Shreveport family. Ashley’s help is needed more than ever. Dan’s story deals not only with murder, but the problem of the desecration of Native American burial sites, the trafficking of pilfered relics and an underground network of dealers. The author has his usual cadre of curious characters, from truck stop waitresses to a state senator, from pottery and point hunters to a Native American “wanna-be” who wreaks havoc across the region. Expect a fun read (and probably more stories in the future centered on Ash Hayes.)
DESECRATION is now available for $3.99 in a Kindle download from http://www.amazon.com/dp/b00eqm6kr0. The paperback edition will be ready within a few weeks. “If you like mysteries, quirky characters, seriously evil villains, and plots that keep you interested, I believe you’ll enjoy this one.”- Dan
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 42. No. 5 October/November 2013
by Dan Baldwin
Dan Baldwin along with Kelley Snyder, a former laww enforcement official, created an all volunteer panel of psychic mediums and active law enforcement to find missing people. On April 6, they were interviewed by supernaturalgirlz.com. Lisen to their fascinating story and the incredible nationwide case they working on now: www.blogtalkradio.com/lnmrn/2012/12/07/angelslighthouse-find-me-psychic-find-missing-loved-ones. Their story is also chronicled in Dan’s book, FIND ME.
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 42, No. 3 June/July 2013