Gritty Press author Matthew P. Mayo has been interviewed by Peacemaker-nominee Tom Rizzo for the “StoryTeller’s 7” series. It’s a wide-ranging look at Mayo’s writing, his secret volcano lair, and … Grandpa Walton? Head on over to find out the dicey details….
Half a Pig
(2010 Spur Award Finalist, Best Western Short Fiction Story, Western Writers of America)
Blood is thick. Rope is thicker…. Rancher Eamon Riggs is a hard man disinclined to tolerate theft—no matter the thief, no matter the reason.
Snows of Montana
On his way north, Texas cowboy “Pal” Palchik stops at a small farm for a hot meal. Then he meets the farmer’s daughter…. Pal should have kept on riding.
PLUS: This ebook includes an excerpt from Roamer, Book 1: Wrong Town!
HOT LEAD, COLD HEART: One Last Mission for Mason the Mankiller. We are pleased to present the release in ebook and paperback formats of Matthew P. Mayo’s 2008 novel. Never before released in the US, HOT LEAD, COLD HEART started out as a hardcover for the Black Horse Western line by London, UK, publisher Robert Hale. Then it came out the next year as a large-print softcover.
The new GRITTY PRESS version is revised and expanded, reformatted in and out, and sports amazing cover art by Gritty Press head of design/principle player, Jennifer Smith-Mayo.
(As a bonus, the new book also includes a sample chapter of the next installment in Mayo’s popular ROAMER series: ROAMER, BOOK 2: THE GREENHORN GAMBLE).
Back to HOT LEAD, COLD HEART…. Who’s this Mason the Mankiller fella, and why is he so riled up?
His Honor Newland Pontiff III, late of Exeter Territorial Prison, now presides over a vast tract of land with the ambitious town of Cayuse Falls at its center‚ town he’s confident he can transform into the ‘Washington of the West,’ given enough time. But a demon from his past haunts the horizon, and time is running short.
Mason the Mankiller, vigilante hero to the downtrodden, has come out of retirement to settle one last score‚ the only one that ever mattered‚ with a man who long ago forgot he’d wronged the famous ‘killer of killers’. A tonic peddler, vengeful sisters, and a reluctant lawman all dog Mason’s trail. But he vows that nothing will stop him from seeing this last mission through to its end‚ an end he knows he won’t survive.
He also says, “WINTERS’ WAR is a fine traditional Western that’s well worth reading, and I’m glad it’s available again in both e-book and trade paperback editions. If you’re a Western fan, you need to check it out.”
Gritty Press’s most recent release, WINTERS’ WAR, continues to receive high praise. A reader posted on Amazon that she appreciates author Matthew P. Mayo’s strong, self-reliant female characters, and likens the tale to those of Louis L’Amour. High praise, indeed.
And this just in: The stalwarts at Gritty Press are working night and day on GP’s next offering, Matthew P. Mayo’s HOT LEAD, COLD HEART … available soon!
Until then … Keep It Gritty™!
This just in!
The newly released Gritty Press edition of WINTERS’ WAR is now available in a handsome paperback version. Clocking in at 220 pages, WINTERS’ WAR is perfect for the beach, the campground, the back deck, the tree house…. Rather have an e-version? No worries! It’s available now on the Kindle and soon on the Nook!
Wrong Town Now on Nook!
You heard right, the soon-to-be-classic WRONG TOWN (ROAMER Book 1) is taking Barnes & Noble shoppers by storm! They can’t get enough of this manly read. Don’t have a Nook? No worries, WRONG TOWN is available on the Kindle and as a handsome paperback, just right for a bit of brutal reading in between changing tires and fighting fires.
Great news for our friends in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain: Gritty Press is very excited to announce that WRONG TOWN (ROAMER Book 1) by Matthew P. Mayo is now available in Kindle and softcover versions through Amazon Europe. Coming soon, WINTERS’ WAR!
Gritty Press is pleased to announce that WINTERS’ WAR, the acclaimed 2007 novel by Spur Award-nominated author Matthew P. Mayo, is now available in its first US release. With a stunning new cover design, and with revised and expanded text, WINTERS’ WAR appears as it was originally intended — the first in a series of accounts from The Lost Papers of the Winters Family Ranch.
As mentioned in the novel’s new Foreword, while out West on a research trip, the author found a trove of forgotten documents at the abandoned Winters Family Ranch in Wyoming. These lost papers chronicle the long, rich history of that family as members slid into scrapes, tracked rustlers, instigated hijinks, loved and grieved, found and lost fortunes, and so much more — more than a century ago at the Winters Family Ranch, Wyoming Territory, in the shadows of the Teton Range.
Since WINTERS’ WAR first came out, readers have asked, “What happened next to Jenna and Niall Winters? Will there be more stories about the Winters family?” This newly revised and expanded version of WINTERS’ WAR establishes it as the beginning of a family saga, not unlike “The Big Valley,” “Bonanza,” Dr. Quinn,” and Louis L’Amour’s Sackett series.
So Gritty Press invites you to saddle up with the Winters Family, it’s going to be a heck of a ride!
Click here for the Kindle version. (Coming soon in a handsome trade paperback version!)