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eBooks are now Available!

There is now a three(3) chapter free read: Texas Rising

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I have added the eBooks  in PDF format to our inventory.  The new ‘TEXAS RISING’ is only $4.99 US . ‘COUGAR!’, ‘NIGHT WIND’, and ‘THUNDER RANCH’ are $2.99 US. All eBooks are sent via email as soon as payment is received. Purple Sage Entertainment Store

If you want to get ‘TEXAS RISING’ personalized in soft cover, please visit our store site: Purple Sage Entertainment Store or send a check made out to:

Will Dallas

P.O. Box 4159

Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42241

For a soft cover, please enclose a check or money order for $16.95 + $2.00 s&h for each book.

Make sure to include your return address, and the name that you want the book(s) made out to.

W.W.

Rolling Out ‘TEXAS RISING’

 

There is now a three(3) chapter free read: Texas Rising

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Well, the excitement is building over my new book, “TEXAS RISING”, which will be going to the printer shortly. I will be ordering my show copies very soon, and if any of my readers would like, I can order yours at that time also, sign them, and ship them directly to you, or to the person that you are gifting.

If you want to get this book personalized in either hard cover or soft cover, I need for you to send a check made out to:

Will Dallas

P.O. Box 4159

Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42241

If you want the hardcover, please enclose a check or money order for $24.95 +$2.00 s&h. for each book.

For a soft cover, please enclose a check or money order for $16.95 + $2.00 s&h for each book.

Or visit our store site: Purple Sage Entertainment Store

Make sure to include your return address, and the name that you want the book(s) made out to.

W.W.

Links to the new eBooks

Hey Y’all,

We had a sellout on the THUNDER RANCH books at the Silver Spur Gun and Blade Show this past weekend in Midland, Texas! Thanks to all of our readers, fans, and new folks that stopped by the table for their copies of the last book in the Michael Tucker adventure series.

If you prefer to read on your Kindle tablet, here are the links for all three books in the series, all offered at the low price of $1.99 ea.

COUGAR!
http://tinyurl.com/mr3754a

NIGHT WIND
http://tinyurl.com/kmalxcp

THUNDER RANCH
http://tinyurl.com/l6acelq

Print editions can be ordered through any book outlet, just have them search ‘W.W. Brock’.

Our last Texas shows will be on the 12th, 13th, and 14th of June at both the Permian Gun Show at the Ector County Coliseum and at the Horse Show Arena in Midland during the Outdoors Expo. I hope to see you all then.

W.W.

Bits and Pieces

Well, another gun show/book signing has come and gone with spectacular results for both our book sales and for the All American Firearms Service sales. Using the successful large venue sales plan that I described in a recent article for Booklocker.com, Inc. , http://tinyurl.com/ljbfxog my wonderful wife, Mary K, sold sixty-two books while I divided my time between firearms sales and autographs.

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Another big score this past month was done with the help and guidance of my publisher, Booklocker.com, Inc., with the promotion that we are currently running on Amazon.com for the eBook “COUGAR!” As I mentioned in an earlier post, we gained over 15,000 new readers in the 5 day campaign! One of the things that put us over the 15,000 mark was listing the Amazon links to “COUGAR!” for several different countries (Amazon is country specific!). We had downloads in every country that I published a link for on this website! 🙂 http://tinyurl.com/m6q4q4z

 Mary K and I will be at the Odessa, Texas Gun Show on August 23rd and 24th, and then we will be with All American Firearms Service in Alpine, Texas on the Labor Day weekend for a big show and another large sales opportunity. (I am the only book author scheduled!) After Alpine, we have a brief break, and then it looks like more shows in San Angelo, Midland, Abilene, TX, Hobbs, NM, and then we will start the year with a show over in Carlsbad, NM about mid-January. Next year, God willing, we will venture to Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston, so keep us in prayer.

I hope that this article might encourage some of my fellow authors to become proactive in their sales activities, and not wait on the masses to stumble across a good work that is currently hopelessly buried along with millions of others in an online store.

W.W.

 

Great Show!

Well, another gun show has come and gone. As usual we had a great time, sold a few books, a few guns, met some great people in addition to the many customers and friends that came by our booth. This year we did something a bit different by donating a Henry Golden BoySilver Eagle” to the folks that sponsor the Honor Flight after seeing the Henry Golden Boy 44 magnum that they were raffling off at this show.

Here a few pictures of the show.

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Of course we were selling Autographed copies of “COUGAR!” in addition to the many long guns on the tables. Tom Stewart, also known as “The Texas Toothpick” in the S.A.S.S Cowboy Action Shooter’s circle, helped me tremendously with the crowd on Sunday and is providing some technical support for the ending of the next novel, “Night Wind”.

If you would like a signed copy of my book, just send me $16.00 by check or M.O. to Will Dallas, P.O. Box 945 Odessa, TX 79760, and I will have one delivered within a week of receiving the payment in the U.S. and Canada. Overseas orders, please calculate your book shipping cost from Odessa, TX.

W.W.

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‘Gators’ and Cougars in West Texas!

I had the opportunity to visit the “T” Ranch on Monday with my brother and youngest daughter, Rebecca, who is out here on a brief visit from Charlotte, NC.  We were guided by Tom Stewart, who spent some of his formative years on the ranch when his father ran it, and he introduced us to the present managers, George and Louetta Shackleford who have been there for around twenty years.

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The purpose of the visit, aside from wanting to actually visit a 240,000 acre ranch, was to get an idea for the ending of the sequel to “COUGAR!”, and to see the water “tanks” that used to hold some big alligators.

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This is the “tank” where the ‘gators were originally stocked, but they got too big and were eventually moved to other tanks around the ranch, the closest being about a mile away.IMG_1875

We followed George and Louetta out to the nearest tank where two of the alligators had been moved. The old windmill was still pumping good water from under the barren landscape with every breeze that happened by. George said that the male had gotten to over eleven feet and the female over ten when they “disappeared” from the area a few years ago. He also said that there were still much bigger ones in various tanks up in the area south of Midland. Those ranchers certainly have a sense of humor!

It also seems that a big cougar has been making the rounds, and has even killed two of Louetta’s geese out of the enclosure behind the house.

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The visit certainly opened up a few possibilities for a couple of stories!

If you would like a signed copy of my book, just send me $16.00 by check or M.O. to Will Dallas, P.O. Box 945 Odessa, TX 79760, and I will have one delivered within a week of receiving the payment in the U.S. and Canada. Overseas orders, please calculate your book shipping cost from Odessa, TX.

W.W.

 

 

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Odessa RV and Boat Show

Wow! the Odessa RV and Boat Show was certainly a busy place this weekend, but we we too busy with the gun show to sample any of those other sights. Our tables were loaded with firearms and copies of “COUGAR!”, and the crowd was eager to buy both!

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If you didn’t make the show and would still like a signed copy of my book, just send me $16.00 by check or M.O. to Will Dallas, P.O. Box 945 Odessa, TX 79760, and I will have one delivered within a week of receiving the payment in the U.S. and Canada. Overseas orders, please calculate your book shipping cost from Odessa, TX.

W.W.

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More Gun Talk

In addition to meeting new people and making some great friends, working at All American Firearms Service in Odessa, TX has given me the opportunity to handle a broad selection of rifles and pistols, some of which I thought would be great in my collection just a few months back. Now I am hard pressed to even recommend many of the bigger names in firearms because of the inferior quality in their assembly and design methods.

However, that being said, I do have some preferences and some suggestions for those that want reliable and effective hunting and personal protection firearms. My number one suggestion is that if you just have to have a small caliber pistol because you think that it will not have any recoil, then choose one that is made by a reputable manufacturer like Beretta, Walther, Ruger, or Taurus.

.380 ACP (left), compared to .32 ACP (right). ...
.380 ACP (left), compared to .32 ACP (right). Yugoslavian made, standard FMJ. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Stay away from composites if you are going to spend hours at the range, and spend the extra money for all steel or alloy pieces. My choice for a pocket or purse carry is always the wheel gun(cylinder) over an automatic because of grit getting in the slide of the automatic and making it fail to feed the second round.

I like the .45 ACP over any other caliber for personal defense.

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.45 ACP (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As any pipefitter will tell you, doubling the area of the cross section of a hole increases the liquid flow by four times, all pressures being equal. Think about it.

My hunting round of preference is any round bigger than .22 that you can confidently place in the vitals of the game animal to dispatch it with as little trauma to the animal as is humanly possible. Personally, I shoot a 30-338 and a 375-338 depending on where I am hunting. I like the big fast moving bullet to drop my game so the “fair chase” is before the shot and not afterward. If I had to have just one hunting rifle it would be a Mauser action .458 Win Mag with a 20 inch barrel and a 1 in 20 rifling so that I could shoot anything from a 300 grain soft lead 45-70 equivalent load to the head snapping 500 grain 458 Win Mag Max loads at 5000+ foot pounds of energy.

Here are a couple of my latest acquisitions: The first is a 1903 Colt Automatic in .32 ACP and the second is an original Charter Arms Bull Dog in .44 Special that I have been wanting for twenty years.

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I addition, I have built and rebuilt several fine rifles which has given me the opportunity to run up to the Midland Shooters Association range a couple of times to test my bedding jobs.

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In addition to hobbying at the gun shop (I hesitate to call it work :)), we are moving toward the separate goals of finishing “Night Wind”, the sequel to “COUGAR!”, and getting the screen version of “COUGAR!” off of the ground. I have made contact with the young man that we hope will play Tuck in the movie, and have also been in contact with a production company that is “excited” to take a look at our budget requirements for the film.  To say that I am excited is certainly an understatement!

In the next couple of weeks I will be attending two gun shows in the Odessa/Midland, Texas area with All American Firearms Service so, if you are in the area, please drop by and see us. It will be a great opportunity to purchase your signed copy of “COUGAR!” if you haven’t already joined the rapidly growing number of satisfied readers, so come on down!

If you can’t make the show and would still like a signed copy of my book, just send me $16.00 by check or M.O. to Will Dallas, P.O. Box 945 Odessa, TX 79760, and I will have one delivered within a week of receiving the payment in the U.S. and Canada. Overseas orders, please calculate your book shipping cost from Odessa, TX. 🙂

If you would like to learn more about guns in general, visit a couple of these links:

W.W.

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Good Day in Texas!

Hey Folks,

Boy, did I have a great day in the gun shop yesterday! As those that follow me on Facebook know, I answered an ad for a gunsmith about 12 hours after we arrived in Odessa, Texas, and now I am doing repairs for All American Firearms Service here in Odessa. Is that cool or what?

Yesterday, I got to talk to a rancher about cougars down in the Sonora area and how they were deadly to the foals that were being birthed on the large ranch of one of his friends, and the same man has lost around 100 goats to these cats this past season. There is also a bad hog problem on that same ranch with packs of feral hogs destroying fences, eating the quail eggs and other ground nesting birds, and messing up the water sources for the cattle. He told me that these things will eat anything that is dead on the ground, including other hogs! I have a feeling that you will be reading about a hunt down there soon, so stay tuned.

W.W.

If you haven’t yet read your free three chapter excerpt of “COUGAR!”, you can read it here by clicking one of the above links. To order the book please visit

BookLocker.com

or


Amazon.com

You can also order the book from your local Barnes and Noble or Books a Million if that is more convenient, although they are my last choice.