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Thursday, September 3, 2015

#NewRelease -- Lone Star Ranger: Volume 6 , A Ranger Gone Bad by James J. Griffin -- #Giveaway

In the close to a year since Nate Stewart was orphaned in an outlaw raid on his family's ranch, then taken in by a company of Texas Rangers, he's grown up fast. Of necessity, he's had to mature much more quickly than most fourteen year olds. However, while he's now a lawman, he's still very much a boy, and prone to the mistakes boys make.

A RANGER GONE BAD continues Nate's adventures with the Rangers. However, he seems to make a terrible mistake when he decides to rustle a bunch of already rustled cows. Caught by his companions, arrested and thrown in jail, Nate embarks on a life of crime, hunted by both the law and the lawless. Will he be able to turn his life around? Has he really turned outlaw? Find out in the latest Nate Stewart adventure, LONE STAR RANGER 7: A RANGER GONE BAD.


Cattle rustling is about to get the best of some of the finest ranches in Texas—until the Rangers come to call. But while Nate, Hoot, and the rest of Captain Quincy’s Texas Rangers are out to arrest the outlaws, things take an unexpected turn for the worse. When Nate throws in with the renegade rustlers, his Ranger friends can hardly believe it. It seems that the compadre they’d trusted and accepted into their regiment as one of their own has turned on them—but can it be true?

Nate appears to enjoy the life of crime as he not only steals cattle, but robs banks and stagecoaches on his own before he joins up with Conrad Jordan’s gang of thieves. But in a deadly battle between the Rangers and the rustlers, which side will Nate pick? Will he remain true to the lawmen who’ve taken him in and made him one of their own—or is he truly A RANGER GONE BAD?


    “Deputy, what are the charges?”
    “Let’s see, Cap’n.” Woodson rubbed his jaw. “There’s drunk and disorderly, to start. Then there’s disturbin’ the peace, destruction of city property, and discharging a firearm within city limits.”
    “Is that all?” Bob asked.
    “Ain’t that enough, Lieutenant?” Woodson answered. “I could add on resisting arrest, and attempted assault on a peace officer, but I’ll let those slide, as long as you promise to take these two with you when you leave town.”
    “Hey, we didn’t try to assault any peace officer,” Nate protested.
    “You don’t think so, huh?” Woodson answered. “You don’t recall your friend takin’ a swing at me, so I had to subdue him by knockin’ him over his thick skull, then you startin’ for your six-gun, and me stoppin’ you by whackin’ you with my rifle, right in your…um, privates.”
    “Oh,” was all Nate could manage.

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  1. You really had me scared in this one, Jim. Made me wonder, for sure--glad everything happened just like you planned it!

  2. This series is really growing, Jim. No telling what kind of ruckus Nate will get himself into next time. :-)

  3. Well, the blog seems to be stuck, so I can't reply, but I can tell you there's trouble ahead.

  4. Can't wait to read this! Congratulations, Jim!

  5. Wait! Say it isn't so! Nate can't be a bad guy! Looking forward to how it turns out!

  6. Sounds interesting. For a young person, wanting to explore other "options" isn't that unusual. Trying those that could put you on the wrong side of the law is another story. Am curious to see what the outcome will be. Best wishes for the success of this book.

  7. A great series for middle-grade boys, especially. Congratulations on the release of your latest book in the series.

    Robyn Echols w/a Zina Abbott