Wickedly funny and unabashedly smartass, Annie will rock your world. She has got a mouth on her. If the boys can say it by golly, so can she. *** The action starts with a bang. Hot pursuit is next. Spud, who is off on his own, has a problem. Will our intrepid heroes come to the rescue? Annie and her gay compadre, along with their new cowboy friends continue the Spirit Quest. Hopin' to find cowboy nirvana. There will be shots fired, whiskey thrown back, clothing removed, horses run and spirits visited. Annie, Wolf, Spud and their compadres have ather grand but lead laden adventure. *** This humorous space western science fiction vel is recommended for fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly/Serenity series, Michael Crichton, Craig Johnson, Tony Hillerman, Robert B. Parker, Dick Francis, Janet Evavich and Michael Bunker. Humor, romance, mystery and adventure combine to make an engaging heartfelt story in the book which is t quite a space opera. *** Don't matter where you come from, by the time you finish this book, I believe yore liable to be talkin' like a cowhand and walkin' bowlegged. *** This is book 2 of the Spirit Animal series
Barbara Neville is an Arizona author, artist and rancher. Her first book is On the Rocks, the first book of the Spirit Animal series. She has 2 excellent horses, 4 aristocratic cats, and scruffy blue heeler. Her two hard working Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs are in charge of the cows, goats, chickens and guineas. The ranch house is super insulated and passive solar. It was designed by Barb and her husband. It has no active heating or cooling. It stays comfy year-round. The couple and their two kids built the house with their own hands, no subcontractors. From living camped out in a teepee, and Whelan style lean-tos, to heated A-frame tents at 26 below zero (it takes a cord of firewood a week) to Alaskan homestead cabins with no indoor plumbing and off grid solar electricity to a ranch at the end of the road, Barb has lived most of the things she writes about in her books. She has been a rancher, cowhand, horse trainer, prospector, construction laborer, trapper, tree planter in the western U.S. She was also a boat builder and deckhand on their Alaskan fishing boats. Barb has lived at various remote locations around the West. She has worked a bunch of cattle roundups in Idaho and Arizona. The largest, 2000 head. A one day round trip to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back afoot, and many mountain ski touring, snowshoe and hiking backpack weeks pepper her history. Surfing and snorkeling were her hobbies in Hawaii. A wilderness adventurer in many climes, she raises goats, makes her own cheese & rides the world's greatest horses. One of whom, Squishy, made the cover of On the Rocks. Her daughter, Fox, took the cover photo for On the Rocks, the first book in the Spirit Animal series. Fox lopes own her horse, Goofy, across the cover of 'Cowgirls Just Wanna Have Fun'.