Monday, March 5, 2012

Contest: A Searing Wind

Thanks to the generous folks over at Gallery books one winner will receive this entire series (books 1 and 2 in paperback, and book 3 in hardback)! Just leave a comment with your thoughts on history mixing in with fiction. I am a huge fan of these sorts of books because I think its an interesting way to learn while having fun, and in this case, not many books on Native Americans have been done. These aren't paranormal or anything, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share. Definitely check out their website for more information. Good Luck! This is open to U.S. residents only.

About the book:
Recovering from their wounds, Black Shell and Pearl Hand race the invader Hernando de Soto westward.  The fires of Mabila have destroyed most of de Soto’s supplies, and cost him dearly in horses and irreplaceable men.  But just ahead lie the greatest warriors in Black Shell’s world, and the people who exiled him in disgrace—the Chicaza.  Desperate to earn redemption, Black Shell is thrust face-to-face with the cunning de Soto and locked in a deadly game of wits that will determine the fate of their world.  But who’s the bigger threat—de Soto or Black Shell’s poisonous and unforgiving kin?  If Black Shell, Pearl Hand, and their loyal dogs can win the battle of Chicaza, the Spanish invader will be broken forever.  As Horned Serpent and the terrible Piasa gambled so long ago, in the end, everything hinges on Black Shell—but at what staggering cost?

About the authors:
W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear are the authors of Fire the Sky and Coming of the Storm, the second and first book in the Contact series, as well as more than twenty international bestsellers that have been translated into twenty-three languages.  Their novel People of the Raven won the Golden Spur Award in 2005.  In addition to writing both fiction and nonfiction together and separately, the Gears operate an anthropological research company called Wind River Archeological Consultants and raise buffalo on their ranch in northern Wyoming. They welcome readers to their website at


SandyG265 said...

I enjoy a mix of history and fiction. It's a fun way to learn about different places and times.

sgiden at

Rain Maiden said...

It would be nice to break away from the vampires and read something different. Thanks for the giveaway!

Vickie said...

I love books mixing history with fiction so long as it's done well..kind of like all books that I read. So long as the story is told well, I will read it.

History is kind of fictional anyway, since it's told through a filter of the teller's viewpoint.

Vickie said...


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