I wanted to create a quick post here on the blog, as the website is currently undergoing some changes (and a result, I'm not willing to update the whole thing as of now,) to let you know that The Beast of Settler's Point is now available!
Set in 1845 Texas, the novel follows a young woman named Eleanor Weaver and her family as they travel from San Antonio to the small town of Settler's Point. There, Eleanor will discover that her purpose will be far greater, especially when something in the hills begins to prey on the livestock.
This novel was a joy for me to write, and especially challenging. I did a ton of research, and consulted with my local Lipan Apache center, to ensure that the Native peoples in the novel were as accurate and as authentic as they could be.
With that said: this book does deal with themes of sexuality and gender. If you're not interested in reading about that, this one might not be for you.
If you're interested in reading The Beast of Settler's Point, you can find it on Amazon by clicking or tapping here (or on the cover below!)
The Beast of Settler's Point
Book 1 in the Of Dust and Blood duology
It is the year 1845, and under the hot Texas sun, my family is heading west to our new home in a blossoming town known as Settler’s Point. Here, my father says, we will build our lives anew, and hope to leave the last few tragic years behind.
Not long after our arrival, it becomes apparent that something is wrong. The town drunk claims to have seen a wolf “larger than ever,” and animals are appearing slaughtered outside our homes. It’ll take only one rainy night, and a chance sighing, for me to believe that a supernatural beast stalks the lands beyond Settler’s Point.
It is only when tragedy strikes a second time, and claims one of our own, that we realize that something needs to be done. But with the townspeople scared, and my father away on military business, it will be up to me, and my friends, to make things right. It will be up to us to kill the beast of Settler’s Point.