A Special Guest Host for the Fourth of July!

Today’s guest host is Reid Lance Rosenthal, who is celebrating a milestone… two of his books were selected to be today’s Amazon Kindle Daily Deal!

You’ll recall Reid was the judge of the “Best First” contest, and even though he was in the midst of fighting to save his ranch from the Arapaho wildfires he still managed to fulfill his judging duty and pick the winners. He’s a man of his word even when faced with staggering challenges, and he’s a fantastic author too.

Take it away, Reid!



Threads West, Book One, July 2013 Reprint releasing TODAY (120 more pages and eight gripping new chapters) AND Maps of Fate, Book Two — #1 bestsellers, winners of 13 national awards, JULY 4TH ONLY – AMAZON KINDLE DAILY DEALS!  TODAY ONLY $1.99 per ebook.

Ipad/Nook readers go to www.threadswestseries.com.

Kindle readers go to http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000677541 

This sweeping multi-era series is compared by reviewers and authors to Lonesome Dove, Centennial, L’Amour (“with steam”) and called by some “the Gone With The Wind of the West.” The tale bursts with the action, romance and promise of historical America and the West.

The epic saga of Threads West begins in 1854 with the first of five, richly textured, complex generations of unforgettable, multicultural characters. The separate lives of these driven men and independent women from Europe and America are drawn to a common destiny that beckons seductively from the wild and remote flanks of the American West. Swept into the dangerous currents of the far-distant frontier by the mysterious rivers of fate, the power of the land and the American spirit, their journeys are turbulent quests intertwined with romance and adversity, passions and pathos, despair and triumph.

You will recognize the characters who live in these pages. They are you. They are us. This is not only their story. It is our story.


“Long ago, I fell madly in love with Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry.… The splendor and adventure of  THREADS WEST has now surpassed my love of McMurtry’s Western saga…packed with adventure, romance, history, conflict, and emotion.… Far more romantic/sexy than McMurtry ever wrote…a real feel of how the West was won, by men AND women.… Five stars is not enough!”

~ Eve Paludan, Two-time #1 National bestseller, Writer’s Digest Book Club


“Fluent and strong…sensual, evocative and unforgettable…compared to McMurtry’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning Lonesome Dove and Michener’s Centennial.… Rosenthal’s epic masterpiece will rival even some of Louis L’Amour’s best loved work.”

~ Lois Henderson, BookPleasures.com MA General Linguistics,

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Another Book Coming Soon for Reid Lance Rosenthal

Reid Lance Rosenthal will release another book in his Threads West series in only a few months! (Official release is planned for February 2013). This latest book is called, Uncompahgre—Where the Water Turns Rock Red.

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(Click here for his interview and book trailers of his first two books)

You’ll remember Reid as the judge of the “Best First” Contest here on this blog. Not only did he generously offer great book prizes and critiques to the winners, he kept his word and judged the contest even as the horrible Arapaho fire threatened his ranch.

(Click here for the “Best First” contest details)

Recently he’s been on a book tour promoting his books (click on the link under his picture for details) and audio CD’s. The schedule is hectic…six signings in two and a half days, plus a 500 mile drive!

You can find more information about his book signings, his plans for the next three books in the series, and get details on how to order his audio cd’s (voiced by him!) on his Facebook page or his website.

“Best First” Writing Contest Open for Submissions!

Yesterday, I introduced award-winning author of the Threads West, An American Saga, series, Reid Lance Rosenthal.

Reid has generously agreed to act as the sole judge the “Best First” Contest, and is including a critique to the winner!

Now, without further ado, let’s get to the contest details…

Entrants shall enter the first sentence to any novel they’ve completed, but haven’t published.

If you’ve written more than one novel you can enter the first sentence from each—just complete separate entries for each one.

Entries should include author’s name, title of novel, genre, and first sentence. (Use my example below as a guideline.)

Christi Corbett

Along the Way Home

Historical Western Romance

Every Wednesday Kate stood on the same front porch, her hand poised inches from the door, willing herself to do the unthinkable—walk away without knocking.

All genres accepted.

Enter your sentence in the comments section of this post.

Contest deadline is June 22nd, 2012 at 11:59 pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).

Winners will be announced when Reid is done judging 🙂

Prizes are amazing, and as follows…

Grand Prize Winner will receive a critique of their first page of their novel from Reid, AND books one and two of Reid’s Threads West, An American Saga, series…Threads West and Maps of Fate.

First Runner Up will receive a package of writing goodies (chosen by me and I always include great stuff!) AND books one and two of Reid’s Threads West, An American Saga, series…Threads West and Maps of Fate.

Second Runner Up will receive book one of Reid’s Threads West, An American Saga, series…Threads West.  

Best wishes!