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Cover Reveal: S. Cox’s ThunderTree

I am so excited to be part of Sandra Cox’s launch of her new Western, ThunderTree. I love Westerns, can’t find enough great ones, and have been waiting for Sandra’s next since I finished her last, SilverHills (here’s my review). I pre-ordered ThunderTree and will review it after the July 22nd release. Until then, I’ll have to be satisfied with the cover!


*Warning. Content contains six-guns, hand-tooled boots, strong women and an eagle.”

Ben Evers is a drifter that never stays in one place too long, always hankering to see what’s over the next horizon. His traveling companion—an eagle. He lives by two rules. Mind his own business and always treat women with respect. The first rule stands him in good stead until he meets former Texas Ranger John T. McAllen and his niece Kate Landon. The two are drawing him into their lives and Ben knows from personal experience no good ever comes from getting involved in other folks’ trouble.  John T. and his neighbor are caught up in a feud over land and Clary’s daughter. When danger strikes, swift and hard, Ben has a decision to make. Turn his back and ride away from people he’s grown to care about or break his rule of minding his own business, and stay and fight.

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About Sandra

Sandra is a vegetarian, animal lover and avid gardener. She lives with her husband, their dog and several cats in sunny North Carolina.

Besides western and western romance, Sandra also writes time-travel, paranormal and regency romance, young adult fantasy and non-fiction. She is a category bestselling Amazon author, Eppie finalist and Golden Ankh Award winner. ThunderTree is her first book written as S. Cox.

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Short Excerpt

Ben Evers watched the scene playing out at the base of the arroyo, ignoring a cutting wind that whipped his shirt against his body and stung his face. He leaned forward for a better view into the clay-colored, rough-edged gully. 

Below him, three men tossed a youth back and forth punching him and laughing.

His hands tight on the pommel, he shifted in the saddle.  It went against the grain to let anyone take a licking, especially when the odds were uneven, but he’d learned at an early age to mind his own business. It was a rule he lived by. Still it didn’t sit well. Not well at all.

What the hell? He jerked in the saddle as one of the ruffians tore the youth’s shirt revealing a body that didn’t belong to a boy. At the same time, the victim’s hat fell off and rich russet-colored hair tumbled halfway to a slender waist.

He gave a startled oath. A woman! This changed everything. His other rule: show respect to women. Minding his business be damned.

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for TeachHUB and NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, The Quest for Home, Fall 2019. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning

58 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: S. Cox’s ThunderTree

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  4. A sexy cowboy who’s partial to animals AND respects women? Sign me up please. Love how Sandra is multi-faceted and can write on different genres too. Now we’re all counting down to July 22! Hugs, RO

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    • Most cowboys don’t dig too deeply into who they are and why. I don’t either so it fits me well. I know what you mean about Westerns, though, Annika. I never read them–for 50 years–and now I can’t stop.

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