Thursday, May 23, 2019

2 Bloggers 1 Books - Hunter Shea May #2 (Ghost Mine)


So as we've said, this month Stormi and I decided to buddy read two books by Hunter Shea since he has already had a couple of new releases this month.  This week we are looking at his newest "Ghost Mine."  So read on to see what I thought and then make sure to visit Stormi's blog  at Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!

TITLE: Ghost Mine
AUTHOR: Hunter Shea
PUBLISHER: Flame Tree Press
PUBLISHING DATE: May 9, 2019


FROM GOODREADS: Deep in a Wyoming mine, hell awaits. Former cattle driver, Rough Rider and current New York City cop Nat Blackburn is given an offer he can't refuse by President Teddy Roosevelt. Tales of gold in the abandoned mining town of Hecla, in the Deep Rock Hills, abound. The only problem-those who go seeking their fortune never return. Roosevelt's own troops are among the missing, and the President wants to know their fate - and find the gold. Along with his constant companion, Teta, a hired gun with a thirst for adventure, Nat travels to a barren land where even animals dare not tread. 

MY THOUGHTS: So I wasn't quite sure what to expect with "Ghost Mine" and I went into it fairly blind, which I think is a good thing.  Also, the Goodreads synopsis is much longer that what I featured but I think it gave too much away so I shortened it.  So if you want to know more, don't hop over and read the rest.

As mentioned above, "Ghost Mine" opens with President Roosevelt sending two of his previous trusted soldiers to Wyoming to find out what happened to a troop sent to examine a gold mine and see how beneficial it will be the the US.  We are introduced to Nat and Teta and I have to admit, I really loved them both.  Although both characters are somewhat different, they have a wonderful camaraderie and play off of each other well.  Plus Teta is a reader and never goes anywhere without something to read and during the trip out West, was fascinated by martian tales which I just found awesome.

So when the two arrive to to Hecla, weird things start to happen.  And by weird, I mean really freakin' weird.  The two run into all kinds of obstacles and strange entities as well as a few individuals who they can't decide if they are friend or foe.  I have to admit, at first I was overwhelmed by all the "things" Shea introduces the reader too and I was quite confused about what was going on.  However, all I could say is he did a great job of pulling everything together in the end and I couldn't have asked for a better explanation and conclusion.

"Ghost Mine" is a wonderfully horrific Wild West tale.  I will definitely book looking for more western horror in the future.  It is full of action as well as great characters and I think any fan of the horror genre will enjoy reading this one. 

I received an arc of "Ghost Mine" from Flame Tree Press in exchange for an honest review.

RATING: 4 PAWS




20 comments:

  1. Ooo, sounds fun. I enjoy both westerns and horror. I'm glad you liked it. Now I'm going to pop over to see Stormi's review.

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    1. We both enjoyed this one a lot. I'm glad we read it!

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  2. This sounds really good, and I love the weird western aspect. I do have a love of weird westerns­čśü

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    1. Me too. Strange because I remember my parents watching westerns when I was little and I couldn't stand them. Who knew all it took was monsters!

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  3. I have this book and had no idea what it was about either. I go more by recommendations/author name and like going in blind. Sometimes it bites me in the butt, sometimes it works out. I'm glad you liked this one!

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    1. I hope you like it when you make time for it. It is quite enjoyable.

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  4. sometimes the western horrors can be an awesome surprise and do like hunter shea.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. He seems to have quite a following - either than or I just "know" most of the people who like his stuff :)

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  5. This sounds fun! I can't wait to read it. :D

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  6. This was an interesting one! :)

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  7. I love western horror and this one was a blast!

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    1. I agree. And I love the three main characters so much!

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  8. The weird west meets horror sounds like something I would enjoy.
    Lynn :D

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  9. The western element is what makes me wary of reading this book as I don't enjoy that as a setting! I also hope it has a better ending than Antarctic Ice Monsters!

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