Time Zone — Part of Once Upon a Time in the Weird West Anthology
Once Upon a Time in the Weird West was released yesterday. As I’ve said before, I was very happy to be asked to be a part of the anthology. Some of my favorite authors were involved, include a few I look up to and admire. The reviews for the book as a whole and Time Zone is my contribution, have been very positive. Here are a Couple:
About Once Upon a Time in the Weird West: 4 Stars “Combining some of the biggest names in MM fiction into one anthology, Once Upon a Time in the Weird West is a keeper!”
About Time Zone: 5 Stars “I liked the characters and great writing, world building and the easy flow of the story….”
About Once Upon a Time in the Weird West: 4.75 Stars “Its been quite a while since I’ve read such a strong and outstanding anthology. I can recommend almost every story and most are 4 to 5 stars. Its remarkable.”
About Time Zone: 4.5 Stars “Another strong story. Time Zone and Andrew Q. Gordon delivers great characters and a fascinating world. Wesley Blake in particular, a vulnerable gifted man with a dependancy on his handler Lothar, who he’s never met. How the story unfolds, its revelations, including the spectacular one at the end? It kept me involved and connected to Wesley and his path to love. Outstanding story.”
Once Upon a Time in the Weird West:
This isn’t the same old Wild West. The usual suspects are all present: cowboys, outlaws, and sheriffs. There’s plenty of dust, tumbleweeds, horses, and cattle on the range, but there are also magical gems, automatons, elementals, airships… even dinosaurs and genetically modified insects. Roaming among the buffalo and coyotes, you’ll encounter skinwalkers, mad engineers, mythical beings cloaked in darkness, and lovers who stay true to their oaths… even beyond the grave. On this frontier are those at the mercy of their own elaborate devices as well as men whose control of time and space provides a present-day vision of the West. There might even be a dragon hidden amongst the ghost towns and wagon trains.
If you like your Westerns with a splash of magic, a touch of steampunk, and plenty of passionate romance between men, these genre-bending tales will exceed expectations.
Hold on to your hats, cowboys and cowgirls. The West is about to get weird, and you’re in for a hell of a ride.
Some people possess gifts that allow them to change the world. For Wesley Blake, it’s all a matter of time. He can stretch a handful of seconds into a whole day. But his ability hasn’t saved Wesley from being hurt by others. As a field agent for the Department of Gifted Americans, Wesley throws himself into his work to forget that he is alone. The only person Wesley trusts is his handler, Lothar.
Then a vital mission brings a new partner, Eric, who refuses to let Wesley shut him out. As they train for their assignment, a friendship builds between them. Wesley cautiously lets Eric into his life, until he learns Eric and Lothar lied to him. Betrayed and angry, Wesley struggles to control his powers, and when things take a dangerous turn, even Wesley might not have enough time to get out with his life.
And here is something special, the wonderful Lex Chase did her artist rendition of what the main character, Wesley Blake, looks like. I think she captured him pretty well. Thanks Lex!