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Jackie Anton is the author of the award-winning Backyard Horse Tales Series. The series is family friendly for ages 8 and up.
Backyard Horse Tales: Sox 2nd Edition received the prestigious Mom's Choice Award for Excellence. Sox: relates the story of a modern day horse.
BYHT2: Frosty and the Nightstalker, however, has a historical twist. The paperback version was released March of 2013 and in June was awarded the Mom's Choice Award for Historical Fiction. Frosty's e-book was one of four finalists for Fictional E-books in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and is listed in their catalog.
"Don't Call Me Love" the third in the Backyard Horse Tales collection was released June 20, 2017 by Half Appy Press.
Uncharted Storms: Short Stories of Hearts at Risk is a collection of short stories that are suitable for Young Adults and entertaining enough to hold their attention as well as more mature adult readers.
ADULT CORNER: (18+)
Written as J.M.ANTON
“Fateful Waters: Book One in the Troubles in Love-Land" series has a new price point of $.99 Book two of the series "Panhandle Mayhem" is also available here as an E-book.
"Wind River Refuge" update: Wind River Refuge the winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Romance Category is in revision with added chapters.
This award-winning title has been pulled from distribution until the transformation process is complete. If you're looking for a Romantic - Suspense read with plenty of action, while Wind River Refuge is undergoing a facelift, pick up a copy of Cassandra: Night Shades.
Signed paperbacks of all books authored as Jackie Anton or J.M. Anton are now available from the Anton's Online Square Market (US Only). Readers who acquire my paperbacks from a bookstore or from an online e-tailer and all e-books can get an autographed book cover of their choice sent to their e-mail.
Online Autographs: http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/backyardhorse there is a direct link to this on my blog listed here on Smashwords for fans to participate in special offers and contests.
on Jan. 10, 2015 :
This is a story about a horse named Frosty. He starts to have nightmares about something about his past. Tough he does not know for sure. You learn about a great hero named Nightstalker. He starts to see images while riding with his owner. Frosty goes though live changing events that trigger when he turns two years of old. Is it about his past or are they bad dreams?
You go about and meet Nightstalker. His he the same horse that is know named Frosty? What is all the experience or images that hes see or dreams about that seem to come to life? Do Frost have memories of his past that is they get another life if they may get another life. Love horse stories this might be a good one for you. I hope you enjoy and this is a good story.
(reviewed 3 years after purchase)
on Nov. 25, 2012 :
Title: Backyard Horse Tales 2 Frosty and the Night Stalker
Publication date: 10/11/12
A Kindle Edition
This story opens in the time of May 1968 at a place called Hi Lo Farms. It’s a non-fiction, fantasy tale of a horse and/or horses. And is presented in a 1st person structure – and this format is spoken from the mouth of the horse (an animal’s view). In its reading, the reader will definitely take a journey through space and time. One doesn’t have to be a horse lover to get pleasure out of its story. The book will give enjoyment to ALL who reads its tale. While reading the story, one may want to stop reading just to embrace its pictorial characters. (The Author and Illustrator have done a marvelous job in capturing the drawings, I think.) Personally, I could visualize this book being housed on every school shelf – to be read during scheduled “story time” periods.
I commend the Author for her descriptive manner. The structure is well-written, and does put one in the moment. Truly, great job for both the Writer and Illustrator.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
on Nov. 11, 2012 :
Review of J.M.Anton's book
Title: Backyard Horse Tales 2, Frosty and the Night Stalker
Kindle edition, Illustrated by Sandy Shipley, copyright 2012
This book is suitable for teenagers and adults alike. It starts with the thoughts of a young Appaloosa horse as he is anesthetized for his gelding in the 1960s. During his unconscious period he sees a ghostlike figure of a dark horse with a rider who is unrecognizable. The story continues when the young horse meets his first human owner, Marcie, and a relationship starts. Then the book, and the horse, now named Frosty, move to the Hi-Lo Farms where Frosty spends the next 3 years in training, and at horse shows. Frosty asks the other geldings if they also had dreams while they were down for their operations. It seems that Frosty was the only one. Soon, the owner of Hi-Lo Farms tells Marcie one day that he thinks Frosty has an old soul. The dream keeps bothering Frosty until he begins to think deeper about the whole affair.
This takes the reader to 1869 when a new Appaloosa is born into the heard owned by the Nez Perce Native American tribe. He becomes Nightstalker, the horse of one of the braves, Standing Bear, and the story of the Native Americans unfolds.
The Author reveals the sorrow of these people as the white Europeans tried to perform genocide on the entire race. Throughout the book the reader is led back and forth from the 1960s to the 1870s, and the story becomes more entrancing with every page.
This book starts as an interesting tale, and moves to a very competent historical review of the late 19th century in our country. Little known facts from history, and from modern geography are combined to make this book quite compelling. Teenagers will be introduced to a factual history of our west, and adults will have their eyes opened by this author. It is recommended that everyone read this book because it is a very good adventure story, and it corrects many of the inaccuracies that we have learned about our history.
Definitely, one book that needs to be read.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
on Nov. 10, 2012 :
Very good book. I love animal stories & the ones from the animals point of view are even better. Good job. Waiting for the next one to come out!
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)