Cowboy Ending - Overdrive: Book One

Rated 4.91/5 based on 11 reviews
Joe is a bouncer at the hottest nightclub in Winnipeg. Struggling with debt, his mother’s ill health and uncontrollable asensitivity to all things electrical he doesn’t have time to worry about Winnipeg's dark side. But with women going missing and the police at their wits end what’s a hard luck bouncer supposed to do when violence gets in his face? He saddles up and sends his life into overdrive More

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About Adam Knight

Before I got into anything else in my rather hectic life, I knew I was a writer.

From a young age trying to write stories about Star Wars, expanding on comic book theories - basically creating "FanFics" before there ever was such a term, I knew that writing was my true passion in life.

Now that I am adult (shudder) and have fallen off the written path a touch, I find myself here at SmashWords with a new hope, a new vigor.

In the next few months I expect to upload a few of my older, completed stories and novellas in the "free" section. With luck, these will gather your attention as I get a move on with the first complete manuscript I have written in 18 years.

But more on that later.

Check out the links provided. I am excited about writing again and making a real go of this. So many stories in my head.

I hope you love them as much as I do.

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Review by: Stan Adelman on Jan. 13, 2014 :
Fantastic read - I really cared about the characters and what happened to them, and can't wait for the sequel. Pacing was excellent, and the characters' actions were logical from their points of view & believable. Di yourself a favor & at least try the sample; I did & immediately knew th at I had to buy & finish the book.

Also, do yourself a favor & join the Smashwords Facebook group; that's where I first heard of Cowboy Ending & several other books I've enjoyed.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Aubree Lane on Dec. 08, 2013 :
No ordinary Joe! This cowboy in his black hat is a mix unto himself, and he loves his mom. That powerful combination and contradiction is the essence of this story. It took me way too long to finish, my life kept pulling me away, but Joe kept pulling me back... I had to know how it Cowboy Ended, and it did not disappoint. You'll love it.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jim Roberts on Nov. 03, 2013 :
A gripping read, highly unique with a deft Canadian touch. Rich characterizations (especially in Joe, the main character) and smooth prose give this urban fantasy plenty of power as it weaves its unusual but compelling tale. In fact, it stuck in my head so much, I had to re-read it and liked it EVEN more! Highly recommended!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Taby32 on Oct. 25, 2013 :
Right from the start the author pulls you in. My enjoyment was such that I raced through the entire book in less than 36 hours, being locally illustrated really added to that captivating feel. I have since re-read at a slower pace wanting to truly familiarize with all aspects of this intriguing tale. Although fiction the storyline is one that makes the reader think, everything from personal moral stand points to everyday world issues. Throw in a little supernatural mystery and you have one riveting book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Luke Green on Oct. 03, 2013 :
An excellent story all around. I wasn't even aware of just how long it was until I checked it's length bar on my kindle after the fact. The story reads quickly and maintains a high degree of interest throughout. It is somewhere between a superhero origin story and an urban fantasy. Though I tend to include superhero fiction as a kind of urban fantasy.

The conflict is personal with hints at a larger scale. The character is focused on the people that relate to his life more than anything else. Even being a basically good person, he is still realistically self-centered, not in the nature of thinking he's better than everybody, but in the nature that he simply doesn't think of things outside his normal life. Which is realistic. Most people don't go around really thinking about what happens to people they don't know. They might see something on the news and talk about how something should be done, but they don't really connect to the event outside the news reports. Joe's focus on his personal concerns, petty or otherwise, that happen to dovetail with deeper evils, is very refreshingly real.

The supernatural elements of the story are both immediately obvious to the reader and yet subtle enough that it's easy to see how everyone in the story, including the main character, could overlook it. The characters transformation over the course of the book and the development of these powers is one of the most interesting facets of the story.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Stephen Galloway on Sep. 28, 2013 :
I'll admit, I got this book as a freebie from Adam the author (I'm from the UK and don't know him, so this isn't fake).
Who am I to turn down a free read and I have to say I really enjoyed this book. The lead character is interesting and the plot is captivating. It's urban fantasy without being too steeped weird side. As I said I thought this was a great introduction to the series and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one - Dec 2013.
I believe that any questions about Joe's (the main character) power could be answered in the coming books.
Read this if you like the Urban Fantasy genre, you wont be disappointed.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Aniela Grace on Sep. 21, 2013 :
I enjoyed reading this story. Usually, I'll ignore anything with the word "cowboy" in the title as well as anything listed as fantasy. Since it wasn't a western and wasn't listed as fantasy, was based in my home town and had an interesting topic I figured I'd give it a whirl. Could have been a better story if it had been more realistic. Or had a reasonable explanation for the weirdness of the main character (besides being born in an electrical storm.)It was easy to get engrossed in the story and characters. I'm curious to see what the next story will be about.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Joy Whiteside on Sep. 14, 2013 :
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The wrestler has a mind.

I found this book very compelling and well written, the characters very well fleshed out. Being in Winnipeg myself, his way of describing the environment left me a little geeky ("I know that place!")

I have recommended this to a few friends and can hardly wait for a physical copy of it to show off.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: sheila westling on Sep. 12, 2013 :
I was completely enthralled by the book from the moment I started reading it. I literally stayed up all night until I had finished it. I found the character of Joe very intriguing, and definitely can't wait to see what happens next.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Greg Schroeder on July 28, 2013 :
Excellent read. I got more engrossed the further I read. I love how the Author (who I would consider a friend, but I'm not trying to be biased) utilized the many aspects of his life to bring them together to create his characters. Looking forward to book two.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: alan spector on July 12, 2013 :
The main character was engagingy and the story new and inventive. If you enjoy urban fantasy like Jim Butcher you should definitely check this out.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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