Josh Langston


Josh Langston writes books which have amused, angered, enlightened and entertained many readers. He regularly mines history for background that's little known but reliably fascinating. His plots are complex, interconnected and layered with humor and suspense; his characters are rarely predictable, and even his bad guys tend to be both engaging and diabolical.
Langston's readers are rarely satisfied with just one of his books, whether it's part of a series or a stand-alone. He's proud to let his southern roots show in his characters and his choice of settings.
His two most recent novel releases are: Treason, Treason!, an alternate history/time travel adventure set in the American Revolution, and A Primitive in Paradise, book three in his series about Mato, the two-foot tall American Indian warrior.
When he's not working on a new novel, Langston is most likely editing, teaching, blogging, or helping his wonderful wife watch their amazing grandkids. He’s even been known to goof off from time to time.

Where to find Josh Langston online

Where to buy in print


Treason, Treason!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 119,860. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
It's 2012, and the Union Jack flies over Boston harbor and everything else from Nova Scotia to Florida. Physicist Raines Kerr and his daughter, Leah, risk their lives for a chance to help the colonies win freedom. First, they must survive the Event which will send them back to 1780. If they make it, they must find George Washington and convince him his favorite general plans to betray the country.
A Little More Primitive
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,740. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In this delightful sequel to "The Little Primitive," readers not only get reacquainted with the title character, but the love of his life, too. And no Josh Langston novel would be complete without a memorable supporting cast. This time it's a wannabe mobster, an angelic stripper, a pair of villains who can't even *spell* ETHICS, and some fishermen who don't play by anyone's rules. Don't miss it!
A Little Primitive
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,600. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Life can be tough, but it's even tougher for a guy who's only two feet tall -- and utterly uncivilized. When the little primitive tumbles into the world of a reclusive young woman, he changes her life forever. It's not enough that she must protect herself from an insanely jealous ex-husband, she now has to nurse her tiny, unwanted guest back to health *and* maintain the secret of his existence!
Under Saint Owain's Rock
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,610. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
An 800-year old secret threatens the peace of a tiny village in North Wales. Not only does it put at odds two lonely people who seem made for each other, but it draws the attention of the entire world to a scandal that's just too delicious to ignore. Bestselling authors Josh Langston and BJ Galler-Smith bring their considerable talents to bear in this madcap romantic romp.
Christmas Beyond the Box
Price: Free! Words: 27,580. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The holidays mean many things to many people. "Christmas Beyond the Box" takes that notion a great deal farther, and provides some truly unconventional looks at the season from some extraordinary perspectives. Suitable for all but the very young, there's sure to be a tale worth re-telling in this collection for many Christmases to come. Includes bonus novel excerpt from "Under Saint Owain's Rock."
Dancing Among the Stars
Price: Free! Words: 24,080. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A six-pack of Science and Speculative fiction stories. Meet aliens from other worlds and other dimensions. Some are friendly, and some... Well, just imagine how many dark alleys there might be in outer space.
Resurrection Blues
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,590. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The town of Resurrection doesn’t exist. Residents pay no taxes and receive no services. And they LIKE it that way. So when an IRS auditor called "The Executioner" starts nosing around, everyone in Resurrection gets nervous. Built and populated by country folk, American Indians, and the operators of a traveling carnival, Resurrection has some unique ideas about what life should be like.
Price: Free! Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A six-pack of urban (and suburban) fantasies. "Mysfits" delves into the lives of several unique people in extraordinary situations--from an autistic child with a healer's touch, to a small town witch who volunteers at a local hospital, and many more. BONUS: Also include is the first chapter of A LITTLE PRIMITIVE, the acclaimed urban fantasy thriller by bestselling author Josh Langston.
Six from Greeley
Price: Free! Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Greeley, Texas--a frontier town with a bad attitude and a reputation to match. Who lived in such a wicked place? Several compelling answers spring to life in this short story collection spanning more than a century of life, love and lust in the west Texas dust. This revised edition includes a sample chapter from Josh Langston's new novel, "Resurrection Blues," a tale of a town that doesn't exist.
The Best Damned Squirrel Dog (Ever)
Price: Free! Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
This short Civil War ghost story, set in the contemporary South, shows how the act of settling a simple bet can sometimes change history.

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Smashwords book reviews by Josh Langston

  • Be a Freelance Writer Now: A Quick Guide to Starting Your Business Today on April 04, 2011

    Just finished a quick, first read of BE A FREELANCE WRITER NOW by Adria Laycraft, and I must say I'm impressed. The material is well written (as it darn well should be!) and is presented in a logical, easy-to-follow fashion. For anyone interested in beginning a freelance writing career, this short, timely tutorial contains the kind of nuts and bolts advice needed to get the wheels turning -- and keep them turning. Bravo, Ms. Laycraft!
  • Formatting eBooks with Open Office Writer on Sep. 09, 2011

    I have to hand it to Kerry Bunn, he's done a great job of making this simple. I learned a lot, and I'm grateful. Sadly, though, no matter how hard I tried or how carefully I followed his instructions, I couldn't get my Open Office versions of Word to upload correctly. I got close--very close--but not close enough. When I figured I couldn't stand any more frustration, I broke down and bought a copy of Word. *That* fixed the problem (and much of what I leared from Bunn's work carried over. I still don't like MicroSoft, and having to buy their software feels like surrender, but my peace of mind is worth something, too.