Richard Dawes

Biography

Richard Dawes was born and raised in California and now resides in a small town in Texas. After a tour of duty in the Marine Corps, he spent fifteen years in management in the Moving and Storage, Computer and Credit Union industries. He began writing short stories as a boy, and has written several historical novels. A long time student of Native American traditions, he includes positive references to those traditions throughout the Tucson Kid series. Other sub-themes explored in the series are authentic masculinity, relationships and power — what are they and how do they manifest.

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Books

Hunter of Mysteries
Series: Jack Slade. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,850. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2017 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Adventure » General
Commissioned by the Knights Templar to recover a magical book hidden in the ancient Assassin stronghold of Alamut, Jack Slade battles the Black Brotherhood across Europe to accomplish the mission.
Hunter in the Darkness
Series: Jack Slade. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,150. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Adventure » Action
When a professor is murdered, the mummy of a black magician from the jungles of Central America—and the scroll containing the incantation to call the spirit back to the body—are stolen. When Jack Slade rescues the professor’s beautiful granddaughter from a similar fate, he must race to prevent unspeakable evil from being unleashed upon the world
Demon Hunter
Series: Jack Slade. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,030. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2016 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Adventure » Action
While on vacation in New Orleans, Jack Slade is approached by a young woman who asks him to stop her cousin, a powerful vampire, in his bid to control the world. Slade follows a trail of blood that leads him into the dark world of Voodoo where he battles murderous zombies, the vampire’s henchmen and finally the vampire himself in a fight to the death.
Song of the Sword
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,370. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2016 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Valka the Wolf Slayer travels to the magical Isle of Britain. While there, he meets the stalwart knight, Sir Gawain, and Britain's greatest bard, Taliesin. They challenge the black magician, Klingsor, and face the many terrors of his castle. Arriving at Camelot, they meet King Arthur and embark on the Quest for the Grail.
Star Sword
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,370. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2016 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Valka the Wolf Slayer tumbles into the underground kingdom of Agartha where the Master of Masters asks him to battle a black magician plotting to usurp his position. Valka fights the magician’s minions across Agartha, then faces the magician himself in a battle to the death.
Night of the Hunter
Series: Jack Slade. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,300. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2016 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Jack Slade, Demon Hunter, travels to San Francisco to help the police solve a case involving a series of vicious murders. Once there, he confronts a powerful vampyre set on controlling the world, then faces him in an epic battle for dominance. In the process, Jack discovers secrets about himself that will change his life forever.
Sword of the Quest
Series: Wolf Slayer Saga, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,890. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2016 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Captured by pirates, Valka the Wolf Slayer is sold into slavery then battles as a gladiator in order to survive. Purchased by a great spiritual master, he undertakes a quest to re-capture a magical emerald stolen by the Black Brotherhood. Accompanied by the Shield Maiden, Aquila, and her band of women warriors, Valka battles his way across a blazing desert and into a black mountain of sorcery...
Sword of Doom
Series: Wolf Slayer Saga, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,200. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
King Tancred, the ruler of Korava, plans a sneak attack on the kingdom of Argos. Princess Uralia, the daughter of the Argosian king, hears of the plot and asks Valka the Wolf Slayer to take her back to her father so she can warn him of the impending attack. Valka agrees, and embarks on a blood drenched journey that pits him against the whole army of King Tancred, who intends to stop them.
Doomed Empire: A Tale of Atlantis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 129,990. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2016 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Prince Astraeus of Caiphul schemes to usurp the throne of his father, King Darius. Seduced by his step-mother and an evil magician named Gucumatz, his plan includes the sacrificial death of an innocent young woman, Princess Asparis. Astraeus' plans change when he meets Asparis and falls in love.
Dragon Sword
Series: Wolf Slayer Saga, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,430. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Initiated onto the Warrior's Way as a boy, Valka earns his name of Wolf Slayer by using his sword to kill the vicious wolves infesting his father's estates. Becoming a master swordsman, he fights his way across the ancient world, finds romance with the King's daughter, then faces his greatest challenge when he battles the dreaded Dragon of the North.
El Diablo
Series: A Tucson Kid Western. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,270. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Western
The Tucson Kid rides into Mexico to battle an evil magician victimizing the Indians and the peasants. Weakened from wounds and his strength drained from him by a beautiful vampire, Tucson must fight the magician's army of gunmen before he faces the sorcerer himself in a battle to the death.
Black Rose
Series: A Tucson Kid Western. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,000. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » General
In Black Rose, the Tucson Kid battles his way out of a town run by and for outlaws. Hoping for a rest, he rides into the sleepy village of San Ignacio. There he meets an old friend, a lawman who persuades Tucson to help him transport a murderer and a shipment of gold through bandit territory. Unknown to the lawman, Tucson is carrying a map to a silver mine worth millions of dollars.
Shadows of the Night
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,430. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
As he works to solve a series of grisly murders sweeping San Francisco, Dirk Hammond, private detective, battles blood-thirsty vampires and diabolical cults, faces the wiles of a beautiful temptress, and in a terrifying finale, is forced to confront Evil itself.
Chinatown
Series: A Tucson Kid Western. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,680. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
The Tucson Kid battles the crime bosses and criminals of the Barbary Coast and the tongs of Chinatown to rescue a young woman.
Comanche Gold
Series: A Tucson Kid Western, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,320. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Western
In Comanche Gold, the Tucson Kid comes to Howling Wolf where gold has been found nearby on the Comanche reservation. The Comanche chief asks Tucson to protect the Indians from the town banker who is trying to steal the gold. As he fights for the Indians, Tucson faces the killers of the town’s gambler, the crew of gunman hired by the banker, and finally fights a duel to the death.
Lone Horseman
Series: A Tucson Kid Western, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,670. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
In Lone Horseman, a young woman, Nora Eddington, narrates the exciting saga of her meeting with the Tucson Kid on a cattle drive she was taking with her father from Nevada to Arizona. A band of outlaws want the herd, and they are willing to kill her father and his crew of drovers to get it. Nora’s world is shattered as the Tucson Kid battles to protect her, her father and their herd.
Storm Rider
Series: A Tucson Kid Western, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,230. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The Tucson Kid is called to the American northwest by the Great Northern Fur Company. The company hires Tucson to go after Rex Normanson, an erstwhile partner of the company who has gone rogue and is inciting Indian tribes to revolt against the American Government. A coalition of the fur company, the U.S. Army, and the Canadian government want Normanson stopped at all costs.
Gunman
Series: A Tucson Kid Western, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,100. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Western
In Gunman, the Tucson Kid is hired by a businessman to track down and kill a band of outlaws who have kidnapped his daughter and taken her into the Badlands. In the Badlands, Tucson is captured by a tribe of rogue Comanche; it’s only by passing a series of ordeals that he can win his freedom. When he finally reaches the lair of the outlaws, he must use all of his fighting skills to defeat them.
Blood Moon
Series: A Tucson Kid Western, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,940. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Western
The Tucson Kid escapes Mexico ahead of a gang of outlaws bent on revenge. He rides west into New Mexico and finds himself in the middle of a range war between a brutal rancher and a beautiful widow. As Tucson takes a stand in favor of the widow, he is caught in the cross-fire between the rancher’s hired killers and the Mexican bandits who have finally caught up with him.
Death Song
Series: A Tucson Kid Western, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,560. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Tucson Kid is sentenced to death when he's accused of murder after killing a man in a gunfight. He's bought out of his sentence by a woman who has a job for him. A bandit is holding something over her father, and she asks Tucson to infiltrate his gang to discover what it is. Tucson is pitted alone against the outlaws and must face the bandit chief in a battle to the death.

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