Slant Well Launches!

Slant Well is hot off the e-press at Smashwords. This is my second novel to be published. It is the first I have self-published. A Texas tall tale set in my hometown and surrounding swamps, it is non-stop action. Magic, murder, and mayhem with a dollop of sex and love.

Here is its first review:

SlantWell_200x300_dpi72From the first page, you are riveted.  You’re drawn into a “magical” world of  murder, mystery, and a very special touch of “magical” love.   MR brings each character to life in such a way that their various personalities will enchant you, instantly.  A few of the characters you’re going to love from the moment you open the book but there are a few, you’re going to love to hate as each character plays their role perfectly throughout the story.

Who knew oil rigging could be so troublesome?  Who knew one little woman could cause so much trouble and turn a hardcore PI so soft, and  hard, almost simultaneously?  This book will captivate you with Texas oilmen, PI’s, Russian mobsters, eagles, hawks, dragons, magic and love.  I can’t recommend this book enough.  My review couldn’t possibly do it justice.  You have to read it to believe that all the above-mentioned things work so exceptionally well together.

Read it now and thank me later,

Rose M. Brate, author of: Broken Promises, A Promise Kept, and My Promise to You.


Preorder Slant Well

Slant Well, a tale of magic, murder, and mayhem in the oil fields of Southeast Texas is ready for preorder prior to the launch date, July 19, 2016. Smashwords and all the other ebook distributors will be glad to set aside your copy.


To break the ennui of his interminable existence, P.I. and occasional hit man, Allyn Jones takes a job in Texas oil country. There, he faces the greatest challenge of his life…a woman. Beautiful and lethal, Evelyn Eden wields ancient magic and easily rids the world of those who would kill her. Something about tall ginger Jones makes Evelyn stay her hand. She needs him. She wants him. But, for what? Hunter and hunted, will he survive the deadly power she commands? The murderous oil thieves who sent him up their game when they realize he is working with her. Arsonists go to Hell, hit men vanish, shapes shift, and an oil well explodes before a dragon is unleashed. The FBI gets involved, a Russian mob enforcer shows up, and guns blaze.

Slant Well will be available to read on July 19, 2016. Sample for free.