Press release: Imajin Books Releases 'Under a Texas Star', a Historical Western Romance by Alison Bruce

EDMONTON, AB, May 14, 2011 - Imajin Books is pleased to announce the release of Under a Texas Star, a historical western romance by Alison Bruce that is already receiving rave reviews. Midwest Book Review calls it, "A delightful Western tale that blends engaging adventure with spirited romance. Reminds me of Louis L'Amour novels." Award-winning author Phyllis Smallman says, "This is a rollicking adventure and Marly Landers is a girl with True Grit."

So what's Under a Texas Star about?

Disguised as a boy, Marly joins a handsome Texas Ranger in the hunt for a con man and they must bring the fugitive to justice before giving up the masquerade and giving in to their passion.

When Marly Landers is fooled by con man Charlie Meese, she's determined to bring him to justice―even if it means dressing up as a boy and setting off across the plains to find him.

Texas Ranger Jase Strachan is also after Meese, for crimes committed in Texas. He joins forces with the young boy in a journey that takes them to Fortuna, where a murder interrupts their mission. Jase is duty bound to find the killer, no matter the cost.

Marly carries out her own investigation and comes to the aid of Amabelle Egan, the sister of one of the suspects. But appearances are deceiving, and Marly is mistaken for Amabelle’s suitor, making her a target for the killer. Not to mention, Charlie Meese is still out there.

Under the Texas stars, Marly and Jase are drawn together by circumstances beyond their control, yet fate plots to tear them apart. Will Marly finally get her man? 

"Alison Bruce's western tale of intrigue, murder, and love is a page-turning, action-packed, made-of-awesome read. UNDER A TEXAS STAR belongs on every reader's keeper shelf―it already has a place on mine! Love, love, loved it!" ―Michele Bardsley, national bestselling author of Never Again

"Filled with realistic dialog and a good attention to period detail, Bruce manages to create a believable story that captures our imagination. Well written with a compelling plot, Under a Texas Star brings a delightfully new and strong heroine to the literary world. Highly recommended."Allbook Reviews

Under a Texas Star is available in ebook edition via Amazon and Smashwords. It will soon be available at other ebook retailers and a trade paperback edition will be released this summer.

Alison Bruce is a Canadian author and this is her first published novel. Bruce writes mysteries, romance, westerns and fantasy. Her protagonists are marked by their strength of character, the ability to adapt (sooner or later) to new situations and to learn from adversity. "Getting a publisher was the beginning of a new set of adventures," she says. "Fortunately, everyone at Imajin Books has been a joy to work with."

Imajin Books is an innovative, unique Canadian publisher with an eye on exciting, ever-changing trends and opportunities in publishing that opened its 'doors' to authors worldwide in late February 2011. They promise great reads by wonderful authors, with ebooks priced under $5 and trade paperbacks under $16.

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Disclaimer: Imajin Books is not associated in any way to the US company ImaJinn Books.