Publishing Date: July 2014
Publisher Description: The border town called Sixes is quiet in the heat of the day. Still, Appaloosa Elim has heard the stories about what wakes at sunset: gunslingers and shapeshifters and ancient animal gods whose human faces never outlast the daylight.
Review: Wow, kudos to the author for giving herself a nickname. I would “nick” myself a name like, “Otter”, or “Ace”. Maybe even “Riff”. Cover art is, ho-hum. Perhaps the dull color palette is to blame.
I could not get through this novel, or rather, it received a DNF. To be honest, I don’t think I have the patience to get through a work that is largely unexplained happenstance, alien/futuristic colloquialisms/terms, inner dialogue and names of things/creatures that requires a glossary (which this had). I figure if you can’t adequately explain or utilize an inventive terminology within the bounds of the novel, then it comes off contrived.
Perhaps someone out there in critic-land will be more patient with this work than I was, giving it the credit it may deserve.