Western-style historical adventure from Jason B. Baker


Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on the work of Jason B. Baker, a history-buff-turned-author who has been praised for his Western-style historical adventure novels. Read on to learn more! 

Special Offer: The e-book edition of The Ace's Bounty is free through May 10 and the newly released The War Remains is only 99 cents. Get both of these Civil War era Western-style adventures for less than $1!

The Ace's Bounty: The Barber Brothers' First Adventure

Genre: Historical Fiction, Western Style Historical Adventure
4.3 stars, 154 ratings
Paperback: $11.95
Ebook: FREE through May 10!

In the aftermath of the Civil War, brothers Elijah and Moses Barber return home, haunted by shadows of the past.

Once fierce cavalrymen, their transition to civilian life is marred by poverty, loss, and a hostile reception from a town that remembers their wartime deeds with mixed emotions. With their farm failing and prospects dwindling, the Barbers possess little more than a set of lethal skills—horseback riding, sharpshooting, and tracking the lawless.

Their fate takes a twist when an enigmatic, one-armed U.S. Marshal offers them a perilous opportunity. For Moses, it's a chance to harness their deadly talents and secure a livelihood; for Elijah, it's a desperate attempt to leave their past behind. But when they discover their target is a criminal from their own haunted history, the mission becomes a dark journey fueled by justice and an unquenchable thirst for revenge.

Now, as the brothers grapple with their complicated relationship, reconcile with a childhood mentor, and question the true identity of the mysterious U.S. Marshal, they must traverse treacherous terrain, both external and within, to find the peace and prosperity that has eluded them since the war's end.

Praise for The Ace's Bounty
"This novel captures the reader from the first paragraph. Traditional Western readers should love this novel with its good pacing, plenty of action, and a hint of romance." ~Ron Schwab, bestselling author of Old Dogs and The Accidental Sheriff

"Pure historical adventure...between two brothers set in the Civil War time period. The historical realism truly brings this story to life." ~Amazon Review

The War Remains: The Barber Brothers' Next Adventure

Genre: Historical Fiction, Western Style Historical Adventure
New release: May 9, 2024
Paperback: $11.95
Ebook: $0.99 (Free via Kindle Unlimited)

In the shadow of a nation's rebirth, two brothers ride against the echoes of war.

In this sprawling Western saga of renewal, justice, and revenge, readers can gallop back into the gritty world of the Barber Brothers. In the raw aftermath of the Civil War, America labors to mend its divided heart, but in Omaha, the peace Elijah and Moses Barber worked so hard to achieve is razed by a vengeful blaze.

As the transcontinental railroad pioneers a new frontier, echoes of war give rise to a brutal gang hell-bent on keeping the past's violent embers alight. The brothers, alongside an eclectic posse—including a formidable woman claiming her legacy, a hardened Confederate sniper, and a resolute Black Union veteran—must carve their own justice in the untamed wilderness of Nebraska.

Faced with lawlessness that no badge can tame, the Barber Brothers must forge their own path to justice. Together, they embark on a harrowing journey through the untamed West, confronting the ghosts of their pasts. As they traverse this rugged landscape, they are tested to their limits, their bonds of loyalty and survival put to the ultimate test.

The War Remains is a tale of grit, brotherhood, and the quest for justice that fans of Ron Schwab, CJ Petit, and Robert Vaughan will love. Ride once more with the Barber Brothers as they confront the unforgiving wilderness of the American West and the turbulent tides of history that refuse to be tamed.

About the Author

Jason B. Baker is a celebrated author whose passion for the Civil War era breathes life into his classic Western-style adventure and mystery novels. An Illinois native, Jason has penned notable works such as Chicago To Appomattox, a non-fiction exploration of the Civil War, as well as fiction titles. His meticulously researched narratives weave tales of justice and daring escapades and plunge readers into the richly detailed settings of America’s transformative years just before and after the Civil War.

As a career military officer, Jason brings a unique perspective to his writing, infusing his stories with authenticity and vivid historical insights. And as a member of the Western Writers of America, Jason is deeply committed to honoring the legacy of America’s past. He is also a proud Color Bearer Donor to the American Battlefield Trust, helping preserve the battlefields where history was made—a passion reflected in his work’s historical fidelity.

Jason currently lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two young sons, where he continues to explore the rugged landscapes of history through his writing. Learn more at the Jason Baker website, sign up for The Scribe's Saloon to get the history behind the stories, and be sure to follow Jason online:

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