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Road Rising Book 1
Mike Baron
Crime Thriller
Pratt is an ex-con turned private investigator. Ginger Munz, a woman
dying of cancer hires him to find the son she lost as a baby. The
child’s father is a sadistic sociopath named Moon who has vowed to
kill her, and Josh’s girlfriend Cass, for ratting him out. The
trail leads to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and west into a no-man’s
land where Josh learns the monstrous fate of the stolen child.

Baron is the author of Helmet Head, Whack Job, Biker and Skorpio,
four mind blowing novels that will change the way you feel about
horror fiction. In 2018, Liberty Island will release six Josh Pratt
novels in The Bad Road Rising series. Josh Pratt is a reformed
motorcycle hoodlum who found God in Jail, got out, and became a
private investigator. The stories are bleak, brutal, and harrowing,
and often very funny. 


Baron broke into comics with Nexus, his groundbreaking science
fiction title co-created with illustrator Steve Rude. He has written
for Creem, The Boston Globe, Isthmus, AARP Magazine, Oui, Madison,
Fusion, Poudre Magazine, Argosy and many others. Nexus is currently
being published in hardcover by Dark Horse. Baron has won two Eisners
and an Inkpot for his work on Nexus, now being published in five
languages including French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. 


“I’m a private investigator. All I want are these two dogs. Let me have them and I’m out of here.”
“You ain’t a cop?” The Mastodon was incredulous.
“I’m a private investigator. All I want are the dogs.”
“I DON’T THINK SO MOTHERFUCKER.” The Mastodon advanced, eyes blazing with incendiary rage and joy.
“Kick his ass, Barnett!” someone called.“Beat down!”
Cell phone cameras appeared.
Mumbling obscenities Barnett came at Pratt like a linebacker.
Bending like a sprinter Pratt ran straight at the big man, swerving and ducking at the last minute as he whacked Barnett’s
left knee with the ax handle with the satisfying smack of Barry Bonds knocking one out of the park. Barnett sank like the
Twin Towers. Two Mastodons calved like icebergs from the crowd, one swinging a chain, the other gripping a Bowie
knife the size of Rhode Island. Pratt stepped backwards onto Barnett’s head, grinding it into the dirt.
The Mastodons split, the one on Pratt’s right grinning as he swung the chain in a figure eight. They planned to catch Pratt
between them. Pratt danced backward to the van, flung the door open and grabbed a two-pound steel wrench. The chain
guy rushed and lashed out, bringing the heavy chain down in a vertical arc meant to bash Pratt’s skull. Pratt juked to the
right and threw the wrench ass over teakettle with as much spin as his thick wrist could deliver.
The chain guy’s mouth went oval an instant before the wrench struck him in the middle of his forehead with the jawed
end. The chain guy staggered back two steps and sat heavily on his ass.
“Uf-da!” someone said. “That’s gotta smart.”
“Yo Barnett.”
Barnett sat up clutching his knee. “Shit!” he spat. “What’s the matter with you assholes? Fuck him up!”
The other Mastodon danced forward, knife moving in a tight little pattern. The freak was between Pratt and the van so
Pratt did something he’d seen in a Punisher comic book. He scooped up a handful of pea gravel and hurled it in the knife
man’s face. The dude instinctively threw up his hands. Pratt rushed in with a kick to the nuts that lifted the hapless
Mastodon off his feet. He fell to the ground howling and curled up like a shrimp.
“Hay-zeus,” someone reverently intoned.
An anaconda-like arm snaked around Pratt’s neck. He grabbed hold of the elbow with both hands to work a little
breathing room but by then a couple more Mastodons had moved in to deliver kidney-rupturing body blows. Pratt kicked

up and caught someone in the jaw.
An instant later he was driven to the ground by the sheer force of blows. Now it was his turn to curl like a shrimp as
bikers went to work with steel-toed boots. Pratt couldn’t see daylight. He tried to shield his head and gut as blows rained
down like a meteor shower. Bone-deep pain churned through his ribs. Pratt had a very high pain threshold. He was near
red line. A wooden bat bounced off his ribs with soul-stopping force and he began to wonder if he was going to make it
out of there alive. A slick nausea ballooned from his broken nose and worked its way to his stomach.
All for two dogs.
The smack-in-the-face report of a shotgun instantly sucked the air out of the yard. Heads swiveled. “Back away from
him. Get back or I’ll blow your fuckin’ heads off,” a woman said. Pratt incongruously registered her sexy contralto and
wondered if her looks matched her voice. Gradually, grudgingly, the bikers backed off. One last kick to the kidney from
Taco who held the bat.
I’ll be pissing blood for a week, Pratt thought.
Slowly, painfully, he got to his feet. Cracked rib. Jolts of pain radiated through his thorax like starving cats released form
a cage. Loose jaw and lumps and abrasions up and down both sides. He turned toward the shooter. She stood atop the
three stone steps leading to the farmhouse holding a pump-action Remington in parade position. His first impression:
That body. Latino voluptuous. Huh! Good God!
“He’s a fuckin’ cop, Cass!” Barnett said, hanging onto a brother.
“I’m a private investigator,” Pratt said. “All I want is the dogs.”

the tour HEREfor exclusive excerpts and a giveaway!

About Angie

I'm a wife and a a mom of 4: 3 boys and a girl. I also have 3 fur babies, cats named Soleil, Luna, and a Savannah cat name Malkia. I work part-time outside my home as a COTA/L at a local hospital. I cover Johnstown, Altoona, and Pittsburgh areas. I love to do reviews and host giveaways for my readers. Contact me: angwith4 at gmail dot com if you would like a review.


  1. Lisa Brown says:

    I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  2. James Robert says:

    Thanks so much for this tour and the opportunity to find out about another great book my family can read. We have a list now and it keeps growing with so many loving to read. Thanks also for the giveaway!

  3. Julie Bickham says:

    I don’t usually read books like this but it looks interesting.

  4. I like the cover. It’s simple, clean lines are appealing.

  5. Linda Szymoniak says:

    Interesting cover, but seems like it could use something more.

  6. Darlene Owen says:

    I love the cover, where do you get your ideas for your books.

  7. Chrystal D says:

    The book sounds like it’ll keep you on the edge of your seat!

  8. I like the cover.

  9. Abigail Gibson says:

    The cover looks badass.

  10. Kenneth Helmick says:

    It looks cheap, if I’m being honest. Doesn’t look modern or interesting at all.

  11. Azeem Isaahaque says:

    Love the skull!!! Unique illustration.

  12. Adrienne Gordon says:

    Looks cool.

  13. I like the cover

  14. Amy Welling says:

    I think a more traditional looking skull would look better. It seems a bit cartoonish which is a shame because the book sounds good!

  15. Ann Fantom says:

    Great cover! I want to read this book

  16. i like the book cover, it works for the story.

  17. Cynthia C says:

    I think the cover is a little scary.

  18. paige chandler says:

    I love the cover. Looks like a fun and wild read,

  19. David Hollingsworth says:

    The cover is cool.

  20. Angela Saver says:

    I enjoyed the excerpt and it has me looking forward to more!

  21. Kyl Neusch says:

    not my fave

  22. Christina Gould says:

    The book cover looks rough and tough, just like a book about bikers should. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. I like it

  24. Ashley C says:

    I don’t love the cover. It’s kind of basic and doesn’t really give any indications as to what the book is about

  25. Shelby Gil says:

    Looks tough! I like it!

  26. Amanda L. says:

    The cover looks nice but a little bit scary and not something I would probably read.

  27. Regan V says:

    Needs to be higher quality but overall good!

  28. susan smoaks says:

    this looks like a good book. i would like to read it.

  29. Susan Smith says:

    I like the cover. Sounds like an interesting book.

  30. What a neat looking skull on the cover! I’ve never seen one stylized quite like that before!

  31. The cover certainly fits the stereotype of a biker image.

  32. Roel Saenz says:

    Love the cover.

  33. I like the cover, it looks like an interesting book.

  34. Tracy Robertson says:

    I am not a fan of skulls, so the cover didn’t draw me in. I know they are popular and a lot of people like them though. The story sounds intense and good!

  35. Kristen Benson says:

    It’s nice

  36. chrisy beason says:

    I don’t usually read books like this but it looks interesting.

  37. Foreboding!

  38. Thank you for chance to win

  39. Biker all the way the excerpt sounds great

  40. Jason Lawless says:

    Looks like a very interesting read and I like the cover!

  41. Cheryl Repeta says:

    The book sounds good to read I love crime thrillers.

  42. Heather K says:

    Looks like an interesting book

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  44. Kerry p says:

    The cover is cool, but doesn’t give enough of a visual to know what the book is about.

  45. kathy pease says:

    I think the book sounds great and I would love to read it.

  46. jodi Hassel says:

    i really like this book cover!

  47. Jacob Bray says:

    The cover is eye catching, thanks for the chance to win.

  48. The cover looks creepy and intriguing

  49. ED JAROSZ says:

    The cover is Awesome!

  50. Seyma Bennett Shabbir says:

    It is a simple cover. I think having a bike guy or group in the desert would match real well.

  51. krystal wethington says:

    Its kinda creepy.

  52. Francine Anchondo says:

    I like the cover. I think it fits with the title.

  53. Danalee Davis says:

    I think the skull is pretty creepy, but seems to fit the book theme. I bet this book will be great and thrilling. Thanks for letting me get to know your book.

  54. Alecia Gibson says:

    The cover is awesome! I love the skull. It looks like a biker gang symbol which goes will with the topic of the book.

  55. Andrea Johnson says:

    The cover is completely amazing! How did the author come up with the idea to write such an amazing novel?

  56. Buddy Garrett says:

    It sounds like a great read. I love the cover.

  57. Philip Lawrence says:

    The skull has been a little overused regarding bikers but I do like the red letters on the blue denim background. I have no questions for the author.

  58. Janine Hwang says:

    The cover is a little scary for me and doesn’t look like my type of book to be honest

  59. Trisha McKee says:

    The book cover tells me dangerous fun is ahead! Seems like an interesting summer read.

  60. Kelsey Vinson says:

    It definitely screams biker