David Wood is a good friend of mine and a top notch author. He’s been kind enough to read and blurb on my books before and he’s an invaluable source of ideas and help in the field of indie publishing and all that related stuff. He also posted a guest blog here at The Word just a little while ago.

David’s first novel, Dourado, was well received and still holds a pretty solid Amazon sales rank. His new novel, Cibola is available now, officially launched tomorrow. You can get it in print or Kindle from Amazon, or other ebook formats from Smashwords.

Here’s the official blurb:

1539- In a remote Spanish outpost, one man holds the secret to the greatest treasure and deadliest secret in human history. Utah, Present Day Cave paintings in a newly-discovered Indian site provide evidence that Christ visited the New World. Or do they? Dane Maddock returns in another unforgettable adventure! When Dane rescues beautiful archaeologist Jade Ihara , he joins her on asearch for the legendary Seven Cities of Cibola. Cibola takes the reader on a journey across the American southwest, where the ruins of the mysterious Anasazi hide deadly secrets, and foes lurk around every corner. Dane and his partner “Bones” Bonebrake must decipher clues from the fabled Copper Scroll, outwit their enemies, and be the first to unlock the secret of Cibola.


I was fortunate enough to get a pre-release read of the book and was happy to supply an endorsement for David. It’s a classic Indiana Jones style adventure romp with cool speculative overtones that’s really good fun. I’m happy to recommend it as a worthwhile read.

And on top of all that, David will be donating half the royalties from every copy of Cibola sold to the Brain Tumour Foundation. Read about that at his blog.