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MELINDA WEST: MONSTER GUNSLINGER (Brigids Gate Press) – Available now as paperback and ebook!


Bonnie & Clyde + Witcher + Supernatural

When monsters roam the Old West, there is one gunslinging couple who can tilt the odds in favor of humanity.

Stoic sharpshooter Melinda and her easygoing partner Lance are pros at fighting everything from giant flying scorpions to psychic bugs. But when they accidentally release a demon that steals souls, they find themselves caught in a supernatural war. Melinda and Lance must battle a menagerie of monsters and hunt a notorious outlaw to save their friends and stop hell on Earth.

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Booksellers: available through Ingram at regular discount and returnable (ISBN – B0BNWR19WN)
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What readers are saying

KC Grifant comes out guns blazing with MELINDA WEST: MONSTER GUNSLINGER –a devious action-packed adventure set in a very weird version of the Old West. Fast, furious, and a hell of a lot of fun!

-Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of SON OF THE POISON ROSE and RELENTLESS

This fun, imaginative, and confident series opener will be a massive crowd pleaser for general audiences, especially for those who enjoy a wide range of popular weird western offerings.”

Library Journal (full review

Melinda West is the hero I’ve been waiting for as long as I can remember. The world and characters are vivid and magical. This story is a delight.

Kate Jonez, Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author 

Grifant writes with a deft hand, giving us compulsive prose and an easy feeling for her storytelling. I found I was utterly shocked at how much book I was devouring and how quickly…Grifant is a powerfully imaginative author who paints cinematic pictures easily with her descriptions and will make you feel the dust and smell the gunpowder time and time again.

-Steve Stred, Splatterpunk-Nominated author of SACRAMENT, MASTODON and CHURN THE SOIL (full review)

I’ve been absolutely riveted to the story KC weaved, and adored everything about it. Imagine Supernatural’s hunting … combined with the most badass female lead you can imagine, amazing supporting characters, nail-biting suspense, great action, and the grunge and grit you expect in a Western.”

Tasha Reynolds, horror reviewer and host of The Ghoulish Gallery podcast (full review)

“KC Grifant’s horror western hits the road at top speed and never takes its foot off the accelerator, making the book a perfect fit for readers who like their horror weird and their action plentiful.

Grifant’s heroine is a delicious amalgamation of Ash Williams in wise-cracking bravado and Ellen Ripley in triumphant fearlessness…I found myself putting off going to sleep each night just so I could continue on to the next chapter.”

Ginger Nuts of Horror (full review

“Haunting, chilling, and entertaining…The story felt like a natural blend of The Witcher, the cult classic video game Darkwatch, and a mind-bending Lovecraftian story. The twists and turns in the narrative and the powerful draw of the protagonist will have readers enthralled with this brand-new saga that introduces a hero worthy of the reader’s attention.”

Anthony Avina, author of IDENTITY and owner of Cosmic Writing Studios (full review)

“Powerfully imaginative…[filled] with action and enjoyable monsters. Terrific action scenes ensue as a result and the action ramps up to the end.”

-Horror DNA (full review)

The first sentence pulls the reader in, and once you start, it’s hard to put this fast-paced novel downGrifant’s debut is fast-paced, genre-blurring, and fun to read…the twists and turns will keep you guessing and engaged.”

H.V. Patterson (full review on Dreadfulesque)

“Melinda West: Monster Hunter reminded me of the Dark Tower series because it is a fantastic journey with horror elements to boost the heroic elements…Like Roland’s journey, Melinda’s is highly internal and focused more on her…Surprising, fun, and a great re-introduction to the Weird West. Grifant built a world full of possibilities for stories.”

-Eric Primm (full review)

“This book has everything one can ask for: a strong female leading character, monsters, irony, a supernatural setting, a fast pace, and a great narrative…this book is an absolute jewel, a whirlwind of events keeping readers glued to the page and have them begging for more.”

Not For Vanity (full review)

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Featured News

  • When it released, Melinda West: Monster Gunslinger hit #1 bestseller for new releases in the Western Horror category on Amazon and in the top 10 for all western horrors. It also hit the top 100 bestsellers for new dark fantasy releases and new horror releases.

  • Love the cover art? You can now purchase MELINDA WEST shirts, mugs, stickers and other merch through TeePublic here.

Bookstore sightings! Melinda West: Monster Gunslinger is in select Barnes & Nobles across the country, as well as in indie bookstores ranging from San Diego to Toronto!

  • Author appearances on NBC’s House of Mystery radio, Terrifying Tome of Terror podcast, the Douglas Coleman Show, and more to discuss the book.

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