Wednesday, September 4, 2013

'The Reluctant Savage'

Anyone who has been following this blog over the last year, will know that Billy Ray Chitwood is one of my favourite Indie authors. I very much appreciate his gritty writing style and the fact that he goes where many writers fear to tread.

Accordingly, any new novel from this talented writer is a cause for celebration.

His latest work, 'The Reluctant Savage' (great title, eh?), is officially launched this week. Murder, mystery and a love triangle: what more do you want? Personally I can't wait to get my hands on a copy - and watch this space for a review in due course!

High school sweethearts, Billy Jay Campbell and Marcie Dangino reunite after many years apart. They discover the fire of their love still glows brightly. With the Air Force behind him, Billy now works as an investigator for a law firm.

Two problems threaten to spoil his homecoming. Marcie is now married to a junior partner at Clarkson and Dangino, a firm that has occasionally employed him for investigative work. The second problem occurs when Billy's close friend and boss is murdered.

'The Reluctant Savage' is available in paperback and for Kindle from all Amazon sites worldwide. Here are the two most popular links so you can go and buy immediately!

Amazon US
Amazon UK

Connect with Billy Ray Chitwood - just click the links below.

Twitter @brchitwood
Main website
Amazon author page US
Amazon author page UK 

"Prolific author Billy Ray Chitwood does it again, creating yet another gritty and spine-tingling five-star murder mystery full of carnage and romance. In his latest release, 'The Reluctant Savage,' Mr. Chitwood expertly creates suspense as he develops his flawed-yet-likable characters. After protagonist Billy Jay Campbell is set up to take the fall for a grisly and especially depraved massacre, he must prove his innocence, uncover the powerful hidden evil behind the deaths, and figure out his own heart which is torn between two equally beautiful and loving women. Masterful writing by the author of the Bailey Crane Mystery Series. Bravo, Mr. Chitwood. You keep us coming back for more."
Timothy M. Tays, PhD, is the author of Wannabe Distance God: The Thirst, Angst, and Passion of Running in the Chase Pack (2013) available at


  1. Thanks, JD, for your warm words of support...they always mean so much to me. Beyond that, our internet friendship is more to me than electrons moving through the air. You have indeed become one of my favorite authors, a wordsmith highly esteemed.
    I'm finishing "Hungry Ghosts," your second book of the 7-book mystery series of 'Time, Blood, and Karma.' It is a marvelous book, like your first in the series, "Everyone Burns," and I will do my review soon. Until then, I would direct readers to Eden Baylee's excellent review of "Hungry Ghosts" on I will not be able to write a review so well but my best effort will be expended.
    Sorry to ramble! Thank you so much for your 'launch' of my "The Reluctant Savage."

    1. Cheers, BR. I'm looking forward to reading 'The Reluctant Savage'.

  2. Great post, John,

    Agree that Billy Ray's writing does push the boundaries, and I look forward to this book too.


    1. Thank you, Ms Baylee. May your ink never run dry.