Vel Orr Announces Release of Bear!

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New novel showcases one man’s stand against his lover’s killer.

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In Bear! (published by AuthorHouse), author Vel Orr's new western novel, readers are transported back to the American "old west" with its savage Indians and dangerous wild animals.

In 1873, a budding romance ended in tragedy. With the loss of his new love, Jim Early obsessively pursues a giant grizzly to the ultimate bloody finale. As Jim moves ever closer to his ultimate goal, historical facts about the frontier locale, real characters of the time, interesting and typical description of Indian life, create a cinematic period set for the action drama.

Major players in this story are a tribe of 400 Cheyenne dog soldiers; the Indians greatly outnumbered the cavalry here in battle.

Throughout the story, relationships are torn by racial conflict and persisting civil war passions. Underlying governmental intrigue, the lure of gold, and the panorama of Custer's 7th U.S. Cavalry in garrison and in battle contribute texture. Revenge, as this author states, smolders like a smoky hot coal throughout.

An excerpt from Bear!:

“The bear smelled blood. He picked his way purposefully now, surefooted in the dark, down the rocky mountain. ... Squatting by the stream, Rose was startled by a small noise. A flash of lightning revealed a giant grizzly bear who had now found the source of the blood scent. ... Rose's scream died in her throat as the bear attacked. ... The night darkened and a steady, hard rain began.”

By Vel Orr
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 232 pages | ISBN 9781481709101
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 232 pages | ISBN 9781481709118
E-Book | 232 pages | ISBN 9781481709125
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Vel Orr was born and raised in hardrock gold mining towns in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He worked underground for three years beginning a lifetime of varied experiences upon which he draws for the flavor of his stories; various sales jobs and owning and operating restaurants. He has a wife and two daughters. Recently, helping Rapid City's homeless, he writes every day - for grants, for publicity, for fundraising - with emotion and compelling reason, constantly honing his writing skills.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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