Blog Tour: To Hell You Ride by Julia Talbot

Julia Talbot is here today promoting the rerelease of To Hell You Ride from Dreamspinner Press & she's spreading the love for Colorado!

Hey y’all!

I’m Julia Talbot, and I’m here to talk about To Hell You Ride, which is historical western I wrote a while back. Dreamspinner has been kind enough to put it out for me, and I couldn’t be more tickled. I love this story so much. It’s about hard rock miner named Roy and an actor named Clancy.

The story is set in Telluride, which is a ski town now, but it was a mining town at the beginning. I love Colorado, and I have some favorite spaces there!

Here are my top 5.

5. Boulder. I like Boulder for its downtown, its quirky shops, its old hotel, and its food scene. It’s a lovely place, with lots of nature trails and great views. We spent an amazing weekend there, eating and hiking. Great place to visit.

4. Denver. Yeah, yeah, I know Denver is another big town with lots of traffic. It also has a great zoo, the National Western Stock Show and rodeo, a bunch of amazing people we know who make our lives happier.

3. Durango. Durango! Another mining town that has turned ski town. I love the Strater Hotel, the Sizzling Siam, which is the tiniest Thai restaurant, and did I mention the train? They have the Durango and Silverton narrow gauge train. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, they run the Polar Express and serve hot chocolate.

2 Ouray. The Switzerland of the US, Ouray sits at just above 8000 feet. It has a cute public hot springs pool, a bunch of old buildings, shops in the summer season, and ice field climbing in the winter.

1. Glenwood Springs. The biggest hot springs pool in the US. Tons of weird and wonderful people living on and off the grid. The best elk burger I’ve ever had. Gluten free options aplenty. Hanging Lake, which is a hike, but so worth it. Yampah Vapor Caves. Spas. Craftsman architecture. Glenwood Canyon, which is breathtaking and a modern engineering highway marvel. I could so live there. I can’t afford it, but damn. I love it.

Thanks for listening to me ramble, and I hope you’ll look up To Hell You Ride.




Big Roy is a hard-rock miner with a not-so-secret love for the theater, so when he hears a new troupe of actors are coming to the Telluride Opera House to put on a Shakespeare play, he saddles his mule and makes the trek into town to see it. The play doesn’t disappoint, but the beautiful lead actor, Edward Clancy, certainly does. Clancy is rude and arrogant, and Roy figures he’d never have a chance with such a man. He’s wrong, because Clancy needs some entertainment himself, being stuck in a hellish mining town for the long, snowy winter. Come spring, though, Clancy knows he’s going to want to move on, and he thinks Roy will be easy to forget. Then tragedy hits, and Clancy has to rethink his entire life. Can these two strike gold?

Second Edition

First Edition Published by SCREWDRIVER An imprint of Torquere Press, January 2007.

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Author Bio: 

Julia Talbot lives in the great Southwest, where there is hot and cold running rodeo, cowboys, and everything from meat and potatoes to the best Tex-Mex. A full time author, Julia has been published by Dreamspinner Press and Changeling Press. She believes that everyone deserves a happy ending, so she writes about love without limits, where boys love boys, girls love girls, and boys and girls get together to get wild, especially when her crazy paranormal characters are involved. 

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