Posts Tagged ‘White Sands Gold’

Sweet Success for Mike Torreano

Hats off to Mike Torreano! His fourth western mystery, WHITE SANDS GOLD, releases September 5th from The Wild Rose Press. WHITE SANDS GOLD is a twisting tale of legend, betrayal, romance, and fidelity, set in New Mexico Territory in 1890. Come meet a flawed, focused, and flinty cast of characters caught in the swirl of an enormous hidden cache of gold bars. And what about that timeless religious relic that sits nearby?

White Sands Gold, by-Mike Torreano


New Mexico Territory, 1890

In a hidden cavern, a fortune in gold bars sits alongside an ancient relic.

To find her treasure-hunting brother, Lottie Durham enlists the help of an easygoing lawman. When a mysterious woman known only as Ma asks her to join the relic’s guardians, Lottie’s world spins. Why her, and should she take on this solemn obligation?

Twill, leader of the secretive guardians, has sworn a vow to protect the centuries-old religious relic. Regrets bedevil him and his dedication to his oath is repeatedly tested. If he breaks his promise, he’ll fail Ma, the one person he’s never wanted to let down.

Will a looming raid by a band of determined killers be the end of the guardians, the gold, and the relic? Purchase a copy through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or The Wild Rose Press.


Mike Torreano, Headshot

Mike Torreano read his first Zane Grey novel in fifth grade and was hooked on the Old West. His debut western mystery, THE RECKONING, was released in 2016 by The Wild Rose Press. The sequel, THE RENEWAL, was released in 2018, and a stand-alone western, A SCORE TO SETTLE, came out in 2020. WHITE SANDS GOLD is his latest western mystery, and will release September 2022. Visit Mike at and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Bookbub, LinkedIn, and Goodreads.

Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, former teacher, and compulsive dawn greeter. Her many books include DEL TORO MOON (middle grade fantasy series) and ON A GOOD HORSE (middle grade contemporary). She is the recipient of the Colorado Book Award, the High Plains Book Award, the Will Rogers Medallion Award, the IPPY Silver Award, and the Moonbeam Children’s Book Silver Award. A native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby can be found wrangling words. Visit the author at and follow her on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Goodreads.