Two brothers are torn between fulfilling a blood oath to avenge mass murder, and living their wildest dreams as the most famous musicians the West has ever known.
When eleven-year-old Audie and nine-year-old Shane DeVine set out to visit the Apache camp with their missionary father, they have no idea they’ll never see Missouri again with innocent eyes. After the boys barely escape a brutal massacre by the US army, they swear vengeance on those who brought about the devastation. The next decade of life hones their skills as much in music as in fighting with deadly accuracy.
In the time when the Wild West earned its name, the DeVine DeVils thunder out a rhythm on their guitar and drums that brings them fame, endless whiskey, women, and trouble. Will Audie and Shane abandon their promise for a life of decadence? Or will they use their talents to plan the most savage revenge?
With a foreword written by Eric Church, this book is destine to become a new western classic.
If you’re a fan of Deadwood, Young Guns, Tombstone, or westerns in general, you won’t want to miss this epic novel from award-winning songwriter, Jeremy Spillman. Buy it today!
"...a dizzying adventure. One that deals with life, death, humor, loss, prejudice, love, and of course, music. I very simply loved it." - Eric Church, country music superstar
“I read Jeremy Spillman’s book because I know him and am a fan of his as a songwriter and as a man. I also love westerns although they usually disappoint me as they are often formulaic and have no interesting female characters. I may have opened Jeremy’s book with a sigh of trepidation, but I closed it with a sigh of true disappointment that it was over. It is funny, unpredictable, musical, mysterious and yes! there are strong female characters! Badass even! You will not have read another Western like it! Enjoy!” — Mary Steenburgen, Academy Award Winning Actress and Film Producer
“I’ve been a fan of Jeremy Spillman as a songwriter for as long as I can remember. Like his songs, his debut book illustrates the perfect landscape across the imagination. You can almost feel the midwestern heat on your skin. ‘The DeVine Devils’ is a fresh new story, yet reads like an American classic we’ve all grown up with.” — John Osborne, country music band Brothers Osborne
“Spillman has managed to take the classic Wild West genre and deliver an absolute page turner with a brand new spin. An intoxicating journey with two brothers who must learn to navigate love, lust, vengeance, violence, and even religion all with the only companion they know to trust . . . music.” — Brandon Lancaster, country rock band LANCO
“I grew up in Arizona and I devoured every Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour book ever written. Jeremy has taken that genre which I loved so much and added a new exciting energy! The characters were so dangerous and likable all at the same time. I never quite knew where it was going, which was so appealing to me as a reader. I was blown away. I seriously loved it.”— Ted Danson, Emmy Award Winner