*HOLIDAY EDITION: 'A High Sierra Christmas' is a tale of the West, narrated in the 'old west' style. It's a story of Jeremiah Johnson and his 'later in life' adventures in the High Sierra-Nevada mountain range of California.
Two old cowboys, looking for gold, seek out Johnson and ask him to guide them to their dreams across the rugged High Sierra. In this fireside tale, Jeremiah and his Indian friend, John Windwalker, embark on that adventure with his visiting young nieces, Carrie and Hannah, and his nephew, Marc.
The group rides out on a difficult journey up the east side of the majestic, white granite range, headed toward Mineral King on its western slopes. But, when the bank in Big Pine is robbed, three lawless men in their getaway head up the trail right behind them.
What happens next is a long way from what you might expect. For young and old alike, it's for sure a Christmas to remember. You'd best saddle up and ride along!
In a dying world, one lone rider is the only hope for salvation.?
Some say the world is shattered, that our way of life is dying. Our sun fills half the sky and the scorched lands struggle to provide enough to sustain us. Still, there has always been hope. But as that fiery red orb descends below the rocky skyline, then comes the shadow: Dark spirits hell-bent on destroying what's left of humanity, as if we needed any help.
My name is Cheveyo Santiago. I cheated death as a child, but that trauma marked me, and now I sense the evil in others. So here I am, drawn like a moth to the flame. Though I carry a revolver, I'm no gunslinger, there are plenty faster on the draw than me. My real edge is knowledge.
Old family recipes passed down through the ages - the secrets to banish the shadow back to the hells that spawned it. Salt, Brimstone, Silver and Tallow shall be my weapons.?
So, hear this, all creatures and spirits of evil. I know you. I see you. Prepare yourself for judgement.
The Vengeance of Gold
In January of 1848, gold was discovered in Alta California. In February of that year, the Mexican American War ended, and the land was ceded to the United States. Soon afterwards, the Devil came to California.
The Godless Times is Amazon bestselling author Matt Cutugno's masterful third novel in his fast-paced Tarnished Star series. Following on the heels of The Godless Men and The Godless Land, Cutugno steps back in time to the beginning of the California Gold Rush to tell a story of greed, raw power and ambitious women.
Matt Cutugno is the author of five novels and eleven plays that have been produced in New York, Los Angeles and across the country. He has been a frequent contributor to Stay Thirsty Magazine for the past ten years. He is from New York and currently lives in California.
Courtney has it all on her father's ranch but she wants more out of life than just lazing around. Seeking a life of service, she looks into the prospect of heading further west until her mother intervenes. Discovering that the son of a politically connected rich man is coming into town, her mother plans a ball and sets Courtney up with the eligible bachelor.
But a humble rancher from down the road named Hunter has eyes for Courtney. She begins to realize she has feelings for him as well and the two begin a flirtation... But Hunter doesn't feel as if he is good enough for the well-to-do Courtney. Neither do her parents. Can he overcome his lack of self-esteem and win over both her and her parents? Or will the rich man come into town and sweep them both off their feet?
When Annabelle Larson decides to become a mail order bride she assumes her intended is looking for someone to love, as well. Yet her hopes are quickly dashed when she meets Luke Crawford and discovers his motives for marrying have nothing to do with love, and everything to do with the fact he needs someone to help him raise his orphaned niece.
From the moment she meets Luke she senses him to be a man who holds his heart closely. Adding to his reluctance to allow her into his heart, she must battle against Luke's idea that because he's half white, half Cherokee Indian, he's going to ruin Annabelle's life if she should fall in love with him. Not only is he determined to protect his own heart, he finds it a noble cause to protect Annabelle's, as well.
Neither Luke or Annabelle could foresee the tragedies that would conspire against them. Each one drawing them closer together. Yet, despite all that Annabelle has come to mean to Luke, will he allow his pride and misguided sense of honor ...
Russ Regan has premonitions of misfortune before it hits him.
With a beautiful wife and a young son to protect, he is wary of the stirrings of trouble among his community.
When trouble comes, it hits the whole town and Russ fights back, unable to shirk his public duty.
Rustlers come on his range and all the surrounding ones in a big way, and Regan finds himself in the thick of it, his entire livelihood at risk.
He gives no thought to himself, but when the odds are heavy and the opposition powerful he begins to think that he will die.
However, there are two prongs to the trouble that arrives and one is not so obvious.
All the signs are there for him to see but he misses them.
By the time he comes around to finding out about his enemies, it may be too late...
Praise for Clinton Spurr
'A classic gun-toting adventure that will transport you straight back to the old west' - bestselling author, Tom Casey.
Clinton Spurr (1928), is one of fifty pseudonyms for British author, ...
They make a strange pair.
Bond, an ex-con seeking vengeance, and Jefferson, a professional gunfighter.
Jefferson owes his life to Bond, so he's only too happy to help him fulfil a bitter vendetta against Lafayette, whose betrayal had landed him with a lengthy prison sentence.
The vengeful duo arrive in Vermilion Springs, a township owned by ruthless Morgan Bailey.
With the new government-led legislation giving more rights to homesteaders, Bailey and his feisty daughter are on the warpath - and they quickly come up against Bond and Jefferson.
Jefferson is a man who regularly kills to order and without compassion, selling his gun to the highest bidder, but now he has misgivings.
However, it is all too late for that and Jefferson's guns are rarely silent as he pursued his deadly aims.
Death hovers over the range and it is destined to end in a bloody shoot-out.
Praise for S.J. Bounds
'A rip-roaring western full of action and adventure' - Tom Casey, bestselling author of Trade ...
The newest tale in the Nate Grisham, Black Mountain Man series
When Nate and Cotton are hired as guides by two English military officers, they're saddled with the unusual task. They must return a kidnapped Crow squaw to her tribe. But this woman is no ordinary Indian, she is a seer... someone whose dreams foretell the future.
Spooked by the accuracy of the seer's predictions, the English officers want to complete the task and shed themselves of their challenging cargo as soon as possible. However, Nate befriends the squaw, and soon is surprised by her revelations for his future. Romantic ties are not what Nate wants, or needs, yet the squaw is confident their lives are to be entwined.
In the meantime, an unexpected bar fight drags Nate into a blood feud with a clan of nasty brutish brothers. The drunken men are bent on preserving their families honor, and at Nate's expense. On the long and dangerous journey in the Crow territory, Nate will need all the help he can get. To stay ...
To save my father's life, I have to marry a man I hate.
He is arrogant and self-absorbed.
He only wants me as a trophy.
He only sees me as a prize.
But I can't say no.
I look down at the diamond on my left hand and walk down the aisle.
That's when I see him.
He's the man who showed me that love can petrify you to your core.
What happens when I have to make a choice?
What happens when the right thing to do is all wrong?
What readers are saying about Charlotte Byrd:
"This book/series is addictive! Super hot and steamy, intense with twists and turns in the plot that you just won't see coming... "
"How on earth did I survive that? My mind is blown, my hearts beating out of my chest and I'm on this cliff, shaking like a leaf in a windstorm waiting to do that all over again with the conclusion to one of the best reasons to get out of work and get lost for a while."
"This series is just so intense and ...
Louisiana and Texas are seething with power-hungry, hard-hitting men who will stop at nothing to get what they want...
James Bowie, an adventurer and pioneer, decides to try and make it out West, across the frontier and into the Mexican territory of Tejas.He joins a group of settlers who are following the trail out with their wagons.
But the vast expanses of the desert are largely unchartered territory - immeasurably big, wild and untamable.And with outlaws, bandits and Indians along the trail, there is no telling if they will reach their destination alive.It is, he believes, a man's duty to push the frontier westward, and to reach the promised land.
There are increasing numbers of Americans moving into Tejas county and trying to claim it for America, believing that they can make it into an American state.But Mexico will not let go without a fight. The Mexican government resolves to do everything it can to prevent Anglo-American colonisation of the state, declaring martial law in ...
In the distant future, on the planet Fortune, tech is low, treason high, and heroes unlikely.
Wrongly convicted of treason, Gideon Quinn has spent six years harvesting crystal under the killing suns of the Morton Barrens.
But when a general of the Colonial Corps arrives with an offer of freedom, and a chance to clear his name, Gideon doesn't have to think twice. He takes her offer and, with his pet draco Elvis on his shoulder, boards an airship for the city of Nike in search of revenge... and justice... but mostly revenge.
What he finds is street-wise dodger on the run, a city steeped in corruption, and a calculating enemy determined to stop Gideon -- by any means necessary -- from discovering their deadly purpose.
Now Gideon has to survive long enough to uncover the true menace at the heart of the Corps, before Fortune's new and fragile peace comes to an explosive end.
Soldier of Fortune is the first standalone novel set on the engineered planet Fortune. If you like ...
Clara had always imagined a blissful future for herself. Her road ahead is forever changed, though, when her beloved husband is killed in a disastrous robbery. As if that wasn't enough, she will soon have to face another horrible truth: the fact that he was living a double life as a vicious criminal. Grappling with loneliness, as well as the upbringing of her disabled son, she feels completely desolated. Under the pressure of everyone treating her as an outcast, Clara will have to make a bold decision: travel west to become a mail order bride. Will leaving for the unknown help her escape misery?
Andrew never got over the terrible loss of his dearest wife. Spiraling into despair over the last three years, he leads a sheltered life in a ranch in Texas, along with his only son. When his best friend realizes that Andrew has completely given up on himself and his child, he is determined to take matters into his own hands: behind his back, he answers a Mail Order bride ad for a widow with ...
After their father is bushwhacked, David and Jenny Foster must ready themselves for their first winter in Colorado's rugged San Juan Mountains. Eighteen-year-old Jenny is under no illusions -- it'll take a miracle to survive, much less thrive, in the unforgiving wilderness, particularly when twelve-year-old David fights her every attempt to prepare.
Unexpected help arrives when John Beck -- once a close friend of their father's -- arrives at their cabin. The tough-as-nails bounty hunter reluctantly agrees to stay through the winter. He owes it to his murdered friend to help Foster's children build a working ranch, even if it's the last thing he wants to do.
Their uneasy alliance is fraught with hardships, danger, and back-breaking work that still doesn't guarantee anyone will survive until spring. Especially with their father's killer still on the loose.
Hallie Wells, recently widowed, is facing a dilemma. The sudden demise of her husband, after selling their farm and just about everything they owned to travel west on the Oregon Trail, has left her in a bind. Dare she ask Cooper Jerome, recently returned from the War of the States, if he would put his life on hold for, say, five months to drive her wagon to Oregon, and that doesn't include his return trip. At this point, she's out of options.
From legendary Western author Max Brand comes a collection of stories about a slave, a jewel thief, and a captive.
In Master and Man," Bobbie is a black man who can outride, outfight, and outshoot any white man in the mountain desert. His unwavering moral code serves as a model for his often cruel and dissolute white master.
A Lucky Dog" is a tale of the desperate flight of a jewel thief named Hagger from the man he robbed. In Colorado, facing a battle with winter cold and snow, he comes upon an isolated cabin and its sole occupant, a weakened bull terrier left there to starve to death. The man and dog come to depend on each otherto a point where Hagger would make any sacrifice and endure any hardship just to keep the dog alive.
In the title story, Red Fire," Paul Torridon, called White Thunder by the Cheyenne Indians, and his girlfriend, Nancy Brett, are being held prisoner by the Cheyenne because they believe he can cure illness and bring rain. While Roger Lincoln, a ...