Greed runs deeper than gold...
Summoned by an old friend, Steve 'Rusty' McCade heads for Longdrop, to investigate rumours of white men collaborating with Indians.
McCade arrives to find his friend dead and the town under the control of a man called Garrard, backed by dead shot Sodbuster Foden and the law in his pocket.
Garrard has been making life difficult for the nearby Shy Valley, a settlement of farmers and miners, causing them to become little more than outlaws.
Meanwhile, the US army arrives in town, hot on the trail of a group of Indians led by the fearsome Clap Jaw.
Could Garrard's interest in Shy Valley and the sightings of Clap Jaw be connected?
And can McCade dodge bullets, arrows and the law long enough to find the answers?
Outlaws of Shy Valley sees Steve McCade return in a classic western, reminiscent of Zane Grey and Louis L'Amour.
Praise for Denis Hughes
"A classic of the genre" - Tom Casey, bestselling author of Trade Off
Denis Hughes (1917-2008) was a ...
Cal Ventner is being pushed off the range and he knows it.
His cattle are being rustled with his herd dwindling to less than half its original size, and his men are ambushed and killed almost daily.
The band of killers in the small township of Mason Bend have no fear of the law, and the Sheriff is probably in cahoots with them anyway.
Ventner knows there is only one answer to the problem that faces him: he needs a handful of men who know their way around a gun. Men who fear nothing and who can help him clean up the territory. Something which the law seems unable to do. But such men are hard to find...
Then one lone man rides into the ranch and asks for a job, saying he will do anything.
Ventner notices right away the guns the man wears, tied down and with their handles rubbed smooth through constant use.
He hires this man on the spot, figuring that one man is better than none in this battle with the killers.
But will it be enough?
Praise for John Glasby
"A thrilling ...
After he is nearly destroyed by a professional tragedy, Dr. Benton Yancey and his handyman/friend, Adam Zantner, join a wagon train heading overland west to reach their destination of Whitfield, California, where Ben had been invited to serve as town physician.
It is an idyllic setting, in an idyllic countryside. Ben is summoned to meet with the power behind the throne, Charles Holcomb, a man apparently wealthy beyond measure. The new doctor easily settles into a comfortable routine of meeting various Whitfield officials and caring for his patients.
Patient care extends to weekly visits at the local orphanage, managed by a compassionate lady named Madonna Bellini. While attending to various curious injuries to the resident children, Ben meets Mrs. Bellini's assistant and an orphan herself, Jessamine Lassiter.
Being a Yancey, for whom every event moves at a faster speed than for the average human being, Ben is captivated by the lovely young lady. Intelligent and charming, she seems ...
A mail-order bride ready to stand up for her new family. A sheriff with a dangerous past. Will they find the courage to redeem themselves?
Liese is a brave young woman who has met abandonment and loss from an early age. After her grandmother passes away, leaving her all alone in the world, she has no choice but to respond to a mail-order bride ad. At least, there will be a roof over her head and a family to take care of, she thought. But caring for this distant Sheriff and his deaf sister gives a whole new purpose to Liese -- she's here to help both of them believe in love and family again. How will she open her heart to bring everyone together?
William is an excellent Sheriff yet a bit aloof. Having only his deaf sister in the world, placing an ad for a marriage of convenience was his only option to have someone help around the household. He never really expected that Liese would prove to be the woman of his life. His own reluctancy keeps driving both of them away. How can he get ...
When Rod comes back from his latest cattle deal, the last thing he expects to come home to is a ghost town.
How could a town with over a thousand inhabitants become deserted overnight?
But the ghost town maybe isn't as empty as it seems - down at the bank, there's plenty going on.
Outlaw Tim Fancourt and his gang are in the middle of a robbery but when Rod shows up just in time to chase them off, he ends up framing himself for their crime.
Not content to let her fiancée rot in jail, Val Shane vows to break him free and the two set out in search of justice.
But justice is hard to come by in the Old West and together, the two of them will have to fight against all odds if they want to bring down Fancourt and his gang.
With neither the law, nor luck on their side, Val and Rod will have to get by on pure grit.
Only strength and determination will save them from the hangman's rope.
In this thrill-a-minute tail of redemption, the Old West will be made new again on this Tornado ...
He was looking for a wanted man, missing jewels, and a prize horse. But all he found was a young woman... that would change his life.
Regina Maythorpe craves more adventure than what the high society of Philadelphia has to offer. The balls are the same, the tea parties are dull, and her parents wants her to marry an old man.
But she wants the wind in her hair and the Wild West before her.
When this charming man writes to promise her a life of adventure, Regina is more than eager to accept. She doesn't need love, or so she says...
Sheriff Xavier Martinez has plans of his own. He wants to improve his little town to make it last. Putting his gunslinger days behind him, he is seeking for the opportunity to build a better legacy than one printed in bullets.
Until he stumbles on her.
When Regina is deserted by her betrothed in a small town without her jewels, she realizes this new adventure might just leave her in over her head. Trapped in a cell in the middle of nowhere, Regina ...
Cameron Royal is a careful man, avoiding drama and entanglements on the open range, but as the years slip by the idea of something more permanent starts to have an appeal.
Aquila Adams, the oldest daughter of the Rocking A range is book smart, determined, and willing to put herself at risk to save the ranch.
When the two meet will a careful cowboy and an amateur accountant add up or will the whole thing go bust?
Find out if a peppermint loving bull, a sneaky little sister, and some nosy neighbors can save the day, in this sweet historical western romance.
Jack Carlson spied for the union army for four, long years and what did he get for his trouble? Blindness. Battered by the war and lost without his sight, he seeks refuge in Cutter's Creek, Montana. There he hopes to heal his bitter heart. But he's going to need a lot more help than what he can come up with. His cousin, the local preacher, thinks so too and sends off for a mail-order bride for him, praying a wife will do the trick.
Willow Bennett has been in love with the same man all her life. As a young girl she followed Jack Carlson and his friends until they managed to out run her. As a young woman... well, a girl can dream, can't she? Imagine her surprise when she becomes a mail-order bride and discovers Jack is her intended! That's not the only surprise she gets in this story of forgiveness, hope and love.
That Healing Touch is the first book in a new series written by multiple authors. Enjoy these introductory novellas of sweet historical western romance, and get to know the ...
Knox defends his own.
Space is a deadly business, a truth Knox has experienced first hand. That's why he's so protective of his ship and family. So when pirates plunder an impoverished town--a town that's earned Knox's guarded friendship--he's going to do something about it.
Knox knows the pillagers will be back for more, so his town needs protection from any and all pirates, for years to come. Only one way to do that. His friends need shields to keep their town and children safe, and Knox will get those shields. Even if he has to steal them.
Knox devises a carefully crafted plan and hires the perfect crew. He'll "borrow" from Caravan Suppliers -- the Goliath of space shipping -- a company that can afford to lose an expensive shield generator. No one will know he was there. Unfortunately, no plan survives contact with the enemy.
Caravan Suppliers has a dirty slave habit, and they'll kill to keep it secret. When Knox stumbles onto it, he endangers his crew and his family. Will this ...