Selected as the winner of the prestigious Christy Award for "Excellence In Christian Fiction."
Although Sam Bartlett enjoyed a successful horse-supplying business in Independence, Missouri, he was none-the-less envious of the hundreds of folks who passed through on their way west. Unable to stand it any longer, he convinces his wife, Judith, to pull up stakes, pack up their three-year-old son, Tom, and accompany him on a journey that turns out to be much more than either of them could have imagined.
The trek quickly develops into one of extreme hardship and survival that is complicated by: dangerous weather, raging river crossings, unique personalities in the wagons, hostile Indian attacks, hunger, water shortage vengeance, courage, romance, and biblical principles.
The determined traveler's abilitiy to effectively defend themselves is pushed to the very limits as One Eye's maurading warriors harrass and attack them repeatedly, with devastating results. With four of the train's ...
VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES AND OTHER THINGS THAT DON'T BELONG IN THE OLD WEST!!! Arbor, California is a small town at the edge of the western frontier. Here the last vampire resides and lives a peaceful existence working as the towns coroner. When a young man arrives searching for the power within him he will find that fate can sometimes be a merciless mistress.
TOGETHER IN SIN is a short piece of pulp fiction about one man's quest for power and another's desire to avoid it.
The saga begins in 1858 in New Mexico Territory, ten years before the events recorded in Matt Cutugno's first Western, The Godless Men. Two boys, one from Kansas and one from Missouri, make their way through the wild country as pony riders for the mail service. At the same time, a young woman from China holds a powerful man responsible for the death of her father.
Law and order was slow to come to the Territory. Justice slower still. There were settlers and squatters, commerce and industry, sheriffs and outlaws amidst unfolding Manifest Destiny.
Few knew that a Civil War was coming.
Matt Cutugno is the author of four 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 nine years. He is from New York and currently lives in California.
*Western Short Story!
The stagecoach rattled into the city limits of Blazes, Texas. The driver and his sidekick were dead. They had been shot through the back by a gang of bandits. One of the passengers held the reins while another applied the brake. The sheriff and the owner of the stagecoach line conferred urgently. They knew that they were at the end of their proverbial ropes. "This place is truly named Blazes for a reason," said the first man to his brother. The second man nodded his head as he said, "I thought that we would be able to homestead in peace here. I never would have dreamed that this place was hell on earth." The sheriff said, "You've got us all wrong, my friends. This is a peaceful valley. We live in harmony and work together for the betterment of the community. But its outlaws like the gang leader who sheds a long shadow on our fertile land. I can't pay you none. I'm forming up a posse right now to track and trap that varmint and his ruthless gang. Will you help us ...
The deck is stacked against him. How can a sixteen-year-old boy hope to take on the most dangerous outlaw in the country?
When outlaws attacked Edgar 'Gar' Prescott's wagon train, they killed his family and kidnapped him. He swears revenge - but first he needs to escape.
Then he needs to learn how to fight.
Gar has grit, wit and a never-say-die spirit. This is just the start of his story. How does a boy become a man? How is a legendary gunslinger made? Start the journey today!
This book includes first three episodes of the Gar Prescott series:
1. The Battle of Painted Rock
2. Into the Valley of Death
3. Blood Feud
The Gar Prescott series is a classic western serial with episodes written to be read in about an hour. Each episode is a self-contained short story.
Action. Suspense. Twists and turns. A classic western, where good men fight for justice against all odds.
No swearing. No sex scenes. Just a fast-moving and clean western yarn with no filler!
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'Sometimes the truth is better to be kept under lock and key. Their entire lives were built around lies and betrayal, it was something they were accustomed to-it was something that kept them all alive.'
Kit Weston's life was turmoil from the time she was a child and her outlaw lifestyle was her only means of surviving when she ventured out on her own at the age of 14.
Fast forward ten years and even though married and forced to live a normal life, she is on the run again after catching her husband in bed with another woman. Kit and her twin brother, Cale are magnets for trouble as they run away from her husband, run away from ruffians, not to mention the law.
One fateful night, her past greets her and she is conflicted. Still continue to make her way home to her husband-to her normal life or stay with the man who could possibly get her killed?
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.
Sent from Chicago to the Kansas Flint Hills on family business, Jaxton Anderson finds himself in conflict with Ami Martin from their very first meeting. Yet he cannot stop thinking about the stubborn young woman and her struggle to keep her own family farm by turning it into a bed and breakfast. Each time he tries to draw closer to her, he makes the situation worse until a series of crises throws Jaxton and Ami together in unexpected ways.
THE LONG WAY HOME is an adventure of love and reconciliation. Touching on themes of faith, family, and fortunes, it asks the characters and the reader "Who are you, and where do you want to be when you're eighty?"
"Staci Stallings writes from a deep knowledge and love of the Flint Hills, and with a compassionate understanding of everyday people caught up in family and life struggles. Her characters and their story will reside in your heart long after you have finished the last chapter of THE LONG WAY HOME."
In this story David C. Walters continues the saga of U. S. Marshall Ethan Cobb. In this action packed story Ethan Cobb has tracked down and captured a Notorious Bank Robber by the name of John Boone. Now he has been given the task of transporting him to the town of Bixby. There he will be given a fair trial and then hung. The problem is that there are surprises waiting for Cobb and his prisoner. Ones they could have deadly consequences for Cobb and the town of Bixby.
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 ...
"A page-turning, extraordinary excursion that crosses genres." - Daniel Scott White, editor of Unfit Magazine
Marooned in 19th century West, Llewellyn meets young frontier woman Anna. The two become friends and comrades, their fates forever intertwined.
They find themselves together in the prairies of 19th century Texas, the bordellos of Civil War-era New Orleans, to Prohibition in the 1920s, the Great Depression, and the vastness of space.
But can they survive hardships through history, the enmity of their southern neighbors and the Civil War, to return to his home planet and exact his revenge?
- "Well written and thoroughly researched, with realistic characters and events. I could not put the book down."
- "A great story with memorable characters, but to me the most fun was the historical aspect of it. Mari has done her research."
- "One of the most unusual sci-fi stories I've read... I love these books and recommend them completely."
- "I don't usually read ...
Best known as the Texas lawman who played the major role in bringing down Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow on May 23, 1934, Frank Hamer was already a legend before that bloody shootout in Bienville Parish, Louisiana - the final act of a long and courageous career.
There is more to Hamer's story than the ambush of the two outlaws. His career spanned the times of western law enforcement from horseback and Winchester days to the invention of the telephone and automobile. During that time, he built a reputation as an incorruptible lawman, fearless, a good man with a gun whether on horseback or behind the wheel of a Ford V8, or facing a violent mob. He survived 52 gunfights and 23 bullet wounds.