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 ...
Will Cannon finds out there is more trouble brewing in Las Vegas, New Mexico and he rides the rail to Las Vegas to find some outlaws robbing and killing innocent folks. Will Cannon will not tolerate that so he goes to work bringing the outlaws to justice.
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.
The hours at the mill had been long and arduous. Accidents were common and those affected were given no compensation for their injuries. Many of the girls developed "cotton cough," which made it impossible for them to continue their work at the pace set by the ever watchful management. They were forced out of the factory and onto the streets.
Nancy had been well aware that her life could easily end up the same as many of the girls who came before her. One day her eyes stopped on an ad in the newspaper that read:
Wife wanted for ...
Join a young pioneer girl on a journey of hope and courage on the Colorado riverbank in frontier Texas.
Zillia Bright never dreamed she'd be orphaned at sixteen and left to care for her baby brother and Papa's farm. With only a mule and a hundred-year-old shotgun, she must fight to protect what's hers. Countless dangers lurk on the Bastrop Texas riverside. Zillia must rely on the help of her best friends, Soonie and Wylder, to hold her world together. With Zillia's struggles come unexpected miracles, and proof that God might just ...
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 ...
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. ...
If you love a sweet mail order bride romance, you will love this story. It is a clean and wholesome romance set in Oregon in the late 1800s.
Hattie Norton knows she is not pretty. In fact, she is short and round. But she has her eyes on John Gilbert -- and so does the petite and very pretty Sarah Weatherall.
John is attracted to Hattie's intuitive ways with horses and her strength and fortitude. But the very pretty and delicate Sarah is easy on the eyes. John is not sure though if Sawyerville is the best place for him and for his ...
When Slade Abernathy proposed to Annie Tandy it was not out of love. His heart belonged to another woman. Annie accepted because she was the youngest daughter of a poor school teacher and wanted to leave home. When Denise Weston's husband was killed, Slade went to his first love. If only they had waited four short months to marry, Slade could be with the love of his life and Annie would be free to do something else with hers. But, they had not waited and now they had to come to terms with the tangled mess they unwittingly created.
Helen Orrick had no place to live after her parents died. A marriage was arranged between her and Jack Corke, a local rancher. Both Helen and Jack struggle to adjust to new circumstances and uncertainties. Jack to a marriage he was not certain he wanted and Helen to life on a ranch. Was love the answer to all their problems?
A gunfighter turned drunk meets a preacher and his pretty sister who help him turn his life around until he hears his calling for one last violent gunfight to save the town and his friends who taught him peace and forgiveness.
One man and his gun...
The day that Rod Strang rides into town is a fateful day for Orde Clemmins, foreman of the Star and Bar Ranch.
This mysterious newcomer is the spitting image of Luke Strang - a man Clemmins and his cronies drove to his death many years ago.
Rod is in fact the son of the late Luke Strang, who has returned to Arizona to claim his inheritance.
But he soon realises that big trouble is brewing here in the desert-edge ranges.
Claybury and Gillman are crooks hiring gunmen from all over the country, and are ...
To Hell You Ride, Colorado is the story of the wild lawless mining town in Colorado that was later renamed, Telluride. Will Cannon had already dealt with some of the outlaws from Telluride while he was in Durango and now he rides to Telluride to rid the small mining camp of the Rugby Gang. Will enlists the help of five Texas cowboys and some miner vigilantes to bring fight Rugby and Killer Cox.
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Mary Ryan leaves the orphanage and heartbreak behind and follows her friend Katie to Clover Springs to become a mail order bride. She's nervous but reminds herself that Davy Sullivan must be a nice man or Katie wouldn't have recommended him.
Davy Sullivan needs a wife, but he's not looking for love. In his experience, that only leads to heartbreak.
Mary and Davy soon find out that getting married was the easy part. Staying together is difficult ...
Eleanor Templeton, recently arrived in Clover Springs, is looking for a place to hide and nurse her invisible wounds. Gary Barrett, the saloon owner, tries to break down the barriers she has erected, convinced he has found the woman of his dreams.
Wilma, usually the first to help new arrivals, doesn't want to meet the new school teacher. Seeing Eleanor from a distance has triggered painful memories leading to Wilma's collapse.
With Doc Erin out of town, can Father Molloy and Mrs. Grey rescue their old friend and their new one? Or ...
The Gunslinger is the first book of the Saturday Afternoon Matinee Western Adventure Thriller Series.
Each book in the series depicts an adventure taking place in the American West. They are written for readers who enjoy classic western books or movies such as Shane, The Searchers, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, or The Wild Bunch.
The Gunslinger, at fewer than twenty five thousand words, is a novella that is considerably longer than the average short story, but significantly shorter than the typical novel. It can be read by the ...
Running from her past, Doc Erin arrives in Clover Springs for a short stay but it seems Father Molloy has other ideas. Mick Quinn can't leave his past behind him. There is trouble in Clover Springs. The opening of a new house, not the sort that hosts sewing bees or quilting circles, is having a negative impact on all residents particularly the girls who live there. Erin wants to help, so does Mick. Can these two put their past pain behind them and be successful in their bid to return Clover Springs to the nice town it used to be? ...
Alicia Carstairs had it all -- or so she thought. Financially secure, well brought up, engaged to a prominent young man. So why was she on a train headed west in the hopes of securing a position as a governess?
Aaron Higgins thought he was happy until all his friends, his brother and now Little Beaver, too, were married and having children. He wrote to Mrs. Gantley, asking for a bride.
Miss Carstairs ends up in Clover Springs, offending everyone -- most of all, Aaron. He wants to put her on the next train out of town. Or does he?
There's an uprising on the Indian reservation, and only one man can stop it.
Renegades have been selling rifles and firewater to the Sioux - and a rebellion is imminent.
Ex-army scout Lance Costigan is deputed to act as a detective on the reservation, tasked with putting a stopper in the local arms trade and preventing the uprising.
He rides into Black Boulder to confront Eben Shaintuck, a notorious gunrunner.
But what about the other two men, menacingly armed with six-guns?
Even if Lance survives this encounter, his job has ...
Newtown county sure has made a name for itself recently. And not for the right reasons.
With reports coming in thick and fast of outlaws and badmen causing havoc among the locals, this town is in desperate need of a clean-up.
And federal lawman Kett Dade may be just the man for the job.
Two lawmen had recently taken on the very same task, but soon met their grisly fate at the hands of the outlaws and their sixguns within just a few days of arriving at Bright Creek.
So what makes Dade think that he can outrun them?
Greedy men will do anything...
Jim Bradley, a special deputy attached to the Federal Marshal office in Wichita, is on his latest assignment.
Heading to Hanson in the county of Bonham, Bradley knows he's in for a long haul.
Hanson is as corrupt as it gets. Sheriff Creed Smith and his deputy, Wiley Shadden use the law for their own gain.
They'll free anyone from thieves to cattle rustlers - as long as they get a handsome bribe in return. Everything else is given the blind eye.
And if that's not enough, it looks like the ...