A ruthless and gritty Western inspired by the dime novels of the 1800s.
America, 1883. Gunslinger Benjamin Dance wanders the relentless wastelands of the Mojave Desert, lost and near death, his wounded body clinging to the back of a bloodstained horse. As night falls, an unexpected encounter with the mysterious and secretive stranger Jasper Bennett gives Benjamin an opportunity for survival.
With darkness surrounding them, Benjamin and Jasper seek solace in the light of a campfire. It is here that Benjamin recalls his remarkable history with the Two-Faced Reaper himself, Howling Jack Holloway.
Jasper is alarmed. He has heard savage tales about Howling Jack and the Devilfall Bastard Six before, and he cannot believe that Benjamin is after the bounty on the heads of the most dangerous outlaws in Nevada.
But Benjamin is not after the bounty. His pursuit of Howling Jack is entirely personal. This gunslinger is focused on nothing else but getting revenge on the man who ruined his ...
***THE PLAN - Book 4: Sacrifices***
As individuals and groups pursue their objectives in THE PLAN, sacrifices mount. Sacrifices are inevitable in achieving worthy goals. They are often necessary, even when pursuing dastardly, selfish acts. Some sacrifices are freely given; some are grudgingly accepted; some are ruthlessly imposed; some are totally unexpected; some are borne by innocents, who deserve better.
The prospector should be quite vulnerable to the traps set up by his adversaries, yet somehow he always manages to escape. The advanced civilization is frustrated that the ultimate sacrifice cannot be imposed on him for the benefit of humankind. His earthbound enemies share the mounting exasperation; their hatred for him grows. The even more advanced civilization is providing some help to Granger, but it largely relies on the prospector's own ingenuity to keep its plan on target.
Unique miners are hired by the prospector's competitor. Cowboys trap mustangs. The Squad ...
Cassidy Yates was appointed deputy sheriff of Redemption City but such was his knack of attracting trouble that barely twenty-four hours after his appointment he had been slapped in jail! And if that wasn't bad enough, Brett McBain's outlaw gang rode into town to bust Nathaniel McBain from jail. Sheriff Wishbone is killed and the townsfolk think Cassidy responsible.
Now, having been imprisoned for the murder of his own sheriff, Cassidy must prove his innocence and the only way to do this is to infiltrate Brett's gang. He must convince Brett he's an outlaw, and persuade everybody else that he really is an honest lawman.
Could he pull off his enormous bluff or would he join Sheriff Wishbone on Boot Hill?
Genre: Westerns Length: 142 Pages (2,195 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 20th, 2020
Missouri isn't the place Corporal James Thomas remembers from before the Civil War. Deserters and thieves abound making life for his aging parents and neighbors harsh, and in too many cases, brutishly short. In the young Corporal's case a serious head injury leaves him with bouts of epilepsy, the unfriendly reminder of his years with the Confederate Army.
James is torn, should he hold fast to his former way of life and fight for his Missouri town, or give into the desire of escaping the past and moving out west. Eventually, James can't hide from his dreams any longer. Accompanied by his new wife and a few others friends looking for low-cost land on the western frontiers, they pick up stakes to start out for a new life in Montana.
Indian trouble and the rigors of prairie life challenge the new settler's courage. Their task is rough and the trail is difficult, but through it all James keeps alive his mission of living his way... in a wild Montana.
Sparks flew the moment Travis met Jaime, but for Jaime, they were the wrong kind. She had plans and he wasn't going to stop her.
Traumatized by war, Travis believed he was a broken man and yearned for a better life. Headed west in search of that vision, he stepped off the bus in Montana and into a nightmare.
Fighting off a gang of cowboy thugs, he quickly discovered that he'd jumped off the bus into a town straight out of the old west -- controlled by a family with wealth, power, dark secrets, and no desire to follow the law to achieve their sinister ends.
Three years before, Jaime's high school love died in a terrible accident the night of their prom. Shattered by her loss, she thought she would never know real love again.
With the fear of her mother's life-threatening cancer returning along with the loss of their beloved ranch, Jaime set out to protect her family at all costs from another heart-breaking tragedy, which meant agreeing to marry a man she barely tolerated.
Jacob Payne, bounty hunter, is on the trail in the Arizona Territory.
The town of San Adrian has been taken over by an outlaw, a wife-murderer, and violent man who won't succumb to Jacob's usual methods.
He must protect the sheriff's widow, the townspeople, and himself all while unmasking this despicable character.
If you love traditional westerns, with noble men fighting for what's right, you're going to love Jacob Payne.
This novella is 15,000 words and can be read in one sitting!