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Silas Colter is as cold and cunning as any other lifelong lawbreaker. After he suckered in Dan and Jed Brand to help drive stolen cattle to Abilene, the scheme went bad, with Colter killing Dan and two lawmen -- and leaving Jed to hang. Now, he's assumed Jed's identity to cut a swath of blood through the West. To avenge his brother and clear his name, Jed hunts the vicious Colter across the plains, dodging bounty hunters and a relentless U.S. Marshal whose motives are as personal as Jed's. All Jed knows is that if he ever wants to see the end of the Owlhoot Trail, someone's going to have to die....
George Revelwood is seeking his fortune in a hostile land accompanied by a woman who can never love him, Clara Dale. Clara on the other hand finds herself torn between two men.
The brave pioneers who made a life on the frontier were not only male; and they were not only white. The story of African-American women in the Old West is one that has largely gone untold--until now. The story of ten African-American women is reconstructed from historic documents found in century-old archives. The ten remarkable women in Black Women of the Old West were all born before 1900, some were slaves, some were free, and some lived both ways during their lifetime. Among them were laundresses, freedom advocates, journalists, educators, midwives, business proprietors, religious converts, philanthropists, mail and freight haulers, and civil and social activists.
Describes the important role of freed slaves and other African-Americans in the settlement of the Western US.
The boom was on for Alder Gulch in Montana, and Pierce was forced to run from other troubles to try and make his fortune in gold. He was persuaded by beautiful Diana Castle to let her accompany him, and the two set forth together upon an incredible adventure. In crude Virginia City, wagons careened in and out of town, carrying thousands of prospectors who panned for gold. Crime was rampant, and the law a thousand miles away. ...
The newest Cupid, Texas romance, from the author of The First Love Cookie Club and the Jubilee, Texas novels . . . Football star Pierce Hollister has fame, fortune, and beautiful women wholl do anything for him . . . whether he asks them to or not. But when it all comes crashing down, Pierce finds himself back home, running the ranch inCupid, Texas, wondering how it all went wrong. But one thing is right: Lace Bettingfield. The formerplain-Jane has turned into a luscious knockout--trouble is, she wont even give him the time of day no matterhow many passes he makes. Being in love with your older brothers best friend is awkward enough, and Pierce was the cause of Laces most embarrassing high school moment ever when her secret letter to him declaring her love landed right on the front page of the school newspaper Pierce is still as stubborn, sexy, and arrogant as ever . . . but Lace is about to see that things arent always as they seem . . . especially whenit comes to love.
He was the spark; she was the flame . . . Baptiste Lightbody had found the beautiful young girl named Maggie in Missouri Territory. From the moment they met, they became two parts of the same spirit, joined in flesh and soul with an underlying fire. Shunned by a world that called him a half-breed and her a witch, they struck out together into the wilderness after the same fierce dream: a paradise of their own. But ahead of them lay dangers that could take Maggie away forever: brutal river pirates, rampaging Indian renegades, and a secret that followed them into the virgin forest. And soon they would both face a test that could break their hearts--or join them in a love that would become a legend on the untamed American frontier.
APACHES ON THE WARPATH The Apaches were the meanest bunch of Indians around. They would do anything for a fight During a raid, they captured a white woman and made her their slave. It was up to the cavalry to put an end to the Apache menace and to rescue the woman. A big, gripping novel of the Southwest ... a blazing chapter from the annals of cavalry life on the frontier.
When Lassiter and his best pal Borling were framed for the murder of a card shark, everyone reckoned they'd swing at the end of a rope. But the jury gave them twenty-five years hard time in the roughest prison in the West. That's when Lassiter and Borling decided to break out-only to be double-crossed when freedom was a moment away. Lassiter got solitary confinement. His pardner got a back full of lead. Now all Lassiter lived for was brutal revenge.
THE GREATEST WESTERN WRITER OF THE 21ST CENTURY Smoke Jensen never wanted to kill, but fate had other plans, and the Mountain Man has left plenty of blood, tears and fury in his wake. Angus MacDougal, the father of one of Smoke's victims, wants revenge. Riding up to Big Rock, Colorado, MacDougal has decided that killing Smoke won't be enough. He intends to bring him back to Pueblo and hang him before a crowd. It's a bloodthirsty plan that might have worked, except for a beautiful young woman, and the small knife she slips into Smoke's hand. Suddenly Smoke is on the run in the Colorado wilderness with no gun, no supplies, and twenty armed men in pursuit. Once, a man named Preacher taught Smoke how to survive in this wilderness. Now, as a brutal winter bears down, the Mountain Man will use those lessons well-not only to fight his way out alive, but also for vengeance of his own. . .
A regiment was needed but they sent only one man, Hugh Kinzie, scout for the United States Army. Hugh saddled his dun and rode west. He found the party of men and women ambushed by Red Sleeves, the maniacal chief who hated the white man more than he feared death itself. Hugh counted on one thing to get them out--his old, battered, still-deadly rifle.
A BATTLE FOR GLORY- Noble of spirit but recklessly proud, Ghonkaba, grandson of Renno, the great Iroquois Sachem, faces the final test of his bravery. Raging with a thirst for vengeance against the Englishman who stole the beautiful white woman he loves, yet sworn to honor the Seneca alliance with the British, the defiant young warrior finds the fate of a continent rests on his mighty shoulders. For as the crack of a rifle signals the start of war with the hated French, only Ghonkaba and his fierce fighting band can turn the bloody carnage of certain defeat into a victory for freedom. THE MAKING OF A LEGEND - The daring rescue of a dusky, passionate Indian maid and a thrilling act of heroism in battle mark Ghonkaba as the true inheritor of the special destiny born with Renno, the White Indian. And from the powerful Manitous, protectors of the Seneca, now comes a stunning personal message--a mysterious circling hawk destined to lead the Iroquois nation to their greatest triumph ever in this new and glorious land.
Buck Horne was shot in front of 20,000 fans awaiting his comeback in the world's largest rodeo. Ellery Queen was one of them. But after a month of investigation, he was as baffled as everyone else.
A man could thunder up a fortune with the hundreds of thousands of wild, scrawny longhorns that came up the Chisholm Trail through Indian territory to Kansas. Big Jim Wade was desperate for money for himself and for the woman he loved. So he leased a million acres of grasslands from the Cheyenne chiefs and gambled everything he had to build a cattle kingdom. But that was the year the Cheyenne went on the warpath and all hell broke loose on the range.
Desire and danger blaze like wildfire across the bold American West...in these scorching novels from "New York Times" bestselling author Linda Howard. ANGEL CREEK: After her father died, beautiful Dee Swann held on to her homestead in the Colorado hills, fiercely determined that no one would claim her land -- or her independence. Then ruthless, ambitious Lucas Cochran came to Angel Creek valley to challenge her on both counts....He needs the valley's cool waters to turn the drought-cursed high country into the cattle dynasty he craves. But as their fiery confrontation flares into a wild and unfettered passion, they are bound together in a dangerous destiny -- with much more than just frontier dreams at stake. ... A LADY OF THE WEST: Victoria Waverly was a noble daughter of the war-ruined South -- and wife in name only to a heartless Western rancher. Yet neither honor nor pride could quench her forbidden desire for hired gunman Jake Roper. His narrow gaze, hard as ice, hid tender emotions -- and he cursed his burning need for this graceful, innocent lady. For the blazing New Mexico territory called him to fight for the sweeping ranchland that was his birthright. On a mission to set right the past across the lawless land, the powerful cowboy and the aristocratic beauty would reach the heights of passion -- and step closer to the flames of destruction. ...
Desire came like a wildfire to the Colorado hills...to claim a woman's property...and her heart. For five years after her father died, lithe, beautiful Dee Swann held on to Angel Creek valley and her independence. The homestead was hers, and she vowed no one else would ever own it...or her. Then Lucas Cochran came back to Colorado. In the drought-cursed high country, he needed Angel Creek and its cool water to turn his Double C ranch into the cattle dynasty he craved. His ruthless ambition guaranteed he would fight to take it away from the black-haired, green-eyed spitfire who claimed it. But the passion that blazed when Dee Swann and Lucas Cochran met shocked them both. Unbidden, unexpected, their kisses swept them toward a dangerous destiny where dreams might be scattered...men could be killed...or love would be born as wild and unfettered as this glorious frontier.
A police sketch artist flees Seattle after witnessing a murder and finds refuge in Montana at the home of a man and his twin sons. She settles into her small-town life and develops a bond with the boys. Can the boys' real-life angel face the danger of her past?
A GOOD PLOTBy day Angel Morgan reads her thrilling dime novels about the Wild West to the corseted members of the Red River Book club. But when the sun sets on the Texas border her own life proves to be stranger than fiction, especially when a friend's life depends on her utilizing her many secret talents. . . A SURPRISE ENDINGRune Wulfsson is no stranger to Angel Morgan's talents--the ones that left him burning for more and the ones that left him wrongfully locked up in jail. Now that he's no longer behind bars, he's riding hard for some good old fashioned revenge. But first he needs Angel's help in hunting down some horse thieves, kidnappers and killers. Tough enough without Angel and Rune's hands all over each other. It gets worse. But sometimes, bad is good. . . PRAISE FOR LADY GONE BAD"An exciting read!"--New York Times bestselling author Bobbi Smith"If you're a fan of sexy cowboys, mysterious outlaws, historical settings, and HAWT romance -- definitely grab this one up . . . " --JenRen's Review "Readers will enjoy. . . Lady Gone Bad. " --Genre Go Round Reviews"This book is perfect for a romance reader. " --Nocturne Romance Reads"One of the best historicals of the year!"--Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries & More Review61,600 Words.
When Jesse Marks' fiancee and her kid sister are brutally attacked and left for dead by two unknown drifters, all of Pawnee Bluffs rushes to join the posse to track down the killers. The angry townspeople whip themselves into lynch-mob frenzy, and Jesse wishes he didn't wear a badge. Sworn to uphold the law, he must bring the fugitives to a fair trial. But Jesse has a mighty struggle to overcome his personal feelings of hatred for the men who violated his sweetheart. And beyond that, there is bound to be plenty of trouble. ...
When her parents died, lovely Annie Lash was left alone in old St. Louis--a prize catch for the elderly suitors lined up at her door. But, yearning for a man who could love her completely--and whom she could love in return, Annie refused them all. Then a young frontiersman named Jefferson Merrick offered her the chance to love in a distant settlement. Dreaming of a future by the wide Missouri, she accepted--never realizing that she would have to face hostile Indians, river bandits, and Jefferson's political enemies. Even more dangerous were the storms of her own heart. For the rugged man who dared to tame the wild country around them was now starting to tame the wild Annie Lash.
A writer of Western novels living on the East Coast abandons his wife and family to join Billy Bone (based on Billy the Kid) in the wild wild West.
A wagon train journey along the Santa Fe Trail is a catalyst for romance in these two full-length stories in which Emily Benton and Sherry Campbell each find love. Includes bonus features.
From nearby Fort McDowell soldiers scoured the countryside for Chago, but the Army post was undermanned and riven with dissension and intrigue. When Chago ambushed and massacred an entire Army patrol, Greg Hammond vowed personal vengeance. But first he had to battle the weakness of his commanding officer, the hatred of a fellow lieutenant, and his own love for the commanding officer's daughter. And then he had to survive the most dangerous assignment of his career. While out on the hot Arizona desert Chago made plans of his own for Hammond--a cruel and savage Apache death.
When Frank Bratton finished doing time for a bank robbery, he decided to make dealing a deck of cards rate more than a Colt .45. But a cheating gambler made him reach for his gun--and now crack U.S. Marshal Harry Locke wanted him for murder. At the same time, Bratton's old gang, headed by ruthless Monty Killeen, called him a traitor and lusted for blood vengeance. Only Bratton's beautiful ex-girlfriend Jenny McCall believed in his innocence. But Jenny was sure to be a handicap in a mountain showdown where one wrong move would leave Bratton ripped apart by outlaw bullets or dangling at the end of a hanging judge's rope.
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