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The first story deals with an island where every sexual fantasy can come true. The second story is a threesome at a horse ranch. The third is about several spies on a pleasure planet, and the last involves two newlyweds and their best man stranded on an uninhabited Caribbean island.
A sizzling novel of love and revenge on the wild frontier. In an Idaho logging camp, Dory bears a child by the handsome son of a rival mill owner--but the child's father dies before they can be married. Then rugged Benton rides into her life, a man who ignites both gunfire between the feuding families and passion in Dory's heart. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Courageous Red Wolf was ready to meet the Great Spirit when he saw a gorgeous white woman step up to his gallows in the moonlight. He thought he was dead already until he felt her golden hair tickle his arm and her full breasts press against his chest as she sliced away his ropes. Grateful for his life, he swore he'd teach her how the red man could love.
Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm's gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living--and whom he does it for. With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters-losers, cheaters, and ne'er-do-wells from all stripes of life--and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.
Jean LaBarge faces the dangers of Russian-owned Sitka. Fired by Helen's courage and by the call of his country, Jean is ready for a fight--to win Alaska for America.
Cotton Pickens, the unforgettable hero of William Johnstones classic Blood Valley, returns in a tale of a lawless Montana mining district, a 16-year-old widow, and a man who always finds new ways of laying down the law. . . Six Ways To Sunday--And Seven Days To Die Cotton Pickens parents had a cussed sense of humor, but theres nothing funny about the way the man can draw a gun. Now hes in the middle of a mining camp district slowly being crushed under the iron fist of another misnamed, hardheaded fellow, Carter Scruples. With Cotton facing off against Scruples, a beautiful young woman caught in-between, and a band of outlaws living high and mighty in a dry-docked Pullman Palace Car, the town of Swamp Creek is surely going to get blown sky high. And when time comes to put the pieces back together again--Cotton will do his picking one bullet at a time. . .
No writer is associated more closely with the American West than Louis L'Amour. His beloved novels, stories and characters have become part of the fabric of American culture. Collected here are two of his most exciting works, in their original forms. The title story, a tale of stagecoach robbery and frontier justice, appeared first in a magazine, then in abridged form in different collections. Now, for the first time in paperback, readers are able to enjoy the story in its full-length version. Similarly, the short novel included in this volume, The Rider of the Ruby Hills, one of L'Amour's greatest range war novels, was published first in a magazine, then expanded by the author into a longer version years later. Here is a chance to experience the novel as it appeared in its debut, as L'Amour originally wrote it.
FROM THE BACK COVER: The Sundown Riders: They're ex-cowpunchers looking to strike it rich and not having much success. When they deliver a wagon of scotch to a shantytown saloon, the bartender drops dead before paying. No sooner do they take over the bar as payment than it is burned to the ground during a brawl. The cloud above Arlo Wells and Dallas Holt has no silver lining. Skeleton Lode: They finally get a break when they receive a message from an old friend, along with a map. It seems the grizzled prospector finally hit the mother lode in the Superstitious Mountains, only to die shortly thereafter. His last wish was for the two boys to find his beloved nieces and share the claim with them, easy money, except for a few minor problems. Like the despicable stepfather who's got the nieces, a gang of hired gunmen, and the other half of the map. The vicious bandits who are hot on their trail, and the Apaches who'll slaughter anyone daring to tread the ground of their sacred mountains. For Arlo and Dallas, this lucky break may be the worst thing ever to happen to them.
They are the women of Primrose Creek, and their strength and passion is a match for the Nevada frontier they call home. Linda Lael Miller masterfully captures the hardships and dangers of a country swept by the winds of war -- and the daring and determination, the hopes and dreams of four unforgettable women -- in a thrilling new series. Skye McQuarry's heart belongs to one man -- Primrose Creek's lumber baron, Jake Vigil. After a shattering heartbreak in his past, Jake vowed to never again take a chance on love -- until he came to know beautiful Skye. But their delicate bond faces the ultimate test when a business deal threatens to tear them apart -- and battle lines are drawn between two passionate hearts. Skye is determined to stand her ground. Then a surprise from Jake's past unexpectedly comes to her -- a discovery that may be just the key to unlocking the true, deep, and trusting love that she knows lives deep within Jake Vigil. Be sure to read all of Linda Lael Miller's splendid Primrose Creek novels!
When Slocum's good pal Sammy Golden inherits a ranch out in Whistling Valley, it's up to Slocum to help him get the place up and running. But when they arrive, they find more than a few weeds and a broken fence to take care of. It seems a man named Smoot has a claim to the entire valley-including Sammy's ranch-and he's expecting everyone in town to pay up or get out. But when Slocum uncovers the truth behind Smoot's operation, the situation explodes like a wagonload of TNT. And when Smoot brings in a hired gun they call the Gravedigger, Slocum knows that he'll have to face his old rival one-on-one, in a showdown that will decide the fate of Whistling Valley and all the people who live there...
A BLOODY WAR HAS SLOCUM PICKIN' SIDES... Harleyville may be a little town, but there's a big-time range war brewing and more trigger-happy cowhands than you can shake a stick at. With bodies piling up, either side could use an experienced gunslinger. Slocum figures it's someone else's problem, but he winds up right in the middle of it anyway... When things turn ugly Slocum takes a side- but he's not the only gunslinger in town. Aaron "One Shot" Parsons rode into Harleyville willing to slap leather for whoever pays him. He may be the best shooter in the West, but he'll have a hell of a time drawing a bead on Slocum....
Escorting a girl like Myra Hendricks through the Arizona wilds might have been a pleasure, if Slocum didn't need protection himself. Vein Culhane's on his tail. And nothing's deadlier than a lynch-happy desperado with a grudge. But a lost fortune in ore is at stake. So is a prettier treasure named Myra. And to get what they want, the bloodthirsty Culhane gang is more than willing to turn the lynching into a double-knot ceremony...
SLOCUM HAD NEVER FELT THIS WAY BEFORE. Call it love, call it whatever, it sure as heck made him want to do anything he could for Miss Fay Bright-even go back to a town where he had just pulled a job and try to save her brother from the gallows. Here the sheriff wants an innocent man to hang, a certain gang is torching ranches, and trigger-happy crooks on both sides of the law keep Slocum mighty busy, as do the man-rousing charms of his very special lady!
TODAY'S LONGEST-RUNNING ACTION WESTERN! A GHOST OF A CHANCE Frisco's one hell of a town, full of gamblers, loose women, and ... ghosts? Slocum's old friend Captain Caleb Newcombe needs his help with a problem: his post in the Presidio is being overrun by morale-crippling "haints." Every time the fog rolls in, soldiers report seeing shackled souls being led across the parade grounds, prodded by demons-in uniform. The ghosts are chilling the soldiers' blood. But a hot-blooded woman is about to warm things up for Slocum...
ETERNAL GRATITUDE When renegade Apaches abduct Albert Grant's daughter, the Texan cattle baron wants Slocum to rescue her. Slocum agrees on one condition: that Grant stops harassing the Mormon "widows" who lost their husbands when anti-polygamy laws were enforced in the Sulfur Springs Valley. Grant's daughter is safely returned. But the ruthless landowner still wants control of the entire valley, and unleashes his hired guns against the widows to scare them off. Slocum should have known better than to make a deal with the devil, and now he's going to help the ladies show Grant why hell hath no fury like a woman scorned...
Slocum helps a widow track down the men who killed her husband and gets involved in a range war.
SOMEONE'S GONNA GO WILD Slocum's always had a soft spot for a lady in trouble but it seems this time he's picked the wrong woman to rescue. Never mind that Nellie Cass is beautiful, charming, and abundantly curvaceous. She also happens to be one of Wild Bill Hickok's very personal favorites and everyone in Abilene knows that Bill's wildly possessive when it comes to his women. And when he hears that Nellie's been keeping company with someone named Slocum, things get real ugly real fast...
THEY WERE AN ORNERY BUNCH OF HOMBRES. A wild gang of whiskey runners, and Slocum had 'em figured for trouble from the start. He'd let them off too easy when he'd caught them red-handed rustling cattle from Lynn Dawson's Lazy D spread. That was his mistake. Because now they've rustled something bigger - Lynn's young, pretty daughter. And as ransom, they want Slocum! That's their mistake. Because now, Slocum's feeling a mite ornery himself...
Twelve-year-old Colton and his mother move to a farm in California, away from his grandfather and his rodeo-champion father in Idaho, and after his cat "Smoke" goes missing, Colt feels even more lonely for his old life.
Smoky know only one way of life: freedom. Until he meets a cowboy and gives up some of his freedom for something ever more valuable. Newbery Award Winner.
Danny is lonesome for his pa. He has written a letter asking him to come home for Christmas, but the horse-drawn mail coach cannot make it over the dangerous Sierra Nevada in the winter. Danny fears that his pa will not know how much he misses him-until John Thompson volunteers to ski over the mountains to deliver the mail. Foolhardy! That's what townsfolk think. When John sets off on the ninety-mile journey, few expect to see him again, but Danny is sure the town is in for a great surprise! Nancy Smiler Levinson's enjoyable story about one of the pioneers of skiing in America will have beginning readers cheering. Some pictures are described.
After years of leading cavalry patrols into hostile territory, Captain Vincent Bolton wasn't about to put up with the bullying tactics of a renegade like Big Jim Congor. But Bolton hadn't reckoned on just how far Congor would go to further his sinister plans. For Congor had dark designs on the frightened town of Socorro--he'd already turned the peaceful saloon into a den of thieves and the respectable hotel into a bordello, and now he had his gun sighted on the defiant Bolton. Soon, as Bolton guides a Spanish dignitary and his lovely daughter on a sacred mission through the stark deserts of New Mexico, Congor will make his move... with blood fire in his eyes, greed in his heart, and hot lead in his six-shooter.
Tom McGuane animates the wide prairie, the ranches where cattle roam and cutting horses are trained, and the packed coliseums in which these horses compete for prestige and prize money. Best of all, McGuane brings to life the horses he has known, celebrating the unique glories that make each of them memorable. McGuane's writing is infused with a love of the cowboy life and the animals and people who inhabit that world where the intimate dance between horse and rider is as magical as flight--well beyond what the human body could ever discover on its own.
When he finds the woman he loves in bed with his own father, Rafe Jerry leaves home, swearing never to return. But the terms of his father's will force him back to deal with the family ranch, the widow who betrayed him and a new love who can free him from the hurts of the past.
An unforgettable journey between a man who's given up and a woman who won't let go... While life in Glory, Wyoming, isn't exactly exciting, for stoic cowboy Luke McCallister, that's just fine. But then he stumbles across a human skull-- and possibly the key to Glory's oldest mystery... A hundred years ago, the sole survivor of a band of outlaws took the secret of a buried treasure with him to the gallows. That man was Angie Sommers's great-great-grandfather, and she's come to Glory to see if the legend is true-- with Luke's help. But Luke has no interest in chasing pipe dreams. Still, he can't deny that Angie's sweet, trusting nature, her honest eyes, and unshakeable belief make him feel things he hasn't allowed himself to feel in years. Now, bound by the thinnest of ties and shadowed by danger, Luke and Angie set off in search of a mystery as romantic as the west itself, traveling into Wyoming's rugged, treacherous terrain and even deeper into the heart's tender graces...
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