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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.
Getting in bed with the law There's a new deputy in Blackfoot Falls-and she just gave stuntman Ben Wolf a speeding ticket! That wasn't exactly the welcome-home Ben was hoping for. After fifteen years away, he's not the angry troublemaker he used to be, even if he was driving a little too fast. But if this is what the law looks like now, he may be tempted to misbehave! Deputy Grace Hendrix is not in the mood to be sweet-talked by a sexy stranger. To become the next sheriff, she'll have to outsmart her resentful coworkers...and stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, "trouble" is over six feet of mouthwatering, hard-bodied gorgeousness. It's only a matter of time before this good cop indulges in a little bad-boy diversion...
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.
He is a loner in black astride a jet black horse, and administering hard justice at the presidents behest. War hero, half-Indian, all killer, his name is Zak Cody but he's called... SHADOW RIDER. Driven equally by his duty to his nation's leader and by his need to avenge his father's murder, Zak Cody is on the trail of the goldhungry killer who made him an orphan. But while he's taking down his adversary's hired guns every step of the way, their leader, Ben Trask, continues to elude him. And Trask is brewing up a poisonous stew of betrayal, death, and lies with the powerful help of someone at Fort Bowie-a plan that will bring about the terrible slaughter of a proud but volatile native people. The death storm is rolling relentlessly in-and Cody must battle time, bullets, and savage nature to reach the one man who might help him prevent a massacre-the warrior named Cochise!
Here is the fourteenth title in the White Indian series.
Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch find an unusually wily adversary who raises the stakes by playing not by the rules, but with emotions.
When Dodge Mercer arrived in town, he headed out to the Lilley place to find work. On his way there, he met Nan, the oldest Lilley girl. And he fell in love. He met her family, got friendly with them, and became the target of a man who wants Nan to marry him, even though she doesn't want that.
Lisa Powers initially hated and feared the handsome Apache brave who captured her. Soon those feelings gradually changed and the two fell in love. The depth of their love and its survival are woven in a tapestry of adventure, challenge, fear and suspense that continues to the last word of this compelling novel.
Nothing could have prepared bounty hunter Trinity Smith for fiery-haired fugitive Victoria Davidge; his investigation may not uncover her secrets, but it will discover her searing passion.
An outlaw falls for his beautiful prisoner--but soon it's unclear who is being held captive by whom. . . He was heir-apparent to a ranching fortune, but Rick Peralta craved freedom. He found it in his disguise as El Cazador, a notorious gunman with a fast flight, a fleet horse--and the company of a woman whenever he pleased. But when he sets eyes on Jennie McCaine among his compadres, there's only one woman he wants. The rancher's daughter may be sheltered, but he can see that Jennie has a free spirit to match his own. . . No fantasy of romance had yet rivaled Jennie's love for the wildness of the land. And when she's kidnapped by a gang of desperados, she swears she'll die before giving herself to any man. But there is something about the rugged El Cazador that captures her attention in way that thrills, frightens, and awakens her. Now she will have to decide whether to trust him, and herself. . .
To a sun-scorched frontier the Winchester rifle promised redemption from a hell of outlaw tyranny. In the hands of brave cavalry officers such as Cindy Holt's new husband, Reed Kerr, this superior weapon could be the true peacemaker of the West. But treachery has no honor, and an ambush could cut down youth and hope, not just in Yuma, but abroad, where West Pointer Capt. Henry Blake undertook a dangerous secret mission... and in Kentucky where famous scout Toby Holt--son of legendary wagonmaster Whip Holt--took aim at a scoundrel's heart. These men are forced to face their most dangerous enemies and with their hearts, minds, and bullets, protect and defend family, country, and decency in the epic ARIZONA!
Eastward, as far as the eye could see, stretched the Great Plains. Westward rose the Rockies, snowcapped shadows against the sky. In the middle flowed a mighty river-- silent, glistening, and turbulent--the bloodline of a wide and wild land. Three hard, tough men staked their claims on its potent shores; Jake Stonecipher, pioneer merchant, seeking his fortune--yet finding a war. Will Burke, a mountain man as savage as the wilderness itself. And Francisco Serrano, determined to carve a fertile ranch out of the stubborn soil. Three men blazing trails, forging a future...building lives as bold-- and as treacherous--as the Arkansas River.
Outlaws Frank and Jesse James eluded capture for sixteen years and became folk heroes. In 1882, after Jesse was killed, Frank surrendered and faced trial for murder. But how could Missouri convict a man so popular that the governor almost needed an appointment to visit him in jail? The James brothers are icons of Western Americana, but little has been heard about the circus-like trial that decided if Frank James was guilty of cold-blooded murder. With great care, Boggs has recreated the least-known saga of the James brothers' lives-the trial of Frank James.
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st Century The kind of man for whom God created the gun, Smoke Jensen stands as a force of will in the brutal, lawless west. Messing with his wife is a bad idea. . . Into The Valley Of DeathSally has traveled to the silver-mining town of Goth, Colorado to open a restaurant with a friend. That's where she crosses paths with five bank robbers in a hurry to strike it rich. With the local sheriff lying dead in a pool of blood, Sally fights for her life while a frontier surgeon tries to work a miracle. Burning with fury, armed with a gun and a badge, Smoke Jenson goes on the hunt--a posse of one against a gang of outlaws more dangerous than he can know. Soon, Smoke is being lured into a trap at a place called Black Canyon--a deep, dark valley of death, from which only one man will emerge alive. . .
An indelible portrait of a woman who through great toughness of character blazes her own trail Novelist William Haywod Henderson has won acclaim for his depictions of land and nature and his ability to bring the American West to vivid life. Of his most recent novel, The Rest of the Earth, Annie Proulx remarked that Henderson "writes some of the most evocative and transcendently beautiful prose in contemporary American literature. " Redolent with myth, humor, strange landscapes, and stark reality, Henderson's new novel tells the story of Augusta Locke, a troubled yet spirited woman, as she raises her daughter in the deserts of Wyoming. Spanning the twentieth century, Augusta's extraordinary challenges play out themes of love and loss, home and family, redemption and reconciliation. .
World champion rodeo star Austin McKettrick finally got bested by an angry bull. His career over, his love life a mess, the lone maverick has nowhere to go when the hospital releases him. Except back home to Blue River and the Silver Spur ranch. But his overachieving brothers won't allow this cowboy to brood in peace. They've even hired a nurse to speed his recovery. Paige Remington's bossy brand of TLC is driving him crazy. As is her beautiful face, sexy figure and silky black hair.Paige has lost count of how many times Austin has tried to fire her. She's not going anywhere till he's healed-body and heart.And by then her place in his life just might become permanent....
BLOOD TIE IN A BLOODY LAND Nathan Stone is a living legend in the West as a lawman, an outlaw, a gambler, and a wanderer through the wildest towns and terrain. He has blazed a vengeance trail, giving no quarter and asking for none. Fearlessly, he plays his cards and uses his Colt . 45s as best he can in games of chance, skill, and savagery, for stakes of life or death. Now he is riding on a course that will test his rawhide nerves and lightning draw against the likes of Doc Holliday, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, the fleeing James brothers, and the incredible John Wesley Hardin--as he heads toward a fateful rendezvous with the one gunfighter as fast and deadly as he: the teenage kid who kills like a man and is Nathan Stone's son. . . . .
On leave from the army, Nick Colter heads to a quiet Alberta ranch to fulfill a promise. His buddy left behind a pregnant wife in need of protection and friendship that only Nick can provide. Despite years in combat, he isn't prepared for the battle to earn wary Beth Carruthers's trust. There is more than grief in her beautiful blue eyes, and caring for her becomes more than an act of duty. He wants to bring a smile to her face. . . ;and restore faith and love in her heart. Yet the secrets she harbors may destroy the one chance at family he thought he'd never find.
Danny Southern thought he had left his wild youth behind him-until his two best friends show up to wreak havoc on the new life Danny has built. Now, he must take on the two men he thought he could trust forever.
The war with the North was over, but Texas was still a battleground. Outlaw bands ravaged whole towns, drenching the Border Country with blood. Deadliest of all was the silent band of knife-artists known as "the Bad Bunch" ... Under Dusty Fog, the Texas Light Cavalry had held off the Yanks as long as the South had stood. Now they were called the Floating Outfit-and they were all that stood between Texas and the law of the blade!
SCARS RUN DEEP Colter Farrow's branded face is a constant reminder of why he's been on the run for so long. But his plan to return home and confront his past backfires when he's framed for the murders of two men. Men who turn out to be U. S. Deputy Marshals. Resigned to living on the lam, Colter heads to Utah Territory, where a desperate town marshal offers him a job as--of all things--a lawman. What better way for a man to hide from the law than to become part of it? Regardless of which side of the law he stands on, Colter makes enemies quickly. But Colter doesn't plan on letting them stay above ground for long. ... .
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