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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.
It all started with an ad in a mail-order bride catalogue . . .Mary-Jo has traveled halfway across the country to meet her match, arriving just in time for his funeral. Returning home seems like her only option until her would-be brother-in-law proposes a more daring idea.
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.
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. . ."Starr writes a fun, vivid western romance with entertaining characters . . ." --Publishers WeeklyPraise 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.
Sheriff Walt Longmire is sinking into a high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Connally, asks him to take on a mercy case outside his jurisdiction. Detective Gerald Holman of neighboring Campbell County is dead, and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend, a by-the-book lawman with a wife and daughter, to take his own life. With the clock ticking on the birth of Walt's first grandchild in Philadelphia, he enlists the help of undersheriff Vic Moretti, Henry Standing Bear, and Gillette policeman Corbin Dougherty and, looking for answers, reopens Holman's last case.Before his mysterious death, Detective Holman was elbow-deep in a cold case involving three local women who'd gone missing with nothing to connect the disappearances--or so it seemed. The detective's family and the Campbell County sheriff's office beg Walt to drop the case. An open-and-shut suicide they say. But there's a blood trail too hot to ignore, and it's leading Walt in circles: from a casino in Deadwood, to a mysterious lodge in the snowy Black Hills of South Dakota, to a band of international hit men, to a shady strip club, and back again to the Campbell County sheriff's office. Digging deeper, Walt will uncover a secret so dark it threatens to claim other lives before the sheriff can serve justice--Wyoming style. A thrilling story of deception and betrayal, packed with twists and turns and featuring the unforgettable characters of the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, Any Other Name is Craig Johnson's best yet.
A sheriff's mysterious death spurs the new novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire Mystery Series Sheriff Walt Longmire had already rounded up a sizable posse of devoted readers when the A&E television series Longmire sent the Wyoming lawman's popularity skyrocketing. Now, with three consecutive New York Times bestsellers to his name and the second season of Longmire reaching an average of 5.4 million viewers per episode, Craig Johnson is reaching a fan base that is both fiercely loyal and ever growing. In Any Other Name, Walt is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in an adjacent county. Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend to take his own life. With the clock ticking on the birth of his first grandchild, Walt learns that the by-the-book detective might have suppressed evidence concerning three missing women. Digging deeper, Walt uncovers an incriminating secret so dark that it threatens to claim other lives even before the sheriff can serve justice--Wyoming style.
The first time I saw Billy he came walking out of a cloud. . . . Welcome to the wild, hot-blooded adventures of Billy the Kid, the American West's most legendary outlaw. Larry McMurtry takes us on a hell-for-leather journey with Billy and his friends as they ride, drink, love, fight, shoot, and escape their way into the shining memories of Western myth. Surrounded by a splendid cast of characters that only Larry McMurtry could create, Billy charges headlong toward his fate, to become in death the unforgettable desperado he aspires to be in life. Not sinceLonesome Dovehas there been such a rich, exciting novel about the cowboys, Indians, and gunmen who live at the blazing heart of the American dream.
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.
Gypsy Elliott has found a hiding place from a man stalking her and her family, seeking revenge for a crime she can't remember committing. Her haven is a Michigan logging camp where she is the kingbee (chief) cook. When she is asked to put a logger with a broken leg to work in her kitchen, she wants to say no. She realizes Patrick Lassiter isn't like other loggers, but she is not sure why he is there. Patrick tells no one that he's a private investigator hired by the owner of the logging company. He faked an injury to stay in camp and enjoys its excitement until he discovers the man he seeks may be after Gypsy. Complicating an investigation by falling in love is stupid, but he can't resist pretty Gypsy. Then he discovers the reason why getting involved is wrong: He has to choose between doing his job and saving Gypsy's life from someone who will do anything for love.
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.
When Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch arrive in Appaloosa, they find a town suffering at the hands of a renegade rancher who's already left the city marshal and one of his deputies dead. Cole and Hitch are used to cleaning up after scavengers, but this one raises the stakes by playing not with the rules--but with emotion. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.
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.
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