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Fugitive Cuno Massey is recruited to hunt down a gang of gunrunners who stole a wagon of weapons, intending to sell them to a Mexican general waging war against Yaqui Indians. To even the odds, Cuno forms an alliance with a Yaqui queen as savage as she is beautiful. With so much firepower and so many deadly players on the warpath, Cuno knows he's sitting atop a powder keg with a sizzling fuse...
After Cuno Massey's business partner is murdered by a gang of outlaws, he takes to the trail to find the killers. But Cuno's mission of vengeance becomes a rescue mission when he learns that the outlaws have kidnapped a young Chinese woman.
Cuno Massey killed a pack of Deputy U.S. Marshals, but only because they were about to rape the women he was escorting to safety. Thrown into a federal penitentiary, he faces a death sentence-until the beautiful Camilla and her cutthroat gang bust him out and head for the Mexican border.
Cuno Massey finds himself stuck in the middle of a feud between a weary old rancher and a band of Indians hungry for revenge. With warring braves surrounding the ranch and a doomed man begging for help, Cuno?s the only rider left who stands a chance to save the rancher?s daughter for a savage massacre.
Cuno Massey is determined to start a new, peaceful life. But when he comes across a prison wagon under attack, he can't just ride on. A gang of outlaws is hell-bent on granting four hardened convicts an early release, and with the only lawman down, the marshal is badly outnumbered. Dispensing frontier justice from the barrel of his Colt .45, Cuno does his best to even the odds and keep the murderous animals where they belong.
Meet Bud Abernathy, age nine, and his brother, Temp, age five: two cowboys determined to see the Old West. The boys are headed for the Goodnight Ranch, where their daddy once was known as "Catch'em Alive" Jack for his ability to catch live wolves with his bare hands. To get to Goodnight, the brothers and their horses, Sam and Geronimo, will have to cross the caprock, a vast desert that is the loneliest place on earth. They're determined to do it -- and to do it alone. Some would say that the story of the boys' journey is a mighty tall tale. But it's entirely true.
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....
The Price Of Gold A wagon train winding through the remote reaches of the Rocky Mountain high country can attract plenty of scavengers--some of them human--like Vic Bedell and his gang of cutthroats. All he wants is the women, who can be traded for gold mine supplies...or used for whatever else he has in mind. But he didn't count on Preacher leading that train.He Color Of BloodBedell's first mistake is leaving the First Mountain Man for dead. His second mistake is underestimating Preacher's strength...and cunning. And Preacher needs all he can get to lead a hundred and fifty helpless ladies out of captivity...through fifteen hundred miles of unforgiving territory filled with hostile Indians--and the deadliest threat of all: Bedell and his wild avengers...
In her Loveswept debut, Maggie McGinnis tells the tale of a city girl who's running on fumes--and the cowboy who shows her all the good things she's been missing. After being betrayed by her con man ex-fiancé, Kyla Bennett nurses a broken heart. But Kyla's friends have other ideas and when they whisk her off to Whisper Creek, a dude ranch staffed by cowboys so hot they dim the Montana sunset, all Kyla wants to do is hide under a quilt. Then in rides Decker Driscoll. He's hauling about as much emotional baggage as Kyla, but when he stands close by, both of them want to stay close--and begin to succumb to an undeniable attraction. After experiencing personal tragedy, Decker never thought he'd see Big Sky country again. But now that his family's Whisper Creek property is in deep with a Vegas gambler, Decker's back for the summer--and spending all his time running from "cowgirls" who come to the dude ranch to score some dudes. Then he meets Kyla, a kindred spirit who brings on a stampede of protective feelings . . . and a powerful hankering to sear her with a new brand of love.Advance praise for Accidental Cowgirl "Maggie McGinnis gives us a cast of warmhearted characters in this sweet, well-written romance."--New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin "Maggie McGinnis writes the kind of characters that keep you smiling long after you turn the page. Accidental Cowgirl is a knee-slappin' good time, chock-full of humor, romance, and smokin' hot cowboys!"--USA Today bestselling author Katie Lane "With quirky characters, hot cowboys, horses, the west, and romance, Accidental Cowgirl is a treat! I loved it! Maggie McGinnis is a writer with a talent for both humor and emotion."--New York Times bestselling author Lori Handeland, aka Lori Austin, author of The Lone Warrior "Maggie McGinnis comes out of the chute with a force, grabs your emotions, and gets a death hold on your attention to the last page, where you sigh and wish there was one more chapter."--New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown "With characters you'll love and a story that will make you smile, Accidental Cowgirl is a winner from a witty new voice in contemporary romance."--New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig "Heartwarming and sweet, Maggie McGinnis is definitely an author to watch!"--USA Today bestselling author Tina Leonard "This book had me laughing and crying."--Mrs. B's Books "Very nice read, just enough angst to make you think that they aren't meant to be together and then something flips and they end up on top."--Chill Reviews "I really enjoyed the feeling of family and the authentic compassion of the characters. It was a pleasure to read this sweet and tender story with genuine characters with imperfections, characters that still manage to find happiness in the simple things in life."--Tome Tender Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: After the Kiss, Slow Summer Burn, and Claimed.
The fourth installment of Bruce H. Thorstad's boisterous "Gents" series finds incorrigible scoundrels Cass McCasland and Riley Stokes in another lawless town and another heady situation. This time it's the mining village of Buckshot, Colorado, where the boys hope to find fortune in the underground caves belonging to Riley's Uncle Rufus. But once they arrive, they realize that their get-rich-quick scheme has turned into a get-suited-up challenge for their wits and their baseball skills. When Uncle Rufus' mine floods, the only way to save it--and their hides--is to win the big game against the Jersey Invincibles--a ball team in from the East with their throwing arms ready and their noses in the air. The Invincibles are serious challengers and the game is looking like a lose-lose situation, unless the Gents can pull off one of their signature miracle plays!
A powerful and gripping recreation of the Battle of Beecher Island--the notoriously bloody clash between US Army scouts and American Indian warriorsHistorian Dee Brown dramatically recounts the nine-day siege between Plains tribes and Major James William Forsyth's scouts. Based on historical sources, the novel is told from a variety of viewpoints, including that of Lieutenant Frederick Beecher, still wounded from the Civil War and charged with clearing out American Indian settlements to make way for the Kansas Pacific Railroad. Beecher is joined by General Sheridan and Major Forsyth, as well as the scouts--from seasoned frontiersmen to young boys--employed to take part in the perilous mission. On the other side are the famous American Indian players in the battle: Turkey Leg and Roman Nose. With this complex assortment of characters, Brown vividly recreates the 1868 siege, as well as the competing worldviews of life on the prairies. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
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.
High jinks, close calls, and adventures worthy of Don Quixote abound in this light-hearted romp through the West from Win Blevins, winner of the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature Shakespeare, a former actor of gargantuan proportions, and his sidekick, Silk, a rail-thin teenager with all the brains that Shakespeare lacks, are two of the most improbable mountain men ever to explore the Rocky Mountains. Together, they get into flabbergasting scrapes, from wrestling bears to falling in love with off-limits women in Santa Fe. Silk and Shakespeare are fictional, but they ride alongside real historical figures such as Antelope Jim Beckwourth, the biracial son of a Virginia plantation owner who became a warrior chief of the Crow Indians, and his lover, Pine Leaf, a legendary woman warrior. This unlikely foursome gets into jams with dreaded enemies of the Crow and the Blackfeet--but that's to be expected of characters who, like the man of La Mancha, dream of "enchantments, quarrels, battles, challenges, wounds, wooings, loves, tempests, and other impossible follies."
Thirteen-year-old Prometheus Jones and his eleven-year-old cousin Omer flee Tennessee and join a cattle drive that will eventually take them to Texas, where Prometheus hopes his father lives, and they find adventure and face challenges as African Americans in a land still recovering from the Civil War.
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.
A young woman's search for her family takes her to Haven, Indiana--and into the home of a beguiling stranger with secrets of his own in the final passionate volume of Jo Ann Ferguson's heartwarming Haven Trilogy Haven, Indiana, is a long way from Samuel Jennings's painful past. And after rescuing three children from the orphan train carrying them west, he finally has the family he always wanted. Then one storm-tossed night, a stranger appears at his door. For the past year, Cailin Rafferty has been searching for her children. Her desperate quest has taken her far from the potato farms of her native Ireland, where she gave her heart only to be cruelly betrayed. Now she has found her son and daughters at last--in the home of a man who loves them like they're his own. A man who's starting to awaken powerful yearnings in Cailin. But Samuel is harboring secrets that could tear them apart. Are they ready to trust each other with the future and become a real family?
Baby Steps... Helen Shaw loves her independence. On the rodeo circuit for months at a time, Helen's focused on her championship dreams. That all changes when she discovers she's pregnant with Colt Granger's baby. Friends with Colt since childhood, Helen always hoped they might be something more, but not like this. Not because he feels an obligation. As a single dad, Colt's got his hands full with three raucous young boys and a busy ranch, but he can't stop thinking about Helen. He's thrilled when she suddenly quits competing and returns to Briggs, Idaho...until he finds out why. Colt's night with Helen was definitely more than a fling, but he never meant for it to lead to another baby. Could this misstep actually be a step in the right direction?
Sometimes even good girls need to be a little bad . . . Marla Jean Bandy might be down, but she's not out. Even though her no-good ex-husband left her for another woman-a Bookmobile-driving librarian twenty years her senior-Marla Jean won't settle for another lonely night. She's not ready for Mr. Right, but why not have a little fun with Mr. Right Now? The only wrench in her plan is her childhood crush, Jake-and the memory of the one toe-curling kiss they shared on a hot summer night years ago . . . One look at Marla Jean is enough to make any red-blooded man sit up and take notice-especially the kind of man nice girls should avoid. Jake knows he should let her make her own mistakes, but he owes it to her brother to look after her. Trouble is, the harder he tries to do the right thing, the harder it is to resist Marla Jean. She needs a man to make her believe love will last, and for once in his life, Jake wonders if that could be him.
A Match Made in Alaska Hunter Jacobson wants no part of his grandfather's matchmaking. The lone cowboy is certain that's what the old man is doing when he trades part of their Montana ranch for Scarlett Murphy's claim to an old Alaska gold mine. Or is he running one of his legendary scams on the sweet single mom? A trip to Dry Creek, Alaska, reveals the truth-and brings Hunter and Scarlett face-to-face with a past family feud and a vulnerable present. But surprisingly it's the future that intrigues Hunter most...if he can get Scarlett to make him her groom. NORTH TO DRY CREEK: The road to Alaska is paved with loveHunter Jacobson wants no part of his grandfather's matchmaking. The lone cowboy is certain that's what the old man is doing when he trades part of their Montana ranch for Scarlett Murphy's claim to an old Alaska gold mine. Or is he running one of his legendary scams on the sweet single mom? A trip to Dry Creek, Alaska, reveals the truth-and brings Hunter and Scarlett face-to-face with a past family feud and a vulnerable present. But surprisingly it's the future that intrigues Hunter most...if he can get Scarlett to make him her groom. NORTH TO DRY CREEK: The road to Alaska is paved with love
Skye Fargo wins a gold mine in a poker game-but when he arrives in Alaska to claim his riches, he learns that there are plenty of vicious cutthroats, greedy Russians, and savage Indians who will do anything to stop him. The Trailsman is swept up in a whirlwind of deceit and bloodshed, and he knows that he'll have to cut into some veins of warm crimson before he digs into the veins of cold gold.
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. ...
A bigger challenge than she expected! Shae McArthur once had it all. Perfect job, perfect fiancé. And when she lost everything, it was her own fault. Now she's starting from scratch with one last project-turning the Bryan Ranch around. If she succeeds, maybe she can pick up the pieces of her former life. The only problem is the ranch's stubborn-and captivating-owner, Jordan Bryan. He's fighting Shae on every change. What gives? True, his scars prove Shae's not the only one starting over. Still, shouldn't he, of all people, be able to see beyond the surface? Because she thinks maybe they could be each other's perfect new beginning....
From Emma Cane, Jennifer Ryan, and Katie Lane come three wildly romantic holiday stories featuring snowstorms, proposals, a sleigh ride ... and, yes, cowboys.The Christmas Cabin by Emma Cane Sandy and her young son, Nate, are Christmas tree-hunting when a snowstorm strikes and an old ranch hand points them to an abandoned cabin. Little does Sandy know he sent cowboy Doug Thalberg to the same place. It's a Christmas all of Valentine Valley will remember.Can't Wait by Jennifer Ryan Before The Hunted Series began ...Though she is the woman of his dreams, Caleb Bowden knows his best friend's sister, Summer Turner, is off limits. He won't cross that line, which means Summer will just have to take the reins if she wants her cowboy for Christmas.Baby It's Cold Outside by Katie LaneAlana Hale hits the internet dating jackpot when she finds Clint McCormick. He's sensitive and responsible--not to mention wealthy. When he invites her to spend the holidays on his family's ranch, she readily accepts. But on the way there, a blizzard strands her with a womanizing rodeo cowboy who could change everything ...