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Brothers of the Mountain: Pride of the Shawnee
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Series: Brothers of the Mountain. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
The McCarty brothers have their sights set on America’s western frontier. Lucas wants to be a trapper and explorer while Henry rides along only to escape his former life. One man seeks adventure while the other man seeks peace within. But first, both must make it out of the mountains of eastern Kentucky with their lives intact, a feat that will be easier said than done.
Trains
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In the late 1800s, trains bring with them a sense of mystery and comfort. For Corinne, they also bring Silas. When Corinne meets Silas the first time, she surprises him. When they meet again, she surprises herself. Finally learning the truth might bring the greatest surprise of them all.
Dust and Worms
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The bank job went bad. The desperados managed to ride out of town, chased by lawmen's lead and curses. Their journey into terror has only begun. As Clance and his thieves delve deeper into the wilderness, they soon discover weirdness and death rides with them...
Meet-Up with the Outlaw of Yester-Year?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Who is now the “Outlaw of Yester-Year” in our fantasies? Who are today’s Lewt McCanles (Gregory Peck) and Pearl Chavez (Jennifer Jones) of Duel in the Sun? (The story is also a play.)
To See the ... Canary
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
The canary “sealed” Julia Boggs Dent to Ulysses S. Grant (and Calamity Jane) and helped her “presage” during the Civil War. Marked by a “bad eye,” she had second sight, as was acknowledged during the Grants’ travels around the world.
Ghost Warrior
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Snake Wilton, a twenty-three-year-old half-Apache convict, had spent the previous year at hard labor, helping build the new territorial prison in Yuma. But when an opportunity presents itself he makes a bid for freedom –intending to make his way to the ghost city high in the cliff walls he had heard about in legend. Will he find refuge, and his true spirit, before he is caught?
The Gunfighter's Gift
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Wilhelmina was about to meet a real live gunfighter -a bounty hunter with a deadly reputation. As it turns out, it is also her grandfather -and he is bringing her a very special gift...
Lillie Langtry’s “Lash La Rue Sweet Potatoes” World Crusade, Or Why You Can’t Buy Quintussential Western Wear Boots
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In this charming, and hilarious, story by Lynn Veach Sadler, the reader is introduced to Lillie Langtry Smith: the world’s biggest western fan (especially the films of Lash La Rue.) Lillie embarks on a trip to Japan, where her Lash La Rue-centered program, culminating in a tasting of her specialty Lash La Rue Sweet Potatoes, will usher in a new era or global unity. What could go wrong?
Hangman’s Knot
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Series: Michelle Tanner - Going West, Book 3. Price: $1.34 USD. Words: 11,760. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014 by Red Kittys Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
While delivering the outlaw Captain Edward Powers to the Law at Larned, Kansas, the group of travelers witnesses a hanging that goes horribly wrong. Witnessing the fate of the condemned causes Powers to rethink he is life. He worries that his hanging might similarly be bungled. Meeker assures him that no Hangman could botch two hangings in a row, could he? #3 in the series
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the O.K. Corral
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Series: Let Me Clear My Throat - Short Stories, One at a Time, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(5.00 from 1 review)
A stranger arrives in Tombstone and walks into the middle of the famous shootout at the O.K. Corral. The first in a series of free short stories by Steeven R. Orr, author of Holliday's Gold.
Wearing out a Welcome
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Al and Rosalie Decker’s uninvited house guest is in no hurry to leave their ranch. Jerome Hayden is “just a little too courteous, a little too attentive”… and is making himself at home, in all the wrong ways…
Redemption Trail
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,580. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Sam Gibson used to be a lawman, until the day he made a terrible mistake that could never be taken back. Since then, he has alternated between wishing there were a way he could redeem himself and believing he deserved punishment. He’s about to get both…
Long Shot
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,830. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
If Brazos Boone had any endearing quality it was that whenever he shot someone, he did it with a smile. Brazos Boone was a cold-blooded killer, and that’s the truth of it. Everybody agreed somebody should do something about the situation...
Doing Right by Dodd, and Other Tales
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,810. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Three western short stories by Kevin Crisp. In the title story, just because Ken Dodd met an untimely (and natural) demise, there's no reason several of his acquaintances shouldn't profit from it. Problem is, the insurance policy only pays for "wrongful death or disaster"... and their efforts to make his death appear wrongful wind up being disastrous, indeed...
Ambush at Kansas City
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Series: Michelle Tanner - Going West, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 10,930. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by Red Kittys Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
A young woman, Michelle Tanner, begins a journey west. Befriending a living legend Nathan Meeker he quickly becomes her mentor. "You got it all Missy. For better or worse, you got it all! You may become a legend or you could be a corpse. I don't want to be sending no letter to your Pa explaining how you were killed." Michelle realizes quickly life in the west will not be business as usual.
Claim 227
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Price: $1.34 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014 by Red Kittys Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
He knew as soon as he touched it what it was. Holding it up to Andrews, yelling out to him his eyes wide looking wild, "Bonanza, Ya?" Walking to him David saw the yellow stone with other minerals clinging stubbornly to the gold. Taking the cold metal in his own hands, he felt a rush of excitement the gold warmed from his touch. Perhaps this where the fever comes from.
A Bloody Revenge
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Series: Doc Holliday, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,510. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Morgan is dead and Virgil is crippled. Doc and Wyatt must get out of Arizona before the cowboys try and kill them too but with Wyatt set to avenge his brother’s death, it looks like they won’t be leaving quietly. They may escape the county but will Behan and his deputised outlaws drag them back?
Open Hands
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Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A very short western story about an Indian guide with a creative solution to a small town's outlaw problem.
A Lesson for Us All
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Series: The Marshall Mike Baxter Mysteries, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00 from 1 review)
A lonely old prospector is found dead in his own doorway, shot with his own gun. Lambert had few friends and even less money. Word is, he didn’t have an enemy in the world. Marshall Mike Baxter isn’t buying it—not until he knows a lot more about poor old Lambert. A short story in the classic Western tradition.
Messenger of Death
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: American English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
This story concerns an old Navajo owl superstition and a demented madman who hungered for the love of a beautiful Indian maiden. The mystic owl foretold the outcome. It hooted once to warn the Navajo, then hooted twice for death.