Western Trail Blazer

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Distinctive stories of the American West
** Under new management beginning January 1, 2014 **
~ Troy D and Robin Smith of Cane Hollow Press have successfully taken the reins of Western Trail Blazer ~

Adventure, Action, Romance, Historical, Suspense, Mystery,and all the varieties of Western reading you could wish for will be presented by our authors. We will also be bringing select Western Poetry, Non-Fiction, and a Western Recipe or two your way.

Several of the WTB authors have been writing Westerns since the 1970s and grew up during the days of such television series as Lancer, Maverick, The Rifleman, Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Cheyenne, and lots more. These are authentic Western storytellers. But others are new, mixing modern ideas with a long enjoyed theme.

We sincerely hope you will join us on the trail, whether you choose the tried and true or the greenhorn author. Western Trail Blazer novels always offer an entertaining, affordable experience.

We appreciate your friendship, patronage, and continued support. Happy Reading!

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Big Enough: A collection of stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,890. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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A collection of short stories including: Big Enough, Man of Iron, Kataki, Line Rider, The Kid and the Commodore, Death of a Hunter, Requiem for a Pig, and A Father's Prayer plus 2 Bonus Features. "This collection is a real treat for fans of Charlie's (Chuck Tyrell) work, and if you're a first timer, then you're about to discover a fine guy and a fine author..." - C. Courtney Joyner
Miss Annie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
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A pretty school teacher, the benefactress of the town, climbs on a train every summer to go back East when school is over. Two suitors proposed this year, but Miss Annie left anyway. The love-lorn men are distracted from their misery a bit when they must track down a bank robber. In the process, will they discover a secret Miss Annie has been hiding?
Bound for Texas
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,670. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2010 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
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Trace Belden faces a long cattle-drive back to the ranch with his prime Hereford breeding stock. His son wants nothing to do with him and the boy's step-father wants to kill him. To add to his troubles, Belden must ride herd on his kid brother who is getting way out of hand, and then a stray kid shows up on the drive. Can things get any worse?
Long Ride to Limbo
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,900. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
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Gold, God, and Glory -- Ten years earlier, Reese Sullivan rode away from his wife, Vanessa, and young son, Trey. Now they will embark on a perilous journey that pits father and son against unseen enemies, natural disaster, and each other—while back home the women they love face an unimagined danger. Will they uncover the key to a vast and fabled treasure?
The Windigo
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Series: Blackwell Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2010 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(5.00)
Prospectors lost in the North woods during a cold, desolate winter are on the verge of starving. With no game, no supplies, and no idea of which way to travel, they are desperate. Two men leave to seek food and shelter to save the small group, but never return. Then an eerie howling that raises the hackles of even the bravest among them travels on the cold wind. Could it be the Windigo?
O'Doul
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,470. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(5.00)
A short Western adventure... O’Doul has been a lot of places and done a lot of things in his life. Now, working on a ranch outside Pitchfork Creek, he finds bad things happening all around. The ranch owner and his wife are splitting up and O’Doul is forced to ride herd on a hot-headed cowboy. When events come to a head, O’Doul makes a deadly decision and goes into action.
Vulture Gold
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,090. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(5.00)
Limited Time Offer ~~ Garet Havelock, Vulture City's marshal, attempts to stop the theft of $100,000 in bullion from the Vulture Mine headquarters. An old nemesis, Barnabas Donovan, is responsible and leaves a trail of dead behind him. Now, Havelock must survive the Apache “run of death,” and face Donovan's gunslingers to get back the gold.
Desert Crossing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,220. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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“You haven’t been here long and I haven’t told you much about the enemy we are facing out there, the Mastu. Not much you need to know, really. It doesn’t matter who they are or where they come from. They’re not human; they know nothing but hunger and rage. They do not take prisoners, if you’re captured, you’re dead. That’s all you need to know.”
Kill Crazy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2010 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.67)
A troubled teenage boy, Chris, decides he hates his father. Ethan, Sheriff of the town, must bring in a killer, even if it means leaving his angry son at the mercy of a nineteen year old troublemaker and the local parson. A stone-faced, old man rides into town just before Ethan returns. What does he have to do with the killer? Who will live? And who will die?
The Running Gun
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,820. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.00)
Dan Cord awakens to realize his life has changed in a matter of moments. Three lawmen and his brother lay dead around him. The money they worked so hard to earn is gone. The gun in his hand will hang him for sure. The Owlhoot Trail is a hard life, but one Dan is forced to take if he wants to find his brother's killer and clear his name.
Bowen & Baile: Book 1
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Series: Bowen & Baile: Western Detectives, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,030. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
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~ A Dime Novel by award winning author Frank Roderus ~ A death in the family means a return to a former way of life for Howard Bowen. He gave up hunting men years ago, but no one else can do this job. He meets a greenhorn, Edward Baile, equally determined to see justice done, who carries a new weapon--a Mauser. Bowen agrees Baile can come and together they hit an unknown trail, seeking five men.

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Western Tales! Vol. 7
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,800. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Exciting western fiction by some of the best writers in the genre today! In this volume: “The Left Flank” by W. M. Shockley. “The Day They Got Lance Burns” by Troy D. Smith “Stone in the Distance” by John D. Nesbitt “Raley’s Revenge” by Phil Dunlap “Redemption Trail” by Clay More
Western Tales! Vol. 6
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,650. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Six short stories by some of the best western writers working in the genre today! “The Stealing Moon” by Troy D. Smith “Lillie Langtry’s ‘Lash LaRue Sweet Potatoes’ World Crusade” by Lynn Veach Sadler “Flowers for Rebecca” by John D. Nesbitt “The Kid and the Commodore” by Chuck Tyrell “Cottonwood Grove” by Joan Leotta “Getting on God’s Good Side” by John Neely Davis
Western Tales! Vol. 5
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,610. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Six stories by some of the best western writers working in the genre today! “It Takes a Man” by Lee Aaron Wilson “Spring Comes to the Widow” by John D. Nesbitt “Mister Maitlin” by Troy D. Smith “A Debt Paid” by Les Williams “Broken Rainbow” by Lynn Veach Sadler “Mescal Makers” by Nik Morton
Western Tales! Vol. 2
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,610. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Five short stories by some of the best writers working in the western genre today. Check them out- some may already be your favorites, others may become your new favorites! This volume features: “Kataki” by Chuck Tyrell “The Kindness of Strangers” by Cheryl Pierson “Back to Bavispe” by John D. Nesbitt “Mourning Glory” by Troy D. Smith “Doing Right by Dodd” by Kevin Crisp
Ladies Love Outlaws
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,340. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Western
Three stories about ladies loving outlaws! THE GUNFIGHTER'S GIRL by Cheryl Pierson; ADDIE AND THE GUNSLINGER by Celia Yeary; BIG ENOUGH by Chuck Tyrell
Twilight of the Gun
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,070. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
An anthology spotlighting the authors of Western Trail Blazer: some of the best working in the western genre today! Several of these tales are AWARD WINNERS and BEST SELLERS. Includes stories by: Frank Roderus John D. Nesbitt Wayne D. Dundee Cheryl Pierson Kit Prate Celia Yeary Chuck Tyrell Troy D. Smith Lee Aaron Wilson Les Williams Tom Rizzo Kevin Crisp

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