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.

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Lightning Strikes Twice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,830. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The night the boy was born, lightning knocked down the tree next to the wagon, but never touched the mother in labor. She named the boy Lightning of God. By the time he turned 12, he’d strapped on a gun and killed his own pa for beating his ma to death... Lightning’s just 18, but when he strikes, things explode.
The Half-Breed Gunslinger
Series: Half-Breed Gunfighter, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 29,860. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
YA Novella - In 1860 there was more open range cattle in Florida than in Texas. It took a special breed of man to live there, and an even harder man to survive. Hunter James Dolin, half white and half Indian, was such a man. A gambler by trade and a gunslinger of necessity, Hunter attracted trouble wherever he traveled. But with his 2 Colt Walkers and Bowie knife, he could handle almost anything.
Monty McCord
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,350. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western
Monty McCord is a top hand, but he's got a hot temper. After killing young Hartley Billings he's on the run, and now old man Hunter Billings has sent his riders to catch up with him. But US Marshal Swade, Ellen Watson and her Flying W crew are on the lookout for Monty, and will do anything to keep him alive.
Tales from Corral Fences
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,270. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Literature » Western
A collection of tales by award-winning author John Duncklee: "Countless yarns begin from storytellers sitting atop corral fences while waiting for whatever the sitters are waiting for. The stories that are born from these locations emanate from real experience, generally involving livestock and the men and women that husband them."
Bowen & Baile: Book 1
Series: Bowen & Baile: Western Detectives, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,030. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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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.
Palomino Days
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,710. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Rod Gantry is a modern horseman skilled in tracking and firearms. The death of his beloved Sara has him contemplating ending his loneliness until a rogue, five-toed cougar returns. Rod finds a new purpose and sets out to track the mountain lion. He follows the big cat into a cave, only to emerge in the 19th century where an old Apache gives him a mission to correct a mistake in history.
Rider in Shadow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,350. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The tales in this collection come from many different genres, often blurring the distinctions between one and another: horror, fantasy, science fiction, thriller, paranormal, suspense. Despite that, most are bound by a common thread –a certain… darkness. Any of these short stories, no matter their genre, could have appeared on either The Twilight Zone or Alfred Hitchcock Presents...
Fathers: 12 Tales of the American West
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,250. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Holiday » Family
Editor Jeremy L. C. Jones has collected twelve western-themed stories about fatherhood, three tales each from four of the most highly regarded, award-winning authors working in the genre today: John Duncklee, Wayne D. Dundee, John D. Nesbitt, and Troy D. Smith.
The Gunfighter's Gift
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » General
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...
Blackwell Chronicles Volume 1
Series: Blackwell Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,160. Language: American English. Published: June 7, 2013 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
~ 6 exciting Blackwell stories ~ The Blackwell Claim introduces the four Blackwell brothers: Max, Duke, Caleb, & Jake. Blackwell's Run, 1864, tells of Max in the US Calvary fighting Indians. The Stealing Moon, 1855, has Jake meeting a boy who's struggling to become a man. In Blackwell's Stand, 1864, Caleb faces a grizzly & more. The Windigo is about Max's son Billy in the Klondike Gold Rush.
Killdeere Challenge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,240. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Full-Length Western Novel ~ After serving his sentence, Davy Killdeere is released from Yuma Prison. A letter from Ty asks him to stop at a way station and pick up two girls and bring them to the ranch. He heads for the way station to do his duty. One problem after another crops up – a pretty young woman, angry Apaches, a Colonel who wants to hang him, and a few other unsavory fellows .
A Debt Paid
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Literature » Western
Marshal Lance Kelly knew that you can't keep the peace in a place like Freeman, Nebraska, without making some enemies. Good thing for him he's about to get a visit from an old, and very dangerous, friend...
South of Rising Sun
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 157,640. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
U.S. Marshal Alistair Taggart has spent almost seven years protecting the citizens of Bleeding Kansas from the lawlessness surrounding its push to achieve statehood. Now, Kansas has entered the Union as a free state, but the violence threatens to continue when the Civil War erupts only three months later. Sometimes, justice only comes with a price…
Before I Die: Bowen & Baile Book 2
Series: Bowen & Baile: Western Detectives, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,000. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
~ Dime Novel Western short ~ The first official job for the Bowen & Baile Detective Agency seemed straightforward – find a missing wife and bring her home before her husband succumbs to cancer. But nothing is ever as easy as it sounds. Searching for the 'lady' in question takes the partners from fine hotels to the seedier side of several Colorado towns. Will they accomplish their goal in time?
Escape to the Past
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,450. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
When escaped prison inmates disappear without a trace with three teenaged hostages in the Arizona hills, police come to tracker Rod Gantry to find them. Now over sixty, Rod’s ability to trail prey is legendary. What most people don’t know, though, is that Rod Gantry has a special skill—he can trace people through time...
Judge Not: Muleskinners #1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Western
Elsie Parry and her eight mules survived the war, but can they escape the wrath of the Danby Gang? She lived alone for five years after the Recent Unpleasantness and was overcome with happiness to be reunited with her father. Now, his fondest desire is to leave all the bad memories behind and see the Pacific Ocean, so she agreed to head west. All’s well until they approach Wolf Creek...
Poacher's Moon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,120. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
~ A Contemporary Western Mystery novel ~ When Wilf Kasmirex, an outfitter, is asked to guide hunters on a newcomer’s ranch, he doesn’t think anything is up. As he works, he is nagged by the disappearance of a young woman no one seems to be trying very hard to find. Ultimately, two questions come together: does Wilf want to keep selling nature to arrogant clients, and what happened to Heather Lea?
Pa's Journal : The Legend of Epitaph Creek
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 144,930. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
After leading his family to safety from a deliberately set range fire, a father rides off to seek help and disappears. Pa’s Journal becomes a guide to manhood for his 16-year-old son. -- Taught how to fight and survive by a lawman, and guided by his Pa's words, Davy becomes a legend. But will a legend bring his father home, or give the girl he loves the courage to come back to him?
Virgil Creede
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,520. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Virgil Creede was a dangerous man, known throughout the West as a bad individual to cross. He was a hired gun with his own unique set of scruples -for instance, he would not work for a man like Jerome Pickett, a merciless Chicago underworld figure who had set up business in gold rich Helena dealing in money and murder and who was even willing to consider his own children's lives as expendable.
Hunter James Dolin
Series: Half-Breed Gunfighter, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,820. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
~ Novella ~ Spurred by revenge... Gunfights and gold... One man against the odds... Hunter James Dolin survived the revenge war of Myakka, FL, by killing those harming him and his loved ones – all but one. Hunted by the Army, the gunslinger seeks refuge in the swamps. Then word arrives of the location of the one that got away. A new battle of revenge begins as the hunted again becomes the hunter.
Unlikely Partners
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,100. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Bounty hunter Judd Jacoby always works alone. That is, until a murderous bank robber escapes Judd’s grasp with the help of a girl named Faye –whom the robber then promptly and unceremoniously abandons, and worse. Now Judd and Faye must work together to track him down. Hell, they say, hath no fury…
The Fangslinger and the Preacher
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,950. Language: American English. Published: December 17, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
~A Paranormal Western~ Andelko Balas is the leader of a troublesome vampire coven. Discovering tales of the American West sets the coven on a bloody journey to a new land. Jack Denton has visions of a great evil coming to Arizona and meets an Indian chief who gives him a silver sword, a special cross, and a mission. Black Mountain Mesa becomes the site of a great battle. Is this the final battle?
Unwanted Reputation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » General
"The bad thing about being fast with a gun is there's always someone who wants to see if he's faster. My day started like that, and it doesn't look to get any better. This unwanted reputation sure draws attention. Walk with me for a day and see what I mean." – Lance Kelly
No Small Tempest (Muleskinners #2)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,080. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Elsie Parry aims to get this load of salt delivered to Kearney, Nebraska, come hell or high water. Or outlaws. Or Indians. Her other driver, Hank, and her former outlaw brother Zeb will help –but her eight draft mules (who think they are Greek gods) will make the difference. If she can keep them from being stolen –or eaten.
Last Badman in Desolation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Literature » Western
Mattie's life as a soiled dove in the town of Desolation Fork was lonely and grim. The only bright spot, aside from her little girl, was her friend Jacob -a quiet man hired to swamp the saloon and do odd jobs. But when a gang of notorious outlaws come into town, Mattie and everyone else learn that there is a lot more to Jacob than meets the eye...

Books

Western Tales! Vol. 7
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,800. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,650. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,610. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,610. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,340. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Literature » 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,070. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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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