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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Monty McCord
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,350. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: 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.
The Half-Breed Gunslinger
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Series: Half-Breed Gunfighter, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 29,860. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western
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.
Last Badman in Desolation
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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...
The Songbird of Seville
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The citizens of Sugar Creek had never seen anything quite like Señorita Rosaline De Caro of Seville, Spain -a world-renowned soprano on her way to a performance in Denver. What is initially a brief stopover while the stagecoach is repaired gets significantly more complicated for everyone involved, especially the sheriff, due to a very unexpected shooting...
Poacher's Moon
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,120. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: 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?
Hunter James Dolin
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Series: Half-Breed Gunfighter, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,820. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
~ 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.
Tales from Corral Fences
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,270. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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
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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.
Blackwell Chronicles Volume 1
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Series: Blackwell Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,160. Language: American English. Published: June 7, 2013 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
~ 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.
Judge Not: Muleskinners #1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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...
Killdeere Challenge
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,240. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
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 .
Apache Tears
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,780. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2011 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
An Apache youth, stolen from his home after a massacre, is forced into slavery. The young man dreams of freedom and hungers for revenge. Join Kaetin on his journey through life as he seeks freedom and deals with the bitterness of revenge. Walk beside him as he meets the White Eyes, Geronimo, and Pancho Villa. Will he accept the call to be an Apache warrior or does his life follow another trail?
Spirit Elk
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The Speaker of Legends gathers the tribe’s children around the campfire to tell them a story from the old times –about their people’s greatest hunter, and about the origin of the great Spirit Elk that haunts the forests still…
Before I Die: Bowen & Baile Book 2
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Series: Bowen & Baile: Western Detectives, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,000. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
~ 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?
Good Rebel Soil
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,290. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Rated R for violence and language. "To some he was a brutal thug, a heartless murderer – a monster. To others he was a protector, a beloved martyr to the Confederate cause – a hero. To a few he was a family man, a good old boy caught up in passions beyond his control – a man.He was all these things, and more. He was an American tragedy. He was Champ Ferguson." ~ Troy
South of Rising Sun
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 157,640. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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…
Noah Rains
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Ephraim and Lenora Teller had worked hard to build up their ranch, and endured some tough times. Now they suspected that their closest neighbors, the Rains family, were facing tough times of their own- and their little boy, Noah Rains, was acting very mysteriously…
A Debt Paid
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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...
The Galvanized Yankees of Company D
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Series: Blackwell Chronicles, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2011 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Several Confederate POWs were offered a choice, prison or go West to fill ranks on the frontier. Joe Evans and several Rebs from his captured outfit opted for the frontier and became 'Galvanized Yankees'. Their duties should have been endless patrols and drills with very little real Indian fighting. Trouble was someone forgot to tell the Indians.
Palomino Days
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,710. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
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.
Virgil Creede
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,520. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
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.
The Fangslinger and the Preacher
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,950. Language: American English. Published: December 17, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
~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?
Trapped! Bowen & Baile Book 4
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,970. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
An old friend from Cole’s past approaches the Bowen & Baile Detective Agency for help on an odd quest- to give back a stolen fortune. The only problem is, the man’s partners don’t want it to be given back…
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...
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.”
The Partners' Tale: Dead Man's Gold
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Three ne-er-do-wells -the old man called Red, the callow youth Jim, and the vain Mexican Paco -decide to avenge their recently deceased acquaintance Lucky by hunting down Death himself and killing him. An old Indian points them in the right direction to find the Grim Reaper -but Death has prepared a surprise for them...
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
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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.
Pa's Journal : The Legend of Epitaph Creek
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 144,930. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
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?
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…

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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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