Hazel B. West

Biography

I spend a good bit of my time writing historical fiction about brave men and women who have graced the pages of history, trying to bring more light to their legacies so readers of all ages will enjoy them.

My favorite things/hobbies: Writing obviously, listening to and playing Irish and Scottish folk music, practicing with all eras and types of historical weaponry, GOOD COFFEE, reading of course, dark (dark) chocolate, sketching/painting, hats and boots, collecting little old-fashioned things of all kinds, buying books, and don't forget dressing in period clothing!

My favorite kinds of books: Good adventure (sometimes with a little romance), Epic historical series, anything having to do with brotherhood or camaraderie--I'll read anything if it has a strong brotherly bond between two or more guys, time travel novels as long as they are traveling back in time (and not in their own lifetime), good steampunk novels (heavy on the clankers and none of the weird things), military adventure, historical fiction that's either well-written or has unique twists, meaningful or bittersweet war novels, occasionally a good funny book especially ones that are spoofs off old stories or fairy tales, and classics--always the classics!

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Books

Wolfsblood
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,870. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Alexandrus, a newly promoted Roman Centurion is sent to a posting in Northern Britain to whip the wayward soldiers there into shape, only to find that they are not all they seem and he's soon dragged into a world of shape shifters, Druid curses and Roman politics.
A Case of Poisons: An Anthony Maxwell Mystery
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,370. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
In this first book in a new Victorian steampunk mystery series, private detective, Anthony Maxwell, and his two partners, Tobias and Scamp, have to solve a series of murders involving exotic poisons.
Ballad of the Highwayman
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,160. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Kilroy Allen is a highwayman looking for the man who betrayed his father, the mysterious and wicked, Black Lieutenant. With the help of his faithful partner, Jeffcoat, a rival highwayman Roster Scarcliff and the beautiful yet dangerous Sylvia Davies, Kilroy's childhood lover, he knows he needs to track the man down before he finds out Kilroy's identity and kills him first.
By Blood or By Bond
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,240. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
(3.00 from 1 review)
Caolan, the son of a Celtic chieftain and Viggo, a centurion from the Roman army are thrown together in poor circumstances by the deaths of Caolan's father and Viggo's son. Can they look past their differences and hatred of each other to find what they have lost: a father and a son?
Home Before the Harvest
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,590. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Viggo Aulus Callias is now a centurion in the Roman Army, stationed in Germania, and hoping to get back home before his son is born in the autumn. But his position becomes desperate when his old enemy, Tribune Amatus, turns up serving his time in the army with the intent of of disposing of Viggo for good.
Wolf Hunt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,840. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Caolan, has a dream about his friend being killed by a wolf and he wonders if it is just a dream or a vision of the future. As signs of a rogue wolf begin appearing in the village, he start to fear that his dreams will come true and he could lose his best friend and foster brother.
To Save a Life
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Viggo Aulus Callias is a young man with an insatiable love of justice and when he sees a slave boy being treated cruelly for no reason, he cannot stand aside and watch it happen without doing anything. Soon though, he finds that he has made dangerous enemies who are far out of his league, but even that will not stop him in his mission to save the boy Hector before it is too late.
On a Foreign Field: A Story of Loyalty and Brotherhood
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,970. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
A story of a young man who struggles with the decision to stay true to his blood family or his comrades in arms.

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