L. J. Martin

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L. J. Martin is the author of three dozen published works. He lives in Montana with his wife, NYT best-selling romantic suspense and historical romance author Kat Martin. They enjoy travel, cooking, hunting, fishing, photography, and wintering in California. Learn more about L. j. at www.ljmartin.com, www.wolfpackranch.com, and more about Kat at www.katmartin.com. Or search facebook and other social media sites for L. J. Martin and Kat Martin.

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Condor Canyon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,620. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
After fighting for independence in the war against Mexico, Clint Ryan carved out a homestead in the wild San Joaquin Valley. A gringo to the Californios, a white eye to the Indians, an obstacle to the miners, a target to those who'd tried to cross him, he only wanted to raise fine horses and be left alone. But they wouldn't!
California Cocina - A Look At Old California Cooking
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,340. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / Western States
This is a reader's cookbook. Yes, it has lots of recipes from old California and new, but it also looks at California through the eyes of early Anglos through excerpts from their books and from the authors novels. When did you last use the freshly butchered stomach of a goat to develop the rennet for your cheese recipe? It's full of historical cocina (kitchen) methods which are fascinating.
Blood Lines
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Series: Contemporary, Book 4 · Contemporary, Book 4 · Romance, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,670. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
So what? A document was found in a dank, dark, hidden cave under Manhattan...and the fate of a people are at risk. One man can right the wrongs of centuries...or die trying. It's a thriller, a romance, an action adventure like none you've ever read.
Cornucopia - Building A Greenhouse
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Series: Non Fiction, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
Montana has a very short growing season due to late frost and snow, and early snow. A greenhouse can extend northern climes growing seasons by four months. L. J. Martin takes you through the planning and construction of an 11' x 36' wood frame, plastic sheathed, concrete stub wall greenhouse including the installation of an automatic watering system.
The Way of the West
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Series: Western, Book 15 · Short Stories, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Harold L. Hogart, city slick, but the new owner of the Bar H, insists his young son go along on a cattle drive, and it's coming-of-age time when lots of trail tough cowhands decide the best way to learn, is to learn to laugh at yourself. There are some hard lessons on a tough trail but...it's the way of the west. A western short story by acclaimed western author L. J. Martin.
El Lazo - The Clint Ryan Series
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Series: Clint Ryan, Book 5 · Western, Book 14. Price: Free! Words: 72,280. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
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1840's Alta California is on the verge of revolution. The Mexicans struggle to keep their gracious life-style, the Indians have sworn to defend their tribal heritage. America is determined to reach the shores of the Pacific. In this turbulent land comes John Clinton Ryan, an adventurer, a seaman, a man who must learn the ways of the vaquero if he is to survive.
Mojave Showdown
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Series: Western, Book 13. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,840. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
What kind of crazy man would lead eighteen head of stolen prize borax mules into the blistering, man-killing Mojave? But then no one ever accused Magas Saragosa--the demon of the desert--of being an ordinary human. The tattoo covered Mojave Indian wanted slow, painful revenge on those who slaughtered his family, and any white man would do.
Against the 7th Flag - The Clint Ryan Series
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Series: Clint Ryan, Book 4 · Western, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,350. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Robbed of his gold, his guns, and almost his life, John Clinton Ryan is a man caught in the gunsights of history, traveling across Mexican Alta California in the mid 1800's. As the rumblings of war grow in cabinet rooms in Mexico City, Los Angeles, London, and Washington, and in the hearts of those who've already lost loved ones in the violent struggle...Ryan must fight, and fight he will.
The Benicia Belle - The Clint Ryan Series
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Series: Clint Ryan, Book 3 · Western, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,350. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Statehood has come to California, a rich young land of golden opportunity. Speculators, fortune hunters, roughnecks and con men have come from every corner of the earth to stake a claim. And nowhere is the competition more cutthroat than on the riverboats plying the waters from San Francisco to the interior. Greed, violence, and deceit flows with it.
Mr. Pettigrew
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Series: Nemesis, Book 2 · Western, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,130. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Beau Boone, starving, with only half a leg, at the end of his rope, falls off the train in the hell-on-wheels town of Nemesis. He's ready to give up, but Mr. Pettigrew intervenes. Beau owes him, but does he own him his very life?
Holy Hell - Crime Short Stories by L. J. Martin
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Series: Short Stories, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,830. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A series of crime short stories by acclaimed novelist L. J. Martin, who's the author of over 35 mysteries, thrillers and westerns. These stories all relate to religion in some way, as the author believes that misusing religion is one of the paving stones on the road to hell.
Shadow of the Grizzly - The Clint Ryan Series
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Series: Clint Ryan, Book 2 · Western, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,370. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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Clint Ryan and his men struggle to complete the task of cutting a ranch out of the wilderness. When he's asked by neighboring Indians to kill a child-murdering grizzly, he reluctantly says no. The griz is revered by the Yocuts, so their own braves cannot kill the monster, yet this long hunt would set Clint back to far. But bad luck haunts Clint, the Stoke's boys want his land and money.
Quiet Ops - The Manhunter Series
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Series: Manhunter, Book 2 · Contemporary, Book 3 · Contemporary, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,740. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
"Bob Burton knows crime and how to write about it...you won't put this one down." Elmore Leonard. Brad Bennedict, bounty hunter and P.I., lives quietly in Montecito, and works in a blender of crime, corruption, and killings. His job is manhunting, and he and his crew at Quiet Ops do it better than anyone in the land.
Bullet Blues - The Manhunter Series
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Series: Manhunter, Book 1 · Contemporary, Book 2 · Contemporary, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,040. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
"Bob Burton knows crime and how to write about it...you won't put this one down." Elmore Leonard Dev Shannon loves his job. He makes good money, travels all over, meets interesting people--and drags them off in chains to face justice.
To Ride A Tall Horse
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Series: Western, Book 8 · Short Stories, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,100. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
A Western short story by L. J. Martin, takes a youth, who's family is starving, from near Paso Robles into the great, dry, western San Joaquin Valley, where he accepts a horseback ride from a group of vaqueros. Based on a true story. When the Anglos won California from the Mexicans, little law prevailed, and some very bad things resulted. Works by L. J. Martin: Shadow of the Mast Tenkiller Moj
Who's The Boss
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Series: Non Fiction, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Customer relations
A short paper/manual for those interested in success. A critical look at counter people and those who are the first line of offense in obtaining and keeping customers.
Against the Grain
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,280. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Sales & selling / management
Against the Grain is one man's story of how he sold over $100,000,000.00 in product in one year. It's a how-to on sales, attitude, and success. If you're looking for a concise path to economic independence, this is simple, straight forward, and for everyone who deals with others on a day to day basis.
Booksigning 1A
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Series: Non Fiction, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012. Category: Essay » Business
A lesson in booksignings for authors and booksellers. The author and his wife have done hundreds of booksignings, many of them setting records for booksellers.
O'Rourke's Revenge
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Series: Western, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,400. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Ryan O'rourke survived the snake pit of Yuma Prison. Freedom means revenge against those who wrongly put him there. He's riding into gunsmoke and death, but he'll meet his worst enemy...and his destiny. "A good solid fish-slinging, gunslinging read." William W. Johnstone.
Stranahan
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Series: Western, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,750. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
"A good solid fist-slinging, gunslinging read. " William W. Johnstone. Nobody knows the law like a man who's been on the wrong side of it.... Sam Stranahan's an honest man who finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Fresh from the Judith Country of Montana, he's arrested for robbing the Bozeman stage and killing the shotgun guard. But Sam's not one to stay arrested.
The Devil's Bounty
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Series: Clint Ryan, Book 1 · Western, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,320. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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Another exciting Clint Ryan western.... Clint finds himself in a bargain that takes him into the dregs of San Francisco and the Barbary Coast, amid the baracoons and flesh traders. When a new freedman and he are thrown together, he finds a new friend and another who's repulsed by the selling of Chinese girls to satisfy the most deviant interests. And flashilng blades and gunsmoke result.
Write Compelling Fiction
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Series: Non Fiction, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,900. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
L. J. Martin is the acclaimed author of 30 works from Bantam, Avon, Pinnacle, and his own Wolfpack Productions. WRITE COMPELLING FICTON is a how-to book for writers who want to be published or to improve their writing. It's a compilation of writing tricks and tactics to get the reader involved, and to create a can't-put-it-down work, a compelling work.
Second is the First Loser
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Series: Short Stories, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,240. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A short story. Winning at Texas hold'em is good, unless the loser is named Gambrozini. Now it's either pay him back the dough, or pay him in lead.
Windfall
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Series: Contemporary, Book 1 · Contemporary, Book 1 · Romance, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 146,060. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
From the boardroom to the bedroom you've got to bet it all to win! L. J. Martin spent his early career in the real estate brokerage and development business, dealing with oilmen, farmers, ranchers, banks, and major corporations both here and abroad. He's uniquely capable of writing this business thriller.
Cooking: Wild & Wonderful
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Series: Non Fiction, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,360. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
Western author L. J. Martin has been a cook for both vocation and avocation. He and his NYT best selling, internationally published, wife, Kat Martin, have travelled a good part of the world...always with eyes, ears, and heart open to new tastes and adventures. Many of those recipes are included in this wonderfully written cookbook...lots of text, lots of recipes.
Rush To Destiny
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Series: Western, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,330. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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Edward Fitzgerald Beale was the quintessential western man, eclipsing John Fremont and even Kit Carson in adventure and accomplishment. No one did more for Manifest Destiny. This is not only an exciting and fascinating tale...but a true one. Don't miss Rush To Destiny, if you love history and the American west.
Tin Angel
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Series: Western, Book 3 · Romance, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,870. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Jessica Taggart had come West seeking adventure, and no hard-drinking, easy-living rogue like Jake Weston was going to stop her from finding it -- even if it meant being his partner in the Tin Angel, the most notorious brothel on the Barbary Coast.
Nemesis
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Series: Nemesis, Book 1 · Western, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,230. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
The fools killed his family...then made him a lawman. This wild western, in the Louis L'amore tradition, comes from renowned author L. J. Martin, whose over 20 novels have brought compelling reading to so many. McBain, broken and beaten from the Civil war is reluctant to return to his family as a snake dwells in his belly and he can't get the images out of his mind...until it's retribution time.
Shadow of the Mast
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Series: Western, Book 1 · Romance, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,770. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
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Young Sam Mueller is shanghaied from Boston aboard a California bound hide, horn, and tallow ship. Escaping from a cruel captain he adds to his skills by learning those of the vaqueros...but California is a hard taskmaster, and he finds himself at odds with the Californios, the Indians, and American's...all who want his hide. A beautiful senorita and a hard won rancho keep drawing him back.
Killing Cancer
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Series: Non Fiction, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,940. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer
L. J. Martin is a two time cancer survivor: prostate and throat/tongue squamous. Killing Cancer is a layman's and patient's look at preventing, detecting, and killing this dreaded disease. It's a look at alternative treatments and how to help medical science help you rid yourself of this interloper.

Smashwords book reviews by L. J. Martin

  • Double Dealing at Dirtville on Feb. 13, 2014

    UK authors have a long and admirable reputation for writing American westerns, and Clay More has raised the bar several notches. If you like to hear the creak of saddle leather, smell the gunsmoke, and flinch with every blow, slice, and gunshot...this is the read for you. Another Clay More can't put it down western. Don't miss...