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Fiction » Literature » Western
Morning Shadow by Frank Roderus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Literature » Western
Two short, but very powerful, stories by two-time Spur Award winner Frank Roderus. In “Morning Shadow,” a French trapper is enchanted by a captive Indian child, and must make a fateful decision. In “Four Gold Coins,” a man awakens from a drinking binge with a pocketful of coins he did not have the night before –are they a lucky break or a curse?
The Not So Great Escape by Desmond Shepherd
Series: The Permanent Man, Episode 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,590. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014 by Forever Young Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
THE NOT SO GREAT ESCAPE. Though Clyde Calvin’s gang took him captive, Patrick Hold has confirmed Calvin held Takoda’s wife, Chimala, hostage and plans to sell her on the Indian slave market. Now Patrick is determined to escape Calvin’s grasp and free Chimala. But doing that is easier thought than accomplished, especially since failure could end with Chimala’s death.
Whiskeyade by Desmond Shepherd
Series: The Permanent Man, Episode 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013 by Forever Young Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Literature » Western
WHISKEYADE. Patrick Hold has learned that Clyde Calvin and his gang are holding a Cahilla Indian woman hostage. That woman might be the wife of Takoda that he wants to find. Patrick must infiltrate the gang to see if it is her, and that carries the danger of suffering under Calvin’s wrath.
Angel in the Badlands by Chuck Tyrell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
~ A short story, Western Christmas tale from award-winning author, Chuck Tyrell ~ The New Mexico badlands offer no mercy, especially in December. Shot, robbed, and left to die, Jonah Stark learns how unforgiving the cold barren land can be. Bleeding and delirious, Jonah longs for death, but an unlikely angel comes along instead.
Vengeance in Virginia City, a Floyd Sisters Mystery by Sinda Cheri Floyd
Series: Floyd Sisters Mystery, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,440. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Literature » Western
Timbers swayed and crashed as the old mine collapsed. Could the girls get out in time? The sisters are in Virginia City viewing the camel races. An old feud comes to light and they get involved, but to what end? Will it help the city residents and will they escape the mine collapse?
A Cowboy's Journey: A Short Story by Alfred C. Martino
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Literature » Western
Set in the mythical Wild West, an aging cowboy deals with the passage of time, while recalling a life-defining moment with a woman of his youth.
The Kindness of Strangers by Cheryl Pierson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
~Western short story with paranormal twist~ Jericho Dean wants revenge and is willing to do anything–even die–to get it. He's trailing a band of Comancheros. An unusual old cowboy comes out of nowhere to join Dean and says he's looking for Tidwell's band too. But Jericho knows there's something not quite right about the situation. Will Hart help or hinder his quest for vengeance?
Kimberly's Christmas Cake by Chuck Tyrell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Russ Taklin, a good-looking man, who the four McCullough men thought well of, despite him once leaving their sis hogtied in a canyon. Russ occasionally visited and paid attention to Kimberly, but never called her anything but Kid–like everybody else. The year Kimberly turned eighteen, she made an effort to learn lots of things from Mother Turley. She even baked a Christmas cake, with Russ in mind.
Trail's End by Les Williams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
~ Exciting Dime Novel short ~ "I was interrupted one morning when my deputy pushed a disgruntled Wesley Wilkinson into the office. The surly man caused a ruckus in the Red Dog Saloon. As in the past, he spent the night as a guest in one of my cells. Then I was called out; a young cowboy was seeking a reputation at my expense. Think you want to be a frontier lawman? Follow me..." ~Lance Kelly
What's Up Kimosabe? The Lone Ranger Rides Again! by Leni Matlin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
From 1949-57 the Lone Ranger and Tonto rode the nation's airwaves keeping them safe and secure from all those who would threaten the peaceful and law abiding television-watching citizens of America. When the William Tell Overture came on and Silver reared up on his hind legs and the Ranger called out "Hi-yo Silver, away!" you knew one thing for sure: the bad guys were in for a royal rump thumping.
A Wind of Knives by Snubnose Press
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,930. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Western
A Wind of Knives is a 20,000 word novella about a quiet rancher in Civil War era Texas, Daniel Hays, who emerges from an alcohol-soaked haze to find his sole ranch hand (and lover) has been lynched—hanged by party or parties unknown. Left with virtually nothing but his failing ranch, Daniel takes it upon himself to seek out those responsible for his lover’s death.
20,000 Yards Across the Frontier by Bart Cline
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,840. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A lone gunfighter crosses the plains looking for a mysterious force which has been destroying farms and driving men insane, indians and settlers alike. But when he catches up to his quarry he finds himself at its mercy, and its creator at his throat. The Spaghetti Western meets 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
The Long Road to Sorrow (Sorrow #4) by Jack Bates
Series: The Sheriff of Sorrow, Book 4. Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013 by MindWingsAudio. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Literature » Western
Sheriff Cal Haskell goes rogue in his pursuit of the notorious man with a brass foot. A Long Road to Sorrow teams Cal with a determined agent of the legendary Coughlin Investigation Bureau and a crusty old trapper who knows how to rack beast or man. A show down with Jacob Langston at a disreputable sanatorium will reveal secrets Cal would have never expected to uncover. [A Novelette]
The Fifth Rider: New Damascus by A Park
Price: Free! Words: 16,910. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Literature » Western(4.60 from 5 reviews)
New Damascus was a place of desert and mountain. It was a town suffering from sickness, where trouble always stopped by to holiday. It was the preacher who finally took matters into his own hands, praying for salvation. Salvation didn't come. Something else did.
Felicity: Bowen & Baile Book 3 by Frank Roderus
Series: Bowen & Baile: Western Detectives, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 by Western Trail Blazer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
~ Dime Novel Short ~ Jonathon Two Hawk disappeared and his wife – or widow – wants Cole Bowen and Edward Baile to investigate. What she really wants is for Bowen and Baile to kill the man she believes has murdered her husband and stolen more than seventeen thousand dollars from him. The partners are not assassins. But if someone tries to murder them, it will happen at that party's peril.
Marshal of Arizona by Doug Hocking
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western
Arizona in the 1850s was without law and order, a refuge for outlaws and men on the run. The judge was 600 miles away in Santa Fe and taking evil-doers to court a matter of impracticality. Tubac needs a lawman but he'd have no official status, no jail and no court to support him. He'd have to intimidate banditos into leaving his town alone. What could go wrong with that?
Lew Dabb's Untold Stories by Lew Dabb
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,580. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013 by Neil Dabb. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Western
Lew Dabb made a collection of short stories for a few friends and family before he passed away. Two of those stories were published as novella’s on Smashwords. This collection is the remainder of those fiction stories as well as another fiction story found buried in his computer later on. These are Lew Dabb’s ‘Untold Stories’
Hawk Is Back In Town - Western by Sherman Lee
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,920. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013 by Sharaya Lee. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Hawk is back in Town - Western Short Story You like your Westerns wild? You like old towns where you meet the good, the bad, and the ugly, complete with harmonica? Then walk right in and meet... Hawk. Hear it from himself, why he returned to Lick Skillet, Texas. He's got a chip on his shoulder, a bone to pick, and an axe to grind? You got that right. Better don't stand in his way.
Blunderbuss by Lew Dabb
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,380. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013 by Neil Dabb. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Literature » Western
In a quest to avenge his father's death, fourth generation blacksmith, Cal Wiggins joins forces with an indian named Monjo. After meeting a beautiful girl, he must try to capture the bad guys, get the girl and find the pirate treasure all without getting himself killed.
Gunfight With A Fool by Ron Lewis
Price: $1.34 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013 by Red Kittys Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western
Meet Harold Andersen, a pitiful man for whom happiness just does not fit in the equation. His desire to become famous sends him head first into a confrontation with John Henry "Deadeye" Bain.