Jeremy Perry is an American author who writes tales of action and adventure. In 2011, he started the BROTHERS OF THE MOUNTAIN series and penned the short story FAITH, LOVE AND MOONSHINE: An Appalachian Tale. In 2013, he released his first short story collection entitled UNDER THE WILLOW TREE and Other Stories. His short novel MOONSHINER'S JUSTICE was released in 2016. Jeremy has noted Raymond Carver, Gary Paulsen, Louis L'Amour, and Elmore Leonard as some of his writing influences.
Heart of the Frontier is a collection of seven adventures in the Brothers of the Mountain series, which depicts the lives of fictional trappers and brothers Henry and Lucas McCarty. Each story not only portrays extreme action and adventure, but also represents the special breed of men who were willing to risk their lives in the adverse and hostile conditions of America's western frontier.
Life is getting tough on the frontier for the McCarty brothers. Dealing with starvation, sickness, and now the vicious murder of an innocent family are more than they can handle. It seems their only hope of survival is to take up with the Shoshone chief, Two Buffaloes - but first they must prove themselves worthy to the old Shoshone leader by taking on the ruthless Blackfoot warrior, Mighty Wind.
Henry and Lucas cross the Mississippi River with hopes of catching up to William Ashley's trapping brigade and to reunite Little Otter, a young Shawnee boy, with his mother and father. But first they must deal with a couple of no-good river pirates whose dirty and reckless means to making a quick dollar places them directly on the fighting side of the McCarty brothers.
To see the mountains, valleys, and travel across America is the adventurous life Joel Hester seeks. However, when he discovers the town of Paradise, he finds that not everyone is so warm and welcoming of who he is, and leaving on his own may not be an option.
Frank Jamison is an Appalachian man who relies on his moonshining business to help his family endure the harsh times of the 1920s. However, when he finds out the local authorities and federal revenuers are out to dismantle his operation for the second time in three years, grave memories resurface for the seasoned moonshiner, ones that could ignite an old-fashioned backwoods shoot out.
A man tells of a boyhood adventure from long ago when he floated the Muscatatuck River and hooked a mighty catfish that surprisingly taught him honor, respect, and the value of life. (Coming of Age/Adventure)
Lucas McCarty has his sight set on America's western frontier. He wants to be a trapper and explorer while his brother, Henry, rides along to escape a tragedy that has changed his life forever. However, a blood-thirsty stranger is on their trail and getting out of the mountains of Eastern Kentucky alive will be a feat all its own for the McCarty brothers.
Henry and Lucas McCarty are heading to the port of the Missouri River to cash in their bounty of beaver pelts. Along the way, they stop at the frontier town of Fog Valley for a much needed rest and drink. When they discover their pelts are stolen, their leisure time is cut short. With their livelihoods at stake, they must track down and teach the thieving culprit a valuable lesson.
Throughout this collection are tales honed with a psychological edge and sprinkled with a dash of dark humor, while other stories cross over into the realms of tragedy, coming of age, and the paranormal.
An ornery grizzly is on the prowl and making life tough for a few settlers that happen to get in its way. Lucas, who's also had a run-in with the mighty beast, has had enough. It's up to him and an old trapper named Jude to track down the bear and set matters straight. (Western/Adventure)
After leaving the annual rendezvous, Henry and Lucas encounter a severely beaten Indian maiden ... that's when matters become personal, especially for younger brother Lucas. With a band of cutthroat Indians wreaking havoc across the frontier, the brothers set out to stop the renegades and try to prevent what could become a bloody massacre of an unwary Shoshone village. (Western/Adventure)
This heartfelt, coming of age tale involves a young boy, his zany father, and their unforgettable hunting adventure together. Many years later their hunt turns into a blessed memory for the once young and spirited lad, who now awaits in anguish alongside his father's deathbed. (Coming of age/Teen/Young Adult)
Henry and Lucas McCarty have traveled to the High Lonesome of the Rocky Mountains to fulfill their wanton urges to seek out uncharted territories and gain desirable profits as respectable fur trappers and honorable mountain men. This time their hopes, dreams, and ultimately their lives hang in the balance when they come face to face with members of the blood thirsty Blackfeet tribe.