Hazel B. West


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!

Where to find Hazel B. West online

Where to buy in print


Sweet Vendetta Blues
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 99,550. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A noir set 200 years in the future featuring estranged brothers seeking revenge against the mafia don who killed their adoptive father.
New Beginnings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,450. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
This prequel short story for Sweet Vendetta Blues details Jack's first job as a homicide detective
Uneasy Is the Head
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,220. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
This prequel story to Sweet Vendetta Blues details how Leone Paccioretti first joined Rosa Nera
Come Marching Home
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,830. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
After being away for over a year, Alfonse Keller has returned from the trenches on Teuton’s western front, fighting in the war that’s broken out against the Steppes. He should feel relieved now that’s he’s back in his own village in the care of his brother Ernst, but he’s not. It seems like nothing has changed except for him.
The Butler's Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The butler to the King’s Righteous Man must be someone who is brave, skilled, loyal, and above all, ready for any eventuality—whether it be an assassin after his master or high tea for ten guests on short notice. Vincent Sinclair is the replacement for Sir Percival’s former butler who died under…unfortunate circumstances. It is now his duty to serve the Righteous Man in whatever he needs.
Flower of the Underworld
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,870. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fairy tales
A modern day retelling of the classic tale of Hades and Persephone, with romance, political intrigue, and twists you've never seen before.
Scars of War (Modern Tales of Na Fianna #3)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,860. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Adventure » General
Modern Irish warriors, Changeling plots, Road trips with the King of the Unseelie, and, oh yeah, the new Queen is expecting--what could possibly go wrong?
An Earthly King (Modern Tales of Na Fianna #2)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 117,900. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Following up where Blood Ties left off, Ciran and company face not only a possible Faerie rebellion in the works, but getting their High King married off. The adventures of the modern day Fianna continues in this exciting sequel with hints of the legend of Tam Lin.
Blood Ties (Modern Tales of Na Fianna #1)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,560. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The first book in a new urban fantasy series based off of the legends of Na Fianna and Irish folklore is about a young warrior, Ciran Mac Cool, and his mismatched companions on a quest to recover their family members who have been kidnapped by the Goblin Court.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,870. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,370. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,160. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Adventure » General
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,240. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,590. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,840. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
(4.00 from 1 review)
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,970. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, 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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