Young Brodie Dephrane was forced to watch the murder of his mother by a gang of killers. He grows into a strong, reliable man and a deadly shot with a .45 revolver. Yet, he is a restless man obsessed with a need to protect women who cannot protect themselves and for revenge against the killers. He puts his ranch, his romance and his future on hold when he saves a young woman who puts him on the trail of the man responsible for killing his mother. Brodie’s dangerous quest drives him from Utah through Arizona Territory and to a final conflict above New Mexico’s Gila River on Deadman’s Ridge. But the price of his obsession is found elsewhere – in a place called Bock’s Canyon.
A collection of the popular short stories written in a style that reflect situations of the Old West, but have a modern feel to them. Each story gives an opportunity to experience the cantankerous men and sultry women that made the West what it was: Wild and Dangerous.
The drinking, dancing and gun-slinging lifestyle often encountered in a different era is given a new twist by introducing female characters that aren't simple objects of a man's desire, need to be rescued, chase after bare chested cowboys, or seeking romance with Indians.
So hang on tight to those reins, and get ready to ride into one crazy tale after another with the roaming Cowboys and Gold Miners as they recall some of the situations and characters they encountered while traveling through the deserts and mountains in the Old West.
Romance and trickery. Whiskey and fights. It’s all in here. Ride safe, Cowboy. Ride safe, and Happy Trails!
It’s HELL or HIGH WATER for the gun slinging bounty hunter who always catches his man. This is the new action-packed Western from award-winning author David Watts! After a dramatic gunfight with an Outlaw, Marshal Luke, is hired by a local Governor who has been plagued by high crime in a state bordering Mexico. With roving gangs of murderers flooding across the border—the Governor made an election promise to get elected. He would hire the toughest gunfighter to rid the state of crime… He gives the Marshal one order. Remove the filth from my state… anyway you can! The Marshal has a hard task ahead of him—but with the help of a lady in need, and some good folks who want their state cleaned up—he takes the criminals on. Above the law, with a gun in his hand, the Marshal goes to war and all who stand before him have two choices… SURRENDER… OR DIE! This action led Western features a ton of lead, a Bounty Hunter with a bad attitude and a lot of dead BAD GUYS! Ride along as The GUNS OF PECOS COUNTY clean up the lawless state that time forgot!
This is the story of Mary Fields, 'Stagecoach Mary', who got her nickname at the turn of the 20th Century. She earned this nickname by working for the United States Postal System delivering the United States Mail through adverse conditions that would have discouraged the most hardened frontiersmen of that period. All by herself, she never missed a day for 8 years, carrying the U. S. Mail and other important documents that helped settle the wild open territory of central west Montana. Mary had no fear of man, nor beast, and this sometimes got her into trouble. She delivered the mail regardless of the heat of the day, cold of night, wind, rain, sleet, snow, blizzards, Indians and Outlaws.
Mary was 6 feet tall, and weighed over 200 pounds, and even with 'those' extraordinary extremes, there were two more facts that made 'her' history. Mary was the second woman in 'history' to carry the U. S. Mail, however, even that was a matter of simplicity, for a fact, she was a Negro Woman, and the only 'Negro', for hundreds and hundreds of miles when she first arrived in Montana.
This feature story covers Mary's colorful life, from the plantation where she was born a slave in 1832, to the famous Steamboat race between the "Robert E. Lee" and the "Natchez" on the Mississippi River, to her death in Cascade, Montana, 1914.
Kallie is a young pioneer woman traveling the rugged Oregon Trail when her life changes in an instant after an unsuccessful river passage at Sweet Grass. After their solitary wagon is attacked and her husband and brother-in-law massacred, she is swooped up by an Indian warrior who shouts an exultant war cry, drapes her across his horse, and races across the prairie with her as his captive.
Kallie must now rely on her inner-strength and stubbornness to survive within uncharted Indian territory. As the war party leads Kallie and her sister-in-law along the river, Kallie's abductor, Brave Eagle, must reconcile his tumultuous emotions as his white captive quickly captures his heart. Shocked by her own intensity of desire toward her captor, Kallie surrenders to him without understanding exactly why.
As Brave Eagle leads her to his village and into an uncertain future, Kallie becomes immersed in a world where danger and sickness lurk in the shadows and nothing is promised as her destiny rises up to meet her.
In this historical romance novel set in the early American frontier, a white woman discovers love and passion with her Indian captor on the Oregon Trail as fate leads her into a future she never could have imagined.