When Lorraine Berry, the owner of the Pennyroyal Saloon, hires Kellen Coltrane to protect the town from a local rancher and his three sons, she finds herself drawn to Kellen despite the secrets he hides.
A stunning western historical romance from USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman, one of today's “premier western romance writers.”* As the owner of the Pennyroyal Saloon and Hotel, Lorraine Berry is privy to almost everything that goes on in Bitter Springs, Wyoming—including the bloodshed plaguing its citizens. With all of the good men dying at the hands of a local rancher and his three sons, Raine hires a shootist to be the town’s protector. But her handsome new employee is more than a hired hand; he’s a man who keeps his guns close and his secrets closer. After a chance encounter on a train, Kellen Coltrane travels to the Pennyroyal to carry out a dying man’s last wish. But once he meets the hotel’s fiery-haired proprietor, Coltrane finds himself assuming the role of the shootist’s accomplice and agrees to protect Bitter Springs. And as he learns more about Raine’s own tragedy, Coltrane can’t deny his growing desire for the courageous widow, or the urge to protect her from the threat that draws near...
In countless battles against encroaching settlers, this fierce Apache warrior created a legend of invincibility. Captured, he escaped to fight again. This documentary tells his fascinating story of daring and revenge.
1877 Texas - Captured in an unsuspecting attack by buffalo hunters, Young-Man-Listens, a nine-year-old Kwahadi Comanche, finds himself sold to a traveling circus troupe. Circus owner, Shelley McDuff, ferries Young-Man-Listens from town to town along the Texas-Mexico border. A nefarious con man, McDuff dubs the boy, Chief Raging Buffalo and bills the young Comanche as the last renegade in Texas. When the circus arrives in the small town of Redemption, Young-Man-Listens finds an unlikely ally in eleven year-old, Jake Miller. Caged for more than two years and desperate for freedom, Young-Man-Listens prays that Jake is up to the overwhelming task of liberating him from McDuff's prison ¿ or else he will remain . . . The Last Renegade
Honorable Mention for the 2015 Book Award from the American Revolution Round Table of Richmond Honorable Mention for the 2015 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award In November 1774, a pamphlet to the “People of America” was published in Philadelphia and London. It forcefully articulated American rights and liberties and argued that the Americans needed to declare their independence from Britain. The author of this pamphlet was Charles Lee, a former British army officer turned revolutionary, who was one of the earliest advocates for American independence. Lee fought on and off the battlefield for expanded democracy, freedom of conscience, individual liberties, human rights, and for the formal education of women. Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee is a vivid new portrait of one of the most complex and controversial of the American revolutionaries. Lee’s erratic behavior and comportment, his capture and more than one year imprisonment by the British, and his court martial after the battle of Monmouth in 1778 have dominated his place in the historiography of the American Revolution. This book retells the story of a man who had been dismissed by contemporaries and by history. Few American revolutionaries shared his radical political outlook, his cross-cultural experiences, his cosmopolitanism, and his confidence that the American Revolution could be won primarily by the militia (or irregulars) rather than a centralized regular army. By studying Lee’s life, his political and military ideas, and his style of leadership, we gain new insights into the way the American revolutionaries fought and won their independence from Britain.
In 1956, the Yakima Indian Reservation in Central Washington is thrown into turmoil when the son of the most powerful White-man on the Reservation is found dead in his familys swimming pool. Derek Abrams, a popular Indian schoolteacher and former All-American football star, is accused of his murder, but fearing he wont get a fair trial, he flees on horseback into the foothills of Mt. Adams. A posse goes after him, but one man on the posse does not plan for Derek to be brought back alive.
A boy gets murdered before his due time. While settling into his new home in a dead world, he learns that his sister is in danger. Betting his soul and very existence, he challenges a fiend to get back to Earth for a short time to rescue his sister. With a new friend by his side and the determination to save the most important person to him, Renegade Bones risks everything he has.
Pregnant and on the run from her abusive ex-husband, Angela is determined to make a fresh start. Leaving Earth behind, she journeys to a far-off world where she finds peace and safety living in a small mining settlement. Nearly a year later, Angela’s luck changes and her life is endangered when a deadly snowstorm sweeps down upon them. Sinfully seductive “freight dog’” Clint Banner, offers her and her newborn daughter warmth and shelter aboard his snowed-up and grounded cargo ship. Days pass as the storm rages on. Everything’s fine the first week. Trouble starts after that. What Angela and Clint are unprepared for is their mutual desire for more than just survival. Could Clint Banner hold the key to a future Angela has only dreamed of?
The renegade cowboy returns It’s been nine years since Trask Beaumont left Gilt Edge, Montana, with an unsolved crime in his wake, and Lillian Cahill has convinced herself she’s finally over him. But when the rugged cowboy with the easy smile suddenly shows up at her bar, there’s a pang in her heart arguing the attraction never faded. And that’s dangerous, because Trask has returned on a mission to clear his name and win Lillie back. Tired of running, Trask knows he must uncover the truth of the past before he can hope for a future with the woman he’s never forgotten. But if Lillie’s older brother, the sheriff, learns that Trask is back in town, he’ll arrest him for murder. Now Trask is looking for a showdown, and he won’t leave town again without one—or without Lillie.
Lijah Smith was known as The Renegade during his years in the army, and even though he no longer serves that hasn’t changed; he’s still a renegade, believes rules were made for other people, not him. He’s also hard, ruthless, with a body of tempered steel, and when beautiful Callie Morgan tells him the reason she needs his help he becomes the deadly assassin that he was trained to be. But Lijah has a secret, one that only a handful of people know, and Callie isn’t one of them. Callie came to Grayson Security looking for the men who served under her father, Major Peter Morgan, knowing that if anyone can help her find him, they can. She expected to speak with the owner of Grayson Security, instead she meets Lijah Smith, a man as deadly as he is overpoweringly attractive. But there’s something Callie isn’t telling Lijah, something that could get them both killed. The sexual attraction between the two of them is raw and primal, and impossible for either of them to ignore. But can that attraction overcome the secrets they’re both hiding, and will they find Callie’s father before it’s too late? Author’s Note: The stories in the ALPHA series have sexier situations and stronger language than my other books.
Claiming her felt like his destiny…but could prove to be his ultimate undoing. Desperate to flee a horrific arranged marriage, Princess Tanzi turned to the only man who could help. Lorcan Malone, infamous necromancer, had vowed to come to her aid whenever she needed him. And even as they traveled from the mortal world into the fantastical Otherworld, Tanzi knew her true need ran deeper than just a rescue. She was his enemy's daughter. A renegade like Lorcan had no business craving a Fae princess, one intended for a greater calling. Yet he was powerless to resist the pull to do more than protect Tanzi…
Desperate to return home to Texas, the widow of a Rebel hero finds an unlikely bodyguard in a wounded soldier who isn’t what he seems Rhys Redding grew up on the streets of London, sleeping in stables, picking pockets, and begging for scraps of food. He found a way out as a mercenary in Africa, and returned to England a rich man—only to end up in a Confederate prison. Now his only hope of escape is a black-haired beauty who needs him as badly as he needs her. Widow Susannah Fallon came to Richmond to find the only family she has left. The stranger in the cot next to her brother’s was arrested for wearing a Yankee uniform, but Susannah soon discovers that nothing about Maj. Rhys Redding is what it seems—except the powerful desire that follows them when he escorts her and her embittered wounded brother across the lawless, war-ravaged South. Back home in Texas, Susannah is in danger of falling for her enigmatic protector. But Rhys has a score to settle—and the chance to right one last terrible wrong.
“…reading these stories of small-town life engages the reader's heart and emotions, inspiring hope and the belief miracles are possible.” - #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber Joe Redhawk had a chance to start over, away from his reputation as an ex-con, away from the only woman he'd ever loved: his brother s ex-wife—and his own boss. He'd been watching from the sidelines for too long, wishing she were his for too long… The hard-hewn Native American was much more than just the best foreman Annie's ranch had ever had. He was the love of her life…and the father of her little girl. But if she told him now, after all these years, could they be a family—or would they lose him forever? Originally published in 2001.
THREE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED EPIC SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME from the Under Jurisdiction series by John W. Campbell award finalist Susan R. Matthews. THE SECOND OF TWO SERIES OMNIBUS VOLUMES following Fleet Inquisitor. This volume includes series entries Hour of Judgment, The Devil and Deep Space, and Warring States. Fleet Renegade will be followed by the new Under Jurisdiction novel Blood Enemies. Hour of Judgment Burkhayden is a subject colony, leased by the Bench to a Dolgorukij familial corporation for economic exploitation. When a Nurail woman from the service house is brutally raped and beaten, Andrej Koscuisko –- Ship’s Inquisitor on board the Jurisdiction Fleet Ship Ragnarok –- is called upon to render services under contract. Before one fateful night is out Andrej Koscuisko will put himself under sentence of death by doing what he realizes at last he should have done from the beginning. And Port Burkhayden will burn. The Devil and Deep Space Andrej Koscuisko, the Ragnarok’s Ship's Inquisitor, is going home on leave. His ship of assignment is participating in training exercises, and when an observer station unexpectedly explodes. Andrej will have to fight Fleet itself to bring the Ragnarok the only thing that can save the ship and crew from destruction –- a single piece of evidence with the potential to change the course of the history of Jurisdiction Space forever. Warring States Chilleau Judiciary’s senior administrative officer has been murdered in the very heart of Chambers. Bench Intelligence Specialist Jils Ivers has been unable to ferret out the perpetrator, and that means she’s the Bench’s prime candidate for execution –- so that justice may be seen to have been done, whether or not she is guilty. Andrej Koscuisko means to take this opportunity to execute a daring theft. And if he is successful, the rule of Law will be rocked to its very core, and the fundamental nature of the Bench will be changed forever. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Fleet Renegade: "Starting with An Exchange of Hostages, I devoured Susan R. Matthews 'Koscuisko' novels—all six of them—when they first appeared. Books with this much courage, clarity, and empathy are rare. The Under Jurisdiction series is a remarkable and unprecedented accomplishment.”—Stephen R. Donaldson, New York Times best-selling author of the Thomas Covenant series. More praise for Susan R. Matthews: “[Matthews] brilliantly uses science fiction’s freedom of creation to make a world in which she can explore deep moral conflicts.”—Denver Post “. . . has a dark energy . . . an extremely compelling read.”—New York Review of Science Fiction “A chilling and engaging novel of false accusation and the power of personal responsibility.”—Booklist on Angel of Drestruction “A tightly woven space opera full of grand heroic gestures and characters strong enough to sustain all the action.”—Booklist on The Devil and Deep Space
"Filled with humor, heart, and love, this page-turner is one wild ride." -- Jennifer Ryan, New York Times bestselling author on Hometown Cowboy A Cowboy's Homecoming Cassidy Greer knows that cowboys are nothing but trouble. But when her childhood crush comes riding into town, she starts to have second thoughts. Levi's a world-class bull rider now and more handsome than ever. It's a good thing she's getting out of Dodge soon or she just might be tempted . . . As a famous rodeo star, Levi Cortez could have his pick of any woman on the circuit. But when he reconnects with Cassidy, sweet memories come rushing back. Levi knows Cass doesn't want to get roped into a relationship. Not with a cowboy. The only question is, can he convince her he's more than just a renegade cowboy before the summer's over?