Friday, 31 December 2010

Black Horse Westerns - December 2010

Renegades Rule This Land by Dempsey Clay

When four pretty brides-to-be are in need of an escort to guide them across the dusty desert where they are to wed a group of miners, everyone tells them that Jackson Blake is the only man for the job. He has proven he can handle rustlers, bad men and border-jumpers. But can he master four pretty women, a band of deadly gunmen and a sun-blasted desert, all at once? Blake thinks so...but the Badlands figure otherwise.

The Venom of Valko by Michael D. George

For any bounty hunter, the most valuable prize around was the bounty on the Valko Kid. It was a fortune and as such it brought out the lowest of the low to try and claim it. On one moonlit night Sheriff Colby Masters led his posse to a narrow canyon ridge to wait. It had been rumoured that Valko was headed to the town of War Smoke. The large moon was at its brightest when the posse suddenly saw the rider below them. A horseman clad all in black, atop a magnificent white stallion that thundered through the canyon. It had to be him. But none of them knew that before the night was over they would all taste The Venom of Valko...

Dead-End Trail by Tyler Hatch

When does a decent, law-abiding man turn into a bounty hunter? When a forest fire wipes out his horse ranch and he's left with nothing but small change in his pockets and an empty belly. That's how it happened with Chet Rand, and when he came across the outlaw Feeney with a $1,100 reward on his head, it seemed like a gift sent from heaven. Unfortunately, others wanted a piece of the action as well - outlaws from the Cherokee strip, tough men from the local saloon and a greedy sheriff. Rand was all that stood between them and the $12,000 Feeney had stolen - a more pressing matter than the bounty itself. So it was inevitable that when guns were drawn, blood would flow and men would die...

The Killing Kind by Lance Howard

Jim Bartlett thought he could put his former life behind him and forge a new one as small Texas ranch owner but he was wrong...dead wrong. Someone from his past has followed him and is systematically and permanently trying to destroy his new life, piece by piece. With his friends and the woman he loves being threatened by a man who knows no remorse and no boundaries, Jim finds himself in a desperate struggle - not only to escape his past, but also to hold onto his life...

Badlands Bounty by James Del Marr

Hawkeye Hank lives a peaceful life in the badlands at Sweet Spring with his wife, Meralito. But he is a man with a price on his head. When bounty hunter Horse Soldier arrives at the Barren Rocks saloon he has one aim: to find Hawkeye Hank and take him back to Texas, dead or alive. Unbeknownst to Horse Soldier, three desperadoes from Texas are also on Hank's trail, and when their leader, Tod Ridelle, shoots Hawkeye Hank's brother-in-law, things begin to spiral out of control. As the desperadoes and Horse Soldier converge on Sweet Spring, Sheriff Watts fears he will not be able to prevent their crimes. Will Hawkeye Hank escape, or is he fated to be a bounty hunter's reward?

Bleached Bones in the Dust by I.J. Parnham

For twenty years, bounty hunter Montgomery Grant searched for Lomax Rhinehart, desperate to make him pay for an atrocity he committed during the dying days of the war. So when Grant's friend, Wallace Sheckley, told him that he had found Lomax, Grant followed him to Sunrise, but Arnold Hays and his gunslingers were holding the town in the grip of fear. Nobody would help him and, worse, Wallace had gone missing and Lomax was nowhere to be found. With Arnold Hays the key to Grant finding out what has happened to both his friend and his enemy, he must turn to his gun to get the answers he needs...

Gunslinger Breed by Corba Sunman

When gunslinger Clint Halloran rides into Plainsville to help out his old pal Jeff Deacon, he expects to put a speedy end to Deacon's troubles...but things don't quite work out that way. Halloran finds Deacon on the point of being lynched so he fires a shot which plunges him headfirst into his friend's feud. Now Halloran has a fight on his hands and his woes are complicated further by the crooked deputy sheriff Dan Ramsey - a man with his own axe to grind. Halloran refuses to give up the fight and vows to keep his gun by his side. Now crisis follows crisis...until the final shot is fired.

Fool's Play by Carl Williams

Royce rides into Jawbone looking for a doctor and finds nothing but trouble. But then how can he expect anything else when he lives by the gun? Royce signs on with land baron Yale Jamerson, hoping for a job that will give his conscience a rest, but Jamerson's plans to dam the river and charge tolls on the road lead the townspeople revolt. Now Royce is forced to choose between his livelihood and his conscience. Will he choose the right path, especially if it means a showdown with his closest friend?

Monday, 27 December 2010

Bestsellers on Amazon - 27 December

For the last bestseller list of 2010, I've limited the list to books published in 2010.

1. Dead Man Riding by Lance Howard (Hardcover - 31 Aug 2010)
From £7.60

2. The Bone Picker by Derek Rutherford (Hardcover - 29 Oct 2010)
From £7.92

3. Echoes of a Dead Man by Terry James (Hardcover - 30 Oct 2010)
From £7.92

4. The Killing Kind by Lance Howard (Hardcover - 31 Dec 2010)
From £9.16

5. Bleached Bones in the Dust by I. J. Parnham (Hardcover - 31 Dec 2010)
From £9.16

6. The Second Coffeyville Bank Raid by Matt Laidlaw (Hardcover - 31 Mar 2010)
From £7.72

7. Arkansas Smith by Jack Martin (Hardcover - 31 Mar 2010)
From £7.08

8. A Bullet for Ben McCabe by Peter Wilson (Hardcover - 30 May 2010)
From £8.32

9. Dead Man's Guns by Logan Winters (Hardcover - 29 Jan 2010)
From £7.40

10. Between the Winds by M.M. Rowan (Hardcover - 30 Apr 2010)
From £3.00

Friday, 24 December 2010

Linford Westerns - December 2010

Renegade River by David Bingley

ISBN: 9781444804720
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 272 Pages
Published - 01-12-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

Jim Bayles blames the Garnett outlaws for the disappearance of his brother Hector, a federal officer. But when he wounds Charlie Garnett, his errant cousin, he finds he's no nearer the truth, the wound having caused amnesia. However, sided by Charlie, Jim repeatedly clashes with the gang. They're forced to cross the Rio Grande to Mexico, where they learn what really happened. Then, facing the final lethal clash, Charlie - his mind restored - must decide between his outlaw partners and Jim...

Long Ride To Yuma by Will Keen

ISBN: 9781444804737
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 232 Pages
Published - 01-12-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

Clyde Manson, a high-flyer from New York, rides from the Mexican border to Sasabe, Arizona, to rob the bank. Riding with him is Hoss Kemp and the Mexican, Guerrero. However, Manson has his own agenda... When they rob the bank, they leave Deputy Marshal Will Hawker shot dead, and escape across the arid Arizona deserts, chased by Marshal Slade Hawker and his posse. And during the final, bloody showdown, Deputy US Marshall Wyatt Earp makes his sinister presence felt.

Trail Of The Burned Man by Thomas Mcnulty

ISBN: 9781444804744
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 280 Pages
Published - 01-12-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

When Rafe Morgan rides into Twisted Oak, Wyoming, he gets into a saloon brawl and horribly disfigures an outlaw named Dutch Williams. Vowing revenge, Dutch and his men take two hostages, including the marshal's daughter. Rafe joins Deputy U.S. Marshal Ethan O'Hara's posse hunting for Dutch. But with the hostages as bait, Dutch wants blood, and he wants the posse destroyed. Following the outlaw's trail, the posse find themselves in a desperate struggle for their very lives.

The Staked Plains by Billy Moore

ISBN: 9781444804751
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 264 Pages
Published - 01-12-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

Buffalo-hide hunter Quentin McLeod rescues Carlotta Mainord from Comanche raiders, only for them both to face further hostility from the Indians, flash floods and white brigands. Later, arriving in New Mexico, they think they're safe - but there's even greater danger. Carlotta Mainord is attacked and left helpless in a coma, then McLeod is blamed and accused of being a Comanchero. Can he convince the hanging jury of his innocence, and will he escape the lynch mob in time?

The Branded Man by J.D. Ryder

ISBN: 9781444804768
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 160 Pages
Published - 01-12-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

Cordy Lowell lost more than his youth when they branded him. The scar from the red-hot branding iron left him thirsting for revenge. Taking sides in a range war, Cordy found himself championing a wheelchair-bound ranch owner. His battle was against Bosewell, a greedy man who owned most of the basin, his vast wealth gained from his cattle and horse breeding operation. When the fight became personal, Cordy had a chance to find retribution - if he lived long enough.

Revenge By Fire by Bill Williams

ISBN: 9781444804775
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 256 Pages
Published - 01-12-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

Steve Ross stops struggling to run his small ranch during Arizona's worst drought in living memory. But despite his intention of leaving town, he's suddenly forced to either hang for murder, or become the Deputy Marshal of Craigy Plains. Ross, never having fired a pistol, is appointed as lawman and taught how to handle a weapon. But it's not long before he's severely tested - drawn into tragic events that put his own life in the greatest danger.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Bestsellers at The Book Depository - 20 December

1. Dead Man Rising by Lance Howard (Aug 2010)

2. Bleached Bones in the Dust by I. J. Parnham (Dec 2010)

3. The Second Coffeyville Bank Raid by Matt Laidlaw (Mar 2010)

4. The $300 Man By Ross Morton (May 2009)

5. Shoot-out at Owl Creek by Corba Sunman (Jul 2007)

6. Man on the Border by Dave Austen (Jul 2007)

7. Arkansas Smith by Jack Martin (Mar 2010)

8. Nightmare Pass by Lance Howard (Dec 2006)

9. Blast to Oblivion by Chap O'Keefe (Feb 2009)

10. Warrick's Battle by Terrell L. Bowers (Jul 2007)

Friday, 17 December 2010

Dales Westerns - December 2010

Tucson Justice by Mike Stotter

ISBN: 9781842627860
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 240 Pages
Published - 01-12-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 11.99

The serenity of Flower Creek was blasted apart by gunfire. Inside a minute two men lay dead and another mortally wounded. Reverend Joe Slate offered his services only to have himself and partner Jim Brandon, a professional gambler, drawn into a web of double-dealing. Before their stay in Tucson was over, the gun-toting preacher and the gambler would find themselves caught in the deadly crossfire between the Settlers' League and the all-powerful Southern Pacific Rail Road.

Hangman's Noose by Ben Bridges

ISBN: 9781842627808
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 208 Pages
Published - 01-12-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 11.99

Freelance fighting man Carter O'Brien had five thousand reasons to go after the notorious Timberlake brothers. Each was a dollar bill. Isaac Parker, the 'Hanging Judge' himself had asked O'Brien to track down the murderous outlaws, so he rode west into Indian territory, a vast and lawless land that was home to more than one owlhoot gang, and before long he was swapping lead with a man who wanted him dead, and whiskey with a lady desperado called Belle Starr. Waiting for him at the end of the twisted Timberlake trail was a final bloody showdown and an unexpected surprise...

Monday, 13 December 2010

Bestsellers on Amazon - 13 December

1. Dead Man Riding by Lance Howard (Hardcover - 31 Aug 2010)
From £7.72

2. The Frontiersmen by Elliot Conway (Hardcover - 29 Oct 2004)
From £0.01

3. Judge Parker's Lawmen by Elliot Conway (Hardcover - 31 Dec 2007)
From £1.63

4. Arkansas Smith by Jack Martin (Hardcover - 31 Mar 2010)
From £7.99

5. Bushwhacker by Bill Morrison (Hardcover - Oct 2004)
From £0.01

6. A Bullet for Ben McCabe by Peter Wilson (Hardcover - 30 May 2010)
From £7.94

7. Blood Runs Deep by Peter Taylor (Hardcover - 31 Oct 2005)
From £1.20

8. Cross Trails Marshal by David Somers (Hardcover - 28 Apr 2000)
From £0.01

9. Misfit Lil Robs the Bank by Chap O'Keefe (Hardcover - 30 Sep 2009)
From £2.69

10. Shoot-out at Owl Creek by Corba Sunman (Hardcover - 31 Jul 2007)
From £0.21

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Lance Howard talks about his current project

The author of 32 BHWs talks about starting work on his latest western novel here and here.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Black Horse Westerns, ebook Collection #1

The first collection of Black Horse Westerns to be reprinted as ebooks will be available through Buy from or on 1 January 2011. The bundle of 4 books will be:

Rio Bonito by Caleb Rand

Joe Kettle possessed the grit and fighting blood of his father, and his father before him. And he needed it, for Wilshaw Broome - once a loyal foreman of the Standing K ranch - was using hired gunmen in his effort to seize the Kettle domain. Supported by an ageing Hector Chaf and Ben McGovren, Joe sets out to win back his birthright. But each of the three men had his own special reason for going up against overwhelming opposition, and it wasn't all to do with property and livestock. To overcome Broome's force, they would play a waiting game, take advantage of the hidden trails and scrub thickets along the Rio Bonito. Then, when the time was right, they would not hesitate to meet force with force and guns with guns.

Land of the Lost by Dean Edwards

Young drifter Hal Harper rides into the remote town of Senora when he finds himself looking down the barrels of the law. What Harper does not realise is that the ruthless outlaw Tate Talbot and his gang have managed to get themselves elected as sheriff and deputies. Talbot has discovered that there is a wanted poster on his own head worth a small fortune so he has the ingenious idea of collecting his own bounty by killing the innocent Harper and claiming the drifter is the outlaw known as Diamond Bob Casey. Harper manages to escape to the remote uncharted desert south of Senora but can he survive in the Land of the Lost?

Rawhide Ransom by Tyler Hatch

Cole was a good sheriff, may be a mite too lenient at times, but when the chips were down, the town of Barberry fully appreciated his prowess with guns and fists. But he didn't know there was a tragedy in his past that would affect his actions - until a local boy was kidnapped while Cole was supposed to be guarding him. And the only one who could deliver the ransom was Cole himself.

McGuire, Manhunter by Scott Connor

Manhunter Jim McGuire hung up his gun and settled in White Ridge aiming to live a quiet life, but his past profession soon called him back. His young charge Billy Jameson was wrongly accused of murder and the only way to save him from the gallows was to take on an assignment from the corrupt Mayor Jake Nixon.But finding the on-the-run thief Barney Dale wasn't as straightforward as it seemed. Barney was the only witness to a murder committed by Nixon and unbeknown to Jim the mayor has hired ruthless guns to ensure that as soon as he finds Barney both of their lives will be cut short. With the manhunter becoming the hunted man, can Jim defeat the many guns Nixon has lined up against him?

In addition Robert Hale Ltd will be publishing the following e-books:

Sherlock Holmes in Russia by Alex Auswaks
The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes by Paul D. Gilbert
Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange
No Less Than the Journey by E.V Thompson
The Rybinsk Deception by Colin D. Peel

More details to follow later along with links to retailers.

More information available at The Tainted Archive.