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Book: The Old West, The New West, The Weird West - Twelve Stories Of The West by James L. Rickard
I was going through the "Document" files on my computer the other day and noticed I have a few short stories with a unifying theme--WESTERNS. Thought you may want to give them a gander because Westerns are a little more scarce than they used to be. As for TV forget it. When it comes to TV, it's easier to find a Western on Netflix than the networks. Before I go off on a rant, there has always been [...]
 
Book: Journey To Rhyolite by Steve Bartholomew
Nathaniel had his reasons for making the journey to Rhyolite. With a population of ten thousand and growing fast, Rhyolite was the greatest boom town in the west. And he hoped to find what had been taken from him-taken by the snallygaster. Some believed it was simply an old legend from the back hills of Maryland, this four legged flying snake that could snatch away whatever you most valued when [...]
 
Book: A River to Die For (Something to Die for Mysteries) by Radine Trees Nehring
Join Carrie McCrite and her new husband Henry King in the fifth Something to Die For Mystery. Henry plans an anniversary surprise: the two of them will join Carrie's son Rob and Henry's half-sister Catherine for a camping trip at the Buffalo National River. When Rob and Catherine disappear, Carrie, her friend Shirley, and Henry help search for them. A River to Die For features strong women [...]
 
Book: The Sweet Taste of Revenge by Bohdan O. Szuprowicz
It seems that during the last few months cannibalism in sports appears to have been in fashion. We can contribute to this topic with our story how cannibalism was used to ensure survival and salvation. People forget that there were periods during the 20th century where people resorted to cannibalism as a means of survival. The E-Story presented here deals with a very specific case of it during [...]
 
Book: Ours, Yours and Mines - A family saga set in the miners' rows of Ayrshire Scotland in the mid-1800s to early 1900s by Carmel McMurdo Audsley
An historical novel based on real people and places in the period 1861 to 1913, set amidst the poverty and overcrowding in the miners' rows of Ayrshire Scotland. The author has put words into the mouths of her ancestors to create a picture of life for large mining families and how they battled sickness and disease, and barely eked out a living. The story begins with Thomas and Margaret McMurdo [...]
 
Book: Into the Jumanes (Ten Men of Courage Book 1) by Dave P. Fisher
Was it chance, or destiny, that brought ten men together in the wild country of west Texas? Two brothers from Virginia, one wore blue, one gray; a New York prize fighter and his manager; two young cattlemen returning to claim the inheritance they were denied, and the two friends who came to back them; a Confederate sharpshooter, and a Mexican ex-bandito. All looking for a new start. All wearing [...]
 
Book: Far Across The Sea - A family saga by Carmel McMurdo Audsley
An historical fiction novel that paints a vivid picture of life in the coal mining villages of Scotland in the early 1900s, and leads to life in the coal mines of Australia in the 1950s. FAR ACROSS THE SEA is a family saga that begins in Scotland in 1913, progresses through two world wars and follows a young man who takes up the offer of assisted passage to Australia as part of the Australian [...]
 
Book: The Fourth Age Shadow Wars - Conspiracy (Book 2) by David N. Pauly
Lithir and Bruno are sent to find the traitor who plotted to kill Alfrahil. If they are to be successful in their mission, centuries of distrust between their races must be overcome. As the unlikely duo enters the Dwarven mines of Nerea, they confront a maniacal sect, whose power threatens to consume all Dwarves with hatred. Desperate to learn the secrets of an ancient seer, they travel deep into [...]
 
Book: The Swimmer by David Haynes
A battered and lifeless body is dragged from the stormy Atlantic Ocean onto an isolated cove in West Cornwall. Only one man has a clue about his identity and he's trying his hardest to turn away from the human race. October 1919 - Thirty one men lose their lives in a horrific accident in an exposed Cornish tin mine. How are the two incidents linked? Local journalist May Jones and writer, turned [...]
 
Book: Shadow of the Werewolf by Magnus Hansen
One thousand years ago, in the dark forests of Scandinavia, an ancient evil awakens. 950AD: The Viking Age. Travelers come from the far corners of the known world to reach Birka - a town of industry. From the fisheries, copper mines, and lumber yards, men come to make their fortunes. Dangerous men. But there is something in the forest; watching. As industry spreads further into the dark wood, [...]
 
Book: Salt & Sacrifice by John Carlyle O'Neill
Exiled for their beliefs, the faithful have been imprisoned deep inside the salt mines of ancient Rome. For the empire, salt is a symbol of life and prosperity; for the Christian slaves who mine it, its only meaning is death. Barbaric persecution and cave-ins threaten to stamp them out entirely, but beyond the shafts their outlawed religion is growing more quickly each day. Against the backdrop [...]
 
Book: Lake Of My Heart - where do broken hearts go? by Temba Magorimbo
Oh, the days they dated! Trevor was on his way up the ladder in the challenging real estate portfolio. A battery of examinations, college lessons and hard work were coming between him and his favourite pursuits. The number of times the board allows rewrites is limited. He likes his beer, sports and fraternizing with the gentry who watch live EPL/ESPN soccer. Then he met Naomi by accident. A day [...]
 
Book: Once a Soldier by Phil Tomkins
Travis' father was a failed soldier, a coward and a heartless bully who tried to disown his son. Now Travis is determined to shame him by becoming the soldier his father could never have been - through joining the Parachute Regiment, the elite of the British Army. His restless urge to prove himself takes him from country to country and from army to army, where he battles with enemies both [...]
 
Book: Dark September by Brendan Gerad O'Brien
Germany invades mainland Britain. Stormtroopers swarm ashore along the South Wales beaches, determined to capture the Welsh Steelworks and Coal Mines. Newport is blitzed. Irishman Danny O'Shea's house is bombed and his wife is killed. His young son Adam has learning difficulties. Terrified of what the Nazis will do to him, O'Shea tries to take him to neutral Ireland. Penniless and desperate, they [...]
 
Book: The Blue Crystal by Melissa Bowersock
In the realm of Zor, the tyrant Mal-Zor is maniacal in his quest for the mythical Blue Crystal of power sends generations of innocents to their deaths in the crystal mines. Jared, a young farmer from a small isolated village, has paid scant attention to the distant troubles until his younger siblings are taken as slaves. Jared vows to free them and his quest soon becomes enmeshed in the most [...]
 
Book: Eva Gore Booth, The Other Sister - The Remarkable Sybling of Constance Markievicz by Brighid O'Sullivan
Why would a wealthy Anglo/Irish woman choose to leave the splendor of her large exquisite family home nestled in the lush green hills of Ireland, her own private gardens, and a fairy tale palace where everyone loved her, to live in the slums of Manchester? By the late 19th century, Europe was not only a battlefield, but living conditions of many European cities were only slightly better to those [...]
 
Book: Faeries, Farms and Folk - A family saga set in Scotland at a time of witchcraft and superstition by Carmel McMurdo Audsley
Many people with Scottish ancestry will find Agricultural Labourers among their forebears, because so many people in Scotland prior to the industrial revolution were engaged in working the land in one form or another. It was a time of political upheaval, of strong influence in people's lives by the Church of Scotland and of superstition. In the 17th century in the lowlands of Scotland, farmers [...]
 
Book: Star Kitten by Purple Hazel
A barren far off planet called Rijel 12 is converted into a global prison by order of the Galactic Convention. The original proposal to turn a tiny mining operation there into the New Australia Planetary Prison is sponsored as a bill proposed by the delegation from Earth; and it is initially vehemently opposed by several of the other planets in the Interplanetary Authority. However, greed and [...]
 


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