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Books from our Frontier Tales authors!
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Along Showdown River

When a mountain man saves an outlaw from drowning, what are his thanks? The outlaw steals his rifle and mule! Are you ready for hot lead and cold-blooded vengeance?

Dakota Trails

She was smart, she was beautiful, with no more than a nodding acquaintance with the truth. But was she worth dying for?

Cherokee Ice

All his life, people on the reservation feared Danny Riley because they thought he had magical powers. It took an African American dwarf with a pistol to bring out the truth.

Billy in the Lowground

A boy learns that life isn't a playground made just for his amusement, and fairness isn't part of the growing-up process, during the Great Depression.

The Perfect Victim

There was something dark and dangerous about him and, God help her, Mary responded to it. How could a single mom invite something so twisted into her home and her bed? And what about her son? Could she protect him?

A Case of Love and Squalor

Private detective Joe Andrews is hired to seize some explicit pornographic videos of a man's beautiful drug-addled granddaughter, Esme. Andrews becomes involved with Esme, but will he be able to save her—and himself?

Popsicle Styx

How can a prison chaplain avoid being murdered while he's busy making love to a condemned man's daughter and still not get caught up in an escape conspiracy?

Daughter of the Howling Moon

The fire-breathing monster towered over him, watching, waiting for the opportune moment to strike. To kill. To steal his soul. Bethany Ann had warned him, but he hadn't believed her. Well, he damned sure believed now — except now was too late.

The Best of Frontier Tales, Volume 3

Another thirteen fine Western short stories, taken from the third year of www.FrontierTales.com.

Every Soul Is Free

How can a man choose between loyalty to his forbears and loyalty to the ones he loves? In 1948, in the mountainous world of Coalville, Utah, the grandson of a sheriff who died doing his job, and son of a sheriff who died on the job, Sheriff Mark Willford Simms must follow his calling and bring back to justice a man he caught once before – a man he raised like a son.

Ridgeline

Jeremiah Jones set off to war, a boy full of pride and ignorance, seeking glory and to prove his manhood. That boy never returned. Wounded to the depths of his soul, Jeremiah clung to sanity only by holding tight to the memory of Maggie, the girl he'd loved since the first time he saw her in his father's church. But Maggie had married another.

Silver

Silver City, Idaho Territory, was named in honor of the precious metal. In 1867, news of the vast silver veins in this new territory exploded and lured men. But when underground chambers were breached between mines, the results were incendiary – and deadly.

The Willing Spirit

Henry Dowland is a survivor, but he doesn't know why. He joined the Confederacy to fight for a way of life he'd only dreamed of, a life of gentility and peace, but the realities of war ripped that dream away. Now he drifts westward, seeking redemption and answers.

Angels in the Ozarks

Batter up! While the country struggled to recover from the Great Depression and the world moved ever closer toward World War II, local baseball fields rang with the less ominous, though rowdy, sounds of professional, of minor league baseball. Here's the full rundown of those glorious days.

Owl Dreams

Sarah Bible is in finals when her mother, Marie, is kidnapped by a crazy Choctaw psychiatrist. Sarah's allies are a schizophrenic, a cemetery caretaker, and mom's renegade Apache ex-con boyfriend. To rescue her mother, she must break one man out of a mental hospital and another out of prison. Then comes the hard part.

Clueless Gringos in Paradise

Pamela Foster's moving and hilarious true tale of running away to Panama with husband Jack, a former 1960s Marine with PTSD. Selling everything they own, they grab two suitcases, two 150-pound service dogs, and emigrate to the "tropical paradise" they expect to find. "Weaving charm, wit, and humor throughout."

Washed in the Water

Best Fiction Book, 2014!
Winner of
the President's Award!

Seven vivid short stories that depict a cast of characters, innocent and evil, each reaching out for redemption. ". . . compelling . . . gritty"

The Best of Frontier Tales, Volume 2

Another thirteen fine Western short stories, taken from the second year of www.FrontierTales.com.

Papa's Gold

2013 Spur award winner
Best Western Juvenile Fiction!


Spirited eleven-year-old twins must grow up quickly when the Civil War forces their family to escape from Confederate-held Tennessee.

The Apostate

Three stories of hard-fought lives, survival, and redemption in the desert by prize-winning author J. B. Hogan.

The Best of Frontier Tales, Volume 1

A baker's dozen of fine Western short stories, from the pages of www.FrontierTales.com.