Comanche Dawn

A Novel

Author: Mike Blakely

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466836091

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6724

In Comanche Dawn Mike Blakely does for the Comanche nation what Ruth Bebe Hills did for the Sioux in Hanta Yo. This landmark novel is the first time the story has been told from the point of view of the Comanches themselves. We witness the rise of one of the most powerful mounted nations in history through the eyes of a young warrior named Horseback. Born on the very day that the first horse comes to his people, Horseback matures into a leader of unquestionable courage and vision. He assumes powerful medicine granted to him by spirits encountered on a grueling vision quest, and he takes Teal, the most beautiful young woman of his tribe, as his wife and lifelong love. Guided by forces more powerful and dangerous then even he can control or explain, Horseback will face death time and time again with only his medicine and Teal to stand beside him. Failure will mean destruction not only for himself, but for his people. Success will mean unimaginable wealth for his new nation. Ancient enemies will seek to destroy him. Strange newcomers with pale skin and treacherous ways will attempt to enslave him. Even his own inner spirit powers threaten always to consume him, should he fail to respect them. Only the bravest of True Humans dare to follow Horseback on his great adventure down a trail that can lead only to glory or annihilation. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Comanche Dawn

Author: Jake Shipley

Publisher: Linford

ISBN: 9781444835250

Category: Large type books

Page: 224

View: 6270

Out patrolling the flatlands, Texas Ranger Cal Avery comes across a wrecked stagecoach and two corpses. Nearby lies a survivor of the incident, thrown clear when the coach went over. After tending to the woman's injuries, Cal offers to accompany her to Camp Sheldon. Little does he know, however, that in his absence, the unscrupulous Jake Elkins has accused Cal of shooting two men in the back - and now there is a warrant out for his arrest...
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Comanche Moon

Author: Catherine Anderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440630644

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 9181

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson presents the first novel in her Comache series—a powerful historical romance about a man and a woman caught between two worlds… Orphaned seven years ago after witnessing the brutal murder of her parents at the hands of the Comanche people, golden-haired Loretta Simpson still lives in terror that the warriors will return—her fear so powerful, she is no longer able to speak a word. Called the U.S. Army’s most cunning adversary, Hunter of the Wolf believes that Loretta is the “honey-haired woman with no voice” of ancient prophecy—the one he must honor for all eternity. But Loretta can only see Hunter as the enemy who has stolen her, refusing to succumb to his control, or his touch. Despite the hatred intensifying between their peoples, Loretta and Hunter gradually find their prejudices giving way to respect, then flaring into feelings too dangerous to express. In the midst of such conflict, it will take all the force of their extraordinary love to find a safe place... From the Paperback edition.
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Comanche Moon

Author: Larry McMurtry

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144727461X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1950

On the wild Texas frontier where barbarism and civilization come in many forms, Rangers Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call are pitched into the long, bitter, bloody fighting under the command of Captain Inish Scull. When Scull's favourite horse is stolen by the Comanches, he decides to track him down, leaving Gus and Call in charge. However, on their return to Austin, Gus is greeted by the news that his sweetheart is to marry another man and Call finds that the town's most notorious woman is desperate to settle down with him and become respectable. When Scull's wealthy wife demands that her errant husband be brought home, with feelings akin to relief the two men set off once more into the vast, untamed plains . . . Comanche Moon, which follows on from Dead Man's Walk and prequels Lonesome Dove, follows Gus and Call in their bitter struggle to protect the advancing West frontier against the defiant Comanches, courageously determined to defend their territory and their way of life, and showcases McMurtry's strong affinity for the landscape and its inhabitants with a deeply felt lyrical intensity.
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Comanche Moon

Author: Anita Mills

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626812179

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 5733

Can a rough Texas Ranger overcome a woman’s hardened heart? Amanda Ross returns from her Boston finishing school to claim the Texas ranch her parents died fighting to protect. Determined to protect the sprawling ranch that has been in her family for generations, Amanda hates the Comanche people for taking away her only family. Clay McAlester may be a Texas Ranger, but he identifies most strongly with the Comanche people that raised him. A proud man raised by a proud people, he has little sympathy for a woman filled with nothing but hate. But when Amanda’s fiancée abandons her in her hour of need, it is McAlester and a nearby Comanche camp that comes to her aid. Will Amanda learn forgiveness in the arms of this fierce and fearless man, or will her anger consume her? "Superb ... grabs you by the throat and won't let go ... a wonderfully savage hero with a heroine who's every bit his match. I loved it!" —Joan Johnston "A brilliant western romance!" —Rosanne Bitter
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Comanche Moon

Author: David Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780843957136

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 5384

Nate King's legendary survival skills are put to the test when a greenhorn couple needs his help against Comanches on the warpath. Original.
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Comanche Moon

Author: Virginia Brown

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 9780821741535

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3820

After an avenging band of Comanches murders her husband on their wedding night, lovely Deborah Hamilton is kidnapped and taken across the New Mexico border, where she falls in love with her fierce, blue-eyed captor. Original.
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Comanche Moon Rising

Author: Constance O'Banyon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780843962659

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 9632

Catastrophic weather leaves Shiloh in charge of the family ranch, her brother, and a stranded sick Comanche girl found in the barn, but she unexpectedly falls in love with the child's war-chief brother when he comes to get her.
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Phantom Waltz

Author: Catherine Anderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101578777

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8779

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson presents the beloved Coulter family in a novel that’s “romantic through and through” (Publishers Weekly). One glance. That’s all it takes. Wealthy rancher Ryan Kendrick falls hard and fast for lovely Bethany Coulter. A beguiling mix of sass and shyness, naiveté and maturity, she shares his passion for horses, has a great sense of humor, and can light up a room with her beautiful smile. She’s absolutely perfect—in every way but one… A long-ago barrel-racing accident has left Bethany confined to a wheelchair. In the years since, she has known both betrayal and heartbreak—and vowed never to open her heart to a man again. She has even accepted the possibility that she’ll never be able to enjoy a healthy intimate relationship—or have children of her own. But there’s something about handsome Ryan Kendrick. Something that makes her believe she can overcome every obstacle. Something that makes her believe in lifelong, lasting love… From the Paperback edition.
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Blue Skies

Author: Catherine Anderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101209912

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3314

Two people discover the healing power of love in this Coulter Family romance from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson. Carly Adams feels as if she’s been given a new lease on life. Born with a rare eye disease, she was blind until a recent operation restored her sight. Now, she’s eager to experience everything the world has to offer—including the sweet talk of a handsome cowboy who rouses her desire… Hank Coulter has no plans to settle down, until he discovers that Carly Adams is carrying his child—a pregnancy that threatens her eyesight. Obsessed with making things right, he bullies the blue-eyed beauty into marrying him. With her radiant smile and remarkable goodness, Carly is exactly the kind of wife he’d always imagined by his side. But if Hank wants their practical arrangement to become permanent, he’s going to have to convince Carly that one moment of risk can bring about a lifetime of joy… From the Paperback edition.
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Silver Thaw

Author: Catherine Anderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101611227

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8260

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Coulter and Harrigan Family series comes the first novel in a compelling contemporary romance series about unexpected love, second chances, and hope reborn... After years of living in fear of her husband, Amanda Banning has left him and moved to Mystic Creek, Oregon, for a fresh start. But she’s having a tough time providing for herself and her six-year-old daughter. Writing her secret yearnings on slips of paper and sending them into the wind helps her cling to the hope that things will get better…and that she can find happiness again. Jeb Sterling has no idea that the handwritten messages he finds scattered across his land are the first hints that his life is about to change. Nor does he understand why he feels so compelled to help Amanda Banning and her daughter when a cold snap leaves them temporarily homeless. Maybe he’s inspired by Amanda’s courage or perhaps by her beautiful brown eyes. Either way, the man who once renounced love suddenly finds himself willing to do anything for the pair. Amanda seems to have given up on her dreams, but Jeb refuses to quit until he makes her every wish come true... From the Paperback edition.
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Here to Stay

Author: Catherine Anderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101476932

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9254

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson will touch your emotions with the story of woman who brings out the best in a daredevil cowboy in this Harrigan Family novel. At twenty-eight, Mandy Pajeck has spent most of her life taking care of others. Since the accident that took her younger brother's sight, Luke's complete reliance on Mandy's care has left both of them feeling trapped. But when Mandy meets handsome Zach Harrigan, she thinks she’s found the ticket to her brother’s happiness. Of the five Harrigan siblings, Zach was the hellion who partied hard and took nothing seriously. But when his life starts to feel empty, Zach decides to employ his skills as a horseman to train a mini guide horse for the blind—never expecting the project will lead him to beautiful, tender-hearted Mandy. Even though she’s charmed by Zach’s patience and compassion, Mandy can’t bring herself to fully trust him. And when Zach urges her to confront the truth about her mother’s disappearance, the secrets they uncover are so shocking that even Zach’s steadfast devotion may not be enough to win her heart... From the Paperback edition.
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Texas Privateer

Author: Chris Clearman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1435750764

Category:

Page: 391

View: 6564

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What Are the Chances

A Novel

Author: Kenny Rogers,Mike Blakely

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466824859

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6811

Country music legend Kenny Rogers teams up with Spur Award–winning author Mike Blakely for a rousing tale set in the heyday of Nashville in What Are the Chances. It's 1975, and Ronnie Breed's chart-topping rock band has just self-destructed in a recording studio fistfight. Ronnie makes a bold decision—return home to Texas and reinvent himself as a solo act. Enter Dan Campbell, Ronnie's cousin, who recruits Ronnie for a new kind of venture. Dan, who always had a penchant for wild schemes, wants to televise a Texas Hold 'Em tournament...and Ronnie could never say no to his cousin Dan. As celebrity spokesman for the poker tournament, Ronnie soon finds himself recruiting world-class gamblers in illegal card games while trying to put together a new country band and win a Nashville recording contract—not to mention trying to avoid falling head-over-heels in love with his new manager, Dorothy. But when things start to get weird—hidden cameras, secret high-stakes side-bets, a visit from the FBI—it seems that Dan's poker tournament may be a façade for something much bigger and much more dangerous. Ronnie begins to wonder if he will end up with the girl of his dreams in the Country Music Hall of Fame, or broke and lonely in some prison cell. What are the chances? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Come Sundown

Author: Mike Blakely

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 146682008X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9817

Reluctant hero, Honore Greenwood, has a knack for embroiling himself in the most violent conflicts of the Southern Plains. Known as Plenty Man to the Comanches, Honore serves as ransom negotiator for captives among the Indians. As if his life wasn't in danger enough, Honore has offered his services to the New Mexico Volunteers in the Civil War. But as Honore's luck would have it, he's in the same unit as Luther Sheffield, a man whose grudge against Greenwood knows no boundaries, even though they are fighting on the same side. Leaving behind his beautiful Arapaho bride, Honore rides out, joining his legendary friend, Kit Carson, as a scout. But he is swept into more action than he bargained for—heavy combat in the battles of Val Verde Ford and Glorieta Pass plus Indian attacks—all the while watching over his shoulder for the ruthless Luther Sheffield. Worried that he may soon be ordered to take up arms against his own adoptive tribe, the Comanches, Honore resigns as Kit's scout to return to his tribe. But Honore's halcyon days among the Indians cannot last forever, and he knows that eventually his old cavalry unit will come to attack his village. Torn between a nation on the rise and his own adoptive culture, Plenty Man is forced to lead the fight for Comanche freedom against his old friend, the great Kit Carson, in a battle at a remote place in the Texas Panhandle called Adobe Walls. But in the end, it becomes difficult to tell enemy from ally, and Plenty Man knows his loyalty to the Indians may cost him everything – his beautiful wife, his freedom to return to white civilization, his friendship with Kit, and even his very life. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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A Song to Die For

Author: Mike Blakely

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429944897

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1572

A Song to Die For -- a rousing tale mixing love, music, and mystery from Spur Award–winning author Mike Blakely. It's 1975 and guitarist and singer/songwriter Creed Mason hopes to ride the new wave of Texas-style, Austin-based country music all the way back to the big time. A one-hit wonder whose Nashville career was cut short by a trip to Vietnam, Creed is desperate to get back into the business. His break arrives when a country legend, Luster Burnett, comes out of a fifteen-year retirement for one last album and tour in order to pay off a huge debt to the I.R.S. As Luster's new guitarist and band manager, Creed jumps at the chance of a lifetime. Rosa Martini, a beautiful young mob princess from Las Vegas, is found dead just outside of Austin. Texas Ranger Captain Hooley Johnson looks into the case, only to find a second young woman murdered—a friend of Rosa's. To complicate things, Rosa's adoptive brother, mob hit man Franco Martini, is spotted nosing around Austin in the wake of the murders. Soon it appears to Johnson, and to Creed, that the mob-related murders and the band are somehow connected. When the band wins an unexpected booking at the biggest casino in Vegas, Creed begins to wonder what kind of contract his band is being set up for—a major-label recording deal, or a mob hit? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Slow Road to Brownsville

A Journey Through the Heart of the Old West

Author: David Reynolds

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1771640537

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 9498

"Immensely illuminating and enjoyable account of a road trip along Highway 83 ... Books like [Reynold's] prove that good travel writing remains not only very much alive, but essential."—The Bookseller In Slow Road to Brownsville, David Reynolds embarks on a road trip along Highway 83, a little-known two-lane highway built in 1926 that runs from Manitoba to the Mexican border at Brownsville, Texas. Growing up in a small town in England, Reynolds was enthralled by both the myth of the Wild West and the myth of the open road. This road trip is his exploration of the reality behind these myths as he makes his way from small town to small town, gas station to gas station, and motel to motel, hanging out in bars, drinking with the locals, and observing their sometimes-peculiar customs. Reynolds also wanted to see the country where the Sioux, the Cheyenne, the Comanches, the Apaches, and other native groups lived and died and to look at how their descendants live now. He describes the forced location of the Cheyenne people, discovers the true story of the Alamo, and finds similarities between Sitting Bull’s tours and those of the Black Panthers.
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The Comanche

Author: Raymond Bial

Publisher: Benchmark Books (NY)

ISBN: 9780761408642

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

View: 7132

Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and notable people of the Comanchee Indians.
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Comanche Cowboy

Author: Georgina Gentry

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 1420138308

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4851

"Georgina Gentry brings the West to life and gives her fans hours of true reading pleasure" (Romantic Times.) Now, she enchants us once again with the story of a desperate woman who must make the agonizing choice of saving her father—or the man she loves. . . COMANCHE COWBOY After some lowdown outlaws had holed up at her father's Texas ranch, Cayenne McBride knew that big, fearless half-breed Maverick Durango would be the perfect guide to lead her back home. And when he demanded that she give up her innocence in exchange for his protection, the lovely Lone Star beauty agreed, convinced she could keep her virtue intact. . . until she fell in love with him. Onyx-haired Maverick Durango could've whooped with joy when he discovered that the spirited, sexy gal who had hired him was his old enemy's daughter. First he would seduce Cayenne, then do in her father to complete his revenge. But Maverick never figured that before they reached their destination he'd become obsessed with the feisty redhead. Now all he craved were Cayenne's lips, Cayenne's laugh. . . and most of all, Cayenne's love. . . "Gentry's best book yet!" —Janelle Taylor on CHEYENNE SONG
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