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New Arrivals - Westerns

Former high-school football hero Jack Burdette returns to his hometown eight years after he had left, but his one-time pranks and high-spirited high jinks have turned into crimes--with terrifying consequences for the people of Holt County.

In the small town of Holt, where people encounter each other frequently, destinies entwine easily--and surprisingly. The McPherson brothers see the single mother they'd taken in move away to college; a young boy living alone with his grandfather helps a neighbor whose husband has left her alone to raise their daughters; a child of a disabled couple suffers indignities at school.... A novel about survival, resilience, and, ultimately, hope's triumph over despair.

A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver.

Former L.A. executive Nell Walker finds herself on a bus bound for Twentynine Palms, California as the emptiness of her jam-packed life threatens to ruin her. There, she meets small-town car mechanic Monkey Burnett, with whom she has nothing in common except, she comes to realize, an impossible longing for each other, their constantly questioning and volatile minds, and a bone-deep love for a tiny hard-scrabble desert town. When corporate greed and short-sightedness threaten the fragile Mojave Desert around their homes in Twentynine Palms with devastating solar and wind power farms, Nell and Monkey join together with their Chemehuevi and Anglo neighbors to protect an ancient, sacred trail and the birds and other wildlife living along it.

"$10,000. That's the bounty on the head of the most hated man in Texas - the man that Flintlock has been hired to guard. The crime was the brutal murder of a young school-teacher. The verdict was not guilty for lack of evidence. And the suspected killer's first guard was murdered by a shotgun blast. What makes Flintlock believe in this man's innocence? Call it gut instinct. Or call it maybe just a hankering for a fight. Because Flintlock knows that some very powerful and dangerous people are trying to make a man look guilty as sin. The only way for Flintlock to get the truth now is to go gunning for it - on a bad man's blood-soaked killing ground."--Page 4 of cover.

In hot pursuit of the Missouri moonshiners who murdered a good lawman, Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long, while exploring the back country, discovers that there is far more at stake than selling bad hooch to the locals.

"All Clint Adams wants is some good rest and some good food. But when he rides into Acuna, Mexico, he?s met with a hotheaded Mexican looking to start a fight with the legendary Gunsmith. Clint tries to convince Juanito that he?s messing with the wrong gringo, but the only thing that stops him is a bullet to the shoulder. The wannabe pistolero will live, but the Montoya patriarch isn?t about to let his family?s reputation suffer for his son?s stupidity. Now, with the wrath of the entire Montoya clan bearing down on him, Clint is outnumbered. But if he can convince three local mercenaries to stand with him, the Gunsmith just might get out of Mexico alive"--From publisher description.

"Country music star Devin McClain understands there's a downside to life in the public eye, but the laidback Wyoming cowboy has never imagined he'd attract crazed fans who would do anything to garner his attention. When veiled threats become real, he agrees to hire a discreet security detail. But Devin is shocked when that bodyguard is a hard-bodied woman. He's even more stunned to be attracted to the steely-eyed stunner. Former soldier Liberty Masterson's return to civilian life has been wrought with challenges until she lands a job with a prestigious security firm. But when she agrees to provide personal protection during a cross-country tour, she doesn't realize she has signed up to masquerade as the playboy star's girlfriend. Though she's more comfortable in combat boots than high heels, she has no choice but to appear to be the sexy groupie Devin prefers. Living in close quarters causes the chemistry between them to ignite, and Devin realizes he wants to turn their charade of a romance into reality. Although Liberty surrenders to his every whim behind closed doors, she fears the sexy country star doesn't see the real her; and Devin can't help but worry when the tour ends that there might not be enough between them to build something that won't fade away.... "-- Provided by publisher.

Forced to hire Wyatt Webb, the college sweetheart who left her behind-and the best wrangler around-rancher Krista Skye tries not to mix business with pleasure until she can no longer deny the happiness, passion and love they used to have.

Double the beauty, double the trouble, the Olsen sisters, who are responsible for killing a polygamous politician, give Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long a run for his money as he tries to bring them to justice.

"Secret Service Agent Jeremy Pike is in town under an assumed name, investigating a counterfeiting operation'and he knows he's close when he's ambushed and almost killed. Now he needs a man he can trust to pick up where he left off. A man like the Gunsmith. Since anyone could be in on the scheme, Clint will have to play his cards close to the chest'even with the beautiful young woman claiming to be Pike's contact'because this time he's gambling with his life."--Cover.