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I'm just an old cowboy (Irish and Lakota descent, Texan to the core) who still believes in, and lives by, the Code of the West. Respect women, the law, your country and all it represents. Expect the same from everyone else, and accept no compromise. Speak the truth, and if you can't, keep your mouth shut. But never be afraid to speak your mind, short of intentionally hurting a friend, unless they need a wake-up call. Give both compliments and criticism sparingly, and only when necessary. Never give your word if you can't keep it. Know that you can't get along with everyone, so don't even try. Understand that everyone has opinions, and respect those opinions whether they agree with you or not. To paraphrase Voltaire, "I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
I also believe in the credo of the Texas Rangers, "A man in the wrong can't stop a man in the right that just keeps coming." Fight for justice, and against injustices, but know the difference, not all causes are just, and not all people are worthy of the effort.
Though I enjoy my friends, I also enjoy being alone, and I don't need my friends to complete me. The best way to have a good friend is to be one. Never be afraid to ask for or offer help, that's what friends do.
I love watching a fine horse or a good dog work, quiet, lonely places, good food, good friends, and nature in all its beauty, including a pretty woman or a happy child. I also enjoy writing a good story of the Old West, one the reader can immerse themselves in, visualize the surroundings and events as though they were there. If you choose to read one of my stories, I hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.
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A brand new Western adventure from Cherokee Parks and Casey Nash!
Surviving life on the Texas frontier was already hard for farmers, merchants, and ranchers doing their best to scratch out a living for their families and stay six feet above ground at the same time. Drought, sickness, and blizzards made it difficult enough. Add to the mix hardened criminals dead set on stealing, killing, and staining the ground with blood everywhere they rode, and you begin to get a real picture of the Old West.
In Two Stars Are Better Than One, two Texas lawmen, Sheriff Matthew Kincaid of Sherwood and U. S. Marshal Jubal Stone of Waco, along with a slew of other officers, join forces to end a rustling ring that’s decimating many ranchers across their state.
This is an action-packed, fast-moving story that’s got more twists and turns than the railroad tracks laid across the Texas frontier. It is sure to grab your attention from page one to the finish. Watch as Matthew Kincaid and Jubal Stone partner together to bring the rustlers to heel and their rustling to a halt.
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In this, the third book of the Matt Kincaid series, after Matt and his deputies return from taking down the outlaws at the G Slash A, parties unknown place a bounty on Matt’s head. Suddenly, one gun slick after another come seeking Matt in an attempt to collect that bounty. With his family, friends, neighbors, and deputies at his side, Matt is able to stave off those attempts, eliminate a large threat in the form of the Chalker gang, and arrest the survivors of that gun battle. After interviewing those arrested, he hears a compelling story of enslavement, has the young man released and given a new lease on life.
At the same time, two local misfits, along with a bedraggled cousin, make the mistake of driving off some of Matt’s cattle while in a drunken state. Matt takes a chance that they can be rehabilitated and has the judge, along with his jailer, put a scare into them.
After his neighbor’s fiancé, Mildred Carmoody, is attacked just outside the Kincaid ranch, Matt is determined to bring the attempted rapist to justice, and sends new deputy Cricket Cochran to alert the neighboring lawmen. But the culprit comes to find him first, and try to collect the bounty as well. After years of being able to dodge bullets, the fear every lawman faces becomes a reality, and his star becomes a target...
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The second Matt Kincaid Western adventure from Cherokee Parks!
In this follow-up to The Reluctant Lawman, middle-aged rancher Matt Kincaid looks forward to serving out the remaining months of his appointed term as sheriff—until he finds out that his only competitor for the position in the upcoming election is actually not who he claims to be. Faced with having to run for sheriff in an election, Matt makes the choice to do so—reluctantly. With the help of two new deputies and his outstanding chief deputy, along with neighbor Steve Benson, father of his eldest son’s new bride, Matt seeks out the faulty aspirant. Finding that someone else is pulling the strings behind the fraud, and that he, along with a number of gun hands, has illegally taken possession of the ranch of old friend and fellow rancher Glenn Franke, Matt is astonished at the number of illegal activities on the large cattle spread.
While observing the ranch grounds, they witness the death of a captive young woman at the hands of the leader of the gang, his fraudulent candidate for sheriff, and the top two gun hands. Matt and his deputies are shocked, but need to have more time to make their move and take down the outlaw band. In the meantime, they are helpless to save the other two girls—at least at the moment. But when they do make their move, what they discover would chill any lawman to the bone. Death and terror fill the air, and when the smoke clears, they rescue not just the two girls, but the captive cowhands of the G Slash A. However, not all of those cowhands are what they first seem…
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A brand new Western adventure from Cherokee Parks!
The late Nineteenth Century saw many changes as the nation expanded further and further toward its acquired lands, bringing “civilization,” and more corruption, with it. In West Texas, counties were being reduced to more manageable sizes, and thus Irion County was borne in 1889. As the state legislature officially organized the county, local officials were appointed to begin the government, holding their positions until elections could be held. Many sought those positions of power, while others accepted their appointments as temporary, only wishing to help the county get up and running.
One of those who answered the call was middle-aged rancher Matt Kincaid, a former Texas Ranger. What should have been a fairly easy job for a short time, Kincaid, at the behest of the county judge and with the consent of his family, accepted the position of sheriff. The newly designated area of Irion County had been peaceful for more than a decade, so Kincaid was surprised when he was called into action during his first official week as sheriff. Receiving the report of a dead body in his jurisdiction, Kincaid began to investigate—an action that placed a target on his back and brought danger to all those around him.
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Jake Jackson was a legend in the Old West. His ability with a gun was unmatched. His name brought hope to the oppressed and sent shivers of fear up the spines of outlaws. Jake Jackson was equally as revered among the Comanche where he was raised from an infant to become the Comanche Warrior, White Wolf. There were many songs sung around campfires in Comanche villages praising his fierceness in battle.
Jake Jackson could revert back to his Comanche ways in the blink of an eye when the situation demanded no mercy to those preying on the weak or unprotected.
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Serving as the elected sheriff of Mitchell County, Zack Creed, with brother Todd as his deputy, receives a message from an old family acquaintance in trouble. Trying to shrug it off as another person from their past wanting to take advantage of his position, Zack pays little attention to it—until he gets an urgent sounding letter from that old friend, Chuck Lively. No longer able to ignore the plea for help, Zack lets the rest of the family know, including his “take charge” brother Ben. Resigning his office, he and Todd put together a group of local men to ride with them while Ben sends word to other old friends with battle experience.
Riding into the burned-out ranch yard of the Lively’s, the men are astonished to find the Lively’s alive and ready to fight against the Mexican marauders who are determined to destroy anyone in their way and steal every horse and cow—and woman—they can find. Relocating to the abandoned Camp Hudson compound they set their defenses, they are aided by more men as Ben’s friends arrive. When the smoke clears, the marauders are done for—but it takes a bloodbath in Death at Devils River…
About the Author - Little is known about this reclusive Texas writer. What is known is that he spins an excellent story, that he is a cowboy who still believes in, and lives by, the Code of the West, and that he has traveled the West extensively. Beyond that, he remains a mystery. Look for other stories by this very talented Western author such as Hard Ride to Cora, Colt’s Justice: Chasing a Shadow, Colt’s Justice: Blood Along Dove Creek, No Town for Outlaws, Silver, Gold and Blood in Arizona, popular series, The Trader and many others as well as upcoming releases.
Colt and Bill are joined by the Reverend Obadiah Mills, who choses to strap on his guns one more time, as well as other old friends who join the fight once they arrive in San Angelo. More unexpected help shows up, somewhat complicating the search for justice, but the newcomers prove their worth almost immediately as they pursue more than one batch of outlaws. The closer they get to their targets, the more blood is shed, and the more complicated things get as they find out there are outside forces at work. When all is said and done, there turns out to be enemies among their allies. But Colt Raines, the relentless pursuer, get to the bottom of the barrel and digs out the last rotten apple, bringing justice to the people of West Texas.
Deputy Jim Rooney stepped up, and with the help of the returning Creed boys, he continued the pursuit of the outlaws – determined to finish what Mort started. Eventually, it was the Creed’s who faced the danger head on and helped Rooney bring an end to the violence. With the combined efforts of a number of longtime ranching families and some returning friends, they made certain that peace ruled the land, and that Colorado City was once again known as…
No Town For Outlaws
Rejoined by a familiar train crew, Colt is surprised to have as a companion a man much like himself, Julius Foster, assigned to ensure that Colt returns home safe and sound. In Denver, another old friend assigns two new U.S. Deputy Marshals to assist Colt in his drive to rid the ranches of rustlers and help bring law to Wyoming and Montana Territories. Taking the dead man who aroused Colt’s interest in this job along with them, as per the request of his employers, Colt and the others sense that there is more wrong than just rustlers. When the truth is discovered, the long ride begins. Colt Raines, the relentless pursuer, once again uses his unique skill set to root out the rustlers and their associates, and bring justice to the region - even though it nearly kills him. Will this be the last ride Colt makes in the name of justice?
About the Author - Little is known about this reclusive Texas writer. What is known is that he spins an excellent story, that he is a cowboy who still believes in, and lives by, the Code of the West, and that he has traveled the West extensively. Beyond that, he remains a mystery. Look for other stories by this very talented Western author such as Willy Rode Alone, Pinto’s Run, Hard Ride to Cora, Colt’s Justice: Chasing a Shadow, Colt’s Justice: Blood Along Dove Creek and others as well as upcoming releases.
In Cherokee Parks latest release, Colt’s Justice: Chasing a Shadow, Parks expands on the life of Colt Raines, a Confederate veteran trained in the art of dealing death that all began with the short story Colt’s Justice: Almost Home. Although now a peaceful rancher with a small place in East Texas, his skills and sense of right and wrong are still in high demand, which brings Jacques Devereaux in search of those services. Devereaux’s daughter and grandson are in trouble, held for ransom by a vicious killer, the leader of a band of men like him who have been gathered for the sole purpose of robbing trains and banks, and leaving a trail of bodies in their wake.
As Colt takes on the job, he begins his pursuit where the criminal was last seen, Abilene, Kansas. Always seeming to be a step behind, Colt chases him into Colorado, New Mexico, back across Colorado to Wyoming, and finally to Lincoln, Nebraska. Colt manages to free the daughter and grandson and get them to apparent safety, but that is only the beginning of the fight to save them. The closer Colt gets to his quarry, the more bodies begin pile up, both friend and foe, until he finally manages to injure the elusive pariah and slow his movements. Still, the villain manages to escape once again, again leaving bodies in his wake. But his escape is only momentary, as Colt Raines, the relentless pursuer, ends his reign of terror on the plains of the Old West.
The latest blockbuster bestseller from Scott Harris— this is “Renegade,” a brand new Western with all the traditional excitement you can’t get enough of!
It’s been more than a year since the last (6th) Brock Clemons Western, and Harris has finally returned to his favorite characters and the world he built in Dry Springs, the Grand Canyon, and now California.
Brock faces down enemies – new and old – and as much as he’d like to retire quietly, or at least go a while without a gun battle, the past just seems to track him down. Fifteen-year-old Huck ventures out, with his best friend Kentaki, and they face dangers and challenges beyond their years – but not beyond their experience and abilities. And Sophie, the love of Brock’s life, takes a job running a sheep ranch on a desolate island off the coast of California.
Bring your favorite characters back into your reading life, and if you’re meeting them for the first time, prepare to fall in love.
Jed Simpson and his partner Roscoe Sartain are joined by families from both North and South, black and white, and on the advice of a fellow Confederate, they stop in Rusk. Finding an old, now vacant, plantation, they manage to buy it and start rebuilding it as a small ranch, The Chalice. All is going better than any of them expected, until Jed’s past comes calling. Aided by friends both new and old, blood flows freely as Jed tries to put that past behind him once and for all. But the toll it takes may be too much for him as he faces down the last of his tormentors.