DEADLINE AT DURANGO by Allan Vaughan Elston

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A bold, western epic, back in print for the first time in 70 years. “A roaring, shooting western, soaked with atmosphere, convincing in setting, character and plot,” Kansas City Star

Jeff Lantry was a man who lived on his luck…mostly on riverboat casinos… and his luckiest day was when he was penniless and stumbles on a lynched bank robber’s hidden loot. He rides into Durango with money in his pockets, which he uses to become a successful cattleman. But he never loses the sense of guilt that his life is built not just on luck… but on a lie. The six-gun he wears is strictly for show, until Jess Jallison gives him thirty days to sell out… and get out. But even though he isn’t a gunman, Lantry won’t back down or run, not with his reputation and fortune at stake, or his demons to battle.

“Discerning readers have learned any story by Elston is a good story, well told. His latest is far from being a mere western thriller. The background seems real and the characters live. It is fast, exciting reading. One learns much of the way the West was won and what kind of men won it.” Los Angeles Times

“Extremely good, the full scale of bandits, pioneers and cattle in this western.” Brattleboro Reformer

“Readers can always expect something extra from Elston. His westerns are a bit more stylized and this one is no exception. An action-packed finish that is satisfying and completely in the Elston manner” Long Beach Press Telegram

“First-class writing, a top-notch range yard.” Chicago Tribune

THE SHERIFF OF SAN MIGUEL by Allan Vaughan Elston

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A rip-roaring, action-packed, western classic, back in print for the first time in over 70 years. “A splendid historical novel of the old Santa Fe trail and the coming of the railroad.” Los Angeles Daily News

Ex-buffalo hunter and former lawman Kirk Calloway is searching for a woman he briefly met on the trail in Kansas…a romantic quest that takes him into a violent corner of New Mexico, where the railroad has brought in rustlers, bushwhackers, spoilers, cowpunchers and cattlemen all hoping to find their fortune amidst by the sweat, tears and bloodshed of the savage, crimson mesas. And it’s where Alfredo Baca, the fearless young aristocrat and cattleman, wears the lawman’s badge and thrives perilously on the risk and danger…and will either become Calloway’s friend or deadly enemy.

“A less skillful writer would lose readers by the number of interesting characters in this epic, but Elston makes you feel that you know every one of them. An ‘A’ western.” Los Angeles Daily News

MAN AMONG WOMEN by Randy Salem

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How does a man win back a woman he’s lost to another woman? A lesbian pulp fiction classic, back in print for the first time in over sixty years. Declared “indecent” in 1961 by National Organization for Decent Literature

They called themselves the “fringe society.” Wealthy, attractive, smart, young women who fled to the Bahamas to pursue a different lifestyle. Were they tired of compromising with life? Were they seeking freedom? If so, freedom to do what?

Photojournalist Ralph Thayer, tired of New York and his fiance, heads to the Bahamas for a vacation…but instead meets Alison Adams, who introduces him to the forbidden secrets of her female circle…and finds himself fighting for her affections with another woman. Using all of his masculine charms, and he has many, he engages in an all out war with striking Maxine Carpenter for Alison’s heart and body. With savage fury, born of jealousy and envy, Maxine frantically lashes back.

Man Among Women accommodates the genre’s insistence on male voyeurism but resists the male power that traditionally accompanies it… The male protagonist is allowed to look at lesbians but always with painful consequences.” Yvonne Keller, American Quarterly

“Randy Salem has written another top-notch lesbian paperback. Surprisingly, the story line is male-oriented but despite this drawback, it is a superior paperback, full of well-drawn convincing lesbians.” Gene Damon, Ladder

“Randy Salem” was the pseudonyn for Pat Purdue, a major name in lesbian pulp fiction…and the longtime lover of Sally Singer, also a prolific author of lesbian pulp fiction under the pseudonum “March Hastings.” Salem’s other ground-breaking books include Chris, Tender Torment, The Unfortunate Flesh, The Soft Sin, and The Sex Between.

THE AWAKENING OF JENNY by Lillian Colter

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The scandalous bestseller about a woman desperate for love… and for the physical release she’s never experienced. Back in print for the first time in sixty years!

Jenny Adams fears men…and is disgusted by sex…and yet longs to experience true love and searing, physical bliss. So she gives herself to men in the violent hope that it isn’t an empty dream. Through a disasterous marriage and multiple relationships, she desperately searches for a man she can truly love and who can, finally, unlock and satisfy her deepest carnal desires…something she fears is a cruel, unattainable myth. Or is it? Her journey to find out is an unforgettable saga of romance, passion and hope.

This novel, first published in 1950, was one of the books that launched Fawcett’s famed Gold Medal line of paperback originals….selling hundreds of thousands of copies over multiple printings throughout the decade. And yet, nothing is known about “Lillian Colter.” She doesn’t seem to have written a book before or since The Awakening of Jenny,nor did she do any interviews, leading some collectors to suspect “Lillian Colter” was a pseudonym for another author. If so, others argue, why didn’t the publisher capitalize on the massive success of this book to churn out more titles under her name? Is Lillian Colter a real author? Did she only write one bestseller, helping to launch a legendary imprint… and then disappear into obscurity? It’s a mystery.

THE TALL CAPTAINS By Bart Spicer

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A sprawling, action-packed epic about the war for Canada…and the legendary men who fought it.

It’s 1759. Duncan Crosbie, exiled Scotsman, soldier of France, loves war. He’s driven by his unrelenting determination to defeat the English, who killed his father at the Battle of Culloden. But Crosbie is not getting much of an opportunity to fight anymore. The French king lolls in his palace, under the witchery of Madame de Pompadour, and the army stands idle. So Crosbie sails for the New World, to join the tall captains, fighting the British in the northern wilds of Canada . . .

This book is the prequel to Spicer’s bestselling western adventure The Wild Ohio

“An exhilarating historical story of frontier warfare. Bart Spicer breathes life into his novels that makes an experience of reading them, rather than a pastime. This is a longer-than-usual story but one that you will regret must end.” Chattanooga Daily Times

“A cast of characters is as long and impressive as the book is thick. Duncan Crosbie is Spicer’s most memorable creation.” Philadelphia Inquirer

“This painstakingly researched novel of early Canada is one of the best it has been our good fortune to encounter.” The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 

“Spicer endows his characters with colorful and unique traits. The historical chaos is vivid, created with vitality and feeling.” Nashville Banner

“A turbulent war story that culminates in one of the great moments of history—the French and English War, with the American Revolution only fifteen years away.”  Tulsa World