Posts Categorized: Historical

Wind Sprints By

Wind Sprints The long-lost, never-before-published, autobiographical first novel by Ralph Dennis, author of the legendary Hardman series.

In the late 1960s, a balding, over-weight, heavy-drinking writer struggles to find his place in the literary/academic worlds of Yale and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, while desperately trying to figure out why all of his relationships with women, romantically and otherwise, seem doomed from the start.

The book includes introductions by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg and by Ralph's close friend Ben Jones, the Dukes of Hazzard actor and former U.S. Congressman from Georgia.

Girl from Town By

Girl from Town Love took Garnie Harper from San Francisco to a farm in Montana...but she couldn't escape who she was.

At night, Garnie Harper cried for San Francisco, for the hot music, the bright lights, the great restaurants, and crowded, energetic streets while Jay, worn from farm work, slept heavily beside her. She knows that she's the object of ridicule, the city girl married to the dirt farmer...and an object of lust for Jay's strapping brother Bo. It's her love of Jay that holds her there, in that Montana back country hell, but her yearning, and Bo's hungry stares, are driving her away. Something has to give...or she has to dramatically change...before it all ends in heartbreak and violence.

To Hell Together By

To Hell Together A noir classic back in print for the first time in over 65 years.

Lee Burke carried the hell of war back to Carmel, California with him...and everyone he touched him felt his torment. Except, perhaps, for Sharon, a wealthy, hard-partying widow, who married him and tried to battle his brutal, insatiable demons with all of her love and money until they became her own, too. Now they're trapped in a passionate struggle that could destroy them both, body and soul.

"Although the story is more thoughtful than the average noir novel, its typically simple prose and fast pace are likely to please fans of the genre." Reading California Fiction

Any Man's Playmate By

Any Man’s Playmate When beautiful abstract artist Nicolette Starmont took rough-and-tumble law student Mel Corbin to her bed as her model and gigolo, he considered himself very lucky. She loved sex, which inspired her art, but it also filled an aching, insatiable hunger for her that no man alone could satisfy. He soon discovered that the hot, carefree eighteen-year-old was already a widow, and that she'd eagerly satisfy her needs with men or women, depending upon who was handly, willing and had the necessary stamina. But as she rises in the art world and he becomes a criminal defense lawyer, their unusual, years-long, purely sexual arrangement takes a horrific turn, shattering their world and forcing Mel into the fight of his life.

Lash of Desire By

Lash of Desire Their Love Was as Untamed as the Jungle

Laura Rendell escapes from her broken marriage by joining an expedition deep into the jungles of Brazil, where a powerful, torrential storm forces her to seek shelter and safety with a local ranchero whose passion for her ignites overpowering desires she didn't know she had. But their passion, uninhibited by the bonds of civilization, burns so hot that it sparks raging conflict within his empire that could consume them both.

Heroine of the Prairies By

Heroine of the Prairies A classic western, the final novel in Sheba Hargreaves' epic trilogy, back in print for the first time in over 90 years. "'Heroine of the Prairies' ranks with such masterpieces of the past as 'The Last of the Mohicans' and 'The Luck of Roaring Camp.'" Lexington Herald-Leader