Desperados by Sienna Valentine Book Summary:
After spending the first 19 years of her life living it safe at home with her parents, Madison couldn't take it anymore. She longed for excitement and thrills, and thus soon finds herself bartending at a biker bar, despite warnings from friends and family. But she knew what she was getting into, didn't she? She soon meets Dax, a high ranking member of the Desperados motorcycle club, and is pulled quickly into a dangerous world that both excites and terrifies her. But she's strangely attracted to this rough and tattooed biker. Can she stick around long enough to crack his tough exterior and get him to see her as more than just a naive young girl? And if she does stick around, will she be able to survive the dangers that this life brings, despite an upbringing that has left her wholly unprepared for it? Note: This is the bestselling Desperados series, finally brought together as a complete novel as it was meant to be enjoyed. Completely re-edited and seamlessly merged, this sexy and thrilling ride is meant for adults 18+. Here's what some previous readers had to say about Desperados. "I totally enjoyed this book. The MC was a loyal membership. The women were awesome." "I loved this book! Sienna Valentine delivers every woman's fantasy with a side of danger and rebellion! I found a new favorite author and I can't wait to check out the rest of her catalog!" "I thought the characters were hot and the build up of the story was incredible. So much so that I can't wait to read what happens next! So hurry up with the next instalment :)"
Havoc (Los Desperados MC Book 1) by Kara Parker Book Summary:
I can’t trust her, but that doesn’t mean I’m keeping my hands off her.I don’t take no for an answer, and I get things done—whatever it takes. So when our latest heist lands us the best runner from our rival club, it’s up to me to pry the words out of her mouth.Easier said than done.She’s a maniac on the road and a bigger freak between the sheets. With lips begging to be kissed and curves screaming to be tamed.She thinks she can beat me, she thinks she can lie.But she better get in line, because if she doesn’t…… I’ve got orders to put a bullet between her eyes.Havoc is book 1 of the Los Desperados MC trilogy. Books 2 and 3, Chaos and Mayhem are available everywhere now!
Hunt-U.S. Marshal IX: Desperados by WL Cox Book Summary:
Hunt and his men travel to Arizona to find a group of Mexican Revolutionary Militia that have been crossing the border, killing ranchers, and herding cattle across the Rio Grande to feed their militia. It is up to Hunt and his men to locate and destroy the Mexicans that are causing all the trouble.Hunt and his brother-in-law Clover are wounded in the first of many skirmishes with the Mexican Militia, and Hunt returns with Clover to seek medical help, leaving his men alone to fight the bandits.Hunt discovers a unit of cavalrymen camped, and seeks the aid of their medical staff, and soldiers to come to the rescue of his men that are in danger of being wiped out.Hunt returns to Denver and learns that a crazy man has come to Denver to kill him, his wife, and his children. A man hunt follows utilizing all of the U.S. Deputy Marshals.Hunt’s men are sent on numerous missions after the battle with the Mexican bandits. A 12-year old girl is discovered wandering across a ranch with a head wound; she doesn’t know her name, or what happened, she is in danger of dying so Hunt sends two of his best men to bring her to Denver for medical care.Other missions that his men are sent on involve two-army deserters that rob a bank and kill a woman, a rancher’s livestock is being shot, a highway killer, a man that claims to be the fastest gun in the west, a town without a sheriff where the cowboys have gone wild, and a giant of a man that stands over 7 foot tall and weighs over 400 pounds that the local sheriff is scared to confront.
Desperados: The Roots of Country Rock by John Einarson Book Summary:
As told by the musicians who made it happen, Desperados: The Roots of Country Rock revisits country rock's rise to the top of the charts. Music scholar John Einarson delves into the years from 1963, when Buck Owens and his Buckaroos brought an electric edge to their Texas honky-tonk tunes, to 1973, when The Eagles released their album "Desperado" on David Geffen's label. Einarson examines how folk, rockabilly, blues, Nashville country, Tejano, bluegrass, and other musical idioms influenced a generation of journeyman musicians. He traces the paths taken by the songsmiths, the bands in which they served their apprenticeships, and the songs they wrote together, as they steadily shaped the country rock sound. The protagonists of this story include talented but troubled Gram Parsons, a virtuoso determined to burn out before he faded away; the versatile and appealing Linda Ronstadt; Mike Nesmith, the Monkee from Texas who returned to his musical roots with a trilogy of country-rock albums; TV heartthrob turned country rocker Rick Nelson; folkie songbird Emmylou Harris before she made it in Nashville; and many others.
Michigan Rogues, Desperados and Cut-Throats by Tom Powers Book Summary:
Ruthless killers - cruel predators - bold outlaws - unprincipled scoundrels - rowdy misfits. Those larger-than-life characters and supporting cast staged a dramatic, real-life performance on frontier Michigan. The stories of the most colorful and outrageous are told between the covers of Michigan Rogues Desperados & Cut-Throats. Rough and lusty lumbering-era Michigan towns bred outlaws, crime and shady characters faster than the state's swamps produced mosquitoes, says author Tom Powers. Killers, crooks, gunmen, whoremasters, thieves, and a remarkable assortment of other deadly, tragic, lawless and laughable characters washed through the streets of Saginaw, Manistique, Meredith, Bay City, Seney, Harrison, Rogers City and others. In their wake came shootouts, hangings, rapes, murders, white slavery, feuds, open prostitution, brutal brawls, daring escapes, stagecoach and train robberies, and just about any other crime, horror or atrocity you can think of. After reading Michigan Rogues, Desperados & Cut-throats, you may be convinced that the better-known wild west was tame compared to Michigan. Pieces in the Gallery of 19th Century Miscreants: A swashbuckling Lake Michigan pirate A brutal brawler who gnashed opponents with a double set of teeth The ogre of Seney, who would eat anything for money A master thief who picked the pockets of the Michigan legislature The King of Presque Isle The opera pimp
P.K. Pinkerton and the Case of the Deadly Desperados by Caroline Lawrence Book Summary:
"Clever, and very funny."--The New York TimesThe year is 1862, and twelve-year-old P.K. “Pinky” Pinkerton is on the run from Whittlin’ Walt and his gang of ruthless desperados. P.K. is determined to hold on to Ma’s last priceless possession: the deed to a large amount of land and silver mines in the Nevada Mountains. Problem is, that’s exactly what Whittlin’ Walt is after, and he’ll do just about anything to get his hands on it. P.K. will have to be both clever and cunning to evade the band of outlaws. But time is running out, and no one can run forever. After all, this is the Wild West, and there’s hardly a safe place to hide.
The Desperados (Hardcore Motorcycle Club Romance) by Sienna Valentine Book Summary:
It didn’t take Madison long to realize that a real biker club was very different than the ones she’d seen on TV. The men were tougher. They were more vulgar. And they were so much hotter. Especially Dax.Motivated and rough, the bald and tattooed biker is on a quest to reform his troubled club, and he isn’t letting anything stop him or get in his way. The only question is, can Madison help, or is she just another distraction that he can’t afford to deal with?Note: This is a dark, gritty and sexy adult MC romance. It is standalone with no cliffhanger and a HEA ending.
Queen of Desperados, The Life of Bell Starr the Famous Wild West Outlaw (1898) by Samuel W. Harman Book Summary:
"Belle Starr ... leaped into the national limelight as 'Bandit Queen,' 'Female Jesse James,' and 'The Petticoat Terror of the Plains.'" -Belle Starr and Her Times"Without question, Belle 'The Bandit Queen' Starr and Martha 'Calamity Jane' Canary are the best remembered women of the Old West." -Women of the Western FrontierWho would believe the astonishing adventures of Belle Starr, the idol of the Western bandits, a living defiance of the law, incarnating in herself the audacity, the vices and the intrepid courage of these outlaws who, from father to son, boast of "dying in their boots," knife and revolver in hand, as she herself did on the 3d of February, 1889, at the age of thirty-five, after the strangest existence imaginable, leaving a son and a daughter who have followed in her footsteps? From Samuel W. Harman and his 1898 book “Hell on the Border” we are able to read of her adventurous career, incomprehensible in our world, and impossible anywhere else than in America. The 62-page chapter on Belle Starr from Harman’s 1898 book has been reprinted here for the convenience of the interested reader.Belle Starr was born at Carthage in the State of Missouri. Her father, chief of the Southern guerrillas, took an active part in the War of Secession; and from infancy Belle Starr showed a passion for blows, for acts of violence, for the pillage of that volatile period. After the war her father emigrated to Kansas with what was left of his band. She went there with him. An intrepid Amazon, from the time that she was ten years old she handled the revolver, the lasso, the carbine, and the bowie-knife. A girl brought up by rough companions, by men expert in these matters, she showed enthusiastic boldness and the courage. In such a school she developed rapidly. Hatred rankled in these fierce spirits—the hatred of the conquered for their conquerors, the hatred of adventurers and rebels against order, law, and social regulation. Having revolted against the North, they continued in revolt against everything that personified the North ; they shut themselves up in the solitudes, whence, like wolves, they came out only to make their presence known by some brutal defiance of the civilisation they hated, by some act of brigandage in which they took part. Belle Starr was not the least bold or the least daring of them, and hardly had she passed from infancy before her name, her boldness, and her beauty were celebrated from the borders of Arkansas to those of the Platte River.Although an obscure figure outside Texas throughout most of her life, Belle's story was picked up by the dime novel and National Police Gazette publisher, Richard K. Fox. Fox made her name famous with his novel Bella Starr, the Bandit Queen, or the Female Jesse James, published in 1889 (the year of her murder). This novel is still often cited as a historical reference. It was the first of many popular stories that used her name.About the author:Samuel W. Harman, of Bentonville, Arkansas, ran a hotel and worked in the newspaper and legal fields; he had become familiar with crime, criminals, and marshals in the Indian Territory as a professional juryman in Judge Isaac C. Parker's federal court.
Outlaws and Legends of the Wild West: 5 True Tales of Gunslingers, Desperados and Lawmen by Mitch Parslow Book Summary:
*ALSO AVAILABLE AS PART OF A BOX SET*Do you like true stories of the Wild West?You should love these tales of outlaws, gunslingers and adventurers then.You may not have heard much about some of these bad guys, but they were real, ruthless outlaws and all had their "15 minutes of fame", leaving trails of death and mayhem behind them.Most did not live to an old age, on average just 35 years old, and those that did survive longer were probably in jail.These tales romp along with plenty of action and recreate the atmosphere of this exciting and dangerous era in America's history using the vernacular of the times.Whilst the events that took place are primarily true, (as far as we know), the author has used a certain amount of creative license regarding what may, or may not, have been spoken by the characters to add flavor to the stories. They are intended to move rapidly with fast talking characters, plenty of action and fun to read and are not meant to be biographical.*Tom Horn - Assassin for HireTom Horn was a detective, deputy sheriff, soldier, scout, hired gun, outlaw, and a cold blooded killer for hire. He charged $500 to $600 for each cattle rustler he shot and reputedly killed 17 men, tracking down dozens more working for the Pinkerton agency as a roving gunman. He once said "Killing men is my specialty. I look at it as a business proposition, and I think I have a corner on the market." Whilst waiting for his execution for the killing of a 14 year old boy, he wrote an autobiography of his career as a killer, and other adventures, including his role in the capture of Geronimo.*Kid Curry and The Wild BunchThe famous 'hole in the wall' was located in a pass in Wyoming and home to a myriad of outlaw gangs that rampaged through the state; Black Jack Ketchum's train robbers, Bob Lee's cattle rustlers and the Wild Bunch led by Butch Cassidy. Harvey Alexander Logan, (soon to be known as Kid Curry) was a key member of the gang and a ruthless gunman. During at least five separate shootings, he is thought to have killed up to nine officers of the law and two more men in different incidents. Pursued by Pinkerton agents it was only a matter of time before fate caught up with him.*Wild Bill Doolin - Killer with a SmileWilliam 'Bill' Doolin could joke his way out of most tight situations, but when the chips were down and his own life was at stake he could prove to be as cold hearted as any man in the Wild West. His "Robin Hood' image endeared him to many folk who were known to help him get out of tight spots on occasions. From the ashes of the Dalton-Doolin gang he formed the "Oklamombres", more famously known as the "Wild Bunch" and for the next three years terrorized the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansa, relentlessly robbing trains, stagecoaches and banks.*Johnny Ringo - Suicide or Murder?Johnny Ringo, became a member of the "Cowboys of Cochise County" gang and gained a reputation for being the most violent of them all, even though it included the likes of the Clanton boys A participant in numerous gunfights, he was not personally involved in the famous shootout at the OK corral, but the gang swore an oath to kill the Earp brothers in retaliation using blood drawn from his arm. At one time known as the 'King of the Cowboys' he was found shot through the head in 1893. Was he murdered or did he put a bullet through his own brain?*Sam Bass - The Kind Hearted OutlawSam Bass may not have been one of the most famous outlaws of the Wild West, but he and his gang were responsible for one of the biggest train robberies in the USA up till that time - $60,000 in gold $20 pieces..! And they almost missed it. Generous of nature and well-mannered by comparison to most of his compatriots, he attracted the relentless attention of the Pinkerton Agency and the Texas Rangers after this high profile robbery - it just had to end badly for him.Order your copy today!Scroll back up and gain instant access now
Outlaws and Legends of the Wild West: 5 True Tales of Gunslingers, Desperados and Lawmen by Mitch Parslow Book Summary:
*ALSO AVAILABLE AS PART OF A BOX SET*Do you like true stories of the Wild West?You should love these tales of outlaws, gunslingers and adventurers then.Of course you will have heard of most of them as many have become legends.Their escapades were exciting, daring and reckless and many paid the ultimate price in the end.These tales romp along with plenty of action and recreate the atmosphere of this exciting and dangerous era in America's history using the vernacular of the times.PLEASE NOTE - Whilst the events that took place are primarily true, (as far as we know), the author has used a certain amount of creative license regarding what may, or may not, have been spoken by the characters to add flavor to the stories. They are intended to move rapidly with fast talking characters, plenty of action and fun to read and are not meant to be biographical.Volume 2:* Wild Bill HickokInfamous gunfighter and gambler who died holding the "dead man's hand" Scout, gambler, marksman, hired gun, and lawman, Wild Bill was involved in several rip-roaring shootouts and as a young man went on the run from the law. Some of his adventures have been exaggerated, but he was an undisputed marksman which no doubt sent him down the path of both fame and his ultimate violent death.* Belle Starr Bandit Queen of the WestFrom a comparatively wealthy and affluent family, as a teenager Belle became romantically involved with Cole Younger, (of the James and Younger brothers gangs), and inevitably began her criminal activities. She was prosecuted for crimes such as cattle rustling, robbery, bootlegging and horse theft, but was eventually shot to death.* Doc HollidayGunfighter, Gambler, Outlaw and Dentist..... Was Doc Holliday a poet, scholar and humanitarian as some say, or was he as others believe, a cold blooded killer and one of the most ruthless gunmen of the lawless Wild West?* The Dalton Gang - Law abiding ranchers who became ruthless bandits and killersAs train robbers the Daltons ranked almost as high in the annals of crime as the likes of Jesse James, but it was the murder of one the brothers that set them off on a rampage of killing and robbery and their inevitable own deaths.* Buffalo BillThe beginnings of a legend William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was born in Iowa and spent some of his formative years in Canada. He was a soldier, pony express rider, Indian fighter, bison hunter and became a famous showman touring the USA, Europe and the UK with his cowboy themed Wild West Shows. This story covers some of his early years as he began the career which would make him one of the most colorful characters the Wild West has ever known.Order your copy today!Scroll back up and gain instant access now
Outlaws and Legends of the Wild West: 5 True Tales of Gunslingers, Desperados and Lawmen by Mitch Parslow Book Summary:
*ALSO AVAILABLE AS PART OF A BOX SET*Do you like true stories of the Wild West?You should love these tales of outlaws and gunslingers thenOf course you will have heard of most of them as many have become infamous legends.Some are not so quite well known however, but they were all dangerous and ruthless criminals and all had their "15 minutes of fame", leaving trails of death and mayhem behind them.Most did not live to an old age, and those that did were probably in jail.Their escapades were daring and reckless and many paid the ultimate price in the end.These tales romp along with plenty of action and recreate the atmosphere of this exciting and dangerous era in America's history using the vernacular of the times.These short stories are intended to move rapidly with fast talking characters, plenty of action and fun to read.Whilst the events that took place are primarily true, the author has used a certain amount of creative license regarding what may, or may not, have been spoken by the characters to add flavor to the stories.Volume 1:* Bob Ford - The Killer of Jesse JamesInfamous for the cowardly killing of Jesse James, Bob Ford lived a life of drinking and bragging ofhow he assasinated Jesse to all who'd listen, before ultimately meeting his own violent death.* Black Bart - The notorious stagecoach robber who never fired a shotThe story of Black Bart, the terror and poet of the west.He robbed the rich to feed the poor, which hardly is a sin,And poems also did he write before he were put in* Butch Cassidy - Leader of the Wild BunchA charismatic thief who elevated bank and train robbery into an art form, he and his partner, The Sundance Kid, eluded polce by going to South America to continue their crimnal activities there, but it was only a mtter of time before destiny eventually caught up with them.* Billy the Kid - Teenage outlaw and baby faced killerBorn William Henry McCarty Jr. in New York City, Billy the Kid was also known as Henry Antrim and William H. Bonney during his short life. Slim, sandy blond hair and blue eyes he could be charming one minute and in a vioent rage the next. Legend has it that he killed 21 men, one for each year of his life, though this is almost certainly an exaggeration.* John Wesley Hardin - Quick to anger and quicker to killOne of the most notorious and bloodiest gunfighters to come out of the Old West. The lethal combination of his uncontrollable temper, a quick draw and the prodigious amounts of alcohol he regularly consumed resulted in the deaths of the many men who got in his way. It's thought he killed at least 20 men, and some have suggested the total may have been as high as 40.Order your copy today!Scroll back up and gain instant access now
San Luis Obispo County Outlaws: Desperados, Vigilantes and Bootleggers (True Crime) by Jim Gregory Book Summary:
California was a wild and lawless place in the 1850s, and San Luis Obispo County was no exception. Outlaws and bandits passed along the El Camino Real, now Highway 101, leaving a trail of victims. Despite attempts to stem the tide of crime with a vigilante committee and a string of executions, notorious men continued to be drawn to the central coast well into the next century. The James brothers, the Daltons and even Al Capone made their mark here, while lawmen worked to tame this piece of the western frontier. Author Jim Gregory details nefarious activities lost to time.
Outlaw Tales of the Old West: Fifty True Stories of Desperados, Crooks, Criminals, and Bandits Book Summary:
This collection of fifty outlaw tales includes well-knowns such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Frank and Jesse James, Belle Starr (and her dad), and Pancho Villa, along with a fair smattering of women, organized crime bosses, smugglers, and of course the usual suspects: highwaymen, bank and train robbers, cattle rustlers, snake-oil salesmen, and horse thieves. Men like Henry Brown and Burt Alvord worked on both sides of the law either at different times of their lives or simultaneously. Clever shyster Soapy Smith and murderer Martin Couk survived by their wits, while the outlaw careers of the dimwitted DeAutremont brothers and bigmouthed Diamondfield Jack were severely limited by their intellect, or lack thereof. Nearly everyone in these pages was motivated by greed, revenge, or a lethal mixture of the two. The most bloodthirsty of the bunch, such as the heartless (and, some might argue, soulless) Annie Cook and trigger-happy Augustine Chacón, surely had evil written into their very DNA.
Outlaws and Legends of the Wild West - Special 15 Story Box Set: 15 True Tales of Gunslingers, Desperados and Lawmen by Mitch Parslow Book Summary:
OUTLAWS AND LEGENDS OF THE WILD WEST - SPECIAL 15 STORY BOX SETDo you like true stories of the Wild West? You should love these tales of outlaws and gunslingers thenOf course you will have heard of most of them as many have become infamous legends. Some are not so quite well known however, but they were all dangerous and ruthless criminals and all had their "15 minutes of fame", leaving trails of death and mayhem behind them. Most did not live to an old age, and those that did were probably in jail. Their escapades were daring and reckless and many paid the ultimate price in the end. These tales romp along with plenty of action and recreate the atmosphere of this exciting and dangerous era in America's history using the vernacular of the times. These short stories are intended to move rapidly with fast talking characters, plenty of action and fun to read. Whilst the events that took place are primarily true, the author has used a certain amount of creative license regarding what may, or may not, have been spoken by the characters to add flavor to the stories. Volume 1 contains:Bob Ford The Killer of Jesse JamesButch CassidyLeader of the Wild Bunch GangBlack BartThe notorious stagecoach robber who never fired a shotBilly the KidTeenage outlaw and baby faced killerJohn Wesley HardinQuick to anger and even quicker on the drawVolume 2 contains:Wild Bill HickokInfamous gunfighter and gambler who died holding the “dead man’s hand”Belle StarrBandit Queen of the Wild WestDoc HollidayGunfighter, Gambler, Outlaw and Dentist…..The Dalton GangLaw abiding ranchers who became ruthless bandits and killersBuffalo BillThe beginnings of a legendVolume 3 contains:Tom HornAssassin for HireKid Curry and the Wild BunchWild Bill DoolinKiller with a SmileJohnny RingoSuicide or Murder?Sam BassThe Kind Hearted OutlawOrder your copy today..!Scroll back up and gain instant access now
Durch die Wildnis der Rocky Mountains: Allein unter Goldgräbern und Desperados (Die kühne Reisende) (German Edition) by Isabella Bird Book Summary:
Die Engländerin Isabella Bird ist 23 Jahre alt, als ein Arzt ihr Reisen gegen ein hartnäckiges Rückenleiden empfiehlt. Ihr Vater schickt sie 1854 mit dem Schiff zu Verwandten nach Nordamerika. Von dort aus zieht Isabella auf eigene Faust weiter. Sie fährt von San Francisco mit der Eisenbahn zum Lake Tahoe, schwingt sich auf ein Pferd und reitet im Cowboysattel durch unerforschte Bergwelten und erobert die Rocky Mountains. Ein einziger wilder Ritt durch raue, gänzlich unzivilisierte Gegenden, in die sich bisher kaum ein Mann, geschweige denn eine Frau gewagt hatte. In England noch stets kränkelnd, meistert Isabella in der abenteuerlichen Fremde alle Herausforderungen bei bester Gesundheit. Eine Frau mit Fernweh! Isabella Birds Reisebeschreibungen werden zu Klassikern der Reiseliteratur.