Brandiron Series

The Brandiron Book 1

A Bride for Gil

Gil Slatter’s quick on the draw and has a head for running a ranch, but he’s also a lonely man with nothing more than a cot in the bunkhouse at the TXY Ranch to call home. But when the foreman drops dead of a heart attack and the owner picks Gil to take his place, his world turns upside down. One day life is simple. The next he’s running the outfit and married to a woman who has never known affection. Between wild horses, outlaws, rustlers, an ambitious young landowner with a mean streak, and the flirtatious wife of the ranch owner, it’s no easy task Gil faces. But with his new bride beside him, he’ll take the TXY to new heights of success… or die trying!

 

 

 

The Brandiron Book 2

The Mustanger and The Lady

Vince was a mustanger with a solitary camp high in the Hondo Mountains, where he worked his operation alone. He liked it that way.

Then, on a trip back from selling some mustangs, he came across Julie, a saloon girl on the run from some pretty bad hombres. Before he knew it, her fight was his fight, and he was looking forward to a life with her.

They just had to survive a small war first.

The Brandiron Book 3

The Texas Badge

Bank robbery. Jailbreak. Massacre. Alone, each would send good folks reeling. But when all three occur in the same night in the same small South Texas town leaving no eyewitnesses behind, it could be the end of the world.

Saddler County Sheriff Dell Hoffman is charged with bringing the perpetrators of these horrific crimes to justice, but even the toughest and most cunning lawman in Texas has his limits. With nothing to go on but five bloody bodies, a cracked safe, and an empty jail, Dell works the fringe of his sleepy western town—the forgotten, the invisible, those who often see without being seen. The more he learns, though, the more he wishes he could forget. In search of the truth, Dell finds himself pulled into an dark world of murder, deception, and brutality the likes of which he never imagined. Will he solve the most heinous crime in Texas history? Or will Dell’s drive for justice lead him to an even greater tragedy for both himself and those he cares for most?

The Brandiron Book 4

The Cherokee Strip

Norman Thompson doesn’t seek out trouble, but it has a way of finding him, anyhow.

All he wants is a job as a ranch foreman. He’d tried in Montana, but ended up in a gunfight with a pair of ugly-looking brothers over a horse. Leaving one dead and the other swearing revenge, Norm figures it’d be wise to make himself scarce. He heads south, making his way to Nebraska. Instead of work, though, he finds something he never expected—a partner. Edith is a beautiful young woman with a sordid past of her own. Together, they start a cattle ranch, driving herds up in the summer to the lush grass of the newly-opened Cherokee Strip. With his brawn and her brains, it’s a winning combination.

The sins of yesteryear, though, are not so easily left behind. Norm’s reputation as a gunfighter and bounty hunter won’t die. While he settles into a new life as a ranch owner and family man, forces are at work to take it all away. Will he and Edith find the happiness they’ve been searching for? Or will the ghosts of the past burn it all to bitter ashes?

The Brandiron Book 5

Gold in the Sun

A drunken plan to make some quick money with two friends landed drifter Whit Ralston in the Yuma Territorial Prison—the worst prison in Arizona. Now he’s doing hard time in the inferno the inmates call the Hell Hole, counting the days until his release. He’s vowed never to do anything so stupid again, but that becomes a hard promise to keep when his crazy cellmate starts talking about a load of stolen gold stashed up in the mountains. When he falls for a beautiful, blue-eyed lady of the evening named Oleta who seems as taken with him as he with her, he realizes he might have a new reason to run some risks.

Once he gets out of prison, Whit starts making plans—but he’s going to have to make better choices about just who to believe in order for his latest scheme to hit pay dirt. People say a lot of things, especially when it’s money on the line. In the Old West, though, following the law is never as important as trusting the right people.

The Natural

The Natural

There’s a lot of tough competition in the rodeo arena—from the man behind the microphone to the cowboys and cowgirls that ride, rope, and climb on the bucking stock. The Natural puts you in the boots of famed rodeo announcer Brad Turner, racing his horse Golden Boy into the arena and welcoming the crowd to a pro rodeo performance in Jackson, Mississippi. You’ll hit the road with Brad as he criss-crosses the country struggling with life, love, and business on the pro rodeo circuit. You’ll meet Zola Johns, the rebellious, barrel racing beauty with her eye on the prize of winning a national championship, and Shoat Krammer, the young rough-and-tumble rookie that’s the real natural coming up the hard way.

Tough, gritty, and written with the authenticity of a lifelong rodeo veteran, two-time Spur Award-winning author Dusty Richards tells a tale so real, you’ll be dusting the dirt from the arena off your Wranglers before you’re done.