These are not ordinary Western romances -- they are as wild, as bitter, as sweet as the Old West itself . . . raunchy at times, violent at times, heartbreaking at times, pulsing with the high spirits of a rambunctious frontier:
One Kiss -- the ghost of an old love visits the mind of a feckless wanderer and redeems a lifetime of regret . . .
Hidden Canyon -- a silent film star makes her first Western on location in Arizona and learns about the preposterous snares of Hollywood and the hard-bitten charms of a real cowboy . . .
Decline and Fall -- a man carries a book in his saddlebags and reads it over and over again, until he finds a woman who understands why . . .
Young Love -- a sixteen year-old preacher's son and a twenty-two year-old whore discover the miracle of impetuous flapdoodle . . .
Romance -- a clueless outlaw courts a respectable schoolmarm and nearly pays for it with his life . . .
My Hero -- a fourteen year-old girl is rescued from hopeless servitude by a fearless gunfighter, who teaches her what true gallantry is . . .
LLOYD FONVIELLE is a screenwriter (The Mummy, 1999) and director (Gotham, 1988) and author of a number of Western tales—the novella Missouri Green, the short story collection Christmas In the West, both available on Amazon for the Kindle, and Fourteen Western Stories, available for the Kindle and in a paperback edition. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada and plays some poker there from time to time. He publishes an online journal of visual culture at mardecortesbaja.com.