To Slay the Dragon (by jfclover)

Summary:  Friendship is one of the greatest gifts of all, a mutual affection that dwells outside one’s family.  Some men are born natural loners, but in Joe Cartwright’s case, he depended greatly on those he considered true friends.  Could a friendship remain strong following events that were beyond his control?  Nano/Bonano 2017  

Rated M WC – 58,500

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A Debt of Honour (by Questfan)

Summary: My entry for BoNaNo 2017. A trip back from Sacramento takes a deadly turn and Joe is separated from his brothers. Believing he caused their deaths and left traumatised, Joe is picked up by a father and daughter who are heading for California.

Rating: T Word Count: 23,769

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First Kiss Again — Book Four (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  This is the fourth story in the First Kiss series: a cattle drive, a horse sale, the desert, outlaws, a desert rat, and all sorts of trouble for the family in this one before it all gets sorted out.  This concluded the Bonano and NaNoWriMo story challenges.

Rating = T    Word count =  20517

First Kiss Series:

First Kiss – Book One: Adam
First Kiss – Book Two: Hoss
First Kiss – Book Three: Joe and Ben
First Kiss Again – Book Four

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A Ponderosa Christmas Carol (by Questfan)

Summary: My version of Charles Dickens’ famous story, as written for the 2016 BoNaNo Challenge. It doesn’t strictly follow the original story in style or detail, but rather borrows from the idea. Thank you to the fun group of writers who participated as it was the first time I have done anything like that.

Word Count: 7111

Rated: T

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Revelations (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  It’s December of 1864 and Joe is conscripted, but Adam goes in his place.  It is a tumultuous ten months and that scripture reading that seemed so ominous seems to come true.  Chapter 1 is my NaNoWriMo novel, Revelations, for 2015 and just barely made the minimum number of words at 53,434 and that’s why there’s that little romance at the end. It’s a little lightness too in a story that has a lot of darkness in it.  The second chapter is the sequel, Love Never Ends, with the emphasis on Adam’s adjustment to being at home and being in a romantic relationship that has to develop amid turmoil and threats to his life.

Rating = T  (72,932 words)

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The Pain and the Fury (by justafan)

Summary:  WHN for The Magnificent Adah.  Joe was assaulted by one of Ben’s rivals.  Hoss dealt with the gentleman and the episode ends with Ben, Hoss, and Adam returning from the saloon to check on Joe.

13,957 words   Rating:  K+ (has some description of physical assault)

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