Four Seats: Martial Law (Four Seats, Part Two of Six) by Aaron Cooley

“Has the makings of a classic, will surely be on the small screen at some point, and I can’t wait to watch it when it gets there.”
– Jeremy Garelick, Writer-Director of THE WEDDING RINGER

Part Two of the serial conspiracy thriller that will shake America to its core.

One month has passed since the bombing of the Supreme Court that claimed the lives of 124 people, including four of the Justices.

On the hunt for the whereabouts of the fiancée he had thought killed in the blasts, Supreme Court Police officer Jason Lancaster has arrived in Detroit, a lawless wasteland policed by the grunts of a military contractor called Allied Armament Security Consultants. The answers Jason seeks may only be obtainable by somehow getting inside a closed-down hospital guarded by the mercenaries day and night.

Meanwhile, back in Washington, the confirmation hearing of conservative Notre Dame law professor Cecilia Koh has gotten underway. How will former First Lady Rosemarie Irving handle the revelation that Professor Koh is being extorted by one of her students, threatening to reveal to the media that the Professor recently paid for her daughter’s abortion?

Part legal potboiler, part HOUSE OF CARDS dealmaking drama, part 24-esque espionage cliffhanger, FOUR SEATS is an enthralling new entry to the conspiracy thriller tradition.

OTHER REVIEWS:
“Cooley delivers again. A riveting political thriller that is somehow educational and page-turning at the same time. I didn’t know I could care this much about the appointment of judges, but Cooley took me there.”
– Dave Callaham, Screenwriter of GODZILLA and THE EXPENDABLES

“With FOUR SEATS, Aaron Cooley has softly, slyly and deservedly taken his seat beside Parker, Child, DeMille and Grisham and in the process has introduced us to a protagonist with just enough flaw to be honorably relatable and just enough hero to be vastly readable.”
– Patrick MacManus, Writer & Co-Executive Producer,
Netflix’s MARCO POLO

“Cooley writes with knowledge and skill about a shadowy world few truly understand… at times richly emotional, hilarious, and challenging… bears the hard weight of both a political and personal mystery that demands we all ultimately consider where we are, and what comes next.”
– Eric Lodal, Creator/Executive Producer, TNT’s MURDER IN THE FIRST

“Mr. Cooley has crafted a smart, tension-filled thriller reminiscent of John Grisham and Tom Clancy that exudes authenticity and kept me glued to the page. I was thoroughly riveted and found FOUR SEATS nearly impossible to put down.”
– Lee Clay, Producer, NO GOOD DEED and DEMONIC

Author: Aaron Cooley

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Black Irish: A Novella by K.M. Rice

His lawlessness was a shield against their expectations. “I know what you’re t’inking; if you’ve read one love story, you may as well have read them all. But I can guarantee that you haven’t read this one before. And it certainly isn’t a tale of traditional love by any means. So for those of you who choose to read on, I will say this one t’ing: if it has to be there at all, it’s best that you go and find trouble rather than trouble finding you.”Free additional short story: https://bit.ly/2DgA4tv (copy and paste the link into your browser)

Author: K.M. Rice

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Claimant Commitment: Part One – Behind the Curtains by Sarah Honeysett

‘It’s hardly worth fixing my heart if they’re going to starve me to death!’

Recovering from major surgery, Terry Walker faces a financially bleak future – his Disability Living Allowance is being reassessed, his year of Employment and Support Allowance is running out and if his latest appeal isn’t decided in his favour, soon he and his disabled wife Lyn will lose more than half of their weekly income.

Lyn and Terry aren’t alone – as the team at the Solent Welfare Rights Project try to help their clients cope with tough times, they know there is worse to come. From the ‘Bedroom Tax’ to the ‘Benefit Cap’, the end of the Social Fund and sanctions, everything is changing and not for the better.

As Hilary Carrington and her colleagues adapt to the changing times, can they hold on to their principles and independence, and what will happen to their most vulnerable clients as ‘Welfare Reform’ gains pace?

This is the first part of a new serial, which follows ‘Severe Discomfort’, ‘Continual Supervision’ and ‘Limited Capability’ and should be free to download on the fourth and fifth Sunday of most months.

Author: Sarah Honeysett

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

American Branded by Ethan Blackhouse

Steven Brand, a young senator from New Jersey, quickly rises to the highest position in American politics, promising vast reforms to his nation as President. He holds true to his vows, but whether that is a good thing or not is debatable.
In this speculative story of a near-future, Canada and Mexico become American properties, thus creating the United Nations of North America. Yet, is President Brand the true-blue hero he seems to be? He grants particular freedoms while eliminating others, and his stance on bioethical behavior leaves many shaking their heads.
What is the cost of progress in this new world?
Is Steven Brand truly a great leader, or is he a lunatic tyrant?
That, my friend, is for you to decide.

Author: Ethan Blackhouse

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

SAVING TRUMP (Time Travel Twins Book 5) by W. Green

Some people say Donald Trump is the problem; others believe he is the solution. Ethan and Emma, time traveling twins from a dystopian future, believe they know the truth. The future of America and the world is guaranteed to be far worse if Trump is removed from office. The day after election day, November 9, 2016, the two veteran time travelers awaken to one more gigantic challenge. Now, at the age of one-hundred-six, the twins are still hoping to create a better future by saving the past. They resolve to save President Donald J. Trump.In 1963, they attempted to save JFK and failed. In the 1930s, they succeeded in saving FDR, but their heroics may have only delayed the inevitable. The recent presidential election has given them one more chance to fix history. They are well aware that by the year 2030 the world will be a horrific place. They know President Donald Trump will quickly be eliminated leaving the United States to flounder and fall. But, what would happen if somehow, he was able to finish his term of office? The possibility gives them hope. They decide to take action.They arrive at a game plan with their good friend Zak, and they pursue their dream of saving Trump. Unfortunately, while they believe they are on the side of the angels, half of America’s population disagrees. Anchoring the “Never-Trumpers” is Emma’s great grand-daughter Samantha, a young and determined reporter for a Washington D.C. newspaper. It’s a generational battle, with both sides entrenched and both sides dead-certain of the righteousness of their positions. Threats of impeachment and assassination surround the new president. The country is turned inside out. The citizens of America are divided into warring factions fighting in a political conflict which some call the “Second American Civil War.” Amidst this great turmoil, the ancient twins and Zak learn new skills and take to the Information Highway to promote their great hope, Donald Trump.Can they stop the powerful, hold-over forces of the ‘deep state’? Can they make peace with their young relations? Will they be able to save Trump? Or will he be defeated signaling the death of the American dream?

Author: W. Green

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Four Seats: Martial Law (Four Seats, Part Two of Six) by Aaron Cooley

“Has the makings of a classic, will surely be on the small screen at some point, and I can’t wait to watch it when it gets there.”
– Jeremy Garelick, Writer-Director of THE WEDDING RINGER

Part Two of the serial conspiracy thriller that will shake America to its core.

One month has passed since the bombing of the Supreme Court that claimed the lives of 124 people, including four of the Justices.

On the hunt for the whereabouts of the fiancée he had thought killed in the blasts, Supreme Court Police officer Jason Lancaster has arrived in Detroit, a lawless wasteland policed by the grunts of a military contractor called Allied Armament Security Consultants. The answers Jason seeks may only be obtainable by somehow getting inside a closed-down hospital guarded by the mercenaries day and night.

Meanwhile, back in Washington, the confirmation hearing of conservative Notre Dame law professor Cecilia Koh has gotten underway. How will former First Lady Rosemarie Irving handle the revelation that Professor Koh is being extorted by one of her students, threatening to reveal to the media that the Professor recently paid for her daughter’s abortion?

Part legal potboiler, part HOUSE OF CARDS dealmaking drama, part 24-esque espionage cliffhanger, FOUR SEATS is an enthralling new entry to the conspiracy thriller tradition.

OTHER REVIEWS:
“Cooley delivers again. A riveting political thriller that is somehow educational and page-turning at the same time. I didn’t know I could care this much about the appointment of judges, but Cooley took me there.”
– Dave Callaham, Screenwriter of GODZILLA and THE EXPENDABLES

“With FOUR SEATS, Aaron Cooley has softly, slyly and deservedly taken his seat beside Parker, Child, DeMille and Grisham and in the process has introduced us to a protagonist with just enough flaw to be honorably relatable and just enough hero to be vastly readable.”
– Patrick MacManus, Writer & Co-Executive Producer,
Netflix’s MARCO POLO

“Cooley writes with knowledge and skill about a shadowy world few truly understand… at times richly emotional, hilarious, and challenging… bears the hard weight of both a political and personal mystery that demands we all ultimately consider where we are, and what comes next.”
– Eric Lodal, Creator/Executive Producer, TNT’s MURDER IN THE FIRST

“Mr. Cooley has crafted a smart, tension-filled thriller reminiscent of John Grisham and Tom Clancy that exudes authenticity and kept me glued to the page. I was thoroughly riveted and found FOUR SEATS nearly impossible to put down.”
– Lee Clay, Producer, NO GOOD DEED and DEMONIC

Author: Aaron Cooley

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

AMERITA: A Sci-Fi thriller where work ethic is the new currency. Dystopia for the affluent, Utopia for the working-class. by Luke Medina

Meritism ManifestoWe, the working women and men of our beautiful and plentiful land, declare in one voice to revoke all credence to economical systems based on subjective monetary representations of individual Merit.We, the contributors of food, shelter, clothing, sanitation, education, healthcare, technology, art, and sport, declare our vocations as necessary for advancing society. Vocations that do not contribute to the advancing of society are deemed not worthy of recognition.We, the laborers, believe the productivity of every valid vocation is objectively and accurately measurable.We, the mentors and parents of future generations, believe in equal education, equal nutrition, equal healthcare, and equal opportunity for all. We, the champions of equal prosperity for equal effort, believe all persons are gifted with talents and the ability to contribute meaningfully to society.We believe every individual has the right to choose how much or how little he or she contributes.The more an individual contributes, the more he or she shall be rewarded.The less an individual contributes, the less he or she shall be rewarded.If an individual contributes nothing, the individual shall have no place in the community.We, the people of the new Meritocracy, declare objective recognition of Merit for all.

Author: Luke Medina

Rating: Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

High Value Target by Clark Wilkins

America isn’t ready for this assassin…To those with the highest CIA security clearance, it’s known only as Project SYBIL, a black ops assassination program so dark that the U.S. President doesn’t even know about it . . . yet.And no assassin is as skilled as SYBIL who, via Multiple Personality Disorder, can become someone else at will, changing voice, gestures, mannerism, and even thoughts yet with all these unique personalities in total agreement on who must die and why.Meet Troy Greenbrier, a former CIA assassin himself, who stumbles across the trail of a suspected terrorist entering the US. Troy is soon convinced SYBIL is a “false flag” foreign political assassin plotting a nationwide attack and with plans of blaming another country for it afterwards to start an international war. Yet he does not know who the intended target is. With 250 million possible victims and SYBIL constantly eluding him, Troy must prevent the greatest assassination conspiracy in history. His only clue? The assassin seems to know everything he does. In a plot where SYBIL’s motto is “Nothing is real. Everything is permissible”, Troy must be at the top of his game when the other side is making, breaking, and changing all the rules and with millions of lives at stake. What begins as a simple border crossing incident will evolve into a plot of multiple assassinations spanning across the US set against a backdrop of international intrigue, deception, and political power of the most corrupt minds in America – Our own politicians.

Author: Clark Wilkins

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Objective:Freedom: Part One of the Series Secession by James Huber

Objective:Freedom reflects the current times and the state of the Government this story looks at the actions of the internal workings of five states that cannot support the union. The President of the United States tries to preserve the economic might of the U.S., but merely makes matters worse with his activities. Five Southwestern states, influenced by an ultra-conservative governor of Texas decides that they can no longer sustain the welfare giveaways and the wasteful foreign aid. The five states form their own country and the U.S. is powerless to do something about it. Governor Kyle Harris, of Texas, leads the other governors to restore a sense of orderliness. The Texas Rangers are nationalized. The President of the U.S. bows out under pressure and an Army General then steps in to take his place. The General is assisted by the Ambassador from England. The lady Ambassador, with her extensive background, tries to soothe the bitterness between the countries. She tries for an alliance and ends up in one with the General. In the meantime, Iranian forces are seeking to break up the new government with assassination attempts, and corrupting government officials with drugs and internal relations. The narrative demonstrates how things could go out of control and what it may need to bring them back into control before the U.S. is lost to both inner and external strengths.. Draconian corrections were immediately enacted, with virtual elimination of welfare programs. Meanwhile, back in Washington the status quo reacted with great hubris, pomp and bluster, but without consensus or much resolve.This book was one that will draw you in, and you will not want to stop reading until you reach the end. I suspect people of all political stripes will find much to enjoy in this tale.The action stretches from Texas to D.C. to the deserts of Iraq and Southern California.

Author: James Huber

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews