The Ones They Left Behind is a sweeping, riveting, historically accurate account of post-Civil War America told through the journey of Harriman Hickenlooper, a Union veteran who sets off on a one-man peace march to heal the wounds of a bitter and divided country by retracing his steps on Sherman s March to the Sea. This time, instead of carrying a gun, he will carry a flag. Instead of marching for war, he will march for peace and find a reason to live and love again.Advance Reviews:”A moving story of a Union Civil War veteran who makes an apparently quixotic journey through Georgia in 1867 reprising his march with Sherman’s army, this time in a quest for peace and reconciliation to knit a divided North and South into one nation again. It is a page-turner that keeps the reader on the edge of his seat until the final pages reveal the outcome. –James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Battle Cry of Freedom and Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander-in-Chief It takes a unique courage to go to war since the odds of survival do not hail out to the brave. It takes a great deal more to make the journey home again. Antonio Elmaleh’s insight and empathy concerning just such a saga are wonderfully invoked and marvelously illustrated in this volume, The Ones They Left Behind. I for one am still on that journey and can attest to its authenticity of emotion. –Thomas Steinbeck, Author, Silver LotusThe Ones They Left Behind is a riveting and compelling read about a former Union soldier, Harriman Hickenlooper, who sets out on a personal odyssey to save his farm and heal the great wounds of the Civil War. Along the way, each person he encounters in this hostile environment reveals something of the bad and the good angels of our nature and forces Harriman to confront prejudice, fear, danger and violence. In his first novel, Antonio Elmaleh lifts our spirits as basic human decency prevails and a good man finds redemption and love. –Frank DeLuca, Senior Vice President, The Civil War Trust Washington, D.C.
After you’ve downloaded a copy of Saving Babe Ruth, get a copy of the award-winning HOT NEW RELEASE and the next book in the series, The Killdeer Connection, on SALE TODAY for only $2.99! Scroll down to the series section. Click the Killdeer cover to check out all the ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reviews and order!Going down swinging is not an option . . . Survival is the name of the game when two obsessed men teeter on the cusp of madness in a war over a kids’ baseball field in this thriller based on a true story.Travel baseball promoter Rob Barkus has a full bench. He’s backed by a corrupt board of directors, a sports-fixated high school administration, and a mob of crazy travel baseball parents. He’ll stop at nothing to kill the town’s sandlot baseball league so that his elite travel teams can take over its beautiful Babe Ruth baseball field.The only obstacle between Barkus and his field of dreams is David Thompson, a Civil War buff and burned-out lawyer. When Thompson steps up to save the crumbling league for his son and the rest of the sandlot players in town, Barkus unleashes a cunning and ruthless attack against David, his family, and his teenaged league of misfit players.Thompson is outnumbered and surrounded. He’s like a man who walked into quicksand. The harder he struggles to save the league, the deeper he sinks. On top of it all, Thompson is stuck in a family Catch-22. If he surrenders, he might lose his son’s love along with his own self-respect, not to mention losing the game of summer for the sandlot kids in town. Yet if he doesn’t back down, it threatens his marriage and deprives his son of any chance to play on the high school team.Thompson is on an emotional roller coaster and he can’t get off. He is fighting his own civil war as he struggles to make a difference in the town he cherishes without harming the family he loves.Standing alone and pushed to his breaking point, he needs to figure out when to fold and when to fight. One thing is for sure: if he finally snaps, he won’t take any prisoners.Captivating characters lead double lives and keep secrets in this award-winning page-turner, laced with humor, about a man who takes a stand and risks it all to make a difference in a world gone mad.New York Times bestselling author Margot Livesey says Swyers “has created a man for all seasons” in David Thompson and calls Saving Babe Ruth “an absorbing and compulsively readable novel.”In a foreword, Babe Ruth’s grandson, Tom Stevens, calls Saving Babe Ruth a “great story.”Read Saving Babe Ruth as the prequel to the Lawyer David Thompson Series which starts with the The Killdeer Connection as the first book. The Killdeer Connection was selected as a 2017 winner in Amazon’s international Kindle Scout writing competition. Saving Babe Ruth is an Amazon multiple category bestseller.Gold Winner, Benjamin Franklin Award, 2015 “Best First Book: Fiction.”Silver Winner, Benjamin Franklin Award, 2015 “Best Popular Fiction.”Readers Views, “Best Regional Fiction 2014/2015: Northeast.”Finalist, “Best New Fiction,” 2014 USA Best Book Awards.
With nearly a quarter million copies sold, the ARISEN series is said by readers to be:”the wildest and best rollercoaster I’ve ever been on” … “Pulse-pounding action at a relentless pace” … “THE ABSOLUTE BEST FREAKING SERIES IN THIS GENRE” … “the most unputdownable military zombie apocalypse arc ever” … “for adrenaline junkies only” … “A full-on express elevator to hell!!!” … “A one-of-a-kind ZA opus. The indomitable warrior spirit shines through from start to finish” … “the best I have ever read in apocalypse fiction of any kind” … “Riveting. Full of horror and beauty” … “These guys are the juggernauts of their genre” … “the best of the best! Sweeping, epic, engaging, and thrilling” … “keeps on delivering action, thrills & destruction at every turn” … “Just one more page, I say, then it’s 2am again” … “Another literary heart attack”ARISEN : NEMESIS is an Amazon #1 bestseller in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction and #1 in Dystopian. Can be read as a standalone novel, an intro to the series, or at any point alongside the main series.ARISEN Hope Never Dies. Between the fall of man and the arrival of the JFK, the Horn of Africa is a battleground.Salvation. Vengeance. Vanity.NEMESIS
Will lightning strike twice for love?Sparks fly when Axel Hansen is forced to host his former lover, meteorologist Haley Cooper, in order to keep his ranch in the black. Their chemistry may be explosive, but Haley is determined to guard her heart. Axel and Haley are forced to confront their feelings in the face of a deadly tornado outbreak. Will their love be strong enough to weather even the worst storms?This second chance romance contains smoking hot chemistry, and an epic happy ever after that will leave you crying and laughing.Author QuestionsQ: What makes the Cowboys of the Flint Hills series special?Cowboys of the Flint Hills is a contemporary western romance series that embraces small town life in the heart of the wild west. It’s deeply rooted in history and place, and the weather is as wily and unpredictable as some of the characters. In this contemporary western romance series, I highlight everything I love about living in a small town in the west: family, community, kindness, & respect. The setting provides an exciting backdrop to contemporary romances about sexy cowboys with tender hearts and the strong, sassy women who love them.Q: Who would enjoy these books?Cowboys of the Flint Hills is a cowboy romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town. If you love Cora Seton and the residents of Chance Creek, you might fall in love with Prairie. It’s a town where everybody knows your name and love always wins! Many of my readers also enjoy the books of Vivian Arend, Lorelei James, Maisey Yates, Kate Pearce & Janet Evans.Q: What order should I read the books in?This contemporary western romance series has been written so that each story is a standalone that wraps up with a happily ever after by The End. If you want to read them in chronological order I suggest this:* Prairie Heat* Prairie Passion* Prairie Desire* Prairie Storm* Prairie Fire* Prairie Devil* Prairie FeverQ: Are there crossovers with other series?Yes. Be sure to check out my military heroes who run Resolution Ranch. Inspired by the real-life work of veteran’s organization Heroes & Horses!* A Hero’s Honor* A Hero’s Heart* A Hero’s Haven* A Hero’s Home
Acclaim for Dreamlander
“…its gut-rending emotions remind me of the Shakespeare tragedies I read in college. Its war scenes remind me of Lord of the Rings, complete with impossible odds and life-changing decisions. And its jewels of wisdom remind me of the works of C. S. Lewis.”—William Polm
“From hydraulic pistols to steam-driven cable cars, this felt like a fresh and creative world—one running parallel to our own.”—Adam Collings
“K.M. Weiland writes without holding back. She pours an onslaught of visual and emotional power into each scene with a style that slams you between the eyes, knocking you into worlds as dangerous as they are beautiful.”—Naomi D. Musch
About the Book
What if it were possible to live two very different lives in two separate worlds?
What if the dreams you awaken from are the fading memories of that second life?
What if one day you woke up in the wrong world?
Only one person in a generation may cross the barrier of dreams to reach the other world—a world of war-scarred countries and fallen faiths. When a Chicago-born journalist finds himself on the far side of his dreams, he must hurl himself into battle to save a princess from her own people, two worlds from annihilation, and himself from a dream come way too true.
More Praise for Dreamlander
“If you enjoy gritty fantasy with a liberal dose of swordplay and can tolerate a bit of graphic violence, Dreamlander by K. M. Weiland is the novel for you.”—Janalyn Voigt
“I love that [Weiland] writes for both men and women in her stories. Themes involving finding and accepting one’s destiny are universal.”—C. Estrella
“The fish-out-of-water aspect of Chris crossing into a new world has been done many times, but [Weiland] keeps it fresh and intriguing throughout the story.”—Jason Joyner
Readers call the ARISEN series:”a non stop thrill ride” … “unputdownable” … “the most original and well-written zombie novels I have ever read” … “riveting as hell – I cannot recommend this series enough” … “the action starts hot and heavy and does NOT let up” … “astonishingly well-researched and highly plausible” … “non-stop speed rush! All action, all the time – got my heart racing” … “A Must Read, this book was a hell of a ride” … “may be the best in its genre.”Over 100,000 ARISEN books sold and still climbing…Come back in time with the first ARISEN prequel and live through the beginning of the end of the world… (Can be read as a stand-alone novel, or an introduction to the series.)Tucked away in a high-tech Tactical Operations Center, inside an isolated safehouse in the Horn of Africa, sits Agency analyst Zack Altringham. He is Kenyan-born, Princeton-educated, badly burnt-out – and condemned by his language and cultural skills to a lifetime of fighting America’s shadow counter-terror wars.But when another mystery epidemic breaks out, terrifying quickly it reaches a tipping point and chaos descends – and Zack and his team (including two former Team Six SEALs) are trapped between the millstones of the sick and the dying on one side, and heavily armed militias on the other. Soon their “safe” house is in flames, and their only remaining option is to get in their up-armored SUV and try to escape the imploding gravity well of the city, to the safety of the American military base in Djibouti. But by then, will there be anywhere safe left on Earth to escape to?
Readers are calling the ARISEN series:”a non stop thrill ride” … “unputdownable” … “the most original and well-written zombie novels I have ever read” … “riveting as hell – I cannot recommend this series enough” … “the action starts hot and heavy and does NOT let up” … “astonishingly well-researched and highly plausible” … “non-stop speed rush! All action, all the time – got my heart racing” … “A Must Read, this book was a hell of a ride” … “may be the best in its genre.”Over 90,000 ARISEN books sold and still climbing… A world fallen – under a plague of seven billion walking deadA tiny island nation – the last refuge of the livingOne team – of the world’s most elite special operatorsThe dead, these heroes, humanity’s last hope, all have…ARISENBook One – Fortress BritainWhen the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living – with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of 7 billion animated corpses.And when civilization fell, one international team of supremely elite special operators was being assembled for a nearly impossible mission, deployed out of the SAS barracks at Hereford. Supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us, now the commandos of Alpha team are humanity’s last best hope for survival. Searching through the detritus of fallen Europe, scavenging pharmaceutical labs for clues to a vaccine that might bring humanity back from the brink, now they are tasked with one last desperate operation.They must cross the Atlantic aboard the world’s only remaining supercarrier, insert by air into the very middle of a dead continent, and then fight their way on foot through a city of 3 million ravening dead guys. But these Zulus will not be like any zombies they have ever fought before…
This is the 1st book in a 5 book bestselling series. Hard Case V: Blood and Fear released February 14, 2015
HARD CASE begins in a back alley warehouse in East Oakland, CA, where Harding fights for money, and to keep his skills honed, coupled with the fact he likes it. Harding does odd jobs with the only guy he trusts implicitly, his handler and manager, Tommy Sands. They bodyguard, escort tourists around the Bay Area, and do bail bond, skip trace work for a lawyer named Tess Connagher.
Two events throw Harding’s seamy life in the shadows out into the light. Strobert is ordered to enlist Tess Connagher’s law firm to act as an intermediary with Harding in order to protect an outspoken Afghani woman whose family Harding protected long ago. The woman’s father requested him, and the state department realizes they’ll be off the hook if anything happens to Samira Karim while under Harding’s care. Secondly, Harding fights a particularly brutal fight with a Russian mob backed fighter named Van Rankin who hates Harding. They’d had words.
The YouTube video of Harding’s subsequent beat-down of Rankin goes viral along with many of his prior fights. When Rankin’s Russian mobster backer, Alexi Fiialkov pushes for a rematch on the UFC circuit, CIA Agent Strobert sees infinite possibilities since the United Arab Emirates has part ownership in the UFC. Some matches would be taking place in Dubai, where the CIA knows targets of opportunity show up from time to time.
Tess Connagher, both fascinated and repulsed by Harding, cannot stay away from him. She rapidly finds out Harding is not some East Oakland leg-breaker, and being around him can be very dangerous, whether you’re his friend or his enemy. She makes a couple of serious errors in judgment – Tess thinks she can control Harding, and she uses him to help Lora, her older sister.
This book is packed with action, combat skills, cage fighting, suspense, and a dash of humor.
“Jack Reacher fans, say hello to John Harding, in a series you won’t put down: He grew up mean, running away from his alcoholic father at the age of 14. With a little help in the form of a new identity, the runaway becomes John Harding. While in special ops overseas, he’s recruited by CIA agent Denny Strobert, who sees something besides a knack for languages and combat skills: he knows he’s found a killer.”
– Kindle Nation Daily