Vows to the Fallen: O’Toole (The Marathon Series) by Larry Laswell

What price leadership?

Born into a family of fishermen and sailors, Patrick O’Toole has always known the U.S. Navy was his destiny, and World War Two made it so. Assigned to the destroyer U.S.S. Green just months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, young Lieutenant O’Toole is devastated when his warnings about battle readiness go unheeded by the ship’s captain. As a result, the Green is destroyed and most of her crew lost while O’Toole is on bridge watch—a catastrophe that will haunt him forever.

Rising up through the ranks as the war surges on, O’Toole is assigned a new ship, and earns the nickname “Terror” from the crew he insists on pushing beyond their limits. Because Patrick O’Toole is a man plagued by the demons of self-doubt and dark memory, and never again will he allow brave American sailors to needlessly sacrifice their lives by following the flawed orders of incompetent officers. But his unspoken oath to his fallen comrades could lead him to the perilous brink of deception and mutiny—and in the chaos and fire of naval conflict he will be forced to confront hard truths about honor, duty, survival, and the staggering cost of victory.

Author Larry Laswell explores how a leader can emerge like a phoenix from the ashes of wartime tragedy in Vows to the Fallen, a moving and powerful tale that crackles with action and authenticity. Set in the Pacific theater during the dark years of World War Two, it is the enthralling story of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Patrick O’Toole. A natural born seaman but plagued by self-doubt, he is haunted by the memory of the devastating loss of hundreds of crewmates whose deaths resulted from the incompetence of a commanding officer. The thrilling chronicle of O’Toole’s rise through the naval ranks and his remarkable emergence as an unparalleled military strategist and leader of fighting men has all the makings of an enduring classic of World War Two fiction, as it carries the reader on a breathtaking journey from the bloody battle for Guadalcanal to the victory at Ubella Atoll and ending with the suicide mission at the Battle of Mujatto Gulf.

Author: Larry Laswell

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
113 reviews

True North Book 1 Finding Home Livie and Jake by Allie Juliette Mousseau and Raeah Wilding

An Amazon Best Seller in War and Military Romance!

“When you’re lost… True North”
The North brothers were hell on wheels-adrenaline-junky bad boys. You’d think they had a death wish – every one of them – but they didn’t really, they just got off on the thrill of pushing every limit, that gravity or any other force told them they couldn’t conquer. What they weren’t prepared for were the women that would steal their hearts.
Book 1 True North Finding Home Livie and Jake
Livie Morrisey is dreading seeing Jake after his heroic homecoming from Afghanistan. She’s been in love with Jake North since she was a little girl, but he was three-and-a-half years older than her and her big brother’s best friend. She was always nothing but the off-limits little sister – until the night before Jake left for the Army, when he’d given her her first kiss. They’d kept in touch for a year, but once Jake was deployed to Afghanistan, he’d cut off contact suddenly and she’d never heard from him again. For the past three years Livie has kept herself distracted with homework and her university studies, but now Jake’s going to be up close and personal. And Livie can’t decide if tonight’s finally the night to prove to Jake she’s all grown up or the night she should let him go forever.

Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau and Raeah Wilding

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
189 reviews

The Ghost Pattern: A Medical Thriller by Leslie Wolfe

MEDICAL TERRORISM It’s the new age of terrorism, where enemy interests employ the use of modern tools, weapons, tactics, and theories to achieve goals that have destructive, bone-chilling, and disturbing physical and emotional effects. Today’s terrorists are tech-savvy, manipulative, powerful, well-funded, and supported by entire networks of global experts. A Scottish offshore drilling platform in the North Sea becomes unresponsive to all communication attempts. In Moscow, the Russian president and his top advisors seek the best, fastest strategies to defeat and ruin the United States. More recently, that includes government-sanctioned terrorism. A commercial flight, carrying 423 passengers and 18 crew from Tokyo to San Francisco, disappears in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Why?In the new age of terrorism, nothing is what it seems.No one is safe. A captivating and unsettling page-turner, The Ghost Pattern explores a new dimension of terrorism, one that happens around the world on a daily basis without making any headlines. Or without making the right headlines. What’s really going on behind the scenes? Alex Hoffmann returns as the heroine of The Ghost Pattern. She embarks on a breathtaking expedition to stop a brilliant terrorist in his tracks. Risking her life and challenging everyone’s beliefs, she is relentless to find the truth and the man who threatens the core of human existence. Join Alex on an explosive adventure as she ventures behind enemy lines in a heart-stopping race against time and against all odds, in this fast-paced, riveting medical terrorism thriller. Fans of Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Jack Reacher will enjoy Alex Hoffmann.

Praise for Leslie Wolfe
“Leslie Wolfe weaves a wonderful story of espionage, current technology, warfare.” – Lucas McWilliams
“Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews
“Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” – Dennis Waller

Readers and Critics Talking About Alex Hoffman Series Book Three, The Backup Asset:
— “I wanted to simultaneously hug and hit Ms. Wolfe when she first set up (all unbeknownst to this reader) and then teased us with a clue to her next book. I, for one, don’t want to wait.”
— “A frenetic rollercoaster ride filled with twists and turns that only slows down to give the reader a chance to swallow the reasoning behind the antagonists’ justifications for their treachery.”
— “If you are a fan of Jack Ryan or Jason Bourne you will absolutely love this.”
— “Wow! Roller coaster ride of espionage, cold (and not so cold!) war and the hard work to combat the threat to the U.S.”
— “A techno-thriller chock-full of suspense, action, and espionage.”
— “Wow! What can I say? This novel blew me away!”
— “This is a wonderful work of fiction, and I cannot wait to read more.”

Author: Leslie Wolfe

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
323 reviews

Wolf’s Head (The Forest Lord Book 1) by Steven A. McKay

“Well researched and enjoyably written, Wolf’s Head is a fast-paced and original re-casting of a familiar legend. McKay’s gift as a storyteller pulls the reader into a world of violence, passion, injustice and revenge and leaves us wanting more!”

Glyn Iliffe, author, The Adventures of Odysseus series

When a frightened young outlaw joins a gang of violent criminals their names – against a backdrop of death, dishonour, brotherhood, and love – will become legend.

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After viciously assaulting a corrupt but powerful clergyman Robin Hood flees the only home he has ever known in Wakefield, Yorkshire. Becoming a member of a notorious band of outlaws, Hood and his new companions – including John Little and Will Scaflock – hide out in the great forests of Barnsdale, fighting for their very existence as the law hunts them down like animals.

When they are betrayed, and their harsh lives become even more unbearable, the band of friends seeks bloody vengeance.

Meanwhile, the country is in turmoil, as many of the powerful lords strive to undermine King Edward II’s rule until, inevitably, rebellion becomes a reality and the increasingly deadly yeoman outlaw from Wakefield finds his fate bound up with that of a Hospitaller Knight…

“Wolf’s Head” brings the brutality, injustice and intensity of life in medieval England vividly to life, and marks the beginning of a thrilling new historical fiction series in the style of Bernard Cornwell and Simon Scarrow.

As of Feb 2014, Wolf’s Head is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree!

Author: Steven A. McKay

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
259 reviews

Unleashed: V Plague Book 1 by Dirk Patton

Zombie Book Blog – “This book is a page turner. It is full of action scenes, but still takes a pause every now and then to let us get to know and sympathize with John, Rachel and some of the other survivors.
Because of the skill with which Patton moves us through the beginning of the ZA and the attention to detail as well as the believability and likability of the characters (including Dog!), I’m giving Voodoo Plague FIVE out of FIVE zombie heads.” – Courtesy of ZombieBookBlog.com (full review at http://zombiebookblog.com/?p=51)

John Chase has just arrived in Atlanta on a business trip when America experiences the worst attacks in history. Nuclear bombs destroy cities and the widespread release of nerve gas sends the majority of the surviving population into a murderous rage. Rescuing a woman who survived the attacks he must lead her to safety as Atlanta burns, raging infected roam unchecked and society disintegrates into savagery.

Author: Dirk Patton

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
674 reviews

Steel, Blood & Fire (Immortal Treachery Book 1) by Allan Batchelder

OVERVIEW
You are the greatest warrior ever known. When kingdoms rise or fall, you are usually the reason why. But you also have the world’s most powerful enemies, and they are about to take a terrible vengeance…
TARMUN VYKERS
Is an artist of death. He uses his sword to paint with the blood of his enemies. His awestruck opponents call him The Reaper, an iron-willed man with no memory of his past, a ruthless champion who has risen to the level of death incarnate.

But The Reaper has collected a legion of enemies as he cut a bloody swath through the greatest of heroes and villains. And these dogs have finally had their day, exacting a revenge both cruel and creative.

Wandering lost, horribly disfigured and unable to fight, Vykers stumbles across the bones of a half-buried skeleton that can transform his ruined body in an inconceivable way. But first he must make a devil’s pact with…

ARUNE
A secretive, ghostly sorceress with ambitions of her own. If Vykers wants to wield a sword again, he must surrender to Arune that which he holds most dear. But can he trust this ethereal enchantress to hold up her end of their dangerous bargain?

Vykers has few good choices, and he must make them quickly, for an impossibly talented and savage wizard has arisen to threaten all of humanity…

THE END OF ALL THINGS
Once an autistic boy hardly able to speak, The End has evolved into a supernatural terror bent on extinguishing all life. A fearsome and unequaled tactician, The End is the only person who doesn’t fear “The Reaper.”

To have any hope of defeating this bloodthirsty mage, Vykers must gather the strangest, most dangerous cohort of killers ever assembled. Then he must seek out the only weapon that can defeat this terrible adversary…

THE SWORD WITH NO NAME
A sentient weapon whose arcane mind has descended into madness. The sword seeks to consume the soul of any man who dares to touch it. But Vykers is not just any man, and he is determined to test his will against the fiendish weapon, a weapon that will surprise him as he enters…

THE EPIC BATTLE
Behold the greatest clash of men, monsters, and Fey that the kingdom has ever known. Vykers, at the head of his outnumbered contingent, launches a desperate attack against The End, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

But The End is a creature worthy of his name. He has forged a secret weapon, a wicked and terrible instrument that will break through Vykers’ defenses and exact a devastating toll.

Only one thing is certain, this extraordinary battle will end in a way that no one could have predicted!

Immerse yourself in a world that will test the limits of your imagination.

Prepare yourself to face impossible decisions and insurmountable odds.

Experience triumph and despair on your way to an earthshattering finale!

Are you a fan of: Joe Abercrombie’s First Law series, Steven Erikson’s The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Glen Cook’s Chronicles of the Black Company, or Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicle? If so, grab your copy of Steel, Blood & Fire now!

AUTHOR Q&A
Is this book appropriate for children?

No, only 17+ please.

What types of creatures are in the book?

Several original creations, plus a few you know. There are ghosts and wizards, but not the typical ones found in most ghost novels and mage books, and the Fey here are more dangerous than in your average fairy books. If you enjoy edgier fantasy novels, then this is for you!

Author: Allan Batchelder

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
68 reviews

The Deep Green by John Lyman

In the Congo, an American ship mysteriously disappears from port on the last day of a scientific expedition to collect DNA samples from the jungle near an abandoned Belgian research station. A month later, the ship runs aground on a Texas beach—and no one on board is alive.

When an elite military force and shadowy intelligence officers descend on the small island town of Port Aransas, Texas, a strong-willed local girl is swept into the search for a dedicated scientist as she and others race to unravel a dark secret before something none of them has ever seen before is unleashed into the world.

In a literary thriller that mirrors today’s headlines, The Deep Green is John Lyman’s most compelling novel yet. Blending scientific fact with provocative fiction, he takes readers on a wild ride to the dark side of genetic engineering, where anything is possible for those with the money and resources to create new life—no matter how devastating the consequences might be for the rest of us.

Intricately layered with remarkable research and detail, the heart-stopping action that builds right up to the end proves once again that bestselling author John Lyman is a master storyteller.

Author: John Lyman

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
235 reviews

ARISEN : Nemesis by Michael Stephen Fuchs

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

Author: Michael Stephen Fuchs

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
386 reviews

The Ghost Pattern: A Medical Thriller by Leslie Wolfe

MEDICAL TERRORISM It’s the new age of terrorism, where enemy interests employ the use of modern tools, weapons, tactics, and theories to achieve goals that have destructive, bone-chilling, and disturbing physical and emotional effects. Today’s terrorists are tech-savvy, manipulative, powerful, well-funded, and supported by entire networks of global experts. A Scottish offshore drilling platform in the North Sea becomes unresponsive to all communication attempts. In Moscow, the Russian president and his top advisors seek the best, fastest strategies to defeat and ruin the United States. More recently, that includes government-sanctioned terrorism. A commercial flight, carrying 423 passengers and 18 crew from Tokyo to San Francisco, disappears in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Why?In the new age of terrorism, nothing is what it seems.No one is safe. A captivating and unsettling page-turner, The Ghost Pattern explores a new dimension of terrorism, one that happens around the world on a daily basis without making any headlines. Or without making the right headlines. What’s really going on behind the scenes? Alex Hoffmann returns as the heroine of The Ghost Pattern. She embarks on a breathtaking expedition to stop a brilliant terrorist in his tracks. Risking her life and challenging everyone’s beliefs, she is relentless to find the truth and the man who threatens the core of human existence. Join Alex on an explosive adventure as she ventures behind enemy lines in a heart-stopping race against time and against all odds, in this fast-paced, riveting medical terrorism thriller. Fans of Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Jack Reacher will enjoy Alex Hoffmann.

Praise for Leslie Wolfe
“Leslie Wolfe weaves a wonderful story of espionage, current technology, warfare.” – Lucas McWilliams
“Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews
“Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” – Dennis Waller

Readers and Critics Talking About Alex Hoffman Series Book Three, The Backup Asset:
— “I wanted to simultaneously hug and hit Ms. Wolfe when she first set up (all unbeknownst to this reader) and then teased us with a clue to her next book. I, for one, don’t want to wait.”
— “A frenetic rollercoaster ride filled with twists and turns that only slows down to give the reader a chance to swallow the reasoning behind the antagonists’ justifications for their treachery.”
— “If you are a fan of Jack Ryan or Jason Bourne you will absolutely love this.”
— “Wow! Roller coaster ride of espionage, cold (and not so cold!) war and the hard work to combat the threat to the U.S.”
— “A techno-thriller chock-full of suspense, action, and espionage.”
— “Wow! What can I say? This novel blew me away!”
— “This is a wonderful work of fiction, and I cannot wait to read more.”

Author: Leslie Wolfe

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
317 reviews