Two books enter. One book leaves…
Greetings from the Sub-Arctic!
We had a quick warming spell that melted most of the snow so it looks dismal out there. Looks like Fall, which it technically is, but it’s already winter up here. We’ll get sandblasted this week, no doubt. My snow removal equipment is ready, I think. We’ll see when we need them. Backup is my snow removal guy who does a bang-em-up job and in a hurry, too, since he lives just up the road.
Stanley has mastered the art of sleeping, but he likes having his Baby Yoda with him for the best napping. He also loves routine. Every day at 2PM he gets anxious, grabs Baby Yoda and whimpers. What does he want? To sleep on the couch with the TV on in the background. I used to work only in my office. When I came out, I was done working for the afternoon. Not anymore. Two is a little early to knock off, so I tune out Ancient Aliens (it’s what Stanley likes to sleep to) and get a few more words knocked out.
Scroll all the way to the end. I have another picture of Stanley down at the bottom.
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Battleship: Leviathan is here.
Read it as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription or just buy it outright for 99 cents (for all of October)
One ship against many in a war that has lasted a thousand years.
Built for a time when the races were just finding their way to the stars, finding that they could dominate others. The galactic conquests created the arms race and the ancients, the Progenitors had to protect their own. They built a ship to drive the others away.
It worked. And it didn’t. The Progenitors abandoned the galaxy to the newcomers, leaving relics behind as monuments to their failure.
Humanity spread to the stars and ran headlong into the established races. A new war begins, and no one conducts war better than humanity except for the Blaze Collective.
The two go head-to-head while humanity frantically searches for something to give them an advantage. Ancient technology. The derelicts scattered across the galaxy. Gutted and useless.
Except for one, hidden in plain sight, close to Earth. Major Declan Payne takes his team aboard to find that the ship is no derelict, and it needs him as much as humanity needs it.
Battleship: Leviathan. A Doomsday Weapon whose only goal is peace.
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End Days #5, Beyond Alpha is live!
Buck & Garth are back in the long-awaited fifth volume in the End Days series.
The world has changed. Time swirls have left a shattered and unrecognizable land. Can Buck & Garth find their way through it?
Or will they be stymied by those who caused the catastrophe?
Dangers abound as the survivors gather and look for a way ahead, back to the past.
A race against the artificial creation of time. A fight against those who portend to be in charge.
Buck and Garth must protect the ones they love and that takes them on two paths through a changed wilderness.
Read Beyond Alpha today and if you haven’t started End Days, it’s best to pick up Blue Apocalypse and start from there.
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Three hard-hitting thrillers for only 99 cents for an extremely limited time!
Carrie didn’t start the fight, but she’ll gladly finish it…
What would make you dedicate your life to stopping evil?
Carrie O’Connor joined the elite CIS as a covert operative to discover the truth about her father’s mysterious disappearance. Alone and betrayed, she starts her most personal and dangerous mission to stop a killer. Throwing the rulebook out the window, join her as she stops terror, protects innocents, and start this adrenaline-filled series today…
Click the link to grab this clean, explosive box set for 99 cents on all online bookstores now: https://books2read.com/u/mlE8oZ
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Is the insider’s view how you want to see the world?
It’s a different way to read my stories and you get them well ahead of everyone else. Months ahead… Is that worth something to you?
Do you want to read any of the books shown below before anyone else, like before they even go to the editor? Join my Patreon at the second tier and you’ll get complete books when they’re finished. I’ve already posted five or six books over there that are not yet available for sale. Don’t wait. Read now. You can get them along with a metric butt-ton of other stuff that has not yet published – https://www.patreon.com/craigmartelle
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The upcoming awesomeness – it’s going to be a busy Fall:)
Not Enough Book #1, Echo Breaker
a coming of age fantasy
This balances well for readers of all ages, but especially for those who are growing up and wondering what their place is. A little something for every reader. Books #1 and #2 are written and off to the editor. Here are the final covers for the series. I’m 58 years old, and I thought this was a great story (I’m sure I”m biased but a good story is a good story).
Coming October 18
Book 2 coming November 15
Book 3 coming December 13
Shadow Vanguard 6 – Family Reunion
Tommy D’s (God rest his soul) final book. I rewrote this in entirety after the ghostwriter we hired to do it went off the rails. But it’s done and now available for pre-order!
Coming October 28
Zenophobia – anthropomorphic space opera: Think Island of Dr. Moreau meets Indiana Jones in space. A ragtag band of enemies on a search for the Truth.
Coming November 2
Book 2 coming December 7
Book 3 coming December 27
Glory – An epic military science fiction tale. We’re at 100k words and winding down with an earth-shaking climactic battle in Book #1. Glory will publish this year. Books #2 and #3 will push to next year, but did I tell you that it’s epic? One old ship, in mothballs, little better than scrap, challenged with nothing less than defeating a technologically superior alien enemy. But it carries a secret the aliens don’t know and may not be ready for. Drake has one shot to save humanity.
Coming November 22nd
Ian Bragg 4 – A Fatal Bragg
The Marines are under fire…
…and it takes someone outside the government to fix the problem.
Ian and Jenny Bragg return in this standalone suspense action adventure. It’s a race against the clock and a group that’s been in place for years…
Coming November 26
And you’ll see the first box omnibus edition go live on that date, too.
I have a short story in a Baen anthology called No Time for Knights coming this fall – a little Sci-Fi Noir. A washed-up cop in an America taken over by AI.
After you’ve read this far… I am writing JJE14 – Jack the Ripper.
It’s about a ⅓ of the way finished. You will get it this year.
Rivka will match wits with one attempting to bring back the terror of the infamous killer from the 1800s. I’m looking to finish this one by the end of October to publish on December 15th to coincide with the release of Rivka’s third box set with books 9-12.
And if you haven’t picked up any of the Judge, Jury, & Executioner books, then you’ll want to wait until December 20th, when the whole series goes on sale starting with the first book for free. You’ll get book 13 for 99 cents and I’m sorry, but the newest has to pay the bills, so that will remain full price until Book 15 comes out in February or March.
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Craig Martelle Stories available for free!
- The Green Door of Fate (an audiobook) – https://dl.bookfunnel.com/sjzsmyj5nr or get it as an ebook – https://dl.bookfunnel.com/m4p4psj0t9
- Fear Peace – https://dl.bookfunnel.com/nzhwlsdy1w (a story of galactic betrayal)
- The Tide Changes – https://dl.bookfunnel.com/efxi5f4kjw (A tale from the Four Horsemen Universe)
- Fall Before the Spring – https://BookHip.com/VFBKFS (a Marine’s second chance)
- The Outcast – https://BookHip.com/RDPFHQ (when punishment requires service)
- Information War – https://BookHip.com/GPQBFZ (there’s more than one way to meet aliens)
- Jacob Wild McKilljoy – https://BookHip.com/MFWNLH (a ridiculous comedy romp)
- Just One More Fight – https://BookHip.com/GPLSVB (who is the alien?)
- A Galactic Affair – https://BookHip.com/QADTF (what if the aliens choose who represents humanity?)
- The Human Experiment – https://dl.bookfunnel.com/8g82o72oju (a full-length Sci-Fi novel, in case you haven’t downloaded it yet)
- A Builder’s Angst – https://dl.bookfunnel.com/jm2lqbgxlb (building a megastructure to replace Earth)
- A Language Barrier – https://dl.bookfunnel.com/wmue1fwjqz (communication is not a given)
- The Leader Within – https://dl.bookfunnel.com/7jl5sz4jy7 (a book on leadership for everyone) – I’ll be turning off the free download on this book this week. After that, it’ll be $2.99 on all platforms.
- If you like it, have your boss buy the audiobook for only $2.99 .https://buy.bookfunnel.com/vbyt6e9f1o
And another picture of Stanley sleeping:)
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Craig Martelle’s Other Books (listed by series, also available in audio)
- Terry Henry Walton Chronicles* (co-written with Michael Anderle) – a post-apocalyptic paranormal adventure
- Gateway to the Universe* (co-written with Justin Sloan & Michael Anderle) – this book transitions the characters from the Terry Henry Walton Chronicles to The Bad Company
- The Bad Company* (co-written with Michael Anderle) – a military science fiction space opera
- Judge, Jury, & Executioner* – a space opera adventure legal thriller with Bad Company cameos
- Shadow Vanguard – a Tom Dublin series
- Superdreadnought* (co-written with Tim Marquitz)– an AI military space opera
- Metal Legion* (co-written with Caleb Wachter) – a military space opera
- The Free Trader* – a young adult science fiction action adventure
- Cygnus Space Opera* – A young adult space opera (set in the Free Trader universe)
- Zenophobia – an alien archaeological space adventure, coming late 2021
- Battleship: Leviathan – a military sci-fi adventure, coming late 2021
- Glory (co-written with Ira Heinichen) – pure military sci-fi, coming late 2021
- Darklanding* (co-written with Scott Moon) – a space western
- Mystically Engineered (co-written with Valerie Emerson) – Mystics, dragons, & spaceships
- End Times Alaska* – a Permuted Press publication – a post-apocalyptic survivalist adventure
- Nightwalker (a Frank Roderus series) with Craig Martelle – A post-apocalyptic western adventure
- End Days* (co-written with E.E. Isherwood) – a post-apocalyptic adventure
- Krimson Empire (co-written with Julia Huni) – a galactic adventure
- Successful Indie Author* – a non-fiction series to help self-published authors
- Leader Within – a standalone non-fiction book about leadership (audio available exclusively from BookFunnel)
- Metamorphosis Alpha – stories from the world’s first science fiction RPG
- The Expanding Universe – science fiction anthologies
- Monster Case Files (co-written with Kathryn Hearst) – A Warner twins mystery adventure
- Not Enough (co-written with Eden Wolfe) – a coming of age contemporary fantasy
- Rick Banik* – Spy & terrorism action adventure
- Ian Bragg* – A hitman with a conscience
- Goranth the Mighty (co-written with Jean Rabe) – an epic sword & sorcery adventure
Books published by Craig Martelle, Inc
- The Dragon’s Call by Angelique Anderson & Craig A. Price, Jr. – an epic fantasy quest
- A Couple’s Travels – a non-fiction travel adventure series
- Mischief Maker by Bruce Nesmith – contemporary fiction on Norse mythology
- Love-Haight by Jean Rabe and Donald J. Bingle – a mystery, horror, humorous, paranormal legal drama