Thursday, November 29, 2012

For the Guys

Good Morning, as our page grows, I figure, why not find something for the men! So here's some Action, War, Adventure, Shoot Em Up books! Enjoy


No Good Like It Is
"No Good Like It Is" is a winding tale of violence, tolerance, and changing racial acceptance. In it, two hard-bitten Confederate cavalrymen barely survive the Civil War, riding with the famed Eighth Texas Cavalry. They then must struggle home to the Texas Panhandle, while accumulating enough misfits and strays to populate a small village. This rowdy historical fiction is filled with rich characters, both real and should-have-been. A sequel, "What Goes Round," is in the works.

Still half asleep, Michael looked up at his parents sitting on the buckboard of their covered wagon and saw an arrow penetrate his father's chest. Then he saw his mother being dragged from the wagon by two Indians. His mother fell from the wagon and disappeared from his sight and from his life forever. Now he was all alone.

Sons of Thunder
Killing was nothing new for the Thunders'. They'd lived by the gun since the day they were old enough to pull the trigger...

Pop Thunder had brought his boys up to know that nothing was free and that anything they wanted would have to be taken, one way or the other and consequences be damned. When that motto eventually gets Pop lynched for cattle rustling his boys' destinies are sealed, their path of revenge chosen for them as they take justice into their own hands to even the score the only way they knew how.

Of course, there's always a price to be paid when vigilantes act above the law, and right or wrong, the Sons of Thunder will have to muster their diabolical wits to stay one step ahead of the law, and a trio of dangerous men determined to see them die.

Bonus Content: A preview of Rollo's next novel, The Franciscan.

The Man With No Past (contemporary western action) (A path to nowhere)
An amnesia ridden man wakes up, beaten and left for dead. When he finds a friend in the old farm family that helps him back to health, he sees it his responsibility to help them rid themselves of the drug dealers after thier property. Follow this modern lone ranger in this first of a series of short stories as he searches for clues to his past, and the owner of the ring on his left hand.

A Darkened Landscape
A trilogy of Western Horror short stories crafted to sweep you back in time to a darker, bleaker landscape. Here demon-spirits haunt the mountains, ghost towns are perilous places for lost travelers, and the woman on the gallows might not be entirely human. Your spine will tingle, your blood will chill, and you'll have a glimpse into the darkness of the past. 

Three short stories of horror in the Old West:

Darkness in the West – A raven-haired woman is being hanged for a killing spree that would have required supernatural ability to carry out.

A Mouth So Dark – Traveling in search of the girl he lost, a young ranch hand finds her in the bleak heart of a remote ghost town.

The Flood – A troublesome young man appears at the unlikeliest moment to lead an undeserving town to safety from the ravages of a flood.

Algor X. Dennison brings you tales of the macabre in a setting turned black where it once was dusty brown. Courage blends with terrifying darkness and innocence bleeds into horrific revenge. Will you be able to read on?


Playing with Matches
Emil Radle is a dedicated Hitler Youth member. He’s loyal to the Fuehrer before family, a champion for the cause and fan of the famous Luftwaffe.
Then one day they take the Jews away, including his childhood friend, Anne. Still, there must be a good reason, right? It must be for the good of a great and glorious Germany.

When his friends Moritz and Johann discover a shortwave radio, everything changes. Now they listen to BBC broadcasts, news reports that tell both sides. Now they know the truth. The boys band together to write out the BBC news and covertly distribute flyers throughout their city. An act of high treason that could have them arrested or...worse.

But when Germany’s losses become immense, even their greatest resistance can’t prevent them from being sent to the eastern front. 

Will Emil survive the battle? And will he ever see his family again?

9/11 Trilogy
Challenging, edgy short stories set before, during and after 9/11. The first story is set in Afghanistan and Pakistan and looks at the formation of Al-Qaeda. The second story is set in Manhattan on September 11, 2001. The trilogy concludes with a vision of life in the aftermath of that fateful day.

Ground Zero (The Thrilling Military Action Series)
September 11, 2001 was supposed to be John Alvarez’s day off. Instead he was called into work. He was one of thousands who found themselves busy working just like any other morning. Then the first plane struck the North Tower. Minutes later the second plane hit the South Tower, only a few floors above from where John and his colleagues stood watching the chaos unfolding across the way. Quickly panic and fear filled the air. Then the towers collapsed and John’s story begins.

But John also has a secret. Why did his landlady warn him not to go to work the morning of the attack? Is there more to the surprise attack on America than John or anybody else knows? Was it orchestrated by bin Laden and Al Qaeda or by a larger organization nobody would ever suspect? 

Against his parents will, John enlists in the Army and is deployed to Afghanistan where flashback’s of 9-11 and IEDs plague John’s conscience. John is on a mission to find the truth behind the terrorist attack and will do anything to discover it. 

Lethal Force
Lethal Force: 

Special-forces soldier turned mercenary Steve West is dropped onto a remote Scottish island. His every movement will be tracked for ‘Lethal Force’, the most expensive video game ever made. He’s been told it’s just a story. But within seconds Steve is fighting for his life. And a deadly manhunt has begun...

‘Lethal Force’ is a short story from Matt Lynn, the best-selling author of the ‘Death Force’ series of adventure thrillers, including ‘Death Force’, ‘Fire Force’, ‘Shadow Force’ and ‘Ice Force’. 

Improvised Explosive Device
A military convoy on the road in Iraq is ambushed with devastating consequences.

Garrison (a military fantasy novelette)
On the contested Iron Flats, two young recruits face their first battle. Will they die? Will glory cover them or ignominy taint their name? Only the morrow will tell.

Watching over them is enigmatic veteran, Von. He knows that when soldiers fail, the army relies on veterans to fix them... whatever it takes...

Starship Troopers meets archers and spider-cavalry in this military fantasy story from an author who knows what life is like inside the military.

This Greyhart Press book is a novelette, a story size suitable to read in a single sitting. At 12,000 words, if this was a paperback, it would be about 48 pages.


Imagine falling asleep and waking up in a different place or century and becoming a different person, maybe even a superstar. That's the job of Harken Cole. He's a top Entertainment Specialist, and his role is to immerse into rendered worlds, the new form of entertainment in the twenty-sixth century. Sometimes he's the hero, sometimes the villain. He's whatever his bosses choose to boost the drama's ratings. Playing the star has made Hark a loved celebrity. But no job is perfect.

To fulfill a promise to a dead friend, Hark illegally enters a peaceful storyline set in old twenty-first century Manhattan. He quickly realizes something's not right: Hark discovers the drama may drastically change when a rogue horror director, Miesha Preston, begins inserting monsters, zombies, and other abominations to destroy the peaceful narrative and its people. If Hark doesn't stop Preston, everyone immersed--including himself--will die. And dying in a rendered world means dying in real life. Saving this world is now as important as fulfilling his promise to his friend, and he will do whatever it takes to succeed--even if it means flipping his own world upside down.

Attacked! (Last Plane out of Paris, Part One)
Split into 6 parts, this account of one of the darkest times of World War 2, told through the eyes of two British airmen, is a rip roaring tale that will have readers eagerly turning the pages right through to the end.

At roughly 9,000 words, Part 1 of the action/adventure serial known as Last Plane out of Paris, is an enjoyable action packed read.

After signing up to hinder the German advance, Bill Edwards finds himself in France after crash landing. He makes his way to the town of Nancy only to find that things are not what they seem.

Why isn't anyone talking?

Why is the plan doomed to fail?

And, with the Germans closer than they had ever imagined, what propels him to travel deeper into France?

Ambushed! (Last Plane out of Paris, Part Two)
At roughly 11,000 words, Part 2 of the action/adventure serial known as Last Plane out of Paris, is yet another enjoyable action packed read.

As the team travel to 
Metz to meet Marcel, the aircraft designer, they get the feeling that someone is following them. As they arrive at the meeting, shots suddenly ring out!

Pursued, they flee the town and make their way back to 
Nancy. When the team arrive at midnight at the meeting place, all is not as it seems.

What strange substance is floating on the surface of the lake? And who or what are behind the clump of bushes? As gunshots ring out across the lake, who will survive the deadly ambush?

Pursued! (Last Plane out of Paris, Part Three)
At roughly 11,500 words, Part 3 of the action/adventure serial known as Last Plane out of Paris, is yet another enjoyable action packed read.

Pursued by strangers, the team flees the town of 
Nancy and heads south, where a plane is waiting to take them home. When they are ambushed, they are forced to head into the nearby mountains. But, as they reach the top of the first climb and start to descend, they realize that their brakes don't work.  
Suddenly, on one deadly corner, the vehicle flies off the road and plummets into the nearby ravine!Who will survive? Who gets kidnapped? And what is the meaning of the strange lights that flash on the nearby hillside?

Kidnapped! (Last Plane out of Paris, Part Four)
At roughly 11,500 words, Part 4 of the action/adventure serial known as Last Plane out of Paris, is yet another enjoyable action packed read.

Split up, the team tries to reconnect at the French town of 
Saint-Dizier. But, before they can, Marcel is kidnapped!

Forced to work fast, they travel to 
Reims in an effort to rescue the aircraft designer, knowing that the front line is just a few miles north of the town. Getting a lead, they pursue a car through town. After many twists and turns, the chase ends when the car ahead breaks down. 

Suddenly, a German tank tops the hill and heads towards them. Before they can reach the other car, a tank shell tears apart the vehicle! Is Marcel, the man whom they came to rescue, dead?

Either way, how can they get out of town with the French soldiers already gone? To make matters worse, their car breaks down and German fighters appear overhead. All seems lost... but is it?

Warleader - A Blood and Tears Short Story
As a young warrior in the elite Kifzo army of his father’s tribe, Tobin lives a life consumed by the relentless training demands of his uncle. Despite his best intentions and hard work, he struggles to cope with his father's indifference toward him and his brother's outright hatred.

A chance opportunity may change all of that. Tobin’s father gives him, his brother and three other young Kifzo each a small squad to lead on a key mission. The squad leader who succeeds will be named Warleader and will command the entire tribe’s army. Tobin sees this as his best chance to step out of the shadow of his brother and earn the respect and recognition he’s always desired.

Warleader is a short story of approximately 9,200 words. It is a prequel to the epic fantasy Rise and Fall: Book One of the Blood and Tears Trilogy. 

Free Excerpt included of Rise and Fall: Book One of the Blood and Tears Trilogy.


Q - A Thriller
‘Q – A Thriller’ A Love Story in Hell

How far would you go to rescue your lover? Would you go to hell on earth? Ex-soldier Felix Chapman embarks on an audacious attempt to rescue his wife after her abduction in a vicious modern day piracy attack off West Africa. She is lost in a brutal anarchic country ruled by warring tribes. There are no laws, no police, no diplomatic treaties and no hope...

If you're kidnapped by pirates and your police, military and government can't help - pray that someone, somewhere, decides: "It's time to go to war!"

Gehenna (West of Hell #1)
An outlaw trapped in a jail cell.

A prostitute boarded up in a saloon.

Flesh eaters roaming the streets.

When a local woman is brutally attacked by two unknown men, their bodies mangled by arrows and axes, the residents of Gehenna are thrust into a nightmare they can't comprehend.

The dead are rising in the streets of the Old West. And they're hungry.

Weighing in at nearly 30,000 words, Gehenna sets an explosive pace from the very first chapter and never slows down.

blue Fall (The Tournament, Book 1)
There was a time, long ago, when wars were won and lost based on the outcomes of single battles between heroes. Entire countries were moved. Empires rose and fell.

In Blue Fall, that time has come again.

A routine investigation throws a hapless insurance agent down the rabbit hole, into a world where the rich and powerful place wagers on the greatest game on earth. They call it the Tournament. It offers competition without limits. It is beholden to no man, constrained by no law, and it is extremely dangerous. But where does the true power lie in this World Cup of Warfare? With those who place the bets, or with the deadly players themselves? And how much longer can it possibly remain a secret?

LZR-1143: Within (A Zombie Novella)
No power. No news. No windows. 

No help.

No hope.

In this 20,000 word novella, set in the infection-ravaged world of Bryan James' frightening and sobering universe of zombie mayhem, a normal night shift becomes a surreal test of courage, strength, and selflessness as an unknown illness takes hold of the country. Inside a reinforced bank office building, insulated from outside news for hours, the men and women inside work obliviously, unaware of the rising tide of horror. 

As society outside crumbles, the power fails. Phone lines are down. Communication is impossible, and those trapped within know nothing of the world without. 

Outside the single locked door, an incessant pounding punctuates the oppressive darkness of this modern catacomb, as the employees trapped inside struggle to understand what is happening.

But soon, they will be fighting to merely survive as they come face to face with the threat that appears from where they least expect it: within.

LZR-1143: Perspectives
In a world overrun by the living dead, every victim has a story. These are some of those stories. This collection of six short stories from a world ravaged by the LZR-1143 virus tell the tale of six different people, all of whom fell victim, in different ways, to the deadly plague. 

From the pilot of a commercial aircraft, overwhelmed in midair, to the lonely soldier stranded high above a world of the undead, the six characters each face their own fears and mortality in different ways. 

This 20,000 word short-story collection features a unique selection of characters from the original zombie novel by Bryan James, LZR-1143: Infection, and from the recently released sequel, LZR-1143: Evolution. Each character appears only fleetingly in the longer novels, but each has their own unique thread in the LZR-1143 storyline, all of which are exposed in these short excerpts from their final hours alive. 

The collection includes The Pilot, The Boy, The Inmate, The Fry Cook, The Subway Passenger, and The Sniper. In The Pilot, a commercial aviator sees his last flight end in a way he never could have imagined. In The Boy, a family trip is cut short, and a lonely homecoming is not at all as he anticipated. We see the surprising genesis and true identity of a traveling companion in The Inmate, while The Fry Cook reveals the final moments of a teenage fast food worker. In The Subway Passenger, we learn that in the case of zombie apocalypse, you’d probably rather be aboveground. And in The Sniper, the surprising truth that there are some fates that cannot be fought, even with a fifty caliber rifle.

Lost Valley: The Discovery (A Serial Novel, Part 1)
Two boys have disappeared in the isolated mountains northeast of the remote Alaskan village of Manatuk, a forbidden region where ancient terrors are rumored to exist…and where local guides refuse to enter. Search and rescue specialist Luc Moon is tasked with the impossible: finding the boys on his own.

During the search, Luc discovers clues to a remarkable lost world, a world hidden deep within a forgotten valley. Now in a life-and-death struggle, Luc―and those closest to him―must survive against legendary creatures and a ruthless billionaire determined to keep the discovery to himself.

The Devil's Sword
A fencing tournament turns deadly! Can three young fencers thwart a plan to bring America to its knees? 

Kevin, Rachel,and Ben are young fencers eager to compete in an upcoming tournament at Nellis Air Force Base. But when they arrive,they become unwilling pawns in a twisted plan to steal the ultimate weapon. A plan that somehow revolves around the tournament. Now, battling for their very survival, they must find a way to stop the two brilliant arms dealers behind it all. But the arms dealers hold all the cards. And far more is at stake than just their lives . . .

The Devil's Sword is a gripping thriller that is sure to be enjoyed by fencers, non-fencers, kids, and adults alike.

Milwaukee Deep
Michael Burton is confused. Yesterday he went to work and today he's alone, naked and wounded on a Florida beach. The missing day stretched for 18 years but he has aged only 24 hours. 

The FBI is called in and the CIA knows more than it is letting on. Michael is caught in the yawning gap between the truth and what the US Government want you to know.

Will Michael remember what he needs to know in time, or will the greatest ever cover-up in America’s history be silenced by the men on Capitol Hill?

As the FBI attempt to uncover the truth, they must contend with an underlying fact – that the CIA will do everything in its power to see Michael Burton eliminated.

Milwaukee Deep is a secret that must be preserved at any cost…

Shanghai Gold
1949. Shanghai is in turmoil as the Communist army approaches. In the ensuing chaos, a young crime lord loses a treasure of priceless value. 
2008. Dean Lashure discovers a roll of film in an ancient camera, but he does not realize that what he is about to see will change his life forever. What starts out as a romantic treasure hunt turns into something darker and far more dangerous when the Hong Kong Triads get involved. Finding the gold is suddenly only the beginning..

Valley Of Death, Zombie Trailer Park
Just a few miles outside of Albuquerque New Mexico there's something horribly wrong in a remote valley. To their eternal regret some people have mistaken the screams echoing in the hills as coyotes singing to the moon. When Josey drives his truck down into the valley he quickly learns the horrifying truth. It's not coyotes howling- it's men or what used to be men. Josey discovers that the valley is home to the depraved, the noble, the damned, the innocent, the beautiful, and of course the walking dead. When the least dangerous thing you encounter is an angry rattlesnake you know you've made a wrong turn in Albuquerque.

The story is over 110,000 words in length. It's eighteen chapters of adventure, excitement, horror, and thoughtful humor.

What kind of zombies are they? 
There has been an interesting but ultimately pointless debate going on for years about what constitutes a zombie. Is it a dead person who walks around causing mayhem? Or is it someone who is violently insane and seeks only to kill and destroy? Why not both?

Nestled in a remote valley, the residents of The Albuquerque Springs Trailer Park have lived out there lives nearly forgotten by the rest of the world. The trailer park is home to dozens of illegal immigrants, a hermit who has turned his back on society, a veteran of World War 2, a grumpy old woman, a family of Meth cookers known to local police officials as the Redneck Gourmets, and a beautiful young woman, are just a few.
Life was peaceful, quiet, and boring until a deadly industrial accident killed Juan, one of the illegal immigrants. His friends and neighbors promised to dispose of the victim's body. Unfortunately, he came back and disposed of them- one mouthwatering bite at a time.

Short Fuses (Four free short stories)
Four free short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of six of his bestselling thrillers.

The short stories are: Breaking In (where a burglar gets more than he bargained for when he breaks into a London house), Strangers On A Train (where a mugging on a train doesn't go to plan), Inspector Zhang and the Hotel Guest (where the Singaporean detective solves a mystery) and Cat's Eyes (the backstory of a Bangkok go-go dancer).

There are also tasters of six of his bestselling novels, including The Chinaman, The Vets and The Birthday Girl.

He hadn't heard from his reclusive uncle for ages. He gave the two of them another glance - they certainly didn't seem like the kind to abduct twenty-something computer programmers. Accepting the offer of a lift, Lucas hesitated only to point to his moped. 'You couldn't have just said that at the start, and not slashed my tyres?' She gave him a suggestive smile. 'It's not like you'll need it again...' Lucas is saddened to hear about the death of his Uncle, and then shocked to discover what - and who - he has inherited. Immediately, his day-job is gone and he's thrown into a worldwide chase for three ancient masks, previously only whispered of in myth. The mystery deepens and the stakes grow ever higher as the true story of Pandora's Box is revealed.

The Delphi Chronicle, Book 1 - The Manuscript
The Delphi Chronicle is a serial trilogy - a story that unfolds over three installments, with each continuing in the next episode, usually with a cliffhanger ending, on all but the last installment. This first book, The Manuscript, chronicles the saga of NY private eye Michael Derrigan, as he unwittingly comes into possession of a manuscript that will change the world order if its secrets are aired. Clandestine factions of the U.S. government will do anything to keep the story buried, & a trail of butchery follows Derrigan as he races for his life in a chase that spans from New York, to Mexico, to Havana. An epic roller-coaster ride of a thriller, The Delphi Chronicle's unflinching & often disturbing twists & turns question the nature of reality & of the integrity of our governments in a post-modern world of lies, deceit and betrayal. 

Aftermath: Found (Aftermath Zombie Series)
In the wastelands of America silent predators stalk their victim. For a survivor in these ruins they must learn to run and hide. Except for one lone man who would rather be found. Armed to the teeth he finds it easier when people don't know his name. For one lone survivor, she will learn to become his voice.

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