I had to look up a couple of novels that I knew were distinguished in both content and length. For instance, J.R.R Tolkien’s books are epic, some of them extending beyond 140,000 words in length. Arklight: Task Force Crusader is now in rewrite mode where it will inevitably swell, then shrink, through the editing process. After today’s progress, it sits at a comfortable 128,000 words, give or take a few. Not Tolkien territory, but it’s pretty close. So who cares, right?
Amazingly enough, Arklight has a modest fan base and I thought it worth mentioning, since the previous two books came in around the 85,000 word mark. This story is going to have an epic beginning, middle, and end that should hook everyone in. I’ve condensed what could have easily been two books, into an information-packed action-junkie frenzy that should delight any reader. The historical accuracy will keep your Wikipedia searches ablaze, while the story takes you on a journey to the very end – the end of all things. Yeah, the stakes are larger than life!
I’m looking forward to hearing from the beta readers already, and I’m still a couple of months away from that stage of the process. This story loops factual history through a maze of well-known conspiracy, following Biblical prophecy from the Crusades into the modern day. Spear Team is getting ready for one last ride into the depths of discovery this summer! Magnus is hot on their heels. Task Force Crusader is coming at you in full force!
Look for the award-winning Arklight: Operation Nightfall and the recently released sequel, Arklight: Force Interdiction on Amazon and Amazon Unlimited. The final installment of the trilogy, Arklight: Task Force Crusader will released sometime this summer!
I’m happy to announce a special FREE promotional weekend! Starting TODAY (Oct 12) through the weekend (Oct 14), get the AWARD-WINNING GENRE-SMASHING THRILLER, Arklight: Operation Nightfall for FREE! That’s right! FREE – All weekend long!
While you’re at it – enjoy a Special Kindle Countdown Deal on the NEWLY RELEASED Book 2 – Arklight: Force Interdiction starting at ONLY .99 Cents! Yeah, you heard me. Both books for only .99 cents through this weekend!
50% of all proceeds will go to worthy charities around the world! Free and countdown deals only apply to the kindle ebook versions of the Arklight book series.
I’ve gotten many requests to add some references, definitions, and explanations to the Arklight story. I’m happy to announce, that box is checked, thanks to Amazon Kindle’s X-ray feature. It works very similar to the Amazon Fire TV system, in which it allows the viewer to look up the cast, history, terms, and other information about the novel. X-ray works on Kindle readers and the Kindle app, so it’s very user friendly.
I have gone through both, Operation Nightfall and Force Interdiction , adding over 200 links to historical events, locations, characters, military terms, and units. It is my hope that this detailed information will enhance the reading experience. I also hope that the reader will realize the true scope of the sacrifices made by some very heroic people. Men like Eugene Fluckey, John Bell, George Patton, and many others faced impossible odds and defeated a terrible foe in Nazi Germany.
So, enjoy the books and leave me some reviews. The third and final Arklight book, Task Force Crusader, will be out sometime in 2019. Thanks to the readers!
What an honor! To have Operation Nightfall WIN an International Award is awesome! Thanks to everyone for their support and I look forward to seeing how Force Interdiction fares in 2019. I have much appreciation for the readers! Thank you!
I guess I’ll be off to Miami to become an award-winning author. Sweet!
After much thought, internal discussion, and plotting, the Arklight story will end with book 3, Task Force Crusader. The story was originally planned for 4-5 books, but I’ve grown to appreciate heart-pounding, pulse-pumping action. That means book 3 will be much longer than the first two, essentially packing the last phases of the story into a mind-boggling ending. The good news, I’m already well into the initial write, and I don’t think it will take very long to finish.
The readership has grow exponentially since Operation Nightfall hit #1 on the Military War Thriller Free list on Amazon. It almost topped three different categories that weekend. Force Interdiction is still getting off the ground and I’m expecting a review from SPR any day now. Fingers crossed; they usually don’t pull any punches. Hoping it fares well.
Stay tuned for some cool upcoming features of the Arklight story. Get your copy of Force Interdiction today!
On another note, I’ve started a new project that’s different and interesting. I can’t wait to pull from all of the stories floating around in my head. To words; cop stories. Finally, thanks to the readers!
In preparation for the release of Arklight: Force Interdiction, I have completed a newly revised version of Operation Nightfall! I took a few liberties, adding a few sprinkles that will carry the story into Book 3 – Task Force Crusader.
I’m about two-thirds of the way into the initial write and the story is truly turning into a bitter battle of good versus evil. There’s so much history to discuss! The Nazis, Hitler’s escape from Berlin, the Alsos Missions, the Order of the Black Sun, the Teutonic Knights, and the Order of the Knights Templar. What an incredible journey!
Readers’ Favorite has already given two reviews, calling Interdiction “Powerful, Epic, and well-written.” The plot was described as “complex”, the characters “rich”, and the settings “brilliant” by the reviewers. Self-Publishing review and a few more should be coming out in the next couple of weeks!
Arklight: Force Interdiction is available on Amazon for Kindle Pre-release and the Paperback will drop August 13th, 2018
Arklight: Operation Nightfall will be FREE from August 10th – 12th for Kindle – It’s always FREE to Kindle Unlimited Subscribers!
It’s time to give everyone a sneak peak of what I’ve been working on – I give you The Prologue to Arklight: Force Interdiction. Just click on the link below to view it in PDF. Look for the entire book to release on Amazon, August 13th, 2018.
There’s still time to read Arklight: Operation Nightfall – the one that started this incredible journey (4.8 out of 5 Stars on Amazon). The prologue picks up about 6 months after Nightfall ended, but is a stand-alone story all it’s own.
Buckle up Nashville! Magnus O’Keefe is one nasty hombre, hell-bent on vengeance. Arklight is humanities only weapon against this deadly foe. A battle like no other looms on the horizon – Fight for yesterday… Hope for tomorrow…
I am very happy to announce that Arklight: Force Interdiction is complete and will release August 13th, 2018! This second installment of the Arklight series will delve much deeper into the mysterious world of the Knights Templar and the origins of Arklight itself. The cover art was laid out to give you a few clues about the content and characters. I’m very proud of this installment, and I think the plot twists should keep anyone entertained.
Prepare to find out more about the coin given to Captain John Steadman by Ensign John Bell. Who translated the binary code on the Adam panel of the Ghent Altarpiece? What is the ultimate weapon and why was it created? What really happened during the Alsos Missions? So much to cover and don’t forget that the Storm on the Sea of Galilee is still up for grabs. What’s the significance? I can’t wait to share the next set of clues!
In preparation for the release on Force Interdiction, I’ll be offering Arklight: Operation Nightfall free to all kindle users on August 10th -12th and it’s always free on Kindle Unlimited! The ARCs are going out today, so thanks to the readers!
Thanks @bookaddict’sreview for 4-Stars and kind words! She’s one of the top reviewers in the Amazon world and she’s pretty tough to impress. Getting a really good review on my first offering made my day!
A little update on the series seems in order. I’ve started book 3, actually I’m about 30k words into the initial draft. I thought it appropriate to title the offering, Task Force Crusader. It will pick up a few months after Interdiction ends and you won’t believe where Spear Team goes next! Stay tuned for release information and updates.
Thanks to the readers!