Some books, especially those written by well-known authors, get hundreds, even thousands of reviews online. Getting started can be tough, and getting feedback can be even tougher. However, for new writers this interaction with the average reader, professional reviewers, and even staunch critics is imperative to the process. We feed off of every review and use them for guidance, motivation, and even future story-line input. Personally, I read every review and find something useful in all of them.
This lastest review came from Lindsay Merkel ,a professional reviewer, and I was floored after reading it. She wrote that she believed if it needed a comparison, “then think a Tom Clancy – Indiana Jones crossover with religious themes.” To get compared to my favorite author of all-time and a movie franchise created by George Lucas is high-praise if you ask me. She described Arklight as: “Brilliant” – “Distinctive” – “Unique” – “Impressive”. This was a great review and I pulled some strong motivation out of it as I sit down today to continue writing Task Force Crusader (Half way done with the initial!). Thanks to everyone who has provided feedback for this book series. Look for FORCE INTERDICTION to release August 13th, 2018!
Fight for yesterday… Hope for tomorrow…
The ancient Order of the Knights Templar hid pieces of Arma Christi all over the Earth, staving off disaster in their time. The locations to these weapons were documented in a cryptic journal, which remained a closely guarded secret for hundreds of years. In Operation Nightfall, Arklight’s Spear Team discovered the existence of the journal, and an epic mission unfolded, propelling a deadly event horizon. Powerful enemies have since emerged, intent upon bringing about the destruction of all things. The fate of mankind hangs in the balance. Spear Team must undertake a mission to secure a piece of the ultimate weapon, unfolding an incredible truth behind the legend.
Arklight and their predecessors, the Alsos Mission Team, fight an extraordinary battle across time, attempting to gain the advantage against a brutal foe. Paths collide when the history of their missions are shared, uncovering a multitude of secrets that span from the American Civil War, to World War II, and into the modern day. These ancient battlefields have forged a spectacular reality no one could have ever foreseen. A war of souls looms on the horizon; the showdown between good and evil explodes in this second installment of the Arklight series.
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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!
Arklight: Operation Nightfall has been entered in the Readers’ Favorite Book Contest! The categories I’m competing in are Christian Fiction, Military Fiction, and Historical Thriller. If you’re a fan, drop by the Arklight page and let the judges know how you feel! Voting ends in August and winners will be selected September 1st. Maybe, just maybe, there’s a chance Nightfall becomes an award-winner. Cool!
Look out Nashville! Book 2 of the Arklight saga will attempt to turn the city on it’s ear. Set in 2017, the team discovers some interesting truths as they relate to Book 1, Operation Nightfall. Things up for grabs; Nashville’s own history, lost gold, the Alsos Missions of WWII, Arma Christi, and the ultimate weapon. How can one book include the Battle of Nashville in 1864, secret missions in 1944 during WWII, and a modern day struggle with the fate of the world hanging in the balance? Arklight: Force Interdiction finds a way!
This story promises a thrill ride you won’t soon forget with remarkable historical characters like Sir Ian Fleming, Ensign John Bell, General John Bell Hood, and Nashville’s own Sarah Estell. Arklight will take the past, forging it into a believable fictional narrative of brotherhood, sacrifice, and teamwork. I hope to start putting in the final edits very soon and can’t wait to put this story out there. I’m a third of the way through the initial writing of Book 3, which will take this series to new heights. Thanks for your support and stay tuned for news on the upcoming releases!
I’m getting pretty close to having Force Interdiction ready for release. It’s in the final stages of editing and I plan on announcing a release date in the very near future. If you haven’t read Nightfall, book two may get you a little more curious. Force Interdiction will pick up roughly 6 months after the events of Nightfall (Maybe I should say Knightfall – hmmm). The same group of characters return as they tumble even deeper into their true purpose, revealing some eye-popping truths. More Arma Christi is up for grabs, a dangerous foe emerges, and Nashville gets turned upside down in a battle you won’t believe.
I’m happy to say that fiction meets reality with a vengeance in this upcoming installment of the Arklight series. I researched some very interesting history and you won’t believe where it takes the story. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements. Also, let me know what you think of the cover art from my friends at ebook launch. Stay safe!
A cryptic legend… A fractured truth…
Arklight, the best kept secret in the U.S. arsenal impacts our world, revealing a power that exists independent of time. While on mission to capture the most wanted terrorist, Arklight’s Spear Team unearths a remarkable conspiracy. The mysterious interaction leads the team to locate a dangerous truth, including a plot to locate a weapon of immense potential. An encounter beyond belief forces the team back in time, one day into the Allied assault on Bizerte, Tunisia. They soon discover an extraordinary purpose, forming an uneasy alliance of necessity.
In 1943, Hitler’s deranged attempt to conquer Europe, and beyond, stands on the fringe of reality, but Arklight provides the world a chance to alter destiny itself. Broken men experience a brutal truth, unlike anything before it in human history, creating an incredible revelation. The past we have always known becomes a paradox of faith, reshaping fact and reality. An ancient calling comes to light, uncloaking a dark enemy’s ominous plan to destroy all things.
Hello everyone! Arklight: Force Interdiction is getting close to a release date. Check out the awesome cover created by eBook launch. To celebrate, I’m giving away a few free copies of Arklight: Operation Nightfall. Click the link and enjoy a novel experience.
The first giveaway sold out in 5 hours. I’ve set up a second for those who may have missed out. The reviews have been coming back in force over the past few days. SPR, Readers’ Favorite, and DR Reviews all say 5 of 5 stars. Simply follow the link below, no purchase necessary.