Thanks to the readers, Arklight: Operation Nightfall has been entered into an international book competition sponsored by Readers’ Favorite. That’s pretty cool! The group will also be doing a full review of the book and I’m already anxiously awaiting what they have to say. If it does well, it will be placed on the featured book list at https://readersfavorite.com
On another note, Arklight: Force Interdiction is almost ready for editing! I have received some awesome feedback from my beta readers and I’m proud to say book 2 will be a great continuation to the overall story. The addition of several strong female protagonists and a deeper look into Magnus O’Keefe will guarantee a fight like no other! Book 2 will take the reader much deeper into the overall plot, while further explaining the secrets contained within the Knights Templar journal. I went through great measures to ensure the historical fiction remained accurately weaved into a fictional narrative. The Arklight saga will continue with book 3, Arklight: Task Force Crusader, which has already being developed into an initial draft.
Thanks again for the support and look for book 2 to release sometime in April 2018. Check out the reviews for Nightfall on Amazon (4.9 out of 5 Stars). Available for Nook and iBooks as well.
Mission, Team, Self.
This wild story just hit me one day during a scattered discussion of the end times, modern warfare, events on history, and the Bible in general. This fictional narrative just came together through some speculative research, historical digging, and the many questions that came to mind. What would happen if God decided to use people, with a special set of gifts, to set into motion the return of Jesus Christ? How might it look if He did this using His omnipresence and existence independent of time? What kind of men would he choose? With all of the above considered, I started laying out some facts, weaving them into a fictional reality (The best kind if you ask me).
I researched WWII, special operations, plausible timelines, battlefield reports, locations, and the metaphysical mysteries surrounding the Nazi-occult. What I found was an incredible fictional story-line that closely follows the actual events as they occurred in history. I found great men and real-life war heroes like U.S. Navy Commander Eugene Fluckey, (USS-Barb Medal of Honor recipient) and U.S. Navy Raider Ensign John Bell (Operation Torch hero) to provide color and setting to the time. I even found a very plausible fictional reality for one of the all time greats in popular culture. I’ll save his name for you to discover, but he was associated with British intelligence during the war.
The story follows a very ancient and cryptic Knights Templar journal that holds the secrets to Arma Christi, also known as the weapons of Christ. The book itself contains clues to the whereabouts of these weapons and has been fought over for hundreds of years. In Nightfall you learn many things, but in Arklight: Force Interdiction you will start to see the development of a much larger and ominous plot (Coming in April of 2018). Protagonists will emerge intent on the destruction of all things. Who’s going to stop them?
Arklight’s Spear Team, led by Captain John Steadman, is all that stands in the way of hell on earth. This special missions team operates in complete secrecy, known only by a few top U.S. officials to even exist. Their autonomy and special abilities qualify them for a very unique mission, beyond even the capabilities of America’s Tier One military units. In Arklight, God uses the brokenness of man to set into motion a series of events that will shape our future. Historical fact meets fiction in this epic struggle of good versus evil.
Check it out today! It’s also available online through Barnes and Noble, or even the iBooks store.
Good morning everyone! I mentioned a couple months ago that I secured the first 50 copies of Arklight: Operation Nightfall. It being the first book of this 5 book series, and it being my first book, it holds a special place in my life’s story. The 50 copies I secured aren’t just regular prints, they’re story edited 1st edition draft copies, which will never exist in this form again. That said, I will part with a few of these copies. I’m signing, numbering, and giving them away over the next two months in advance of book 2, Arklight: Force Interdiction. If you’re interested in a free personalized signed 1st edition copy, the rules are simple.
1. To enter, leave a verified purchase review of Arklight: Operation Nightfall on Amazon and/or Goodreads.
2. To verify, comment that you reviewed the book on Arklight’s facebook visitor’s page.
3. So easy, you probably don’t even have to put your coffee down! I’ll pick three (3) winners at random on March 15th, 2018. I’ll Instant Message you for mailing instructions upon being selected and shipping is free.
Thanks to the readers!
The Latest Review… 5 of 5 Stars
“For real. The military and tactical accuracy is worthy of the best military authors, and the pace of action and brilliantly structured tension would be enough to make this book a winner. But overlay a metaphysical mystery which will keep you guessing and Googling historical factoids (they all check out!). Non-Christians, don’t be deterred. While clearly written by a believing warrior (TYFYS), the story requires no basic piety to follow, and the conclusion will blow your mind regardless of your faith tradition, or lack thereof. Strongly recommended!”
You be the judge.
COMING IN APRIL – THE BOOK DESCRIPTION!
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 of Christ were documented in a cryptic journal, which remained a closely guarded secret of the Order, until its owner met an untimely demise. In Operation Nightfall, Arklight’s Spear Team discovered the existence of this 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. In Force Interdiction, the fate of mankind hangs in the balance as Spear Team undertakes a mission to secure the next piece of Arma Christi, which leads to further discovery and understanding of the truth behind the Knights Templar legend.
Arklight and their predecessors, the Alsos Mission Team, fight in the ultimate battle across time, attempting to gain the advantage against the forces of evil. 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.
Buy Book 1, Arklight: Operation Nightfall TODAY!! (Only .99 pennies)
In Nightfall, you learn that the Nazi spy, Dr. Clarke, was in pursuit of The Storm on the Sea of Galilee. After a very tense moment in Morocco, he fails to complete his quest, and Ian learns of the Knights Templar conspiracy. A few references are made later in Nightfall about the existence of this priceless work of art. In Interdiction, you will find out what happened to the painting, and better yet, why it was stolen.
The infamous history of this Rembrandt is scattered at best. In 1990, it was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and has never been located. The FBI has been investigating the theft for 28 years, and has yet to solve the crime. Maybe Arklight will be able to track it down, #whodunnit!
Hello everyone! I wanted to announce that Arklight: Operation Nightfall goes into full worldwide release starting today! It spent 3 months with Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, for a limited release, and over five hundred of copies were downloaded! The book has received excellent reviews thus far, and that was just the first draft edition. That release allowed me to iron out a few bumps in the road, in order to produce a truly professional body of work.
Prior to the worldwide launch, I was able to secure a wonderful new editor, Leah Vahjen. She took the already story edited version and helped turn it into something I am truly proud of. The story jumps from the pages and the characters got some great TLC to solidify their voice. Thank you Leah, for your council, ideas, and literary prowess!
Book 2, Arklight: Force Interdiction, is almost ready for editing. Hopefully it will be ready for release in March! Thank you for all the support!
ARKLIGHT: OPERATION NIGHTFALL started the journey!
Excerpt from Nightfall:
Chappy slowly peered around the corner to discover one of the terrorists standing outside the back door talking on the phone while the other was inside apparently asleep. The guard shack duo didn’t appear concerned about much.
Zip said, “This is not even close to a fair fight.”
“Since when do we make things fair, bro?” Chappy asked.
“I have sleeping beauty,” Zip whispered.
Chappy instinctively moved his sights on the guard talking on the phone. “When he hangs up, follow up on my lead shot.”
Arklight: Operation Nightfall finds the world’s most elite unit on the heels of terrorist Ibrahim Mohammad in Bizerte, Tunisia. A conventional mission to capture him turns into an epic adventure connected to the legends of the Knights Templar. A powerful force uses the team for their ultimate purpose exposing the true nature of their existence. A powerful foe is discovered through hidden weapons of Christ that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. Start reading Nightfall today!
The real battle begins:
BOOM – The shaped charge cut through the brick sending micro-pulverized particles exploding through the air. Most of the debris shattered into dust, but some pieces escaped destruction. A rectangular flash of light was the last thing Magnus saw before the blast fragments caused him to close his eyes.
He felt the familiar concussion of an explosive breach to his front. The force threw him backwards through the brick Murphy door collapsing him on his backside. Debris impacted him all over, but two places in particular burned with the sting of punctures. Magnus rounded his back flipping over to his hands and knees still facing the new threat. His formative British SAS training took hold despite the intense pain felt on his body and the deafening ring in his ears. The burning sensation on his face was quickly followed by a steady stream of blood.
The hope of an easy heist faded away as his mission now became infinity more difficult. Magnus struggled to reorient himself and focused through the distraction. His head throbbed from the concussion while the sting of injury pestered his senses. He instinctively reached for his twin pistols staggering upwards to his feet. The dust floated thick in the air and his confusion built into a dangerous rage.
Rico created another perfect doorway and Chappy stepped through the breach followed by Zip. The dust was hanging thick in the air while John moved his jaw about to ease the ringing between his ears. The over pressure was almost nonexistent and the team cleared inside. John entered the breach point walking behind Wisp on the right side. On the wall to the right was the painting, still perfectly intact.
John gazed upon the artwork for an instant before hearing shots ring out from the next room straight ahead. He swiveled his head to react, seeing Chappy disappear into the dust cloud. “I’m hit!”
- In Force Interdiction, the team will come face-to-face with a savage and determined enemy. Stay tuned for more as book two gets closer to completion.
It’s heating up in Nashville…
Zip scaled a large tree not far from the bank of the Cumberland River. Once on his perch, he assembled the Desert Tactical Hardened Armor Interdiction (HAI) .375 Cheytac sniper rifle. An advanced bull-pup design, the HAI served as a purpose built platform capable of 1500 yard accuracy through the integrated suppressed heavy-barrel. The night-vision with thermal coalesced optics proved capable in Bizerte, and tonight the team needed them once again. The assembly took Zip only a minute, as he quickly powered up the scope adjusting his dope for the heavy short range subsonic round. The Navajo warrior and former Marine Recon sniper quietly radioed, “Steady, I can see the longboat – 200 yards ahead… I see seven, no… nine men.”
I’m in the final rewrite before beta release and things are starting to get interesting.