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About Craig Martelle
I'm not sure which place I prefer, but I don't have to choose. They live together in my mind. My books have some award nominations, they have bestseller tags across multiple countries. I write about justice, honor, and loyalty because that's what I care about. My stories are mostly set within worlds that haven't been, but could be. We have to be ready.
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No matter where I went, I always had a book with me. Thanks to 21st Century technology, I now have hundreds of books loaded on my phone and always with me. This breakthrough allows me to binge read my favorites. How many books would I have read on deployments had I not had to have a physical book with me? I paced myself so I wouldn't finish too quickly.
We aren't encumbered like that now. I love the works of Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, JRR Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, and so many more. I have been compared to Andre Norton and that is humbling - she was an incredible author with a huge list of novels to her credit. With every new book, I aspire to live up to those that you, the readers, have compared me to.
Through a bizarre series of events, I ended up in Fairbanks, Alaska. I never expected to retire to a place where golf courses are only open for four months out of the year. But that's the way it is. It is off the beaten path. My wife and I get to watch the northern lights from our driveway. Our dog has lots of room to run. And temperatures reach fifty below zero. We have from three and a half hours of daylight in the winter to twenty-four hours in the summer.
It's all part of the give and take of life. If we didn't have those extremes, then everyone would live in the sub-arctic.
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They say that behind every great man is a great woman...but what if that woman is a Werewolf?
This digital box set contains ALL 11 books of the best-selling Terry Henry Walton Chronicles series from Craig Martelle and Michael Anderle.
Can Terry Henry Walton help bring humanity back to civilization?
He finds that he needs help and starts building his Force de Guerre, a paramilitary group that will secure this new world from those who would take and destroy.
When the enemies of peace appear before the FDG is ready, Terry partners with a werewolf to fight a battle that he must win.
Sawyer Brown is no more, but he was just the minor opening act...
Terry Henry and Charumati (Char) have to deal with her Alpha coming back, the new refugees getting settled in the town and .. Beer!
With the FDG doubling in size, Terry Henry needs to bring about a little organizational structure to the group.While also deciding how to have that conversation with Char about her lineage...
Not sure how that is going to go, Terry Henry had better figure it out, or he is going to be up to his armpits in Werewolves and won't be sure if he can depend on his one ace-in-the-hole.
The heat is unrelenting. The Wastelands are coming for New Boulder. Nature’s a total bitch.
And then there’s Werewolf heat.
Terry Henry Walton has to come to grips with the reality of his situation.
Civilization cannot return to humanity without help. More help than even an enhanced human can give. Terry and Char take their relationship to a new level before they head out to find a new home to save the people of New Boulder, to rally the survivors that the world is coming back...
And for themselves.
Terry and Char cross the Wastelands returning to New Boulder carrying a message of hope. They’d found a better place. Could they move the whole town there, and would it be safer?
They have a lead on Terry’s white whale, a secure military facility.
What will they find and can they break in?
Settled into their new home of North Chicago, Terry and Char find more enemies than they suspected. Faced with their greatest threat, they put the FDG into action against a Forsaken who's surrounded himself with a small army of loyal humans. With Akio's aid, they go to war.
** As noted in other series set in the Kurtherian Universe, there IS cursing in this book, occasionally, it's funny, too. **
Colonel Terry Henry became the Nomad and disappeared.
After twenty years, he returned. It was time to drag humanity back to civilization.
The first woman he meets offers him water. Maybe there is hope. But then the refuse of humanity comes to take it away. Terry delivers the brutal justice this new world understands.
Terry had lost everything and thought there was nothing left to live for – until now. His mission is nothing less than saving the world from itself.
Terry won’t rest until justice is served.
There is swearing in this book, but in the time before the world’s worst day ever, Terry served in the Marine Corps, and that part will stay with him forever.
Join the Nomad in his journey across the wasteland that used to be America.
Presenting sixty nine stories of feline adventure that will make you chortle, chuckle, gasp, and guffaw.
We have: Pirates, cowboys, and spacewalkers.
Soul suckers, seers, and swashbuckling heroes.
With guest appearances by Mr. Darcy, The Madwoman in the Attic, and Hunter S. Thompson as a cat.
In the far reaches of outer space, cats crawl and pounce, shift and slaughter.
While back on Earth, the wicked are punished, the weak avenged, and the good guy wins against all odds.
We have paranormal fantasy, sci-fi, swords and sorcerers, cozy mysteries, romance, literary fiction, and much, much more.
All proceeds from this anthology will go to support a 79 year-old grandmother Erada who has been hounded through the courts and is in danger of losing her home.
The HELLCATS are a group of writers who banded together to try to prevent that from happening.
Help the HELLCATS help Erada keep her home.
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Fear for your life, the monsters have returned.
All nine books in one package – the complete set of Monster Case Files.
The monster. What is it? Where did it come from? Grace and Henry Warner need a killer senior project if they want to get into Stanford and MIT. Urban myths. Legends. Wives tales. While traveling around the country with their parents, they had the perfect opportunity to learn more.
They peeked behind the curtain, where they find that not everyone tells the truth. The twins are trapped into figuring out what’s real and what’s not.
And they won’t be safe until they do.
Join Grace and Henry on their journey through a life of travel and mystery with parents who believe in them, as long as they aren’t completely sure what the twins are up to.
Do you publish one book a year? Or twenty? Here’s a secret. You can be successful with either. Publish your books in a way that brings you the most readers.
Put the experience of over one hundred book launches to work for you. Right here. Release Strategies. It’s how successful indie authors get ahead.
Plan. Prepare. And Execute.
With checklists, recommendations, and candid discussion, you’ll find everything you need to determine your best publication strategy. Implement it and keep your foot on the gas. It’s time to take the ride of your life.
Release Strategies. The book you didn’t know you needed.
Can a single cat rally his people to come to humanity’s rescue and guarantee the peace? The Planet Cygnus VII will not be the same after this epic journey of the sentient races, a test of discovery and friendship. Will friends support each other, even if they don’t understand why?
Join the Golden Warrior, Fealona, Braden, and Micah as they travel with friends and family from one end of Vii to the other looking for the answer to the question of who will save humanity from itself.
And the follow-on series...
Cygnus Space Opera (set in the Free Trader Universe)
Book 1 - Cygnus Rising
Book 2 - Cygnus Expanding
Book 3 - Cygnus Arrives
A planet in dispute. Farmers vs miners, and no one knows the full story.
The Federation sends Rivka and her team to resolve a case of settlers squatting on a remote planet when the owners finally came calling.
Not what it seems. Three generations of settlers and more. A planet that isn’t as welcoming as it appears. Crops coming ripe. Miners ready to dig. Tempers flare as the sides face off.
Until the Magistrate gets in the middle of it with all the firepower at her command – the law, a calm voice. and a good railgun.
Magistrate Rivka Anoa is the legal eagle you want on your side. No better friend. No worse enemy.
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Judge, Jury, & Executioner is within the Kurtherian Gambit Universe, but you don’t need to read those to enjoy these. Start with You Have Been Judged and enjoy the stories of Rivka and her team. Just lock in your seatbelt, grab your favorite drink, and be ready for your socks to be blown off.
Proper pricing prevents poor paydays. Pricing Strategies is about making the most from your work by understanding what your genre will support. It’s not hard, but you have to have a plan.
Over the course of a year, you might change your book’s price five or ten times. That’s perfectly fine, when done for the right reasons as part of an overall marketing strategy. What is one reader worth to you as an entry point into your author world? What is that reader worth if they stay on board?
Pricing Strategies explains why and how you would vary price points, whether you are exclusive to Amazon or distribute on multiple platforms. Book pricing is about getting the most money from your book or box set, not just one time but for the long term.
It is how you can be a successful indie author. Without buyers for your books, self-publishing is just a hobby. Look at your words as your profession and earn your just desserts by pricing your books appropriately and intentionally to improve your bottom line.
That’s what Pricing Strategies is all about. Understand the why and let the money flow.
Pricing Strategies. The book you need.
Victory or death! Fight to survive.
The complete set in one package – as much military science fiction adventure as your heart can handle. Aliens. Galactic conquest. Grunts. And firepower. Humanity learns that it's not the biggest or the baddest in the universe, but that doesn't stop them.
Who kicks off the battle? Cannon fodder. Soften up the enemy. The Metal Legion. Old mechs crewed by former prisoners with nowhere else to go. They carry the burden. They bear the pain.
But they don't want to die. “Never fight fair when fighting for your life” The motto of the Metal Legion. They fight to win.
The mechs stand tall, or crawl, or run, or scamper. A dozen different designs, held together by rough welds and sheer willpower. And the soldiers within, like Xi Bao who refuses to give up.
Taking her armor underground, she finds the enemy, in numbers far greater than she was told. Knee deep in the war, her crew gives their old mech new vigor for one last chance at glory.
Victory or death! More ammo. More missiles. More beds in the hospital.
All 8 books included in this GIANT omnibus:
- Scorpion's Fury
- Frozen Fire
- Lunar Assault
- Watery Grave
- Cry Havoc
- Search & Destroy
- End of War
Metal Legion – climb the ramp and come along for the ride. It’ll be bumpy and hot, but fire the mains and full speed ahead. Read Metal Legion today.
Rivka Anoa has a gift and a galactic mandate.
She's a lawyer accused of a murder she did commit. She stands ready to accept her fate, even though her victim was a murderer. A second chance appears. Become more than a lawyer. Be one who judges and punishes the guilty.
Could she look herself in the mirror after meting out justice? She's about to find out. Rivka heads to space to be the Judge, Jury, & Executioner. Criminals have nowhere to go.
You Have Been Judged...
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Judge, Jury, & Executioner is a stand-alone series in the Kurtherian Gambit Universe. No previous books need to be read. Just lock in your seat-belt, grab your favorite drink and be ready for your socks to be blown off.
--- PLEASE NOTE ---
*** This book contains cursing. Perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nevertheless. If this offends you, perhaps this book isn't for you.
With a vision of a world free from war, one man and a cat set out to make their fortune.
The most lucrative? Trading in tech of the ancients. If he can find it. If he can determine its value. If he can bring the tech to willing buyers.
But then everything changes. It becomes bigger than Braden and the Golden Warrior. Other sentient creatures join him on his quest.
He only wanted free trade. But there needed to be peace. And that became his mission.
All nine books of the Free Trader in one collection.
- 1: The Free Trader of Warren Deep
- 2: The Free Trader of Planet Vii
- 3: Adventures on RV Traveler
- 4: Battle for the Amazon
- 5: Free the North!
- 6: Free Trader on the High Seas
- 7: Southern Discontent
- 8: The Great Cat Rebellion
- 9: Return to the Traveler
Join Braden, the Golden Warrior, Micah, Aadi, Skirill, and the rest on a grand adventure across the length and breadth of Planet Vii.
Demystifying the tangled web of self-publishing to put you on the road to success.
This is the 2nd Edition, updated in 2020. A motivational guide based on publishing over four million words (mostly with Amazon) to help you see past the hurdles that are keeping you from climbing the mountain of success. Nothing is overwhelming once it's been explained. If you are smart enough to write a book, you are smart enough to do everything else needed to make your indie author business a success.
"Craig, thanks to the book, I went from kicking around vague concepts for my first series to knowing exactly how to proceed with it, and because of that I know it'll be far more successful than it would have been if I hadn't read this."
"This was insightful and motivating, I'm inspired and wiser for it. Thank you, Craig."
"Over the years, I’ve read many How To Books, Self Help Biographies, and Industry Books. Become a Successful Indie Author is one of the best. It reads like a novel, teaches specifics like a field manual, and shines light on pathways through the dark jungle of self-publishing."
Clocking in at over 50,000 words, this guide has something for every budding author as well as those who have already published, but for whom success remains elusive. In this business there is only one hard and fast rule - you must find readers willing to pay for your stories. It starts with the first sentence. You have to write a gripping tale that people want to read, wrap a cover around the book, and then do the marketing. There’s no doubt that you can do it. Let me show you how. Read it today.