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About Craig Martelle
Craig retired from the Marine Corps after a long career in the military intelligence community, having worked with most of the U.S. Government's three-letter agencies. After retiring and a short stint with physical security, Craig went to law school, graduated summa cum laude, and went into business consulting. From intelligence, to the inner workings of company board rooms, to on the ground leadership, Craig has seen it firsthand.
His books are an extension of his experience, putting the trials and tribulations of a fast-paced world into your hands. Whether in Science Fiction, Thrillers, Fantasy, or even his Non-Fiction, you'll find consistent themes of justice and doing right by those who are counting on their leaders. Leadership is a service, not a crown to lord over others.
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No matter where Craig went, he always had a book with him. Thanks to 21st Century technology, He now has thousands of books at his fingertips and with him wherever he goes. How many books would he have read on deployments had he not had to carry a physical book?
No one is encumbered like that now. Craig loves the works of Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Andre Norton, JRR Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, and so many more. He has 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, Craig aspires to live up to those that you, the readers, have compared him to.
Through a bizarre series of events, Craig ended up in Fairbanks, Alaska. He 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. He and his wife get to watch the northern lights from their driveway. Their dog has lots of room to run, just until temperatures reach fifty below zero. They 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 they didn’t have those extremes, then everyone would live in the sub-arctic.
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Ian Bragg provides solutions, resolving problems for those who can afford to pay his price.
When Ian meets the woman with sparkling green eyes, everything changes.
Balancing a personal life with a career that can’t ever be public creates challenges that can't be spoken aloud. Ian meets his new world head on, determined to have it all.
The world has other ideas and a different plan for the man called Ian Bragg.
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The Blaze are getting their direction and technology from those who had driven the Progenitors from the galaxy.
Leviathan takes his select humans to the frontlines in Earth’s war with the Blaze Collective to collect intelligence on where to find the Vestrall. The Blaze aren’t forthcoming.
They go farther, a thousand light-years behind enemy lines to a planet that used to be important. It’s no longer the home of the Vestrall but of a biomechanical race that is little more than drones.
Payne is convinced that their information will lead Leviathan to the heart of the Vestrall for a final battle for primacy.
But they won’t give their knowledge easily. Their gods have commanded them to fight.
Because they carry a secret the Vestrall don’t want Leviathan to know.
Book 2 of the Battleship: Leviathan Military Sci-Fi Series from Amazon Bestselling author Craig Martelle. It's perfect for fans of Rick Partlow, Jay Allan, and Joshua Dalzelle.
His goal is nothing less than turning the Vestrall’s allies against them to bring peace to the galaxy.
The Vestrall exist, and they have secrets. The war will continue because it suits them.
Humanity must confront the real enemy. They must win or the war will continue for another thousand years. There’s only one ship that can do what needs to be done.
Leviathan goes on the offensive, traveling deep into Vestrall space to find them and eliminate their ability to make war.
An attack the likes of which the galaxy has never seen.
One last battle to determine humanity’s fate.
Book 3 in the Battleship: Leviathan Military Sci-Fi Series from Military Sci-Fi Dragon Award Finalist and Amazon Bestselling author Craig Martelle. It's perfect for fans of Rick Partlow, Jay Allan, and Joshua Dalzelle. Read it today.
Built for a time when the races were just finding their way to the stars, finding that they could dominate others. The galactic conquests created the arms race and the ancients, the Progenitors had to protect their own. They built a ship to drive the others away.
It worked. And it didn’t. The Progenitors abandoned the galaxy to the newcomers, leaving relics behind as monuments to their failure.
Humanity spread to the stars and ran headlong into the established races. A new war begins, and no one conducts war better than humanity except for the Blaze Collective.
The two go head-to-head while humanity frantically searches for something to give them an advantage. Ancient technology. The derelicts scattered across the galaxy. Gutted and useless.
Except for one, hidden in plain sight, close to Earth. Major Declan Payne takes his team aboard to find that the ship is no derelict, and it needs him as much as humanity needs it.
Battleship: Leviathan. A Doomsday Weapon whose only goal is peace.
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Tigers, wolves, gorillas, and bears. Four planets at each other’s throats. But they have too much in common for it to be a fluke. Just mentioning the possibility that they descended from the same place gets one labeled as a Heretic.
When Sankar comes into possession of a religious text that hints at where they came from, he seizes the opportunity and makes it his mission to find the Truth.
But he needs help from all the races. With a stolen warship and a ragtag band, Sankar sets out to answer the question that is illegal to ask.
Zenophobia. Where fear of the other races started a religion and perpetuated a war.
It’s time for the worlds to embrace the future by learning their past. But the governments aren’t keen on upsetting the status quo and do everything in their power to stop Sankar and his team.
Island of Dr. Moreau meets Indiana Jones, in space, with cutting edge technology…
From two award winning science fiction authors, an archaeological space adventure that you’ll want to read today.
Authors’ note: We went with Zenophobia with a “z” vice xenophobia because the version with the “x” was too rooted in bad stuff that happens on Earth. This is a story set in space.
A hitman with a conscience…
Ian Bragg is paid to kill people. Only bad people and not many, but for a great deal of money.
Case the target. Make the hit. Move on until he meets the woman with sparkling green eyes who changes everything.
Is his newest target deserving of death? Who is Ian to decide if the politician needs to die? He is the one who has to live with the consequences, that’s who.
The contract deadline nears. Too many unknowns, too much to lose. Pull the trigger or not?
Ian makes his own rules to get himself out of a quandary where it’s more than just his life on the line. For the greater good, join Ian Bragg.
Explore the universe…
“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” Arthur C Clarke penned those words, and they stand true to this day. Do we want to be alone? Leave it to science fiction authors to address that question in equal measure.
Aliens can be peaceful or not. Who will emerge as the superior strain of intelligence? Humanity may be new to the game, but they aren’t new to conflict.
Fantastic races vying for dominance. A microcosm of the greater good. Battles fought for higher ideals. Battles fought just to survive.
War doesn’t care about human or alien. The soldiers fight, and they fight hard, as if their lives depend on it.
Because they do.
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Aliens are seizing planets at the edge of Berantz space.
Earth Fleet sends an armada to investigate.
They’re never heard from again.
Word reaches the Vestrall home planet of the encroachment. Declan Payne knows what has to be done – convince Leviathan to investigate. Peace through superior firepower, through the threat of annihilation.
But Lev is retired. And so is Payne and his team.
The choice is taken out of their hands.
Join Declan Payne and his team as they return to a new front in a never-ending war to keep humanity safe.
Book 4 in the Battleship: Leviathan Military Sci-Fi Series from Military Sci-Fi Dragon Award Finalist and Amazon Bestselling author Craig Martelle. It's perfect for fans of Rick Partlow, Jay Allan, and Joshua Dalzelle. Read it today.
Carving a swath of terror across the Federation, one planet after another, no one knowing who’s next.
A serial killer the likes of whom hasn’t been seen in centuries. A pretender who has outdone the master. Fifty planets. The dead are screaming for vengeance and only Rivka and her team can hear their cries. The Singularity. The Magistrate and her crew.
How many more must die before the killer can be brought to justice?
The battle of wits has begun, and only one can survive. Win or die trying.
Rivka has to dig deeper than ever before into her investigative skills to figure out who’s next and how to stop the one masquerading as…
Jack the Ripper.
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.
Snarky Hillcats and the Cygnus Marines on harrowing missions …what could go wrong?
What do others have to say about the Cygnus Space Opera?
• “Most authors can't make an animal character believable. This one does. Craig Martelle has a great imagination and can put it down on paper for you to enjoy also, just like the great writers of the golden age. His writing is very reminiscent of their work.” Amazon five-star reviewer
• “…you will see the flavor of Sci-fi, Fantasy, and with enough sarcasm and humor to keep you highly entertained!”
• “A character driven book, but with a stable plot as well.”
• “I enjoyed reading it very much. There is a lot of humor as well as action. I look forward to the next book in the series.”
From space they came to space they returned. Humanity would not be denied.
The crew trains for their mission and joins the Cygnus-12 as it tests the Interstellar Space Engine, venturing far beyond anywhere they've gone before. They didn't expect to find life, but they did, another human colony at the far reaches of space. The Cygnus-12 goes on a mission of peace, but war beckons and the space ship is the prize.
Marines are being murdered…
…and it takes someone outside the government to fix the problem.
It’s a race against the clock to dismantle a group that’s been in place for years. They’re well-funded, too and armed with weapons they shouldn’t have. Authorities are stymied. Ian and Jenny Bragg are not so constrained.
It’s supposed to be a single target. What if the target may not be the target at all, but a pipeline to those who deserve what Ian Bragg has to offer?
In an organization like the Peace Archive, contracts tend to take on a life of their own. When it comes to imparting justice, the operators become the last line of defense with only one chance to get it right.
Ian Bragg. A hitman with a conscience.
This book can be read as a standalone. You don’t need to read Ian and Jenny’s backstory to enjoy A Fatal Bragg, but if you are interested, take a look at The Operator, A Clean Kill, and The Replacement.
Check out Ian Bragg today.
A ship pulled out of mothballs by the original crew, sent to fight a war humanity was losing.
Glory barely survived its last battle twenty years earlier. Captain Drake resigned rather than face court martial. But the enemy is back. Humanity needs everything that can fly.
Maybe it’s not the ship at all, but the crew. They hold the key.
Drake rallies old and young alike to comply with orders so secret, even he wasn’t allowed to see them until after the ship left the junkyard. Would it leave? That was another question. The core hadn’t been fired in twenty years.
The smell of decay filled the massive ship’s corridors. The stench of death lingered, the death of Drake’s crew, a nightmare from long ago.
The Paragon have weapons that humanity couldn’t contemplate. But here they were, suing for peace. The people of Earth jumped at the carrot. The end of war! Could it be too good to be true?
Drake had his orders from an admiral who knew too much. Glory must launch.
And with it, the fate of humanity rested on the shoulders of a broken crew, carrying a weapon like no other, hoping for one clear shot.
One last chance for Glory.