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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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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.
The most lucrative? Trading in tech of the ancients. If they could find it and bring it to willing buyers. If only it were that easy.
But then everything changed. It became bigger than Braden and the Golden Warrior.
Braden only wanted free trade. But there needed to be peace.
And that became his mission.
Joined by a cast of sentient characters, Braden and G-War fight for all humanity.
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.
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.
Now. The enemy is back. The first time was only a reconnaissance. This is for real.
Earth Fleet must rally the seven races.
And Declan Payne and his team are at the front of the fight once more as Lev goes to war.
While goliaths wrestle, the galaxy’s fate hinges on the decisions of a small group of people putting their lives on the line for those who won’t.
Book 5 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.
Can you succeed yourself by downloading your consciousness?
Will your family let you? Hidden micro-blasters, paper-thin blades, plasma torches, and surges in voltage come into play as the jockeying begins for the vast estate of the honorable J. Bennet Johnstone.
Is a downloaded consciousness eligible to be a citizen of the Singularity? Erasmus goes on a mission without Ankh. Will their worlds end, one without the other?
Rivka tossed into the middle of deceit and selfishness. Even seeing into their minds cannot unravel the sordid truth.
She has to spend more time with the Johnstone legacy if she’s to keep the family from killing each other while the bigger question of consciousness is considered.
Will it ever be resolved?
If Rivka has her way, it will be, once and for all.
Magistrate Rivka Anoa is the legal eagle you want on your side. No better friend. No worse enemy.
Get it today.
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.
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.
Experience the start of a Military Sci-Fi Series from Amazon Bestselling author Craig Martelle. It's perfect for fans of Rick Partlow, Jay Allan, and Joshua Dalzelle.
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.
The Federation will make you pay for your crimes, even the fake ones.
Tony, a spy from a rival star system who is the scion of a galactic crime family. Quinn, falsely accused former military betrayed by her husband. A conspiracy that intertwines their lives.
Where did the government go wrong? When they separated Quinn from her kids. She vowed to do whatever it would take to find them and rescue them.
They should have let her. Instead, they made her fight. Now Quinn and Tony will make the Federation wish it had taken the easy option.
Quinn’s escape starts today. Tomorrow will have to take care of itself.
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A father and his son. 2500 miles apart. A blue ribbon crosses the sky. The world starts to unravel.
No one knows what is happening, but everyone is trying to find out. Buck is running his big rig from the west coast. Garth is trapped in New York City with his high school friend.
With Marine training and an eighteen-wheeler, Buck heads east. With no training and no communication with his father, Garth fights just to escape New York City.
The Hadron collider in CERN. Its twin south of Denver. The Australian outback. What do these places have in common? Those who might be able to fix things are trying to figure it out while Buck doesn’t care. He is on a mission to find his son.
Is time the enemy of humanity?
Join us today in this fight for survival in an exciting new Post-Apocalyptic series.
Humanity is shell-shocked by how close they came to extinction.
They don’t know what to do, but they trust their leaders, and they are turning to Admiral Jack. And he looks to Glory, Captain Drake, and her crew.
With the loss of the planet killer, the Paragon will seek vengeance. They have become even more dangerous because they no longer have to maintain the veil of subterfuge.
Their goal hasn’t changed. Death to humanity.
Humans. The scrappiest fighters of all the sentient races. But can they stand up to the technologically superior Paragon?
Pick up the second installment in this epic military science fiction series today.
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.