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About Jamie McFarlane
Jamie McFarlane is a graduate of Colorado School of Mines with a Master of Science in Mathematics. An avid reader, tinkerer, woodworker and metal sculptor, Jamie is just as likely to be seen smelting aluminum cans in his garage as he is tacking random, discarded iron objects into a small army of beasties that adorn his home’s landscaping.
Jamie’s writing career began as something of a dare which later turned into a tribute. In his late teens, Jamie was well known as the family story-teller, spinning fanciful yarns about ordinary events, usually with the objective of escaping well-deserved trouble. One day, his mother, often the target of his mischievous tales, challenged him to commit his words to writing. Jamie promised he would but time passed, as did his beloved mother. In 2014, Jamie made good on his promise and published his first book.
Jamie is the author of a growing library of novels and novellas including the space opera series - Privateer Tales, and the urban fantasy series - Witchy World. Jamie lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
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Albert Jenkins and his friends have enjoyed several months of peace, which is why when a Rosengul spaceship crash lands into his new house, he's not exactly surprised.
From the wreckage, a pair of small, ordinarily reclusive Rosengul emerge and spin a tale of kidnapping and deceit. Of course, AJ, who is about as sensitive as a stampeding buffalo, asks the pertinent question. Why drop this problem in his lap? The simple answer is that AJ developed a galactic reputation for getting the job done, even when it requires skirting Galactic Empire law. Someone is kidnapping Rosengul aliens, and their government is either unable to chase down the problem or unwilling to try. It’s obvious that it’s time to take off the gloves and get their hands dirty.
But before AJ can even get a full description of the problem, a team of heavily armed, human commandos fast rope their way into the middle of Darnell’s backyard. Having brought barbeque sauce to a gunfight, AJ and his team are easily overcome, leaving Doctor Jayne seriously injured.
If AJ wasn’t invested before the commandos arrived, hurting his fiancé was a great way to drag him into the fight. The biggest question is will he have to fight Army Intelligence or will they finally join forces for the benefit of all.
Junkyard Ghost Ship is an action-packed race across the galaxy that will keep you turning pages to the end.
Knocking at death’s door. Bargaining for a second chance. Seems like a heck of a way to find out about an alien invasion…
Vietnam vet Albert Jenkins is battling a bulging waistline and a passion for drink. So when a towering pile of scrap rocket parts falls and crushes the stubborn curmudgeon, he thinks it’s finally the end. But just as he’s about to take one final breath, a snarky alien parasite offers him a deal: his life in return for sharing his body.
With a little coaxing from his new pop-culture-loving inner resident, AJ’s broken carcass improves so much that even an old flame is impressed. But his bright outlook fizzles when he discovers he's at ground zero of a galactic conspiracy to strip Earth of precious resources humans don't even know exist.
Can the unlikely partners join forces and use AJ's rusty military skills to raise the alarm? Or, will the alien invaders put him down once and for all?
Junkyard Pirate is the first book in an imaginative space opera series. If you like grizzled soldiers, clever twists and turns, and intergalactic tactical pairings, then you’ll love Jamie McFarlane’s fast-paced alien adventure.
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Dumped on a backwater planet, heroic old vets will risk everything to take a stand against vicious alien invaders.On the pastoral, backwater planet of Fimil Alpha, something or someone is eradicating the tribespeople of the Gauder Plains. Back on Earth, Albert Jenkins and his crew are enjoying the short-lived fame that accompanied their last adventure. What they don’t know is that by bringing back life-saving technologies to Earth, they’ve made powerful enemies who will do anything to see them quieted forever.
With a target on their back, AJ’s team needs to make themselves scarce. The problem is they have no idea of the brewing crisis. Fortunately, or possibly to their great harm, a quick-thinking US Army Intelligence officer makes a deal with highly advanced aliens to remove his team from danger. What she doesn’t know is that AJ’s team will be placed at ground zero of the emerging alien invasion.
Out of the frying pan and into the fire seems about right to AJ and his friends. Not prone to complaining about injustices done to them, they are quickly absorbed by the developing hostilities on Fimil Alpha when they bear witness to the eradication of their new, peaceful neighbors.
Can this small team of old vets stand in the way of yet another alien invasion? Or will they just be yet another casualty in a war that’s just barely started?
Junkyard Raiders is the fifth installment of the popular Junkyard Pirate series.
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Invasion is imminent, the time for diplomacy is over. Will bold actions lead to ruin?Liam Hoffen wants nothing more than for the people who call the Mhina system home to be left alone and allowed to forge their own destinies. With over a year having passed since House of the Bold’s stunning defeat of the Mendari army, Elea Station has become home to the refugees from the Mendari War and has opened its doors to any who want to live freely.
The only problem is that Kifeda House and the Strix are plotting to overthrow this thriving and fast-growing trading hub. The action really gets rolling when hundreds of proximity sensors are suddenly blacked out and communication is lost with the remote colony of Faraji. With the lack of information, Liam and crew hastily assemble a quick-reaction force and set off into the deep dark to confront whatever enemy awaits.
In Privateer’s Supremacy, if Liam’s to be successful in confronting the invasion that awaits, he’ll be forced to reconcile with his estranged brother and make deals with pirates who will want more than anyone wants to give.
Privateer’s Supremacy is the twentieth standalone novel in the galaxy-spanning Privateer Tales military science fiction series. If you like desperate heroes, fast-paced action, and explosive battles, then you’ll love Jamie McFarlane’s thrilling space opera.
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He’s a Vietnam vet, with a new lease on life. To fight an out-of-this-world invasion, he’ll need a little help from his friends…
Albert Jenkins never cared much for bureaucrats and politicians. So when the Galactic Congress refuses to act on the illegal invasion of Earth by parasitic aliens, he does what any self-respecting vet would do – he steals a spaceship. But when AJ and a snarky pop-culture loving alien companion are pursued by space cops, he does the only rational thing he can come up with. He strategically crash lands on a junkyard moon.
When he finally make it back home with what he hopes is a cure for the occupying parasites, he discovers the situation is worse than expected. The microscopic invaders have redoubled their efforts to strip Earth of critical resources, yet undiscovered by humanity. Knowing that time is in short supply, AJ calls on his network of crusty yet elite buddies from 'Nam. Fortunately, it does not take much convincing to get these aging patriots to saddle up one more time to kick some alien ass.
With youth restored, this elite squad of old vets will pit themselves against an unseen enemy. The question is – can they put an end to this global invasion once and for all?
Old Dogs, Older Tricks is the second book in the wild Junkyard Pirate space opera series. If you like sarcastic heroes, hilarious extraterrestrial sidekicks, and ragtag military units, then you’ll love Jamie McFarlane’s epic adventure.
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When aliens threaten his country, one grumpy old vet will take the fight to the stars.
Albert Jenkins would like nothing more than to putter around his junkyard, selling parts and working on old cars. When an alien spacecraft is shot down by US Air Defense and crash lands on his newly rebuilt home, he’s dragged back into the fight of his life. Lightyears away, a war for the control of Earth looms and humanity’s freedom hangs in the balance. Previously kicked off Earth, the Korgul are back and they are willing to destroy any who stand in their way.
To join the action, AJ lacks just one thing, a spaceship. With only a junkyard full of old parts, he’ll need help to get his plan off the ground. Fortunately, he’s got a plucky, pop culture loving, nano-sized symbiote who’s managed to roll back the damages of eighty years of hard living. With dogged determination he’ll repurpose an old, reclaimed shuttle and build a spaceship so he can join the fight one more time.
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With a price on their heads, grumpy old vets will risk everything to bring alien assassins to justice.
Someone is killing off the old team of vets who repelled Earth’s first Korgul invasion. With the end of a war precious few even knew was happening, life’s been peaceful. Of course, Albert Jenkins isn’t a bit surprised when that peace is shattered by the sounds of rocket propelled grenades fired over the Georgia swamps. To make matters worse, when he reports the alien’s foiled attack to the Army, he’s ordered to keep things quiet and stop causing trouble.
The problem is AJ has only one gear and avoiding trouble isn’t in his makeup. So instead of sitting around and waiting for the next RPG to be tossed his way, he takes to the stars and starts tracking bounty hunters the only way he knows how – up close and personal.
Junkyard Veterans is the fourth installment of the popular Junkyard Pirate series.
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Liam Hoffen and Nick James have returned from their last encounter grateful to be alive, but wondering how they will continue. Sterra's Gift is nothing more than a broken heap, strapped to a pile of ore. Shopping for a new ship is disappointing. Nothing can replace her, until a crazy old man introduces them to an old British warship named Hotspur.
News of Red Houzi attacks near their home spurs them into action and they set off in a desperate race to save their families. When a massive pirate fleet shows up, they discover they're impossibly outgunned and outnumbered. It always comes down to friends, family, and a sense of purpose. This crew has all of that and more.
With more wealth than could be spent in twenty lifetimes and access to illicit technology and information, Anino discovered a common interest with the crew – the fate of the Cape of Good Hope. Anino believes he has a way to recover the Cape's crew, but to do so will pit Liam and his friends against the powerful Belirand Corporation.
Will the crew of Hotspur take the risky mission and become fugitives for the sake of forty-five people they don't know? Or will they leave the people on board the Cape of Good Hope to die, alone in the deep dark of space?
There's more at stake than any of them could guess. The actions of Liam and his friends could very well change the known universe forever.
After fighting space pirates and rescuing a damsel in distress, nothing sounds better than shore leave at Puskar Stellar on Mars where Liam can reconnect with his girlfriend. But neither their newest crew member, Marny, nor the Mars Protectorate Navy is ready for them to spend much time relaxing.
Their old nemesis, Harry Flark, found a new mining station to pillage and the crew of Sterra's Gift has been hired to transport a covert operative into Flark’s lair. This is the perfect opportunity for them to set things right if it helps to bring him down. The big problem comes when Liam and Nick discover Flark is expecting them and has no intention of letting them get away with their lives.
Like white knights on silver steeds, Liam, Nick, Marny and a passel of new friends fight their way across the solar system, making a name for themselves and their mission.
A scouting mission gone bad. A life-changing loss of time. Can a privateer team navigate a bloody revolution to find their way home?
Liam Hoffen is used to straightforward missions going off the rails. But when he emerges from a crash-landing, one look tells him he’ll need more than a simple repair job. Having spent years inadvertently trapped in stasis, life has done more than pass him by… it’s dumped his entire team into an alien revolution.
Stranded on a rugged world hundreds of thousands of light years from home, Liam and his crew are immediately swept up in incomprehensible planetary politics. Choosing the wrong side to defeat a fresh menace could be the difference between life and death.
Can Liam find a way off the planet before it becomes their final resting place?
Privateers in Exile is the 16th standalone book in the Privateer Tales series of military space operas. If you like alien firefights, galactic power-plays, and gritty heroes, then you’ll love Jamie McFarlane’s rocket-fueled adventure.
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Our crew will discover new planets and alien species. They'll fight pitched fleet battles and struggle against a deadly new alien foe, which is as cunning as it is ruthless. While fighting a war on two fronts, Hoffen is ambushed by his father's murders. This showdown comes at the worst possible time and forces him to fight for everyone he loves. In the end, only he or the enemy will exit the field of battle and no quarter will be given.
Give No Quarter is the tenth book in the Privateer Tales universe and is the third in the Belirand Menace story arc which started with Buccaneers and is followed by A Matter of Honor.