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About Jamie McFarlane
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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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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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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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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He thought the bloodshed was over. The true terror is just beginning…
Captain Liam Hoffen has no time to relax after defeating the Mendari. Hastily organizing an expedition to their home world, he brings his beleaguered crew across the stars to install the new leadership. But as soon as he arrives, a massive prototype warship slices into their path and threatens the entire mission.
After a daring confrontation, Hoffen pushes through to the planet. But once there, he discovers a terrifying weapon of mass destruction was launched at the end of the war. And the Mendari people are mind-controlled from revealing any secrets… including its deadly course.
Can Hoffen break through the horrific mental manipulation and stop an apocalyptic attack?
Black Cutlass is the nineteenth 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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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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A retreating alien enemy. Civilization's new beginning. A terrifying threat could postpone his victory lap… forever.
After discovering an indefensible weapon, Liam thought he had the Kroerak invaders on the ropes. But as he and his crew root out the last alien strongholds, he comes face to face with the staggering damage the invaders wreaked on the crew’s now-inhospitable homeworlds. When the battle-scarred survivors call on Liam to lead their broken civilization out of the rubble, he can’t bear to turn them away. But Liam knows better than anyone, if he doesn’t squash the source of the infestation, the Kroerak forces will be back—and next time, there will nothing to stop them.
Liam’s victory lap could be cancelled altogether after he uncovers a skin-crawling new menace of catastrophic proportions. If he can’t balance leading his people and battling the gathering swarm, then humanity and the Confederation will be the ones exterminated.
Judgment of the Bold is the third novel in a standalone trilogy in the 15-book Privateer Tales epic, a series of adrenaline-fueled space operas. If you like intergalactic showdowns, alien invasions, and audacious crews, then you’ll love Jamie McFarlane’s rip-roaring sci-fi saga.
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A looming alien horde. A buried alien weapon. One last chance to save humanity.
Liam Hoffen and his crew may have squashed a few alien bugs, but they’re nowhere near ready for the coming swarm. Left for dead on a backwater planet, Liam must crawl through ancient alien ruins in search of an advanced weapon. Piecing it together is the only way to hold the Kroerak forces at bay until reinforcements arrive… if they arrive at all.
Marny Bertrand has never left a crewmember behind, and she’s not about to start now. When she discovers Liam is still alive, she'll put everything on the line and mount a reckless rescue mission. If she can’t reach her stranded crew before their defenses fall, enemy droves will get their claws on the only weapon capable of saving humanity.
Fury of the Bold is the second book in a standalone trilogy in the Privateer Tales epic, a series of high-octane space operas. If you like quirky crews, bold space battles, and alien artifacts, then you’ll love Jamie McFarlane’s rollicking 14th book in the Privateer Tales saga.
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A critical food shortage. A colony under siege. Can he save his people before they’re extinguished from the galaxy?
Captain Liam Hoffen aims to expand Elea Station into a thriving community. But after an enemy armada attacks his struggling station, limited resources threaten the entire population. With no other options, Hoffen must abandon his people in search of supplies deep in marauder territory.
Barely surviving his first battle, the bold captain is forced to partner with a double-dealing pirate to navigate treacherous space. But his fears multiply when he discovers the scarce provisions he needs demand trade with a once-defeated nemesis he swore never to trust.
Can Captain Hoffen return with life-giving rations before his station is annihilated?
Freebooter’s Hold is the eighteenth standalone book in the expansive Privateer Tales space opera saga. If you like cosmic twists and turns, cunning heroes, and impossible odds, you’ll love Jamie McFarlane’s gripping adventure.
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Deep in debt and stranded, a suicide mission may be this crew’s only hope…
Liam Hoffen thought saving the world would cut him and his friends some slack. Instead, they’re bankrupt, shipwrecked, and fugitives on a backwater planet. So much for gratitude…
But, after discovering an ancient Kroerak ship, Liam sees an opportunity to locate the home world of the vicious alien species. When they set out to uncover the mysteries of the ship, things are looking up until he finds out the truth: every other crew who tried to solve the mystery was never heard from again…
Corsair Menace is the 12th book and the start of a new standalone arc in the Privateer Tales saga, a series of captivating space operas. If you like plucky planetary explorers, exhilarating combat scenes, and modern takes on classic sci-fi adventures, then you’ll love Jamie McFarlane’s electrifying addition to the expanding Privateer Tales universe.
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An alien invasion. A home-world destroyed. Can an embattled captain survive a daring fight to save the remnant of his colony?
Privateer Liam Hoffen can’t wait to reunite with his family. But after he emerges from a 20-year stasis, he’s shocked to discover a hostile enemy has razed his home and exiled his people. With his foes dependent on a gas-mining platform to keep their ships fueled, Liam’s last-ditch hope is to cut off the vicious aliens with the help of a brother he never knew he had…
Armed only with ancient combat-damaged clunkers, he and his stubborn sibling must lead a dangerous assault on the enemy’s critical resources. Grossly outnumbered and far from reinforcements, Liam fears he’ll have to put everything on the line to defend the people he loves from annihilation.
Can Liam stop the powerful adversary from killing his family and taking over the system?
Incursion at Elea Station is the 17th standalone book in the epic Privateer Tales space opera saga. If you like intergalactic crusades, spirited sibling rivalry, and underdog heroes, then you’ll love Jamie McFarlane’s riveting sci-fi adventure.
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A world-shattering invasion. A long-dead rumor. A death-defying risk to save humanity.
If the Kroerak Empire had a soft spot, Liam Hoffen would have found it by now. After years of fighting the blasted bug invaders, he’s all but thrown in the towel. To make matters worse, intercepted enemy plans show the empire’s next attack could wipe them off the map.
Rumors of a Kroerak weakness are their world’s only hope of survival. It’s too bad the keepers of the secret have long since turned into space dust. With time running out and alien bounty hunters in hot pursuit, Liam and his crew must venture to a long-forgotten planet. They’ll risk everything for a long-shot defense against certain annihilation.
Pursuit of the Bold is the start of a standalone trilogy in the Privateer Tales saga, a series of high-spirited space operas. If you like eccentric crews, exotic alien locations, and twists and turns you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Jamie McFarlane’s action-packed 13th book in the Privateer Tales epic.
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Of course, nothing's as simple as it seems. Just like Earth’s Old West, the Tipperary system is as full of promise as it is Buccaneers who are happy to prey on the weak. No one expects it to be easy, but deceit, piracy and murder kindle the pioneering spirit in each of them. Only the strong will prosper and the question is - can Liam, Nick and the rest of the crew carve out a place to call their own?
Be sure to also check out Rookie Privateer, which is free and the first in this exciting science fiction series.