Tag Archives: Suspense

Peter Martuneac

June 18, 2022: Peter Martuneac is the newest author to join the Evolved Publishing team.

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Ever since he read The Lord of the Rings at age 12, Peter Martuneac has had a passion for storytelling. He began writing his own high fantasy story that same year and carried on writing for the rest of his childhood, but could not find a way to finish the story. The incomplete manuscript found a home on the top shelf of a closet, and there it remains (though he hopes to one day return to that world and see it through to the end).

At 18, he joined the US Marines, and in the deserts of Afghanistan, he finally started and completed a full-length manuscript. He wrote it entirely by hand, in the sunlight by day and in the dim, red glow of a military flashlight by night. He went on to self-publish this manuscript, a zombie fiction story, followed by two sequels and a short story prequel, and is intensely proud of those works.

Peter is now writing for Evolved Publishing, and is excited to be on this new road in his journey as an author.

Peter is married, has two amazing children and a loyal dog (who is a very good boy). Besides writing, he enjoys reading biographies, collecting coins, and getting his heart broken year after year by his favorite sports teams.

 

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Watch for the third book in the “Ethan Chase Thriller” series, Gold of the Jaguar, to release in the spring of 2023.

Through jungles, across the ocean, and in an ancient city forgotten by time, Ethan’s loyalty to family and his code of honor will be pushed to the limit, setting him on a collision course with an old accomplice.

Former treasure hunter Ethan Chase is officially “retired” in Georgia with his wife, where he works a desk job and relaxes on the beach in his free time. Life is good, and nothing can bring Ethan back into the high-stakes craziness he left behind….

Until a Mafia boss calls Ethan one morning to tell him about his estranged father’s enormous debt, and threatens to kill his father if Ethan cannot pay it in two weeks.

Ethan is thus thrust back into a world of criminals, murderers, and opportunists. Out of options and running out of time, he uses a clue from a friend and sets off to find a legendary fortune lost in the jungles of South America.

He’s not alone in this pursuit, however, and ends up in the fight of his life.
 
 

Kent Swarts

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Kent Swarts was an aerospace engineer for 46 years, and is now an astronomer. He has edited the Central Texas Astronomical Society’s newsletter for 15 years. He’s published in six sci-fi and dystopian anthologies. Now retired, he finds retirement more demanding than any job he’s had. He lives in Waco, Texas with his wife and dog, and when not writing, he reads or goes golfing. Engineering has influenced his writing, particularly pertaining to characters and to penning sci-fi.

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Watch for THE PISA AFFAIR, a new spy thriller, to release in the summer of 2021.

Vague clues from the theft of fissionable material lead an international contingent of spies to ferret out one person, known to them only as MB.

Reed Walker, a CIA agent in Pisa, Italy, receives photos of two autos passing a train, and is told that terrorists attacked the train, carrying fissionable material, and killed all the guards. The images reveal nothing, but he learns there may be a mole in the CIA.

In the course of his investigation, he uncovers five possible moles. Then the killing starts.

Reed now races against time as international agents continue to fall. He sets up a snare and closes in, but has he really found MB? What will the collateral damage be? Will Reed Walker ever be accepted again by his fellow spies? Will his newfound love survive?
 
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Watch for the next segment in the “Denny McConnell PI” series of private detective/murder mystery novels to release in late 2021 or early 2022.

Details coming soon, so please stay tuned….

W. Town Andrews

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A native Pennsylvanian, Town Andrews has lived and worked in several western states and the Philippines. He speaks multiple languages, including fluent Spanish and Visayan. Working, reading, parenting, linguistics, history, music composition and performance, and travel have all influenced his storytelling. His career has involved the building trades, agriculture, marine sciences, developmental distilling, theater musicianship, and marketing functional fluids to manufacturers and engineers.

“I love my work. But for fun, I write these stories.”
 

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Scott Shinberg

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Scott Shinberg has served in leadership positions across the US Government and industry for over twenty-five years. He has worked in and with the US Air Force, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and most “Three-Letter Agencies.” While in government service, he served as an Air Force Intelligence Operations Officer and a Special Agent with the FBI. He lives in Virginia with his wife and sons.
 

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Watch for A Shot in the Dark, Book 5 of the “Michelle Reagan” series, to release in April 2022.

With a single pull of the rifle’s trigger, CIA covert action operator Michelle Reagan—code name Eden—ignites a bloody war between Peruvian drug cartels.

While pursued by both cartels, Eden discovers Christina, an undercover CIA officer long believed to be dead. Her plan to exfiltrate the undercover officer back to the US escalates the blood feud raging between the cartels.

Wanted by both cartels, Eden must determine Christina’s true motivation: is it to return home to the US, or is she a double-agent for the cartel run by her lover? When cornered by a cartel’s soldiers, Eden must make the tough choice: attempt a high-risk rescue of Christina, or flee alone to save her own life.

J.P. Barnett

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J.P. Barnett grew up in a tiny Texas town where the list of possible vocations failed to include published author. In second grade, he worked harder than any other student to deliver a story about a tiger cub who singlehandedly saved the U.S. Military, earning him a shiny gold star and a lifelong appreciation of telling a good story.

Fast forwarding through decades of schooling and a career as a software engineer, J.P. Barnett stepped away from it all to get back to his first real passion. Years of sitting at a keyboard gifted him with some benefit, though, including blazing fast typing hands and a full tank of creativity.

As a child, J.P. consumed any book he could get his hands on. The likes of Stephen King, Michael Crichton, and Dean Koontz paved the bookshelves of his childhood, providing a plethora of fantastical and terrifying tales that he read way too early in life. Though the effect these books had on his psyche could be called into question, these masters of storytelling managed to warp his mind in just the perfect way to spin a fun yarn or two.

J.P. currently resides in Seattle with his wife and hellion of a cat, both of whom look at him dubiously with some frequency.
 

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Watch for Book 6 in the “Lorestalker” series of suspense/horror thrillers, The Legacy of Rose Valley, to release in the fall of 2022.

The problem with hunting monsters is that, sometimes, they hunt you.

Miriam and Macy have started to make a name for themselves as cryptozoologists, but they’ve left behind a few loose ends. The two of them move on from college and settle in Rose Valley, where the past comes back with a vengeance.

Once again thrown into turmoil, the town must face an amalgamation of evil that no one could have predicted.