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