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INTO THE CAULDRON — Just Released

INTO THE CAULDRON — Just Released

1864, after four cruel years, the Civil War still raged without peace in sight. The Union Army’s manpower was stretched to its limits fighting on two fronts; one on the eastern battlefields against the Confederacy, the other to protect the Santa Fe Trail and western expansion of citizens from marauding Indian tribes and vicious Confederate guerrillas.

Jonah Gustafson’s family was dead, leaving him to aimlessly wander. Rather than wait for the coming draft, he joined the 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry, expecting to be sent east into the war between the states. Instead, his regiment went west to ‘Bleeding’ Kansas and war-torn Missouri. There, along the Santa Fe Trail, they fought every major Indian tribe and Quantrill’s Raiders, a roaming, bloodthirsty guerrilla unit. Horrid weather and deplorable living conditions were the lonely troopers’ constant companions. Death always lurked near whether from disease, a bullet, or an arrow. But the cavalry of the frontier fulfilled its duties against all odds.

 

“Into the Cauldron” is the life of Trooper Jonah Gustafson based upon true events written in the pages of a Civil War diary by a Wisconsin cavalryman that served on the frontier. It is a novel to enjoy and learn from; one that will carry you back in time to feel the joys, heartaches and anguish of those days.

Available at all major online booksellers.   BookBaby       Amazon         KOBO

UPDATE: The Daggerman Wins THIRD Award!

UPDATE: The Daggerman Wins THIRD Award!

The Daggerman Book Cover

 UPDATE: “The Daggerman” won its third award today !!!

It was great news being notified that “The Daggerman” was a FINALIST in the 2020 TopShelf Book Awards for Religious Historical Fiction.

Finalist 2020 TopShelf

 IAN AwardGreat News! Thank you, Independent Authors Network. “The Daggerman” has won another award! The Independent Author Network declared the book a finalist for Book of the Year in the category of ‘Christian/Religious Fiction.’ The novel’s first award came from ‘Book Excellence Award.’

 

It may be ordered at https://store.bookbaby.com/book/the-daggerman and other major booksellers. And if you are in Alvin, Texas, the book is available at the 1820 Coffee House. Stop by, have some coffee, buy an autographed book and relax. Books make the best Christmas gifts, especially for those hard-to-buy people… Book Excellence Award

 

“The Daggerman”

Two men born under the same star on the same night are destined to lead intertwined, yet separate paths – one to save people, the other to kill them. Yeshua is destined to fulfill the prophecies of the Messiah to come, while Hanan fights his country’s Roman oppressors and a corrupt, ruling priesthood. This heavily political and treacherous era is steeped in the subjugation of a people that have fought for their freedom since ancient times.

 

“The Daggerman is well-researched and a pleasure to read.  As an added bonus, it throws interesting sidelights on the political and religious tensions surrounding Jesus’s ministry.” 

         Nicholas Guild – NY Times and Internationally Best-Selling Author

The Daggerman

Awards won by Glenn Starkey

 

   Thank you to all of my supporters and readers… I truly appreciate everyone.

       Glenn Starkey

 

 

 

MICAH – Just Released!

MICAH – Just Released!

 “MICAH” — Ebooks and Print Pre-Orders! 

Russia, 1926. Socialist and Communist leaders have terrorized their countrymen for years with secret police, forced labor camps, starvation and mass executions. Red Terror reigns as Russia’s daily life. Stalin’s desire for inhuman super soldiers fuels Dr. Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov’s obsession with creating a human-ape hybrid—but to horrific ends. When Yuri Grechiko, a member of the state secret police, falls in love with a human experiment from a labor camp, he risks all by fleeing with her to freedom on the Ural Mountains.

 

There, a boy and girl are born—neither fully human nor ape—experiments Ivanov never knew had succeeded. Vowing to keep it that way, Yuri hides the children from the crazed scientist and raises them as his own.

 

But Yuri’s past returns to haunt him. As Stalin’s secret police climb the mountains, Yuri’s world is shattered. From the horror of shocking experiments and devastating civil wars comes Micah, a gentle forest giant who seeks retribution. He will make the mountains tremble from his fury.

Now available at all major online booksellers….

Amazon Kindle and print pre-orders

Bookbaby Bookstore – ebooks and print

Barnes & Noble – Nook

“The Councilman” – Medal Winner

“The Councilman” – Medal Winner

GREAT NEWS! “The Councilman” won a Bronze Medal in the Mystery/Thriller Category at the 2019 Joint Awards Ceremony of the Military Writers Society of America and the Southwest Writers Conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sept.14th. I just received the official notification.

This makes the fourth medal that my novels have won along with other awards! I’m super excited today… and grateful to all that have posted reviews of my books….

“Black Sun” won a Gold Medal in 2016.
“Solomon’s Men” won a Silver Medal in 2012.
“Amazon Moon” won a Bronze Medal in 2014.
plus “The Councilman” this year!

BLACK SUN Wins Book Excellence Award

BLACK SUN Wins Book Excellence Award

Black Sun BLACK SUN recently won the “Book Excellence Awards” from the Literary Excellence Writing Competition. I am extremely proud of this achievement because it is BLACK SUN’s third award! Book Excellence Award

 

 

 

 

The first award was a Gold Medal in historical fiction from Military Writer’s Society of America.

The second was a 5 Star Review from Readers Favorite.

This novel holds tremendous personal importance for its telling of the stories I heard from and about my grandfather. If you wish to learn more, please visit my website and read My Journey with BLACK SUN. I truly believe you will find this article quite informative.

Thank you to all for your great comments, feedback, and readership of my novels. Knowing that I have touched so many people through my books is inspiring as well as gratifying. Gold Medal MWSA

Regards,

Glenn

 

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The Councilman is Coming!

The Councilman is Coming!

The Councilman is Coming !!!

The Councilman

In 1956 Morgan City, Texas, Cory Hunter Bramley has finally returned to learn the truth about his mother’s murder. The killer may be gone, leaving Cory to chase ghosts, yet he’s determined to know what happened that fateful day sixteen years ago. But truth comes in many forms.

The town is under the thumb of a man who considers himself a king and makes Cory’s search for truth more difficult. Five women have been brutally murdered since his mother and their killer remains at large as well.

Cory must walk a dangerous maze of corruption, revenge, bootlegging, brutality and murder as he uncovers a bloody trail leading to the killer. But in the pursuit of justice, Cory didn’t anticipate finding love with the forbidden Emily.

The Councilman is a heartbreaking tale of vengeance, deceit and the anguish of shattered souls wrapped in mystery and suspense.

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