Every unknown history has an explanation

Look out Nashville! Book 2 of the Arklight saga will attempt to turn the city on it’s ear. Set in 2017, the team discovers some interesting truths as they relate to Book 1, Operation Nightfall. Things up for grabs; Nashville’s own history, lost gold, the Alsos Missions of WWII, Arma Christi, and the ultimate weapon. How can one book include the Battle of Nashville in 1864, secret missions in 1944 during WWII, and a modern day struggle with the fate of the world hanging in the balance? Arklight: Force Interdiction finds a way!

This story promises a thrill ride you won’t soon forget with remarkable historical characters like Sir Ian Fleming, Ensign John Bell, General John Bell Hood, and Nashville’s own Sarah Estell. Arklight will take the past, forging it into a believable fictional narrative of brotherhood, sacrifice, and teamwork. I hope to start putting in the final edits very soon and can’t wait to put this story out there. I’m a third of the way through the initial writing of Book 3, which will take this series to new heights. Thanks for your support and stay tuned for news on the upcoming releases!

 

 

Reviewers have spoken!

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Image result for Five stars“Tom Clancy meets Dan Brown!”

Image result for Five stars“Hard to put down… A must read!”

Image result for Five stars“An inspired tale.”

Image result for Five stars“Surprising!” “Exciting!”

Both Reader’s Favorite and Self Publishing Review rated Arklight at 5 of 5 stars!

SPR says, “Themes of brotherhood, sacrifice, and morality are expertly threaded through this novel, and Myrick uses those unifying ideas to create a memorable and impressive work.”

Readers’ Favorite says, “Arklight is inspiring as it is entertaining; a brilliant story.”

READ IT TODAY!

 

It’s the small things…

A man stands on the side of the busiest roadway in the state. It’s dark, rainy, and traffic is unrelenting. Car lights flash from the shoulder of the road, people pass him without a second thought. He’s in crisis, because life simply got in the way. A small flashlight illuminates his silhouette as cars continue to miss him, only by a couple of feet.

A car finally stops, edging even closer to the wave of blurry lights and buzzing cars on their way home. It’s parked behind the car with the flashing lights, someone to help. A flash of electric blue catches the night fog, the man immediately knows everything will somehow be okay.

With tears in his eyes and a soft crack in his voice, he struggles for the words.

“My phone and my wallet are somewhere in the median… I just cashed my entire paycheck. I – I don’t know what I’m going to do.”

An effort begins, the man who stopped to help has a plan.

“Sir, we’ll figure it out. Let us go out there. You stay here.”

The man; older, handicapped, and upset, shakes his newfound helper’s hand. The man is wearing a red cap, tattered and worn. It displays – ‘USMC – Do or Die!’

A glance is shared between the men, something is uttered by the helper.

“Semper Fi.”

Almost an hour later; hundreds of more cars have passed, the helper has enlisted some of his friends to assist. Finally, a wet phone is located, still functioning. A wallet is found later; the man is overcome with joy and thankfulness.

Another hand shake is offered, and accepted. The helper and his friends simply leave, only to find someone else in need. They don’t want the thanks, they only want to see the effects of what they do. Making an impact; simply doing a small thing – often elicits the greatest reward. A simple feeling; knowing you made a difference for someone else. The helper and his friends? Cops.

These are the stories happening everyday as people pass those electric blue lights. Don’t forget those who are here to help you. Don’t pass on an opportunity to help someone else.

For the Marines out there, Semper Fi – Always Faithful

Arklight News

Thanks to the readers, Arklight: Operation Nightfall has been entered into an international book competition sponsored by Readers’ Favorite. That’s pretty cool! The group will also be doing a full review of the book and I’m already anxiously awaiting what they have to say. If it does well, it will be placed on the featured book list at https://readersfavorite.com

On another note, Arklight: Force Interdiction is almost ready for editing! I have received some awesome feedback from my beta readers and I’m proud to say book 2 will be a great continuation to the overall story. The addition of several strong female protagonists and a deeper look into Magnus O’Keefe will guarantee a fight like no other! Book 2 will take the reader much deeper into the overall plot, while further explaining the secrets contained within the Knights Templar journal. I went through great measures to ensure the historical fiction remained accurately weaved into a fictional narrative. The Arklight saga will continue with book 3, Arklight: Task Force Crusader, which has already being developed into an initial draft.

Thanks again for the support and look for book 2 to release sometime in April 2018. Check out the reviews for Nightfall on Amazon (4.9 out of 5 Stars). Available for Nook and iBooks as well.

Mission, Team, Self.

J.M. Myrick

 

BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Good morning everyone! I mentioned a couple months ago that I secured the first 50 copies of Arklight: Operation Nightfall. It being the first book of this 5 book series, and it being my first book, it holds a special place in my life’s story. The 50 copies I secured aren’t just regular prints, they’re story edited 1st edition draft copies, which will never exist in this form again. That said, I will part with a few of these copies.  I’m signing, numbering, and giving them away over the next two months in advance of book 2, Arklight: Force Interdiction. If you’re interested in a free personalized signed 1st edition copy, the rules are simple.

    1. To enter, leave a verified purchase review of Arklight: Operation Nightfall on Amazon and/or Goodreads.
    https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?asin=B0765NWK2Q&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_FljFAbZ5J49GX
    2. To verify, comment that you reviewed the book on Arklight’s facebook visitor’s page.
    https://www.facebook.com/arklightbook/
    3. So easy, you probably don’t even have to put your coffee down! I’ll pick three (3) winners at random on March 15th, 2018. I’ll Instant Message you for mailing instructions upon being selected and shipping is free.
    Thanks to the readers!

 

Arklight: Operation Nightfall – The Full Monty!

Hello everyone! I wanted to announce that Arklight: Operation Nightfall goes into full worldwide release starting today! It spent 3 months with Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, for a limited release, and over five hundred of copies were downloaded! The book has received excellent reviews thus far, and that was just the first draft edition. That release allowed me to iron out a few bumps in the road, in order to produce a truly professional body of work.

Prior to the worldwide launch, I was able to secure a wonderful new editor, Leah Vahjen. She took the already story edited version and helped turn it into something I am truly proud of. The story jumps from the pages and the characters got some great TLC to solidify their voice. Thank you Leah, for your council, ideas, and literary prowess!

Book 2, Arklight: Force Interdiction, is almost ready for editing. Hopefully it will be ready for release in March! Thank you for all the support!

ARKLIGHT: OPERATION NIGHTFALL started the journey!

ARKLIGHT: Force Interdiction coming soon!

Man Down!

The real battle begins:

BOOM – The shaped charge cut through the brick sending micro-pulverized particles exploding through the air. Most of the debris shattered into dust, but some pieces escaped destruction. A rectangular flash of light was the last thing Magnus saw before the blast fragments caused him to close his eyes.

He felt the familiar concussion of an explosive breach to his front. The force threw him backwards through the brick Murphy door collapsing him on his backside. Debris impacted him all over, but two places in particular burned with the sting of punctures. Magnus rounded his back flipping over to his hands and knees still facing the new threat. His formative British SAS training took hold despite the intense pain felt on his body and the deafening ring in his ears. The burning sensation on his face was quickly followed by a steady stream of blood.

The hope of an easy heist faded away as his mission now became infinity more difficult. Magnus struggled to reorient himself and focused through the distraction. His head throbbed from the concussion while the sting of injury pestered his senses. He instinctively reached for his twin pistols staggering upwards to his feet. The dust floated thick in the air and his confusion built into a dangerous rage.

Rico created another perfect doorway and Chappy stepped through the breach followed by Zip. The dust was hanging thick in the air while John moved his jaw about to ease the ringing between his ears. The over pressure was almost nonexistent and the team cleared inside. John entered the breach point walking behind Wisp on the right side. On the wall to the right was the painting, still perfectly intact.

John gazed upon the artwork for an instant before hearing shots ring out from the next room straight ahead. He swiveled his head to react, seeing Chappy disappear into the dust cloud. “I’m hit!”

  • In Force Interdiction, the team will come face-to-face with a savage and determined enemy. Stay tuned for more as book two gets closer to completion.