Some books, especially those written by well-known authors, get hundreds, even thousands of reviews online. Getting started can be tough, and getting feedback can be even tougher. However, for new writers this interaction with the average reader, professional reviewers, and even staunch critics is imperative to the process. We feed off of every review and use them for guidance, motivation, and even future story-line input. Personally, I read every review and find something useful in all of them.
This lastest review came from Lindsay Merkel ,a professional reviewer, and I was floored after reading it. She wrote that she believed if it needed a comparison, “then think a Tom Clancy – Indiana Jones crossover with religious themes.” To get compared to my favorite author of all-time and a movie franchise created by George Lucas is high-praise if you ask me. She described Arklight as: “Brilliant” – “Distinctive” – “Unique” – “Impressive”. This was a great review and I pulled some strong motivation out of it as I sit down today to continue writing Task Force Crusader (Half way done with the initial!). Thanks to everyone who has provided feedback for this book series. Look for FORCE INTERDICTION to release August 13th, 2018!
Fight for yesterday… Hope for tomorrow…
The ancient Order of the Knights Templar hid pieces of Arma Christi all over the Earth, staving off disaster in their time. The locations to these weapons were documented in a cryptic journal, which remained a closely guarded secret for hundreds of years. In Operation Nightfall, Arklight’s Spear Team discovered the existence of the journal, and an epic mission unfolded, propelling a deadly event horizon. Powerful enemies have since emerged, intent upon bringing about the destruction of all things. The fate of mankind hangs in the balance. Spear Team must undertake a mission to secure a piece of the ultimate weapon, unfolding an incredible truth behind the legend.
Arklight and their predecessors, the Alsos Mission Team, fight an extraordinary battle across time, attempting to gain the advantage against a brutal foe. Paths collide when the history of their missions are shared, uncovering a multitude of secrets that span from the American Civil War, to World War II, and into the modern day. These ancient battlefields have forged a spectacular reality no one could have ever foreseen. A war of souls looms on the horizon; the showdown between good and evil explodes in this second installment of the Arklight series.
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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!
ARKLIGHT: Operation Nightfall
“Tom Clancy meets Dan Brown!”
“Hard to put down… A must read!”
“An inspired tale.”
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.”
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I’m getting pretty close to having Force Interdiction ready for release. It’s in the final stages of editing and I plan on announcing a release date in the very near future. If you haven’t read Nightfall, book two may get you a little more curious. Force Interdiction will pick up roughly 6 months after the events of Nightfall (Maybe I should say Knightfall – hmmm). The same group of characters return as they tumble even deeper into their true purpose, revealing some eye-popping truths. More Arma Christi is up for grabs, a dangerous foe emerges, and Nashville gets turned upside down in a battle you won’t believe.
I’m happy to say that fiction meets reality with a vengeance in this upcoming installment of the Arklight series. I researched some very interesting history and you won’t believe where it takes the story. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements. Also, let me know what you think of the cover art from my friends at ebook launch. Stay safe!
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.
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