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Mark's interest in spies and spy planes began when Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 pilot shot down over the Soviet Union, splashed onto the headlines. He graduated from The Hardy Boys to read everything from Alistair MacLean, Ian Fleming, and John le Carré. So when he started to write novels, it was a natural fit to see his protagonist as a pilot working for the CIA, flying a little-known spy plane to get deep behind enemy lines and hunt down the world's worst terrorists. 

His Duncan Hunter books reflect his experiences as well as his love for all things aviation. He flew the fighter jet of his childhood dreams, the venerable F-4 Phantom II, while in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in senior leadership positions with the Marines, the U.S. Border Patrol, and the U.S. Air Force before leading aviation activities and aircraft operations for international corporations in the Washington D.C. area. Mark is currently an aviation consultant in high demand and the author of over thirty articles.

He also served as an Assistant Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University teaching graduate-level aviation-related courses. He earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and holds an MBA in Aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


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“Duncan Hunter is a great character… an excellent read.” –A Good Thriller

Basking in the glory of killing Osama bin Laden, the President revealed that US Navy SEALs carried out the mission. His constant heralding of their heroism and capabilities damaged the SEAL's operational security, revealed tricks of their trade, and endangered them and their families. As some in the Special Operations community expected and feared, a number of SEALs are systematically killed across the country. The Navy's legendary SEAL commander, Captain Bill McGee, believes he is the next target of a sniper and seeks help from a close friend with unusual contacts and capabilities.

Duncan Hunter, a retired Marine Corps fighter pilot, flies a top-secret airplane with his mentor, Greg Lynche, the sometimes über-liberal retired CIA Chief of Air Branch. Together, in their quiet airplane, they execute some of the CIA's most sensitive airborne counterterrorism missions under a Special Access Program. Saving McGee from a sniper's bullet comes at a price as Duncan Hunter finds himself at the crossroads - either remain a contract pilot and betray a friend or become a patriot and risk exposure as a traitor. His decision pulls him into one intrigue after another, finally revealing the truth behind several conspiracies hidden behind the firewalls of top-secret security clearances, CIA files, and Special Access Programs.


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“A great techno-thriller, part of a series, but standalone so you don't have to have read every preceding volume to follow the action.” –Pat Ingram Reviews, on Shoot Down

Shortly after takeoff, a jumbo jet explodes over the waters of Long Island. Witnesses claim the aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile; the government insists a mechanical malfunction brought down the airplane. An old CIA file is uncovered which details the President was warned-to preclude commercial airliners from being shot out of the sky either pay a ransom or suffer the consequences.

Just as the Agency identifies the shadowy man responsible for the shoot-down of the airliner, the Libyan dictator Gaddafi is overthrown, sparking a race between the CIA and terrorist networks to win the ultimate terrorist prize-hundreds of man-portable, shoulder-launched, anti-aircraft missiles.

Duncan Hunter and his top-secret airplane once again team up with an expert crew to find the anti-aircraft missiles ahead of the al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood and kill the man who shoots down airliners for profit.


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“Mark A. Hewitt has established himself as a great author.” –James J. Seals, Jr. on No Need to Know

A major security breach finds the CIA's closest secrets divulged and dozens of their highly-placed spies exposed and killed. As the Agency investigates the source of the disclosures, an old Office of Strategic Services file and the former Director of Central Intelligence become the focal point of their research. A race is on to find the file's secrets. If al-Qaeda's wins, they can acquire "suitcase" thermonuclear devices to attack America. If the CIA gets there first, they can make a deal with a Russian billionaire and trade the missing treasure for the weapons al-Qaeda craves.

The political awakening of Duncan Hunter continues as he battles radical fundamentalists across the globe, he thwarts the terrorists' best plans and eliminates their leaders. He survived their latest attempts to kill him when he's finally cornered, captured, and dragged to an al-Qaeda lair. Inside lurks certain doom at the hand of his bitterest foe.


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PenCraft Award Winner 2018 - Thriller

When a stolen CIA file is released to the public, America learns that their President is not the man he claims to be.

Three years after being chased from office, the former president discovers the identity of the man who released his secret file. The ex-President begins to exact revenge while plotting his return to power. A fatwa makes CIA pilot Duncan Hunter the most wanted man in America. Then an airliner disappears over the Pacific Ocean.

The new President gives the CIA two time-sensitive missions: find and eliminate his traitorous predecessor, and stop a self-radicalized computer scientist before another airliner goes missing.

Duncan Hunter is in the race of his life to stop a jumbo jet from crashing. The CIA believes they have finally located the former president. All roads lead to Dubai where a showdown between good and evil begins on the top floor of the world’s tallest building.


Sinner's Grove Suspense

“Sinners Grove Suspense” puts readers in the midst of page-turning action and romance as an extended family fights against chilling odds to re-open a world-famous artists’ retreat on the northern California Coast.  The series follows the descendants of characters introduced in Michaels’ historical fiction series, “The Golden City.”   Each book is a stand-alone read.

Sinner’s Grove Suspense: Sinner’s Grove, The Lair, The Jade Hunters (See the whole series on Amazon)

The Golden City: The Art of Love, The Depth of Beauty, The Promise, The Price of Compassion, and Josephine's Daughter

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Drama. Suspense. Romance.
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A.B. Michaels writes historical and contemporary fiction whose stories are woven through the friends and family of a unique artists’ retreat in northern California. 

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In The Art of Love, self-made Klondike King August Wolff moves to turn-of-the-twentieth century San Francisco hoping to put his mysterious family tragedy behind him. After meeting talented yet troubled artist Amelia Starling, Gus feels his life might be headed in the right direction. But ghosts from the past must be laid to rest before he and Lia can greet the new century without incurring society’s wrath. 

In Sinner’s Grove, descendants pull out all the stops to re-open the founders’ once-famous artists’ retreat on the northern California coast. Unseen forces, however, want to stop them at any cost. As they fight to preserve a family legacy, obsessive love leads to murder, threatening more than just the loss of a dream.

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Paranormal Multi-Author Thriller Series

Bulwark: A wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from the outside world.

Bulwark, Georgia, isolated, hidden. Who knows what strange things can happen when the rest of the world can't see you? Bulwark is a small town like many others, but the difference here lies in the strange occurrences that happen every fifty years or so. Now, those once spread out things are happening more frequently and the people in town can no longer ignore what's going on.

The toxic sludge that appears in the forest has been flowing in and out for weeks after the death of the witch Bavmorda made her appearance. Now things seem to be coming to a head. If Bavmorda is dead, why has the sludge returned and why is it that supernatural beings are being drawn here?

Bulwark is a fictional town set in Georgia where the things that go bump in the night sometimes spill into the day.

Follow 8 anthology stories set in town, and read the book that started it all by Brit Lunden, Bulwark.

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Thrilling Series from T.W. Lawless

T.W.Lawless is the author of the Amazon best-selling, multi-award nominated Peter Clancy series. Apart from writing novels, Lawless is also involved in independent publishing.

He operates Campanile Publishing along with his wife, Kay Bell, who is also an author.

There are currently five books in the Peter Clancy series. The new Peter Clancy thriller, Flamekeeper, is now available.

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Paranormal Thriller Series Saving Sara


And meet author Cheryl Thibodeau...

As my own child approaches his teenage years, I wanted to find books for him that were first, wholesome - no overt sexuality or profanity - and second, that discussed the issues which are of concern to young people and their parents. And of course, I wanted the books to be entertaining.

When I couldn't find what I was looking for, I decided to write them myself.

Purchase Book One, SIGHTED: The Gift - OR Book Two, SIGHTED: Saving Sara - and the author will gift you Book Three, SIGHTED: The Secret, now on Kindle.

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Weekly

The WEEKLY DEALS is a weekly digest email sent to readers signed up for the genre of your choice. This mailing uses a different sending engine than the Daily Deal itself, so some readers who miss the Daily Deal for whatever reason (spam filters, timing, vacations...) may get this mailing. (And if they get both, even better! we all know the data about how people often need to see things multiple times before they react...)

Double the coverage, double the reminders to grab your deal!

Mailing goes out EARLY on Wednesdays and covers that Wed until the next Wed. So if your deal is on a Tuesday only and you submit it the Monday before - that won't work for the weekly mailing. But if you submit on Monday for a Daily Deal on Tuesday, and your book is on sale Tues-Thurs, for example, then you're good - Daily Deal will go out on Tuesday and you'll be included in the Weekly Deals on Wed. showing the end of your sale on Thursday.

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I personally do one of these with every new book launch --- usually with the first book in my series and the new book on sale. It crushes every time!

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