C.E. Martin

Biography

A Desert Storm-era USAF veteran, C.E. served four years in uniform before returning home to Indiana and worked for seventeen years as a criminal investigator. A long-time fan of pulp fiction and men's adventure, C.E. was first inspired to write by classics like The Destroyer and Doc Savage. When not authoring the latest in his own Stone Soldiers military thriller series, C.E. can be found watching B-movies with his kids or battling virtual communists on X-Box.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had given up on getting past the slushpile gatekeepers then stumbled across an article about Aamzon's Direct Publishing Program for Kindle. I had completely missed it the first year it came out. I did some research and was shocked to learn that self-publishing had grown so much beyond the scam-ridden vanity publishing of the 1990s. I immediately set out to write something new and give it a shot.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite would be Warren Murphy- co-creator of The Destroyer action adventure series. He managed to blend mystery, adventure and science fiction/fantasy elements all together in one series that dripped with sarcastic humor. His writing partner, Richard Sapir, passed away years ago, but Mr. Murphy has soldiered on, writing, co-writing and supervising the Destroyer franchise.

I'm also fond of Piers Anthony, Keith Laumer, Lester Dent and Edgar Rice Burroughs- all writers who used wither action or humor, or both to tell great stories- then kept on telling those stories with sequel after sequel, expanding the little universes they had created.
Read more of this interview.

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Books

Terrorcota (Stone Soldiers #8)
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Series: Stone Soldiers, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,830. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A rogue Chinese General unleashes an ancient alchemical weapon on America
Seven Deadly Sons (Stone Soldiers #7)
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Series: Stone Soldiers, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,570. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
America's supersoldiers must battle a new breed of hybrid super werewolf at the South Pole.
Stone Soldiers: City of Bones
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,730. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
America's supersoldiers must stop a flesh-eating virus, and the entity behind it, from devouring all of mankind.
Stone Soldiers: Catching Fire
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,460. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After dying in combat, a Navy SEAL is resurrected as a super soldier to fight a fire elemental in Iraq.
Armageddon Z (Stone Soldiers #6)
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Series: Stone Soldiers, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,820. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
A psychic forced to relive the zombie apocalypse over and over tries to warn the Stone Soldiers before it happens again.
Stone Soldier
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,810. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
A supersoldier fights communists, a Chinese wizard and a monster in 1962 Laos
Black Knight Down (Stone Soldiers #5)
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Series: Stone Soldiers, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,640. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
When a coven of witches of conspire to bring down a prehistoric satelite, the stone soldiers must spring into action to keep its dark secrets contained.
Shades of War (Stone Soldiers #4)
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Series: Stone Soldiers, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,820. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a mystery man begins raising a spectral army from Civil War battlefields, America's supersoldiers must find a way to defeat an enemy that is already dead.
Stone Soldiers (Omnibus #1)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 158,800. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A collection of the first three books from the Stone Soldiers series: Mythical, Brothers in Stone, and Blood and Stone
Blood and Stone (Stone Soldiers #3)
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Series: Stone Soldiers, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,690. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Kukulcan has returned to Earth and demands sacrifices. But is this really the blood god of the Mayans, or something worse?
Brothers in Stone (Stone Soldiers #2)
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Series: Stone Soldiers, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,330. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
A second prehistoric shapeshifter is loose in the modern world, joining his resurrected brother in ripping out and consuming the hearts of victims to steal their power, their memories and their form. Colonel Mark Kenslir came back from the dead to defeat one shapeshifter. Can he hope to defeat two, or will he need help from two teens and an FBI psychic?
Mythical (Stone Soldiers #1)
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Series: Stone Soldiers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 48,750. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A resurrected super soldier must stop a shape-shifting giant who eats the hearts of his victims to steal their identities.

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