Michael O'Gara

Biography

I love to write. Self description: author, husband, father, grandfather, friend, and not least of all disciple. Content and joyful (mostly). Giving life my best shot.

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Books

Generational Sin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,440. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Ken's crisis starts with a sequence of random events. These events work together to rush Ken toward an unavoidable realization that his life is drowning in lies and deception. Ken's world collapses and he is thrust into mystery, conflict, and romance as long suppressed and dangerous memories begin to return. Ken must uncover his family's generational sin to survive and keep his sanity.
Gunnerson's Gunners
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,720. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The civil war has been won and Major Raif Gunnerson has not only survived but prospered. On his return home, Raif is presented with an opportunity; it's a dangerous one that will increase the family fortunes. It will require Raif to go west and face danger, political intrigue, betrayal, greed, and jealousy. Raif knows he will face many challenges but he also knows his future is in the west.
Noble Slayer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,250. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Out of desperation and to survive, the warrior Mog snatches victory out of defeat for his liege lord. His ruler rewards him with title and an estate in conquered lands. All Mog wants is a place for he and his men to settle in peace. Instead, he gets intrigue, challenges to his rule, invasion, and a growing sphere of influence. It seems Mog is destined to become a ruler of renown in his own right.
13 Warriors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,950. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
It was the battle to end all battles and everyone lost. Captain Kars foresees the lawlessness that will follow. He quickly organizes his few surviving men and they enlist women to come with them. They fight their way to a new home, but peace is elusive. Ambitious nobles want what they build. They find themselves having to fight for the survival of their new families, a realm, and its people.
Gunnerson's War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,910. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
During the opening days of the civil war, both sides are disorganized which provides opportunities which the successful Gunnerson brothers intend to exploit. The brothers’ young nephew, Raif Gunnerson, has the skills and experience that is needed in order to work the plan. Raif agrees to go to war and becomes involved in dangerous political intrigue, espionage, fighting, and romance.
Warrior and King
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,880. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
The rebellion of several nobles is afoot, and the king is preparing to use his son Prince Crispin to counter the threat. Most believe the deception that Crispin is a dandy prince with no substance. Crispin must go into a viper’s den to make his father’s plan work. In spite of initial success, Crispin is drawn further into conflict, intrigue, danger, and war. Follow Crispin's exciting adventure.
Drift River Romance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,500. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Easy-going bachelor Nate Christian is going to a new town to start a new life and a new career. Nate will be faced with events that will test his character, abilities, determination, and calling, to say nothing of his sense of humor. Enjoy the fun, romance, and the unusual characters, as Nate’s arrival sets in motion a romantic ripple effect that will have a far reaching impact.
The Noble Warrior
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,730. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Prince Colum is fifth in line for his father’s throne, a highly trained and deadly warrior, and the first one his older brothers would like to eliminate. Colum’s father has a dangerous plan to save his favorite son, but it is one that gives Colum a chance for survival. It will set Colum on an adventure that will shape him as a great warrior and leader who will establish a dynasty.
The Lady Shootist
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,450. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Alexa was there when the men came and killed her father and brother. They had counted on her being a plaything but not on how deadly she could be. They did not know that Alexa was broken in ways that made her very dangerous. They paid with their lives. Alexa has strong survival instincts but she will face prejudice, danger and challenge as she becomes The Lady Shootist.
Carter Bridge and the Mesa Twins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,320. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Carter is a fully functional soldier, but he just can't remember anything before his head wound. It's the army who tells him who he is and Carter sets out to live that life. First, he does it as a Union officer trying to survive the war. His new life then takes him on an adventure in the west where he finds danger, challenge, outlaws, beautiful twins, and the opportunity for a new life.
Dash for Justice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,050. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
After the death of his parents, Dash McCoy is sent west to live with an uncle he does not know. A brash reaction results in Dash being sent to be raised in the care of an honest sheriff who will teach him to be a lawman. Dash encounters danger, political intrigue, hardened criminals, and romantic interests. He also discovers his natural talent that will earn him a fearful reputation.
Ayla - Warrior Princess
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,660. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
King Kybach has no son, so he has worked to see that his daughter, Ayla, the royal princess, will survive to be queen when he dies. Ayla has been taught arms and governance. These are things a woman would not learn in normal times. These are not, however, normal times, but times of war and danger. The time has come for Ayla to take her place as the warrior princess and save the kingdom.
Roy and the Italian Beauty
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,170. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Roy is looking for a cottage near the beach. The last thing he expects is to be pursued by an attractive real estate agent who is half crazy. Maybe she's fully crazy and Roy is going to find out whether he wants to or not. The last thing he expects is to be enticed by another woman young enough to be his daughter. Roy's life is about to become very interesting.
Sinister Intent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,100. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Vince Jerome is at the top of his game when he is assigned to a seemingly routine case. It isn't, and draws him into a world where terrorists, assassination, bombs, and weapons of mass destruction are real threats. His country, friends, and family, are endangered as events spiral out of control. To stop the sinister plot, Vince must reluctantly wake a sleeping dragon.
The Caring Sheriff
Series: The Millie Thriller Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,120. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Millie’s Life Lesson #7 - If you care enough you may get the very best. The naked body of a young woman is found beside a rural road and Sheriff Millie’s team finds the crime is one of a string of serial murders. Millie suspects it's connected to greater evil; one she does not want to give voice to. It’s a dangerous case that "hits home" because of events in Millie's personal life.
Dangerous Diplomacy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,350. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Cassandra Crossing is being tasked by her own father to make the transition from spy to diplomat. He knows she will be faced with challenges that require the balance of a tight rope walker, the skills of a spymaster, the wisdom of Solomon, courage, and diplomacy. The peace of a continent rests on the success of the mission and he thinks she is the right one for the job. He prays he is right.
Crossing Cassandra
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,170. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00)
Events have abruptly ended Cassandra Crossing's career as a covert operative. To complicate matters her intelligence based predictions of an imminent national threat have started to come true and events are spiraling out of control. Cassandra is tasked with securing the Mexican border and the country's safety, her life, and her father's political future depend on her success.
The Mentor Sheriff
Series: The Millie Thriller Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,900. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Sheriff Millie has just received a medal from the President and is going to meet her fiancée's critical family. At home a new criminal enterprise is taking root and it's based in the neighboring county where the Sheriff is either incompetent or corrupt and impeding the investigation. Little does Millie realize her new family will provide the solution if she becomes "The Mentor Sheriff".
The Mogul Sheriff
Series: The Millie Thriller Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,080. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00)
Sheriff Millie faces many challenges after the recent tornadoes that tore through Mountain County. Millie is trying to balance sorting out her personal and business affairs with being the Sheriff. To complicate her life a dangerous fugitive returns as does an old romantic interest. They add danger, mystery and romantic distraction to Millie’s life. The question is can Millie juggle it all?
Sword, Cross and Crown
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,500. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Sword, Cross, and Crown is an epic tale of heroic warriors, action, battles, wars, unexpected events, treacherous enemies, political intrigue, dangerous missions, romance, and betrayal.
The Windfall Sheriff
Series: The Millie Thriller Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,560. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.67)
Millie Boyd is seeking re-election as Sheriff of Mountain County and she seems a shoe in. Then just before the election, a series of murders occur and it's big news. Questions arise about Millie's ability to stop these serial crimes and a challenger comes forward. It appears solving the murders is key to re-election. Little does Millie know she will face a much greater life altering challenge.
The Persistent Sheriff
Series: The Millie Thriller Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,370. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00)
It is election time in the beautiful Mountain County resort area but no one is willing to run against living legend Sheriff Millie. Millie's life becomes complicated by a mysterious body found in the lake, the arrival of a notorious motorcycle gang, a new romantic interest, and the challenges of running her real estate development company. Just how much can Millie juggle? Millie Mystery Book 3
The Deliberate Sheriff
Series: The Millie Thriller Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,020. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.50)
City Marshal Millie Boyd has experienced a quick rise to become a regional folk hero. Her exploits have led to a call for her to run for County Sheriff. The County sure could use some help because the Sheriff's Department is a mess. Millie realizes the challenges of rebuilding the Department but not the mystery, murder, danger, and conspiracy that await her if elected. Millie Mystery Book 2
The Happenstance Marshal
Series: The Millie Thriller Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,560. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.67)
Mystery, action, great characters, with some comedy and a little romance thrown in for good measure, make this a must read. The small lake front City of Safe Haven Harbor is broke but no one can figure out why. A new City Manager is hired to uncover the cause and Millie Boyd is thrown together with him. It turns out Millie's special talent is key to unraveling the mystery.

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Smashwords book reviews by Michael O'Gara

  • The Deer Run Trail on June 25, 2013

    I was recently provided a complimentary copy of Deer Run Trail – David R Lewis for an honest review. I will be the first to admit I have only read a few books of the Western genre. If they were all as good as this one, I would read a lot of them. I think novelists should be good story tellers and David is! For me reading Deer Run Trail was like being masterfully drawn through a window in time and I went willingly. The author’s creative use of a point of view was excellent and led me to readily accept the book’s virtual reality. It was easy to become drawn into the interesting story line. The nice balance between story line and characters made this an easy read. This is a book I did not want to put down and I finished it in two sittings on the same day. The book’s pacing was just right so the story line did not lag and yet the characters were believable and interesting. The dialogue added to the period feel of the book and was very well done. The writing was of very good quality. In summary I give this book 5 Stars and recommend it not only to fans of the Western genre but to others who are adventurous.