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.
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Where to find C.E. Martin online


Books

Ghostwalker
Series: Spectral Ops. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,970. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
When hauntings at a deactivated missile silo turn deadly, a professor of parapsychology and his assistant are recruited to help the military identify an unseen enemy before ancient evil can be set free.
Spectral Ops
Series: Spectral Ops. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,360. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A team of super soldiers must find a way to defeat an army of vengeful spirits unleashed on an unsuspecting town in France.
Winters Fury (Stone Soldiers #12)
Series: Stone Soldiers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,030. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A young woman with psychic abilities must elude capture long enough to find out why her memories were erased.
Outlaws of Olympus: Revelation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,410. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Western
Greek Meets West when the Olympian Gods descend on America in the 1800s, tormenting sinner and savage alike.
Blood Traitor
Series: Shadow Detachment. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,300. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
An angry, undead medical student joins the US Military in hunting down her own kind: vampires.
Spellbreaker
Series: Shadow Detachment. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
An American Supersoldier and a British Templar must join forces to topple a voodoo warlord in 1968 Africa.
Dark Invaders
Series: Shadow Detachment. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,990. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Alien visitors to 1954 America turn out to be something far more sinister than extraterrestrials...
One Dark Step (Stone Soldiers #11)
Series: Stone Soldiers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,780. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
The war against the dark goes off world as America's supersoldiers battle demonic forces on the Moon.
Shadow Detachment
Series: Shadow Detachment. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,600. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Supersoldiers behind enemy lines in 1950 North Korea get more than they bargained for when hunting a Soviet werewolf.
A Lucky Day to Die (Stone Soldiers #10)
Series: Stone Soldiers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,540. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When a supersoldier travels to Las Vegas to investigate the death of his nephew, he uncovers a dark plot to collect on the souls of the wicked in Sin City.
Pale Horseman
Series: Stone Soldiers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,200. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
America's supersoldiers find themselves on a hunt for a supernatural serial killer on the west coast when the Pale Horseman begins reaping souls in Southern California.
Terrorcota (Stone Soldiers #8)
Series: Stone Soldiers, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,790. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
A rogue Chinese General unleashes an ancient alchemical weapon on America
Seven Deadly Sons (Stone Soldiers #7)
Series: Stone Soldiers, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,570. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
America's supersoldiers must battle a new breed of hybrid super werewolf at the South Pole.
Stone Soldiers: City of Bones
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,730. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
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America's supersoldiers must stop a flesh-eating virus, and the entity behind it, from devouring all of mankind.
Stone Soldiers: Catching Fire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,460. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
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)
Series: Stone Soldiers, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,820. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
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A psychic forced to relive the zombie apocalypse over and over tries to warn the Stone Soldiers before it happens again.
Stone Soldier
Series: Shadow Detachment. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,810. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
A supersoldier fights communists, a Chinese wizard and a monster in 1962 Laos
Black Knight Down (Stone Soldiers #5)
Series: Stone Soldiers, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,640. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
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)
Series: Stone Soldiers, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,820. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
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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)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 158,800. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
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)
Series: Stone Soldiers, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,690. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
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)
Series: Stone Soldiers, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,330. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
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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)
Series: Stone Soldiers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 48,750. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
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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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