Joe C Combs 2nd

Biography

Each week on Sunday, I post a new article on my blog. As is smashwords, I am constantly trying to improve the site so it is easier for you to use. If you have a comment, please write me, and thank You!

My first book "Titanic, A Search For Answers" was originally written as a fundraiser for a maritime museum where I was the advisory board president and a member of the board of trustees.
Historical research is my hobby and influences much of my writing.

So far for 2015, I have three new books scheduled for release, which will bring my total to fourteen. The first is "The Cartaphilus Saga: book #1 Amissio," scheduled for release on March 27, 2015.

A submarine sailor for almost nine years, I am also an award winning artist. As a scuba diver I have dived sites from New England to the Caribbean. I am into music, art, wood carving, and pretty much anything that sounds like it could be fun or interesting.

Once again, thank you very much.

Take care and God bless you.

Drop me a line ... I am glad to answer any questions you might have.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My daughter and the sunrise. I had neither of those when I was on submarines.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly biography and autobiography, non-fiction, and I still enjoy the classics.
Read more of this interview.

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Books

The Cartaphilus Saga book #2 Passionis
Series: The Cartaphilus Saga. Pre-release—available October 28, 2016. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,350. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Christian » Historical
David has gotten over the shock of Mark's claim to be a 2000 year old Roman centurion. Now after discussing the arrest and death of Yeshua with details never heard before. Mark continues his story starting with the assassination of Emperor Tiberius, his own death in Pompeii and his battles in the Scottish Highlands under the Roman governor and general Agricola at Mons Graupius.
The Judas Effect: Book #8 Jack The Ripper Solved !?
Series: The Judas Effect. Pre-release—available September 30, 2016. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Do you know who Jack The Ripper is? Erik von Straus does! This is the second and final episode in Erik's hunt for the real Jack The ripper. Follow along with Erik, then do your own research and see if you agree with him.
A Daily Miracle
Series: The Free Read Series. Price: Free! Words: 590. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Inspirational
When you spend a large part of your life under water many of the things people take for granted are moments of miracles. This is about one of those moments.
The Judas Effect: Book #7 In the Shadow of Jack the Ripper
Series: The Judas Effect. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
A young wealthy German playboy finds himself betrayed by family and friends alike. Broke and with no place to turn, he finds himself in the service of the Kaiser as a spy for Germany at one of the most dangerous times in history for a German spy. Accompany our young spies as he goes up against the most dangerous people and the most bewitching mysteries of his day.
The Judas Effect: Book #6 In The Shadow Of Death
Series: The Judas Effect. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
A young wealthy German playboy finds himself betrayed by family and friends alike. Broke and with no place to turn, he finds himself in the service of the Kaiser as a spy for Germany at one of the most dangerous times in history for a German spy. Surviving a shipwreck during a winter storm, now he is on a mission in the United States. But everything is not what it seems.
The Judas Effect Boxed Set One
Series: The Judas Effect. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,720. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A young wealthy German playboy finds himself betrayed by family and friends alike. Broke and with no place to turn, he finds himself in the service of the Kaiser as a spy for Germany at one of the most dangerous times in history for a German spy. Surviving a shipwreck during a winter storm, now he is on a mission in the United States. But everything is not what it seems.
The Judas Effect: Book #5 Trust No One
Series: The Judas Effect. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
A young wealthy German playboy finds himself betrayed by family and friends alike. Broke and with no place to turn, he finds himself in the service of the Kaiser as a spy for Germany at one of the most dangerous times in history for a German spy. Surviving a shipwreck during a winter storm, now he is on a mission in the United States. But everything is not what it seems.
The Judas Effect: book #4 Trust
Series: The Judas Effect. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
A young wealthy German playboy finds himself betrayed by family and friends alike. Broke and with no place to turn, he finds himself in the service of the Kaiser as a spy for Germany at one of the most dangerous times in history for a German spy. Surviving a shipwreck during a winter storm, now he is on a mission in the United States. But everything is not what it seems.
The Judas Effect: Book #3 Shipwrecked
Series: The Judas Effect. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
A young wealthy German playboy finds himself betrayed by family and friends alike. Broke and with no place to turn, he finds himself in the service of the Kaiser as a spy for Germany at one of the most dangerous times in history for a German spy. Caught spying on his first mission, he evades his pursuers only to be shipwrecked during a winter storm. Will he survive to old age or freeze to death.
The Judas Effect: Book #2 Ship Bound
Series: The Judas Effect. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
A young wealthy German playboy finds himself betrayed by family and friends alike. Broke and with no place to turn, he finds himself in the service of the Kaiser as a spy for Germany at one of the most dangerous times in history for a German spy. Caught spying on a British luxury liner on his first mission, he finds himself under arrest. Will he survive to old age or pay the price with his life?
The Judas Effect: Book #1 Son of a Baron
Series: The Judas Effect · The Free Read Series. Price: Free! Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
A young wealthy German playboy finds himself betrayed by family and friends alike. Broke and with no place to turn, he finds himself in the service of the Kaiser as a spy for Germany at one of the most dangerous times in history for a German spy. What will become of this young playboy? Will he survive to old age or pay the price with his life? Only time will tell. A Victorian age story.
The H.L. Hunley: its life and controversies
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » American
From the first idea of an underwater warship to its ultimate demise. This book covers a wide range of information on the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley and its controversies, including who found the Hunley. There is a chapter dedicated to the discovery of the little submarine by each of the men who claim they discovered it. Followed by a chapter which looks at the two claims.
The Cartaphilus Saga: Book #1 Amissio
Series: The Cartaphilus Saga. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,340. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Christian » Historical
David Gerrard is a reporter for the tabloids with principals. For 10 years, Mark Long has been giving David stories from history and gives each an interesting twist. Mark tells a new story, including impossible eyewitness details. His quest to disprove Mark's story has failed. If Mark is actually Cartaphilus, and he is 2000 years old, how many other half-truths throughout history could Mark know?
The Christmas Angel
Series: The Free Read Series. Price: Free! Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Holiday » Family
(4.50)
To save her husband and infant daughter Mary must walk through a snow storm to find help.
I Am A Southerner
Series: Growing Up Southern. Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(3.00)
A short memior about what it means to be a Southerner from a Floridian's perspective.
I Am A Submariner
Series: The Free Read Series. Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.75)
An inside look at being an submariner, the triumphs and tragedy.
One Last Thought: Behind the Scenes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is a true life account of the three events that inspired "One Last Thought".
Alexandra
Series: The Free Read Series. Price: Free! Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
How one father deals with the loss of a child and what he learns from it. From the author of A Grandfather's Legacy, The Art Teacher, and Christmas Patrol.
Grenada
Series: The Free Read Series. Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00)
An account of the Grenada Invasion (Operation Urgent Fury)
A Grandfather's Legacy
Series: Growing Up Southern. Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00)
A story about a families sacrifice during the civil war and the funny conclusion that makes their abolitionists sacrifices moot.
The Art Teacher
Series: Growing Up Southern. Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Essay » Literature
(4.67)
An essay about an art teacher's lasting impact on his students.
One Last Thought
Series: The Free Read Series. Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Life and death emergency onboard a submarine and the effects it has on a small portion of the crew
Titanic, A Search For Answers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » History » History of things
(4.67)
Good for casual Titanic readers and fans. An introduction to the ship, its sinking, and the controversies surrounding the ship to this day.
Christmas Patrol
Series: The Free Read Series. Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.50)
a military experience of being on deployment at Christmas

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  • Faith Seeds: Volume One on April 28, 2011

    Very well written, concise, and to the point. If you have problems in your life (and who doesn’t) Jaye’s devotionals will give you peace and help you to start your day in a positive way that will reward you and those you come in contact with, throughout the whole day. Use Jaye’s devotional with your own bible study and you can open up the kingdom of the Lord in a completely new way. This devotional was planned and structured in a way that each part is complete and takes only a minimum of your time. Combined, each part makes a devotional that is inspiring. The only negative comment I have is that in reading this (and other devotionals of Jaye’s) I have a distinct impression that jaye is holding back in his teachings. Well Done.
  • The Total December Experiment on July 10, 2011
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    JT if you wangt to publish this book and can't get a publisher to look at it try LULU.com It is a good thing you are trying to do. Sometimes I wonder how many best selling books never got published because the author passed away before the book was finished.