Derek Hart

Biography

Derek Hart is the prolific author of 28 action and adventure novels, known for their historical accuracy, while still maintaining a high level of entertainment. Romance is also a vital part of Derek Hart's trademark style and his novels generally appeal to men and women alike. Mr. Hart authored Secret of the Dragon's Eye, his first novel aimed at all age groups, which met with instant success and outstanding reviews. The author has since followed with Secret of the Dragon's Breath, Secret of the Dragon's Claw, Secret of the Dragon's Scales and Secret of the Dragon's Teeth. The final volume of the 6-episode series, Secret of the Dragon's Wings, will be available in November of 2018. He has since started a new series, post-apocalyptic in nature, with Minerva's Shield and Nike's Chariot. The third installment, Apollo's Plague came out in November 2017. Abandoned was published in March 2018 and Game Over premiered in June 2018.

List of published books:
Secret of the Dragon’s Eye
Secret of the Dragon’s Breath
Secret of the Dragon’s Claw
Secret of the Dragon’s Scales
Secret of the Dragon’s Teeth
Secret of the Dragon’s Wings
Claws of the Raven
Danger Cruise
Favor for FDR
Crooked Cross Factor
Tracks of the Predator
For Love or Honor Bound
Tales of the Yellow Silk
Element of Surprise
Seas Aflame
Ice Flotilla
High Altitude Low Opening
Tangles of Truth
Shadows in Replay
Flag of Her Choosing
Tidal Trap
Dangerous (Poetry)
Executive Firepower
The CARLA Conspiracy
The Wreckchasers
Minerva's Shield
Nike's Chariot
Apollo's Plague
Abandoned
Game Over
Mercury's Wings
Before the Dead Walked

Books coming soon:

The Samuel Clemens Affair
Pearl and Topaz
By the Moon Darkly
Broadmoor Manor
Neptune's Trident
Operation Sovereign
Primary Weapon
Saturn's Fire
Tails of Thaddeus
Enchanted Mesa
Eagle Blue
Last Guidon
Excess Baggage
Container
Carta Codex
Shipwreckers
Romeo Tango
The 5x5 Gang
Desert Salvage

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
It was during Freshman English, at Oakton Community College, many years ago. Rinda West, the professor, suggested that I had real talent as a writer and that I should pursue it seriously. She was instrumental in planting the seed, which I didn’t seriously pursue until several years later, when I wrote my first novel.
What's the story behind your latest book?
All these recent apocalyptic books and movies always have the victims know what is happening. I just don't believe that would be the case. So with Minerva's Shield (part 1 in the series) and now Nike's Chariot, the protagonists don't have a clue what happened, just lots of questions. So they set out to find some answers, but only come away with a lot more questions. Sure, I provide hints, but I want the readers to come to their own conclusion. Much of the initial plot originated from a recent father/son vacation, where we went exploring abandoned abandoned buildings and stumbled upon the Black Hills Army Depot, a military post abandoned in the 1960's, but still standing out in the middle of nowhere in South Dakota. This discovery led to the first inklings of the story.
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Secret of the Dragon's Eye
Secret of the Dragon’s Eye is a tale of fantasy for all ages, with a high-spirited dragon named Thaddeus Osbert and three adolescents who befriend him. Faced with danger and intrigue, the children band together with the dragon, to thwart a German top-secret mission, aimed at seizing the mystical and magical sword of King Arthur—Excalibur. By combining their wits, their courage, and their imagination, the children overcome many obstacles to forge friendships as solid as time itself.

Series

Dragon Secrets
Thaddeus Osbert, a sugar addicted dragon, unwittingly participates in World War II from Cornwall. Secret of the Dragon's Eye Secret of the Dragon's Breath Secret of the Dragon's Claw Secret of the Dragon's Scales Secret of the Dragon's Teeth Secret of the Dragon's Wings
The Shield
It was the end of the world. Or was it? Journey with the survivors to discover what really happened that fateful day. Six books to the series.
Minerva's Shield
Price: $3.99 USD.
Nike's Chariot
Price: $3.99 USD.
Apollo's Plague
Price: $3.99 USD.
Mercury's Wings
Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

Secret of the Dragon's Wings
Series: Dragon Secrets. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,730. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Secret of the Dragon’s Wing is the final installment in the adventures of Gavin Kane, Emily Scott, and Bunty Digby, seventeen-year-olds who struggle with their daily lives in England during the pivotal year of 1945.
Mercury's Wings
Series: The Shield. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,530. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The action picks up right where Apollo’s Plague left off. The bunker suffers the loss of 10 of their members to the alien attack and worse than that, Bob Norton, their leader, is presumed dead as well. However, the community recovers quickly after Debra Vitale is elected their new president. Life inside the bunker improves dramatically and it
Before the Dead Walked
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,720. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
What starts out as a covert military operation to exterminate all the Taliban goat herds in Afghanistan quickly ends up going badly awry! The dead goats suddenly reanimate and begin attacking their herders.
Dangerous
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,650. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2018. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
Poetry collection by Derek Hart. Love, adventure, muses, secrets, motivation and disappointment - all captured in verse.
Tangles of Truth
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 118,700. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Tangles of Truth, by Derek Hart, is a new historical fantasy novel set in North Africa during the early years of WWII. Once again, after exhaustive research into the author's ancestors in Europe, an explosive and exciting story evolved.
The Carla Conspiracy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,320. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Best-selling author Garrett Brody stumbles upon murder and mayhem, far outside his writing experience. Or it that just a cover up?
Tidal Trap
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,420. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Former Navy SEAL Jeff Parker struggles to find a rogue submarine, hidden agendas that reside in the White House, and environmental issues revolving around dolphins used as weapons. Parker must come to terms with a failed covert mission, a schooner crew to lead and protect, and a choice between two women.
Game Over
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,230. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Something went terribly wrong. Seemingly normal people suddenly were so aggressive, even violent. They took to the streets, protesting everything, which led to massive riots. Law enforcement was hard pressed to contain this inexpiable breakdown in society.
Abandoned
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,760. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Danielle Draganov was in no way the typical woman, if there was such a thing to describe a 25-year-old beauty. Instead of going to college like most of her friends, she got a job and spent her free time searching through abandoned buildings.
Apollo's Plague
Series: The Shield. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 175,390. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
This is the third book in this post apocalyptic series. While the survivors in the Georgia bunker struggle with complacency, a new alien species appears bent on the final destruction of all of mankind and the vaunted Grid fails. In the midst of this collapse, 4 brave adventurers have set off in search of another medallion.
The Wreckchasers A Novel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,700. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Steve Corbin has a fascination with airplane crashes. This is not morbid curiosity, but a historical necessity. After leaving the NTSB, Steve, along with his army buddy Devin Wade, start up a company expressly designed to track down and recover the wreckage of airplanes crashed during World War II.
Secret of the Dragon's Teeth
Series: Dragon Secrets. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,960. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The Secret of the Dragon’s Teeth continues the adventures of Gavin Kane, Emily Scott, and Bunty Digby, sixteen-year-olds who struggle with their daily lives in England during the pivotal year of 1944, along with their dragon friend Thaddeus Osbert.
Nike's Chariot
Series: The Shield. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 141,630. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
It was the end of the world. Or was it? There was something else involved in this apocalypse, this final cataclysm. Strange black winged shapes that moved faster than sight or sound, zipped in and out of the destruction. Shocked by yet another unforeseen discovery, a hardy band of adventurers is thrown into the middle of a global conflict that defies explanation.
Minerva's Shield
Series: The Shield. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,580. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The world has come to an end. Or has it? Minerva's Shield is a post-apocalyptic adventure unlike anything you have read before.
Shadows In Replay
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 123,560. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Soon Kinkaid finds himself embroiled in a complicated network of lies and cover-ups involving everyone around him. As he stumbles upon an opium export operation directed by members of his old unit, the mysterious Emerald Tiger thrusts Kinkaid into an assassination plot against the King of Thailand.
For Love or Honor Bound
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 155,920. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
One hundred and thirty-seven years ago, the Countess Isabelle Sophia Bario, diplomatic representative of Emperor Dom Pedro II of Brazil, sailed to war-ravaged America, to negotiate with President Lincoln to allow Brazil to trade with the Confederate States of America.
Tales of the Yellow Silk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,400. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Tales of the Yellow Silk is actually a collection of short stories, covering Sergeant James Kendle’s brief tour of duty in Thailand from October 1974 to June 1975. The naïve young sergeant considered his assignment as both a grand adventure and exotic travelogue. Instead, he found himself embroiled in a highly sensitive love affair and assigned to a dangerous covert military operation.
Flag of Her Choosing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,470. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
.. this disaster was the building block for Derek Hart’s grand romantic adventure, as US Marine Corps Captain Richard Danforth is thrust into the middle of a relief expedition to assist earthquake survivors. Little does he know that this mission will lead to murder, intrigue, the heist of an enormous fortune of gold, and of course, falling in love with local teacher Maria Vitale.
A Favor for FDR
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,710. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
It was Germany, not America, which first split the atom. The US didn't have a clue until Einstein warned the White House some years after the Nazi research began. The man in charge of German nuclear research was Werner Heisenberg, a founder of modern quantum physics.
Dust Jacket
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,160. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Connor MacLean is a rare book dealer, who specializes in military and historical manuscripts. His father Grant is a Vietnam veteran and Grandfather Ian served during WWII, while Connor himself served with distinction in Operation Desert Storm.
Claws of the Raven
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,230. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Love is still a wonderful curse and humans go out of their way to complicate every step along the way. When all is said and done, even the author can't manipulate the characters to do and react in ways that are out of character.
Ice Flotilla
Series: The WWII Motor Torpedo Boat, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,260. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Ice Flotilla is a story about ordinary people caught up in the extraordinary horrors and challenges of World War Two. In the midst of this terrible conflict, human beings were also faced with many of life's seemingly mundane choices too.
Seas Aflame
Series: The WWII Motor Torpedo Boat, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,970. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Seas Aflame is the second book in Derek Hart's MTB Trilogy. It is packed with furious action, derring-do and sizzling romance, but is also the result of extensive research. This is not just a tale about brave men and women wrapped up in the cruelty of war, but about the sacrifices and losses good people were forced to make in the face of great evil.
Element of Surprise
Series: The WWII Motor Torpedo Boat, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 127,930. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Element of Surprise, like most of Derek Hart's previous novels, is based around extensive research and filled with interesting and diverse characters. Their hopes and dreams, fears and losses are captured within the pages of Element of Surprise, the first book to the Torpedo Boat Trilogy.
Crooked Cross Factor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,850. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Take an action-packed, roller-coaster ride into the shadowy back-room of embassies, nations pushing the brink of war and agents betraying innocent, or not so innocent, bystanders. Crooked Cross Factor will hook you with its historical events, then entertain you with counter move and double cross.
Tracks of the Predator
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,740. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
In Tracks of the Predator, Mike Rejest is a dedicated Special Agent for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is responsible for the Southwest region and has over 35 agents reporting to him. Rejest has survived countless administrations and even more policy shifts.
Secret of the Dragon's Scales
Series: Dragon Secrets, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,500. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Secret of the Dragon’s Scales continues the adventures of Gavin Kane, Emily Scott, and Bunty Digby, fifteen-year-olds who make the best of their young lives in England during the autumn of 1943.
Danger Cruise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,550. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Danger Cruise takes place during a one week round trip cruise. The Princess Carla is the setting for a tale of love and intrigue, romance and excitement, with some international criminals thrown in for good measure. Indeed First Officer John Drake is handsome, dashing, and certainly entertaining, but it’s Interpol Agent Raylene Capri who really has the moves,
Executive Firepower
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,170. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » General
David Lockhart holds down a pretty typical job, as a sales manager for a company that supplies an extensive catalog of products. On the surface, there’s nothing unusual about David Lockhart. However, when he receives a certain call sign, Lockhart becomes the team leader of MESA, a Black Ops organization that reports to the Director of the NSA.
Secret of the Dragon's Claw
Series: Dragon Secrets, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,190. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Secret of the Dragon’s Claw continues the adventures of Gavin Kane, Emily Scott, and Bunty Digby, fourteen-year-old teens who struggle with their daily lives in England during the winter of 1941 and into the spring of 1942. War has forced everyone to settle into an uncomfortable daily pattern, while England is still under siege, as U-boats relentlessly attack vital convoys.
Secret of the Dragon's Breath
Series: Dragon Secrets, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,090. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Secret of the Dragon’s Breath continues the adventures of Gavin Kane, Emily Scott, Bunty Digby, and their wonderful dragon companion, Sir Thaddeus Osbert. These teens are once again thrust into the center of Nazi plans to bring England to her knees during the crucial days, during the spring of 1941.
Secret of the Dragon's Eye
Series: Dragon Secrets, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 91,590. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Secret of the Dragon’s Eye is a tale of fantasy for young people, with a high-spirited dragon named Thaddeus Osbert and three adolescents who befriend him. Faced with danger and intrigue, the children band together with the dragon, to thwart a German top-secret mission, aimed at seizing the mystical and magical sword of King Arthur—Excalibur.

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