Terry Compton

Biography

Terry Compton has raced stock cars, rode horses across the Scapegoat Wilderness, fished and hunted most of his adult life while working at several different jobs. He is an Air Force veteran and served in the Air National Guard for several years. He is currently the owner, chief welder and installer for an ornamental iron business where he has made several award winning metal creations and is now turning this creativity to writing.

Terry loves to read science fiction, westerns and mystery stories. Some of his favorite authors are Clive Cussler, Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy, Andre Norton, Poul Anderson, Robert Heinlein, Louie L'Amour, Zane Grey and Anne McCaffery. He is currently learning about 'indie' authors who are publishing e-books.

Terry currently lives in Montana with his wife and a dog who thinks she is a short furry people.

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Books

Constitional Crisis
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,240. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Clay Jackson had won an acquittal on a murder case that he didn't want to win. Now someone wanted to retain him for a cool million dollars. Then U. S. senators and representatives he had defended started dying. Could he convince the FBI and other authorities that he had nothing to do with it? Why were his clients dying? How were they killed? Clay needed answers fast.
The Alcantaran Series Box set of 4
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 598,140. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Boxed set of first four complete novels of the Alcantaran series. Includes Alien Abduction, Alien Challenge, The Alcantaran Key and Portal to the Stars, plus an excerpt from the newest Justice Alien Style. A $23.96 value on sale now.
Pipeline
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 84,020. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Trust, so hard to earn, so easy to lose. Jeff Parker, Joyce McCloud and her fifteen year old daughter Katie have each lost it. Accused of murders they didn't commit, the three people who have had trust kicked out of them must now learn to trust themselves and each other while the pipeline beckons in the background with its answers and possible salvation.
Montana Hi-Line Terrorist
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,450. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Mike Clay had a rough night at the football game last night. His Saturday fixing fences and checking cows became worse after he spotted the two four-wheelers roaring out of Canada. The nightmare began when the jerks cut his fence, shot cows, then opened fire on him. How do you stop them with no cell service and no neighbors close enough to help? Sometimes a rancher must do what he has to do.
Justice Alien Style
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Series: The Alcantarans, Book 11. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 109,270. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Star traders Steflora, Jessie Lavin and Xator Ghaolh finally have their own spaceship. So far they've made few trades. Jessie finds a man with a spectacular trade, but the man winds up dead with her as the main suspect. Can the three find the prize before others wanting the same item have them jailed, kidnapped or killed? Who will survive this deadly game of find and seek?
Alcantaran Secrets
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Series: The Alcantarans, Book 10. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 116,800. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Star traders Ron Calvin, Tik Michi and Gus Ghaolh came to Fen Avholog to attend a wedding and make a few relaxing, profitable trades. Then the Nodac- Liujians and Hanami Federation enemies arrived. Ancient Alcantaran secrets, old enemies and a new danger threaten to overwhelm the space traders. Can they unwind these secrets and nullify their enemies before their lives are forfeited?
The Mizzouri Kid Call To Action
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Series: The Mizzouri Kid, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 84,490. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
John just wanted to be a cowboy on his buddy's ranch and go on a cattle drive. When the terrible winter of 1886 hit and Road Trotters from No Man's Land threatened the ranch, John's skill with a gun was called into action again. Now he was forced to make a cattle drive to save the ranch. A gun might not be enough to get the cattle back home though. He might need more than a little luck.
Dragon's Healing
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,310. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A wounded dragon from another dimension shows up in Mac McGuiness' hunting spot. He could forgive that but not bringing the disgusting other creatures with him, especially when those brutes kidnap his grandson. Can Mac and the dragon form a partnership to run the monsters back into their own dimension and get Kelly back? Will either survive?
Smokey Troubles
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 18,500. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Andy was just trying to survive in a terrible economy. When his brother-in-law came up with the idea to incorporate their village, how did he know it would soon involve the EPA, the Forest Service and the Governor? Yeah, there was a lot of money involved, but was it really worth going to jail? As Mayor, he just wanted to stop the smoke and go back to obscurity.
Harvest of Change
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Series: The Alcantarans, Book 9. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,700. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Zendo wanted to be out in the countryside trading. He needed to make money so he could marry Illy. The Sultan interrupted his plans when the troops messed with Zendo's customers and came after him. It was time to put a stop to this nonsense. But how could two ordinary citizens stop a well armed army? How would the four young maidens from under the sea enter in to this conflict?
The Big Gamble
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Series: Lucky Dawson, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,300. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Lucky Dawson came to the conclusion his gambling luck wouldn't last forever. He decided to do something about it by trying to win enough money for a ranch. He won a mine with land and water rights. He had it made until the beautiful red-head, a railroad man and rustlers complicated his life. Would his guns and wits be enough to keep him alive to enjoy that ranch? Lucky Dawson series Book 1
The Alchemist's Secret
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,610. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Cheyenne surprised Pierre as he studied some ancient Chinese scrolls. He didn't want to share their secret but she had to help him get them translated. When they were done, they discovered these scrolls had been written by a Chinese Alchemist over 2400 years ago. Could they hold the secret to transmuting base materials into gold? Would this secret make them rich or would it cause problems?
The Summons
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Series: The Alcantarans, Book 8. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 118,300. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Earth had almost been invaded by 350 warships from the Mesilou Group. Ron, Gus, Tik and their families with a little help from friends had defeated all of them. This should have been a celebration for the Charter Alliance's safety but instead they were all summoned to answer to charges of starting a galactic war. Could they get a fair hearing or was this truly the start of a galactic war?
The Mizzouri Kid Birth of a Gunfighter
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Series: The Mizzouri Kid, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,640. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Western
John was a fifteen year old with a talent for horses, mules and guns. He met Shorty who taught him a new way to use a gun. They ran into some of the worst of the Indian Nation's bad men. The bad men found misery from the Mizzouri Kid as John and Shorty rescue the beautiful Dorothy but will the fiery red-head come between partners and destroy a friendship or will she build John's reputation?
Chartura
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Series: The Alcantarans, Book 7. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 90,880. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Elevin Shi couldn't see what was so important about Chartura. It was just another planet on a far galaxy. Then he found out that they had gone from sailing ships to spaceships in ten years. The spaceships' engines were better than some already flying. How did that happen? It was time to investigate because he smelled a rat which meant trouble for the Charter Alliance.
Golden Vengeance
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Series: Lucky Dawson, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western
Lucky Dawson knew that he should have just kept on riding. How could a little conversation, a meal and a card game lead to a hanging. His hanging to be exact. In 1875, Montanans didn't like card cheats but he wasn't one. He was just, well, lucky. The other players didn't think so and that started the ordeal.
The Gopher's Revenge
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,660. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Janie loved her flowers and garden. It was her stress relief and source of sweet smells and good food. When flowers started disappearing and her vegetables were threatened, she took action. The culprits didn't like that and they plotted revenge. They got it but not exactly as planned.
Battle For No Man's Land
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,310. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Slim Raymond had a good business and a good wife but he couldn't measure up to his father-in-law. He talked his wife into moving to a new land where the land was free for the taking. The only problem was holding on to it. If Mother Nature or the insects or the animals didn't try to get it back, there were the Road Trotters. They were the worst animals of all.
Portal To The Stars
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Series: The Alcantarans, Book 6. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 145,050. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ron, Gus and Tik now have the Alcantaran Key. They have a wealth of technology far beyond most people's imagination. They want to put some of this technology to work and return to trading but the Bugs are at it again. They and their allies are threatening Earth and Vesta IV. The trio has had enough. It was time to teach aggressors that messing with their planets comes with dire consequences.
Sweet Revenge
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,050. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Western
Marty was tired of all the ribbing. He decided to get revenge and the perfect opportunity fell right in his lap. Everything was going great until revenge took on a life of its own and Marty lost all control. Was this what he really wanted?
The Dare
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,270. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Western
Sometimes, a gorgeous blonde with blue eyes just shouldn't be allowed in a bar. Especially if some of the men have been drinking and one of them dares the other. She can be the tipping point where the idiot accepts the dare. Some dares hurt a lot more than others.
Peculiar Adversity
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,860. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A collection of five short stories about dragons, Leprechauns and other weird human adventures. Included are: Fred's Question, The Leprechaun's Gift, It Was This Big, The Sunset of Big Oil, Almost a Winner and as a bonus, a short-short story, Shopping Games.
It Was This Big
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,870. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Pierre the Leprechaun talks Cheyenne into going fishing one day. That should be a safe venture, right? But what happens when Cheyenne catches the big fish with Pierre's magical fly rod? Who can she tell and still protect Pierre the Leprechaun? Who will believe the story she has to tell?
The Sunset of Big Oil
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,940. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
Harry's device seemed so simple. THEY had predicted trouble but what did THEY know? Who could really know that it would cause trouble for the Big Oil and the rest of the nations economy? How could this little device cause so much trouble across the entire Earth? Harry went ahead and made the devices anyway. He sold them and waited for the consequences.
A Ray of Hope
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,880. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A romantic mystery. Pregnant at sixteen and scorned by her father, Ginny Morgan makes more bad choices. Now gang members have followed her to Kalispell, Montana. An encounter with a friendly policeman, offers a chance to turn her life in a different direction. Can she start over and raise her three-year old daughter here? How will the handsome Marine, Mike Scott fit into her new life?
The Leprechaun's Gift
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,740. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Cheyenne was having a terrible day. Her two best friends had abandoned her and joined with the new girl. They all three had played that nasty practical joke. Then she found the Leprechaun in her secret place. How could her day get any worse? The Leprechaun did exact a fitting revenge on the three girls but he also gave Cheyenne three gifts worth more than gold.
Fred's Question
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,110. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Dragons, a window awning and a virgin. What would they have to do with an unrequited high school love? How would asking Fred's question help James Armstrong overcome his shyness and actually ask his old high school crush, Julie Ann Wagoner, out? A short story showing love can sometimes conquer all.
The Alcantaran Key
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Series: The Alcantarans, Book 3. Price: $7.49 USD. Words: 142,850. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
All Ron, Gus and Tik wanted to do was to get back to their home planets to see their families but when people threaten their friends or trade, they have a tendency to forget trading and home while they take care of the problem. When their friends Kota and Zibo disappear in an area filled with space pirates, they go into action which pushed them to "The Key". Will it become a curse or blessing?
Almost A Winner
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,800. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Carl Phillips wasn't the brightest bulb in the package. He robs a convenience store and only gets $10.85. On his way out, he spots some scratch lottery tickets. He grabs a bunch as he leaves and his life will never be the same. How could a few silly scratch lottery tickets cause so much trouble?
Alien Abduction
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Series: The Alcantarans, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 126,550. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Ron Calvin, Tik Michi and Gusissi 'Gus' Ugde Ghaolh were kidnapped from their home planets and forced to work as slave laborers. Using their special talents, they opened and learned to fly an ancient Alcantaran space ship the Bugs found floating in space. They escape and the adventures begin as they learn secrets of the ancient ship. Alien Abduction is the first in the series The Alcantarans.
Seeds of Change
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Series: The Alcantarans, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,010. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Zendo had learned from the star traders and they had given him money to expand his trading business. He was anxious to earn some money, so he could get married. He hired his cousin, Puri and they started on the trade route. Events along the way unwittingly led Zendo and Puri to help spread seeds of change.
The Recruiter
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Series: The Alcantarans, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,320. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
All Kota and Zibo wanted to do was to start a family and to make a living, using the space ship freighter that Kota had salvaged. Some idiot bureaucrat wanted them to be super spies for the Charter Alliance. They turned him down! His boss was more persuasive but they still didn't want to be spies. They just wanted to trade. Circumstances didn't give them a choice.
Alien Challenge
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Series: The Alcantarans, Prequel. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 190,510. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(4.00 from 1 review)
A suspense novel of political intrigue involving Pete and Linda Collins, the Kalispell, Montana community, Galactic Traders, a corrupt President and his crooked advisors. Will constitutional rights be thrown out the window when Galactic Traders come to town?

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