May is a terrific month in that we get to celebrate the contributions of two really important groups of people: mothers and the men and women who have done service for our country. There’s no doubt that both groups make our lives better on many different levels.
Now that Mother’s Day has passed, we’re focusing our eye on titles having to do with the military and military history.
We’ve updated our store so that now you can purchase titles and send them directly to your Kindle or Nook. Full instructions are listed HERE
. You can also purchase a title and gift it to someone else, and you’ll find those instructions HERE
The short stories listed below are on sale exclusively at The Untreed Reads Store
. The full-lengths are also on sale in Apple’s iBookstore, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. However, we hope you’ll choose to buy directly from our store, as this results in much better royalties for our authors when you do.
Here are the titles that are 40% off through May 31st:
A World Ago: A Navy Man’s Letters Home (1954-1956) by Dorien Grey
$4.99, on sale for $2.99
It’s not often one has the chance to become 20 again…
A World Ago chronicles, through one young man’s journal and vivid letters to his parents, his life, adventures, and experiences at a magical time. It follows him from being a Naval Aviation Cadet to becoming a “regular” sailor aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga on an eight-month tour of duty in the politically tense Mediterranean Sea.
Learn to fly a plane, to soar, alone, through a valley of clouds, experience a narrow escape from death on a night training flight, and receive the continent of Europe as a 21st birthday gift. Climb down into the crater of Mt. Vesuvius, visit Paris, Cannes, Athens, Beirut, Valencia, Istanbul and places in-between; wander the streets of Pompeii, have your picture taken on a fallen column on the Acropolis, ride bicycles on the Island of Rhodes, experience daily life aboard an aircraft carrier during the height of the cold war—all in the company and through the eyes of a young will-be-writer coming of age with the help of the United States Navy.
A World Ago is a rare glimpse into the personal and private world of a young man on the verge of experiencing everything the world has to offer—and discovering a lot about himself in the process.
Due to Enemy Action by Stephen Puleo
$6.99, on sale for $4.19
Due to Enemy Action tells for the first time a World War II story that spans generations and straddles two centuries, a story that begins with the dramatic Battle of the Atlantic in the 1940s and doesn’t conclude until an emotional Purple Heart ceremony in 2002. Based on previously classified government documents, military records, personal interviews, and letters between crew members and their families, this is the saga of the courageous survival of ordinary sailors when their ship was torpedoed and their shipmates were killed on April 23, 1945, and the memories that haunted them after the U.S. Navy buried the truth at war’s end. It is the story of a small subchaser, the Eagle 56, caught in the crosshairs of a German U-boat, the U-853, whose brazen commander doomed his own crew in a desperate, last-ditch attempt to record final kills before his country’s imminent defeat. And it is the account of how one man, Paul M. Lawton, embarked on an unrelenting quest for the truth and changed naval history.
Author Stephen Puleo draws from extensive personal interviews with all the major players, including the three living survivors (and a fourth who emerged as the book went to press); a senior U.S. naval archivist who worked with German historians after the war to catalog U-boat movements; and the son of the man who commanded America’s sub-tracking “Secret Room” during the war. Due to Enemy Action also describes the final chapter in the Battle of the Atlantic, tracing the epic struggle that began with shocking U-boat attacks against hundreds of defenseless merchant ships off American shores in 1942 and ended with the sinking of the Eagle 56, the last American warship sunk by a German U-boat.
William B. Travis (The Lone Star Legends Series) by Robert E. Hollmann
$2.99, on sale for $1.79
William Barrett Travis was the commanding officer of the troops who defended the Alamo in 1836. He is best known for drawing a line in the sand and asking the men to cross the line and fight with him for Texas independence. Now you can hear the story of Colonel Travis told by the other member of that famous moment in Texas history, Trusty, the sword that drew the line in the sand. Join Trusty and Colonel Travis as they come to Texas and become involved in the exciting events leading to the Texas Revolution.
Ride with them to San Antonio as they join the small band of brave men defending a run-down old mission called the Alamo. Stand with them for thirteen days as they defend the Alamo from the attacks of Santa Anna’s army. Fight with them during the final assault when the men of the Alamo passed from history into legend.
This book is part of The Lone Star Legends, a series of historical fiction aimed at younger readers.
The O’Quinn Fights: Basement Brawl by Robert Evans
The O’Quinn Fights: Foul Fight with a Pit Viper by Robert Evans
Military Fiction/MMA Fiction
$.99 each, on sale for $0.59 each
Basement Brawl: In this first outing of a new short story series by Staff Sergeant Robert Evans, Sergeant O’Quinn finds himself battling in an underground mixed martial arts fight in Iraq. Is the fight really just two men battling, or is it a setup for something far more dangerous for the American soldiers involved?
Foul Fight with a Pit Viper: Things go awry from the moment Staff Sergeant Mickey O’Quinn arrives in Qatar. SSG O’Quinn, the brawling mixed martial arts fighter from the 4th Infantry Division, finds himself going from rescuing a frightened young American woman to landing in the middle of the toughest and deadliest underground MMA bout of his life. Will O’Quinn win the fight and the girl? Or has he finally taken on too much?