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Old 09-28-2010, 02:01 AM   #1
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After twenty years hunting terrorists under orders to "render harmless", USMC Master Sergeant Marcus Orlando Johnson, Mojo to his friends, settles into a quiet rural retirement on his childhood home in the Alaskan backwoods. But the idyllic retirement is shattered when Marcus comes across soldiers of America's staunchest enemy who are about to unleash a nightmarish biological weapon on the world from the most unexpected of places. With the help of his ex-fiancee, State Trooper Lonnie Wyatt, and his old special operations buddy Harley Wasner they race to stop a potentially devastating terrorist attack with worldwide implications but even nature is against them as the temperatures plummet to 65 below.

Originally only available as a podcast audiobook, 65 Below developed an audience of tens of thousands of listeners around the world. The text version includes new scenes and additional characters not in the original audio.


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Sounds intersting. Is it available anywhere other than Amazon? If not, you should consider making it available at Smashwords. Many of us do not own Kindles and/or do not buy from Amazon. We need formats like ePub.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:00 PM   #4
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Sounds intersting. Is it available anywhere other than Amazon? If not, you should consider making it available at Smashwords. Many of us do not own Kindles and/or do not buy from Amazon. We need formats like ePub.
It is indeed at Smashwords. I look forward to hearing what you think about the story.

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I have just started this book today, and I'm 32% into it... So far it's a great read... If it stays this way it's a 5 star book.

It does have a few minor spelling mistakes and missing words..
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:09 AM   #6
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I have just started this book today, and I'm 32% into it... So far it's a great read... If it stays this way it's a 5 star book.

It does have a few minor spelling mistakes and missing words..
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It does have a few minor spelling mistakes and missing words..
Even after a couple years and numerous edits .... some of those little beasties always seem stay lodged in there don't they.
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I look forward to your final analysis.

Even after a couple years and numerous edits .... some of those little beasties always seem stay lodged in there don't they.
Unfortunately I'm no good at writing reviews, but I'll certainly point out that the book was great...

The little beasties - I compare them to spiders (if there's a spider visible, I'll see it), they just jump out at me... I was thinking of marking them, but few authors are interested in their mistakes...
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:22 AM   #8
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... I was thinking of marking them, but few authors are interested in their mistakes...
Well, for what it's worth I for one am always willing to take corrective action. Especially in light of the fact that it is still in digital only format and therefore relatively easy to correct. If you'd be willing, I am definitely game for it.
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Well, for what it's worth I for one am always willing to take corrective action. Especially in light of the fact that it is still in digital only format and therefore relatively easy to correct. If you'd be willing, I am definitely game for it.
I thought I was 32% into the book, and just couldn't see how it could finish that soon... Well, I was reading the 50% downloaded sample! So.. I had to hurry and buy the book, so I could finish it...

It's a thrilling ride... Absolutely love it.
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It's a thrilling ride... Absolutely love it.
Thank you M'Lady. So glad you enjoyed it.
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FREE E-Book! Just answer this question...

Here's a little promotional contest.

My thriller novel 65 Below is set in a fictionalized town of Salt Jacket, which is based on my birth place in Alaska. Not too many people know a lot about the layout of Alaska and its numerous small towns and villages scattered all throughout the wilderness. Therefore in the hopes of both enlightenment and promoting my book I would like to give a chance to several folks here to get a free copy of this book and if you get the bonus questions, all three of my ebooks.

All you have to do is answer this question.
The first 5 correct responders will receive a coupon code for a free download of 65 Below. Post your responses here and I will notify the winners via once 5 correct answers are posted. No limit to the number of posts till you get it right.

What is the real name of the town I was born in and which formed the basis for the fictionalized town of Salt Jacket?

Here are some clues:
1. It is on the Richardson Highway between Fairbanks and Delta Junction
2. It's name is an Athabaskan word related to its location
3. It is at the junction of a major river and a smaller river
4. It is along the route of the Alaska Oil Pipeline

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I believe Edbro and Worldwalker have correct answers.

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Salcha comes from Salchakakat, meaning "mouth of the Salcha river". Translated to Salt Jacket by prospectors.
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