We are thrilled to announce that Shifting Sands: Tradecraft Phase One has received another accolade! The title was awarded the prize for Action/Adventure Fiction from the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
This is the third distinction the book has been awarded — Shifting Sands was also the recipient of the 2018 IPPY Bronze Medal for Military/Wartime Fiction and was a 2018 International Book Award finalist in their Fiction: Thriller/Adventure category.
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group in cooperation with Marilyn Allen of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency, and is the largest not-for-profit book awards program for independent authors and publishers. The contest was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books. As such, it's exclusively open to indie publishers. Entries came from independent publishers, university presses, self-published authors, ebook authors, seasoned authors, and even first-time authors based in the U.S., Canada, or abroad.
The contest recognizes the top 70 books entered with exposure and cash prizes — Shifting Sands scored a $100 prize for its win!
We would like to thank the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for recognizing the book as an exceptional read, and for helping us to get the word out about it to other action/adventure/thriller fans.
Get your copy of this award-winning book today! And, while you're at it, go ahead and grab Evil Winds, the next installment in the exciting Tradecraft series.
Shifting Sands: Tradecraft Phase One has been selected as an award-winning finalist in the Fiction: Thriller/Adventure category of the 2018 International Book Awards!
This is the second time the title has been recognized as an excellent read. Just last month, the title won the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards bronze medal for military/wartime fiction.
We're very proud that the title performed so well in both competitions.
The 2018 International Book Awards brought in over 2,000 entries. Major publishing houses Penguin Random House, Simon and Schuster, Disney Hyperion, John Wiley & Sons, Tarcher Perigee, Rowman & Littlefield, Atria Books, Tor/Forge, Bear & Co./Inner Traditions, New American Library, and Hachette Book Group as well as hundreds of national and international Independent Houses contributed titles to this year’s competition.
It is a real honor to have been selected as a finalist with such an impressive lineup for the judges' consideration. We would like to congratulate the other winners and to thank American Book Fest for sponsoring the competition.
Haven't had the chance to pick up Shifting Sands yet? Grab your copy of the award-winning title on Amazon today!
Announcing Book Three in the Tradecraft Series and May's Thrill of the Month — "Evil Winds: Tradecraft Phase Two"
Michael Shusko's third installment in the Tradecraft series is available for purchase TODAY! We're so excited about its release, we've also made it May's Thrill of the Month.
Head over to Amazon to grab your own copy of this exciting thriller.
Want to try before you buy? Michael is gifting early readers with an exclusive chapter sampler. Go ahead and download your copy to get a preview of what's in store!
We're also celebrating its launch with a virtual book tour. Watch for announcements over the next several weeks to keep up with where the book is featured 'round the internet.
Our very first stop is on Goodreads, where Read Try Write blogger and book reviewer Ailyn says of the book:
"The location and the risk are sky-high, which makes the story gripping and satisfying to read. Pick this [book] if you like action-packed, heart-gripping ones."
-Ailyn, Read Try Write
View the full review to read the rest of what Ailyn had to say, then hurry up and order your own copy so that you can get in on the fun.
We have some very exciting news...Evil Winds, the third title in the Tradecraft series, will release NEXT MONTH on Monday, May 21. Mark your calendars to be sure to get your copy ASAP.
Know anyone who would love this series? Go ahead and tell them that they have six weeks to catch up before the next book comes out in May. They can grab their copies of Vector and Shifting Sands on Amazon today, and then look forward to being right there with you as one of the first readers of Evil Winds!
Feel free to share this post with anyone you feel would like to jump onboard during this exciting time for Tradecraft. This title marks us as halfway through the six-book series!
Have a look at the freshly finalized cover for the new book, along with its back cover description:
Up-and-coming news reporter Angie Bryant is determined to get the scoop about what's really going on in Darfur, no matter the risk. After all, it's the kind of story that will catapult her career to the next level.
Jason Russo is a disillusioned NGO doctor stationed at a refugee camp in eastern Chad. While he tries to help where he can, Jason finds it difficult to get the support he needs to make a difference.
But when the pair witnesses Janjaweed soldiers gun down a dozen Darfurian refugees in cold blood, everything changes. Suddenly, the only assignment that matters is telling the world about the current conditions in western Sudan — at all costs.
Angie and Jason find themselves racing against time as they work to uncover a sinister secret hidden deep in the Sahara. Their efforts put them directly in the path of a lethal Janjaweed commander. If they want to share their shocking discoveries with the global community, they'll have to get past him first.
Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to launch.
—The Tradecraft Marketing Team
We're so grateful for the positive response we've received from the first book in author Michael Shusko's thriller series, Tradecraft. So we're thrilled to announce the next installment:
Shifting Sands | Tradecraft: Phase One
You can read more about Shifting Sands HERE or pre-order the ebook on Amazon HERE. Print copies will be available on Amazon on April 26.
If you haven't read the first book in the series, Vector | Tradecraft: Phase Zero, you can enter to win a copy at Goodreads now.
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Thanks, loyal readers, for your support. We hope you like Shifting Sands and look forward to hearing what you think.
Hello and welcome! Thanks for checking out my work. I'm thrilled to be releasing my first novel, Vector. This book is the first in a political thriller series in the making for over a decade.
Set in Boston, Vector opens with the mysterious death of researcher Jawad Khattib who collapses in Massachusetts General Hospital, showing symptoms of radiation poisoning. It doesn't take long before the Department of Homeland Security is on the case, looking for answers about what mysterious project Khattib was working on and who was directing his mission. DHS Agent Lee Jansen and toxicologist Dr. Emma Hess partner on the investigation and begin to reveal the dangerous truth that could put hundreds of thousands of lives in danger.
The book will be available on Amazon in ebook and print form on November 9, 2016.
I'm excited for you, readers, to enter this fictional world with me. Your thoughts are helpful and welcomed, so please feel free to leave reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, or post comments here to let me know what you think.
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