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About K. Rowe
After serving over 20 years in the Air Force, I made the ultimate job switch: to farmer and author. It was a drastic change, not to mention a drastic pay cut! I've been writing 25+ years and have been published in a variety of media: book, newspaper, photography, and magazine. I love to write, it seems to be a passion I can't ever seem to satisfy.
It started out with the first book of the Dragonslayers Saga. "Project: Dragonslayers" is an MWSA award winning novel about an unlikely Special Forces team who are thrown headlong into the world of counterterrorism. The second book, "Dragonslayers: Mind Games" continues the saga where the team enters the twisted world of al-Qaeda. They must find the source of a mystery explosive, or risk losing more innocent civilians to attacks. This book was selected for the MWSA summer 2011 reading list. The third book in the series is "Dragonslayers: Battle Rhythm." This time it's Yemen, and the team finds out they're not invincible. Two more books in this series are slated for release: "Kill Box" Released Dec 2013 and "Critical Mass" which will be released in the next year or so.
Also I've expanded my work in other genres. Out now is the best-selling contemporary romance, "Cowboys and Olympians." You'll fall in love with Leo Richards, a champion reining horse trainer, as he tries to convince himself that he can love again after his wife and unborn child were killed in a fiery car crash.
If supernatural thriller/ horror appeals to you, give "The Hall" a try. You'll meet Marcus Bishop, wealthy Memphis book publisher; his new and terrifically eccentric best friend, Prince Mongo; along with a ghost and demons that haunt the old castle Marcus buys.
After taking a dare from a horror author friend, I started work on the "Space" series. "Space Crazy" introduces you to Dar Meltom, a half breed alien who's had a rough time. He longs for a life in the stars, and as difficult as it is, his mother manages to help him achieve his goal. "Space Junk," the second book is also completed. The third book in the series, "Space Available," was released Aug 2013. The fourth book is "Space Invaded."
In 2012, I was given a rare distinction of placing 1st in Ron Knight's top 100 Facebook authors of 2012. He starts with 8,000 and narrows it down to 100. An honor indeed.
As always, I appreciate feedback and book reviews. I'm a small fish in a huge ocean just trying to stay afloat. I love my writing and pour heart and soul into each work I do.
MWSA: Military Writer's Society of America http://www.militarywriters.com/
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Book Three of Dar's Adventures in Space
Captain Dar Meltom sets his sights on a mission of utmost importance. With the stolen Plexus in the cargo bay of the Marsuian, he heads to Satiris, the planet of his ancestors. Once there, he encounters dangerous creatures, and Lukxia, the last purebred Satiren female on the planet. Dar deploys the Plexus, hoping it will bring Satiris back to life. Rather than keeping Lukxia as a second mate, he presents this most precious gift to Krodus, his long-time worst enemy, now friend.
But that’s not enough adventure for Dar. Lurking not far from Erotis is a wormhole. It’s the very one that brought his father Edward Meltom, Earthling astronaut, to the Ontarrin Galaxy. The explorer in Dar wants to find his father. So together with his mate, Parnela, and Schmuff his Nouian engineer, they tempt fate and enter the wormhole.
What awaits them is anything but a warm Earthling welcome. Quickly taken prisoner by humans, Dar and Parnela are imprisoned and subjected to a battery of tests. Dr. Robert Ciroli is tasked with studying them. He’s given two weeks to extract as much information before the aliens will be terminated. Knowing there is little on Earth that matters to him, Robert helps Dar and Parnela escape.
They arrive back in the Ontarrin Galaxy and find Satiris a planet reborn. Where sand once claimed the settlements, it is now lush and green. Dar returns to Erotis and asks Krodus to address the Satiren High Council for permission to repopulate the planet. After much deliberation, council agrees. Dar is thrilled that Satiris is once again for Satirens.
Her second in command is the handsome and brilliant Maj. D.M. Elliott who falls in love with her despite their difference in rank and the prohibitive chain of command. They must work together to keep their team and their love alive. The team battles terrorists, violent gang members, and their own personal demons along with the frightening bouts of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that haunt many warriors.
Dar Meltom is no stranger to conflict. As captain of the freighter Marsuian, and a half-breed, he’s been fighting all his life. The high council convinces him to command a fledgling army that has never tasted battle. Dar has reservations from the very beginning. He enlists Robert, his Earthling stepfather, who has a unique knowledge of the invaders. Together they hatch a risky plan that means certain death.
As the battle begins…Dar and his ragtag army of Satirens and a few Lanterians plunge headlong into a wormhole and tempt fate. What they find on the other side is death, galactic annihilation, and something that will change their lives forever. Dar and Robert must race the clock, battle the Graalix, and return safely to the Ontarrin Galaxy with precious cargo onboard.
His mother, Denrika, knows her son is at a disadvantage. Living in a purebred society, his chances for getting a job after he graduates school are slim. Until one day, a large alien strolls into the general store where she works. His name is Gwog, and he’s captain of the space freighter Cunik. Little does he know, Denrika will convince him that he needs another crew member—a seventeen year old half breed with his head in the stars.
Dar joins the crew of the Cunik and quickly learns that space life isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. After being on board only a few days, he’s stricken with Skrinnian fever and nearly dies. Gwog and Karnis nurse him back to health, and then he learns more important lessons about death, pirates, love, and the value of the friends he’s made. Until such time as he’s on his own, Dar absorbs everything Gwog teaches him. Then, one night, a game of Sirrixian poker changes his life forever…
Sometimes evil triumphs.
Major Cabbott Westmoreland and his B Team are sent to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to rescue four American service personnel captured and held for ransom by a splinter faction of a cartel. Young Lieutenant Erik Sutton gets his first taste of how horrible men can be, and learns there’s a fine line between controlling the evil beast, and letting it out. The team discovers one army specialist brutally murdered before they can intervene. Can the others be rescued?
Back across the Mexican border, another drug cartel has kidnapped a dozen American tourists. Retired Air Force Major Fred Dutch Amsterdom receives a distress call from his friend taken hostage. The U.S. Government not only wants their hostages freed, but they want cartel leader, Hector Moreno, dead.
Army Major General Lindsey Doyle is halfway around the world in Bali. Her plans for a restful vacation in are interrupted. She has to fight for her life as she faces the dangers of white slavery and an Islamic terrorist group, Jemaah Islamiyah, which is plotting more attacks on innocent civilians.
In order to complete their missions, the Dragonslayers must cross the threshold into the darkest depths of humanity and rely on each other for strength. They face the most vicious kinds of evil, all while fighting to keep their own demons under control.
and when it’s the blood of a Dragonslayer, there will be hell to pay.
The Dragonslayers return with a vengeance to fight terrorism with in another installment of the exciting Dragonslayers Saga. The unorthodox team comes under fire from the most unlikely source, so they must stick together, or be destroyed. They find out that state-of-the-art body armor isn’t the only thing that will save them when bullets are flying.
Not all of their battles happen on the battlefield. For many, there’s a battle raging within, as they grapple with their own demons and a society that doesn’t accept them. In Australia, Captain Tige St. Ivor is faced with his own dilemma: an assignment that involves killing one of his best friends. Captain Cabbott Westmoreland fights to be accepted by his own family. And terrorism hits too close to home for Major D.M. Elliott, as he must find a way to protect his father from extremists. Through it all, they live by the code of honor, valor, and sacrifice.
Be sure to read: Project: Dragonslayers, the book that started it all, which was nominated for the Military Writer’s Society of America Fiction—Thriller Award for 2011.
Lieutenant Jake Collins finds the other piece of the puzzle. His jaded, bad-boy past helps uncover the source of the explosives. Now it’s time to take the fight back to the terrorists. The team, along with their commander, Lieutenant Colonel Eagle Tryggvesson has to coordinate with other Special Forces units and government agencies to strike a blow to the heart of al-Qaeda.
The thrilling sequel to PROJECT: DRAGONSLAYERS, it continues the saga of the unlikely Special Forces team thrown head first into the world of counter-terrorism. Battling forces seen and unseen, they use technological advances to gain the upper hand against their enemies.
Praise for Project: Dragonslayers:
“Terrorism and discrimination rolled into one interesting and very tangled story. Ms. Rowe weaves the two seemingly unrelated subjects into an excellent story, filled with suspense that leaves the reader anxiously looking forward to turning the page.”
--Jim Greenwald, Lead Reviewer, Military Writer’s Society of America
Two worlds collide as champion reining horse trainer, Leo Richards crosses paths with Olympic dressage hopeful, Katie Shulman. Sparks fly, and so do hooves. They meet at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY, and Leo falls madly for Katie. But she wouldn't be caught dead with a cowboy, no, she was brought up well-to-do, cowboys have no place in her life. She has her sights on Swedish Olympian, Lars Knepfel, and a European scholarship to train with him.
When things get complicated, Katie returns to the U.S. and accidentally crosses paths with Leo. Each refuses to give into their emotions, until one night, a passion storm roars through a small Texas town.
Now as orphans, it was determined they’d need to live with their only surviving relatives. Their grandparents, Abe and Eliza Cranwinkle, owned a farm in Broken Bow, Nebraska. Upon arrival, the children are completely distraught. Suzette withdraws from the family and shuns everything new. Jonah tries to fit in the best he can. Rory is still dazed about his father’s death.
The boys discover Grandpa’s workshop in a beat-up old barn. It contains the remains of a service robot. The boys work together to rebuild it. Over time, Jonah makes friends in order to get parts for the machine. He uses his ingenuity and perseverance to continue the reconstruction process. In the beginning, the bot doesn’t function, but one night after a severe thunderstorm, it miraculously comes to life, containing the wisdom and memories of Thomas Blackburn, the children’s father.
When Suz goes missing, the boys and their robot father return to the Inner States to find her. Upon locating Suz, they then track down the killer, and stop a war that threatens their very existence.