Born in a Treacherous Time / To Hunt a Sub / Twenty-four Days

All My Digital Fiction Now in Print

About a year ago, I got an email from a reader who asked when the print book of To Hunt a Sub would be available. Well, I didn’t have any plans on that happening but told him it was coming. That sealed the deal. I don’t lie so I had to make the print book happen.

Now, a year later, I finally have all of my fiction available in not only digital but print:

Survival of the Fittest

Born in a Treacherous Time

To Hunt a Sub

Twenty-four Days

Here’s more detail on each book:

prehistoric fictionSurvival of the Fittest

Five tribes. One leader. A treacherous journey across three continents in search of a new home.

Chased by a ruthless and powerful enemy, Xhosa flees with her People, leaving behind a certain life in her African homeland to search for an unknown future. She leads her People on a grueling journey through unknown and dangerous lands but an escape path laid out years before by her father as a final desperate means to survival. She is joined by other homeless tribes–from Indonesia, China, South Africa, East Africa, and the Levant—all similarly forced by timeless events to find new lives. As they struggle to overcome treachery, lies, danger, tragedy, hidden secrets, and Nature herself, Xhosa must face the reality that this enemy doesn’t want her People’s land. He wants to destroy her.

Purchase: Amazon

Born in a Treacherous Time - eBook smallBorn in a Treacherous Time

Lucy struggles to survive prehistoric Africa

Born in the harsh world of East Africa 1.8 million years ago, where hunger, death, and predation are a normal part of daily life, Lucy and her band of early humans struggle to survive. It is a time in history when they are relentlessly annihilated by predators, nature, their own people, and the next iteration of man. To make it worse, Lucy’s band hates her. She is their leader’s new mate and they don’t understand her odd actions, don’t like her strange looks, and don’t trust her past. To survive, she cobbles together an unusual alliance with an orphaned child, a beleaguered protodog who’s lost his pack, and a man who was supposed to be dead.

Born in a Treacherous Time is prehistoric fiction written in the spirit of Jean Auel. Lucy is tenacious and inventive no matter the danger, unrelenting in her stubbornness to provide a future for her child, with a foresight you wouldn’t think existed in earliest man. You’ll close this book understanding why man not only survived our wild beginnings but thrived, ultimately to become who we are today.

Purchase: Amazon

TFD cover--full sizeTwenty-four Days

A former SEAL, a brilliant scientist, a love-besotted nerd, and a quirky AI have twenty-four days to stop a terrorist attack. The problems: They don’t know what it is, where it is, or who’s involved.

In the latest in the Rowe-Delamagente series, the two unlikely partners have less than a month to stop a North Korean missile strike after hijackers steal nuclear warhead-armed submarines. If they don’t, the US Bunker Hill, on a peaceful mission to observe a North Korean missile launch, will be in grave danger. Piece by piece, Rowe and Delamagente uncover a bizarre nexus between a man Rowe thought dead, a North Korean communications satellite America believes is a nuclear-tipped weapon, an ideologue that cares only about revenge, and the USS Bunker Hill (a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser) tasked with supervising the satellite launch. As the deadline looms, they call on the unusual skills of a quirky AI named Otto with the unique ability to track anything with a digital trail.

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to hunt a subTo Hunt a Sub

An unlikely team is America’s only chance

The USS Hampton SSN 767 quietly floated unseen a hundred fifty-two feet below the ocean’s surface. Despite its deadly nuclear-tipped arsenal of Trident missiles, its task for the past six months has been reconnaissance and surveillance. The biggest danger the crew faced was running out of olives for their pizza. That all changed one morning, four days before the end of the Hampton’s tour. Halfway through the Captain’s first morning coffee, every system on the submarine shut down. No navigation, no communication, and no defensive measures. Within minutes, the sub began a terrifying descent through the murky greys and blacks of the deep Atlantic and settled to the ocean floor five miles from Cuba and perilously close to the sub’s crush depth. When it missed its mandated contact, an emergency call went out to retired Navy intel officer, Zeke Rowe, top of his field before a botched mission left him physically crippled and psychologically shaken. Rowe quickly determined that the sub was the victim of a cybervirus secreted inside the sub’s top secret operating systems.  What Rowe couldn’t figure out was who did it or how to stop it sinking every other submarine in the American fleet.

Kali Delamagente is a struggling over-the-hill grad student who entered a DARPA cybersecurity competition as a desperate last hope to fund a sophisticated artificial intelligence she called Otto. Though her presentation imploded, she caught the attention of two people: a terrorist intent on destroying America and a rapt Dr. Zeke Rowe. An anonymous blank check to finish her research is quickly followed by multiple break-ins to her lab, a hack of her computer, the disappearance of her three-legged dog, and finally the kidnapping of her only son.

By all measures, Rowe and Delamagente are an unlikely duo. Rowe believes in brawn and Delamagente brains. To save the America they both love, they find a middle ground, guided with the wisdom of a formidable female who died two million years ago.

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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for TeachHUB and NEA Today, and a freelance journalist. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Quest for Home, Fall 2019. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning


85 thoughts on “All My Digital Fiction Now in Print

    • Well you just made my day, JM. I’ve been looking at your sci-fi books–and your appearance in Comic Con In Seoul. I’m going there to see my son (stationed in Okinawa but we’re traveling a bit). I had no idea Comic Con had gotten that far.

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      • It was only the second year in Korea. I think they’ve had them in Japan for a while, but Koreans have a more conservative attitute towards comics and cartoons and animation, i.e., that its for kids. This year, though, I think they are doing one in Seoul and another in Busan.

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  1. While I prefer to read on my Kindle (so many options for fonts, sizes, definitions, etc), I also like having my bookshelves filled to the top. (I like to stop and pet the covers now and then.) There are bound to be others like me who have books in both places, and some who prefer real books to digital. Now you can accommodate both. Yay, you! Nice job! 🙂

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      • My print sales are nowhere near the level my eBooks are, but it’s important to have them available for those who want books. Plus, you need something to sell at writer events, book fairs, etc. I do a lot of local events, too, and there are always those who stay after to buy new books and have me sign them. So, I figure it’s worth the extra effort to have that print option. Good luck with yours! 🙂

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  2. Yay! There’s nothing quite like holding your own physical book in your hands.
    It’s always good to have your books available in more formats, and you’ve done the hard work, writing them in the first place.
    I carry physical copies with me in the car most places I go, and often sell copies face to face. I did have an exciting day last month when I sold 10 paper copies in one day on Amazon – possibly a book club read.
    I’m actually in the process of formatting Prince’ Protégé for its paperback incarnation right at this moment!

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  3. All the best with that development. It can be a hard decision to make, but all this suggests the demand for print versions remains significant. Also, important though covers always are, I think print versions bring the matter into even greater focus, and you your covers look really good.

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  4. Hi Jacqui – well done .. that’s brilliant news – I much prefer print books. You’ve achieved so much with your books – congratulations – cheers Hilary

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    • There is! I have shelves and cupboards and piles of them in my house. They can be easily shared and I usually don’t care if they’re returned, assuming the borrower is enjoying them. Digital books pretend to be lendable but really, most aren’t.


  5. Jacqui, that’s terrific! There is definitely equal interest in print books I feel and this is a win-win for both you and the readers! 😀 Your books look very impressive listed in one post such as this … congratulations! I’ve been asked a couple of times about audio version of my book and promised to look into it! Who knows?!

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