Tuesday, May 17, 2016


New release: TREASURE OF THE DEAD: A Dane and Bones Origin Story
by David Wood and Rick Chesler, published by Gryphonwood Press

US kindle:

UK kindle:

(paperback edition coming soon)

US Nook:

Maddock and Bones set off on their first treasure hunting adventure! 

1715- Blown far off course, their treasure-laden ship sinking, a crew of Spanish sailors struggles ashore, only to encounter a horror out of their worst nightmares. 

Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake have left the Navy SEALs and set out on a search for the legendary lost treasure fleet. The search takes them to Haiti, where they encounter the forces of a madman bent on finding the treasure in order to fund his maniacal experiments and help him seize the power he craves. But not all their foes are human. Mystery, history, and legend meet as Maddock and Bones scour ancient ruins, plumb the depths of the sea, and come face to face with pure evil in their quest for the Treasure of the Dead. 

Praise for David Wood and the Dane Maddock Adventures! 

“Dane and Bones.... Together they're unstoppable. Rip roaring action from start to finish. Wit and humor throughout. Just one question - how soon until the next one? Because I can't wait.” 
-Graham Brown, author of Shadows of the Midnight Sun 

“What an adventure! A great read that provides lots of action, and thoughtful insight as well, into strange realms that are sometimes best left unexplored.” -Paul Kemprecos, author of Cool Blue Tomb and the NUMA Files 

“A page-turning yarn blending high action, Biblical speculation, ancient secrets, and nasty creatures. Indiana Jones better watch his back!”–Jeremy Robinson, author of SecondWorld 

“With the thoroughly enjoyable way Mr. Wood has mixed speculative history with our modern day pursuit of truth, he has created a story that thrills and makes one think beyond the boundaries of mere fiction and enter the world of 'why not'?” -David Lynn Golemon, Author of the Event Group series 

“A twisty tale of adventure and intrigue that never lets up and never lets go!” -Robert Masello, author of The Einstein Prophecy 

“Let there be no confusion: David Wood is the next Clive Cussler. Once you start reading, you won't be able to stop until the last mystery plays out in the final line.”-Edward G. Talbot, author of 2012: The Fifth World 

“I like my thrillers with lots of explosions, global locations and a mystery where I learn something new. Wood delivers! Recommended as a fast paced, kick ass read.”-J.F. Penn, author of Desecration 


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New ‪audiobook‬ release: OUTCAST Ops: African Firestorm

#Audiobook edition of Special Ops military thriller OUTCAST Ops: African Firestorm now available!

Written by Craig Reed, Jr. and Rick Chesler, narrated by Wyatt S. Gray

Audible audiobook link:

Amazon audiobook link:

Also available now on iTunes:

Book description:
When pirates hijack a container ship off the coast of Somalia, a sinister plan to cripple the U.S. presence in the Persian Gulf and precipitate a war is unleashed. Two North Korean nuclear warheads being smuggled to Iran are the centerpiece of an ISIS plot to distract the world's attention. If they succeed, thousands of people will die in nuclear fire and the world will be at war.

Enter OUTCAST (Operational Undertaking To Counteract Active Stateside Threats)--six ex-operatives from six of America's most powerful organizations. Each has been unceremoniously released by their respective former employer for alleged misdoings that leave their pride wounded but their essential skill-sets untouched. After uniting over their shared bond of dismissal from the nation's most elite outfits, the disgruntled spooks realize that they can work together like never before to take down threats to their beloved country, a country that branded them as outcasts but needs them now more than ever.

As a quiet investigation in South Africa suddenly goes hot, leading to a Somalian pirate base and a night-time assault on the high seas, OUTCAST is hell-bent on showing America that their way isn't the best way--it's the only way.

African Firestorm is Book 3 of the OUTCAST Ops series.Game of Drones is Book 1.The Poseidon Initiative is Book 2. Red Ice is book 4. They can be read in any order.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Audiobook release for sci-thriller LUNA


Out NOW! ‪#‎Audiobook‬ edition of my sci-chiller, LUNA. This is the Audible link (above) but it is also available now on Amazon (below) and will be on iTunes shortly if not already.


On the threshold of opening the moon to tourist excursions, a private space firm owned by a visionary billionaire takes a team of non-astronauts to the lunar surface. To address concerns that the moon's barren rock may not hold long-term allure for an uber-wealthy clientele, the company's charismatic owner reveals to the group the ultimate discovery: life on the moon.

But what is initially a triumphant and world-changing moment soon gives way to unrelenting terror as the team experiences firsthand that despite their technological prowess, the moon still holds many secrets

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Audiobook release for HOTEL MEGALODON

#Audiobook edition released for shark sci-fi chiller, HOTEL MEGALODON: A Deep Sea Thriller

Written by Rick Chesler, narrated by Andrew Tell
ebook and paperback editions published by Severed Press

Now available on Audible:


[available soon after this posting (3/17/16)]

An underwater luxury hotel on a gorgeous tropical island is set for an extravagant opening weekend with the world watching. The only thing standing in the way of a first-rate experience for the jet-setting VIPs is an unscrupulous businessman and sixty feet of prehistoric shark. As the underwater complex is besieged by a marauding behemoth, newly minted marine biologist Coco Keahi must face off against the ancient predator as it rises from the deep with a vengeance. Meanwhile, a human monster has decided he would be better off if Coco were one of the creature’s victims.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Audiobook edition of OUTCAST Ops: Red Ice released

OUTCAST Ops: Red Ice
#Audiobook edition released 3/11/16

Now available via Audible:


[available soon after this posting (3/11/16)]

OUTCAST Ops: Red Ice

A new street drug on American shores is already claiming victims up and down the West Coast. A potent new form of methamphetamine called Red Ice is being produced and used not by an ordinary criminal gang, but a unit of North Korean Special Forces soldiers with a plan to reignite the Korean War on American soil.
Enter OUTCAST (Operational Undertaking to Counteract Active Stateside Threats) - six ex-operatives from six of America's most powerful organizations. Each has been unceremoniously released by their respective former employer for alleged misdoings that leave their pride wounded but their essential skill sets untouched. After uniting over their shared bond of dismissal from the nation's most elite outfits, the disgruntled spooks realize that they can work together like never before to take down threats to their beloved country, a country that branded them as outcasts but needs them now more than ever.
As they wage an all-out war on the North Koreans and their Triad allies through the streets of San Francisco, OUTCAST is hell-bent on showing America that their way isn't the best way - it's the only way.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

New release: SAWFISH: A Deep Sea Thriller


SAWFISH: A Deep Sea Thriller

by Rick Chesler (Author of HOTEL MEGALODON, Co-author of JURASSIC DEAD series)
Published by Severed Press

Marine biologist Dr. Mason Rayman is experimenting with gigantism in sea creatures when he accidentally creates a monstrously large sawfish. When it grows so big he can no longer keep it in his Miami lab, he is preparing to have it destroyed when he learns he is being terminated from his position. By way of revenge, he dumps the oversized shark relative into the ocean, where it soon roams out of control, slaughtering bathers at nearby trendy South Beach. 

Dr. Rayman doesn't let on that it's his fish responsible for the killings, but someone knows what he did, and she's blackmailing him. He plays along for a while but then decides she needs to be eliminated. Breaking into a lab at his former workplace, he deliberately creates more monster sawfish and releases them into the local waters. 

Rayman then attempts to get his job back by stepping forward as the expert on how to stop the scourge of gigantic predators now ravaging swimmers and water sports enthusiasts on South Florida beaches. But his blackmailer will not let up, leading to an ultimate confrontation between woman and beast, and finally, woman and man.

US #kindle:

Paperback edition to be available soon.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

JURASSIC DEAD 2 Audiobook Released


#Audiobook edition of Jurassic Dead 2: Z-Volution released. Narrated by Andrew Tell.

Available now on Audible, Amazon and iTunes.

Amazon link:

Jurassic Dead 2 is book 2 in the Jurassic Dead trilogy. The books are meant to be read in order.

Jurassic Dead 2: Z-Volution
After the discovery of a dormant zombie virus in preserved Antarctic dinosaur specimens, billionaire visionary and megalomaniac, William DeKirk, proceeds with his plan to unleash a zombie-dinosaur army upon the world, starting with Washington, DC. The US military struggles to prevent the contagion's spread and to defend against the onslaught of prehistoric monstrosities as all-out war breaks out between the living and the dead. However, DeKirk has even farther-reaching plans.
Modifying the virus to allow for greater control, he intends to impart upon himself all the benefits of zombie-ism - near indestructibility, immortality and immunity to attacks of other zombies, including the dinosaurs, which he can now direct at will. Nothing can stop him from eradicating civilization as we know it, except possibly returning heroes Alex Ramirez and Veronica Winters. The unlikely pair must rescue the one scientist who may hold the key to arresting the zombie apocalypse, a CDC expert trapped in a besieged Atlanta office. Can they secure the antidote and turn the tide before the plague reaches its full potential, or will the planet return to the dominion of its long-extinct masters and a new tide of undead humanity?

Audiobook edition for JURASSIC DEAD (book 1, Narrated by Andrew Tell.):