Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SPLASHDOWN (Dane Maddock Adventure) Released Today!

Rick Chesler co-authors an installment in David Wood's popular Dane Maddock adventures, Origins series, with the latest title: SPLASHDOWN

 April 15, 2014
1961- Space capsule Liberty Bell 7 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean and sinks in what was called an accident. But was it?

When Navy SEALs Dane Maddock and “Bones” Bonebrake are called upon to find the Liberty Bell 7 and recover its secret cargo, they find themselves caught up in a conspiracy from the Cold War era, and only they stand in the way of a powerful man bent on vengeance. Dane and Bones are back in another “Origins” adventure. Sunken ships, deadly creatures, dangerous enemies, mysteries from the past, and all the thrills your heart can stand await you in Splashdown!

“Wood and Chesler make one powerhouse team! Just when you thought Dane and Bones just couldn't get any better, Rick Chesler comes on board for one tidal wave of a thrilling adventure. Sunken galleons, giant sea creatures, and one heck of
a mystery makes Splashdown one book you won't put down 'til the very end.” - J. Kent Holloway, author of The Dirge of Briarsnare Marsh and Primal Thirst.

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Smashwords (multiple e-book formats):

Happy reading, and if you enjoy the tale please consider leaving a brief review on Amazon, BN, Goodreads, etc. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wired Kingdom on sale for 99 cents kindle edition!


Currently listing on bestselling #kindle Crime and Sea Adventures:


When a blue whale tagged with a web-cam broadcasts a brutal murder at sea, FBI Special Agent Tara Shores finds herself navigating an ocean of manipulation and deceit in a deadly race to reach the 100-ton creature before an unknown killer can destroy the digital evidence it carries.


"A whale of a tale by first-time author Rick Chesler involving

modern-day pirates, media moguls, and a sexy federal agent -- all

chasing a cetacean-mounted camcorder and the crucial piece of evidence

needed to resolve a murder."

~Steve Alten, NY Times bestselling author of GRIM REAPER and MEG

"WIRED KINGDOM is a fast-paced thriller that is one third

deep-sea adventure, one third FBI sleuthing and one third awesome. A

superb debut novel and killer concept."

~Jeremy Robinson, author of PULSE and INSTINCT

"This is a summer page turner. It won't challenge your  belief system and
it doesn't stray too far from the whodunnit genre. But if you're
looking for an entertaining read from someone new, I highly recommend
Wired Kingdom...Remember when Michael Crichton was good? This is who I'm reminded of when I read Wired Kingdom."

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tara Shores techno-thriller series re-released

All 3 novels in the Tara Shores techno-thriller series have been re-released (kindle exclusive as of now), including new covers and a special, limited time price point of 99 cents:




DESCRIPTIONS (books can be read in any order):

Solar Island

For more than a year, Solar Island, the creation of revolutionary engineer Jacob Lightner, has traversed the Pacific Ocean, reaping the sun's endless bounty of energy and providing electricity to developing nations. But is Lightner a benevolent genius, pioneering a new path to energy independence and sustainability? Or is he a power-hungry despot, intent on using the power of Solar Island to reshape the political landscape of the Pacific Rim, willing to murder anyone who gets in his way? 

Responding to a cryptic message, FBI Special Agent Tara Shores goes undercover to untangle the web of intrigue and oppression that conceals Lightner's true purpose. But nothing can prepare her for the struggle that will test the limits of her physical, mental and emotional endurance...the battle to control Solar Island.


A priceless biotechnology, an FBI agent, and an unspeakable act of familial betrayal collide in a tropical kidnapping more twisted than a DNA double helix. 

When a renowned scientist with a solution for global warming is kidnapped at sea, FBI Special Agent Tara Shores must unravel a high-tech trail of S.O.S. messages encoded into the DNA of living cells. As each decoded message brings Tara nearer to the missing genius, it also takes her farther from help than she ever thought possible.

Wired Kingdom

When a blue whale tagged with a web-cam broadcasts a brutal murder at sea, FBI Special Agent Tara Shores finds herself navigating an ocean of manipulation and deceit in a deadly race to reach the 100-ton creature before an unknown killer can destroy the digital evidence it carries. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Kobo Daily Deal is Natural Born thrillers box set!


A dozen thrillers for only 99 cents! Includes my Tara Shores thriller, kiDNApped. Other authors include Steven Savile, Jeremy Robinson, David Wood and Jon Merz, and David Sakmyster.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Natural Born Thrillers (12 Thrillers from 12 Badass Mofos) 99 cents!

NEW RELEASE: Natural Born Thrillers (12 Thrillers from 12 Badass Mofos)

12 novels for an introductory low price of only 99 cents!

Includes kiDNApped (A Tara Shores Thriller) by Rick Chesler

kindle edition:

Nook edition:

Kobo edition:

On Google Play:

Official Facebook page:

NATURAL BORN THRILLERS (12 Thrillers from 12 Badass Mofos)
Twelve pulse-pounding and action-packed thrillers in a variety of genres from multiple Amazon bestsellers - Natural Born Thrillers is just the thing to get you through the long winter nights!  From international conspiracies to supernatural threats and enemies, from the streets of Rome to the icy rings of Saturn, these twelve full-length novels from bestselling veterans of the genre are designed to thrill and chill the suspense lover in you. Over 1 million words and 2,300 pages of high-octane excitement!

Included in this boxed set are:
  • BENEATH by Jeremy Robinson - the bestselling, parsec award nominated, sci-fi thriller that takes a crew of astronauts and scientists to Europa, the sixth moon of Jupiter, in search of life beneath the ice.
  • THE HERETIC by Joseph Nassise - the first book in the bestselling Templar Chronicles series, where modern Templar knights battle supernatural threats and enemies.
  • THE CRYPT OF DRACULA by Kane Gilmour - For too long, evil has slumbered. But now, the prince of darkness has arisen...and he thirsts.
  • SILVER by Steven Savile - the first book in the international bestselling series pits the Ogmios team against a terrorist organization calling itself the Disciples of Judas. History, religion and conspiracies collide in this explosive thriller.
  • DOURADO by David Wood - In book one of the bestselling Dane Maddock Adventures series, the search for a sunken ship sends Dane Maddock on a search for the sword of Goliath.
  • THE CURSE OF ONE-EYED JACK by J. Kent Holloway - An FBI analyst begins an investigation into the disappearance of her brother. The trail leads her to a dark, dangerous parcel of Appalachian wilderness where even darker things lurk...including a man named Ezekiel Crane.
  • MAGIC MIRROR by Sean Ellis - It begins with a mysterious disappearance...it will end with the world on the brink of destruction. What will be revealed?
  • KIM OH 1: REAL DANGEROUS GIRL by K. W. Jeter - You know you're having a bad day at work, when partnering with a psychotic hitman to kill your boss is your best career move.
  • PARALLAX by Jon F. Merz - a Mafia hitman and a former terrorist with a psychic connection embark on a cat-and-mouse game with huge stakes on the streets of Boston.
  • KIDNAPPED by Rick Chesler - A priceless biotechnology, an FBI agent, and an unspeakable act of familial betrayal collide in a Hawaiian kidnapping more twisted than a DNA double helix.
  • DEAD MAN'S FUGUE by Casey Neumiller - A man is resurrected by his life insurance policy to find the criminal underworld and law enforcement alike are after his head...but he doesn't remember why.
  • PHAROS OBJECTIVE by David Sakmyster - A legendary treasure chamber beneath the ancient Pharos Lighthouse has defied discovery for over two thousand years...Until a team of psychic archaeologists dare the impossible.

Happy reading!

Monday, December 9, 2013

BLOOD HARBOR: A Novel of Suspense--now available!

It started as a Kickstarter project, and thanks to a number of backers, edgy suspense thriller BLOOD HARBOR was born. Pick it up now (official release date 12/10/13) wherever books are sold. Here are some main buy links:


Paperback on Amazon:

NOTE that if you buy the paperback edition on Amazon, you are then eligible to purchase the kindle edition for only 99 cents.

B&N paperback [Nook edition coming soon]:

Smashwords (multiple e-book formats):

Look for (or should I say listen for) the audiobook edition in early 2014.

For more info please visit http://rickchesler.com

Happy reading, and if you enjoy the book please take a few minutes to leave your thoughts in a quick review on either Amazon, B&N or Smashwords--thanks!

Rick Chesler

Lucifer's Machine standalone print edition

Lucifer's Machine: Ogmios Team Novels #3, my collaboration with U.K. bestseller Steven Savile, is now out in paperback:



For more information please visit the author website at  http://rickchesler.com

Happy reading!