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Saturday, November 18th, 2017

What would you do if you could go back in time and change history, for the better? Where you would you even start? That is the very issue the U.S. military is faced with in the new thriller novel by J.K. Kelly, *Found in Time* (Oct. 2017).

In today’s complex world, the military can use all the help they can get fighting against the enemy. When a new top-secret weapon is revealed – the ability to travel back in time – the options for fighting against the forces of evil from any time period now comes into play.

Major J.J. Jackson, a highly decorated U.S. Marine whose focus in life is to seek and destroy terrorists, is tasked by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to test this revolutionary technology that promises the U.S. military a political edge over foreign and domestic threats. But when Jackson goes rogue and travels back in time to ask a higher power to save the woman he loves, everyone’s lives are changed forever.

General Dick Stewart oversees the program they are hiding from a contentious White House and the CIA. As a supporter of Jackson’s career – ever since the death of the younger man’s parents – Stewart must watch his own back as he tries to look after the Jackson and his eclectic group of patriots.

For Jackson’s team of six men and women, time travel becomes their magic bullet. But when a new American president comes under siege, those who were “found in time” must lock and load. The team will need to ratchet up their aggression to defeat the most dangerous enemies the country has ever seen and this time, on American soil.

“*Found in Time* not only takes readers to fascinating places all over the world during some of the most critical events history, but it also ties in the fast-paced excitement of the U.S. military fighting against the evils of the world in a way unlike every before – across centuries *and *continents,” says Kelly.

J.K. KELLY knows what fast-paced action is all about. Before his career as a novel author, he worked in the high-speed world of professional motorsports. While attending Penn State University he spent weekends at auto races across the country and wrote feature stories and a column for national publications like Car Craft and Super Stock. He was a Public Relations Director for Darrell Waltrip and the Gatorade 88 NASCAR Team. He went on to work with VP Racing Fuels for nearly three decades as their Regional Manager for Europe and much of North America. His job took him all around the world, which became an inspiration behind his action-packed writing that takes readers across continents and keeps them on the edge of their seats.

Kelly has since opted out of the corporate world to enjoy quality time with his family and to pursue his writing. Found In Time is his debut novel and he is currently working on the sequel. Kelly is also putting the finishing touches on an intriguing and adventurous work of non-fiction set in the fast-paced world of international motorsport.

Connect with J.K. Kelly on Twitter (@JKKellyBooks) and on his website, www.jkkelly.com.

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2: Build a Secret Agent Arsenal

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

If you’ve ever found yourself wanting to build miniature spy equipment out of everyday household items, then Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2: Build a Secret Agent Arsenal by John Austin is a good place to start. Inside you’ll find step-by-step instructions for constructing 30 different tools, including a toothpaste periscope and cotton swab .38 special, made from simple items you can find at home or in the office supply closet. The book also details a number of useful hiding places for your new arsenal, and comes included with several practice targets, like a shark with a laser beam and a giant octopus. While not everything in the book is ‘real’ (the guns, for example, use things like tic tacs for ammo) at the very least its good practice for any MacGyvering you may have to do in the future.

Zombies – A Hunter’s Guide

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Available from Osprey Publishing, “Zombies – A Hunter’s Guide” by Joseph McCullough is a detailed guide on how to combat the undead menace. Along with a detailed history of Zombies and their threat to the world, the book catalogs the various types of undead that can be encountered and their strengths and weaknesses. Also covered are tactics and equipment that are to be used in a Zombie fighting scenario, with full color reconstructions to assist with identification and proper technique.

Osprey Publishing – Zombies – A Hunter’s Guide

Osprey WEAPONS and VANGUARD Books on Sale

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Until the end of October, Osprey publishing is offering 25% off their WEAPON books and VANGUARD titles (from the Osprey website), including the option to preorder books that aren’t even out yet.

About the WEAPONS Series: “In this new series Osprey Publishing looks at the most important, famous and infamous weapons throughout history. Using a combination of photography and classic Osprey artwork, this series examines the full story of each weapon, beginning with its design and development, following through its operational history, and finally analyzing its impact on warfare and violence.”

New Vanguard books include detailed looks at the ships of the Anglo-Dutch Wars of 1652-74 to the LAV-25.

Chicks With Guns

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

If you’re looking for a more high-brow portrayal of women handling firearms, then you might want to pick up a copy of ‘Chicks With Guns by Lindsay McCrum’. It’s filled with images of women gun owners across America from enthusiasts to law enforcement, while each portrait includes the model’s own words on the subject. A very interesting read.


You can buy a copy here.

Rude Hand Gestures Of The World

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Though it saddens me to say this, sometimes flipping the bird just doesn’t have the same impact abroad as it would in the good ole’ US of A. That’s why “Rude Hand Gestures of the World: A Guide to Offending without Words” by Romana Lefevre [with photographs by Daniel Castro] should be essential literature for every world traveler. Filled with detailed photographs of offensive hand gestrues along with tips on how to properly utilize them, you’ll be able to insult just about anyone you meet in any country you happen to be in. Just be sure to use your new found powers responsibly and only as a last resort. Some of these gestures go far beyond a simple ‘eff you’.

FM 999-3 Counter-Zombie Operations at the Fireteam Level

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

This (fictional) manual details “the primary doctrinal reference on conducting fire team sized infantry operations in a Zombie infested environment in the United States.”, care of Army Zombie Combat Command. The topics contained within include how to identify the undead or soon-to-be undead, effective weaponry and tactics against the undead, and other similar topics, all zombie-related. It’s a pretty solid guide, and since it is free and all there’s no reason not to give it at least a quick peak. A word of warning, though: the creators are definitely familiar with the works of Max Brooks, frozen zombies and all.

Original Story – Wired

weLoaded T-Shirt

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Now’s your chance to wear the most impressive armory of weapons found throughout all of fiction. From the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch to the Klingon Bat’leth to the Nuke at the end of Dr. Strangelove, 79 fictional weapons adorn this circular design. Available in these styles: Blue/Black, Green/Forest (with a couple of replacement weapons), and a third that’s numbered to make future identification easier. True nerd cred goes to anyone who can name every weapon; I’m admittedly not recognizing a few.

Buy this shirt

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Salutes The Armed Forces

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

“Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Salutes The Armed Forces” by Bathroom Reader’s Institute is packed full of interesting trivia about all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces throughout history, as well as other military related information. Topics including the origins of the KA-BAR fighting knife, the construction of the Pentagon, the truth behind MASH, and more are organized into easy-to-read sections, with lengths varying from one page to ten or more, based on how lengthy a story you’re willing to read at any given time. As is the intention, it’s great reading material while in the bathroom, although the information is so interesting you may end up reading it everywhere in your house. In that case, an extra copy or two might not hurt.

Homefront: The Voice of Freedom

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

‘Homefront: The Voice of Freedom’ by John Milius and Raymond Benson is a pretty good read. It details the actions of Ben Walker, a journalist turned resistance fighter and underground radio personality called ‘The Voice of Freedom’ during a Korean occupation of the United States. Wait, what? That’s right, in the fiction of Homefront, North Korea, led by Kim Jong-Il’s son, Kim Jong-Un, ‘peacefully’ reunifies with the South and the ‘Greater Korean Republic’ quickly begins annexing most of Asia, becoming a world power. During the same time period, the USA suffers economically, socially, and militarily, making it a shadow of what it once was. Then the ‘Norks’ get ballsy and launch a cyber attack and an EMP on the US, invade, and quickly start trying to take control of all its resources. And of course they encounter pockets of US resistance, who are hopelessly outmatched, but are driven on by the American spirit. Hell yeah!

While I can’t tell if it’s a straight-up prequel to the upcoming game, or if the events are parallel, I will tell you it’s a good introduction to the story. Homefront releases March 8th.