Artwork by Micky Mitchell
Check out this review of Jett Landry: Urban Legend by The Prairies Book Review. Urban Legend is available as a free eBook download for one week only, March 5th to March 9th. Link to order after the review.
Jett Landry: Urban Legend: Volume 2 in the Jett Landry Saga by Stephan Oak
Thrilling… and impossible to put down.
Oak pumps new life into familiar action thriller trope in his second Jett Landry Saga, featuring the troubled vigilante Jett Landry. It’s been four years since Jett lost her parents, the pair of the infamous private detectives Marcus Jackson and his partner Ashley Garcia, to a shootout. Still reeling from tragedy, Jett leads a lonely existence in downtown Port City. When a lone vigilante begins to wreak havoc on human traffickers in the county north of Port City, Mike Krayton Sr., the Regional Director for the Port City Region and right-hand man of the charismatic “Governor” of the new Texas Republic, is convinced it is Jett, but taking the lone warrior down is not as easy as it seems. Oak expertly builds tension, balancing Jett’s inner turmoil with her quest to clean the Port City of human traffickers. Oak’s steady escalation of the risks and personal tragedies that Jett faces, and her courage in the face of relentless harrowing circumstances along with her ability to outthink and outgun the scores of dangerous criminals on her trail, make her a memorable heroine. The secondary characters, including Diana, Melinda, Mike among others are equally convincing. Blood-soaked battles add to the thrill, and the concrete plotting and precise prose keep readers flipping pages. The novel’s tone is dark and melancholy which suits Jett’s tragic circumstances. Loaded on action as well as emotions, this swiftly-paced action thriller argues that even the most vicious battles with criminals are less harrowing than the struggles within the psyche. This is a winner.
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Volume Three in the works!
It’s hard times in Port City, Texas. A dark evil has taken hold and no one is safe. Standing between the people of Port City and this evil is Jett Landry, the daughter of the infamous Port City private eye Markus Jackson and his partner, Ashley Garcia. Join Jett and her friends as they take on the challenge and become the heroes of a new generation.
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Now is the time in my blog where I try to convince you, the reader, to buy and read my books, if you haven’t done so already. I understand it’s almost Christmas and who has time to read a book, right? We’re all busy getting ready for the holidays. Of course, I’m not going to try to guess what everyone’s Christmas will be like in these trying times, with the COVID Pandemic. I do hope you, your families and your friends are safe and healthy. Once all the excitement and stress is over, I hope you get some downtime to relax, rest and recharge. That would be a good time to start a new book series. (hint hint) …
Okay. Here it is: Links to purchase my books. This time I’m going to link you to an Amazon page for the Jett Landry Saga. From there you can click on both books. I’m currently working on the third book in the series. Read the first two so you’ll be ready for the third. It’s gonna be so cool. The coolest …
The Jett Landry Saga is, at it’s heart, the story of a young woman who goes from being oppressed to empowering herself in a very dangerous world. The Fuse takes place in fictional Port City, Texas. Jett, a teenager, is the only kid in her school that isn’t wealthy and white. A small group of kids bully her and make her living at school very difficult. One other kid, Melinda, reaches out to her and their friendship changes the direction of both of their lives. They begin to discover there is something evil lurking in Port City that directly affects Jett. Jett’s dad, private investigator Marcus Jackson, knows more about what’s going in Port City but is determined to protect Jett, who is biracial and the target of racism and bullying, from the reality of what’s happening as he tries to expose the corruption that protects a human trafficking operation.
Urban Legend takes place four years later the events of The Fuse. Melinda is off to law school while Jett remains in Port City, trying to come to terms with a tragedy and make sense of her life. But a mysterious hero, a woman on a motorcycle, is rescuing victims of a human trafficking ring in the rural counties north of Port City. No one knows who she is, but rumors abound. They say she seems to know their secrets she brings fury and vengeance to anyone who tries to stop her.
The Jett Landry Saga is about friendship, loyalty and the heroes of a new generation. It’s about the fight between good and evil and everything in between.
Jett Landry: Urban Legend is now available on eBook for pre-order on Amazon. Order now and it will download to your Kindle on its release date: Saturday, 11/28/20. You can also order a paperback copy! Below is a video I made to promote the book. I wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered the music over the weekend. I’m exhausted, but it was good fun. Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments. Below the video will be links to pre-order Urban Legend or to get your free eBook of Jett Landry: The Fuse (until Wednesday when the free promotion ends).
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Urban Legend is coming soon. Artist Micky Mitchell is working on the cover art. Above I’ve attached a cropped version of the cover. I don’t want to give it all away too soon.
The cover will feature two important characters in Urban Legend. Jett Landry (right) and Melinda Brown (left). Jett and Melinda are best friends. In Urban Legend their friendship continues amidst an adventure the likes of which neither Jett nor Melinda could have anticipated. This image portrays the characteristics Melinda and Jett bring to the story. Micky is doing an amazing job of bringing these characters to life and giving you a glimpse of what you can expect without giving the story away.
Jett Landry: Urban Legend is coming soon to Amazon. It’s gonna be a wild ride.
If you haven’t already, be sure to order your copy of Jett Landry: The Fuse so you can be caught up for Jett Landry: Urban Legend. Order your eBook below (you can read it for free on Kindle Unlimited):
Artwork by Micky Mitchell. Music by Steve Fitzner
Need something to do this weekend? Are you Netflixed out? Read a book! Remember when we were kids and we spent hours in our rooms reading our favorite novels and comics? I read everything from Star Wars, to James Bond (by Ian Fleming, the original Bond novels) to whatever science fiction, mystery or spy novels I could get my hands on. I’d read them over and over again, trying to get every detail of the story, find things I may have missed, figure out the characters. The first book I checked out at the public library was “A Wrinkle in Time.” I enjoyed the movie, but there is just something about reading the book. You get so much more. You get a feel for the characters’ thoughts and motivations. You get details that can’t be portrayed on a screen. You get scenes that, for practical or time reasons, didn’t make it into the movie. You get the WHOLE story. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good movie. I’ll watch a good movie over and over. But you invest in a good book, and the payoff is astronomical.
I discovered two things in my teens: Film Noir and novels by writers such as Raymond Chandler. First person accounts by gritty, no nonsense characters who live hard lives and try to make sense of a sleazy, violent world. A character who doesn’t really want to be a hero, but they end sacrificing themselves for the greater good anyway. I have this belief that Han Solo (Star Wars, duh) is the cleaned up science fiction version of this same character. When he shot Greedo under the table at the cantina he was playing the part of the classic film noir anti-hero. Or maybe not, I don’t know. It’s a matter of opinion, I guess. But Han shot first, I don’t care how Lucas tried to revise the story later. But I digress.
When I started writing “The Fuse” I intended for Markus Jackson, Port City Private Eye, to be that guy. He lives in a sleazy world, trying to make sense of things that don’t add up but isn’t shy about punching a problem in the mouth if he runs out of more reasonable options. Or if he just feels like a problem needs a punch in the mouth. He’s a throwback to the film noir troubled protagonist who works in the shadows. The prologue opens like many noir stories: He’s sitting at a bar, telling his story in first person narrative, when a beautiful woman walks in and changes his life forever. He knows it the minute he sees her; when she sits next to him at the bar and asks for a light for her cigarette.
Chapter One cuts to fourteen years later and now Markus Jackson has a teenage daughter who gets bullied at school. The story is no longer in first person narrative as told by Markus Jackson, because the story is no longer about him. It’s about his daughter, Jett. As parenting goes, when you have a kid, your life is about their story, and that’s how Jackson sees it. But Jackson is working on a case where he recognizes some creepy parallels between Jett’s experience with bullies, how the school district (mis)handles the bullying, and the corruption he is uncovering in his missing persons investigation. Are these two plots related? I don’t know. Read the book and find out. The answers are shocking! (Ha ha. Using dramatic words to get your attention).
The sequel, Jett Landry: Urban Legend, will be out soon. Artist Micky Mitchell and I are working on the cover and it’s gonna be awesome. It’s also a good story. A wild ride through Port City and beyond. Read Jett Landry: The Fuse first so you’ll be ready for Jett Landry: Urban Legend.
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The second book in the Jett Landry series, Urban Legend, is coming soon. I’ll preview drafts of the cover art in the near future. It’s going to be a wild ride. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the first book in the series, Jett Landry: The Fuse, available on Amazon as an eBook or a paperback. Order, read and leave a review!
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Jett Landry: Urban Legend is coming soon. The original plan was for a late summer release but Hurricane Laura put us behind a little as some of us skipped town, others rode out the storm and lived without electricity for a while. We’re about a month away. I’ve been working to promote this project. I appeared on the Podcast Beaumont Y2Z recently. I did a book signing and discussion at Shabby Shabby Antiques for First Thursdays on Calder here in Beaumont in August.
Urban Legend is the second book in the Jett Landry Saga. It picks up four years after the events of Jett Landry: The Fuse. It’s wild ride. Lots of action, emotion, character development and an introduction to some new characters I think you will enjoy getting to know.
I’ll update everyone again as we get closer to publishing.