Accidental Saviors

A Novel of Uncommon Heroism in a Dark Time.

Algot Niska was a smuggler. Felix Kersten a celebrated chiropractor with a practice that included the highest men in Nazi circles. Expatriates living in Berlin in the early days of World War II, they seemed to share nothing in common but their Finnish background.

Neither thought of themselves as a hero. But an accident of history led each to use his strategic position to save the lives of hundreds of Jews from Nazi persecution and likely death.

Author Jack Saarala interweaves actual history and events from the lives of Kersten and Niska with imaginative fiction to create a suspenseful novel in the inspiring tradition of Schindler’s List and The Zookeeper’s Wife.

  • Genre: Suspense, historical
  • ISBN: 978-0999462324
  • Read Excerpt

Cradle of Stone

Alonqua, a Lenape boy of the early 1800’s, an orphan, is sent by Mawenteh, his elderly guardian, on a journey to a sacred waterfall. This is Mawenteh’s last request, for that very night he will die.
The journey takes Alonqua from the heart of a beaver lodge to the heart of a great storm, from the release of a snared otter to a bond with a mother eagle. And ultimately to an understanding of the White Man who will come to warn his village of impending destruction.
Unknown to Alonqua at the beginning, the journey is a vision quest. What he learns on the way is his Spirit Name and the courage to do what is true and right—for himself, for his people, and for the sacred earth.

  • Genre: young adult/Native American fiction
  • ISBN: 978-0-9972024-6-5
  • Read Excerpt

It’s 1999 and FBI Special Agent Bob Hollis is searching for terrorists in New York City. There are many threats out there—from an attempt to bomb the Empire State Building to replacing one man in the FBI with a terrorist informant. Software terrorism is just becoming a “thing,” that Hollis has to worry about, too.
There are a lot of players on the board: from the FBI to the CIA, and from independent terrorist cells to computer programming experts. Hollis needs to untangle the web and sort the good guys from the bad guys—and then figure out who is really behind the scenes pulling the strings.

doc mike holds a Ph.D. in physical sciences and engineering; logic and discipline guided his career. However, deep within, he always wanted to write a novel…so one day he began to write. Life got in the way and he set the novel aside for 15 years. Then he sat down again and wrote, and wrote and wrote. “Terrorists and Global Manipulation” is the result.

He lives in Maryland, near his adult children and when not writing, he enjoys sports and cars.

Falling from the Ground

It’s supposed to be a fun family vacation. Sun, sand and surf at relaxing Cape November. That’s how Alison’s mom described it. But when they arrive, Alison, her brother Michael, and friend Olivia find the old tourist town is nothing like the carefree vacation paradise Mom remembers from her teenage years.

The cute bed and breakfast is rumored to be haunted, the town is practically deserted—except for the strange men in a white van who keep following them, rumors of a sea monster, and the mysterious girl who lives on the top floor of the mansion.

Before their bags are even unpacked, Alison, Michael and Olivia are knee-deep in trouble. If they can’t solve the mystery of Cape November, the world as we know it may just disappear forever.

  • Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • ISBN: 978-0-9972024-3-4
  • Read Excerpt

Brenawyn has made impossible promises. She has agreed to become the Druid high priestess, she has agreed to restore the balance between worlds, she has promised to save Alexander from a century’s old curse, and to top it all off, the god Finvarra has just dropped her 600 years in past so that she can fulfill an ancient prophecy.

Now she must make impossible choices: between saving her lover or rescuing her best friend, between staying in the past or returning to the present. But most of all, she must choose who she will become.

Oracle’s Curse, the third book in The Celtic Prophecy series, takes the reader on a journey to a world of dark magic, a world where dangers abound and Brenawyn has no one to trust.

Brenawyn knows loss. Her mother, her father, her husband…that bastard. She can’t let Alex die, too. With the Coven closing in, Alex flees with Brenawyn to Tir-Na-Nog, even though he knows he is setting her on a path of no return. Brenawyn must say goodbye to her family forever and traverse time. She is the only one who can fulfill an ancient prophecy. But what is Alex hiding? Has he condemned Brenawyn to serve the gods forever? Or will the depth of his sacrifice bring salvation to them both? In Book Two of The Celtic Prophecy, Alex prepares Brenawyn to travel to ancient Scotland to claim her rightful place.

She came to Salem to start a new life, but the gods have other plans.
Brenawyn McAllister has come back to the only family she has left, her grandmother, in the fabled city of witches. She learns that her family has an ancient secret, and she is more powerful than she ever thought possible. Her life gets more complicated when she meets the handsome Alexander, but like everyone else in her life, he has a secret and he’s been keeping it for 600 years.

A thousand of years ago, the realm of Ashur was drowned by Darian, Harbinger of the god Orijin, to save it from the evil Red Harbinger, Jahmash. But the prophecies say Jahmash will return—and only Darian’s chosen Descendants, those who bear a black line on their face, can save mankind.

Baltaszar: An untried lad from a hidden village. He must find the House of Darian to learn how to use his mysterious powers.
Marshall: The last of a race of warriors slaughtered by Jahmesh’s army. Will the other Descendants help him avenge his family and his race?
Prince Garrison: He spent years following his father, the king’s orders to kill all who bear the mark of Darian—even though he bears it himself. Can the other Descendants accept him? Or will they kill him?

Time is running short for the Descendants. Hunted by the people they are supposed to protect, Can they save Ashur from its greatest threat: The Red Harbinger?

The Patient Wolf

The small town of Rivelou is hiding secrets, and they are about to claw their way to the surface.
Ana Dugan used to enjoy her nighttime walks through her quaint college town, but all of that changes when a handsome stranger rescues her from an attack. She’s not sure who she should be more afraid of the four legged beast who attacked her or the two legged one who saved her. She narrowly escapes, but soon learns that others weren’t so lucky. When another man enters her life claiming he’s there to protect her she’s not sure who she should trust, the wolf or the hunter.

Attack of the Zuzax

The world is about to end!

Astronomer Dr. Costas Magakis has just discovered a new asteroid and it’s awesome. The only trouble, is it’s on a collision course with Earth. Well and there’s that other thing too, a big blue spaceship hot on its tail. When the Zuzax’ ship suddenly saves the Earth from destruction the celebration is short lived. Magakis has a feeling the planet’s “saviors” might have more than rescuing mankind on their minds.

It’s not long before Magakis wishes he’d taken his chances with the asteroid and wonders if anyone on earth will survive the attack of the Zuzax

Bob Culkin has written a classic 1950’s-style sci-fi adventure that is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.