Monthly Archives: August 2014

“Mexican Heat (Nick Woods, No. 2)” has arrived…

Finally, it has arrived!

Mexican Heat (Nick Woods, No. 2)” is live and up for sale on Amazon! (This is the follow-up/sequel to “Sold Out.”)

So, buy it, tell your friends about it, share it on facebook, and go yell at that neighbor across the street. Tell him, too!

Book Description:

Nick Woods is tired of waiting. America’s greatest sniper has spent the better part of two years up in the mountains of Montana, waiting for the government to double-cross him and try to come get him.

Cover_Mexican Heat - SmallHe has good reason to be wary. The government has betrayed him twice already, but Nick’s a hard man to kill.

And just waiting in isolation, with his wife Anne gone, and his paranoia at dangerous levels, is killing him, day-by-day.

And so Nick ventures out. Carefully, like Nick does everything.

But what Nick doesn’t know is that the Mexican government stands on the verge of complete collapse.

A brilliant madman has united the drug cartels into a deadly alliance, and the Mexican President holds a perilous grip on power.

Now, Mexico’s leading businessman — a multi-billionaire who owns much of the country — is about to exit the country, selling off his businesses and taking his capital out of the country.

Such a move would lead to an exodus of other businesses and just like that, America would face one of its largest catastrophes in recent times: a third world country on its borders, run by a drug cartel whose reach spans from South America into deep within the United States.

America has already sent special forces to deal with this cartel, but that proved a catastrophe.

The country needs Nick Woods again, and it needs him now.


Hope you guys enjoy this book half as much as I enjoyed writing it!!!

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

About me: My name is Stan R. Mitchell and I’m an action fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years in the news business, working as a reporter, editor, and publisher. Please consider subscribing to my blog or taking a look at some of my books.

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Best tweets of the week, 8/27/14

This post is something I’ve been meaning to start up on a regular basis.

As my regular readers know, I’m always trying to combat the cynicism (and frankly darkness) that mostly consumes our country (and world?).

And Twitter, for all its faults, provides a decent daily nourishment if you know where to look. And since most of you probably aren’t on Twitter, I thought I’d share some pretty good Tweets from the past week. (As well as just a few that may be newsworthy, but something you didn’t see.)

Hope they encourage you or make you think, as well!

(Legend: RT= Retweet, or repeating another person’s tweet. MT=ModifiedTweet, or modifying — usually shortening — a tweet.)

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

About me: My name is Stan R. Mitchell and I’m an action fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years in the news business, working as a reporter, editor, and publisher. I write every chance I get and I’m far too ambitious for my own good. Please consider subscribing to my blog for email alerts or taking a look at some of my action books.

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Update on Mexican Heat — Brace yourselves for next week

Hey guys!

Hope everyone has had a great week! And for those who haven’t, buck up! Smile! Laugh! It’s Friday!

Just wanted to give you guys a quick update. We’re in the final stages of pulling together “Mexican Heat,” so unless something unexpected happens, look for it to drop at the end of next week.

For my new blog subscribers, here’s the teaser info on “Mexican Heat.”

A powerful drug cartel, led by a madman, threatens to topple Mexico’s government.

An American SEAL Team Platoon sent to handle the situation is ambushed and decimated.

Can Nick Woods — one of America’s greatest warriors — stop this out-of-control cartel?

I need to amp up that teaser info, which is from about — oh — February, but that’ll be one of the last things I do.

Just know that the book has more firefights and small unit battles than you could possibly imagine. It’s got quite a bit of hand-to-hand that I managed to somehow (THANKFULLY!) work in. And, there’s a sick psycho who wields (effectively and often) a katana sword. 

And none of this accounts for a hot Latina by the name of Isabella, who Nick gets teamed with. Nor a  talented team of shooters he recruits — some of America’s best. Nor the edge-of-your-seats drama that Mexico’s President and his number one supporter goes through as they fight to keep Mexico from destabilizing and ripping apart at the seams. 

I can’t wait to get you guys this book, and I apologize for the delays.

The life transition from newspaper magnate (err, never mind) to a ferociously driven man trying to pay off a fair amount of debt through some lucrative consulting gigs on the side hasn’t done much to help me hit my original deadline of roughly April.

But we’re finally there and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of your all’s support and encouragement.

Even crazier, it’s not just you all who are with me! Thankfully, the first Nick Woods book “Sold Out” continues to sell better and better, and I increasingly get emails from folks I’ve never met asking questions or saying some really kind things. (Who’s paying them to do this?!)

If you’re one of my new blog subscribers and you’re here because you loved my Western thriller “Little Man, and the Dixon County War,” you’ll probably want to read “Sold Out” first if you’re intrigued by the sounds of “Mexican Heat.”

While you can read Book 2 of the Nick Woods series without having read Book 1, there are some things given away in Book 2 that you’d really rather experience in real time as a part of Book 1. Trust me on that!

Thanks again everyone!!! I owe so many of you so, so much for your support!

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

About me: My name is Stan R. Mitchell and I’m an action fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years in the news business, working as a reporter, editor, and publisher. I write every chance I get and I’m far too ambitious for my own good. Please consider subscribing to my blog for email alerts or taking a look at some of my action books.

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