Stolen Daughter completely revamped, on sale for half price for just three days

Hey guys,

I’m excited to announce that I’ve recently almost completely revamped my private investigator novel “Stolen Daughter.”

The book wasn’t selling as well as I expected and several months ago, I got one of those awesome emails you get from readers like once in a year. (Or is it a lifetime?)

Anyway, he just flat out told me the book was “close,” but not quite a grand slam. And instead of just complaining about it, he actually had some suggestions. I’ve incorporated some of his suggestions and torn the book apart since hearing the feedback. I’ve also come up with quite a few of my own changes with the benefit of hindsight and a year’s worth of distance from the book.

Bottom line, the book is much better. If you’ve read it, tell your friends it was pretty good but even better now. If you haven’t read it, I’d be honored it you gave it a shot.

Below is the spill on the book, and since you guys are my readers/fans, I’m letting you know that I’ll keep the book on sale for $2.99 for the next three days. Then I’m moving it back to $4.99.

So, go grab a copy if you haven’t already. And here’s the book info:

Dolan has more problems on his plate than you can list on a single page of single-spaced paper, but when the case of a missing seventeen-year-old girl falls in his lap, he answers the call.

Dolan, as a former Army Ranger, is just the kind of guy to volunteer for such a thing.

But he soon learns, as he races to the secluded mountains of North Carolina, that he’s in over his head. There’s a dirty cop involved. The mob, too.

They don’t appreciate a private investigator from Tennessee nosing around in their business. And they’re definitely not going to give up a girl they went to a lot of effort to abduct. So they order a hit on Dolan.

These guys are pro’s and they’ve killed plenty of men in their day. They’re not going to stop until they’ve put Dolan in the ground.

Love you guys.

Semper Fidelis,

Stan R. Mitchell

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New front page graphic 2Stan R. Mitchell, author and prior Marine, is best known for a writing style that is “sharp, snappy, cinematic, and impacts with all the blunt force trauma of a hollowpoint to the head,” says Author Mark Allen.

A former newspaper journalist, Mitchell used to have to cram long stories into short sections of newsprint. He learned more than ten years ago how to cut the fat off a story, and he still to this day doesn’t believe in wasting time or space. (Not your time. And certainly not his time.)

Most people say his books read like movies, and even people who say they don’t “like to read” usually find themselves hooked on his books.

Pick up one of the works below and see if you don’t agree.

Stolen Daughter. Dolan has a ton of problems on his plate, but when the case of a missing seventeen-year-old girl falls in his lap, he answers the call. Dolan, a private investigator and former Army Ranger, is just the kind of guy to volunteer for such a thing. But he soon learns, as he races to the secluded mountains of North Carolina, that he’s in over his head. There’s a dirty cop involved. The mob, too. They want Dolan in the ground.

Take Down. Danny Acuff, a detective and former Force Recon Marine, uncovers a massive drug operation in the small, quaint town of Akin, Tennessee. And none of these locals are happy about a big-city cop from Memphis barging into their hometown. They want Danny gone, and they want him gone soon. Danny soon finds himself tangling with murderers, big boys from the hills sent to run him off, and even a dangerous couple of Special Forces men. A lot of people are going to die before this one finishes unwinding.

Sold Out (Nick Woods, No. 1). Nick Woods used to be one of our country’s greatest snipers. A Marine who completed a bloody, top-secret mission behind enemy lines years ago, he now just wants to live in peace with his wife. But the past is about to return in this tight sniper/CIA thriller.

Mexican Heat (Nick Woods, No. 2). The entire economy of Mexico is on the verge of collapse, dying under the crushing pressure of all the country’s drug cartels united under a single man. America doesn’t want to send troops, and the Mexican government is powerless to defend itself. That leaves one option: Find Nick Woods, let him hand-pick some men, and unleash him yet again.

Afghan Storm (Nick Woods, No.3). Time is ticking down on a deadly plot for the Taliban to overthrow the government of Afghanistan.  Time to send in Nick Woods and his private, military security company (Shield, Safeguard, and Shelter, or “S3”).

Nigerian Terror (Nick Woods, No.4). Nick Woods and his elite band of shooters from Shield, Safeguard, and Shelter (S3) deploy to Africa on their next mission to deal with an out-of-control terrorist group that now holds more than 20,000 square miles of land. This terrorist group, called the Boko Haram, has finally gotten the attention of America’s leaders. But what starts as a routine mission turns into something far more.

Little Man, and the Dixon County War. This book is an incredible story about a man too young to be wearing a badge, and too small to be enforcing the law. But the twenty-seven-year old Paul Zachary has been written up as a hero and he’s got some people who want him dead.

Soldier On. This short novel (approximately 70 pages long) is a moving story of World War II. As the war nears its end, the last elements of the German Army on the ground struggle to survive. The men know the war is lost and for the soldiers, it is pure hell. It is tough for the men, and tougher for the leaders. Hemmed in by Nazi SS units waiting to arrest or shoot retreating troops on one side, while advancing American troops advance mercilessly on the other, the men pray they must only endure the freezing weather of the last days. And that their supplies won’t run out. And that they won’t lose the honor and dignity they’ve spent years creating. Soldier On explores the mental struggles faced by every man who’s ever carried a rifle.

Chase your dreams!

That’s a whole lot of edits for one day!

I’ve been killing myself today, working on some edits for one of my books. (Look at that pic over there! lol) This is something I’ve spent probably the last month or two on.

A question you might ask yourself is what have you done to chase your dreams? Either today or this week?

Fortune is not something that just happens to us. We have to chase our dreams. We have to work hard on them.

I’m literally re-editing Sold Out, my first book that I published in 2012. I had worked on for ten years prior to publishing it. I’ve re-edited the entire thing probably five or six times since. And I’ve literally reprinted the entire thing out in paper version and I’m doing some re-writes and pretty serious revisions on it.

This is in preparation for Book 5 of the series, which I’ve started. But it’s also because I know I’ve grown as a writer and the new me is WAY better than the old me.

But more than anything else, it’s because I haven’t reached my dreams. I’m guessing you probably haven’t either.

Let’s work hard, people, and get after them! We can achieve our dreams if we just believe in them, work hard, and never give up!

More chi! Train harder!

Stan R. Mitchell

P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give, a book I believe to be worth $10,000.

Stan R. Mitchell, author and prior Marine, is best known for his Nick Woods Marine Sniper series, which remained in the Top 100 on Amazon for more than three years. The series was also picked up by Audible.com for a multi-book audio deal. Additional works include a detective seriesprivate investigator seriesWestern thriller, and World War II story. Learn more at http://stanrmitchell.com.

‘Stolen Daughter’ getting stellar reviews so far

The reviews and feedback that I’ve been getting on my new book “Stolen Daughter” have been great so far! I wanted to thank everyone for all their support to date.

I also wanted to post about the book one last time as one sharp reader reminded me that I launched the book at about the worst time possible. She told me that I should have been more strategic and delayed the release, since it was the end of summer, school was starting back, and people were too busy to be buying a book.

I’ll admit I never even considered the timing. Hahaha. I also should probably hire her to handle my marketing. 🙂

At any rate, if you  haven’t picked up the book yet (or don’t even remember reading the first post/email about the novel), here’s what the book is about:

“Stolen Daughter” is a fast-paced, action-packed private investigator book, about a man named Dolan, who used to serve as a distinguished detective in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Unfortunately for Dolan, he came home early one day and caught a man in bed with his wife. Dolan, being a former Army Ranger and long-time boxer, didn’t react well to that situation. He beat the man about half to death and in the process, lost his job, his pension, and (worst of all) even custody of his daughter.

Now, he’s moved from Nashville to Knoxville, and he’s trying to get his new private investigator firm off the ground. This is proving far more difficult than he expected because he lacks any contacts in Knoxville and spent his life savings trying (unsuccessfully) to win back custody of his daughter.

This is all bad enough, but things turn worse for him when the case of a missing seventeen-year-old girl​, who’s likely been abducted,​ falls in his lap. ​

The local cops in the girl’s hometown have already given up on the case and Dolan’s her only chance. But for Dolan, money’s tight. And the aunt of the missing girl is dangerously beautiful. Perhaps worst of all, the missing seventeen-year-old girl​ unfortunately looks like his own daughter, who at sixteen is only one year younger.

Dolan finds himself drawn deeper-and-deeper into the case. Learning of where she’s been taken, he races to the secluded mountains of North Carolina to try to save the girl. But he soon realizes he’s in over his head. There’s a dirty cop involved, and that man is backed up by the mob.

Dolan is up against an organized criminal element that stretches all the way to Las Vegas and they’ve put a hit out on him.

Dolan, decorated Army Ranger or not, is about to be in the fight of his life.

The book is available on Amazon and is only $2.99 for the Kindle edition.

Stan R. Mitchell

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Stan R. Mitchell, author and prior Marine, is best known for his Nick Woods Marine Sniper series, which remained in the Top 100 on Amazon for more than three years. The series was also picked up by Audible.com for a multi-book audio deal. Additional works include a Western thrillerdetective series, and World War II story. Learn more at http://stanrmitchell.com.