Manic Monday

Jake Monday Chronicles

Book 1
Infinite Word Press
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Assassins have no fun...at least that is how Jake Monday
feels. Sure, it pays well and has tons of great benefits like beautiful women,
fast cars and expensive clothes. But, when you hate your job, how can you enjoy
its perks?

Jake finds that although he excels at killing, he finds no
joy in it. His employer continues to push him to his limits, forcing Jake to
re-evaluate his career choice.



A chance meeting with a woman aboard a flight to Los Angeles
leaves Jake questioning more than his occupation. She leaves him with a strange
gift and a feeling that they are somehow connected.



Before Jake can unravel the mysterious woman, he takes an
assignment that changes his life forever. The stakes are legendary, the danger
acute, and the world may never be the same.




 FROM THE AUTHOR



Manic Monday is the first installment of a 7-part series of
novellas. The Jake Monday Chronicles will also be included in two volumes of
collected works: The Monday Collection, Volume One and Volume Two. So, whether
you enjoy your series one installment at a time, or you like to read a longer
work, we have you covered. 

The Monday Collection, Volume One contains Manic
Monday
, A Month of Mondays, and Thank God it's Monday. All these installments
are also available to purchase separately if you wish.



The Monday Collection, Volume Two will be released in the
fourth quarter of 2014 and will include the final four parts of the Jake Monday
saga: Rainy Days and Monday (March 2014), Can't Wait for Monday (May 2014),
Mad Mad Monday (July 2014), and Monday Bloody Monday (September 2014).



I get the question from time-to-time: what inspired you to
write this story? With Jake Monday, my inspiration came from a multitude of
sources. Authors like Ludlum, LeCarre, Fleming, and Follet come to mind. Also,
I enjoy watching series on television: "Alias," "Heroes,"
"Lost," "Supernatural," "The X-Files," and
"Hannibal." All of these have elements that influenced my writing.



The Jake Monday Chronicles began in 2003 when I wrote a
short story about an assassin named Jake Monday. I had no plans, really, but I
had a sentence running through my head. The sentence that launched this series
began: "Jake Monday hated Mondays more than any other day of the
week."



The idea that a high-profile assassin would be unhappy,
unsatisfied, and struggling with his past and future, is not unique. I wanted
to explore new areas of this theme. I thought of family, of a past hidden, of
the moral challenge of an individual that finds himself caught in a massive
global conspiracy while grappling with the choices he has made, willingly or
not.



So, Jake Monday is my Jason Bourne. Hallie is my Sidney
Bristow (from Alias). My villains...well, they are all my own. I love to draw
villains who are deep, believable, and scary. Not because they always represent
the antithesis of the hero, but just the opposite: my villains are not much
different than all of us. I do not believe in "grey areas," but I do
believe the line between good and evil can be narrow. One wrong move and even
someone like Jake Monday can be heading in the wrong direction.



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About the author

 Robert Michael writes stories that resonate with realism. His character-driven tales come to life. Robert is the author of nine titles, including: Dark Mountain, Cry Me a River, and The Jake Monday Chronicles. He writes while blasting music and drinking copious amounts of diet sodas. When he is not writing, Robert can be found playing the Xbox or watching sports, especially his beloved Steelers, Pirates, Penguins, or Mountaineers.

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Publisher
Infinite Word Press
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Published on
Apr 19, 2013
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Pages
103
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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A global conspiracy threatens to overthrow governments, to topple
nations, and to create a new order. Caught in the middle of their machinations, Jake Monday, vaunted assassin for the Galbriath Alliance, stands between global tyranny and personal purgatory. Follow Jake through three novellas, Manic Monday, A Month of Mondays, and Thank God
it's Monday and track the chronicles of his struggle to discover the man
he was, the killer he has become and the man he wants to be. Now, the
first three books of The Jake Monday Chronicles are all in one book.
Save money and get The Monday Collection today.



The Monday Collection includes:



MANIC MONDAY


A MONTH OF MONDAYS


THANK GOD ITS MONDAY



Look for more Jake Monday Chronicles early 2014 as his saga continues!  

FROM THE AUTHOR

The Monday Collection, Volume One is a special volume of the first three books of the Jake Monday Chronicles. It includes: Manic Monday, A Month of Mondays, and Thank God it's Monday.

The Monday Collection, Volume Two will be released in the fourth quarter of 2014 and will include the final four parts of the Jake Monday story: Rainy Days and Mondays (March 2014), Can't Wait for Monday (May 2014), Mad Mad Monday (July 2014), and Monday Bloody Monday (September 2014).

The
Jake Monday Chronicles began when I wrote a short story about an assassin named Jake Monday. I had no plans, really, but I had a sentence running through my head. The sentence that launched this series began: "Jake Monday hated Mondays more than any other day of the week."

The
idea that a high-profile assassin would be unhappy, unsatisfied, and struggling with his past and future, is not new. I wanted to explore new areas of this theme. I thought of family, of a past hidden, of the
moral challenge of an individual that finds himself caught in a massive
global conspiracy while grappling with the choices he has made,
willingly or not.

So, Jake Monday is my Jason Bourne. Hallie is
my Sidney Bristow (from Alias). My villains...well, they are all my own.
I love to draw villains who are deep, believable, and scary. Not
because they always represent the antithesis of the hero, but just the
opposite: my villains are not much different than all of us. I do not
believe in "grey areas," but I do believe the line between good and evil
can be narrow. One wrong move and even someone like Jake Monday can be
heading in the wrong direction.

While hiking on a lonely mountain in Arkansas, Jacob Barclay finds a cabin with a terrible secret.

Sheriff Billy Joe Shoemaker discovers that his small, backwoods town may hold more danger than he ever imagined.

Molly Carothers, lost in a sea of woods, starving and scared, believes she has found a guardian angel to free her.

Brian Carothers, haunted by his family's heritage, struggles with his sanity.

Victor
Carothers influences his family through fear and blood. Along with his
wife, Patsy, they find victims among transients and strangers as they
seek to sate their appetite for the occult.

The lives of the town
of Bexton, Arkansas depend upon Jacob, the strange Yankee seeking
adventure and solace. Jacob finds he is faced with a struggling faith,
and the realization that sometimes evil runs in the family.  


FROM THE AUTHOR

Dark Mountain was my first novel. I initially wrote it in thirty days
during NaNoWriMo in 2009. I have always been a fan of horror novels by
authors like Stephen King and Anne Rice. I dreamed of writing a story
that took the legend of vampires in a different direction.

My
original inspiration for Dark Mountain was the idea of survival. The
title is actually borrowed from an environmental movement of the same name. I traveled around Arkansas and was struck by how dark it was at night. This led me to imagine this beautiful and rugged state as the 
perfect setting for a novel about survival, the depravity of humankind, and the redemption of an individual.

Dark Mountain is at its core a novel of horror, but it is also about hope and the importance and power of family.

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