Monday, April 17, 2017

TJ Turner and Abraham Lincoln

Hello all--

After a very hectic six weeks since Seconds to Midnight was released, I'm taking a bit of a break.  I have a round of edits to complete for next years book, and I also have a story I want to share. 

In 2007, my second novel, Code Black was released into silence.  I was still flying then, and it seemed like the universe was conspiring to repeatedly send me out of the country so I couldn't do much of anything to promote my novel.  Duty called, but I clearly remember the frustration as my visions of writing novels seemed to dissolve as I sat helplessly and watched Code Black flounder.  I recovered, eventually, but the frustration is still etched in my mind.

Fast forward to 2017, and a friend of mine, award winning novelist, TJ Turner is currently stationed in Afghanistan. His second novel, Land of Wolves, is being released May 2nd without him present,  and my plan is to make some well deserved noise for this book.  I first met TJ several years ago in San Diego, at a Veterans Day book event, and he instantly hooked me with a brief synopsis of his debut novel, Lincoln's Bodyguard.   I loved his story, and as early as I could, I got an advanced copy of his second book, Land of Wolves, and it's perhaps even better than his first.  Land of Wolves has kept me thinking about the story weeks after I finished the last page.

I'm happy for TJ's success, and I'm hoping he returns home soon so he can tell you his story himself.  I've already ordered a hardcover copy for the shelf where my favorites sit, and I urge you to do the same. It's the beginning of what I hope is a long-lived series.  Way to go TJ.

Wherever books are sold.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Backlist Blowout!

To celebrate the release of Seconds to Midnight, my publisher is discounting my entire backlist.  From March 7th to March 14th, all six previous books will be priced at $2.99 for the electronic versions.   Enjoy, and here they are in the order of publication.  Thanks to my readers, I added a few of the highlights the books have encountered along the way.  Catch up, and then strap in for Seconds to Midnight, which Suspense Magazine had this to say:    “Some of the best reading ever created!"


"Category Five is a first rate thriller filled with believable characters and lots of inside information! I can't wait for Donlay's next book." -- Vince Flynn, NYT best-selling author

"Code Black--finalist for the Minnesota Book awards."

"Authors like Philip Donlay, who write the pure thrillers, have capabilities and strength I can only envy." --- William Kent Krueger, NYT best-selling author

“Philip Donlay’s new thriller, Zero Separation, is a timely and terrifying roller-coaster ride depicting the realities of the post-9/11 world. Deftly plotted and expertly executed by a gifted writer who also happens to be a licensed pilot, Donlay’s story opens with a bang and doesn’t let go.”     ―Sheldon Siegel, New York Times best-selling author

"Finalist for the USA Book awards"

 “Like thrillers? Boy, have I got the one for you. Deadly Echoes by Philip Donlay. Do not miss it…Deadly Echoes starts off running and doesn't stop until the last page. It is rather exhausting to read. I think at times I almost forgot to breathe. I repeat. Do not miss this one.”                                                 ―Bookloons

"Finalist for the Nancy Pearl Literary award."
"Finalist for the USA Book awards"

“The action races to a shoot-out on the shores of Lake Atitlán and a desperate flight through a volcanic eruption as Mt. Atitlán rips itself
                                   ―Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)

“The action ping-pongs back and forth as Nash’s rescue and McKenna’s investigation proceed, until events collide as the volcano’s eruption threatens them all. Donlay’s knowledge of flying and Guatemala add authenticity to the story, and he keeps the pace building to a powerful and memorable climax."
                                   ―Suspense Magazine (Suspense Magazine)

"Finalist for the Nancy Pearl Literary award."

"Before you crack open Pegasus Down  the new novel by Philip           Donlay, you better buckle up: You’re in for a hell of a ride."―Killer Nashville Magazine

"On par with the best in suspense writing, the story plays out like an edge-of-your-seat movie, complete with danger, explosions, intrigue, betrayal and redemption.  The extensive descriptions of aircraft jargon and technology bring a realistic dimension but may slow the story down for some readers.  Even so, for anyone who loves action, intrigue and adventure, this one is an absolute must!"―InD'tale