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Scarred - An American Warrior's Tale
By MaXXX Cummings
A tale of two wounded warriors taken from the battlefields of
Afghanistan to the toughest battle of their lives...recovery. They soon
build a bond so close even their scarred and broken bodies can't keep
them apart. Only a soldier can truly understand another soldier, but as
you follow their story, you get an inside look at what it's really like
when soldiers come home.
50% of author's proceeds will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project.
The Gold Mine
by MaXXX Cummings
Four friends who are on a five-day how-to training seminar for competitive shooting decide to cut loose on Friday night. There's nothing to do in the sleepy Virginia town they've been staying for the seminar, so before they head back to DC, they decide to take a side trip into West Virginia to chase some girls. The friends make a unique bet...$150 is on the line, but it's pride, humor and adventure that are the real prize...or so they thought. Just before they roll into the nearest town of any size, an interesting sign catches their attention, so they decide to turn off and follow the arrow for the promise of adventure. The road they turn off on leads them into the backwoods of West Virginia, further and further away from town. What they find down this lonely stretch of two-lane highway will surprise and amaze them as they discover a gem tucked away from the outside world. They're sure it's going to get them robbed or killed by backwoods locals, but there might just be something to their liking if they follow through...they might just discover the mother lode...at The Gold Mine.
by MaXXX Cummings
Liberty Bell is the story of Max Cummings from the beginning. Max meets a beautiful red head who has a secret...or ten. Things heat up beyond his wildest dreams, but he has a secret, too. Will it ruin his dream relationship or will he win in the end? Some desires never end, and some broken hearts never mend. Join Max as he's faced with the toughest choice of his young clandestine spec ops career.
Do you ever wonder how the news becomes the news? More often than not, clandestine special operations are involved in many of the events you read, hear and watch on a daily basis. Unlike the SEAL TEAM 6 raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abadabad, Pakistan, you'll never know this 99.9% of the time because these shadow forces are so good at what they do...but every now and then... Get a look inside what really happens behind the scenes...in the shadows...
Liberty Bell is the first story of Max Cummings from the beginning of his U.S. Navy Special Operations career. Everyone knows Navy SEALS exist...they are the public heroes and heartthrobs of the military. This is a story about one of the guys no one knows exist...who gets the military intelligence that makes the SEALS rock stars. Everything he does is done the hard way...he's a spy...a patriot...and an unsung hero you'll never see being awarded medals for work most men would run from. His work is dangerous, covert, and if caught, his very existence is denied by the U.S. Government...he's on his own.
This is the first in a series of 13 planned books...The Shadow Soldier Series. To understand what makes Max who he is on his way to becoming a commissioned 'Shadow Soldier', this is the critical read that sets the tone for all future Max Cummings series novels and short stories. Max meets a beautiful red head who has a secret...or ten. Things heat up beyond his wildest dreams, but he has a secret, too. Will it ruin his dream relationship or will he win in the end? Some desires never end, and some broken hearts never mend. Join Max as he's faced with the toughest choice of his young clandestine spec ops career. *All books in the Shadow Soldier series are based on actual events...some of which made the news
Girl Next Door
by MaXXX Cummings
Dane and Nikki live next door to each other in a townhouse complex in Pensacola, Florida. Dane is a medically retired Navy SRT Special Operator enjoying his post-military career as an erotic fiction writer, inspired to write by the beauty of his 19-year-old next door neighbor he's never even spoken to. Nikki is an artist who pays the bills by dancing at a local gentleman's club until her art can get off the ground. Through a freak accident, one of their lives will depend on the other to escape certain death, but both will be changed forever.! Social barriers fall away, and one of them decides they can't live without the other, but is the feeling mutual? Two hearts collide in this heartwarming tale of compassion, desire and...all out war!
HAUNTING - an erotic paranormal romance
Conner held his beloved wife's hand tightly, not wanting to let her go. He knew he couldn't stop the cancer from taking her away from him, but a tiny glimmer of hope reigned supreme in his prayers as she slipped ever closer to her final moments in this world. “Darling...please let me go...if you truly love me...I'm ready,” Caroline whispered, sinking Conner's last hope that some miracle would let her live on, and somehow recover. “I promise you we'll see each other again...in this life or the next,” she assured him.
MaXXX Cummings is the pseudonym of the author whose true identity
remains anonymous. He has been a transient adventurer most of his life,
and remains at large to this day. Much about him in an enigma. However,
with books and short stories involving 'Max', who is the main character
in many of his works, you get a glimpse behind the curtain...Max's
adventures are based on actual events the real MaXXX experienced. Now
published, he continues to pursue the enviable mission of telling his
tales of adventure, intrigue, danger, comical situations, suspense, and
of course, romance.
What we do know for certain is that he is a loving DOM, a graduate of
the University of Texas journalism program (year unknown), a military
and war veteran (details omitted), a world traveler with over a million
miles traveled (by every mode but spacecraft), and an engaging
storyteller. He enjoys putting the reader right in the middle of the
action, and pulls you in with descriptions that make the settings so
vibrant (and accurate) that if you can put the clues together from the
writing, you can experience the adventure first hand at the true
locations, and his characters come to life right in front of you!
Interview with MaXXX:
1) Can you tell us a little about your books?
Most of my books have a military theme, and three of them are mirrors of my life and career in the military. Girl Next Door is based on a former teammate and his now wife. My upcoming book, 'HAUNTING' is an erotic paranormal romance (totally fiction) that delves deep into a mystery, murder, revenge and the love of a married couple that transcends even death.
2) How did you come up with your author name?
The author name Max / MaXXX is based on a friend who died in combat, to honor him. Cummings just fit the erotic genre, and I know he would have found it amusing.
3) Do you have a favorite spot to write?
My favorite spot to write is on my king-size memory foam bed looking out into the woods here in Florida...wildlife from birds to raccoons to bears, snakes, rabbits and the like abound in my back yard...but it's friggin' hot out this summer, so under the fan in my second floor tiled bedroom is much cooler.
4) Do you have any odd writing habits?
Odd writing habits? Not particularly...I like to listen to world music to get into the writing mood. It relaxes me. I listen to everything from country to rock to hip hop, even classical, but world music is best for inspiration. Artists like Shahin & Sepehr, Anggun, Oesteen Sevag.
5) What book did you enjoy writing the most and why?
I most enjoyed writing Girl Next Door because it was about a friend. It's not easy putting your own life in writing, such as in Liberty Belle, The Gold Mine and SCARRED, even with some creative license. I'm really enjoying writing 'HAUNTING', though.
6) What's one random fact about yourself that you can share?
Random fact about me... I've played drums since I was 12, and played in a hair band in the late 80s while in high school...had long hair and bad boy attitude. LMAO @ that!
7) What has been the hardest scene you have ever written?
The hardest scene to write were the military hospital scenes in SCARRED. In a way, it was therapy and helped me get closure on a very painful time of my life (physically, psychologically, emotionally). The turmoil of pending divorce combined with the whole experience of coming home injured from Afghanistan.
8) When you write do you write the first draft on a computer or paper and pen?
I write mostly on the computer first...a couple of the books had no outline, no notes. However, for longer books, I typically outline first to make sure I don't forget critical bits of information.
9) What's the last book you read?
The last book I read was a partial beta for fellow Native Texan Lynessa James. Wow, what a talented writer...to place herself in the position of a male, the introspect, the execution of alpha badass hitman stories...tough writing even for a guy, but she pulls it off well!
10) What are writing projects are you currently working on?
I'm currently working on 'HAUNTED', an erotic paranormal romance, and the sequel to Liberty Belle (part 2 of 13 book Shadow Soldier Series), as yet untitled. The ending to Liberty Belle leaves the reader hanging after an unexpected twist. Part 2 is sure to surprise and entice readers who loved LB. Even steamier, with D/s tones looming in the air...