ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Weston Ochse is a former intelligence officer and special operations soldier who has engaged enemy combatants, terrorists, narco smugglers, and human traffickers. His personal war stories include performing humanitarian operations over Bangladesh, being deployed to Afghanistan, and a near miss being cannibalized in Papua New Guinea. His fiction and non-fiction has been praised by USA Today, The Atlantic, The New York Post, The Financial Times of London, and Publishers Weekly. The American Library Association labeled him one of the Major Horror Authors of the 21st Century. His work has also won the Bram Stoker Award, been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and won multiple New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. A writer of more than 26 books in multiple genres, his military supernatural series SEAL Team 666 has been optioned to be a movie starring Dwayne Johnson. His military sci fi series, which starts with Grunt Life, has been praised for its PTSD-positive depiction of soldiers at peace and at war. Weston likes to be called a chaotic good paladin and challenges anyone to disagree. After all, no one can really stand a goody two-shoes lawful good character. They can be so annoying. It's so much more fun to be chaotic, even when you're striving to save the world. You can argue with him about this and other things online at Living Dangerously or on Facebook at Badasswriter. All content of this blog is copywrited by Weston Ochse.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

It's Buy a Book From Your Favorite Deployed Author - Or Just Me If I'm The Only One You Know

HAHA. But seriously. It's an actual day here in Afghanistan. I saw it on a poster. Really.

Thanks to Julia Vee for taking the time to read Grunt Life. You are one discerning and awesome fellow writer! For those of you who want some more fiction, she's a budding author herself. I love the description of this- Princess, Outcast and Space Mechanic: Girl on a Kraken. Give her a try.

Here's what she had to say about Grunt Life:

Sometimes you read something that is so good that you can hardly believe it.  It reaches right in and just yanks every raw emotion. That doesn’t happen a lot for me.  I mean, I love a good space marine romp.  Maybe there are MECH suits, maybe there are fancy plasma weapons.  (I just finished Halo: The Fall of Reach, which was exactly like that and interspersed with some spaceship battles too.) And then there are books which are a cut above:
  • Grunt Life by Weston Ochse
  • All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
When I read Grunt Life: A Task Force Ombra Novel by Weston Ochse, I was drawn in to the intense emotion of the characters. We meet the protagonist, Benjamin Mason as he is trying to end his life.  Instead, he is recruited to a secret task force to fight an alien invasion.  During his wild journey, we experience his suffering, the PTSD that he and his fellow squad members are all tormented by. It’s heavy. It’s such a powerful read. I loved it. The aliens are complicated and they are winning.  Humans being the underdog is definitely the trope that all these wonderful alien invasion books have to deliver.  This particular alien has the power of mind control over humans. The 3rd book in the series, Grunt Hero (Task Force Ombra) just launched  and so you know as a reader that you get at least 3 books of this visceral action packed space marine reading.
If you're interested in Grunt Life or the complete trilogy, click on the links to the left or shop at your favorite bookstore. And remember what day it is today!!!  Lol.