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Today is the day that 2013: The Harvest finally releases on Kindle.

The paperback and all other digital formats is in the works. I want to add some bonus stuff to the paperback version first before releasing it. As for the other digital formats, for now Kindle has exclusive rights to the book. I will release to: iBooks, Kobo, Sony, and all others at the end of this rights period or I might make a special edition just for those formats. 


Jump on over to the Amazon book store and grab your copy today.  Click/Tap the image below 



2013: The Harvest is available for pre order for Kindle. CLICK HERE TO PRE ORDER 

Some three thousand years ago, the Maya left behind a warning of what was to come. Over the years mankind had done their best to decipher what this warning was; as rumors spread about the end of the world, or the end of the world as they knew it. No one knew for sure what was going to take place. All they did know, was that it would happen on December 21, 2012.
Back in 1985, the government put together a group of individuals to make sense out of the Maya prediction and or warning. The group consisted of archeologists, scientists, military specialists, and astrologers. Through their research they had gathered information revealing an invasion of earth from an alien race known as Nayams.
Having believed the group had gone mad the government disbanded the group, swearing them to secrecy of their findings. Not liking the government’s decision, the group stayed in contact, forming an underground secret organization in hopes of saving mankind.
Major Herald Jacob Flintbetter took charge of the group as they set forth their plans of creating a safe haven in the depths of the goldmines in Victor, Colorado, code named Noah’s Ark. Their biggest challenge was how to get everyone to it. Keeping to their oath, not to speak of the coming event of December 21, 2012 as to not cause any panic, made this task very challenging.
While doing research for the government the group had discovered a unique ore they named, Infinity Ore. Creating modified weapons, vehicles, and fall-out shelters with the Infinity Ore, they made the task at hand look hopeful.
Herald lived his life outside of the secret organization in Hutchinson, Kansas. Having spent years preparing his custom made fall-out shelter, he hoped his fellow neighbors would take shelter with him when the time comes. Herald and his organization knew they could not save everyone, but they would do their best to save the ones they could.
When December 21, 2012 arrives, carnage unfolds as the race to Noah’s Ark begins.
Also check out my latest painting, ‘Lady In The Rain’ for sell at Vango. Acrylic on 12 X 16 stretched wrapped canvas. The sides are also painted for hanging without a frame. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VANGO STORE
 Well that’s all I have for today. 

Thanks for viewing my post. 
– J. A. Cunningham. 

The first book in the 2013 series The Harvest is getting really close to being released. I don’t want to give a date of release yet, I seem to jinx myself when I do that. 

I do have a new adventure under way. Out side of writing I do a lot of different things—building things and painting are some of my favorite things. I have decided to open up an online store to sell some of the thing that I build and or paint. For example I like to hand carve nib holders for dip pens. 


These will be some of the thing I am selling. Along with my watercolor paintings.  


I will be selling the original prints at my store with my hand crafted items. 

Wooden Canvas 

You can also buy reprints of my paintings here:


I have a lot of cool stuff coming to the Wooden Canvas store. I’m starting off small in hopes of turning this into something big. 

Please pass along my links to any friends that might be interested. 

Anyway thanks for reading this post. 

2013: The Harvest

Posted: September 28, 2014 in Books, writing

2013: The Harvest.

Still not done, but I have made a lot of changes and progress. I am hoping to release by the end of this year, but I am not going to rush it.

Anyway, if you haven’t checked out the four chapter preview please do and share it with your friends. If you have already read the preview, I have made some changes go ahead and check them out.

All feed back is welcome, even if it is harsh.

As always, I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I enjoy writing them.

One-Line Monday

Chapter 4, Scene 1 from ‘2013: The Harvest’[1]


Unit 700 stooped down and picked up something off the ground. “Hey guys what is this tiny little species here.” He asked, as he held out his hand.

Unit 42 came over taking a closer look. “That is what humans call a cockroach, or what we call Unit 27’s mother.” He let out a series of short laughs Unit 27, and Unit 201 laughed with him. No one else had any idea what he was talking about.

Unit 700 examined it again. “It appears to be the only thing that survived the final purge.” He squashed it between his thumb and finger, “I thought it would have been tougher than that, being able to withstand the blast and all.”

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One-Line Monday

Chapter 7, Scene 4 from ‘2013: The Harvest’[1]

Unit 27 spun around getting face to face with Unit 201. “I don’t plan on going back without him.” He looked over at Sara, who was being led by Unit 53, “and, I don’t plan on Captain getting this female, she is my slave.”

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One-Line Monday

Chapter 13, Scene 1 from ‘2013: The Harvest’[1]

“Oh, Dad, you’re always trying to ruin my fun.” He pressed a couple more buttons before jumping down. His feet hit the ground just as the door popped open. “Well, look at that, my playing around opened it.” Daniel said with a laugh, as he glanced over at his dad.

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One-Line Monday

Chapter 5, Scene 3 from ‘2013: The Harvest’[1]

The last couple of shots almost hit Ralph again, if he would not have been hunched down the last one would have been a direct head shot. It was his turn now. He estimated the aliens being anywhere from one-hundred yards to two- hundred yards away, and gaining. One being shorter than the other, Ralph chose the taller one to be the first target. The distance was farther than he liked, hoping that with the modifications Jeremy had told them about, and the Infinity Ore ammo he could actually pull this off. Pulling the trigger, he allowed five rounds to fire before releasing. As soon as he had fired, he quickly realigned firing at the shorter one with another five round burst.

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One-Line Monday

Chapter 3, Scene3 from ‘2013: The Harvest’[1]

“On our way.” Herald clipped the radio onto his belt. “Alright folks, looks like it’s time to move out. Tony, I want you and your family at the front of the line. Joshua, Cindy, and Travis you all are up front too. The rest of you that are armed will keep up the back of the line. Your only job is to protect everyone in the middle and of course yourselves. Any questions?”

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One-Line Monday

Chapter 4, Scene 1 from ‘2013: The Harvest’[1]

Unit 27 lead Swarm 5, Captain gave him one order, that was to hunt down Unit 53. If he was found alive they were to contact the Captain immediately. Swarm 5 consisted of Units 27, 42, 315, 201, 449, and 700 all handpicked by the Captain himself. Unit 27 wanted to be on a harvest Swarm, hunting down one of their own was somewhat degrading.

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