Sea of Crises, is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that grabs the reader from the first page and simply refuses to let go. Awarding it one of its coveted starred reviews, Kirkus Reviews named Sea of Crises to its Best of 2012, and Publishers Weekly declares “Steere’s assured prose is compelling, and the book’s intriguing plot will keep readers turning pages until the very end. His second novel, Defiant Heart, was released in 2013 to rave reviews. Enjoy!

Sea of Crises
Marty Steere
4.5 Stars (55 Reviews)
Genre: Contemporary Fiction | Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

What really happened to the crew of Apollo 18 in the Mare Crisium, the Sea of Crises? A mission conducted in eerie silence after loss of all communications during the astronauts’ first moonwalk, it ended in tragedy when the heat shield on the command capsule failed during re-entry, leaving three dead astronauts inside burned beyond recognition. Thirty-six years later, mission commander Bob Cartwright’s sons make a shocking discovery: The capsule that came down in the Pacific Ocean with three charred remains was not their father’s capsule. And the body they buried all those years before was not their father.

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Defiant Heart
Marty Steere
4.8 Stars (47 Reviews)
Genre: Historical Fiction | Romance

Two extraordinary characters.One unforgettable love story.

In the spring of 1941, young Jon Meyer’s family dies in a tragic accident, and he is sent to live in a small Indiana town.He arrives to find himself unwanted and shunned.

Mary Dahlgren is the mayor’s daughter.A pretty girl, she could have the pick of the boys in town, including Vernon King, the star of the vaunted high school basketball team.To the chagrin of her friends, though, Mary has always been more interested in books than boys.That is, until she meets Jon.

But Jon and Mary are kept apart through the efforts of Mary’s father, who perceives their relationship a threat to his political aspirations, and Vernon, to whom Jon is a rival for Mary’s affections.For months Jon is subjected to a painful ostracism.Then, just when the young man’s earnestness and perseverance begin to win over many of the townsfolk and it appears that love may conquer all, tragedy strikes.

As the country is caught up in war, so too are the young lovers swept up in events beyond their control, leaving both fighting for their very lives.If, against the odds, they are to be together, each will need to find the strength, the courage and the resourcefulness that beat only in a defiant heart.

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