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Markus is an indie Urban Fantasy author with five books available in The Bounty Series - A Bounty with Strings, A Bounty of Evil, A Personal Bounty, Bounty Calls and The Sin City Bounty. You can find Markus on social media and purchase his books through Amazon in this link: https://linktr.ee/markusmatthews
Born in the UK and growing up in Southern Ontario, Canada, Markus has been a computer geek and WWII history buff all his life. It took a midlife crisis for Markus to realize his dream of becoming an author and after twenty-five years as an IT professional, he turned to writing fantasy fiction. When he is not writing, cooking or taking care of his wife and three cats, Markus is an avid reader, enjoys food & wine pairing, playing video games, and building Lego.
Follow Markus on Instagram: @authormarkusmatthews
How do you catch someone who can appear as anyone? The Rose is a shapeshifting assassin that has left a trail of bodies in high-profile hits all over the globe for the last decade. The bounty on the Rose’s head is massive, and Zack and his team want to cash in. When a multi-million dollar hit contract is put on a heavily protected arms dealer in Las Vegas, it looks like the perfect bait for the Rose. Zack and his team travel to Las Vegas to shadow the arms dealer and take down the Rose in the act. Unfortunately, things quickly go south. The team has threats from all quarters to deal with. From vampire mobsters to the FBI and everything in between, it will take everything the team has just to stay alive. If you enjoy action-packed Urban Fantasy with a dash of humor, you'll love this novel.
Warning – Two golf courses were harmed in the making of this novel. Business is booming for Air Elemental Zack Stevens and his team of bounty hunters. Between rogue vampires, fae dinosaurs, creatures from Greek mythology, dark druids, and zombies, they can barely keep up. Zack soon wonders if this uptick in cases is just good fortune, or is there something more going on? Bounty Calls is a hybrid novel containing seventeen connected short stories that take place directly after A Personal Bounty (Book 3) ends. You’ll adore this fast-paced, humorous Urban Fantasy with a superhero twist novel, because who doesn’t love wanton destruction of golf courses, protected green spaces, and mall food courts.
How far would you go for revenge? When Zack's best friend, Police Sergeant Rob Quinn, ends up on life support and another Hamilton police officer is killed after responding to a break-in, Zack vows to bring the criminals to justice. He and his team quickly learn that these thieves are anything but common. They have high-tech armored suits, can burn through locks and safes in seconds, toss smartphones which explode, and are able to seemingly vanish into thin air. When similar crimes happen in Asia and Europe by people dressed in the same type of armor and logos, Zack realizes that this is part of something much bigger. How much is Zack willing to risk to avenge his friend? Find out in A Personal Bounty. You’ll love this fast-paced Urban Fantasy series with a superhero twist because who doesn’t love an against all odds story.
Bounties are great… …if you’re alive to collect them. Air elemental Zack Stevens’ bounty-hunting business is thriving. He’s taken on four new partners: an introspective Werepanther, a hyper (and distractible) vampire, an inventive Mr. Hyde-type creature, and a shadow-traveling blue alien with a penchant for Full Metal Jacket. They’ve chosen their first case: Someone—or something—is murdering humans across the vast and sparsely populated forests of northern Ontario. The pattern is random, the crime scenes are gruesome, and there is little evidence to lead the team to an answer. As they begin to unravel the mystery, they find themselves facing a foe so cunning and deadly, that they fear they’ll never be ready for it. Will Zack and his team’s first case together be their last? You’ll adore this fast-paced Urban Fantasy series with a superhero twist, because who doesn’t love an against all odds story.
With air elemental powers… …he’s powerful and for hire. Who wants him dead? If given the power of wind and lightning, one might be expected to become a superhero for the greater good. Zack wanted more and went a different route. The life of a bounty hunter suited him, and it paid better than being selfless. For six-years he worked on his own. Circumstances on the new job made that impossible. This assignment would be his hardest. It wasn’t typical that he worked with others, but he needed them. The motley crew of supernatural got into a tight spot and barely survived. Now, recovering from their wounds, Zack wondered. Was it time for a change? With his focus on recovering Zack didn’t notice there was trouble brewing. In the shadows of the underworld a powerful vampire syndicate has a score to settle. There was a new contract out and his team is in the crosshairs. Will he survive the world’s top assassins coming for them? You’ll love this thrill-ride of a supernatural adventure because this origin story starts off a great new series to devour.