Books by Russ Moran

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The Gray Ship – Book One in The Time Magnet Series

Cover 4 Front 300 by 375The saga begins. A novel of romance, time travel and a nuclear warship commanded by an African American woman in the Civil War. Ashley Patterson wants to bring her crew back home to 2013, but Abraham Lincoln wants to win the Civil War. Read more, including a video trailer.

A Kirkus Best Indie Book of 2013

In this stellar time-travel novel, a modern-American nuclear-powered cruiser sails through a time portal and goes back 152 years to the days just before the beginning of the Civil War. This provocative, intensely powerful novel is a must-read for sci-fi fans and Civil War aficionados, though mainstream fiction readers will find it heart-rending and inspiring as well. A rare read that’s not only wildly entertaining, but also profoundly moving.

Kirkus Reviews.

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The Thanksgiving Gang – Sequel to The Gray Ship

Book Two of The Time Magnet series

Cover 2 copy LIGHTER July2Jack Thurber has traveled through time – again. This was his fourth journey through time, earning him a nickname The Time Magnet. But this time he’s traveled into the future.

He discovers that he and his Navy Captain wife Ashley were killed in a terrorist nuclear attack on Ashley’s ship on Thanksgiving Day, 2015. Four other ships were attacked in what became known as the Thanksgiving Attacks.

Jack’s got to find a way back to the past, the past when he and Ashley were still alive. To do that he forms a group of people to help him. They call themselves The Thanksgiving Gang.

Dare he change history?

Dare he not?

Rip-roaring, gut-wrenching suspense wrapped in a story of friendship and courage.

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A Time of Fear - Book Three of The Time Magnet series

Cover A TIME OF FEAR jpgIn a month, five American cities will be devastated by suitcase nuclear bombs.

The time travelers take on their old name, The Thanksgiving Gang.

They know what will happen, because they travelled to the future.

They know what the result will be. They’ve seen the devastation.

They know the details. Five American Cities targeted by nuclear suitcase bombs

BUT they don’t know where the bombs are – and they don’t know how to find them.

The clock is ticking and millions will soon lose their lives – unless they find the bombs.

“A riveting, pulse-pounding nail-biter in the spirit of The Gray Ship and The Thanksgiving Gang. A Time of Fear will grip you and not let go, even after you finish the book.”

A Time of Fear is Book Three of The Time Magnet Series – Available on –

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 The Skies of Time – Book Four of The Time Magnet Series

CoverWF2FRONTAshley and Jack have traveled back in time again. They went from 2016 to 1940, just before America’s involvement in World War II.

They were on a public relations flight dreamed up by the Pentagon to celebrate Ashley’s promotion to rear admiral, making her the youngest admiral in history.

They’ve time travelled before, but this time it’s different – they encountered a time portal, or wormhole – in the sky.

They have a duty – to warn the authorities of the coming war.

They also have a duty to themselves. They want to return to their home, their home in 2016.

Their plane had a cockpit data recorder, a Black Box, which would give them the coordinates to find the wormhole and return home.

But they’re horrified when they realize that 1940 technology could not read the data on the Black Box. They’re stranded – 76 years in the past.

Will they have to restart their lives from 1940 and never return home?

Or will they find a way to read the secrets of the box?

The Skies of Time is Book Four of the Time Magnet Series. Available on

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The Shadows of Terror – Book One in the Patterns Series

The Shadows of Terror – A novel that explodes off the front page of your newspCover SHADOWS OF TERROR final jpegFRONT (1)aper.

Terrorism now has a new face, a face that’s obscured in the shadows. The radical forces of destruction have learned to make themselves invisible to the West, and preventing a terrorist attack has become almost impossible.

A new war has begun, World War III.

Rick Bellamy, an FBI agent who specializes in counterterrorism, is engaged in his own war, a war with no end.

Bellamy’s wife, Ellen, a prominent architect, discovers that she’s in the middle of the greatest terror plot to date.

To defeat the enemy, Bellamy first has to uncover the clues, to shine a light on the shadows. He has to find patterns – before it’s too late.

“A fast paced, fantastic read. The best part of the book is it’s so realistic! This really could or could be happening!” Amazon customer review.

I am amazed at his ability to create interesting stories that contain just the right balance of credence, suspense, wit and a dash of spice. Moran’s books are what I call “page turners”. They are easy to get into, and difficult to put aside.” Amazon customer review.

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The Scent of Revenge
Someone is inflicting dementia on young women. How can it be stopped? How can it be cured?

FBI Agent Rick Bellamy and his wife, Ellen, find themselves in the middle of a sinister plot.
Someone is infecting young women with a horrible disease.
Nobody knows how to stop it. Terrorism has taken on a new face, a face of utter depravity.

Everyone, it seemed, knew a young woman who had been stricken by the illness. Cable news shows began each hour with a count of the latest victims. The Scent of Revenge, as it came to be known, soon emerged into a terror spectacular that just kept growing.

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I have also published five nonfiction books. Please read about them  below.

Justice in America: How it Works – How it Fails

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I wrote this book as a primer on the American system of justice for the inquisitive layperson. I wanted to help people, especially non-lawyers, understand what they read on the front page of the newspapers. The book’s gotten wonderful feedback. Please:  Read more…





The APT Principle: The Business Plan that You Carry in Your Head

Cover proof front onlyThis book presents a unique set of diagnostic tools to evaluate business problems. It is written for the business owner who knows that a business plan is necessary, but has either been putting it off…or has been ignoring the one that’s written. It contains a lot of humor! Read more…

How to Create More Time

Time is perception, nothing more and nothing less. We have a given amount of time allotted to us: 365 days in a year, 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes to an hour, and 60 seconds to a minute. But, because time is nothing more than perception, we can actually create more time by altering the way we perceive it, using a few simple techniques. This is called manufacturing time. It can be done, and it’s easy. Read more about the book.

Boating Basics. The Boattalk Book of Boating TipsCover - Boating Basics

Don’t leave port without this book on your Kindle or iPad. This is an essential book for anyone who enjoys a day on the water.

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – Basic Basics

Chapter 3 – Nautical Terms – When is a Boat a Ship? Why is a Bathroom a Head?

Chapter 4 – Boat Cleaning Basics

Chapter 5. – How to Handle Chop in a Small Powerboat

Chapter 6. – How to Load a Powerboat on a Trailer

Chapter 7. – How to Operate a High Performance Powerboat

Chapter 8. – How to Find a Classic Wooden Powerboat

Chapter 9. – Should You Buy a Boat? Now may be a good time, or not.

Chapter 10. – The Express Cruiser One of the Most Popular Powerboats

Chapter  11. – How to Anchor a Boat

Chapter 12. – The Trawler – A Fishing Boat, a Pleasure Boat

Chapter 13. – How to Dock a Single Engine Boat Like a Pro—Three Simple Tips

Chapter  14. – Conclusion

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If You’re Injured: The Consumer Guide to Personal Injury LawCover for Kindle

If You’re Injured – The Consumer Guide to Personal Injury Law is written by a lawyer, former legal journalist, and former publisher of The New York Jury Verdict Reporter. It’s written in a conversational way to help the reader understand the complexities and problems that face a person bringing a personal injury lawsuit. It is not a substitute to hiring an attorney, but a guide to how to find the right one, and how to communicate with the lawyer once you have made a decision. The book’s objective is to help you avoid being injured twice.  Get the book here



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