John Locke Books In Order

Publication Order of Donovan Creed Books

Lethal People (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lethal Experiment (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saving Rachel (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now & Then (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wish List (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Girl Like You (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vegas Moon (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Love You Crave (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maybe (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Callie's Last Dance (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Because We Can! (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Means War! (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boxed In! (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Emmett Love Books

Follow the Stone (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Poke the Bear! (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Emmett & Gentry (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goodbye, Enorma (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rag Soup (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dani Ripper Books

Call Me! (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promise You Won't Tell? (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Teacher, Teacher (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Tell Presley (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abbey Rayne (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gideon Box Books

Bad Doctor (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
BOX (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outside the Box (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boxed In! (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Kill Jill (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Casting Call (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

John Locke was the first self published author to sell more than one million eBooks on Amazon; the novelist is best known for the Donovan Creed and Emmet Love series. As a self published author, John Locke’s novels enjoy global popularity, his books having been translated into over two dozen languages.


Born in Puerto Rico, Locke’s father was a Canadian Military man married to an American Woman. Attending boarding school in Pennsylvania, John Locke’s interest in writing was kindled at an early age, his talent starting to shine through when he was bitten by an ant in elementary school and wrote a short story about the experience, whose quality was such that his teacher forced the young boy to read it out loud to his class.

Despite this spark of writing talent, John Locke’s path drove him towards a different direction, with his energies instead poured into insurance and real estate, a choice that earned him the fortune he currently possesses.

There was a time, during his days at Northwestern State University, when John considered pouring his efforts into journalism; he however found his attention drawn towards other pursuits, this including the time he spent singing in a rock band, and the side gig-selling insurance door to door- that saw him advance to the position of area vice president at the young age of 21.

John Locke founded Freedom Life Insurance at age 35 after moving to Louisville, KY. The author’s fortunes have continued to grow over the years to include 13 shopping centers.

+Literary career.

John Lock is one of only eight authors to have sold more than one million eBooks on Amazon. Making his novels available via Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing, John Locke has been self publishing since 2010.

And over the last four years, the author has sold over two million eBooks, with the Donovan Creed series enjoying the greatest success of all John’s works. He is one of only few authors in the world whose novels always find a place on Amazon’s Best seller lists.

Despite his popularity in the self publishing arena however, there is more to the success that John Locke has enjoyed than mere luck or even literary prowess, the author using his book ‘How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in Five Months’ to explain the methods through which he was able to use social media to effectively market his work and engage with new readers through the efforts of his pre-existing fan base.

John Locke has since then expanded the reach of his literary projects, having entered into contract with Simon and Schuster to sell physical copies of his books at large retailers.

The core of John’s success is intimately intertwined with the Donovan Creed thriller novels, of which he wrote 11; his other novels, the Emmet Love series, four Western books, haven’t attracted quite the same hullaballoo as Donovan Creed; they have none the less allowed John Locke to maintain his position as a juggernaut among self published authors.

Lethal people

Donovan Creed is a tough and intelligent fellow; he is also a former CIA assassin; during his attempts to attract the eye of the beautiful Kathleen Gray, Creed encounters a horribly burned little girl called Addie Dawes, an encounter that throws him headlong into a dangerous game of death with crime boss Joe DeMeo.

DeMeo will stop at nothing to obliterate Creed and all that he loves to protect his empire. Donovan Creed, however, is anything but helpless. Employing the capabilities of a cast of bizarre individuals, including a furious midget and a giant, Creed prepares to take the fight right to DeMeo’s doorstep.

Lethal people is one of those books most people will admit that they would never have picked up if not for all the publicity John Lock attracted for his success in self publishing.

Those that finally pick up the first book in the Donovan Creed series have admitted to being pleasantly surprised by the content they encounter; the book is violent to a fault and could be accused of presenting little to not character development.

And yet it manages to engage and entertain like few other novels can; and this comes down to the fact that the novel doesn’t pretend to be anything other than fluffy lighthearted fun.

Donovan Creed is easy to like as the protagonist of the series, an assassin for hire that will kill for anyone that is willing to pay, yet that doesn’t make him any less likable. John Locke’s writing is on par with other books within the same price range, in other words far from mind blowing. However he none the less manages to engage and entertain. The first novel in his most popular series is very fast paced and action oriented. Rarely does one encounter a dull moment, especially with the never ending twists.

Lethal Experiment

Donovan Creed is a contract killer and business is booming; however he also desires to live a normal life, one without the chaos and the killing, with adopted daughter Addie and beautiful partner Kathleen Gray by his side.

However things are rarely so simple; and before he can finally find his happy ending, Donovan will have to deal with some dangerous complications. A lethal experiment is afoot, one within which you get to take a hundred thousand dollars home, the only stipulation being that, in accepting the money you would be condemning a murderer to death.

Donovan Creed cannot resist a noble cause, not even one that threatens the happiness that he so desperately seeks.

Most people that read John Locke’s books struggle with how cheaply it is priced, especially when comparing the books against other works within the same bracket whose quality is often questionable.

The second book in the Donovan Creed series is as action packed and fast paced as the first; Donovan more or less carries the series on his shoulders, with his humorous attitude and snappy dialogue. He is the brutal killer you cannot help but cheer for.

Lethal experiment is no masterpiece; no one is ever going to accuse it of being great. Yet the novel provides such thrills and excitement that one cannot help but feel justified at the money spent purchasing John Locke’s fluffy and funny works.

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