Author Spotlight


Rod Pennington

$2.98 on Kindle

Gabe Indweller spent over a decade serving his country in Black Ops. When he foolishly volunteered for a government experiment that ended badly all he got for his troubles was 8 months in a coma. When he was ‘Awakened’ some say he emerged in a state of total enlightenment. With his skill set and his newfound awareness, the people caring for him viewed him with the same mixed emotions Dr. Frankenstein must have felt towards his creation. They weren’t sure if they had created superman or a monster. Or their nightmare scenario, he was both.

Hired by a secretive and powerful group known as the Novem, or The Nine, Indweller has the authority to administer justice as he sees fit with total impunity from law enforcement. The Novem has spread the rumor that Indweller was the Archangel Gabriel. Gabe doesn’t buy into the whole ‘Archangel’ angle for one second. But as his exploits morphed into urban legend status, he had to admit the intimidation factor made his job easier.

Angel or fiend, with three attempts on his life in the same night, there was going to be hell to pay.

“I rated this book at 5 stars, only because there isn't any 7 star rating available! I loved it and couldn't put it down. At one point I did 'have' to put it down to do some work and I noticed, several hours later, that I was still smiling from ear to ear....and I'm not a 'simily' person. I have read the other books in the 'Fourth Awakening' and this book was the icing on the cake, but it is it's own book too and can stand on it's own without the necessity of reading the others, although I would strongly suggest reading the others first, so the total living dynamics of the overview can be better understood and felt. I expected, like in many other book series, that I'd have to wade through half the book as it brings me up to date, reading about what I read in the previous books to know what was going on, but surprisingly, that didn't just hit the ground running here, but as you get deeper into the story things star to just simply weave together with the previous books....brilliant writing! I'm a combat wounded disabled veteran...(with Zen Satori, 1983.) So his clear views of good, evil, humanity and war were a great delight to me, because the truth is so seldom heard, although he may catch some 'flack' over it. And most impressive was Rod's awareness of the enlightened states and how they may manifest differently within different personalities or levels of enlightenment. This clear vision of enlightenment is something that can't be faked, he's gotta be living there to know what he knows. His 'honesty' about enlightenment and it's possible aftermath is very true, but also seldom spoken's a no bullsh_t book that covers the best, the worst, and the beyond of our human experience. Thanks for the book....and please keep writing! ”

Rod Pennington




Includes #1 Novels on Amazon Kindle in "The Fourth Awakening" & "The Charon Family" Series, Plus A Brand New Action Manuscript


February 17, 2015... USA... Author Rod Pennington's blockbuster titles have been optioned for film and television by Carole Myers, Executive Producer at World Media Partners.  One of the hottest authors on Amazon Kindle, all of  Pennington's novels have immediately hit #1 in multiple categories. Pennington's immense popularity earned him a featured author story on the Amazon Home page.

Pennington's books include The Charon Family, a dark comedy satire series about a dysfunctional family of four of the world's best assassins. Also, The Fourth Awakening series, metaphysical science thrillers featuring a woman who gets a "do over" with her life when she investigates a mysterious disappearance that leads her on an enlightenment quest.

"I've been very happy with my Kindle success, writing exactly what excites me, exactly how I want to write it and living a glorious life here in Jackson Hole," said Pennington. "Gotta admit, though, it will be a lot of fun to see The Charon Family and Penelope Drayton Spence, my heroine in The Fourth Awakening, come to life."

Pennington began his novel writing career in the Men's Action genre in the 1980s. With The Fourth Awakening novels, he found a new audience for creative New Age drama. His recent Spanish language release of The Fourth Awakening became the #1 Kindle Foreign Language book.

The Charon Family series incorporates six novels, including The Family Bundle, a trilogy. All have been #1 in Dark Comedy, Satire and Political categories. At one time, all six Charon Family books filled the #1-#6 position in the Kindle Humorous Dark Comedy category while four of the Fourth Awakening books filled positions #1-#4 in New Age Mysticism.

Myers will also be developing Pennington's ready-for-publication new novel, entitled Indweller, a rapid-fire action and intrigue story with a hero of such massive originality that he deserves his own genre.

"From the first page of my first Rod Pennington novel, I was jaw-dropped.  The action was moving so fast and was so thrilling that I couldn't stop reading," said Myers. "He crafts this colorful matrix of mystery, action and fascinating characters that translate perfectly to the screen. Rod can turn out an astounding TV pilot script in a day, too."

Myers cut her teeth on the TV series "Miami Vice," then developed and produced "The Marshal," an ABC/Paramount prime time drama series. She has set up numerous series and specials with production companies, networks and studios, based on valuable book and life rights, and has executive produced pilots, series and specials, including the series "Night of the Proms," which earned her the Mid-America 2014 EMMY Award for Arts/Entertainment Series/Special.


11 Consecutive #1 Kindle Niche Best Sellers

The Fourth Awakening Chronicles IV #1 Kindle Bestseller in "Mysticism" and El Cuarto Despertar (Spanish Translation of TFA) #1 Kindle Bestseller in "Foreign Language eBook”


Rod Pennington writes two very different but very popular series of novels. The Fourth Awakening books are science based spiritual thrillers. They feature a woman who gets a "do over" with her life and goes on an enlightenment quest with an interesting cast of characters. The flagship of the series, The Fourth Awakening, has been the #1 Kindle Best Seller in "New Age Mysticism" for over 4 straight years.

Pennington has also writes a dark comedy series about a dysfunctional family of four of the world's best assassins. The most recent book in the series, Family Debt, was released on Halloween 2013 and immediately went

#1 in its Kindle niche.

On November 1, 2013, four of the titles in The Fourth Awakening series were ranked 1-2-3-4 in the Kindle "New Age Mysticism" niche. On the same day, the 6 titles in the "Family" Series were ranked 1-2-3-4-5-6 in the Kindle "Dark Comedy" niche.

Pennington began his novel writing career in the "Men's Action" genre in the 1980s. In addition to his own bestselling "Devon's Way" series he produced "work-for-hire" novels for the Worldwide Library/Gold Eagle imprint of Harlequin Books based on the characters created by the late Don Pendleton in his Mack Bolan "Executioner" series.

When, along with the Berlin Wall, the men's action genre collapsed, Pennington was recruited by the VP of Creative Affairs of a major motion picture studio and worked directly with him for many years.

In addition to his twelve novels, Rod has sold or had optioned numerous screenplays and treatments.

Books by Rod Pennington Available on Kindle

The Fourth Awakening #1 Kindle Bestseller in "Mysticism" for over 4 Years

The Gathering Darkness #1 Kindle Bestseller in "Metaphysical & Visionary Fiction"

The Fourth Awakening Chronicles I #1 Kindle Bestseller in "Mysticism"

The Fourth Awakening Chronicles II #1 Kindle Bestseller in "Mysticism"

The Fourth Awakening Chronicles III #1 Kindle Bestseller in "Mysticism"

Family Reunion #1 Kindle Bestseller in "Dark Comedy"

Family Business #1 Kindle Bestseller in "Dark Comedy"

Family Secrets #1 Kindle Bestseller in "Dark Comedy"

Family Bundle #1 Kindle Bestseller in "Dark Comedy"

Family Honor #1 Kindle Bestseller in "Dark Comedy"

Family Debt #1 Kindle Bestseller in "Dark Comedy"


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