Jonathan Sturak

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Hazleton, PA, The United States



Paul Bowles, Bret Easton Ellis, Patricia Highsmith

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Jonathan Sturak grew up in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. He is a Penn State University graduate and holds degrees in Computer Science and Film. He currently lives in Las Vegas where he uses the energy of the city to craft stories about life and the human condition. "The Place Called Home," Sturak's essay about Eastern European heritage in Northeast Pennsylvania, was featured on Glass Cases, associate literary agent Sarah LaPolla's pop culture blog at Sturak is also a contributing editor at, the premier location for international crime fiction. His debut thriller novel "Clouded Rainbow" was published in December 2009 and has over 200,000 downloads on the Amazon Kindle. Sturak keeps updated information on his website at


[image error]It comes with great excitement to announce the release of Jonathan Sturak’s 6th novel. Filled with suspense, sci-fi, and adventure, let the vivid imagery of Global Burning provide you with a window into a futuristic world.

What would you do if the world were on fire?


It’s the year 2045 and global warming has turned the world into a fireball. Nothing can survive outside and the last humans are confined to the un...


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Published on January 10, 2017 12:25
Average rating: 3.22 · 3,033 ratings · 412 reviews · 14 distinct worksSimilar authors
Clouded Rainbow

3.18 avg rating — 1,969 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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A Smudge of Gray

3.35 avg rating — 495 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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A Brush of Love

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His First, Her Last: The In...

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From Vegas with Blood

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Global Burning: A Post-Apoc...

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Vegas Was Her Name

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Geek vs Vegas

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The Happy Ending

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Journey. Addiction. Suspense. Confrontation. Redemption. These are just a few of the words to describe The Destruction of Silence. This is a very special story that follows Thomas Newsome on his journey to find his father and to find his self. The no ...more
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“sympathetic to some of the truly needy beggars, he wished these”
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“A BATTERED MAN WANDERS IN THE POURING RAIN. He is tall and wears an expensive black suit that is drenched with the sky’s tears.”
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“away, trying to get his response embedded into the stubborn man’s brain. In his thirty-five years, Roger couldn’t”
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What book would you like to discuss in December? Read anytime, discussion opens Dec. 1st. Please do not vote unless you WILL return to discuss, to be considerate of others who participate. Happy voting!

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The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard
1962, 198 pages, 3.48 stars
$8.55 Kindle, very cheap used print, probably at library.

  7 votes, 43.8%

Winter World by A.G. Riddle
2019, 418 pages, 4.25 stars
$1.99 Kindle, print starting at 12+, not at library, Kindle Unlimited "free".

  3 votes, 18.8%

Global Burning: A Post-Apocalyptic Novel by Jonathan Sturak
2017, 245 pages, 4.08 stars
$2.99 Kindle, print $10.94 and up, not library, Kindle Unlimited "free".

  3 votes, 18.8%

Rivers by Michael Farris Smith
2013, 337 pages, 3.73 stars
$12.99 Kindle, very cheap used print, probably not at library.

  2 votes, 12.5%

FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven
2016, 272 pages, 4.25 stars
$12.99 Kindle, cheap used paperback, not at library

  1 vote, 6.3%


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Jonathan Sturak My new psychological thriller novel, A Smudge of Gray, is currently FREE on the Amazon Kindle until Sunday, Feb 19. Download it now! Please share!

Jonathan Sturak Dawn wrote: "Thanks for the add :)"

No problem! I look forward to checking out your books. Check out my new thriller novel -- "Clouded Rainbow."

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Dawn Kurtagich Thanks for the add :)

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