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  1. If you could meet any character from any book, who would you get to know? I would love to chat with Hermione Granger from Harry Potter; I feel as though she would have interesting stories and that we could relate to each other easily.
  2. Hi there, We have recently launched a new business with a new way of reading stories! It's called Letters Across Time, where you receive stories from characters through the mail in actual letters. There are free samples on the website, if you want to give it a try. We would love to hear what book lovers think of this idea!
  3. Dear all, the first review of GUN KISS is in. Take a deep breath, because Gun Kiss's special brand of high-octane action is on its way to market, and it's a hell of a ride especially recommended for thriller readers who like their action not only nonstop, but tempered with a bit of romance and a lot of world-hopping political confrontations.The tension begins in the first paragraph as a Lincoln re-enactment event in Washington, D.C. results in a hostage and a bomber intent on thievery. Rick achieves his goals with almost casual precision: it's clear he's not only planned his escapade down to the second, but that he's a pro.As a missing Deringer from The Ford Theatre Museum involves a host of special interests, the story heats up to become a globe-trotting series of escapades and encounters by disparate individuals who each harbor their own special interests.A network involved in piracy and smuggling, a monied Chinese drug trafficker who works out a deal that lands him in Tijuana, Goldie's strange party for the paparazzi, and Blake's need for a holiday away from intrigue and complications all join with a range of subplots designed to keep Gun Kiss unpredictable, unexpected, and sometimes unsettling as events keep on creating new connections and surprises.As a stolen artifact evolves into crimes surrounding a maniacal drug lord, challenges to U.S. and Mexican government relations, and deadly escapades that involve faked deaths and real kidnappings, readers experience a supercharged plot that grabs interest tightly and does not let go.The mark of a superior thriller lies in its ability to seamlessly transcend borders, boundaries, and special interests to provide a series of interwoven subplots that all come together in a satisfying crescendo of intrigue designed to keep readers on edge right up to the end.Take a deep breath before reading Gun Kiss. Its special brand of activity and complex personal and criminal interactions makes it hard to put down, and highly recommended for thriller and crime readers alike.D. DonavanSenior ReviewerMidwest Book Review __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hiya, My new thriller, GUN KISS, will be released on 1 December, 2017. This thriller with a hint of romance features a protagonist who falls in love with a Hollywood movie star. But their relationship is not smooth sailing as a killer is stalking them. I've enjoyed writing GUN KISS and I hope you'll enjoy reading it. The novel will officially be released on 1 December first and will be available through Amazon - please click on the site's link at the top of the screen. GUN KISS BOOK LAUNCH Please join me to celebrate the launch of my new thriller, Gun Kiss. Lots of #kindle book prizes to be won! Here's the Facebook link for more details. Kindly RSVP. Thank you, and I hope to see you there! GUN KISS BOOK LAUNCH Best wishes,' KT p.s. Hope you like the cover.
  4. This is an article about my upcoming thriller, Gun Kiss, published in Divine Magazine. The novel will be released by Imajin Books in Canada. Divine Magazine Best wishes, Khaled
  5. One of my new favourite books this summer is called Red Notice. Based on a real story, the protagonist started his career at a Wall Street banker and later decided to invest in Russia where he made his money. Along the way, he exposes certain corruption in Russia which led to him and his colleagues escaping the country for their lives. One of his friends wasn't so lucky and ended up in jail and tortured to death. This is a story of high finance, murder and later becoming an activist to overcome the corruption in Russia. Definitely one of my new favourite thrillers If you ever want to read it, Amazon has it, Red Notice Edit: Above link is to Amazon Canada BGO Amazon UK Link BGO Amazon US Link
  6. My new novel, Incognito, will be released by World Castle Publishing on 15, May. The novel tells the story of three specialists dispatched to Europe to find the Pope who is missing. Pre Orders can now be made at Amazon Incognito by Khaled Talib. Thank you, Khaled
  7. Hi This is the book cover of my second thriller, INCOGNITO, scheduled to be released in 2017. The story revolves around Ayden Tanner who is dispatched by Anonymous to find the pope, who is missing. Meanwhile, a frantic search begins in Italy and beyond its borders amid speculation that the Holy See may know more than they are telling. Best wishes, Khaled
  8. I recently finished a book called Discipline by Paco Ahlgren. I don't normally spend time on forums, but this book has me so intrigued, that I must know if anyone else had read it. It was written over 7 years ago, and it's about time travel. The things this book touches upon are closely linked to what is going on in today's world, specifically our economy, the state of the nations, and digital currency. I was blown away by the accuracy of this book. How did the author know? Was it just mere coincidence? I did some research on the author, and this is the only book he's written. Any thoughts by anyone else who has read this novel? [sales link removed - please use the Amazon link at the top of the main page]
  9. Are the use and distribution of illicit drugs a part of your school’s culture? The answer, unfortunately, is yes. At some level, drug abuse and the dealing of drugs are a part of all secondary schools. As a school principal I face and address many challenges and problems, but for any principal, safety is a priority. Drug abuse among students brings the problem of drug use and distribution directly into the school and affects the health, well-being and safety of all students. I wrote Snowballs and Sinners in the aftermath of addressing a school-wide drug infestation. Although the thriller, Snowballs and Sinners, is fiction, the story is based on actual events and on real people. The story chronicles activities at a typical, suburban school and provides a glimpse into the drug subculture present in our schools today. Available at Amazon
  10. This book made a list that someone shared on Facebook (I think it was from National Public Radio) and so I decided to give it a try. I'm very glad I did. I found it compulsively readable, with a good plot and characters, always keeping in mind that it's a thriller. The story revolves around a young woman, her ex-lover, a different man who works with her at the EU offices in Brussels, and a character who tells part of the story in the first person. Most of the characters are either Swedish or American. The young woman, her ex-lover, and the man at the EU offices are suddenly and inexplicably in terrible peril and it takes a long time for anyone to figure out why they are being targeted and how to deal with it. This part of the story was very interesting. The resolution involves a brilliant anti-social 16-year old female hacker, who is from an affluent background in order to distinguish her from Lisbeth Salander, and a bit too much in the way of coincidence, including all of the parties converging on a tiny little island off the coast of Sweden which strains credulity. But the writing was clear so that I understood all of the action and I found I didn't really mind it the mini-Lisbeth or the improbable final act. In fact, I found the book was a page-turner at all times, but especially once I passed the halfway mark and figured out how some of the more obscure points fit together. I was a little anxious about this book because the summary made it seem as if it were going to be pushing an agenda. As I've said before, I don't like being lectured even if I agree with the agenda-pusher. But don't let all this cryptic spoiler stuff make you think the book is too heavy. It's not. It's just a really engaging thriller.
  11. Dear Reader This is the review of my suspense-thriller Smokescreen in the US Examiner (Columbia Books). To see the review, please follow the link: http://www.examiner.com/review/independent-author-khaled-talib Smokescreen tells the story of a magazine journalist who learns of a plot to assassinate the Israeli Prime Minister during a visit to Singapore, only to discover he is to be made the scapegoat. To learn more about me and the novel, please visit www.khaledtalibthriller.com
  12. I was wondering if anyone has read books that they feel predicted the future -- you know, were written ahead of their time. I just finished Discipline by Paco Ahlgren, and I must admit, I was surprisingly shocked by some of the subjects this author touched on, especially since it was written over 7 years ago. What he wrote about is exactly what is going on today with our economy and the US dollar. Coincidence? Insight? He's an intelligent man with a history of being educated in finance and physics, but still... I can't help but wonder just how he knew, if he knew at all. I also heard some speak of George Orwell's 1984 as being a book that predicted the future. Any others? Anyone read Discipline that has an opinion?
  13. It's been a while since a read any of Roger Ellory's books. In a way I'm being sparing with them as I'm almost afraid of catching up with the latest! I've read seven out of twelve so I think I'm safe for the present. A Simple Act of Violence I found really absorbing, it's the first book for quite some time that has really kept me wanting to pick up my book and read. Luckily it's been holiday time and I was free to do just that. This starts out as a murder case in Washington D.C. in fact we get in, very close up to the initial crime and from there on we become embroiled in what could be a serial killer on the loose or perhaps there is something far more sinister underlying what Detectives Millar and Roth are uncovering. I love Ellory's skill at combining fiction with historical fact, he does it so well I keep asking myself why didn't I pay more attention when this was newsworthy!! Thank goodness for the internet.
  14. In this, Attica Locke's debut novel, black refers to both race and crude oil, the lifeblood of Houston, the city in which the novel is set. It is 1981, and down at heel black lawyer is treating his pregnant wife Bernardine to a birthday dinner on a hired boat on a bayou in the town. Their celebrations are interrupted by cries for help. Jay saves the white woman he finds in the water, and he and Bernie take her to the police station then leave. Jay has no reason to trust the police, having done jail time as a former black radical (Stokely Carmichael makes a cameo appearance later in the story). His girlfriend of the time, former member of the radical Students for a Democratic Society, is Cynthia Maddox, is now the city's mayor, reinvented for the Reagan era. Following his discovery that there was a murder that night on the bayou, Jay is drawn into investigating the case and needing to enlist Cynthia's help. She, however, is distracted by a brewing dockworkers' strike, with the union dividing along racial lines. One of the white union leaders is accused of beating up a young black worker, further stoking tensions and bringing Jay's father-in-law, Reverend Boykins, into the picture when the family of the young man go to him for help. Such a strike would cripple the local oil industry, and the Mayor is being leaned on by Thomas Cole, one of the city's oil barons. Cole, of course, turns out to be a pretty shady character, manipulating the situation to his own purposes. As this plot summary suggests, Black Water Rising is pretty convoluted, perhaps overly so. Jay is overloaded with back story, although his past is perhaps the most interesting part of the book, as Locke neatly contrasts he and Cynthia's youthful idealism with the compromises they have made as older people. The strike also provides useful backdrop and context, but distracts from the core plot. Locke also can't resist the lure of some of the genre's cliches: Jay is tailed by a mysterious stranger only ever known as the man in the Ford, for example. Overall, The Cutting Season is an efficient example of its type but, much like Tom Rob Smith's thriller Child 44, which a few years ago made the Man Booker shortlist a few years ago, I don't quite see why this got the nod from the Orange Prize judging panel. It's not bad, but I don't know what separates it out from other legal thrillers.
  15. Hello from the Backwoods!!! Backwoods is the author of Unremembered, Off Grid, Stronghold (coming soon!) and This Land We Call Home (writing in progress). I look forward to sharing my stories and becoming one of your favorite storytellers. Unremembered After a fatal crash, Ethan Wolfe must survive the wilderness to evade capture. He flees to Colorado to seek asylum with friends, only to find them facing an evil beyond imagination. A twisted dream and a shocking premonition leave him wondering if they face the evil, or are the cause of it. Off Grid Johnny & Rae Lynn Tapper find safety in solitude, hidden deep within the shelter of the Rocky Mountains. Terrorists have taken away the country they once knew, and they survive, secluded and alone, by living off the land. They live wild new lives in a wild new world, among the wild animals of the vast Colorado wilderness. There are no phones. There is no power. There are few people. They are completely 'Off Grid'. Find Unremembered, Off Grid, and other titles from Backwoods at: http://booksbybackwoods.weebly.com/ My books are available in paperback and multiple formats of e-books (epub, mobi, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb, txt, etc.) Links for various readers and suppliers are available on my website. Thank you kindly, ~Backwoods~
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