Thursday, 15 December 2016

Independent Authors Book of the Week #IABW

Some more great books to choose from this week

What makes a writer?
Answer - A reader

What makes a great writer?
Something written by people who have
 'walked the walk'
not just
'talked the talked'

Improbable – Unbelievable – All True

A search for independence and a career with the federal government led me on a journey that far surpassed my expectations. I was twenty-one when I met Soviet KGB defector Sergei Kourdakov at my office in Washington D.C. The moment we met, the immediate heated attraction surprised us both. ''Even you could be spy,'' he whispered. How quickly I learned that love makes its own choices. A Rose for Sergei chronicles my real-life relationship with Sergei Kourdakov—a man who gave up everything for freedom. 

Scott Ryan is a former elite sniper in the British Army. His life is turned upside down when he stumbles upon a dead man, and a bag full of cash left inside the trunk of a car. Scott takes the money but is soon tracked down by its owner ― a local drug dealer named Viktor.

Join Scott as he battles gangs, drug lords, and a deadly assassin hell-bent on eliminating Scott and his entire family.

BAD BLOOD is a fast-paced action thriller filled with murder, kidnapping, sex, love and ultimately betrayal.

Released 25th March 2017.
70,000 Words.

Jack Quintel is a hit man. When a job comes in to kill the Deputy Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester Police Jim Reedly, he contracts it out to a new guy, Charlie Parker… 

Watching in the shadows, Quintel sees Parker shoot out Reedly’s windscreen, then drag him into the woods and thinks the job’s been done. 

But when Parker tries to pass off a pig’s heart as Reedly’s, things start to go very wrong. Jack’s right hand man Jason kills Charlie, who it turns out is an undercover police officer. 

Detective Vinnie Palmer is with the Preston police. He was called in when they received the information about the impending hit.  Now he has to figure out how to clean up the mess. 

And he wants whoever killed Parker bad. He finds the man who put Parker in touch with Quintel, a low life hood named Dempter, living in an estate in Preston. 

He doesn’t know much, but motivated by money, agrees to be an informant for the police. 

Christine Jones is a TV reporter. She and Vinnie had worked together before, chasing a serial killer. 

They meet again at the warehouse where Charlie was killed, and realise their relationship could be more than professional.  But first, Christine wants to know what’s happening. Christine is working on a documentary about positive discrimination against non-Catholic officers in Northern Ireland since the peace process. She makes contact with a former police officer in Northern Belfast named Paul Bury, who feeds her some of the information she needs. 

Meanwhile, as the bodies start to pile up in Preston, there’s another attempt on Reedly’s life, when a grenade is thrown at him at his brother-in-law’s funeral. 

As Vinnie fights to keep Reedly alive, suddenly Christine’s life is in danger. 

And they both start to wonder if the contract against Reedly has anything to do with her documentary on Northern Ireland. But how could it?

Filled with twists and turns and gritty detail, Vengeance is must read for crime fans everywhere. 


A Cumbrian detective is working with the Special Crime Unit and elements of British Intelligence. 

When a desperate young man is forced out of his home in the mountains, he claims ‘Qisas’ and sets out on a bitter journey of revenge. As he terrorizes a continent with his wicked plan, the evil megalomaniac becomes an iconic figure synonymous with fear and dread. In a fast-moving, white knuckle ride, the unknown assassin leaves police and intelligence services reeling from the sheer pressure of relentless attacks.

What is White Eagle? Is it the name of a bird of prey? Or is it a mysterious individual who has no name? There are those who think White Eagle is a newly formed terrorist group working for the highest bidder. Whichever, it’s a mystery no-one can solve.

Mouretti, the man from NATO, takes up the case and is determined to claim all the glory.

The plot explodes when Boyd and his team from the Special Crime Unit become involved. All hell breaks out as three single-minded individuals, each propelled and fuelled by revenge, fight for victory.

Who will win and who is doomed to failure? In the chaos that surrounds the investigation, does anyone walk away unscathed?
Pre-publication Review: Boyd continues his unique career in this story of love, hate, loss, devastation, betrayal, trust, and loyalty. Paul Anthony’s latest novel takes his reader from the dizzy heights of a mountain range to the quiet backwaters of rural England as he portrays one man’s journey from birth to adulthood. This is yet another First-Class novel from Paul Anthony. 
Pre-publication Review: An excellent action-packed thriller from the pen of crime-writer Paul Anthony. This is the kind of book that entertains, informs, thrills, fascinates, and delivers a tremendous read.

Poetry the sweet sounds of its words, the imagery, the rhyme, the rhythm, the poet itself all blends into harmony of the universe. Poetry is an art form on which opens the mind of the poet and reader with a strong connection to what is. I try to manipulate my reader into feeling what is and what I am drawing. If I accomplish this then my job is done and I move onto my next drawing of words. Each word I use must represent the what is, the how is and the objective of. To be the poet, one must be the poem to be able to connect with their readers, if one cannot be the poet nor the poem, then it’s not poetry. When I write or read poetry, I must be able to feel some type of explosion in my veins, like what I would imagine a bullet would feel like, then I know it’s good. When I don’t feel this explosion, then it must not be, at least not poetry. Poetry is all just a formation of art made from words that trickle down from the poet’s mind to create a masterpiece of emotions. 

True Crime - an autobiography from the front line of policing in the UK - From tea-maker to spy-catchcer, from errand boy to counter terrorist detective  

12 Months in the TOP 100 Kindle store - and a #1 bestseller for 5 weeks.. Just a great read....

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This high octane thriller has it all; murder, Mob revenge, political intrigue, a little romance, strong male & female characters with a storyline that could be tomorrow’s headline news. The O’Rourke team is called in to help solve a nationwide plot involving the assassinations of several US Senators.
Will they succeed?

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