First blog post

This is my first blog post ever.

I am starting this because I want to be able to review books that I read in a place that I felt comfortable doing so. I’m an avid reader of romance and I wanted to share my thoughts on the books that I read as well as the writers who write them. I love crime and suspense as well, so I look forward to reading more of this and reviewing the books.

 

Cover Reveal: Room 143 * A New Stand-alone From A USA Today Bestselling Author

Cover Reveal for Room 143!

A New Standalone From A USA Today Bestselling Author!


On my left hand sits a wedding ring.
In my right hand I hold a hotel room key.
Which one do I pick?
The marriage? The key?
Everything is not as it seems in room one-forty-three

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Pre-Order Now! You don’t want to miss this Bratva story!! It will be live on July 22. @kristin_luciani

 

Merciless

One mistake. A lifetime of regret.

Kazimir
Money.
It tempts you, taunts you, and makes you do evil things because everything has a price.
Especially revenge.
But no amount of money can erase the past.
It can’t fix the broken.
And it will never return what’s been lost.
So I watch and track and plan and wait.
Because the thieves eventually return.
And I will make them pay.

Lindy
Life was far from perfect, but at least it was soaked with cash.
That is, until I changed the game.
I upped the ante and played it hard.
But not smart.
I trusted the wrong people.
I put greed before common sense.
And lost everything.
Now there’s a debt to be paid to the man I stole from.
He’s given me one chance to make things right.
Or he’ll destroy me.
But little does he know,
He already has.

Release Boost – Love, Loyalty and Mayhem: A Motorcycle Club Romance Anthology @GiveMeBooksPR #LLMAnthology19

Title: Love, Loyalty and Mayhem:
A Motorcycle Club Romance Anthology
Genre: Motorcycle Club Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 16, 2019
Blurb
Bad Boy Alpha Alert!
Twenty of your favorite MC authors come together to bring you brand new, never released stories from some of your favorite motorcycle clubs.
Love
Life with a biker is an adventure full of twists and turns. When love is involved, MC men never back down from what they want—they fight for it.
Loyalty
Loyalty is the foundation in any motorcycle club. Break it, they break you. There isn’t a line they won’t cross to protect who or what they claim as their own.
Mayhem
These men live a life made by their own set of rules. Chaos tends to always find them. You cross them, the consequences are swift. 
Hold on for the ride as this talented group of authors come together to bring you an anthology like no other.
Your favorite clubs, new clubs, and everything in between can be found in this collection filled with suspense, action, adventure, romance and so much more!
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All profits from the Love, Loyalty & Mayhem: A Motorcycle Club Romance Anthology will be donated to Bikers Against Bullies USA.
BAB USA is a national not-for-profit organization created by bikers to raise awareness and empower the community to fight the terrible effects of bullying on young people through education, community outreach and fundraising. https://www.bikersagainstbulliesusa.com

Purchase Links

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(reg. $3.99)

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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
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Contributing Authors

Review of The Kompromat Kill by Michael Jenkins @rararesources @FailsafeQuery #spythriller #politicalthriller

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🌟🌟🌟🌟✨ 4.5 out of 5-stars

Wow! Talk about suspense, spies and politics! This book is full of all of this and more.

Sean is a man with a price on his head, a career that was taken from him, and his own way of doing things. He is tasked with helping his former agency with finding a woman who he once had an affair with and sousing out who she’s working for. His path will lead him to a few secrets that he knew nothing about and will also put him in danger more than once.

Jack is a man who works with a group of spies that are used when MI5 doesn’t want to accept responsibility of an op. They are the black ops of the British Secret
Service. He will call on Sean to assemble his team and do recon on a few different cases that have come up recently, only to find out that they are actually all related.

In order to control the politicians surrounding this plot and the reason for plan in the first place, Jack will have to resort to a little tactic from Russia and invoke the Kompromat for their plan of derailing the terrorists.

I really enjoyed the suspense and the espionage in this book. The story was packed with information, suspense and characters that pulled me in and kept me turning the pages to find out what was going to happen next, and if anyone was going to blow the op or be compromised as they were working to find the leader of the terrorist plot that they’re working to break up.

I give this story a 4.5-star review and highly recommend it to readers who like spy thrillers, political thrillers, suspense, and a team of spies who work very well together.

Blog Tour and Giveaway for The Kompromat Kill by Michael Jenkins @rararesources @FailsafeQuery

I am pleased to be one of the first stops on the Blog Tour for The Kompromat Kill by Michael Jenkins.

My review of this book will be up within the next couple of days, once I finish the book. It is an awesome read so far but in order to give an honest review I want to finish the book first. It is full of suspense, twists, and so much more!

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They were preparing for decades – now it’s time to take them down.

When a British Diplomat is kidnapped in the heart of London, followed by a brutal double-assassination in Chelsea, MI5 braces for the threat of deep sleeper cells coming alive.

Hiding overseas with a price on his head, Sean Richardson is tasked to lead a deniable operation to hunt down and recruit an international model and spy. Moving across Asia Minor and Europe, Sean embarks on a dangerous journey tracking an Iranian spy ring who hold the keys to a set of consequences the British Intelligence Services would rather not entertain.

As Sean investigates deeper, he uncovers dark secrets from his past and a complex web of espionage spun from the hand of a global master spy. As he inches closer to the truth, the rules of the game change – and the nerve-wracking fate of many lives sits in his hands…….……..

Tense, absorbing, and insightful, The Kompromat Kill is a gripping thriller leaving
you breathless at the pace of intrigue, cleverly unravelled in a dramatic finale.

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Purchase Links
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07QFSF44F
US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QFSF44F

 

The Kompromat Author PicAuthor Bio –
I started climbing at 13, survived being lost in Snowdonia at 14, nearly drowned at 15, and then joined the Army at 16. Risk and adventure was built into my DNA and I feel very fortunate to have served the majority of my working career as an intelligence officer within Defence Intelligence, and as an explosive ordnance disposal officer and military surveyor within the Corps of Royal Engineers.

I was privileged to serve for twenty-eight years in the British Army as a soldier and officer, rising through the ranks to complete my service as a major. I served across the globe on numerous military operations as well as extensive travel and adventure on many major mountaineering and exploration expeditions that I led or was involved in.

I was awarded the Geographic Medal by the Royal Geographical Society for mountain exploration in 2003 and served on the screening committee of the Mount Everest Foundation charity for many years. It was humbling after so many years of service when I was awarded the MBE for services to counter-terrorism in 2007.

The Failsafe Query is my debut novel, with The Kompromat Kill, my second.

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Guest Post: Michael Jenkins, Author of The Kompromat Kill @rararesources

 

It’s an honor to host Michael Jenkins, Author of The Kompromat Kill. I am enjoying the book and the suspense that is so prominent in this book. A unique mixture to be sure! 

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The Kompromat Kill – Spies, Secrets, Bomb Disposal, and Forensics – a unique mixture

 For those that have read the book, I hope you enjoyed the mixture of geo-politics, mysterious locations, and the fascinating mission that Sean, the main character, has to achieve set against tumultuous odds. A task he felt was impossible from the outset.

I thought for many months about how I might fuse some of the modern-day geo-forensics and bomb disposal into such a story. I wanted to immerse the reader with a rich insight into the modern-day world of intelligence operations, from strategic level and national assets, right down to simple and applied forensics on the ground, with a smattering of bomb disposal scenes too. Of course, most spy and espionage novels don’t have such a unique mixture, so what led me to explore these themes?

For many of my years, I was privileged to serve on operations with some incredible forensic and bomb disposal experts, both during my days on counter terrorist operations with the police, and also on overseas operations acting with the intelligence services and the military. Hence nearly all of the search, EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) and forensic scenes are authentic, but have of course been adapted to ensure we retain integrity around procedures, and the need to reduce long forensics processes into scenes that will keep the reader’s attention.

I really enjoyed showing some of the capabilities of modern-day cyber operations – highly trained operators using cutting edge technology to conduct intelligence gathering roles in support of covert missions. It’s no secret that many of these techniques are employed by many nations, and there have been lost of media coverage and articles about the power of cyber operations, hacking, and stealing secrets that are embedded in servers, networks and IT systems.

But how does Sean use all these techniques and procedures to achieve the mission that Jack gave him on the sunny slopes of a mountain retreat in Italy?  One of the main themes here is that he needs trusted friends and experts to achieve the mission, something he could never do alone. And so he brings in his team of eclectic, erratic, and eccentric operators together. I loved creating their oddities in the first novel, The Failsafe Query, and then bring them together again for their second high-octane mission. Each of them are based on people I served with, and I blended in multiple characters to make them who they are today in the story. I always chuckle when I meet up with some of them for a drink and I’ve included most of their own personal traits into each character. The characters feel real because of it.

It was important to me that Sean did not become the tired ‘lone wolf’ superspy that you usually find in spy thrillers, but I wanted him to use his charisma and flair to lead a team of highly skilled geo-forensics and bomb disposal operators.  Sean is a highly skilled professional, who pulls off his missions by selecting and leading the right team of people for the job. He is flawed, he makes mistakes, pays his dues, and has to find ways to live with the extensive trauma his profession has caused him.

The activities of Sean on the hunt, are based upon my experiences of working in the world of bomb disposal and high-risk search for counter terrorist operations. But I adapted the principles to make a story out of it, and used the skills of what is known as Search Advisors to create the conditions for him to succeed. Police and military search advisors are those officers who conduct investigations into missing persons and finding criminal items – and they are superbly trained and lead the world in this type of activity.

It was great fun to blend in the military and geo-forensic aspects of the operation into the novel, and I hope you enjoy those scenes. What exactly does it all reveal though……the twists and turns will eventually lead you to a very dramatic finale. Sean’s route to success and contentment is blocked by many disturbing and hidden facets that he didn’t know were in play. It seems an almost impossible mission. And just as you thought it couldn’t be any worse, along comes a standoff that needs Sean to make the right decision.

Just as all seems lost, Sean senses an opportunity…….

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My 5-Star review of Hell on Wheels by Penny Dee #TuesdayBookBlog @GiveMeBooksPR and @AuthorPennyDee

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Awesome Stars out of 5-stars

I love the Kings of Mayhem. They are men who treat their women like queens and are hot, powerful, and lethal. If you want to read a story about a man who had a father that was less than ideal, joined the Navy and served his country, was injured in war, and came back home to join the MC he grew up around, and then found the only woman who could bring him out of his darkness, then you need to pick up Hell on Wheels by Penny Dee. Chance Calley is a man who lives in darkness after returning home from war. He can’t seem to find his way to the light even now that he is surrounded by his family and back in his home town.

Cassidy is a young woman who is scarred and on the run from her family. She has the voice of an angel and plays guitar as well. She is also the light that Chance Calley needs to focus on to find his way back.

I love the Kings of Mayhem series and the men in them. I have to say that this one is probably my favorite so far. I love that Chance will get to come to terms with what he had to do and find peace in his life. I give this story a 5-star review and highly recommend it to readers who like MC, strong women, and men who will fight to the death for the woman they love and their family.