Free eBook : Who The F*ck Am I?  by Stephen Bentley

Free eBook : Who The F*ck Am I? by Stephen Bentley

Free eBook : Who The F*ck Am I?

by Stephen Bentley

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  • 5 free kindle book s for Reviewers only (2 given, 3 left)
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– Ends 31st Jan 2018

Genre:

Action and Adventure

Blurb:

This surely has to be a first? Crime fiction about an undercover cop written by a former undercover cop! From author, Stephen Bentley, comes a fictional undercover cop, Steve Regan, following on the success of his true crime undercover cop memoir ‘Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story.’ Steve Regan, undercover detective, is tempted by the riches of drug smuggling so he can be free of debt, police bureaucracy, and help a loved one. He wonders whether he can go ‘rogue’ and cross the line. Regan gets involved in one deal with a Miami-based drug lord. But is everyone who they say they are? Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment, from a writer who knows how to suck you into a story. The series is likely to appeal to fans of the British TV series ‘Life on Mars,’ ‘Spooks,’ and ‘Mad Dogs.’

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All honest reviews welcome. As a UK based author I would appreciate any reviews being posted to Amazon UK in addition to Goodreads. Thank you!

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Free Book Giveaway : Absence of Blade by Caitlin Demaris McKenna

Free Book Giveaway : Absence of Blade by Caitlin Demaris McKenna

Free Book Giveaway : Absence of Blade (The Expansion Series Vol 1)

by Caitlin Demaris McKenna

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  • 2 paperbacks giveaway – Free to enter [38 requesting]
  • 15 eBooks for Reviews (2 given, ENDED)

– ends 15 Dec 2017

Genre:

Action and Adventure, Science fiction

Blurb:

This isn’t about victory. This is about survival.

Mose Attarish isn’t used to making mistakes. As an intelligence agent on the contested world Olios 3, he gathers the intel to direct the Osk’s operatives into every chink in the Terran forces’ armor. Through sabotage, espionage, and assassinations, the Osk have held their own in the war for Olios 3 – barely. Every failed mission brings the war’s end nearer, and when faulty intel nearly kills one of his operatives, Mose takes it hard.

Gau Shesharrim doesn’t blame Mose for what happened. Bad intel is one of the risks of the job, and it’s a job Gau wouldn’t trade for any other. But his latest brush with death has made even this seasoned assassin consider the merits of early retirement. Too bad the top brass don’t care what Gau wants.

Shomoro Lacharoksa follows a mission apart from the rest of the colony. In a lonely base, she researches the technologies that give the Terrans their invisible edge, hoping to bolster the Osk’s foundering campaign.

It might not be enough. The Terrans are doing research of their own, and no one—not even the Terrans themselves—is prepared for what they will unleash.

 

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“Absence of Blade” marks the start of a new space opera series set against a background of interstellar strife. Recommended for readers who enjoy complex Sci-Fi and stories with grit.

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Book Review – The Cuban Affair  by Nelson DeMille

Book Review – The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille

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Book Review – The Cuban Affair

by Nelson DeMille

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Book Review by Joni Dee

A Predictable Yet Enjoyable New DeMille

I’m having a hard time deciding whether I liked “The Cuban Affair” more than I was disappointed by it. On one hand, it’s a brand-new Nelson DeMille, an author I grew up reading his novels, and full of action. Moreover, its free from the over-exhausted John Corey (thanks g-d!); On the other hand, it’s cliché-stricken, and unsophisticated.

Daniel MacCormick, Mac, is a veteran US Army officer, who nearly lost his life in Afghanistan, now running his own charter boat and wasting his life away in Key-West. He is approached by the lovely Sara Ortega, along with her compatriots, a Cuban-American bunch, who are asking him to lead a mission to retrieve Sara’s grandfather long lost bank money (60 mil dollars – aren’t the notes old and revoked??) along with deeds to communist-confiscated Cuban property. All this is set to take place while his first mate, Jack (another veteran only from Vietnam), is to wait for them at sea with their boat, symbolically named the Maine. The Maine has been chartered to participate in a “Fish for Peace” tournament which takes place in light of the warmer US-Cuba relations, labelled “the Cuban Thaw”.

So just like it sounds, this is a typical head-on mission, in a head-on combustive situation. Mac is a regular “no-bullshit” DeMille protagonist. They all drink all the time, and we in for a treat, 80s/90s at their best (only set in 2017).

I can’t say I didn’t enjoy “The Cuban Affair”. It’s “what you see is what you get” adventure novel. No sophistications and no innovations. You like Mac, you root for him, you hate the Cuban guide/chivito (informant) and you laugh from Richard Neville, the DeMille-like author (also with a pretty younger wife) who joins the group in Cuba, probably like DeMille and his wife did a couple of years ago (I saw the photos on his website, not a stalker!)

But the first few chapters of “The Cuban Affair” really had me expecting more – maybe something that will live up to “By the Rivers of Babylon” or “Charm School” which were DeMille’s golden novels. The more “The Cuban Affair” dragged-on, the more it became predictable, with a predictable action scene at the end a predictable conclusion. Issues that surfaced during the novel were tied loosely and a few (microscopical) plot-holes were recognisable.

I enjoyed the novel, but I set myself up for more. I’d recommend it only if (like me) you are a Nelson DeMille fan. ***½