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Thrillers from a real former special agent

 

A native of Pittsburgh and a former U.S. Army officer, the author is now a resident of Northern Virginia. He is a former Special Agent of the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service (DSS).

His State Department career included involvement in criminal investigations and dignitary protection in the Miami and Washington field offices, as well as four years with the DSS Mobile Security Division (MSD). With MSD he provided training to allied foreign security services, as well as tactical support to domestic protective details, and emergency security enhancement to high threat American embassies and consulates around the world. 

His DSS travel has taken him to some 45 countries. While assigned abroad, he was a member of the Regional Security Offices in El Salvador, South Africa, and China.

Prior to retirement, he was the Chief of the DSS Counterintelligence Division, which handles all State Department CI investigations - both foreign and domestic - and conducts liaison with the various agencies of the national Intelligence Community.

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Two Suspense Filled Series from Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp's introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII.

However, it wasn't until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself!

Below are two fantastic series:

Heirs and Descendants— Put Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs together,  mix in a good proportion of A House Of Cards, and you have the Heir and Descendants series.

The Lies and Consequences series is built on true stories my father related to me from his days in Army Intelligence at the end of World War II. I added  some extra colour.

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International Adventure from Tikiri

Tikiri is the author of the Red Heeled Rebels suspense novels and the Rebel Diva empowerment workbooks. When she's not writing, she's in her kitchen cooking up fusion cuisine with a glass of red wine in hand. She's also an adrenaline junkie who has rock climbed, bungee jumped, rode on the back of a motorcycle across Quebec, flown in an acrobatic airplane upside down, and parachuted solo.

She has lived and worked on four continents and holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Victoria and a Master's from the Solvay Business School in Brussels. After a lifetime of global travel and work, Tikiri is now a recovering nomad who calls Vancouver, Canada home.

Tikiri's debut novel, Disowned, has been nominated for the Silver Falchion award in 2018. 

Come say hello at www.TikiriHerath.com

The Red-Heeled Rebels is a gripping adventure with an international twist.

If you like gritty tales with nonstop globe-trotting action and complex twists that leave you at the edge of your seat, you’ll love these books!

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How can I write about a Black woman in the hood? I grew up there. I was born to a single mother on welfare in the county hospital. From my early childhood on throughout my teen years we bounced around a lot; always in the hood and often in the government housing projects. Also, my wife of 30+ years, who helps with these books, was a pregnant teen right in the middle of Compton (L.A. Calif).

The language in the hood changes almost daily, but the people . . . they remain exactly the same.

As the only boy in the family I was surrounded by women. My mother's house was where the neighborhood women gathered to talk. If you have ever been around that type of situation, you know how little boys become invisible and the women talk about anything and everything. If women talk about it, I've heard it.

My world oscillated between inside and outside. The guys outside, the women inside. The guys started stupid and tough on the playground and eventually on the streets and in jail. The women wasted a lot of time talking about the idiot moves us guys did. My "safe place" was books.

Hard to believe, but way back when I was a kid, TVs were expensive. We didn't have one, so I grew up reading. From early on I could get lost in, The Little Train That Could, or later in books like, Lobo in the Wild. Reading was a joy, but because we moved so often, school was arduous. After attending eighteen schools, I dropped out of high school during my senior year and joined the army. Later, with my military duty finished I returned to night school where my love of words payed off. Eventually I became the first in my family to graduate from university.

As adults, many of my childhood friends went to jail. I stayed out, wore a badge and gun, and occasionally ran into old acquaintances in the system.

In more recent years I worked overseas. For almost eleven years we lived in Vietnam and Thailand where I worked with the rich and influential then spent vacations in shacks with dirt floors and caught frogs in rice paddies for dinner. It's also where Michelle Angelique went through her training. The things Michelle talks about are based on my real experiences and people I met. Of course, I never did any of the ninja stuff.

Would you like to receive advanced review copies (ARC) of all my books for free and write reviews? It's a standard practice in the publishing world. Contact me at: jasonstanleyauthor.com.

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Choose Your Own Adventure Books for Adults!

 

One February day, when Hephaestus was hitting on The Muses, they began a playful argument: Is it possible for a mortal man to be *too* creative? What would happen to his primitive brain if it were to suddenly overflow with ideas? Zeus, never one to leave an argument to the fate of mere words, sent a lightning bolt to earth where it struck upon a hapless young man--your author, James Schannep.

Thus Click Your Poison books were created as a repository to store the overabundant brain fruit. Each of Schannep's books split into three unique storylines and contain over 50 possible endings. But the fate of each book; nay, of mankind, rests with YOU, dear reader. For it is your choices that will shape the story in these books.

From the Author

What is a Click Your Poison book? 
Gamebooks, Interactive Fiction, Branching Path Stories, Text-based Adventures, Choose Your Own... Whatever you call it, I write tales in many different genres with many, many endings. And you, Dear Reader, determine how these novels unfold. Darker, longer, and more complex than the old children's paperbacks, Click Your Poison books are the future of decision-based reading. Simply click the hyperlinked choice, and the story unfolds before you, different each time.

Do I need to read the series in order? 
No. All the Click Your Poison titles have a shared multiverse, but there's no need to read them chronologically. Just pick the one that interests you most and jump right in!

Are there more coming soon?
Yes! You can follow my blog at jamesschannep.com or sign up for my new-release mailing list here: eepurl.com/bdWUBb

INFECTED -- Will YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?
MURDERED -- Can YOU Solve the Mystery? SUPERPOWERED -- Will YOU be a Hero or a Villain?
PATHOGENS -- More Zombocalypse Survival Stories!
MAROONED -- Will YOU Endure Treachery and Survival on the High Seas?
SPIED (coming in 2019)--Can YOU Save the World as a Secret Agent?

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Weekly

The WEEKLY DEALS is a weekly digest email sent to readers signed up for the genre of your choice. This mailing uses a different sending engine than the Daily Deal itself, so some readers who miss the Daily Deal for whatever reason (spam filters, timing, vacations...) may get this mailing. (And if they get both, even better! we all know the data about how people often need to see things multiple times before they react...)

Double the coverage, double the reminders to grab your deal!

Mailing goes out EARLY on Wednesdays and covers that Wed until the next Wed. So if your deal is on a Tuesday only and you submit it the Monday before - that won't work for the weekly mailing. But if you submit on Monday for a Daily Deal on Tuesday, and your book is on sale Tues-Thurs, for example, then you're good - Daily Deal will go out on Tuesday and you'll be included in the Weekly Deals on Wed. showing the end of your sale on Thursday.

The Most Powerful Marketing

INTRODUCE YOU & YOUR SERIES TO READERS WITH AN EXCLUSIVE DEDICATED MAILING.

The most powerful weapon in the AXP arsenal - can generate hundreds of sales/downloads. Each mailing custom designed for you, featuring all your books/audio, short bio and any special promotions you'd like to include.

You'll also get a permanent spot like this in the AXP "Discover Series" library.

I personally do one of these with every new book launch --- usually with the first book in my series and the new book on sale. It crushes every time!

Spotlight Ad

I'll create an ad for you that will run at the top of the Book Fair page - the page people are sent to after they enter the giveaway.

Not only will you get more exposure, but you can keep the ad!

Push a free, 99c or full price book - whatever you need promoting. Doesn't have to be the same book in the giveaway!