On this turkey-filled day full of thanks and gratitude, I would like to express just how much I appreciate that you are willing to hang out as often as you do with me here.
Yours truly is one grateful turkey, that’s for sure.
And as a means of expressing my gratitude to you for hanging out here with me, I come bearing gifts…Continue reading “Giving Season Giveaway”
Her’s is the forth review I’ve received from the site, which is pretty cool. It’s been downloaded from there over 50 times so hopefully we’ll see more than a few more as a time goes on. Fingers crossed.
Help me show my appreciation for Cathy’s review, and all the other many reviews she has prepared for us, by visiting her site and spending some time there with her.
A big thank you to Ms. Jacqueline Sharp of Jackie’s Reading Corner for her interesting, insightful, and in-depth review of THE GOOD KILL!
Jackie received her review copy of the book from NetGalley. If you are a NetGalley reviewer, you can check out TGK right here >> https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/book/173511
It is also available at the book review sight Book Sirens right here >> https://booksirens.com/book/G77PPZ6/OCQS18S
Jackie has a whole sight jammed full of reviews for your reading pleasure. So, after you check out her review of my book, make sure you don’t stop there and continue on to snack on all the other delectable literary goodies she has prepared just for you.
A former Navy SEAL turned vigilante hitman already in the crosshairs of corrupt Russian agents finds himself in even deepertrouble after rescuing a sex trafficking victim against her will just as she is about to be delivered into the hands of an unscrupulous corporate mogul, an impetuous and dangerous man who will not be denied his purchase….
During the battle to liberate Mosul from the brutal grip of the Islamic state, Killian Lebon, a war weary Navy SEAL Senior Chief, sustains life threatening injuries from an explosion during a rescue operation that goes horribly wrong.
Forced into early retirement from a vocation that for almost twenty years had been his sole purpose for being – that of a fearless warrior in defence of his country – Killian’s life quickly spirals downward to the deepest depths of hopelessness and despair due to the traumatic after effects of his injuries…
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Hey, if you’re looking for a hip, as in cool, place to find and review cool, as in hip, books, look no farther than the hip and cool book review site BookSirens…
Which of course is even more hip and cool since it is now hosting a book by yours truly.
And if you’re not yet a member but would still like to take the opportunity to download The Good Kill from BookSirens…Continue reading “THE GOOD KILL is now available at BookSirens”
A yuge thank you to Mani of Mani’s Book Corner for her five-star review of The Good Kill. If you don’t know Mani, you really should introduce yourself to her and her bountiful website of all things books. What you will learn when visiting Mani’s site is that, not only is she a Happy Warrior fighting nobly on behalf of the Written Word, she is doing so all while facing personal health challenges few of us can imagine.
Thank you, Mani! You truly are an inspiration.
The Good Kill: A Killian Novel by Kurt Brindley
Source: Sent to me by the author
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: May 1st 2019
Synopsis/Blurb (Provided by author):
“During the battle to liberate Mosul from the brutal grip of the Islamic State, Killian Lebon, a war-weary Navy SEAL Senior Chief, sustains life-threatening injuries from an explosion during a rescue operation that goes horribly wrong.
Forced into early retirement from a vocation that for almost twenty years had been his sole purpose for being – that of a fearless warrior in defense of his country – Killian’s life quickly spirals downward to the deepest depths of hopelessness and despair due to the traumatic after-effects of his injuries and the overwhelming guilt he feels from the tragic consequences of his failed final mission.
Left without the will to continue on within such a dark and indifferent…
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You may remember me whining about how my feelings were hurt because ManyBooks and Shelf Awareness never responded to queries I had sent to them over a week-and-a-half ago.
Well, today I’m pleased to report that I received a very kind email from a Ms. Lisa of ManyBooks apologizing to me for not responding to my query in a timely manner and thanking me for bringing the error on their website to their attention.
I truly appreciate that.Continue reading “Huzzah for ManyBooks”
You know, as an alternative to me continually spamming every volunteer book reviewer out there in a mostly fruitless effort to get them to review my book.Continue reading “So, recently I was looking into using the book review services of ManyBooks and Shelf Awareness…”
BOOK | FICTION | HUMOR
RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★
Continue reading “THE TELEPORTER by Lee Hall – A Review”
What if there was a power like no other? What if one drunken slouch happened to stumble where nobody has stumbled before and discovered the ability to teleport!Publisher’s Book Description
Just when you thought there were enough super hero stories in this world, we made another one…
Kurt Wiseman is your average mid-twenties slouch with a serial thirst for alcohol, that is until destiny calls upon him to stumble where no man has clumsily stumbled before. By day he works for a familiar sounding, power hungry, media controlling, mega rich American businessman who represents everything wrong with society today. Whilst investigating this politically loaded story arc Kurt accidentally acquires a super power like no other. The ability to teleport!
Before he can think about saving the day, Wiseman must endure a journey of self-reflection by earning the trust of his friends and overcoming his greatest weakness, booze. Even if the path is filled with comic book cliché, inappropriate one liners and genre busting fourth wall action.
Not all heroes in this world are the same and with great power comes the possibility to go viral! This is a story that will unite humanity…
Kurt Wiseman is the Teleporter!
I’ve sent out many review request emails since I’ve published The Good Kill and after emailing one to Ms. Peyton Hammond the other day, I had just assumed, like most other requests, it would be a hit or miss whether it would get answered or not… mostly not as I’ve come to find out. As you can imagine if you’re an author in constant (desperate?) search of reviewers as I am, I was very surprised when I received a response from her that same day graciously informing me that she would review the book. That almost never happens. But then she surprised me again by telling me she would have the review up within a week. That never happens and I honestly, while thankful for the intent, was a bit skeptical. But I’ll be darned if she didn’t surprise me one last time by actually having the review posted within the week as advertised.
How cool is that?
Dry ice cold, that’s how cool it is.
I am a slow reader, almost as slow as I am as a writer, and I am so very envious of Peyton and others like her who posses the gift of not only being able to read a book all lickity split-like, but also being able to comprehend what has been read so quickly and then write about it in interesting ways that inform others as to why the book should or should not be read.
It truly is a gift, as it would take a month, at least, for me to read a book the size of my excessively wordy beast. And then to put a review together for it… it wouldn’t happen in a matter of days, that’s for sure.
Anyway, enough about my literary lameness and back to how very impressed I am with Peyton’s industriousness and the high quality of reviews that she so regularly posts to her well-kept, well-regarded, and interesting site, a site in which I recommend to you and all other book lovers like you most highly.
Thank you, Peyton!
Title: The Good Kill: A Killian Lebon Novel
Author: Kurt Brindley
Number of Pages: 404 pages
Publication Date: May 1, 2019
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads:
A former Navy SEAL turned vigilante hitman already in the crosshairs of corrupt Russian agents finds himself in even deeper trouble after rescuing a sex trafficking victim against her will just as she is about to be delivered into the hands of an unscrupulous corporate mogul, an impetuous and dangerous man who will not be denied his purchase. . .
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
During the battle to liberate Mosul from the brutal grip of the Islamic State, Killian Lebon, a war-weary Navy SEAL Senior Chief, sustains life-threatening injuries from an explosion during a rescue operation that goes horribly wrong.
Forced into early retirement from a vocation that for almost twenty years had been his sole purpose…
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BOOK | FICTION | LITERARY
THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME
DONALD RAY POLLOCK
RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★★
Continue reading “THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME by Donald Ray Pollock – A Review”
Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, The Devil All the Time follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s. There’s Willard Russell, tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific, who can’t save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from an agonizing death by cancer no matter how much sacrificial blood he pours on his “prayer log.” There’s Carl and Sandy Henderson, a husband-and-wife team of serial killers, who troll America’s highways searching for suitable models to photograph and exterminate. There’s the spider-handling preacher Roy and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick, Theodore, running from the law. And caught in the middle of all this is Arvin Eugene Russell, Willard and Charlotte’s orphaned son, who grows up to be a good but also violent man in his own right.From the Book Description
I would like to thank Joan Wiley firstly for requesting a copy of THE GOOD KILL during my summer giveaway, and then secondly for sharing an ever so eloquent and enthusiastic review of it with her website audience and elsewhere.
And, while we’re on the subject of Ms. Wiley, I would also like to congratulate her on the recent release of her debut horror anthology VILLAINOUS MINDS. Go check it out, my friends… after first checking out her review of my book, of course.
I was given the opportunity to read “The Good Kill” written by author, Kurt Brindley. I don’t usually do book reviews on this blog, but due to Mr. Brindley generously giving me a copy to review on Amazon, I wanted to share my thoughts with any followers here on WordPress as well.
The book tells a fascinating tale, which follows the story of Killian Lebon, an ex- Navy Seal who dives head first into the dark and dirty underworld of kingpins, killers, drugs and sex trafficking.
This is a gritty read depicting a realistic and disturbing world. I would say this is not for those faint of heart, but then again…it would serve as an eye opener for the masses to realize the tragic truth of these terrible things occurring all over the world. More vigilance and awareness of the sex trafficking trade and drug cartel is needed.
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When Imani Amour (cool name) requested a copy of my book during my summer giveaway, I first went snooping around her site before responding to see what her literary interests and writing chops were like. The first page I hit was her about page and I immediately became concerned when discovering that according to it she was still in high school. My book covers some very mature themes, many of which are potential triggers, so I thought that perhaps she wasn’t yet ready for it. However, after reading through several of her well-written and compelling posts, I realized that despite what her about page said regarding her age, she was very mature intellectually… probably more so than yours truly.
Fortunately, the arbitrary age thing was a non-issue because I learned after chatting with her that she was already in college and just hadn’t had the time yet to update her about page.
Lucky for me because I am now graced with a powerful and informative critique of my work and I would like to thank Ms. Amour for investing so much of her time and talent into it. I strongly recommend that you first, read the review of course, then continue on to read more of the many interesting pieces that she has posted to her site. You’ll be happy you did, believe me.
Now excuse me while I go and hunt me down some various typos…
Today there’s an undertone of social injustices plaguing our world with a threatening yet taboo sense of doom that seems unspeakable by most. Discussions on suicide, PTSD and human trafficking have either seemed hushed or handled controversially…that is, until Kurt Brindley came along. His novel, The Good Kill is an emblem of progress for all those who dare rise up against the enslaving silence in our society in hopes of sparking change. Brindley harnesses these frightening topics by the reigns and skillfully tames them into a narrative where readers can discuss, comprehend and conquer these social demons. Equally riveting as it is revealing, The Good Kill exposes the love and logic behind hateful underground crimes that we witness today; it is a story about innocent youth, broken military vigilantes and even senile pastors learning how to fight for the family, friendships, “God and Country” that they believe in.
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