Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Silver Seal for Incognito

A nice Silver Seal for achieving a 5-Star review from Readers’ Favorite. Read the review here: https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/incognito


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Looking at the paperback version of Gun Kiss


I saw the paperback version of Gun Kiss on the first day of the new year when the courier guy arrived with a box from the publisher. Here it is. What do you think? By the way, can you hear the birds in the background? That was coincidental, not planned.

The book is available at your usual stores along with the Kindle version, which is still on sale until 7 January. Personally, I’m not too bothered whether I read books on electronic devices or on paper. I’m flexible that way, having been introduced to Kindle by someone. Of course, there was some slight resistance in the initial, but having experienced it first hand, I find that it works for me too. So Kindle or paperback, it’s all the same to me.  Naturally, if you are a traditionalist, you want to feel the paper in your hand. But I wonder what the ancient Egyptians would have thought of paperback books against their mud tablets. See my point?

Still, it’s nice to have a paperback version of a book. But having the best of two world’s is much better.

Happy New Year 2018

I don’t have any new year resolutions. It’s live and let live for me.  Or maybe it’s more like Live and Let Die. I learned a long time ago that you can’t plan things. Even if you tried, things have a way of working out differently, though not everything has to be sulky. And if it does, think positive.  I mean, look at how nature deceives you with some fruit that looks so ugly you’re even too scared to come near it. But how sweet the taste when you give it a try.

I’ll continue to do things as I normally do but if there’s room for improvement, sure, why not? Provided I can handle it. If not, c’est la vie. Why force yourself, right?

I hope it’ll be a year of fun instead of the gun. The things you read about these days, it makes you wonder if the world will ever improve.  But we all have to do our part right? We got to do the good, even if the bad appears overwhelming.  Just don’t change whatever the situation. Stay the course. Try to survive the hurricane at sea. Remind yourself every day in 2018.

I think you know what I’m trying to imply. No need to say more. Good health and good fortune to all.

Happy Holidays!

A Gift from A Reader

When a reader takes a picture of your thriller in front of the Vatican because the story is related to the location.
At the Vatican with Incognito


Cover Reveal: GUN KISS

It’s cover reveal day for my new thriller, GUN KISS. The amazing cover was done by my publisher, Imajin Books. Gun Kiss will be available in print and ebook formats on 1 December.

The novel has been a long time coming, but you can pick up your kindle PRE-ORDER at this universal link. It will be automatically delivered to your device on the release day.

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A stolen piece of history, an abducted actress and international intrigue…

When the Deringer pistol that shot Abraham Lincoln is stolen and ends up in the hands of a Russian military general, covert agent Blake Deco is tasked by the FBI to head to the Balkans to recover the historical weapon. Meanwhile, the United States media is abuzz with news of the mysterious disappearance of Hollywood movie star, Goldie St. Helen.

After Blake’s return from overseas, he receives a tip from a Mexican friend that a drug lord, obsessed with the beautiful actress, is holding her captive in Tijuana. With the help of a reluctant army friend, Blake mounts a daring rescue. What he doesn’t expect is to have feelings for Goldie—or that a killer is hunting them.


Incognito bags the Silver Award for AuthorsDB Book Cover Contest 2017

Some exciting news! I am pleased to announce that Incognito has won the Silver for AuthorsDB Book Cover Contest 2017. Thanks to everyone who voted for it.

Gun Kiss Music Playlist

I thought it would be fun to create a music playlist for Gun Kiss. Hope you enjoy it.  You’ll find the new and old of various genres, both in English and Spanish.  If I were to pick a main theme song, it would be Shaun Escoffery’s “Perfect Love Affair.” 

On a long drive, I tried to tell someone who was the original singer of this song, Besame Mucho. She was none other than Consuelo Velāzquez.  I replicated the scene except in the story the car trip is from California to Tijuana. 

Happy listening.

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  • Gayle Lynds

    New York Times bestselling author of The Assassins
    A terrific adventure… prepare yourself for breathless suspense.
  • Jon Land

    USA Today bestselling author of The Rising
    Every page is chock full of angst-riddled action and searing suspense.
  • K.J. Howe

    Author of The Freedom Broker
    This blockbuster thriller offers the perfect mix of elements to satisfy any reader.
  • Midwest Book Review

    High octane action… A super charged plot that grabs interest tightly and does not let go.
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