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Singapore writer wins praise for new international thriller novel GUN KISS

Singapore-born Khaled Talib’s third novel is a departure from his earlier two novels – Smokescreen and Incognito – which has been described as political thrillers, GUN KISS is more genre bender with intrigues and counter intrigues played out against a backdrop of the war on drugs.

The book has already won high praises from leading international authors like Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of The Rising. Land who has written 25 novels, said: “Gun Kiss is a whip smart thriller that brings to mind Don Winslow's masterful work that includes, most recently, THE FORCE. Khaled Talib rockets to the top of the pop culture pack with a tale in which every page is chockfull of angst-riddled action and searing suspense.”

Gayle Lynds, co-founder of the International Thriller Writers and New York Times bestselling author of The Assassins, also praised Khaled for his work. “Gun Kiss by Khaled Talib is a terrific adventure involving the FBI, drug lords, movie stars, and Russian generals. Grab your copy, drop into your favorite reading chair, and prepare yourself for breathless suspense.”

To be released by Canada’s Imajin Books in Fall this year, GUN KISS introduces protagonist Blake Deco, a former Delta Force soldier who now runs a taco restaurant in Sunset Boulevard.

Khaled took just six months to complete GUN KISS as he himself got caught up in Blake Deco’s adventure. “Under normal circumstances I wouldn’t have been able to write an 80,000-word novel in such a short time. My first two novels took me a few years to complete. With GUN KISS, I was as supercharged as the book’s main character. I worked on the story every single day. The characters, the locations, the dialogue and action had me on a high, so much so that I often had to remind myself to surface for air and food. I hope GUN KISS readers will get to feel the same high as I did and enjoy reading it as much as I did in writing the book.”

GUN KISS has also received advance praise from the renowned Midwest Book Review, to be officially published once the book is released.

Khaled Talib is the author of two other thriller novels: Smokescreen and Incognito. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association. He is a former journalist turned public relations practitioner. To learn more about the author, please visit www.khaledtalibthriller.com The rights of the author’s first two novels are represented by The Evan Marshall Agency.

For more information, contact:
Cheryl Tardif
Publisher & Acquisitions Editor, Imajin Books
imajinbooks@shaw.ca
http://www.imajinbooks.com/

New Release: Love Unlimited!

Samantha Bryant is proud to announce the release of the latest Menopausal Superheroes short story. "Flygirl's Second Chance" features Jessica "Flygirl" Roark, the youngest of the menopausal superheroes on the eve of her wedding.

Explore the unlimited nature of love and its many incarnations in the Love Unlimited Anthology, featuring eleven stories that cross generations, cultural backgrounds, and borders. Love Unlimited will warm your heart, tickle your funny bone, and envelop you in the wonderful and complex human emotion the world calls “Love.”

The anthology is free to digital readers, and available in paperback as well. https://books2read.com/loveunlimited

Call for Submissions: Normal Deviation Anthology

Anthologist: Wonderbox Publishing (http://wonderboxpublishing.com)
Open for Submissions: June 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017
Expected Publication: May 2018
Story Length: up to 6,000 words
Payment: currently funding on Kickstarter (http://kck.st/2sBeWbG) for minimum £0.01/word + contributor copy

Normal Deviation is seeking “Third Option” short stories based on the attached image, up to 6000 words (deadline: 31 Aug 2017). “Third Option” is our shorthand for digging a little deeper into that writerly creativity bucket: we’d like everyone to cast aside (at least) the first two ideas that come to you, and instead focus on the third (or fourth or fifth…) idea to develop. The goal here is to avoid the obvious, to generate fresh ideas, to get at deviation.

We want stories in any genre, from any perspective, any time period and setting. As long as the story is good, and based somehow on this image, we want to read it!

We’ve launched a Kickstarter to fund the anthology, as we think all authors deserve payment (starting at least at a penny per word). Support us, support authors, and please submit and become one of our authors!

Full details and author guidelines are on our website at http://normaldeviation.wonderboxpublishing.com. Subscribe to updates from our weekly blog, get a feel for what we’re like and what we like, and join us in this bizarre story adventure!

New Release: Friend or Foe and Other Stories

There's a new volume of the Menopausal Superheroes series by Samantha Bryant. Friend or Foe and Other Stories (Menopausal Superheroes 2.5) is a collection of short stories taking place in the same universe, but outside the scope of the novels. 

Peer into the past to discover how Cindy Liu became a mad scientist. Follow the bus at the end of Book 1: Going Through the Change. Find out how Patricia “Lizard Woman” O’Neill spent her Christmas holidays. Flash forward for a hint of where the series may yet lead.

The first novel in the series won a Legendary Women Jacquis Award for feminist fiction. Come read the only superhero fiction out there that would fail a reverse Bechdel Test.

NEW RELEASE! The Underground: Second Edition

Roxanne Bland does bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, J.R. Ward, and Laurell K. Hamilton one better with The Underground—rocketing into the upper ranks of urban dark fantasy and paranormal romance by adding a touch of science fiction to the fantastic, horrific, erotic mix. Set in an alternate Seattle, Washington, Bland’s heart-pounding, deliciously sexy adventure imagines a city where communities of “exotics”—shapeshifters, witches, elves, and vampires—live among the murderous human population and are ruled over by the cruel, insatiable vampire, Kurt. The powerful alpha male of the city’s werewolf pack, Parker Berenson, is one of the Master’s enslaved servants, and he would like nothing better than to hasten the downfall of the vampire overlord who stole his love, the beautiful mage Garrett Larkin. But in a night city already on the razor’s edge—in the midst of a spate of inexplicable bloody murders—the alpha wolf’s passionate encounter with a stunning interstellar assassin could upset the very delicate balance and ignite a war that neither exotics nor humans can survive. WARNING: PROFANITY, VIOLENCE, GRAPHIC ADULT CONTENT.