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Author pens Vatican conspiracy thriller with Islamic backdrop

Incognito120750x1125Who would have thought amid all the religious thriller novels out there, there could still be room for an original idea?

INCOGNITO, an upcoming international thriller by Khaled Talib, is such a novel. It will be released some time in 2017 as part of World Castle Publishing’s thriller line.

Set in Switzerland and Italy with action scenes in several other countries, protagonist Ayden Tanner, a former British SAS commando, is dispatched with a small team by the global hacker group, Anonymous, to find the Pope, whose absence is raising questions and speculations. Tanner must rely on his survival skills against lethal assassins as he darts into the hidden and unseen worlds of questionable agendas and sinister plans.

Packed with action, intrigue, political and religious drama, the storyline also draws a variety of inspirations from the European migrant crisis and the continent’s edgy relationship with the Muslim world. But don’t expect the current conventional yarn as INCOGNITO tells an insightful yet sly tale of deception to drive the story forward into a vicious truth.

“INCOGNITO is a humdinger of a story. The author’s secret formula is injecting a well-researched and well-plotted story, characterization and pacing that will leave readers with a jolting surprise,” said Karen Fuller, publisher of World Castle Publishing.

INCOGNITO contains elements that will appeal to all thriller fans. The novel will be available in both trade paperback and electronic editions. It can also be purchased online through major booksellers as well as though the World Castle Publishing’s virtual book shop.

About the Author
INCOGNITO is Khaled Talib’s second thriller novel. His debut spy novel, Smokescreen, was published in 2014 where he received praise from New York Times bestselling authors, Keith Thomson (Once A Spy), Ruth Harris (Hooked & Brainwashed) and Jon McGoran (Drift). Born and raised in Singapore, Talib is a former magazine journalist with local and international exposure. His articles have also been published and syndicated to newspapers worldwide. He is a member of the UK Crime Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers organization. The author’s official website is www.khaledtalibthriller.com

About the Publisher
World Castle Publishing is a traditional, independent publisher of high quality fiction. Founded in 2011, World Castle Publishing is based in Florida. Visit World Castle Publishing online at: www.worldcastlepublishing.com

For more information, please contact:
Karen Fuller, Publisher
World Castle Publishing
Email: karen@worldcastlepublishing.com
Toll Free (855) 390-8234
Fax:(866) 305-2632

News Report in The Oslo Times about Khaled Talib’s upcoming thriller, Incognito

The Oslo Times ran a report about Khaled Talib's upcoming thriller, Incognito. The story tells about a specialist assigned by Anonymous to find the pope, who is missing.
To be published in 2017, Incognito, is Talib's second thriller novel. His debut, Smokescreen, was published in 2014 and features blurbs from several New York Times bestselling authors.

http://theoslotimes.com/article/author-khaled-talib's-new-thriller-'incognito'-to-be-released-in-2017

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eSpec Books Funding Brenda Cooper Novel

eSpec Books, the publishing house founded by Broad Danielle Ackley-McPhail, is currently funding two new YA novels by bestselling authors Jack Campbell and Brenda Cooper. To learn more about The Sister Paradox (Campbell) and POST (Cooper) please visit http://tiny.cc/Novels2016. The campaign runs through October 11th.

EKO Resonates: Flying Ships and Family Drama Abound in RI Author’s World

51AhIlRH-JL._SX322_BO1204203200_PROVIDENCE (August 19, 2016): Octopus & Elephant Books is pleased to announce the paperback and e-book release of EKO, a fantasy novel from Rhode Island author Loren Walker, and finalist in the Half the World Global Literari competition.

In this first installment of the planned four-part series, EKO follows a teenage medical apprentice, and the trio of siblings tasked with the girl’s protection, and later rescue, from malevolent forces. Set in a parallel world to Earth, and featuring technological wonders, fast-paced action, detective work, brother-sister drama, and a touch of romance, EKO creates a captivating foundation for sequels. EKO also features two powerful, but very complex female protagonists, a subject that Ms. Walker is passionate about. "I use the example of [the film] Iron Man to explain my goal," she says. "Tony Stark is a superhero, but he's also a genius, an alcoholic, a sarcastic jerk, funny and infuriating, and tragic in some ways. I've longed to see more powerful female characters with that same complexity, and I sought to achieve it through EKO's protagonists." Walker's ambition paid off when EKO was recently shortlisted for the Half the World Global Literari Award, a competition seeking stories, novels and screenplays that "brought fresh insight into the lives of women."

Even with such recognition, the road to publication has been difficult; Walker established her publishing company Octopus & Elephant Books after collecting over 100 rejections from literary agents. "I rewrote EKO at least twenty times over two years," Ms. Walker says. "And in the end I still loved my characters, I was still proud of what I’d done, and I wanted to share it. And I'm lucky that technology has advanced so far that I could teach myself about the publishing process, form my own imprint, and be in charge of my own promotions." In time, she adds, she hopes to publish other mixed-genre fiction from New England authors, while releasing the sequel to EKO in 2017.

Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Ms. Walker came to Boston, Massachusetts in 2000, and later settled in Providence, Rhode Island. Earning a Master of Arts in writing and poetry from Rhode Island College. Ms. Walker became an American citizen in 2015, and today works in the non-profit sector as a freelance writer. She will appear at the Narragansett Meet the Authors Pier Event (September 10th, 2016), the Books Under the Tent event at Rhode Island College (October 1st) and at the Rhode Island Authors Expo (December 3rd, 2016).

For author interview or book signing requests, contact the author directly: loren@lorenwalker.net

Author Photos and Media Kit Available at: http://lorenwalker.net/press--appearances.html

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