When preparing to set off on our well-deserved summer break, we all remember to pack the factor 15 sun tan lotion, the spare pair of trunks and the new bikinis, (one for every day of the week), but what about the quiet times? Those periods when the swimming is done for the day, but the sun is still too hot to venture out into again. You look at your watch, and yes it’s still too early for dinner, or to hit the strip. So what do you do? Most of us will reach for a book, and these days, given the limited baggage allowance, it’s probably a Kindle version. But are you making the most of what’s on offer? In addition to the old favorites, the latest Lee Child thriller, an absorbing biography, or a Sci-Fi adventure, why not include the work of a new author, or one with a proven track record that is trying to break into a new genre?
My first book, “A Hell for Heroes” an autobiography, was released by Coronet, an imprint of Hodder and Stoughton, back in November 2012. The book was a success and it was suggested that I begin writing a thriller based around the true life experiences of my military career. Well two years later and we’re there, but it’s now the real work begins.
“The Apprentice”, my first novel was released on Amazon on the 22nd of June 2015 and is the first book in the “Alex Keyes” trilogy. Alex Keyes is a man with a secret. Its discovery will destroy him and everyone associated with him. He has spent years training to be a “grey man”: quiet, unassuming, invisible, but now, having been sent behind the Iron Curtain to find someone who doesn’t want to be found, his survival will depend on him becoming a different person entirely.
The Apprentice is currently priced at £3.85 or $6.00 (US), but in anticipation of the fast-approaching holiday season, from midnight Pacific Time on the 5th of July (8am BST the 6th of July) until Midnight Pacific Time on the 10th of July, the book will be free to download on both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
So when loading your Kindle, why not give a new thriller author a whirl? Sneak behind the Iron Curtain, visit the dark side at the height of the Cold War, and all from the comfort of your sun lounger, or your air conditioned holiday accommodation. It will cost you nothing to take a look. The links below will take you straight to the respective download page