Saturday, September 14, 2013

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The Ian Fleming Files: Operation Armada, by Damian Stevenson. (Still 0.99?)

"The book is written in a style very reminiscent of the Bond novels. The author has clearly done his research; details of every description fill the book and immerse the reader in Fleming's dangerous world. As the story progresses, we see echoes of the future James Bond in Fleming's actions and his words. It's a very well-written, exciting and fun book, and (especially if you're a Bond fan) I highly recommend it!" -- Amazon reviewer


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THIS EDITION (8/28/2013) CONTAINS CHAPTER 1 OF THE IAN FLEMING FILES: OPERATION PARSIFAL AVAILABLE ON AMAZON 09/13/2013


AMAZON'S TOP CRITICS HAVE SPOKEN:
"A wonderfully written book. I felt like I had been transported back to 1940. The use of descriptive language reminded me of days gone by when you read tales by Dashiell Hammett and Maxwell Anderson with nothing more than a glass of brandy and Count Basie playing on the radio. The plot and character development is first class all the way. It is as if the words came to life." - Dennis Waller, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer
"I was captivated from the first chapter and the entire novel was almost like watching a movie..."- Robin Lee, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer  
"You'll enjoy this one: there's fast-paced adventure, high-stakes international intrigue and lots of on-the-fly ingenuity... Recommended for James Bond fans."- Deb Nam-Krane, VINE Voice Reviewer  
"It actually reads just like a "Bond, James Bond" rip roaring tale. The author fleshes out his characters right down to their suspenders... Every plane, boat, ship, tank and car... painted in living color on the pages. It was a lot of fun to read."- Susannah St Clair Foxy Loxy, VINE Voice Reviewer 
 


Before James Bond there was Commander Ian Fleming or '17F' as he was known during World War 2 when the young British author served as an intelligence officer in Great Britain's Naval Intelligence Department.
In his startling debut novel, Ian Fleming scholar and screenwriter of upcoming movie Fleming Damian Stevenson has crafted the ultimate origin story for one of popular culture's most beloved icons. Everything that inspired the James Bond books is here: the suave and ruthless central character, his demanding boss, a bevy of beautiful femme fatales, formidable villains bent on world domination, their homicidal henchmen, exotic locations, crackling wit and all the cool cars, sleek guns, ingenious gadgets and monstrous hardware one would expect to see lavishly featured in a gonzo story about the author of Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me, From Russia With Love, Diamonds Are Forever, Goldfinger, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, You Only Live Twice and The Man With The Golden Gun.
James Bond was born from the ashes of World War 2 and The Ian Fleming Files: Operation Armada is all the more powerful for its attention to historical reality. This is no flight of fancy. The book has been lauded by Bond experts for the way in which it convincingly takes us inside Ian Fleming's mind as he executes the dangerous missions that inspired his best selling books

Damian Stevenson researched his novel for six years, interviewing hundreds of people connected to Ian Fleming's life and reading everything ever written about him. The result is an instant classic that will appeal to Bond fans and lovers of good writing everywhere. 

OPERATION ARMADA MISSION BRIEF

June 14, 1940. Naval Intelligence operative Commander Ian Fleming a.k.a. '17F' is parachuted into occupied France with two million pounds in gold. His mission: to negotiate the purchase of sixty battleships from the renegade head of France's Navy, the mysterious and charismatic World War I legend Admiral Darlan. Fleming is assisted in his quest by the French Resistance led by the beautiful saboteur Denise Astier. Plans go awry and 17F is forced to improvise when German Army Group B, led by the sadistic General Bock, makes a run for Admiral Darlan's ships. Hitler needs France's battle-cruisers and destroyers to mount 'Operation Sealion,' his planned invasion of Great Britain. Ian Fleming has four days to get to Darlan before the French fleet is annihilated by the Royal Navy. With General Bock on his heels, and a traitor close to home, 17F finds himself in a race with the biggest stakes imaginable.

Operation Armada is the first in a series of The Ian Fleming Files stories.

212 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 115 reviews.

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The Housewife Assassin's Handbook (A Romantic Mystery) (Book 1) (Book #1: Housewife Assassin Series), by Josie Brown. (Still free?)

"Brown takes a dark look at the fears of parenthood and family... Still, the message from the somber realities is one full of hope: love makes a family, commitment keeps it together."--Publishers Weekly

"The writing is laced with venomous humor..."-The Wall Street Journal

"A fine piece of literary work." -New York Post , Page Six

"If you like Desperate Housewives, then you'll fly through this gossipy novel full of Wisteria Lane-esque characters living in a suburban jungle. Brown entertains up to the satisfying ending." --Examiner.com

"A funny, engaging, and often bittersweet tale..." --Cincinnati Public Library Spotlight Feature


Murder, suspense, sex--and some handy household tips.

"Secrets, sex, money and scandal! Josie Brown is truly entertaining reading." -- Jackie Collins

IN BOOK 1: THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S HANDBOOK:

- EVERY DESPERATE HOUSEWIFE WANTS AN ALIAS: Donna Stone has one...and it happens to be government-sanctioned.
- BUT DONNA EARNED IT THE HARD WAY: Her husband was killed the day she delivered their third child.
- TO AVENGE HER HUSBAND'S MURDER: Donna leads a secret life: as an assassin.
- BUT ESPIONAGE MAKES FOR STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: And brings new meaning to that old adage, "Honey, I'm home..."

228 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 229 reviews.

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Somewhere in the Highlands (Somewhere in Time), by Beth Trissel. (Still 0.99?)

"I have read all the Somewhere books and eagerly awaited Fergus' story. This author never disappoints. The characters, even the supporting cast, are so well developed, they take on a life of their own, and you can't help but be touched by the budding affection between Fergus and Beezus. This book has romance, action and intrigue. What's not to love? Not to be a plot spoiler, I particularly enjoyed the scene where Fergus attacks the Highlander with his Jedi sword. That scene establishes the geek as a true hero. From page to page, I routed for Fergus and Beezus in their quest. And I found myself wanting them to fall in love. If you haven't read Ms. Trissel's Somewhere series, you're missing a lot. Somewhere in the Highlands is up there with Somewhere My Love, one of my favorite books." -- Amazon reviewer

The MacDonalds are coming! When Elizabeth MacDonald (a.k.a Beezus Mac) thrusts a sealed gold box at Angus Fergus amid panicked requests for him to hide the stolen artifact, she has no idea the ancient cloth it contains bestows unearthly powers. Red MacDonald knows and he's hell-bent on traveling 400 years into the future to claim the charmed relic, even kill for it.

Protecting Beezus from his old nemesis is only one of Fergus's problems. Before they can stop him, Morley MacDonald, descendant of Red MacDonald, snatches the prize and leaps through the time portal to head the MacDonald clan and kill Fergus's MacKenzie ancestor. If he succeeds, Fergus will cease to exist.

Danger grows in the feud between the MacDonalds and the MacKenzies as the pair, along with an ingenious friend and high tech inventions, returns to 1604 Scotland to face these brawny Highlanders and reunite with kin. Will Fergus overcome his mistrust of Beezus and fan the growing spark between them before they battle Morley' If he waits, it may be too late.

147 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 16 reviews.

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Jacob's Return, by Annette Blair. (Still 0.99?)

"This reprint of a 1999 historical romance is an entertaining tale of redemption as the Amish society provides a strong backdrop to the tale of two rival brothers and the good woman between them. The story line is character driven with each key player having faults and flaws that make them seem real. Readers will enjoy this late nineteenth century Amish family drama as shunning the sinners competes with redeeming the sinners for the souls of Bishop Zook's community." -- Amazon reviewer

Jacob Sauder abandons his Amish heritage when the woman he loves, Rachel Zook, agrees to marry his brother, Simon. Though he adapts to the ways of the “English” — even fathering twins — he remains an outsider. When the mother of his twins dies, Jacob knows only one way to raise his children — the Amish way. He brings them home to the community he vowed to leave forever. For his children he can do anything, even be strong when he sees Rachel, his love, married to his brother.

Years ago, Simon lied to ensure a future with Rachel Zook as his wife. Now Rachel is barren, a disappointment to him. Unaware of the lie Simon told to drive Jacob away, Rachel believes Jacob abandoned her when he left the Amish community. Shocked when he returns with two-year-old twins, Rachel knows there can be nothing between them, for marriage is a life-long commitment among the Amish. But the twins need a mother and Rachel loves children. As she cares for Jacob’s children as if they were her own, her feelings for him deepen into a love that cannot be.

Jacob’s Return is the story of a prodigal son, a forbidden love, and a fanatical preacher. As shocking as it is compelling, Jacob’s Return is both uplifting and unforgettable. A wonderful read, this is a universal story about love and faith in impossible circumstances.

Please Note: This is a Sexy Historical Romance in Amish setting with sexual content

338 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 47 reviews.

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