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Author Q&A ft Khaled Talib | GUN KISS Book Tour | Goddess Fish Promotions Presents Thriller

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for GUN KISS by Khaled Talib. The thriller stops at Reader...


Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for GUN KISS by Khaled Talib. The thriller stops at Readeropolis with an author interview. 

Khaled Talib will be awarding an Amazon Fire 7 8GB tablet to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. The prize is limited to U.S. and Canada only.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found by clicking the banner.

GUN KISS is available now.




Gun Kiss
by Khaled Talib


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GENRE:   Thriller


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BLURB:


The United States media is abuzz with news of the mysterious disappearance of Hollywood movie star, Goldie St. Helen.

Ex-Delta Force Blake Deco 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.



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AUTHOR INTERVIEW:


Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?
My audience would be readers between 18 and 100; someone who enjoys breathless suspense. The story idea was accidental. I went jogging one morning and later my legs were cramping. I couldn’t sleep that night, and while rubbing some heat rub, I decided to watch an old movie. The actress in the movie inspired me so much I decided to write a novel that was Hollywoodish. You’ll understand when you read it.

How did you come up with the title of your book?
Since the novel is primary set in southern California, I decided to play with phrase, “Sun Kiss”, which is often associated with the state’s weather. All I did was to replace the letter S with G. After all, it’s a thriller.

Who is your favorite character from your book and why?
Goldie St. Helen, the movie star. She’s got a pleasant personality and the character. I had a lot of fun creating her character and her world, including a nice house in Los Feliz. Check out her kitchen.

How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
Dai Lo and his gang members. He’s a drug lord. Need I say more? He’s obsessed with the actress and does things that are not pleasant. There’s no way anyone can like him. His friends like Tommy Bulldog and Santos are not better.

If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be? Why?
Nothing. I like the novel as it is. Some people like it, others were critical of it. But I’m not going to change anything. It’s a fun read, if I do say so myself.

Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series: What other books are similar to your own? What makes them alike?
Goldie St. Helen is a fictional character inspired by a real-life Hollywood actress.  The million-dollar question is, who is that person? It’s a secret.
Jean Rabe, USA Today bestselling author, read the novel and she described it as one that fans of Clive Cussler would enjoy.  Gun Kiss has a bit of everything— it’s got mystery, suspense, thriller and a dash of romance.

How can we contact you or find out more about your books?
My website is www.khaledtalibthriller.com where readers can also sign up for my newsletter.

What can we expect from you in the future?
I am currently rewriting a mystery-thriller called Spiral, which is primarily set in South Australia, its capital being Adelaide. It begins with a dead body at a winery.

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
If you read it, please leave a review on Amazon, and let others know about it. Thank you.

Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?
It’s best to work with a professional editor, and whichever way you choose to publish your book, just  don’t give up. Above all, be original.

Is there anything else you’d like to say?

Hello.
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EXCERPT:

They continued through an arch that separated the living room and what was once a kitchen. The general pointed at a trapdoor’s opened hatch with stairs leading down. “We go inside,” he pointed below.

“After you, comrade.” Blake gestured him with the gun. “Do you guys still call each other that?”

No response.

They descended into a glowing stalagmite cave and walked past a grotto toward a metal bridge running above a narrow canyon. The temperature felt warmer here.

They reached a storage area with doors on both sides. Blake took a moment to study the few soldiers guarding the area.

“Tell them to drop their weapons and go join the rest upstairs,” Blake said.

Popov gave the order.

When the soldiers had walked past them, the Russian military leader led Blake to a steel door with a fingerprint lock system. He frowned at Blake.

“Do the Open Sesame thing,” Blake said.

Popov pressed his right thumb against the authentication device. The door slid open into a brightly lit chamber and shut after they’d entered.

The temperature-controlled environment had perforated steel walls, a concrete floor, and embedded ceiling lights. The center of the room displayed a series of pedestal casings with various treasures: a red Fabergé egg, a diamond ring, a dagger, and a gold pocket watch. The Deringer rested on a small, purple velvet pillow inside one of the glass cases.




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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Khaled Talib is a former journalist with local and international exposure. He has authored three thrillers since 2014.

The author's works have been praised by NY Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, NY Times bestselling author Ruth Harris, USA Today bestselling author Jon Land, NY Times bestselling author Keith Thomson, K.J. Howe, and Jon McGoran.

His debut thriller, Smokescreen, was listed as one of the six "boundary-breaking indies" in 2016 by the IndieReader. His second novel, Incognito, won the Silver Award for the AuthorsDB Book Cover Contest 2017. Gun Kiss is his third novel.

Khaled, who is also a member of the International Thriller Writers, resides in Singapore.



Author Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/khaled.talib/
Gun Kiss (YouTube) Book Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6uhYvbY7KQ


GUN KISS Buy links:
The book will be on sale for only $0.99.
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GIVEAWAY:


Khaled Talib will be awarding a Amazon Fire 7 8GB tablet to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. The prize is limited to U.S. and Canada only.



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8 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing your book with us and for the giveaway as well.

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    1. It's my pleasure. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader: https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1517059010#/

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  3. Really great post and thanks for the giveaway :)

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  4. At which age did you know that you wanted to write for a living? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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