Believe it or not, I have heard you, dear readers.
Going by sheer numbers, reviews, and the 18th-century Himalayan tea leaves I frequently consult, you don’t particularly enjoy my smaller-scale mysteries. As much fun as I had writing them, books like “Park Avenue Blackmail” and “Innocent Games” are not keeping me knee-deep in Cocoa Puffs and top-shelf liquor. What you want are globetrotting thrillers with kickass characters.
Here’s a glimpse of what 2018 has in store for me – and, by the same token, for you.
In January, I will release a boxed set of older spy thrillers. This will be your chance to get three books in one, if you haven’t snatched them up before. And, of course, it will launch at a discounted price to thank you for supporting me.
And then we get down to serious business!
Starting in March, I will debut a brand-new series which has me excited like a Victorian schoolgirl. I don’t want to reveal too much about it, but this new character, well, she’s captivating. She’s an international spy who does what others can’t. Major action sequences, twists, laughs, an endearing support team, and the fate of the world in the balance. Her name alone is awesome, so awesome in fact that I don’t want to reveal it just now. Intrigued?
I’m excited to announce that my latest thriller INNOCENT GAMES is now available!
Nick Eversull is a stranger in a strange land, away on business and hoping to mix in a little pleasure. He’s no choirboy, but he would never hurt anyone.
But the police think he did.
During the span of a fall weekend, Nick is accused of a murder he didn’t commit. He’s out of his depth as he infiltrates Montreal’s criminal underworld to discover the truth. His sole ally is Anne-Marie whose company he’s auditing. More people will need to die before the truth comes out…
A note of caution: this is my most controversial book yet. It deals with sensitive adult situations – it rhymes with schmex. There’s violence, escorts, crude conversations and despicable individuals. So if you’re not comfortable with that, you may not like this novel. I was trying to do something different and I can only hope that it strikes a chord with readers.
It’s less than a dollar for a limited time and free to read if you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber.
Happy reading 🙂
I want to take a moment to let you know that my first collection has been released and is now available everywhere as an e-book.
“Intense Past” is a bundle of my three mystery and action thrillers taking place in the days of yore. You probably have The Kennedy Secret already if you join my newsletter, but this proverbial box set includes two more of my favorite books, The Gilded Treachery and The Atomic Eagle.
From the robber barons and Civil War veterans of the Gilded Age to the heroes and Nazis of World War II and the spies of the Cold War, this collection will keep you up reading for days 🙂
The book is only $2.99 for a limited time and will soon be ten bucks. At the risk of sounding like a cheesy used-car salesman, act now!
In case you’re not glued to my Facebook page, you might have missed that I’m having quite an emotional weekend.
Namely, my mystery thriller The Pope’s Suicide had a promotional push yesterday. So I want to drop a quick note of heartfelt gratitude to all of you who spread the word about it. It really means a lot to me. And it worked, too!
Aside from being #1 in a gaggle of categories (OMG I surpassed John Grisham!), The Pope’s Suicide peaked at #18 on Amazon US, #3 in Canada, and very high in the top 100 in the UK and Australia (I saw #23 but don’t know if it was the peak).
Being a writer is often a lonely business of highs and lows. I’m touched that you all helped to make it a very formidable high 🙂
If you don’t have your copy of The Pope’s Suicide yet, I’m keeping it at $0.99 through the weekend. CLICK HERE
And there’s more!
If it’s raining this weekend like it is here, you may need another book. See? I think of everything! That’s why The President Killed His Wife is also available for less than a dollar for the next few days. CLICK HERE
The day has arrived.
The third Rogan Bricks thriller “Murder Island” is now available to download and read.
The people behind the scenes who have managed to read the book are telling me this is the best and most fun Rogan adventure yet. It’s pretty much Die Hard on a tropical island with heart-pumping, crowd-pleasing action from cover to cover.
If you don’t already have your copy, CLICK HERE NOW.
But that’s not all that’s going on right now.
I’m very excited to be part of a wonderful event to celebrate the release of Christopher Nolan’s summer blockbuster movie Dunkirk. As such, more than 40 authors of WWII fiction have banded together to storm the literary beaches. I apologize for that metaphor. It was terrible 😛
What does that have to do with me? My own World War II action thriller “The Atomic Eagle” is only $0.99 until July 27.
Allied commandos, Nazi spies, assaults behind enemy lines, and shocking twists – it’s all in this novel! Here are the links:
Barnes & Noble Nook
And remember when I said this event features over 40 authors? That means you can find more than 50 amazing discounted WWII novels.
Don’t wait because this is happening this week and this week only. Visit this page now: http://alexakang.com/dunkirk-book-sale/
I have two very important announcements today.
First, as you’re probably aware by now, my novel “I’ll Kill Her for You” had a facelift and is now titled “Park Avenue Blackmail“. It’s the same story as before but with a spiffy new cover, so I decided to pull out my promo-fu skills.
If you don’t have this mystery thriller already featuring an irresponsible billionaire racing against time to find out who framed him, now is the time. The book is available for less than a dollar until June 23, only on Amazon US and UK.
GET THE BOOK HERE
The second announcement is that the third Rogan Bricks adventure, Murder Island, is still available for pre-order.
Don’t miss your chance to get this exciting novel at a low price. Imagine the classic movie Die Hard on a small Caribbean island… but with twists and secrets!
GET THE BOOK HERE
Are you sitting down? I think you should because I’m announcing the release of the third Rogan Bricks adventure, Murder Island.
It’s basically Die Hard on a small Caribbean island… with SECRETS!
It will be available July 20 but you can pre-order it right now so that it lands on your Kindle the very second it’s published. And if you do it now, it’s only $0.99.
You might be interested in some of what’s been going on with some of my books and their snazzy new covers, which I discussed in this blog post.
Lots of exciting stuff coming this summer. Fans have been demanding more Rogan Bricks novels since the very start. Stay tuned to see what happens next…
Because our time is limited, there are barbecues to be had and Powerball lotteries to be won, I won’t rehash what I already blogged about. However, I still wanted to bring you up to date with some of the things I’ve been doing.
First of all, “The President Killed His Wife,” which has a new old school cover, is now available EVERYWHERE. If you shop on iBooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or anywhere else where awesome books are sold, I got you covered. Check it out by clicking here.
Also, my psychological thriller “I’ll Kill Her for You” became “Park Avenue Blackmail“. New cover, new title, and this slick menacing vibe I thought was missing. Don’t have it? Click here now!
In the same vein, one of the first books I published was “The Gilded Treachery”. I love that book, okay? I can’t help it and our love simply won’t be denied! Action, adventure, mystery, basically Jason Bourne in 1868.
But you know what? I was never satisfied with the cover. It was lacking oomph. So I gave it oomph, lots of it. I think I really nailed it this time. It’s also my longest and most intricate mystery. Give it a try by clicking here 🙂
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Stay tuned because my next blog post will blow your mind…
First things first, a third Rogan Bricks novel is on the way. I’m remaining tightlipped about the title, cover, and story for now. I will only say that it’s about a guy and stuff happens.
You want more details? People die. And then MORE stuff happens. Satisfied? Intrigued? Good. I’ll keep you posted, I promise 😉
And now for the reason we’re all here, aside from the muffins…
You see this cover below? It’s not a new book. It’s a new cover and title for “I’ll Kill Her for You“.
I was never satisfied with it. It started out being called “Park Avenue Blackmail” but I chickened out before releasing it, thinking that “I’ll Kill Her for You” would make me rich and famous. It didn’t. Shocker, right?
So here is the new version. Rest assured that nothing else has changed about the book. If you already have your copy, don’t get it.
If you really, really need it, GO HERE
We shall speak again soon!
My new thriller “First Thrill” has been released into the wild!
What is it about? A secret agent on his first mission teams up with a beautiful reporter after stumbling upon a conspiracy involving South American rebels, a stolen military prototype, and a ruthless Canadian spy.
It’s a big book and something happens on every page. Action, discovery, wisecracks, more action. This is definitely not a hurry up and wait kind of novel, let me tell you.
As I mentioned in my other message several weeks back, this is something I wrote in 2001. I reworked it, polishing it to a fine sheen. It’s a little different since it takes place in before 9/11 and the main character is a young Canadian intelligence officer on his first mission. I thought this was rather neat because there isn’t a lot out there like this.
Still less than a dollar and available on Amazon Kindle and paperback. Click/tap here now!