Today, I would like to welcome Jeff Hodges to the Rukia Publishing blog. Jeff is an inspirational man and we appreciate him taking time out of his busy schedule to join us today..
Jeff Hodges author of A Collection Of Conversations A Guide To Success Vol. 1
Journey with a young man determined to make it in “the hood” by any means necessary. He only found in the end his methods never justify the means, by which he tries to make it out. He eventually finds his journey has him in the belly of the beast. Now half man half gladiator, from the cold concrete bars and cages all beasts. He realizes one day after his release, this can't be living and this definitely isn’t the life of one with destiny.
They say change comes when you're sick and tired, he was both and ready for change. Fast forward to today Jeff Hodges is a Mentor, Community Activist who is a Strong Positive Black Business Man. No longer is he a part of the problem perpetuating our communities but a he is a determined pillar of strength. He details his transformation while sharing with young mentees how and what resources he used, to make all of the necessary changes based on a series of profound discussions from some of our most prominent individuals.
Jeff Hodges is the founder/CEO of YMPmedia1 Network, which is a Trans-Media company conveying a message of transformation and empowerment. Based on our highly proven philosophy " Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life."
My vision and mission is to motivate individuals on life essential qualities such as leadership and self- empowerment that will allow them to have a clear and solid vision.My primary objective is to motivate and teach the power of effectively utilizing your resources, knowledge, and network ability to reach greatness and definitive goals.
As a youth empowerment specialist, I convey my message on several platforms. Through public speaking, training and development, workshops, seminars, coaching and mentoring, and other creative activities. As a Transformation Life Coach, I help you through a guided discovery process. Based on a solution oriented, supportive partnership. Utilizing tools gear towards empowering you to grow, change and reach your goals.
Hire me for your next event as your keynote speaker and during my presentations. I share my powerful story of transformation with transparency. Bringing home our proven philosophy " Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life."
Welcome Jeff and thank you so much for spending time with us today.
What was the inspiration for writing ‘A Collection Of Conversations, A Guide To Success (Volume 1)’?
In 2008 I begin working with young African American men as a mentor for a nonprofit organization; 7000men, Inc. I was quickly able to see the impact I was making and eventually created my own media platform to empower more young African American men on a larger scale. I realize I could help men who have been taking unnecessary risk. I knew what many of them are in need of, and how to encourage them to become the men they really wanted to be, this was inspiration enough.
Who is your target audience for this book?
My target audience is young African American men 18-35. My book addresses several social issues, if not all these young men face on a daily basis. For instance, I address the recidivism rate. Offering insight for the repeat offender,to making better life choices and turning things around with a life plan. I’m a proud graduate of Anger Management I share my experiences and knowledge which led me there. Like many young Black Men growing in the inner-city I too struggled through the effects of Angry Black Boy Syndrome. I also target those same young men suffering with their hurt, guilt and shame coming from the same type of environment as I did, who to suffer with arrested development. So I take my readers on a journey. I include interviews with a host of supporting contributors, including Russell Simmons, Brian Barton, Bill Duke, MC Lyte, Dr Elisa English, and Dr. Umar Ifatunde. Just to name a few, who share in this collective message of #empowerment to our youth. My overall goal is to get A Collection Of Conversations A Guide To Success vol. 1 in the hands of countless students in schools everywhere!. So I basically approach with a two target aspect, one who needs guidance based on bad choice making, and the other praise both needing empowerment!
Do you self-publishing and if so what is the best aspect of it for you and your book?
Yes, learning new things and the actual process of applying what I’ve learned!
How long did it take you to write this book?
Well, because my platform is a trans-media company that started in 2008, a great deal of my material was readily available via broadcast and publications. I did numerous interviews that are a huge part of my book. Also, I had a business coach in 2013 who challenged me to complete the book in 30 day, which I did.
What is the biggest source of inspiration in your writing life?
Empowering others particularly young African American men, and seeing that light of inspiration come alive in their eyes.
Is there one book or author that has inspired you more than any other?
Yes, Dennis Gimbro -Think and Grow Rich - A Black Choice
What are 3 of your favorite lines/quotes from your book ‘A Collection Of Conversations, A Guide To Success (Volume 1)’?
1. “ You should be very clear how much you love what you’re doing” Russell Simmons
2. “ Be different, Be great, and never stop” Brandon Frame
3. “Success deals with two things freedom and experience. The freedom to live your life the way want, and the experience to feel wonderful about it” Bennie Randall Jr.
Do you have a favourite time of day for writing and why?
No not really, whenever the inspiration hits me basically.
What are you currently reading and why did you choose it?
Four Steps to building a profitable coaching practice Deborah Brown-Volkman
I’m working on building up my Transformation Life Coaching practice.
Who is your biggest source of inspiration in your writing life?
The people I want to have the most impact on young African American men. When it’s all said and done, I want them to be able to say I was a huge source of inspiration and empowerment for them.
Do you take time off when you finish a book or do you start the next project straight away?
Kind of a workaholic with tunnel vision, so yes right to the next I have many irons in the fire and learned to prioritize and manage my time well.
Do you have a current writing project that you would like to share with us?
Yes, as the publisher of Young Men's Perspective Magazine a quarterly publication, I’m working on my next edition due out this summer 2015 and my next book A Collection Of Conversations: A Guide To Transformation. vol 2 due out in fall 2015.
If you could share one thing about yourself that you would like readers to know what would it be?
First allow me to thank you for such a great opportunity, I’m so humbled and thankful. I am someone who has no formal education, yet have always been able to move in my purpose even while being homeless. Nothing was going to stop me from thriving to make my dreams come to fruition regardless of my situation. Fast forward today, I’m the owner of my publication, host my own online radio show, have been a part of numerous speaking engagements, as well working on my second book, and building my coaching practice. I would have to say unequivocally, you can do anything you set your mind to, as long as you're willing to do the work. I did, so can you!!!
It has been my pleasure to chat with you today Jeff. I am a great believer in following your dreams whatever they may be or where they take you. Please let us know when your second book is due for release, it would be good to speak again.
Thank you so much for taking part :)
Here are the links to connect with Jeff to find out more about his books and his work and to buy his book:
Author and book links: feel free to add to this list.
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Jeffrey.Hodges
Goodreads author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8198145.Jeff_Hodges
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00MS72XWG
Jeff Hodges Founder/CEO Young Men's Perspective Magazine & online broadcast
Young men's perspective is an interactive digital magazine and radio show designed to strengthen character and promote success through inspiration and information.
Our mission is to use the magazine and radio show to empower, encourage and enrich our young men of color so that more of them succeed in life.
The Birth of Ives Andrich & The Killing Game Series
Today I am hosting a feature by The Black Rose, author of The Killing Game Series.
I love these features because I am always curious to know what inspires the creation of such complex characters. This post gives us an insight into the birth of the character Ives Andrich.
I simply woke up one morning and had to write a novel. “What’s up with that?” I thought. The computer was not in working order, so out came the typewriter. Rewrites were difficult but manageable with a bizarre numbering system that even the best mathematician couldn’t calculate. All in all, it went well. I started the first story. Then I had an idea for another and started it. Eventually, I purchased another computer: faster, additional memory, and all-around better. The writing was going well.
Then one evening around seven o’clock, after having dinner with my parents, I stopped at the Mesquite branch of the Phoenix Public Library in Paradise Valley, Arizona (I was living in AZ then). I was looking for a telephone directory to find real estate agents in Manhattan. I planned to move there within the next year. Of course, there was none. However, as I crouched down and looked across the shelf at the bottom of the bookcase, I heard a man’s soft voice sounding from my left.
“Excuse me, Miss.” I looked up.
“Yes,” I whispered back as I stood up. Once fully upright, I looked down at him slightly. That made me think, why is it always the short men that are trying to get my attention. Not that I’m that tall at 5’8”. “Hum,” I thought silently and waited for him to speak first for I had not approached him, he had approached me and a slight suspicious chord in me felt he had an ulterior motive.
“Can I ask you something?” he asked.
My eyebrows moved up in a questioning fashion. “Sure,” I answered.
He pretended to be coy, or so it seemed as he looked down, then back up at me when he asked, “What do you do for a living?”
“I’m a writer,” I answered and went back to looking at the directories. All throughout the conversation, I showed little to no interest in him whatsoever because there was none. He smirked. I should have known better and walked away after that, but I remained.
“I thought you might be,” he said in a way as if he knew something I did not. I frowned slightly at him.
“And why might that be?”
He shrugged. “You look like a writer; you know...creative.”
I nodded slightly, then looked around to see whether anyone else saw this guy or was I the only one. A few people saw him, mostly because his tone was a bit loud for the library.
“What can I do for you?” I asked, attempting to hurry along whatever this was. Was he attempting to pick me up? That wasn’t going to happen. He was not my type—too short, too cocky, and generally average.
“Well...,” he said, pausing slightly, “First let me introduce myself. I’m Jeffrey Shepherd.” He paused again, thinking I would volunteer my name, but I didn’t. I just looked at him, waiting as if he had more to say about himself. “What is your name?” he asked.
“Allina,” I said.
“Hi, Allina. Do you have a minute to talk with me?”
“Isn’t that what we’ve been doing?”
He smirked again, and I didn’t like that. I don’t like people that smirk. It’s creepy and somehow underhanded. “Yeah, we have been.” He paused again as if he was trying to mastermind something intelligent to say.
“Where are you from?” “What do you want?” I asked him straight out.
“Did you ever think about writing a novel?”
“I already do that?”
“Anything I would have read?”
“How would I know?” There was that smirk again. So sarcastic that I wanted to turn and walk away. Instead, I turned my attention to the bookshelf and finished looking for the directory.
“What are you looking for?” he asked.
“So, did you ever think about writing a novel about illegal sports gambling and the mob?”
“No, not particularly. Why? Have you?” I asked.
“I’m not a writer. But, what if someone paid you to write about that? Would you do it?”
“I know nothing about either,” I said.
His eyebrows jolted up in the strangest, most disbelieving fashion, and I truly had no idea why. What was it that I said that made him react that way? Or was it that he knew something that I didn’t? Something about me? Bored with him, I returned my attention to the telephone directories. “What if I asked you to write a novel about illegal sports gambling and the mob? Would you do it?”
Releasing an uninterested sigh, I turned and looked at him. “No, I don’t think I would.”
“Not even for the right amount of money?”
“I don’t know enough about the subjects to write intelligently about them.”
“It would be fiction. There’s already enough factual books out there on those subjects,” he said as he held out two books to me: one on the mafia and one on sports gambling.
“So you are asking me whether I will write a book for you on those subjects. Why?”
He suddenly got quiet. He looked down to the books, but when he looked back up to me, he said, “I had a friend that was killed by the mob because of illegal sports gambling.”
Please don’t think me mean, but to myself I thought, Why are people always telling me these sorts of things? What’s wrong with people? Do I look like a psychiatrist? Do I look like someone that wants to hear their deepest darkest secrets and problems? I must because here is, yet, another person unloading on me. After a brief but sincere apology to God, I smiled and said. “I’m sorry about your friend.” He smiled slightly and suddenly I realized he was a Libra. At first, I couldn’t get a grip on him but after that statement, I saw Libra in him, but not a Libra with the best of traits.
“So would you write for me?” he asked, completely over his previous statement about his friend’s supposed murder. I was a bit shocked but asked.
“How old are you?” My tone was a bit condescending as if to accuse him of acting juvenile.
“I’ll be thirty-six this October.”
“Middle or end of the month?”
“How old are you?” he asked.
He laughed slightly to himself and set his books off to the side on the table where he stood. “So, would you write a novel for me?”
“Why? If you want it written, write it yourself. You seem literate.”
“I’m not talented. I’m not creative as you seem to be.”
“You assume a lot.”
“So, you’re not interested?”
“I don’t have the expertise to write even a fictionalization on those subjects.”
Then out of the blue, he said, “Would you believe that I turned one hundred thousand dollars into seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars by gambling?” He was bragging and quite proud of himself. Even if he were lying, what sort of person would talk about something like that, especially to a total stranger?
“Good for you,” I answered.
“You see, I go to the same casinos that my friend went to. The only difference is that I win.”
“I’m very happy for you.”
“So would you write about these subjects?”
“I think not.”
“What if I offered you fifty thousand dollars to write a fiction novel about these subjects?”
I looked into his eyes. They were bloodshot. Was he drunk? High? Maybe he just reads too much. Whatever it was, I didn’t like him...not one bit. “As I said before, I don’t know enough about either subject to write about them.”
“You could travel with me and I could show you. Then you’d have enough information to write ‘intelligently’,” he said, slightly sarcastic.
“What would make you think I would travel anywhere with you? Or even spend any more time with you now?”
“Meow!” he said as his hand made a swiping motion like a cat clawing at something in front of it. I guess this was his indication that I was defensive, like a cat. Stupid as he was, he had no idea with whom he dealt. I only looked down at him with one eyebrow raised slightly that told him I thought he was an imbecile.
Ignoring that, he asked, “Why not?”
“Look. You get me the facts. I’ll review them and let you know.”
“How do I get in touch with you?”
I pulled out a business card with my office telephone number on it handed it to him.
“Call the number on the bottom of that card. But if you do, and if I would ever write on this subject in any relation to you, I own everything. All the rights to the story, everything that would come from it.”
He smirked again, but I somehow was more immune to it this time. “I wouldn’t want anything to do with any of that. I don’t want anyone knowing anything about me or any connection to you.”
I rolled my eyes slightly, thinking, “Oh boy! Another one of those.” But egging him on, I said, “Why is that? How do you know that I won’t tell someone what you just told me?”
He looked at the checkout desk. Then he looked back at me. “You have no idea who I am.”
“Nor do I care,” I thought, but said, “You just told me your name.”
“If you went to that desk and asked them who just checked out these books, they’d give you a fake name. Not my name?”
“Not Jeffrey Shepherd?”
“That may not be my real name.”
“Whatever,” I said and turned toward the exit. “Well, you have yourself a good night...whoever you are.” I started walking toward the door and unfortunately for me, he followed. Glancing around, I noticed people looking at us, and they had questions in the gazes. “God, how I wish I hadn’t come into this library tonight,” I whispered under my breath.
Walking outside, he said. “So do we have a deal?”
“You’ll write about these subjects.”
“There’s no deal. Check with me at the end of next week,” I said as I kept walking to my car.
“No. I’ll call you in a month.”
Over my shoulder I said, “The novel will be finished by then.” I then continued to my car as he walked to his. I got in my car, started it and drove home.
I was only about thirty minutes from my house and, within fifteen of those, I had the entire story mapped out in my head. I got home, let my dogs out in the yard, made myself a cappuccino and sat down at my desk. I grabbed my book of baby names from on top of it and started searching for a name for the main character. I wanted to call him something related to John, but he needed to be Slavic, from Yugoslavia because I have a thing for men from that part of the world. Maybe because I enjoy the mystery of Slavic countries. I knew the last name would be Andrich. No explanation for that; it just felt right. I saw him so clearly in my mind for I had been seeing him in my mind since I was a child. I knew he would be FBI — just my personal preference. Then I saw the name Ives in the book. It was British, but I gave it a Serbo-Croatian pronunciation — I pronounced as E — and there we had it. Ives pronounced as Eves. Ives Andrich — strong, dark haired, hazel brown-green eyes, tall...long legged, powerful, influential with the intelligence to go along with it, romantic, sensuous, and virile. I smiled to myself. Now that is my type of man. This is going to be fun!
So there it is. It all started with a strange and uncomfortable meeting at that library in Phoenix, Arizona. That was the birth of Ives Andrich and The Killing Game Series. As odd as that meeting was, and as odd as that man seemed (whatever his name), it was one of the best nights of my life. A night that changed my life forever. I sincerely hope that whoever buys my stories enjoys reading them as much as I enjoy writing them. Dedication and love go into every story, along with parts of me and my life (like this story, which actually happened). If you have not read any of my novels, I hope you will consider them for your reading pleasure in the future. I hope you follow along to find out what happens with my heroes, heroines, and villains!
The Black Rose
P.S. By the way, I did have some knowledge on both of the subjects he mentioned. But writing about them, even fictionally, gave me more first-hand knowledge than I could have ever wanted.
The Black Rose Author website
Amazon Author Page http://andrichpublishing.com/
Author Mike Martin has a new release, A Twist of Fortune, which is the fourth book in the Sgt Windflower mystery series.
Visit the Rukia Publishing book showcase for A Twist of Fortune.
Mike will be taking part in our Meet the Author feature soon so keep watching our Facebook and Twitter posts for updates.
There are already reviews coming in for A Twist of Fortune which is available in digital and paperback format and don't forget to visit Mike's author website for more details. http://sgtwindflowermysteries.com/
Available on Amazon
The Time Trap by Richard Smith
Earlier this year I won a copy of this book and although it's a children's book when the very professional looking paperback arrived I was intrigued by the cover and the blurb that I felt compelled to read it before passing it on to my son.
Here is my review on Amazon
5***** Superbly written and perfectly crafted to captivate the reader from the get-go!
I won this book in a giveaway and fully intended to give it to my son who, although no longer a child, enjoys anything to do with London where he now lives. The fact that there was a reference to a London trail that can be followed and time travel meant that I knew he would enjoy it. However, even though it's a children's book I decided to read it first as I was intrigued by the cover and the premise of time travel back to Victorian London. I really enjoyed this book! It is superbly written and perfectly crafted to captivate the reader from the get-go. The attention to detail which highlights the level of research that has gone into this book is commendable, and to see this in a debut novel leaves readers wanting more from this author in the future. I think it has many qualities which would create interest from readers of multiple genres given its historical, mystery and sci-fi elements. Congratulations on an excellent debut and I did pass the book to my son who also thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended.
Welcome to Rukia Publishing, as today we spotlight a new release from Bobi Sextun.
Who is Bobi Sextun?
By the age of 23, I had studied accounting in college and set my sights on being a C.P.A. I was on my way to an interview when one of those 18-wheel trucks ran a stop light and creamed my little Honda. I was knocked into a coma.
Three months later, when I opened my eyes, I couldn't bear the thought of double-entry ledgers and accounts receivable. I wanted to tell stories. Tales that contain characters that you care about placed in universal, relatable situations while having world-rocking sex. I write steamy, erotic romance. But my novels, short stories and novellas are chock full of humor, mystery, suspense and intrigue as well.
Tell us about Shalah
Shalah is but isn’t your typical historical romance. Instead of placing it in nineteenth century foggy England, the setting is a bitterly cold mountain near Siberia in 913. Instead of lords and ladies, dukes and duchesses, I have heroic and handsome Hemlon butting heads and swords with Rolfmuke, Grand Butcher of the Vichy Horde. Their passions burn white-hot to win the heart and soul and body of the beautiful Shalah. The costumes may be different, but the conflict is just as exciting, daring, lusty and, most of all, romantic and sexy.
Can you share a sneak preview with us?
Shalah has all the elements of traditional historical: suspense and intrigue, betrayals and betrothals, rescues and revelations.
Again, they did not speak for a long while. Hemlon was tormented anew by the thought that this was how his life could be if he were at liberty to live it. Lying with Shalah by a fire, his arms around her, his hands free to roam to his heart’s desire, his body free to make love to her. To make children with her.
To share each and every moment of his existence with her.
It was again Shalah who broke the silence. “You will be careful tomorrow, won’t you? I couldn’t bear it if anything were to happen to you.”
Reaching up, she gently caressed his cheek. She was not making things any easier for him. On the contrary, she was making them much, much harder. So much so that what his body wanted to do was beginning to argue successfully against what his conscience swore him honor-bound to do.
Clasping her fingers, he closed his eyes and kissed her palm, letting his lips linger there.
“You need your rest,” he said, quickly rising. “This may be a long and arduous day. I’ll be gone when you awaken. When I’ve made certain that Rolfmuke intends to honor the bargain, I will return for you.”
“Go to sleep. Goodnight.”
I hope you have enjoyed this new release introduction from Rukia Publishing. To get your copy of Shalah visit Amazon
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Welcome to today's new release news from Rukia Publishing.
Cat Nicolaou lives with her family and many pets on a small island in Greece. She enjoys strolls by the seaside where she gets all her inspiration for her romantic stories. As an ever-romantic herself, she likes writing stories with a happy ending, though she does torment her characters before they find a happy resolution. She also enjoys riding her motorcycle because it makes her feel free. Do not, therefore, be surprised if her second book includes a biker.
Her debut novella "When Time Comes" is a story set on the island of Rhodes where a famous rock star and an artist find love that can last forever.
Rukia Publishing is pleased to announce the debut release from Cat Nicolaou
When Time Comes
Athena & Alex meet on a ship. Life separates them. "WHEN TIME COMES", will they get back together?
Athena can't avert her eyes. Alex Dane is back in Greece. Her mind wanders in time, six years ago, to the island of Rhodes. Three lustful days with him and a precious gift he left her with. All she needs is a leap of faith, but will he fly? Dare they dream again "When Time Comes"?
When Time Comes book review.
Reviewed by Lindy Lu Book Review Blogpage http://lindylubookreview.com/
This was a great story. Of love, loss, and hope. I felt like the author did a good job bringing me into the story. It was a fast read that kept me intrigued.
She meets her celebrity crush, Alex Dane, on a ship… I mean who wouldn't love to meet their celebrity crush? Well, she did and to top it off, he was into spending time with her. Bada Bing! Spending an intimate weekend together didn’t seem to be enough for Athena but it will do, especially when she finds the perfect parting gift Alex has left her with.
Now she has lived and never moved on from the great love of her life. No one will ever compare to Alex Dane. Six years of pining and six years of wondering of what could have been. Could he have felt the connection she felt they shared? She is thrown a bone when he comes back to do a concert. She feels now is the time to try and go for it.
Now six heartbreaking years later they will meet again. Will this time it be right? “When Time Comes” can they make it work?
When Times comes is available on:
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One of Rukia Publishing's featured authors, The Black Rose, has a new release. The Chase, which is Book 2 in The Killing Game series, is out now in digital and paperback format. You can also visit the website and listen to the soundtrack to accompany The Chase http://ow.ly/LfHFi
Here's the book description:
An emotional gamut of passion, control, deception, and death...
As the story continues, Ives turns the Bureau inside out, investigating the mistreatment of his wife during the Luca case. In the process, he unveils a secret from her past, linking her a hunted bomber, who is threatening her life while leaving cryptic clues to a twisted conspiracy. After an exhausting game of calculated, mental chase, the decisive moment arrives, and everything goes wrong when Ives and the bomber come face-to-face in The Chase, Part Two of The Killing Game Series by The Black Rose.
You can get your copy from:
Barnes & Noble
Let's take a look at Book 1 in this series The Killing Game: The Blood Negotiators
THE KILLING GAME "A seductive story about Corruption, Sin, Lust, and Redemption!"
As the Director of the New York Division of the FBI, Ives Andrich is confronted with investigating the woman he has waited a lifetime to find. Because of her more than accurate novel about an Italian crime lord, the Bureau, against Ives' wishes, asks for her help in infiltrating the inner organization of the nation's most nefarious Mafia don.
When the Bureau’s plan fails and she becomes dangerously entangled in the private life of the nation’s most wanted criminal, Ives’ tolerance for Bureau mishaps vanishes. No holds barred, he puts everything on the line to save the woman he loves in Part One of The Killing Game.
Here are some reader reviews:
The Killing Game - Part One - The Blood Negotiators (The Killing Game Series) (Volume 1) by The Black Rose takes us into the New York division of the FBI. Ives, the Director, must investigate the woman that he has waited a lifetime to find because she wrote a novel that is more than accurate about an Italian crime boss. The FBI takes it upon themselves to recruit her help in getting into the organization of the Mob Boss and then the plan all falls to pieces. When that happens, Ives puts himself on the line for the one woman he loves.
If you want action, adventure, a little mystery and a dash of a love story, then this is the right book for you. I think that The Black Rose is into something with The Killing Game and this makes a thrilling opener to the series. I am personally looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I started this book and had some trouble putting it down once I did; I couldn’t guess when certain turns would happen in the action when reading this one, which I enjoyed. The book is well written with a flow to it that works for the story; the action is well paced throughout. One pitfall to these kinds of books is sometimes too much action at one point and not enough at others, but that doesn’t happen with The Killing Game. I would recommend this book with two thumbs way up. -- Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite
As the Director of the New York Division of the FBI, Ives Andrich is frustrated with the Bureau regarding his investigation of a novelist, Allina Kovar, whose manuscript titled Blood Negotiators is a bit too accurate about Vincent Luca, an Italian crime lord. The Bureau, against Ives' wishes, asks for her help in infiltrating Luca's inner organization. However, the Bureau s plan fails and Allina s life is in danger. Ives s frustration with the Bureau s incompetence reaches its limit. For the sake of the woman he loves, he will risk anything to save her. Written by The Black Rose, The Killing Game is a thrilling crime novel series, with The Blood Negotiators as its first installment. It is a template for what a crime thriller should be, with all the elements laid out in the right scope, including suspense, romance, betrayal and intrigue not forgetting the long-standing wars between the FBI and the mafia.
Protagonist Ives Andrich falls in love with Allina Kovar as soon as he sees her photo; Miss Allina Kovar, you are the woman I will marry. Somehow, I will prove to you that I am worthy of you. The romance aspect of The Killing Game is as strong as the out-and-out roller-coaster ride of suspense and action that The Black Rose has provided for readers to enjoy. The ending promises an exciting continuation in Book Two, The Chase. All in all, this is a thrilling story that will appeal to die-hard crime thriller fans who would be happy to add The Killing Game to their collection and follow the series. --Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite
Do you want to know more about the author behind this series? If so, read our Meet the Author feature on The Black Rose here at Rukia Publishing on the link below.
The Killing Game Series by The Black Rose
Happy Easter from all at Rukia Publishing. Today author Robert Fear is here to announce the
Winner of the March Fred's Diary travel story competition
We had three great featured entries in our March travel story competition.
They were from well-known authors Frank Kusy, Richard Klein and Susan Joyce. You can read their entries on the Travel Stories pages.
It was a difficult choice, but the winner of our monthly prize is SUSAN JOYCE for her travel story THRONE SITTING AROUND THE WORLD. Many congratulations Susan.
We are now looking for entries to our April travel story competition. You don't have to be a well-known_ author to enter. Details are on the Competition page.