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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Gun Kiss by Khaled Talib - Book Tour - Book Sale - Book Trailer - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Khaled Talib and his new book, “Gun Kiss”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win an Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Khaled and to increase your chances of winning!

This book is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!!  See below for more details.

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Please note that this giveaway is only available to US and CA residents.  Sorry INTL – please check out other giveaways on this blog.

Gun Kiss
by Khaled Talib


GENRE: Thriller



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.



A man wearing a red bandana around his head leaned out on the skid with a sniper rifle.

“Get us out of here!” Blake yelled.

Jack swerved the vehicle to avoid the sniper’s fire and spun a U-turn. He floored the accelerator, zigzagging away from the consulate.

“Get down!” Blake forced Goldie to the floorboard. He then powered down his window, stuck his arm out, and unleashed a volley of shots at the tail rotor. 

The helicopter jerked and tilted, yet remained relentless in its pursuit.

“Drive faster!” Blake yelled, feeling the riddle of sniper bullets pinging the back of the SUV.

Blake looked at Goldie crouching on the floorboard. “You okay?”

“No! Please get me out of here! Oh God, I’m going to die!” Goldie cried.

“They’re not shooting at you. They want you alive, and us dead,” Blake said.

“How can you be sure?” Goldie asked.

“He’s using a sniper rifle instead of a machine gun,” Blake said. “Picking his shots carefully.”

“No prizes for guessing who gets it first,” Jack said.

The shots from the helicopter forced an oncoming van to careen off the road. Two other vehicles braked hard and swerved uncontrollably.

Through the windshield, Blake saw the man on the skid taking aim again.


Tightening his grip on the wheel, Jack spun the SUV around, back toward the consulate. He didn’t turn fast enough. The impact of a bullet hit the rear window, cracking it into a spidery web.





Five Reasons You Should Read My Book

Gun Kiss is my third novel, and it’s somewhat different from my first two in a sense that I intersperse several genres into one story. Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of The Rising, described it best in his blurb: “Gun Kiss manages to be hot and cool at the same time, a genre bender that breaks a host of rules while crafting new ones in their place….”

The novel was written on a whim. I couldn’t sleep one night and decided to watch some TV. I had gone jogging earlier that morning and I started having cramps in my legs. Unable to sleep, I rubbed some ointment and decided to watch an old movie. Maybe it was the quietness of the late night, but as I kept watching this famous actress, an idea came to write a cocktail of a thriller —a dash of romance, lots of mystery and action, twists and breathless suspense. There’s also plenty of humor, so here’s a protagonist who does battle with the Russian military then goes home and must wrangle with the neighbor because… (I can’t say more because it might spoil the story) then he’s off to rescue a movie start from a Mexican drug lord in Tijuana while managing the rest of his life and business.

I felt a rush as I worked on the novel non-stop, enjoying every moment of it with intention of making it a fun and breezy read. And that would explain why my protagonist owns a restaurant in Sunset Boulevard, lives in the Hollywood Hills area and hangs around in Los Feliz with a movie star.

Readers generally tell me that my stories feel like they’re watching a movie, especially the way I describe scenes. So, I thought, why not write a novel inspired by a Hollywood character. Interestingly, I had pitched my first novel to Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles through a movie agent, and it was read by a famous movie director. Though the option was rejected, the idea paved the way for me to insert some scenes into my new thriller’s storyline.

If you like nonstop burst of action, suspense and twists, I say don’t give Gun Kiss a pass. In their review of the novel, Midwest Book Review advised readers to “take a deep breath before reading Gun Kiss.” You’ll understand when you pick it up. I warned you.

We’re talking movie people, drug lords, FBI agents, Russian military and specialists with scenes in California and Mexico to give it an exhilarating read. Obviously, the ingredients sound familiar, but it’s the way the story is written that makes a difference. You’re not just reading a novel, you’re watching a movie inside a book.



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.









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