Formula for an Action-Adventure Bestseller

Special Agent Kathrin Night
Every action-adventure blockbuster needs babes, guns and explosions. Special Agent Kathrin Night drawn by Artist Bernie Shuman.

Yeah, yeah, I know: I shouldn’t be sharing this for free. So, what do I ask in return? Remember me when you’re at the opening night of your blockbuster film. And…you can always make a donation using the PayPal button on this page. You can’t really put a price on the advice I’m about to give you, but give it a shot. More zeros after the number in front and before the decimal point is a good start.

I know how it goes – you’re sitting there staring at your screen trying to figure out how to make that action-adventure work-in-progress into a grabbing, mind-blowing, future bestseller. Look, I’ve been doing this a long time, and I’ve seen all the Rambo movies – so I know a thing or two. And I am now going to help you by taking the guess work out of this whole shebang for you. Follow my advice below, and you’ll be Hollywood-bound, my friend! Continue reading “Formula for an Action-Adventure Bestseller”

Maggie Lyons Announces Her New Release

Author Maggie Lyons is pleased to announce the release of her new middle-grade action/adventure book, Vin and the Dorky Duet.

Vin and the Dorky DuetThe moment he walks through the door and sees the sharky grin on his older sister’s face, Vin suspects Meg’s hatching a plot. He’s right. Worse still, he’s central to the outcome. Meg tells him that their music teachers, parents—everyone—expect him to play her duet for trumpet and piano at the upcoming student concert. Vin is horrified.

Meg insists that his only escape route is to persuade another trumpet player to take his place. She has the hunky Brad Stewart in mind, and she challenges Vin to introduce her to him. Vin doesn’t know Brad any better than Meg does, but Meg points out that Vin takes a couple of classes at school with Brad’s nerdy brother. Eyeballs Stewart is the last person Vin wants to befriend until Meg’s promise of a David Beckham autographed soccer jersey changes the seventh-grader’s mind. He has five days to accomplish his mission—Operation BS—before the concert practice schedule kicks in.

His game plan, thwarted by exploding fish tanks, magnetic compost heaps, man-eating bubble baths, and other disasters, ultimately succeeds, but not exactly as Vin expects…

Vin and the Dorky Duet was published by MuseItUp Publishing on June 15, 2012. It is available as an e-book from Amazon, and will be available through other retail channels soon.

Kevin Kierstead Announces His New Release

Author Kevin Kierstead is pleased to announce the release of his new action-adventure novel, Addy’s Boom and the Blast Frontier.

Addy's BoomWhile America finds herself consumed with the threat of terrorist attacks, what would happen if a large force wanted to attack? Are we watching the threats? Marvin Haskin (Boom) wasn’t. He was just an ordinary man, bored but content with his ordinary life when a shock he had never imagined changed his course forever. Meet a man, his dog, a woman and a crazy sage in this action-adventure that poses fact fiction questions along-side very real threats in Addy’s Boom and the Blast Frontier.

Addy’s Boom and the Blast Frontier was self-published by Kevin Kierstead in June 2012. It is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords.

Sneak Peek: Tony Moffitt’s “Die By The Sword”

Die By The SwordToday we have a sneak peek from Tony Moffitt’s action-adventure novel, Die By The Sword:

A 200 year old military secret that would change America and Australia forever… A hero unlike any other you have met before… An action-packed adventure that sweeps around the world from America to the storm-ravaged oceans of Australia’s Bass Strait. A tense mystery where nothing is what it seems and no one is who they say.

Die By The Sword is available through and Amazon UK. Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Tony Moffitt’s “Die By The Sword””