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#1 Amazon bestselling author with the US-based Lucky Shores thriller series and the Ryan Kaine military action thrillers, and creator of the popular DCI Jones Casebook series of crime novels, Kerry J Donovan was born in Dublin. A citizen of the world, he currently lives in a stone cottage in the heart of rural Brittany, which he took five years to renovate with his own gnarled and calloused hands. The cottage is a pet-free zone (apart from the field mice, moles, and a family of red squirrels). He has three children and four grandchildren, all of whom live in England. An absentee granddad, Kerry is hugely thankful for the modern miracle of video calling.

99c for Ryan Kaine’s 83 Series Box Set

99c for Ryan Kaine's 83 Series Box Set Hi guys, Don't miss this special deal! The first box set in my hard-hitting, action-packed Ryan Kaine's 83 action thriller series, The Ryan Kaine's 83 Series: Books 1-3, is available TODAY for just 99c! Just in time for this deal, I've also updated the cover - let me know what you think! Here's what you're getting for such a great price: Book 1: On the Run  A passenger plane explodes. Eighty-three people die. One man is responsible. When an apparently routine operation ends in tragedy, decorated former [...]

The Ryan Kaine’s 83 Series: Books 4-6

The Ryan Kaine's 83 Series: Books 4-6 Hi guys, In preparation for the release of books 7 and 8 in the hard-hitting, action-packed Ryan Kaine's 83 series, I have pulled together a box set of Books 4-6. If you've not read any of the books yet, check out Books 1-3 first. If you have, here's your opportunity to download three superb books at a huge discount. Here's what you'll find: Ryan Kaine: On the Attack An innocent woman is viciously attacked. An underworld kingpin and his brutal thugs close in. One man can deliver justice [...]

By |2020-03-13T00:23:53+00:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Books, News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

New Release – Ryan Kaine: On The Edge

New Release - Ryan Kaine: On The Edge Hi guys, Ryan Kaine: On the Edge is out today! In a short adventure, featuring former vet, Lara Orchard, book six in the hard-hitting, action-packed Ryan Kaine's 83 action thriller series On the Edge is live today. Have you picked up your copy yet? If not, here's what you're missing. A medical training course in Denmark. The perfect chance to prove herself. One woman is on a mission to do just that. When former country vet, Lara Orchard, convinces international fugitive, Ryan Kaine, she needs combat medical [...]

By |2020-03-12T16:33:16+00:00December 25th, 2019|Categories: Books, News|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

New Release – Ryan Kaine: On The Money

New Release - Ryan Kaine: On The Money Hi guys, Ryan Kaine: On the Money is out today! I am so excited to announce this. Book five in the hard-hitting, action-packed Ryan Kaine's 83 action thriller series On the Money is live today. Have you picked up your copy yet? If not, here's what you're missing. A member of The 83 dies in an apparent accident. The faceless leader of a drug gang rules his neighbourhood. One man will find the truth. When former Royal Marine, Ryan Kaine, and his partner, Lara Orchard, go undercover [...]

By |2020-03-12T16:27:03+00:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Books, News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Book Review ~ Near Miss by Jeff Shear

Near Miss by Jeff Shear Solid writing let down by an over-complicated, episodic plot... I was torn between giving this book three or four stars and ended up with a vacillating 3.5. But in the end, I rounded up to 4 because of the innate mathematician in me and the quality of the writing. This is a well written, at times interesting, but ultimately rambling, episodic story that turned out to be a little too 'clever' for its own good. But that's fine, I tend to like complicated stories. My main problem is I didn't [...]

By |2018-12-20T12:50:52+00:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Reads, Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Book Review ~ Dream On by Terry Tyler

Dream On by Terry Tyler Solidly written, this is a gentle chick-lit of a decent standard. Shame about the swathes of italicised text, which indicated flashback or character overview, but grated on the eye and didn't improve the reading experience. The plot revolves around a rock start wannabe who turns out to be slightly delusional, but somewhat endearing, and the two women in his life. All three are portrayed well.The other characters (an ensemble cast) are well rounded, realistic, and easy to identify, if a little clichéd in places. I mean there's a mad Geordie drummer, [...]

By |2018-11-24T10:35:23+00:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Reads, Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Book Review ~ Missouri Loves Company by WJ Costello

Missouri Loves Company by WJ Costello Great story, great ending, and some wonderful wit, especially in the dialogue early on. No point telling you any of the story as the blurb covers that rather nicely. Only two things prevent me giving this the full 5-stars. First, the author's penchant for filling whole paragraphs with a list. So long were they at times, I skipped to the end of the list and moved along. Second thing was the authors necessity to repeat scenes we've just witnessed. I cite one example (this happens early on, so it [...]

By |2018-11-24T10:35:03+00:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Reads, Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Book Review ~ Grave Walker by PT Reade

Grave Walker by PT Reade Note: Since I wrote this review last year, PT Reade has revamped and re-edited this book. The latest version is top notch–as is the rest of the series. —Kerry The hero, Thomas Blume is an hard-drinking American ex-cop with a tragic past. He returns to New York from London to interview the man suspected of killing his wife and son. Being a former cop, he is coerced into helping NYPD Blue investigate the apparent suicide of a former girlfriend. The incarcerated head of the local Russian mob doesn't want him [...]

By |2019-01-20T00:28:08+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Reads, Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Free Book — Ryan Kaine: The Assessment

FREE BOOK RYAN KAINE: THE ASSESSMENT Hi guys, You may not believe it from my rather glum author head shot but, deep down, I’m a happy and generous soul. Really, I am. And to prove it, boy, do I have a treat in store for you. To help launch this new website and celebrate the New Year, I’m giving away my latest book. Yep, that’s right, absolutely free. I’ve never done this before, so here goes: For the past few months, in the gloom of my humble writing studio, I’ve been slaving away to prepare [...]

By |2018-12-20T14:51:11+00:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Books, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Book Review ~ Legacy by Autumn Kalquist

Legacy by Autumn Kalquist I hate writing critical reviews of indie books, but here's one I couldn't avoid. While the writing was largely acceptable and the story classic sci-fi (the lost tribe from a destroyed Earth searches the universe for a new home), the first book in this trilogy was marred by repetition, a fragmented plot, physiological inaccuracies, and an unsatisfying ending. Repetition: How many times did I read the couplet "swollen belly" when referring to one of the lead characters who happens to be, yes, you guessed it, pregnant. That's just one example of [...]

By |2018-11-24T10:34:23+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Reads, Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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