Why writing a James Bond novella was a bad idea

Why I chose not to write a James Bond novella and instead transform it into a prequel for The Benevolent Deception.

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Thrilling Locations: The Benevolent Deception (Part 2)

When I wrote The Benevolent Deception, I knew I was creating a fictional conspiracy that if ever came into existence in the real world, would have profound impacts everywhere. To do the story justice I knew I must write a global novel covering as many regions, economies, cultures and geographies as I could, simply to … Continue reading Thrilling Locations: The Benevolent Deception (Part 2)

Thrilling Locations: The Benevolent Deception (Part 1)

Inspired by Andrew Warren’s similar series of posts (parts 1, 2 and 3) for his Thomas Caine series and with a nod to Ian Fleming, I thought I’d do my own version of Thrilling Locations covering the many exotic global destinations visited in my novel, The Benevolent Deception. The novel commences in West and East … Continue reading Thrilling Locations: The Benevolent Deception (Part 1)

10 Highly Watchable Book Trailers

We all know about movie trailers, a great marketing tool to convey in a minute or less, the essence of a movie with the hooks to (hopefully) draw audiences to watch the full feature. Well now we have book trailers, and their popularity has been growing over the years. Indie authors and established publishing houses … Continue reading 10 Highly Watchable Book Trailers

Unconfirmed Reports Air Force One Shot down by Afghan Insurgents

First Headline (Advertorial) Asia KABUL, Afghanistan — Unconfirmed reports from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, report Air Force One was shot down in the early morning local time, by Afghan insurgents hidden just outside the perimeter of the U.S. controlled base. It is uncertain if the U.S. President was on board at the time, however, many officials … Continue reading Unconfirmed Reports Air Force One Shot down by Afghan Insurgents

95% reduction in illicit drug production in Latin America

First Headline South America SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, United States — In a joint press release, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today announced a new operational intelligence program that has identified — and sub sequentially led to — the destruction of up to 95% of all illicit drug production facilities in … Continue reading 95% reduction in illicit drug production in Latin America

Significant reduction in arms trade across Africa

First Headline (Advertorial) Africa LAGOS, Nigeria — Despite escalating conflicts and insurgent activities in many sub-Saharan African nations, and the associated demand for arms sales these conflicts drive, the last 6 months has seen a significant drops in availability of weapons for sale across the continent. The accessibility of both illegal and legal arms dropped … Continue reading Significant reduction in arms trade across Africa

Five Killed in Safari Massacre in Northern Kenya

First Headline (Advertorial) Africa NAIROBI, Kenya — Three Americans, one Australian and one New Zealander have been shot dead by poachers in an unprovoked attack at a safari camp in the Samburu National Reserve, approximately 300km north of Nairobi in northern Kenya. One American tourist disappeared during the altercation and her whereabouts is still unknown. … Continue reading Five Killed in Safari Massacre in Northern Kenya

8 real world gadgets perfect for modern espionage thrillers

Technology is developing at an ever expanding rate, and have as much implications on fictional worlds as in real life. Here are eight new real world gadgets that you might see in thriller novels of the future, some of which appear in my novel when it is released later this year. 1. Gunshot wound syringe … Continue reading 8 real world gadgets perfect for modern espionage thrillers

Top 5 James Bond Action Sequences

For over 50 years James Bond movies have been renowned for their many unique elements, from exotic locations to cool gadgets, to over the top villains and crazy world-domination plots. Bond films have long been the benchmark for action films the world over. For me, the most enthralling elements of the Bond formula is the … Continue reading Top 5 James Bond Action Sequences