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by Russell Blake

Kindle Edition published 2014-02-15
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Code name: Jet

Twenty-eight-year-old Jet was once the Mossad's most lethal operative before faking her own death and burying that identity forever.

But the past doesn't give up on its secrets easily.

When her new life on a tranquil island is shattered by a brutal attack, Jet must return to a clandestine existence of savagery and deception to save herself and those she loves. A gritty, unflinching roller-coaster of high-stakes twists and shocking turns, JET features a new breed of protagonist that breaks the mold.

Fans of Lisbeth Salander, SALT, and the Bourne trilogy will find themselves carried along at Lamborghini speed to a conclusion as jarring and surprising as the story's heroine is unconventional.

This is the first* novel in the JET series. The series is composed of the following books:

JET - Ops Files (prequel) 
JET - Ops Files Terror Alert (prequel)<...

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Family support, or lack thereof
« Last post by Joe_Nobody on Today at 08:09:13 PM »
Mrs. Nobody pretty much ignores me, at least as far as writing/books/publishing.
She's polite, pretends to listen, nods and smiles at all the right times on the rare occasion when I speak of my job.
She made it part-way through one of my early books, informed me it wasn't her cup of tea, and we've never broached the subject since.
That's all fine and dandy. Given the nature of my previous employment, talking about my day at the office was never really in the cards anyway.

What bothers me about my family is the lack of respect for how much work this business involves.
"Can you pick up the dry cleaning today?"
"Hey, Dad, since you're going to be home all day today, can you do the dishes? I forgot and Mom will be mad."

Just because I don't drive to an office doesn't mean I'm surfing internet porn all day. (I mean gun porn, you perverts)
Other than that, my family pretty much ignores what I do. They have no idea how much I sell; or don't.
They don't read reviews, or even seem to care as long as the "paycheck" shows every month. Really, that's just fine with me.
Writers' Cafe / Re: Do your characters ever . . .
« Last post by Rinelle Grey on Today at 08:05:24 PM »
What always happens to me is I think I've set up this big difficult problem for my characters, then as they talk through it together, they come up with a simple solution that hadn't even occurred to me. Or worse yet, I think I have a simple solution, and they come and pick a really big problem with it.

*sigh* It would be so much easier if they'd just cooperate!
Writers' Cafe / Re: Indie recognition
« Last post by Becca Mills on Today at 08:04:21 PM »
So ... when this contest's rules were officially formulated, the people entering it must've primarily been newbie writers sitting on manuscripts, right? With a few people who'd gone the vanity route? If so, the body of material being submitted to the contest must've changed greatly with the flood of indie books. It makes sense to take another look at the rules, given the new landscape.

If it were me, I might do something like limit eligibility for the contest to 1) unpublished writers and 2) writers in their first two years of publication, with no limitations on mode of publication. That might keep the focus on newer writers, who would potentially be helped most by feedback, an award, or agent interest while removing the "just for indies" rule, which could be seen as condescending in some quarters (though I wouldn't react to it that way myself).

Writers' Cafe / Re: Do your characters ever . . .
« Last post by TimothyEllis on Today at 08:02:21 PM »
Several times now.

One of them I had to go back and water down a little to make it less shocking.
Writers' Cafe / Re: Do your characters ever . . .
« Last post by Randall Wood on Today at 08:00:04 PM »
All my books are unauthorized autobiographical fiction.

So, sometimes.  :D
Trade publishers aren't paid out of the global fund. I believe I read -- and someone correct me if I'm wrong -- that Amazon imprints aren't paid out of the global fund either.

The Global Fund is for KDP Select authors only.  Which is another word for self-publishers who enroll in KU. 

per Amazon:


The KDP Select global fund will be at least $12M in November.Through November, we will have paid out more than $120 million to KDP Select authors over the last 12 months for their Kindle Unlimited (KU) participation.

also per Kensington CEO

GalleryP, the payment pool that you are mentioning is only for self-published writers and not books from traditional publishers. Traditional publishers were paid full royalties from the subscription services otherwise they wouldn't agree to make their books available.

If in the year 2016, KDP Select authors payout is $200 million, it is very likely that Amazon Publishing / small-medium publishers payout will be just as big if not bigger since they are paid in full royalties.

KDP Select authors in 2016:  $200M payout
other publishers in 2016:  $200M payout

= $400M payout total
Writers' Cafe / Re: Does Draft2Digital not fix epubs anymore?
« Last post by Tony_A20 on Today at 07:58:56 PM »
After you create an EPUB file you should validate it. The best and simplest application to use is found on:

http://www.pagina-online.de/produkte/epub-checker/ It's FREEWARE

The website is in German but the epub-checker application runs in English. The English download link is about halfway down the page - in English. It takes about a minute to download.

To use it, run your file manager (Windows Explorer), browse to your download folder, unzip the downloaded file, open the unzipped application folder, and put the .exe file anywhere you like. I keep a copy in the same folder as the epub I'm validating. The .exe doesn't need to be installed. You can use multiple copies in different folders.

Just run the application and it opens a small window. Using your file manager, drag and drop your .epub file onto the open epub-checker window. It will check your epub and return error messages to the epub-checker window for each error or warning it finds. Start at the top of the list and fix whatever is wrong. You can also click on the "chose" button to browse to the file you wish to check.

Rebuild your epub and validate again. Repeat the process until there are no more errors found. Be warned that as the epub-checker digs deeper with each validation iteration, new errors may be found. Don't be discouraged. Just keep fixing things until all errors are gone.

When there are no more errors, it's time to have a look at the book using any epub reader application. Now you can start fixing layout and formatting mistakes that need correction, but are not actually epub errors according to the EPUB specification.

Remember to revalidate after every rebuild. Eventually, your book will be correct (except perhaps for grammar, sentence structure, and word usage errors you have missed). Keep editing until you book is as perfect as you can make it.


Writers' Cafe / Re: Do your characters ever . . .
« Last post by DarkarNights on Today at 07:58:45 PM »
This is a common thing that happens when you get into the zone. The creative center of your brain kicks into automatic and it's like you are just a reporter recording the events of another universe rather than the creator of the events. Also there was another thread on this identical topic started about a week ago.
Folks, need to read through the thread.  Lots of other threads....

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EDIT:  This is not a vendor's service thread, it is a thread where a member asked a specific question.  It appears that that question has been answered.

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