Ethan Jones Books

My Interview with Catherine Coulter

THE LOST KEYPlease enjoy my interview with Catherine Coulter, author of the excellent thriller THE LOST KEY that come out today.

1.   What did you enjoy the most when writing THE LOST KEY?

Actually, the greatest surprise and pleasure was before beginning the writing. Let me preface this by saying that neither J.T. nor I outline, that is, we’re “pantsers”, not “plotsters”. But we sat across from each other and plotted from Chapter 1 to Chapter 50 (Day One in the book). When she came back so we could continue work on THE LOST KEY, we plotted Day Two, from Chapter 50 through Chapter 96 — to THE END. It was amazing. We actually pulled it off. We used fully 80% of what we plotted together, and in the final drafts we came up with extraordinary ideas to polish it off. What could be better than that?

2.   How does your cooperation with J.T. Ellison work?

Very well, thank you. Okay, okay. We’re both professionals; we’re both smart and creative, we’re both disciplined, that is we work every day, we’re both Type A — this is good since if it weren’t true, one of us would have shot the other. I’ve got to tell you, together we’re unbeatable. I think I’m the luckiest writer alive to have found her. Plus now I have a lifelong friend.

3.   What is your greatest satisfaction or your greatest disappointment as a writer?

Forget this disappointment stuff. My greatest satisfaction? That Dillon Savich whispered in my ear after THE COVE, “Hey, Catherine, what about me?” And the FBI series was born. And readers love the series, now in its 18th thriller, what’s not to satisfy?

4.   What is your next book going to be about?

My next FBI thriller, out next summer — 2015 — and is titled NEMESIS — an unusual title for me, but it fits this book. The Nemesis of both arch-enemies in both mysteries isn’t Savich, it’s Sherlock. I won’t tell you what she does, but she kicks this book off with a bang, and the stakes keep getting higher and higher. I loved writing this book. Now we’ll wait to see what readers think when it comes out next year.

Weekly Intelligence Briefing

We’re still enjoying a warm fall with lovely gold, purple, and orange leaves, but the winter is just behind the door.

EthanJones_ShadowAgents_800I was blessed with another busy writing week, with a little over 4,000 words penned down in SHADOW AGENTS. I passed the 3/4 point and I’m working on Chapter 19 today, on a scene taking place in a Mossad safe house in Amman, Jordan. Things are about to heat up very soon.

Did you know you can pre-order SHADOW AGENTS from this link? If you haven’t done so, please take a moment to pre-order it today. You’ll enjoy the discounted price and the peace of mind that it will be delivered to your Kindle as soon as it is released on December 16. Your pre-order is greatly appreciated and a tremendous help in terms of ranking and visibility on the Amazon store. I’m very grateful for your support.

If you’re one of my loyal readers, though, you’ll be able to enjoy a special preview of the first five chapters (65 pages) starting in November. If you’re interested in this sneak peek at the newest Justin Hall spy thriller, please drop me a note at author.ethan.jones@gmail.com to indicate your interest in receiving a copy of these chapters, if you are able to read them and post a review about them on Amazon between November 1 and December 15, 2014. As a token of my appreciation, every loyal reader who posts a review will receive a final retail copy of SHADOW AGENTS free of charge.

EJones_ArcticWargame_800ARCTIC WARGAME is the first spy thriller that kicked off the Justin Hall series. Pick it up today for yourself or a friend. Then, you can continue the adventure with TRIPOLI’S TARGET, the second thriller in the series.EthanJones_TripolisTarget_1400

If you have already enjoyed them, why not let the world know about your opinion? Please share what you think about them on your social media or post a review on Amazon or other book retailers. The more reviews a book has, the greater the likelihood of new readers willing to give it a try. And your help and your support is priceless.

If you’re not on my Fans Mailing List, you’re missing out of a lot of exclusive news about my books and my writing, advance readers copies and more. Go to this link to join my Fans Mailing List now.

At the end, THANK YOU for buying my books, writing reviews about them and telling your friends. And if you’d like to chat, you can always drop me a note at my personal e-mail account, author.ethan.jones@gmail.com. I promise to answer every one of you.

Last day TRIPOLI’S TARGET is 99 cents

EthanJones_TripolisTarget_1400Today’s the last day to enjoy TRIPOLI’S TARGET, the second book in the Justin Hall spy series, for 99 cents. Please share this link with your friends and on all your social media.

Hard Return by J. Carson Black

Hard Return (J. Carson Black)Hard Return is an intriguing thriller.

The story starts right and we meet the main character in the first chapter. He’s known as Joe Till to Barbara Carey, but Joe is Cyril Landry, a former Navy SEAL living off the grid. He keeps an eye on his teenage daughter Kristal, but from far away, to protect her and the rest of his family. Then things go sideways in Chapter 3, when a gunman wielding his M-16 assault rifle goes on a rampage at Kristal’s school. But the gunman was calm and methodical. Not the average school shooter, Cyril thinks and he decides to take the matters into this own hands. He drops the shooter with a sniper shot. The police lockdown the area, but Cyril is a professional and knows how to handle himself.

Ms. Black’s style is smooth and precise. She gives the reader clear pictures of how to story is moving forward, without boring them or delving into unnecessary details. The dialogue is great, the twists and turns numerous and unexpected, the action is excellent and plenty.

As Barbara suspects Joe is not who she thought he was, Cyril starts his own investigation on the shooting, especially since the media seemed to have been ordered to stay away from this case. But what will Cyril find? Who was the shooter? And what will it take for Cyril to find the truth?

I can’t wait for this fantastic thriller to come out as a movie.

Weekly Intelligence Briefing

How is your fall going so far? We’ve been blessed with some great warm weather (80 degrees yesterday) and the gold and red colors of the fall are incredible.

EthanJones_ShadowAgents_800Last week I wrote almost 5,000 words in SHADOW AGENTS. All I can say without giving out too much of the plot is that the storyline has taken Justin and Carrie and two Mossad agents to Amman, Jordan as they are hot on the trail a terrorist. And last week, I released the cover of SHADOW AGENTS and now this sixth thriller in the Justin Hall series is available for Pre-Order on Amazon. Please go to this link today to order your copy. The book is offered at a discount compared to its price on release day, and you will not have to worry about remembering the date when the book comes out. You will receive SHADOW AGENTS automatically on your Kindle on its release day, December 16.

But if you do not want to wait until then to read a special preview, the first few chapters will be available to my loyal readers in early November. Please drop me a note at author.ethan.jones@gmail.com to indicate your interest in receiving a copy of these chapters if you are able to read them and post a review about them on Amazon between November 1 and December 15, 2014.EJones_ArcticWargame_800

Today is the last day to enjoy ARCTIC WARGAME, the first adventure in the Justin Hall spy series, for only 99 cents. This is the last time this spy thriller will be on sale for the next few months. Why not buy it today for yourself or for a friend?

EthanJones_TripolisTarget_1400And TRIPOLI’S TARGET, the second thriller in the series, is also on sale until September 26 for 99 cents. If you can’t buy it or ARCTIC WARGAME, please tell a friend about these deals or share this news on your social media. But if you have already enjoyed them, please take a few moments today and post a review on Amazon or other book retailers. The more reviews a book has, the greater the likelihood of new readers willing to give it a try. Your help is greatly appreciated.

If you’re not on my Fans Mailing List, you’re missing out of a lot of exclusive news about my books and my writing, advance readers copies and more. Go to this link to join my Fans Mailing List now.

At the end, THANK YOU for buying my books, writing reviews about them and telling your friends. And if you’d like to chat, you can always drop me a note at my personal e-mail account, author.ethan.jones@gmail.com. I promise to answer every one of you.

A BIG Thank You

EthanJones_TripolisTarget_1400A BIG thank you to all my readers who picked up TRIPOLI’S TARGET and my others books yesterday. Because of your wonderful support, TRIPOLI’S TARGET has this ranking today:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #197 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

The sale continues until October 22 for ARCTIC WARGAME and October 26 for TRIPOLI’S TARGET.EJones_ArcticWargame_800

You can enjoy these books books for 99 cents each.

Enjoy Tripoli’s Target for 99 cents

Dear Readers:

EthanJones_TripolisTarget_1400TRIPOLI’S TARGET, the second book in the Justin Hall spy series, is on BookBub today, on sale for 99 cents. Hurry up and enjoy it from this link. And please share this with your friends and on all your social media.

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Along with TRIPOLI’S TARGET, the first book in the series, ARCTIC WARGAME, is also 99 cents for the next few days. Click on the book cover to go to the sale page on Amazon.

What a better deal than the first two books of this bestselling series for less than a couple of bucks.

Enjoy them both.

Tripoli's Target on BookBub

SHADOW AGENTS Cover Reveal and Pre-Order

EthanJones_ShadowAgents_800Dear Readers:

I’m extremely pleased to reveal to you the final cover of SHADOW AGENTS, the newest and sixth spy thriller in the Justin Hall series. My cover art designer and I went for a bolder, more realistic look this time. How do you like the cover? What’s the first thing that comes to your mind as you glance at it?

SHADOW AGENTS is turning out to be the most explosive novel in the series, and I’m planning to release it in early December. But the first few chapters will be available to my loyal readers in early November. If you haven’t done so already, please drop me a note at author.ethan.jones@gmail.com to indicate your interest in receiving a copy of these chapters if you are able to read them and post a review about them on Amazon between November 1 and December 15, 2014. All readers who post a review will receive a final retail copy of SHADOW AGENTS free of charge when it is released on December 16.

And SHADOW AGENTS is now available for Pre-Order on Amazon. Please go to this link today to order your copy. The book is offered at a discount compared to its price on release day, and you will not have to worry about remembering the date when the book comes out as you will receive SHADOW AGENTS automatically on your Kindle on its release day.

Sabotage by Matt Cook

SabotageSabotage is a good debut thriller.

Its prologue takes us to a Siberian prison camp as a hardened criminal named Ragnar breaks out in a daring helicopter escape. The story then slowly introduces us to the main characters, Austin Hardy, a doctoral candidate studying at Stanford University, and Malcolm Clare, a university professor at the same university. Professor Clare disappears shortly after offering Hardy a job in a secret project that provides assistance to the US military. Now, it’s up to Hardy, and Victoria, Professor Clare’s daughter, to find the truth about what happened to the professor.

Mr. Cook had done a good job with the story, especially the first part. There are a few places where the pace slows down and the storyline gets bogged down with too many details that some readers may skip. Many chapters introduce new characters and it gets to be quite hard to keep track of all plots and subplots and to tell what’s important and what’s not. But the overall thrill and excitement continues throughout the pages, with endless twists and turns.

What happened to Professor Clare? What is waiting for Hardy and Victoria as they reach Saint Petersburg? And what is going on aboard the cruise liner The Pearl Enchantress as they experience a power shortage?

Weekly Intelligence Briefing

I hope you’re having a great month of September and enjoying the lovely colors of the fall.

EJones_ArcticWargame_800ARCTIC WARGAME, the first adventure in the Justin Hall spy series is on sale until September 22 for 99 cents. As this is the last time this spy thriller will be on sale for the next months, I encourage all my fans who have not picked it up to do so now. It’s your best chance to buy it for yourself or for a friend at this incredible price.

By the grace of God, I was able to get some writing done last week on SHADOW AGENTS. The story is now completely plotted out, and SHADOW AGENTS is turning out to be the most explosive novel in the series.

I’m planning to release it in early December. The first few chapters will be available to my loyal fans in November. Please drop me a note at author.ethan.jones@gmail.com to indicate your interest in receiving a copy of these chapters if you are able to read them and post a review about them on Amazon between November 1 and December 15, 2014. All fans who post a review will receive a final retail copy of SHADOW AGENTS free of charge.

TRIPOLI’S TARGET, the second thriller in the series, will also be on sale from September 16 tTripoli's Targeto September 26 for 99 cents. As with ARCTIC WARGAME, this is a great opportunity to buy this bestselling thriller for yourself or someone who loves thrillers and suspense stories. And if you can’t buy it, please tell a friend about it and share this news on your social media. If you have already enjoyed it, please take a few moments today and post a review on Amazon or other book retailers. The more reviews a book has, the greater the likelihood of new readers willing to give it a try. Your help is greatly appreciated.

If you’re not on my Fans Mailing List, you’re missing out of a lot of exclusive news about my books and my writing, advance readers copies and more. Go to this link to join my Fans Mailing List now.

At the end, THANK YOU for buying my books, writing reviews about them and telling your friends. And if you’d like to chat, you can always drop me a note at my personal e-mail account, author.ethan.jones@gmail.com. I promise to answer every one of you.

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