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A stolen piece of history, an abducted actress and international intrigue…When the Deringer pistol that shot Abraham Lincoln is stolen and ends up in the hands of a Russian military general, covert agent Blake Deco is tasked by the FBI to head to the Balkans to recover the historical weapon. Meanwhile, the United States media is abuzz with news of the mysterious disappearaA stolen piece of history, an abducted actress and international intrigue…When the Deringer pistol that shot Abraham Lincoln is stolen and ends up in the hands of a Russian military general, covert agent Blake Deco is tasked by the FBI to head to the Balkans to recover the historical weapon. Meanwhile, the United States media is abuzz with news of the mysterious disappearance of Hollywood movie star, Goldie St. Helen. After Blake’s return from overseas, he receives a tip from a Mexican friend that a drug lord, obsessed with the beautiful actress, is holding her captive in Tijuana. With the help of a reluctant army friend, Blake mounts a daring rescue. What he doesn’t expect is to have feelings for Goldie—or that a killer is hunting them.Praise for GUN KISS“A terrific adventure… prepare yourself for breathless suspense.” — Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Assassins “Every page is chock full of angst-riddled action and searing suspense.” – Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of The Rising “This blockbuster thriller offers the perfect mix of elements to satisfy any reader.” — K.J. Howe, author of The Freedom Broker “High octane action… A super charged plot that grabs interest tightly and does not let go.” — Midwest Book Review...

Title : Gun Kiss
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ISBN : 9781772233483
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Number of Pages : 254 Pages
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Gun Kiss Reviews

  • Regina Puckett
    2018-10-29 19:01

    What do you get when you mix one seriously, dashing hero with a beautiful movie star in need of saving? You get this thrilling thriller - Gun Kiss.From the moment Blake sneaks into Russia to steal back the gun that killed Lincoln to the moment he rushes into Mexico face off with a lusty drug lord, I was rooting for him to win over the bad guys.Gun Kiss is a great read.

  • Jean Rabe
    2018-10-26 14:58

    Fast and fun. Loved that it started with a piece of history, a gun, and catapulted across continents. Nice mix of characters. Good dialog. I will read more from this author. If you like Clive Cussler, you should consider this book.

  • Stacy
    2018-11-15 17:47

    Gun Kiss is a romance/thriller/suspense work of fiction. Blake Deco is ex-military but still contracts out for jobs with HSI. He is sent to recover the stolen Derringer that Booth used to shoot Lincoln from the Russians. After returning from that successful mission, America's favorite movie star Goldie St. Helen, is kidnapped by the most dangerous drug lord Dai Lo, who has a sick obsession with her. Blake is called by an old friend that has a grudge against Dai, alerting Blake about the star's kidnapping, hoping that Blake will kill him in the process. Blake succeeds in rescuing Goldie, but fails to kill Dai which leads to Dai taking revenge on everyone Blake and Goldie know. Blake and Goldie fall in love, which does add to the drama.One thing I did not like is that the book would jump from one scene or day to another without transition many times, so I would end up being confused initially who was talking, etc. and would have to go back and reread the previous paragraph thinking I had missed something. It wasn't until I would read on that I would realize, "ok, this is another day" or different people or something. If it wasn't for that, I would have rated it higher. I received this copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

  • Erica Hatch
    2018-10-27 18:05

    Gun Kiss by Khaled Talib is an incredibly suspenseful novel filled with twists and turns that left me flipping the pages as quickly as I could!Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way. Phew, this book was quite a suspenseful rollercoaster ride! Right from page one of the prologue, which starts with an intense scene, I was totally sucked in. The storyline was paced so wonderfully, and the suspense really made me struggle to set the book down. While reading, I kept thinking that the storyline was going to take a certain path, but then BAM, the plot would take an unexpected turn. I really enjoyed the two main characters, Goldie and Blake, after getting to know them! At first I thought Goldie St. Helen was annoying and I thought Blake Deco was a bit of a hot-shot. However, I wasn't very far into the book when I realized that I actually really liked them both! I also really enjoyed the supporting characters; Jack was one of my favorites!In books similar to this, I usually find that I enjoy the action much more than the slower, more relaxed scenes. But that wasn't the case here. I simply loved each and every scene in this book, even the ones that were a bit tough to read. The action was fast-paced and intense, the violence was sprinkled in wonderfully, and the romance and friendships were really sweet.The one element that I was a really iffy about at first was the slight insta-love. However, I ended up actually enjoying it (which rarely happens)! Though to prevent spoilers, I won't go any deeper there.The writing was very easy to read; it's a book that you can really picture in your head as if it were a film. There were a few formatting issues here and there, and some choppy dialogue, but nothing that negatively affected my reading experience.I really loved that there weren't any loose ends; everything ended up coming together perfectly, for better or for worse. However, while this novel had a perfect conclusion, I would still LOVE to see these characters back in a second novel!While this was my first read by Khaled Talib, it is very clear to me that this author is very talented. I cannot wait to get my hands on more of his work soon!My favorite passage:"Do me a favor. Tell your men to bury their weapons in the snow. Also, take off that stupid green mask. Jesus, you look like Oscar the Grouch when you smile."My final thoughts:I really enjoyed this book! Once I picked it up, I was totally sucked in. If you enjoy action-packed novels with plenty of suspense and some cute semi-insta-love, you have to pick this one up!

  • Dave Edlund
    2018-11-18 17:12

    Author Khaled Talib delivers a fast-moving, action-filled thriller. Sure, it is light, almost tongue-in-cheek in some parts, with dialog that feels contrived. I’m not complaining, in fact this is what I expected from the plot description and professional reviews. I could easily see Gun Kiss as an entertaining movie—a point that Talib playfully toys with at the end of the story.I generally enjoy thrillers with a significant tie to a historical event or mystery, or elements of science. In this case, I was disappointed that the subplot involving the Derringer never really develops, and feels as a pasted add on. A missed opportunity, but I still liked the book and give it four stars.

  • Rhonda Holle
    2018-11-06 22:02

    I recently had the pleasure of reading one of my favorite authors newest work. This author Khaled Talib, has become very successful in his writing of fiction after he spent many years as an international journalist. I'm sure after being in the journalism business for so long he has gotten many ideas from stories he has covered. This newest work, GUN KISS is set mostly in the U.S. but there are scenes in other countries. The main theme is the theft of the gun that JOHN WILKES BOOTH used to kill PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCLON. The gun must be returned. GUN KISS is a metaphor for finding love at a dangerous time. Blake Decco finds love with Goldie St. John a very famous actress. Goldie is wanted for lustful reasons by Mexico's drug lord. Blake must prevent her from being captured again. This is a fast-paced thriller that will keep you breathless. Remember to breathe. If you are from So. Cal. you will recognize several locations in this story.

  • Brianna Remus
    2018-10-26 21:00

    Original review posted on briannasbookreview.weebly.comReview: From the start of the very first scene, Gun Kiss is an action packed and thrilling novel that will have you turning the pages as quickly as you can read them. We are first introduced to the male lead, Blake Deco, when he is hired by the FBI to recover the pistol that was used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. During his encounter with the Russians, I found myself really enjoying Blake's charismatic and witty banter, all the while engaging in combat to complete the mission. Khaled did an excellent job at painting Blake as charming and handsome through character interactions and detailed descriptions. As the plot develops, Blake is introduced to Goldie. Their relationship was a lot of fun to witness and the writing surrounding their relationship was on point for helping me feel the tension between them. Regarding the plot, I found it to be somewhat similar to other action-oriented mystery thrillers. However, Khaled's use of intricately detailed scenes and great character personalities and growth set this book apart from others with added depth. I highly recommend this novel if you are looking for something that will keep you engaged throughout with action oriented scenes, fun characters, mystery, and unexpected romance.

  • Michele
    2018-11-18 19:00

    Blake Deco not only owns a restaurant, he also uses his special forces background to find and return stolen artifacts to the owners. He does need the money to keep that restaurant running! He usually brings along his side kick, an army buddy--willingly or not. These two will occasionally have you laughing or cringing.After retrieving the Deringer he gets a phone call from another of his acquaintances in Mexico----a major drug lord has the kidnapped actress Goldie St. Helen--and he knows where she is being held! Deco and friend save said actress. The drug lord is anything but pleased, vows vengence (and to get her back)--a blood bath follows--He wants her back desperately--and will kill anyone who helped or tries to stop him, with whatever means he can dream up--and he has one vivid imagination. When he realizes that Deco and St. Helen have fallen in love--he really goes ballistic.The characters in this novel are all fully developed and you can feel their emotions. The story flows beautifully--except--You will probably be wondering throughout this intense thriller what the heck the Deringer that shot Abraham Lincoln has to do with most of this novel. At the end the author weaves it seamlessly back in with a moral that will resound with most if not all of you!Gun Kiss

  • Maria Logan-Montgomery
    2018-11-10 21:53

    I read and reviewed this book at the request of the author. Gun Kiss, by Khaled Talib, is packed with non-stop action that grabs the reader and takes him/her across three countries, amid twist-and-turn subplots. Talib wove into this story the issues of sexual harassment, gender inequality, racism, and the extremism of the alt-right. For this reader, that makes the novel more current and impressive.Gun Kiss, begins with a definite action/adventure slant, but quickly turns into a romantic suspense novel. The opening lines of the promo for the book refer to the gun that was used to shoot Abraham Lincoln being stolen, and ending up in Russia. Imagine my surprise when I researched the author and found him and Gun Kiss promoted on a romance website. That said, the book was enjoyable, just not what was expected. It was actually a sub-genre of romance novels called romantic suspense with a compelling, adventurous tale that I found difficult to put down.Former Delta Force, Blake Deco, owns a small restaurant, from which he and his friend, Jack, run a small side business in finding lost and or stolen things. The FBI forcibly enlists him to find the gun. Meanwhile, movie star, Goldie St. Helen is kidnapped. After receiving a tip from a friend in Mexico, Blake and Jack are determined to find her. What Makes This Book Reviewer Grumpy, (or Some Things that Need to Be Addressed):While split infinitives and mis-use of conjunctions are a common problem for all of us, there are other things that tell me English is a 2nd language for Talib. There is nothing wrong with that, of course, but for a good editor should have caught these things.- verb tense disagreement within a sentence;the use of a noun as if it were a verb: "...didn't commensurate...";- split infinitives: "...to endlessly rewrite...";- beginning sentences with the conjunctions "but" and "and".Look for me online as The Grumpy Book Reviewer.

  • Laura
    2018-11-16 14:52

    (Disclaimer: I got a copy from the Author, this does not affect my review in anyway)Review: The main issue I had with this book was the characters. Their actions and words just felt like a contradiction to what the Author was trying to say about their character. They felt bad when someone died, or when something happened. Yet did very little to avoid hurting others. Did the most obvious, hide very very close people. Everyone else *shrugs* oh well.Was a lot of action. Too much? Yes. I felt if half the action was gone and it focused more on the action that happened, it would have come across better. More detailed more skilled. More intense. After a while I just felt ‘oh another helicopter?’ I became immune to the action. Bit fun at the beginning and then just nothing. No feelings were involved.(Spoilers)Spoilers, you’ve been warned. So she just survived attempted rape and you want to ask her out? Why was everyone trying to hook them up? Like seriously days after. Every male key character was trying to hook them up. It just came across as unfeeling to the whole situation she just survived. It was brushed over too easy. Blake fell in love with her like instantly. Had seen her once, when he rescued her and now he in love.So your agent gets killed. And your whole staff and restaurant got blown up killing 78 people. Days after your so over the moon you got a new agent, oh and your now going to start a new restaurant. It came across so callous. Someone is out to kill all your friends and anyone you care about. So why purposely make it easy. Lets have a birthday party, lets go have a dinner without bodyguards, when you know your location just got leaked. You just got a load of innocent people killed, oh well. There were no emotions involved at all it felt. Other than I love her, he loves me. Someone died, cry for a sentence and move on. Lets make a movie, director gets killed. Lets go make another movie. Whole cast and crew gets blown up? Oh well. (Sorry for saying oh well so much, just a little frustrated)Blake is ex-delta, someone killing everything around you. Why the f has he not gone all delta on the guy’s butt?

  • Khaled Talib
    2018-10-28 15:52

    Take a deep breath, because Gun Kiss's special brand of high-octane action is on its way to market, and it's a hell of a ride especially recommended for thriller readers who like their action not only nonstop, but tempered with a bit of romance and a lot of world-hopping political confrontations.The tension begins in the first paragraph as a Lincoln re-enactment event in Washington, D.C. results in a hostage and a bomber intent on thievery. Rick achieves his goals with almost casual precision: it's clear he's not only planned his escapade down to the second, but that he's a pro.As a missing Deringer from The Ford Theatre Museum involves a host of special interests, the story heats up to become a globe-trotting series of escapades and encounters by disparate individuals who each harbor their own special interests.A network involved in piracy and smuggling, a monied Chinese drug trafficker who works out a deal that lands him in Tijuana, Goldie's strange party for the paparazzi, and Blake's need for a holiday away from intrigue and complications all join with a range of subplots designed to keep Gun Kiss unpredictable, unexpected, and sometimes unsettling as events keep on creating new connections and surprises.As a stolen artifact evolves into crimes surrounding a maniacal drug lord, challenges to U.S. and Mexican government relations, and deadly escapades that involve faked deaths and real kidnappings, readers experience a supercharged plot that grabs interest tightly and does not let go.The mark of a superior thriller lies in its ability to seamlessly transcend borders, boundaries, and special interests to provide a series of interwoven subplots that all come together in a satisfying crescendo of intrigue designed to keep readers on edge right up to the end.Take a deep breath before reading Gun Kiss. Its special brand of activity and complex personal and criminal interactions makes it hard to put down, and highly recommended for thriller and crime readers alike.Diane DonavanSenior ReviewerMidwest Book Review

  • Challa Fletcher
    2018-10-20 13:58

    Just returned from a mission of retrieving the infamous Dellinger, the gun that killed Abraham Lincoln, Blake Daco gets called to help rescue an actress kidnapped by a Mexican drug lord, Dai Lo. The two are back home in Hollywood but far from safe. Dai Lo fights to get the actress back, turning the street of Hollywood into a war zone. I couldn’t get behind Gun Kiss for its action or its romance. Big bad guys and bullets with high stakes jobs are minimum in the needs of an action novel. And boy-meets-girl is only the beginning of a romance. Both fall short in the story of Gun Kiss.The dialogue was ingenuine and lacking in connectivity. The Characters were unrealistic. When a person falls in love with someone only because they save their life it makes for a bad love story. Helen St. James experiences something dramatic and literally a day later from being rescued she and those around her are encouraging her into a romantic relationship with her rescuer. She even goes so far as to describe Dai Lo, the Mexican Drug lord as “nice” the first few days she was with him. When can a kidnapper ever be described as nice?Too many details are given about characters that don’t matter. The reader doesn't need to know the first and last name of all of Blake’s neighbors if they aren’t heard from again. I don’t need to know the Dillinger Thief's plan. The book also ties up a lot of loose ends before they become a problem. Characters that link the actress to Dai lo are killed off quickly and while it is dramatic it is written with little impact on the story. Blake is too many things. Relics Finder, Delta Forces, Screenwriter, Restaurant Owner. That is all too much. The Jack-of-All-Trades character of the story is overwhelming when the details of the story are jammed into a chapter. Everything is very matter-of-fact.Quick Transitions make for difficulty in feeling anything for the characters. There isn’t time to grasp any real emotions or complicity of the characters or the moment. The authors go from a shootout to a “passionate lovemaking scene” within a few sentences and then onto a new topic. Gun Kiss checks all the boxes for the trope action romance novel with few transitions.