Friday, November 30, 2012

DEADLY GAMES GETS A THUMBS UP AT GOODREADS

BEN Books' Deadly Games! by Bobby Nash received a nice review from Dave Slotter at GoodReads.
Dave wrote, “Once I got into it, I had trouble putting it down!”

You can see the Deadly Games! GoodReads page here.
Visit Bobby Nash on GoodReads here.

Thanks for the kind words, Dave.
Much appreciated.

Bobby Nash and the BEN Books Crew

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

BEN BOOKS TITLES LAND AT BARNES AND NOBLE UK

Now available at Barnes and Noble UK
Barnes and Noble has added 6 ebook titles featuring work by Bobby Nash to their Barnes and Noble UK on-line retail website, including 5 titles published by BEN Books. Now, Barnes and Noble UK customers can purchases Bobby Nash’s novels (Evil Ways, Deadly Games!, and Earthstrike Agenda), novellas (Samaritan), and comic books (Lance Star: Sky Ranger “One Shot!” and Real Magicalism {published by Daemon Press}, both with artist James Burns).

Now available at Barnes and Noble UK
We're not sure why they have two separate listings for Earthstrike Agenda and Deadly Games! but have added links to both as they are each priced have differently.

Evil Ways
Deadly Games!
Deadly Games!
Earthstrike Agenda
Earthstrike Agenda
Samaritan
Lance Star: Sky Ranger “One Shot!” (with James Burns)
Real Magicalism (with James Burns)

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Big thanks to Barnes and Noble for this new avenue to share BEN Books titles.

The BEN Books Crew


Monday, November 26, 2012

THE HEARTS HAVE IT!

There is truth in this.

I’ve moved a step forward in my 2013 writing schedule and it’s shaping up to be a busy year. So far, I have scheduled to write (or finish in some cases) several novels in the New Year. Novels already started and on tap to be finished are Evil Intent, Lance Star: Sky Ranger “Cold Snap!,” and Blood Shot.

You’d think that’s enough, right?

Not even close.

I’ve already started prepping Deadly Hearts!, the tentatively titled (so it’s possible it might change) follow up to Deadly Games!. I like the title because it allows me to keep the “Deadly” part of the title and also keep a game-related motif in the title. I made up a mock cover placeholder for the website, which I’m also posting here. This is not the final cover. I have an idea for the cover designed and mapped out. I think it’s going to look great. I love designing covers. It is a fun challenge. I’ve already come up with a title and cover design for a third book featuring John Bartlett and Benjamin West after Deadly Hearts!.

I’ve also had an idea for a follow up to Earthstrike Agenda, which was a surprise even to me. We’ll see what happens, but it’s possible we might just see Virginia Harmon in action again.

I have a few other project planned for 2013, but it’s a little too early to start talking about those, especially considering how easy it is for those plans to change.

Keep watching bobbynash.com and BEN Books for more details as they’re available.

Happy Cyber-Monday!

Bobby

CYBER MONDAY!


It's Cyber-Monday! We've decorated the BEN Books office with a gorgeous Cyber-Monday tree that's all decorated and ready to celebrate.

Wait, that's not right.

Cyber Monday is a day set aside for after-Thanksgiving buys on-line. While you're surfing and shopping, We would appreciate it if you took a look at some of the books BEN Books publishes as possible presents for a friend, loved one, or even yourself. Check the tabs above for information and links to books by BEN Books. We would greatly  apprciate it.

Thanks and Happy Cyber Monday!

The BEN Books Crew

Saturday, November 24, 2012

A BIT TOO OLD FOR COMICS? REVIEWS BOBBY NASH'S EVIL WAYS

Reader Robert McIntyre posted a fantastic review of my novel, Evil Ways over at his A Bit Too Old For Comics? Blog. You can read the full review here.

From the review:
“The whole story moves on at a cracking pace and no part of the plot is wasted no matter how trivial it may seems at the time of reading it, the whole book is littered with small clues throughout that take you on the same ride as the characters to the final conclusion of the book and what a conclusion it was.”

“I was hooked on the book from the first paragraph, and read the book in the space of a week which for me is a quick read; it’s also an indication for me on how good I think a book is if I read it that quickly.”

You can read the full review at http://toooldforcomics.blogspot.com/2012/11/evil-ways-by-bobby-nash.html.




Thanks so much for the kind words, Robert. I'm glad you enjoyed Evil Ways. This novel holds a special place in my heart, being the first published. I'm so excited to have it back out there. A new Harold Palmer thriller called Evil Intent is scheduled for 2013 (now I just need to finish writing the darn thing).

Sheriff Tom Myers was an unexpected surprise. As I got to know the character his part in Evil Ways continued to grow. The same things happened in Deadly Games! He was originally only going to be mentioned there, but the character kept telling me that he would be involved in the events of that novel. Of course, you should always listen to your characters. I did and I think the story is better for it.

I have a loose plot for a stand-alone novel featuring Sheriff Myers that I hope to write in 2013 (once I clean off my current slate of works in process). The character has become one of my favorites. Oh. I should also mention that Sheriff Myers makes a brief cameo appearance in Evil Intent as well.

Thanks again for the review. It is appreciated.

Bobby

Visit the A Bit Too Old For Comics? blog at http://toooldforcomics.blogspot.com.
Visit Evil Ways author, Bobby Nash at www.bobbynash.com.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

EVIL WAYS AND DEADLY GAMES! GET COVERED!


A happy author and his books.
I received my comp copies of Evil Ways and Deadly Games! (with it's snazzy new cover) arrived today from BEN Books and I'm just thrilled. Both books came out better than I had hoped and I'm very excited. Here are some pics.

Of course, both novels are available in paperback and ebook forms and would make excellent Christmas gifts. Click on the Evil Ways and Deadly Games! tabs above to learn more about each novel.

Bobby
www.bobbynash.com

Monday, November 12, 2012

AN EVIL WAYS EXCERPT

It’s excerpt time. With BEN Books release of my novel, Evil Ways, I wanted to share the opening chapter from the novel for your enjoyment (and to hopefully tease you into picking up the book yourself - ain’t I a stinker?). The following excerpt is the opening chapter where we meet FBI Special Agent Harold Palmer for the first time. This sets up the story of Evil Ways, but also lays the groundwork for the upcoming Evil Intent novel, which will put Harold and Special Agent Carter Reidling on the trail of the mastermind behind the events in this excerpt.

Enjoy.

Bobby

“FBI! Do! Not! Move!”

Tensing beneath the loose tan coveralls, Jeff Davies knew his time was up. Slowly, oh so very slowly, he straightened to his full five feet eleven inches, arms cautiously rising. He knew the drill. He kept his hands open so the man behind him with the gun would see that he was unarmed.

Jeff Davies hated guns. Never touched the damned things. No good had ever come from them. His younger brother had died at age twelve because an angry, unpopular kid decided he’d had enough and carried his policeman father’s service revolver to school one morning. Young Pete Davies was murdered because some thirteen-year-old would-be-assassin was too nervous to shoot straight.

“Interlock your fingers behind your head.”

Jeff did as he was told. Not that he needed much instruction. This was not his first time on the wrong end of the law. Doubtless, it would not be his last. He knew the drill all too well.

“Take two steps back.”

Of course, Jeff complied with the lawman’s instructions. He moved slowly, careful not to give the agent any just cause to pull the trigger. In his mind a voice screamed, No sudden moves. No sudden moves.

No.

Sudden.

Moves.


“Get on your knees and cross your legs at the ankle.”

“S…sure,” Jeff stuttered.

He couldn’t believe how nervous he was. He wasn’t sure which was worse: having a Federal Agent behind him with a gun pointed at his head or staring at the timer slowly counting down to zero on the bomb in front of him.

Regardless, Jeff Davies was having a bad day, but he felt confident that the cause was worth it. He believed in the righteousness of his actions. He believed in the cause. By taking his time now, keeping the unsuspecting agent occupied, the others could get away.
It was a sacrifice he was willing to make for his friends.

Someone grabbed his arms, jerked them roughly behind his back and Jeff felt the cool familiar metal of handcuffs against his skin and heard the audible clicks of the locks as if they moved in slow motion.

“Make sure you read him his rights,” the agent said. Jeff had yet to catch a glimpse of the man who caught him. “Then evacuate this area,” he heard him say as he was forced to his feet.

“Yes sir, Agent Palmer. You heard the man, people,” another agent yelled to his cohorts as they pulled Jeff Davies around and rushed him away from the bomb he had planted.

He knew there was no time for the bomb squad to arrive. There was nothing the FBI could do. The Treasury Building was about to become one very large pile of rubble.

The last thing Davies saw before being whisked away was the timer reach two minutes.

Counting down.

# # #

“What do you think, Harold?”

FBI Special Agent Harold Palmer stood next to his friend, Special Agent in Charge of the Joint Terrorism Task Force Carter Reidling. Harold and Carter had been friends for a long time, partners even longer.
Harold was still getting used to Carter being in charge.

“I think we should be anywhere but here,” Harold deadpanned.

“Funny.”

“I think you should get out of here, Carter.”

“We’ve got a minute.”

Harold pointed to the timer with red numbers counting down. “Fifty-two seconds, actually,” Harold said as he knelt down in front of the bomb. “I don’t think either of us can run that fast any more.”

“Can you diffuse it?”

“Diffuse it?” Harold snorted. “Hell, I shouldn’t even touch it. There’s enough C-4 here to level the building, the parking lot, and about a mile stretch of the highway in either direction.”

“Okay. That’s bad,” Carter said quietly.

As usual, his odd knack for witty dialogue at the wrong moment was in typical form. Harold assumed his friend had seen one too many action movies and was scarred for life by them. Maybe he could arrest Jerry Bruckheimer for corrupting his friend’s common sense.

“Bad is an understatement,” Harold said as he prodded the explosive trigger, pulling it free of the block of the explosive silly putty. “C-4’s out.”

“Okay.”

“Gimme a second, Carter.” Harold said. He used a small pair of needle nose pliers to get inside the small device, careful not to disturb the twin vials of liquid inside. “If these two liquids mix, KA-BOOM.”

Carter flinched slightly, tried to cover it and hoped his friend had not seen the slip in his action hero composure.

“Timer’s reset. We’re back to three minutes,” Harold announced.

“Remind me to give you a raise,” Carter said after letting out the breath he’d been holding. This was not their first run in with explosives so Carter was taking it seriously. Well, as seriously as Carter took anything.

“Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, boss,” Harold said, standing up slowly. He lifted the explosive device gently, careful not to rattle any of the overly sensitive parts bombs usually had. “There’s still enough explosive in this to do some damage. Maybe take out a floor or twelve.”

“What do you need?”

“Bomb squad would be nice.”

“But you’ll settle for…?”

“Clear me a route out of the building for starters. I think I remember seeing something useful out there,” Harold said as he walked briskly down the corridor. “And we--”

The two liquids started mixing.

“--better hurry!”

Harold, running now, bolted through the open double doors at the building’s rear. Two agents were holding them open for him.

He shouted to them as he passed. “Take cover!”

Now what? Come on, Palmer. Think. Think.

Then he saw it. Right where he remembered.

Bingo!

The garbage truck was sitting at the end of the cul-de-sac at the building’s rear. The driver had parked it and was standing with the gaping onlookers who were being kept out of the way by Washington D.C.’s finest.

Harold tossed the bomb in the back and pushed the button to compact the garbage.

“Get these people…”

Back!” was the word Harold was going to say, but  was replaced by the loud explosion inside the two-ton garbage truck. The blast lifted the truck ever so slightly, sending it toppling over onto its side, which only added to the noise as the truck’s side impacted the concrete.

Harold lay on the ground nearby, face down, arms over his head.

Somewhere close by, someone screamed his name. Probably Carter, but who could tell with all those damned bells and whistles going off all around him. Everything was kind of fuzzy, like he was inside a barrel stuffed with cotton gauze. For a second he couldn’t remember where he was.

Then Carter was there, shaking him. Asking him something, but it was so hard to understand. “Did it work?” Harold asked. At least that’s what he thought he said. “Truck work?”

“Yes,” his friend nodded. Harold wasn’t positive, but he could’ve sworn Carter called him a luck son of a fish. Later he’d realize he just heard it wrong.

An hour later after being thoroughly worked over by EMS, Harold and Carter stood beside the ambulance parked next to the overturned garbage truck. “I can’t believe that worked,” Carter said as the paramedic finished his work up on Agent Palmer, but he doubted Harold was paying much attention to anything except staring at the overturned wreck.

“Is he going to be okay?” Carter asked the medic.

The paramedic, a woman named Sanchez, shrugged. “He suffered a mild concussion which is not surprising considering the size of and his proximity to the explosion.” Carter’s face must have betrayed his concern. “Don’t worry, sir. It’s not as serious as it sounds. The ringing in his ears will fade in a few days. After that, he should have a physician check him over to make sure there’s no permanent damage to his hearing, but he should make a full recovery.”

“Thank you,” Carter said as he pulled a business card from his badge wallet and handed it over to the medic. “Make sure a copy of the report is forwarded to my office, please.”

“Not a problem, Agent… Reidling,” Sanchez said, reading the name off the card. “Does he need a ride home?”

“That’s okay,” Carter waved her off. “I’ll make sure he gets there. Thanks again.”

Walking over to the truck, Carter stepped up next to his friend. “I can’t believe that worked,” he said again.

This time Harold heard him. “Yeah. I was surprised too,” he commented.

Carter gently slapped his friend on the arm. “You know what I think?”

“I shudder to guess.”

“I think someone has seen one too many action movies.”

“Oh, ha, ha. Very funny.”

“I’m also thinking,” Carter said as they turned and left the garbage truck behind, “maybe you need a nice little vacation.”

“You’ll get no argument from me.”

“That,” Carter deadpanned, “would be a pleasant surprise.”

#####

Evil’s coming...
Don’t look back!

BEN Books is pleased to announce that the re-release version of author Bobby Nash’s debut novel, EVIL WAYS is now available for purchase in paperback and ebook formats.

FBI Agent Harold Palmer needed a relaxing vacation. All he wanted was to travel to Sommersville, Georgia to visit his brother, newspaper publisher and reporter, Franklin Palmer. He should have known better.

The graduating class of 2002 have returned to Sommersville for their ten year high school reunion, timed to coincide with the annual Sommersville Autumn Festival.  Classmates coming from all over to reconnect, retell old stories, and have a great time reminiscing.

The discovery of a brutally murdered young lady with a connection to the local police, coupled with a rowdy high school reunion and the annual Autumn Festival has Sommersville Sheriff Tom Myers and his deputies overwhelmed.

Agent Palmer finds himself on the trail of a killer who preys on the fears of his victims. His next targets are the unsuspecting members of the reunited class of ‘02.

They should fear his EVIL WAYS.

This re-release edition of Evil Ways by Author Bobby Nash kicks off the beginning of a new series of suspense thrillers starring FBI Special Agent Harold Palmer.

It all starts here.

Evil Ways was Bobby Nash's first published novel. He is excited to have it once again in print. Currently, he is busy working on Harold Palmer’s next adventure, Evil Intent, to be published in 2013.

EVIL WAYS can be purchased in paperback and ebook at the following:
BEN Books estore paperback
Amazon paperback
Amazon (Kindle) ebook
Barnes and Noble (Nook) ebook
Smashwords ebook (multiple formats, Kindle, Nook, etc.)
DriveThru Fiction ebook

Harold Palmer will return in Evil Intent.

Bobby Nash’s Deadly Games! is also available. Although not part of the Harold Palmer Thriller series, characters and locations that appear in Evil Ways also appear in Deadly Games! Learn more about Deadly Games! here.
Evil Ways' Sheriff Tom Myers returns.



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

BOBBY NASH’S EVIL WAYS NOVEL RETURNS TO PRINT, DEBUTS AS EBOOK

Evil’s coming...
Don’t look back!

BEN Books is pleased to announce that the re-release version of author Bobby Nash’s debut novel, EVIL WAYS is now available for purchase in paperback and ebook formats.

Originally released in 2005 as a paperback (followed by a limited hardcover edition a few years later), Evil Ways was the first published novel for author Bobby Nash. “There was a feeling of joy I just can’t explain,” said Nash of holding those initial copies of his first published novel back in September of 2005. “I was so excited. I smiled for a week. It was thrilling,” adds Nash. “With this re-release, I’m excited to get the book back in the hands of readers. Even more exciting is launching Evil Ways as an ebook for the first time.”

As for the future of the characters, Nash announced that the second book in the Harold Palmer Thriller Series, titled Evil Intent, is underway for a 2013 release. “From there, hopefully we get to do a book three, then four, and so on,” Nash added, smiling at the prospect of seeing his characters continue. “With both The Harold Palmer Thrillers and The John Bartlett/Benjamin West Thrillers (Book 1: Deadly Games! is available now), not to mention my other writing projects, it looks like I’ve got a lot of writing ahead of me.”

About Evil Ways:
FBI Agent Harold Palmer needed a relaxing vacation. All he wanted was to travel to Sommersville, Georgia to visit his brother, newspaper publisher and reporter, Franklin Palmer. He should have known better. 

The graduating class of 2002 have returned to Sommersville for their ten year high school reunion, timed to coincide with the annual Sommersville Autumn Festival.  Classmates coming from all over to reconnect, retell old stories, and have a great time reminiscing.

The discovery of a brutally murdered young lady with a connection to the local police, coupled with a rowdy high school reunion and the annual Autumn Festival has Sommersville Sheriff Tom Myers and his deputies overwhelmed.

Agent Palmer finds himself on the trail of a killer who preys on the fears of his victims. His next targets are the unsuspecting members of the reunited class of ‘02.

They should fear his EVIL WAYS.

This re-release edition of Evil Ways by Author Bobby Nash kicks off the beginning of a new series of suspense thrillers starring FBI Special Agent Harold Palmer.

It all starts here.

Evil Ways was Bobby Nash's first published novel. He is excited to have it once again in print. Currently, he is busy working on Harold Palmer’s next adventure, Evil Intent, to be published in 2013.

EVIL WAYS can be purchased in paperback and ebook at the following:
BEN Books estore paperback
Amazon paperback
Amazon (Kindle) ebook
Barnes and Noble (Nook) ebook
Smashwords ebook (multiple formats, Kindle, Nook, etc.)
DriveThru Fiction ebook

Harold Palmer will return in Evil Intent.

Bobby Nash’s Deadly Games! is also available. Although not part of the Harold Palmer Thriller series, characters and locations that appear in Evil Ways also appear in Deadly Games! Learn more about Deadly Games! here.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

EVIL WAYS RE-COVERED!

Not Final Cover (but darn close)
Original published cover
Here’s your first full-sized look at the cover for the upcoming re-release of EVIL WAYS by Bobby Nash. Coming soon from BEN Books.

“Evil Ways was my first published novel and I’m excited to have it coming back in print,” said the author. “From the beginning, I had always planned for FBI Agent Harold Palmer to have additional adventures beyond Evil Ways, as evidenced by the “Harold Palmer will return in Evil Intent” tag I added at the end of the original printing. Sadly, due to a litany of reasons this was delayed. But with the re-release of Evil Ways, Evil Intent is now back on track to come out in early 2013 so the Harold Palmer Thriller series is a go and I couldn’t be happier. I love writing these characters and hope to be telling Harold Palmer stories for years to come.”

Re-release temp cover
Regarding the cover, Nash adds, “This is not the final cover. There are still a few tweaks to make to get it just right, but it’s almost there.”

EVIL WAYS
A Harold Palmer Thriller by Bobby Nash

A string of brutal murders.

A small-town sheriff in over his head.

A reporter on the trail of the story of the year.

A small town unprepared for the coming storm.

And in the middle of it all is FBI Agent Harold Palmer, in town on a family matter.

The discovery of a brutally murdered young lady with a connection to the local police, coupled with a rowdy high school reunion and the annual Autumn Festival leaves Sommersville Sheriff Tom Myers in need of assistance. Unable to walk away, Agent Palmer finds himself on the trail of a killer who preys on the fears of his victims and his next target is the unsuspecting reunited class of 2002.

They should fear his EVIL WAYS.

Evil Intent temp cover
EVIL WAYS RETURNS IN 2012.

COMING IN 2013
EVIL INTENT

A Harold Palmer Thriller by Bobby Nash

We will posts links to the paperback and ebook here when Evil Ways becomes available.

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