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Blindsided (Countermeasure: Bytes of Life #5) [NOOK Book]

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There are always two sides to every story. In BLINDSIDED, the fifth installment of Countermeasure: Bytes of Life, you will see the events of the early morning in Vyborg through Nathan Nelson’s eyes. Behind a stony façade, the CIA agent hides a troubled past, one he hasn't disclosed to anyone.

When Nathan finds himself in a compromising ...
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Blindsided (Countermeasure: Bytes of Life #5)

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Overview

There are always two sides to every story. In BLINDSIDED, the fifth installment of Countermeasure: Bytes of Life, you will see the events of the early morning in Vyborg through Nathan Nelson’s eyes. Behind a stony façade, the CIA agent hides a troubled past, one he hasn't disclosed to anyone.

When Nathan finds himself in a compromising position with Nikol Petrovna, things heat up on a grand scale. Presented with a tempting offer, Nathan has a choice to make. Will he lay his cards on the table or keep them close to his heart?

NOTE:
Countermeasure: Bytes of Life is a tie-in series to the Countermeasure Series novels. This new series of shorts gives the readers glimpses into the day-to-day life of the Countermeasure characters. Although the shorts are standalone stories, they are character-driven, NOT plot-driven. Please be advised that ALL shorts in this series contain EROTIC content. They are NOT recommended for younger audience. Some of the events that take place in the short stories might be referenced in the novels and vice-versa.

It is strongly advised that you read the novels and shorts in chronological order.
The reading order is:

0 - Uncharted (Short Story - Published)
1 - Countermeasure (Novel - Published)
1a - Ecstasy by the Sea (Short Story - Published)
1b - Cuffed at Midnight (Short Story - Published)
1c - Passion at Dawn (Short Story - Published)
2 - To Russia With Love (Novel - Published)
2a - Blindsided (Short Story - Published)
2b - Lost to Rapture (Short Story - Published)
2c - Bound by Love (Short Story - TBA)
3 - Alternate Connection (Novel - Spring 2013)
3a - London by Moonlight (Short Story - TBA)
4 - Locked and Reloaded (Novel - TBA)


SPOILER WARNING:

Some of the Bytes take place after Countermeasure and before To Russia with Love. If you have not yet read COUNTERMEASURE, these Bytes of Life could be a bit of a spoiler about what happens to Trevor and Cassandra. If you haven't and would prefer to have the full experience of the read, we recommend that you leave the Bytes for AFTER you have experienced the first novel with the exception of the prequel Byte of Life, UNCHARTED which is a free read and leads you into the series.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015748062
  • Publisher: Éire Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/12/2012
  • Series: Countermeasure: Bytes of Life , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 266 KB

Meet the Author

CHRIS ALMEIDA and CECILIA AUBREY
Writing had touched Chris Almeida’s and Cecilia Aubrey’s lives in different ways through the years but had never taken flight. It was in 2010, when Chris and Cecilia met and began role-playing online as a hobby, that writing placed itself front and center in their lives.
Chris and Cecilia have since chosen to release all their titles independently. They have several short stories and two novels published under their own label, Éire Publishing, and are vocal supporters of independent publishing done right. They are currently working on the third novel in their series. Through all the chaos and laughter, they still hold true to their roots, bringing their favorite role-play characters and stories to life.
You can find out more about them on their author and series websites:

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  • Posted December 9, 2013

    Blindsided by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey definitely lives

    Blindsided by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey definitely lives up to its name. I was completely surprised by this book. It isn’t like any of the other Bytes of Life stories, and the time frame in which it is set is the same time as the end of To Russia With Love, so you get to see the ending of that book from a different point of view. It is just so very cool the way Chris and Cecilia wrote this one.

    Blindsided shows us Nathan and Nikol’s last encounter from To Russia With Love. Holy smokes was it an eye opener. I learned so much about Nathan and Nikol from this short story that my opinion of both of them has changed considerably. I don’t want to give anything else away or the effect of the book will be ruined, but let’s just say, if you read To Russia With Love, you HAVE to read Blindsided. The next full length novel (which I believe is Alternate Connection) in the Countermeasure series is not out yet, but I think Blindsided sets us up for that one. I highly recommend you read Blindsided even if you don’t read any of the other Bytes of Life short stories (but I hope you read them all).

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  • Posted May 19, 2013

    I absolutely love this series!  The shorts are amazing!  I highl

    I absolutely love this series!  The shorts are amazing!  I highly recommend all of the Countermeasure Series and The Bytes for Life as well! Trust me you don't want to miss it!

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  • Posted April 9, 2013

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    This is the fifth installment in the Bytes of Life portion of th

    This is the fifth installment in the Bytes of Life portion of the Countermeasure Series. This short story is told from the points-of-view of Nathan Nelson and Nikol Petrovna. This is their story that took place in the morning, while everyone was in Russia. Even though the story only covers a few short hours of time, it dives deeper into the Nathan’s past and Nikol’s future.

    Written with the same excellent style, that fans have thoroughly enjoyed, Blindsided takes a slight detour away from the hectic romantic suspense filled plot that consumes Trevor’s and Cassie’s lives. Nathan is a character that fans will either love-to-hate or hate-to-love and this is the story where his inner turmoil begins to shine through. Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey are an incredible writing duo. They keep the readers craving more. This is yet another must-read in an overall captivating series.

    Out of all of the short stories, this was probably my least favorite, only because Nathan hasn’t fully redeemed himself in my eyes. However, I am excited and hopeful that Nikol returns. I see a lot of potential for this always-kicking-butt character.


    Note:
    The author provided a copy of this book for me to review.
    This review was originally posted on my website, Ariesgrl Book Reviews.

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  • Posted December 22, 2012

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    In a short that covers only a few hours in the midst of a harrow

    In a short that covers only a few hours in the midst of a harrowing escape from St. Petersburg, this story brings some insight into one of the more controversial, and often least sympathetic of the recurring characters: Nathan Nelson, Cassie’s ex-partner in the CIA.   It is often said that like recognizes like, and that recognition of another deeply wounded soul provides the basis for a very emotionally raw conversation between Nathan and Nikol, that is after an ‘almost’ sexual liaison, several physical alterations and more than a few glaring silences. 




    The authors have created another satisfying short story to fill in the blanks in the history of one of their more controversial characters.  Written with the style that readers of the Countermeasure series have come to appreciate, this is a truly satisfying short with just enough questions unanswered that we know more is to come. 




    I was provided an ARC copy by authors for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility. 

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