Color Me Grey

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HELP WANTED - Person wanted with specialized training. Exciting and highly paid position...
Meet Alexis Stanton, a 5'4" petite young woman with a yen for adventure. She grew up as a tomboy wishing she could have all the adventures boys could have. She has since decided that being a boy instead of a girl has it's advantages, but being a woman is much better. Raised in a family with money, she was able to pick and choose her education. She had been schooled in everything from ...
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Color Me Grey: Book One of the Alexis Stanton Chronicles

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Overview

HELP WANTED - Person wanted with specialized training. Exciting and highly paid position...
Meet Alexis Stanton, a 5'4" petite young woman with a yen for adventure. She grew up as a tomboy wishing she could have all the adventures boys could have. She has since decided that being a boy instead of a girl has it's advantages, but being a woman is much better. Raised in a family with money, she was able to pick and choose her education. She had been schooled in everything from being a lady to courses with Special Forces instructors. Her desire for adventure and her boredom with her current employment make her answer a strange 'HELP WANTED' ad. She finds that job she could "just die for"... and it looks like she just might!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981769004
  • Publisher: NewPub Binding
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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  • Posted January 6, 2011

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    Alex is Awesome!

    Move over James Bond, there's a new secret agent hitting the scene. Petite and polished Alexis Stanton hardly seems the type, but raised in a family that gave etiquette equal time with special ops training, she proves she's not one to be underestimated.

    After quitting her dullsville job doing data entry, Alex responds to a mysterious newspaper job advertisement and realizes right away that her special training is exactly what White and Associates are looking for. Employed by the mysterious and attractive Mr. White, Alex is given the new moniker Ms. Grey and instantly thrust into secret missions with her life on the line. She may be in over her head, but she's not about to show it because she's also having the time of her life.

    Color Me Grey was a fun and exciting book. J.C. Phelps keeps the action and suspense high and manages to hint at romance just enough to make the characters exceptionally intriguing. I loved Alexis Stanton as the heroine - she's tough but also smart and sensitive; larger than life but still easy to relate to. The book was well written with a perfect pace, and as all my favorite series entries do, it tells a succinct story while still keeping readers eager for its sequels. There's nothing Grey about whether or not Phelps knows how to write - clear as black and white, she is a wonderful storyteller and an awesome author to check out!

    32 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2010

    Pretty cool spy thriller

    Color Me Grey is told from first person point of view, and I think it was done well, and usually the only time I read books like this is in college English lit. classes(the female character in 1st person point of view). Alexis Stanton becomes a secret agent of sorts, with the nickname of Ms. Grey. She tells how she gets recruited, then her training, and then a crucial mission that she participates in that has a lot of personal meaning for her. I thought it was a very creative novel.

    22 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    GREAT READ by Lynn

    493 pages. Free download. The storyline pulls you in right away. Good action.

    20 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2011

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    Color Me Grey

    I started reading "Color Me Grey" late one night as I was supposed to be falling asleep. This was a mistake. I liked the character of Alexis immediately. Despite her unconventional and privileged upbringing (which could easily have had the opposite effect) she had an attitude and style I loved. She has a passion to experience life that most of us lack. She is always thirsting for knowledge, a quality very few people have. One thing that really stuck with me, since it hit close to home, was when Alexis said:

    "Reading is a habit of mine, not a hobby, but a habit. It seems I just can't get enough. I will read anything."

    Perhaps some of you can relate. I know I did.

    The characters, including Alexis, are "larger than life." Their adventures are beyond what you'd expect from real life, yet aren't as over-the-top as you might find in a James Bond type novel.

    If this sort of adventure-thriller is your sort of read, "Color Me Grey" might be the perfect read, although Alexis is a different kind of hero than you might have experienced before.

    The only caution I have is Phelps writing style, at least in this book, is very narrative driven. One friend described it as stream-of-consciousness, although I'm not sure that description is quite right. But if you're looking for lots of dialog, you won't find it, if for no other reason than many of the characters tend to be close-lipped, letting their actions talk for them. If you're not sure, read the sample. If your reaction is anything like mine, that will be more than enough to hook you. Just don't start reading if you should be sleeping, or risk paying the consequences the next morning as I did.

    **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog.**

    12 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2012

    Really?

    An adult woman lives rent free in her parents' guest house AND they pay her an allowance; Really? She leaves a mainstream job and applies for a "mystery" position. Although she is never told that she has the position, she finds herself embroiled in a myriad of surreptitious activities that even includes killing. She out performs every male on the team; Really? This is a far-fetched tale that I finished only because I wanted to see if we would discover that it had all been a dream.

    10 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2010

    A KindleObsessed Review

    I have always been "that girl." You know. the one that when she gets bored wants to jump off of, or out of something. The need for adrenaline has been rushing through my blood since I was a child and even though, with age, I have had to tone down my actions (for the sake of my small children) I still feel this constant need to challenge myself, prove that I can do anything, and more importantly. do it better than a man.

    Alexis, the tuff as nails, lead in "Color Me Grey" is also an adrenaline junkie, but I would classify her as more "Adrenaline Junkie on 8 shots of espresso."

    Alex gets everything she wants. Growing up in a wealthy home she not only had the pleasure of private tutors, but also the flexibility to try and/or conquer anything she felt the need to. With a military dad and a artist mom she was trained in everything from how to walk with a tea cup on her head to disabling a man with just her pinkie. With this stability and money also came a boring job in computers, but after 1 early morning revelation, Alex decides she's had enough of sitting in one place and answers a newspaper ad that not so subtly screams RUN AWAY. It takes only seconds for Alex to realize there is more to this little adventure than meets the eye, and it takes even less time to realize that bowing out gracefully is not an option. Will Alex's need for heart pumping excitement be what she ultimately needed, or will it leave her 6 feet underground and making friends with worms?

    I have always loved books where female leads are thrust into, what is stereotypically, a man's position, and this little ditty is no exception. J.C. Phelps did a wonderful job of weaving suspense, intrigue, and lust, resulting in what was a very pleasurable, and solid read. Each character had their own unique qualities and the use of "code names" while developing each was an engaging way to keep the reader guessing as to who they "really" were. The plot, however, is where Phelps' writing really shined. As a reader the push and pull of a story is what keeps you reading. "Where is this going?" "I know something big is about to happen. but what is it?" This more than anything is what made "Color Me Grey" so exciting, you could always feels something bubbling just under the surface. even in the most sedated moments of monologue.

    Like I said before. I truly. genuinely. enjoyed this novel, and even though I didn't have to purchase it, I would. (without a doubt in the world) have absolutely no problem forking over the $2.99 for it.

    Get it, live it, love it. pass it on.

    Happy reading my fellow Junkies and remember: if the application asks how long it takes for you to assemble an m16. chances are they aren't looking for a receptionist.

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Color Me Grey

    This book was mainly good, but I was distracted by all of the grammatical mistakes and choppy sentence structure. I liked the book, and will most likely get the sequel, but this book was riddled with errors

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Semsem

    Man, i enjoyepd this book very very much. I difinetly will read the other two books. Highly recommended.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Hfjrh

    Our dad's had worked out a deal....it doesn'make any sense! Grammar fail!

    6 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Good story line

    Well worth the read ... interesting characters and a unique opportunity for the rich girl next door! I'm considering the second book in the series.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2011

    A great read!! Try it!

    Excellent story -- kept me turning pages until the end. Loved the main character. Plan to read subsequent books in the series.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    Fantastic

    I have not read any of Phelps books but I will now. This kept me in suspense through the whole book. I did not want to put it down. I was disappointed when I got to the end I wanted more. I would highly recommend this book and can't wait to read another.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    mss. Bond

    The storry is very excitingly written and i cant wait to read the second book,

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Anonymous

    Not realistic but fast and easy read . Ready for next book.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Really?

    Ok...It was free but are you kidding me with all these great reviews?? This had to be one of the most boring books I have ever read. The premise had potential and I kept thinking there would be more action than page upon page of how many differnt ways the main character could cook powdered eggs.

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2010

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    Only recommended because free book.

    The book started out very well and I had trouble putting it down. About halfway the author lost the plot and added way too much detail. It was hard to finish but I felt like I had to.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    Wowzers

    Okay... This book... I could not put it down. It was entertaining all the way to the end. :) I would so recommend this book to anyone.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    Horrible

    Coukdnt get past pg 10 with all the self praising this character did. Also sounded like a 6th grader wrote it. Worse book ive ever tried to read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Read the series

    I was hooked after the first book i hope the series continues

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Okay :/

    The nook had a pretty good story line, but it wasn't writen all that well. Sometimes I'd look at a paragraph and see that 4 out of the 5 sentences would start with the same word. Also, at times I was just bored with it. I'd give it 2.5 stars out of 5.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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