Gun Kiss

Gun Kiss

by Khaled Talib

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ISBN-13: 9781772233490
Publisher: Imajin Books
Publication date: 11/28/2017
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Khaled Talib is a former magazine journalist and public relations practitioner. His articles have been published and syndicated to newspapers worldwide, and his short stories have appeared in literary journals and magazines.

He is also the author of thrillers Smokescreen and Incognito.

Khaled is a member of the International Thriller Writers and Crime Writers Association.

Author's Official Website: www.khaledltalibthriller.com

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Gun Kiss 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Scorn9 5 months ago
Gun Kiss is a riveting read full of action, crime and suspense! I'm not gonna lie, this book impressed me! I hadn't picked up a really good crime novel in a while, so reading this book was a nice change in flow. Following Blake and Goldie was a unique thrill that was well worth the time. Goldie is an actress and Blake is a writer/crime fighter/Ethan Hunt-esque man. When a drug lord tries to steal Goldie, Blake comes to the rescue! Of course, along the way there is some romance and suspense (because you can't get two good looking people in a room and NOT expect them to hook up). Along the way this ex-military hunk deals with lots of high energy level action. There are hit men after him, his girl is almost always getting abducted and he just can't seem to catch a break. Even with their bodyguards around, there are constantly bullets flying their way. Throw in trafficking, insane Russians and a famous gun and you've got one wild ride! This book walked a fine line between thriller and suspenseful crime novel. I think it mixed in just a perfect amount of romance and mystery to fulfill all of my wishes for the book. There is even some history thrown into the mix just to spice it up. If anything, I feel like this book would do better in a series than as a stand alone. There were moments that I wished the book would have been split up into numerous novels because there was so many great plot lines and opportunities to take. For me, that would be my only downfall of the novel - there was so much good content it could have been a couple of books. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a fast-paced and fun thrill ride. It's not a book for younger readers due to the blood shed, death, and R rated sequences sprinkled throughout the novel. I think an older teen would easily be able to pick this up (because, let's be honest, most television now can be pretty gore-y). Overall, this book is a smash hit in my opinion! It was fast enough to keep me hooked, it had just enough romance to make me sigh and the action felt like Mission Impossible styled fun! Four out of five stars!
Scorn9 5 months ago
Gun Kiss is a riveting read full of action, crime and suspense! I'm not gonna lie, this book impressed me! I hadn't picked up a really good crime novel in a while, so reading this book was a nice change in flow. Following Blake and Goldie was a unique thrill that was well worth the time. Goldie is an actress and Blake is a writer/crime fighter/Ethan Hunt-esque man. When a drug lord tries to steal Goldie, Blake comes to the rescue! Of course, along the way there is some romance and suspense (because you can't get two good looking people in a room and NOT expect them to hook up). Along the way this ex-military hunk deals with lots of high energy level action. There are hit men after him, his girl is almost always getting abducted and he just can't seem to catch a break. Even with their bodyguards around, there are constantly bullets flying their way. Throw in trafficking, insane Russians and a famous gun and you've got one wild ride! This book walked a fine line between thriller and suspenseful crime novel. I think it mixed in just a perfect amount of romance and mystery to fulfill all of my wishes for the book. There is even some history thrown into the mix just to spice it up. If anything, I feel like this book would do better in a series than as a stand alone. There were moments that I wished the book would have been split up into numerous novels because there was so many great plot lines and opportunities to take. For me, that would be my only downfall of the novel - there was so much good content it could have been a couple of books. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a fast-paced and fun thrill ride. It's not a book for younger readers due to the blood shed, death, and R rated sequences sprinkled throughout the novel. I think an older teen would easily be able to pick this up (because, let's be honest, most television now can be pretty gore-y). Overall, this book is a smash hit in my opinion! It was fast enough to keep me hooked, it had just enough romance to make me sigh and the action felt like Mission Impossible styled fun! Four out of five stars!
Bookaholic-mka 8 months ago
This is an action-packed drama in the style of a spy/cop type of movie and I really enjoyed it. It has action and drama; It’s a little like a James Bond story but then…it’s not. This character is much more down to earth and has plenty of friends, the kind you can count on. It has love, a hero saving an absolutely beautiful girl, and plenty of bad guys. In fact, it leaves you wondering now and then who to trust. I will of course save the who you trust part for you to find out when you read this. You know what else this book contains? It has that strong, hard-headed, tough character that I always love, one of those with lots of personality. I can’t say enough about this book. I was disappointed every time I had to take a break from reading it. While its characters were defined well, the most thrilling part was the descriptive scene writing. It was more like watching a movie than reading a book. Khaled Talib seemed to be able to put you right in the middle of the action with his writing. This type of genre is one of my favorites. I’d say Talib is way ahead of his counterparts. I would suppose this review gives you an idea that I recommend this book. You are correct. He has other books with good reviews. I’m going to check them out too and I’d advise you to do the same. ***This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are definitely my own.
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Title: Gun Kiss Author: Khaled Talib Publisher: Imajin Books Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review: "Gun Kiss" by Khaled Talib My Thoughts.... If you like a good fast packed thriller read along with some twist and turns, non stop action, some romance, friendship suspense, adventure, drama, descriptive scenery, with a interesting plot line and even some humor then you have come to the right place. 'Gun Kiss' involves Blake Deco [ex-military] who not only 'sneaks into Russia to steal back a gun that killed Abraham Lincoln' that John Wilkes Booth had used and hold on as we find him with another job and that is him getting ready to face a horrible drug lord in Mexico in a 'face off' due to his involvement with Goldie the beautiful Hollywood Star. With this gun get returned to its rightful owner and what about Miss Goldie... will Blake be able to keep her safe? To find out what all this is about you will just have to pick up "Gun Kiss" to see how well this author put this story together as all questions will be answered. In this well written story there will be certain issues that will bring into play 'sexual harassment, gender inequality and racism.' Definitely Blake and Goldie story is quite a interesting espionage story. I also enjoyed several of the secondary characters being so well developed and Jack was indeed one that I did like in this story. In the end the reader will get a good read as the story comes together so uniquely.
TheGrumpyBookReviewer More than 1 year ago
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 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".
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
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!