Thursday, November 15, 2018

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Ricochet by David A. Kennedy @XpressoTours

David A. Kennedy
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: November 6th 2018
Genres: Adult, Thriller

Brenda Roseberry’s youth was fractured with personal loss and sexual assault. In response, she’s trained her body through rock climbing and Isreali martial arts. Her genius at engineering tends toward the devious: she invents technology that allows her to see through walls, along with bulletproof clothing and specialized grenades.

Brilliant, fearless, and eminently disturbed, Brenda is ultimately recruited by Special Crimes Response And Mitigation—SCRAM. And so begins her daring pursuit of white-collar crime, fringe terrorist conspiracies, and anyone deserving of her unique brand of draconian justice.

Her only real friend is a notorious MS-13 gangster named Pucaso. He’s got a crush on her but that only makes Brenda deride him and loathe herself. Still, she relies on his help, whether she’s in Belize to wipe out the server farm of a corrupt hedge fund, or on Maui to take on the poisonous executives of a giant chemical company. Brenda treats wrongdoers like insects—the kind that need extermination.

My Review:

Brenda is a young woman who has had a hard life. But she has trained herself to be even harder than life itself. Brenda is one tough woman who can take anything life sends her way. She has taught herself to be tough and trained in martial arts. Brenda is one bada** who can take on just about anyone and survive. My opinion is this if you see Brenda coming then run like h3ll.

Brenda is hired by this secret company to do the one thing that she is good at and that is tracking people down and getting rid of them any way she sees fit. Brenda is one woman you don’t want to underestimate and plenty of people have. If you ever find yourself going up against Brenda watch out because she will come out on top more times than you can count.

Ricochet is filled with so many twists and turns that will have you feeling as if you are on a roller coaster. It has so much action that there is no way to get bored. Ricochet will keep you entertained from the get go. Brenda is always going after someone and locking them up some place or other. If you like a lot of action in your stories then be prepared to stay a while once you pick up Ricochet because you will be tied up for a while.    

If action, mystery, suspense or a good thriller is your cup of tea then I suggest you pick up your copy of Ricochet today and get started reading your way through Brenda’s world. 

Author Bio:

Dave is a guidebook writer/publisher turned novelist. He began rock climbing around 1984, which was a “logical” extension of hiking, camping and backpacking since boyhood. After his first article on climbing in San Diego’s back-country was published in Rock & Ice magazine, he created the San Diego County Climbing Guide, which proved extremely popular. Next came San Diego Adventures: Classic hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. In 2007 he completed and published a second edition of the climbing guide, which vividly detailed over 2,000 routes.

Subsequently, he embarked on a fiction-writing odyssey, producing sci-fi novels and short stories “rather unsuccessfully” in terms of publication. He finally found his proper voice in 2017 when he wrote Ricochet, an intense modern-day thriller about a young female vigilante. Upon its completion, he learned about Acorn Publishing while attending the 2018 Southern California Writers’ Conference and was signed by them shortly thereafter.

David is also an accomplished horticulturist. He became interested in tropical plants called Bromeliads in 2010, which quickly turned into a passion. He is an active member of the San Diego Bromeliad Society, and has won “Best of Show” awards in their annual show multiple times. His Tillandsia collection is considered one of the best in the region. For many years he and his wife Debbie have been chief volunteer caretakers of the San Diego Zoo’s Kent Bromeliad Garden.

Becoming a novelist is the realization of a lifelong dream. David loves the process of storytelling, of waking up each day well before dawn and diving into the art of making words come together in a way that appeals.



Giselle said...

This sounds exciting and perfect for thriller fans like myself! Great review, Nancy!