Posts Tagged ‘L.T. Ryan’

abandoned hope FOR KINDLEAnother quick book recommendation for you guys! Today I’ve got Affliction Z: Abandoned Hope by L.T. Ryan. It’s a zombie apocalypse book, and it’s good. It’s got a lot of action, and it really moves fast. The world feels super real, and you can’t help but be worried that this might just happen some day.

Here’s the review I wrote for Hypable:

Abandoned Hope, much like Patient Zero, combines a military thriller with the zombie genre. Fast paced and quick witted, this is a book that will have you turning from page to page in order to see what happens next.

Tough girls and smart guys litter each scene. In a world where the humans are just as deadly as the afflicted, there’s no one you can trust. That sets the tone of the entire book, and will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time.

The details are what drive the story, from the types of weapons to the validity of the secure underground bunkers, this world feels close and maybe a little too real.

You can check out the book on Amazon. And find the Facebook page for the series here.


Affliction Z Patient ZeroIf you like zombies or stories of the zombie apocalypse, I highly recommend you check out Affliction Z: Patient Zero.

The cool thing about this book is that, while zombie stories are nothing new, the concept is still fairly unique to its genre. The zombies are truly frightening. Some of them are those slow, steady shufflers. But others can move faster than you would ever think possible. They keep you on your toes, and this makes the story truly unpredictable.

The story is well written and the characters pop on the page. The beginning was my favorite. It really grabs you and never lets go. The mystery starts right from the first chapter, and it’s a quick and action packed book.

This will be a series of books, and the end of this one sets up its sequel perfectly. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one and find out how our main characters deal with the zombie apocalypse!

Hello there, avid readers! I’m back again to do another quick book review for L.T. Ryan’s Noble Intentions series. Season 2 recently went live in its entirety, so I thought it’d be a good time to tell you what it’s about and why I like it so much.

Noble Intentions is a series of episodes (five per season) about a character named Jack Noble. Jack isn’t exactly a good guy – he’s a gun for hire. That is, if you’ve got enough money. He’s taken out all sorts of targets, including high profile politicians all across the world. If you like anti-heroes, Jack’s your man.

Be sure to check out my review of season 1.Noble Intentions Season 2

Season 2 follows the events after the explosive ending to season 1. Jack must put his life back together and face the consequences of what happened in the last book’s finale. All our favorite characters are spread out across the globe, each trying to lead their own life. But by mid-season, the gang is back together and on a mission to take down the people that have made their lives a living hell. Loyalties are tested and each one of them has to decide which lines they’re willing to cross.

And, of course, there’s always that question of who will be left standing at the end of the book!

The reason why I enjoy these books so much is because each episode is roughly 100 pages – they’re quick and easy reads. They’re written in such a way that no word is put there without a purpose. They books are concise and action-packed, and each one acts like a mini-novel within the season’s overarching plot.

But don’t take my word for it. The first episode of the first season is up on Amazon for FREE. Download it and see if you like it without fearing that you’ve wasted your money. If you do like it, please make sure to leave a review and go on to purchase the rest of season 1, which is on sale today (1/10) and tomorrow (1/11) only for just $0.99. That’s a SUPER deal for a 500+ page novel.

Noble BeginningsIf you’ve already read season 1 and are itching for the next installment, season 2 is online right now as well! There’s also a related book that takes place before season 1 that’s called Noble Beginnings. It’s just as good as the others, but shows you a different side to Jack that maybe you didn’t know existed!

Now, I know this seems like I’m just spewing an advertisement at you guys, but I hope by now you know that I don’t just throw any old thing up on my blog for the heck of it. My blog reflects what’s I’m passionate about, and I wouldn’t keep harping on about this series if I didn’t think it was out of this world! And if you don’t believe me, just go check out the ratings. He’s got tons of 5-stars!

If you’ve read the books, or plan on reading them, let me know! I’d love to hear what you think.

If you’re familiar with my backlog of posts, you’ll know that I write about a little bit of everything. I tend to focus on TV and movies, plus art and travel. I also like to post about writing, and every once in a while I throw in something random to make you smile.

I think I’ve done a grand total of two book reviews so far. It’s not because I don’t read – I do! (Though, maybe not as much as I should.) My main reason for not doing so is that I often skip over these things on other people’s blogs. Along with author interviews. I know, I know – it’s terrible! But the thing is, I follow your blog because I want to hear YOU, not someone else.

So when I do an interview or a book review, you know I mean it. It’s not just to fill space or because someone agreed to talk with me. It isn’t because I can’t think of anything to say. It’s because I feel like I’ve found something that needs to be shared with the rest of the world.

Enter L.T. Ryan. He wrote Noble Intentions: Season One. This is a collection of five separate “episodes” that have been put into one volume. They are standalone stories, but each one is part of the whole.

Here’s my disclaimer: I edited three out of the five books for Lee. Does that make me biased? Maybe. But I have plenty of friends and acquaintances who have written books that I’ve critiqued and I haven’t featured them. That doesn’t mean that I don’t think they good enough for my blog (I would NEVER think that). It just means that I think Lee’s book is different. I can’t stop thinking about it, and my only outlet is my blog.

Noble Intentions follows the story of Jack Noble, assassin for hire. He doesn’t hesitate. He doesn’t feel remorse. He does it for the money and his conscience is clean. Until one day when he stops to help a lost child. He doesn’t know why he did it, but it begins a series of events that will take him all around the world.

And that’s just in the first episode.

I can tell you that Jack is a pretty awesome character. He’s a cold blooded killer, but you can’t help but like him. He’s smart, funny, and someone you definitely don’t want to piss off. But the best thing about him is that even deep down under all that blood on his hands, he’s still a good guy. He still cares about a handful of people.

His best friend’s name is Bear. He’s is probably a terrifying guy to look at, but he’s got his own soft spots too. And Mandy is one of them – she’s the little girl that Jack accidentally took in. Then there’s Clarissa. She’s not a damsel in distress at any point of the story, and you know that if there’s one girl who can keep up with Jack, it’s her.

If you read this book, you’ll travel to different countries, hear different languages, and meet a whole slew of characters. They’re all different, all unique, and all lend themselves to this story.

But, you might ask, how’s the writing? It’s quick and to the point. Jack’s a hired gun – he doesn’t have time to beat around the bush. His thoughts are like words on a flash card: factual and concise. No time is wasted and his actions are always calculated. This story is funny, smart, and exciting. It’s a page turner. And before you know it, you’ll be at the end of season one and you’ll be begging for season two. I’m sure of it.

Lee recommends the story for anyone who likes Jack Reacher, John Rain, or Jason Bourne. Even if you’re not usually into those sorts of things, I would still tell you to give it a try. It’s an adult novel about an assassin, so there is violence and strong language but nothing is vulgar.

So, without going on and on about how great this series is (which I could mostly definitely do), please just trust me on this and give it a try. I don’t get anything out of it except maybe the knowledge that my opinions can sway you guys into action. And that’s always a good feeling. 🙂

If you want to just try out the first episode, you can find it on Smashwords and Kobo FOR FREE. I love free stuff, don’t you?

If you want to buy season one, you can purchase it for $4.99 right here.

You can see my reviews of each one on the book’s Amazon page. If anyone has any questions or wants me to go into any more detail, the comments are open to you! A second series is in the works now and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

If you do end up purchasing any of the books, please see this post by Fabio, which gives a GREAT list of how you can help out authors after you buy from them.

You can also find Lee’s website here and the Facebook fan page for Mr. Jack right here. If you end up reading any of his books, please feel free to leave a comment for the author and I’ll be sure to pass along your kind words!