DS Kane's DeathByte is Amazon Bestseller!

Cover of DeathByte by D.S. Kane

DeathByte Knocks It Out of the Park!

Booknook.biz client D.S. Kane must be one of the happiest guys around--not only did Baksheesh, Book 5 of the Spies Lie Series, kick up to #47 in the Amazon Thrillers/Assassintaions genre, but this week D.S. (not his real name--read on to find out why!) learned that DeathByte, Book 2 in the same series, assassinated the competition by rocketing up to #1--yes, number 1--on TWO of the Amazon Bestseller lists, and number 23 overall. Yup:  23rd on the overall list, which ain't bad, boys and girls.  

Why is D.S. So Successful at Espionage Thrillers?

For all those naysayers out there still whingeing that a self-publishing author can't compete with the big boys of BPH (Big Publishing Houses), D.S., amongst others, is quite simply proving them wrong.  But why? Why is Dave just so darn good at his storytelling?  At spinning tales out of thin air? At getting inside the minds of intelligence operatives, covert agents, double-agents and traitors? 

 

...Because He's a SPY.

Yes, that's right.  D.S. is a retired itelligence service undercover operative.  ("I'm Kane, D.S. Kane...").  If you want to hear what it's really like to be a spy, D.S interviewed with Marty Nemko of NPR.org.  You can listen to this fascinating interview here:  http://kalw.org/post/work-marty-nemko-whats-it-really-be-spy , during which D.S. discusses

  • torture,
  • money-laundering, 
  • Spying on our allies;
  • Espionage in the US;
  • Spying on our own citizenry; 
  • the "key" to Espionage;
  • learning how to lie convincingly;
  • how to undo your "tells;"
  • ...and a whole host of other great stories.

About the Books:

 If you love a terrific spy tale, mixing espionage, computer-theft, hacking, and a page-turner that you can't put down, try DeathByte for yourself.  I highly recommend that you consider starting with Book One of the Spies Lie series, which is Bloodridge.  Bloodridge mixes love, sex, Mossad, and betrayal into a tight, action-packed thriller that shouldn't be missed.

Congratulations, D.S.!

You can visit D.S. at his website:  http://dskanethriller.blogspot.com/ ; follow him at Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DSKaneAFormerSpyStillTellingLies , or tweet with him at http://twitter.com/DSKaneThriller .  Of course, you can also find him on Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/.

 

(And, yes, we do know who he really is--and no, we're not telling!)

 

Phone Call Alert! 

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Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

 

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.