Happy Monday everyone!! I’m thrilled to be kicking off this week by kicking off the blog tour for Morgen Bailey’s Hitman Sam. Alongside me today is Donna over at DonnasBookBlog so pop over and catch her post when you get chance!
Big thanks to the fabulous Sarah Hardy of Book On The Bright Side Publicity for inviting me on the blog tour and for my e-copy of Hitman Sam.
Having been made redundant as a photocopier software designer, Sam Simpson is lured by a cryptic advert. As he learns it is for a trainee hitman, will he be tough enough to see the job through? Even James Bond had to start somewhere and Sam, as his alias Josh Bradley, looks forward to enjoying James’ lifestyle, although soon embroiled in a love triangle, Sam hadn’t expected things to get so complicated so quickly.
What Did I Think?
So you’re redundant, comfortable pay off so you can afford to be fussy about your next step in life. But then you see a curious ad in the local paper, what have you got to lose? It’s only a phone call at the end of the day….what could go wrong?
Meet Sam! He’s redundant and answers that curious ad… little does he know he’s heading down a once-in-a-lifetime path to become a hitman!! Yes that’s right, a hitman!! What ensues is a light hearted tale of Sam’s training.
I liked Sam. He throws himself into this world of hitman training, maybe slightly misguided as he gets wrapped up in the romance of being the suave James Bond- who doesn’t love a bit of James Bond 😍😍. He even tries his luck with the ladies…
“You can’t make someone love you; all you can do is stalk them until they give in.”
I’m normally put off by the label of lad lit but Morgen Bailey has created an entertaining read with likeable characters. Now I’ve finished the novella of under 200 pages and think about the story, it makes me smile. For me, it was crime fiction with a sense of humour.
Who Is Morgen Bailey?
Morgen Bailey (Morgen with an E) is an author (of novels, short stories, writing and editing guides), freelance editor (for publishers and indie authors), writing tutor (in person and online), Writers’ Forum magazine ‘Competitive Edge’ columnist, blogger, speaker, and co-founder of Northants Authors. The former Chair of three writing groups, she has judged the H.E. Bates Short Story Competition, RONE, as well as the BBC Radio 2, BeaconLit, and Althorp Literary Festival children’s short story competitions. She also runs her own monthly 100-word competition. 2018 events include talks and workshops at Troubador’s Self Publishing Conference speakers, workshops and panels at Delapre Book Festival, interviewing and workshops at BeaconLit, and NAWG Fest with her ‘Editing your Fiction’ weekend residential course. Morgen can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and many others. Her blog is http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com, and email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
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