Wednesday, March 14, 2018



When the Deringer pistol that shot Abraham Lincoln is stolen and ends up in the hands of a Russian military general, covert agent Blake Deco is tasked by the FBI to head to the Balkans to recover the historical weapon. Meanwhile, the United States media is abuzz with news of the mysterious disappearance of Hollywood movie star, Goldie St. Helen. After Blake’s return from overseas, he receives a tip from a Mexican friend that a drug lord, obsessed with the beautiful actress, is holding her captive in Tijuana. With the help of a reluctant army friend, Blake mounts a daring rescue. What he doesn’t expect is to have feelings for Goldie—or that a killer is hunting them.

Book Details

Title: Gun Kiss

Author: Khaled Talib

Genre: Thriller 

Publisher: Imajin Books (December 1, 2017)

Paperback: 221 pages


A few of your favorite things: Shoes, pens, notebooks.
Things you need to throw out: Papers, files, old clothes.

Things you need in order to write:
A desktop computer, peace and quiet, the bird outside my window stop screaming.
Things that hamper your writing: The bird screaming, doorbells, and phone calls. 

Things you love about writing: When I finish a scene.
Things you hate about writing: When I get stuck at a scene or choosing the wrong word.

Hardest thing about being a writer: Rewriting and proof-reading
Easiest thing about being a writer: Finishing a draft.  

Things you love about where you live: Peace and quiet.
Things that make you want to move: When the bird comes around.

Things you never want to run out of: Printer ink.
Things you wish you’d never bought: A stupid painting that’s hanging on my bedroom wall. 

Words that describe you: Patient, generous and quiet.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: Serious.

Favorite foods: Pizza, burger, and steaks.
Things that make you want to throw up: Insects as delicacies.

Favorite music or song: Anything and everything from Pop to Country.
Music that make your ears bleed: Opera.

Favorite beverage: Soda.
Something that gives you a pickle face: Tonic water.

Favorite smell: Lavender
Something that makes you hold your nose: Wine.

Something you’re really good at: Making hookah
Something you’re really bad at: Math

Something you wish you could do: Ski.
Something you wish you’d never learned to do: Make my bed.

Something you like to do: White river rafting
Something you wish you’d never done: Slamming into a glass door.

People you consider as heroes: Muhammad Ali, Erin Brockovich, J.K. Rowling. 

People with a big L on their foreheads: People who abuse their power. 

Last best thing you ate: Turkish baklava.

Last thing you regret eating: Packet noodle.

Things you’d walk a mile for: Help a person who is injured.
Things that make you want to run screaming from the room: A lizard on the wall.

Things you always put in your books: A sense of humor.

Things you never put in your books: Porn.

Things to say to an author: I love your book.
Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book: Can I get a free copy of your book?

Favorite places you’ve been: Pyramids of Giza, St.Moritz, Brighton, UK.

Places you never want to go to again: Parts of Singapore.

Biggest lie you’ve ever told: I’m an Interpol agent. 

A lie you wish you’d told: I’m a minor, I deserve the discount.

Read an in-depth interview with Khaled.


Born and raised in Singapore, Khaled is a former journalist with local and international exposure. His articles have been published and syndicated to newspapers worldwide, and his short stories have appeared in literary journals and magazines.

The author is a member of the Crime Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers. Khaled's novel Incognito won the Silver award for the AuthorsDB Book Cover Contest 2017.

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