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BULLET FOR ONE Gets Five Star Review

I thought y'all might like to see the FIVE STAR review that my new ebook Bullet for One received at Amazon over the weekend. Here it is:


Remember the Batman cartoon from the 90s? In that cartoon people carried cell phones and used computers but the cars all had chrome and the thugs wore pinstriped suits. It took place in it's own world which was grounded in several time periods of noir.…


Added by Brian Drake on August 2, 2011 at 9:18am — No Comments

Ebook Format Problems = Free Ebook (x2) Replacement!

Hi, everybody. I recently had to re-upload some of my ebooks because of format errors related to the text. Lines were jacked up and out of place, etc. My sincere apologies. If you have purchased one of the books and found that the offensive errors ruined your reading enjoyment, please contact me at briandrake88 at yahoo dot com and I will send you a replacement of the book you bought and a free copy (your choice) of one you haven't bought. All you have to do to prove your purchase is quote the… Continue

Added by Brian Drake on July 25, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

BULLET FOR ONE--Now Available

I am pleased to announce the "publication" of Bullet for One, my new crime novel featuring private eye John Coburn. Find it on Amazon or Smashwords. Special thanks and acknowledgement to Rebecca Forster for designing the cover.


Here's the description:



Added by Brian Drake on June 27, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Show No Mercy Available Now!

I am pleased to announce the release of Show No Mercy: A Michael Dodge Thriller. This is my third ebook and it's a spy thriller. Here's the story description:

"Could you kill your father?

Michael Dodge owes Harry Ames, his surrogate father. But his CIA mentor is accused of murdering a comrade and joining forces with an enemy planning to unleash a lethal biological weapon on the United States. Dodge may have to kill Harry, but can he do…


Added by Brian Drake on February 13, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

My eBook, Justified Sins--FREE


Added by Brian Drake on January 8, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments

Steve McQueen as Philip Marlowe?

Was Santa nice to you and yours? I hope so, and as we gear up to kiss 2010 good-bye, and none too soon (what a rough year!), I also hope you plan to make the new year ten times better than the old one. Heaven

knows it can't be any worse.


So waiting for me under the tree this year was a new Steve McQueen biography by Marshall Terrill, which is, in fact, a rewrite of another McQueen bio he wrote back in 1993.…


Added by Brian Drake on December 31, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Justified Sins Receives Four Star Review!

I woke up this morning to a wonderful four-star review of my new e-book, Justified Sins. Writer Debra Martin read more into the story than I think I intended to be there, but it's made me rethink my opinion that JS was going to be a one-off novel. Mr. Pierce… Continue

Added by Brian Drake on August 28, 2010 at 1:23pm — No Comments

The Wonderful Saint Templar; or, Can Anybody Spare a Halo?


Added by Brian Drake on August 25, 2010 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Justified Sins Now Available!

Hey, gang--

My book, Justified Sins, was published yesterday as a multi-format ebook at Smashwords; the Amazon Kindle edition is pending. This is my second assault on the ebook citadel.

When Sheila Webster’s husband is killed a after double-crossing the men who hired him to crack one last safe, she finds herself the next target. What her husband stole, he managed to hide, and now the men who hired him are after her to get…

Added by Brian Drake on August 15, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Brian Drake Interviewed on The Indie Spotlight!

A few months ago when my e-book Reaper's Dozen came out I answered some questions from the good folks at The Indie Spotlight, which highlights "indie" authors. If any of you Kindle owners subscribe to the newsletter you've probably already seen this; if not, click away!… Continue

Added by Brian Drake on July 24, 2010 at 6:08am — No Comments

You Too Can Be A Kindle Millionaire...or Not

Not too long ago, back in…


Added by Brian Drake on July 20, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Kiss Tomorrow Good-bye by Horace McCoy = Save Your Money

I don't often mention a book with the caveat "save your money" at the end of the title, but this time I am. McCoy's "Kiss" is a famous novel that later became a James Cagney movie, and I liked the movie so much that I bought the book when the opportunity arose. It was awesome and totally spectacular... until the end. I don't want to go into too much detail about the misadventures of… Continue

Added by Brian Drake on July 3, 2010 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Joseph T. "Cap" Shaw


Added by Brian Drake on May 31, 2010 at 4:59pm — No Comments

My Book, Reaper's Dozen, Is Now Available

Hey, gang:…


Added by Brian Drake on May 30, 2010 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Trial Cover for My Short Story Collection

Well, I'm going to put out some work for the Kindle market but I'm not using any of the manuscripts I currently have in circulation. I've collected my best short stories (seven of which have already been published) and that will be what Kindle readers will… Continue

Added by Brian Drake on May 22, 2010 at 3:19pm — 1 Comment

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: Two-Way Split by Allan Guthrie


Added by Brian Drake on May 18, 2010 at 9:25am — No Comments

The Big Bang, or: Welcome Back, Old Friend

Is everybody talking about the new Mike Hammer or what????…


Added by Brian Drake on May 1, 2010 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Good news from Kensington

Greetings. I have been away too long, mostly posting sections of a new short story on my other blog, but I wanted to let y'all know that I heard from an editor at Kensington this week about a partial that they have had for a few months now.

The news is, he has yet to read it. He wanted to let me know that it's still on his desk, however.

That's great news! Why? It means he hasn't rejected it yet. I'm still a contender!

Added by Brian Drake on March 26, 2010 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Yup, We're Going to Try This

At this point it indeed looks like I'll go the Kindle route with my "trunk novel" in an effort to experiment with using Facebook, Twitter, my blogs, and other avenues to raise interest. Currently the manuscript is being read by a few partners in crime who are making sure I won't doing the equivalent of running outside without my clothes on, and so far all reports indicate all is well. Of course, they haven't reached the end yet.

I have decided that if ebooks are the way of the future… Continue

Added by Brian Drake on February 1, 2010 at 6:35am — No Comments

To Kindle or Not to Kindle

I just wrapped up a chat with one of my writer friends, Rebecca Forster, author of a great number of books including Silent Witness, which is one of the... best... legal thrillers... EVER... written. I swear I could not put that book down. Anyway, she's hit a set-back of sorts in her career and, for a lark, decided to put some of her back list on Kindle and she's actually doing very well. As experiments go, it hasn't been a disappointment. She suggested that I do the same with a novel I… Continue

Added by Brian Drake on January 25, 2010 at 11:03am — 1 Comment

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