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Operation Bald Eagle Interview on Books Are Cool

I recently was interviewed by author and blogger Stephanie Dagg. She runs the blog Books Are Cool, a destination for her thoughts on books as well as the publishing industry. Her books include Oh Gran! and Escape the Volcano. The topics in the interview range from my inspiration for Operation Bald Eagle to favorite foods. It’s quite extensive. Here’s a small sampling of the interview which can be found at this link:

Operation Bald Eagle is an exciting spy thriller from young author Kyle Bell. It follows the actions of CIA agent Ethan Clark and his assistant Martin Frost as they fight to prevent a cyber-attack on the United States. It’s gritty, fast-moving, worryingly plausible and brilliantly written. Well worth a read.

Kyle Bell is a very interesting guy so this has turned into quite a long interview, but I know you’ll find it fascinating. So here we go.

What inspired you to write Operation Bald Eagle?

I have always been a big fan of the spy genre – everything from James Bond movies to video games like Splinter Cell and Metal Gear Solid. More recently I discovered Ian Fleming’s writings out of curiosity for how the movie character differed from the big screen renditions. I’ve drawn inspiration from all of these in order to write Operation Bald Eagle.

Which character from the book are you most like – Clark, Frost, Goldberg or Falcon?

I would like to think that I’m closer to Ethan Clark and Martin Frost than the villains! Ethan is level-headed and reasonable. Readers will find his coolness appealing, as well as the fact that he comes across as human. Frost is young and idealistic. He’s less cautious and prone to mistakes. Really, I’m a blend of both characters, although I could never do their job in a million years.

Check out the full interview at http://booksarecool.com/2012/interview-with-kyle-bell-author-of-operation-bald-eagle/.

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Operation Bald Eagle – The Dossier

What is Operation Bald Eagle?

Operation Bald Eagle is a new spy fiction book from author Kyle Bell. It tells the thrilling story of a CIA agent investigating a potential cyber-attack on U.S. soil. The book begins with a Chinese businessman attempting to purchase an American technology company with sensitive government contracts. An exciting car chase that leads them to the Golden Gate Bridge ends with their target dead and few leads to go on. All is not as it seems, though, as Ethan Clark will soon find out.



Who is Ethan Clark?

Ethan Clark is a middle-aged veteran of the CIA. He’s tough around the edges, sarcastic; some would even call him an asshole. His decades of experience have led to doubts about the role that America plays in the world. Things are not black and white. He sees the world in shades of gray.

Why should I care?

Fans of spy novels, movies and video games will find that Operation Bald Eagle draws inspiration from familiar franchises. While Ethan Clark is in many ways an anti-Bond hero, Operation Bald Eagle’s larger-than-life villains will challenge even the most memorable bad guys in the Bond universe. Operation Bald Eagle goes back to the roots of the spy genre and makes it relevant to a 21st century world.

Where can I buy?

Operation Bald Eagle is available at multiple online retailers for $3.99 including Amazon, Smashwords and Kobo. Barnes & Noble, Apple’s iBookstore and Sony will soon follow. See the links below!

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Operation Bald Eagle Commences with E-Book Launch

The official launch of Operation Bald Eagle was January 23 to coincide with Chinese New Year. Now we have a press release to spread the exciting news to the world!


Operation Bald Eagle

Operation Bald Eagle Commences with E-Book Launch

An exciting new spy novel questions corporate power and the vulnerability of America’s infrastructure to cyber-attack

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

South Bend, Indiana – January, 25, 2012 – Operation Bald Eagle has launched on Amazon.com and Smashwords for $3.99 with Barnes & Noble, Apple’s iBookstore and Kobo to follow in the weeks to come. A paperback version will be released later in 2012.

http://amazon.com/Operation-Bald-Eagle-ebook/dp/B0070TQEYA/
http://smashwords.com/books/view/102184

Agent Ethan Clark faces one of his most daunting challenges yet in this spy thriller that sends the CIA veteran from San Francisco to Taiwan. The Chinese attempt to acquire a highly valued American technology company with sensitive U.S. government contracts. Intelligence suggests that a possible cyber-attack is in the works, but all is not as it seems.

“Operation Bald Eagle is a story of resolve in the face of adversity,” said author Kyle W. Bell. “The world of Ethan Clark is dominated by overwhelming corporate power and government corruption. Politics gets in the way of the job. Fortunately, people with good intentions still work on behalf of the American public – even when everything seems hopeless.”

Fans of the book are encouraged to “like” the Operation Bald Eagle page on Facebook at http://facebook.com/pages/Operation-Bald-Eagle/185568411534991

About the Author

Kyle W. Bell holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Indiana University South Bend. He calls South Bend his home where he was born and raised. He has always been an avid writer. At the age of twenty-three, he likes to think that his youth gives him the freedom to write openly and refrain from being overly cynical.

Kyle’s main interests include writing, reading books, keeping tabs on the news, watching sports and being with both friends and family. In 2003, he founded the video game news and review website Game Freaks 365. His interest in politics drove him to create KyleBell.com in 2007, a political blog meant to generate ideas and debate on policy, as well as current events.

He is the recipient of the Indiana Black Expo’s Martin Luther King Junior Award. It was won in an essay contest in 2002 writing about the perils of racial profiling in the wake of 9/11. The following year he was awarded with the Presidential Award for excellence in education. In 2011 his writing on sports development appeared in Indiana University South Bend’s Undergraduate Research Journal.

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Feel free to send an e-mail to kwb at kylebell dot com if you are interested in a review copy for your website, newspaper or blog. Available formats include PDF, Kindle, ePub and more. I am also available for interview upon request.

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The Sanctuary Movement Tops Amazon Charts

The Sanctuary Movement: How Broken Immigration Policies Affect Cities is currently the top selling Immigration Law book at Amazon. The Sanctuary Movement is a book about the broken immigration system in the United States where cities have had to respond to the failings of the federal government with practical and sometimes controversial solutions. Sanctuary cities have been created to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. The book examines the relationship between the federal government, sanctuary cities and their undocumented citizens. You can buy The Sanctuary Movement at Amazon.com for only $2.99.

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Operation Bald Eagle Facebook Page

A Facebook page for Operation Bald Eagle has launched. If you have a Facebook account feel free to like the page at http://facebook.com/pages/Operation-Bald-Eagle/185568411534991 for the latest updates. Of course you can also follow as it is being written at Smashwords.

The book is progressing quite nicely. Over 45 pages and counting! Can Ethan Clark prevent a cyber attack on the United States? You’ll find out soon enough. I expect that Operation Bald Eagle will soar into retail beginning in January 2012.

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Christmas Sale: Get Ozzy for $.99!

Ozzy is now available for a limited time price of $.99 at Amazon.com and Smashwords. Ozzy is my personal favorite book that I’ve written so far. It is a fictional book inspired by events that I was close to.

As the description says, “Ozzy is the short story of a cat and his master. After losing his beloved wife, the man struggles to cope with a lonely life, a troubled son, and the nightmares of his past.” That man is my grandfather. It’s an honor to be able to write a story about my now-deceased grandparents.

Ozzy

The sale should be reflected at Barnes & Noble, Apple’s iBookstore and other retailers in the coming week or two when it ships to them.

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Announcing Operation Bald Eagle

I am pleased to announce that my next book will be called Operation Bald Eagle. After a long line of non-fiction books, Ozzy started the move towards fiction when it was released in May. Now I find myself in the unique opportunity to participate in National Novel Writing Month where writers are encouraged to write a 50,000+ page novel over the course of a month. While I didn’t officially start until four days into the competition, I’m still on pace to make it if I write 1,925 words each day. Today I wrote over 2,000 words.

Smashwords is doing a fantastic promotional tie-in that allows readers to follow work from participating authors. As a result I am offering Operation Bald Eagle free of charge in its early stages. Yes, completely 100% free. This will give you the chance to read as I’m writing it! My goal will be to upload new versions of the book in about 2,000 word updates every night around 3 a.m. Eastern.

Simply go to http://smashwords.com/books/view/102184 and read what I have written so far. You will need a Smashwords account (it’s quick and easy to register). Then feel free to e-mail me your thoughts to kyle.bell [at] gamefreaks365.com or on Facebook. We can call it beta-testing a book. =)

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The Sanctuary Movement Selling Strong on Amazon.com

The Sanctuary Movement: How Broken Immigration Policies Affect Cities is selling strong on Amazon.com. The latest sales figures on the site put it at #1 among books about immigration law and #2 among books about El Salvador history (the book is not about El Salvador, although it does reference a period of war where Salvadorans fled to the United States). The fact that it has generated this much interest is encouraging. I hoped when writing this book that it would help people better understand the immigration system in the United States and how badly it needs to be reformed.

That’s one of the reasons why I priced it so cheap. It’s only $2.99 for Kindle. You can find it at Amazon.com and Smashwords. Buy your copy today and help us keep the momentum going! Reviews have been positive. Christopher writes: “Great book! Having never heard of ‘sanctuary cities’ before I found it to be very informative. Can’t wait to read more by this author.” 5 out of 5 stars After you have read it, I encourage you to write a review of the book as well. Other customers always appreciate an honest review from fellow readers.

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Half Off All Titles for Read an E-Book Week

The annual Read an E-Book Week is upon us. As I did last year, all of my titles will be offered at a 50 percent discount. You can get some quality reads for as cheap as $1.50!

An Election to Remember$7.99 $4.00
The James Bond Movie Guide$7.99 $4.00
International Political Economy: Free Trade or Fair Trade?$2.99 $1.50
Detroit: A City on the Brink$2.99 $1.50
The Slavery Debate in 19th Century America$2.99 $1.50
The Sanctuary Movement$2.99 $1.50

Also, don’t forget to check out the Game Freaks 365 Video Game Guide series:

Game Freaks 365’s Video Game Guide 2011$7.99 $4.00
Game Freaks 365’s Nintendo DS Review Guide$7.99 $4.00
Game Freaks 365’s PS3 Review Guide$7.99 $4.00
Game Freaks 365’s Wii Review Guide$7.99 $4.00
Game Freaks 365’s Xbox 360 Review Guide$7.99 $4.00
Game Freaks 365’s PSP Review Guide$4.99 $2.50

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The James Bond Movie Guide Now in Print

Just a quick note about The James Bond Movie Guide. After launching last year as an e-book, it recently made the jump to the physical book world. It is now available in print at Amazon.com. Book review site Flying with Red Haircrow describes it as a “must read”. Buy your copy today!

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