Congratulations go out to the lucky winners of the first round of BLOWN audiobook giveaways! The following people have received or will shortly receive an email with specific instructions on how to redeem their BLOWN audiobook by Audible narrated by Marc Vietor. Kam Harrell—Florida Jim Newman—Florida Rick Thornton—Florida Adam Dwyer—California Laurie Cutlip—Florida Enjoy your Audible…

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Reviewed by Lee Scott, Florida Times Union May 17, 2015 Popular local author Chuck Barrett has a new thriller hero that he promises will be the star of a series. In “Blown,” which goes on sale Tuesday, [May 19, 2015] former Delta Force soldier Gregg Kaplan ends up protecting a man who is in the…

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  Kirkus Reviews May 5, 2015 In Barrett’s (Breach of Power, 2013, etc.) latest thriller, a CIA operative becomes the unwitting protector of a man in Witness Security who’s targeted by a myriad of groups. Gregg Kaplan’s plan to stay off the grid in Little Rock, Arkansas, doesn’t last long. The CIA agent helps stop…

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Reviewed by Lynn Evarts, ForeWord Reviews April 17, 2015 Barrett simultaneously advances the plot and character development with fast action scenes and observant descriptions. “Once in, never out.” In Chuck Barrett’s first-rate thriller, Blown, this oath between Army Delta Force comrades brings peril and violence into the life of Gregg Kaplan. From the opening scene…

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Check out some of these awesome advance reviews of BLOWN by book reviewers—   “Barrett takes us on a thrill ride as we follow the twists and turns of the plot. Kaplan is an intriguing, likeable character, and it will be interesting to see what happens to him and possibly Inspector Moss in upcoming books.”…

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THE BIG NEXT BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT! I know what you’re thinking…What the heck took that bald headed guy so long to come out with another book?!You know the old adage, “Can’t rush a good thing.”First, let me say thank you to all my readers and followers for making Breach of Power such a huge success. It…

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The countdown is on! On Friday (Jan. 16) I will reveal the new book cover and all the details about the upcoming release. I will make the announcement in my newsletter, so if you haven’t signed up yet, do so before next Friday or miss your chance to be one of the first to get…

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Congratulations go out to left coaster Juli Jackson for winning the newsletter sign-up contest. Juli won signed copies of the three Jake Pendleton thriller series paperbacks. Congratulations again and enjoy reading!

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? First and foremost, your imprint needs a name. It is a reflection of you. Either who you are or how you want to be portrayed. Like most people who got into the independent publishing business for various reasons, I had to choose a name for my imprint as well. I wanted…

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Previously we’ve discussed a few basics before you get started with your independent publishing venture—Toolkit, Types of publishing options, and more. Now let’s see if you have the proper mindset to move to the next step… From this point on, you cannot think like an author. That will make this so much more difficult than…

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