Nick Rippington is my kind of author. He’s my kind of guy (no, I’m not gay and who cares anyway!). I have nominated his latest novel, Spark Out, to be considered for the Amazon Kindle Scout Award. I didn’t do that lightly. I urge you to read on and also nominate Nick.

If you wish to go straight to the nomination page then click here.

The except below is taken from the Amazon Kindle Scout page. See below for an explanation of Kindle Scout.


Spark Out: A Prequel (Boxer Boys)
by NICK RIPPINGTON Hot
“Hard-boiled thriller with twists and turns”
Maurice ‘Big Mo’ Dolan is prone to headaches and there is one main cause: family. His son is too soft, his wife too easy going and his father disrespectful. On top of it all his closest ally, younger brother Clive, is joining the army. With new PM Margaret Thatcher promising to reward initiative, Mo at last sees a way to improve his lot – by branching out into armed robbery. He believes things will only get better… but with war just around the corner they are about to get a whole lot worse
Categories:
Literature & Fiction › Action & Adventure › War & Military
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense › Crime Fiction › Noir
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense › Crime Fiction › Organized Crime
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense › Mystery › Hard-Boiled

About me

Nick Rippington is one of the victims of the phone-hacking scandal you never hear about. As a sports journalist on the News of the World he lost his dream job at 48 hours notice when Rupert Murdoch closed the paper. In response, Nick wrote and published his first novel, Crossing The Whitewash, in 2015. Two years later he is ready to release the second book in the series. Married with two daughters, Nick lives in London.

Q. Which writers inspire you?
A.
I love Ira Levin. His books always have those crazy twists that make you sit up and take notice. The first one I read when prompted by my mum turned me into a reading fanatic: A Kiss Before Dying. My other favourites are the Stepford Wives and The Boys From Brazil. I love a twist that makes you gasp
Q. This book is part of a series, tell us about your series.
A.
The Boxer Boys follow the lives of youngsters on a high-rise estate in a poor part of East London. The main characters in the first novel – Gary and Arnie – have hugely different personalities but become best friends, only for it to turn sour. The new novel looks at their families and backgrounds
Q. Where can readers find out more about you?
A.
Readers can learn more about me through my website www.theripperfile.com or my blog www.imgoingtopublish.com or, indeed, my Amazon sales page and Author page.

It has been my privilege to act as an advance reviewer of Nick’s book Spark Out. It’s a belter and a great follow up to Crossing the Whitewash which I previously reviewed here. At present, I am precluded from publishing a review of his latest offering as it’s not yet published.

 
What is Kindle Scout?
Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive 5-year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, 50% eBook royalty rate, easy rights reversions and featured Amazon marketing.
That is a worthy initiative by Amazon and I can think of no other better nominee than Nick Rippington and Spark Out.

Please support him – click here and nominate his book!

You will be given all the details and an opportunity to read the “first pages” of his book before clicking the “Nominate Me” button. The “me” is Nick!

Nick’s Amazon page can be found by clicking here.


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