Contract: Primo (Sei Assassin Thriller 3)

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It’s here! I’ve just published the third book in the Sei Assassin Thriller series. I’m excited as this book is a turning point in the story. Get ready to meet Mui.

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She’s spunky. She’s scrappy She’s sharp. She’s seven. And now she’s seeking answers.

Having lived her entire life in seclusion, Mui is eager to explore the outside world. Compounding her solitude are the Black Wolf’s efforts to keep her hidden from Sei. But his luck may be running out.

Sei realizes there is still one person alive who can help her locate her daughter. It won’t be an easy mission—this person has no reason to tell her what he knows. In fact, he’s behind the borders of a country that wants to see her dead.

How much longer can the Wolf keep Sei away? How much longer before Mui discovers the truth?

Contract: Primo is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo and Google Play. Purchase the paperback here.

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George “My Kind of” Town

I visited Penang, Malaysia for a few days, and it did not disappoint. I stayed in the capital city, George Town, which essentially is one big, charming UNESCO site. Everything from the architecture, to the art, to the food is influenced by Chinese, Indian, and Malaysian culture. The coolest thing about George Town was wandering aimlessly through the narrow maze of streets that were lined with Chinese shop houses, ornate temples, and the colorful domes of the cities many mosques.

The first place I checked out was the Peranakan Mansion. Beautiful, but what made it even more interesting was meeting Annie. I don’t know how old she is, but she has boundless energy. We talked for a bit, well I listened to her tell stories of how her family immigrated to Penang from China. She ended up marrying a Malay. Back in those days, when a Chinese person married a Malaysian, nether wanted to give up their identity. To deal with the problem, a new identity was created. They called themselves Baba-Nyonya. The Peranakan mansion belonged to a rich Baba.

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Kowloon Bay (Abby Kane FBI Thriller)

Kowloon BayAbby Kane is back, and this time there’s trouble brewing in Hong Kong.

It’s been a little over a year since I last published an Abby Kane Thriller, and boy did I miss her. I don’t think I’ll ever wait that long again.

I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did writing it. It’s available for download at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo and Google Play. Purchase the paperback here.

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Eight Things In 2015 That Stood Out For Me

It’s been a while since I posted to my blog. I thought this would be a great time to do that while reflecting back on 2015. I had an opportunity to experience a lot cool things this past year. I’d like to share a few of them with you.

I lived in Vietnam. For five months I called Ho Chi Minh home. While it was an awesome experience, I learned that living in Vietnam is nothing like visiting. A new language, a new way of doing things—I’ll admit, it was hard. But those weren’t the biggest hurdles I faced. Surprisingly, I missed the western conveniences that were on offer in Bangkok. Moving to Bangkok from San Francisco was actually an easy transition because it’s so westernized. I hadn’t realized that until I moved to Vietnam. Still, I think the move made me a better traveler, and that’s something I’m grateful for.

 

I created a new thriller series. This year I cranked out two books in my Sei Assassin Thriller series. The storyline is about a retired assassin who discovers two years later that her daughter didn’t die at childbirth. Someone had kidnapped her. Guess who’s back in the game? It’s different from my Abby Kane series, though I haven’t fallen out of love with her. Abby’s still just as fun to write now as she was in the first book.

 

I traveled to two new destinations. So every year I visit a place I haven’t been before. I choose Hong Kong and Bali. Both were fun and interesting but, if I had to give the edge to one, it would be HK. I like big cities and Hong Kong did not disappoint. Plus, the food was better than I ever thought it would be. I couldn’t get enough of it, and wished I had more time to spend sampling the local cuisine.

 

I discovered snails. And guess what? I love them. While in Vietnam I was able to try a bunch of varieties cooked in a number of different ways. I simply couldn’t get enough of these little delicacies. I completely understand why the Vietnamese can’t either.

 

I started taking Thai language classes. Sawadee krap. While living in Bangkok, it’s hard not to pick up at least a few phrases. It actually helps with the day-to-day living. But I thought why not try to learn something other than how to order food or direct the taxi driver to an address. Pronunciation is my Achilles heel, but I’ve got a patient teacher. Thank you, Dada. I can’t say for sure if I’ll become proficient in speaking Thai, but it’s worth a try.

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Nothing beats eating crab and prawns except eating freshly caught crab and prawns. I’ve eaten a lot of seafood in Thailand but somehow eating fresh seafood, the type that swims around right before the cook butchers it, had escaped me until this past year. I’d forgotten how sweet the crabmeat could be when it’s that fresh. As a little boy growing up in Kailua, Hawaii, I would lay my crab nets in the canals and catch large Samoan crabs. I’d then bike home as fast as I could and boil them. I loved it then, and I love it now.

 

I published a second edition of Thrilling Thirteen. It was a huge undertaking the first time around—thirteen thrillers by various authors offered in an awesome boxed set. The second time was a bit easier as the learning curve wasn’t as huge. I’m extremely proud of this collaboration with my fellow authors, and I look forward to other future endeavors with them.

 

I visited America for the first time since leaving in 2013. I had been gone for a little over two years. For some reason I was nervous about how I would feel upon returning. Would I miss the United States? Would I view it differently? Would I never want to leave again? Well, I had no problem leaving, and I didn’t miss the US like I thought I would. I guess I can chalk it up to the fact that I spent most of my life living there. I’m now in a position to travel and live in other countries, and I’m not going to let that opportunity pass me by. America will always be my home, but man is it fun getting away. A cool thing I did get to experience on this trip home, beside seeing my family and relaxing by the pool, was being able to see my niece golf in a major tournament. In fact, it was the first time I got to see her do her stuff on a golf course. I tell you, she’s the next Michelle Wie.

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Contract: Sicko (Sei Assassin Thriller #2)

Contract Sicko - EBook 11 x 6The second book in the Sei Assassin Series is out. Catch up with Sei as she continues the search for her daughter.

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Sei has infiltrated impenetrable buildings, eliminated formidable opponents, and executed high-profile targets but the only mission that matters—finding her daughter—continues to elude her.

A tip leads her to a Tunisian immigrant living in Paris who may have information on the man she believes has kidnapped her daughter: the Black Wolf. While questioning the source, Sei learns about another individual involved in the abduction of her daughter—a man so vile, so foul in every way, that the mere thought of him turns Sei’s stomach. Has her daughter fallen victim to him?

To make matters worse, Sei comes to the realization she must do the unthinkable when she finds this sicko. She must befriend him.

CONTRACT: SICKO is available on Amazon, Nook, Kobo, iTunes and Google Play.

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Kobo’s Massive 1/2 Off Sale

kobowritinglife_rgbTake advantage of Kobo’s huge End of Summer Clearance Sale. Get 50% off, including my books, from 8/28 to 8/31. Just use the promo code SALE50.  Happy shopping.

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Win A Signed Paperback.

Contract Snatch - 3DI’m going to give away five signed paperbacks to five randomly selected readers. That would be you guys. For a chance to win, I’m going to ask you to help spread the word about me. Yup, I need you to tell your friends about this here author. There’s no hidden agenda. I’m asking you to say something nice about me.

How To Win

1) Pick one of my books, it doesn’t matter which one.

2) Grab a link to that book (Amazon, iTunes, B&N, Kobo or Google Play).

3) Post it to your Facebook page with a blurb letting others know how much you dig my books.

4) Then tag Ty Hutchinson – Author by typing my name in the post or copy and pasting this link. Make sure it’s my author page so I can see the post and keep track of everyone participating. During the week of July 20th, I will randomly pick five participants, more if the response is bigger, and mail them a signed copy of Contract: Snatch. I know this isn’t for everyone, and I’ll completely understand if you sit this one out. You still rock and I love your support. Thank you.

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