3 feather #bookreview of TEENAGE ASSASSIN: Episode 1 – 4 by M.W.Taylor

3 feather #bookreview of TEENAGE ASSASSIN: Episode 1 – 4 by M.W.Taylor

BLURB: 

Teenage Assassin is a Serial Fiction Series. Just like your favorite tv shows, serials are stories published in episodes. Each episode of Teenage Assassin is approximately 10,000 words or 40 pages.
Eight episodes make a “season,” which are then compiled into a compilation for readers who prefer to devour the season all at once (like watching your favorite series on DVD!).
This serial currently contains four episodes out of an estimated eight for Season 1. New episodes will be delivered approximately every two weeks.
BACKGROUND
Alisha Black is described as a fixer by her clients.
Details on her past are sketchy at best.
She is highly sought after by individuals with high level threat and personal problems that are outside of the normal operational boundaries of law enforcement.
Her age, far from being a problem, is perhaps one of her best job assets as her work history has shown.
HIRE
At her discretion ONLY.
If you do not possess Ms. Black’s contact information, then she does not wish to speak with you.
If you have her contact information, then you also know the procedure.
FBI STATUS
Ms. Black is unknown to the FBI.
There is currently an on-going investigation into several deaths that the FBI thinks may be related to a single source, but there is nothing connecting them to Ms. Black at this time.
CIA OPERATIONAL STATUS
Ms. Black is unknown to the CIA as far as her particulars and personal information are concerned.
The CIA has made attempts to contact her in so far as they have attempted to contact the assassin they believe is responsible for several domestic terminations.
The CIA’s interest is purely from the standpoint of a potential employer, not from the standpoint of a pursuer.
HOMELAND SECURITY
Home Land Security is currently unaware of Ms. Black or any of her operations to date.
FAST 411
You’ve never met anyone like Alisha Black, Teenage Assassin. Cute and innocent, with that “kind of girl any guy would be happy to take home to Mom and Dad” look, she’s seventeen and deadly. Look for a new episode every two weeks or sooner!

MY REIEW:

This story-line is a written in a serial format. Why make the reader pay for snippets of the story-line?  Just write a well-written novel with a few sequels if needed.
This is a story of Miss Black who is anything but a normal 17-year old.  The book is written in first person, but it must have originally been done in 3rd as I did find a reference in the last episode to ‘herself’ vs ‘myself’.  Searching the internet, Amazon and Google I cannot find an author profile, so not sure who this writer is, or their sex.  Not good from a reader’s prospective.  What are you hiding?  Or are you just trying to add to your mystique?
Since these are short little snippets, it’s hard to get a full impression of the story-line.  Miss Black may be a cold-blooded killer, but she does have a few close relationships and she will do anything for them.  As she states, these relationships are her vulnerability, so I’m sure somewhere down the road, one of them will be put in jeopardy.  Most likely her best friend Rachel, as Rachel’s cop father has uncovered some bad cops.  I do like Gram’s character (Mrs. Deerborn, who is a widow not a widower) and I find Eddy intriguing.  We know he had a bad history too, but who is he really?
As Miss Black only goes after the “bad guys’, we have to root for her in her ongoing assassinations.  But now the government is involved.  We know they only use people, so what will become of Miss Black?
Having known someone who used to live this type of lifestyle, who is now dead BTW, I find this scenario totally implausible.  It takes years of training to prefect this type of trade: hand-to-hand combat, poisoning, explosives.  You don’t just learn them overnight.  Most of this kind of training is done though military channels while in the armed forces.  No way had a teenager taught herself these type of skills without being caught or killed before they were perfected.  Sorry, can’t buy it.
Also, when she kills Richard Demario with Emily right there, and they leave the parking garage, she doesn’t even think about trace evidence left behind by Emily.  She only looks for personal belongings.  What about hair fibers, or fingerprints?
This book is loaded with proofreading errors and a good editing program would have helped polish and tighten the manuscript.  Also wrong word choices as widow is female and widower is  male.  And the overstating of the same ideas, a lot of redundancies.
I really didn’t care if I finished the last page or not, because I knew I wasn’t going to buy anymore from this series.  If you like this kind of thing, it’s not a bad read, just ignore the poor writing style.  I will only give a 3 feather review.

YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO BUY THE BOOK, BUT I WOULDN’T RECOMMEND IT:

About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down.

About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done.

So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made.

One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors.

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