Entries in Kill Factor (20)


And We're Back . . .

After a brief break from the hectic publishing schedule of last year, we decided to give our authors a break and allow them to catch up on outstanding material. Well the break is over folks, and we've got a lot of good stuff coming this year. Age of the Sigil will see a double-season launch (that's 2 mega omnibuses to replace the single-episode we've ceased doling out as of last year). Also look for Roger Vallon's third Kill Factor entry titled Death Strike, and offerings from a couple new authors we've signed. Ronald Coleborn's Legends of the Dread Realm saga also continues with Dragon's Tyranny. Phoenix Earth Season two will come on the heals of the season one omnibus release, and Order of 5ive and Mafiosi both get new seasons this year, but you won't have to wait week after week to read the eps., 'cause we're launching them Netflix style. So let the fun begin folks.


Facebook Share Price Falls Again!

Folks, two weeks ago I told you in this post that Facebook would keep diving, because the big players are tripping over themselves to get out of this thing. They see the exit signs and are cashing in, big time. Meanwhile, the little players who were hit hard initially are still in, as they're holding out hope that the stock will go up on the promises of Mark Zuckerberg who speaks of great things to come. Well the stock fell 4.5% today, and it will go even lower, thanks to lock-up expirations I mentioned earlier, which will add close to 1.5 billion shares to the market by November 14. Money will fly into the pockets of those who bought early and bought cheap, and many more will lose money. That's the name of the game. On the strength of this news, brokerage firms and some Facebook underwriters are cutting their price targets.

Some would say that you can't write this stuff, but it seems that's not true anymore. Read my Kill Factor series if you want to see this stuff in action. Corrupt far-reaching corporations with their hands in everything being crippled by market manipulation. Riveting stuff!

On another note, congrats to fellow 711 Press author Ronald Coleborn on releasing his new series that starts with Knight's Valor. Loved it! Looking forward to more.


Facebook Shares Take Another Hit

It seems like a team of high-tech spies are sabotaging the market system to purposely collapse the arm of an evil conglomerate that is Facebook. LOL, you've gotta read the second and third book in the Kill Factor series to get what I'm saying here. (The third book is due out in November.) It's just that the stock has been tanking so hard since the IPO that one would think it were set up to fail following the major money grab by those who held the purse strings to begin with, leaving the suckers hard-working investors holding the bag (which is pretty much empty now). 

The price of Facebook shares hit a new low today, thanks to the fact that certain lockup agreement rules expired which restricted early stockholders from jettisoning said shares (which totaled around 271 million additional shares). And about 2 billion shares are yet to hit the market, thanks to another lockup agreement that is set to expire next May. Yeah, look for this thing to tank, hard! You'd think Doc and Augggie from my series were holed up in a high-rise office in Beijing rubbing their eyes while gazing up at a bright array of monitors detailing the action they manipulated.

Read Death Strike in November and join the fun!

- R. Vallon


Kill Factor Sales Bump

Thanks to James LaFleur for the kind mention last week. In a recent blog post James tied my Kill Factor series into the new Jeremy Renner spy-thriller The Bourne Legacy and it resulted in a sales bump, which I do appreciate. Thanks to all those who purchased both books over the weekend in tandem with the movie release. Hope you enjoy!

For the rest of you, it isn't too late to join in. Kill Factor and Kill Factor: Serpent Head are avaible for sale now. That said, I gotta add that this is why we write this stuff, for lovers of movies & TV. You like your entertainment short, sweet, and to the point. That where 711 Press comes in. Any Kill Factor book (in fact any of our movie books) won't take you more than an hour and a half or two hours to complete, tops. I'm so spoiled by that fact that I find to hard to read much else. I either read shorter works or magazines and newspapers nowadays, because time truly is of the essence, and people have lives to live. But we also like to read.

So try the Kill Factor series and join in on the fun!


-R. Vallon


The Bourne Legacy and Kill Factor

Just a reminder folks, if you're going to see The Bourne Legacy this weekend, you have got to, GOT TO check out Roger Vallon's Kill Factor, which was written specifically for fans of this genre. I read both books in the series so far (Kill Factor and Kill Factor: Serpent Head) and can tell you that they rock!!! You get loads of spy action, government experimentation and corporate double-dealing complete with super agents bent on killing one another over an advanced, nextgen chip that could very well be a game-changer. Great stuff!

I'll be seeing the movie this weekend, and I'll probably be digging into Kill Factor again since they're short, quick, and very entertaining reads, truly being movies in book form. And hey, I ain't just signing the guy's praises because he's a fellow author signed with the same publishing co. I'm signed with. No. His books are really that good to me. If you're truly a spy action, espionage thriller fan you'll pick 'em up.

And here's to many more films like Bourne Legacy. I live for that stuff. Matt Damon has said that he's willing to come back for another go around, perhaps with the fifth entry in the series that would be headlined by Jeremy Renner, and that would be a dream. Hoping that happens.


Europe or Bust

Summer is in the air, and there are so many things I want to do this year. A European vacation is definitely in the cards, especially since the euro has taken a hit, making the currency exchange rate more favorable (no offense to hard-hit Eurozone countries, particularly those that comprise PIGS). Plus I've been delving into European culture so much due to my exotic Kill Factor settings that I'm growing kind of nostagic toward a few beloved ciites I've visited in the past. So I'm probably going to start making travel plans and thinking about crossing the pond for a lovely two-week stay. Wherever me and the wife end up, you can be sure it will figure nicely into a future Kill Factor book, since my publisher Daniel Middleton stresses writing "from a place of experience." And I couldn't agree more.

I've never been to Ireland, but I've visited Scotland on several occassions (I have cousins in England). Eidenburgh is a must-see. The architecture, the culture and history . . . all wonderful. Scotland, however, is not known for its food. You won't see any fancy Scottish restaurants in New York or L.A. So be warned, but the country, despite its terrible weather and so-so food, is quite lovely. Italy I can't say enough about: the scenary, food, wine, its people . . . to die for. France is downright charming, its countrsides, particularly Provence, simply breathtaking. But, I plan on seeing new places, experiencing new things, and meeting new people. Here's to that.

-R. Vallon


The Bourne Legacy Trailer is HOT!

So by now, everyone should know I'm a movie fanatic, right? Marvel's The Avengers put me over the top when I took that feast in (cinematic greatness, folks). Heroism, action set pieces, thrills, spills, double dealings, a bit of romance, you name it, it had it. Well, after seeing The Hurt Locker a while back, I instantly became a huge Jeremy Renner fan, and I've followed his career path ever since. Not only is he the current go to guy for action, he's figuring into the tailored espionage slot to the point of typecasting and oversaturation, but who's complaining. After co-headlining Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, the man is now the current replacement or stand-in for Matt Damon's Bourne franchise.

It seems from the above trailer that the events in Legacy coincide with those of the previous Bourne film, Ultimatum, hence Damon's mug on the news feeds and references to him being in Manhattan. Aaron Cross, played by Renner, is another Treadstone agent we're introduced to, one is apparently running for his life following the public exposure of Treadstone via Jason Bourne. This forces Ed Norton's character to put out a kill directive on all remaining Treadstone agents, thus begins the current action in Legacy, which strikes me as something out of a Roger Vallon Kill Factor book. Looks quite thrilling.