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King of Pawns: A Deadly Game of Espionage Chess
King of Pawns: A Deadly Game of Espionage Chess | Demi Bom
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For some time, the CIA has been operating under old assumptions that men are superior beings in the spy world. That era is over. The new CIA culture is adapting to a world where the most powerful piece on the chessboard is a woman.THE QUEEN.After years of grooming a foreign agent to become Prime Minister, the CIA finds out its mission is about to be blown by Alexander Orlovsky, the son of an elite KGB officer with the mind of a chess master, the skills of a commando, and the looks of a playboy. The CIA makes the problematic decision to send Slavena Ivanova, a junior intelligence officer, back to her country of birth to counter Orlovsky. She is not experienced for such a cutthroat operation, but understands the psychology of men. By studying everything about her opponent, Slavena taps into Orlovsky's mind and his erroneous assumptions that women are just pawns to be used to fulfill men's needs. She uses her expertise in the art of manipulation to successfully derail Orlovsky from killing the prospective Prime Minister until he uncovers the truth: that Slavena is not a pawn, but a queen sent by the CIA to checkmate him.A page-turning dark novel, King of Pawns is inspired by the true story of a wave of murders of prominent mafia bosses that swept East Europe. Demi Bom recasts a series of cold-blooded murder cases into a dark romance between a lonely spy and a lonely killer. The story of a young woman, who escapes her past only to be thrown back into it. After the rape and murder of her sister by the mafia, young Slavena immigrates to the US and washes ashore at the CIA. Recruited for her creative mind and high tolerance for risk, the CIA sends her back home to play a deadly game of chess with an experienced, ice-cold assassin, and narcissistic psychopath, Alexander Orlovsky. She uses tradecraft to serve the interest of her nation. He uses tradecraft for the thrill of killing. King of Pawns is the clash of two fearless souls whose only fear is being defeated in this deadly game of chess.King of Pawns is the first in a series of suspenseful spy thrillers with a distinctly dark edge, featuring chess games as intense depictions of sex, espionage, human relationships, the corrupt nature of politics, and psychological analysis. Demi Bom takes readers on the dangerous ride of a pawn crossing the board in hopes of being promoted into a queen.If you're a fan of Adam Hall's Quiller, Barry Eisler's Killer Collective, Robert Little Company, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Ken Follett's Eye of the Needle, Robert Ludlum's Bourne, Frederick Forsyth's Jackal or other great authors like Eric Ambler, John le Carr, Daniel Silva, Jason Matthews, the King of Pawns spy fiction series is sure to satisfy your urge for an excellent, page-turning read.
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Demibom
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It‘s so cool to walk in the library and see your own book standing on the bestsellers rack. It makes my hard work all worth it.

Cinfhen That‘s amazing!!!!! Congrats 🥳🥳🥳 7mo
bewareofwords That‘s awesome! 😱🥳 Good for you!! 7mo
Demibom Thanks, but still not sure if it was worth sacrificing 3 years of my life for writing the series🤪 7mo
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Demi Bom‘s book King of Pawns kept me so enthralled during my Balkan mountain hike, that I found any excuse to stop and read a few more pages. I probably spent more time reading and thinking about the plot than focusing on the mountain scenery. I enjoyed it so much, I read it 2x on the trip and started imagining the hikers around me were characters from the book. Going somewhere alone, bring this book along and you won‘t feel lonely!

KatieMiller So much better than “A gentleman in Moscow” 7mo
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Due to all the traveling I‘ve been doing lately, I owe a BIG, overdue thank you to @Demibom for the wine!I‘ve been dying to crack it open since it arrived and finally decided tonight is the night. Cheers Littens!!

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DylanT
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“There was no better way to attract the attention of authorities or worse, other hired killers, than dressing like you are about to kill someone.”

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Thanks @DemiBom for the delicious wine 🍷I‘ve got your awesome book 📚 to read while drinking it!
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#DemiBom #KingOfPawns #espionage #chess #spy #chessnotcheckers

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Demibom
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My art today for my new book “Queen of Pawns”♟🖤♟

RvnclawWhovian Beautiful 😍 8mo
Avanders Agreed. Also, what do you mean by “my art”? Did you draw that?? 🤭 8mo
Demibom @Avanders I did the photography and the photoshop 8mo
Avanders Wow! Both are gorgeous! ♥️ 8mo
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DylanT
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Slavena Ivanova was on the run.

She would have been dead by now if she was not properly trained by the Central Intelligence Agency and if she didn‘t break every rule in the book.

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Demibom
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Friend: How long does it take you to fall in love?
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Me: Oh a couple of chapters usually😘

RamsFan1963 Is your book available in ebook format? If so, from where? 9mo
Demibom Yes. In Amazon 9mo
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Demibom
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The cover of my next novel in the series of King of Pawns. YES or NO?

Velvetfur It's a yes from me! Great photo 😊 9mo
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RadicalReader I love the cover I would spend the entire time admiring the awesome cover 9mo
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Demibom
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Behind the making of my novels. Countless hours...days...months...years....of writing and taking chess photos. I poured my soul into the series of King of Pawns. #spies #chess #dark #spynovel #psychological #newauthor #newadult #series #romance #historical #politicalfiction #noir #mafia

Crazeedi That's awesome! You rock! 9mo
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Demibom
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In Italy, working on my 3rd novel about the Italian mafia and stumbled across a great winery that just labeled me 60 bottles of Valpolicella red. Since I don‘t have any friends to drink it with, I decided to gift it to readers who enjoy reading spy/historical fiction. For the chance to get a free bottle, please send me the last sentence of my novel to demibomauthor@gmail.com (can be downloaded for free with kindle unlimited or for just $0.99)

zsuzsanna_reads I love the idea! 🍷 9mo
RvnclawWhovian What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for this opportunity :) 9mo
Demibom So far just one bottle for Ashley Potts:) 59 bottles still available...🤗 9mo
tpixie These bottles are beautiful! What a fun idea! 9mo
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Maddeline
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Just received the paperback of “King of Pawns” and I love the back cover. It‘s exactly how I pictured Alexander Orlovsky. The son of an elite KGB officer with the mind of a chess master, the skills of a commando, and the looks of a playboy. Also, the killer behind the series of killings of prominent mafia bosses that swept East Europe in 2005. My favorite historical-dark romance-spy fiction for this year.
#spies #historical #darkromance #fastread

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ReadingRanger
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Time for some bedtime reading :)

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I‘m bedazzled by the brightness of this new author. As a Veteran, I think the action scenes in this book were spot on and the book most definitely belongs in my office now. I was so tired of the Angelina Jolie type spies, that I almost gave up reading spy fiction. But the main protagonist in this book has the potential for infinite life. Down to earth, charming and so very likable. ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

tpixie Thanks for your service! ♥️ 7mo
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Maddeline
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I‘m as excited as a dog trying to get out of a car about this book. The ending was shocking. The chess design of this novel had a gut-level emotional appeal and the power to entice readers! Very unique! There is no other spy series with such a human main character, such realistic depiction of the spy life, and such find handling of action sequences. Can‘t wait for Book 2 of the series

Cinfhen Love your review & photo ❤️tagging my friend @TrishB because I think she might like this book 😜 9mo
TrishB Sounds great, I love your review👍🏻 very cheap on kindle (not quite 99p but not expensive) have downloaded to give it a go @Cinfhen 9mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! I figured you could use another series @TrishB 😂😂 9mo
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TrishB @Cinfhen there is always that 😂 9mo
Maddeline The book is based on true events. That‘s what made it so fascinating. 9mo
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So, the action was about to start. Slavena put both hands to the ground and closed her eyes for a second to collect her thoughts. She felt acid in the mouth and she knew what that meant. Adrenaline.

Bring it on, Slavena whispered in the dark and snapped her eyes open.

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ReadingRanger
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This is the first genuine page turner I have had the pleasure of reading in years. I picked this book up on a whim and am VERY happy that I did. It was like fate.

I would recommend this book to anyone, regardless if they are a fan of the "Espionage" genre or not.

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Demibom
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Amazon gave my new book a birthday gift—a spot in the Hot New Releases List. To celebrate, I would like to gift my book to 10 people. If you enjoy reading spy-fiction, historical fiction-dark romance, based on true events, please email me: demibomauthor@gmail.com

#spies #history #narcissists #thrillers #suspense #newauthor #truehistoricalevents #CIA #darkromance #politics #elections

TrishB I have brought instead 👍🏻 9mo
Demibom Thank you 9mo
RadicalReader What is the best way to write a book like what‘s the best website to use to publish it and to format it? 9mo
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Maddeline
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On page 153...I‘m thrilled with this book👍

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Demibom
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The man whom I envisioned when I wrote:

“This is Alexander Orlovsky,” the screen on the wall flickered to life and a picture of a man‘s face emerged on the screen—young, ruthless, expressionless, and striking...

CrowCAH Ooh nice! I, too, have some male pictures to inspire me with my main pirate captain! 🏴‍☠️ 9mo
Demibom Lol. Sounds like a dangerous character 9mo
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