Jane D. Everly
- Title: Havelock
- Author: Jane D. Everly
- ISBN: null
- Page: 276
- Format: Kindle Edition
Eliana Havelock is a female with no past, whose determination to bring down a Karachi arms dealer catches the attention of the British Secret Intelligence Service MI 6 is currently fractured due to political upheaval with many of its covert programs dissolved or disbanded When Eliana presents the opportunity to divert an international arms disaster, the head of MI 6 partEliana Havelock is a female with no past, whose determination to bring down a Karachi arms dealer catches the attention of the British Secret Intelligence Service MI 6 is currently fractured due to political upheaval with many of its covert programs dissolved or disbanded When Eliana presents the opportunity to divert an international arms disaster, the head of MI 6 partners her with one of it s best and brightest, the enigmatic, Connor Blackwell But in a world of secrets and hidden agendas, who can Eliana trust And what, or who, is Eliana really after
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An author I have become friendly with emailed me and asked if I wanted to read book one in this serial. I adore that author. *Shocking I know* and thought what the heck, they know I don't discriminate whether they are my friend or not. If I hate the book I'll tell it loud.Usually female sorta-spy stories are hit or miss with me. I bet that author is frigging laughing their ass off right now.This first part of the story was just pure fun. You have a thirty something female named Eliana who at the [...]
3.5 stars. review to come. when can I have the next installment?after rereading part 1 and then slamming part 2, rating going up to 4 because dang this book is exciting!full (ish) review to come when I am more awake. hopefully I don't forget to write it this time
[I received a copy of this book from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.]I started reading this novel as a serial last year, and now that the full novel is available, well, here's the full review.The style is a little surprising, in that it mixes parts from Eliana's point of view (1st person, present tense), and parts seen through other characters (3rd person, past tense). I'm not sure what the intent was—more and more novels do that, so I'm actually never really sure—but it did [...]
Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes This is the first part of a serial novel and now I realise again why I usually wait until the full book is available to read a serial. I don't need to read a complete series back to back but a book at a time is preferred.It's hard to say too much about these first six chapters besides that I really enjoyed them. The spy-thing, Eliana's arrogance and her really nice way of describing things (and since she's a first-person POV the writing was working ve [...]
There wasn't that much happening because it was more like an introduction to the characters and all that.But I really liked the writing style and the mysteries in there!! Looking forward to be reading the next book in this series!
**** 4 out of 5 starsReview by: Mark PalmI’d Rather Be BondWhen asked if she would like to play a Bond girl in a installment of the famous film franchise Angelina Jolie was quoted as saying “Actually, I’d refer to play him; I’d rather be Bond.” The same thing could be said, in the best way possible, about the eponymous hero of Jane. D. Everly’s novel Havelock.It’s taken me months to finish this novel, because it was published in serial form. When I received the final installment an [...]
Very rarely do I come across a book that I literally can't put down. Havelock, by Jane D. Everly, hooked me from page one and I spent the better part of a day reading from chapter two through to the end.Eliana Havelock is not just a strong female protagonist and spy; she's James Bond and Jason Bourne rolled into the body of Angelina Jolie (at least that's how I imagined her).Eliana stalks into MI-6 with an agenda that she won't reveal until the final pages. She brings vital information regarding [...]
REVIEWHaving read and enjoyed another "mystery, thriller" I fancied reading this one. The genre is somewhat newer to me and so I'd say I am still discovering authors/books I enjoy. The plot was making me ask questions quite early on in the book, for example, How does Eliana know of Treadik and can she stop him?The cover shows a female who I'd say is Eliana, with her hand outstretched, showing her bright red nail polish. Above her hand is a large pill/tablet with the title of the book, Havelock a [...]
Combining expensive toys and dramatic fights with institutional paranoia and gritty realism, Everly creates a spy story that will appeal both to readers seeking explosions and those seeking a more cerebral experience.When an unassuming businessman displays skills usually only found in élite soldiers, assassinates a venture capitalist, and evades the resulting search for hours, MI-6 log it. But when similar incidents occur in other locations, they realise something more sinister is happening. An [...]
Free book for honest review. juliesbookreview Three StarsI will admit up front that from a reader’s perspective, I have no patience with serials (not thesame as a series of stand- alone novels) offered for commercial consumption. Having said that, Iwill try to be as fair as my predisposition against serials will allow.What, exactly, is a multi-talented female protagonist, Eliana, doing being tortured in aninterrogation cell in Kurachi? Unfortunately, we’ll never know unless we read the rest [...]
“Havelock” eBook was published 2015 and was authored by Jane D. Everly (facebook/janedeverlya). This is Ms. Everly’s first publication. I received a galley of this novel for review through netgalley. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence, Mature Language and Mature Situations. The setting of this Thriller novel is various cities in contemporary Europe and the US. The primary character is Eliana Havelock. A young woman with an incredible skill set, but no [...]
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This review was originally posted on Books and LaddersI really enjoyed this one. It had a kick ass female character and a lot of action. However, I felt like it needed more explanation as there was a lot of the story that felt rushed over. I had to draw some of my own conclusions and it would have been rated higher had there been less of that.I also wasn't a fan of the switching between first person with Eliana and [...]
I received this book from the publisher, Curiosity Quills Press, for an honest review.Havelock is a spy action thriller serial that is now just coming out. Each episode is a few chapters long, but in those chapters you get a lot of action and bits of the puzzle. For episode one, we meet Eliana, learn a mystery, and meet the people Eliana gets help from: MI-6. It is written in a mixture of first person and third person. When we are just reading Eliana, it's first person. Dare I say it, Eliana is [...]
Havelock is a story about an anonymous (basically) woman who had a chance encounter with the MI6 and decided to turn it to her advantage. The book is the first in a series of books. The first part is short (63 pages) and easy to read.Eliana is a different woman. She has superior combat training and can take on two armed drug dealers by herself, tied to a chair. She is after information, but what? Or who? When Agent Blackwell of MI6 happens upon her after their raid on the Mexican drug cell, he d [...]
Curiosity Quills Press and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.Eliana Havelock started out looking for her long lost father and ended up embroiled in a mess of epic proportions near Karachi, Pakistan. Rescued by MI6 operatives from a group that call themselves Spiral, Eliana decides to take matters into her own hands and leave the hospital before being questioned. Meanwhile, a rash of killings around the world are troubling and Agent Black [...]
WOW! WHAT HAVE I JUST READ? Seriously, I am at loss for words. This is an amazing story. It is so refreshing, new, mind-blowing, and unique. It is so action-packed. It never got boring, not a single part. Plus, the main character. Eliana is one kick-ass heroine! It also seems like it was meticulously written.I must say (and I must say it now!) that Everly did a really great job. Dearest Jane, if ever you are reading this, please know that I feel so pleasured for having read your work. You are no [...]
This was a fantastic book. I am very fortunate to have read it, as I do not usually go for action books. I really liked the main character. She comes across as sassy, strong, capable, and determined. I immediately liked her, something that is very important for a main character. The book is chock full of action and gets you thinking. I can't think of a single character that was not well developed or believable. I was quite impressed with the dialogue and how adept the author was at describing th [...]
I received a free copy of Havelock through NetGalley (a full edition, all three parts in one ebook)3.5 starsThis was fun! A bit like Bond, but female and a little more raw (although a martini is still involved ;-) ) There was plenty of action and the pace moved quite quickly, but I never felt like things were being rushed. There was a twist toward the end, which I did not see coming but made perfect sense for the story. Not quite four stars for me because there wasn't anything terribly original [...]
Havlock is entirely entertaining. It starts off running with mystery and action, pausing here and there for a dash of suspense, and finishes with enough unanswered secrets and questions to keep the reader wanting. I can hardly wait to read the next installments and cross the finish line! The main character, Eliana is compellingly mysterious and in complete control of herself and her situation, despite it taking unanticipated turns. Or is she? And who is she? Where does she come from and what doe [...]
4.5 stars I received a copy of this book from net galley in return for an honest review. I had very low expectations for the book just based on the cover, so I was definitely surprised by the strong female character and the action packed plot. I just loved the sassy, kick ass, mystery girl of a main character, Eliana. She made this book interesting and fun. Most of the male characters were more stock character types, but that worked just fine for the plot. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this [...]
I am not, by rule, a lover of modern fiction. I am a fantasy lover through and through. Yet, this book absolutely hooked me.I fell in love instantly with the ass kicking main character and her give-no-shits attitude. Have you ever wondered what James Bond would be like as a crass female? Well, that is Eliana. She makes one of the most sophisticated intel agencies in the world look like they are overactive preschoolers. MI-6 was never ready for Eliana Havelock, and neither was I. Look for a more [...]
Although it's a short read (63 pages) I truly enjoyed this book. Havelock is a fast paced and full of action type of book that is bound to leave you frustrated as you wait for the next installment. Think Bourne Identity and Mission Impossible all combine in one sweet package.All I have to say is that Jane D. Everly is an excellent writer and I can't wait to read more work from her. Thank you Curiosity Quills Press for the chance to read Havelock in exchange for a honest review.
I was provided a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was thoroughly entertained from start to finish! I love this authors writing style and the character development. I cannot wait for the next in the series to find out what happens and hopefully get more background on the main characters past. Brilliant!
Why oh Why do I have to suffer and wait for the next story!When I received an email from the author asking if I'd like to review this I immediately jumped at the opportunity. I've enjoyed previous books- why should this be any different. I was NOT disappointed- well, only about having to WAIT!!
There were several things about this book that I really disliked, and yet I found myself continuing to read more and more! The plot of this action thriller is quite good, rather unique, and has just enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. It is a classic spy story, with lots of intrigue and mystery. Even with several things that I disliked about the book, the storyline and writing style was so good that it just pulled me along. There’s also a hint of sci-fi in the weapon utilized by the [...]
Just finished the first part. I LOVE THIS. It's the perfect spy/thriller/mystery to fill the void James Bond left behind. I really loved the POVs in this one. Expertly done; and the voice was on-point. I can't wait to dive into the rest of the serial novel!
Well written, lots of suspense and action. This was an up to date spy novel, set in today's world.
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