Order to Kill by Kyle Mills

Happy Book Pub Day to Kyle Mills’ Order to Kill!!!

(Pic from Amazon.com)

Order to Kill is the next installment of Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series.

The blurb:

In the next thrilling novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series, the anti-terrorism operative heads to Pakistan to confront a mortal threat he may not be prepared for. In fact, this time he might have met his match.

Mitch Rapp is used to winning.

But in this follow-up to #1 New York Times bestselling The Survivor, the CIA operative finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent in an effort to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists. Together with friend and colleague Scott Coleman, Rapp struggles to prevent the loss of these lethal weapons, particularly because Russia is also interested in the nukes, though not for the same reason as Rapp and Coleman.

Soon, it becomes alarmingly clear that the forces in Moscow are bent on fomenting even more chaos and turmoil in the Middle East, and Rapp must go deep into Russian territory, posing as an American ISIS recruit. There, he uncovers a plan much more dangerous and insidious than he ever expected, one that could have far-reaching and catastrophic consequences.

Written with breathless tension and heart-pounding action, Mitch Rapp’s latest adventure is as timely and provocative as ever.

Kyle Mills has done it again, and continues Vince’s legacy with another astounding Mitch Rapp novel. We (the fans) have truly been blessed with Mills, as he was the author that was selected to continue the series. He nailed Vince’s voice in The Survivor, and with Order to Kill, he has taken the series into his own hands and has made it his own, all the while staying true to Vince’s legacy.

Order Order to Kill today on Amazon here

Looking to meet Kyle Mills and get a signed book? Book Tour details here

Connect with Kyle on His Website and on Twitter

Be sure to visit the VinceFlynn.com website and Facebook for the latest movie news

Connect with thousands of fellow fans on Twitter: @VinceFlynnFans and @MitchRappFans

MITCH RAPP IS BACK!

 

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Remembering Vince Flynn 2016

3 years….

It’s been 3 years now and Vince Flynn is still greatly missed. And for many, myself included, it feels like it was just yesterday. Hard to believe. I remember the exact moment I found out: It was right before lunch time and I checked my phone, received an email from my Mom stating that Vince had passed away earlier that morning. I sat down, shocked at the news. I scarfed some lunch down, while trying to send a tweet in which the wifi wasn’t being very cooperative. I got something out, as I recall, it wasn’t the most eloquent, but it served a purpose. I then finished up what work was left to do, and I headed home early due to a slow afternoon. I got to my car, and cried. I cried the entire drive home. I cried that night. I cried for a few days. And in those times, when my mind would wander to the “Mitch Rapp is dead too” I would stop myself allowing a selfish thought and refocus on the real issue, those who lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, an uncle, a cousin, a friend, etc. Vince’s passing hit me hard (like many other fans), I mourned just as though I lost a family member. In a way, even though I only talked to him once in my life, he felt like family due to me running VFF. I wasn’t just a fan, but I felt like a part of the team. My only real regret in life, is that I didn’t pick up a Vince Flynn book a lot sooner!

Life keeps moving on. We’ve lost many others since then. But, they all live on and remain in our hearts.

And some continue to live on through their crafts. What a wonderful thing that is, isn’t it? Vince lives on through his books. With Kyle Mills continuing the Mitch Rapp series, it gives more people the chance to discover the world of Rapp and Flynn. Thus, The Rapp Pack continues to grow and strengthen every day.

So while today is the anniversary of Vince Flynn’s death, which is sad, let’s be happy and thankful that Vince Flynn happened. Remember him not for this day, but …

For the joy he brought us.

For the love he shared.

For Mitch Rapp and 14 books for us to escape into.

Thank You, Vince!

We love you.

We miss you.

Keep The Faith! my friends.

Remembering Vince 2014Remembering Vince 2015

Term Limits | Thursday Reads

“Term Limits” by Vince Flynn

TermLimits3(L) Cloak & Dagger Press     (M) Pocket Books     (R) Atria Books

Vince originally self-published this novel because he received rejection letter after rejection letter after rejection letter for it. The book did well and the success of his self-publishing landed him with Simon & Schuster, which would be his home for his entire career.

This book is among the top of my all-time favorite books and is my favorite Vince Flynn novel. I was introduced to the world of Vince Flynn and Mitch Rapp around the time that “American Assassin” came out. (It is a weird situation for me, because I was a fan, even though I hadn’t read any of his novels. I went to one of his signings and the rest is history.) I picked up “Term Limits” and read it and was blown away! Even though Rapp ins’t in this one, it is in the Rapp Universe. I quickly made my way through the series before Kill Shot came out the following year. Since then, TL is my favorite VF book hands down. It could partly be because it was the first book I read by him (which tends to be how things go for me). But, it’s #1.

Prior to this, I had never read any political thriller. My world consisted of YA, the “Murder, She Wrote series,” and popular titles at the time. It totally flipped my world upside down and I have found a love for other political thriller authors (Brad Thor & Brad Taylor, and many others). (Running @VinceFlynnFans on twitter has helped with this due to recommendations by fellow assets)

The blurb:

In one bloody night, three of Washington’s most powerful politicians are executed with surgical precision. Their assassins then deliver a shocking ultimatum to the American government: set aside partisan politics and restore power to the people. No one, they warn, is out of their reach—not even the president. A joint FBI-CIA task force reveals the killers are elite military commandos, but no one knows exactly who they are or when they will strike next. Only Michael O’Rourke, a former US Marine and freshman congressman, holds a clue to the violence: a haunting incident in his own past with explosive implications for his country’s future…

Even though this book came out in 1997, it is still very relevant to today’s world. It’s sometimes hard to just categorize Flynn’s books as fiction, they are more like faction (a mix of ‘fact and fiction’).

I highly recommend any Vince Flynn book. And while Vince is no longer with us, Kyle Mills has currently taken over the series, making it his own, but staying very true to VF and his characters.

Order “Term Limits” on Amazon here

Visit the official Vince Flynn website here
Like VinceFlynn.com on Facebook here

Visit Kyle Mills’ website here
Follow Kyle on Twitter here

Happy Vince Flynn Day 2016

Today is Vince Flynn Day!!

Why is it Vince Flynn Day? Simply, today is his birthday. He would have been 50 today. After his passing back in 2013, I decided that in honor of this great author, man, human being, that his birthday, April 6th, would become Vince Flynn Day.

And another way to honor him, on this day, I promote the purchasing of his books to be given away to others, whether it be a family member, a friend, a neighbor, even a complete stranger, a library, or to be donated. It’s a great way to give back and to support our favorite writer.

Happy Vince Flynn Day!!!!
Keep the Faith,
Stacy

American Assassin is a go … Again

Well, it looks like the “American Assassin” movie is a go … AGAIN!

The Hollywood Reporter announced a director today. You can read the full report here.

While this is very exciting news, it leaves me with the “been there, done that” feeling. This movie, that CBS Films at the moment owns the rights to, was supposedly going to start shooting in the fall of 2013. It seems, after Vince’s passing, everything stopped and nothing was being done. Ask for an update, none were ever given. So, CBS Films had until the end of this April to get things moving, or the rights would have returned to the Flynn Estate. Well, it looks like they decided to proceed in making the movie.

So, while I AM excited for Mitch Rapp to finally being on the big screen, I am unfortunately not jumping for joy.

Motivational Mondays | #1

“Keep The Faith” – Vince Flynn

You’ve probably seen me use this one before. It’s one that the late author Vince Flynn used quite often, especially during his battle with prostate cancer.

What I like best about this one, is, you can apply it to however you need to in your own life. Even though it may come from a religious background, you definitely don’t need to be a religious person to use it.

Along our journey in this life, keep these 3 little words close to your heart. Let them help guide you, especially during difficult times.

Keep The Faith, that God will be there for us and our families. Trust in God’s plan.

Keep The Faith, in yourself! You can do it. You are strong enough. There is only one YOU in this life, and that’s a beautiful thing. Embrace your uniqueness. No one is better than you. We are all equals. Surround yourself with people that make you the happiest.

When the times seem dark, Keep The Faith, that there is light. If you believe it, there it will be.

I encourage you to try adding these words in your life, not only in bad times, but the good times as well.

Keep The Faith 🙂
Stacy

 

It’s Movember

November is Movember!

The month where we raise awareness for men’s health. Typically, men will grow a ‘stache. Women will sometimes not shave their legs. Me, I simply donate and help spread the word.

For the past 3 years or so, I have been a proud member of Mitch Rapp & the Killer Moustaches. The team is named for Vince Flynn, whom we lost to prostate cancer on 6/19/13. And just want to send a shout out and thanks to our Team Captain, one of Vince’s best friends, Tom Tracy!!!

Please consider joining and donating to my team.

October 21st, 2010

Today is an anniversary of sorts for me.

5 years ago … I met Vince Flynn at a book signing at the Borders (which is now gone) for “American Assassin” on Thursday, October 21st, 2010.

It was my first time meeting Vince, and in fact, at that time, I never read any one of his books. So, I felt a little out of place, but, I got over that quickly. Got the chance to make some small talk with him, and he said he liked my shirt, which was my Dale Jr. sweatshirt.

He was incredibly nice!

I was planning on purchasing all of his books up to the newest one. But, they didn’t have them all. So, I just went home with my signed AA.

That weekend, while I was still working at the grocery store, after work Saturday, I stopped in at Borders and picked up “Term Limits”. Read it pretty quickly, and LOVED it. I then would spend the next months upon months purchasing the hardcovers from Amazon, read them, then bought a few more. My goal was to get caught up with the series before “Kill Shot” was released. I came close, but had to skip “Pursuit of Honor” so I could read AA before KS, since they were both prequels. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of KS, which I took with me on vacation. That year, the book was released late, in February instead of the usual Oct/Nov schedule due to Vince having cancer, and my vacation started on the Tuesday KS was released. I was so excited seeing the book at the MSP airport that morning.

But, more importantly, the night after meeting Vince, I went on twitter and tried to search for him. No luck, he wasn’t on it. So I searched for any fan sites. Nope, no luck there either. I had a few friends running some fan twitters for some tv shows, so I thought, what the heck, I’ll start one. It would be a great place for the fans to connect on. And that Sunday night, 3 days after meeting the man himself, @VinceFlynnFans on twitter was born.

It’s been 5 years. Lots of ups, and downs, including losing Vince to cancer. I remember being so excited about having 30 followers (aka #assets, because we are Mitch Rapp’s assets in the field) within the first couple weeks, and today we are nearing 6000!!!

It’s not just about the numbers though. I have met some very good friends through it, and still do! And I’ve also had the chance to interact and meet some fantastic authors as well (I won’t name drop, but they know who they are, not that they will likely read this, but that’s ok!) and still am today!! And I totally believe that if I didn’t choose to go to that book signing, meet Vince, start the twitter, that I would never have had come across them. Even if I did go to the signing and started reading Vince’s incredible books, I strongly believe that I wouldn’t have come across the other authors if I didn’t have the VFF twitter. It was the fellow fans that recommended them first.

Yes, the twitter is mine, but I have never considered it to be fully mine or just mine, but rather it is all (the fans, Vince, his publisher, etc) of ours. Because it isn’t just about me running it, since I run it in his name (with simply ‘fans’ after it). It’s Vince’s name. For the most part, I am representing him. So, I do take it very serious, like a job if you will. And, in my experience in running the twitter, I must say, Vince Flynn has the greatest fans!

A couple weeks ago at the Vince Flynn Tribute Event / National Book Release of “The Survivor” by Kyle Mills (which I need to blog about, and I apologize I haven’t yet), I got a lot of Thank You’s. Which was a bit awkward for me, since saying You’re Welcome didn’t seem like the correct response for me to give. LOL And I’m not the type of person who likes to get compliments of any kind.

But, I just want to say Thank You.

Thank You to everyone who has supported me. You don’t know just how much it has meant to me. And a huge Thanks to David Brown and Dan Flynn who have been with me pretty much on Day 1!

And,

Thank You to Vince Flynn!

Keep The Faith!

Stacy

UNLEASHING RAPP

47646-the-survivor-twitter-coverToday, the Mitch Rapp Ambassadors, along with all Vince Flynn & Mitch Rapp fans have been busy UNLEASHING RAPP!!

Our Hero, Mitch Rapp, returns on 10.6.15 in the new Vince Flynn Mitch Rapp thriller “The Survivor” by Kyle Mills.

Check out the national tv ad for “The Survivor” here.

“The Survivor” takes off right where “The Last Man” ended. In this one, Rapp is in a race against time to save America.

Pre-order “The Survivor” on Amazon
Pre-order “The Survivor” on Barnes & Noble

Summer Is Over

Well, it was spring, and then it was summer, then all of a sudden it was Labor Day, and now it’s chilly and the leaves are a changing and falling again. Summer is over. Now, I’m not too upset by this because fall is my favorite season. I love watching the leaves change and fall. I love the crisp and chilly, but not too cold, air. It’s the best. But, it is always a double edge sword because winter lurks right behind fall. And winter lasts forever. FOREVER!

Lots of exciting things coming the next couple months. I have started my countdowns:

48: Halloween
74: Thanksgiving & Black Friday
103: Christmas

The biggest thing is the release of “The Survivor” on 10-6-15 (23 DAYS!!!!!!) which is the next Vince Flynn Mitch Rapp novel by Kyle Mills. Beyond excited. There is also a National Book Release Event at Saint Thomas Academy on that Tuesday night in which I am also very excited for.

In July, I started playing around with making little videos for “The Survivor”, in which I started a Youtube channel. I don’t have much content up there yet, and not sure what I will do in the future, but for right now, I am having fun making these little videos, and I also put up a video on my journey to the MN State Fair this year.

I know technically we have a little more time being officially summer, but Hello Fall, I’ve missed you 🙂