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My 'ETHAN JUSTICE' novels are full of:

  • Fast-paced action & adventure.
  • Characters worth investing your time in.
  • The odd dash of dark humour.

They will make you LAUGH, CRINGE, CRY & CHEER.

Why not try one for FREE on me? Click HERE for more details.

Ethan Justice: Origins

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In the morning, he’s struggling to remember.
By the evening, he’s struggling to survive.
John Smith’s risk avoidance policy just expired!

Waking up beside the gorgeous Savannah Jones, John is shocked to learn she was for hire, and he can’t pay the price – a thousand pounds or broken legs. In desperation, he turns to best friend, Mark, for the money. Only one problem – Mark has a dagger in his back.

John and Savannah are plunged into a dangerous world where wits and adrenaline are their only weapons and trust in each other their only certainty. As the body count mounts, they discover Mark wasn’t the person John thought, and his terrifying invention may well end up killing thousands, John and Savannah included.

A race to recover the missing invention pits the unlikely pairing against ex-SAS psychopath, Gregory Fisher, a man who will stop at nothing and kill anyone in his way to wreak revenge against the Government who stole his livelihood.

When Smith and Jones team up, the result is explosive.

This is a fast-paced, action-packed, character-driven thriller, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud, cringe, cry and cheer.


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Reviews Of Ethan Justice: Origins

“This book grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go …” ~ Scott Matthews, Author

“I was very pleasantly reminded of the old noir tales. Action, drama, and romance well seasoned with sarcastic humor … the antagonist, ‘He’s too twisted for color TV!'” ~ Jim Wright, Author

“Simon Jenner has struck literary Gold with his debut novel …” ~ I Wanna Be Adored

“What a great thriller to ignore the housework with!!” ~ Reenie’s Book Blog

“I got this book yesterday and literally couldn’t put it down. … I have always been a big fan of the Jack Reacher books but if I was told you can read Reacher or Justice but not both then I would choose Ethan Justice every time.” ~ S. Curran via Goodreads

“… as good as the Jack Reacher, Alex Cross’s of the literary world.” ~ L. Pilcher via Goodreads

“… a combination of Lee Child’s “Jack Reacher” character and F. Paul Wilson’s “Repairman Jack” in a very likable way.” ~ Jody via Goodreads

“If you like your villains BAD, your heroes…..heroic and your heroines sassy then this book is for you.” ~ Carter’s Mum via Amazon

“… what a fantastic read. I could not put it down.” ~ G. Terry via Amazon

“… strong undercurrents of sarcasm that had me smiling …” ~ Quality Reads UK Book Club

“… characters that are quirky, lovable and bound to give you entertainment for many years to come.” ~ tunekat via Amazon

“The twists, the turns, you were there with them all the way.” ~ Lannie via Amazon

“Like John Locke’s DONOVAN CREED novels? You’ll love Simon Jenner’s 5-star opener …” ~ Kindle Nation Daily


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Ethan Justice: Origins Extras

  • Read an interview with John Smith (aka Ethan Justice) HERE.
  • Do you judge a book by it’s cover? Check out the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ versions to see why the new cover won an award HERE.
  • Don’t miss the sequel, Ethan Justice: Relentless, HERE.
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A Crime Collection


It’s day three of my special series shining the spotlight on my fellow authors in “A Crime Collection”, so today I am joined by Renée Pawlish who whipped us all into shape and got this box set together. Welcome Renée! And one of her “editors”, Hugo, who likes to be around when she’s working, and likes to sit on her papers so she knows he’s there :) Cute!


Renee's Editor


So please check out Renée’s book, “This Doesn’t Happen In The Movies”, which you can of course read for FREE if you download the box set HERE!


This Doesn't Happen In The Movies

A wannabe private eye with a love of film noir and detective fiction.
A rich, attractive femme fatale.
A missing husband.
A rollicking ride to a dark and daring ending.

Reed Ferguson’s first case is a daring adventure, complete with a dose of film noir, and a lot of humor. With a great supporting cast of the Goofball Brothers, Reed’s not too bright neighbors, and Cal, Reed’s computer geek friend, This Doesn’t Happen In The Movies is detective noir at its best. Follow Reed as he solves crime akin to his cinematic hero, Humphrey Bogart.


Why I Liked It

What an easy-to-read, noir-style mystery following an unassuming wannabe detective and his first case. But all is not as it seems as his new client only hired Reed as she thought he’d be too inexperienced to do much. After an intriguing start, the plot moved along at a fast face and entertained me with engaging sub characters – particularly Cal and the Goofball Brothers. Renée obviously has a sense of humour as there were some tongue-in-cheek elements, for example when Reed gets shot in the ass! I enjoyed the first person narration and the noir feel of this lighthearted, entertaining read.


A Question

Simon: What advice would Reed offer to Ace and Deuce (the Goofball brothers) if they decided to follow in his footsteps and set up a PI business, given their intellectual challenges(!)?

Renée: Good question! I think he’d tell them to run far away, but if he couldn’t convince them to not be investigators, he’d tell them to get as much advice as they can, and think before they act (although the likelihood of them listening to Reed is slim :) )


Behind The Scenes

Learn a little more about the book with these snippets of previously unknown trivia that Renée has been kind enough to share!

Originally the Goofball Brothers were three: Ace, Deuce and Trey, but my editor felt it was too much, so Trey ended up on the cutting room floor.

When I wrote this book, I didn’t intend to have film noir as a central theme in the series. But the reception that TDHITM received was so positive, and readers like that aspect being incorporated into the books, so I kept it. Each title has some kind of tie-in to movies, either a pun from a film noir movie or a film term.

Now for some quick glimpses into Renée’s life so you can ‘meet’ the author behind the book!

Trivia Renee Pawlish



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This Doesn’t Happen In The Movies stats: rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars from 343 reviews

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Pages: 227

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