Action: Pulse Pounding Tales Volume 1
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Action: Pulse Pounding Tales Volume 1

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"This book should not be purchased by asthmatics or heavy smokers as it leaves a fit person breathless with excitement." *****

37 Action-packed Pulse Pounding Tales!

That's exactly what you get in this collection of action stories from top thriller authors Stephen Leather, Matt Hilton, Zoë Sharp, Adrian Magson, Steven Savile and many more, including stories fr...more
Kindle Edition, 428 pages
Published May 2nd 2012 by Sempre Vigile Press

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Gavin Hunt
An amazing collection of short stories that leave you breathless and full of energy. enough to get your blood pumping. a real kick back to the feel good action books/movies that we all remember from our childhoods. Matt Hilton has exceeded himself, along with all the authors work, to bring a great collection to read anywhere. the stories are like an adrenalin shot to the heart. get it. you wont be disappointed!
First off, it has to be said... $1.50 for over four hundred pages of entertainment? That's just insane value right there.

Action: Pulse Pounding Tales, Vol. 1 from editor Matt Hilton, best known as the author of the Joe Hunter series of action novels brings together 37 short stories of action and adventure.

These tales are all bound together with the unapologetic tradition of drugstore book rack pulp - and they deliver exactly what the reader expects. Bad guys with guns are hunted down and given t...more
Don't generally read short stories so this was a bit of a change from my usual reading habits.

A mixed bunch of stories, mostly hits I would say (yours being one of them Iain!) but a few misses too, with a couple I had to skip as I struggled too much with the author's writing style.

Liberal amounts of violence, bad language, political incorrectness, male chauvinism (apart from the odd female lead), guns and action.

The stories which I enjoyed most I found myself wishing that they were full-blown...more
Jul 02, 2012 Iain rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Not biased as my story is one of those within the pages, but I really enjoyed this. I've only heard of two of the authors (Matt Hilton and Stephen Leather) but there are others I'll be keeping an eye out for based on their short story writing.

Ideal for a quick read on the train or before bed, there's plenty of variety. Most of the stories are contemporary, though there are also a couple of medieval stories and a bit of cowboy action.

Decent stuff all round and dirt cheap on Amazon (£1.96 at the t...more
Les Morris
Nov 16, 2012 Les Morris rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
37 superb stories that keep your heart pounding from the first to the last.
Andrew Scorah
Oct 12, 2012 Andrew Scorah rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
One of the best anthologies I have read in a long time.
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Matt Hilton worked for twenty-two years in private security and the police force in Cumbria. He is a 4th Dan blackbelt and coach in Ju-Jitsu. He lives in Cumbria with his wife and son.

Matt is the author of the best-selling Joe Hunter thriller series, as well as standalone horror thrillers and short stories that have appeared in a number of collections and anthologies. Matt's first novel - Dead Men...more
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