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Aleksandr Voinov

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Re: Gold - yes. There's "Pure Gold", the sequel in the works. I'm hoping to get to that in 2017, now that I've got some pretty research-heavy books out of the way.

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“You're my home. I will find you.”
Aleksandr Voinov, Special Forces - Soldiers

“Some men want to win a gold medal, some want a family, some want to be rich, some want to be free, some want to kill other men, and some men want to do the right thing. Me, I only want you.”
Aleksandr Voinov, Special Forces - Mercenaries Part I

“Vadim swallowed, felt his throat too tight to move, then, still staring at the bottle, smelling the desert and Dan, and himself, his hand reached to his side, opened the holster of the pistol. Took out the mag, took the bullet from the chamber, clicked the mag in place again, rolled the bullet between his fingers.

He looked at Dan, sideways, saw the man stare at him, all eyes, dark eyes, and the way the pale desert moon made his face a place of shadows.

He reached for Dan’s hand, opened the fingers and placed the bullet into the palm.

“This is the bullet you’ll use to kill me if I walk away again.” Because if I walk away again, I’ll be in so much pain I’m better off dead anyway.”
Aleksandr Voinov, Special Forces - Mercenaries Part I

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message 280: by Skirmish

Skirmish Thank you for accepting my friend request! :)


Aleksandr Voinov Connie wrote: "Merry Christmas, Alek!


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And to you! Here's to a great 2016! :)


Aleksandr Voinov Helle wrote: "



Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays with lot of love, happiness and laugh to you and your family *big hugs* <3"


Merry Xmas to you too!


message 277: by Connie (last edited Dec 22, 2015 03:20PM)

Connie Cat Merry Christmas, Alek!





Aleksandr Voinov Thank you! :)


Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEK....HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL DAY XOXO




Aleksandr Voinov Yrisa wrote: "Hi, Aleksandr! Thanks so much for friending me!"

Thank you for accepting! :)


message 273: by Yrisa

Yrisa Hi, Aleksandr! Thanks so much for friending me!


Aleksandr Voinov Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU wrote: "Happy New Year Aleksandr, good luck with 2nd round interviews coming up. So looking forward to 'The Birds'!! Lisa x"

Thank you! Happy new year to you too! Let's rock this one!


Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs Happy New Year Aleksandr, good luck with 2nd round interviews coming up. So looking forward to 'The Birds'!! Lisa x


Aleksandr Voinov Mel lives in Prosperityverse wrote: "Thanks for accepting ;-)

Und mach ich :-D Vermisst du es? Uns ist es nach 2 Jahren in Macao eher schwer gefallen nach D zurückzugehen. Hauptsächlich wegen Klima und Essen. Die Probleme solltest du..."


Mehr die Sprache und die Leute als die Stimmung. :) Ich glaube nicht, dass ich wieder zurueckkehren wuerde, ehrlich gesagt, wobei hier Winter eher kuehl, grau und nass sind, und von daher waere Schnee schon schoen. :)

Very nice to meet you, too! :)


message 269: by Mel

Mel Thanks for accepting ;-)

Und mach ich :-D Vermisst du es? Uns ist es nach 2 Jahren in Macao eher schwer gefallen nach D zurückzugehen. Hauptsächlich wegen Klima und Essen. Die Probleme solltest du in England ja nicht haben... Mir is immer so kalt :-(

And, nice to meet you!


message 268: by Connie

Connie Cat


Aleksandr Voinov Plam wrote: "Thank you so much for the friend invite! That was quite a surprise!!!"

Hi Plam - no problem. :) Thanks for accepting!


message 266: by Plam

Plam Thank you so much for the friend invite! That was quite a surprise!!!


Aleksandr Voinov Sonia ~I want MARCO back & Ricky Roman's One and Only in an alternate universe~ wrote: "Thank you very much for the being my friends on GR! :D :D :D :D"

Thanks for "fanning" me - and I hope you enjoy A Taste for Poison. :)


Sonia ~Ruber's fiancé in Crystal Court universe~ Thank you very much for the being my friends on GR! :D :D :D :D


Aleksandr Voinov Lena♥Ribka wrote: "Aleksandr wrote: "Lena♥Ribka wrote: "For today, Aleks!
Thanks! So nervous. :)"

Me too! I would die if I were on your place! But please, live! :))"


Hopefully, I'll even be writing. :)


LenaRibka Aleksandr wrote: "Lena♥Ribka wrote: "For today, Aleks!
Thanks! So nervous. :)"


Me too! I would die if I were on your place! But please, live! :))


Aleksandr Voinov Lena♥Ribka wrote: "For today, Aleks!

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Thanks! So nervous. :)


LenaRibka For today, Aleks!




Aleksandr Voinov Lena♥Ribka wrote: "
Happy birthday, Aleks! Have a nice day with your family and friends and a lot of useful birthday's gifts! ;))

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LOL, thank you!


Aleksandr Voinov Helle wrote: "



Happy Birthday Aleksandr I wish you a great day with family and friends :-) Hugs"


Thank you! :)


LenaRibka
Happy birthday, Aleks! Have a nice day with your family and friends and a lot of useful birthday's gifts! ;))





Aleksandr Voinov Mich wrote: "Hi Aleks! Is there any place on the internet where I can still buy, get my hands on, read, Gorgon 1 & 2? I have scoured the internet...and can't find them anywhere...:(
I might have an ocd issue wi..."


Send me an email to vashtan at gmail dot com? :)


message 255: by Mich

Mich Hi Aleks! Is there any place on the internet where I can still buy, get my hands on, read, Gorgon 1 & 2? I have scoured the internet...and can't find them anywhere...:(
I might have an ocd issue with reading all your books, and it's driving me nuts that I can't find these. :)


Aleksandr Voinov Hayatunnufus wrote: "Thanks a lot for confirming my friend request! I just finished reading Special Forces yesterday and I'm totally blown away! It goes straight to my shelf-of-fame :D"

Thank you! :)


Neolavender123 Thanks a lot for confirming my friend request! I just finished reading Special Forces yesterday and I'm totally blown away! It goes straight to my shelf-of-fame :D


Aleksandr Voinov Ezinwanyi~still loves Spartacus wrote: "Hey Aleks,
that new book Hostile Ground looks so good. I just preordered it at Riptide. I can't wait for it!!"


Thanks!


Ezinwanyi Chinyere Hey Aleks,
that new book Hostile Ground looks so good. I just preordered it at Riptide. I can't wait for it!!


Aleksandr Voinov Thank you! It's been interesting so far. :)


LenaRibka Happy New Year, Aleks! Let it be the great one!;)






message 248: by Vallie

Vallie Merry Christmas Mr. Voinov!


LenaRibka Aleksandr wrote: "Lena♥Ribka wrote: "Aleksandr wrote: "Lena♥Ribka wrote: "Merry Christmas, Aleks! Have a wonderful time over Christmas!
Merry Xmas! :) I'll be baking gingerbread and finishign a novel, so all's well...."


I want a photo as a proof! ;)


Aleksandr Voinov Lena♥Ribka wrote: "Aleksandr wrote: "Lena♥Ribka wrote: "Merry Christmas, Aleks! Have a wonderful time over Christmas!
Merry Xmas! :) I'll be baking gingerbread and finishign a novel, so all's well. :)"

Can I have a ..."


I'll try the version from the Great British Bake-Off book. I'll keep you up to date how it turns out.


LenaRibka Aleksandr wrote: "Lena♥Ribka wrote: "Merry Christmas, Aleks! Have a wonderful time over Christmas!
Merry Xmas! :) I'll be baking gingerbread and finishign a novel, so all's well. :)"


Can I have a proofed recipe for a gingerbread? ;)
I have never tried it!


Aleksandr Voinov Lena♥Ribka wrote: "Merry Christmas, Aleks! Have a wonderful time over Christmas!

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Merry Xmas! :) I'll be baking gingerbread and finishign a novel, so all's well. :)


LenaRibka Merry Christmas, Aleks! Have a wonderful time over Christmas!




Aleksandr Voinov Helle wrote: "



Merry Christmas and happy holidays

Hugs and kisses xxxxx <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Helle"


Awww, thanks. :) Same to you!


Aleksandr Voinov Bucletina wrote: "Thanks for accepting my request ;)"

Thanks for requesting! :)


Bucletina Thanks for accepting my request ;)


Aleksandr Voinov Cory wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! I've loved every book of yours that I've read! HUGE Special Forces fan!!"

Thank you for accepting. :) I read (and liked) several of your reviews today, then saw we weren't friends yet. I fixed that, with your permission. :)


message 238: by Cory

Cory Thanks for the friend request! I've loved every book of yours that I've read! HUGE Special Forces fan!!


Aleksandr Voinov Stephanie wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! I'm a huge fan :)"

Thank you! You sent me a lovely email aaaages ago, and I realised I hadn't friended you. I've rectified the situation. :)


Aleksandr Voinov Barbara wrote: "Thanks for accepting my request.
I start reading the Dark soul series, and love your books so far, your work was highly recommended by a friend of mine!
See you around!xo"


Oh, Dark Soul is a really good place to start. Thanks for reaching out. :)


message 235: by Barbara

Barbara Thanks for accepting my request.
I start reading the Dark soul series, and love your books so far, your work was highly recommended by a friend of mine!
See you around!xo


Aleksandr Voinov Hi Christine - glad you like it. :) It's some of my very best stuff. :)


Christine Hi, Aleksander. I'm really enjoying the Dark Soul series. Thank you for recommending it!


Aleksandr Voinov Awww. :)


Aleksandr Voinov Ezinwanyi~For you, Agron wrote: "thank you! I was about to friend you too.
I look forward to reading more of your books."


Thank you, and thanks for accepting. :) Let me know if I can help in any way. :)


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