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message 1: by Justin (last edited Aug 17, 2015 01:55PM) (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2163 comments Hey Everyone,
I just recently finished my upcoming 4th novel, Opium Warfare. It is a Crime/Psychological Thriller and it will be released late next month. Before it’s release I would like to get some reviews for it, at least 10. Also, if you enjoy the book I may ask for some kind words or words from your review to use as a testimonial that will be featured in the book trailer and website, pending your approval of course.
If your interested in reading and reviewing the book before it’s released to the public please let me know and I will gladly send you a copy.

Below you will find an excerpt of Chapter 1 as well as links to it's Group on Facebook, A Summary and Introduction, Pinterest Board and even a character quiz.

I hope you enjoy finding out more about the book and will join me in it's release.

Sample: Chapter 1 - Reminiscence

As a boy, I remember my father telling me a bedtime story about the day my grandfather was decapitated. Sure, it seems like an odd tale to tell a young boy, but I was strong and my father knew I could handle it. He told me because he wanted me to know about our family, where we came from, the struggles we overcame and that started with my grandfather, who was in the fur trade like his father. Business boomed, but only because he made a deal with another man to help him with the money. When business got bad, the money decreased and when my grandfather couldn’t pay his debt, he couldn’t pay the man back, and it was in that moment that things changed forever. My father always said he knew not of the details of what happened entirely, but knew my grandfather got his head taken off because he could not pay the man back. He also told me there was a myth behind the cruel act, but swore to tell me when I got older. He never did after all. I always suspected it being due to something along the lines of my grandfather’s head rolling down the top of a hill of the opium fields where he was killed…I always liked to mix my imagination together with the rumors.

-Opium Warfare Book Group(Always welcome to new members):

-Summary and Introduction:

-The Opium Warfare Pinterest Board:

-Find out which character in the book you are with the Opium Warfare Character Quiz:

message 2: by Justin (last edited Sep 23, 2015 04:53PM) (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2163 comments The Opium Warfare open Workshop is currently under way. I will be making posts within the new few hours on my website which give a little more insight about the book before it's published for the book launch on Friday.

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Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2163 comments -A Summary and Introduction to the book- Get a behind the scenes look about the making of the book, get to know the characters, historical places and much more.

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Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2163 comments -Opium Warfare Pinterest Image Board- a visual perspective of the book

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Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2163 comments Opium Warfare by Justin Bienvenue Opium Warfare has received a few reviews. See what everyone is saying about it so far.

If you like what you hear, grab a copy for yourself:

Amazon Kindle:
Amazon Paperback:


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Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2163 comments Blog Post: A Comparison of Shaojin to Trump:

A comparison of Opium Warfare antagonist Shin Shaojin to Presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump

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Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2163 comments My interview on Book Reader Magazine:

Opium Warfare featured on Awesome Gang:

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Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2163 comments Opium Warfare Book Trailer:

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Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2163 comments The book's soundtrack on Soundcloud:

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Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2163 comments So far I've had a few reviews for the book but I am looking for more. If anyone is interested in a free PDF copy to read and review please let me know and I'll gladly send you one.

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Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2163 comments Opium Warfare
Opium Warfare by Justin Bienvenue

Crime Thriller

Set in China

The rise of opium from underground obscurity to public prominence in 1920's Shanghai.

The city of Shanghai has been invaded by the drug trade. The drug trafficking and usage of opium have taken the city by storm. While the looks of the city seem calm, deep within there is a secret and nobody realizes that the small hidden drug world is about to get bigger..much bigger. The underground world that was once hush- hush is now slowly making it’s way to the surface to corrupt the public. However only a few are aware of it, for the rest it shall cause an uproar making some frantic and some in awe. Soon the drug is seen all around the city and it seems that getting one’s hands on it has become a problem so much so that it causes an all out epidemic. One that no one will see coming or seemingly be able to stop.. One of the few people aware of all this is Ryu Tsang, a local dock worker who grew up admiring the city for all it’s glamour. When strange things start happening Ryu takes notice. While at first he brushes off the first few encounters he can’t help but shake the fact that something bigger is unfolding.

Shin Shaojin believes the city will be better off embracing such change. He has a vision of Shanghai’s future. One that involves his business to bloom and offer endless possibilities to all that are accepting. Will the city overcome the dark cloud that is the drug trade or will it be taken in and become the change that Shin Shaojin believes it can be?

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Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2163 comments The antagonist of the book, Shin Shaojin has his very own Twitter account, @ShinShaojin. Feel free to follow him but please note he's also friends with Donald Trump and while he posts beautiful images of Shanghai and inspirational quotes he's very egotistical and not the most friendly.

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