02 November 2012 by Published in: Jet 20 comments

One month ago, I released JET, and the sequel, JET II – Betrayal. Since then JET has been downloaded almost 30K times, and has sold almost 6000 copies. JET II ain’t doing so bad, either.

That means it must be time to release JET III – Vengeance. I have actually been averaging about two e-mails a day from readers who want to know when JET III will be out.

The wait is over. It’s out.


BREAKING NEWS: A very special interview on sale-priced books, conspiracies, and writing female protags with me and R.S. Guthrie!

NEW INTERVIEW: A must read new interview with me and Ryan Schneider on JET, writing, craft. 10 Questions.

NEWS: A brilliant new book review for JET by Kate’s Reads and The Kindle Book Review! Nice!


The story follows our intrepid hero as she must risk everything to save the ones she loves. As one would expect, it’s a mad action rush, with a hint of romance – I keep thinking of those damned Mission Impossible movies when I read the drafts of the JET series – they’ve got a very cinematic feel to them. I am still waiting for Bruckheimer’s assistant to call, though. Sigh.

I want to thank everyone who read JET for the support. Even the unhappy reviews that inevitably hit after a massive free promotion are three star. Can’t really bitch and moan about that. Although I will. I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t, after all. One nice thing to see is that a decent number of the e-mails and reviews are from folks who got the book for free, and then liked it so much they immediately bought the sequel. It says that the KDP free promos do get read, albeit in small numbers.

I won’t be doing any free promos for JET II or III, or JET IV, which will release in December. My feeling is that JET is strong enough to give one a taste of what it is I do. If that isn’t enough to convince you, then move along.

That’s about it for blatant self-promotion this round. I’m currently immersed in JET IV, scribbling away, and I can say with complete honesty that it’s a good one. I think fans of the series won’t be disappointed. And if you are annoyed that you have to wait a whole month or so to read JET IV, my suggestion is try King of Swords, the first book in my Assassin series – it’s gritty and has more of an edge, but still has the barreling pace and all the twists you liked in JET.

Here’s a peek at the cover. One of my favorites to date. As is the book. If you’d like to buy it or read the “Look Inside” excerpt, you can do so here.

And if anyone wants the contact information of my cover designer, just send me an e-mail and I’ll shoot you his information. The best I’ve found, and well worth a look.



  1. Stefano Scaglione
    Fri 02nd Nov 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Russell, the cover is really incredibile! Congratulations for the new release!

    • Russell Blake  –  Fri 02nd Nov 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Thanks Stefano. The book ain’t too bad, either…

  2. Fri 02nd Nov 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Agreed, That is an awesome cover. Congrats, Russell.

    • Russell Blake  –  Fri 02nd Nov 2012 at 6:24 pm

      De nada. Now I have to cook something up for JET IV. Sigh. The work is never done…

  3. Fri 02nd Nov 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Just bought Jet3 and can’t wait to read it! Love ALL your stuff Russell, especially the Jet series! Keep up the great work!

    • Russell Blake  –  Fri 02nd Nov 2012 at 10:34 pm

      Oh good! Please leave reviews, and let me know what you think of it!

  4. Mark
    Sat 03rd Nov 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I was flipping through the original Jet and was wondering, who does your formatting? It looks really spiffy. I mean everything is just perfectly laid out. Or do you outsource it and just concentrate on the writing?

    Oh, and what made you decide to simply insert “chapter 1, chapter 2” rather than “Chapter 1: Jet is hatched from dragon egg, Chapter 2: Jet meets ghost of JFK”, etc? Just curious, mind you 🙂

    • Russell Blake  –  Sat 03rd Nov 2012 at 2:55 pm

      My formatter is [email protected] – he’s the best I’ve found. I highly recommend him, and yes, I just focus on writing. He is a specialist in that. I am a specialist in writing stories. Apply yourself where the money leads you, is my motto.

      In fiction, I prefer to just have the chapter titles. They’re largely useless except for readers who want to quickly reference a chapter. Why, I would have no idea, but that’s what I was advised to do, so I do it.

  5. Mon 05th Nov 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Well done, Russell. I thoroughly enjoyed JET and look forward to continuing the series.

    Jet could be the next Jack Ryan.

    Keep it up!

  6. yoon
    Thu 08th Nov 2012 at 12:59 am

    She doesn’t look anything like Jennifer Abba…

    • Russell Blake  –  Thu 08th Nov 2012 at 9:58 am

      Yes, Jennifer wasn’t available for the shoot. A shame. I think my getting all touchy freaked her out or something.

  7. Mark
    Thu 08th Nov 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Something I’ve been wondering…what kind of setting are you in when the best ideas come through? When you’re listening to loud music, or when everything is still/quiet? I find when I am writing, I kind of have to “detach” myself from anything online to get the motor started. True, I can write and come up with ideas at the keyboard, but that initial creative spark often comes when I’m away from the pc and devoid of distractions (i.e. Twitter, mp3s, blogs, news).

    • Russell Blake  –  Thu 08th Nov 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Usually when I’m out hiking. Away from everything.

      And then when I write, I have to hermit and stay off twitter, in complete silence. Can’t do it any other way. Otherwise I get distracted and the work suffers for it.

  8. jack
    Wed 05th Dec 2012 at 10:12 pm

    when can we expect jet 4

    • Russell Blake  –  Wed 05th Dec 2012 at 11:23 pm

      Dec 9 if all goes well. Up to the editor and proofreader now!

  9. Dick Bigelow
    Fri 07th Dec 2012 at 1:05 pm

    The Jet seies is fantastic and having looked at the exceprt from Jet IV, I cannot wait. Any idea when it will be out? Russell, I just love your charcaters in all of your books. I am hooked and have a new favorite author!


    • Russell Blake  –  Fri 07th Dec 2012 at 1:39 pm

      Hopefully by Dec 9. It’s up to the proofreader now! Thanks for the kind words. Leave reviews – they all matter.

  10. Debra Pegalis
    Thu 21st Nov 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Russell, I purchased both audible versions of Jet 1 & 2. I am really enjoying the story although as a listener of any years of audible books I don’t find your speaker a good one. I would love if you found a woman to do it. But my biggest question is…when will Jet 3 be out on audible??? Not that I mind reading..as I love it..but I really enjoy reading while driving…audible books that is! Ha
    I’m a new fan!

    • Russell Blake  –  Thu 21st Nov 2013 at 3:23 pm

      JET 3 will be available within a month! Glad you’re enjoying the stories, if not the narrator.

      • Debra Pegalis  –  Thu 21st Nov 2013 at 4:24 pm

        Russell, Thank you! It will be my birthday present to myself!


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