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BODIES: Book #1: Staged Fright - A Mystery-Suspense Thriller Kindle Edition

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From the Author

Staged Fright is just Book #1 of the exciting new series.  Stay tuned for BODIES:  Book #2 to see what happens just after the shocking events of Staged Fright!

About the Author

Sameer Ketkar lives in California.  BODIES:  Book #1:  Staged Fright is his second novel, and he plans to keep it going as a series.  He likes to play guitar and draw pictures in his free time.

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  • File Size: 1488 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Sameer Ketkar (June 26, 2013)
  • Publication Date: June 26, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DSOG0QS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,024,457 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sameer Ketkar published his third novel, "Victory Blvd.", in the summer of 2014, and his fourth novel, "God's Glass," in winter of 2014. He is currently working on a novel about the historical king Charlemagne, as well as a sequel to his 2013 novel "Bodies: Book #1: Staged Fright."

Mr. Ketkar published his first novel, "Entanglement," about two star-crossed lovers who can't seem to unentangle themselves from one another, in January of 2011.

Mr. Ketkar received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California, and has written one feature film, "Backwaters." He has written dozens of unproduced screenplays and TV pilots, and has written and directed numerous short films and commercials. Mr. Ketkar likes to play guitar and draw pictures in his free time.

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HOLY CRAPOLA!

Ok, ever since I saw that movie "OutBreak" Y'all remember that movie... with that little ugly monkey that came "thisclose" to wiping our butts out of existence? Yeah that movie. Well ever since then anything that's Bioterror related, anything with the C.D.C stamp on it, causes me to break out into a cold sweat. Within good reason. I'm sure you understand. So it's without question that this book had me going bat s&$# bonkers while reading it.

The Bioterror plot is what kept & held my attention. Had me captivated & scared. Very, VERY intense. Lots of twists & turns & shock factor reveals.

The life of the family surrounding the main characters & their plights, is what added a little seasoning to this story as well. It was interesting, but it also had me doing this a few times...
*WTH?* O_o

But for most of the novel I was so scared & eager to know what was going to happen, that I was just looking like this...
O_O

Yes, yes, YES... I would recommend this read.
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Just finished this book. Totally amazing. Loved it. So unpredictable that it left me with a nervous anticipatory tension till the end. Wonderful characters, good story development that kept you guessing till the end. So refreshing to find a wonderful new author. My new favorite ... Can't wait for the next book. Huge new fan of Sameer Ketkar
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By Tabbycat on October 24, 2013
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I would put this in the YA category, and it felt like a nice easy breezy beach read. I really liked Neil and the Callahans, and even it being told in the first person, except for when he jumped to scenes he's re-telling that he couldn't have known about in detail. This novella is funny, terrifying in some aspects, and even a 3some thrown in amongst these geniuses. It has some great laugh out loud moments, and the family is so interesting that I want to know more! Looking forward to the next one. :)
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When author Sameer Ketkar offered his book free for two days through Goodreads.com, I read the description and said sure, why not. And happily, it was a good decision. The plot moves along quickly and held my attention throughout. Since it's short - just 132 pages - I finished it up quickly despite a pre-Thanksgiving lack of spare time. I will say, though, that 132 pages isn't quite as short as it sounds; at least on my Kindle, the type was noticeably smaller than most of the other books I download, which would add a few pages to the total.

The story involves bioterrorism and the Callahan family of geniuses - well, except perhaps for one son, who narrates the story. Apparently, when the IQ numbers were being handed out to the family he got short shrift, although he doesn't seem to be seriously lacking in the brains department. When a rotting corpse in a swanky hotel turns out to be infused with a highly contagious strain of something unknown, the parents head up the crisis response team trying to identify (and thus find an antidote for) what ailed the body before it turns into an epidemic of major proportions. All three of their children - a daughter and another son who's more than a little quirky - get involved to one extent or another, as do others at the hoity-toity school for the gifted all three kids attend. Add in the fact that the parents are sexoholics supposedly in recovery, and there's plenty of fodder for kinks and twists.

Everything manages to get resolved - well, almost. This is, by the author's own admission, the first in a series; no word as of this writing when Book #2 will be released, but suffice it to say there's a need. So if you're a person who must have every single detail neatened and tidied at the end, this might not be the book for you. As for me, I'm looking forward to the next installment. I've got my suspicions as to where things are headed, but I'm not telling!
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By Maria on December 30, 2013
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Can't wait to read through all the rest of the series! This book itself kept me on edge....had a great in depth cast.
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Fun, entertaining, and different. That pretty much sums it up. I was amazed at how light and humorous this book was in spite of the plot. The plot seemed very dark, and it was - there was a body discovered that was infected with a deadly disease. The people who found the body were quarantined, and there was a terrorism connection, which made this all the more terrifying. But the main characters were so quirky; the husband and wife who work for the CDC, their three teen-aged children, and the Homeland Security agent (who ended up in a threesome with the husband and wife). They were definitely an odd bunch, and it was fun getting to know them. The family was also super rich. I'm not particularly fond of reading about rich people since I find them to be very hard to relate to, but they didn't seem snobby or pompous. And they were all geniuses - except for the youngest son. The story was told through his point of view (sort of), and I really did feel for him. He was a smart kid, but everyone around him was smarter and always one step ahead of him. He even went to a private school full of geniuses. Yikes, that would seriously hurt a young kid's self-esteem.

The story was engaging, and I kept wanting to read more so I could find out what was going to happen. It was interesting to see how everything tied together. I was also curious to see how this threesome would develop! The author uses a casual writing style, so it was an easy (and quick) read.

I highly recommend this book, and I'm looking forward to the continuation of the series!
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