The Assassin's Mistress by J. H. Bogran

Blurb for The Assassin’s Mistress
A random encounter leads to deception, love and murder. While vacationing at a ski resort, professional hitman Robert Prescott meets a strange and beautiful woman.
They discover passion and embark into a dangerous game hiding their relationship from her powerful husband. Then a further twist of fate makes Robert’s occupation collide with his new found love.  

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This short story began its journey as a submit for an anthology. It didn’t make it, but I received very positive feedback on how it was not quite the right fit for the anthology’s theme. After a year or so, I revisited the file. It went through a couple of professional editors. Then I decided to give it a chance through Amazon’s Select program. The reception could not have been better. I’m getting 4-5 starred reviews; people are actually reading the story and liking it. So it’s been a good journey so far. 

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I’ve heard a lot about writing to a daily word count or page count. In my opinion, that is okay if, A) You’re a full time author and B) You’re okay with it.

It is definitely not my case. With my currently day job, writing time is very sparse so I really need to make the most out of it. I have a daily goal, just not in word-count. For me it is more integral to the story: A chapter, a scene, etc. The only time I set a page count goal is when rewriting and revising. There I force myself to do a page count so I can estimate how long it is going to take. This is useful when writing against a deadline.
So, learn that you can be flexible on how to set your goals. Now, once the goal is set, you have to do everything to reach that goal.


J. H. Bográn, born and raised in Honduras, is the son of a journalist. He ironically prefers to write fiction rather than fact. José’s genre of choice is thrillers, but he likes to throw in a twist of romance into the mix. His works include novels and short stories in both English and Spanish. He’s a member of the International Thriller Writers where he also serves as the Thriller Roundtable Coordinator.


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