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Author Spotlight: ‘Alice in No Man’s Land’ Author James Knapp Gives us an Exclusive Excerpt


Hey Gang!!

Today I have an EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT from James Knapp’s Author in No Man’s Land! Just as a reminder, in case you didn’t have a chance to get to it here’s a link the interview James and I had on Tuesday. James answered all of my questions and I really think he’s got a quirky sense of humor. Check out the interview and let me know what you think:

James Knapp Interview

It’s super-juicy and definitely leaves you wanting to get that book ASAP so you can find where this part of the book is and what happens next! Because of that, I’m going to give you the buy links so when you’re finished reading the excerpt you’ll be able to get your hands on that book!






A man stepped through the door and closed it behind him. He was bald, like the others, and had the puffy eagle brand scar on one side of his neck, and another scar on the other side that appeared to be a heart with a knife in it. He had several other scars, thin nicks that formed patterns along his jawline. His eyes were dark brown, and his skin was bronzed and wind-burnt. He wore a khaki uniform like the others, with the signature knife strapped to his chest. He had the red arm band on his left arm, and a flag patch on his right, white with a single red stripe through it. Stamped over the middle of the stripe was a stylized eagle. A pistol hung from his hip in a black holster.

He stepped around the desk and held out his hand to me. He was a shorter man, but broad with plenty of muscle. He had a hand like a shovel, thick skinned and callused. I took it and gave it a shake.

“My name is Rob Utterback,” he said. “I know who you are, so don’t bother lying about it.”

“Alice Walshe,” I said.

“Very good. Do you know who I am?”

“The leader of this place?”

He smiled, just a little, and glanced at the woman.

“We’ve met, of course,” he said, and then looked back at me. “The traitor here’s name is Evelyn Cole.”

“You’re calling me a traitor?” she muttered.

“You spent a year warming up to us, and to me, and then you betrayed me on every level. Yeah, I’m calling you that.”

“You killed my father,” I said. That got his attention. Some of the anger that had been beginning to brew inside of him faded, and he sighed. His expression carried what seemed to be genuine regret.

“I’m sorry kid,” he said, his voice softer, and more sincere. “I’m sorry you got dragged into this.”

“Sorry I got dragged into this?”

“Yes,” he said. “None of this is your fault.”

“Then whose fault is it?” I asked.

“Whose fault?” he asked.

“If not mine, then whose?”

“Look around, kid,” he said. “Whose fault? This all started long before now. There’s plenty of blame to go around, but don’t blame me for your father’s death.”

“Why not? You killed him.”

My lip quivered for just a second before I stopped it, and I hoped he wouldn’t notice. He didn’t seem to, as he leaned over the table toward me.

“He killed himself, the second he came in here,” he said.



Yeah, you want more now, don’t you? I definitely wanted more when I read this excerpt. And that is why I will now happily give you the buy links so that you can go ahead and get the book ASAP. After you’ve read it, I’d really like to know what you think. Comment below or on the REVIEW I will give tomorrow. I can’t wait to hear from you!!

Here are the Buy Links for James Knapp’s Alice in No-Man’s-Land:

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Goodreads

And here’s a picture of James ways you can keep up with what how things are going and what all he’s going on…


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