Haris Orkin's YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE is "a brilliant homage to everyone’s favorite super-spy"

NEWS RELEASE: West Kelowna book publisher, Cheryl Tardif of Imajin Books, has a gem on her hands, with Haris Orkin's YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE. Currently #31 out of ALL Kindle ebooks on Amazon.ca, #YOLO is on sale for $0.99 until October 21.

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE is an espionage spy caper that Kirkus Reviews calls, "A manically funny farce, both delightfully absurd and strangely plausible."


From zero to hero…

James Flynn is an expert shot, a black belt in karate, fluent in four languages and irresistible to women. He’s also a heavily medicated patient in a Los Angeles psychiatric hospital. Flynn believes his locked ward is the headquarters of Her Majesty’s Secret Service and that he is a secret agent with a license to kill.

When the hospital is acquired by a new HMO, Flynn is convinced that the Secret Service has been infiltrated by the enemy. He escapes to save the day, and in the process, Flynn kidnaps a young Hispanic orderly named Sancho.

This crazy day trip turns into a very real adventure when Flynn is mistaken for an actual secret agent. Paranoid delusions have suddenly become reality, and now it’s up to a mental patient and a terrified orderly to bring down an insecure, evil genius bent on world domination.

Editorial Reviews:

“A brilliant homage to everyone’s favorite super-spy, and a hilarious, action-packed, made-for-the-movies thriller about a man suavely dancing along both sides of the thin line between heroism and madness.” —Matt Forbeck, New York Times bestselling author

“Pacey and unrepentant fun, Haris Orkin’s You Only Live Once takes the James Bond mythos, gives it a swift kick in the backside and steals its wallet.” —James Swallow, New York Times bestselling author

“Fill shaker with ice. Add equal parts Ian Fleming and Quentin Tarantino. Shake (do not stir). Garnish with Douglas Adams, and you get You Only Live Once, a delicious martini as dry as the dusty California desert.” —Dan Jolley, USA Today bestselling author

“You Only Live Once makes for an engrossing read offering many satisfying twists and turns. Fans of thrillers will be delighted by the various nuances Haris Orkin brings to the table as he introduces a quasi-hero who ultimately faces success despite himself. A healthy dose of humor and irony is added to create a story about a misfit in search of a mission.” —Midwest Book Review

About Haris Orkin

Haris Orkin is a playwright, screenwriter, game writer, and novelist. His play, Dada, was produced at The American Stage and the La Jolla Playhouse. Sex, Impotence, and International Terrorism was chosen as a critic's choice by the L.A. Weekly and sold as a film script to MGM/UA. Save the Dog was produced as a Disney Sunday Night movie. His original screenplay, A Saintly Switch, was directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starred David Alan Grier and Viveca Fox.

He is a WGA Award and BAFTA Award nominated game writer and narrative designer known for Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Tom Clancy's The Division, Mafia 3, and Dying Light, which to date has sold over 7.5 million copies. Haris has contributed chapters to two books put out by the International Game Developers Association; Writing for Video Game Genres and Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing.


About Imajin Books

Imajin Books is owned and operated by international bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif and is located in West Kelowna, BC, Canada. Recently diagnosed with hEDS, a degenerative rare disease, Cheryl has had to cut back on the number of publications she publishes, but she's not giving up.


cherylktardif @ shaw.ca