Bodyguard by Chris Bradford: Series Spotlight + Giveaway

A new action-packed middle grade series has hit store shelves this month – and eager young readers don’t need to wait for the next installment, because ALL FOUR BOOKS have been published at once!

Yes, that’s right – there are four books in this series about a teenage bodyguard assigned to protect the President’s daughter, and you can get your hands on all four books right now. Here’s a peek at all four books, plus keep reading for your chance to win a set.

Bodyguard #1: Recruit

A new action-packed spy and adventure series for young fans of Alex Rider and Jason Bourne–with the first four books publishing simultaneously. Binge read for summer!

As the son of a bodyguard who sacrificed his life in the line of duty, teenage kickboxing champion Connor Reeves is determined to do his father proud and follow in his footsteps. Recruited into the ranks of a top-secret young bodyguard squad, Connor embarks on a rigorous training course, taking lessons in surveillance, anti-ambush exercises, hostage survival and unarmed combat. Whatever it takes to prepare him for the dangerous missions ahead.

Connor’s training is put to the test when the U.S. President summons Connor for a crucial assignment: protecting the First Daughter. As Connor quickly discovers, the President’s daughter, Alicia, doesn’t want to be guarded; it is impossible to have fun while being watched all the time. So with no clue that Connor is her bodyguard, Alicia tries to elude her Secret Service agents and lead Connor astray. But unknown to her, a terrorist sleeper cell has been activated. Its mission: to take the president’s daughter hostage.

Combining pulse-pounding action, diabolical enemies, and an insider’s knowledge of the tricks of the trade, the BODYGUARD series is the perfect target for fans of Alex Rider, James Bond, 24, and Jason Bourne.”

Bodyguard #2: Hostage

Following on the heels of the edge-of-your-seat cliffhanger conclusion of Recruit (BODYGUARD book 1), the action resumes in Hostage as teenage martial arts expert and trained bodyguard Connor Reeves struggles to complete his first mission and protect the U.S. President’s daughter, Alicia, from danger . . . even if it means putting his life on the line.

Despite the safety net surrounding Alicia, Connor is her last line of defense–but that fact is a secret. As far as the president’s daughter knows, he’s nothing more than the visiting son of a diplomat–and possible date to the school dance–which makes it difficult for Connor to effectively carry out his duty. Yet danger waits for no one and the terrorist plot to kidnap Alicia is already under way, the gears turning in total secrecy, as the enemy prepares to strike.

Bodyguard #3: Hijack

Martial arts expert Connor Reeves isn’t your typical bodyguard–in fact, he looks like a regular kid. He blends in with the crowd. That’s why he’s so good at his job.

For his new assignment Connor’s been posted to a luxury yacht. His mission: to protect the twin daughters of an Australian media-mogul. It’s a watertight operation, more a vacation than a dangerous duty–until the unthinkable happens. Far out at sea, heavily-armed pirates hired by enemies of the twins’ father launch a high-powered attack against the yacht in an act fueled by greed and a desire for vengeance. It’s up to Connor to push back the pirates and stop them from reaping destruction.

Bodyguard #4: Ransom

Picking up where the electrifying third Bodyguard installment, Hijack (BODYGUARD book 3), left off, young bodyguard Connor Reeves and the the twin daughters of an Australian media-mogul he is tasked to protect are under attack–and the odds are far from even. In the middle of the ocean somewhere off the coast of Somalia, a group of merciless pirates, wielding enormous firepower, hijack the twins’ yacht and incapacitate the ship’s adult crewmembers.

Yet the pirates are out for money rather than blood, and seeing a golden opportunity, they demand a multi-million-dollar ransom in exchange for returning the twins to safety. But there’s a flaw in their plan.They didn’t count on Connor being aboard.

Chris Bradford is the bestselling author of the Young Samurai, Ninja and Bodyguard Series.

Chris is renowned for his inspiring author events and ‘method writing’ style. For his award-winning Young Samurai series, he trained in samurai swordmanship, karate, ninjutsu and earned his black belt in Zen Kyu Shin Taijutsu. For his BODYGUARD series, Chris embarked on an intensive close protection course to become a qualified professional bodyguard.

His books have been published in more than 20 languages and been nominated for 30+ book awards, winning among others the Northern Ireland Book Award 2011, the Hampshire Book Award 2014 and the Brilliant Book Award 2014. Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior was deemed one of Puffin’s 70 Best Ever Books, alongside Treasure Island and Robin Hood.

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Thanks to our friends at Penguin Teen, we’re giving away a complete set of all 4 Bodyguard books to one lucky winner.

To enter, tell us in the comments below what skills you’d look for in a personal bodyguard. Then fill out the Rafflecopter form here to complete your entry & earn more chances to win.

Contest is open to the U.S. only, and runs through midnight (PT) on Wednesday, May 24th.

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5 thoughts on “Bodyguard by Chris Bradford: Series Spotlight + Giveaway

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  1. My bodyguard would need to be able to fit in also. They would need to not be the smothering type either. Humor would be a plus.

  2. My bodyguard would need martial arts skills, stunt training, racecar driver skills, and EMT certification.

  3. My body guard would need to be quick; not only quick thinking but quick in physical speed.

    I like Danielle’s idea of the EMT certification also! It would help if my bodyguard could revive me.

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