Robert L. Beck

Biography

I’m a huge fan of cool, operative/secret agent type characters having grown up watching James Bond, Derek Flint, The Wild, Wild West, The Avengers, The Man from Uncle, and more recently, Jason Bourne and Alex Rider. When I was younger, I had read a 1960’s young adult teen spy series titled, “Chris Cool/Teen Agent,” by Jack Lancer, and I loved it. That series only lasted six books and I decided that if I would ever write a book/series it would involve an “operative” type teenage character. Since I’m originally from Canada, I made the protagonist Canadian as well. Being a romantic at heart, I also knew I wanted the book to contain a romantic element as a major part of the story-line. Finally, I didn't want my protagonist working for a government agency. I thought; what would happen if you put a teenage boy with operative type skills in a high school setting? The result is this series.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Montreal, Canada and I am Canadian by birth. That is why I made my protagonist Canadian as well.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing three years ago as a way of combating the boredom of my job, and my life in general.
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Books

A Knight's Promise: The Lance Rock Chronicles Volume 3
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Series: The Lance Rock Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 111,400. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2015. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
In the third installment of this controversial action/romance series, Lance Rock returns to California burdened by his promise to always protect Shannon while having to forsake his love for her because of his promise to Reina. In the meantime an outlaw motorcycle gang, vengeful high school football players, and the yakuza are all seeking an opportunity to either exploit her, or destroy him!
A Knight's Honor: The Lance Rock Chronicles Volume 2
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Series: The Lance Rock Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,820. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
In this thrilling and suspenseful sequel to "Dawn of the Knight," Lance Rock returns home to Canada with the hope of solving the mystery of Scott James' disappearance. Once there, he befriends a beautiful, feisty redhead and her handsome brother. He then joins them on an archaeological expedition up to the Canadian Arctic which unexpectedly evolves into a terrifying ordeal of horror and survival!
Dawn of the Knight: The Lance Rock Chronicles Volume 1.
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Series: The Lance Rock Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 87,300. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
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Having been raised and trained for the past 12 years by the United States government’s former top operative has made Canadian high school senior Lance Rock the most dangerous teenager on the planet. He is forced into using his skills to protect an American woman and her two teenage daughters from the woman's ex-husband-a crime lord who has been terrorizing the family for over a decade!

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