Thursday, November 28, 2013

@OBBookTours - Guest Post - Kat H Clayton - The Kings of Charleston

Writing is Cheaper than Therapy
by Kat H. Clayton
Writing serves several purposes in our lives. Writing is a way for us to communicate our thoughts and ideas to others. Writing can preserve factual information and pass it on to the next generation. Usually when we think of writing, we think in terms of how writing benefits the reader and forget that it can also have a profound effect on the person who produces the writing. I think the act of typing or writing out a story of any kind has just as much or maybe even more of an effect on the writer as it does the reader.
For me, writing isn’t just a way for me to share my thoughts and stories with others. It’s a personal form of therapy that’s better than any session with a therapist could ever provide.
When I sit down and spend some time writing, no matter what mood I may start the process in, I always come out with a better attitude and a sense of relief of some tension. I think most people associate this kind of cathartic feeling with journaling or keeping a diary, but I can write fiction and get the same effect.
Several times I can remember having a particularly bad day and sitting down to write some chapters, almost having to force myself to face the computer. I almost have to drag my fingers across the key board, but after those first few sentences the words fly onto the page and my bad mood is lifted with each key stroke. I become immersed in my fictional world and my characters drama and somehow that always alleviates and drama of my own.
Even on the good days when I feel like I’m on top of the world, writing only seems to bring me higher, unless of course I get a bit of writer’s block. But even then, just focusing my brain on getting the next scene down on the page creates some sort of chemical reaction that releases those happy endorphins in my brain.
I have to admit some of my best work comes from the bad days, because I’m trying to focus so hard on making those terrible feelings go away. I try to channel my anger, hurt or disappointment into an intense scene and by doing so it helps me relate to what my characters are going through. I’m angry or aggravated right along with them and as I work to solve their problems, I solve my own (or at the very least feel better about it).
My husband has a t-shirt from one of our favorite weekend getaway destination that says, “Beer is cheaper than therapy.” I would have to say writing a couple of chapters is cheaper than therapy and way more satisfying in the end.

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Genre – YA / Mystery / Suspense
Rating – PG13 (No sex scenes, some violence)
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5th December – Author Interview at bit’s ‘n Bobs

Monday, November 25, 2013

@OBBookTours - Beware the Procrastination Demons by David Jester

Beware the Procrastination Demons
by David Jester 
I’ma huge procrastinator. I work out of an office at the back of my house and one of my first attempts at fixing my procrastination was not to put a television in the office — I didn’t have a Facebook account back then and didn’t waste much time online. I hoped that the lack of a television would force me to concentrate more on the computer, but as it turned out I just spent less time in the office and more downstairs, in front of the television.
I’m always doing it, regardless of what I’m writing or working on. Since I started typing this I’ve already paused to check my email and have a quick look at Facebook. It’s not that I have a short attention span or that I can’t be bothered, but it does feel rude. It’s the literary equivalent of stopping someone mid-conversation to make a phone call or laugh at text messages from your racist uncle. I feel I’m doing my book a disservice and when I return. I feel I should apologize.
I do have days where I get so wrapped up in my work that I ignore everything else, and those days can go on and extend into a week or so, during which I can get an amazing amount of work done, but I think I’m missing a trick. When I compare the times of clarity to the ones of sluggish laziness, I realize just how productive and prolific a writer I could be.
There is no cure. Strict deadlines do help, but it’s hard to impose deadlines when you work for yourself. I think I just have to accept it as a fact of life.
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Genre – Horror
Rating – PG13
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2nd December – Author Interview & Book Feature at Book Sane

Sunday, November 24, 2013

@OBBookTours - Stories behind my books: Forex by Vadim Babenko

Stories behind my books: Forex
by Vadim Babenko
It all started when I lost money. A lot of money – enough to last a modest family for a couple of years.
This happened in a flash – I decided to double my bank account and began to play the currency market, having neither experience nor skill. In the first two transactions luck was on my side, then I laid down a big stake and was soon staring in shock and disbelief at the computer screen. The market, on a strange whim, had lurched in the opposite direction, and I was falling further and further into the red. Then everything was over; no money was left. It had simply evaporated in a matter of hours.
I didn’t tell anybody about it. On the contrary, I pretended I was doing great. Better than before – though, in reality, I was overwhelmed by a sense of catastrophe. I had something to live on – previous investments produced income – but the issue was not the money. The specter of terrible defeat closed in on me from all corners – and I could not accept defeat. So I began to look for ways to win back what had been lost in the market.
Fortunately, I didn’t start taking risks again right away – though I was very much tempted. I forced myself to observe and think, almost to meditate, as I studied price charts. Then I realized I wasn’t able to control my emotions, even on small stakes. I understood I needed a partner with a sober head and iron nerves. I set aside all my affairs, including the book I had just begun, and started making an automated trader – this concept had just become fashionable at the time. Recalling my past, the twelve years I had dedicated to AI, I set out to design an exceptionally clever computer program. It was a robot – my accomplice in fighting the market. I called him SEMMANT.
For over a year I did nothing else. I worked tirelessly, as in a fever. The robot grew smarter – I really put a great deal into him. Its artificial mind became a logically closed circuit, self-sufficient, personally complete. It even seemed to me that in its actions, its reactions to market fluctuations could be seen something human, something of mine. At a certain moment I understood I had given him all I could. He could be made no better; he resisted all changes.
Here the money I had lost came back to me – one of the stocks I had owned for a while suddenly tripled over speculative news. I felt at once that the financial markets no longer interested me. My robot remained on a computer disk, like in a dungeon, alone with a virtual account. I just couldn’t set him free to trade in real money. I probably subconsciously did not want him to experience the same fate – terrible failure, defeat, catastrophe.
I tried to tell others about him, but they laughed at me. All the same, I knew I had won a victory. I became incredibly free, casting a heavy burden from my shoulders. And I returned to the abandoned text, to the new book hidden in a desk drawer. I wrote with pleasure, many hours a day. No, this was not SEMMANT. This was a different novel: SEMMANT had yet to mature in my mind. For a year, two, three, five.
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Genre – Literary Fiction
Rating – NC17
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1st December – Author Interview at Zoo of Books

Saturday, November 23, 2013

@OBBookTours - Guest Post - AFN Clarke - The Orange Moon Affair

The Orange Moon Affair - by the bestselling author of CONTACT - is the first book of a compelling new thriller series, an action-packed conspiracy with a hero and heroine you hold your breath for. If you enjoy the action of Robert Ludlum, the intensity of Brad Thor and the international intrigue of Daniel Silva, then this book’s for you!
Ex-British Special Forces soldier Thomas Gunn is drawn back into his old life of international intrigue and danger following the murder of his billionaire father. The deeper he digs the more complicated the puzzle becomes until he finds himself working for MI5 uncovering a global conspiracy that puts the freedom of the western world at grave risk. His girlfriend Julie becomes his accomplice surprising him with her loyalty, strength of character and physical prowess.
While traversing the globe being shot at, shot down and losing loved ones – a haunting question tears at his soul – was his father really at the heart of this evil conspiracy? Or was he a pawn in a larger more insidious game that even he could not control?
Seeking the final answer could cost Thomas dearly, ripping from him all that he most loves and cherishes and leaving him questioning his past, his future and what kind of person he is or wants to become. The final outcome depends on him. Or does it?
As a former Captain of Britain’s elite Parachute Regiment and son of an MI6 operative the author brings his own unique and eye-opening experiences to the character and exploits of Thomas Gunn, as well as an unsettling blurring of the lines between fiction and reality when exploring the ruthless abuse of power and position for personal gain.
“… The Orange Moon Affair is timely, eye-opening, fast-paced … you will find you want to turn the next page, and the next page, and the next … the first of the Thomas Gunn series … you don’t want to miss them!”  5 Stars, Remy Benoit.
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Genre – Thriller 
Rating – PG13
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30th November – Excerpt at Aspiring Books

Friday, November 22, 2013

@OBBookTours - Guest Post - Robin Mahle - Redwood Violet

What Inspired Me to Write My Book
by Robin Mahle
The odd thing about inspiration is that sometimes it’s present when you don’t even realize it.  I have always been a fan of suspense novels, so that’s what I enjoy writing.  It wasn’t until I was working on a draft of a novel, which incidentally, still sits unfinished on a flash drive that the idea for Redwood Violet came back to me.  I say ‘came back’ because it was always there, boxed up in my mind and labeled “For when she realizes she’s supposed to be a writer.”
When I was very young, I would say maybe eight or nine years old, I had this recurring dream of being chased by a looming shadowy figure; very frightening, really.  In fact, the book was originally titled, Shadow Man, to more accurately reflect the vision that always haunted my sleep.  I can’t recall exactly when the dreams stopped, but the unknown, faceless figure has always stayed with me.
Fortunately, in my case, this was simply the dream of a young girl with an overactive imagination and in no way relates to the events my main character, Katie had suffered in the story.
I first attempted to write a novel in my late twenties.  I had always been the creative-type; high-school theater geek, transitioned to college theater geek, and then eventually took a shot at acting professionally.  I think we can all guess how that turned out!  So, I struggled to find another creative outlet, which eventually led to a hap-hazard attempt at a semi-autobiographical book about two people brought together by fate.  (ie, the story of how I met my English husband).
It didn’t take long for me to realize I hadn’t a clue as to how to write a book.  Nor did it take me long to realize the fact that it probably wouldn’t interest as many people as I might like to believe.
So, I tucked away that ambition in pursuit of a more secure future, having a family and a career.  But, after all that had unfolded, I was still left with a void.  It was a void that could not be filled with the love of my family because it was a different kind of void.  It was a deeply personal emptiness that I struggled for years for which to find the cause.
When I took to writing again about four years ago, it was because the economy was in the toilet and so was my career.  But lo and behold, the void slowly began to fill with each ezine article I wrote, essay, short story and eventually, my novel, Redwood Violet.
So, I guess my inspiration for writing my book came from years of searching for my true passion. My imagination that has, once again, begun giving off sparks and the love and support from my amazing family inspired this novel.
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Genre – Mystery  / Thriller / Suspense 
Rating – PG
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29th November – Author Interview at Books & More

Thursday, November 21, 2013

@OBBookTours – The Reason Behind the Writing – Why I Do It by August Wainwright

The Reason Behind the Writing – Why I Do It
by August Wainwright
Writing is a profession. Being an author in today’s environment of publishing means being an entrepreneur. I get it; and anybody who wants to succeed should embrace that idea too.
I’m as guilty as everyone else when it comes to obsessing over the numbers. It is an absolute must that at least three articles per week will be consumed that discuss the business of selling books on Amazon; the more specifics on numbers sold and dollars brought in, the better. Give me screenshots and graphs and, while you’re at it, throw in a venn diagram (love those things). I want bone-deep specifics about what you’re doing over there on your side of the fence. It’s the game we play.
But this new environment demands something of us, something that us author-entrepreneurs might possibly be overlooking.
As the number of ereaders skyrockets and we pump out books for the growing consumer base, what is it that we’re actually delivering to readers? A highly planned-out marketing juggernaut or a creation of passion?
We, the proverbial we, have an opportunity here. Brilliant, philosophical people have been told NO by the publishing industry for so many years now, simply because their manuscript doesn’t fit into a sell-able box. Or better yet, maybe the publishers have wanted something different and earth shattering all along, but we’re just now moving into a time where the environment is ripe for such works. *I seriously doubt that’s the case, but who knows.
Self-published and indie authors have at their fingertips the conditions that allow for any and all opinions, no matter how unbelievable or ridiculous.
Take an essay that was recently published by Stephen King. It’s called simplyGuns and discusses the role of gun control and gun ownership in our country. As of this writing, it has over 1400 reviews. King published the essay as an Amazon Single and said his goal was:
to provoke constructive debate -
I would have to assume that even a world famous, can’t-miss-author like King wouldn’t have been able to publish an essay like this just a few years ago.
And regardless of your feelings on the issue of gun control, regardless of whether you’re a Prius-driving, Berkeley-educated, California liberal or a down south country boy who thinks the best way to stop school shootings is to give underpaid and overweight teachers a .40, it matters not my friends. The single most important part is that this essay exists and is being consumed by lots of readers.
I don’t presume that any novice self-published author can write an essay or short story about a socio-political topic, publish it on Amazon and garner thousands of readers. Maybe some can – I don’t really know. After all, Stephen King is still Stephen King. But it’s the opportunity that amazes me. Nobody can tell you no anymore.
Write something that matters, format it well,create or purchase a great book cover, and do your best to spread the word. Start a conversation, or at least add to one that is already out there. What do you have to lose?
My Story:
For the last two years, I’ve been building and writing a series that will eventually be released as a trilogy. For now, it’s still in the first draft phase. I don’t even have a title yet. I’m not happy with the overall message so I’ll keep my head down and write on. But these books are a labor of love, a pursuit of truth, a struggle to understand the problems of our society, and a passionate plea to every single reader to do more, to represent more, to stand for more.
The scope is too big – quite frankly, I’m not sure I’m up for the challenge. But I’m sure as shit going to try. Every knot has someone to undo it (an awesome Arab proverb). And in the current iteration of our society, there’s knots everywhere you look.
For me, the success of these books won’t be measured on the same scale as my other works. Commercial success and profitability aren’t inherently what I’m after. It’s about saying what I believe needs to be said. And although my efforts are far from in the same league (not sure if we’re even playing the same game) as books like Fahrenheit 451, Atlas Shrugged, A Brave New World, or 1984, I have the unfathomable opportunity to write whatever the hell I want.
I’ll let the readers decide. I have to believe the general public is much more intellectual than most of today’s authors give them credit for. I believe they want to be stimulated in ways that affect them. I believe they want more than just entertainment.
The Point:
Even in this golden era of publishing for authors, I still see daily articles about the things that are “tearing us down”. If it’s not that the market is being flooded with crap, it’s that Amazon and Createspace aren’t crediting all of your sales. Come on. I like a good conspiracy as much as the next guy but give me a break.
The growth of ereader devices is drastically outpacing the growth of books in the market. Not to mention the international markets that are exploding all over the world. And you know what, if you’re worried that your 8 sales of paperbacks should actually be 9, well, then maybe you should refocus a little. Just saying.
As environments heat up and die out and new ones sprout up, you’ll undoubtedly hear that you’re too late; that the door has already closed. Readers won’t be happy until books are a nickel and can be re-sold for a penny. Amazon is going to hold your work hostage. Piracy is robbing you of all your profits.
I beg you to ignore that bullshit. Focus on your product. Research. Write. Re-Write. Forget about “author platforms” or “creating your brand”. Write because you love it. Write because your readers interact with you and tell you they can’t wait for more and you feel like what you’re doing actually matters to them. Serve them, not the machine.
Things will change. Companies will go out of business, new ones will take their place, and the marketplace will evolve. Stay up-to-date, adapt, and change with it.
Go read Kristen Lamb’s stuff, specifically the parts where she says to “Know your stuff cold, be confident, think a few steps ahead, and believe you’re special.” Prepare for what she calls The Resistance:
The Resistance is made up of two types of people. Those too chicken $#!& to follow their own dreams, or those so full of themselves they can’t bear to share the spotlight. Both types of people build themselves up by putting others down.
Again – ignore all of it. Learn to filter the lessons from the overwhelming sea of crap that will most definitely be thrown in your direction. Take the small steps and move towards your goal. If your goal is to make people laugh, then go entertain. If you want to affect change on the highest level, well, good luck to you – I’ll be the one next to you at the coffee shop, chasing down my own version of change.
Never forget why you write and who you write for. If you keep that at the forefront, the readers, and the income, will come.

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Genre – Mystery / Thriller / Suspense 
Rating – PG13
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28th November – Excerpt at Brainy Reads

Sunday, November 17, 2013

@OBBookTours - How I Broke Out of Publishing and Learned to Write in Obscurity by Ted Olinger

How I Broke Out of Publishing and Learned to Write in Obscurity
by Ted Olinger, Author of The Woodpecker Menace: Stories from an Accidentally Unseparated Island 
I was in my cubicle, a large, gray pen lined with unsolicited manuscripts from unknown writers, when the phone rang. It was from a friend in Publicity, on the other side of the building.
“Get over here. You’ve got to see what’s on television right now.”
I crowded into the department head’s corner office with two-dozen others, all staring at a big screen TV. Germans were standing on the Berlin Wall, demanding its removal, live. Some of us wept, some of us wondered if the East Germans would fire on West Germans. At last the department head said something like, “We’ve all got plenty of books to sell now. We’ll worry about Berlin next season.” And we went back to work.
I didn’t know it then, but that was to be my last day in publishing.
I had already been laboring away at this famous New York publisher for more than two years. Editorial assistants, at least then, took the job of long hours and low wages to learn the business. I was fortunate to work for a veteran editor who was determined to mentor me whether I wanted it or not. I studied the manuscripts she bought and all of her line notes and correspondence with the authors. I read five to eight submissions a week and wrote one-page reader reports that she used to cross-examine me. I wrote respectful and even encouraging letters to writers, returning their rejected manuscripts months after they’d arrived. And this was all after working hours.
During the actual working day, I fielded phone calls from agents, authors, and other editors or publishing departments. I proofed galleys and drafted jacket and catalog copy. I carried proposals, contracts, and cover designs around the office seeking approval signatures from a dozen people. There was endless photocopying, coffee drinking, and sharpening of blue pencils.
But I wanted to be a writer. I had found this job to learn about it from the inside out, and I wasn’t writing anything under my own name. That began to gnaw at me.
My boss was sympathetic. She included me in editorial meetings and introduced me to agents and editors who were writers as well. But they were a wary lot, downplaying their own work even as they promoted the work of authors they represented or published. One confessed that the more success he had as a writer, the more skeptical his superiors became about his work as an editor. He later found himself “down-sized” to smaller and smaller publishers, until he went freelance.
My own end was less subtle.
One day I pulled yet another unsolicited manuscript off the towering shelves surrounding my cubicle. I took it home to read, as I always did. But I did not write a reader’s report for this manuscript. I handed it to my boss and said something like, “This is the kind of book I want to write.”
She frowned. She read. She bought.
The manuscript went into production the following season. She argued for an elaborate dust jacket, lobbied for publicity money, and solicited blurbs from name brand writers and reviewers. Our new author acquired an agent who rode us for a still better cover, more quotes, and more ad money, as a good agent should. The author called me directly and repeatedly with expensive last minute changes to the galleys, which I shepherded through Copyediting into print. We worked hours on the single paragraph that would promote the book in our sales catalog.
And that’s what killed it.
A voice from Sales or Marketing or Somewhere saw the ad and made its way around us to the Editor-in-Chief, who walked down the hall to our office one day saying, “We don’t think it’s gonna earn its money back after all,” and pulled the plug.
My boss took us out to a midtown bar close to the office on the company’s dime. We watched the news from Berlin on the overhead televisions. The wall was coming down. She had earlier absorbed the reactions of our unknown author and his enraged agent. The agent swore never to work with her or me again, ever.
“Doesn’t he know what we did for this guy?” I asked.
“We have to be grown-ups about this,” she answered.
After a moment, I said, “I don’t want your job.” We smiled at this, but then it began to sink in. I really didn’t want her job. We were watching history being made on TV, Europe was coming apart, war in the Persian Gulf was approaching, and we were battling our own copyeditors and sales department for nothing.
My boss remained at her post for another year before moving on to a second successful career.
But three weeks after that night, I was in Berlin writing down everything I saw.

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Genre – Fiction / Short Stories 
Rating – PG13 
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24th November – Excerpt at Farm Girl Books

Saturday, November 16, 2013

@OBBookTours Guest Post - Alexandra Sokoloff - Blood Moon

 —- Book II in the Thriller Award-nominated Huntress/FBI series —-
Twenty-five years have passed since a savage killer terrorized California, massacring three ordinary families before disappearing without a trace.
The haunted child who was the only surviving victim of his rampage is now wanted by the FBI for brutal crimes of her own, and Special Agent Matthew Roarke is on an interstate manhunt for her, despite his conflicted sympathies for her history and motives.
But when his search for her unearths evidence of new family slayings, the dangerous woman Roarke seeks – and wants – may be his only hope of preventing another bloodbath.
It is highly recommended that you read Book I of the series, Huntress Moon, first.
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Genre – Mystery / Thriller 
Rating – PG13 
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23rd November – Excerpt at Brainy Reads

Friday, November 15, 2013

@OBBookTours - Book Feature - Bob Mayer - Chasing the Lost

NY Times Bestselling Author, former Green Beret and West Point Graduate, Bob Mayer.
“A pulsing technothriller. A nailbiter in the best tradition of adventure fiction.” Publishers Weekly ref Bob Mayer
Horace Chase arrives on Hilton Head Island to pay his last respects at the Intracoastal Waterway where his late mother’s ashes were spread and to inspect the home his mother left him in her will. He’s been recently forced into retirement, his divorce is officially final, and now he’s standing in the middle of the front yard of his ‘new’ house where a tree has crashed right through the center of it.
What could possibly go wrong?
Within six hours of arriving on Hilton Head, Chase is exchanging gunfire with men who’ve kidnapped a young boy and tried to grab the boy’s mother, Sarah Briggs. Soon he’s waist deep in an extortion plot to funnel a hundred million dollars of Superbowl on-line gambling money into an offshore bank account or else the boy dies.
Dave Riley has long retired from the military and living peacefully on sleepy Dafuskie Island off the coast of South Carolina. Sort of. Actually he’s bored, feeling old, and just a bit cranky running his deceased uncle’s small-time bookie operation.
Horace Chase, meet Dave Riley. Riley-Chase.
Chase and Riley assemble a team of misfits and eccentrics as they take on the powerful Russian mob in the lawless tidal lands of the Low Country to get the boy back.
Meet Erin: Chase’s long-ago summer fling, now a veterinarian and not interested in men any more, at least that way. But her suturing skills and her knowledge of the island bring assets the team needs. Especially after Chase’s first visit with the Russian requires a bit of the former.
Meet Gator: an ex-Ranger, iron-pumping, fire-breathing hulk of a redneck, with a soft spot in his heart for Erin, and steroids burning in his muscles to hurt people. As long as Riley and Chase point him in the right direction, the rest of the populace should be all right.
Meet Kono: a Gullah, descendant of the free slaves who fled to the barrier islands in the 19th century and developed their own culture. He nurses his own pain and secrets, but heeds Chase’s call to renew their childhood friendship. Especially when he learns the target is the Russians.
It adds up to a fiery confrontation to rescue the young boy, and settle some old scores.
But Riley and Chase need to remember a basic tenet from their days in covert operations: Nothing is ever as it appears.
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Genre – Thriller
Rating – PG
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22nd November – Author Interview at bit’s ‘n Bobs
29th November – Guest Post & Book Feature at Life Altering Reads

@OBBookTours Guest Post - Nhys Glover - The Titans Drown

What Inspired Me to Write My Book
by Nhys Glover 
The mystery of the Titanic inspired me to write The Titan Drowns. How was it that of the 2,223 souls on board her that night, each with access to a lifejacket, only 710 were rescued and 328 bodies recovered? That left 1,185 people, or more than half the passengers and crew, left unaccounted for. They couldn’t all have been below decks when she went down, could they?
So the mystery gave me the fuel I needed for my New Atlanteans to use.
The world of New Atlantis was inspired by what I see happening to our world. If we keep going on as we have for the last hundred or more years we’ll have destroyed the planet and ourselves. The last of us will then be traumatised survivors with access to all the technologies we’ve created. They might just be able to find a way to fast-track Earth’s regeneration using those technologies. That’s my hope, anyway.
In The Titan Drowns I allow Karl Ontario to express my views about what’s happened. He’s come to believe a Divine Hand is at work in man’s affairs. We’re saved from utter annihilation and left with the expertise we need to bring ourselves back from the brink by that Hand. The Last Great Plague, which some believed was a biological weapon gone rogue, kills 999 out of every 1,000 people. But the one that survives is often a person with knowledge that can be used by the new world, or abilities to help that world in some way. For instance, Karl worked on accelerated cellular development and clone research before the Last Great Plague. It’s his knowledge that keeps humanity going, in one cloned body after another, until it heals enough to start reproducing naturally again.
I think those survivors would all be suffering long-term Post Traumatic Stress. They’d be emotionally numb and hyper-cautious. They’d be terrified that change of any kind might lead to their final destruction. So, up until Cara heals Jac with her love and then starts the world’s rebirth by Retrieving children, my vision of the future has New Atlantis being a lovely, peaceful and perfect mausoleum.
By The Titan Drowns, which is the sixth in the series, but a stand-alone novel, my future world has undergone massive changes. And by the time they finish this mission, those changes have brought about the final healing. Like real life, once they stopped being afraid to die they really started to live.
All my books are also inspired by the desire to escape the mundane world. In the case of The Titan Drowns, writing it was like taking an extended holiday in the past. I lived every moment of the journey I described. It was the Ship of Dreams that turned into the Stuff of Nightmares, but up until that fateful moment when the iceberg hit, it was a grand adventure. Getting the chance to live that journey was inspiration enough to write this book, the love found and lives saved were just icing on the cake.
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Genre – Romance
Rating – Between PG13 and R (sensual but not erotic)
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22nd November – Excerpt at UK Book Club