Sunday, March 31, 2013

Ionshaker Prologue

Two weeks before...

“Please,” she begged Hugo.
“Those are the terms,” Hugo responded in a cold voice.
“I’ll do anything except this,” she begged, tears in her eyes.
“I believe we’ve got ourselves in a bit of a dilemma because I don’t want you to do anything except this.”
“Please don’t kill me or him. He is totally harmless, I assure you. Come on Hugo, we can work something out.”
Hugo took a moment, then said, “Okay, we sure can. How about we fake your death and give you a new identity?”
“From next week, you’ll be called Kemi Rolling, born and raised in Harlem, New York.”
Some seconds passed before she asked, “What about him, I can’t do that to him - I love him.”
“My understanding is you were assigned to keep an eye on him, not to love him, but instead you married him?” Hugo chuckled then added, “You knew the risks, and you knew sooner or later this day would come. You love him, I don’t care - that’s your problem. All I need you to do is get me the device. Get me Ionshaker.”
“I‘ve lived with him, he knows nothing.  He’s not a threat, I can assure you.”
“He wasn’t, but now he is,” Hugo replied coldly.
“Why now, he hasn’t done anything. What changed?”
“Ironside and Ionshaker - that’s what. Just remember. If you love him the way you say you do, you’ll do exactly what I tell you. That’s my final position. Am I clear?”
She turned away from him, wiping her tears with the back of her hands, then asked after a moment, “When am I supposed to die - this fake death I mean?”
“I told you in two weeks.”

Stay tuned for chapter 1.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Author Interview with Robbi Sommers Bryant

Hello everyone and welcome to our interview today and I promise you its gonna be interesting. Please enjoy.

As usual we'll start with pleasantries. Please tell us your name. 
Robbi Sommers Bryant.
And do you also write with other pen names?
Tell us about your childhood, what was it like? 
I grew up in a suburb outside of Cincinnati. I have an older brother and younger sister. I had a great set of parents.
Good to hear that. Lets now move on to your writing, did you always know you’d be a writer? If not when did you know that you had it in you? 
I realized my knack for writing in my early high school days when I wrote a satire for in my English class “How To Catch and Hold A Man.” The teacher asked if she could keep it to show to other teachers!
That must have been amazing for you. So from then onward how long have you been doing this – writing?
I've been writing professionally since 1986.
And in terms of books, how many books have you written so far? 
I've written 1 novella, 4 novels, 5 short story collections, and 1 book of poetry.
Wow, you're diverse which is very good actually. Now tell us about your successes as a writer. 
Well, besides the books that I have published, I've had articles in many magazines including Reader’s Digest and Redbook and stories in several anthologies. 
What about successes in terms of awards?
Oh that, I have won three awards for The Controversial, The Beautiful Evil - which was a number #1 bestseller on Amazon in suspense, and 1 award, so far, for Dream.
Good for you. Most of us aspiring writers only dream of winning such awards when we finally publish. What about now, are you working on something at the moment? 
Oh yes. A novel about a woman in love with a serial killer.
Let me take you back to something you touched on earlier.  Your work at Redbook and Readers digest, tell us about it. Well, I wrote an article and submitted it to Redbook, where it was picked up. After that, Reader’s Digest contacted me and asked if they could do a reprint. From there, I went to a talk show on TV and the article was optioned twice for a movie of the week.
That is so great which leads me to my favorite question - your work has been opted not once but twice to be a movie right? 
Please walk us through it again…as in, what inspired you to write that piece, how the movie people know about it, the name of the movie and the whole process until when your work was brought into life. 
Actually, the story was never brought to life—which is the nature of show biz.  But this' how it happened, after my article appeared in Reader’s Digest and Redbook, a production co. in LA contacted me about doing a movie of the week. It was hurry, hurry, wait. Hurry, hurry wait. By then, the option ran out, so the company re-optioned it. Same story. They never got it off the ground. I was inspired to write the piece after a rapist broke into my home and I ultimately convinced him to confess.
Let me ask you something a little bit personal. I read briefly on Amazon that sometime back you lost your son in death and this greatly affected your writing. Can you tell us when and how it did affect you? 
I lost my son in 1997 and I stopped writing for over 13 years. Finally, I had a breakthrough and completed my best-selling, award winning novel, The Beautiful Evil.
We’re so sorry to hear that but at the same time you managed to overcome your sorrow and I must point out that you’re a very strong and resilient woman Robbi to not have quit writing completely right? 
Well, I didn't write for 13 years, but finally my muse returned.
Sooo much about that, tell us about your latest book and when it was released?
My latest book, Dream, was released in Oct, 2012 and just won 2nd place in the Los Angeles Book Festival, best in genre!
Wow good for you Robbi! And how are the sales going so far? 
Even with a traditional publisher, it’s hard for people to find somewhat unknown authors. I jump up and down screaming, “Hey! Look at my books!” Sometimes I’m heard, sometimes not.
So that also happens to you! Interesting! Now, since you’re in the book business what advice can you give to new writers coming into this industry in terms of creating book awareness, launching, marketing, and developing a loyal fan base? 
I do everything I can to build a strong social platform and hope that it translates into sales. I have followers on twitter, Facebook and Linked in, although I could be posting more. I enter contests, advertise on sites such as,, look for and listen to Kindle Books Today’s Jeff Bennington. (@TweetTheBook)
According to you what makes a writer successful, as in being a bestseller, or maybe selling his/her books movie.
A successful writer, for me, is a writer who finishes his/her work and is proud of their accomplishment.
So how do you spend your free time, what do you do for fun Robbi?
For fun, I hang out with good friends, watch movies, read and …shop.
Any favorite quote you’d like to share with us? 
My own actually: Support Imagination. Read a Book.
Where can people find you and your books online (the links) 
My books can be found on Amazon: 
Dream - and 
The Beautiful Evil -
What a pleasure it has been to have you share your story with us. We wish you all the best and hope to have you back another day. Thank you.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Author Interview with David P Perlmutter.

What a fantastic Tuesday it is, why? because we have an opportunity to talk to another author. He'll tell us about his childhood, his work and his book. Enjoy.

First of all let me start by thanking you for agreeing to do an interview here. Maybe you could start by introducing yourself... 
My name is David P Perlmutter.
Any pseudonyms?
 None... I use my real name.
 Good. Please tell us about your childhood, where were you born, schooled etcetera, you know...the kid-stuff.  
Yeah of course. I was born in an area just outside London, called Edgware, Middlesex. To give Edgware some bearing, Paul Rudd the actor was born there before he went to USA with his parent. George Micheal's father had a restaurant in the High Street. I had a loving close nit upbringing, my family are very close. The street I was born in had many of my friends from School, which was within a 15 minute walk.
Good to know that you probably knew George Michael as a kid before he became 'the George Michael' we know. And where do you live now? 
Southern part of the UK.
Did you always want to be a writer?
Nope. what did you wanna be?
Its not that didn't  I enjoy writing...actually I did, but I also wanted to be a footballer.
I am a huge soccer fan myself. Arsenal - though we're not doing very well at the moment in the English premier league. And so  how did it go...I mean did you ever pursue football as a career?
 Yes. Infact I had several trials for a couple of soccer teams in the UK but I wasn't up to the high standard that was required there. 
So when it didn't work out with soccer?
When I was living in Portugal I co hosted a radio talk show which I enjoyed so much. Would love to try that again.
            I bet you talked a lot about soccer over there.  What about now, what do you do for work?
            I dabble in sales and marketing.
            So tell us, when did you first consider yourself as a "writer"?
            Well, I started writing my story as a blog 4 years ago and my friend (who is my editor) read the blog         and suggested that I continue the story as a book.
            And look at how it worked out. Now, about your book WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME, its              based on a true story, right?
Yes yes. WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME is based on a true story, and as the readers will read, the experiences were very harrowing.
At one point you managed to push your book to #1 position on, could you please share the tricks of pushing sells with us? Actually it was #1 in True Crime category on Amazon in the US and #1 in the Factual category  in Spain. 
Tricky tricky question. Without divulging too much, I can attribute that success to many many hours of marketing, which I enjoy. 'm sorry I cant say too much at the moment.
Okay , what do you think of author groups?
 I love them so I can discuss, but mainly to learn about other authors. To be honest, I do not think of myself as an author.
This' how I see it.  I have written one book, a true story, I give so much respect to writers who think up amazing and gripping story lines.
  And will you write another book?
I have another on the go and I hope to have it self published by the end of March 2013.
How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it? WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME took me 3 years to complete.
1 What genre would you place your books into? 
Wrong Place Wrong Time is biography, non fiction, true account, true crime.
 Do you have a favourite character from your books? and why are they your favourite? Tough question but as Wrong Place Wrong Time is about my trip to Spain then I guess I am the main character. But I would say that my late father was the star of the book.
 Which famous writers inspire you?
There are many authors I admire, Douglas Kennedy, Stephen King, James Patterson. Also I have meet many authors on twitter who I have read some of their books which are masterful.
And do you have anybody read your books and give you reviews before you officially release them? With Wrong Place Wrong Time I did not apart from my editor who read it before being self published.
Now for the following question I'm so curious to know, how do you market/promote your books?  
I use facebook, twitter, my blog and other areas which I cant say at the moment. 
Come on man!
Under strict rules from my editor.
Okay okay. What do you think makes a book a really good/bestseller ? 
The cover, a great story line and marketing to put the book in front of readers.
I can guess you're quite eclectic, so what do you do to unwind and relax?
 I play sport - football, tennis, meeting people and being with my children.

And as we wind up, where can readers follow you?
My blog details:

My Twitter handle:  @davepperlmutter

Your final word?

I have some very exciting news about the book Wrong Place Wrong Time which I will be releasing once it is confirmed. So please keep your fingers crossed…..Thank you.

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