Today’s book promotion comes from A.S. Bond and her book called Patriot. If you like Thrillers, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!
Author: A.S. Bond
Publisher: Castle Books
Format: Paperback, ebook
Release Date: 4/24/2014
What would you do for your country? In Afghanistan, a US Army Patrol is devastated by an enemy with sophisticated weaponry, while in D.C., Pentagon staffer Scott Jenson tips off the ambitious young reporter Brooke Kinley about a billionaire businessman’s involvement in terrorism. But why is the White House determined to protect this businessman, and why does the answer seem to lie in the Canadian wilderness? In a dangerous journey to the remotest parts of the world and the darkest corners of men’s hearts, Brooke races to prevent a catastrophic attack on America, but can she uncover the real traitor?
Q & A:
The best thing about writing this book?
I’ve spent most of my life looking for adventure, figuring out a way to live it and then writing about the experience, or when, after spending 16 years writing non-fiction, I decided to turn to writing fiction, the choice was obvious. I’d write the kind of book I Iove to read; an action thriller. The added bonus? Not only could I find another way to write about the exciting places I’ve been to and things I’ve experienced, but I could also invent a few more adventures I haven’t got round to yet. And maybe – maybe – get an excuse to do a few more crazy things (all in the interests of ‘research’, you know). I also loved creating the character of Brooke Kinley and I hope she has many more adventures!
Where did you get your idea for this story?
When I sat down to write PATRIOT, the old advice ‘write what you know’ came to mind and I realized what I knew was wilderness travel, cedar canoes and adventure. I’m also interesting in politics (I have a degree in political science) and I work as a journalist….so that’s how it all came together!
What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Learn your craft! It’s true; writing is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration.
What is your favorite book?
That is impossible to say, as it depends on what mood I’m in etc. I love action thrillers, mysteries etc. The Pelican Brief is a favorite andi admire Robert Goddard, who is the king of mystery plotters. I also love travel books (I’ve written several that were published, including Lost Lands, Forgotten Stories, published by HarperCollins). One of my favorite travel books is The Curve of Time by M Wylie Blanchett.
Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
All! Tea for breakfast, coffee in the afternoon and cocoa before bed!
I want to thank A.S. Bond for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Patriot!