Posted by: abrach1 | January 17, 2013

The Next Big Thing 2

Thank you, Ruth Watson Morris, for inviting me to participate in the blog tour. The link to Ruth’s blog is:- http://authorvoxiansseriesbooks.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/the-next-big-thing-2/
Here are the questions for the blog hop:
What is the working title of your book?
The Last Sunset.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
The idea sprung from the empty glens and deserted townships of The Western Highlands.
The Last Sunset was my way of relighting the peat fires in the ruined houses.
What genre does the book fall under?
I would place it in the Dystopian, time-travel, romantic, action adventure, tragi-comic genre.
Yes, I know there isn’t such a genre. But there should be.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Kelly Macdonald as Ishbel.
Brian Cox as Achnacon
Dakota Fanning as Shawnee
Haley Joel Osment as Sam Kramer
Christopher Biggins as The Duke Of Cumberland
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
“Can a rag-tag band of unwitting time-travellers prevent an eighteenth century massacre, and so save the world from nuclear Armageddon?”
The book was published by Greyhart Press. A independant publisher run by the redoubtable Tim Taylor.
How long did it take you to write the first draught of your manuscript?
One year to write, and a further year to cut all the fat, gristle and assorted self-indulgences that had crept in there.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Absolutely none. But then The Last Sunset is probably the only book in its genre.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I was inspired to write this book by His Royal Highness The Duke Of Cumberland. His army brought such mayhem and slaughter to The Highlands that the effects are still felt to this day. Thirty years after Culloden, Dr Samuel Johnson toured the area. What he saw inspired him to quote the Roman biographer Tacitus: “They have created a desert and have called it peace”.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
I’d like to quote one of the people who were kind enough to post a review on Amazon: “I was thrilled to find that the author has taken physically diminutive female characters and armed them with a feistiness that would make any Redcoat think twice! Overall, I would highly recommend this novel for all ages and both sexes, if you like action its there in bucketloads, if you have a soft spot for romance, its there too.”
Here are my book links:-
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Last-Sunset-Bob-Atkinson/dp/1478162155/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
http://www.amazon.com/The-Last-Sunset-ebook/dp/B0096TP038/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358372435&sr=8-1&keywords=the+last+sunset+bob+atkinson
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-last-sunset-bob-atkinson/1112796657?ean=2940044937529&cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-TnL5HPStwNw-_-10:1&r=1
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/The-Last-Sunset/id562785334?mt=11
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/229760

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Responses

  1. This is fabulous! ❤

  2. Well done Bob 🙂

  3. Very nice interesting 🙂


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