April 1, 2015

Interview Around the Globe with Steve Alten

Today we have a new Author. Steve Alten is an author that is working though a book Tour that I have now been a tour host for. Let welcome this new author to Interviews around the Globe.

I would love if you all took a look at our author Bio.. We have some good questions and answer for him to answer. Please also I had the opportunity to read his latest book called "Vostok". I have a review on it here at NRC and I also got a giveaway as for all of you as well. Vostok Review & Giveaway, Here is the author bio for before we enter the interview. We welcome Steve to our community. #Interviews, #Interviewsaroundtheglobe, #NRC, #Giveaways, #sci-fi, #suspense, #thriller, #bookreview, #mytery, @meg82159, @iReadBookTours, +Laura Fabiani iRead Book Tours, +Laura Fabian

Steve Alten is the New York Times and International bestselling author of fourteen novels, including the MEG series about Carcharodon Megalodon, the 70-foot, 100,000 pound prehistoric cousin of the Great White shark and Domain trilogy, a series about the Mayan Calendar’s 2012 doomsday prophecy. His work has been published in over 30 countries and is being used in thousands of middle and high school curriculum as part of Adopt-An-Author, a free teen reading program, which he founded with teachers back in 1999.
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Describe your *Latest/Recent* book in 20 Words or Less?
VOSTOK is a 15 million year old unexplored subglacial lake, located 2.5 miles beneath the Antarctic ice.

Where or how did you come up with the idea for your story (in this book)?
Lots of research. The more real things are, the scarier the plot.

How important are names to you in your book(s)? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you have any name choosing resources you that you?
Actually, almost all of my characters are real readers who have entered contests to become characters. Contests are announced before each new book in my monthly newsletters; sign-up free at www.SteveAlten.com

Which of your characters (in this book) is your favorite and Why?
I like Angus, Zachary’s Scottish Highlander father. He says whatever’s on his mind and has neither fear nor couth.

Was there a certain scene *in this book* that was harder for you to write than others?
The conversations between the hero and the ET. Every sentence carried weight.

Tons of resources, and two amazing experts. Bill Stone of Stone Aerospace guided me on the technology needed to access Vostok, and Dr. Steven M. Greer, the foremost authority in the world on ET intelligence offered me incredible facts regarding UFOs

If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?
Hard to say, really, though Sean Connery remains my Angus.

What was your favorite part to write and why? (Alternate Q: What is your least favorite part of the publishing / writing process?)
Favorite part is always the action scenes – and the last scene because I’m done. Least favorite part of publishing – feeling helpless at times when I need to generate publicity.

Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write? (Alternate Q: If you didn't like writing books, what would you do for a living?, What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors?
Peter Benchley. I loved JAWS and it obviously inspired MEG. Conversely, after reading WHITE SHARK, I was convinced I could do as well if not better. Don’t write what you know, write about what you like to read and do the research.

Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad? Do you have any advice on how to deal with the bad?
I do read the reviews; I try not to respond to the bad ones. Some people get off by being haters; others legitimately don’t get it. Those that do tend to love my work. Thankfully, there are a lot more positive reviews than negative (my last book, Sharkman, averaged 4.7 out of 5 stars from over 100 reviews.)

What are you working on now? What is your next project?
It’s a book I asm co-writin with Dr. Steven Greer called UNACKNOWLEDGED

Bonus Question: Characters often find themselves in situations they aren't sure they can get themselves out of. When was the last time you found yourself in a situation that was hard to get out of and what did you do?

On February 17, 2013, after suffering from severe stomach pain for 48 hours, I went to the ER. They did a CT scan and discovered a perforation in my colon. Bodily wastes were leaking into my body. They scheduled emergency surgery. They wheeled me into a prep room. A dozen interns and a few doctors were staring down at me when the surgeon enters. He says, “My name is Dr. Chidumbarem, do you understand what we are going to do?” I said, “I was told you are going to make three small incisions and repair the tear.” He said, “No, Mr. Alten. We are going to cut open your stomach and remove part of your colon. When you wake up you will be wearing a colostomy bag. Hopefully, it will not be permanent, but you will have to wear it for three to six months.”

I was freaking out inside. Totally trapped. I said, “Is there any good news?”

“Yes. We are going to save your life.”

I spent seven rough days in the hospital, 3 months with a colostomy bag, and a year with different challenges from the wound that reversed the bag. As I write this, I had to have a CT scan today because the healed wound may have herniated.

Had I waited another day to get help, you wouldn’t be reading this blog..

Thank you for stopping by Steve Alten. I happy for you have stop by Nighttime Reading Center. Your book a Exciting and enjoyable read. I enjoyed it.

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Vostok by Steve Alten

Book Title: Vostok
Author: Steve Alten
Genre: Science fiction thriller
Publisher: Rebel Press
Published: February 17, 2015 ( Pages, Paperback)
Disclaimer: I received this book from +Laura Fabiani iRead Book Tours for a book Tour and for an honesty review
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Book Description: East Antarctica: The coldest, most desolate location on Earth. Two-and-a-half miles below the ice cap is Vostok, a six thousand square mile liquid lake, over a thousand feet deep, left untouched for more than 15 million years. Now, marine biologist Zachary Wallace and two other scientists aboard a submersible tethered to a laser will journey 13,000 feet beneath the ice into this unexplored realm to discover Mesozoic life forms long believed extinct – and an object of immense power responsible for the evolution of modern man.

In this sequel to The Loch and prequel to the upcoming MEG 5: Nightstalkers, New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten offers readers a crossover novel that combines characters from two of his most popular series.

There no book like this. I can not even describe what it all about except that it maybe about ET or what we call Energy. Is it possible that we live in a multi universes that can alter our life or are we just atoms that look like a body. We live in a plant that we see that can alter our lives.

The earth have a big bang or did we get seed here from other plant like Mars and now we live on Earth. We could be from the old Mars that is now dead. Our world may be really just be our illusions of what we call home. We may be complete atom that can detain to access 10 dimensions that we see as light. Could we really save our species or are we going to destroy our planet and need to find a new world to survive.

Could our world really be an Illusion of our minds that we see blue skies and green grasses. We may be able to be in our dimensions that we only see what we see. We could be a seed or was it our creator that put us on planet Earth. What do you think about our Earth history? Did we really come from Charon which is Mars now that it a dead planet. Here my favorite of the book, "Life on Earth and Death on Mars". We could have be spawned and planted on Earth or was it the Big Bang. You may want to read the book and decide for yourself what you want to believe. We may be living in world that we now the truth that has to do with our survival.

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March 27, 2015

Satellite by Lee Davidson

Book Title: Satellite
Author:  Lee Davidson
Genres: Mystery, Series, Young Adult, Afterlife, Fiction, Fantasy, Angels, Paranormal
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Series: The Satellite Trilogy # 1
Published: May 13, 2013 (383 Pages, Paperback)
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Tomoson's site for an honesty review. I do not get anything other then the book.
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Description: Grant Bradley was never meant to survive cancer or live happily ever after with his fiancĂ©e, Tate. Before he was born, his destiny to become a guardian angel was decided by the life-planning Schedulers.
Despite having what his new peers deem as a great position in the afterlife, living in utopia with a merciless mentor and looking after strangers doesn't change the way Grant feels about losing out on his life with Tate. Refusing to accept his destiny, he finds a way to visit his lost love. However, keeping their connection alive and, most importantly, secret, will end up costing Grant more than he could ever imagine.

What a book this is for readers. You can read this book in several ways. I would let you decide if you want to read it these ways.

  1. Story of Grant
  2. Afterlife kinda story
  3. Story of Friendships
  4. Story of Mystery
You can decide for yourselves. I really enjoyed the book. To me it was a story of Grants life and learning the truth about about his life. He makes some mistakes and he needs to learned. He does not want to remember his life with Tate.

He starts to makes friends. He does not know about his Legacy. He meets her and does not not know that his first assignment has to do with her. He goes about doing it until he makes a big mistake. He does some really strange things. There are surprises along the way. Grant needs to learn a few things. There are different page turners.

The characters are done well. I had a really hard time putting this book down once I started it. It was that good. I really hope to get the next book to read or to review. I was enjoying Grant and Willow and now I also enjoyed Ryder and Troy.  It really strange and we meet Elliott and it a surprised that I do not want to give you an ending of this book away or what Elliott is doing or how he see Grant or know Grant.

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March 24, 2015

Abigail and the North Pole Adventure by Tali Carmi

Book Title: Abigail and the North Pole Adventure
Author: Tali Carmi
Genres: Children, Adventure, Series,
Series: Bedtime Stories Children's Books for Early & Beginner Readers #
Published: January 9, 2015 (42 Pages, e-book)
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Tomoson's site and Ebookpro for an honesty review. I do not get anything other then the book.
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Description: Want your kids to be familiar with exotic locations? Want them to meet cultures and widen their horizons?

This is a wonderful book about a girl named Abigail.

Abigail found a magical bicycle in her grandparents' old house, and this bicycle takes her to the magnificent North Pole.

Who will she meet there? What will she discover?

This beginner reader’s eBook will inspire your kids to be open to new cultures, and be more curious and enthusiastic about exploring various places.

Your kids will enjoy full-color illustrations of Abigail and the North Pole life.

Your kids will be inspired to be:

1. Open to new people & cultures

2. More curious

3. Enthusiastic about exploring new things

Abigail and the North Pole Adventure is a sweet children's book written especially for you and your ages 2- 8 children.

With simple text and 15 colorful illustrations.

The story is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for beginner readers.

This is another quick read. It good for children. Children learn to use their imagination. It teaches your kids or children values and about giving a helping hand. It also teaches your children about making friendships. Each book tell you about a different place and culture. You learn about the animals and the habit of the folk that live in that area.

The images are down really well. You can see what the description is talking about. This is good for children ages for young children. Parent can read this to their children. Kids can learn to read with these beginner books. Pictures are quite nice and understandable. This is also a good book for children that enjoy adventure books.

I would recommend this book and this series to young readers and children learn to read. If you would like to check out my other review on a book in this series. Here the review to Abigail & Tropical Island adventure.

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March 22, 2015

My Reading List for Reading 4 Autism

This is a Book Challenge that I will be taken place.
I am hosting it here at Nighttime Reading Center. Laura has been happy to help me out with it.

If you are interest in helping you can sign up

I hope you decide to join us as we raise funds for the Autism Foundation. How are we doing that? By reading, of course!

So how exactly does this challenge work? Basically, for every book you read that is in some way related to Autism or Aspergers, you agree to donate a certain amount. You only need to read 1 book as the minimum and the amount you want to donate is up to you. It can be as small as $1 per book or feel free to be as generous as you like.

Our goal is to reach $200. You and even your family members are welcome to join and sign-up as well. I will donate $1 for every sign up. Diane Daniels Manning will donate $5 for each "Almost Perfect" book bought through Laura's website and that of Mine..

I have to still decide on what Books to read for this. Though one of my books has 4 story in it and the first story looks to be about their child with Down Syndrome so I will have that as my book for this for write Now. This might be my only Book to read for this though it may Change..

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