Got Kronos by Jeremy Robinson. Read Kronos by Jeremy Robinson. Loved Kronos by Jeremy Robinson. Seriously, if Peter Benchley mixed with a little Steve Alten mixed with a little… well, Jeremy Robinson is your thing, then Kronos is a must for your bookshelf. This book takes the terror from the deep to a new level, because the characters are extremely well developed. It’s not just about a giant sea monster that eats people. It’s about the people in the story. There’s action and spine tingIiness, but there’s also characters you actually care about. I’ve read Robinson’s earlier work, and they were good, but this one puts him on a whole new level of writer goodliness. Translation for those of you who hate words like goodliness, Kronos is an excellent book. Buy it. Read it. Love it.
I’ve talked about Jeremy Robinson before on this blog. He’s a writer to be admired for more than just his talent. He is an extremely resourceful guy who had a dream he refused to give up on. He started in the POD world, and graduated to owning his own small publishing house, and eventually even signed a publishing multi-book deal with a major publishing house (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press). He’s a guy to watch and learn from. Luckily he’s made that easy for you. He has a bi-weekly video blog on Youtube that is worth subscribing to if you’re a writer, author, or a member of the publishing community. Here’s one of my favorite installments. Watch, learn, and pass along the link to everyone on your list that’s ever talked about publishing a book.
Enough of this nice guy stuff. I’m going to be bad this year. Well, not actually me, but a character named Richard Ridley will be awesomely bad in an upcoming thriller written by Jeremy Robinson (now you know my first name). Jeremy dropped me a note last week letting me know about his new bad guy, and I’m loving every wicked moment of it. I’ve secretly always wanted to be an evil geneticist. Lack of brains and overall evilness is the only thing holding me back. Here’s what Jeremy had to say in his initial email:
I named the bad guy in PULSE after you. Richard Ridley is the head of Manifold Genetics and into some unsavory science. He’s a fun character, but can be…brutal at times. I used a bunch of upcoming authors as names for characters in the book. Just thought it’d be fun. 🙂 Scott Sigler, Lewis Aleman and Steven Savile are all authors in the book too, though I changed Scott’s first name to Jack.
Here’s a description of PULSE:
Imagine a world where soldiers regenerate and continue fighting without pause, and where suicide bombers live to strike again. This is the dream of Richard Ridley, founder of Manifold Genetics, and he has discovered the key to eternal life: an ancient artifact buried beneath a Greek inscribed stone in the Peruvian desert.
When Manifold steals the artifact and abducts archaeologist Dr. George Pierce, the United States Special Forces Delta operator, Jack Sigler, callsign King, and his “Chess Team”—Queen, Knight, Rook, Bishop and their handler, Deep Blue—give chase. They must save Pierce and stop Manifold before they change the face of genetics—and human history—forever.
According to the Amazon detail page, the book will be released in May of 2009, but it is available for pre-order now!
Jeremy also has another book coming out on January 16, 2009 titled Kronos. If you like sea monsters (and who doesn’t) this is the book for you. Here’s the trailer:
I will be returning the favor. Look for a slightly insane Bigfoot hunter named Jeremy Robinson in my new book titled “Lost Days.” Release date as yet to be determined.