She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. – Annie Dillard
Publisher: Brysen Mann
Publication Date: December 6, 2017
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About the Book
Deputy Frank Smirnov wants a peaceful life but fate has chosen a different path. He could never have imagined a course that not only gives him insight to his past but to the true origins of the human race. NSA Agent Zachariah Allmass' job is to eliminate those who know too much, and those "Beings" with powers untold that have elected to remain hidden for all these millenniums, now possess evidence he needs for his true employer, the Committee. But Allmass has an agenda of his own.
Meanwhile, Roman Petrov is a violent man who puts his retirement on temporary hiatus after being left with collateral damage that leaves him no choice but to eliminate the "thorn in his side".
When these men's worlds collide, secrets that were never meant to be exposed will shake the very foundation of mankind's existence.
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L: Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?
BM: I'm just a guy with a story to tell.
L: Who or what inspired you to be an author?
BM: I don't believe there was any inspiration. It came time to tell my tale and hopefully the reader will be intrigued enough in it to want more as my narrative does not end with this first book.
L: Who or what inspired your novel?
BM: I want the people to hopefully read my story and give them reason to look at the world, where we are, where we are going as a civilization. To give them the opportunity to pause, reflect and discuss. To question whether this tale of fiction can be based in reality.
L: What would you say is the genre of your novel?
BM: I would classify this as a psychological thriller/mystery/sci-fi
L: Why did you pick this/these genre(s)?
BM: There was no picking or choosing. This tale is what it is.
L: How did you develop your plot and characters?
BM: You could almost say they were already in my head...like a memory.
L: Who or what inspired your protagonist?
BM: I believe there is a part of me in this character.
L: Who or what inspired your antagonist?
BM: The same would apply here...part of me.
L: What was the most difficult part to write in the book?
BM: This story has a lot of twists and turns so the most difficult part was making sure all or most of the questions were answered. That everything tied in.
L: What was your favourite part of your book to write?
BM: The dialogue.
L: Are you a full time or a part time writer? If part time, what do you do besides write? *
BM: I am hoping that the writing will be full time. The second book is already in my head and it is time to put it on paper.
L: What are you currently reading?
BM: I haven't read anything in a long time. I don't want anything to influence my writing. It has to be my story told my way.
L: What are some of your favourite books or authors?
BM: Some of my favorite books are those I read while I was quite young, Les Miserables, Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Rikki Tikki Tavi.
L: What are your future projects, if any?
BM: To continue with my planned trilogy of The Xeno Manifesto.
L: What is your preferred method for readers to get in touch with you and your books? Please provide links.
L: Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
BM: Believe in what you are writing and market the heck out of it.
About the Author
At what point, in a person’s life, do you say enough is enough? For me, that time has come.
I am at a juncture in my life where I can’t keep it locked inside anymore.
I mean when will it end? What price will have to be paid?
There is too much at stake. I, for one, have to speak out but will anyone listen?
Things are not what they appear. The veil that hides these secrets has to be lifted and let those that wish, read what is written and then give consideration to the plausibility of this saga. This is all I can offer and hope for.
The rest is up to you. It is time for you, the reader, to be judge and jury.
But you must know, my tale does not end here…there is more to be revealed.
Hi fellow reader!