Friday, October 19, 2012

The Erroneous Talibani by Richard Asner Blog Tour Interview

The Erroneous Talibani showcases all the essential components of the classic espionage novel. Exotic settings, broken hearts, treacherous allies, love, violence, redemption and vengeance spin through the book, which moves at a breakneck pace worthy of the best examples of the genre.

Greg Damet, an Annapolis graduate with eight years in Naval Intelligence is recruited by the CIA where he meets and falls in love with Jacquie Dean. Together they are sent to Afghanistan to work with the Special Forces. Greg is sent into the field while Jacquie remains at Bagram Air Base.

During Greg’s tour of duty, his plane is shot down, eats raw snake to survive and is ultimately captured and beaten nearly to death by the Taliban. He is discovered by Aysha, the daughter of a tribal chieftain and she nurses him back to health. During his recovery, the two develop a romantic attraction for each other. It is also while he is recovering that he is able to obtain information that has dire international consequences, information supplied by a CIA mole. Armed with this information, Greg is forced to kiss a tearful Aysha good-bye and do whatever it takes to get to the American Embassy in Islamabad. Greg’s initial action there is key to unraveling the mystery of the mole’s true identity.

1. Night owl or early bird?
Night owl. Usually in bed by 11:30 to 12.

2. Please tell us in one sentence only why we should read your book.
If you like a little humor injected into a novel of action, mystery and suspense, you’ll love this story.

3. Any other books in the works? 
I have two books in the works, “Sixty Seconds to Armageddon” and “The Al Qaeda Message”. Sixty Seconds is finished and looking for a publisher.

4. What is your dream cast for your book? 
Johnny Depp for Greg Damet, Angelina Jolie for Jacquie Dean and a new actress Olivia Wilde for Aysha.

5. Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book? 
This is a tough one, but I’m thinking of perhaps the theme from the TV show “Peter Gunn”.

6. What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? 
Never give up.

7. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? 
With all its faults, Chicago.

8. What do you do in your free time? 
Work out in the morning and write compose in the afternoon.
9. How did you come up with the title of your book? 
It is exactly what the book’s hero became!

10. Who inspired you to become an author? 
My very good friend, Jacquie Moynihan.

11. Favorite music? 
Anything by Tchaikovsky.

12. In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with? 
Tom Clancey

13. What are your current literary works? Any sneak peeks? 
Sixty Seconds to Armageddon. Would let you read first chapter.

14. What is your favorite scene in the book and why do you love it? 
The love scene between Jamal and Aysha because they both know it was a moment that couldn’t last.

1. Nickname- Dick. 
2. Favorite writing spot- Kitchen table 
3. Favorite movie- Any John Wayne Movie

Author Bio:
Richard Asner describes himself as having led a “very fruitful life,” and it would be impossible to dispute him. A veteran of the U.S. Marines, which he joined at 17, he went on to graduate from the Naval Academy, like his hero Greg Damet. He then spent eight years as a naval aviator teaching midshipmen at Northwestern University during the last three years of his flying career.

Mr.Asner moved his focus to engineering and spent thirty years working in that field in the Chicago area before retiring. His primary enthusiasm is working out in his health club, but the keyboard will continue to compete with the weight room as a focus for his energy.


Check out the rest of the tour ;)
10/15 YA Between the Lines
10/17 A Chick Who Reads
10/18 Reflections of a Bookworm
10/19 The Cover by Brittany
10/24 Kaisy Daisy's Corner
10/29 I am, Indeed
10/31 SnifferWalk
11/2 The Bunny's Review
11/2 Window on the World
11/4 T B R
11/5 Reflections of a Bookworm
11/5 Free Book Dude
11/7 Books for me
11/8 Happy Tails & Tales
11/9 Books & Other Spells
11/9 Kindle Fever
11/12 My Cozie Corner
11/14 All Things Writing
11/15 The Cover by Brittany
11/15 DanaSquare 

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