Sunday, July 29, 2012

A.F. Ebbers - Dangerous Past Virtual Book Tour Review/Guest Post


Suspense / Thriller
Title: Dangerous Past
Author: A.F. Ebbers

Date Published: 9/11/12 - ebook version

Airline Captain Frank Braden and his wife Nicole are suddenly stalked by professional assassins who have a deadline to make their deaths look like an accident or a suicide. And the couple doesn't know why they are being targeted. They don't realize that they stand in the way of a deadly conspiracy. Little by little they are pulled into a dangerous web of intrigue by a murderous criminal network that deceptvely offers the pilot his wife's life if he will concede to their demands. This is a thriller that rocks the highest levels of Washington.

Dangerous PastDangerous Past by A. F. Ebbers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a fast-paced thriller that kept me guessing at every turn! My interest never waned once as I was reading, and I struggled to put it down. Just about the time I thought I had it figured out, the author threw in a curve ball that I did not see coming.

I enjoyed practically every aspect of this book. No sex scenes (yes!), and profanity was minimal--almost not worth mentioning. I sometimes grew tired of all the flash backs, but again, it was not enough to spoil my enjoyment of the book.

The characters were well-developed, and I found my heart nearly stopping during the fast-paced action of the book. When an author can cause me to care about the main characters, I know this is a book that is well-written. I am so glad I continued reading once I finished the prologue. I say that because I did not find the prologue terribly exciting, and I figured I would not like the book. Was I ever wrong! Never judge a book by the prologue.

I don't want to give away anything, so all I will say is that if you want a book that is a fast-paced summer read, look no further. You will not be sorry!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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Author Bio
A. F. Ebbers, a journalism graduate of Ohio University was a reporter/writer for major newspapers, ad agencies, and in public relations for Cessna Aircraft Company.  He also graduated from Army Flight School and flew for the Ohio and Kansas Army National Guards. Later he was called to active duty and served two flying tours in Vietnam. After retirement from the military, he flew for corporations and for regional airlines. A dual rated ATP pilot, he has written for numerous national magazines, Sunday supplements and trade and travel magazines and has written screenplays and short stories. Today he lives with his wife in the Austin, Texas area and, when not writing, enjoys tennis, flying and piano. Dangerous Past is his debut novel.

About writing.  I write realistically about what I have experienced.  Most of the places in this novel are real because I’ve been there: from Vietnam to Europe to Asia to Washington to Texas and most places in-between.  I create characters using a combination of real and imaginary personalities.  My motto for writing fiction is always write what you know.

Guest Post:  
Every writer and author gets rejections. Just get over it or even use it  to your advantage. But don’t give up.
For example, when I was teaching a Saturday informal class at University of Texas on magazine writing, one of my students in class asked what was the secret to getting her articles published in national magazines.
 It was a question I had been waiting for.
 So I brought out a large roll of paper and gave one end of the paper to a student and told him to stand at the front of the auditorium stage and then gave the other end to another student and told him to unravel it by walking up the long aisle to the door. While going up the aisle he went through the door and disappeared, still unrolling the paper. Then I told the class that all those big and small papers taped end to end were my rejection slips and that’s what it takes to be a free-lance magazine writer or any published writer.
Remember, even Tom Clancy’s debut novel submission was turned down by every East Coast publisher he sent it to because they didn’t know him and probably didn’t even bother to read his manuscript. Not discouraged, he sent it off to a naval press in Maryland which normally did not publish fiction but they did read his manuscript of “Hunt for Red October.” The rest is history.

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.*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

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