Welcome to the Holiday Blog Book Tour: a collection of books and blogs from international authors with that ‘certified must-read’ for your holiday.
Paul Anthony invites you all to jump on board his aeroplane and take off to the sunshine this year. Come fly with us.
Clive Eaton is navigating and Scott Whitmore is at the controls. Francis Laveauz is dispensing your favourite holiday tipple and Zoe Saadia, Laura Johnson and Seumas Gallacher will be bringing you the very best from their ‘Duty Free’ trolleys. Now hang on tight and watch Amy Metz run through the flight safety drill. We’re only joking, of course. Relax!
Enjoy your holiday.
You’ll need your bucket and spade, a passport, and a couple of books. What? You’ve got everything except the books! Don’t worry, we’ll try and supply a few for you.
Well, authors need readers and readers need authors. So, with that in mind, I’d like to introduce you to a bunch of authors who write in a wide variety of genres and have gathered together a collection of books for your holiday enjoyment. Each author has been asked a series of questions but each one has a different answer and a different selection of books on offer. You’re invited to join us on our tour and spread the word about these wonderful holiday reads. Those of us on twitter will be tweeting #holreads2013 but all we’d like you to do is read this post and then click on the names of the authors in the list below, visit their sites, and compare their answers with the rest.
Why don’t we crack on and make a start with Seumas Gallacher.
Q. In which part of the world do you live at the moment?
A. Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates in the MIddle East, which has the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which I consider a candidate for one of the new Wonders of the World.
Also pictured here is the stunning new Etihad Towers complex, in which I am currently privileged to live.
Q. Do you have any favourite parts of the world or any favourite holiday places?
A. Favourite city for sight-seeing is Vienna, the architecture is stunning, but for the favourite place to be, and to live and to vacation, Hong Kong wins hands down .its 24-hour non-stop vibrance has to be experienced to be believed.
Q. What kind of holiday do you prefer? Cruises, walking, beach holiday, city breaks, villa, caravan, for example. Are you an explorer or do you just like to crash and relax?
A. I’m a bit of a Philistine in that my sense of a good relaxing holiday is in a five-star hotel ANYWHERE, with Cable Channel TV covering all the English Premier League football, as well as the Champions League games. Fine dining is a given!
Q. Do you feature international places in your books or are they a figment of your imagination designed to engage the reader?
A. Yes, international locales feature prominently in all the books so far (two on Kindle already, and a third advanced Work In Progress)..the geography stretches across Europe, the Far East, North Africa and South America–it doesn’t get much more global than that.
Q. Do you write for the holiday maker or do you write for a specific market?
A. I write for neither specifically…I write what I’d like to read if I were buying a novel.
Q. Tell us about some of your books and why you think they will make good holiday reads.
A. THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY and VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK, and soon to be launched SAVAGE PAYBACK, all feature a trio of ex-SAS commando officers with their own specialised security firm, going around the globe sorting out the baddies, who are involved in murder, drug smuggling, people trafficking and money laundering. They use their black operations skills to go under the usual legal radar to bring the bad lads to account in their own way. Tons of action.
Q. And where can we learn more about these holiday reads?
A. Amazon links :
THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY
VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK
Thanks for joining us on our holiday tour. Stay safe and enjoy yourselves wherever you are going.
Now please follow these cracking hand-picked authors to see what they have to say about holidays and holiday reads.
http://intheshadowofthedragon.blogspot.fr/ (francis laveaux)
http://abluemillionbooks.blogspot.com (amy metz)