Thursday, October 3, 2013

Blog Tour & Interview: Hunted (Emlyn Rees)

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In HUNTED an innocent man on the run faces down the biggest manhunt in history in a thrilling tale from international bestselling author Emlyn Rees.
When Danny Shanklin woke up in a strange hotel, he never expected the rest of his day would be spent running for his life. But the high-powered rifle strapped to his hands and the unknown dead man on the floor say otherwise. It’s only when the sirens start wailing outside that Danny realizes this day will be different. Today will be the worst day of his life—and maybe his last.
Framed and forced on the run, Danny sets out on a heart-pounding race against time to escape and track down the terrorists who set him up… and make them pay. But with 500,000 CCTV cameras, 33,000 cops, 9 intelligence agencies, and dozens of television news channels hot on his trail, how long can one innocent man survive?With only his tech support friend, the Kid, for backup, Danny sets out on a nail-biting odyssey though the panicked city streets, in a desperate bid to escape, protect the people he loves, and track down the terrorists who set him up - and make them pay.
But with 500,000 CCTV cameras, 33,000 cops, 9 intelligence agencies, and dozens of TV news channels all hot on his tail, just how long will THIS one innocent man be able to survive?

Title:   Hunted
Author:  Emlyn Rees
Genre: Thriller
Publication Date:  October 1, 2013 an e-book original
Publisher:  Witness Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

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Emlyn Rees was brought up in Cardiff and studied English at Southampton University. His first novel, 'The Book of Dead Authors', published in 1997, was written while he worked as an assistant to the literary agent Vivienne Schuster. Emlyn and his wife Josie Lloyd each had novels of their own published before teaming up to write the bestsellers Come Together, Come Again, The Boy Next Door, Love Lives, We Are Family, The Three Day Rule and The Seven Year Itch.

Interview #1 with author Emlyn Rees

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m 42 - which is, of course, the meaning of life, according to one of my favourite authors, Douglas Adams - and I live in the British seaside resort of Brighton with my three kids and my wife, the novelist Joanna Rees, who I got together with whilst writing a novel called Come Together – a romantic comedy told in alternating ‘his’hers’ chapters - when we were both in our 20s. As well as writing thrillers, I’m also the commissioning editor for Exhibit A, Angry Robot’s paperback crime fiction imprint, which publishes in both the UK and US. 

At what point in your life did you realize that being an author was no longer going to be just a dream but a career you were going to turn into reality?

I was 25 when my first thriller, The Book of Dead Authors, got published. Two years before, as well as setting out to write a novel, I’d decided to do everything humanly possible to find it a home. This included getting a job filing contracts at a London literary agency, where I made myself useful long enough to get a job as an assistant. Part of my work there was to help run the slush pile of unsolicited manuscripts sent in. To get myself an agent, I sent my own novel in under a pseudonym and ‘found’ it on the pile and wrote a reader’s report on it, praising it to the roof. It was enough to get it read by one of the senior agents, who luckily liked it enough to want to meet the ‘author’. When I confessed that it was actually me, he swore a lot, then laughed and offered to represent the book. I give a lot of talks in libraries these days and always advise new writers to do whatever it takes to get your book noticed. No matter how sneaky.

Have you written a book you love that you have not been able to get published?

Yes, I wrote a ‘campus/coming of age’ novel before I wrote my first thriller. It got knocked back everywhere I sent it. A friend of my father, a guy who ran a building company, asked me what I was going to do next. I said, ‘I don’t know. Get a real job, I suppose, and move on.’ And he said, ‘No, you get a real job and you keep writing too. And you keep on doing it until you succeed.’ Best advice I ever had.
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  1. This sounds good and I love a suspense thriller. Wonderful interview! Adding to my list!

  2. WOw nice cctv cameras.It working good.i am happy to buy this.

  3. Amazing performance of this CCTV camera its very useful for our security