Do you like good storytelling? Action? Suspense? Thrillers that thrill? Do you find yourself drawn to flicks like Hunt for Red October, Jurassic Park, Sherlock Holmes, The Bourne Identity, and Taken? Or TV shows like 24, The Last Ship, and The Blacklist?
Do you like adventure? Heros you can cheer on? All the while, experiencing the truth woven into a story that leaves you pondering things long after the last page is turned? When the credits scroll? When the advertisement for the next show appears?
That's what I hope for when I crack open up a book, plop down in a theater seat with my popcorn in hand, or turn on the "telly."
And that's what I attempt to do when I write.
I like to see the story unfold, picture it in what I like to call "the movie screen of my mind." Write it as if someone could easily transform it to the "big screen." That's what good novels do, right? Suspense thrillers should draw you in, grab you by the proverbial throat, and never let go until the book is closed.
Thirty Days Hath Revenge is the first book in an international suspense thriller series that is being likened to the writings of Clive Cussler, Frederick Forsythe, and Joel Rosenberg. That's not me saying those things. That's reader feedback.
Oh, and did I mention the awards? Apparently, some folks in "the biz" believe my writing has merit as well. So, I can honestly say, with proof to back it up, that when I say the writing is good, I'm not delusional.
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So, you're probably wondering...
What's up with Triple Time, Book 2
in the Blake Meyer Thriller series?
(Drum roll, please...)
Blake encouraged Kevin to step out on a limb...and pursue a literary agent.
That pursuit has come to fruition! Kevin officially joined the Hartline Literary Agency family in early August! He is represented by Jim Hart.
Now, Kevin will continue working on Blake's series.
Triple Time, Book 2 in the series, is complete and ready for the publisher's editorial process to begin and finding a home for the remainder of Blake's series becomes "Job #1."
In the meantime, Kevin is working on Book 3, The Tide of Times (a tentative title taken from the Shakespearean play, Julius Caesar), and hopes to have it completed by the end of September, '14.
Blake has almost confirmed with Kevin that the series should be six books in length as opposed to the originally planned five.
They will be meeting soon to nail that down.
While you wait, Blake says it's a great time to read Book 1, 30 Days Hath Revenge!
What else is happening at www.ckevinthompson.com?
Hot from the Great News Department:
Kevin has been invited to be a regular contributor for the blog entitled, Seriously Write, which encourages and equips writers along the writing journey. His first post will appear Friday, October 24, and continue to appear on the fourth Friday of each month (excluding December). The blog receives over 100,000 views per month, and is a very well-established blog within the CBA market. Stop by and check it out!
Kevin says to be on the lookout for Supervisory Special Agent Blake Meyer's upcoming Facebook page, due to launch once Book 2's publication date is announced! He says it will be a...uh, blast!
The Serpent's Grasp is alive and well in the news once again! Check out this article from late July, 2014! Kevin wonders if Anthony Fontaine is on the Board of Trustees for California State University @ Northridge...
Kevin was a guest blogger again on ACFW's blog, dated July 14. His post entitled, Getting in Touch with Your Inner-Psychopath, is an enlightening story about Sue Grafton and how she got her start...and the parallels between Sue's beginnings in this crazy business called "being a writer," and Kevin's start.
A Clandestine Mission.
A Cryptic Message.
A Chaste Promise.
Blake Meyer dreamed of a peaceful end to a dutiful career with the FBI. Married now, his life was taking him in a new direction—a desk job. He would be an analyst. Ride it out until retirement. Be safe so he could enjoy his grandchildren some day.
But when a notable member of the IRA is murdered in a London flat, Blake’s secretive past propels him into the middle of a vindictive, international scheme so hellish and horrific, it will take everything Blake possesses—all of it—to save the United States from the most diabolical terrorist attack to date.
Click on the tab at the top of the page to go to this book's own page and check out the sneak peek!
Keep an eye on Kevin's Blog (link at the top of the page) as he teams up with Gospel for Asia! Kevin used K. P. Yohannan's book, No Longer a Slumdog, to help set the stage for some of his Blake Meyer Series.
Kevin was a guest blogger on ACFW's Blog for April 21, 2014! His entry was entitled, "Incredible Writing Done Credibly." He also was a guest blogger for ACFW on July 14, 2014, with the post entitled, "Getting in Touch with Your Inner-Psychopath."
Come check it out!