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ALAN DEAN FOSTER: I WAS ABLE TO FILL IN SOME CUT SCENES OF STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Alan Dean Foster is an acknowledged master of novelizations. His experience in the tough task is dating back to the first Star Wars and Aliens movies. 69-year old veteran was called on duty once again to make movie to book transformation of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. And he did splendid job!

It’s a great honor to welcome at Land of Books Alan Dean Foster, who shared his experience in the world of Star Wars and many more interesting inside info about his works.

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– Alan, the book adaptation of Stat Wars: The Force Awakens received a lot of praise? The big question is would the fans of the saga get more answers compared to the movie?
– Absolutely. I was able to fill in some scenes that were cut from the final edit. Also I was able to add new dialogue, and get into the thoughts of the characters. That is what a good novelization should do.
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SCOTT ALLAN MORRISON: TERMS OF USE IS ABOUT THE DARK SIDE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

It’s always great to see an author’s debut to hit the top of bestselling rankings. Scott Allan Morrison’s Terms of Use made a dream start. The official release of the novel is set for January 1, but thanks to Kindle first program the story is already available for the readers.
We are happy to introduce at Land of Books our next guest Scott Allan Morrison, one of the best technology reporter in the past 20 years.

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– Scott, what is your new book Terms of Use about?
Terms of Use is a thriller about the dark side of social media, where large Internet corporations use our data to analyze and manipulate our thoughts and actions.
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A.R. BAUMANN: MY FRIEND READ UNDER A CLOUD OF RAIN AND WAS HORRIFIED BY ALL THE KILLING

The debut novel of A.R. Baumann Under a Cloud of Rain is set for release on January 5. The book is the first part of Nick Noelle mystery series. If you love to explore the dark sides of the human nature, just hit the pre-order button.
Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you A.R. Baumann.

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– A.R., what is your book Under a Cloud of Rain about?
Under A Cloud of Rain is about the murders of the most beautiful heiress’ from Houston’s wealthiest families. My detectives, Noelle and Lopez, are having a most difficult time working with these families of the girls, as they don’t want any detectives snooping around in their backyards—the police force is controlled by these families. In the atmosphere of 1970 Houston, it is humid, sticky, unbearably hot with heavy downpours causing chaos and havoc for the detectives to find evidence of the murder sights, as all the proof has been drenched from the rains. Time is ticking away as Noelle and Lopez fight to find the killer.
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COLLEEN DONNELLY: ANNABELLE FROM MINE TO TELL IS AMALGAMATION OF WOMEN AND THEIR DESIRES

Colleen Donnelly’s third book Mine to Tell became her brightest literary jewel. The novel was released on August 25. Until now the title gathered almost 100 reviews with stunning average of 4.8 Amazon stars. “I was hooked on the first page”, “Best fiction novel I’ve ever read” and “Unique and fascinating way to tell a story,” are few of the readers’ comments.
Land of Books is happy to meet Colleen Donnelly. We are sure that you will share the feeling.

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– Colleen, what is your book Mine to Tell about?
Mine to Tell, at the heart of it, is about forgiveness, and I use the clash of family guilt and innocence to bring that out. Annabelle’s great-grandmother, Julianne, was accused of adultery by Annabelle’s great-grandfather. The family ostracized Julianne and for three generations never questioned the accusation. Annabelle, the first female born in the family since Julianne, doubts her great-grandmother’s guilt and sets out on a course that upsets her family and affects her own engagement so she can learn the truth.
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ADA SCOTT: I WANTED STILL A BAD BOY TO BE ABSOLUTELY SMOKING HOT

Ada Scott describes herself as a former office drone and former nurse, who now spends every waking moment doing what she loves. The result is her very first novel Still a Bad Boy.
The book made shining premiere around Amazon bestselling list reaching Top 10. The readers’ response was brilliant with average 4.5 stars from 180 reviews.

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– Ada, what is your book Still a Bad Boy about?
– It’s about an innocent young girl who is unexpectedly thrust into a world of lust and danger with a powerful man who has a legitimate business front, but a history of crime and violence as well as an ongoing personal vendetta that he can never let go of.
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KAYLEE SONG: WED TO THE BAD BOY IS A REVERSE JULIET/ROMEO STORY

Kaylee Song is a talented romance author living in Charm City. She released her latest novel Wed to the Bad Boy on October 26. With average 4.6 Amazon from 110 plus reviews the novel found a place among Top 20 Kindle Bestselling list.
Today we are happy to welcome lady Kaylee at Land of Books.

– Kaylee, what is your book Wed to the Bad Boy about?
– I always like to think that my books are about independent women and cynical men. It’s probably my trademark style. This book is no different.
I wrote both characters from the heart, Joanna is a strong, stubborn, smart woman who is running from her life in the mob. Greyson is the heir to a rival family. It’s a reverse Juliet/Romeo. It’s about how they find each other when they are forced together.
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MATTHEW FITZSIMMONS: THE SHORT DROP WAS INSPIRED BY THRILLERFEST

Matthew FitzSimmons made a dream debut. His first ever novel The Short Drop is currently #1 at Kindle Amazon Bestselling list. The book was loved by the readers, who are giving average 4.7 Amazon stars from 280 plus reviews.

The Short Drop is an adrenaline-fueled thriller that has it all—political intrigue, murder, and suspense. Matthew FitzSimmons weaves a clever plot and deftly leads the reader on a rapid ride to an explosive end”, said the good friend of Land of Books Robert Dugoni, author of My Sister’s Grave.

Andrew Peterson added: “Beyond exceptional. Matthew FitzSimmons is the real deal”.

So here we are with another special chat with the new star of thriller genre Mr. Matthew FitzSimmons himself. We owe special thanks to lovely Dennelle Catlett for her great assistance in doing the interview.

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– Matthew, Tell us about your new book, The Short Drop. What is it about?
The Short Drop is about Gibson Vaughn and the search for Suzanne Lombard, a childhood friend and daughter of the American vice president. Her disappearance has haunted Gibson since he was a troubled teenager. Ten years later, he’s been given the chance to solve the mystery. It’s an opportunity that he can’t pass up and of course gets him into all sorts of trouble.
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LUCY SCORE: I WROTE PRETEND YOU’RE MAIN AS TWO SEPARATE BOOKS

Lucy Score debuted in 2015. Her second novel Pretend You’re Mine was published on October 22. For a fresh author our next guest showed great talent and received well deserved positive critics. The Amazon feedback is more than perfect averaging 4,8 stars from 160 plus reviews. The book is stranding solidly in Kindle Top 10 bestselling list. Let’s see who is hiding behind the lovely writer from Pennsylvania.

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– Lucy, what is your book Pretend You’re Mine about?
Pretend You’re Mine is about a mismatched couple in a small town. They’re both running from something and that brings them together and also tears them apart. It’s a sweet story with a whole cast of hilarious secondary characters.
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AMAZON TOP 10 BESTSELLERS: OCTOBER 2015

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The second month of autumn became the time for a total dominance by Camille Pagán and her book Life and Other Near-Death Experiences. The title stayed in Top 3 of Kindle Amazon bestselling list during the entire month. Even the movie premiere of The Martian couldn’t move out of the first place the best novel for October.
Despite the strong performance of the winner, we’ve got some very close clashes for the other places in Top 10. Check them out

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DOUG JOHNSTONE: THE JUMP IS ABOUT SUICIDE AND REDEMPTION

Our guest for today’s interview is the Scottish writer Doug Johnstone. His latest novel The Jump was released in the summer. The book received positive feedback not only in the United Kingdom, but also worldwide.
It’s a great pleasure to introduce to you at Land of Books Mr. Doug Johnstone.

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– Doug, what is your book The Jump about?
The Jump is about suicide and redemption. It’s set in the shadow of the Forth Road Bridge outside Edinburgh in Scotland. The main character Ellie is struggling since her teenage son killed himself, and the book begins with her finding another boy about to jump off the bridge. She talks him down and takes him home, but finds he has blood on him that isn’t his. This leads her down a terrifying path as she tries to protect the boy and keep her own sanity.
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