Monday, October 21, 2013

Virtual Blog Tour for Luthecker by Keith Domingue

Join author Keith Domingue on his Virtual Book Tour for Luthecker, presented by Pump Up Your Book!, from October 7 – 31, 2013.  Please leave a comment or question for Keith to let him know you stopped by.  My review will post for this book will post no later than Wednesday, October 23, and all I can say about the book right now is “Oh Boy …..what a ride!”.

Write what you know…or not by Keith Domingue

“Write what you know” is common advice given to writers when they begin their journey into storytelling.  Good advice?  Perhaps. It’s been told often enough to be part of the literary vernacular, so it has to have some root basis in truth.  But what does that really mean?  Taken too literally, that would make Stephen King a very ominous and scary human being, would it not?  

Certainly, if you want to write legal thrillers, then having a degree in law, and practicing law for a period of time, would inform you with both stories and a framework that someone without that particular background would be lacking.  And it’s worked out pretty well for John Grisham.

But back to the question:  What does that really mean?

Well, speaking for myself, “write what you know” is about human nature, in the broadest sense.  Write what you know about...Love. Hate. Compassion. 
Jealousy. Sacrifice.  Joy.  Desperation.   Righteousness.

Write what you know about the defining qualities of character contained in that odd beast, the Homo Sapien.  

And you come to know about these things by, well, living life.  If you look at many great writers, they’ve had many jobs or careers. Personally, I’ve spent time as an engineer, a martial arts instructor, a financial consultant, a fitness coach and a professional screenwriter.   And all of these things informed me when I wrote my very first novel, LUTHECKER.  

But not just in a tactical sense.   (I really don’t have much experience telling people about their past just based on their behavior, or telling them exactly how their lives are going to end.)

What those careers did, was expose me to a broad array of people, and I learned much about….Love, hate, compassion, jealousy, etc.  And that is what I plugged into my imagination when I created Alex Luthecker, his friends, and his enemies.

So I write what I know.   And you should too.  And if you add vision, imagination, and research, you can write what you know about pretty much anything.

 Title: Luthecker
Genre: Thriller
Author: Keith Domingue
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages: 374
Language: English
ISBN-10:  1478361638
ISBN-13: 978-1478361633

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About the Book:

ALEX LUTHECKER lives off of the grid. He prefers the comfort of the night. He avoids the crowded and chaotic daylight hours, because the relentless anxieties of the multitudes overwhelm him. This is because Alex has a rare gift. He is a pattern reader. Patterns in nature, patterns in social groups, patterns in individual behavior, he can recognize them all. With one conversation, he knows all of your secrets. He can tell you exactly who you are. He can tell you exactly how your life is going to end.  For Alex, it’s not magic. It’s math.

NICOLE ELLIS works in the energy business. She trades futures in the lifeblood of civilization: crude oil. With the help of her patented pattern recognition software, PHOEBE, she has the uncanny ability to predict trends in oil production and consumption. And at the tender age of twenty-five, she is recognized as one of the best in the business, with the bank account to show for it.  For Nicole, who grew up with nothing, the world is hers.

RICHARD BROWN was a highly respected intelligence officer during both Gulf Wars. He oversaw rendition squads, making sure that his interrogators didn’t cross the line into torture, and if they did, that no one would ever be the wiser. The only thing that mattered to the government was that Brown always got his man. His track record of success allowed his move into the private sector, eventually heading the corporate entity known as Coalition Properties, the largest military contractor in U.S. history.  For Brown, the commodity he trades and sells is power.

A terrorist attack on a Saudi oil refinery sets the paths of all three on a collision course, an encounter that threatens to upset the balance of power in the world. Alex must learn to forge relationships and become a leader in order to save the lives of not only himself and Nicole, but also those of his loose band of allies, as he becomes one of the most sought after fugitives in history.

Buy Link:  Amazon 

About the Author:

Keith Domingue is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles, and has written scripts for MGM Studios, Dimension Films, and Village Roadshow Pictures. His first original screenplay ONE THIRD, is being produced by Safady Entertainment and Lions Gate Films, and is scheduled to begin production in 2014.  LUTHECKER is his first novel.

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Tour Schedule

Monday, October 7 – Character Guest Post at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
Tuesday, October 8 – Guest Blogging at Workaday Reads
Wednesday, October 9 – Book Review at Miki’s  Hope
Thursday, October 10 – Guest Blogging at Moonlight, Lace & Mayhem
Thursday, October 10 – Interview at The Book Connection
Monday, October 14 – Interview at Read 2 Review
Monday, October 14 – Guest Blogging at Authors and Readers Book Corner
Tuesday, October 15 – Guest  Blogging at Bookingly Yours
Wednesday, October 16 – Book Review at Review From Here
Thursday, October 17 – Character Guest Post at Crazy Four Books
Monday, October 21 – Book Review & Guest Blogging at Queen of All She Reads
Tuesday, October 22 – Character Guest Post at My Book Addiction and More
Tuesday, October 22 – Book Review at My Book Addiction Reviews
Wednesday, October 23 – Book Review at My Reading Table
Thursday, October 24 – Interview at Examiner
Thursday, October 24 – Character Guest Post at Lori’s Reading Table
Friday, October 25 – Character Guest Post & Interview at My Devotional Thoughts
Monday, October 28 – Interview at I’m Shelf-ish
Monday, October 28 – Book Review at Mary’s Cup of Tea
Tuesday, October 29 – Book Review & Character Guest Post at Deal Sharing Aunt
Wednesday, October 30 – Interview at Mom With a Kindle
Thursday, October 31 – Book Review at Create With Joy

1 comment:

  1. Curious what you thought of the book! Will you be posting a review soon?