Friday, June 8, 2018

Bitten by Alan Moore

Book Details:

Book Title: Bitten by Alan Moore

Category: Adult Fiction, 430 pages

Genre: Thriller

Publisher: Self-published

Release date: February 7, 2018

Tour dates: June 4 to 22, 2018

Content Rating: R (Book contains profanities, intermittent sex and violence, incl. one violent sex episode, together with scenes of explicit disaster, distress and death)

Book Description:

In the not-too-distant future, Italy is in disarray. It has voted to leave the EU in an attempt to regain control of its laws, finances and commerce. Even so, the country's economy is shrinking and its national debt rising. There is a marked escalation, too, in unemployment, bank loans and immigration. Production and service companies are in difficulty. The only thriving business areas are the black market and organised crime. There is discontent and protest on all sides.

In Florence, the local Mafia boss, more accustomed to gunrunning and trading in plutonium, is involved in organising a silent auction for the sale of one of the world's most valuable lost paintings - a sixteenth-century masterpiece, which was appropriated in World War II by Stalin's Trophy Brigade. A British art expert is set to buy the picture on behalf of his client, a South American billionaire - yet surprisingly two Italian undercover intelligence agents, acting as antique dealers, submit the winning bid.

All the while, human beings continue to harm the Earth by destroying land, sea, air, animals and trees. Global climate change, polluting the atmosphere, depleting the ozone layer: these are some of man's crimes against Nature. But time is running out. Nature has lost patience with humans. Unless something is done immediately to reverse the destruction of the ecosystem, Nature will retaliate by deploying the terrifying forces at her command. And as a first step in wreaking her revenge, she instigates a reign of terror by the deadliest creature on Earth.

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Meet the Author:

Born in Surbiton, Surrey in 1944, Alan Moore lives in Barnes, SW London, with his wife, Amber. They have two daughters and a son, who between them have two boys and two girls with another boy expected in May. Alan was educated at Oundle School in Northamptonshire and at London University, where, as an external student, he obtained a BA degree in English. Thereafter, for 25 years, he single-handedly ran his own book publishing company, which at one stage was producing up to 20 titles a year. Now, at the age of 74, he has self-published his first novel.

Interview with Alan Moore:

What is the last great book you've read?
The three volumes about Cicero by Robert Harris: Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator.
What made you write a book that tackles the topic of mosquitos as a threat?
In a complete reversal of normal experience, I wasn't bothered by mosquitoes when I was younger.  It's only as I've grown older that they've targeted me. When I go to Nice, they seem to know I've arrived back in town and line up on the windowsill waiting to bite me again!  It's because of this that I decided to write a book that highlights the menace of these potentially dangerous creatures.

Do you snack while writing?
No, definitely not.  It would be a distraction.

Where do you write?
I write at my desk in a school in Barnes, SW London, where I live. The desk is in front of a large window which looks out on a magnificent 120-year-old pine tree.  This is set in a large lawn that has extensive borders of mainly red flowers.

Do you write every day?
I try to.  If I'm having a productive period, I write about 750-1,000 words a day.

Have you ever written parts of your book on paper?
Yes.  I write on paper first.  Then I transfer what I've written to the relevant folder on my computer.  

If you could go back in time, where would you go?
The time of George III - as long as I was a member of the aristocracy.

Your favourite travel spot?
I think that's probably self-evident.  Florence, Italy.

Favourite dessert?

English strawberries and vanilla gelato.

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  1. Thanks so much for the book description and giveaway as well. Great Post!

  2. First published novel at 74? Bless you Alan, there's hope for me yet!

  3. This looks like a good book. It definitely has my attention!

  4. Sounds great! I'm looking forward to reading this.