Monday, July 21, 2014

Interview & Giveaway - Dark Nights by Christopher A. Gray

 

 Dark Nights
By Christopher Gray 

 
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The machine believed it knew best how to save humanity... even if doing so meant destroying half the population. 

Astrophysicist Doug Lockwood's unusual discovery during his observation of the sun kicks off a chain of events that nobody could have foreseen. The powerful political and military influences that compete to deal with his discovery set Lockwood on a course which will carry him across worlds, and into the grasp of a formidable new intelligence bent on accomplishing its goal at any cost. With Earth itself at stake and time running out, Lockwood and his team must find a way to counter this unprecedented threat before the powerful new enemy completes its plan. Two civilizations are pitted against each other in a desperate struggle for survival.

 
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EXCERPT:   

Meyer shut the door after the last person left and sat down in the nearest chair, directly across from Doug, rather than his usual spot at the head of the table. Doug waited for him to speak. 

“It’s a planet,” Meyer said finally. “And it’s in an orbit directly opposite ours, at a distance of approximately one AU.” 

Doug didn’t reply. The implications were massive, as were the questions. After a few seconds, Meyer rose from his seat and walked to the window, looking outside at the sloping volcanic Hawaiian landscape as he talked. 

“Nobody knows where it came from, but it’s there, verified by NASA.” 

“Using their STEREO satellites?” 

“Yes, a few hours ago. But you and Foley at Atacama saw it first. STEREO was trained on another star when you logged the object. It took some time to reposition STEREO’s lenses. Because of their orbital distance ahead and behind us, together they will be able to keep tabs on the object at all times. We’re expecting some images soon, which will be free of the sun’s coronal interference.” 

“So we’ll have a better view and can determine if its orbit is stable.” 

“Correct.” 

“But that doesn’t explain how it got there.” 

“Correct again. But thanks to your discovery, and your reputation, you’ve been invited to an emergency conference in Washington. You’ll be meeting your plane at Pearl Harbor in two hours. Don’t bother to pack, there’s a helicopter on its way here, courtesy of the White House Chief Science Advisor.” 
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Let's learn a little about Christopher A. Gray:
 
 
1. What are four things you can’t live without?

Friends & family, music, coffee, and good food.


2. What is your favorite television show?

Burn Notice -- the show has humor, intrigue, and interesting characters with chemistry. I like that the main characters are a couple (though not your average couple, since they are both spies). There is also a good supporting cast, especially Bruce Campbell, who as horror fans will know, acted in the Evil Dead films, directed by Sam Rami before he went on to direct the first Spider Man trilogy.

3. Who is the last person you hugged?

My girlfriend. 


4. What is the sweetest thing someone has done for you?

Remember those bad organization skills I admitted to earlier? Well, my girlfriend at the time took pity on me and together we cleaned the house from top to bottom, organizing papers, throwing out items I no longer needed, and just generally putting things in order. It helped a lot, and that simple gesture made me appreciate our relationship a lot more.


5. What kind of music you like?

I enjoy alternative rock, Britpop, Ambient, Jazz, and even some Industrial. 
 

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AUTHOR INFORMATION: 

Christopher A. Gray is a professional freelance writer living in Toronto. He has been a sales agent, project manager, actor, filmmaker, comedy writer & performer and world traveler.
 

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Buy Links:  B&N  Amazon

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Giveaway:
 
$50 Amazon/BN GC
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17 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting, and I'll be around to answer any questions from readers!

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway. The cover is awesome and the book looks good. Added to my TBR list.

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  3. Good reviews in Amazon, great book.

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  4. I enjoyed the interview. I like the four things you can't live without.

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  5. Enjoyed reading your interview answers today. Just wondering, are your things still 'in order' or have they gradually gone back to normal clutter?

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  6. I still need to see BURN NOTICE...

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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  7. Things are now in order - I'm moving so I'm forced to de-clutter :^)

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  8. Great excerpt, sounds like an interesting read. Entering under the name of Virginia

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  9. I enjoy interviews like this and meeting new authors.

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  10. Great interview - It's always nice to get to know a little more about the author. I also enjoyed the excerpt, thanks for sharing!

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  11. Great excerpt! Thanks for the chance :)

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  12. Love the Q&A! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  13. A great interview. BURN NOTICE is fun to watch.

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  14. I enjoyed reading your interview. Thanks for the giveaway too!!

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