Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Author Guest Post - David Snowdon (and a Giveaway!)

Today A Book Blogger's Diary is a stop on the virtual blog tour of European Thriller/Espionage Novel The Mind of a Genius by David Snowdon, courtesy Book Promo 101.

About David Snowdon

British thriller writer, David Snowdon was born in London, and lives in London. He started writing in 1983, and wrote his first book, which hasn’t been published in 1984. His first published work, Too Young To die, was published in August 2006. And his second novel, The Mind of a Genius, was published in November 2007.

To learn more about David Snowdon and The Mind of a Genius, visit http://www.the-mind-of-a-genius.com and to learn more about this virtual tour, please visit http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/12/mind-of-genuis-by-david-snowdon.html

About this Book

Special Agent, Jason Clay from the MI4 is hired to find a secret formula that was invented by the famous British scientist, Malcolm Prince. The only weak element in Clay’s strategy to accomplish his mission is Laura Prince, the beautiful wife of the scientist, who Clay has to seduce in order to obtain the formula. 

But the CIA, the Denmark Intelligence, the Australian Intelligence and many other very determined individuals are also after that formula, and can’t wait to get their hands on it. The competition is fierce, but who’s going to win?

The story develops as a travel through the world; with the action starting in London, then moving onto Copenhagen, Hong Kong and Australia. 

Clay appears to be the right man for the job; extremely handsome and a natural charmer, nothing could be easier for him than seducing a beautiful woman in order to obtain a top secret. 

For more information visit www.the-mind-of-a-genius.com

The author has graciously sent over a guest-post for your reading pleasure. Without further ado:

By David Snowdon

Espionage is the process of using spies to procure secret information. It involves spies, procuring secret information without the permission of the holder of the information. Espionage usually involves locating the secret information, or locating the people, who know the information and might reveal it. Spies normally have to receive special training and also have to travel abroad, and in the dangerous world of espionage, only best spies survive. The Espionage Act was passed by Congress in June 1917, after the US joined the First World War. The British MI6 and the American CIA are good examples of modern espionage organizations.

It was the practice of espionage that led to the creation of spy fiction. And classic James Bond novels such as Casino Royale, Diamonds Are Forever and From Russia with Love, are a very good example of spy fiction.

The James Bond 007, character was created by Ian Fleming in 1952, and has been featured in 22 James Bond films to date.

The latest James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, was released in the UK on the 31st of October 2008, and took nearly £103 million at the global box office in the first nine days.

Espionage has been described as the second oldest profession in the world, as people have been spying on each other for a very long time. The main attractions over the years has been the intrigue and the gadgets are sometimes used in the process.

Thank you for that wonderful post, David! Readers, please don't hesitate to leave comments for the author and his intriguing book.

**GIVEAWAY** Post comments on any of the blog tour stops and be entered in a drawing for a copy of The Mind of a Genius. To learn more about this virtual tour, just go to http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/12/mind-of-genuis-by-david-snowdon.html

Good luck!

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ISBN: 978-0-9552650-1-3
Publisher: Pentergen Books
Pages: 288
S.R.P £6.99/ $13.56
Available from Waterstone’s, Blackwells, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com and from the author at his website http://www.the-mind-of-a-genius.com/order.html

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  1. I would like to say hello to the host and the readers. Thanks for the comments. It was nice to hear from you. Just to let you know, there's a quiz to win some books on another one of my blog tours By Yvonne Walus, so feel free to enter.

  2. Please enter me in the drawing. The best part of these tours is you get to see a lot of blogs you may have missed in the past.

    florida982002[at]yahoo DOT com

  3. Interesting about espionage being called the second oldest profession. Here I always thought it was politics that was second since it's so close to the first. ;-)
    My husband and I both love espionage fiction and we'll be looking out for your book!

    hrbeck_98 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  4. The story sounds fascinating! I would love to read this! Thank you!

  5. Sounds great - please include me.

    catslady5 (at) aol.com

  6. I really enjoy thrillers. Thank you for the chance to win this book!
    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

  7. I enjoy finding new (to me) authors; this sounds like an interesting and exciting book.

  8. I would like to thank the readers for the lovely comments. They were fantastic.

    To enter the quiz, please go to yewalus.blogspot.com. The quiz was posted on the 16th of January, and it's still open.

    The book can be ordered from Waterstone's.com, Blackwell.co.uk, amazon.co.uk and there's a few copies on amazon.com.

  9. I'd love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    beatspammer at gmail dot com

  10. Sounds like a very interesting book. Please enter me & thank you for the contest.


  11. Please include me in your drawing.

  12. This sounds fantastic.


  13. This sounds really great -count me in!