Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Death Logs In with Mr. Simon and Giveaway

Book Details:
Book Title: Death Logs In by E.J. Simon
Category: Adult fiction, 348 pages
Genre: Technological Crime Thriller
Publisher: Simon/Zef Publishing
Published: Oct 15, 2014
Content Rating: PG-13
Where to buy the book:

Barnes and Noble

About the book:

Death Logs In is E.J. Simon’s new novel, the eagerly awaited follow-up to his bestselling debut,
Death Never Sleeps which rose to #2 on the Amazon Kindle list
Death Logs In will once again feature E.J. Simon’s unforgettable protagonists, Michael Nicholas and his now virtual brother, Alex. It is a brilliant and compelling thriller. E.J. Simon’s talent for storytelling, infused with intrigue, globetrotting, and humor is, again, on full display in this new book.
Simon’s technology consultant and editor, Dan White said, “The only A.I. protagonist in crime thrillers is back, and nothing is ever as it first appears in an E.J. Simon novel.” This book’s narrative takes place over a summer period, and from the first page, E.J’s readers will feel the tension of this captivating story of family, crime, and technology. Readers will follow Michael and Alex Nicholas as they navigate a new landscape of corporate greed, underworld drama, and advances in artificial intelligence. Death Logs In is full of the nerve wracking turns he is known for.”

Death Never Sleeps, published on August 15, 2013, achieved a #2 position on Amazon Kindle and entered numerous bestseller lists in the U.S. and abroad. Initially self-published, Simon/Zef began publishing Death Never Sleeps after it moved over 80,000 copies within the first year.

My Review

Death Logs In is the second book to Death Never Sleeps. While I liked the first book I really enjoyed reading this one. The first one took me a little while to get into it. Due to some of the set up of the storyline. It was not the case with this one. I was already familiar with Alex and Michael's story. So I was able to just jump right in and sit back and read this book. I like how this story took me all over the world. The stakes were definitely higher in this book. Michael has grown stronger since the first book. He and Alex make a good team.  The way that they communicated was a smart way and very believable. I could see this actually becoming a reality if it has not already (Who knows). This is a very quick read with all of the action and traveling all over the world happening. If you like Tech thriller stories or have never read them then you need to check out Death Never Sleeps and Death Logs In.

Author's Bio:

E.J. Simon was the CEO of GMAC Global Relocation Services (a division of GM) and the Managing Director of Douglas Elliman, the largest real estate company in NY.

He is a consultant to many leading private equity firms and has held senior level positions at prominent financial services companies.

He is a world traveler, food enthusiast and lives in Connecticut. Death Never Sleeps is his first novel. His second novel, Death Logs In, will be available in October 2014.

Connect with him:  Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter

Q&A with E.J Simon:

Why did you decide to self-publish?
I have never queried my finished manuscripts to agents or publishers. Each agent has their particular requirements: one page, the first three pages, the first ten pages, a synopsis, a synopsis and the first three chapters, a cover letter with a short description, hard copy only, online only, bio, no bio, everything in an email, everything in separate attachments. Then, some have on their websites - don’t call them or try to follow up; some even say, that they’ll likely not respond, “If enough time goes by and you don’t hear anything, assume we’re not interested.” That’s a great business model.
Would you ever consider traditional publishing?
Well, from my previous reply, I understand that they’re probably besieged with queries and manuscripts - 99% of which will go nowhere - but that doesn’t mean I have to deal in that environment. Nevertheless, agents are, still today, the gatekeepers for the major publishers. So despite what I’ve said, above, I’ll keep my options for the future open.
If you could be a ghostwriter for any famous author, who would you pick?

I don’t know about being a ghostwriter. I’m not sure I’d want to do that – but I’d love to co-author with James Patterson.
What’s one of your favorite quotes?
It’s from the film, The Life of Emille Zola: Paul Cezanne upon leaving Paris to settle in the south of France is asked by his old friend, Zola, “Will you write?” Cezanne answers, “No, but I will remember.”


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