Author Interview - Greg Sandora @gregsandora

Posted on Thursday, January 9, 2014


What projects are you working on at the moment?

Jack Canon will return in the sequel, Women of the House, Love Lust and Loyalty – which is due for release later this year.  I asked a reviewer to take a look at the pre-release and she said it a lot better than I could - “This is one of those stories that possess the ability to seize your attention from the first few lines till the last. With the entire realistic political spectrum, the heart-thumping action and the overflowing glamour, it doesn’t only glue you to your seats but makes you greedy enough to finish it in one go.”– Gladys Nicolas, Gladys Book Nook
I’ll just add it’s a wild ride, maybe too bumpy for some. But, I wanted the sequel to push the envelope, so I pulled out all the stops. I don’t if maybe I went to far. My 5 second elevator pitch is - ”Think the Wedding of the Decade meets the Crime of the Century. International Espionage, Global Terrorism, Staggering Wealth, and a Cabal of Greed that threatens our way of life.  In addition there’s Romantic Entanglement that’s impossible to ignore. Warning – May cause blushing in some readers.
Note: I am currently working on Gabby, Angel of God.  Briefly, an angel comes to earth for a two week adventure. She’s beautiful, powerful, and here to help. She gets deeply involved in the lives of those she comes in contact with, she has amazing qualities.  Please watch for the release in 2014. Here’s a brief excerpt from Gabby, Angel of God.

“I’ve got to go to Brunswick, Bo, would you take me? We could borrow the motorcycle; Wesley won’t need it anymore.”

I didn’t want to admit that I’ve never driven a Harley before. I’d driven a few motorbikes when I was a kid, but I didn’t think I could handle a full-size Harley the first time out.

“Who said anything about you driving?” Gabby teased me. She was reading my thoughts again. “You’ll do fine,” she added.

“I’ll give it a try.” She had wounded my masculine pride so I was determined to rise to the challenge. I jumped onto the bike, propped it upright, and steadied it off the kickstand. Instinctively, I reached for the handgrip, rolled it to quarter throttle and pushed my thumb on the starter button. The bike roared to a deep-throated rumble. I pulled back racing the engine, “Hop on!”

Gabby climbed on the back and sat really close to me on the small seat. She reached her arms around my waist and hugged, laying her head sideways, her cheek to my back. I kicked the gear lever down and heard the tranny knock into place. I operated on instinct and figured it was one down and five up on the gears. Things were coming easier to me. I became convinced that I could drive this hog.

“Hold on,” I hollered back, even though she was already holding tight. I gave it some gas, released the clutch, and gave her a half throttle twist as we roared into the street. Barely four seconds into the ride and I had already been through three of the gears. “This is a blast!” I shouted.

“You don’t need to yell, Bo.” Gabby switched to talking in my head because of the noise from the motorcycle.

“Oh, sorry.” I felt a little bad about yelling. Presumably angels have really great hearing.

“You’ll get used to me. Do you really think I’m the prettiest girl you’ve ever seen, Bo?” I could feel her cheek move against my back as she smiled.

“You’re so beautiful my heart is shivering. Even in my dreams I’ve never seen anything so amazing. In all my life I never imagined anyone or anything could be as beautiful as you.”

“You’re very certain Bo. Tell me, how many angels have you seen?’

“Just you, but I know beautiful when I see it.” My absolute conviction about that came through in my voice.

“Is that so?” Gabby sounded amused.

I was feeling curious. “Gabby, I’ve been thinking about what you’ve said, it’s hard to believe there are angels guarding the outer edges of the earth.”

“Didn’t you pay attention in science class – you remember the earth is spinning at a thousand miles an hour and traveling through space at eighteen miles per second, but angels protecting it is the part you find too amazing to believe?”

‘‘Well, when you put it like that.”

“Every morning you wake to a glowing red fireball in the sky and it doesn’t make you think, who put it there?” Gabby seemed to be in full instructional-angel mode.

“It seems ridiculous when you put it like that. The idea that there could be such powerful and awe-inspiring phenomenon in the universe with no Creator behind them seems absurd. Here I am riding down route one, on a Harley I didn’t even know how to drive – having the deepest metaphysical conversation of my life – with the most gorgeous woman ever – and it’s a telepathic conversation at that! I better not wake up and realize this is a dream!”

A few silky strands of Gabby’s hair were blown by the wind to caress my cheek. “Don’t worry, you’re not dreaming – in fact this is probably the most real experience you’ve ever had.”

I realized she was right. “That’s true! I feel more awake and alive than I’ve ever been. I feel stronger than I’ve ever felt. I love being with you.”

“Don’t get too attached.” Gabby warned me. “I’m only here for two weeks in Earth time, Bo. That’s all the time I have and then I have to leave.”

What’s your favorite place in the entire world?

Believe it or not – my backyard patio. I love it out there.

What inspired you to write about the elections and a character becoming or wanting to become president?

I wanted to write an edge of your seat thriller about wealth, murder, conspiracy, power, revenge and a Presidential Campaign . There’s romance, sex, and corruption at the highest levels. Jack Canon wants to make a better world for all people. The Book Gazette Review recently did a review that sums it all up -”I loved this book. Seriously, Jack Canon’s American Destiny is probably one of the best books of the year. It comes in the package of a political thriller, but it’s actually so much more. It’s romance, friendship, idealism, suspense, mystery, all thrown in one.
From the moment we meet Jack, he comes across as a relatable, driven, determined character. His immediate crew all offer something valuable on the table, and their determination and drive is something the current government can take a hint from.
Whether or not they’ll make it into the oval office, I won’t reveal, but it’s certainly one bumpy ride. They’ll have to face a murder conspiracy, their own doubts and fears, the opposition, and sometimes even themselves if they want to make it.”

When and why did you begin writing?

I became truly motivated to write it after my mother’s passing. Partially to help me cope with the loss.

What chapter of the book did you enjoy writing most?

I had a lot of fun writing the elevator scene, one of my friends told me that she screamed when she read it, feeling like she was in the story herself.  She told me she was very tense.  I wanted to write something people would wonder to themselves…Is this even legal to read?  The ending is a shock, you’ll pull the covers and draw the shades!

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Genre – Political Thriller

Rating – PG

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