on Tour Oct 26 through Nov 11, 2015
From Jeff Lindsay, the bestselling author of the Dexter series, comes the long-awaited sequel to his debut novel, Tropical Depression, featuring ex-cop Billy Knight.
Billy Knight wants to ride out Key West’s slow-season with the occasional charter and the frequent beer. But when he discovers a dead body floating in the gulf, Billy gets drawn into a deadly plot of dark magic and profound evil. Along with his spiritually-attuned terrier of a friend, Nicky, and Anna, a resilient and mysterious survivor of her own horrors, Billy sets out to right the wrongs the police won’t, putting himself in mortal peril on the high seas.
As the title of Lindsay’s latest book declares, Dexter is dead—the serial killer saga is over. Now, Red Tide offers fans of Jeff Lindsay a new thriller, one twenty years in the making.
Published by: Diversion Publishing
Publication Date: October 27th 2015
Number of Pages: 228
ISBN: 1626817219 (ISBN13: 9781626817210)
Series: Billy Knight Thrillers #2
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Jeff Lindsay Guest Post
“I’ve got a great idea for you!”
These are words that strike terror into every writer’s heart. Or if not terror, at least really strong crankiness. And when this phrase is inevitably followed by, “You write it and we’ll split the money!” the crankiness morphs into an overwhelming urge to sink one’s fangs into the speaker’s jugular.
I hear these dread words every time I dare stick my head out the front door, and I have come to loathe them entirely. Still, somehow I always find the intestinal fortitude to smile and say no thanks; I am very proud that I have never once ripped out a throat for this heinous offense.
You may wonder at the ferocity of my feelings. Where’s the harm, you may ask, in a well-meaning person offering me their idea? Isn’t it, after all, a friendly gesture?
No. It is not. Not to me.
In the first place, I don’t need your idea. I have far too many of my own. People seem to assume that writers wander around all day frantically searching for ideas, like bloodhounds looking for a scent. The truth is just the opposite. I have a huge stack of ideas that I love. I get more of them every day of my life. Every time I read the paper, turn on the TV, listen to NPR News, I get more ideas. My real problem is keeping all of them at bay and concentrating on what I’m supposed to be writing.
And in the second place – if people think that having an idea is as rare, difficult and valuable as turning that idea into a novel, why don’t they just write the damn thing? Then they can keep all that money for themselves.
And in the third place – what money? Where is it coming from? My agent doesn’t want me writing your idea; he’ll disown me. Neither does my publisher; he wants the book for which we’ve both signed a contract. My lawyer doesn’t want me anywhere near your idea; the possibilities for litigation are so numerous it would turn into a life-long legal career.
I had a great teacher many years ago, a Romanian man named Radu Penciulescu. He used to say, “Ideas are cheap. It’s defending them that matters.” By defending he meant making them work, proving that the idea deserved to use up your time and creative energy and come to life. Radu was right; defending an idea is hard work, especially at novel length. It takes ferocious concentration, a fierce belief in the idea, and a true passion to make it work. Like most long-time professional writers, I can summon concentration and fake the belief. I hate it like poison, but once or twice when the rent was overdue, it was necessary.
But I can’t, I won’t, fake passion. It demeans me and makes me feel soiled.
Does this seem precious? Sorry – but I’ve devoted my entire life to writing. I have to believe it means something; not just books, but the very act of writing. And if it does, it’s because it’s a vocation – which means, a calling, like being a priest. Try telling a Catholic priest you have a great ritual for worshipping Moloch – would he like to perform it? He may excommunicate you, or at least exorcise you.
I feel the same. Writing is my church, and the ideas – my ideas – are Communion. I’m glad to share them with you. But I don’t want your idea, no matter how good it is.
It’s the wrong religion.
Author Bio:Jeff Lindsay is the award-winning author of the seven New York Times bestselling Dexter novels upon which the international hit TV show Dexter is based. His books appear in more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies around the world. Jeff is a graduate of Middlebury College, Celebration Mime Clown School, and has a double MFA from Carnegie Mellon. Although a full-time writer now, he has worked as an actor, comic, director, MC, DJ, singer, songwriter, composer, musician, story analyst, script doctor, and screenwriter.
Giveaway:This is a giveaway hosted by Diversion Books for Jeff Lindsay. There will be 5 winners of 1 eBook copy of RED TIDE by Jeff Lindsay. The giveaway begins on October 26th, 2015 and runs through November 11th, 2015. a Rafflecopter giveaway
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