Thank you for stopping at my spot on The Last Sunset. This Virtual Book Tour is brought to you by Orangeberry Book Tours. I will provide you with a synopsis of the book, interview, and a small bio from Bob Atkinson Visit the other blogs on this Book Tour to learn more about this book.
Nuclear Armageddon blasts through time itself, dragging people from different eras into a turning point in history.
The year… 1746.
Around Fort William, the Scottish Highlanders are in revolt and the Redcoats are coming…
But this time they will face more than flintlocks and Claymores.
Can history be changed, or is the future doomed to witness…
Genre – Time Travel Adventure / Romance
Rating – PG13
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Bob Atkinson was born and raised in the district of Lochaber, in the Western Highlands of Scotland. At the age of seventeen the age-old curse of the Highlands — lack of work and opportunity — forced him to take the same military path taken by many of his forebears. While serving with the army in Northern Ireland he met his future wife, inspiration for at least one of the female characters in The Last Sunset. Bob now lives in Fort William.
What was the inspiration for your current book? I live in an area that is not only stunningly beautiful, but is also incredibly rich in history. Within a twenty mile radius of where I live lie five historical battlefields. On many hilltops can be found the ruins of iron age forts that were built before the time of Christ.
Inhabited for thousands of years, many of the glens lie empty now, cleared of people during the evictions of the 19th century. In such places the past really does hang heavy.
I think “The Last Sunset” was my way of repopulating the empty glens; relighting the peat fires in the ruined houses, as it were.
Tell us a little about your current book, and where it’s available. “The Last Sunset” is a romantic, time-travel adventure set primarily during the Jacobite rebellion of 1746. The story is set during one of the great crossroads of history, and seeks to pose that great question of speculative fiction: What if?
The book is available from Amazon.com., Amazon.co.UK. Smashwords, Kobo, diesel and Nook.
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. Would you want to live in the only house on this planet without a copy?
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? A number of very kind reviewers have expressed the hope that a sequel to The Last Sunset is in the offing. That would be my next project.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? There is nothing quite like the flavour of good quality vanilla ice cream. Vanilla is one of the great natural flavours of this planet.
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose? Jamie Oliver, to cook the meal. Gordon Ramsay, to take care of the dishes. The other three guests would be school dinner-ladies. No prizes for guessing what their meal would consist of.
Night owl, or early bird? Night owl. I always do my best work when the rest of the world is asleep.
What inspired you to want to become a writer? That is a good question. I don’t think writing is ever a career path, or a vocation. I think it’s a compulsion. I think perhaps the urge to tell stories dates back to our hunter-gatherer ancestors. I can envisage them, sat around a campfire, telling tales about the mammoth that got away.
What was your favorite children’s book? I remember as a child reading about Davy Crockett and the Alamo. I have no idea who the author was, but the story made a deep impression then; and still does now, if truth be told.
What is your favorite Quote? As Robert Burns said:- “The best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley.”
Or, as John Lennon put it:- “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
Hidden talent? I’m a reasonable cook. Apart from stews and roasts and the like, I love baking cakes, sponges and bread. It satisfies that creative urge.
Visits some of the other stops along the tour to learn more about The Last Sunset.
20th November – Book Feature at Peace from Pieces
21st November – Twitter Blast with OB Book Tours
22nd November – Twitter View with OB Book Tours
23rd November – Author Interview & Book Review at Mommy Adventures
24th November – Book Feature at We Fancy Books
25th November – Author Interview & Book Feature at Promiscuous Diva
26th November – Book Review at Book Worm Brandy
26th November – Book Feature at Libby’s Library
27th November – Author Interview at Oh Chrys
28th November - Twitter Blast with OB Book Tours
29th November – A Tale of Two Rebellions & Giveaway at Books Are Magic
30th November – Culloden & Book Feature at For the Love of Film & Novels
1st December – *Book Review at The Bunny’s Review
2nd December – Twitter Blast with OB Book Tours
3rd December – Twitter View with OB Book Tours
4th December – Author Interview at Vanna Smythe’s blog
5th December – Author Interview & Book Feature at Talisman Book Publishing
6th December – Twitter Blast with OB Book Tours
7th December – Author Interview & Book Feature at Kaisy Daisy’s Corner
8th December – Lighting the Darkness & Book Feature at Delphina Reads Too Much
9th December – Book Review at The Reading Cat
10th December – Book Review, Author Interview & Book Feature at Moosubi Reviews
11th December – Twitter Blast with OB Book Tours
12th December – Author Interview & Book Feature at The Cover
13th December – Twitter Blast with OB Book Tours
14th December – Author Interview & Book Feature at The Book Connoisseur
15th December - Guest Post at Pandora Poikilos’ site
16th December – Author Interview at Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews
17th December – Author Interview at I Am A Reader
18th December – Twitter View with OB Book Tours
19th December – Twitter Blast with OB Book Tours