Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Taking my book on the virtual level


i have got a busy month of march coming to promote my book through out the blogosphere.
I'm happy to invite you to join me on my first virtual book tour with pump up your book promotion.

officially it will begin march 1,check out the links to all my blog stops and leave comments for me to know that you stopped by.


Thanks
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Kim hanks
http://www.kimhanks.net/
http://kimhanks.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

My interview with Cheryl

I had the great opportunity to interview Mr. Hanks. You can read my review below.

I want to thank you for letting me interview you.

Thank you too for having me here, Cheryl.

Please tell everyone about yourself? Also please share something about yourself that people would be surprised to learn about.

Nice question, sincerely, I’m a guy down to earth. I’m a pleasant person, I like listening to people of all kinds. Becoming a published author was one of my resolutions I made at the beginning of last year, after realizing that I had a plenty of catchy stories which the world would like to read.I have a full time job, I read daily as writer and writing is something I love doing apart from my hr career.

What is it like living in Dubai?

Dubai is such an amazing multicultural city and it has become so, in unimaginable period. It’s a dynamic place with wonderful people from all corners of the world; I love the place as continues to develop predominantly among many other Middle Eastern cities.

Do you have any type of routine when you’re writing?

Honestly yes, writing daily is a must to me except on the weekends. I always write late in the nights and some few mornings on my day off’s. But I prefer writing late at night because it’s more convenient to me at the moment.
Writing in the morning would be great, if I was writing full time. But some days I get dilemma in deciding what to do first between writing and answering emails of which some may be requiring urgent attention.
Anyway, I will deal with it when I start writing full time.


What is your favorite food to eat?

Oh gosh!!! My favorite food? Butter chicken with rice and French fries makes a good meal for me, if you’re to invite me for lunch.

How did you come up with the concept for Save the Best for Last?



On this, I must concede that the concept of Save the best for last was a day dream I had one afternoon when I was lying reluctantly on my bed. I remember everything was just visually crazy in making before I grab a key board on to my lap. So, as a person who loved writing and the fact that I’m a creative writing student, I knew this was a novel event. From that day, I decided to put it in writing as visual aspects continued to unfold endlessly until now.

One of the main characters in the book is named Zwick. I am curious how you came up with this name?


Well, his name is a bit exotic, I admit that. But Zwick is one of the most popular male names used in green oasis, a fantasy town. I didn’t have to use my neighbors’ names or look for a baby names book to get the name of my hero. As a fantasy author, hopefully the next “Stephen King” I thought it was important for me to sit, think and see how my work would stand unique from other works. But Zwick is just a name out of my imaginations.


How did you react to the news, when you heard that your novel, Save the Best for Last was going to be published by Raider Publishing International?


It was on my birthday when I received a call, that my manuscript had been accepted. It was the greatest surprise I got on my 21st birthday. I jumped up with joy to an extent of mashing my friend’s foot.

What else do readers have to look forward to from you?


A sequel to save the best for last is on the way. I also have two single title books in editing process; hopefully they will be available for my readers in a near future.
I’m also tempted to say that, we have received two movie proposals for save the best for last. But I can’t disclose more that at this moment.

What is the one piece of advice you want to give readers?


Definitely, I advise my readers. Never rush to get things done for no good reason and always stand up for what you believe in…even if it means standing alone.I also recommend you to read my book, save the best for last to readers.

Thank you again for allowing me this interview. I appreciate it.

It has been a privilege to me.



Thanks for reading it,


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kim

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Review of my book, save the best for last


Many years ago in a oasis town something terrible took place. There were two men by the names of Zwick Lamps and Karl Hamilton. A horrific fire raged through the town and Zwick and Karl were both put on trial. Zwick was set free but Karl was convicted and beheaded.

Now present day, Zwick is reborn once again but this time he has supernatural powers that only one person knew about and that was Madam Tabitha. A woman who’s husband died on their wedding day. Zwick was not the only one who came back from the dead. An evil bangle arose from Karl’s body. It seeks revenge and destruction to all in the oasis town.

Zwick becomes attracted to a girl by the name of Whitney. Whitney and Zwick form a connection as they both have experienced tragedy. Whitney’s mother died in an accident. Everything is good till the one day when someone learns about Zwick and targets him. Now Zwick will do everything in his powers to keep history from repeating itself.

I did get a little confused at first by what was happening but that quickly went away as I got further along in the story. I could pick up on Mr. Hanks love for JK. Rowling’s Harry Potter books as some of that magic appeared in his novel. Save the Best for Last was filled with lots of magic, adventure and friendship. What a nice first novel from new author Kim Hanks. Save the Best for Last is the first novel in this series. Can’t wait to see how the series and characters play out.

Cheryl-Reviewer






Thanks
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kim hanks
www.kimhanks.net

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Wearing another hat!

Right now i'm so busy working on two projects and promoting my published novel save the best for last.
Apparently its seems to be alot, but becoming an actor awaits!

my very first acting class! what a thrill!
although i'm shy and feeling nervous about it,i'm excited.
i have held on to my faith and belief to go and attend my first class.

Tiffany, is my sweet friend and person whose words were irresistible on our first talk. it was after those words that, the next step for me was to register. she sounded extremly kind as we talked.she said i will make it....with alluring smile which impressed me............and i think it will be much fun....

thanks
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kim

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Announcing winners of the contest.


Hi friends,


i held a free book contest last month on my official website and these were the lucky winners ;

Kathy Jones
Abir Ellahham
Kerry
Hayat
Aoi
Cat miller
Honey b
Regina
Dilasha

Amanda Clevenger



Congratulations,

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kim

Monday, 9 February 2009

Book trailer for save the best for last

Hi friends,

you can have a look at my book trailer,what is a book trailer?

its a short promotion video for my novel save the best for last.
follow the links below to watch the videos;

http://www.kimhanks.net/book-trailer.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCC2qWnZ_l8

your feelings about it, are highly welcome.

hope you like it,
kim hanks
http://www.kimhanks.net/
video

Welcome to my newly created blog

Hi everyone,

This is my new blog, dedicated to me and my fellow authors around the world.
it will help writers to show case their current and future projects for free of charge.

writers you're highly invited to come and take a look, and then share your creativity with the world.


Author Kim hanks
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http://www.kimhanks.net/

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