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Instinct by Jeremy Robinson

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Pulse has been endorsed by some of the biggest and best authors and reviewers, including James Rollins, Steve Berry, Jeff Long and Scott Sigler.

Kronos

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Antarktos Rising

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WHAT I LIKE TO READ:

I'm often asked what books/authors I would recommend from readers who have read all of my books and are looking for more good reads. If you're one of those folks and are looking for a good read, I have provided  my top 40 picks for novels by some of my favorite authors. Enjoy.

1. The Descent by Jeff Long
2. Deeper by Jeff Long
3. Amazonia by James Rollins
4. The Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
5. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
6. Deep Fathom by James Rollins
7. Subterranean by James Rollins
8. MEG by Steve Alten
9. The Loch by Steve Alten
10. Year Zero by Jeff Long
11. Ice Station by Matthew Reilly
12. Temple by Matthew Reilly
13. Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly
14. MEG - Hell's Aquarium by Steve Alten
15. Ancestor by Scott Sigler
16. Earthcore by Scott Sigler
17. Creepers by David Morrell
18. First Blood by David Morrell
19. The Last Oracle by James Rollins
20. Black Order by James Rollins
21. This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti
22. Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peretti
23. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
24. The Lost World by Michael Crichton
25. Prey by Michael Crichton
26. Deep Storm by Lincoln Child
27. The Codex by Douglas Preston
28. Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston
29. Deep Fathom by James Rollins
30. Excavation by James Rollins
31. Shadowfall by James Clemens
32. Hinterland by James Clemens
33. Decipher by Stel Pavlou
34. The Amber Room by Steve Berry
35. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
36. Bestiary by Robert Masello
37. The Eye of the Tiger by Wilbur Smith
38. Vigil by Robert Masello
39. Reliquary by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
40. Deception Point by Dan Brown




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Monday, January 30, 2006

To those who e-mailed me in the past few days, I appologize if my response was slow. Of course, a few days isn't a bad responce time, but I typically reply within a day. This weekend was the grand opening of my brother's computer store, Thinking Machine www.thinkingmachineonline.com and I was there helping out as an "employee". I really just ended up hosting a few free game tournaments with the younger customers who had come for the day (Unreal Tournament and Starcraft).

However, I did manage to keep working on the plot for the new novel which is still unnamed. This one is proving a challenge to give a title. This is mainly because a movie in the early 90s has the title I would have chosen and I don't want people to confuse my novel with that movie. For inspiration I have picked up two novels: The Loch by Steve Alten and Monster by Frank Peretti. My novel does involve a creature and the majority of the story will take place at sea and no one does deep sea ocean adventure better than Alten. Granted, the Loch takes place in Loch Ness, but the great pacing and horrific descriptions of Alten always inspire. I chose Monster specifically to see how he managed to fit spiritually subject matter in with a mythical creature. For those who don't know, Monster features none other than Big Foot. While my novel won't nessasarily be a Christian novel, the creature's origin is Biblical. And that's all I have to say about that.

-- Jeremy
www.jeremyrobinsononline.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

I have begun plotting the new novel! It is NOT based on a previous screenplay, which is fun because it's a little bit more of an adventure, having no idea where the story might lead. I'm keeping most of the details to myself for now, but it involves a creature, biblical history and a father/daughter pair of main characters.... Now that I've just written that I realize Antarktos Rising has a father/daughter pair of main characters...hmmm... The characters in this book are much younger though. In Antarktos Rising the father is in his fifties and the daughter in her early 30s. This time around is a father of 40 with a teenage daughter. So...similar, but different.

I can also say that this is a subject that has never been covered in a novel before, which is surprising becasue it's an amazing subject that involves both biblical events and modern mythology. Something around then that's still being seen today. What is it? You'll find out...I hope.

I'm giving myself two weeks to bang out a basic plot (these things tend to change as you start writing) and then, if everything goes smoothly (which it rarely does) I'll have the novel finished in the next five months...just before the new baby is born. This is the first time I've recorded my writing progress on a novel so you'll get to see how these things go...and it should be interesting given the tumultuous times coming up.

-- Jeremy

Thursday, January 19, 2006

After recieving edits on Antarktos Rising (a novel I finished in the summer) from three readers, I switched gears to edit mode. I flew through the great edits in three days and am now done. But rather than get back to work on my current novel, I am postponing it for a while. My motivation behind writing it was something like, "I know this certain publisher, who really likes my work also likes this kind of story." So I developed it and started writing it...but it's not what I would normally write and my full passion isn't in it...and it's showing. I still like the idea. I still like what I've written, but it's not really...weird enough for me. It's more of a straight forward thriller, and that's fine, but not exactly my thing.

So I now will begin working on something else. What that is...I haven't a clue. But I truly enjoy blank canvas and look forward to coming up with something new. I have a slew of screenplay's just itching to be converted into novels (my first three novels were all originally screenplays), but I think I'll try to conjure up something new first.

Also new...My wife and I just looked for baby names. We've come up with four names so far (all girls...we're convinced we'll have another girl. Here they are.

Penelope (I'm not sure about this one.)
Wren (I really like this one.)
Odessa (It's ok...has potential)
Fionna (This is a long term fav for us, but whever we bring it up people say, "Oh, like the princess in Shrek? --UGH!)

-- Jeremy

Monday, January 16, 2006

Those with discerning eyes might notice it's been a few days since my last post. So what could keep me from this fledgling blog? Change is in the wind once again at the Robinson household. A new baby is on the way! This is number two for us (and both were unplanned--which is the fun way I think) but if I post only once or twice on this blog for say...the next eighteen years, please forgive me.

On to work. I've finished going over my notes, reading the first chunk and making changes to my current novel, so I'm ready to jump back in. But something else has come up that demands my attention first. Earlier this month I signed on a bunch of new readers who read and edit my books. Three of those readers have passed in their notes on my last novel, Antarktos Rising, and I will dutifully edit the novel now. Why the rush? James Rollins, long time supporter and incredible novelist will soon be reading Antarktos Rising and I'd like to give him the best version possible. So I'll be making those edits before sending the book out. That should pretty much fill my time for the majority of this week. In fact, I'm starting right now.

-- Jeremy Robinson

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Back to work. Finally. After a long stretch of holidays, emergencies, sickness and whatnot, I have managed to return to a regular writing schedule, which consists of about 5 hours a day to write. Though I must confess that I didn't write anything yet. What I did do was reread and edit the first 100 odd pages of my latest novel. After such a long hiatus it was beyond nessasary that I reaquaint myseld with the characters, tone and plot of the story. I still need to go over all of my notes and research so I can once again remember where I'm going and what needs to get me there. But I am happy to say that I'm once again very excited about this story.

I had a rare experience as I read the first 25% of the book today, that I've never had when reading my own work. Typically, by the time I'm done with a novel I know it so forward and backwards that I can even quote it. Being that this was still a first draft and I had never before read what I wrote I found myself reading it like it wasn't my novel at all. And I felt annoyed that I had to write the rest. I wanted to read the whole thing! It was a nice reassurance that the story was a good one.

I will give updates and announce the title as the project progresses. It's good to be back to work.

-- Jeremy Robinson

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Over the weekend I responded to about ten (writing related) e-mails. Five were fan mail regarding The Didymus Contingency, which is always appreciated and welcome. The other five were questions from other authors just starting out asking for advice and support. These e-mails are also welcome and I really do respond to them all...in detail. Though I have created a few FAQs on the website to help answer the common questions I recieve. But one of these e-mails was very hard to answer. It wasn't because I didn't know the answer, I did, it was just hard to say.

Basically, the question was: I really want to be an actor. I write as a hobby, but everyone says I should write professionally. What advice can you give a writer like me starting out?

To which I painfully replied (in a much longer, kinder way): Don't become a writer. But before you become agast and dedicate your life to boycotting my books, let me explain to you what I did to him.

He said first "I really want to be an actor." This is what he really wants. Writing is a hobby...for fun. He probably enjoys it and might even be a good writer, but it is just fun for him. But the really important part is that "everyone (friends and family) thinks he should become a profesional writer." So to me he was saying, I want to be an actor but I feel presured into being a writer." So, basically I told him, "Do want you want to do." And that doesn't sound nearly as cruel.

But here's the real lesson...because a lot of writers struggling to become professionals are like him. The really love writing and everyone tells them to take it to the next level. But not everyone should. Some writers are born with this never ending (some would say curse) desire to see their work in print, in bookstores, reviewed, translated, etc. I'm one of them. I work on it day and night. But other just really love writing...and that's it. And that's great. Why shouldn't these writers become published profesionals? Because it can take the fun away. It can destroy the love of writing.

Here's my personal example. I have been an artist my whole life. I have stacks of drawings I did as a child all the way up to last night. I was an art major in college with a 3.89 GPA. For the first twenty years of my life I did nothing else. I loved it dearly. And with all that practice came skill. I became a very good artist, but when college ended I entered the professional art world. I tried my hand at several outlets: comic books, graphic design (t-shirts, logos, websites, etc) art shows, portraits, everything. And in the end, I hated what I once loved. I'm still an artist today. I illustrated The Screenplay Workbook. I designed the cover for The Didymus Contingency. But what used to be several sketches a day and a large once a month is now a sketch or two a week and a large work maybe once a year.

So, if you're a writer and simply love writing. Keep it that way. Chances are that if you enter the profesional world you may end up hating what you love and even more likely, there will be other writers who have that drive to get published (along with the love) that will beat you to the punch every time. There is absolutely nothing wrong with keeping your creative hobbies to yourself. I wish, with art, that I had.

-- Jeremy Robinson

Thursday, January 05, 2006

This is turning into one of those weeks where my best efforts to write are foiled time and again. Between emergencies (my wife and I live with and care for a man with severe disabilities), sickness, baby related issues and family stuff (my brother is opening a computer store--Thinking Machine---www.thinkingmachineonline.com) and I'm doing all the marketting materials (commercial, print ads, posters, business cards, etc.) Finding time to write has been near impossible.

What I did manage to do in todays brief portions of free time was update the website with a Lulu.com FAQ. This covers many questions I get asked on a nearly daily basis about Lulu.com. I also sent The Didymus Contingency out for review at rebeccasreads.com. So I did accomplish something writing related. But this blog and the few e-mails I responded to today (and yesterday) is the total of my literary accomplishments.

Just for fun, and for something more potentially interesting to blog readers, I'll post the Bible verse upon which the novel I am writing now is based. Here it is:

“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.” 2 Peter 2: 1 - 3

I don't want to give away any details about the story at this point, but I can say that while it is Christian in nature, it is not a standard CBA type read. All of my Christian novels (now 3 out of 5) are like this. I prefer to write for a mass market audience and don't like putting muffles and handcuffs my characters word snd actions.

Until next time...and maybe I'll have written something by then.

-- Jeremy Robinson

Monday, January 02, 2006

Ahh, another amazing day of writing...

Maybe not. With my wife sick and out of commission I set aside today's writing tasks and assumed my alter ego known as "super dad." The day was full of dirty diapers, regurgitate milk and projectile peas.

I did however find time tonight to read an e-mail from my agent (nothing exciting to report), respond to two e-mails about my novel, The Didymus Contingency, and watch one of the few programs I religiously tune in for: Surface on NBC.

Granted, Surface is undeniably inspired by the earlier works of Spielberg (Jaws, Close Encounters, E.T.) to the point where it's painfully obvious (especially to a early Spielberg junky like myself), but I find myself completely entranced with every new episode. It's most likely my love of the unknown, the ocean and the creatures that lurk within the depths that keep me watching. In fact, sitting on my desk is a tooth the size of a small hand belonging to the largest predator ever to live on our little planet, Carcharodon Megalodon, the giant (thought to be extinct) white shark. *For fiction readers interested in Megalodons--check out Steve Alton's MEG series and newly released The Loch. Great stuff.*

It is my hope that in the summer of 2006 I will begin writing my first ocean/sea creature adventure. The story has been briefly outlined and all of the research is complete. But in publishing, things can be unpredictable. I will give more details if/when my seaside thriller gets approved.

Amazing how I can have so much to say about writing when I didn't write at all today...well, except for this blog. Adios.

-- Jeremy Robinson

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Instinct

"If you like thrillers original, unpredictable and chock-full of action, you are going to love Jeremy Robinson's Chess Team. INSTINCT riveted me to my chair."
--Stephen Coonts, NY Times bestselling author of THE DISCIPLE and DEEP BLACK: ARCTIC GOLD

"Jeremy Robinson is a fresh new face in adventure writing and will make a mark in suspense for years to come."
--David Lynn Golemon, NY Times bestselling author of LEGEND and EVENT

"Instinct is a jungle fever of raw adrenaline that goes straight for the jugular."
--Thomas Greanias, NY Times bestselling author of THE ATLANTIS PROPHECY and THE PROMISED WAR

Pulse

"Rocket-boosted action, brilliant speculation, and the recreation of a horror out of the mythologic past, all seamlessly blend into a rollercoaster ride of suspense and adventure."
-- James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of THE LAST ORACLE

"PULSE contains all of the danger, treachery, and action a reader could wish for."
-- Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT

"There's nothing timid about Robinson as he drops his readers off the cliff without a parachute and somehow manages to catch us an inch or two from doom."
-- Jeff Long, New York Times bestselling author of THE DESCENT and YEAR ZERO


Kronos

"Jeremy Robinson's latest is Moby Dick meets James Bond thriller with an amazing twist, offering page-turning results."
-- Steve Alten, N.Y. Times best-selling author of MEG & The LOCH


"Jeremy Robinson peers into the deep. What lurks there is timeless, yet as old as the sea. The fear that dwells in men's hearts has a face and it has come to the surface."
-- Stel Pavlou, International Bestselling author of Decipher and Gene

"Kronos was a surprisingly great read-- gripping!"
-- Rob Kall,
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Antarktos Rising

"Jeremy Robinson is an original and exciting voice. [Antarktos Rising] fires on all cylinders in a smart, taut thrill."
-- Steve Berry,
New York Times bestselling author of THE VENETIAN BETRAYAL and THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT

"Robinson opens a new dark continent of terror. Trespass at your own risk."
-- James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Black Order and The Judas Strain

 

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OTHER GREAT AUTHORS

I'm a huge fan of the genre I write, and read books by the following authors like they were my Grandma Vincent's homemade chocolate bon-bons on Christmas Eve. If you're a fan of any of these authors, you'll feel right at home within the pages of my books.

jamesrollins.com - My favorite author, and my biggest supporter, James Rollins, bestselling author of BLACK ORDER and THE JUDAS STRAIN can do no wrong in my book. I've been a fan since reading SUBTERRANEAN maybe seven years ago.

prestonchild.com - Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are the fantastic writing duo that brought us THE RELIC, DEEP STORM and BOOK OF THE DEAD. Whether they're writing together or solo, these guys don't miss.

matthewreilly.com - Matthew Reilly's novels are basically action-adventure/thrillers on speed. I love his creative and his non-stop pace. His first novel, CONTEST is not only my favorite of his, but it was also originally self-published...no wonder I like him!

stevealten.com - Steve Alten thinks big...big creatures that is. I discovered his books about two years ago and read one after the other until I ran out, finishing with THE LOCH, which I have to admit was a major inspiration (along with his MEG series) for the novel I just finished writing. I am now proud to say that I am publishing the next book in the MEG series, HELL'S AQUARIUM through my publishing company, Variance.

crichton-official.com - Not including his two most recent book, Michael Crichton is the master of science based thrillers. JURASSIC PARK, THE LOST WORLD, TIMELINE, SPHERE and PREY all rank among my favorite novels.

scottsigler.com Scott is not only a cool guy, but he also writes awesome novels. Ancestor, which I blurbed, is one of my favorite new novels. Look for his future books, INFESTED and NOCTURNAL from Crown Books.

jackdubrulbooks.com - When you're looking for action adventure novels, Jack DuBrul's character, Phillip Mercer, can't be beat. And now that DuBrul is teaming up with the granddaddy of the genre, Clive Cussler, we'll be seeing a lot more from him.

stelpavlou.com - Not only is Stel a stand up Brit and a really nice guy, but he's also written one of the finest books of the last 10 years. DECIPHER is an amazing and smart thriller.

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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