Saturday, April 18, 2015

What is Jon Land reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Jon Land, author of Black Scorpion: The Tyrant Reborn.

His entry begins:
I’m currently reading Revival by Stephen King and loving it. I read authors, not just books. King is at the top of my list and Revival has all the elements that explain why. First and foremost, King is a great storyteller. And reading his stories when I was in college made me want to be a writer. Two of the best books I read last year were Doctor Sleep and Mr. Mercedes, both King tales that were entirely different from each other but both were wondrously entertaining. King invests you in the plight of his characters, makes you feel...[read on]
About Black Scorpion, from the publisher:
The next adventure of The Seven Sins' Michael "The Tyrant" Tiranno, Jon Land's Black Scorpion is a pulse pounding action-thriller as he takes on a worldwide human trafficking cabal.

Five years have passed since Michael Tiranno saved the city of Las Vegas from a terrorist attack. And now a new enemy has surfaced in Eastern Europe in the form of an all-powerful organization called Black Scorpion. Once a victim of human trafficking himself, the shadowy group's crazed leader, Vladimir Dracu, has become the mastermind behind the scourge's infestation on a global scale. And now he's set his sights on Michael Tiranno for reasons birthed in a painful secret past that have scarred both men.

Already facing a myriad of problems, Michael once more must rise to the challenge of confronting an all-powerful enemy who is exploiting and ravaging innocents all across the globe and has set nothing less than all of America as its new victim. Black Scorpion has also taken the woman Michael loves hostage:?Scarlett Swan, a beautiful archaeologist who was following the dangerous trail of the origins of the ancient relic that both defines and empowers Michael, a discovery that could change history and the perception of mankind's very origins.

With the deck and the odds stacked against him, Michael must come to learn and embrace his true destiny in becoming the Tyrant reborn as a dark knight to triumph over ultimate evil and stop the sting of Black Scorpion from undermining all of the United States and plunging Las Vegas into chaos and anarchy.

A major production for a feature film is in active development in Hollywood based on the franchised character of Michael Tiranno, the Tyrant. The film will be based on the blended adaptation of Black Scorpion and its predecessor, The Seven Sins, which both have also been licensed to DC Comics for comic books and graphic novels publications worldwide.
Visit Jon Land's website.

The Page 69 Test: Black Scorpion.

Writers Read: Jon Land.

--Marshal Zeringue