Savage Gods by Peter Boland / #Interview #BlogTour @BOTBSPublicity @PeterBoland19



John Savage Action Thriller Book 4

He only kills atheists.

Pray that God’s on your side.

A serial killer stalks the streets of London, murdering atheists in the most horrific ways. So far, it’s only the loud, outspoken ones who’ve been targeted. Specifically, a controversial group of intellectuals called The Four Pillars of Atheism. Attacking religion and angering believers, they’ve amassed enough hate mail and death threats to keep the police busy until hell freezes over.

DCI Roberts and her team have too many suspects and are drowning in leads. The pressure is on her to catch the killer before another horrific murder is committed. Not helped by the fact that London is in the grip of a sweltering heat wave. Desperate times call for desperate measures. DCI Roberts reaches out to John Savage and Tannaz to help her find the killer. Trouble is, Savage has his own personal demon to battle. Can he defeat one and catch the other?  




1. Which character would you like to be in this book

John Savage, definitely. He’s tough but compassionate, and he’s funny. Or maybe Tannaz. She’s very smart, techno savvy, which I’m not, and she doesn’t take any nonsense from anyone.

2. Do you always take a book/ereader wherever you go?

I take books because I’m a bit of a technophobe.

3. Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?

The bad one. Baddies are always cooler.

4. Do you prefer to read/write standalones or series?

I’d say a series is easier to write because once you’ve set up the main characters you know how to write for them, and can have fun by putting them into different scenarios. However, your audience expects certain things from them each time, so there’s more freedom with a standalone.

5. Where can I find you when you are reading?

In the daytime, it’s in the garden on a sun lounger (weather permitting) with a cup of tea. In the evening, it’s tucked up in bed.

6. Where can I find you when you are not writing/reading?

Surfing, when the waves allow it. I’m obsessed with it. It’s a real drug. Although, my back’s been playing up recently so I can’t get in so much, and with the lockdown the beaches are off limits.

7. Can you walk past a bookstore without going inside?

No. We used to have a Borders in town. I really miss just wondering around it, grabbing a coffee and whiling away the hours. They replaced it with a Tesco Express, as if we don’t have enough of those already.

8. What are you most proud of?

The Girl By The Thames. I really worked hard on that book, crafting every sentence. I thought it was totally original, a one-off. It’s different to any book I’ve ever written or

read. I thought it would be a massive hit, but sadly it never took off. I was so disappointed. Although the few people who have read it, loved it.

9. What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?

I wonder where this is going to take me.

10. What piece of advice would you give to aspiring writers?

People remember characters above all else. I read some books, especially in the crime genre, where the main characters are one dimensional, there to move the plot along. Get the characters right and I wouldn’t say the book writes itself, but it certainly becomes more enjoyable and easier.

Thank you, Peter Boland and Book On The Bright Side Publicity & Promo


About the author 

After studying to be an architect, Pete realised he wasn’t very good at it. He liked designing buildings he just couldn’t make them stand up, which is a bit of a handicap in an industry that likes to keep things upright. So he switched to advertising, writing ads for everything from cruise lines to zombie video games.

After becoming disillusioned with working in ad agencies, he switched to writing novels (or was it because he just wanted to work at home in his pyjamas?). He soon realised there’s no magic formula. You just have to put one word in front of the other (and keep doing that for about a year). It also helps if you can resist the lure of surfing, playing Nintendo Switch with his son, watching America’s Next Top Model with his daughter and drinking beer in a garden chair.


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