Friday, February 07, 2014

THE DARK POOL - Ace Collins - One Free Ebook

Welcome back, Ace. Why did you become an author?
I actually sold my first book in 1982, so, as hard as it is for me to believe, I have been doing this for 31 years now.

If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
I love kids, I love basketball, so I think coaching basketball at a small college or, in a similar vein, perhaps teaching writing to college kids.

If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?
I have mixed emotions on this. I love the style of the mid-1930s. The clothes, the cars and even the Art-Deco building designs resonate deeply with me. I also love the movies from that period. But I would not want to go back to a segregated world where all people were not given equal chances. I know I’d miss air conditioning too. So I guess I am just made for the time I live in.

What place in the United States have you not visited that you would like to?
I’ve been everywhere except the Northwest. So I would enjoy seeing Washington and Oregon. I love rain, trees, and mountain views, so I believe I would love it.

How about a foreign country you hope to visit?
I love Canada, I think I could be a Canadian without much effort, but I’ve never taken the train across the western half of the country and never been to see the Pacific from British Columbia.

I have a lot of writing friends in Canada. I’d love to visit all of them. What lesson has the Lord taught you recently?
We have a home group on Sunday night where between 30-50 college kids come to our house eat, have a devotional, and pray. I find this generation of kids so much more service oriented that the generation I grew up in. So I think the lesson is we have a new generation of Christians who will teach me great lessons about living out Matthew 25:35-40.

Tell us about the featured book.
It is the second episode in the series called In The President’s Service. It picks up where the last book left off and pushes the lead character, Helen Meeker, into even deeper mystery and intrigue. It is roller coaster ride of adventure, romance, and suspense, and it’s called …The Dark Pool. This is a fun series with a lot of neat characters. I just finished the 4th episode today.

Please give us the first page of the book.
Monday, March 16, 1942
10:45 PM
Fredrick Bauer’s arms moved in piston-like fashion as he raced across an open field. Though he was tall and ruggedly built, his rapidly beating heart rumbled like a kettledrum and his lungs felt as though they were being yanked through his chest. The bitter-cold March wind tore into his face, causing his cheekbones to all but cut through his skin. Yet, in spite of his mind pleading with him to stop, he kept going. He had to run. He had no choice. It was either get away or die.

Glancing over his left shoulder into the night, he noted four figures with flashlights moving toward him. Were they getting closer? He thought so, but perhaps fatigue was just playing games with him. After all, he’d been sprinting for at least a mile.

His need to flee was almost overruled by a longing to slow down—maybe even give up. But he couldn’t do that. Death was better than going back into the hole. So he kept his legs moving across the flat prairie landscape. Even if his heart burst and he instantly fell dead, that would be better than the fate that awaited him back there.

Up ahead, he saw headlights moving from left to right. A highway! If he could get to it, maybe someone would pick him up. Then the monsters chasing him couldn’t drag him back and continue beating him or filling his body with more of the mind-numbing drugs.

Wow! Can’t wait for my copy to arrive. How can readers find you on the Internet?
I’m on Facebook under my name, my website is, and they can follow me on Twitter by looking for @acecollins.

Thank you, Ace, for sharing this new book with us.

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Britney Adams said...

Thank you for sharing this great interview! In The President's Service sounds like a fantastic series and is one I look forward to reading! I would love to win THE DARK POOL and thank you for the opportunity to do so.

Britney Adams, TX

Mary Preston said...

It sounds like I need to pick the first book up soon, so that I can read THE DARK POOL.

Mary P


Anonymous said...

Mr. Collins books are popular in our church library. This one would make a nice addition.

Thank you,
Julie (WI)

Susan P said...

I love how you and your wife are there for your local college kids. Keep it up! Thanks for sharing - I can't wait to read this, the first one was fantastic. :)

Merry said...

I'd love a train trip across Canada too, it looks so majestic. Please add me for The Dark Pool, thanks.
Merry in MN

Rhonda's Doings said...

sounds like an interesting read!!! thanks! Rhonda from Mad.Hts VA

ace said...

Thanks everyone for your comments and compliments. I am blessed to have such an incredible life and get to tell a few stories along the way.

Kandra said...

Mr. Collins is a new-to-me author, so I would love to win this!
Kandra in OK

Anonymous said...

Wow! Lots of action, mystery, and suspense? Can't wait to read this series! J.C. -Indiana-