Toby Tate (popgun62 on QT) has signed with agent MacKenzie Fraser-Bub of Fraser-Bub Literary.
New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston recently endorsed my latest novel: “Primordial by Toby Tate is an exceptionally well-crafted sci-fi supernatural thriller that tells a gripping story of ancient evil and modern horror, with exotic settings, vivid characters, and a plot that moves with the speed of a tsunami. The atmospherics are excellent and the story offers plenty of surprises right up to the shocking end.” --Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling author of Blasphemy and Impact.
PRIMORDIAL is a dark, supernatural sci-fi thriller of approximately 65,000 words, written for a target audience of 18 to 50-year-old men and women who enjoy a good scare, an intricate plot, lots of action and true-to-life characters. If James Rollins and Dean Koontz wrote a book together, PRIMORDIAL might be the result.
For eons, the Lilitu have waited to reclaim the earth as their own. Now, the wait is over, and hell is just beginning...
Archeologists at a temple dig site in Crete unearth an ancient, oblong box constructed of a strange metal and engraved with bizarre symbols. But the box is also emitting dangerous levels of radiation.
The container and its contents are sent to the university at Heraklion to be studied under controlled conditions—but before it can arrive, the vehicle and its three occupants, including an American university student, are forced off the road in a violent crash. The artifact is taken, the student kidnapped.
As a reporter and his wife, a CIA operative and a navy communications officer search for the artifact and the young woman that carried it, they discover that whatever is inside that box is an element as yet unknown to modern science, and more powerful and deadly than enriched uranium.
They face opposition at every turn, first by the Cretan police force, then by murderous creatures that seem to defy all the precepts of creation and evolution.
But whoever is behind the theft of the artifact and the kidnapping of the young woman is after more than money or power—he belongs to a race of beings older than mankind—the Lilitu. Now time is running out and he must be stopped before he can open a transdimensional gateway that will plunge the earth into an underworld of eternal darkness and torment, where the Lilitu and their gods reign supreme.
PRIMORDIAL: Evil has evolved.
My first novel, DIABLERO, was published in paperback by Nightbird Publishing in Oct. 2010 and in e-book form by Crossroad Press in March, 2011. It was endorsed by NY Times best-selling author Steve Alten (MEG), who called it “a well-crafted read,” and was nominated for the Southern Independent Booksellers Award (SIBA).
My other published books include LILITH (endorsed by international bestselling author Warren Fahy) and THE BLACK CHURCH, both published by DarkFuse, and GOD PARTICLE, published by Crossroad Press. LILITH was favorably reviewed by Library Journal and Midwest Book Review, and THE BLACK CHURCH reached #2 on the Amazon Kindle books/horror/occult bestsellers list.
I am a member of International Thriller Writers (ITW) and have been interviewed twice in The Big Thrill magazine. I have over 17,000 hits on my website and I am very active on social media such as Facebook and Twitter, where I have many fans and followers. I also have my own blog, “Here There Be Monsters,” and an author page on Goodreads. I have done internet radio and newspaper interviews and guest blogs. I have pages on Red Room and Authors Den, and post often on message boards such as Kindle Boards, Author Nook, Mobile Reads, Absolute Write, and Horror.com.
I have also done many book signings and question and answer sessions, where I sell anywhere from 20 to 30 books at a time.
I was a newspaper reporter for five years with hundreds of stories published by the Associated Press and my local paper. I have written for The Pedestal Magazine, Voluted Tales magazine, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Scary Monsters Magazine and other periodicals. I am currently a freelance writer and journalist with articles appearing on eHow.com and other websites and newspapers.
I am currently working on my next book.
Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.