Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"The Thought Readers" by Dima Zales!
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 The Thought Readers
~Released: March 5th, 2014

~Length: 348 Pages

~Publisher: Mozaika Publications

~Genres: Young Adult, New Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Paranormal, Thriller

Everyone thinks I’m a genius. 

Everyone is wrong. 

Sure, I finished Harvard at eighteen and now make crazy money at a hedge fund. But that’s not because I’m unusually smart or hard-working. 

It’s because I cheat. 

You see, I have a unique ability. I can go outside time into my own personal version of reality—the place I call “the Quiet”—where I can explore my surroundings while the rest of the world stands still. 

I thought I was the only one who could do this—until I met her. 

My name is Darren, and this is how I became entangled with all the Russians and learned that I’m a Reader.

 Dima Zales
Dima Zales is a full-time science fiction and fantasy author residing in Palm Coast, Florida. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked in the software development industry in New York as both a programmer and an executive. From high-frequency trading software for big banks to mobile apps for popular magazines, Dima has done it all. In 2013, he left the software industry in order to concentrate on his writing career.

Dima holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from NYU and a dual undergraduate degree in Computer Science / Psychology from Brooklyn College. He also has a number of hobbies and interests, the most unusual of which might be professional-level mentalism. He simulates mind-reading on stage and close-up, and has done shows for corporations, wealthy individuals, and friends.

He is also into healthy eating and fitness, so he should live long enough to finish all the book projects he starts. In fact, he very much hopes to catch the technological advancements that might let him live forever (biologically or otherwise). Aside from that, he also enjoys learning about current and future technologies that might enhance our lives, including artificial intelligence, biofeedback, brain-to-computer interfaces, and brain-enhancing implants.

In addition to his own works, Dima has collaborated on a number of romance novels with his wife, Anna Zaires. The Krinar Chronicles, an erotic science fiction series, has been a bestseller in its categories and has been recognized by the likes of Marie Claire and Woman’s Day. If you like erotic romance with a unique plot, please feel free to check it out, especially since the first book in the series (Close Liaisons) is available for free everywhere. Keep in mind, though, Dima Zales's books are going to be much more PG 13 . . . at least that’s the plan for now.

Anna Zaires is the love of his life and a huge inspiration in every aspect of his writing. She definitely adds her magic touch to anything Dima creates, and the books would not be the same without her. Dima’s fans are strongly encouraged to learn more about Anna and her work at her website.

Top Ten Inspirations for The Thought Readers:

1) My wife and collaborator Anna – she inspires everything that I do.
2) Mentalism – which is a type of entertainment meant to look like mind reading. This is something that I personally do.
3) ‘Bullet time’ slow motion fight sequences that became famous in action movies.
4) Moving to Florida after living twenty-three years in NYC. In this novel, I re-visit my favorite and familiar spots, especially in Brooklyn.
5) Music by Enigma (in the book there’s even a mention of a song by them).
6) Sushi.
7) Card magic and gambling demonstrations – this is related to mentalism and something else that I personally do (for entertainment purposes). 
8) For book 3, I got some inspiration from the practice of meditation, which features prominently.
9) For book 4, I was influenced by my obsession with longevity.
10) It’s not a coincidence that there are so many Russians in these books. I was born in Russia, and that fact clearly had an impact on the characters.


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