Arlington, VA, May 27, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Somewhere Deep in the Night (ASIN - B0085VZZVK), a new novel by Bryan Jernigan, has been published directly for Kindle by Amazon.com. The book was inspired by the music of English duo Swing Out Sister’s album of the same name.
“I have always been a fan of Swing Out Sister and I’ve listened to their CD over and over again,” Jernigan said. “The emotion it evoked and the feelings it generated made me think it would make a great soundtrack to a movie. Eventually, a storyline formed in my mind and I thought it would be great to get it down on paper. After several months of toying with it, it finally began to take on a life of its own and it sort of snapped me into a more formal state of mind.”
The storyline is akin to some of the great spy movies of the ‘60s and early ‘70s. The protagonist, Selina Henry, is a convicted art thief serving year six of her 20-year sentence for stealing a statue from the Tate Gallery in London. She is visited by two Interpol agents who offer to commute her sentence if she helps them track down the Sly Fox, a notorious art thief wreaking havoc in England and throughout Europe. Upon agreeing to help them, Selina’s life takes a series of twists and turns that lead her to London, Paris, New York and Santa Catarina, Brazil. Along the way, she encounters undercover agents, a wealthy businessman, and an unassuming woman who accidentally unlocks a secret that sets her belief about the Sly Fox on its ear.
Many readers have wondered why Jernigan chose a female protagonist to carry his story.
“I think, with the exception of characters like Lara Croft, you don’t see many strong females in the role of bounty hunter or spy,” Jernigan said. “I like to think Selina embodies women of today. She’s smart, sophisticated and loving, yet she can mix it up with the best criminals and still come out on top. She’s someone I think both men and women will admire.”
The book zigzags through both the sophisticated art world and its ugly underbelly, where it eventually settles on spies and thieves who deceive each other to the detriment of their individual causes. Not surprisingly, the majority of the book occurs at night, leaving readers to question who’s the real culprit of the story.
“When writing the book, I never actually titled it,” Jernigan said. “I was not at all familiar with naming rights, but in the end, I couldn’t think of a better name than the one from which the book sprang, so, after getting a message to Swing Out Sister co-founder Corinne Drewery, I received news from her that she was thrilled that their work had inspired a novel. I couldn’t think of a better way to thank them for inspiring the book than by naming it after their album.”
Jernigan’s work, including Riding on the Metro, a novel set in his hometown of Washington, D.C., has been described as sparkling and fast-paced.
“This is the first time I’ve published a book of mine online,” Jernigan said. “But consumers are now internet-savvy and I wanted to test the convenience of online publishing. Readers who are interested can now get my book immediately through Kindle and Amazon. They can download it directly in an instant which is gratifying to an instant gratification generation.”
Consumers may purchase Somewhere Deep in the Night by visiting www.amazon.com and doing a title search or navigating directly to http://www.amazon.com/Somewhere-Deep-Night-ebook/dp/B0085VZZVK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1337954363&sr=8-2. They may also visit Jernigan’s website at www.wix.com/bryanjerniganartwork/novelist. Downloads of Somewhere Deep in the Night are only $1.99.
Jernigan is the author of Somewhere Deep in the Night and Riding on the Metro and works in Washington, D.C., as a communications director for a national association dealing with the needs of primary and secondary school districts. He is available for speaking engagements or other promotional events.