Friday, July 31, 2009

Actress gets up close and personal with ancestor of Great White shark



West Palm Beach, FL, July 14, 2009 — Hollywood actress Lana Wood, who once played Plenty O’Toole opposite Sean Connery in the James Bond movie, Diamonds Are Forever, was attacked by what eyewitnesses say was a Megalodon, a 70-foot, 70,000 pound prehistoric cousin of the Great White shark. The attack occurred in the waters off the coast of Monterey, California. . .in the pages of New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten’s new release MEG: Hell’s Aquarium.

Lana Wood, a former Playboy centerfold, has an extensive career in the movies, and wrote a best-selling memoir about her late sister, actress Natalie Wood, back in 1986. She contacted Steve Alten a year ago and asked the author to make her a character in his new MEG book, the fourth and best story in the series.

“My grandson and I love shark stories, and we’re both huge fans of the MEG series. I contacted Steve, and he agreed to write me in as a character. I just finished reading the book – oh my gosh, what a thrill ride, I was exhausted by the time I finished it! Steve is the new Peter Benchley, and MEG is JAWS on steroids. And my character’s scene is so scary. . .but you’ll have to read the book to find out if I survive.”

In his review of Hell’s Aquarium, Steve Donoghue, Managing Editor of Open Letters Monthly states, “Alten writes the whole thing in hyperkinetic present tense, with turns and twists in every scene until it squeaks…there’s a scene late in the book involving a shark autopsy that any thriller-writer would give a tonsil to have thought up! The whole thing fizzes with the kind of fun delirium only the most effective giant killer shark novels dare to attempt.”

Lana Wood will be appearing at Comicon in San Diego July 16th – 19th as a featured guest in a special area that will house the “Women of James Bond.” George Lazenby, who played 007 in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” will also be appearing. Lana says she will offer free autographs to anyone showing up with a copy of MEG: Hell’s Aquarium.

This year marks Comicon’s 40th anniversary. Record crowds are expected. Take a look in to Meg_HellsAquarium


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