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Publisher: Solstice Horizon
Publication Date: January 6, 2014
Owen Black is wealthy, powerful, and deadly. His sole purpose for existence is to infiltrate the human mind, deaden the human heart, and keep it hostage for an
eternity. He slithers his way into every human life at one point or another… but today he has been given an assignment…Rory Analise McClelland. Fourteen-year-old Rory McClelland doesn’t know it yet, but she has a destiny ordained by God. It is because of this destiny that she finds herself fighting for her life against the unseen force of Owen Black.
Rory stared at her phone in horror. Her assault had been immortalized on the Internet for everyone to see. The mob of zombie cheerleaders and quarterback Marcus White encircled her crumpled, half naked body, like a tribe of cannibals looking down at their next meal. A warm sensation washed over her arms and belly. Rory watched with shame as a river of crimson flowed from her self-inflicted wounds. Would she ever find redemption for her broken spirit? Will she ever break free of the black shroud that blinds her to her Creator’s open arms? Rory’s parents Will and Miriam are doing everything possible to help Rory recover from a viscous assault suffered at the hands of a mob of sadistic cheerleaders and the Grafton Junior High quarterback. When Miriam is offered the opportunity to leave Detroit and open a new hospital in Southern California, she seizes the chance to offer her daughter a new beginning.
Brandon J. Hall was born October 11, 1981. Very early in his life he’d developed a fondness for literature. He’s always aspired to share his voice, his vision, through the craft he’d so embraced. Having his art showcased during his elementary years at the Detroit Institute of Arts and praised throughout middle school he knew that his path was defined for him. After several publications in the magazine, Afterthoughts, throughout high school for his poetry and art he knew his passion was clear. After years of exploration and self-discovery he finally published his first novel in the year 2007, Reflections–The Chronicles of a Man Scorned. Brandon is in the process of creating more volumes to this amazing series. Brandon’s other interests and expertise in the Martial Arts, and Graphic Arts. We shall be hearing more about this innovative author over the coming months.
ABOUT THE BOOK – NEURALIAN CHRONICLES “The Siede” Volume I : Inception
Publication Date: January 6, 2014
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
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HOPE is reborn—through him… Anthony Griggs is a dreamer bound to discover that the world behind his eyes is as much reality as when he is awake. Having survived an abusive childhood, escapism is all he had until his fiancée, Audrey, became his tether to the world. Unsure of himself he withdraws into the realm of his imagination. That is until he saves a coma patient in his dream. Anthony soon learns that the world isn’t as 3 dimensional as he once believed when the veil of reality is drawn before his eyes. The coma patient is a direct link to Anthony’s heritage and it befalls him to use his ability to protect an unborn child as darker forces seek to prevent his birth. The child is the new vessel for Hope and the world’s quiet salvation or its complete undoing. Anthony delves into a world of gods and entities…demons and Jinn learning the hidden mythologies of life. He must rediscover who he is and learn what sacrifices he’s willing to make. Will he choose Audrey for the life he’s dreamed of? Or will he choose the Hope of mankind?
ONE OF MANY REVIEWS ALONG SIMILAR LINES 5.0 out of 5 stars
By Rabid Readers Reviews Format:Kindle Edition Hall takes on a lot in “Inception (Neuralian Chronicles: The Siede).” He rewrites the history of the planet using what is commonly accepted with new motivations for why those events happen. The Neuralians not only rewrite the history of the planet but mythology as well and that is the aspect that plays the biggest part in this novel. The premise is that we are all evolved from this race but most of us are too muddied to understand. We have lost the ability to live forever or communicate through thought. Rather like the idea of enlightenment, only the highest forms still have a glimmer of the former being. There are Neuralians still around and they exist in mythology as it was known across the ancient world. There are a number of characters in this novel and Hall manages to keep distinct. Some perhaps rely on what we already know of them. Loki, for example, is a trickster. Anthony Griggs is framed early on through introspection before the mystery of the novel begins and Hall gives us a character that has survived extraordinary odds. He is looking for that higher purpose and when he finds it that purpose is life and death in a very literal sense. I have to commend Hall on the pacing of “Inception (Neuralian Chronicles: The Siede).” The flow of the story is masterful. This is a tale that could have been easily bogged down in minutia but Hall kept his narrative moving with graceful impact and economical phrasings. The action, though fast moving, loses nothing in translation. If you like fantasy and a clever rewriting of our world, pick this one up today.
The author has been writing for his own enjoyment his entire life, but has never been published. He has written comedy sketches for improv troupes and have posted to several blogs. He has a lifelong love of the written word and the performing arts and has appeared in many community theater projects and traveled with an improv comedy troupe across the south in the late nineties. Ultimately earning an audition for Fox Television’s Mad TV.
Currently, he writes full time and lives in North Carolina with his wife and two cats in Mount Holly.
There is a thread that runs through this universe and the myriad universes that make up the multiverse, a commonality of spirit that connects each of the infinite spheres of time at the quantum core – humanity.
On countless worlds across countless plains of possibility, there exists some form of humanity, of people, and they all share the same creators, a race of beings older than time and of unknown origin called the Sojourners. These omni-terrestrial pioneers literally seed the universe with life, and as they go they leave behind a number of their own to guide the resultant humanity in the process of evolving, and, in order to keep the chain of knowledge unbroken, through reincarnation leap frog through time passing along the history of each generation to the next line of Sojourner elementals.
Yet there was one Sojourner who looked at what it had created and saw nothing but inferior bastard offspring, not children to be nurtured, but slaves to be ruled. It broke off from the Sojourner religion and rebelled against it. It became known only as the Other. And across the multiverse of time and space, there was war between the Other and the Sojourners. And now the war has come to Earth.
Three people – a Bengali mystic, the son of an African shaman, and a prodigy turned schizophrenic who sees things people shouldn’t see – become caught up in the crimes of a man who started life as a gifted, loved and loving child, but through tragedy was usurped by the essence of an evil, ancient and unforgiving, which sets forth on a mission of destruction. It is up to the Sojourner faithful, few in number yet steeped in eons of forgotten knowledge, to find among them the power to overcome the Other and by doing so, forever change the lives of those either fortunate or unfortunate enough to be close to them.
Other Works in the Planning
William is working on another Psychological Thriller titled “ELIXIR” which is not far from publication
Danny Ashton dreamed big dreams, grandiose and bold dreams, with himself as the undisputed star of every episode. It was why he chose archeology; the very idea of an adventure in the desserts of Thebes, raiding ancient burial mounds for the remains of the next Tutankhamen sounded ideal to him. The reality, as always, turned out to be much different from the dream.
He found himself not in Thebes at the Valley of the Kings, but in Amarna, capitol of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten, digging and sweating in the unforgiving heat, working an already overworked excavation site, not an archeologist in his own rite, but an assistant to Harry Albright Flockton, Associate Professor of Archeology at the El-Azhar University in Cairo, and the ignominy of his lowly station tarnishes the shine on his mind’s vision of adventure. Then the improbable happens…..
Turpitude is the fourth book to A Harem Boy’s Saga, a provocative story about a young man who was initiated into a clandestine sexual society through his UK boarding school. From there, he was spirited to the Middle East to attend the Bahriji (Oasis) School in The United Arab Emirates in preparation for Harem services for the wealthy elite.
It is also a love story between the young man, his ‘Big Brother,’ and his ‘Valet,’ who served as his chaperones and mentors.
This book follows the teenagers’ erotic and exotic adventures and experiences at their fourth Arabian Household, the Assalamu Alaikum (Peace Be with You) Harem. There, they became confidants to a sheik, assistants to his numerous international ventures, especially that of a film production: “Kāmasūtra – Lover’s Tale.” The teenagers continue to apprentice and model in a controversial photography project, “Sacred Sex in Sacred Places.”
This story is an account of the author’s experiences. Through these truths, often demonized by contemporary societies that deem such behaviors inappropriate, the author hopes to dispel condemnation and negativity related to sexuality, love, and personal freedom.
A HAREM BOY’S SAGA – “INITIATION” BOOK I, II, III and IV (First 4 novels) EARNED BEST SELLER RANK ON AMAZON.COM WITHIN 1st WEEKS OF PUBLICATION!
B. Young is one of the more colorful personalities in our literary family fold. Armed with many other amazing accomplishments to B. Young’s impressive CV and multi-career choices; apart from his love for self expression through his craft with words; stand sharply projected through his prowess as a prominent well known fashion designer extraordinaire, and owner of several fashion boutiques in Hawaii and New York, and not least his artistry with the camera, and palette and brush…are yet another dimensions to his personality we will touch on at some later stage.
ABOUT HIS MEMOIRS
A HAREM BOY’S SAGA – “Initiation” Book I, “Unbridled” Book II, “Debauchery” III and “Turptitude” IV in this series is completed, and a 3rd sequel is almost completed. The entire series will consist of 6 or 7 Novels in all, based on B. Young’s life (who came from a wealthy privileged background) and was the recipient of an exclusive educational curriculum which he received whilst residing in the United Kingdom. Both B. Young’s parents were highly successful professional individuals in their own right.
ABOUT THE SERIES
This series of books is a provocative, true, coming-of-age story about a Malaysian teenager nicknamed “Young” who, after being sent to a British boarding school for his formal studies, is willingly initiated into a secretive sexual society. From his UK boarding school, he is spirited to the Middle East, to prepare to serve elite, wealthy patrons in all male harems.
E.R.O.S. (Enlightened Royal Oracle Society) – the organization that operates this program out of the British boarding school provides Young, fellow students and his Valet named Andy, and active recruits rarified opportunities to experience other cultures so that they may continue to grow and develop beyond the regular curriculum afforded other students at this British boarding school. E.R.O.S. recruits are introduced to an arena of international influential players, celebrities and world-renowned movers and shakers of their day.
Matters become complicated when Young and Andy fall in love with one another, and must navigate their feelings, along with their commitment to serve the households to whom they have been assigned.
The A Harem Boy’s Saga – “Initiation” Book I promotion is aimed at reaching potential Film Producers, Directors, and Film Production companies with the goal of acquiring a movie option for our author Young’s, novel A HAREM BOY’S SAGA “Initiation” book I, the first edition of a 7 novels’ series. We welcome unsolicited inquiries, opinions and suggestions from industry professionals regarding this exciting series of Memoirs written as fiction based upon real life events. Young, approached us for Film Rights representation, and A HAREM BOY’S SAGA “Initiation” Book I, and A HAREM BOY’S SAGA, “Unbridled”, are both available and ready for production. “Debauchery” Book III, is on its way to completion sometime this year, 2014.
This is a work/project of epic proportions in its own particular gay/erotica genre. The work has been described as explicit, and maybe even provocative and shocking in parts to some, but it also exudes a transparent beauty and offers many thought-provoking elements. For although this series is a story heartache, and exploitation, it is also a story of lasting love and the need to be loved and cherished. Indeed, this amazing Series is very much a multiple feature films candidate, and is also under consideration deemed suitable for a stage musical. Some positive interest from various quarters have manifested themselves thus far; however we are still open for further unsolicited inquiries there may be for this project from other interested parties.
Although categorized as gay/erotic genre, and explicit and maybe even graphic in sections the books boasts well written material, and seeing the success of this series come to fruition is simply a matter of time.
Other amazing accomplishments to B. Young’s impressive CV and multi-career choices; apart from his love for self expression through his craft with words; boasts his prowess as a prominent well known fashion designer extraordinaire and owner of boutiques in Hawaii and New York, and his artistry with the camera and palette and brush…
FASHION DEBUTS – Fairytale Luxury and Glamour teamed with delicate romantic Feminine Softness
MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS EFFORTS – CREDIT WHERE IT’S DUE TO KATE COLLINS – SOLSTICE PUBLISHING
Sorry I didn’t get these to you yesterday. It was hectic around here! Trying hard to keep the place in one piece while Melissa’s enjoying her much overdue vacation.
Here are the links to the ebooks. They’re all live now. And I’ll get back to the print version once the cover file gets to me.
Synopsis:“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Lao Tzu Debauchery is the triquel to A Harem Boy’s Saga, a provocative story about a young man who was initiated into a clandestine sexual society through his UK boarding school. From there, he was spirited to the Middle East to attend the Bahriji (Oasis) School in The United Arab Emirates in preparation for Harem services for the wealthy elite.It is also a love story between the young man, his ‘Big Brother,’ and his ‘Valet,’ who served as his chaperones and mentors.This book follows the teenagers’ erotic and exotic adventures and experiences at their third Arabian Household Harem, the Quwah. There, they became confidants to a prince, assistants in an international dance club venture, “Carousel,” and apprentices and models in a controversial photography project, “Sacred Sex in Sacred Places.”This story is an account of the author’s experiences. Through these truths, often demonized by contemporary societies that deem such behaviors inappropriate, the author hopes to dispel condemnation and negativity related to sexuality, love, and personal freedom.A Harem Boy’s Saga is a series of seven firstname.lastname@example.org
A Harem Boy’s Saga – book III – Debauchery;
A memoir by Young
Jonathan Womack comes from an entrepreneurial family of writers. In 2003, faced with the many obstacles of conventional publishing routes, Jonathan created a publishing company that would serve as a production/marketing conduit for his family’s books, and provide gifted writers snubbed by the big houses an opportunity to get their work in print. In 2004, Jonathan’s brother Steven and his wife Debbie acquired a second pub, Whiskey Creek Press, which now boast over 500 authors and 850 titles. Jonathan lives with his two cats outside of Boston where he is at work on his fourth novel, Ram I Am
The Other Face of Jonathan Womack
Grand Prize Winner 2013_A Cry for a Hero by Jonathan Womack – Publisher Charles River Press
Graphic Novelist, Spiritualist, writer, Publisher, and expert and adherent in the Martial Arts.
The “A CRY FOR A HERO” promotion is aimed at reaching potential Film Producers, Directors, and Film Production companies with the goal of acquiring a movie option for Jonathan Womack’s out-of-body superhero Fantasy Action Adventure novel, “A CRY FOR A HERO”. We welcome unsolicited inquiries, opinions and suggestions from industry professionals regarding this exciting Action Fantasy Adventure project comprising of two additional sequels, and further future planned novels in the series. Jonathan Womack approached us for Film Rights representation, and “A CRY FOR A HERO” is the first book in the series, which is to be followed by “RAM I AM”, the sequel. “THE DOLPHINIUS EFFECT”, yet another emotionally charged work projected with yet more amazing and eye popping graphics provided during the ongoing marketing and promotions efforts, and the 3rd sequel in this amazing super hero adventure series will be carrying a strong and important symbolic message, to all loyal and supportive fans of super hero movie concepts.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author and Publisher, musician, martial artist, and out-of-body explorer Jonathan Womack is committed to raising awareness to topics which are related to the spiritual world, and even our connection with Mars. Jonathan freely lectures on his own amazing out-of-body episodes, which began at a very early age to provide, at least from his personal standpoint, a clearer understanding of how he views the soul’s experiences and existence before, during, and after life – in a captivating and compelling manner, cloaked in an approachable, aw-shucks Midwest charm.
Jonathan is employed by Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, where he still works nights as multi-media specialist, and writes in his spare time. In addition to these time consuming responsibilities, he also runs a busy publishing company, Charles River Press, which keeps him fully occupied. Over the years Jonathan has had a positive impact on many people’s lives, and those who have been searching for answers to the usual confounded and perplexing issues such as why we are here, what it all means and what does destiny hold for us as individuals after we leave this planet. The author resides outside of Boston and is currently at work on his new book Ram I Am, the sequel to A Cry for a Hero,and has already started on the 3rd novel in the series“The Dolphinius Effect”.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE GENERATING FORCE BEHIND ALL JONATHAN WOMACK’S UPCOMING PROJECTSAND FUTURE WORKS PLANNED
Jonathan Womack is an unusual man to say the least, and one endowed with a high level of spirituality; who also demonstrates a remarkable humility. Jonathan’s story is unique and rare in itself, and perhaps because of what happened to him at a very young age, and which was an experience that proved rather unsettling and bewildering at the time; he embraced the experience which molded him into the person he is today. He is a man with a vision too, and has never abandoned his personal values and convictions but remaining steadfast and true to himself about what he believes in even from the time he was a mere lad. His personal convictions on many issues of life and the ideals he holds dear, have remained a constant in his life from which he has never wavered even for a moment; nor has become sidetracked from his mission and goals. His very first ‘out of body experience’ came as a bit of a shock, and soon realized that it was not a common experience for most of his peers. However, sometimes such an ability is beyond a person’s control at any age, and some of us may have been born with instincts and that certain uncanny ‘6th sense’; which can’t just be brushed off like cobwebs from our shoulder, and is inclined to bond with the person for a lifetime. Instead we have a choice to be accepting of it and to nurture and harness such a gift, and use it for positive and up building purposes. Certainly individuals who have had these experiences are gifted with a little more insight, instinct and leverage in all areas of their lives, than would maybe the majority of persons on earth who has never been exposed to it.
The OBE experience as it’s commonly referred to however, procured its most life changing and profound effect upon young Jonathan at the time, and which gradually carved its imprint onto his psyche. As consequence it spurred him on to making a firm personal resolution fueled by both aim of purpose and mindset, to learn all he could about it and why this happened to him. From there on the author began to do some intense study and research in his seeking to find the answers to the numerous unanswered questions which had begun to formulate in his furtive and inquiring mind. As the years ensued the author came to realize also that, his amazing ability and experiences were in fact a privilege in disguise handed him. He read as much as he could on the subject of the OBEphenomenon, and read as many books as he could absorb about the ‘spiritual’ side of life, and the invisible or otherworldly realms most of us know not too much about. By the exception of what we may have learned about the study of heaven and hell in a religious sense, and dare I say through our exposure to religious indoctrination in our early childhood, many of us can only wonder and guess what lies beyond our earthly realm.
From that point forward the author’s desire to learn all he could about OBE concepts, began reading and studying as much literature he could find on the study of the Soul, reincarnation, heaven and hell, and the invisible realms that lie beyond our known material world. He began to understand where we as humans fit into the greater scheme and purposes of our grand Universe, as he gained a deeper understanding of life itself. Much ground has since been covered and now a mature man, and Award winning novelist of some note, a Media Specialist at Harvard, and a Lecturer and Publisher, Jonathan Womack has written and published several books on the topic himself. He also conducts regular seminars and engages in speaking to eager audiences about his work and his books, his beliefs, his outlook on life, his past lives, and his personal day to day management of the experiences he has come to adopt as part of who he is, as a complete soul; and how he personally manages to strike up a balanced and harmonious existence for himself.
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Author/Spiritualist Jonathan Womack shares his OBE’s and discusses his views on the existence of the soul before, during, and after life. www.jonathanwomack.com
OBE, as its referred to, is a state of being where a fully conscious person realizes that they are actually hovering outside their own physical body. From the statistics and interviews conducted with those who have lived through such an experience or the plural thereof, conclusive evidence has been provided that it does happen to a greater number of people than we realize. Most also insisted that what they remembered of the experience was very vivid in detail, and had not left them with any sort of post fuzzy memory or lingering sense of having just experienced some kind of dream or nightmare. The majority interviewed maintained instead that it felt more like actually being fully awake during these ‘phases’. Some have even described the experience as a physically tangible sensation much the same as in being awake and fully conscious. A place where time and space to the individual appears to be just as real in terms of perception and structure, emotion and physical sensations experienced during such a phase – which some have described as more of a sensation that of actually being wide awake. Some also maintained that the physical sensations experienced often proved even more intense than those of the waking reality; where one was able to walk, touch, hear, see, eat, and experience a sense of joy or pain, and much more. In addition, one can now fly, walk through walls, morph into other creatures, and so forth.
(Bring it on I say, lol!)
Of course, the debatable topic of OBE still remains subjective to contention and speculation among the skeptics, the various branches of the medical and scientific fraternity, and the religious factions – as to whether this is in actuality a reality experienced. One may ask whether the subject is merely experiencing an imagined state of being. Is it possible that it may also partially be regulated by the exposure of the brain’s electrical and magnetic field components, capable of producing an over abundance of pheromones ignited by our impressionable and complex brain’s functioning? Could this in turn play tricks on our senses and our perception of the reality at the moment of experiencing such an OBE phase? Isn’t after all the human brain the most amazing and complex part/element of the entire human body, or temple if you will? Does it not constitute as the core powerhouse all our functioning? In a sense our brain represents to a larger extend the symbolic heartbeat of our entire existence, which in turn regulates and mechanizes our every bodily function, thought and moral decision making, and more significantly, who we become from the day of our birth to the individual we become later on in life.
From the many reports received over time and through researched studies obtained from various quarters, the ‘Out of Body’ phases experienced by individuals varies and differs widely from one to the other subject. Some have described an additional element also, at the point of experiencing an out of body phase; where they could actually see an invisible tether-like silver cord keeping their soul attached to their fleshly bodies. However, not all subjects interviewed about their personal experiences offered such a vivid description of the overall journey. Could this manifestation of the OBE ‘phase’ be connected to more pronounced psychological factors produced by our impressionable and subconscious ingrained awareness? As in for example, where the subject feels urged to exercise a subconscious effort to maintain an unbroken connection between the physical body and the soul. It may well serve as a symbolic lifeline and reassurance in a sense that, to be in full control over our spiritual connection to that of the body is imperative for fear that we may not be able to re-enter our physical bodies again. The impressionable areas where we perceive, assimilate, and receive data, impressions and imagery from the world around us, absorbed from newsreels, movies and books, and what we have learned and been conditioned to over a lifetime, has also much to do with how each individual experiences and perceives the various stages of existing; as in whilst we are asleep, awake, in a deep coma, experiencing dreams or nightmares, or whilst under the influence of an ‘OBE Phase’. I imagine this overload of data have left their imprints and impressions contributing a vast storehouse filled with millions of embedded fragments that remain indelibly rooted in the seat of our ‘subconscious conditioning’.
Then there’s that other phenomenon which comes to mind, and which is seemingly a very common occurrence; that of the ‘Life after death experience’ experienced by an astounding number of people (both young and old). An experience which has commonly been recited and regaled by so many people/patients, that were once clinically pronounced dead for one reason or another.
For those specialists who have studied and trained at this level of ‘consciousness of being’ such as in the practices of higher levels of Yoga, the devotional adherents will have learned to harness, control and manipulate their newfound plane of existing – and how to do so safely under controlled conditions by gradual gradients. With the right mindset and full familiarization, knowledge and study of these practices, we might well all be able to learn how to perfect, enjoy and apply an induction into this amazing state of being; whilst still being able to exercise full control over our bodies without any sense of fear.
Jonathan Womack does what he can to help others understand more about these areas of life of existing during his lectures and seminars, or when conducting live Radio interviews to eager audiences wanting to become more informed. This bring me to the very creative and innovative literary prowess of the author’s projects, and in particular his unique‘out of body’ Super Hero Action Fantasy Adventure Series entitled “A CRY FOR A HERO” and the sequel , “RAM I AM”. His novels are to some extend based on his own personal experiences, and what he has learned over a lifetime of exploration into the spiritual world. His first OBE phase experienced as a frightened young lad, was very daunting if not frightening. He was one overwhelmed young boy, who was certain that on that particular night at 3.00 am in the morning whilst everyone else in the house was fast asleep; he was going to be trampled and flattened upon his own comfortable bed. Whilst he lay playing ‘dead’ as he heard BIG FOOT stomping up the hallway of his home making for a beeline to his bedroom. Jonathan discovered there was more to our existence on terra firma, and the familiarity and tangibility to which we are so accustomed in our comfortable and familiar world of flesh and blood existence. We don’t doubt for a single moment thatJonathan Womack will be making his own “Big Footed” mark upon the film and entertainment industry, as well as the literary and other media sectors over the ensuing years ahead. Keep watching this space surrounding updates and more news from the realm of cinematic miracles and blockbusters.
ANNOUNCEMENT: LOCAL AUTHOR TO RECEIVE AWARDS (BOSTON: January 6, 2014)
For local author Jonathan Womack, 2013 was an auspicious year. Last July, his out-of-body superhero adventure, A CRYFOR A HERO, won Top Honors at the Hollywood Book Festival, an annual event honoring books with the highest potential for film, TV, graphic novel,gaming, and multimedia franchising. As a follow up, Womack learned onDecember 24th, 2013 that his sci-fi thriller, OLD SOULS (2nd Ed. Hardcover, June 2013 Charles River Press), was awarded Best Science Fiction by the New England Book Festival. Womack has since received interest from Hollywood and sees himself as a step closer to realizing his big screen goals.
Womack will be giving a seminar titled, “10 Things You didn’t Know About Publishing” from 1:15pm to 2:30pm.Saturday, Jan. 18th, 2014 at the New England Book Festival held each year at the Omni Parker House in Boston.
The festival is free and open to the public and includes a daytime book fair and publishing seminar focused on developments in the fast-changing world of independent and mainstream book publishing. The Parker House is a grand literary hotel where Thoreau, Emerson and Longfelllow met at the legendary Saturday club for poetry readings and high-minded discussions. In addition to panels, readings and presentations, there will be a special “Drinks with the Author” exhibition area where attendees can purchase a book and enjoy a free cocktail of their choosing with the author.
The day the festival takes place from noon to 5pm, Admission is free to anyone who cares to come and listen in.
For more information visit The New England Book Festival website.
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SAVE THE DATE!!!
New England Book FestivalOmni Parker House Hotel, 60 School Street in Boston, 02108.
Jonathan Womack Seminar “10 ThingS You didn’t Know About Publishing”
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 from 1:15 to 2:30pm
Grand Prize Winner 2013_A Cry for a Hero by Jonathan Womack
Book Trailer for Jonathan Womack’s superhero adventure, “A Cry for a Hero” Grand Prize Winner at the Hollywood Book Festival 2013, featuring fiction’s first out-of-body superhero, “Ram”.
Introducing and Promoting JONATHAN WOMACK’s Projects for Film ….
“A CRY FOR A HERO” The first graphic novel in the series, followed by “RAM I AM”
and “THE DOLPHINIUS EFFECT” , the 3rd sequel coming to your book store shortly.
Learn much more about the new arrival of our incredible “out of body Super hero”, Ram, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt6rs_4ohHM) and the rest of the Author’s amazing fresh and unique character creations and concepts that are part of this Action Fantasy Adventure Series. Quite unlike any of our numerous aforegone famous ‘Super Heroes’, having graced our cinemas, television screens, and who were and still are being featured in traditional comic books; all of whom have come and gone before this one – it is time to embrace a new and trusted friend and welcome him to the fold of Super Novas.
OLD SOULS by Jonathan Womack is a superhero fantasy with a Martian reincarnation twist. Womack received the award for Best Science Fiction by the New England Book Festival at a reception held Jan.18, 2014 at the Omni Parker House in Boston. OLD SOULS has been turned into a screenplay and Womack is working with an agent toward a movie goal.
Our sincere appreciation to “Epic North Music” for the epic soundtrack, “Battlescars”. Thanks to Richard Turylo for the animation. For more information visit www.Jonathanwomack.com
When Sarah our beautiful, talented and very resourceful Author isnot writing, she is studying film making and screen writing full time and working as a freelance videographer part time. She tells her that her passion lies in story-telling in all forms and her ambitions and ultimate goal is to not only become a published author, which she now is well on her way to becoming known as, but also to have one or more of those stories transformed into film, and which will happen and follow on as the natural course of her dedication and hard work devoted to the craft.
“The Rule Book” is Sarah’s third novel to date and is currently multi-tasking on two more works, (which are well on the way to becoming completed). “The Rule Book” however was the first creation which she felt comfortably confident about to seek the representation of an Agent for.
She confident to us that she had submitted it to Madeleine Buston of the Darley Anderson Agency in the UK, who took Sarah’s work to the next leve in a sense after applying some edits to the book. Madeleine was then smitten with “The Rule Book” concept, but sadly (and as it can so often go where 2 parties are a little divided about an author’s work often not a reflection of the quality or uniqueness of a story line, (and which I have to add is a common occurrence in today’s very competitive industry), Madelaine didn’t gain the same support from Darley himself and so, had to pass.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Available at Amazon.com in its Kindle edition and with a view to seeing the work in paperback format, in the not too distant future, this book offer a great read. We love the cover which exudes an ‘old world’ charm and ambience.
Sarah strove to create “The Rule Book” to provide a rich mix between ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and the ‘National Treasure’ movies. There is something in this story for the thrill seekers, the romantics, or those looking to solve plots, or looking for the occasional laughter as a form of light relief. This work sounds like a great ‘all rounder’, catering to a variety of tastes. We think Sarah is on her way to becoming a much sought after author.
Publication Date: January 8, 2014
The Rule Book is rumoured to have been around since time began. This single binding is said to hold hundreds of rules that if followed properly, allow the reader to extend his or her life span. The single most important rule is that the recipient may not under any circumstance expose the book’s existence. It is clearly written that if this cardinal instruction is ever broken, the reader will instantly cease to exist.
In the early eighteen hundreds, an investigative journalist named Jonathan Priest uncovered the truth of the elusive Rule Book and believed the world had a right to learn the ways in which they too could extend their life spans. Regardless of the certain death the book had promised he would face, he had his story published for all to see. He died of supposed natural causes that very day.
In early 2008, a couple of established Hollywood producers researched the story of Jonathan Priest and The Rule Book and believed his mysterious death and the concept of The Rule Book would make a great film. After almost two years of hard work, the movie finally premiered. Once the credits rolled and the curtains shut, each and everyone who had worked on the film were dead.
After finding that her best friend—who had co-directed the film—had died quietly beside her at the London premiere, Charlotte Winter, a young and newly famous actress from Australia soon realises what she has to do and what she will ultimately have to sacrifice to reveal the truth behind this ancient cover up. Details
Print Length: 280 pages Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing (January 8, 2014) Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Language: English ASIN: B00HS3RNMK Text-to-Speech: Enabled
To my people,
My name is Jonathan Priest, and I have recently found myself in possession of something the likes of which the world has never seen—at least the majority of the world. I cannot disclose how this truth has fallen to me, but I write this to those of you who will be affected in the future.
For as far back as imaginable there has existed a book unlike any other: The Rule Book. This single binding has been handed from one person to another as selected by the book itself in an attempt to ensure these select few have the chance to do what they were born to do. For some this may be to invent a revolutionary product or system, for others it is to save lives through new medicine or other means. The book makes our rapid evolution possible. Some people are simply born great; they see above what others see and have the ability to create what many never deem possible. Without this book to guide them along their rightful path, however, they may not be able to succeed.
Inside this book are a series of rules the reader is encouraged to follow to ensure their full potential is reached. The rules change according to each reader’s destined plan and capacity for good. The book tells of what foods to avoid, what schools to attend, and many other seemingly minor suggestions that ultimately lead to a full life lived and a plethora of accomplishments achieved. It allows the selected to avoid any form of illness or any accidental tragedies. The particular version I was able to get my hands on informed the reader that he must enlist in the armed services, never smoke cigarettes, and ensure he stays away from horses among hundreds of other rules.
Some readers in the past have chosen not to follow these rules and were taken from our world too soon. Unfortunately, the book cannot account for the evil of man and cannot protect the readers from murder or any premeditated harm, regardless of whether they have been living their lives according to the rules or not.
The first and most important rule is that no recipient may ever tell another soul of the existence of The Rule Book or any of the rules it contains. If this vital rule is broken, the reader will instantly cease to exist. The book is a gift that each chosen one must cherish, obey, and keep hidden.
As the book has promised, I face certain death once this letter goes to press. My reasons for doing so are my own. I know that you will find truth in this once I am gone and hopefully, the next person to receive the book will not waste their chance at greatness.
June 24, 1853
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Our Sci-Fi author Charles Arien is a Sci-Fi Wizzzz, when it comes to creating exciting story telling, and being able to masterly project an amazing futuristic world filled with characters and otherworldly scenarios that keeps the pages of his novels turning. The reader will develop a close and unforgettable rapport with all of the diverse personalities who play their roles admirably. We will see how Alatya, our heroine and central character of these novels, develops and grows into a phenomenal Warrior, and who will grow permeably on the reader’s mind and steal a place in their hearts, as she and her co-characters continue on their arduous journey and noble quests throughout this series of four amazing novels in the series.
We would like to think that not only Captain James Kirk, or Dr. Spock had the magic personas able to steal into the hearts of their fans, who inexhorably welcomed all of the cast of our beloved ‘Star Trek’ series, and who procured to the status of ‘household names’ renown, and an amazing and wonderful series which managed to grow into a virtual cult following of the highest order the world over. Unique were all of the characters whom we all came to love and admire, and who were catapulted into our lives through that fascinating and powerful medium and curious world of celebrity, film and TV entertainment sectors. They provided hard core fans with a whole new source of planetary intergalactic cultish escapism in which the reader and film buff alike still today, are able to play out their imaginations and interact and re-enact over and over again these mind boggling scenarios and senes at ‘Star Trek’ symposiums, which unfolded during the original making and screening of the amazing Series. When the Series finally experienced it inevitable and final curtain call, FANS CRIED!!! What more can I say. 🙂
The Alatya Series may well be the next exciting new Sci-Fi Series for TV serial viewing. We will certainly explore all those areas and possibilities for our Author, who is most deserving and deserves every ounce of literary recognition for his imaginative and exciting original work, which has taken Charles Arien many years to finally complete and publish. There are two more sequels in the making however, so more goodies are in store for all lovers of Sci-Fi Fantasy in the style of Charles Arien. The books project elements of War, Love, Hate, and…dare admit it…segments of hot ‘explicit’ sex…but very tastefully written. However, if those segments are not for you, then please do keep your eyes tightly shut, and pass on to the next paragraph…as nothing in these works will disappoint. So there’s something within the pages of these volumes to please everyone and even the most critical and discerning readers.
The Alatya Series was created against a backdrop and fabric of Japanese Culture. The Author studied Japanese culture and took a deep interest in the martial Arts, which led to the natural progression of his becoming involved in the Martial Arts and currently holds the rank of rank of Ni-Dan, second black belt on 5th September 2009. He is also learned in the art of Iaido, Drawing of the Sword. Charles has continued to write novels off and on during these periods and this Novel, Alatya is the latest creation. The author lives in peaceful retirement with his lovely wife Diane Flockton, 20 years his junior (Lucky guy).
ABOUT THE “ALATYA” SERIES ( Sci-Fi Adult Fantasy Thrillers)
Book Description – ALATYA “REBORN” Book I
Publication Date: December 18, 2013
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
How it happened…
In the 24th century, the doors of space opened up to an overflowing Earth Galaxy and the tides began to pour into the great beyond. With them they brought their hopes, hereditary customs, and their prejudices. In the great neighboring galaxy that became known as the Furbian Kingdom, they encountered humanoid beings similar to themselves but of far different belief and some years behind in technology.
The political and religious fanatics soon turned a tentative beginning at trade into a horror that became termed as The Kingdom Wars that were to span three whole generations and lay waste to both galaxies with appalling loss of life. Midway through the 24th Century, with Earth now fighting a defensive battle at their own back door, the sudden demise of the old King Cretor of Furbia sent the conflict into neutrality.
Sane negotiators from both sides set up a pact and the separate galaxies withdrew and began rebuilding what was left of their shattered empires.
It is now thirty Earth years on that we take up this story.
Overview of “ALATYA REBORN” Edition I
Set in the twenty-fourth century, this story takes place after the planet Earth has suffered a devastating war with an alien power called Furbia from beyond its galaxy. Following the war three people form a group retrieving war surpluses. While fleeing Furbian patrol vessels, Sian Dee and Barret Cole discover a container in a crashed ship that yields a stunning creature that appears to be a female android named Alatya. Taken back to the Earth base of their partner Starn Menskie, Alatya is activated but she is almost childlike and reacts violently to Menskie’s scientific probing. Sian and Cole spirit her from the base and with the aid of Shanee Little Hawk, she is taken to one of the last earth nature reserves where she undergoes an Indian birth totem ceremony to awaken her spirit. A wolf appears and she becomes a wolf totem, a brave but often ruthless totem in a human.
Returning to civilization finds Menskie calling a truce, as the materials of the container prove even more interesting to his commercial mind than what it contained. It is a product he has dubbed M.C.D and could advance space ship construction to a point where they could compete with anything in the known galaxy. One of the minerals in its construction can be found only on Tosciuman, a mining planet deep in Furbian space. Meantime, Sian has become Alatya’s guardian.
A complication is the arrival of Sian’s terminally ill father at their home. Sian employs a young nurse to care for Gerard while Alatya becomes fascinated in martial arts when she discovers Sian has files of her former training. Sian leaves for Furbian space with Cole. Shanee and Mountain who have become part of the crew. Left in charge, Gerard is unaware of the fact that M.C.D has drawn the attention of a lawless element named the Kuji, who operate from the ruins of Los Angeles. The nurse in fact proves to be a Kuji agent and betrays them, Gerard giving his life to save Alatya as she battles the invaders. A mysterious Kuji known only as `The Hat’ has hired a group of fringe criminals to spy on `My Eden’. She sets out to eliminate the group, one by one using her powers of the wolf totem to control a pack of wild dogs in her campaign. Exasperated, `The Hat’ finally takes a hand personally, invading `My Eden’ with what remains of the criminal gang. This cumulates in a deadly martial arts duel in the Transporter bay. Alatya, faced with a fighter of deadly experience barely survives.
Far away in Furbian space, Sian and her crew stop over at the slave-planet Vocta, and contact a mysterious slave trader named Karbole. She gives them information about the mining planet Tosciuman. Tosciuman is a place so harsh that no one can survive on its surface without sophisticated equipment. Sian and Mountain discover the mines through a vent shaft but are attacked by some sort of subterranean monster worm. When contact is lost from below, Shanee goes to investigate leaving Cole with the ship in orbit. She finds an injured Mountain and they discover Sian has been taken by the dwarf miners and is in the hands of the sadistic overseer of Tosciuman, Burchna, a Furbian appointee.
Burchna tortures Sian for information but she is saved by Mountain and an eventual dwarvan rebellion. The dwarf workers now regard Mountain as their leader, but the only hope for their survival is if he can become legally appointed to the overseer’s position. Returning to Vocta, they persuade Karbole to approach a wealthy member of the council to back Mountain’s claim. Mountain finds he must enter a Voctan gladiatorial contest battling alien creatures and humanoid fighters to win this powerful individual’s backing. Mountain encounters the champion Begarn who attempts to goad him into a fight before the tournament even begins. He also meets Averla, a tough female fighter. As the battles progress, these two are thrown more and more together until they are involved in a brief desperate sexual relationship among the death and fear. Ultimately, Mountain must battle and defeat Begarn to survive and obtain his goal. With the precious by-product from Tosciuman stored in they’re ship, Sian, Cole and Shanee head back to earth. Waiting there will be the news of Gerard Dee’s death.
ALATYA – “THE CITY OF ANGELS” Edition II
Welcome to Alatya In The City of Angels. This continues the tale of Alatya, a creation of an unknown race found in a wrecked space ship on a dust planet and resurrected.
Overview of: ALATYA “THE CITY OF ANGELS”
Sian Dee goes with Alatya to the ruined city of Los Angeles alone, using the captured Kuji nurse, Hedda Mercer as a guide. What Alatya really intends is to wreak vengeance on the Kuji and they’re mysterious Master for the death of her great friend Gerard Dee. However she discovers that Los Angeles not only contains the deadly Kuji sect, but also brutish cannibalistic survivors known as The Sly. Beyond the Kuji stronghold, a fanatical religious sect named The Cardinal has also evolved. The Kuji constantly battle these two factions for domination of Los Angeles. The Kuji commander Harkuri sends them to the Kuji stronghold, which is situated at the former Los Angeles gardens via the old subway tunnels beneath the city. In the stronghold, The Master decides to train Alatya for a mission to assassinate the religious leader of the Cardinal. During this training she encounters the three deadly Madams of the Kuji, Madam Chan, the mind guardian, Madam Yamosuki, the deadly sword mistress, and Madam Suni, the Healer and keeper of the gardens. During rigorous testing on a water wheel in an attempt to save Hedda from the cruel punishment arranged by Madam Chan and the Master, Alatya’s spirit transcends time and she at last discovers her origins.
After surviving a ruthless test known as `The Hunt’, Alatya sets out on the mission accompanied by the Kuji fighter Harkuri. They battle tremendous odds to survive and complete their mission, the reward for which will be Sian’s life and perhaps freedom. During the mission, love grows between Harkuri and Alatya. Disguised they enter the `Sacred City’ of the Cardinal. The discovery that world corporate organizations are secretly arming the Cardinal so they can invade the Kuji stronghold creates additional danger for the pair as they attempt to destroy the huge catch of modern weapons as well as eliminate the sadistic Cardinal himself.
Captured and condemned to death by the Master, Alatya must now fight the deadly blade of Madam Yamosuki, her recent teacher, in the hope that she and Sian can survive and somehow flee back to the outskirts of Los Angeles. The action takes place in the disused underground transit tunnels that link the huge city. Pursued by Madam Yamosuki’s lover Tasha and a group of Kuji, the novel finishes with a bloody showdown at the edge of the city. At the end there is a surprising result as to the destiny of the Kuji and Sian’s future after her relationship with the Master.
So now it remains for you, the reader to turn the page and discover just what happens to Alatya and her lovers, friends and colleagues in books III and IV. Enjoy!
ALATYA “EARTH CLEANSER” BOOK III
Overview of ALATYA “EARTH CLEANSER” Edition III
Alatya encounters a poacher pack in the protected White Mountain Reserve led by a dangerous mercenary and the trail leads to a destructive and powerful corporation based
in Centre City. She travels on Bonna Venture to the slave planet Vocta and there becomes involved in an attempted assignation of a high Councilor before returning to Earth and battling mercenaries attacking the Daphes fishing fleets on coastal Los Angeles with the Kuji. Join her environmental battle to prevent the corrupt Sturmundrang Corporation from felling the surviving Denver forests, and then a blow by blow battle through all levels of the Sturmundrang Tower to confront and destroy its evil creator and the machines that protect him. Alatya battles to save the last remainlng natural resources of planet Earth in this action packed novel.
In this, the third volume of the Alatya series, Alatya and Barret Cole encounter a fierce but engaging mercenary named `Irish’ Brady while attempting to remove Shanee little Hawk from the wilderness where she has been waging a lone battle against corporate poachers. Brady has been contracted by Sturmundrang Corporation to rid the reserve of Shanee who has been preventing their illegal poaching. Alatya and Barret with the computer ‘Fern’ installed depart as crew on the Bonna Venture to Vocta to pick up the next shipment of Rathgama5 but on their way encounter a fake Furbian Patrol vessel named the Aksus. This is crewed by space pirates who take considerable interest in their presence. On Vocta a plot to assassinate Ragan, a Voctain Councillor is uncovered and foiled while a creature called a Va’arun is loosed to kill their agent, Karbole, but is halted by Alatya after killing the wrong victim. On the Bonna Venture orbiting Vocta under ‘Fern’s’ control, a member of the Aksus crew invades the ship but encounters a ruthless guardian when ‘Fern’ destroys him. After uncovering the identity of a traitorous Voctain Councillor, the crew of the Bonna Venture heads back to Earth with its cargo. On this voyage, Alatya rids herself of some demons, and reinforces her bond with her Wolf Totem. Arriving back they discover Menskie’s operation is under the surveillance of a spy satellite.
Brady reports back to the ruthless Vasil Sturmundrang in his huge modern security tower headquarters. While he is reporting, a Kuji agent penetrates the tower and before his death he manages to send data on the place and its defences. Sturmundrang closes down Starn Menskie’s operation and begins to spy and harass them. He also sends Brady and a selected mercenary force to the Western Coastal region to destroy a blockade that has been set up by the Daphes settlement to protect their fishing grounds. The new leader of the Kuji, Madam Suni comes to `My Eden’ to enlist Alatya’s help against the Sturmundrang Corporation when she discovers the mercenary’s mission.
Sturmundrang in a rage attempts to clear fell the Denver Wild Forest forcing Alatya to resort to guerrilla warfare to save the trees from the machines. Fleeing the police, she learns of a close friends death and decides to seek out Vasil Sturmundrang and destroys him. A high level Earth Council member has been deeply involved with Sturmundrang for some time, and Menskie is planning to sell the M.D.C. material to the Earth military that will pay a fortune to get hold of it. How Alatya will deal with these vital issues is the subject of the novel that is at present being written.
ALATYA “BEYOND SONE REMA” Edition IV
Overview of: ALATYA BEYOND SONE-REMA – Book 4
In this, the fourth Alatya novel, Alatya, Barret Cole, and Shanee travel to back to Furbian space to discover that a Furbian Black Sun investigative team has invaded the Tosciuman mines suspicious of Mountain Four-Hands Overseer presence. The three, accompanied by Voctan Councillor Karbole become involved in the battle to regain control of the mining planet. The cause of the trouble, disgraced former CIS Investigator Grier Tench flees Tosciuman with the Hy’ale keeper Dryden to Sone-Rema when the Black Sun forces are defeated.
The Terran ship under the command of Barret Cole defeats the black Sun Scout vessel Antioc captained by Chian Karlse-Han former first officer and forces it to retreat back to Furbia via Sone-Rema. Alatya and Karbole discover the possible plans of the Furbian Council to re-ignite the Kingdom Wars. This gives Alatya a perfect excuse to take Bonna Venture to Sone-Rema and fulfil a vow to the late Gerard Dee that they attempt to discover if any of the marooned crews of his ship Venture, and the Furbian Warship has survived. What they discover there is a settlement of embittered castaways lead by the former medical officer Stephanie Matthews who believes that Gerard Dee betrayed them by failing to send help. She rejects Alatya’s attempt to repatriate them back to Earth, although some of the survivors and their descendants wish to leave. Intent on freeing them, Alatya and her friends discover that mind-sucking Hy’ale are bred in the caverns below the settlement, and they instrumental in the creation of the clone armies Furbia is renown for. Alatya frees the survivors and destroys the clone factory but their escape is marred by an Hy’ale draining Shanee’s mind while she defended their retreat.
Fern the Bonna Venture computer persuades Alatya to transfer her entity into Shanee’s mindless husk and become as close as human as she can ever be. Returning to Vocta, Alatya is forced to take the unwanted office of Council Marshal to earn enough credits to upgrade the ex-pirate ship Aksus which she has taken over. This comprises of a list of outland despots who must be overthrown. Once Aksus is complete, Alatya intends to set off to Furbia and attempt to prevent the looming war threatening on the horizons of space.
All the novels in this series are now available at Amazon.com in Kindle edition. The paperback editions are planned to be completed in the not so distant future. Any Sci-Fi lovers looking for something entirely unique and new to the market place, than this wonderful series of books is for you. Balancing just the right measure of elements, of intergalactic travel, warfare, the quest for a more sustainable existence for the inhabitants of the various locations these stories unfold, and providing just a sufficient amount of’erotica’ to keep the readers titillated and breathless, these books will provide the hard core Sci-Fi buff thoroughly mesmerized and well entertained with many hours of fine reading.