Our Client, and Author Gary P. Stephenson

Category:  Literary & Film Representation

A Great and Exciting Trilogy, Destined for the Film Sectors Titled “The Charles Langham Series”.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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What can I say about our Author, other than what a privilege it was for us to work with him.  Ever patient, considerate and always optimistic in the challenges we set before him, he never uttered one complaint or that anything was too fiddly or too much to bother with.  Gary and his lovely wife deserve the best in life that is on offer, and hopefully we can be instrumental in seeing Gary’s  books to films.  The subject matter on which the books in the Charles Langham series and stories are based embraces the concerns we are all much familiar with these days, and well handled by the author and his appealing style of writing makes for thrilling and exciting well moving stories which promises to provoke every discerning reader.   The topics the Author tries to bring to discerning readership are so much on our world agenda these days, and the urgent times in which we must live  on this delicate and diverse planet of ours.

Born in London, England to a New Zealand father and English mother, Gary thoroughly enjoyed weekends away on his father’s boat on the river Thames and South of France.  He moved out of London, preferring the peace and quiet and openness of the countryside.  Owning a border collie called Abigail ensured many long family walks no matter what the fickle English weather decided to do. Finding Elderflower trees started a love of winemaking and plums and Blackberries resulted in homemade jams.  A move north to Cumbria and the Lake District saw the family exploring the hills, lakes and coastal walks.  A move back south to Cheshire saw the west coast being explored.  A holiday to see the land where his father was born resulted in a move to New Zealand where favourite pastimes include wine making, gardening, propagating shrubs, growing vegetables and looking after two mischievous Dutch house rabbits.

Before becoming a full time author, Gary spent his professional career in supply chain management rising through the ranks of major international electronics companies. The profession saw him travelling extensively throughout Europe, Mexico, America and the Far East where he still has many good friend. Taking a U.K based roll gave him the time to see his children grow up and finally enjoy travelling for pleasure. 

With the devastating diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, Gary took to writing as a way of keeping his mind active. All the books are based on an environmental and conservation theme, a subject close to his heart. The research required for each book broadens the mind and the books take on a life of their own. Writing and Multiple Sclerosis are a good match. When cognitive fatigue sets in, with writing, you can stop and rest but allow your imagination to carry on.  

Presently, Gary is working on the screenplay adaptation of the first book in The Charles Langham Series – The Pacific Affair and planning the third book in the series – The Caribbean Affair.

Gary is married with 3 children and a grandson. Two moved to New Zealand and one remains in England. 

 

About the latest in the Charles Langham Series Book II,  “THE ATLANTIC AFFAIR” on sale now at Amazon.com and all good bookstores on land and on line!

 

A superb cover – Artwork by Lang Book Publishing

Product details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Lang Book Publishing, Limited (October 15, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0994144687
  • ISBN-13: 978-0994144683

 

Excerpt Only: SYNOPSIS

 

The Prime Minister holding sessions with senior ministers at his Chequers country residence, is advised of the explosion. He activates the Cobra room to commence the Disaster Emergency Response plan as more senior ministers and aides arrive.

On route from San Francisco to their Kermadec headquarters on board Sundancer flanked by their two submarines Mercury and Jupiter The Langham family and  Duke Warren ex-Senator and Presidential aide and Max, Charles’ right hand man enjoy the leisurely cruise. Marge on one of the Submarines calls to come aboard urgently and their surveillance head, Grant interrupts their barbeque with the BBC World New coverage of the London blast. Marge advises of radioactive water traces in the Atlantic. They divert to Hawaii to search the offices of Gustav Axmann’s alleged staff.

Gustav Axmann sits in the musty cabin of the freighter surrounded by SS and Nazi memorabilia drinking schnapps and taking painkillers, eagerly waiting for news on London whilst their journey to Matagorda Bay. On arrival at night they transfer their cargo and personnel to the isolated cottage and workshop Gustav had hired along with an eight metre boat moored at the private quay.

Max and Grant gain entry into the office known to be used by Axmann’s people and download data from two computers. The submarines head for the Atlantic to trace the origins of the radioactive water. With everyone back on Sundancer they head for the Kermadec Islands. Ryan, Duke, Max and Grant investigate the data they downloaded.

The Prime Minister holds court and hears updates from his Home Secretary on the projected number of dead, dying and injured. The Secretary of Defence updates on the estimated size of the weapon and deployment of troops and triage centres. A state of martial law in implemented and all ports and the Channel Tunnel closed. The Prime Minister calls President Johnson for help…

Enjoy!!!

 

ABOUT BOOK I – in the Charles Langham Series – “THE PACIFIC AFFAIR”

Gary Stephenson_The Pacific Affair Promo Cover Roger Lang

 

THE PACIFIC AFFAIR – A Charles Langham Novel. By Gary Paul Stephenson. 

 “An easy listening rendition of this exciting adventure makes for a great leisurely experience.  You can sunbake on a beach chair with the ocean’s surf at your back,  or when you get ready for bed after a busy day.  Either way –  you can lie back and enjoy the pure uninterrupted but most of all effortless leisure time, and allow yourself to be whipped up by the emotions of this compelling story content.”
 

Presenting The first book in the Charles Langham Series by New Zealand Author, Gary Paul Stephenson.

Charles Langham has Multiple Sclerosis, faces opposition,death threats and even hit squads, as the vested interests of political institutions and multinational organisations combine to stop Langham and his team righting the wrongs that we all wish we could fix.

Unbeknownst to Langham, a bigger challenge is looming from the worlds troubled past of the 1940’s. Following a presentation to the UN, he demands action from world leaders or he will take action. Now he will have to force their hand. Langham orders his wife’s evacuation from their Amazon reforestation project where she has been attacked.

The United States President takes offence at what he sees as Langham’s threat against his country and sends an aircraft carrier to track him down. After the disabling of the aircraft carrier, the President orders his private Presidential force, led by Thomas to assassinate Langham, who they believe to be aboard his Super Yacht.

A member of Langham’s team, uncovers underwater anomalies,locating two underwater mining rigs off the Californian coast that they link to the President’s closest aides who thought they were helping build the Presidents nuclear arsenal following unilateral disarmament, but unbeknownst to them they are being used by an ex-Nazi, Gustav Axmann, bent on the nuclear destruction of the United States and the rise of the Fourth Reich using money from drug cartel.

Editorial Reviews

Review

Very thought provoking, covering a lot of what we should be concerned about today in a very good story. T. Mathews

From the Author

This is a book of fiction but the facts within it are true which makes it all the more concerning. The more research I did the more determined I was to ensure they were shared in the book. I am grateful for all the the help and assistance provided by my wife Davina.
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Our Client, and Author Olivia Gracey

Category:  For Literary and Film Representation

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR, SINGER AND SONGWRITER 

 

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More gorgeous photos can be found at this link https://www.reverbnation.com/page_object/page_object_ptyhotos/artist_1510171 where the Author is pictured with her handsome and talented son Ty, who seems to follow in his beautiful Mum’s footsteps, demonstrating his own unique and sensitive style, love and dedication to his music.

 

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Listen to the wonderful synchronization of Mother and Son, and the way their vocals blend perfectly, and it will give you goosebumps without fail.  Monkenshine has got to be my favourite and invokes such a sense of malencholy and peace at the same time in the most ambivalent sense, I could listen to it over and over again…  https://www.reverbnation.com/JustGracey/videos

 

ABOUT OLIVIA GRACEY

Beautiful and sultry Olivia Gracey has been writing for over thirty years.  Whether it is songs, poetry or her latest novels The Allow Factor, and “Sailing the Alice Marie”, the written word has always been Olivia’s confidant.  She writes in a language you can feel, melting Romance books with Self-help books. Olivia comes from a long line of singers some straight out of Nashville and while you can often times hear her singing with her son and their Band “Just Gracey”, writing novels that appeal to real women has always been her first love.

 

Olivia’s leading men in her novels aren’t your typical “hero”, they are very relatable to women and their everyday lives.  They don’t have long flowing hair and Scottish accents, rather they are tight jean-hat on backwards-wearing men with a touch of Southern charm slathered, smothered and bathed in bad boy.  Her leading men will sweep you off your feet by being brutally honest and never claim to be the hero nor the bad guy – just a man.  Olivia’s characters are very relatable to all women – especially ones who have had a broken heart or two.

 

When asked what her goals are, Olivia is often heard saying (with that throaty laugh and deep Southern accent) “Why I want everybody readin’ my books and humming my songs. Share my passion.”

 

Every step she takes is one step closer to where she wants to be, a published Author. And if her books offer some self-help in the lives of women who read them then her work is accomplished. She is driven. She is confident and she is fearless

 

ABOUT “SAILING ALICE MARIE

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Product Details
File Size: 672 KB
Print Length: 278 pages
Publisher: Sarah Book Publishing; First edition (February 26, 2015)
Publication Date: February 26, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

 

At the age of eighteen, Alice Marie Camden lost her virginity to a fine young sailor on the coast of Maine. A sailor whom she spent a glorious summer falling in love with before moving away for college. Although years have passed, she still finds herself reminiscing about Roger, the se-cret moments they shared, and the love he bestowed upon her. When Alice learns she and the lover are family, she has regret, anger, and now a forbidden desire.

 

He wastes no time tormenting Alice making sure she knows his desire for her. It’s his mission to reclaim what was once lost between them. How do you live your life being married to your first lover’s brother? Will she tell their secret? Or will she live with the regret? If you once loved someone and they returned to you, does it mean it was destiny? Or does it sail with a disaster of the heart?
Olivia Gracey, a Romance Fiction author, also author of The Allow Factor, was born and raised in Lawton, Oklahoma and currently resides in Huntsville, Alabama with her family. She spends most of her time writing her novels. She is a writer, a mother, a florist, a singer/songwriter with her son and band, Just Gracey, a gym rat, and one who encourages all who know her. She is driven. She is confident. She feels blessed.

 

ABOUT “THE ALLOW FACTOR”

 

Olivia Gracey The Allow Factor book cover
Product Details
File Size: 1039 KB
Print Length: 207 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Summer Solstice (April 27, 2014)
Publication Date: April 27, 2014
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

 

 

What if you met someone tonight, someone that awakened your soul? What if the look he gave you from across the room shook your universe, caused your butterflies to come alive, made you weak in the knees?

What if you find yourself face to face with him, breathing the air he breathes with no clue how you got there. Of course nothing would make sense for you. Right?

Some say it’s love at first sight. Some say it’s Destiny. Some say run as fast as you can and never look back. That’s what I should have done. But no, instead I exhaled and then inhaled and said, “Hi, my name is Sadie.”

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Our Client, and Author Shaun Clements

Category:   Literary and Film consideration 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SHAUN CLEMENTS book cover photo

 

Shaun Clements, proud and caring Father, and Grandfather, was born in Zimbabwe in 1951, and  graduated as a geologist at the University of Zimbabwe in 1972.  He has worked as a geological consultant and gold prospector for the past 38 years throughout the world, while the bulk of his career has been spent in the outback of Western Australia.  While working in the mining industry, he has taken particular interest in the environment, and his travels throughout the world have starkly exhibited the devastation that has been inflicted on the earth by unbridled commercialism.  He hopes his writing will bring the environment to the attention of children worldwide through the “Narrowboat Natalie” Illustrated Series

 

We are proud to have Shawn on board and stand behind his outlook on matters on the preservation of our beautiful earth.  Mankind’s home.  We admire his ambition to bring the state of the world’s environmental problems subtlely to the minds of our young children and bring a certain awareness to our young generations that the preservation of our natural resources of earthly mineral wealth, the maintaining of its flora and unique fauna, remains the responsibility of all discerning humans.

 

We must all endeavor to be acutely conscious of our share in actively doing our part to nurture our delicate home for the continued preservation of our beautiful and unique planet, and bring a ‘collective’ voice to the seriousness of the current situation that is having its obvious dire and severe negative effects on our world, and the delicate balance of our ecology in general.  Not only the raping of natural resources on a global scale by industries, but our own, if somewhat unwitting lack of awareness limiting our understanding of the true seriousness at hand to a certain degree, is where complacency still threatens to rule the day.

 

Information and education is and should  become an imperative core part in making more transparent the reality of the situation into the minds of all humans, young and old.  Also the indiscriminate contribution by our global partners in trade particularly in areas  of industry related mass production of supply and demand to keep the banking systems flourish and the stock markets popping, we may need to curb the manufacturing of goods and products to alleviate the seemingly never ending accumulation of pollutants that our spilled into the atmosphere, severely threatening the survival of the species and undermining the health of our societies in many countries.  Our concerns must now be taken more urgently in hand and we may need to ask ourselves, how much is enough?  Where is the balance?  How can we all contribute in curing the ails of our global systems by producing products in a more controlled and sensible                                 way ?

 

In New Zealand it may indicate that we need to look at our dairy farming filtering systems and the recycling of cow dung and turn it into a viable and useful product, rather than blow it into dung pits, wasting gallons of water in the process.  So the recycling of cattle excrement and water is a sensible solution to what would otherwise become pollutant waste.
Also the continued research on how to minimize and cut down on green house gases produced by cows is one way of contributing to solving the woes of our globe.  Every country must do their collective share towards this effort.   Never before have we operated on such a grand scale dairying farms, factory style, with mass production in focus and aim then today.

http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/nutrition/nutrition-and-feeding/diet-formulation-and-evaluation/carbon-methane-emissions-and-the-dairy-cow

https://raylindairy.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/what-do-you-do-with-all-that-poop/

When well managed, all waste can be turned into nutrient rich fertilyzer. We’re trying, but still it seems its not quite enough to stop our green house gases contributions from increasing rather than diminishing. They’re working on it.

We need to pull together as a united race of humans of all diverse cultural backgrounds. Rather than make senseless war, killing each other off, and continue raping the earth from its natural resources driven by an overabundance of greed.  Excessive greed, which is the motivating catalyst that stands behind this senseless excessive plundering of the earth’s resourses and natural riches.  For once these manifold mineral supplies in the earth’s crust and medicinal riches found in the flora of our unique rainforests, to name but a few,  have been harvested, utilized, exhausted, but are not systematically being replenished, renewed and maintained in a balanced approach for the prolongation of, and to the benefit of future generations. There is no hope for this blue sphere that hangs so delicately suspended in the cosmos of our vast infinite Universe, if we do not take this quest towards our global survival,seriously.

 

ABOUT – “NARROWBOAT NATALIE” Book I in the Series

 

Narrowboat Natalie

 

PRODUCT DETAILS
File Size: 15790 KB
Print Length: 196 pages
Publisher: Sarah Book Publishing; First edition (July 26, 2015)
Publication Date: July 26, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

 

THE STORY CONCEPT

 

Evee-Rose is a but small girl when her parents are called to the colony of Rhodesia and she is sent to live with her grandparents on board NARROWBOAT NATALIE, a canal boat that used to transport Josiah Wedgewood’s exquisite pottery. The canals and their occupants soon start to weave their magic on her. While travelling the network of Britain’s waterways, her grandparents teach her worthwhile values, good manners and a positive outlook.

 

She is made aware of Mother Nature’s gifts to be found all around us. She witnesses the marvels of the four seasons and how so much in life is free, and discovers how important it is to take care of the environment and its treasures.  Her life becomes a whirlwind of new sights and adventures as “NARROWBOAT NATALIE” Book I,  takes her to the eight “Great Wonders” of the waterways; tunnels, embankments, steam-powered lifts, plus hundreds of locks in some of the most beautiful settings in Great Britain.

 

NOTE OF INTEREST:  “NARROWBOAT NATALIE” Book II, which takes us through the War years of Great Britain, and which will soon be published.  The unique and wonderful illustrations are superbly vivid and their imagery conjures an era many will remember with mixed emotions.

Personally, I am bold enough to state that these books have the making of, and may well find their place among the ranks of some of the world’s best known literary classics.  As readers, I encourage you to be the first of many to purchase these works in paperback, and place them proudly upon your home library book shelves.

 

EXCERPT AND A TASTE OF WHAT’S TO COME:  “NARROWBOAT NATALIE” Book II

 

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The nightmare possibility or chance of war suddenly became a reality! Mr. Hitler’s army invaded Poland on the 1st of September 1939. Keeping their promise to the Polish people, Britain and France had no choice but to declare war against Germany. There were all kinds of confusion in London as Great Britain hastily prepared to go to war. There were soldiers everywhere, plus sailors and airmen.  It seemed that every 2 out of 3 men were in uniform, and that wasn’t counting the women who had volunteered or come forward to serve their country.

 

Day after day we saw young men marching bravely past, as Great Britain gathered an army to go to France. Most of them looked very young, and it was easy to see that they were doing their best to try and look as if they weren’t scared. If there was one thing that gave Dad comfort, it was the corporals and sergeants that shouted at those boys to keep in a straight line.  “Those sergeants and corporals served in the Great War, Evee, so they will have a very good idea of what war can be like. With men like them to take care of the lads,  Barbed Wire, there’s a good chance that most of them will come back.”

 

I was back in my home on Great Portland street, and there were vast changes being made to our capital city. Barbed wire barricades or fences were being erected outside certain buildings, and there were walls of sandbags protecting the entrances of London’s underground railway stations. It was very important to keep the entrances open to the underground, as it might be needed for
air raid shelters.

Digging Air Raid Shelters

Digging Air Raid Shelters

Then, of course, there were people whose homes were too far away from the underground, so they had to dig air raid shelters in their backyards.

Barrage Balloons

Overhead the sky was dotted with barrage balloons. There was even one floating above Tower Bridge.

There was no panic as everyone went about making themselves safe; however by the looks on everyone’s faces you could tell that they were very nervous about what the approaching or coming months would have in store for them. The platforms of every city station were crowded with soldiers being sent across the English Channel, plus children who were being evacuated or sent out into the countryside just in case Mr. Hitler’s air force arrived and bombed their homes! Everyone, even the smallest child, had been issued with a gas mask which we carried in little square boxes on straps hung from our shoulders. Poisonous gas had been used by the enemy during the Great War, and there was every chance they would use it again! Not just against our soldiers in the front line, but also against women and children in the streets of London as well!

 

In the Spanish Civil War that had just ended a few months before, the Luftwaffe or Mr.  Gas masks for all Hitler’s air force left no one with any doubt that they did not care if they bombed civilians or women and children. While Dad looked very handsome and dashing in his Royal Air Force squadron leader’s uniform, he was no longer the happy and care free man I once knew. Mum and I were seeing much less of him, and, on the rare occasion or time that he managed to spend with us, his face was mostly clouded with uncertainty or doubt. The reason for that was horribly simple. The war was going badly for Poland, and there seemed that so little could be done to help the poor Polish people.

 

Gas Masks For All

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Sound Asleep in the Underground

Sound Asleep in the Underground

OTHER UPCOMING PROJECTS FOR PUBLICATION BY THE AUTHOR 

Category: Literary & Film

 

“BASTARDS FROM THE BUSH” BOOK I & II – Awaiting publication

“TRANS-TASMAN  WARS”

“AFRICAN MERCENARY”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Client, and Author J. C. Belgard

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joel Photo for author page

J. C. Belgard has have been writing for as long as he can recall. Even before he ever had the idea to put any of his ideas on paper he’s been regaling stories. It’s what he does he told us.   We sense it is the Author’s natural compulsion and comes driven from the creative spirit within, he was born with.

 

Joel has a love for telling stories and the craft of writing them down, and he has yet so very many to tell. His particular passion has always been for Fantasy / Sci-Fi though; and loves the freehand in being able to bend the reality somewhat.

 

Only since recently he came to the rather sudden realization that the rest of the world might also like to read them. Since then, he’s been very prolific in the distribution of  samples of his work.  He now claims a small but growing and fiercely loyal following of his works that he distributes though e-mail.

 

He did have a live blog at one time, where he would feed a couple of pages a time for his faithful fan base following,  but is currently focusing and expending all of his efforts on publication, and which he has now achieved with the “ERAS’ STORY”.  Nothing will stop him from succeeding he avowed us and his words were fulfilled.  It seems that J. C.’s  persistence is legendary and he very much hopes you will enjoy having a read of his first book out and sold in Kindle format at Amazon.com  Paper is to follow.  We urged J. C. to submit the rest of his planned works so he can build up that impressive literary portfolio we believe he is capable of, providing us with much entertainment and great unique visuals and colorful, sentimental imagery, created by choice narrative for your reading enjoyment.

 

More about this author in the months to follow!  We wish him the best of success and consideration for film representation at some time in the future is definitely an option.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK – ERAS’ STORY

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Product Details
Print Length: 173 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: LadyBee Publishing (November 3, 2015)
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

 

Eras is the youngest Archmage in history. Her power and skills with magic are unheard of. Still, even with all her power, can an eighteen year old girl really live up to the station of Archmage?

When she falls into a whirlwind romance with a devilishly handsome young man from Zal, will she have the strength to save him from the darkness to come?

 

There are things in the world that Reality itself refused to acknowledge. Things that even Eras, with all her perfect scores from the academy has no knowledge of. What will happen when one of these Forgotten creatures threatens to take away everything the young Archmage holds dear?
EXCERPT:

“Eras, I read the book.” Roth was solemn as he spoke but he hugged Eras back just as tightly.
“So what? I forgive you. We can move past this.”
Roth sighed. “It’s more complicated than that. You have a Forgotten One inside you. I’ve seen it with my own eyes now. I will not let you become one of those creatures.”
Eras shook her head violently. “No it’s not true! I feel perfectly fine.” Eras was clinging tightly now, her knuckles turning white.
“Eras, I love you and I promise I will find a way to save you but right now I need some time to think.”
Eras shook her head again. “When will you listen to me!? I don’t need saving!”

Roth gently pulled her away from him and held her shoulders at arm’s length. “I wish I could believe that but I’ve seen things now that I’ll never be able to forget. Visions of creatures the world was right to forget about. Please just trust me. I need some time.” Hot tears began to roll down Eras’ face as she shook her head again.

“What do you mean? You’re not leaving are you?!” Thunder rumbled in the distant darkening sky and the first drops of rain began to fall.

“I don’t know yet. But please give me some time to think.” Eras’ tears began to fall in large heavy drops and the rain followed her example. Long minutes passed with only the sound of the rain to drown away the silence. Roth let go of her shoulders and stared out over the city. Eras could control herself no longer and ran down the stairs, her tears copiously falling without restraint.

 

 

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Our Client, and Author Palomo Palacios

Category: Film Option Agreement signed with UK Film production company

The “Dear James” Project is now in pre-production

 

ABOUT

 

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PALOMO PALACIOS, is one of the most humblest and endearing human beings I have had the pleasure to serve  (gorgeous then as a young man, and even more so today looking very suave and dashing, while attending one of his public functions  in bowtie and formal evening attire).  PALACIOS emigrated to The United States from Mexico at a young age. Having  grown up with very limited means and with only his dreams to back up his courage, he flew to New York with only twenty dollars in his pocket.

 

He took on a job in a hotel where he washed dishes, and then became a Porter.  From there he eventually graduated to the position of Doorman in a very posh residential building that opened his eyes to a world he never knew.

 

He also became a silent witness to the secret lives of the rich, the famous and the powerful. Years later, Palacios worked his way from becoming a hair stylist into owning and managing his own salon and ladies’ boutique, where he got to intimately observe human behavior, interactions and relationships at their best and most controversial.

 

Utilizing his gifts and his unique experiences, he authored several books that regaled interesting stories that, although were written mostly as fiction; were inspired by real  life events he witnessed as a distant observing bystander. Palacios is a natural creative who is ever spurred on by the compulsion to keep on writing about what he knows, and masterly turns his works into, if somewhat controversial and not least, extremely ‘risque’, yet impacting and heart stirring stories that were written as fiction, but were for the most part based on actual events.

 

The controversial characters in Palacios’ novels reflect the times and lives of the individuals he became closely acquainted with, when he was at the height of what had built into successful career in the hairdressing industry, catering to the needs of the many celebrities and well known personalities and those involved in the entertainment sectors  who frequented his salon during his time, as a well respected, and much sought after  professional in the industry.

 

OTHER NOVELS BY THE AUTHOR 

  •  Confessions of Carlos, Emilio

The Author also has five other, but still as yet incomplete Novels which shall make for riveting reading.  We look eagerly forward to all of Palomo’s works as each project has been translated into English and targeted to the English reading market.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK – “DEAR JAMES” –  TO BE LAUNCHED ON February 25th, 2016

GENRE:    Drama, Erotic, Romance for General / LGTB Mature Reading Audiences

Publisher: Solstice Publishing 

 

Dear James Written by Palomo Palacios

“Dear James”
Written by Palomo Palacios

Blurb:

James Bowden, an Air Force Colonel, seems to have it all. Everything is going as normal as it can be until he falls in love with the most unexpected person who, even James himself was not ready for. He knows that following his heart means going against the rules of convention and the grain of society as to what was considered morally acceptable or not in minds of society in general. Can he keep faithful and live up to cherishing the love that he knows, everyone will despise and incriminate him for?

This is one of such stories, of a man who dared to explore the unknown, then follow his heart into an area of the  human  condition that was considered ‘taboo’ and was severely frowned upon by society, and allowed himself to venture into the forbidden…

 

Excerpt from the Novel:

” Dear James! Accepting your relationship with the one you love so deeply, didn’t come easy for me either, but I eventually did because my love for you both is much greater than my views and principles. 

Your love may have been controversial, but could I blame you both for following your hearts? No, my dear James, it was far better than not having loved at all.”

Your best friend,

Gen. Frank Bowden Snr. (Ret.)

 

“DEAR JAMES” , is a moving and heartrending love story, presented by the many colorful, wonderful, beautiful, but mostly lovable and endearing characters who will occupy a place in the hearts of readers.   Once the book has been read to the last closing pages, readers will never forget them.  Their memories shall echo in the minds of many discerning readers for years to come.

AIM:   This work has been contracted for film or a possible Cable TV/Feature film presentation by an independent UK Producer, working the Hollywood circuit.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW By “YOUNG” himself, Creator of “The Harem Boy Saga Series” Published by Solstice Publishing, for which a  Film Contract has been secured with an independent UK Producer, operating in Hollywood.
Author Interview has been booked for April, 2016 with Author “Young” for:-
PALOMO PALACIOS

Your latest/current work:
“DEAR JAMES”

Release Date:
FEBRUARY 25th, 2016

Publisher:
SOLSTICE PUBLISHING

1. Tell us about your latest book about to be released and can you give us a teaser?

More information can be found on my Author page created by my Agent
https://gilbertliteraryagencyauthors.com/2015/11/17/our-client-and-author-palomo-palacios/

Excerpt Teaser

“DEAR JAMES”, is the story of a man who explored the unknown and allowed
himself to venture to the forbidden. A controversial love story with a soul.
James Bowden, an Air Force Colonel, seems to have it all. Everything is going as normal
as it can be until he falls in love with the most unexpected person who, even James
himself was not ready for. He knows that following his heart means going against the
rules of convention and the grain of society as to what was considered morally
acceptable or not in minds of society in general. Can he keep faithful and live up to
cherishing the love that he knows, everyone will despise and incriminate him for.
This is one of such stories, of a man who dared to explore the unknown, then follow his
heart into an area of the human condition that was considered ‘taboo’ and was severely
frowned upon by society, and allowed himself to venture into the forbidden…

5. Where can readers find your books?

Printed copies signed by the author will be available at BIJOUX in The Waikiki Shopping
Plaza, # 211A, 2nd Floor, 2250 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI. 96815
Where readers can place their order for the “Dear James” book, with Mr. Joseph Ko,
Contact Email: kokojoe48@yahoo.com

6. What do you think are the biggest challenges for the type of writing that you do?

My concern is that readers get to discover the feelings and the emotions in the
characters I have created by given them life in my novels. Its very important to me
and try to reach into my character’s soul.
8. How did you get started in writing?

As a nine years-old-boy in my small hometown in Mexico, I used to write letters to
people who never had the opportunity to go to school, or ask the assistance of their
relatives. They also did not know how to express their thoughts, and this is when I
started using my imagination in writing my stories even as a young boy, and in a sense I
I am grateful to those people , who have indirectly helped me in developing and
nurturing my love for writing.

9. Where and how can readers get in touch with you?

I will be grateful to hear from the readers their critique, advice or some compliment
I believe any feedback would a benefit to improve my work.
Contact Email: palomo.palacios9@gmail.com

10. So with your latest work released/or being released, what comes next?
What can we expected from you in the future?

Future Titles:

Life After James
Betrayal And Revenge
Hidden Lives
Only Human
Confessions Of Carlos
Emilio
The Maid
The Window Of Her Soul

11. How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?

There is a part of me in every one of my novels directly or indirectly, by nature
I am a shy person, I have tried to overcome it but I have not succeeded, at the
same time I have discovered that being shy I concentrate all my attention in other
people’s worlds, and that has helped me to go deep into my characters that I have
created.

12. Do you have a set schedule for writing or do you go just with the flow?

I am retired now, and the clock became not as important as it was when it was ruling
every step of my life, now I am writing as my moods and inspiration allow me,
At any time of day and night.

14. What about you in general? What makes you tick? Makes you you? Things
you like to do and what prompted you in writing?

When I was a young man I fell in love deeply with the popular girl in town, but
I was not reciprocated and I was hurting inside, at that time I started to write about
my sadness and suffering, then I started feeling a healing by writing about it
without sharing my inert feelings with anyone. What makes me me?…There was
this humble woman in Mexico, who as a child, had lost her parents and she grew up
in the care of her very strict aunties. She was full of wisdom and life’s knowledge
and and had a natural instinct and intelligence bout many things, even without
the benefit of any scholarly education, and I was very lucky to know her, and will always
be grateful for her guidance in my life,and I am so very proud of her, and its a privilege
to be her son.

15. Among your own books, have you a favorite Hero or Heroine?

‘DEAR JAMES’ is my first book, I have written nine manuscripts and in everyone
there is a Hero and a Heroine, In this one JASON is my Hero, he is his own
man, he knows what he wants in life and he has my admiration.

16. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I do believe that life is a thief of time at any age, and honestly in my life I was never
sure about “The Tomorrows” but always been thankful and grateful for “The Todays”
and for me its “The Present” what counts.

20. Have you ever experienced Writer’s Block? If so how did you work through it?

I am not sure if I should call it a Writer’s Block, When I am not completely satisfied
I immediately stop writing, and by the next day I have a much better approach into
my story.

22. Anything else you’d like to tell our readers?

The unknown readers will be the judges of my work and not my friends who may
be kind to me, I respect and believe any comments coming from the readers,
because in the final analysis it will improve my writing, and for this I am grateful.

23. Lastly, do you have any words of encouragement for unpublished writers?

Please believe deeply and without a doubt about the work that you have created
and don’t feel down because someone has rejected your work, keep in mind
that many wonderful books and unforgettable movies were turned down before they
were discovered by a more talented publisher and movie producer.
At the end the losers were the one’s who do not believe in your work.

 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT “DEAR JAMES” PROJECT

The work known as “Dear James” was originally written in the Author’s native tongue, Spanish, and  later translated  into English. Ghostwritten contributions throughout the work were provided by Emerantia Parnall-Gilbert. This work is now optioned to film with a UK Film company, working the Hollywood circuit, and the preproduction preliminary processes are already in full force as we speak.

“Dear James”, one of those stories which took me thoroughly by surprise, made a huge impact on me personally, and became a project I wanted to be part of and contribute to.  “Dear James” (as  all Palomo’s novels are) was loosely based on the Author’s personal encounters over the labyrinth of his life’s rather amazing journey, while working in Hollywood, and Manhattan NYC, the people he befriended and became acquainted with.  We would categorize and rank this tale as ‘controversial’ by all accounts; and may by some readers, be considered questionable content.  It will have its critics also.

However, the core characters (all wonderful creations brought magnificently to life by this sensitive and most talented author, in a most personable and unforgettable way, are real, endearing, heartrending, home hitting and again...unforgettable.  Especially where the diversity of gender issues, values on love and romance, loyalty and devotion comes into play, this story, once read, will remain indelibly imprinted upon the reader’s mind .

Palomo is currently working on the sequel “Life After James”, and I shall again feel very privileged to be able to contribute my share of ghostwriting services to make this work and Palomo’s future works and unique creations, the best they can be. For me personally, I can’t wait to read “Life After James”, as I had wanted to find somehow, ‘closure’ to “Dear James”, and now we will find that peace and fulfillment very soon.   The social conscious awareness issues and quests within the pages of this book, which touch succinctly and dramatically upon the more tender gender diversity issues and elements, and which run parallel in all of the Author’s works, they are of significant importance to the author personally, and were forged from the heart.

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Our Client, and Author Shawna Ryan

Category:  Literary and Film representation projects of quality

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Shawna Ryan, a wonderful and very special  human being writes about what she knows.  Ever consistent and unwavering in her approach to her work, and somewhat of a perfectionist until she gets it 100% perfect, perhaps an attribute and acquired skill whilst learning the disciplines studying for her law degree, has produced another wonderful literary creation in the form of her “KINGDOM Series project, and certainly deserves to be read.

 

Shawna Ryan was born and raised in the Northwest, United States.   After obtaining her law degree, she was a corporate attorney and a trial attorney. She retired from practice so she would have time to write. She has always been interested in the philosophies of religion and enjoys researching and writing about the histories behind them. She is a descendant of Catholics, Mormons, Methodists, Baptists, and other Protestants and tries to be both critical and objective about them all.

 

The inspirations for the research that led to the  “KINGDOM” project were Shawna’s great grandmothers, who converted to Mormonism in 1854 and who were among the first European converts to immigrate to Utah. Some of the anecdotes on which KINGDOM was based are theirs.

 

It gives us therefore great pleasure in proudly being able to present Shawna Ryan to readership not only in the USA, but globally.  As Shawna is not new to writing and has already achieved to produce a very compelling Trilogy which has drawn some very positive critique from appreciative quarters.  The  “KINGDOM” series  is Shawna’s  fourth thriller.   She is also the author of  Destiny’s Damned, Satan’s Scat, and Triumvirate of the Damned, a thriller trilogy. 

Douglas Preston, author of Blasphemy,  et. al. said of the trilogy:  “Destiny Damned “ series by Shawna Ryan is an outstanding trilogy — shocking and fast-paced, full of interesting characters, twists, turns and surprises.  I  highly recommend it.”   The ForeWord CLARION Reviews said that Triumvirate of  the Damned is a multi-layered story that surpasses the predictable formulaic  religious conspiracy thrillers that currently glut the market.”

Patricia Harrington, Mystery author, said: In Satan’s Scat, the second book in Shawna Ryan’s thriller trilogy, the author continues the page turner pace she established in Destiny’s Damned.  ForeWord CLARION Reviews said of the trilogy:  “Despite the immediate similarities to the works of Dan Brown, Ryan has created a truly thrilling and entertaining series that is as original and insightful as anything in the genre.”

In researching the material for “KINGDOM”, Shawna utilized her skills as an attorney.  The inspirations for the research that led to “KINGDOM” were her  great grandmothers, who converted to Mormonism in 1854 and who were among the first European converts to immigrate to Utah. Some of the anecdotes on which  “KINGDOM” Series was based are theirs.

We have included a Synopsis (below) for your attention, and Author Biography, as well as a Chapter Summary as per attachment.  We are able to provide you with a copy of the  completed manuscript upon your request.

 

We urge all discerning readers of fine books offering suspense, tension and thrills, and a birdseye view into the lives of the characters the “KINGDOM Series Book One & Two embraces, to purchase a copy without delay.

 

ABOUT  “KINGDOM” Book One

Kingdom Kindle Edition

 

Kingdom Book 1

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • File Size: 2206 KB
  • Print Length: 371 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Solstice Horizons (March 19, 2014)
  • Genre: Adult Fiction/historial Thriller

 

Mormon Fundamentalists are fulfilling their Prophet’s dream: – slicing a Kingdom out of the United States.

 

To build its Kingdom, the Church demands its men murder and torture men, women and children of all religions, even its own. Mormon priests require from Church members complete and utter obedience to every order they issue. The penalty for refusal is torture and death. The Mormons openly claim as their territory most of the United State territories west of the Rocky Mountains. They threaten and abuse Federal officials and judges. They drive out Gentiles.

 

The Mormons declare war on the United States and President Buchanan sends an army against them. To ensure the loyalty of Church members, the Church conducts a reign of terror against its members, reorganizing a group of vigilante murderers they once called the Sons of Dan to ritually kill anyone who disobeys or is disloyal. The revived Sons of Dan murder Gentiles as well.

 

ABOUT  “KINGDOM” Book Two

Kingdom Book 2 Kindle Edition

Kingdom Book 2 Cover

Product Details

  • File Size: 1442 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1625262221
  • Publisher: Solstice Shadows (May 22, 2015)
  • Publication Date: May 22, 2015
  • Publication Date: March 19, 2014
  • Genre: Adult Fiction/historial Thriller

 

Requiring their men to murder men, women and children, including their own, for salvation, the Mormons plot to fulfill their Prophet’s dream: – to slice a Kingdom of their own out of the United States

 

In the present: Wayne has developed the protocol for achieving their Prophet’s dream. Yet his co-conspirators ritually murder him and kidnap his wife, Kim. Kim’s sister, attorney Sharon Marshall, hunts for them with Alex Caldwell, a New York Post investigative reporter, and Kevin James, an authority on mythology. The only object stolen from Wayne and Kim’s house is an urn with Egyptian hieroglyphics. The only clue to their disappearances is a gold medallion Wayne was hiding, even from Kim.

Hank Blanchard, a Gentile friend of Wayne’s, is attacked by one of the fundamentalists. He stabs his attacker, is jailed for it, and is murdered in his cell. As Sharon, Alex and Kevin search for Wayne and Kim, they, too, are hunted.

Mormon priests require from Church members complete and utter obedience to every order they issue. The penalty for refusal is torture and death. The Mormons openly claim as their territory most of the United State territories west of the Rocky Mountains. They threaten and abuse Federal officials and judges. They drive out Gentiles. The Mormons declare war on the United States, and President Buchanan sends an army against them. To ensure the loyalty of Church members, the Church conducts a reign of terror against its members, reorganizing a group of vigilante murderers they once called the Sons of Dan to ritually kill anyone who disobeys or is disloyal. In the present, the Sons of Dan have revived and murder Gentiles as well.

 

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“KINGDOM” Book Two

By Shawna Ryan

Published by Solstice Shadows.

 

“Interweaving 1850s Utah with various present-day locales, this sequel continues the bloody back story of religious extremists as they battle to create the 21st century’s “perfect” race. Combining all the tropes of mainstream action-adventure, this book delivers a bloody fusillade of murder, betrayal, historically rooted agendas, and contemporary political corruption. Part Clive Cussler, part Michael Crichton, with just a dash of Thomas Harris….”Kirkus Reviews

 

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Our Client, and Author Terry Farricker

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Terry Farricker, an up and coming very talented UK Author, has lots to offer our readers partial to literature set in the supernatural realm.

As in Terry’s own words during an interview, he was born on the outskirts of Manchester in the UK in 1965. As he came into the world mankind was again showing the heights to which our worldly progress and development can aspire as Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov became the first man to walk in space, and the depths to which it all too often falls, as the first combat troops arrived in Vietnam.

 

The Author was educated in an ordinary secondary school and was a spectacularly average student.  His only real ability seeming to lie in his propensity towards writing. So he thus began to write.  He remembers thinking from an early age, what a wonderful thing it would be to compose a story using nothing more than a pen, a sheet of paper and his imagination, and then have someone read it and actually be affected by it.

 

That maxim still holds true for Terry today, and is the single most motivating factor in his life.  This motivation and determination was reinforced by reading a quote from Alan Alda, Be brave enough to live creatively. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can only get there by hard work, by risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful: Yourself

 

So, ludicrously, the Author relates, he began work in the financial sector.  He still functions  in that field today; although each day he finds himself drifting between the mundane reality of his profession, but in the hope that, one day he will count himself among the celebrities literary achiever as a full time author; and one who can actually boast procuring a living from purely just writing his books.

 

The greatest achievement in the Author’s  life is being a father to his cherished son. and maintains that his child is his inspiration; his consolation through disenchantment, the antidote to disillusionment and the reason he is still able to smile at disappointment.

He awoke on his forty-fifth birthday with the idea for a book. The premise was given him during a dream he explained, by one of the protagonists in the story and almost related to the Author page by page.     He sat at his PC the next morning and mused, I’m not a writer! I can’t write a book!  Some measure self doubt that crept in and so often assails many new authors when embarking on a writing career.  Nevertheless, not swayed by that momentary twinge of self doubt, Terry started writing regardless. And the strange thing is, each time he finished another segment he simply closed his eyes and found himself sat in a cinema, watching the next section of his book unfolding before his mind’s eye.

 

Four years and four books later the Author is still sat in that cinema watching his stories unfold, and told us that as yet, he has nothing to show for this adventure.  But curiously, he feels still now that does not seem to be the point. The point appears to be, as Mr Alda said, being brave enough to live creatively, leaving that city of your comfort, going into the wilderness of your intuition, risking not quite knowing what you are doing and, ultimately, discovering that something wonderful, yourself.

 

We are thankful that Terry Farricker revealed himself, and came out of his hiding place.  His first book “SPAWN OF MAN” – Rebirth, in the Series of 2 more sequels planned (Book 2 now completed) and waiting to go into print in the not so distant future as a publishing contract was secured for him recently.

 

We are proud to count Terry Farricker as one among our numerous clientele.  We believe that Terry’s books may well present as suitable film material, the representation of which we will be discussing with the Author once the complete series of “Spawn of Man” books are published and for readers to enjoy.

 

ABOUT THE SERIES – “SPAWN OF MAN”

“REBIRTH” Book I

 

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Product Details

File Size: 1290 KB
Print Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Solstice Shadows (October 30, 2015)
Publication Date: October 30, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

Overview

The final battle that will decide if humanity survives or if it falls, will not take place on the battlefields of Earth, but on the planes of the Afterlife. And one woman holds the destiny of Humankind in her hands; torn between the love for her child and the burden of confronting the source of all evil that pursues her through the fantastical landscape of the dead.

 

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