I’m beyond thrilled that MindStir Media continues to be recognized as a leader in publishing”LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Kev’s Best, a well-respected review website, recently ranked MindStir Media as the top book publisher in LA. Kev’s Best follows a special 60-point set of guidelines when reviewing companies, focusing on business history, services, social media, customer reviews and more. To be ranked on top of any Kev’s Best list is an honor.— J.J. Hebert, Founder, MindStir Media
MindStir Media is one of the nation’s largest book publishers, with offices in Los Angeles, New York City and Portsmouth, NH. MindStir beat out four other prominent LA-based publishing companies on the Kev’s Best list.
J.J. Hebert is the founder and owner of MindStir Media. He is also a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author. He shared his excitement about Kev’s Best rating of MindStir: “I’m beyond thrilled that MindStir Media continues to be recognized as a leader in publishing,” he said. “We work hard to stand out as an author-friendly, creative book publishing option. I’m glad that Kev’s Best acknowledges that vision through its review…”
Located on Sunset Boulevard, MindStir Media has set itself apart from other hybrid publishers and self-publishing companies by helping unknown authors get the attention of celebrities. For instance, MindStir can help an author get a foreword written by Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington or Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter, Mariel Hemingway. Attaching a celebrity to a project by a new author can instantly catapult the author and his book to the top.
MindStir also offers a 3-month publicity campaign that guarantees incredible exposure such as placements on NBC, CBS and FOX affiliate websites and more. Kevin Harrington recommended MindStir Media as a publisher that can help take a book to the next level.
About MindStir Media:
Founded in 2009, MindStir Media is an award-winning self-publishing company with locations in Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY and Portsmouth, NH. MindStir offers author services including mentoring from a bestselling author, celebrity endorsements, book design, editing, publishing, distribution, marketing and publicity. Visit mindstirmedia.com to download a free publishing guide.
The hit song by author Max Hawthorne proves that kids really do want a dinosaur for Christmas.A baby Rex would be the best indeed. Forget Velociraptors or Brachiosauruses. They bite and they scratch and they squash all the school buses! A Tyrannosaurus rex is all I need.”BUCKINGHAM, PA, US, December 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- It’s an established fact that novelty Christmas songs will forever be associated with the holidays. Whether it’s barking dogs, singing chipmunks, or a bunch of runaway reindeer, animals and their antics are often center stage in these productions. This year, bestselling author Max Hawthorne brings the prehistoric to the present with his nigh-irresistible earworm, A Tyrannosaurus For Christmas.— Max Hawthorne
Hawthorne’s boisterous song uses old-fashioned melodies that get you swaying to the music. The lyrics chronicle the adventures of a young boy named Billy who pines for, of all things, a Tyrannosaurus rex. There are lots of references to other dinosaurs – ones budding paleontologist are sure to know – and Billy explains why a T-Rex is the obvious and best choice for a pet. There’s even an adorable message for Santa, an attempt to convince him to bring Billy a baby dino that will one day be big enough to eat an elephant, “It prob-lee will help him to get Rex off his shelves . . . then he can stop looking for his missing elves.”
A Tyrannosaurus For Christmas is promoted by Musik and Film’s President, Stephen Wrench. Wrench is a music industry legend, and has worked with, played with, and managed greats like Lynyard Skynyard, Survivor, Santana, Toto, Tom Petty, and many more. Since its release a month ago, A Tyrannosaurus For Christmas has been “clawing its way” up the charts, and is currently ranked #11 on the World Indie Music Chart’s Top 100. When asked about his song’s unprecedented appeal, Hawthorne said, “I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for Stephen and the team over at Musik and Film. I’m beyond thrilled. They felt my song was both catchy and timely. Everyone who’s taken their family to see ‘Jurassic World’ knows that children love dinosaurs; it’s a fact of life. And that includes grownup kids. If you’re going to ask Santa for something, you might as well go big, as in Tyrannosaurus big. Who wouldn’t want to ride a T-rex to school instead of the school bus? Can you imagine the looks on all the teachers’ faces?”
James Mellor, prominent corporate cartoonist and Private Eye regular, presents Quarantoons – his best cartoons from the time of coronavirus.Most importantly, however, were all the silly, surreal, and sometimes downright strange cartoons put out there to make people laugh and keep them entertained during a downright strange time,”FELMERSHAM, BEDFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, November 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Quarantoons: Cartoons From A New Normal (published November 18, 2021)— James Mellor, Cartoonist
“There is nothing very normal about the New Normal. If you ask me, there was nothing very normal about the Old Normal, either,” is how James Mellor introduces us to his latest collection of wry and sharply-drawn observations on a world and its elect, bumbling through chaos and confusion, dragging the rest of us along behind.
A Bedfordshire-based professional illustrator and regular contributor to satirical magazine Private Eye, James takes a sideways look at global events from the perspective of an ordinary Brit, battered by Brexit, confounded by COVID and, frankly, despairing of leadership as everyone heads toward climate catastrophe in a handcart.
But take heart – Quarantoons: Cartoons From A New Normal isn’t a deep-dive into dystopic despondency. Rather, James focusses on the laughable absurdities of our uncomfortable lot as he continued to draw it through 2020 and 2021.
“Cartoons aren’t going to solve the great societal issues of our time,” he admits, “but cartoons can help people get through another day.”
Quarantoons: Cartoons From A New Normal follows James' previous collections, Drawn From History, and Brexit: A Drawn-out Process, and brings together the satirical and silly from all areas of his work.
From pre-pandemic events that (from the bizarre vantage point of lockdown) came to be regarded as the only mildly odd, to the surreal, stockpiling depths of 2020, and our release into a strange, circumscribed world of new social customs, his drawings prod us into chuckles of recognition and reflection.
“The coronavirus pandemic has caused the biggest changes to our society in our lifetime,” he says. “I never would have imagined prior to 2020 that the people of the UK would spend months legally confined to their own homes except for a brief period of daily state-sanctioned exercise. The changes have been extreme and have affected all aspects of how we live and work. Some of these changes to our lives may remain with us, but many will pass into memory.”
During that period, James’s cartoons came into novel – and deadly serious – demand: as a way of introducing people to new Covid-secure safety measures on public transport and a successful illustrated pitch to manufacture vaccines.
“Most importantly, however, were all the silly, surreal, and sometimes downright strange cartoons put out there to make people laugh and keep them entertained during a downright strange time,” he says.
“Perhaps we’re near the end of the Covid story, or perhaps this is only the end of the beginning. Either way, this book marks the strange and unexpected ways the world has changed for us.”
Quarantoons - Cartoons From A New Normal is published by Filament Publishing Ltd. 16 Croydon Road, Beddington, Croydon, Surrey CR0 4PA, United Kingdom.
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Kine Hearts Media today announced Sista Asia, our Brand AmbassadorThis Queen is one of the most amazing women I've ever met.” says Carol Black, Founder and CEO at Kine Hearts Media. “I'm so proud to have met her”MCKEESPORT, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, November 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Sista Asia has been an important woman figure in the hip hop community for promotion, bookings, fashion and a positive message. As a stylist, she has worked with some of the major players like The Pharcyde, Cypress Hill, The Wu-Tang Clan, 2Pac, Flipmode Squad, and The Roots.— Carol A. Black
Sista Asia was a promoter for one of the largest hip hop venues of the 90s, Club Unity. She is a certified Cinema Director & Line Producer, and a Feature Film Producer. Sista Asia graduated from film school and shared movie sets with directors such as Spike Lee, Hype Williams, and Dave Myers.
She is a 4-year stroke survivor. After talking to Sista Asia about her condition, we sent her some quality CBD through our trusted partner, Powered By PROF. After a couple of days of treatment, Sista Asia was up and moving around more comfortably. She started going out more in the communities and circles that she helped develop. After weeks of using her CBD, she has become a brand ambassador for Kine Hearts Media without us asking her. She was also able to attend the organization Ballin’ For Peace, where she is a member. Ballin’ For Peace is an organization that helps Los Angeles County become a safer metropolitan area.
This news comes in the wake of many recent initiatives and accomplishments of the company, including:
Announcement of Sista Asia product line
Our community and music events
Launching Kine Hearts Kids
Our new location (Coming soon)
To learn more about Sista Asia click here www.KineHeartsMedia.com
Building a community and network for cannabis patients.
Automotive Sales & Marketing training & consulting firm celebrates 11 years of serving the automotive industry offering quality solutions to car dealerships.I remember hiring Stan and together we fixed a broken Honda dealership in all departments.”— Arwin Bharaj
NORTH BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP, NJ, UNITED STATES, November 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- They say that time flies when you are having fun. This is certainly the case for Stan Sher, the founder of Dealer eTraining. The most forward-thinking consultative selling training and consulting firm are celebrating its eleventh year in business. What started out as a small, boutique firm that was designed to help automobile dealers across the United States build and fix business development and internet sales operations has grown considerably by ten times over the past decade.
Dealer eTraining is a top-performing automotive training and consulting firm that has always been able to take an automobile dealership to the next level. “Over the years the automobile retail industry has evolved in multiple ways from technology being built to market and sell vehicles more effectively to third party industry disruptors designed to make retailing even more competitive to the current chip shortage making inventory scarce,” says Stan Sher, the nineteen years experienced automotive executive. Dealer eTraining went from building internet and business development departments to also offering sales and management training.
Building Dealer eTraining was no easy task as the firm was launched in a heavily competitive space with many rivals that were already changing the industry. In fact, there were two times when the firm almost closed down to focus on other opportunities that allowed Stan Sher to offer his skills and expertise in other verticals. At one point, Dealer eTraining became a side business while Stan took an opportunity to build and run a highly successful independent dealership for one year as the General Sales Manager handling General Manager duties overseeing all aspects of the dealership. The dealership went from barely selling eight units per month to over seventy units per month grossing a quarter million per month on average in sales as well as doubling service department revenue.
Arwin Bharaj, a previous General Manager and mentor of Stan’s would become a Dealer eTraining client twice over a five-year period. He said that “I remember hiring Stan and together we fixed a broken Honda dealership in all departments''. He also added “Stan thinks and operates like an owner looking at the big picture. I hired him to fix my broken Toyota dealership’s BDC and digital operations as we were having struggles with the OEM and he got us on the right track in just seven days”.
Stan has just published a book called “Social Sher’s The Skills That Pay The Bills” documenting his growth and the steps that it took to build a profitable career from life experiences. In addition, Dealer eTraining has expanded into the Buy Here Pay Here sector of the automotive industry. The BHPH industry has lacked sales and lead handling training for many years and it was evident that dealers are looking for help. Stan just finished a national speaking tour that included conferences such as Digital Dealer in Las Vegas, NV, and the NABD Automotive Finance and Buy Here Pay Here Dealers Expo in Orlando, FL where he educated dealers on digital marketing and business development.
Prior to starting Dealer eTraining, Stan built his career selling automobiles and becoming one of the top automotive business development directors in the United States managing high volume Honda and Nissan dealerships. In celebration of starting a new decade in business during the month of the Thanksgiving holiday, Dealer eTraining is offering 25% off all services until the end of 2021. “I am honored that the industry has been great to me and that dealers want to learn from me and I want to give back my appreciation,” says Stan Sher.
To learn more about Stan Sher and Dealer eTraining, please visit http://www.dealeretraining.com
Thank-you comments to YouTube and Omita for the world's first YouTube Game “YouTube Ice Cream Shop Game”
It is a hot topic in the news all over the world.ITABASHI-KU, TOKYO, JAPAN, November 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- After YouTuber Omita started the world's first “YouTube ice cream shop game” which viewers can actually play in November 2021, the site was featured on TV stations in the United States and became big news in Japan as well as around the world.
The response was great. Many comments were received from all over the world in the YouTube comment section.
In the comment section, the following remarks of praise have been posted.
“I couldn't go out much because of the coronavirus. It's a lot of fun to be an ice cream shop clerk in this game. Many thanks to YouTube and Omita.”
“My children are fascinated with the screen when I play the game, so it is very helpful.”
“The clerks in the YouTube Ice Cream Shop Game are cool and cute.”
“This game is really fashionable and amusing.”
“Whoever thought up this game is a genius.”
“This game is an ice cream sensation.”
“It's amazing that people can think up a variety of interesting games like this.”
The world's first YouTube game has become a hot topic in news and other media around the world. It has been well received because visitors actually feel like a male or female clerk working at an ice cream shop. They feel happy and very amused.
Path to delightful life revealed in new children's book - Return to Eden: A lesson in love for all ages
Released by The Inner Buddha on Nov 2021, Return to Eden teaches children how to embrace unconditional love, and integrates an advanced view for adults.We were inspired to create a guide that would amaze and astound people of all ages. Return to Eden is so simple a child can embrace it, yet the wisdom is what we all seek, even as adults.”PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, November 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Return to Eden was internationally released on November, 2021. It is available on all Amazon sites around the globe, and serves as a complement to the Enlightening Strikes guidebooks for adults.— Chris T
'Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems,
in a world of wonder, a garden of dreams.
Two beautiful souls that were blessed from above
delighted in Eden, their home of pure love.
We all know the tale of Adam and Eve, but did you know it contains the secret to everlasting bliss? After the young couple find themselves outside their garden paradise, they explore the world and discover that Eden was never really gone; it was just hidden by their missing love. They learn the secret to a happy life and come to love all that is, wholly and completely. Adam and Eve then return to Eden, their beautiful garden of dreams.
Written in prose and delightfully illustrated, Return to Eden is unlike any children’s fable you have ever read. Lessons within the book are expansive, yet presented in a format that small children can understand; the words are gentle, imagery wholesome, and story engaging. Children will be entertained as they are lightly guided to see the goodness in everything, and to embrace their love of this goodness, while adults will grasp the deeper meaning of the words and images. Those who recognize the mistake Adam and Eve made will see that they partook of judgement, the fruit of the tree of good and evil. Exchanging judgement for love ends the confusion judgement results in; this bewilderment has been called the judgement daze in ancient texts. We each return to our version of Eden as we end the daze of judgement through the wholesome embrace of love.
Return to Eden was nearly a year in the making, with simplified instruction on the viewpoint that makes unconditional love attainable by all. Integrated within children’s illustrations are figures and formulas for adult readers to pick out; they demonstrate the value of unconditional love, and are both spiritually and scientifically valid. These formulas quantify how the wholesome embrace of love leads to forever friendships, business success, joyful abundance, enduring relationships, and even influences the length of our lifespans.
"We were inspired to create a guide that would amaze and astound people of all ages, but we never anticipated this remarkable final result. Return to Eden is so simple a child can embrace it, yet the wisdom is what we all seek, even as adults” says Chris T, author and CEO of The Inner Buddha.
People of all schools will marvel at the wonders revealed within Return to Eden. Those of spirituality will see evidence that proves truths of their faith, while those of science will see answers to many of today’s greatest quests. Children will see the path that leads to a joyful life. There truly is something for every reader in this delightful little book.
Complementing Return to Eden: A lesson in love for all ages, the Enlightening Strikes adult journey begins with Be Your Greatest Self: The Guide to Enlightenment and Legendary Life. After reading this initial guide, adults advance to Redivine Life: Faith for the Logical Mind. This more comprehensive guidebook builds upon the foundations in Be Your Greatest Self, details the figures and formulas revealed in Return to Eden, and finally culminates in a view that leads to the whole sum of wholesome.
Meet the growing demand for content protection in the digital world. The all-in-one app announces the release of its latest module, Copyright Control.
PlayTreks (TREKS:TREKS)We secure your content and make you feel safe in the knowledge that your content is secure on the internet, and cannot be altered by anyone”HASSELT, BELGIUM, November 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- PlayTreks, the ALL IN ONE app for the music industry, with powerful features such as music distribution to traditional streaming platforms and a blockchain-based marketplace, music performance analytics, and much more, officially launches its copyright control module.— Luca Rushton
A logical next step for PlayTreks, as they recently released their blockchain-based marketplace and the launch of TREKS, the crypto token of PlayTreks.
TREKS is a multipurpose token created to be used across the Playtreks platform for finance and utility purposes. TREKS can be used for subscriptions, earnings from royalties, copyright, fan participation, and more.
With the Copyright Control module, PlayTreks take their All-In-One platform claim to the next level.
As the name indicates, the Copyright Control module, which can be used stand-alone, or in the PlayTreks app, allows users to register ownership, which is stored in a blockchain smart contract. Registering original content means that copyright is retained by the creator and not assigned to a third party. The copyright is used to indicate that creation, like work/recording, is self-published. As digital media becomes the norm, blockchain technology like Playtreks's Copyright Control can help protect against unauthorized sharing and also help copyright owners audit their royalties.
As NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are a hot topic in the music, art, and intellectual property domain at the moment, yet still somewhat confusing to the masses, it is clear that NFT's are here to stay because of the unbreakable smart contracts the ownership details are being stored in, as well as the reliance on blockchain technology, foundation of the PlayTreks Copyright Control module and its marketplace.
The process of creating an NFT through the PlayTreks Copyright Control module is pretty straightforward, as the creator uploads their original content, which upon execution is "minted", resulting in a unique identifier. Through that unique identifier, the creator is assured the information is permanently part of the NFT. Our marketplace allows NFTs to be viewed within the user's collection, and when the creator sells or licenses their work, royalties may automatically be granted. The technology allows for easy tracking of transactions and other events.
The PlayTreks Copyright Control module innovates the way how creators have registered their ownership to date. The traditional way of submitting content to performance rights organizations can now be handled by the creator minting their work and storing it on the blockchain. This allows the creator to make sure that their work, royalties, and income are in their hands and that no one can take these from them.
PlayTreks’ CEO Anjo De Heus says: “We secure your content and make you feel safe in the knowledge that your content is secure on the internet, and cannot be removed by anyone”. PlayTreks insures that any creator copyrighting their content can feel safe knowing that the app’s brand new copyright mechanism on the blockchain is controlling and protecting their works.
With the copyright control function, PlayTreks aims to avoid issues concerning copyright ownership. By embedding the information on the blockchain, clarity is given on who the owner is, or owners for that matter. Having said that, PlayTreks encourage their users to copyright their creations accordingly, meaning that anyone involved must be registered.
PlayTreks aim to eliminate copyright infringement. What does this mean? It means that any party that has the intention of making use of a copyrighted creation, unless prior approval is given, won’t be legally allowed to do so. Any intention of use and misuse and intention of monetizing will be detected as the information is securely stored on the blockchain. According to J.D. River Braun at Legalzoom, music, image, and text are the most common forms of copyright infringement.
Once information is stored and secured on the blockchain, PlayTreks provides the copyright owner or owners, with a digital certificate of ownership.
This comes to prove that proper use of data can solve a lot of illegal activities. It has been known that when copyrights are infringed, they take a lot of time to resolve. Now, PlayTreks solves that issue with blockchain-based Copyright Control.
The PlayTreks Copyright Control module is available immediately and can be found at https://copyright.playtreks.com
Ex-Amazon Exec, Robert Frederick, Reveals an API-Powered Ecosystem to Rewrite How We Build Mobile, Web, and IoT Apps
In his newly released two-book series, Robert rewrites our future harnessing pervasive computing (IoT, Smart Cities, AR, Voice, and AI) and social networking.It’s always been a dream of mine as a developer to connect people, places, and things at anytime, anywhere, without technology limitations”SEATTLE, WA, USA, November 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Drawing on his acquisition by Amazon in 1999, experiences in building out Amazon Anywhere and AWS in the early 2000s, and startups like Snapvine and Tidalscale, Robert Frederick’s recently published series outlines his API and microservices approach to digital transformation. The two-book series “3 Ring Binder for IoT, Mobile, and Social Apps” is available on Amazon with 1-click - the same technology he helped bring to mobile devices, voice recognition applications, and developers to create e-commerce applications while at Amazon!— Robert Frederick
The history behind developing an API-driven approach reveals how Amazon and commerce were forever transformed. With Robert’s experience and fortitude, he went on to launch Sirqul and continues to rewrite the future of business. Sirqul is his and his team’s latest innovation built on an API framework that makes anything you can imagine — possible. The 603 APIs, 93 microservices, 3 patented location-based IoT hardware devices, and 30 customizable pre-built white-label templates - all provide a platform to easily create mobile, web, AR/VR, voice, and IoT applications. Check out the complete list of Sirqul's mobile, web, and IoT applications to discover a rapid development-to-deployment platform and learn how you can apply digital transformation to your industry, business, or use case.
"I’m honored to have been part of Amazon and Snapvine, but my vision is not limited by my time at either company – it’s always been a dream of mine as a developer to connect people, places, and things at anytime, anywhere, without technology limitations,” said Robert Frederick, founder and CEO of Sirqul. “This two-part series is to inspire developers who come next by sharing a framework and vision for how primitive services and features can be combined to create a more connected world. Through this approach, businesses worldwide are poised to rapidly connect infrastructure to customer engagement. This will provide amazing experiences while driving new revenue streams for business transformation. This is a team effort and I can't wait for what comes next, as we each stand on the shoulder of giants, sometimes even without knowing it.”
About Sirqul, Inc.
(www.sirqul.com (https://corp.sirqul.com)) provides an Engagement-as-a-Service AIoT Platform that drives engagement, operational efficiency, rapid innovation, and new revenue streams for businesses of any size. At the foundation of Sirqul's platform are 93+ Services, 603 APIs, 3 distinct IoT hardware product offerings, and 30+ customizable native application templates that companies can use to get started on the platform. Sirqul is device, protocol, and cloud-agnostic – fostering an interoperable system for building future-proof API-powered solutions for retail, smart cities, new construction, mobility, logistics, campuses, buildings, entertainment, and more.
Clientron releases a new slim-edge and wide-screen POS monitor - PM7000 available for being a standalone or the second screen monitor.PM7000 can potentially transform the POS system into a full-service self-checkout KIOSK since it supports portrait mode.”NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN, November 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- For being the standalone monitor, PM7000, allows you to connect with a computer through a Type-C port to become a professional POS system. PM7000 supports a wide range of peripherals such as MSR, iButton, 2D scanner, and fingerprint, so you can instantly upgrade your service to a higher level without buying a new POS system. PM7000 can potentially transform the POS system into a full-service self-checkout KIOSK since it supports portrait mode.— Clientron Corp.
The sleek surface monitor, PM7000, comes with the design of a slim-edge & bezel-free touch display, thereby giving you a brand new shinning counter to light up your store. Meanwhile, the wide-screen monitor with full HD quality and aluminum housing makes the monitor even more appealing to everyone. Furthermore, PM7000 hides the OSD button at the bottom edge of the screen to maximize the touching space, and it is equipped with P-CAP touch technology to enhance the reliability of the touch screen.
For being the second screen, PM7000 can be a customer-face touch display with Full HD supported that creates a wonderful in-store experience for the customer and increases loyalty accordingly. Also, PM7000 can use Type-C as the power supply instead of a 12V DC jack, which saves more space on the counter. As the second screen, PM7000 is capable of adding value to your existing POS system with all the enhancing features.
If you are looking for a standalone monitor or a second screen, Clientron’s latest monitor - PM7000 is available now, and it will be the best choice for you and your business.
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A fresh new novel from a fresh new author brings a fresh take on a familiar genre.AURORA, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, November 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Jeremy Francis is proud to announce the release of his debut novel, BloodLines: Johnathan And Rebecca on Amazon this Thanksgiving. Johnathan And Rebecca is the first instalment of The BloodLines Saga which follows Johnathan Gray, a one-of-a-kind 900 year old vampire hybrid who possess the ability to feed on other vampires and absorb a portion of whatever talent or ability that vampire has, and Rebecca Waterson, a shy and withdrawn investigator for a New York City television station who thinks she is content with her average life. Rebecca is immediately taken with Johnathan after he saves her life when it is threatened by Johnathan's nemesis, Lazarus as he puts his latest master plan into motion.
Johnathan finds himself drawn to Rebecca as well, but it is due to her resemblance to his long dead love, the same reason he could never return her feelings. They are forced to go on the run together, facing a new danger or mystery around every corner, and seek help from Johnathan's vampire family and members of the ancient organization charged with upholding the laws and maintaining the secrecy of the vampire world, the Anziani, who are also Johnathan's former employer. It is revealed, however, that there is a traitor within the Anziani when a prisoner that Johnathan captured years earlier is mysteriously released, a man by the name of Archanius, better known to the humans as the infamous Jack The Ripper. With only five people in the world that he truly trusts, Johnathan and Rebecca go underground, but are tracked down by Lazarus's forces and decide that they must face their enemies head on, or die trying.
Forced to repeatedly face Lazarus's army and infected with a mysterious illness that seems to only affect him, Johnathan is pushed to the limits of what he can endure but is pulled back from the brink by his need to ensure that history does not repeat itself; his need to protect Rebecca at all costs. Over the course of their journey Johnathan and Rebecca both find what they never knew they were looking for, each other. Even with all the danger they face, could the scariest thing really be falling in love?
BloodLines: Johnathan And Rebecca is packed with, action, comedy, romance, and intrigue from the first page until the very last and will leave readers spellbound as they devour page after page, leaving them thirsty for more. Told from the perspectives of both Johnathan and Rebecca and set in a wider mythological world containing everything from faeries to wizards and even a race of walking, talking gargoyles, and where even the Gods of Olympus are revealed to have been a vampire coven. Readers of all ages from young adult to grandparents can enjoy The BloodLines Saga, and fans of series' like Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games will find it a good fit for the void that their conclusions left behind. Paperback copies are available for mass distribution through Ingram Spark as well as on Amazon and the hardcover and eBook editions are available exclusively on Amazon.
Jeremy Francis is a single parent of four living in Aurora Colorado and currently works as a server at a casual dining restaurant. Born in Denver on April 15 1982 he has been faced with a great number of challenges over his thirty-nine years. He first conceptualized The BloodLines Saga at the age of thirteen, but struggled with addiction through high school and into his twenties, even finding himself homeless for a brief period at age nineteen. Poor health also plagued him for much of his life, having had pneumonia nine times in a single year and suffering kidney failure twice, the first as a result of the bacterial infection C-Diff in October 2018 and most recently from COVID-19 in October 2021 which resulted in the delay of BloodLines: Johnathan And Rebecca releasing on its originally intended date of Halloween 2021. He met his wife, Holly in 2011 and their daughter was born shortly after in June 2011, with the addition to the family of sons in January 2014, July 2017, and June 2018. The family was evicted from their home in November 2018 and all four children were placed in foster care while Jeremy and Holly were forced to live in their car for nearly a year, which severely strained their relationship causing them to separate, though they maintain a close relationship and continue to provide support to each other. After three years of toil Jeremy finally regained custody of the children in September 2021 and the family is overjoyed to be reunited. The release of his debut novel marks the achievement of a life long dream and the start of a promising new career.
PILATE'S FAITH Returns to Where It All StartedI’ve written nearly half a million words about this hapless amateur sleuth with a funny name. When I started writing I had zero expectation there would be more than one book, let alone a series.”— J. Alexander Greenwood
KANSAS CITY, MO, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- After nearly half a million words, it all comes down to faith in the eighth--and potentially final--book in the John Pilate Mystery Series.
“I’ve written nearly half a million words about this hapless amateur sleuth with a funny name,” said Kansas City-based author J. Alexander Greenwood. “When I started writing I had zero expectation there would be more than one book, let alone a series.”
The John Pilate Mysteries center on John Pilate, a college instructor who has a knack for stumbling into mysterious, dangerous situations. The 2010 series debut, PILATE'S CROSS, was based on a real-life murder-suicide at a college campus in Nebraska. Subsequent novels in the award-nominated series include PILATE'S KEY, PILATE'S GHOST, PILATE'S BLOOD, and PILATE'S ROSE. An acclaimed book of short stories, PILATE'S 7 and the novella PILATE'S SHADOW round out the series, all published by Caroline Street Press.
Available exclusively on Amazon in paperback and eBook on Black Friday, PILATE’S FAITH (2021, Caroline Street Press 245 pages $14.99 paperback, $6 eBook) finds Pilate in a mess, as usual.
Surviving a recent attempt on his life, a weary Pilate returns to Cross Township, where a bizarre string of shootings has paralyzed the tiny college burg. Pilate joins forces with the county sheriff to find out why people are being terrorized in his name. But, unfortunately, when he turns to his family for support, he finds only hardened hearts. People are dying, accusing fingers are pointed his way, and he has nowhere left to turn.
Greenwood said he believes the series has run its course but isn't completely closing the door to future adventures. "It really depends on the interest expressed in this book," he said. "And I have some other irons in the fire creatively I'd like to explore before revisiting Pilate."
Besides the Pilate mysteries, Greenwood co-wrote and edited BIG CABIN AND DISPATCHES FROM THE WEST with the late Robert E. Trevathan. He also wrote the Amazon nonfiction top sellers THE PODCAST OPTION and KICKSTARTER SUCCESS SECRETS. He is a public relations consultant and an avid podcaster. Greenwood is host and producer of two shows, Mysterious Goings On and PR After Hours.
Greenwood will sign copies of the entire series at Afterword Tavern and Shelves in Kansas City on December 18, 2021, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Author: J. Alexander Greenwood
Imprint: Caroline Street Press
On sale: November 26, 2019
Price: $14.99 eBook $6
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