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Testimonial for Ascot Media Group from author, Steve Alten

What a wonderful testimonial we received from N.Y. Times Bestselling author, Steve Alten. Had to share. Thank you Steve!

TO: Ascot Media Group

FROM: Steve Alten, NY Times best-selling author of The MEG — the book that became a block-buster movie in 2018 starring Jason Statham.

Ascot’s untiring efforts to get publicity for the book provided great national coverage here in the USA and overseas. 

Ascot is way beyond a public relations firm…. They’re a relentless team that not only accompanied me on my journey—but made absolutely sure I crossed the finish line!

I have worked with the Ascot team on and off for at least 12 years now, using them to promote several of my books (see www.stevealten.com). I’ve tried other PR firms with big promises between times, but always returned to Ascot—realizing that they are, without a doubt, the best PR firm out there. Hands down, they are the real-deal! 

Don’t hesitate using them. They have a great reputation worldwide with authors, publishers and the media.

Steve Alten, Ed.D.

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NY Times Bestselling Author William R. Forstchen Releases 48 Hours – How Would You Prepare For A Major Solar Storm?

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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NY Times Bestselling Author William R. Forstchen Releases 48 Hours – How Would You Prepare For A Major Solar Storm?

New York, NY, January 14, 2019 ― As the New York Times bestselling author of the One Second After Series, in William R. Forstchen’s newest book, 48 Hours, the countdown is on. In less than 48 hours, the Earth will be struck by two, back-to-back, catastrophic solar storms. The second is a Coronal Proton Ejection (CPE) that threatens to kill all life on earth. These explosions will also severely damage the world’s electrical/electronic infrastructure. In a preemptive move to avoid permanent damage, global communications are shut down; hospital emergency generators are disconnected; the entire internet, media broadcasting, and cell phone systems are turned off.

A plan is implemented to ensure the survival of at least some people. But if the solar storm, a CPE, does hit, the question is: who will be granted access to government- controlled shelters and who will be left behind to face almost certain death? Each citizen will be asking ‘why is someone else being let into a deep shelter but not my family and me?’ The clock is ticking down with only 48 hours left to make those decisions and to prevent all social order from collapsing into anarchy.

Author William R. Forstchen paints a chillingly realistic picture of the frantic final days before a cataclysmic event in his realistic thriller, 48 Hours.

Forstchen holds a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University, with specializations in military history and the history of technology. He is currently a faculty fellow and professor of history at Montreat College, near Asheville, North Carolina.

For more information, please visit www.tor-forge.com.

48 Hours
Publisher: Forge
Released: January 8, 2019
ISBN-10: 0765397919
ISBN-13: 978-0765397911
Available from Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and other online retailers

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The Rise of Esperanto: The Fate Of Mankind Rests On One Man’s Enlight-enment

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 Phone
832.569.5539 Fax
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The Rise of Esperanto: The Fate Of Mankind Rests On One Man’s Enlight-enment

New York, NY. In the year 2361, the world’s political structure teeters on the edge of disaster as tensions intensify between countries and continents. Vespacia’s military and business communities join forces, plotting to gain control of Esperanto in the face of its astonishing growth. Despite continued insistence to the contrary, world domination seems to be Vespacia’s ultimate goal.

Such is the world imagined by author Eliade Moldovan in The Rise of Esperanto, a thrilling work that dives deep into the cultural conflicts of futuristic, dystopian societies.

Amid the turmoil is Ovi, a simple and open-minded priest who opposes the escalating violence. Struggling with the meaning and evolution of understanding God and His means, Ovi finds himself at the head of a new religious faction, one that disagrees with hard-core believers in the Old Testament’s teachings. With his newfound status as leader of this prominent religious faction, Ovi is in a unique position to prevent the Vespacians from achieving world domination, even as he further questions the existence of God.

As the conflict between Vespacia and Esperanto spreads and becomes increasingly violent, Ovi works to find a lasting resolution, but will it come too late? In the midst of the madness of the widening war between Esperanto and Vespacia, the world’s fate lies in the hands of one very ordinary man and a benevolent alien god.

Born in Romania, author Eliade Moldovan and his wife enjoy vacations and have traveled around the world, exploring nature and undertaking the occasional adventurous trips. Moldovan is also the author of The World Ends Tomorrow.

For more information, please visit www.eliademoldovan.com.

The Rise of Esperanto
Publisher: Friesenpress
ISBN-10: 152550875X
ISBN-13: 978-1525508752
Available from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.comh

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Smell The Hydraulic Fluid, Feel The Shake Of The Rotors In Memoir Of Special Operations Unit Member

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group
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Smell The Hydraulic Fluid, Feel The Shake Of The Rotors In Memoir Of Special Operations Unit Member

Parker, CO. There are few of us who have experienced what Special Operations team members have felt during a perilous and secretive mission. David Burnett has and he’s chronicled it in his powerful memoir, Making a Night Stalker.

Burnett opens up the highly secretive world of the Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), the most accomplished and secretive special ops aviation unit on the globe. The importance of teamwork and heroism are driven home to readers in taut prose that brings to life what it is like to be at the knife’s edge, knowing a moment of inattention can bring catastrophe to you and your closest comrades.

His journey starts in a conventional Army unit where he feels unfulfilled. The lack of responsibility drives him to pursue the goal of becoming an MH-47G Chinook helicopter crew chief in the world’s most secretive unit. Despite obstacles and endless training, he’s finally able to set foot on the aircraft. Achieving FMQ (Fully Mission Qualified) crew chief takes additional years of training and deployments, but after achieving the sought after role, he is honorably discharged from the military. Burnett also explores his PTSD, which drove him to alcohol. The beast was finally tamed through taking up writing, he said.

For those whose only experience of war has been through media headlines, Burnett’s book presents a vivid picture of the vaunted Special Operations Aviation unit and the toll it takes on its members.

Author David Burnett was born and raised in Parker, Colorado. After a few semesters of college, he enlisted in the Army in 2008. He was stationed with 563rd ASB as a 15U (Chinook helicopter repairer). After realizing his job in the regular Army was not as fulfilling as he had hoped, he applied for 160th SOAR. He went through countless years of training and deployed with the unit five times before deciding he wasn’t going to reenlist. He put pen to paper after receiving an honorable discharge from the unit and began writing his story.

More information on David Burnett can be found at www.makinganightstalker.com.

Making a Night Stalker
True South Publishing
Release date: December 12, 2018
ISBN: 978-0-9998565-0-5
Available for pre-order on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

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U.S. Army Brigadier General (Ret.) Anthony J. Tata Pens Dark Winter, A Jake Mahegan Novel

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group
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Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 Phone
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tstevens@ascotmediagroup.com
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National Security Expert And Bestselling Author Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata Pits American Hero Against A Dark Network Of Cyber Terrorists With Alarming, Ripped-From-The-Headlines Authenticity In New Jake Mahegan Thriller

A Global Tech magnate. North Korea. Iran. Russia. Together they cripple the USA using a state-of-the-art cyberware program – and that’s just the beginning of the nightmare…

National Security expert and bestselling author Anthony J. Tata just unleashes his most timely thriller to date, as American hero Jake Mahegan and his team of highly trained operatives target the nerve center of Computer Optimized Warfare in DARK WINTER.

After a distinguished military and political career, retired Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata now parlays his years of combat and operational experience into exciting, realistic thrillers that have earned the praise and respect of Newt Gingrich, President George W. Bush, Glenn Beck, and the bestselling masters of international intrigue. Highlighting his intimate knowledge of America’s vulnerable domestic infrastructure, Tata’s latest Jake Mahegan novel tackles the threat of global cyber-terrorism in America—and delivers a chillingly authentic glimpse of tomorrow’s wars. Timed to release just before Veterans Day, DARK WINTER honors the courage and patriotism of our country’s heroes, while capturing the vulnerability of American life as we know it during a time when cyber-warfare is a constant threat, foreign tensions continue to build, and the U.S. nuclear arsenal is hacked by terrorists—both foreign and domestic.

About the Author:

Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata has more than three decades of public service as a military officer and in leadership roles at the state and county level. His last combat tour was as the Deputy Commanding General of the 10th Mountain Division and the Joint Task Force in Afghanistan, commanding nearly 25,000 troops. He is the national bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Jake Mahegan series and the Threat Series, as well as co-author of Reaper: Ghost Target with Nicholas Irving, published by St. Martin’s Press. General Tata is the National Security Expert for One American News Network on Tipping Point. He also appears frequently as a guest commentator on Fox News and CNN. He is president of defense, transportation and energy services KaylaTek, LLC, and frequently speaks on matters of foreign policy to companies such as Google, Hewlett Packard, General Electric and other major corporations. Tata lives in Wilmington, NC.

Visit Anthony J. Tata online at: www.AJTata.com.

DARK WINTER: A Jake Mahegan Thriller / Book 5
By Anthony J. Tata (Pronunciation: “Tayda”)
Kensington, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date: October 30, 2018
Hardcover / Fiction $26.00 ($28.95 CAN)
ISBN: 978-1-4967-1790-0

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New App Immerses Thrill Seekers In Fastest Sport On Ice

Steve Holtman
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
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New App Immerses Thrill Seekers In Fastest Sport On Ice

Port Orange, Florida ― Winter sports fans who crave the speed and intensity of the bobsleigh can now experience the thrills from the pilot’s seat with the Bobsleigh 360 app for Android and iOS.

Users can experience the precision of the team’s climb into the sleigh, the struggle of the push-off, and mind-bending speeds approaching 90 mph as the bobsleigh races down an Olympic bobsleigh track, banking through 15 to 20 heart-stopping turns.

Bobsleigh 360 app features:

• 360-degree video of actual bobsleigh runs
• User-controlled viewpoint during the run
• Support for 2D and VR viewing
• New runs and tracks added as they are available
Bobsleigh 360 is based on a first-of-its-kind VR training tool developed by Raydon Corporation, a military simulation training company, in Port Orange, Florida. Raydon created the training tool to improve the safety and performance of bobsleigh teams. Bobsleigh 360 gives coaches a 360-degree view of a pilot’s high-speed run, where every millisecond counts. It can be viewed on a tablet or on a VR headset for a fully immersive experience. The Latvian bobsleigh team, silver medal winners at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, has incorporated the tool into their training regimen in preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Raydon has donated the training tool to Latvia and other countries.
For more information, please visit: www.bobsleigh-360.com and www.raydon.com.

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Blood in the Desert: Only The Unwavering Power Of Love And Faith Can Overcome Persecution

Mary Beth Smith
Park Cities Publishing
214-725-2823
mbsmith@parkcitiespublishing.com

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Blood in the Desert: Only The Unwavering Power Of Love And Faith Can Overcome Persecution

Dallas, TX ― Religious persecution was an all-too cruel reality for early Christians in 294 A.D. The Roman Empire searched relentlessly for believers, torturing and killing some and selling others into slavery. It was a dark time for Miriam, an orphaned young woman now enslaved by a brutal Roman officer named Quintus. Miriam would endure unthinkable emotional and physical torture before being forced to bear the officer’s child, a heartache made worse when the baby, Philip, is born blind. In a fit of rage, the ruthless Quintus drives mother and child apart, casting them on perilous, separate paths.

C. Douglas Gordon’s debut novel, Blood in the Desert, follows Miriam and Philip as they each drift aimlessly toward their fate. In this portrait of the enduring supernatural power of love and faith in perilous times, the mysterious wolf Lupa appears, leading Miriam to her new destiny, while Philip is taken in by nomadic traders. Their dramatic journeys through the treacherous devotions of early Christendom illuminate the risks and rewards of faith in the years before Emperor Constantine found a powerful ally in Yesua and changed the course of history. Until then, all the things modern Christians take for granted — institutions, buildings, meeting spaces and even the gathered texts that make up the New Testament — were nonexistent for hundreds of years following the death and resurrection of Christ.

Dallas businessman C. Douglas Gordon has translated his organizational and management skills to the task of bringing detail-oriented research to his novels. Inspired by his older brother’s deep faith, Doug honors his memory by exploring the roots of Christianity from its earliest appearances in history and through its years of torment and challenge.

Doug’s series, You Left in Me the Faith, seeks to shed light on the formative period that gave birth to the Church as we know it today. Years of effort have produced an exciting first novel, Blood in the Desert. Doug creates fictional characters whose lives interact with and are impacted by real historical events and figures of the day. Readers can’t help but be amazed that Christianity survived at all. The second novel in the series, The Twelve Coins, is currently in progress.

For more information, please visit www.CDouglasGordon.com.

Blood in the Desert
Park Cities Publishing
Released: 2017
Available at www.Amazon.com.
ISBN-10: 0996853839
ISBN-13: 978-0996853835

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