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Greed and desire for power cause death of scientist who discovers substitute energy source for fossil fuel

No Urn for the Ashes (Bayfire Press Publishing) is the outstanding premiere novel of Alison Sawyer Current.  A composite blend of adventure and thrills, compassion and grief, Ashes shows an incredible psychological insight into human nature in the author’s choice of dynamic characters. 

Tennyson Garland had the right idea when he decided to keep his discovery quiet – he knew there was nothing in this world that would attract the greed of man more than the discovery of a substitute energy source for fossil fuels.  After this brilliant scientist and his young daughter tragically die in a fire at their isolated mountain cabin, Taylor, his widow, soon realizes that there are forces at work that will stop at nothing to control the world with this discovery.  Eight years later, in the midst of a failing marriage, and still suffering the loss and grief of her first husband and child, Taylor finds herself once again dealing with the past and caught up in the treachery of Kevin Levine, her first husband’s former colleague who was always left behind in the wake of Tennyson’s brilliance.  The drama that follows leads Taylor to believe her daughter may, in fact, still be alive.  

This intriguing story keeps the reader turning the pages as they are transported to Nicaragua and on to Mexico when a new struggle ensues – with the prize being the ownership of the greatest discovery of modern times.  We travel with Taylor in her search for her long-lost child as she deals not only with the past, but with the return of her absent father who is tortured by his own demons, and a mysterious stranger hired by her father who may represent a greater threat than even Kevin Levine’s insane ambition for control!  We share Taylor’s relationship with Ruby, her dearest friend and most intimate confidant, and the uneasy and emotion-packed truce with Patricia, the mother by adoption of a girl named Emma – who may very well be Taylor’s long-lost child, Rebecca.

The action never ends in No Urn for the Ashes.  To read more on this talented and diverse writer, please visit www.bayfirepress.com.

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Finding Sunken Treasure with a Satellite – Tom Williams many reviews clearly displays an author to watch

Lost and Found (published by Arche Books) is a captivating story about a modern-day treasure hunt – minus the pirates.  Just released on September 1st, this clever tale covers one of man’s favorite pastimes – searching for gold, but with the distinct advantage of today’s technology. 

Lost and Found, an exotic escape from reality, begins with two English expatriates who are hired by an oil consulting firm to track oil reserves around the globe using a geological survey satellite.  When they realize it will not find oil, they reconfigure it to find gold, resulting in accusations of sabotage and their termination from the company.  A co-worker is murdered after she smuggles out data that would prove their innocence, but their corrupt boss has given them only thirty days to find gold or be arrested.  After meeting up with a beautiful salvage captain in Florida, the three travel to Turkey and there follows a quest for the riches that is fun, intriguing and non-stop action, filled with unpredictable twists and turns.  In the exciting race for the treasure, the cast of characters battle a treacherous storm, an earthquake, a tsunami, and each other. 

Tom Williams resides on Marco Island, Florida, and is a master merchant marine officer licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard for twenty-three years, specializing in shipwrecks and salvage diving.  It is this vast background that enriches Lost and Found with true life experiences, providing the specialized environment necessary to make it a plausible maritime treasure hunt.  He lends credibility to an imaginative plot – Lost and Found truly is an epic vacation inside every page.  Williams’ web site displays the many reviews received, long before the release date, clearly showing that this is one author to keep a close eye on: http://www.lostandfoundadventure.com/  

Please watch Tom Williams being interviewed on TV recently at the following link: http://www.ascotmedia.com/pressroom.html Use arrow to scroll to his interview.

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Political Unrest Among Planet Tarizon Survivors

A secret government project with aliens from the planet Tarizon is compromised when teenager Peter Turner realizes his father isn’t telling the full truth, and now Peter must accept exile or be killed.

Tarizon: The Liberator, the first in novelist William Manchee’s exciting Tarizon Trilogy, begins after a series of super volcanic eruptions nearly destroys all life on planet Tarizon. The planet is slowly recovering ecologically but the political situation is volatile. The fight is between the Purists who want to rid Tarizon of a growing mutant population and eliminate all non-human intelligent life-forms, and the Loyalists who want to restore the Supreme Mandate that guarantees freedom and basic rights for all humans and other beings. Much to his dismay, Peter learns that many on Tarizon regard him as the Liberator and expect him to lead a revolution to settle the political unrest.

Departing from his typical mystery writing, Manchee explores new territory with The Tarizon Trilogy. He presents a storyline that is a must read for the young adult science fiction audience, as well as older readers who yearn for action-packed thrillers. Through exciting characters, fitting dialog and an engaging storyline, Manchee has created a fascinating story that offers sci-fi fans everything they could want.
 
Inspired by 20 years of true-life experiences as an attorney, Manchee discovered his passion for writing in 1995.  He has written 14 books including the Stan Turner Mysteries Vol 1-8, Rich Coleman Novels Vol 1 and 2, as well as a non-fiction work, Yes, We’re Open, Defending the Small Business Under Siege, which is currently in print in the United States and eight foreign countries.
 
A resident of Plano, Texas, Manchee and his wife Janet have been married 40 years and raised four children. For more information about William Manchee and his current project, The Tarizon Trilogy, visit his website at http://www.williammanchee.com/

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The young adult science fiction audience will go for William Manchee’s Tarizon: The Liberator, the first book in his new trilogy. It reminds me of the Star Wars series, Among the Hidden (Margaret Peterson Haddix), Dancing With An Alien (Mary Logue), and Ender’s Shadow (Orson Scott Card).

This book has everything a sci-fi fan could want: an alien world, mutants, conflict and civil war, spaceships, super-technology and chapters full of action! There is even romance for young Peter.

The reader is pulled into the story, learning along with Peter the language, customs, food, technology and warfare practices of this alien culture. The vivid descriptions of the planet will feel as if readers are there assisting the earthling as he struggles with doing what he believes is morally right. There is a message here, which is oft repeated, a message of tolerance and hope. –SIBA Galley Call by Reeden Wright

“.  . . a gripping page-turner with a unique plot, fascinating characters and an electrifying ending.” 
—  H. J. Ralles,  popular young adult author of the Darok and Keeper Series.

“  . . . readers will enjoy this action-packed exciting thriller . . . William Manchee has created a fascinating world in trouble that anchors this exhilarating powerful morality tale. — Harriet Klausner, Americas most influential reviewer, Time Magazine

“. . . Characters are fresh, exciting, filled with vivacity. Dialog is fitting, often gritty, hard hitting potent. Storyline is attention-grabbing, engaging and out of the ordinary. Settings are nicely detailed, reader is drawn into the action, and interest is compelling from beginning to end. Plot twists, subterfuge, stratagem, and chicanery abound, heroes are heroic, and villains are down-right vicious.”  — Molly Martin, Midwest Book Reviews

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The First Man of the White House – Make No Mistake – He is Not Somebody’s Patsy

Joseph Flynn really goes to town with an abundance of excitement and suspense in his latest novel, The President’s Henchman.  At a time when America is used to the idea of a woman running for president, this novel makes for a very interesting read.  From reviews received so far, it appears to be a NY Times best-seller in the wings for this prolific and imaginative writer.

Henchman is the story of Jim McGill, America’s First Man of the White House, who is strong-willed and with a mind of his own – with a whole different persona than one would expect.  McGill is a former Chicago cop who met Patricia Darden Grant before she became president when he solved her first husband’s murder.  He turns down the job of heading up the FBI, and instead gets his license and becomes the first private investigator to live in the White House.  As McGill’s first case gets underway, the reader joins him on an action-packed journey of unpredictable twists and turns as he tries to uncover who is stalking a member of the White House press corp before that stalker turns the tables on him or, worse still, the president.  While working this case he assists an investigator on an alleged adultery charge against a female colonel at the Pentagon – which has the potential of derailing the new president’s administration before it even has a chance to begin.

Joseph Flynn will once again thrill his readers with his latest novel.  The President’s Henchman has all the makings of a NY Times best-seller, surpassing even his other great novels, The Next President, Digger, and The Concrete Inquisition, just to name a few.  Check out Flynn’s website at: www.josephflynn.com.

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A self-induced fall to the bottom with more sex, drugs and booze than a soul can handle

Author Michael Sonbert’s debut novel, The Never Enders, is gritty, dark and deep—Catcher in the Rye meets Fight Club for a new generation. Due in stores November 2008 on iBooks / Brick Tower Press, The Never Enders is a gripping story from the mind of the ever enthralling Sonbert, a novelist whose dark expeditions into the world of sex, drugs, and violence, are at once shockingly real and fantastic.

In the tradition of Jim Carroll’s The Basketball Diaries comes a tale of a life spinning out of control and getting closer and closer to hitting bottom. Life is dark for Perry Patton, disaffected youth and angry artist, and escape is the name of his game. With his life savings in his pocket, he leaves the home he hates and heads to a city he’s ready to despise.  But his escape doesn’t stop there. Giving himself one week, he’s ready to live fast and die soon.  But that one week in the urban jungle gives him more than he bargained for.

Life becomes a non-stop rollercoaster when Perry falls in with a group of hard-partying misfits who take his own attitude on life and multiply it by drugs, booze, and violence. Perry is soon swept up in the wild ride of these Never Enders, but not without consequence.  The realities of a lifestyle outside the law set in and Perry finds himself with no one to trust and everything to lose. To engage in The Never Enders is to enter a world of self-destruction, vigilantism, and the worst of urban life.  Once you enter, there’s only one escape.

With a writing style reminiscent of legends such as Charles Bukowski and Jack Kerouac, Sonbert’s literature is the visceral, instinctual kind.  As he bleeds his beautifully violent brand of poetic prose onto the page, he creates riveting characters that traverse gripping plotlines that are equal parts lovely, disturbing, psychedelic and pulse pounding.  In addition, his distinctive writing style is evident in his music as he is also the vocalist and lyricist for the New York City based band, The Never Enders.
The Never Enders hits retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Borders and Amazon.com, November 2008.  For more information on Michael Sonbert or his work, please visit www.michaelsonbert.com .

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Finding Sunken Treasure with a Satellite – Tom Williams many reviews clearly displays an author to watch

Lost and Found (published by Arche Books) is a captivating story about a modern-day treasure hunt – minus the pirates!  Just released on September 1st, this clever tale covers one of man’s favorite pastimes – searching for gold, but with the distinct advantage of today’s technology.

Lost and Found, an exotic escape from reality, begins with two English expatriates who are hired by an oil consulting firm to track oil reserves around the globe using a geological survey satellite.  When they realize it will not find oil, they reconfigure it to find gold, resulting in accusations of sabotage and their termination from the company.  A co-worker is murdered after she smuggles out data that would prove their innocence, but their corrupt boss has given them only thirty days to find gold or be arrested.  After meeting up with a beautiful salvage captain in Florida, the three travel to Turkey and there follows a quest for the riches that is fun, intriguing and non-stop action, filled with unpredictable twists and turns.  In the exciting race for the treasure, the cast of characters battle a treacherous storm, an earthquake, a tsunami, and each other.

Tom Williams resides on Marco Island, Florida, and is a master merchant marine officer licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard for twenty-three years, specializing in shipwrecks and salvage diving.  It is this vast background that enriches Lost and Found with true life experiences, providing the specialized environment necessary to make it a plausible maritime treasure hunt.  He lends credibility to an imaginative plot – Lost and Found truly is an epic vacation inside every page.  Williams’ web site displays the many reviews received, long before the release date, clearly showing that this is one author to keep a close eye on: www.lostandfoundadventure.com

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Digitex Corporation Named an Elite Dealer by OfficeDEALER Magazine

Digitex Corporation of League City, Texas, has been named one of the country’s Elite Dealers by OfficeDEALER magazine. The award is presented annually by the magazine to the top office equipment, office products, and office furniture dealers in the U.S. According to publisher Rick Kunkel, the 110 dealers presented with the prestigious 2008 Elite Dealer awards were selected from a record number of entries. “It takes something special to stand out as an Elite independent dealer in 2008,” Kunkel said. “Among Elite Dealers, success is not about surviving, it’s about thriving – even in tough economic times.” A profile of Digitex Corporation is included in the August 2008 issue of OfficeDEALER magazine.

Digitex Corporation was founded in 1996 by Mark Kinley. As the area’s leading provider of state-of-the-art office equipment, the company has enjoyed tremendous growth over the past ten years and now has 31 employees. The dealership provides a wide range of copier, facsimile, and related supplies and service and it a major supplier of Ricoh, Canon, & Kyocera office equipment.

Mark Kinley, president of Digitex Corporation, stated, “This prestigious award from the industry’s leading publication underlines the importance that we place on serving our customers and being an important part of the community. This recognition is a real honor and tribute to the many dedicated employees of Digitex, and we’re proud to be a part of this elite group of dealers.”

OfficeDEALER magazine is a national publication that serves more than 13,000 subscribers involved in the reselling of office supplies, office furniture and office equipment. The Elite Dealer award is based on a company’s superior sales and marketing, dedication to customer service, community envolvement and the ability to provide customers with unique and innovative solutions. For additional information about the magazine, visit their Website at http://www.allthingsoffice.com/

Come join us for Digitex Discovery Day on October 9, 2008 and discover what Digitex can offer you with our innovative Document Solutions. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for understanding, food and fun!

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