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Press Release – Soon by Marc Douglas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Can Love Conquer All?

The renowned author Marc Douglas releases his latest novel called Soon which follows the story of a young boy who must defend his mother and dog from an evil step-father.

United States – August 18 2015: ASJ Publishing is pleased to announce the recent release of Marc Douglas’ new novel entitled Soon.The book was officially released online through Amazon on July 242015 and is currently available in both Paperback and Kindle Ebook formats.

In the 240-page book, the noted author Marc Douglas takes his readers on a powerful and suspenseful journey that follows the story of a young boy who must defend his mother and dog from evil, in the form of his step-father. ‘Soon’ takes a unique and unprecedented look at what it means to survive through the hardships of life. From tears to triumph, Douglas tells a story of domestic violence, mental illness,and the unconditional love of a child.

The surprise ending really blew my mind.”said an online reviewer from Amazon. “Marc Douglas’ books really make his readers think and Soon is no different. Deadly but provocative, a contradiction that makes for a really great story.

To find out more information about the novel Soon by Marc Douglas, visit the book page on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZMCCTU0

About the Author:

Marc Douglas lives in North Carolina with his wife and family. Since a young age, Douglas found magic in books. Growing up his favorite activities were reading and writing stories. He is the author of the internationally-acclaimed ‘Slingshot Series’ and various works of fiction and non-fiction.

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Interview with Marc Douglas ~ Author of Slingshot series

Slingshot

Hi Folks. Today I am chatting with Marc Douglas, author of the Slingshot Series. Marc, great to have you here today. Tell our readers what inspires you to get out of bed each day.
My wife and family. Without them, life would be in black and white. With them, its Kodachrome.

I’ve always found reading and writing to be intensely satisfying exercises. For me, there is a magical feel to books. Walk among stacks of books in a library or book store and there is an energy to be found reaching out to you. People long gone, sometimes hundreds of years ago, took time to put ink on paper. Made characters, formed words into sentences and somehow, these mundane, black shapes on plain paper allow you to travel through time and space as though the author was sitting by you sipping a cup of coffee. How is that possible?

Marc Douglas

If you could hang out with one famous person for one day, who would it be and why?
Mahatma Ghandi. What he achieved in his life was amazing. Yet, perhaps it was more how he achieved his accomplishments that was more significant.

What’s the story behind your latest book?
The next book to be published is “Right of Way”, the third book in the Slingshot Series. 2001 was a tough year for me personally, and a game changer for the world. Life has never been the same since September Eleventh. At the same time the world economy was in chaos, we began to understand a new term (global warming), and terrorists became an every day concern. It was under these circumstances that “Slingshot” was created.

Right of Way

What are you working on next?
I have several books processing in different stages. Over the years, I have found that by having several stories to work on at the same time, allows me to step away, work on the next novel, and when I eventually get back to the first novel…I can better see the forest for the trees. Specifically I have a Dumas inspired update on the “Count of Monte Cristo”, a sequel to “Blind Sight” (“Blind Rage”), books four and five of the Slingshot Series, and lastly, a book called “Blind Sided”. “Blind Sided” is not a sequel to either “Blind Sight” or “Blind Rage”. I am thinking about the plot for another “Sling” novel.

BlindSight

Do you have any special/extraordinary talents?
I don’t think that I’ve any one extraordinary gift, but I have been blessed with an excessive creativity penchant, and the ability to think on my feet. Somehow, I am able to see complex situations and come up with simple solutions. Pressure seems to make time slow down for me. So no, I am really not extraordinary.

The manner in which I put novels together has grown over the years. The first time I heard a studio perform “Slingshot” and “Soon” I was mesmerized by hearing my words spoken by others. I found it profoundly productive, and since then I have made a standard practice of converting the written word into audio. I attempt to maintain rhythm and flow in my manuscripts, and listening as well as reading provides unique insight into that most important area.

The Road To Damari

Who are your favorite authors?
There are too many to list but here are a few: Koontz, Dumas, Raphael Sabatini, Jane Austin, David Baldacci, Lee Child, Harlan Coben, Suzanne Collins, Charles Dickens, Hawthorne, Michael Connelly, Bernard Cornwell, Blake Crouch, Emily Dickinson, CS Forester, Zane Grey, Griff Hosker, Victor Hugo, Thomas Mann, Michael Palmer, Veronica Roth, Shakespeare, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Jules Verne, Paul Wilson….hmmm….I think I got carried away.

What do you like to do with your free time?
Be with my family, write, exercise and play handball.

Where can people find you on the web?
Asjpublishing.com, Amazon.com, GooglePlay, Douglasnovels.com and on Facebook at Marc Douglas Books or Blindsight.

Any final thoughts?
I would love to see any of my stories done in a movie. My style of writing is much like a screen play, and the story lines would play out nicely on the big screen. Writing has been important in my every day life, and I look forward to many more novels to be published. I look at authors like Dean Koontz, and am amazed at their productivity. Slingshot has taken fourteen years to lay down the first three books, and I am still going. My thrillers have taken about three years to print, others have been longer, but in every case it is a labor of love.

Thanks to the many readers that have responded so nicely to my stories. While I write for the satisfaction of the process, having positive feedback is always nice. Perhaps surprisingly, whatever constructive criticism has come my way has also been really enjoyable. Constructive criticism is the only way a writer can improve. So, thanks to any of you who have been interested in my stories.

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Goodreads Contest Winners – Blindsight

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest on Goodreads for the giveaway of Blind Sight by Marc Douglas.

With 686 entries, 6 people were selected.

Winners are:

Celeste G from Allentown PA
Kathryn R from Surrey UK
Laura M from Ontario Canada
Chelle R from Essex UK
Tareha T from Quebec Canada
Susan R from San Antonio Tx

Congratulations everyone. Copies will be out to you shortly.

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Goodreads Giveaway – Blind Sight

Goodreads Giveaway – Blind Sight by Marc Douglas.

6 people will each win a copy.

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Blind Sight by Marc   Douglas

Blind Sight

by Marc Douglas

Giveaway ends April 30, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Goodreads Contest Winner – Slingshot by Marc Douglas

Congratulations to the following people who have each won a copy of Slingshot by Marc Douglas. Your autographed copy will be out to you soon.

Johnathon R. from Boise ID
Ashley L. from Chapmanville WV

Keep watch on Goodreads for more giveaways.

Slingshot

Goodreads Giveaway – Slingshot

Goodreads Giveaway.

1 person will win an autographed copy of Slingshot by Marc Douglas.

Coming March 22nd

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Slingshot by Marc Douglas

Slingshot

by Marc Douglas

Giveaway ends March 28, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Slingshot – Marc Douglas

Slingshot
by Marc Douglas

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Blurb: Slingshot is an adventure set in the future. Issues today (environment damage, shrinking resources, inept politicians, bizarre dictators, religious fanatics and economic chaos) are projected into an era when Earth will no longer support our bludgeoning population. A sister planet is found, a method to travel is discovered (the Slngshot Principle) and two of our first long range missions crash and are marooned on an alien planet. Not quite the start they envisioned but a clean slate and new beginning regardless. A story of courage, passion, faith and fortitude.

 

Slingshot

 

Available on GooglePlay, Kindle, Amazon.com, and all book e-retailers.

BlindSight – Marc Douglas

BlindSight
by Marc Douglas

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Blurb: A young married couple takes a vacation in a remote area. They stop in an isolated pub and become the obsession of a wanna-be biker gang. A thrilling page turner with twists and turns. Inspired by Dean Koontz .

BlindSight

 

Available on GooglePlay, Kindle, Amazon.com, and all good e-retailers.

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