Friday, November 27, 2015

What a Treat!

Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,
Costa Rica, the Everglades,
and Puerto Rico
Marty Essen

On Pre-Order from Amazon

The other day, I received a pre-publication paperback copy of
Endangered Edens by Marty Essen.

The tactile and visual presentation alone of his new book with its 180 stunning color photographs is a treat indeed.

Dr. M. Sanjayan, Senior Scientist at Conservation International, describes it as:
 “A magical, fun journey through some of the world’s hidden and not so hidden Edens…”

Having read Marty’s first book,
“Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents” 
another amazing journey into the leaf litter world of the tiniest—and often deadly—creatures), I was already familiar with Marty’s fluid and humorous writing; and he lived up to my expectations.

Of course, from this new title, I knew he would also rattle my lethargic cage (as he fully intends, always without being preachy) as to what travesties Man keeps inflicting on this precious Earth of ours.

While Marty and Deb Essen possess the courage and conviction “to do something,” they allowed me (a mere armchair traveler these days) to journey with them from the Arctic to Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

It reawakened a sense of wonder for our world in me, as well as a sense of renewed responsibility to leave a smaller footprint.

Thank you, Marty Essen, for your beautiful second book.

Endangered Edens is scheduled to be released on January 8, 2016 – 
However, it can be pre-ordered from Amazon:

In the meantime, watch the stunningly beautiful Book Trailer:

and do check out Marty Essen’s entertaining Blog:

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Cover Reveal: The Nile Conspiracy

The Nile Conspiracy
Book 5 - Legends of the Winged Scarab

What is this new novel about - other than the obvious?

    Imagine the mighty Nile running dry. Not because of climate change, but due to human interference. Impossible? One day soon, this very threat will become a devastating reality.
Riveting adventure and international intrigue find Naunet and Jonathan Wilkins back in Egypt where the construction of The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam portends a catastrophe of biblical proportions.
    Amidst their archaeological struggle to save ancient artifacts, the couple is caught up in a dangerous conspiracy. Along with Jabari El-Masri, their scientific research becomes a death trap when the desperate Egyptians decide to turn a secret underground maze into an emergency reservoir and further, to eliminate the source of their threatening nightmare.
    If the Ethiopian monster dam is allowed to be brought online, Egypt may cease to exist. Will a daring conspiracy save these ancient lands from another of Man’s folly? Or will it explode in warfare and annihilation?

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Cover Image Excerpted from an Original Photograph by
Jim Bennett
(with Permission from the Photographer)
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I always had my eye on Jim Bennett's fabulous photo and
dreamed of using it for one of my covers.
Check out the original photo on his website -
because I may not be doing it justice.

Jim Bennett is the Author of a thought-provoking five-book Poetry Series.
The depth and visualizations in his poems are awe inspiring.

Watch my Author Pages for the Publication of
The Nile Conspiracy:
Amazon-US and Amazon-UK

This announcement should give you time to read the preceding volumes.
(While each novel can stand alone, you'd be missing a lot of the story though.)