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Mike Davis
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Of course I am worthy of worship. I used to be a God! until this darn Mandela/quantum mechanical effect!!!!
Natalie

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Hello from another recently hurricane ravaged state.  How's everyone doing? David, sorry to hear of the food poisoning.
HelenRuthDavis

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Indeed. I wonder where Octo went. He sure seemed angry. Maybe it's for the best.

I'm approaching the end of my first rewrite of CV. It was a big odd with Suzanne leaving in the middle of it, but it turned out for the best.

My only concern is beefing up the rivalry with Herod at the end. While Antony lives, she and he have to pretend to be friends, but that charade needs to end. 

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Helen, you spoke too soon. Octo is back.

Yes, he used to be a godf, but Octavian, you must remember, gods can die. Remember what happened to Cronos and Isis's Horus.
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Natalie, where are you? It's been a pleasure making your acquaintance, and I did speak to you of my acting ambitions. Tonight I impersonate Liz Taylor as Cleopatra.

Natalie

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That's so fun, Helen! Break a leg tonight. I'm in South Carolina.
Author Raymond Gaynor

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QUANTUM DEATH by A. G. Hayes with Raymond Gaynor- Excerpt #2 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)

"Mr. Hempsted. It's Agent Falk," he said working his way through the door and cautiously around to the front of the chair. "I visited you earlier, and was wondering if we might…" 

Aaron Hempsted was sitting, head erect, rheumy bloodshot eyes fixed open, staring at Falk, his mouth limply agape, his unshaven face even whiter than before. A bloodless hand gripped each of the threadbare chair arms, making it appear as if he were pushing himself back into the seat…

Falk squatted, raising his weapon and holding it with both hands as he swept the room.

Multi-award winning author A. G. Hayes studied television writing at UCLA and has published short fiction, "Cover up" - "Not a Penny Pincher” - "Home" - "Payment in Full" - "Small Wonder" - Fate Magazine-"Guided Through a Mine Field" and other scripts to CBS TV and other television productions. He lives in Northern California, and spends his time writing and traveling to nearly every part of the world. He has used personal experiences gained during service with the British intelligence in Eastern Europe and the Middle East to enrich the characters of his protagonist teams. "Quantum Death is a deeply human story beyond up-to-date that pushes the edge of the envelope," says Hayes. "Despite being parted, their relationship never stops developing and the story never loses the quintessential Koski and Falk." 

Raymond Gaynor is the pen-name of a multi-award-winning, reclusive writer-artist-photographer-videographer, who, in his own words, "lives and breathes" San Francisco. He is co-author with William Maltese on the Tripler and Clarke gay political thriller, TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/Wildside 2011) and is the author of numerous fiction and non-fiction works published under a number of pseudonyms. "When co-authoring a work, it's always first in my mind to preserve the first author's style and voice, which I believe readers will find well accomplished," says Gaynor. "A close second is to add significantly to the work, which was incredibly easy and fun when working with A. G. Hayes. I think this is reflected in the adventure's compelling yet clean, easy read. Love Koski and Falk. Who couldn't?"

QUANTUM DEATH (2016)
by A. G. Hayes with Raymond Gaynor
344 pp. - 5.25" x 8" Softcover Pocket Book
ISBN 978-0-9963255-3-0

Available directly from the publisher/printer with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII at

http://www.savantbooksandpublications.com 

Also available from Amazon.com, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, and fine bookstores everywhere.

Raymond Gaynor
Co-author of
    QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016) by A. G. Hayes
Author website at http://garymartine.yolasite.com/raymondgaynor.php

AMassie

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Aloha Daniel. Things are well here. I set aside time this weekend to grade papers and help my sister with her senior project, and as a result I finally get to attend the chat! It seems very exciting so far.
Mike Davis
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Well Livia is calling me so I must sign off now. Yea, dear.
HelenRuthDavis

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Natalie, I used to go to Florida every Christmas. I enjoy visiting the South.  One of my three favorite movies/books is Gone with the Wind. Scarlett O Hara is among my top five favorite fictional characters, joining ladies such as Padme, Leia and Rey, and Terra Branford, a character from a video game very dear to me.   I can mimic a lot of her lines very well, which makes me think I'd be a good voice actress, at least.

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Aloha Andrew and Natalie,

Welcome to the Monthly Savant Chat. Don't forget to refresh your browser regularly so new posts will appear!

So what's up?
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Why does an angry Octavian sound so familiar? It must be our election year politics. Is Octo up for election after all these years? And why would a dictator want to be elected anyway? [confused]
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Thank Isis, Octavian is gone!  And Athena, and Venus, and the god of the Jews as well!

Helen, thank you for handing him with such diplomacy and tact. You are proving yourself to be a worthy client queen of Gaul. Antony and I are proud of you. Britannia will be added to you shortly.

Now, Helen will post her second excerpt.

CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED by Helen R. Davis - Excerpt #2 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)

 

 

"Cleopatra Elder particularly enjoyed sitting with her youngest daughter, reading aloud the stories and history of ancient Egypt in Egyptian from scrolls taken from the famous Library of Alexandria to the wide-eyed youth. She read to her in Greek about the country they ruled, and about glories of Greece, especially Macedonia where the Ptolemaic Dynasty had originated, and in Latin of contentious Rome, the newest empire and Egypt's current principal debt-holder. From earliest age, Cleopatra VII Philopater also heard of her personal protector, the Goddess Isis. When the Queen Mother tired, she would have her teenage maid, Charmion, a beautiful, ebony-colored Nubian slave who would later become Queen Cleopatra VII's personal maid and cosmetic advisor, recite hymns and sing praises in Egyptian to Isis. The first day she saw the young princess, Charmion fashioned an image of Isis made of soft cloth and dressed Egyptian-style in a linen sheath dress, along with a baby that attached to Isis' arm, meant to represent the both the Goddess' mythical son, Horus, and, at the same time, her newest daughter, Cleopatra Younger."

 

What reviewers and book festivals are saying: (pending)

 

Based on the PACIFIC RIM BOOK FESTIVAL AWARDED manuscript

 

Helen Davis has a long interest in history, religion, politics, and all nations. She has studied the ancient world through the gift of books since a very young age, her passion for this era kindled long ago. She has also researched and studied many other times and eras and has a passion for strong women who have governed nations from the past to the present.

 

"Cleopatra's story has been sensationalized to the point where she is has become as much legend and myth as history," says Davis. "In writing this story about what our world might have been like had she and Mark Antony won the dreadful Battle at Actium, it is my hope that readers will begin to appreciate her genius and ultimate impact on the world. The novel begins with a largely historical account of her life, and ends with her, unconquered, after the decisive Battle at Actium. The story is one about triumphing over insurmountable obstacles. It is my sincere hope that this first book in my Cleopatra trilogy will be a fun and enlightening read—one that readers won't want to put down."

 

CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED (2015)

by Helen R. Davis

330 pp - 6" x 9" Softcover Trade Book

ISBN 978-0-9963255-2-3

 

Available directly from the publisher/printer with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII at

http://www.savantbooksandpublications.com

 

Also available from Amazon.com, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, and fine bookstores everywhere.

 

Helen R. Davis

Award-winning Author of CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED (Savant 2015)

Author website at http://helendavisbooks.org/en/

drjanik

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Tell us about your books in production, and, of course, anything else you'd like shared publicly, Andrew and Natalie. Feel free to do the same Octo. In fact, as the publisher, I welcome a manuscript from Hell [cool]
Author Raymond Gaynor

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Gotta buy a copy of your book, CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED, Helen/Cleopatra. By the way, I get the idea that you and Natalie like acting. Have either of you aspired to play a strong female lead role in a movie? 
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