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Author Raymond Gaynor

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I'm afraid I've never been to Texas (it's now on my bucket list), and, really, Dan, I'm having a sci fi moment imagining you riding a horse! :-)

What do you do for entertainment and where will you host your author parties, Keith?
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That's awesome that its up on Amazon already, thanks Daniel. 

That sounds encouraging Raymond. With my self-published works, its extremely challenging to market them, but now that I am with Savant, I know things are going to be changing for the better.  I'm very ready to take all their suggestions on getting the word out about ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK. 
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Aloha!

Nice day in Honolulu but no breeze. it means that volcano ash may not go away.  This situation has big problem, like each eyes, difficult breeze etc, especially sensitive physical people.

The other day, I talked with my friend about an author and writer. My friend (she) thinks that every person who publishes a book is an author, but my experience is that there's a huge chasm between a writer and and an author. When I published my book, IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017), I didn't realize the difference. Savant/Aignos has been helping me make the transition, and I'm amazed at how much there is to learn about authoring. 

Sincerely,
Setsuko Tsuchiya
     Author of IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017)

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Good Morning Setsuko!  What's up in the world of dance, massage and somatic therapy these days? Are you considering a sequel to IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017)? How about posting an excerpt for us if you can. 
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The first author party was here at my house! lol But others are still in the works. I'm a rookie at this so everything will be new to me, but I'm ready to get going with it.

When I'm not being a dad or at work, I'm writing. Currently working on a ghost story that I am about 16,000 words into it so far. I also like music and movies, I just caught Neko Case here in concert a week ago. Austin is a great place for live music. And I'm a golfer when I actually get the time to get out on the course.  And I love traveling. I'd like to do some traveling to promote ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK if the opportunity comes about.
Author Raymond Gaynor

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Good Morning Setsuko,

Nice to chat with you, again. After reading IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017), I've made it a priority to get regular massage. I was researching massage on the internet and came across several articles stating that Bob Hope was an avid fan of massage, often receiving two a day during his more stressful gigs. 

I'm still trying to imagine Dan on a horse. What about you, Keith, and you, Setsuko?
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Are you a manga fan, Keith? I know Savant/Aignos have been looking for a manga studio to work with, manga-icing our works to reach another unique reader audience. 
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ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK by Keith R. Rees - Excerpt #2 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)



Chapter 2 – The Pawns
He left the tavern and stepped out into the busy terminal. It was still very crowded with
people going every which way. Glancing up at the marquee, he saw that ground transportation
was just ahead. He stepped onto the crowded moving sidewalk and was whisked away in that
direction. He saw another sign for the outside terminus. He hopped off the sidewalk and made
his way down another speedy escalator. It was longer than he imagined. It must have descended
at least ten floors. When he reached the bottom, he knew it must be the right place. Just outside
the giant entry doors to the terminal he could see the long, sleek, tubular transports that he had
seen from the air. They came in all different sizes; there were some to accommodate many
people and some for one or two passengers. Curling his lip, Miles uttered, "Well at least they still
have buses and taxis."

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Keith R. Rees has been writing professionally for over 20 years. ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK, a
science fiction work, is the first installment in what is projected to become The One Night
Trilogy. He has always been a fan of science fiction, particularly stories that involve time travel,
and writes stories that have both realistic and human sides to them.
"One Night in Bangkok is a time travel adventure that science fiction fans will enjoy but I'm
hoping fans of other genres as well, such as mystery, suspense and humor," says Rees. "The
trilogy is based on time travel but at the heart of it all is a powerful story about family."


ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK (Savant 2018)
by Keith R. Rees
222 pp. - 5.25" x 8" Softcover Pocket Book
ISBN/EAN 978-0-9972472-9-9
Suggested Retail Price (SRP) - $16.95
Available directly from the publisher via the Publisher's Store with FREE SHIPPING
ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII at
XXXX


Also available from Amazon.com and Amazon affiliated sites worldwide, Savant Bookstore
Honolulu (http://www.savantbookstorehonolulu.com), and both fine online and "brick and
mortar" bookstores everywhere.
Savant Books and Publications publishes enduring, transformative literary works with a twist.


Keith R. Rees
Author of
ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK (Savant 2018)
Author website at https://reeskeithr.wixsite.com/krrees

keithrees

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i'm afraid I'm not too familiar with manga, Raymond. 
drjanik

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Actually, I've always had a strong "wanderlust" and, like Keith, it calls me to do new things I might never have otherwise imagined. 

As a child, I lived in Alaska and tromped the wilderness, moose, bears and all, and would go back in a flash to visit. My time in Alaska cultured a taste for sockeye salmon which, to this day, is the one meat I enjoy. Otherwise, I mostly eat with vegetarians. 

My family was military, so I traveled through and/or lived in most of the various states. As a student, I traveled Europe numerous times. My current interest is Japan, fostered in part by my research for "The Sword of Kamehameha." I travelled to the former Soviet Union several times on behalf of NASA, and, as a former commander in the Navy, saw many places through a porthole. :-)

Ah, the cover photo issue, Keith. Don't worry that. Once your press release is done, it will include a URL for the cover which you can use in chats. For now, just keep chatting and telling us about your work, your life and interests. :-)

As for horses, I've ridden western and English. The horses here in Hawaii (yes, there's a strong Western tradition here because of the ranches -- the "cowboys" are called "paniolo's" date back to the 1700's) are mild mannered. My favorite ride is at Kualoa Ranch on Oahu, site of scenes from Jurassic Park. No velociraptors wandering about; it's mostly beautify scenery.
Author Raymond Gaynor

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QUANTUM DEATH by A. G. Hayes with Raymond Gaynor - Excerpt #3 (This Excerpt is Family Rated):

As the plane began to descend from cruising altitude on approach to Honolulu, its sole occupant listened, aghast at what was being reported by the Russian military scientists through the Russian interpreter. There would be a flurry of Russian, only a little of which she could understand, then a crusty pause followed by the slow, almost mechanical voice of the military linguistic interpreter. 

"Maybe ten years ago…yes, ten years…the Russian military…tasked a secret…'think tank' I think you would call it…to theorize a weapon that could…destroy a nation's infrastructure…without harming it's basic resources, including its people. Over."

"A 'weapon'? Over." she asked of the disembodied voice on the other end of the crackling but secure line.

"I'm sorry. Exact translation is difficult. Perhaps 'a solution' or 'an approach'…the idea was to theorize a weapon or solution or approach…that could take the place of nuclear weapons. Mutually Assured Destruction—MAD—was never a solution acceptable to our military leaders. Over." 

"And they came up with…?" she probed. 

"They came up with…the kvantovaya mashina smerti…the 'Quantum Death Machine'…which our researchers here believe is…being deployed against the United States of America."

[12541533-quantum-death-by-hayes-with-raymond-gaynor] 

About this Book:

It was an honor and privilege to be asked to join with A. G. Hayes in the continued creation of protagonist Koski and Falk's world of international intrigue. In this fifth in the Koski and Falk series, the two face both a political and technological conundrum of global proportion, which threatens the very foundations of democracy, free trade and capitalism. In QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016), Koski and Falk must pursue separate assignments to find the kvantovaya mashina smerti, or Quantum Death Machine, the pursuit of which seems destined to end in certain death, all while holding desperately onto to their budding feelings for each other. 

In the process, meet Thomas Steward, their handler and ostensible leader of the ultra- secret Cerebrus organization, as he returns to the field in a last swan song. And Kate Keenan, an old flame of Falk's, willing to fight Koski for his love and affection. And Alexei Korov, the affable captain of the Russian Yassin-class fast-attack submarine Severodvinsk, who finds himself center-stage in what might very well be the next and final nuclear war, as well as a host of other larger-as-life characters from what ultimately proves to be Koski and Falk's past, present and future.

About the Authors:

A. G. Hayes

I was searching for a Koski and Falk adventure in-between THE CHEMICAL FACTOR (Savant 2015) and FINDING KATE (Savant, 2016), while blue-sky chatting with Raymond Gaynor, author of the Tripler and Clark series politico-techno-thriller TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/Wildside 2013), suddenly, in a synchronous "ah-ha" moment, we came up with the plot for QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016). 

The work emerged in its entirety over the next couple months, with Koski and Falk naturally assuming positions as key protagonists, and my new protagonist, Kate Keenan of FINDING KATE fame in an unusual half-antagonist/half-protagonist role. In QUANTUM DEATH the duo becomes a trio, at the least in the sense of a tense romantic triangle and at the worst a doomed ménage à trois, the outcome of which will ultimately determine the course of Koski and Falk's growing relationship. 

The work surrounds the existence of the enigmatic and elusive kvantovaya mashina smerti, or Quantum Death Machine, an imaginary device based on research Raymond and I did surrounding M-Superstring Theory and Quantum Science. 

QUANTUM DEATH is a perfect segue into FINDING KATE, which is actually a prequel to QUANTUM DEATH. Love those relationships, don't you?

Raymond Gaynor

It's difficult to point a finger at whose idea both the plot and romance twists were in QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016). It seemed like they came about simultaneously and serendipitously for both A. G. Hayes and myself during a series of phone chats about a new Koski and Falk adventure between THE CHEMICAL FACTOR (Savant 2015) and FINDING KATE (Savant, 2016). I had the pleasure of experiencing something like this when William Maltese and I came up with TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/Wildside 2013). With William Maltese, it was a directed synergy; with A. G. it was as if the characters spoke to us and told us each what to write. Spiritual, some might call it. 

One of the advantages of being a published author is meeting others, especially those destined for greatness like A. G. Hayes and William Maltese. Writing with them is a thrill I'll never forget. It's one of those life-defining moments. Since QUANTUM DEATH, A. G. and I have continued our lively phone chats. Who knows what other adventures may pop up? In the end, I can only say that it is the authoring journey that defines one, and, if some suitable stories appear along the way, all the better. 

But now it's time to stop talking about QUANTUM DEATH and commend it to you for your reading. I think you'll find within its pages and its twisty plot all the makings of a can't-put-it-down "good read."

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 from the publisher at

https://mkt.com/savant-books-and-publications/item/quantum-death

Also available from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, and fine online and "brick and mortar" bookstores everywhere.

Raymond Gaynor
Co-Author of
   QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016) by A. G. Hayes
       https://www.amazon.com/dp/0996325530
    TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/Wildside 2011) by William Maltese
       https://www.amazon.com/dp/1434403556

Under the Pseudonym Gary Martine, Award-winning Author of
    KINGSLEY & I (Pony Press, 2nd edition in production)
   KINGSLEY & I TOGETHER (Pony Press, second edition in production)
   KINGSLEY & I RELOADED (Pony Press, 2012)
       https://www.amazon.com/dp/1470015544

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I've only ridden horses a couple times here in Texas, down in Bandera. I did once have the unique opportunity to ride on mules on the island of Molokai to visit the village of Kaluapapa where Father Damien (now Saint Damien) worked with those with Hansen's disease. It was an incredible ride down very steep cliffs. You had to put your faith in very steady animals. It was an amazing experience. And beautiful views.
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I see it's getting close to the end of our chat. I've enjoyed meeting you, Keith, and chatting with you again, Setsuko. Always enjoy chatting with Dan, of course. The sunshine is calling, and I just can't say no any more. 

Look forward to chatting again next month.
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Thanks for the tip about the cover photo, Dan.
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ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK by Keith R. Rees - Excerpt #3 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)

Chapter 4 – The Knight
The streets were quiet as he walked, but he could hear the faint sounds of activity
somewhere in the vicinity. It almost sounded like another open-air market or a street fair. But
then another sound could be heard. He could hear something that sounded eerily familiar echoing
down the darkened alleys. It was eerie because he could not see it but also exciting at the same
time. What could it be? he thought to himself. The sound came closer. It was either the low
rumbling hum of an engine motor, or the low, sustained growl of a dragon. Whatever it was,
Miles had a feeling it was most certainly meant to get his attention.


About this Book:
As he awakens on a plane, Miles Devereaux is confused, disoriented and otherwise oblivious to
what has happened to him. As the plane descends into an eye-popping spectacle of a city that is
unlike any other, he soon discovers he has awakened sixty years in the future in the dazzling city
of Bangkok. Soon, he is on a visionary adventure and battle to save himself in a real-life game of
chess. Miles is challenged with quickly adapting to an array of ingenious technology and
engineering marvels of the future as well as the ancient and deadly arts of the past. He must
match wits and physical skills with an array of colorful opponents, all the while catching a
glimpse of the sensational future. He slowly pieces together the mystery of his time travel and
how he can return to his own time before time runs out. What he does not know is he only has
one night to accomplish the impossible. One night to discover. One night to survive. One night in
Bangkok!


About the Author:
I've always been a storyteller. Even before I knew I could be a writer I loved telling stories. In
summers during my college days I worked as a counselor at summer camp for kids in East Texas.
Each night at bedtime in our cabin, I would sit in the middle of the floor and tell the kids science
fiction stories about outer space. The kids were never so quiet until these times as they would
hang on my every word. And each night after that, they would all remind me where I left off the
night before, which was a good thing because I was just making it all up as I went along!
I've always been inspired by other author's stories, movies and especially music. I had the good
fortune to be able to travel in my teens. I spent my first year in college overseas as an exchange
student on the island of Malta with my brother. After that we got to see a great deal of Europe as
well. And since then I have been able to see many fascinating places around the world. I've
observed how other countries live and the ways of their cultures. Everywhere I go though, I
always have some music with me and my vivid imagination.
It was these experiences and my propensity to use music as my springboard to bring my
imagination to life in words. At the age of twenty-six, I discovered I could write poetry. I became
obsessed with it. I could never find a pen and pad fast enough when ideas came pouring from my
mind. But during these twelve years of writing poetry, I always kept actual story ideas in mind,
brewing on the back burner as one might say. Some ideas I jotted own, some I just kept in my
head. And in 2007, I made the leap from poetry to novel writing. Eleven years and five novels
later, I haven't looked back. I even managed to put together two collections of my poetry during
that time. But writing novels has become my passion.
ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK is now my sixth novel and first with Savant Books and
Publications. It is the first of what is to become the One Night Trilogy. Parts two and three
(novels seven and eight for me) of this trilogy are already completed. And I've just begun work
on number nine, which is going to be a good old fashioned ghost story.
My stories are from multiple genres, including modern literature, fiction, historical fiction and
now science fiction with ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK. They are all available on Amazon.com
and other popular book sites.

ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK (Savant 2018)
by Keith R. Rees
222 pp. - 5.25" x 8" Softcover Pocket Book
ISBN/EAN 978-0-9972472-9-9
Suggested Retail Price (SRP) - $16.95
Available directly from the publisher via the Publisher's Store with FREE SHIPPING
ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII at
XXXX

Also available from Amazon.com at XXXX, Amazon affiliate sites worldwide, Savant Bookstore
Honolulu, Savant Bookstore Honolulu (http://www.savantbookstorehonolulu.com), and both fine
online and "brick and mortar" bookstores everywhere.
Press Release at XXXX
This work is distributed by Savant Distribution (http://www.savantdistribution.com) but is also
available at a lesser wholesale discount from Ingram Book Content and other distributors.
Aignos Publishing, an imprint of Savant Books and Publications, offers avant garde,
experimental and innovative works that "push the leading edge" of publishing. Savant Books and
Publications publishes enduring, transformative literary works with a twist

Keith R. Rees
Author of
ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK (Savant 2018)
THE LUNAS (Lulu 2016)
THE HANA SUN DOES SHINE (Lulu 2014)
TAKE THE WATER TO THE MOUNTAIN (Createspace 2012)
SHAKING THE TREE (Createspace 2009)
THE BRAZILIAN (Createspace 2008)
LEGEND UPON THE CANE (Lulu 2007)
QUILL AND INK (Publish America 2007)

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