Coming soon at Editions Dedicaces: “Evangeline. Eagle Rising”, by Robert B. Vink

Evangeline-Eagle-Rising_FrontISBN : 978-1-00000-000-0
Format : — pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Interior Ink : Black & white
Binding : Perfect-bound Paperback

In the idyllic pioneer paradise of Acadia, Evangeline pursues her medical studies and the affections of Gabriel, a soft-spoken, curly-haired youth who makes violins by hand. In the blush of first love, she wonders at what their bright future will be like together.

But then the Empire comes and everything changes forever. The Redcoats quickly eat-up the lands, stealing and breaking treaties until all the French settlements are encircled by their battle forts.  Evangeline and her people stand in their way and are given an ultimatum – swear allegiance to Protestant England or face the wrath of the British war machine.

To the dismay of the village priest, a fiery Evangeline stirs up the settlers to fight. She then disobeys her parents and secretly sneaks away with Gabriel to join up with the French rebels.

In an often gritty, personally jarring journey, Evangeline sets out to fulfill what she has convinced herself is her holy calling. However, in the violent crucible of war, her youthful ideals are ground away. She becomes a participant in death and destruction as the lines between right and wrong… and good and evil blur.  Gabriel is captured, condemned to be executed and Evangeline is shot and almost dies.

Feeling empty and lost, Evangeline returns to church. Then during her anguished confession that what she did was not in God’s name, but in her own, she discovers her true calling. However, Evangeline’s euphoria is quickly replaced with dread at the hard road she must still travel to save her people and redeem herself.

In development to be a Major Motion Picture 2016.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

RobertVinkAfter graduating with Honors in Journalism from Canada, Vink spent 15+ years writing business, politics, and feature articles for print, radio, and TV. Then wanting to broaden his international experience, he moved to Europe and for more than a decade, Vink has lived in The Netherlands. Working in the Publishing industry, he traveled extensively around the world involved in the creation, buying and selling of digital content.

Two short years ago, Vink transitioned to the film industry, having studied and graduated from the industry renown ScreenwritingU and placed in various screen writing contests before he started his own company and turned full-time to film and book writing.

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Cannes Film Festival Award winning and Oscar nominated Canadian, Deepa Mehta has confirmed to direct the film version of Evangeline: Eagle Rising. This is only the 2nd time in 25+ years of film-making that she is interested to direct a script written by someone else. Deepa has been previously voted Best Canadian Director and has been awarded Canada’s highest honor, The Order of Canada.

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Here an interview with Jo M. Sekimonyo, author of the book “Cast Away : For These Reasons”

Jo M. SekimonyoJo M. Sekimonyo can be best described as a realist, a philosopher of socioeconomic inequality, a humanitarian, and a person that is not afraid to speak his own mind.

Through “Cast Away: For These Reasons: Economic Jihad” he challenges mankind to wake up and realize that evil exists and is taking place right around them. Unless we wake up and change the way we are living our lives, our existence is one that is in danger of being destroyed” (Midwest Book Review).

Here the interview:

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What are your pet peeves?

I always prided myself for having rhinoceros tough skin, safeguarding me against absurdity. And yet, if you ran into me and rode the previous rollercoaster, Cast Away: For These Reasons, you probably already know that I am fiercely opinionated and allergic to badly patched arguments. In the face of two major issues that pierce my heart, I am all for the death penalty when it comes to punishing dummies brandishing intellectual sheriff badges who are aiding and abating social and economic injustice. They make my fingers and toes tingle with ire, and I feel compelled to either shrewdly shock someone or emotionally jet away. Foremost, I am elated that my longwinded pieces intersect with numerous self-enslavement abolishment pleas that will ultimately form streams and lakes of insurgences.

Do you have a bucket list?

No. But after exhaling my last breath on this suffocating planet, I plea for thirty three strips of flesh to be torn from my chest then shekkeh. My soul would not rest in peace until my head is served as a feast to five Korowai tribe children, five years of age, while they are being serenated by a blind Danish comedian singing Con Te Partiro, and the ashes of my remains spewed around Cateura, Paraguay.

One of your favorite quotes:

“[…] it is the peculiarity of the human mind that it understands and acts through ideas, because it is very closely tied to the body.”  Anton Wilhelm Amo

Do you have plans for a new book?

Well… between traveling to the most socio-politico-economically depressed places on earth, gearing up for the release of Ethosism in November, and campaigning for Donald Trump,  I am writing another book, “Insomnia”, that should be coming out in 2019…

Where can your readers stalk you?

I recently started to give away chapters of my previous oeuvres on my author website, Ethosism.com. Like everybody else, Facebook and Twitter accounts. But I do occasionally put away my gadgets and rally against the information obesity that is crippling all of us.

A short presentation of the book:

Cast AwayFifty Five Shades of Political Economy…. Economic theorists since their inception over 200 years ago, have struggled with the question of how to distribute wealth and continue to come up short. The author is not only criticizing capitalism, but finally has brought to the table, a new thought provoking alternative to the economic cannibalistic system. The author’s unconventional line of attack, will raise your heart rate and make you nauseous. By the middle of the book, you might be searching for a long rope to hang yourself with, thinking that humanity is doomed… but you will be missing out on the spectacular finale. This book is not one more economic liturgy. The author offers a thought provocative remedy to global socio-economic inequality; the rise of Ethosism. – Tara Casimir, Editor.

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The Wave by Lochlan Bloom – out now from Dead Ink Books

THEWAVEOP851ISBN: 978-0-9576985-6-7
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 220mm x 140mm
Release Date: 29/01/16

Described as “taut and stylish” with a “Kafka meets David Lynch vibe”, The Wave is the debut novel  of London author Lochlan Bloom and is the latest novel to be published by UK small press Dead Ink Books..

Partially set in the Canadian province of Alberta, The Wave blends the stories of μ, an isolated loner, DOWN, a troubled publisher, and David Bohm, a real-life quantum theoretician in post-war São Paulo.

All three of the characters are forced to question the thin line between reality and fiction as they struggle to make sense of the fantastical world around them and their stories become entangled.

The closer each of these trails leads to the dark centre of the world the more reality disintegrates.  Dualities of certainty and doubt, hope and fear, and reason and nonsense drag each of the characters struggling into an absurd, labyrinthine world of seemingly infinite regress.

“A book you will want to read more than once” – Jennifer Bowen,  BookHive

The Wave is one of three hotly anticipated debut novels the Dead Ink Books will be releasing as part of their New Voices series.

The Wave is available to order here: bit.ly/The_ Wave.

About the author:

HEADSHOT_lochlanbloomLochlan Bloom is the author of The Wave along with several pieces of short fiction including the novella Trade and The Open Cage. He has written for BBC Radio, Litro Magazine, Porcelain Film, IronBox Films, EIU, H+ Magazine and Calliope, the official publication of the Writers’ Special Interest Group (SIG) of American Mensa, amongst others.

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