Archive for September, 2013

New Book Predicts ‘The Death Of Billions By 2025’

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West Palm Beach, FL – What happens when the world’s oil reserves finally run out? Did you know that without oil we can only produce enough food to feed 500 million people? That means 6 billion people would die, and tens of millions more would perish from cold, heat, lack of medical care . . . and killer mobs.

New York Times bestselling author Steve Alten’s new thriller, The Omega Project, opens with a Die-Off that wipes out most of humanity. And that’s just the opening act…

Imagine yourself as one of the Die-Off’s survivors. Fusion energy is the key to humanity’s future and the computer you programmed will oversee mining operations of a critical element on Jupiter’s frozen moon, Europa. To prepare for the mission, you and six men and women train in a habitat beneath the Ross Sea in Antarctica. During the last thirty days you and the crew will be cryogenically frozen — a trial run for the space mission. You awaken to find the habitat sinking, the ice gone and 12 million years have passed! Humanity went extinct, evolution has run amok, a new intelligence is in its infancy – and the computer that you programmed to keep an eye on things while you were asleep has developed a god-complex.

Publishers Weekly calls The Omega Project “an exuberant thriller.” Reviewers have called it an “epic tale” and yet the author calls it a warning of things that could transpire in the next fifteen years if we continue our march toward extinction.

Says Alten, “Peak Oil is as real as gravity; just because the powers-that-be in Washington and Wall Street prefer to deny it only increases its eventual impact. In war there is a common enemy; in a natural catastrophe there is a bond of humanity to aid those in need. In a Die-Off, it’s every family for itself.

“The first sign of trouble will be power outages which evolve into rolling blackouts. Government officials will assure the public that oil reserves will last another thirty years, even as prices spike and the lines at the local gas station stretch for miles. The grocery store becomes a battlefront as every non-perishable left on the shelf is fought over. These scenarios will degenerate into civil disorder and mandatory curfews, unleashing the military. The first long winter without heat will wipe out families living in the Snowbelt. No more potable water; no more hospital services or prescriptions. The government will shut down, society will collapse, and now it is officially every family for itself. Instead of enacting programs that could stop the die-off, our elected officials are holding the hands of ‘big oil,’ effectively leading society over the cliff.”

About the author:

Steve Alten, a native of Philadelphia, earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State, a master’s degree from the University of Delaware, and a doctorate from Temple University. Alten is the bestselling author of the MEG series. The series is an international best seller and Hollywood has purchased the movie rights. Alten is also the founder and director of Adopt-An-Author, a free nationwide teen reading program.

Barnes & Noble named the book as one of its top four selections for summer 2013.

Watch the book trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwd-pU_fMxM&feature=youtu.be

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Trisha J. Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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Woman On Top: Learning to Crawl Again and Finding Out You Have the Strength to Run

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New York, NY – Deborah Schwartz’s Woman On Top is the triumphant story of a young widow whose journey to find herself takes readers on an entertaining, yet thought-provoking ride.  Inspired by her true-life story, Schwartz’ Woman on Top is a battle cry for any woman who ever let someone make her feel less than worthy.  Further, it’s a lesson to us all that we hold the power to reach any summit. 

It is often said that, it’s not the hills or mountains you have to climb that gives you strength; it’s the challenge you face on your journey by having a pebble in your shoe.  In protagonist Kate’s case, the pebble felt more like a boulder. She was thrown into single-dom after her husband died from cancer.  After a few years, she ventures back into the dating scene and meets Len, a Wall Street banker.  What Kate discovers is a cocky narcissist who quickly tries to control every aspect of her life. 

Readers will scream in frustration at Len’s controlling behavior while high-fiving Kate’s efforts and subsequent achievements to finding herself again.  She shows us that we are truly in-charge of our destiny, and (in reflection) that there are more important things in life than what kind of car you drive.  In her stand-up-and-applaud road to independence, she reaches the highest heights.  Literally, with a rewarding climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro.   

Born and raised in New York, Deborah Schwartz graduated from Tufts University and then obtained her Masters in History at Columbia University where she wrote her graduate thesis on “Feminism in Eighteenth Century England.” She received her J.D. from Boston University. Always a New Yorker to the core, Deborah’s passion now is writing.

For more information, please visit: www.deborahschwartz.net .

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Trisha J. Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Office: (281) 333-3507
Direct: (832) 334-2733
tstevens@ascotmediagroup.com
www.ascotmediagroup.com

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Bold And Fierce: A Mindset Of Overcoming Barriers To Fulfill Your Dreams

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Irving, TX – Women are born nurturers; while that’s a good thing, it should not mean that by taking care of everyone else they have to forget their own dreams and ambitions. Bridgette Reed is an empowering speaker, passionate writer, visionary, innovator, teacher, and president and CEO of The Bold & Fierce Foundation, and this spiritual powerhouse knows just how to empower women to be all that God created them to be as women of purpose and passion. She is the driving force behind The Renovation Project Bible Series for Women; an inspiring online Bible study that promises to renew, refresh and renovate. Women are invited to join the interactive Bible series beginning September 27, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., by accessing Bridgette’s website at: www.boldandfierce.com .

Wise and worldly beyond her years, Reed is on a mission to inspire and encourage women to overcome adversity and let nothing stand in the way of achieving their goals. The purpose of The Bold & Fierce Foundation is to help adults and young women understand their value so they can reach their true potential. This global enterprise specializes in delivering practical purpose-driven messages to religious organizations, educational institutions, women, young professionals and adolescents through writing and speaking. What a breath of fresh air to see such a positive role model for young women in our celebrity-driven, pop-culture society today!

Bridgette Reed’s compelling book, Bold, Fierce and Transformed: The Process of Life-Changing Transformation (Xulon Press), is a powerful tool to help women recognize obstacles but be daring enough to move forward in spite of them. Sold nationally and internationally, this life-changing book takes readers on a transformational journey – challenging them to reach beyond their comfort zone and venture into a land of personal growth; much like a guide that gets them where they need to be. This inspiring and motivating book will challenge you to your core to be bold, be fierce, be transformed! 

In her own life, Bridgette Reed always looks beyond the barriers in her mind to reach her full potential. She did this in 2008 when she completed her first women’s triathlon. She also did it when she wanted to get into acting – and then actually appeared in a movie with Oscar winner Hillary Swank! Her life-changing book Bold Fierce & Transformed has been featured on FOX Good Day in Atlanta and on ABC Good Morning in Dallas. She resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with husband Jermel where they share a variety of hobbies and interests and enjoy relaxing with friends and family.

For more information on Bridgette, her book, and the impressive work she does, please visit: www.boldandfierce.com .

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Trisha J. Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Office: (281) 333-3507
Direct: (832) 334-2733
tstevens@ascotmediagroup.com
www.ascotmediagroup.com


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Renewable Energy – Following The Money – It Will Be Interesting To See Where It Takes Us…

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Santa Ynez, CA – The concept of ‘following the money’ is nothing new. In fact, Socrates had it right 2500 years ago when he said, “All wars are about money.” Just look at the world today to see how true that is! Similar words were uttered by the mysterious informant in the Watergate scandal during Richard Nixon’s term in office – ‘Follow the money.’ This phrase, in fact, has become so iconographic in our times that it has its own page on Wikipedia!

“Do you get the feeling that the energy industry and the Congress that it owns are deliberately lying to you?  If so, you are 100% correct,” says Craig Shields, author of Renewable Energy – Following the Money (Clean Energy Press). In his book, Shields reiterates the effects that economics and financial power have on the course of the energy industry and offers short essays on the subject of energy policy and how he believes we need to navigate the waters associated with a migration to a sustainable course in energy.

It should come as no surprise that the energy industry is the most profitable on Earth; the annual earnings of the top five oil companies alone are mind-boggling. It’s foolish to think they would want this to change or to lose their position of leadership–and any attempt to alter their plans would mean fighting against the single most powerful political force in the known universe.

The world’s concerns over the health and environmental effects of consuming fossil fuels increase with each passing year, making this a far more interesting subject than it was a few decades ago. With roughly 200 sovereign countries on our planet, there are many differing opinions and emotions can run deep on the subject–depending on the country, its government, levels of affluence and access to energy resources.

“One thing is certain,” says Shields, “Those who believe the working of the world have even the remotest bearing on what’s good for the seven billion people who live here are in for a rude shock.” While he isn’t sure where all of this is going, he suggests following the money to see where it takes us.

“What’s going on around us, of which world energy policy is only one example, is anything but an accident; it’s a careful unfolding of events designed to further enrich an extremely slender minority of interests – and guess what? Change of any type – especially the radical change that our civilization so desperately needs in its approach to transportation and energy – is not part of their plan,” says Shields.

Shields’ current work follows his first two book projects; Renewable Energy—Facts and Fantasies (2010) and Is Renewable Really Doable? (2012). His position as editor of 2GreenEnergy and Clean Energy Press enables Craig to use the business skills he accumulated over three decades as owner and manager of a marketing agency for Fortune-sized clients (acting as his company’s spokesperson making live and on-camera presentations to thousands of business audiences worldwide), to forward concepts that are central to our survival as a species. His interactive website: www.2GreenEnergy.com enables people around the globe to share important ideas on all forms of renewable energy.

Craig Shields believes there’s a chance humankind can forge a sustainable path to its consumption of resources here on Earth, but adds: “If we are to make it happen, it will be because of a largely informed electorate that understands and honestly cares what’s going on around them.”

“Seatbelts fastened? Let’s follow the money…,” says Shields. But are we ready for what we might find?

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Trisha J. Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Office: (281) 333-3507
Direct: (832) 334-2733
tstevens@ascotmediagroup.com
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Probability Chain Leaves You Breathless And Eager For More

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Roswell, GA – For most of us, day-to-day  life is fairly predictable. But it only takes a single creative spark to send us off on a wild ride, and Probability Chain, Part 1 fills the bill.

What if your life as you know it is not your life? What if the reality you live in is not the only reality? And what if you are not the only . . . you?

Every option we don’t take when making a decision generates new instances of our lives and, sometimes, vastly different and dangerous realities. From the highly creative mind of author Regan Keeter, the twists and turns of Probability Chain keep your imagination in overdrive.

Science fiction buffs will recognize the story concept as inspired by Hugh Everett’s “Many Worlds” theory. It begins with a young woman appearing out of nowhere, in the middle of a six-lane intersection, bleeding from her throat. At the same time, the protagonist wakes up to find an intruder in the house and his foster father dead. After he calls the police, Brian goes for the gun he keeps under his bed, but in its place finds a note saying “The police will get here in time.”

Another anonymous note, a mysterious bottle of pills, a secret passage, a strange young woman who appears over and over: more than a few baffling twists engage the reader before Brian begins to suspect it’s all linked to his work as an intern and the disappearance of an experimental drug that transports those who ingest it between dimensions.

Notable for its original thinking, Probability Chain also boasts an unusual format. “The series is being released in short segments because I want to provide affordable and engaging stories that can be read in a single sitting,” Keeter says. “Single-sitting readings allow the reader to truly enjoy the story as it was intended to be enjoyed.” Each story, available for 99 cents as an Amazon download, picks up where the last left off, ultimately creating a complex tale, epic in scope.

Regan Keeter has been writing professionally for more than eleven years, working as an author, journalist, and technical writer. For more, please visit the website: www.regankeeter.com .

Probability Chain Part 1
E-Book available on Amazon now
Print book available on Amazon by October 1
ISBN-13:  978-0615854090

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Trisha J. Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Office: (281) 333-3507
Direct: (832) 334-2733
tstevens@ascotmediagroup.com
www.ascotmediagroup.com


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