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Cali Sky And The Muses Nine: A Memorable And Inspiring Coming-Of-Age Tale

Joanna Morgan
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Cali Sky And The Muses Nine: A Memorable And Inspiring Coming-Of-Age Tale

North Palm Beach, FL – Imaginative and mythic, Cali Sky and the Muses Nine is a coming-of-age tale from Joe Ladbroke.

When nine-year-old Cali Sky Braithewaite discovers an acoustic guitar mysteriously left in her bedroom closet, the muses descend, possessing her for the next fifteen years, tantalizing her with visions of a musical ideal.

By 1980 disco was dead, punk had reared its pissed-off head, New Wave had washed ashore, and Cali Sky remained oblivious to it all, thanks to her protective parents. Until she meets Brodie, who knocks on her door one day with a self-assured smile and a Pee Chee folder adorned with the handwritten names of the latest countercultural bands. She teaches him how to play guitar, he introduces her to KROQ-FM and the musical underground spreading all around her parents’ southern California home.

Together they explore the possibilities of their instruments and the limits of friendship as they seek inspiration, rooted in Cali Sky’s beauty-pained visions as well as her discoveries of the unexpected intersections between rock and roll and her parents’ hidden past.

Within a framework of Greek and Roman mythology, Ladbroke spins a classic rock-and-roll fable. His elaborate writing style complements the tone, sometimes adopting the cynical voice of youth against older generations, other times assuming the voice of adulation, paying homage to music history. The result is an unforgettable story of talent, inspiration and heartbreak.

Joe Ladbroke is a literature professor and amateur musician who has lived in Las Vegas, London and Southern California. He currently resides on the east coast of Florida.


Cali Sky and the Muses Nine
Joe Ladbroke

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Addicted: Tanay Jackson’s New Pop Single Has Fans Raving

Mandy Marshall
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Addicted:   Tanay Jackson’s New Pop Single Has Fans Raving

Los Angeles, CA – Music lovers, take note: Tanay Jackson is singing and dancing her way into the hearts of millions around the world with her new track, “Addicted.”  The single is electrified with energy, and the club beats make it nearly impossible to stay off the dance floor.  Tanay’s dance moves are fierce, and once she starts singing, it’s clear she is a “Jackson.”  

Tanay knows no boundaries when it comes to success and she spends countless hours in pursuit of her music career.  She literally does it all and attacks every opportunity with an entrepreneurial spirit.  Whether she is singing, dancing, directing, designing her own clothes for a performance, or managing her two entertainment companies – Tanay’s personal drive for excellence makes this artist one to watch.  She doesn’t subscribe to the word “can’t” and in fact, made history by being the only Jackson (besides her Uncle Michael) asked to perform in Romania, which she did so last year.    

“I love what I’m doing,” says Tanay. “Music has always kept me grounded.  It’s the creative process, the collaboration, the possibilities … and the fans that keep me motivated to do more.”

Tanay Jackson is the niece of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. She knew at an early age that her heart would follow the music industry.  First recognized for her natural singing ability in grade school, she went on to write her first song (produced in Japan) by the age of 12.  Tanay graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management and is CEO and president of Roth Entertainment and Lunar Music.  Tanay recently finished a European tour and will be launching her new “Mama Chola” clothing line soon.  

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

Addicted
Artist:  Tanay Jackson
Album:  Addicted (Rollin’ Poppin’) featuring Jonathan Timber
Label:  Roth Entertainment / Othaz Records
Genre:  Pop
Producer: Ryan Lawford
Single available at ITunes, Amazon and Spotify.  

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By Incorporating Ancestors Into New Book, Author Creates A Lasting Legacy To Her Family

Monica Foster
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By Incorporating Ancestors Into New Book, Author Creates A Lasting Legacy To Her Family

Austin, TX – Discovering unexpected passion springing from your own heritage is one of the most satisfying rewards of genealogical research. Braha: A Tale of Innocence and Intrigue is the result of Julie Mangano’s foray into her own family tree, a gripping experience spanning continents and generations.

One reviewer writes: “…fascinating….Meticulously researched and beautifully written. I had trouble putting it down.”  The book trailer, scheduled to be released shortly, will   offer a glimpse into this deeply moving story.

Leena Weiss, a German peasant isolated in feudal Russia, makes a risky connection with an army officer that leads to life on the run, pursued by the secret police. A century later, her great-great-granddaughter Linden discovers an old journal that hurtles her into danger, when layers of clues and secrets surface to expose the connection.

Linden’s explorations of the past reveal that she and her family remain pawns in a deadly game that extends beyond borders and crisscrosses the globe. With rich detail and a feel for drama that rivals classic Russian storytelling, Braha: A Tale of Innocence and Intrigue is a thriller, historical novel and finely-drawn portrait of two women with unshakable and unforgettable personal strength.

Julie Mangano’s appreciation for family stories about her grandparents’ journey from Russia to America came to fruition as she envisioned the historical characters and events in this book, and childhood days at her grandparents’ ranch in Escondido, California inspired one setting in the story. Born and raised in Southern California, she now lives in Round Rock, Texas with her husband. She is working on the sequel to Braha.

For more information, please visit the website: http://juliemangano.com
 
Braha: Tale of Innocence and Intrigue
Available at fine bookstores everywhere and on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Braha-Innocence-Intrigue-Julie-Mangano/dp/1494943379
$14.95
ISBN-13:  978-1494943370

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The Naked Truth: Hollywood’s Secrets Unveiled

Monica Foster
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The Naked Truth:  Hollywood’s Secrets Unveiled

Los Angeles, CA – Award winning costume designer Jean-Pierre Dorléac pulls back the fitting room curtains as well as the doors to the executive suites of Hollywood from 1973 to 1985, in an uproarious account, The Naked Truth, covering the end of classic glamour.

In the ‘70s the corporations started buying out the dying studios that couldn’t combat television’s sudden appeal.  Soon the glitter faded from big-budget productions when the economy forced the new moguls to buy independents films for next to nothing.

This very funny and quite fortuitous success story spans 12 years of copious Hollywood productions. The splashy tales are filled with entertaining confrontations involving glamour, politics, graft, sex, scandal, and heretofore, untold tales of the glitter and tinsel capital’s assets being sold off by the new capitalist.

About the Author
Hollywood costume designer, Jean-Pierre Dorléac, is no stranger to the film industry.  Acclaimed for his award-winning costume designs, his creative talents can be seen in Somewhere in Time, The Blue Lagoon, Battlestar Gallactica, The Valley of the Dolls, Knightrider, Quantum Leap and Sci-Fi.   

For more, please visit: https://www.jean-pierredorleac.com

The Naked Truth
by Jean-Pierre Dorléac
Publisher:  Monad Books
ISBN: 0974551111
Release date:  May 3, 2015
Available nationwide at independent and major book stores, Amazon.com and www.jean-pierredorleac.om.

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Hump Pilot – Paying Homage to the Little Known Heroes of WWII

Tracy Pearson
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Hump Pilot – Paying Homage to the Little Known Heroes of WWII

Vienna VA – The Hump, as the WWII airlift over the Himalayas was called, was a peril-fraught yet vital mission for which many pilots lost their lives.  In Hump Pilot  (The History Publishing Company), Nedda R. Thomas gives an authentic first-hand account of a brave man’s war story, and provides a piece of history not often portrayed in books.

“My father was a modest man and rarely spoke of his wartime service,” says the author. “When I persuaded him to share his experiences, I was able to see a different dimension of him, not as a father but as an American hero.”

Hump pilots suffered horrifying mortality rates, and though little remembered today, their sacrifices still speak volumes.  Thomas adds, “Their mission over the tallest mountains on earth is largely forgotten even by military readers. Yet the Hump is the missing link to the entire pursuit of World War II in Asia.  These pilots were critical to Nationalist China and to every Allied ground and flying unit there, and they put their lives on the line with every takeoff.”

In a well-researched, well-paced, compelling account, Ned Thomas’ character emerges – that of a true gentleman.  As a young pilot he had dashing good looks, good humor, and a humbling quality.  His story is one of courage and fortitude.  Along with other men in the Hump, his mission saved lives and honored his country.  Through his daughter’s writing, readers climb on-board a historical roller coaster, as a piece of nearly-lost history comes back to life.

About the author
Nedda Thomas has published numerous articles about creative and significant figures.  She also writes poetry, and has worked as a magazine editor.  Growing up in a
military/diplomatic family, she lived in the U.S., France, and the Far East. She holds a master’s degree in human development, and attended seminary.  Family memories help nurture her passion for history; she speaks French and English, and lectures on several different topics.

For more information, please visit www.humppilot.com.

Hump Pilot:  Defying Death Flying the Himalayas During World War II
By Nedda R. Thomas
The History Publishing Company
ISBN 978-1940773094
Available in fine bookstores and online:  http://ow.ly/KdNsA.  

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