JOHN F. ALLEN MEET THE ARTISTS XXVIII INTERVIEW

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On February 13, 2016, I was honored to be one of the featured guests at Meet The Artists XXVIII Gala Reception, sponsored by the Indianapolis Public Library! Here is an interview from that event.

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Codename: Knight Ranger, The God Particle Conspiracy Cover Reveal!

The God Particle Conspiracy will be released in eBook format and print on Monday, 30 November 2015. Readers who have enjoyed John F. Allen’s Ivory-verse in his novel The God Killers and the Codename: Knight Ranger novella are sure to enjoy his latest spy-fi, action adventure!

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Synopsis: An Interpol agent investigating international money laundering goes dark. A video surfaces which shows the agent’s death by the prototype of a stolen super weapon at the hands of a Neo-Human black market arms dealer. The international, supernatural counter-intelligence agency known as G.E.N.E.S.I.S., sends Captain Alexandre “Neal” Du Bois, a.k.a. Knight Ranger, and the creator of the weapon, Dr. Hakim Okafor, to Berlin to investigate.

Neal and Okafor encounter a deep cover G.E.N.E.S.I.S. agent with dubious objectives and an heiress with a scheme to disrupt the political landscape of unified Germany. Worse, the heiress has thrown in with a megalomaniac who plots to use secret Nazi technology from World War II to corner the global energy market. Can Neal and Okafor thwart this powerhouse alliance? And how will they cope when an even greater evil surfaces?

See more at: http://seventhstarpress.blogspot.com/2015/11/cover-reveal-for-john-f-allens-god.html#sthash.uMMBKGdU.dpuf

 

INCONJUNCTION 2015 THIS WEEKEND!

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Hey everyone! This upcoming weekend, July 3rd through July 5th, marks my third appearance, as a local author, at InConJunction, a general SF/F con with a long and distinguished history in Indianapolis!

For details on the convention, click here!

InConJunction 2015 will be my second year as member of the author co-op group, Speculative Fiction Guild. My books will be alongside many of my local author friends and associates, including closest author pals, R.J. Sullivan and Chris Garrison, plus Matthew Barron,Katina French, David Jobe, and Nathan Terhune.

My InConJunction Itinerary 

Friday
4:00 PM-Grand Ballroom 7-8-More than Swords: The Military and Fantasy
John F Allen; Christopher Kennedy
8:00 PM-Indianapolis Ballroom C-Spy Fi: What It Means and How To Write It
John F Allen
9:00 PM-Indianapolis Ballroom C-Writing Dialogue
Matthew Barron; R.J. Sullivan; John F Allen; John Kennedy; Mark Wandrey; Terri-Lynne Smiles; Penny Cockrell

Saturday
12:00 PM-Indianapolis Ballroom A-B-How to be a great geek parent
John F Allen; Violet Patterson; Mark Wandrey; Andrew Jones; Penny Cockrell

Sunday
11:00 AM-Indianapolis Ballroom C- Cutting the Cord of Cable TV
John F Allen; Mark Wandrey
12:00 PM-Indianapolis Ballroom C-Comic Book Inspired Prose
John F Allen
2:00 PM-Indianapolis Ballroom A-B-Best and Worst Marvel Movies
Kate Chaplin; John F Allen

InConJunction has always proven to be a blast each year and I’m eager to see many of my old friends, as well as making many brand new ones.This con will also be the very first opportunity to purchase a signed copy of my brand-new release Codename: Knight Ranger!

All of my books will be priced to sell,and the more you buy, the more you save.

Books by John F. Allen

The God Killers $15
Codename: Knight Ranger $5
Both titles (purchased together) $17

Akira Lacquer Nail Polish

$8 (per bottle)
2 for $14, 3 for $20 & 4 for $28

BJ Designs Bracelets

Both women and girls are made of memory wire to fit all wrist sizes using Swarovski crystals and pearls

Women – $25.00 – ladies have an extension for larger wrist if needed
Girls – $20.00 – different style and design from ladies

Men – $25.00 – several charms (hope, love, believe) with ribbon (cancer symbol) charm in middle
Boys – $20.00 – same style as men but smaller in size

Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

Review for Gotham (Season 1, Episode 9, “Harvey Dent”; Airdate: 11/17/14)

Hey everyone! Welcome to my weekly series of blog posts, which will review the following Comic Book Themed TV Shows:

  • Gotham
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • The Flash
  • Arrow
  • Constantine

I will be giving my TOP 5 Moments in the weekly episodes, Easter Eggs (if applicable) and my predictions for future episodes and seasons (also if applicable)!

BE WARNED, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!!!

So, if you haven’t seen the week’s episodes, DO NOT READ THE REVIEW! I’ve broken it down by show, so you can skip reviews of episodes you haven’t seen yet, or don’t intend on watching. The blog post for the prior week will be posted on Monday mornings, so that most people have had a chance to watch the episodes.

Gotham (Season 1, Episode 9, “Harvey Dent”; Airdate: 11/17/14)

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Plot Synopsis

Gordon teams up with young, hotshot lawyer, Harvey Dent much to the Mayor’s dismay. Meanwhile, Wayne Manor receives a NEW house guest in one Selina Kyle and Penguin makes contact with Mooney’s secret weapon, Liza.

Nicholas-DAgosto as Harvey Dent

Gotham Bruce and Selina

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Top 5 Moments

  • Harvey Dent is introduced! I like Nicholas D’Agosto’s performance as Harvey Dent. He brought the right balance of fearless crusader for justice and creepy dude with a psycho streak lying just below the surface. I especially enjoyed Dent’s meeting with mobster Dick Lovecraft, where he was pleasant and polite and in one breath after Lovecraft threatened him, he went
  • Selina bunks at Wayne Manor! I think this situation is a great nod to the future, tempestuous love affair between the adult Bruce Wayne and adult Selina Kyle. I know they’re kids, but you can see in the writing (dialogue) that there is a genuine chemistry there. Alfred is highly suspicious of Selina (and rightfully so), however Bruce is smitten with her and she’s more than a little curious about him (curiosity and cats…meow!). I also enjoyed that while there was definitely chemistry, Bruce and Selina were able to enjoy innocent childlike fun.
  • Penguin finds out about Fish Mooney’s spy! I knew it was only a matter of time before Mr. Cobblepot made the connection and confronted Liza and threatened her so that she would end up reporting to him on Fish Mooney. I am a HUGE fan of how Penguin is a very meek and mild person on the surface, but lying just beneath the surface is an extremely manipulative and scheming persona.
  • Arkham Asylum was reopened. This is a big deal and will play out over the course of the series. As you saw, Ian Hargrove’s brother suggested that he wasn’t a hardened criminal, but instead someone with a mental illness. This was a lead in to him being transferred (along with other inmates) from Blackgate Penitentiary to Arkham Asylum. I think it was a cool way to introduce Blackgate and open Arkham Asylum, KUDOS!
  • Barbara Kean gets back with Detective Montoya! This is an aspect of the show which makes me not like Barbara’s character even more. It has nothing to do with sexual orientation, but everything to do with the fact that she lied about her relationship with Montoya and she ran straight back into her arms when things got tough. Personally, I’m glad she left and hope she stays away because she’s very annoying to me.

Easter Eggs

Blackgate was introduced. Blackgate in the comics is a penitentiary located on an island in Gotham Bay (click the link above). It was used to house career criminals who are hardened and aren’t insane. Famous inmates from the comics include: David Cain, KGBeast, Catman, etc…

Lovecraft was introduced. The name of Lovecraft was of course a homage to author H.P. Lovecraft, along with his creations, hence: Arkham Asylum, named after a fictional New England city which appeared in H.P. Lovecraft’s works.

Predictions

I see this all boiling over into a gang war between Falcone, Maroni and new player Lovecraft. I like that the real crime elements of Gotham are being explored, more so than the supervillains in Batman’s Rogue’s Gallery. This is a great way to establish a basis for what comes next, down the line.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I think it was a pretty solid episode and I do like D’Agosto’s Harvey Dent, as well as how the interactions between Bruce and Selina were handled. I give this episode a B rating.

Please be sure to subscribe to my blog and let me know what your thoughts are on the episode. Also, if you spot any Easter Eggs that I missed, please be sure to point them out in the comments section. Thanks!

Come join the Mysti Parker Facebook Release Day Party!

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Journey to Tallenmere for Breathtaking Fantasy and Unforgettable Romance

it’s fantasy with a heart!

A Ranger’s Tale, Tallenmere #1 (Now Just $0.99 for Kindle!)
Serenya’s Song, Tallenmere #2
Hearts in Exile, Tallenmere #3

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Season One

A serial romantic comedy by Mysti Parker

After her husband ditches her for a blonde actress wannabe, Jane Seymour needs a job that pays the rent. The struggling Roche Hotel needs a miracle. With the former owner’s wife butting her nose into the renovations and new owners who are in way over their heads, Jane may be the answer to their prayers. Sure, she can handle The Roche Hotel’s quirky staff. But, can this skittish divorcee keep it all together when handsome Henry the Donut Guy makes his first delivery? This collection of serial fiction stories is a Tudorific romantic comedy that will leave you laughing out loud and hungry for more.

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The Story Behind the Stories

THEY say a lot of things, don’t they? Like don’t wear white after Labor Day or don’t fry bacon with your shirt off (that’s probably good advice, come to think of it). Most of what THEY say goes right in one ear and out the other. But, in terms of writing, when THEY say “write what you know”, it makes a lot of sense. So, that’s where The Roche Hotel got its start—from my own experience working in a hotel way back in the ‘90s.

Many of these first 10 episodes are based on some very real incidents that happened during my days as a front desk clerk in a little mid-priced hotel. Sure, a lot of stuff’s made up purely from my crazy imagination, but there were 5:00 AM donuts—delicious being fresh from the bakery. Henry the Donut Guy—not real, but I wouldn’t have argued one bit if he had been! Among the many other true-to-life items that appear at the Roche Hotel are a popcorn machine, a Muzak (think elevator music) that never played at the right volume, at least one “lady of the night”, and a dead body.

To discover all those things for yourself, from now until release day on October 15, you can pre-order your copy of The Roche Hotel, Season One for just $0.99 on Amazon Kindle! After that, the price goes up to $1.99, so make your reservation now and save a buck!

Click HERE to Pre-Order The Roche Hotel, Season One

 The Roche Hotel Promo

Because I like parties, I’m also inviting all of you to the release day party on Facebook, October 15 from 6-9 PM EST.

You’ll get a chance to win a hotel-themed gift basket which includes:

  • Robe
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Tiny soap bars (so cute!)
  • Ghirardelli chocolates
  • Signed postcards

We’ll also have some fun and games, so I hope you’ll join me. And please bring a friend!

Click HERE to Join the Facebook Release Day Party!

Thanks so much for your support! Happy reading! ~Mysti Parker

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Mysti ParkerMysti Parker (pseudonym) is a wife, mom, author, and shameless chocoholic. She is the author of the Tallenmere standalone fantasy romance series. Her other writings have appeared in the anthologies Hearts of Tomorrow, Christmas Lites, Christmas Lites II, The Darwin Murders, Tasteful Murders and EveryDayFiction.

Other writing pursuits include serving as a class mentor in Writers Village University’s seven week online course, F2K. She finished her first historical romance this spring and has one children’s book (Quentin’s Problem) soon to be published, with one more waiting for illustrations, and many more stewing in her head.

When she’s not writing fiction, Mysti works as a freelance editor and copywriter. She also reviews books for SQ Magazine, an online specfic publication, and is the proud owner of Unwritten, a blog voted #3 for eCollegeFinder’s Top Writing Blogs award. She resides in Buckner, KY with her husband and three children.

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