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Love’s Affliction, a novel. Love across racial and cultural boundaries

Canton, Ohio, October 21, 2014 — /EPR MEDIA NEWS/ — From Fidelis O. Mkparu comes a moving debut romance, Love’s Affliction, the story of love across racial and cultural boundaries, when a young Nigerian premed student, Joseph Fafa, falls for Wendy Crane. Coming to North Carolina at seventeen to attend college, Joseph is forced to fight racial prejudice daily while pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor. He meets Wendy Crane, whose wealthy father opposes their relationship. It is said that young love rarely reaches its full potential, but Joseph and Wendy are determined to prove everyone wrong. Love’s Affliction captures the weakness and heartbreak of forbidden love. Will their romance endure the scrutiny of a racially-charged small college town?

As Ella EL-Kildani, M.Ed, Educator, Director of Genta Educational and Tutorial ser-vices puts it, Love’s Affliction reveals the “intense passion, ambition, and determination, between two college co-eds from opposite ethnic and social classes” and “the agonizing, yet thrilling journey into a late 70’s multicultural romance.”

Fidelis O. Mkparu is a Harvard-trained cardiologist whose background and experience form the basis of this fictional work. He lives in Canton, Ohio where he is a consultant cardiologist.

Selected endorsements:

“Loves Affliction is a poignant and emotional story of young love as it transforms from friendship to forbidden love, despite the cultural and racial barriers dictated by society.”
—Detroit Daytime Talkshow Examiner

“Love’s Affliction is a must-read book. It is part of a growing African migrant literature produced in the United States and dealing with important themes such as student-life abroad, love, romance, and cross-racial or cross-cultural encounters. The writing is very alluring and compelling, revealing the sophisticated nature of a new type of African literature from the United States.”
—Babacar M’Baye, PhD,
Kent State University, author of The Trickster Comes West

 

MARKETING & PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN

• National Radio & Print Campaign
• Major Book Club Outreach
• 5-city author tour
• Library Outreach
• Online Publicity Campaign Targeting Major National Sites,
Entertainment Sites, and Book Blogs
• Coordinated Blog Tour
• Social Networking Campaign on Goodreads & Facebook
• Author Twitter @lovesaffliction
• Visit Fidelis’ blog at www.fomkparu.com
• Contact: Fidelis O Mkparu, email: fom@neomed.edu

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Contact-Details: Fidelis O Mkparu
fom@neomed.edu
330 353 3679

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Third Street Creations, LLC Announces Availability of Assassin’s Breach – A Fictional Novel That Incorporates the Mystery of an Unclaimed Iowa Lottery Ticket

Assassin’s Breach — Today, Third Street Creations, LLC announced immediate availability of Assassin’s Breach, a fictional novel that incorporates the mystery of an unclaimed Iowa lottery ticket in 2010.

“The mystery was so intriguing I just had to create a story around it. Obviously, the authorities felt the same sense of conspiracy, since they are still investigating it to this day” said O. Nicholas Cicero, Author/CEO at Third Street Creations, LLC. Readers will enjoy a cast of characters that offer callousness, complexity and humor. While the stage is primarily set in Iowa, the novel brings the global theatre into play, in this politically charged thriller.

Assassin’s Breach Availability

Assassin’s Breach is available in multiple eBook formats and can be downloaded at www.amazon.com and www.smashwords.com.

Founded in 2013, Third Street Creations, LLC creates and markets fictional literary works.

About the Author
O. Nicholas Cicero is a native New Yorker, born and raised in the borough of Brooklyn. Now a resident of Iowa, he is admitted to practice law in both Iowa and Minnesota. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Iowa and Juris Doctorate from The University of Tulsa College of Law. Post law school, the author worked for federal and state regulatory agencies in various capacities.

Contact Details: For more information, press only:
Leenie Rodriguez-Lewis, Director of Marketing
Leenie@thirdstreetcreations.com

For more information on Assassin’s Breach:
https://www.thirdstreetcreations.com

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pixelhose.com Announces Second Writing Competition with $1000 in Total Author Prizes

pixelhose.com announced today its second writing competition in two categories: Fiction and Non-Fiction.

The fiction category is intended as primarily a short story contest, although authors are encouraged to also submit one act plays, or other experimental compositions. The non-fiction category includes personal essays, memoires, sociopolitical opinions, and travel stories, not including reviews. All English language submissions, in any genre, are eligible. However, submissions with pornographic theme, hate speech, or those that may be classified as personal or institutional rants will not be considered.

There are three prizes in each category, $300, $150, and $50, for a total of $1000 in author prizes. The contest is fee to enter. Previously published material and simultaneous submissions are permitted.

Asked about the first contest, Bob Dourandish had this to say: “Our first writing competition was successful beyond our own wildest hopes! We received over 1000 entries from 11 countries, many of which were compelling and extremely well-written pieces. While it is now becoming more common, pixelhose was the first publisher to use social as an integral part of a writing contest. As the result, our authors found new readers, beyond their own base of friends-and-family, which can only enhance their careers.”

“Furthermore,” Dourandish continued, “we are extremely excited to report that we will be publishing a collection of the best entries in our first writing competition in the very near future – so look for it soon!”

All entries must be made via email to write2@pixelhose.com. No physical submissions are accepted. Deadline to enter is Thursday, February 28, 2013. For complete details see pixelhose.com.

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