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True life short stories in Citizen One’s new book “Unexpected” launched on October 7th

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HOUSTON, 13-Oct-2016 — /EPR MEDIA NEWS/ — Fans of short stories with a sting in the tail, are in for an exiling treat with the Citizen One new book, Unexpected, launched on October 7th.

Written by P.F Citizen One, Unexpected is a collection of true life short stories inspired by the author’s travels around the world and the people he has met. The book features seven thought-provoking, humorous and engaging stories that end with the most unlikely twist.

In one of the stories, The Wedding Contract, the author tells the story of a man who was forced to sign a pre-nuptial agreement simply because his wife was wealthy and he was considered poor. As time went on, fortunes changed and the man became far wealthier than his wife. His wife and friends dreaded the worst from him because of his new financial position but what he did next was shocking.

Working as a Petroleum Engineer has enabled Citizen One to travel to many different countries. As a result, the stories feature characters from different cultures and nationalities – an element that adds excitement and variety to the stories.

When asked about his motivation to write the book, Citizen One explained: “I have learned a lot about life from listening and being kind to people, as well as from stories others have shared with me. I actively listen, and often feel like I’ve heard these stories many times before, until I realize that each story is unexpected and instructive. These experiences have inspired me to write. I wanted to write the type of stories that I would enjoy reading: true life stories. At first, you feel like you’ve heard these stories many times before, until you read the ending. This is true life—unexpected.

Love, injustice, friendship are central themes throughout the book. Each story is unique and helps readers to be aware that regardless of what is going on in their lives, at any given time, something unexpected (good or bad) could completely change their life.

Unexpected was endorsed by American Reader’s Favorite. The book was reviewed by Award Winning Author Emily-Jane Hills Orford on behalf of Readers’ Favourite and was awarded an overall 4 star rating. The rating was based on appearance plot, development, formatting and marketability.

For further information visit: http://c1unexpected.com.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Simel Bey Releases First Children’s Book, Children’s Initiatic Tales: Stories from the Immortal Light

Author, Simel Bey releases his first children’s book, Children’s Initiatic Tales: Stories from the Immortal Light. This fifty-seven page soft-cover features six original tales that stem from traditions of myth, spiritual folklore, and ancient fairy tales. These true, experiential tales of multidimensional nature take readers through emotional themes such as abuse, pain, and child slavery towards divine experiences of redemption and grace.

“The book is written for readers who are passionate about finding themselves, feeling secure and confident, working through trauma and pain, and those who have serious questions about spirituality,” says Bey. “The stories found in the book are based upon real people and experiences I have encountered. I hope it will encourage readers who have experienced pain and trauma with possibilities of how to integrate hope into their lives.”

“As one absorbs the mystery of each story, one is profoundly moved by the depth of Bey’s passion and love for the medium,” says Dr. Mitchell Gibson, MD, and best-selling author of Your Immortal Body of Light, The Miracle Prayer, and Signs of Mental Illness. “Bey’s use of multicultural themes and prose is uplifting and joyous. The genre of magical story has found a brilliant new champion in Simel Bey.”

Bey’s reflective and encouraging language engages readers aged nine through forty with his loving, humorous, magical, yet realistic storytelling. The book holds six illustrations, provided by Holly Ganzalez, Ahmir Mark Lyles and Carnegie Mims.

Ahmir M. Lyles, illustrator of Prince Ahmir and The Amethyst Dragon states “I hope the illustration inspires the reader to be creative. Fantasy, mythology, and even whimsical thinking are very good exercises of creative thought, so I hope that the reader gets the message to always stretch his or her mind when creating art–to include self and to think beyond what’s already been done–what’s already there to be seen or experienced.”

Children’s Initiatic Tales: Stories from The Immortal Light, is a collection of timeless tales that will educate reading youth with universal themes and explore magical concepts that are both uplifting and miraculous. The stories encourage readers to open their minds, persevere through times of hardship and search for hope in various ways.

For more information and to obtain a copy of Children’s Initiatic Tales: Stories from the Immortal Light, please visit:  divineworldpublishing.com.

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Penguin Has Announced The Publication Of “The Original Of Laura”, The Final Book By Novelist Vladimir Nabokov

Penguin has announced the publication of “The Original of Laura”, the final book by novelist Vladimir Nabokov, a novel which has been the source of much anxiety and contention for Nabokov’s fans and his family.

The Original of Laura which exists on 138 index cards, was complete in Nabokov’s mind, though he died before he could translate his vision onto paper. He asked for the manuscript to be destroyed, so his wife Vera, and later his son Dmitri, faced an agonising choice whether to publish the book or not. After three decades in a Swiss vault, “The Original of Laura”, an extraordinarily beautiful novel, unprecedented in structure and style, will be published for the first time.

In Dmitri’s introduction to his father’s last novel, he recalls that it was only chance that saved an earlier book, “Lolita”, from the incinerator. He has been guided by the precedent of that other book’s survival in choosing to see “The Original of Laura” published.

Dmitri Nabokov, the son of Vladimir said: “When the task passed to me, I did a great deal of thinking. I have said and written more than once that, to me, my parents, in a sense, had never died, but lived on, looking over my shoulder in a kind of virtual limbo, available to offer a thought or counsel in order to assist me with a vital decision, were it a crucial mot juste or some more mundane concern. I decided at this juncture, that, in putative retrospect, Nabokov would not have wanted me to allow a new “Juanita Dark” – for that was an early working title of “Lolita”, destined for cremation – to burn like a latter-day Jeanne d’Arc.”

Penguin is celebrating all Vladimir Nabokov’s writing in three tranches with beautiful new jackets for the entire backlist.

Alexis Kirschbaum, Editor for Penguin Classics said: “Penguin Classics is thrilled that after over 30 years of deliberation, Dmitri Nabokov has at last agreed to let his father’s unfinished final novel, “The Original of Laura” be published. To make the most of this historic literary moment, Penguin Classics plans to republish Nabokov’s entire backlist, as if for the first time, to introduce the public to novels which they may not have heard of before. “Lolita” is only the beginning; from the humour of “Pnin”, to the satire on tyranny in “Bend Sinister” to the transcendent novel of first love in “Mary”; there already exists a Nabokov novel to be discovered for the first time.”

Vladimir Nabokov was born in St Petersburg. He wrote his first literary works in Russian, but rose to international prominence as a masterly prose stylist for the novels he composed in English, most famously Lolita. Between 1923 and 1940 he published novels, short stories, plays, poems and translations in the Russian language and established himself as one of the most outstanding Russian Émigré writers.

Penguin will publish “The Original of Laura”, as well as Nabokov’s other titles about childhood and young love in November 2009, with the author’s experimental novels and nonfiction, including a collection of unpublished poems to follow in spring 2010. Nabokov’s satirical works and a previously unpublished collection of letters to his wife will be published in autumn 2010.

About Penguin:
Penguin was established in 1935 and is one of the world’s leading consumer publishing businesses. Penguin publishing comprises the following imprints: Allen Lane, Fig Tree, Hamish Hamilton, Michael Joseph, Penguin, Penguin Classics, Puffin and Viking. Penguin has offices in 15 countries and is part of the international media company Pearson.

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