Posts tagged: contemporary fantasy

Will Duane #2 Tell Me Why You Like This Guy Best and Maybe Win an eBook of Mogollon!

Here we are with Will #2. Different guy, different vibe. He can be serious, but is he tough enough to play Will? You don’t get to be the richest man in the world by being a nice guy.

WILL DUANE #2

WILL DUANE #2

Here’s another guy (again, shown as a comp from Dreamstime.com. I use comps from Dreamstime.com, 123rf.com, and Shutterstock.com. For the “real” version of Will, I’ll buy the images and give proper credit.) that looked like Will to me. Good looking. White hair that didn’t need Photoshop. Doesn’t have blue eyes, but that can be fixed. I’ll show you some more:

Will Duane and his staff at the Numenon Headquarters

Despite his personal shortcomings and tendency to explode, Will’s employees are extraordinarily loyal. He’s good to them and has jumped in way beyond the call of duty to help employees that are facing calamities. He has no prejudices based on race, gender, or sexual preference. He’s brilliant, providing a role model for everyone in Numenon. He can work harder and longer than anyone, and has done it for forty years.

The only problem is, if he blows his top at you, you’ll never forget it or get over it.

Will's competent on a computer, but not a real jock

He doesn’t know everything about computers, even the ones he builds. That’s why he has employees. Millions of them, all over the world. He’s a serious guy and works a lot.

Will may not smile much

This is as laid back as Will gets

This guy has pretty much the right look. He’s not as tough as I’d like. No pics of him beating employees, but there are wonderful images like this:

Will Duane rules the world. He darn near does, you have to admit it

Here we Will in his element. Creating empires and running them.

OK Will #2. If you think this guy seems most like the Will Duane in your head, go to this page and DROP ME A COMMENT ON THIS PAGE. I’ll go through the comments, pick the one I like best, and send the winner a free eBook of Mogollon: A Tale of Mysticism & Mayhem.

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Sandy Nathan
Website #1    Website # 2, the Interactive One!

Will is shown as a comp image from Dreamstime.com. I use comps from Dreamstime.com, 123rf.com, and Shutterstock.com. For the “real” version of Will, I’ll buy the images and give proper credit.)

 

Will Duane #3 Tell Me Why You Like This Guy Best and Maybe Win an eBook of Mogollon!

And here’s Will Duane #3. If you think this guy seems most like the Will Duane in your head, go to this page and drop me a comment. I’ll go through them, pick the one I like best, and send the winner a free eBook of Mogollon: A Tale of Mysticism & Mayhem.

WILL DUANE # 3

WILL DUANE # 3 Looks like it's "Happy Times Are Here Again" for Will

This Will has the prerequisite white hair. He’s tall, he’s handsome, he has great teeth. He looks jaunty and self confident enough to be the Will that everyone knows. Looks great in a tux, too.

Will's life is not all fun and games. Even on a spiritual retreat, his enemies are after him

In Mogollon, we feel the storm clouds gathering, but we don’t  have the faintest idea how bad it’s going to be.

Things in Numenon get worse

Will’s not one to take adversity lying down, but sometimes, people break.

Will breaks, but you won't believe what happens

This guy has some great shots showing Will in despair. That gets ahead of Mogollon, but you can see it coming in the book.

Again, Will is shown as a comp from Dreamstime.com. I use comps from Dreamstime.com, 123rf.com, and Shutterstock.com. For the “real” version of Will, I’ll buy the images and give proper credit.)

OK Will #3. If you think this guy seems most like the Will Duane in your head, go to this page and DROP ME A COMMENT ON THIS POST. I’ll go through them, pick the one I like best, and send the winner a free eBook of Mogollon: A Tale of Mysticism & Mayhem.

You should look through all the Wills. They have different strengths. This one shows Will in emotion pain as well as being on top of things. Number 1 shows him pulling a screamer. Number 2 fits the bill and shows how he rules the world. Which one is the real Will Duane?

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Sandy Nathan
Website #1    Website # 2, the Interactive One!

 

Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money “Bill Gates Meets Don Juan”

Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money

Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money came out in 2008. (Good heavens, has time passed that quickly?) It won six national awards, including the prestigious Silver Nautilus and a Silver Medal in the IPPY Awards. It’s got an almost 5 star review rating on Amazon. Numenon was the number 1 book in all the categories of Mysticism on Amazon and way up there in Kindle sales for about a year. That’s pretty cool.

I want to thank my readers and reviewers and the contest judges for honoring my book by reading and valuing it.

So what’s Numenon about, Sandy? Uh. “It’s about the richest man in the world meeting a great Native American shaman.” That was the response I gave for a long time. It’s true. That is what the book is about. It’s about much more, too. I found this press release from when Numenon was released:

What can readers expect from Numenon?

Numenon is a book that can be read on many levels. First, it’s an suspense/thriller. A reader can get caught up in the story and the interplay of characters and forces. A reader can be enthralled wondering what on earth will happen next. Reading Numenon on this level is just fine.

Numenon can be more than that. It’s a philosophical adventure, starting with its name. The famous philosopher Immanuel Kant defined the noumenon (or numenon) in the 1700s. It means “the thing-in-itself,” pure being as opposed to the world perceived through the senses.

In writing Numenon, I hoped to carry readers to that essential world, the world of absolute reality where mystics live. The glowing foundation of existence.

To get to the deepest heart, one must start where he or she is. That’s what Numenon does. Many of the characters are definite “befores”––they’re powerful, ruthless, unprincipled, and not very nice. We walk with them on a journey toward becoming the people they really are, and we do it in the company of one of the greatest shamans ever to walk the earth.

Numenon is a spiritual and psychological trip from here to there, from where we are to where want to be. To our dearest and truest selves.  The numenon.

I hope you enjoy the trip. I’ve had a blast writing it for you. Please be aware that this book has a bite. It’s not a pretty story about nice people. It’s about flawed people about to have their flaws shaken out. It’s got violence, some sexual situations, and language. I’d give it an R rating.

Is Numenon a gripping page turner, a  thriller pitting the highest levels of American capitalism against ancient shamanic power?

Or is it a philosophic investigation into the reality of the mystics, the reality beyond and beneath our everyday lives?

Will it take you to your core, the real you you’ve always wanted to be?

Read it and find out.

Sandy Nathan

PS. Numenon’s sequel, Mogollon, is written and has been written for a long time. It needs to be shortened from a 1,400 page monster into something that people can lift. That is on my schedule––as I’ve been saying for years, I know. Thank you for your patience, readers.

My rewrite project got stalled when I was bowled over by a little sci-fi/fantasy/visionary fiction series that grabbed my brain and would not let it go. The series is called Tales from Earth’s End.

The first book of the series, The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy is available now. The Angel is the story of a sixteen year old tech genius and an angelic extraterrestrial charged with saving two planets. The book has already won a Gold Medal in the 2011 IPPYs in Visionary Fiction and won the 2011 Visionary Fiction Category in the Indie Excellence Awards. It has almost 5 star reviews on Amazon and a 5 star overall rating from Red Adept Reviews. All for 99 cents as a Kindle. Such a deal. (Numenon and my other books are 99 cents as Kindles, too.)

The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy will give you something to look forward to while I prepare Numenon’s sequel. It’s everything you hoped it would be and more. What’s the more? Characters from Numenon & Mogollon appear in the second book of Tales from Earth’s End., Lady Grace! The series do not merge, but they touch! And create fireworks!

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