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Blog for My Book

Happy Thanksgiving, bloggers.

I realized I didn’t post anything last week (gasp), so I decided to post one today, shortly before the big turkey day.

As you’ve noticed, I have a new book out, titled ‘Child of Samael’ (it was originally going to be titled ‘Angel of Death’, but the first time I published it, it didn’t take). Set in the near future, the book introduces us to Akiko Tanaka, a young assassin of seventeen with hair of cobalt blue. a tone of milk chocolate, and the ability to wield fire. She is also the leader of her personal army, the Killer Doll Posse. Together, they will seek vengeance against Jin Kariya, the man responsible for the attack that orphaned Akiko at a very young age. That attack was the first of many events that’ll transform this young lady into the embodiment of revenge who will burn through civilization, laying waste to the corrupt foundations that shaped this wretched world and the people who run/support them.

And she will cut them down, one by one, until all are either deceased, broken to the point of despair, or too scared to commit the same mistakes that doomed them in the first place.

(shudders) That is one angry girl.

I started writing this book WAY back in ’08. I felt it didn’t tell the complete story, so I wrote more…and more…and more…and more. Before I knew it, I had written eleven volumes and am currently working on a prequel (it’s better than it sounds).

If you feel like reading something this holiday season apart from ‘A Christmas Carol’, then you can purchase ‘Child of Samael’ from amazon.com today.

Thank you for dropping by. If you excuse me, I have a turkey of my own to buy, prep, and finally bake, in that order.

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Book Excerpt – November Edition, Pt. II

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away as of this writing. Less. Than. Two. Weeks. Away.

Last week, I posted an excerpt from my book “Child of Samael”, which is now in its second edition. It follows a girl named Akiko Tanaka, a skilled assassin seeking vengeance against a man who attacked her family and killed all but one. Fortunately, she was adopted by a martial arts master who not only trained her, but raised her like the daughter he never had.

As heartwarming as that sounds to you all, she still wants payback.

Her is another excerpt from the book itself:

The daylight shone down on an abandoned warehouse in Long Beach, California. Inside the warehouse, men sit around a stack of boxes containing guns, jewels, kilos of cocaine and heroin, whatever have you. They are making sure all of their ’shipments’ are good and ready to be sold. The air is heavy with dialogue.
Their meeting was interrupted by a series of sudden bangs on the door. It went down after the last bang wrung it from its hinges. The men readied their weapons to deal with their unknown intruder. The sounds of footsteps echoing increased. Akiko entered the building, holding her katana as if it were a riding crop. Her colleagues, Melfina and a man in a white trenchcoat, followed her inside.

“You’ve gotta be kiddin’ me,” said the man. “They sent her after us?!”

The second man turned to the first one. “You mean to tell me

that’s…”

The first one nodded. “The Angel of Death.”

Akiko’s response to the men was a cold, emotionless glare. Next, she dashed toward one of the men and cut him across the jaw area, splitting his head in half. The rest became frightened when she pointed her bloodstained katana at them.

“Kill them all,” commanded Akiko. “Leave no survivors.”

Child of Samael, Chapter II, pg. 18-19

Hoo boy! Those mobsters are in for it now…

The book is currently available for purchase at amazon.com. They have a wide array of books, both classic and modern. You can even buy this very book on your Kindle for a fraction of the paperback’s price!

Well, that’s all I have for this blog today. Sorry it had to be so succinct. The next one will be a tad more loquacious. Enjoy prepping for the holiday season.

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Book Excerpt — November Edition

It’s November, as you saw from the title. Actually, it’s the 7th of the month. Halloween had passed (I missed out on the candy-giving) and Thanksgiving is three weeks away, followed by Hanukkah and Christmas. While I can’t exactly pinpoint which day Hanukkah falls on, I’m sure everyone is excited for the latter December holiday.

The upcoming season is also a good time to catch up on some reading.

Right now, the second edition of my book, “Child of Samael”, is available for purchase on amazon.com. If you’re wondering what happened to the first edition, it’s most likely buried under my files somewhere.

The story is set in the near future, in the Year of the Boar 2043, and follows a girl named Akiko Tanaka, a skilled hitokiri (an assassin) out for vengeance against the man who attacked her family when she was little. Accompanying her is the Killer Doll Posse, her own personal army. Together, they will traverse the skies on wings of black, seeking anyone foolish enough to incur her wrath.

Here’s a snippet from the book itself:

Many people think of Akiko Tanaka as a ruthless demon who enjoys taking and destroying the lives of others for her amusement. But let me assure you that there was a time when she was human, in terms of personality and behavior.
Born on the twenty-fourth day in the tenth month in the Year of the Snake, Akiko had a rather peaceful life…until the age of five, when she was taken to her sensei and foster paternal figure, Heihachi Mishima, the head of Mishima Zaibatsu, after losing her entire family to a vicious attack perpetrated by a group of mercenaries targeting her mother, who was a hitokiri herself. The attack has left her orphaned, broken and angry.
A year after the attack, Akiko began training herself day and night under the tutelage of her foster father, preparing for the day she begins her epic quest for vengeance against not only the people responsible for decimating her family, but also against those who violated the world in which she was born, ridding herself of unnecessary emotions in the process. The next seven years were spent learning the arts of kenjutsu, karate, and pyrokinesis, the building blocks of her deadly arsenal.
One day, at the age of twelve, she and Heihachi investigated the attack that robbed her of a trustworthy family environment and found out the truth behind it. One of the people who conspired in the attack was a man named Jin Kariya, who, at the beginning of the story, is head of the Bounts, a terrorist group whose origins are unknown; he had an accomplice, but it appeared he’s vanished off the face of the earth afterwards. From that day, she dedicated herself to finding the people who’ve wronged her and eradicating them from existence, with the Bounts being the first on her list.
Three years later, upon moving from the city of Sakai to Osaka, Akiko joined W.A.R.E.Z., a secret hitokiri’s organization disguised as a prominent pharmaceutical company. There she formed the Killer Doll Posse, her own personal army of ruthless assassins. She has killed countless people, working her way to Kariya and anyone else who laid waste to her innocence. The lethal femme fatale known as Akiko soars through the skies of the world on wings blacker than the night with her legion of killer cherubs following her loyally- -ergo her codename, ‘Angel of Death’.

Child of Samael, Prologue, pg. 3-4

If you’re excited from having read that, then that means your’re itching to find out what’ll happen in this book. I came up with the idea years ago, shortly before the end of the election (it was 2008). I was miffed at a particular show and wanted revenge for a fallen character, which sadly, didn’t take the way I wanted it to take. Plus, I felt the so-called heroes or the story were taking too long to wrap it up so I can get on with the show (new episodes were on Saturday nights only). Don’t you hate it when that happens??

So, instead of stewing in my hatred, I ‘fixed’ that show’s story arc, so to speak. Over the years, I wrote more books. By the end of 2014, twelve books were written. Twelve! If you calculate that roughly, that is about two books per year. That’s how much I had in my head. So when the time came to publish, I had to tweak it somewhat. For example, it was originally suppose to begin in 2031 (also a Boar Year), but had to update it due to that year approaching quickly.

I hope you enjoyed my blog today. I’ll be back next time with another excerpt, most likely before Turkey Day. And check out my book; you’ll love it.

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The Midst of Autumn, Pt. I

Welcome to Hump Day!

Last time, I talked about the season of fall, its late start, and how it’s time to put up one’s feet and relax as one reads and drink hot cocoa. Right now, you’re reading this blog, hoping to see that excerpt from that book I promised you from last week.

It’s coming up soon.

Here it is, below:

The historic city of Kyoto, once Japan’s capital, is a place of both natural beauty and busy urban activity. It is the last weekend of a spring-ridden March in Kyoto, meaning visitors from all over are in the city to view the birth of those captivating cherry blossoms. This city’s picturesque atmosphere makes it the perfect spring destination for Akiko Tanaka, a merciless hitokiri who is currently on assignment here to hunt down and confront Yoshi, a mercenary who’s in league with the superhuman terrorist group, the Bounts.
Akiko is a beautiful young woman of seventeen, with her long blue hair sleek and in a ponytail, skin the shade of milk chocolate, a sinewy figure with a supple bosom, and brown eyes. She is wearing olive green cargo shorts with a matching jacket, and black lace-up combat boots; on her back is a
katana encased in a simple bamboo container to avoid suspicion.
While walking around, she passed a woman dressed in Chinese attire and with long green hair. Sensing aggressiveness from her, Akiko turned around to see that the woman has left. Akiko turned back to the direction she was heading and went on with her business.

-Child of Samael, Ch. I, pg. 5-6

Wasn’t that interesting? Now, you’re probably wondering who that green-haired woman in the Chinese attire was and why Akiko is hunting down these ‘Bounts’. You can read the book, which is out now, to find out.

I’ll be back next time with another blog and (possibly) another excerpt from the book. And I promise no spoilers; nobody likes those.

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The Start of Autumn, Pt. II (copied from last week’s post)

Copied from a post uploaded on 10/7/19

Happy Monday!

Last week, I talked about how fall had begun but was slow from leaving the starting line. Things have changed a little since then (apart from the seasons). For starters, the cold front in the Northwest had finally moved further down south, reaching even Texas. That means temperatures have dropped, drinks are being heated, and almost everyone is breaking out the coats and jumpers (sweaters).

I also mentioned how autumn is a great time to curl up with a book while sipping on a hot drink of your choice. There are plenty on the market to read. Some prefer the classics and biographies, but in today’s world, I think we can afford to read something that doesn’t have an ending that reduces the reader in tears, makes them pissed beyond reason, or worse.

Something satisfactory.

Something like…oh, Angel of Death.

In the series itself, you won’t find any soul-crushingly tragic endings, excessive melodrama, or any of the cliches I won’t mention in this blog. And that is because I despise sad endings, too.

The 1st book begins in 2043, the Year of the Boar. Akiko Tanaka, the (not) heroine, is a young lady with hair of midnight blue and burning desire for vengeance against the man who ambushed her family when she was a child. Said man had moved on to forming a supernatural terrorist group consisting of those who have the same abilities as him. Said group’s days are numbered when Akiko and her personal army, the Killer Doll Posse, come knocking for their blood…

The second edition of the first book, Child of Samael, is now available for purchase at Amazon.com in both paperback and e-book form. You can easily order a copy for yourself on the website for less than US$14.00. It may sound like a lot for a paperback, but it’s a new, revised book. The e-book, on the other hand, is US$6.00; you can download it onto your tablet, e-book reader (like a Kindle), computer, or your Smartphone.

Still reading this blog of mine? Then open a tab and visit the site’s literature department; I’ll wait.

I’ll return later with another blog, either next week or later this week. Enjoy your Monday!

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The Start of Autumn, Pt. II

Happy Monday!

Last week, I talked about how fall had begun but was slow from leaving the starting line. Things have changed a little since then (apart from the seasons). For starters, the cold front in the Northwest had finally moved further down south, reaching even Texas. That means temperatures have dropped, drinks are being heated, and almost everyone is breaking out the coats and jumpers (sweaters).

I also mentioned how autumn is a great time to curl up with a book while sipping on a hot drink of your choice. There are plenty on the market to read. Some prefer the classics and biographies, but in today’s world, I think we can afford to read something that doesn’t have an ending that reduces the reader in tears, makes them pissed beyond reason, or worse.

Something satisfactory.

Something like…oh, Angel of Death.

In the series itself, you won’t find any soul-crushingly tragic endings, excessive melodrama, or any of the cliches I won’t mention in this blog. And that is because I despise sad endings, too.

The 1st book begins in 2043, the Year of the Boar. Akiko Tanaka, the (not) heroine, is a young lady with hair of midnight blue and burning desire for vengeance against the man who ambushed her family when she was a child. Said man had moved on to forming a supernatural terrorist group consisting of those who have the same abilities as him. Said group’s days are numbered when Akiko and her personal army, the Killer Doll Posse, come knocking for their blood…

The second edition of the first book, Child of Samael, is now available for purchase at Amazon.com in both paperback and e-book form. You can easily order a copy for yourself on the website for less than US$14.00. It may sound like a lot for a paperback, but it’s a new, revised book. The e-book, on the other hand, is US$6.00; you can download it onto your tablet, e-book reader (like a Kindle), computer, or your Smartphone.

Still reading this blog of mine? Then open a tab and visit the site’s literature department; I’ll wait.

I’ll return later with another blog, either next week or later this week. Enjoy your Monday!

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The Start of Autumn

Whew! After months of sweating to the oldies (in that sense), autumn has arrived. It may have officially begun last week, but it’s here.

The thing is, this year so far, summer has been endless (might that climate change thingy that’s causing it), and some people just want the leaves to change color already. It’s what many grew up enjoying, and they have little intention of living in the same climate as the dinosaurs. Humans are like that.

You know what else humans enjoy apart from the changing seasons? Reading. Of all the hobbies they invented, reading is one of the many constants that persisted through the ages, from the cradle of civilization that is Sumeria to that ebook you bought last week and whose first or third chapter you just finished. One of the things we can be thankful for is technology advancing to the point where we can read our favorite books- -both classic and recent- -on our phones, tablets, or computers. I’m thankful for that, and November isn’t here yet.

I’ll return in a few days to blog more about fall, reading, and other things. In the meantime, enjoy picking out those pumpkins (to eat, that is).

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