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First in the Series “Licensed to Steele” is a Wild Bank Heist Adventure from Beginning to End

Author Noland Mattocks wanted to create an entertaining story that held reader’s attention without getting too serious or bogged down by so many details that you lose site of the story.

San Antonio, TX (USA), September 1st, 2017 — Have you ever stood in line at the bank, looked around and thought, I wonder what it would be like to rob this bank? How hard could it be? What would I do with the money? Author Noland Mattocks had similar thoughts and put his plans for bank robbery into the hands of Cameron Steele, stock broker, beach lover and fictional character. Readers will delight in the escapades of Steele as he tries to stay ahead of the FBI while losing his heart to bank teller Chloe.

“It was while talking to the branch manager, who had just experienced a bank robbery, that I came up with, what I thought was a fool-proof plan for robbing a bank,” said author Noland Mattocks. “I told my idea to her and she thought it was brilliant. I wasn’t really going to rob the bank but knew the idea was just too good pass on and thus Cameron Steele was born.”

Mattocks wanted to create an entertaining story that held reader’s attention without getting too serious or bogged down by so many details that you lose site of the story.

“I’m picturing readers sitting on the beach, a cool beverage in one hand and a copy of my book in the other,” said Mattocks. “I guarantee you won’t learn anything but my hope is that you will be entertained.”

Mattocks has spent several years working in the financial world and over the years has come to learn about the inner workings of the banking business. His characters and their situations are believable without giving away state secrets. “Licensed to Steele” is the first in a series of fiction, adventure stories that feature Cameron Steele and his love Chloe. The question remains, will he go straight, as he promises his love, or will the temptations of white collar crime continue to intrigue him? Only the reader will know for sure.

“I thought I knew the story before I began writing,” said Mattocks. “I had an outline and began working through fleshing out the characters and story but about 60% of the way into the book the whole story got away from me. Cameron, Chloe and Agent Rickard had their own ideas of what would happen and I found myself along for the ride. Frankly, if readers have half the fun reading this book as I did writing it, I’ll be thrilled.

Early reviews are already praising Mattocks’ book as a ‘must read’:
* ”Incredibly detailed, well thought out fun read. A real guilty pleasure. Can’t wait for the movie!” Lisa B.
* “Fast paced, brilliantly written page turner! A world that truly comes to life. You won’t put this down!” Molly N.
* “Grips your attention from the start. Grab a seat as you are in for a ride!” Kevin R.
* “A fresh new storyteller has arrived and his name is Noland Mattocks.” Jonathan H.
* “Pure adrenaline rush! Makes you wonder what would you do?” Katherine R.

“Licensed to Steele” is now available at Halo Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Hardback $25.95. Paperback $14.95 and Kindle is $7.99.

* Halo Publishing
* Amazon
* Barnes and Noble

About Noland Mattocks:
Noland Mattocks grew up in Winston Salem, North Carolina and graduated East Carolina University with a BS in Criminal Justice. During ten years working as a Financial Advisor, the character of Cameron Steele took shape. He began writing Licensed to Steele in 2007. Years later, after encouragement from family and friends, he decided to finish his first novel. He resides in the Sarasota, Florida area and goes to the beach as often as possible.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647

Star Queen Art Has Released a New Adventure Fairy Tale

Advertisement for a new book, art, magic courses and a blog directed with the intention of encouraging art, to celebrate individuality and build strength and confidence.

London, UK — Luna Vanx and Princess Froglet are a little girl and a little dog. They are also adventurers, creators of all things artistic, writers and occasional evil witch slayers. Together they are…. STAR QUEEN ART!!! They are inspired by faery stories, pop culture, religion, animals, nature and anything else they encounter on their exciting journeys. Get involved, be inspired, by joining them here:


Luna Vanx’s very first book has just been released. Celebrate your individuality and build your strength and confidence by reading this modern day classic:

Sad little Neeta and her dog go on a huge adventure. Along the way they discover their abilities, whilst acknowledging their disabilities, through their encounters with lots of different, interesting, strange and magical creatures, but will they triumph against the evil witch queen and who exactly is the evil witch queen?!


Media Contact:
Luna Vanx
Star Queen Art

New Book Release – A Wild Spring in Yellowstone, by R. E. Janet

A Wild Spring in Yellowstone, by R. E. Janet, takes you on a photographic adventure into the wild and wonderful experience that is Yellowstone.

Lafayette, LA, USA (September 24, 2015) — R. E. Janet’s A Wild Spring in Yellowstone – The Flash Adventures Series, #1 follows John and his Labrador Retriever, Belle, into Yellowstone National Park whose many natural wonders and a few possible dangers can make for a thrilling adventure.

John is thrilled to be out west. He can’t wait to see the sights, hike the trails, and take pictures with his new camera. But on their first day in the park, everything changes in a flash. What happened?

John and Belle find out really quick that they aren’t alone. The beauty of this park has a dangerous side too. And what is up with this camera? Can they make it back safely, with the park teeming with wild animals? But how? What will they find…or…what will find them?

Back in 2008, I visited my first national park and became absolutely hooked! Since then, I’ve traveled to many national parks in the United States. I hope to see them all one day!

My family and I love to spend time outdoors and enjoy watching nature change with each passing season. I took up photography along the way, and now, I always have my camera ready. Because of our love of nature and the national parks, I became inspired to create The Flash Adventures Series. I hope you enjoy John and Belle’s adventures as they find out where photography will take them! Enjoy the Journey! R. E. Janet

I must say I enjoyed reading this it was an easy read and one that I would read again. ~Sean Talbot

A good book for children who are beginning to read chapter books. It gives just enough information about Yellowstone National Park to keep their interest without being dull or too overwhelming for them. ~Librarian at York County Public Library


Genre – Yellowstone, Adventure, Flash, Magic, Wild, Camera, Wolf, Alone, Boy, Dog, Spring, Animals

The ebook version of A Wild Spring in Yellowstone ISBN 9781622879670, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 58 page print book version, ISBN 9781622879663, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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R. E. Janet

Take Your Relationship to New Depths this Valentine’s Day

Academy of Scuba Introduces New Romance Package to Spark Excitement and Adventure into Every Relationship.

Phoenix, AZ, February 06, 2014 – The Academy of Scuba today announced, for a limited time, a celebration of adventure and excitement for every relationship through its exclusive Scuba Romance Package. Always on the cutting edge of innovation and guiding thousands of people into Scuba diving, Arizona’s premier Scuba diving shop is offering a first of its kind Scuba Romance Package to help couples spend more time together and have fun. Can you think of a better Valentine’s Day Present?

The Scuba Romance Package is a comprehensive package to help couples start diving together with incredible value and savings. Included in the Scuba Romance Package is the following:

* Private Open Water Scuba Certification Lessons for Two People

* Rental Scuba Gear to use during your course

* $150 per person towards Personal Gear (Mask, Snorkel, Fins, and Boots)

* Matching Shorty Wetsuits

* Underwater Communication Course – Scuba Sign Language to use Underwater

* Emergency First Response Course – Scuba First Aid and Safety

* A “Heart Shaped” Graduation Photo

* Certification Fees and More

For complete details go to www.academyofscuba.com/romance.html

If you are looking to spice up your relationship, have an amazing adventure, and spend time with your favorite dive buddy, the Academy of Scuba Romance Package is a great value and tremendous opportunity to take your relationship to “new depths”.


About The Academy of Scuba™
Academy of Scuba Inc., with multiple locations in Arizona, is a PADI Five Star IDC Training Facility, a DAN Training Center/Business Member, a DEMA Member, and a member of the Better Business Bureau. The Academy of Scuba is an industry innovator for developing, implementing, and reinforcing advanced level Scuba diver training programs. The Academy of Scuba focuses on training with an emphasis to create “great divers”. The sole purpose of the Academy of Scuba is to not just put people in the water, but to keep people in the water. The Academy of Scuba assists divers in increasing enjoyment, adventure, and safety through better education and more frequent dive experiences.

Academy of Scuba Paradise Valley – 4015 E Bell Road Suite 134 Phoenix AZ 85032
Academy of Scuba Metro Center – 8502 N Black Canyon Highway Phoenix AZ 85051

Scott Kelly
Black Dog Promotions
9920 S. Rural Rd., Ste 108
Tempe, AZ 85284

Luxury Travel Just Launched A Half Day Trip To Cu Chi Tunnels by Waterway From Saigon

Saigon’s based daytrippers can admire the perspective of the HCMC skyline as they cruise upstream on the new yacht.

Hanoi, Vietnam, November 13, 2013 – The new way to visit the tunnels is very convenient, taking just 1 hour and 15 minutes to get from Ho Chi Minh City, with NO traffic jams! Saigon’s based daytrippers can admire the perspective of the HCMC skyline as they cruise upstream on the new yacht.

“Many travelers go by road to Cu Chi, but you will take a half day excursion by waterway to the famous tunnels, which stretched for over 200 km and became legendary during the 1960s when they played a vital part in the American War.” Says Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

“Your adventure starts from Bach Dang Pier, and you will go on a scenic tour to discover the natural beauty and Vietnamese lifestyle along the river bank. Binh Duong Province is on the right hand side and Ho Chi Minh City on the left as you begin cruising through the frontier and you willed be amazed that just a few minutes from Bustling Saigon, there lies a peaceful countryside and amazing life in the world of water.”

The boat will continue to Cu Chi (Ben Dinh) which now is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign tourists. Take a short walk to the “iron triangle” of Cu Chi. Travelers will have plenty of time to explore the tunnel system and watch a video about them, which includes commentary from former soldiers to help travelers better understand the history of the area.

In their heyday, the tunnels were a functioning underground city, including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. After an hour and a half visiting the tunnels, travelers will go on boat back to Saigon where the tour ends.

Tour price start at 98 USD for the private party of 6 people, including private pick up and drop off services, entrances fees, water, fruits, boat trip and English speaking tour guide. Tour departs daily from 8 am or 1 pm for afternoon option. Discover more at www.luxurytravelvietnam.com

Vietnam-based Luxury Travel Ltd. is a long established Asian specialist in the art of travel and serves today’s most sophisticated travelers with luxury privately guided and fully bespoke touring holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel Ltd. has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance, including the most recent award: “The Finest and Most Innovative Luxury Travel and Tour Operator.” Visit Luxury Travel on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/luxurytravelcompany.

Linh Doan
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444

Travel Lightly on Your Next Literary Journey. Brandon Wilson’s Award-Winning Adventure

Lowell Thomas Gold Award-winning author/explorer Brandon Wilson’s four travel adventure books are now also available from BarnesandNoble.com as NOOK editions.

Paia, HI, September 26, 2012 – Pilgrim’s Tales, a travel publisher based in Hawaii, is proud to announce that author/explorer Brandon Wilson’s four travel adventure books are now also available from BarnesandNoble.com as NOOK editions.

A constant theme in all of Wilson’s books is that ordinary people can conquer seemingly extraordinary challenges—and his latest award-winning book is a prime example. Over the Top & Back Again: Hiking X the Alps chronicles the ups and downs of an intrepid midlife couple who dig deep to hike across eight countries on the daunting Via Alpina. Besides promising total immersion into Alpine life, it means climbing the equivalent of 12 Mt. Everests while facing their greatest fears. Whether you dream of making this journey—or are just a fan of schadenfreude—you’ll savor this empowering, humorous, wildly subversive tale. Includes illustrations by Ken Plumb and color photos/maps by the author. Recipient of the 2010 Book of the Year Bronze Award from ForeWord Reviews.

Other NOOK books in Wilson’s true-adventure travel series include Along the Templar Trail: Seven Million Steps for Peace, winner of the coveted Lowell Thomas Gold Award, and named 2009 Best Travel Book by the Society of American Travel Writers. Two modern-day pilgrims discover timeless truths when they embark upon the ultimate challenge—to hike the Templar Trail across 11 countries to Jerusalem. Throwing themselves out into the universe with bad maps, blisters, and plenty of optimism, they face age-old challenges in search of adventure, life’s meaning and lasting peace. They also discover that even today, there’s nothing like a little war to shake your strongest resolve. Includes 44 color photos and maps by the author.

Wilson is also the author of Dead Men Don’t Leave Tips: Adventures X Africa. After their overland dream safari from London to Cape Town turns into a nightmare, a honeymooning couple set off alone to discover Africa’s heart and soul. Misadventure is their constant companion as they cross the Sahara, climb Kilimanjaro, whitewater raft the Zambezi, hunt dik-dik with Pygmies, stalk mountain gorillas, and hop a gun-run through war-torn Mozambique. This darkly humorous travel adventure offers sage advice about traveling with partners—while providing an “un-sanitized for your protection” look at a journey into Africa’s wildest unknown. Includes color photos by the author.

Yak Butter Blues is Wilson’s debut book and an IPPY Award winner. Join him, his wife and their Tibetan horse, as they become the first Western couple to hike an ancient path from Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu on a journey once called “impossible”. Walk alongside them as they face lung-searing altitudes, slow starvation, blizzards, bureaucracy and bullets. But it’s not all pain and peril. Discover the kindness of strangers. Then witness a culture teetering on the edge of extinction. Little could prepare them for this ultimate test of resolve, faith… and very survival. Includes color photos by the author.

Brandon Wilson is a member of the prestigious Explorers Club.

Pilgrim’s Tales, Inc. publishes true stories of adventure, discovery and enlightenment. Their books are available worldwide in digital formats (NOOK, Kindle and Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac, Blackberry, Android-based devices, and Windows Phone 7) and in hardcover and paperback editions from your favorite bookstore. Visit pilgrimstales.com or “Brandon Wilson, Adventure Travel Author” on Facebook for videos, photos, reviews, excerpts, interviews and more.

Tony Roberts
PR Director
Pilgrim’s Tales, Inc.
P.O. Box 791613
Paia, HI 96779

Luxury Travel Ltd to Launch Tour to Unseen Destinations in Central Coast Vietnam; The Mixing of Adventure & Heritage Sites Visit in Central Vietnam 10 days

Vietnam’s first Luxury Tour Operator often offers new tours for discerning travelers and has just announced a new tour to the unseen destinations in Central Coast of Vietnam.

Hanoi, Vietnam, August 28, 2012 – Vietnam’s first Luxury Tour Operator (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) often offers new tours for discerning travelers and has just announced a new tour to the unseen destinations in Central Coast of Vietnam.

This newest tour lasts 10 days which helps visitors to see the top highlights of Central Vietnam (including Danang – Hoi An – Hue – Quang Binh), discover new destinations , stay in the newest and trendiest hotels and resorts, as well as experience the finest cuisine.

Luxury Travel Ltd. has served the luxury travel industry for many years, and their staff has acquired first-hand knowledge about the luxury travel market in Vietnam.

They have visited their recommended destinations, and have personally checked out the finest hotels, resorts and restaurants designed for discriminating travelers.

The company often offers new tours for discerning travelers and has just announced The Mixing of Adventure & Heritage Sites Visit in Central Vietnam 10 days.

The tour price starts from US$2271per person for 2 persons (25.000.000VND). Price includes all transportation, domestic flights, accommodation, boat trip, canoe, lunch, entrance fees, and the services of an English or French-speaking guide. This offer is valid until 30 December 2013.

“The center of Vietnam is home to many of the most important natural and man-made sites in the country. Stretching from Quang Binh to Quang Nam, the trip “The Mixing of Adventure & Heritage Sites in Central Vietnam 10 days” is the combination of heritage and the intangible which was recognized by UNESCO: Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park (Quang Binh), Hue Imperial City & Royal Music, and Quang Nam (with two heritage sites, Hoi An and My Son). On your route you will have a chance to discover many other attractions such as Bana Hill, Cham Island, Tam Giang Lagoon as well as the beautiful beaches of Cua Dai, Non Nuoc, Lang Co, Thuan An and Nhat Le. And for those who love adventure, snorkeling at Bai Nam and kayaking on the Chay River will be a must when joining in this tour.” Said Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator/DMC (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) based in Hanoi with offices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, Luxury Travel is exceptional in designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences. Opened in 2004, the Luxury Travel Company Limited has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and reprentative offices in California, London, Paris, and Sydney. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the most recent award: Best Luxury Tour Operator in Vietnam.

Link Doan
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444

First Images Of WWII German Submarine Sunk 68 Years Ago In Brazil

The U-Boat was located by the Schurmann Family in July 2011. Almost one year after locating the submarine, the Schurmanns joined efforts with deep sea diving experts to collect images of the U-513. With specialized technology, using a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) the expedition made a 135 meters dive to film and take pictures of the wreck, for the first time in history.

“After years of research, finally we watched this historical moment. We first saw a shadow then gradually the images became very clear, the submarine is almost intact and whole as if she was placed there to sleep” said Vilfredo Schurmann leader of the expedition.

“The ROV (Remotely operated underwater vehicle) did several dives and with every new image we celebrated this great feat” says David Schurmann, the film director.

It all began in 2001 aboard their sailing yacht “Aysso”, when the Schurmanns a well-known sailing and expedition family in Brazil, was told of the story of a German submarine, sunk in 1943 during WWII in the waters of Southern Brazil.

Vilfredo and Heloisa Schurmann where hooked on the mysterious story and started researching the facts in the National Archives in Washington – USA, Berlin – Germany and in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.

They were granted a license from the Brazilian Navy, and obtained the support of the Santa Catarina Government and UNIVALI University and were sponsored by TOTVS, CPE (Coastal Planning & Engineering) and FUGRO BRAZIL to further the search.

A team of 35 professionals (all volunteers) which included divers, oceanographers, retired officers from the Brazilian and USA Navy & Air Force, archaeologists, historians, filmmakers and the last surviving member of the USA airplane responsible for the U-boat sinking aided on the search.

After 2 years and 18 expeditions at sea, operating Side Scanning Sonars and Magnetometer, on July 17th 2011 on board their adapted sailing yacht “Aysso”, the Schurmanns located the exact position of the sunken submarine.

On March 8, 2012, aboard two ships, the expedition led by Vilfredo Schurmann and a crew of 20, filmed for the first time in history since her sinking 68 years ago, images of U-513. The U-boat is considered one of the WWII submarines sunk furthers away from Germany during battle.

The underwater footage of the U-513 was made with a ROV model Sea Eye Falcon Marine, capable of operating up to 300 meters deep, assigned and operated by FUGRO BRAZIL.

S/V “Aysso” and M/V “Thunder” anchored at the location, launched the ROV (Remotely operated underwater vehicle) and with sonar-aided navigation (similar to a ship’s radar – working under water) located the submarine.

The recordings were performed with the ROV camera itself. For best results, HD 3D cameras were also mounted in housings to captured images of the submarine.

Support: Santa Catarina Government and UNIVALI University

The U-513, under the command of the German captain Karl Friedrich Guggenberger, had the mission to sink any enemy vessel on the route between Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. She had already torpedoed three ships, including two Americans and a Brazilian.

The U-Boat-513 sank on July 19th, 1943. Lieutenant Roy S. Whitcomb was on a PBM-VP-74 flying-boat bomber on an antisubmarine sweep and spotted the surfaced U-boat. He ordered the attack. Captain Guggenberger on the deck of the submarine saw the approaching plane, he knew there was no time to submerge and began a counterattack. Whitcomb’s dropped six 225-pound bombs depth charges and the U-boat absorbed the full impact on her hull.

The U-513, 76 meters in length sunk immediately with its 46 crew. 7 men who were on deck where the only survivors, among them the captain Guggenberger.

The Schurmann Family is the first Brazilian family to circumnavigate the world on a sailboat and the only Brazilian family to have done it twice. A household name in Brazil, the Schurmann Family has been active around the world through their online school program, as well as their films and TV programs.

In 1984 Vilfredo, Heloisa and their children left their home, their work and school and set off from Florianópolis, the capital city of the State of Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil, to pursue their dream: circumnavigate the world on a sailing yacht.

Their children, Pierre, David and Wilhelm, were 15, 10 and 7 years old. On this first adventure, the Schurmann Family spent 10 years at sea.

In 1997 the Schurmann Family began their second great adventure Magellan Global Adventure. The goal was to retrace the route sailed by Ferdinand Magellan’s fleet, the first complete circumnavigation of the planet. For this adventure, apart from the parents only their son David Schurmann and Kat, their 5-year-old daughter went along. Magellan Global Adventure was followed by more than 1,5 million people, from 44 countries. Every month the adventure’s filmed reports, broadcast internationally, had an average of 40 million television viewers in Brazil and many more around the world. After 30 months, the Schurmann’s yacht returned to Brazil.

The Family members are: Vilfredo, Heloisa, Pierre, David, Wilhelm and Kat Schurmann (d. 2006).
They have released 4 best sellers in Brazil and one box office hit documentary film: Books
• Em Busca do Sonho (2006) Portuguese
• Momentos De uma Aventura (2001) Portuguese/English
• Um Mundo de Aventuras (2002) Portuguese
• 10 Anos No Mar (1995) Portuguese

Films & TV
• O Mundo em Duas Voltas (The World in Two Round Trips) 2007 (Film)
• Em Busca do Sonho (Film)
• Magellan Global Adventure (TV Series)
• Schurmann Family 20 years (TV Series)


JA Carlton’s Adventure Wednesday’s Child Suggests Dark Political Schemes

Set only a handful of years into the future, speculative fiction piece “Wednesday’s Child”; by novelist JA Carlton, paints an apocalyptic picture of America’s future born from today’s economic and sociopolitical antics.

Austin, TX, March 19, 2012 – “Wednesday’s Child” the first book in JA Carlton’s “Freedom Fighter” series, attempts a prophetic look at the results of the current American sociopolitical climate and one possible effect on our near future.

The series explores the manifest consequences of social narcissism and political vagaries on the unsuspecting population of today’s intentionally misinformed Americans.

Book one, “Wednesday’s Child” introduces the reader to a band of heroes led by a genetically engineered soldier named Jade McKay who comes under investigation for the murder of her Commanding Officer. The investigation is a ploy by a shadowy government agency with its own sinister agenda, to demand her extradition back into their hands.

In a twist of fate, while on a mission Jade learns the true motivations behind her Commander’s murder as well as the motivations behind the enemy’s efforts to retrieve her and use her as a “new Eve” for their eugenics program.

In a last ditch effort to protect herself from extradition, Jade must expose just enough of the government’s plans to the remaining population to motivate her fellow Americans to action without forcing those behind the scenes to destroy what’s left of the country’s people.

Drawing on classic ‘science fiction’ elements like time-travel, to real-life genetic technology; Carlton paints a terrifying picture of corporate driven social and political ambition gone awry. At the same time, she manages to consistently shine an honest light on the best qualities of the people the survivors of this corporate created holocaust sought to destroy.

“The indomitable nature of the human spirit and our ability to overcome adversity is what inspires my stories. Hopefully it always will.” Says Carlton.

JA Carlton is the foundation author at Uneak Press, Inc. an Austin, Tx. based publishing company that seeks out local artisans like their newest addition to the family William Holloway. Holloway’s first novel “The Immortal Body” will be hitting shelves this summer and is already available electronically for both Kindle and Nook.

Elaine Zuliani
Uneak Press, Inc.
P.O. Box 19446
Austin, TX 78760
(847) 380-6904

The Hottest Full Scale 3D Action Adventure Role Playing Game to Hit iPad, iPhone and Android Devices

Game Scorpion Inc. enters the App market with their first video game titled Melina’s Conquest, a 3D Role Playing Action Adventure Game that’s not only fun and challenging but also won’t break the bank!

Easy, Fun, Budget Price, Graphics, Music – As prices of mobile devices have been falling, more and more people have been purchasing apps for their new devices. What was not possible on mobile devices just several years ago has now become a reality. 3D graphics and high quality gaming at a budget price for the masses was once a dream on these small pocket gadgets. Many new developers usually did not stand a chance against console style games, but the new app markets have changed that completely to allow for mobile developers to create their games for the masses. Now the mobile app gold rush has been booming and jumping onto that band wagon is newcomer Game Scorpion Inc. with their first offering called Melinas Conquest, a full 3D action adventure role playing game (RPG) for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android mobile devices.

“We developed Melinas Conquest with one thing in mind…FUN!”, says Abhinav Gupta, Lead Developer and CEO of Game Scorpion Inc.

“Gameplay was a major item that we looked at with this game. I have personally seen many games out there that have high end 3D graphics and look ‘pretty’ on the screen, but when it came time to play the game, it was either boring or very confusing to play.”

Melinas Conquest features easy to use controls and an easy to manipulate camera. A single button is given for attacking enemies and a simple timer and ranking system.

“The goal of the game is simple, you just need to run from one end of the level to the other side without getting killed by all the various traps and enemies that pop up. At the same time along the way you will have to defeat major bosses and can follow along with an interesting storyline that ties into our future games.”

So what makes this game different from others in the market? “Price, levels and gameplay!”, says Gupta, “Many games that feature 3D graphics in the App Store or the Android Marketplace usually go for around $4.99 for their full versions. We are at a mere $2.99 price and offer 20 levels of gameplay which in most cases is far higher than what others are offering. We also make our game easy for players to play. You get value for your money and a high quality game at the end of the day that will satisfy even the most frugal shopper! Also, no two players will play the game the same way as the levels are auto-generated.”

It took Gupta and his team approximately six months to develop the game from the ground up. “There were times where I even thought we were not going to be able to get the game done…it was 16-20 hour days for myself every day for the past six months, praying daily hoping that our game would release and would be successful.”

A lot of small independent game developers like Gupta do not earn any money during development. This can be quite a challenge to have no income hoping that an app will hit off. In this market, apps can be made over a weekend and make millions or can take months and make nothing at all. “It’s a coin toss”, says Gupta, “but I personally believe that if we focus on quality games, sooner or later our players will pay for that quality and our games will start to increase in popularity.”

As a Computer Science Graduate from Ryerson University Gupta took the leap of faith into the app world at the beginning of 2011 and has finally made that dream come true. “It was a lot of hard work, a lot of faith in God and a great team behind me. Lots of support from my wife and family really helped out.”

Melinas Conquest is now live on the Apple App Store and on the Android Marketplace and can be purchased as of October 15th, 2011, for just $2.99.