Monday, August 12, 2013

He's All In! Jack Canon's American Destiny by Greg Sandora (Political Thriller and much more)



Author Greg Sandora to release the sequel of his highly acclaimed maiden novel on Amazon.com
Fort Myers, Florida, USA. August 10, 2013 – Fort Myers, Florida based author, Greg Sandora, has announced that the highly anticip...ated sequel to his critically acclaimed maiden fiction novel titled "Jack Canon's American Destiny" will soon be available on Amazon Kindle. Tentatively titled, "Jack Canon’s Women of the House", and with a tagline that will read "Love, Lust & Loyalty. A Story of Kindness, Passion & Courage That can't be Separated", the sequel promises to be worth waiting for and will be available on Amazon in the month of November 2013.

The first novel by Greg Sandora in the Jack Canon series, "Jack Canon's American Destiny" was aptly hailed by the readers and critics alike as a first-class novel in the Romantic Suspense Thriller genre with an extremely intriguing storyline set in a dynamic Political backdrop. The book proved to be a compulsive page turner, taking the readers on a roller coaster ride as the protagonist, Jack Canon, embarks on a thrilling quest to be elected as the President of the USA with the help of his fiercely loyal team of family members and friends. A first-class page turner set against a stunning political backdrop, "Jack Canon's American Destiny" delivered the best of suspense and thrill with just the right dose of passion and romance. The second novel by the author promises to be an equally exciting extension to the Jack Canon's saga and take the readers on to the next level of Jack Canon's journey as the President of the United States of America.

Released under the banner of Itoh Press, the paperback version of "Jack Canon's American Destiny" has 365 pages and is currently available on Amazon.com. The book is also available in ebook format for Kindle on Amazon.com's Kindle Bookstore online for $4.99 and can be directly downloaded to one’s Kindle, tablet, cell phone, lap top or computer from the following URL: 
http://amzn.com/B00BOE5KW4.

"Jack Canon's American Destiny tells a heartfelt story of people caught up in extreme circumstances, torn among passion, family, beliefs and aspirations," says Greg Sandora, the author of the book. "The story revolves around the universal battle between wealth and poverty and then soon evolves into a thrilling ride as elements of espionage, geo-politics, passion, deception and even murder emerge all around Jack Canon's life as he puts his very being on stake for his beliefs in pursuit of his true destiny!"

Being touted by many as one of those intense political thrillers that simply deserve to be made into a movie, Jack Canon's American Destiny is equally powerful on its own as a book that is extremely immersive. A reader can literally get involved so as to live and breathe in the world of Jack Canon, share his full range of concerns, from picayune to grandiose, consisting of things that are close to every American's heart.

Cleverly written, sprinkled with the right amount of 'spice' to keep the level of interest high, 'Jack Canon's American Destiny' is a tale that truly engrosses its readers. Great characterization by the author helps readers get involved in and care about the outcome of the story and how it turns out for Jack Canon, a charismatic leader running for Presidency, and Sandy Collins, his beautiful best friend, someone for whom Jack rightly feels that it's hard having a friend this beautiful!

"The reason why the first novel has proved to be an instant hit is that Jack Canon is a character that every reader can easily identify with. You can relate to his positive traits and even his minor character flaws, and mostly you can relate to his will and determination to get the presidency," added the author. "It is a captivating story about a man who truly believes in and pursues his destiny. What makes the story all the more endearing are the tender romantic elements, the suspense and action, the beautiful women and the relationships between best of friends."

The book has particularly resonated with readers, both men and women, who share an affinity for action, adventure and suspense woven with tender romance in their stories!

"The recent upheaval in the global economy, the reasons behind it and America's struggle to pull itself out of the abyss inspired me to conjure up the character of Jack Canon and write 'Jack Canon's American Destiny'. The story subtly directs the reader's attention to corruption at the highest levels of the government, something I just love to write about," speaking on the inspiration for his new book, the author says. "As an author, I have taken a little liberty of weaving in some situations and circumstances into the story, which have been inspired by real life experiences of my own and those of people around me to make it all the more interesting as I do believe that reality could be as exciting as fiction, if not more!"

The readers will find the book to be an extremely fast paced political thriller that also features an equally exciting story of love and passion. The characters go through a myriad of emotions and circumstances as the story quickly unfolds in the dynamic settings that the author creates.

For further information on the book “Jack Canon's American Destiny" or to purchase it, please click here: 
http://amzn.com/B00BOE5KW4



I’m originally from the Portland, Maine area and lived and worked there for years before moving to Southwest Florida. I am currently working on the sequel to Jack Canon’s American Destiny – which will be titled Jack Canon Clean Sweep. The sequel will be available in about three months.

My Dad and Mom were artists, my father painted and my mother wrote poetry and loved to garden. Most Saturdays we loaded up the 1970 Chevy Impala to trek to a one man show somewhere or other. I took a different track graduating with a business degree; owning and operating an Award Winning Franchise Fitness Center. Currently a professional manager I am living in Florida with my beautiful wife and children, and following my passion.


Some of my other projects include a children’s book called Sammy the Sea Turtle – about an infant sea turtle taken from his nest the night he was to find his way to the sea. Sammy lives with the family until their son – the boy who took him, graduates from high school. On that day Sammy, backpack in tow – begins the long journey home.
My second project in the works involves angels – a man during a visit to Bar Harbor Maine encounters an angel; quite accidentally, he is told – she was not supposed to make him aware of her existence. Only three others have ever seen the real thing. Naturally he falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful creature.
www.gregsandora.com


Genre: Thriller and Suspense, Political Thriller
Publisher: Itoh Press
Release Date: March 18, 2013
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Book Description:
It’s the steamy summer of 2016 in Washington, D.C. just days before the Democratic National Convention. A long and painful recession has left ordinary Americans suffering, spawning the hottest Presidential Contest in history. Jack Canon, a man born into privilege, a witness to great social injustice is going to be President of the United States–no matter what! Desperate and corrupt, the leader of the free world orders a hit to slow him down. The plan backfires–the wrong people are dead–a manhunt points to the unthinkable–The President of the United States.

Rewind one year, Jack’s focus on redistribution of wealth and energy has made him powerful enemies. Once his friends, Rogue Billionaires, Oil Sheiks, the Mob, all want him gone. The current President wants him alive–thinking he can win against an unabridged liberal. A Universal Raw Nerve of wealth vs. poverty is exposed becoming a thrill ride as deep machinations of espionage, geo-politics and deception, even murder play out. Kind and charismatic, Jack’s just naughty enough to have you falling for him like one of his loving circle of loyal friends. Of course he’s flawed, a dedicated family man, faithful to one woman, but in love with two. Is it his fault his best friend is impossibly jaw dropping beautiful? Think the crime and passion of the Godfather meets the romance and innocence of Camelot. A story that could spark a movement, a book that can seed a revolution. A heart thumping climax so shocking you’ll pull the covers and draw the shades! One things for sure, through all the drama and suspense, you’ll be pulling for Jack!


Praise For Jack Canon's American Destiny:

"I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the type to read political novels, but I was surprised by Jack Canon's American Destiny. The book was so well written that I couldn't help but keeping reading." 
~A. Brantley, Amazon Reviewer


"Wow - Great Read and Insight into Politics!"
~The Bookworm



The only thing that gave me a worse vibe than these two was Gene’s taste in decorating. The ceilings were about 30 feet high and three walls held books up to about the first 15 feet, after which was a very large landing around three quarters of the room. The wall opposite the door was made up of five floor-to-ceiling arched windows. The bottom six feet of each had colonial muttons and were partially opened, allowing the outside winter cold to fight with the heat in the room. On the landings above the bookshelves were housed various artifacts of torture.
Gene saw me noticing, “These are from the collection of King Henry,” he boasted.
There were guillotines and stretching racks and other devices all made of aged wood and black iron. Some had big weathered chain links hanging from them and leather straps. There were black iron turning wheels, the sight was gruesome.
Gene motioned to a large axe with a semicircular blade and an unusually long, thick handle.
This is my prized piece of the entire collection – the axe used to behead Katherine, Henry’s youngest bride.” Mounted next to the axe, on a polished cherry post, was a scrap of parchment.
Next to it, carved in gold lettering over black onyx, was inscribed an onlooker. The parchment had faded to an almost illegible degree and was kept behind glass.
Gene said, “The onlooker’s account is sealed in helium, just like the Declaration of Independence, to preserve it. I’ve had it authenticated by historians, expert in the period.” The words were transferred onto the stone.
The eerie account told of the misty morning when the helpless fair-haired teenager, a mere girl, forced to lay under the weight of the wealth of England, was led to her death.
I read the inscribed: Queen Katherine emerged just before nine in the morning. A rain the night before had turned the courtyard muddy to our ankles. The streets containing the foul smell of chicken scratch and horse urine slurried into the mix. Gawkers’ pushed for position and strained to see the delicate fawn-like Katherine as she walked barefoot, clothed only in a very plain and simple linen dress. The exposed skin of her upper chest was so pale I could see the ghostly blue vein patchwork just beneath. The last time I had seen the young queen she was amazing, the most beautiful woman in all England.
Fancily dressed and bright, riding in an open coach smiling sweetly waving to her subjects, I fancied the thought our eyes might have met for a second.
Spill her blood!” A spectator called out. I thought, what cowards this mob, content to stand by and watch. Greedily clinging to their own lives–any one of which could be wrenched from him in a second.
This bitter gray morning, the little Queen made her way slowly up to the old worn wooden steps, pausing briefly, turning sad doe eyes back to the crowd. A pitiful thin waif of a child so helpless and demure, Katherine continued up the stairs carefully gripping the railing as if it were her mothers hand, that somehow she might be swept away from all this.
Once upon the platform, facing the crowd full on, her tiny limbs were exposed and pale, a simple dress hanging over her nearly shapeless frame. She wore no jewelry. Her one remaining vanity, long hair, perfectly combed. The henchman placed her firmly against the block and with a blank and helpless stare Katherine moved her beautiful locks to one side exposing her slender neck.
I waited for her to jump to her feet and scream out in defiance, “What have I done that your precious King isn’t guilty of?”
Laying her head sideways on the block, she awaited her fate in silence.
The black-hooded killer appeared to us like a giant standing over her. A moment before, even the handle of the axe and the blade had been taller than the living little queen. He drew back.
I heard the neck cracking then a thud as the girl’s head crashed to the platform floor. Steam rose from the blood pouring in a warm pool from the lifeless body slumped behind the block.
Gene Hobbs had acquired the only known account of the gruesome event; one can imagine that onlookers must have rushed to write on whatever they could find to recount the scene. The metaphor of the rich over the poor and the machinery of torture in the room made me shudder. Reading the narrative, I felt sickened by the horror of the day, for lost innocence and the tyranny of the time. What a waste of a beautiful young life; what a disgrace for England.

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2 comments:

BK Walker said...

Thanks for stopping in Greg :) Can't wait to read this!

Teddy Rose said...

Great excerpt and trailer!