Monday, September 21, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Is the terrorist plot revealed in “White King Rising” by Lee Kessler fact or fiction?

White King Rising, Lee Kessler's sequel to White King and the Doctor continues to connect the dots that could lead to America's demise in the War on Terror.

Los Angeles, CA -- When Lee Kessler first wrote WHITE KING AND THE DOCTOR she knew she was on the right track about how terrorists think and the dangers we as Americans face when Steve Luckey, International Counter Terrorist Specialist and Security Consultant wrote, "Lee Kessler gets it! She connects the dots."

"Sam" Warner, former NASA Public Affairs Officer & Strategic Communications Consultant, Fairfax, VA says, "In WHITE KING RISING, Kessler's sequel to WHITE KING AND THE DOCTOR, Lee Kessler again displays her depth of intellect and immense talent for seamlessly weaving fiction amidst real-time factual events and people in the current War on Terror. Her ability to connect seemingly random unrelated "dots" delivers a chilling shiver at the absolute plausibility of this back story aimed at America's total demise. You cannot help but ask the frightening question, IS it fiction? ...WHITE KING RISING should be required reading for all those in the military and intelligence communities. And anyone concerned with our nation's security, indeed its viability, needs to read Kessler's brilliant and revealing work."

The "dots" refer to signs of a massive Fifth Column activity imbedded in the United States which has unwittingly been aiding Al-Qaeda. Kessler uncovered something so important she felt that the outcome of the War on Terror depended on it being known.

Major General Paul Vallely, Retired US Army, Chairman of Stand Up America and former Senior FOX NEWS Military Analyst, told Kessler that WHITE KING AND THE DOCTOR, gets it right on how and why Al-Qaeda is dividing America.

In a Fox and Friends interview with Kessler and Vallely, show Co-Host Gretchen Carlson commented that WHITE KING AND THE DOCTOR is a "must read for military commanders." Vallely agreed and went on to say that he told Lee she "had to complete the book because it is a novel based on actual events about the second in command . . . 'the Doctor' who masterminds the operations that have been carried out by Al-Qaeda. So I think every American should read this book ... and those from the Middle East... to understand what happened with Al-Zawahiri and find out who the White King is."

WHITE KING RISING promises to capture the reader and complete the story in an unexpected manner.

As one of only 121 Dazzling Daughters of the American Revolution, Lee Kessler’s passion to ensure America’s freedoms remain intact, and that the country her forefathers fought for and founded remains a free Republic, drives her writing.

Keep an eye out for WHITE KING RISING in the upcoming weeks.

About Lee Kessler
Lee Kessler is an Emmy nominated television actress, author, playwright, and stage director. Her career in Hollywood and New York spans 35 years and includes dozens of guest starring roles in episodic TV, mini-series and movies-of-the-week and was submitted for Emmy nominations for her starring roles in Collision Course" and Which Mother Is Mine? She co-starred with Peter O'Toole in Creator. Her play, Anais Nin - the Paris Years"was produced in New York and Los Angeles, with a subsequent tour on the West Coast. She directed the West Coast premiere of A.R. Gurney's Who Killed Richard Cory? Find out more about Lee Kessler, WHITE KING AND THE DOCTOR and WHITE KING RISING at

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Guest Blogger: Anthony S. Policastro

Eileen, thank you so much for helping me with this blog tour and your support.

Both of my novels,DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM and ABSENCE OF FAITH, both mystery/thrillers, were written out of fear, universal fears that I believe all of us consider at one time or another.

DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM is about Dan Riker, a computer security expert whose family is kidnapped by digital terrorists who take over the power grid and cell phone network and hold the United States hostage. Dan is the only one with the know-how to stop them, but the hackers have his family and he must decide to save his family or save millions of people.

While I wrote this book the fear of losing my own family pervaded my thoughts and I wrapped a plot around this fear using the latest wireless technologies and a lot of imagination. I still have my family and the thought of losing them is unimaginable. This was the fuel for DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM.

Dan's life is well planned, predicted and uneventful like most of our lives and I wanted to see how Dan would react when all of that is shattered in an instant when his family disappears.

Does Dan have the courage to save his family or will he just give up because he never had to face such insurmountable odds? Will he save millions of people whose lives are threatened by the terrorists or will he save his family? The book is not just about technology.

These are some of the questions I addressed in the book and when or if you read the book you may ask yourself these same questions and maybe better understand your own capabilities.

ABSENCE OF FAITH also addresses universal fears when residents in a highly-religious small town have horrible near-death experiences and wake up with burnt skin.  They believe they went to hell and that God has abandoned them. Matters get worse when a local Satanic cult emerges and wins over many residents.

My fears of losing all hope and all faith in the face of a downturn in life is what spawned ABSENCE OF FAITH. Again, I was interested in how people would react if you stripped them of all hope and faith. Would they pick themselves up and continue their lives? What would they do when this great fear overtakes them.

These are the questions I address in ABSENCE OF FAITH.

Bestselling author and psychic Sylvia Browne writes in her book, Prophecy, that, "...our beliefs are the driving force behind our behavior, our opinions, our actions. Without faith, without our beliefs, we're lost."

I have always been interested in religion and why and how it has such a powerful hold on all of us and what would happen if it were taken away.
I not only wanted my books to entertain, but I also wanted them to inspire, educate and leave readers with something to think about after they put the book down for the last time. I wanted the books to be relevant to people's lives today and some of the problems we all face in the journey of life. I hope my books are that and more.

Both DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM and ABSENCE OF FAITH are available as paperbacks from Outer Banks Publishing Group, and as ebooks from and the Amazon Kindle.
Both books will soon appear on Barnes and Noble's new ebook site.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Best Tool to Shrink URLs

What is BudURL? A cool tool for compacting long urls.
What kind of power would you have if you could not only shrink a long url, but also add notes and tags along with detailed analytics like you have on your website? Detailed statistics is marketing nirvana, but your website statistics only cover your website. What about social networks, emails, print marketing materials, presentations, etc. The list goes on and on! BudURL gives you the power to quantify this traffic and make decisions that were once a shot in the dark.  BudURL. Shrink. Track. Grow.

Which compacting tools do you like?