Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Aaron Ryan's Interview


Aaron Ryan


Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school, etc. Let them get to know the personal you.

Aaron Ryan lives in Washington with his wife and two sons, along with Macy, the dog, Winston, the cat, and Merry & Pippin, the finches.

He is the author of the "Dissonance" series, several business books on multimedia production penned under a pseudonym, and a previous fictional novel, "The Omega Room."

In second grade, he was tasked with writing a creative assignment: a fictional book. And thus, “The Electric Boy” was born: a simple novella full of intrigue, fantasy, and 7-year-old wits that electrified Aaron’s desire to write. From that point forward, Aaron evolved into a creative soul who desired to create.

He enjoys the arts, media, music, performing, poetry, and being a daddy. In his lifetime, he has been an author, voiceover artist, wedding videographer, stage performer, musician, producer, rock/pop artist, executive assistant, service manager, paperboy, CSR, poet, tech support, worship leader, and more. His diverse life experiences give him a unique approach to business, life, ministry, faith, and entertainment.

Aaron’s favorite author by far is J.R.R. Tolkien, but he also enjoys Suzanne Collins, James S.A. Corey, Marie Lu, Madeleine L’Engle, C.S. Lewis, and Stephen King.

Aaron has always had a passion for storytelling.

Visit www.dissonancetheseries.com for information on Aaron’s series.


What inspired you to author this series?

I wanted to write about what terrified me and set it in a futuristic (but not too far), gritty, dystopian Earth setting.

Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?

I found the art online! A graphic designer had created it. It wasn't too far off what I had envisioned in my head. I needed to ask him to adjust the image a bit, but other than that, it was perfect!


Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?

Personally, Jesus Christ, and my wife. I love them both dearly.

As a writer, J.R.R. Tolkien, by FAR.

What were the struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?

Continuity. Maintaining correct facts, statuses, attributes, previous quotations, etc., takes some back-and-forth to remember what you said and a full read-through to ensure that there are no gaping plot holes.

Tell your readers about your book.

Cameron "Jet" Shipley was there when they arrived in 2026. He and everyone else lived through the next decade and a half, learning to hide. Learning to never make a sound. Learning the most important rule of all:

You just...don't...look.

The year is now 2042, and humanity is seeking an existence in the shadows. Cameron and his team are sent out on a recon mission in Clarksville, Tennessee, with events and developments that may alter the trajectory of Earth's fate...and his own.

Joined by newcomers Bassett and Trudy, Cameron and his brother Rut will have to contend with a powerful force that has laid waste to the planet and annihilated over eighty-five percent of civilization.

Will Jet's expeditions lead him on a slippery slope of discovery that demands accountability and answers?

Or will it plunge the earth, and everything in it, into further dissonance?

"Aliens" meets "A Quiet Place" in this dystopian sci-fi thriller series.



Who is your target audience, and why?

Young Adult and Adult Dystopian and Sci-Fi/fantasy readers. Anyone who has read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, or the Legend series by Marie Lu, or The Immortal Ones by Shade Owens, can appreciate these. The plot thickens as you progress, and there is a sinister subplot at play.

What do you consider your greatest success in life?

My marriage, and my two sons. They are my life's greatest accomplishments. :-)

What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?

I am a realist. My characters are based in reality, and unlike the shiny, glossy sci-fi future of many novelists' works, mine focuses on real grief, real experiences, real dialogue, real adversaries. Reality. I'm a big believer in verisimilitude.



Saturday, January 13, 2024

Guide to Financial Freedom: Discover Money Skills for Teens to Retire Early, Tax Strategies, Budgeting, and Rich Habits by Christian Pérez



Are you worried about being stuck in the usual 9 to 5 job for the next 40 years? Have you tried other solutions, but nothing seems to work?


Complex software, quantum computing, the rapidly flourishing AI… We live in a fast-paced world, and you’re worried about whether your job will still exist in the next 20 - 40 years. The era of the conventional 9 to 5 job is getting to an end, and you’re wondering how you’ll earn money.

There must be another way, right? RIGHT? If you are urged to seek money-earning alternatives, this book is for you. You see, achieving FINANCIAL FREEDOM isn’t as elusive as it may seem. With the right guidance and perseverance, you can achieve it, too. Even if past ventures like trading, cryptocurrency, or drop shipping didn’t pan out. You could even become the first MILLIONAIRE in your family who breaks the poverty chain. Business owner, investor, and wealth wisdom seeker Christian Pérez provides you with a step-by-step blueprint to achieve Financial Independence without waiting a lifetime.

Here’s a fraction of what you will discover in 
Guide to Financial Freedom: Discover Money Skills for Teens to Retire Early, Tax Strategies, Budgeting, and Rich Habits:

  • Achieve Financial Freedom by doing the one thing most youngsters are afraid of doing.
  • 4 easy things to implement in your life to keep more of what you earn.
  • Example strategies so you can create your own.
  • Avoid the hidden trap when investing.
  • The opportunity accessible only to open-minded individuals.
  • The hidden gem of personal finances.
  • ACCESS TO A 3-EBOOK PACK to further boost your finances!

And so much more!


You will be given 
practical steps to put into practice what you will learn in this book. Once you have started, you will have the power to be unstoppable towards your goal.

Are you submerged in debt? Don’t have enough time? Don’t have a job? Don’t have any savings? You NEED this book if you find yourself in any of these situations.

This book is not an expense; it is an INVESTMENT. It is not a time waster; it is a TIME SAVER.
Imagine how you would feel if you had the chance to become financially free and you MISSED it.
With the advance of technology, we don’t know how long your job will last. Who knows when the next pandemic, war, or recession will come, but will you be prepared?

Join the community of people who have already started their financial journey. Get the book NOW and start building your master plan!


Christian Perez was born and raised in Spain. He holds the unique distinction of being a former physicist turned finance specialist with a wide range of business inclinations.
Through perseverance and hard work, he embarked on his quest for financial freedom. Christian ravenously devoured everything he could on the subject and quickly became a subject matter expert culminating when he earned his MBA from EAE Business School.
Christian’s passion became purpose. He continues helping others climb out of their struggles by teaching them methods to obtain “the ultimate freedom” - One unattached to any country, business, schedule, or person. A freedom he now shares with anyone willing to learn.

Friday, January 12, 2024

Stargazer: The Ultimate Artefact by Ivan Ertlov



Dear Readers,

I am thrilled to share with you a book that has captivated my imagination and reignited my love for space opera: "Stargazer: The Ultimate Artefact" by Ivan Ertlov. Released on July 13, 2021, this masterpiece is not just a book; it's an interstellar adventure that will take you on a journey beyond the stars.

From the first page, Ertlov plunges us into a universe rich with history and complexity. Set 2000 years after a united spacefaring coalition defeats a ruthless species threatening the galaxy, we are introduced to Frank Gazer. He's a descendant of humanity, a species now viewed with disdain and mistrust by the galaxy at large. Frank, a prospector by heart, is far removed from the legacy of his ancestors' destructive past. His character is a refreshing take on the anti-hero archetype, focused on survival and profit rather than grandiose quests for redemption or glory.

As the story unfolds, Frank's pursuit of a lucrative comet leads him to a discovery that could change the fate of thousands of worlds. Ertlov masterfully weaves a narrative that is not only gripping but also layered with political intrigue, a cold war between star empires, and the eternal question of what it means to be human in a universe that has moved on.


Fans of the "Avatar" series and the "Goliath Chronicles" will find "Stargazer" a natural evolution of Ertlov's storytelling prowess. This book stands out with its fast pace, witty dialogue, and a sense of wonder that harkens back to classics of the genre.

One cannot help but be amused and intrigued by Ertlov's warning of "traces of nuts, antimatter, and fellatio trout" – a testament to the book's blend of humor, high-stakes adventure, and the bizarre. "Stargazer: The Ultimate Artefact" is more than a book; it's an experience, a journey that challenges our perceptions of humanity and our place in the cosmos.

"Stargazer: The Ultimate Artefact" is a must-read for science fiction aficionados and anyone who loves a story that combines adventure, humor, and a deep dive into the complexities of the human spirit. Ivan Ertlov has outdone himself with this one, and I can't recommend it enough. Grab your copy, fasten your seatbelts, and prepare for a ride across the galaxy you won't forget!

Happy Reading!


Stargazer: The Ultimate Artefact


Born in the 1970s in Czechoslovakia, raised in Austria, currently living in the simmering heat of Western Australia. Creative Writer, CM and Producer on International video game hits like Gothic, SpellForce, Hitman and RISK.
Won 25 Game of the Year awards before he decided to write and publish his own novels. Sometimes trashy, sometimes cheeky, often politically loaded, always fun to read.
Best-selling Author in the German Fantasy and Science-Fiction market.
6 x winner of the "Goldener Stephan", Germany's audience award for fantastic literature.
Random facts:
- Ran for councilman in Lower Austria 2000, won a seat, defended it in two further elections. Spent 15 years as an elected politician.
- Played American Football in the Austrian National League (Divisions 4, 3 and 2), won a bowl.
- Knows how it feels to get stabbed, shot and drowned.
- Former medieval full-contact sword-fighter, won the Marchtrenk tournament (which he organized, so take that with a grain of salt)
- Has a daughter in Germany who doesn't think dad is "cool". Mental note: You can produce video games, ride your Harley through the Australian outback and write SciFi bestsellers and your own offspring will still be more embarrassed than proud.
- Speaks 5 languages fluently with a terrible accent, can beg for mercy and ask for a lawyer in 8 more


A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence: Unraveling the Threads of Machine Intelligence by Samuel S Wade (Author)



A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence: Unraveling the Threads of Machine Intelligence Paperback – Large Print, November 18, 2023

Product Details

  • Publisher: ‎ Independently published (November 18, 2023)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 267 pages
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8868134821
  • Item Weight: ‎ 1.03 pounds
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.61 x 9 inches



Samuel S. Wade is a visionary in the field of artificial intelligence, blending a rich academic background with real-world tech experience. A celebrated AI researcher and eloquent speaker, Wade has dedicated his career to exploring the nexus between AI and human society. His work, marked by a commitment to ethical practices and innovation, has made significant contributions to understanding AI's societal impact. Wade's approachable writing style in his book reflects his passion for making complex ideas accessible, ensuring his insights resonate with a broad audience.