The TOP Five Quotes from Martuk … the Holy That Will Leave You SPEECHLESS!!!!!!

Want to know what the Five Quotes from Martuk … the Holy, voted one of the Highlights of the Year, that will leave you SPEECHLESS?????

#4 will SHOCK YOU!!!! #2 will BLOW YOUR MIND!!!!!!

Missed #10 thru #6????

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WAIT!!!!!

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No worries!!!! Check them out HERE!!!!!!

Here are the TOP Five Quotes from Martuk … the Holy that will leave you SPEECHLESS!!!!!!!

5. “Demon? No, I was human once, like you. Felt fear once, like you. Could die once …”

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4. “I see it, this Darkness. It surrounds you, walks with you. Watches you when you sleep and stands with you when you wake. Wanders when you wander, stops when you stop. A dangerous shadow, it is. But hungry. So hungry It craves the bread you eat even now, here, with me.”

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3. “You killed her. A child. An innocent. Stole her, raped her, beat her and left her to die. You killed her. You cut her, you coward.”

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2. “They stole it, those bronzed men, those Priests of old. Robbed you of your humanity. Promised you Home, a great Kingdom, and gave you this. A Soul trapped by Time to wander Eternity. Alone.”

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And the TOP QUOTE from Martuk … the Holy according to 103.578% of people not polled???????

Drum roll …

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Are you READY????????????????????????

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The TOP QUOTE THAT WILL LEAVE YOU SPEECHLESS!!!!!!!!!

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1. “I was told you smelled of blood.”

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MORE TO COME!!!!!!!!!!

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Like what you see?

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Check out the book here!!!!!!

 

Ten Quotes from Martuk … the Holy That Will Leave You SPEECHLESS!!!!!

Want to know the Ten Quotes from Martuk … the Holy that will leave you SPEECHLESS?????

Number 7 will BLOW YOUR MIND!!! Number 8 will CHANGE EVERYTHING!!!!

You won’t BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!!!!! DOCTORS HATE THIS NEW TRICK!!!!!

Here are the first five of the Ten Quotes from Martuk … the Holy that will leave you SPEECHLESS!!!!!!!!

10. “Do you not see the scars? Do you not see the god being born? How can you not feel the heat of this mortal blood as it drips from the cuts, the gashes?”

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9. “And if the God in me should triumph over this mortal mediocrity?”

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8. “The path to the Heavens is never easy.”

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7. “I will rip out your tongue.”

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6. “Did you think you could let her die and then leave her to rot? Did you think the gods would allow you to escape? After showing such cruelty? Such disrespect? Did you think you would get away with it? That I would let you?”

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… MORE TO COME!!!!!!

82.953% of those not polled will NOT read the next post with the FIVE QUOTES from Martuk … the Holy that will leave you SPEECHLESS!!!!

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Will YOU??????????

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Want to check out the book?????

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JUST CLICK HERE!!!!!!!

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Having the courage to miss

I have a lot of irons in the fire.

Finishing up what promises to be an amazing book for an incredible publisher (Eidolon Avenue for Crystal Lake Publishing in 2016). Digging into the script adaptation of Eidolon for a production company that’s shown interest in discussing the possibility of adapting it into a TV series. Still working to find a home for one screenplay (indie) while polishing a solid first draft of another script, this one the film adaptation of my first novel Martuk … the Holy (probably Studio).

Add to that the various TV specs I have floating around, the introductions I still reach out to make, and the relationships I’m happily building, and, yeah, there’s a lot going on.

And it’s terrifying. Sometimes. Because I aim high. I aim high and I miss. And then I restring the bow and aim high again. Maybe I’ll miss, but maybe not, you know? Either way, I’m still standing. But I always aim high because, hell, if you’re going to aim, it might as well be high, right?

But you have to have the courage to miss. Because aiming high leads to a mountain of No. An endless ocean of No. A flat-out, can’t get around it, frustrating road strewn with No, Nope, I don’t think so, and — the worst one — Silence. But is that enough of a reason to not try? Of course not. So I aim high, miss, aim again, make contact, get a No, restring the bow, and lather, rinse, repeat until I get that Yes. Or Maybe. Or, my favorite, Let’s Talk. Because if I do nothing then nothing happens.

Why am I talking about this? Because I’m following my gut and reaching out to someone, someone I greatly admire, for Martuk. Someone I think would

  • A) get the story and the complexities of the character
  • B) would recognize the opportunity inherent in being a huge part of a film franchise and, IMO, is perfectly suited to this project
  • C) has the courage to take this project on, wrestle it to the ground, and work with me to bring it to the screen in a way that accurately reflects, as much as possible, the book(s).

More importantly, I believe they would understand how much of a game-changer Martuk could be for their career.

Am I scared doing this? Yep. Will that stop me? Nope. Will I actually get a response or be lucky enough to have a conversation? Hell if I know. But I’m not going to let fear run me, I’m not going to let a potential No stop me, and I’m certainly not going to stop myself from even trying just because I’m afraid.

Because, at the end of the day, you gain nothing, absolutely nothing, by living afraid. So why do it?

Take aim, fire, and have the courage to miss.

Who knows? You just might land a bulls eye and get a Yes.

“How much pain and love can one endure?”

So asks a new very generous, fantastic review for Martuk … the Holy: Proseuche.

Here’s a small excerpt:

Author Jonathan Winn ups the ante with this epic dark fantasy sequel that continues to span the ages. Proseuche does what a sequel should: it creatively expands every facet of the tale, yet does not merely exploit the success of the first book. It definitely stands on its own, and brings more depth, more emotions to the fore, enriching the overall arch. History is written by the winners, but that’s not the case here. Martuk knows all too well that the truth doesn’t set you free, it makes you free. Prepare to have your imagination stretched in this new and fresh take on humanity and what lurks behind the curtain we call reality.

You can read the rest here.

Gotta say there’s no better way to start the day than with the words of a reader who obviously enjoyed your work. :)

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Five UNKNOWN Facts About Jonathan Winn That Will CHANGE EVERYTHING!!!!!

You know him as a screenwriter (film and television) and the author of Martuk … the Holy and Martuk … the Holy: Proseuche as well as The Martuk Series and the upcoming Eidolon Avenue (2016) from Crystal Lake Publishing.

But what you DIDN’T know will SHOCK YOU and CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!!

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Did you know … ??????????????????????

5. He graduated chili con carne with an Assistant Associate A-for-Effort Certificate of Completion in Phonetic Gangsta Rap from Buttons’n’Hoes Online University.

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4. He’s the undefeated champion in “Holy schnitzel, what’s that smell?”

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3. Is a proud recipient of the Hands Across Bungflick County Scholarship for his tireless work with DAT ASS (Differently Abled Turtles with Awkward Sinking Syndrome).

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2. Is recognized as the unrecognized inventor of Twig, the never-popular wood-smoke scented waxless wicklesss candles found at your local forest and/or wooded area.

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And the NUMBER ONE UNKNOWN fact about JONATHAN WINN?????????

You’ll NEVER guess what happens NEXT!!!!!!!!

ARE YOU READY???????????????????????

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Are you SURE??????????????????????????

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The #1 FACT about Jonathan Winn That Will CHANGE EVERYTHING:

1. He is the FIRST open and proud and open AMPHIBIOUS AUTHOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He can use BOTH his hands —

like THIS guy —

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when he types!!!!!

BE AMAZED!!!!!!!!

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BOTH HANDS!!!!!!

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ON THE KEYBOARD!!!!!!!!

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AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Doctors DON’T want you to KNOW THIS!!!!!

Amazed?

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Stay tuned for MORE UNPROVEN UNBELIEVABLE UNTRUE FACTS!!!!!!

And don’t forget to check out his books here and here.

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The five BEST moments in Martuk … the Holy.

#3 will blow your mind.

#4 CHANGED MY LIFE!

The TOP FIVE moments from Martuk … the Holy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. A Golden God lifted him in the air … and what he did next WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!!!!!!!

FOR REAL!

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2. An ancient evil slithered down Martuk’s throat during a SACRIFICE … and Martuk will NEVER be the SAME!!!!!!

And NO ONE even tried to help!

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3. A mysterious Magi THREATENED Martuk and then walked into the flames and what happened next CHANGED EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!

It blew Martuk’s mind.

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4. In first century Jerusalem, Judas introduced Martuk to Jesus … and what happened next AMAZED HIM!!!!!

Things were NEVER the same!

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5. Jesus ATTACKED Martuk with a KNIFE … and Martuk will NEVER forget WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!!!!!!

He STILL talks about it!!!

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… MORE TO COME!!!!!!!

97.24% of those not polled will NOT say “Martuk” correctly!!!

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Do you??????  (it’s “mar-took”)

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One Happy Hybrid

You know what a hybrid is, right? In publishing, it’s someone who both self-publishes (as I did with Martuk … the Holy and Martuk … the Holy: Proseuche as well as The Martuk Series) and is published traditionally.

Well, as of today, I am now officially a hybrid.

From Crystal Lake Publishing:

After five months of reading 144 pitches and various sample chapter submissions (with the help of various sub readers – especially Ben Eads), Crystal Lake Publishing is proud to announce six projects chosen by us (and one surprise addition). We actually accepted seven, but we’re still negotiating with the author his novel. That announcement will be made at a later date.

In alphabetical order:

Theresa Derwin – GOD’S VENGEANCE novella
Mark Allan Gunnells – short story collection presently named FLOWERS IN A DUMPSTER
Alessandro Manzetti – EDEN UNDERGROUND poetry collection
Patrick Rutigliano – WIND CHILL novella
Mark Sheldon – SARAH KILLIAN: SERIAL KILLER (FOR HIRE!) novella
Jonathan Winn – EIDOLON AVENUE, a collection of shorts stories and novellas

A sincere congrats to all these authors. The competition was extremely tough, and you truly deserve to be here. I hope everyone takes the time to congratulate these folks, as well as take the time to get to know the ones you’re not familiar with.
I’m also extremely happy to announce that we’ll be publishing the print edition of Taylor Grant’s DARK AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL later this year. The eBook edition has been picked up by another excellent publisher, so more on that at a later date.

Here is a rough draft of our publishing schedule till end of this year (subject to change, of course):

May: THE OUTSIDERS
June: Kevin Lucia’s THROUGH A MIRROR, DARKLY
July: Alessandro Manzetti’s EDEN UNDERGROUND
August: TALES FROM THE LAKE VOL.2
September: CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE
October: HORROR 201: THE SILVER SCREAM
November: Taylor Grant’s DARK AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL
December: Patrick Rutigliano’s WIND CHILL

Thank you to everyone who took part in our very first open submission window, and all the best with your books. I’m sure we’ll have another open submission in the next year or so.

All the best,
Joe Mynhardt
Crystal Lake Publishing

So, there you have it! Huge congratulations to everyone.

I couldn’t be more excited to be working with the award-winning CLP and the fantastic Joe Mynhardt, a man who’s deeply respected and has an eye for talent. To have someone like him believe in what I was doing enough to say Yes is very exciting.

And that’s how you become One Happy Hybrid, my friends.