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It’s Official!

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We’re excited and want to share it with you!  A signed contract arrived this week from the company that will be publishing one of my novels. So that makes it official. Hallelujah!

Endeavour Publishing Ltd. of London, UK, has purchased the worldwide e-book rights for The Ultimate Threat. The manuscript was sent off to them on Thursday.

Endeavour will now take on the process of preparing my novel for the reading pleasure of all suspense/thriller fans and everyone else curious about what I’ve been up to these past five or six years. The lengthy preparatory process for publication includes final editing, formatting for e-book publication, designing the cover, drafting a marketing plan, and fitting my novel into the flow of books they will be bringing to market in the months ahead.

It’s too early right now to speculate on a publication date. However, you can rest assured that I will keep you posted!

You know, there’s a bizarre irony in all of this:

The Ultimate Threat took more than five years of researching and writing. As it turns out, the main theme is all about what appears to be happening right now – that is, aggressive recruiting by those psychopathic barbarians to lure disillusioned young people from the west into terrorism. And not incidentally, my novel is also about the consequences that we will encounter if we fail as a society to do whatever is necessary to stop these sub-human savages in their tracks.

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Fair warning: This novel is not for the faint of heart, yet it has an abundance of tender moments, too. It is action packed throughout with a seasoning of gruesome reality, while at the same time The Ultimate Threat shares with the reader intimate human moments of highly charged compassion amidst the devastation being forced upon innocent people by the brutal savagery of terrorism.  Sound like the day’s news?

There are a few sub-themes in The Ultimate Threat, including how ISIS has: a) brilliantly utilized the social media to serve their goals, b) manipulated the news media into becoming propagandists for them, and, c) have fomented prejudice among us against Muslims even though the beliefs that drive their insanity bear absolutely no resemblance to the teachings of Islam or their holy book, the Quran.  I should come as a surprise to almost no one that the people we elect and hire to defend us from this scourge have left us vulnerable with their bureaucratic constipation and political one-upmanship.

So the question you need to answer in The Ultimate Threat is this: Will our hero Mark Tremblay ultimately prevail and overcome the sinister forces of evil led by the devious and brutal Abdul Rhamir?  I do hope you’ll tune in when the time comes!

Wishing you a great day!

— James Osborne

Image Credits:

Champagne bottle image courtesy of ‘digitalart’ at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Thriller Book image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

15 comments on “It’s Official!

  1. just2happy
    March 14, 2015

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are so proud of you! We know you have worked very hard for this honor. We have always enjoyed your short story writing and are looking forward to seeing your finished novel! Love, Carol and Jack

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  2. whitepeaks1
    March 14, 2015

    jim great news…we await the final read

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  3. whitepeaks14
    March 14, 2015

    Jim great news after all your devoted time and effort. We await the final. Best dave and gail

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  4. Marilyn Cottrell
    March 14, 2015

    Congratulations!!! Thrilled for you. I can’t wait to read it.

    Marilyn

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  5. Carrie
    March 14, 2015

    Way to go, Dad/Grandpa! We are so happy for you! Love Carrie, Wayne, Casey and Victoria

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    • Andy McKell
      March 14, 2015

      Congrats, James! Enjoy that champagne, and here’s to great sales!

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  6. tales2inspire
    March 15, 2015

    Jim, I am SO happy for you!

    Congratulations and keep up the great work.

    Warm regards, Lois Get Your Free E-book Inspiring Stories Sampler http://tales2inspire.com/?page_id=804

    Lois W. Stern Creator of Tales2Inspire ‘Authors Helping Authors’ Project/Contest

    tales2inspire@optimum.net

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  7. tales2inspire
    March 15, 2015

    Addendum fro Lois

    Jim, when your book is finally published, you might want to send me a short blurb about it to add to your spotlight page.

    Get Your Free E-book Inspiring Stories Sampler http://tales2inspire.com/?page_id=804

    Lois W. Stern Creator of Tales2Inspire ‘Authors Helping Authors’ Project/Contest

    tales2inspire@optimum.net

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  8. capriciouslass
    March 15, 2015

    That’s really wonderful to hear Uncle Jim! Congratulations! Let’s hope it’s just the first of many. Debbie

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  9. moomorpublishing
    March 15, 2015

    This definitely is a time for congratulations and celebrating. Wonderful news!

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  10. olganm
    March 15, 2015

    Excellent! It sounds like the right book for the times.

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  11. CONGRATULATIONS!! And a toast to your success getting your novel published. I’ll be one of the first to get a copy when it hits the market. Interesting subject matter, I must say – yes, a bit different from your blog stories. You’ve been holding out on us! All the best to you!!

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  12. J. Hale Turner
    March 15, 2015

    WOW! Thanks so much for sharing the terrific news, James. Sending big congrats and best wishes to your success. Looking at the many well wishers, I better jump in line for this exciting release.😊

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  13. roypipes
    March 16, 2015

    James, congratulations – I look forward to reading A Message From ISIS.

    William

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  14. Bette A. Stevens
    March 20, 2015

    Congratulations & Best Wishes, James!

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