|About the Book|
CELEBRITIES PRAISES FOR ELIJAH JOONS WRITING:Insightful.--JIN, international rapper and BET Freestyle Friday Hall of FamerHad a wonderful time reading it. I feel you have such a gift as a writer and look forward to your work. --SUNG KANG, filmMoreCELEBRITIES PRAISES FOR ELIJAH JOONS WRITING:Insightful.--JIN, international rapper and BET Freestyle Friday Hall of FamerHad a wonderful time reading it. I feel you have such a gift as a writer and look forward to your work. --SUNG KANG, film actor (FAST FIVE, ANTWONE FISHER, directed by DENZEL WASHINGTON)Elijah Joon has resurrected the ass-kicking Arnold [Schwarzenegger] of yesteryear and spliced his DNA with the dark sadism of Gary Oldman. --KEN OAK, popular indie rock artist of Oak and Gorski, formerly known as the Ken Oak BandThe action is amazing and very exciting... F**king awesome! --FERNANDO CHIEN, film actor (Felicia Days THE GUILD: SEASON 2- FAST FIVE), fight choreographer, professional Hollywood StuntmanTHE DEMO TAPE: STORIES AND POEMSINTROScreen actors have a demo reel and musicians have a demo tape. What kind of portfolio does an author have? A blog?This book is to serve as my own literary “demo tape” in a way, but more than that, the purpose is to give readers a sense of what styles of writing my present and future works will come in:The BLUE BAND or ART HOUSE ESSENTIAL READING Series is dedicated solely to literary works of artistic merit and value. Please do not “sleep through my verse” in these sections. However, at least if you’re an indie author currently publishing digitally through the Amazon Kindle and/or Barnes and Noble PubIt!, people tend to not read these types of books, unfortunately.In contrast, the big sellers bringing in the readers are genre fiction titles along the lines of chick lit, paranormal romance, erotica, or thrillers.The RED BAND: EXTREME CONTENT Series is in line with genre fiction titles. The stories contain, obviously, extreme content that may disturb/offend/shock/turn off some audiences. Then again, some of the best material does just that.It is my hope there is something here for every type of reader to enjoy.