Today all around the world the day after the Inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, there were supposedly protest marches. What were they protesting? Apparently Trump’s perceived male chauvinism. But Old Faithful Plot and other titles in the Edward Ware Thrillers at War Series featured hero Colonel Sir Edward Ware who is nothing if he is not a male chauvinist pig. His wife, Dora Benley, is an American heiress from Pittsburgh. But she is expected to follow him on his adventures around the globe. In addition her pocketbook is very useful in financing everything, and Edward is not above taking advantage of her Robber Baron status.
Other women have set their sights on him, too. Villainess Helga von Wessel, Hitler’s chiefest spy, likes nothing better than trying to seduce Edward in order to persuade him to give up the Lawrence maps, key to world domination. Edward battles the women left and right and puts them in their place in order to serve his Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, and his country. He is a proud to be a male chauvinist pig.
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1933, the year of the Old Faithful Plot, the alternative history thriller soon to be published by Cheops Books, LLC, was the year of three great rhetoricians in politics: FDR, Adolf Hitler, and Winston Churchill. In 1933 Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. Hitler was always good at making speeches and working the crowd. He was positively theatrical, acting as if he were on a stage with his rhetorical flourishes and dramatic moves. FDR had just become the American President and was inaugurated in March with his famous “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself” speech. It was probably the most dramatic and noteworthy inaugural address of all times on this day, January 20, of the Trump inaugural. Lurking in the background in 1933 was the famous British speechmaker, Winston Churchill, who was still a backbencher, excluded from the Conservative Government of his day but soon to come to the fore in politics. He was the become the biggest and most famous of rhetoricians of the twentieth century. It was such an era of rhetoric that even the movie producer character in King Kong, which came out in 1933, made thematic speeches in the movie. He delivered the last lines of the movie about beauty and the beast.
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Fay Wray was the female lead in the 1933 movie King Kong. She was the lady that the monster ape took a liking to when he first set eyes on her on the island where he was king. She was famous as a great screamer whenever she saw the monster’s ugly face.
So what do Fay Wray and King Kong have to do with Dora Benley, the heroine of the Old Faithful Plot, the alternative history thriller to be published later this year by Cheops Books LLC? Well, the movie King Kong was released to the public in 1933, the troubled year of dictators when Hitler came to power and FDR made his famous nothing to fear but fear itself speech. And 1933 was the year when the novel Old Faithful Plot takes place.
Hitler and King Kong are both symbols of that year 1933. Dora and Edward run into both and have to deal with them. Dora had better practice screaming until she sounds like Fay Wray. She is going to have to do a lot of it in the thriller novel. What part does King Kong play? When does the heroine of the novel meet him? You will have to read it to find out.
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You may or may not have visited Yellowstone National Park. You may not even know that it is located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. But that big, original western national park may be in your face one of these days soon. Talk about the Big One in California, the giant earthquake. That would be nothing compared to what Yellowstone may do one of these days.
The first national park is also a dormant, giant, super volcano. Nobody knows what the trigger is to get it to explode big time. We do know that it would not be one of those cone volcanoes so familiar from Hawaii where molten lava streaks down a mountain slope. This would be far uglier and would resemble Mount Vesuvius blowing its lid in 79AD in Roman times during the Emperorship of Titus. Ash would spew out in all directions and cover the landscape for hundreds of miles. Nothing would grow. Cities would get buried. Nobody could live there anymore.
In short, the Yellowstone volcano could bring an end to the civilization of the US just as it cut a swath through ancient Rome. Read more about it in the upcoming alternative history thriller, the Old Faithful Plot, coming soon from Cheops Books. LLC.
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The Old Faithful Plot ends at the Old Faithful Geyser and Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. The geyser and its regular eruptions are part of the climactic scene of the alternative history thriller novel. It’s enough to give you thrills and chills but wouldn’t that be even more true if the geyser could erupt in your face as it were or at least on your own desktop?
Thanks to the National Park website nps.gov such a thing is now possible. You can tune in each and every day no matter what the time of year to watch Old Faithful erupt in all its glory. The National Park Service operates a webcam. Here is the link. From now on Cheops Books LLC is going to display the link on the Old Faithful Plot page of the website: http://www.edwardwarethrillers.org. It will keep you in the right mood for reading the book. You know you can turn to it when you are in the mood. Our author Dora Benley tells us that she was constantly watching the geyser erupt as she was writing the novel. We can tell. You will be able to also.
Click here to see the Old Faithful webcam.
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There are only two types of poisonous lizards in North America, the Mexican beaded lizard and the Gila Monster. Both are found in the Southwest Desert, and one makes an appearance in Old Faithful Plot. The novel takes place in 1933 from New York City along the Lincoln Highway to Yellowstone National Park. This is one thousand miles north of the desert, so how does the Gila Monster appear? That will be left to the reader’s imagination. But suffice it to say that Hitler and his two chief spies, Helga and Herr von Wessel, are busy inventing ways to terrify Edward and Dora. They think a horrible lizard or two just might terrify them into handing over the Lawrence maps, key to world domination.
This is certainly an alternative history thriller with no holds barred. Hitler is already plotting to overthrow the world order and change history itself. He wants to penetrate a time tunnel he has discovered in Yellowstone, go back and history, and change what happens. He wants Germany to win the Great War and put him in an even stronger position. And he knows just who to assassinate to make this happen. And if you can throw in a monster or two to terrify people, the Dictator would be quite happy to oblige.
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How does Dora do it? She is always off on a journey or she is always flying from an enemy at a moment’s notice. But she has to always look like an heiress who has plenty of money for Edward’s sake. She is his power point with all her millions of dollars. She always carries plenty of cash with her.
Dora Benley might always be packing her suitcase, but when she is surprised and does not have a chance, how does she make sure her coiffure looks news? How does she look “put together”? In the upcoming alternative history thriller that takes place in June of 1935, Old Faithful Plot, she is meeting Edward at the pier in Manhattan for one of his flying visits to tryst with her. But they are both surprised by Hitler’s spies. They must flee towards Yellowstone. Dora cannot even pack her bag. She must take what she has in her hands at that very moment.
What does Dora always have in her hands? What does she never let go of? In this she packs her most necessary possessions. It is her elephant tapestry bag. This is a stylish handbag that is quite unique and reminds one of the era of the elegant thirties. This leather bag has enough compartments to fit everything from cold cash to her checkbook to her letters of credit to her passport to various maps including a Lawrence map or two if necessary. That is in addition to her makeup and various toiletry items for overnight stays. She might not be able to change her clothes, but she wants to make sure her hairdo is topnotch even in the wilds of Yellowstone National Park. What does she never forget? Her elephant tapestry bag. It is as necessary as Edward’s gun. In fact, it is where Dora always carries her own.
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The Cheops Pyramid has always represented Cheops Books LLC. Why? It is a symbol of ancient Egypt and the ancient world in general and it seems mysterious, as if its meaning is always eluding you because there is always something you don’t expect and something you don’t know about, and we hope that our readers will always find our books that way, too.
The Cheops Pyramid is an Old Kingdom Pyramid also called the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Pyramid of Khufu. It is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza complex at 455 feet built of 2.3 million stone blocks. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one to still look something the way it did in ancient times. That is the symbol we always put on our book cover.
Now we propose another symbol to add to our website, the ancient Egyptian symbol of Bastet, the cat goddess. We frequently include cats in our thriller novels because cats are elusive and mysterious animals. They were considered sacred in ancient Egypt. They are sacred to Cheops Books, LLC, too. So don’t wonder when you find cats decorating sections of the website and pages in the novels along with the Cheops Pyramid.
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Moon: $.99 Special Cheops Books Promotion Starts Thursday:
Starting on Thursday Cheops Books will offer Moon for sale for only $.99 on its own website: http://www.edwardwarethrillers.org. It will be on the new Promotion Page. You can download the book. We will send it to you as an ebook.
Darcy Devon can’t take it anymore. Her millionaire parents won’t stop bugging her to date Randolph King, the son of an English client of theirs. She runs away to live in her grandparents’ house in the wilds of Montana. But no sooner does she unpack her suitcase than she notices that somebody who looks like an uncouth madman is following her. Nobody knows who he is. When she goes swimming, somebody is watching her. When she goes to bed, somebody is outside looking in. Wolves howl at midnight. She looks up at the sky and sees a black moon and shivers. What does this strange man want with her? Is he escaped from an asylum, or is it something worse?
Moon was originally published in German by Cora Verlag, Harper Collins Germany. If you liked Moon you will enjoy other young adult thrillers by Linda Cargill such as Shadows, Trees, Storm, Mirror, and Doubles.
Moon is one of the roster of Yellowstone books that Cheops Books will publish as a collection later this year as it looks forward to publishing its Edward Ware Thrillers at War latest, Old Faithful Plot.
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Ancestress: Still On $.99 Promotion:
From now until Wednesday you can still buy Ancestress for only $.99 and download it on Amazon Kindle. It is on an Amazon Countdown Special until then. It is one of Cheops Books LLC’s Yellowstone thrillers, a young adult mystery suspense novel.
Irene moves with her parents to the wilds of Montana so her parents can work in Yellowstone studying bears and other wild creatures. It is bad enough to be away from her friends in the middle of nowhere. She even gets a weirdo note in the mail from her old boyfriend who did not want her to go that threatens that the bears are going to eat her. But their new house is strange, too. It is full of old portraits on the walls. One of them is particularly compelling. An elegant lady from the nineteenth century with a fancy necklace is starting straight at her. Irene cannot look away. No matter where she goes in the room she cannot escape it. It creeps into her dreams. Is this house haunted? Or did somebody put the portrait there to scare her away? Maybe it wasn’t her former boyfriend after all who had sent the threatening notes about bears. Who doesn’t like her? She had better figure it out, or Irene might end up dead.
Ancestress was originally published in German by Cora Verlag, Harper Collins Germany. It is now brought to you by Edward Ware Thrillers YA, an imprint of Cheops Books, LLC. If you liked Ancestress, you will enjoy other young adult thrillers by Linda Cargill such as Pool, Cave, Shade, Moon, and Snow.
Ancestress will be published as a collection with Cheops Books LLC’s other Yellowstone novels and thrillers soon, including the Edward Ware Thrillers at War title, Old Faithful Plot.
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