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Amber, The First Book Of A 3-Book Trilogy, “The Ushering” Tells Of An Apocalyptic Calamity That Should Have Destroyed The Earth In 1969, By Author Dan-Dwayne Spencer

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The author calls these abilities the gifts of the spirit; they have no idea what’s happening to them. These teens are pitted against fallen angels and their demon hordes as the kids champion a war raging between the fallen and the favored angels. It’s somewhat eerie and frightening like Stranger Things and as much of a superhero origin story as Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.

Taking a look into the first novel of an apocalyptic series called The Ushering. It begins a journey of mythic proportion with the title Amber. It follows a group of 3 unwitting teenagers who, after being empowered with supernatural gifts, find themselves doing battle against fallen angels and the demons serving them. One of the intertwining main themes of the book is finding one’s purpose, and an underlying theme in the book is “Finding the Superhero in Ourselves.”  The Ushering: AMBER is, in the simplest terms, a superhero origin story with Biblical overtones.

These Teens, unaware of their abilities, begin this epic journey, stumbling along until the realization of their destiny, their purpose, becomes clear. Inspired by their mentors and directed by angels, they persevere to battle for good against absolute evil. All to stop Satan’s doomsday clock from signaling Armageddon. Set in 1969, the fallen angels begin the events that will eventually bring their champion, the antichrist, into existence. Using their special abilities, these 3 young people face the forces of Hell itself in hopes they have what it takes to push back the hands of the devil’s doomsday clock and prevent the ushering in of the unholy ambassador of Satan. Follow their exploits as they discover their abilities and stumble headlong into the frightening era of the apocalypse.

Throughout the novel, The Ushering: Amber, the reader wonders how these flawed, anger-ridden, socially challenged teens (who are empowered with supernatural abilities) can overcome. Dan-Dwayne takes us on a journey that delves into the lives of these young people, as well as into the scary world of the supernatural.

Actually, it’s for the adventurer in everyone. Yes, it fits the criteria of a young adult novel, but it speaks to adults of all ages. Partly because it was set in 1969. You see, in this story, the Lord of Hell has long-range plans. He moves his fallen angels and demons into play in order to manipulate the future. Those plans of his remain unspoken, but it is something I expect the reader to pick up on. Oh no, I’m starting to reveal spoilers. I better stop there.
This certainly sounds like an action-packed adventure. A little horror mixed with fantasy, and we can see by the cover description it is going to have something to do with the end of the world. Since this is book 1 of a 3-book trilogy, the world does not end in this novel. For these 4 gifted teens, there is a lot of adventure ahead.

Here are what people are saying about The Ushering: AMBER

  • One Amazon reader said, “Amber is an engaging and original story which hooks you from the very beginning. Set in the sixties, the attention to detail makes you feel like you have traveled back in time. The characters are relatable as they grow to confront the supernatural threat facing them. The tension in this book slowly builds to a dynamite ending that makes it impossible to put the book down.
  • Another 5 Star Review was given by Writer and Editor Debi Weir, saying, “Author Dan-Dwayne weaves an engaging tale of teenage angst meeting an apocalyptic horde.”

Production Information:
Series Title: The Ushering
Book Title: AMBER
Author: Dan-Dwayne
Book Release Date: March 15th, 2021
Available at Amazon.com
ISBN: 9798593355157
Paperback – $12.99
E-book – $5.99
360 Pages
Fantasy/ Magic Realism/ Apocalyptic Fiction

To Order, the Book go to https://www.amazon.com/Amber-Ushering-Dan-Dwayne-Spencer/dp/B08YQR81CZ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+ushering+amber&qid=1617143773&sr=8-1.

Renowned Author Dan-Dwayne Spencer:
Dan: went to Lubbock public schools and graduated from Texas Tech in fine arts. He actually went to Tech twice. When he went back, He got his teaching certification and ended up teaching for 24 years, part of that at Monterey High School. He even worked for a while as the Art Director for KAMC and KLBK Television. But those are years gone by. For the past twenty years, Dan-Dwayne has been writing. This new book is his fourth novel, but his first series.
As an author of 4 published novels, a novella, a number of short stories, and a children’s book, as well as illustrating a Bible coloring book, Dan-Dwayne Spencer’s career is hard to pigeonhole. He draws on his life experiences seasoned with a large dose of imagination to inspire his stories. Writing under the name Dan-Dwayne, he authors adventure book. His alter ego/nom de plume Liam Shea writes historical fiction without the Sci-Fi or Fantasy thrown in. Currently, on the Caprock Writers and Illustrators Alliance board, a member of the Lubbock Write Right Critique Group, and at times teaches drawing at the Lubbock Garden and Arts Center, he is involved in promoting both the visual and literary arts on the Texas South Plains. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and a longtime resident of Lubbock. He says, “That one of his favorite things is to sit on his deck with his wife, watching the Texas sunrise while sipping a good cup of coffee.”

For more information about Dan-Dwayne Spencer, go to www.Dan-Dwayne.com or email [email protected].

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TOP 30 Finalist Moving to Phase II of The National Black Business Pitch Competition

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The National Black Business Pitch (NBBP) is a virtual competition designed to connect Black-owned businesses to corporations who are looking to expand and diversify their supply chain with new products and services.

These thirty businesses have advanced to the final competition and the opportunity to win cash prizes of up to $10,000. The final competition will consist of a 2-day live virtual event, August 17 & 18, 2021, where the business owner will Pitch his or her business to multiply corporations from across the United States.

Learn more at https://nationalblackbusinesspitch.com/

If your corporation desires to do business with Black-owned, founded, or controlled businesses throughout the United States, you too want to get in on the action. Become a sponsor today and join forces with other corporations like  The Walt Disney Company, Honda, AT&T, SRP, & Delta and support the NBBP. You may also register to view the live competition at https://wbecwest.virtualfusions.com/e/national-black-business-pitch/register/.

Follow us on Facebook and join WBEC-West LIVE on Facebook, August 30th to hear the winners of the NBBP (The National Black Business Pitch).  

Reach out and contact us. www.wbec-west.org

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PROGRAM 15 Announces Collaboration with Southern Nevada Preparatory Athletics For New Balance Future Stars Series Amateur Player Development Events

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PROGRAM 15 and New Balance Baseball continue their unwavering commitment to change the game of baseball, announcing their collaboration with Southern Nevada Preparatory Athletics.

In partnership with Southern Nevada Preps, the New Balance Future Stars Series will identify teams and players across the country to compete in fall tournaments throughout Las Vegas, Arizona, Southern California, Northern California, and the Northwest.

During the fall regional tournaments, elite players will be identified by PROGRAM 15’s National Staff of former Major League Players, Coaches, and Scouts to participate in fall signature events this year. Teams from surrounding states will participate in 4 age groups (17/18U, 16U, 15U, 14U) with a 3-game minimum using NHSF Rules.

Southern Nevada Preps will operate tournament events in conjunction with the New Balance Future Stars Series brand in beginning with The Las Vegas Fall Super Regional, which kicks off September 10th with games played at college and high school fields located in the Henderson, Las Vegas, and Southern Nevada area.

Jeremy Booth, PROGRAM 15 Founder, CEO and President of Baseball Operations for The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series said, “Robert and SNP are professionals. You can feel the energy from the minute he speaks and it’s contagious. We’re looking forward to the relationship and growing together for players on the West Coast for years to come.”

Since its inception in 2016, The New Balance Future Stars Series has impacted over 15,000 athletes all over the world. As the Official Global Grassroots Player Identification and Development Program for New Balance Baseball, PROGRAM 15 is backed by decades of Pro Baseball Scouting experience. Their highly-skilled scouting staff provides amateur players in-depth and credible evaluations they can trust because they are the same credible evaluations that are trusted by Major League scouts and college coaches across the country.

For more information on The New Balance Future Stars Series Las Vegas Fall Super Regional as well as other events visit https://FutureStarsSeries.com

ABOUT SOUTHERN NEVADA PREPARATORY ATHLETICS:
Southern Nevada Preparatory Athletics aims to bring quality baseball league play and tournaments to the Southern Nevada region. SN Preps events provide exceptional competition and positive exposure. To learn more visit https://www.snpreps.com

ABOUT PROGRAM 15:
PROGRAM 15 boasts a faculty and staff that includes multiple Major League All-Stars and World Series veterans responsible for executing the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, an initiative between the two organizations to elevate the game of baseball by providing amateur players across all economic levels an opportunity to reach their full potential through the training, development, and guidance of former MLB players, scouts, and coaches. For more information on PROGRAM 15 and the Future Stars Series, visit www.futurestarsseries.com or @program15bb and @ftrstarsseries on Twitter.

ABOUT NEW BALANCE:
New Balance Athletics, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. Manufactured in the U.S. for more than 75 years and representing a limited portion of our U.S. sales, New Balance MADE U.S. is a premium collection that contains a domestic value of 70% or greater. New Balance owns and operates four factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 7,000 associates around the globe and in 2020 reported worldwide sales of $3.3 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit www.newbalance.com and for the latest press information please visit https://newbalance.newsmarket.com.

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Resolute Media CEO Announces Brisbane THRIVE Initiative for Local Businesses

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Resolute Media CEO, Brian Richards, has revealed a new initiative for local Brisbane, Queensland businesses, to be launched officially in the first week of September, 2021.

Called the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative, this project will seek to assist local South East Queensland businesses in Australia, especially those who are continuing to feel the impact of the pandemic.

“Business is a challenge for smaller operations at the best of times,” said Richards, “Given the additional hurdles continuing to be faced, we want to make the best traffic, training and tools we have available to interested Brisbane businesses.”

Richards has decades of experience in employing digital technologies to support business outcomes. He is keen to provide more immediate, practical, evidence-based support for the small business sector.

Resolute Media has already begun work on the infrastructure and systems needed to start rolling out the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative from early September through to the end of 2021 and potentially ongoing, depending on the feedback and outcomes experienced.

“We have always believed in leading with value,” Richards explained, “That has meant creating results in advance for clients wherever possible. We have now expanded and formalised that long-held business philosophy in our new credo of Proof Over Promises.”

Richards asserts that Proof Over Promises principles will underpin all aspects of the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative. This means that local business owners will be afforded numerous weekly opportunities to test out for themselves a broad range of cutting edge marketing technologies, at no cost and with no obligations. A number of these resources are proprietary and exclusive to Resolute Media, who will fund the initial availability of these assets.

The marketing systems firm will also provide comprehensive training, tools and traffic options on a complimentary basis from September onwards. It is devoting August to setting up structures, preliminary testing and seeking feedback from interested parties.

Those parties will include local Brisbane charities and groups, who have also been severely impacted by the pandemic. Resolute Media will be looking for opportunities to support these non-profits in a number of projects under consideration for this year.

Further information can be obtained by emailing [email protected] A dedicated website and social media presence are also being created to provide regular updates leading up to the launch of the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative in early September, 2021.

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