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Vic Broquard
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Author and publisher of computer programming ebooks and sci-fi-fantasy novels
Author and publisher of computer programming ebooks and sci-fi-fantasy novels

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The second novel in my Reclamation series is now published.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011T0J88E     The Reclamation Series examines our future world, beginning in the year 2270. Via many medical advances of the past century, world health care has taken an enormous step forward, thanks to the psychs with their fancy implant machines, the drug manufacturers, and the corporation executives, who now control the world. The psych drug Pytalon coupled with their PDH (pain, drug, hypnotism) implant technology has turned civilization around—no more wars, no more criminality, and jobs for everyone! Utopia. The Total Care program provides jobs, homes, food, and clothing for everyone, using the motto “From the Cradle to the Grave”—except the drug turns people into mindless zombies who obey their implanted commands. Worse, corporate executives turn some women into their “ideal woman,” called Exotic Escorts (EE women), sex doll or toys for the wealthy.
    The second novel, Organ Donors, continues the unraveling. At the time of this sequel, the resistance movement has invented a technology to get an implant destimulated and the awful effects of the psych drug eliminated, salvaging a person. Because they are able to undo these effects, the real enemy must act.
    The ninety-nine richest men in the world formed a Cabal back in the 1990’s. These few men had one thing in common: a hidden terror of other people. Only when a person was drugged and implanted did one of these men feel any relief from their constant terror. Thus, these men began the conversion of the world into a form they could tolerate.
    At first, these men developed organ donors who were clones of themselves. Thus, when their body’s organs began to age and fail, they had a perfect match, extending their lives. Later, the Transference Machine allowed them to have new youthful bodies, resulting in near immortality for these select men.
    Six of these organ donors discovered they were people, quite brilliant, and to whom they were supposed to be donating their organs. To avoid having their bodies hacked up they escaped. After meeting with the resistance, they began unraveling the entire system, specifically that of the top corporate executives and their families, the wealthiest men and women of the entire world, who lived in seclusion, unknown to everyone else. A few of these organ donors take their own action, further unraveling the carefully constructed societal web.
    In this novel, the actual motivations of those who would suppress other people and all society are revealed. That motivation is a hidden terror of other people.

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Also, the eighth novel in my Lindsey Barron magic series is now out as well! I had fun writing this one :-)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013IICXBO

The powerful demons who escaped the dragnet nine years ago have been following succubus Gisella’s Grand Plan to conquer the Earth, remaining hidden all those years. Since no demons were sighted for so long, witch Monica Nicole Black, the Demon Slayer, has lost all credence.
    The demons have secretly and slowly infiltrated key positions in the US government, funneling modern weapons into their ever-increasing demon army. Gisella launches her takeover of the world with the bombing of Lambert Field, St. Louis. She has an ulterior motive: get witch Monica involved so the demons can eliminate her, their only serious threat.
    In order to do that, the demons maneuver the US President to order Monica to join the top US World Investigation Team, three norms who have a stellar case closing record. By making Monica work with normals to solve the Lambert Field bombing, the demons believe they can trap her without all her other magic user friends interfering, especially since Monica hates norms. Gisella’s plan works.
    However, the Dr. Menninger clone has plans of his own. True, he developed the biological genetic agent that Gisella needs to horribly mutate humans, but he also develops his own variations, designed to genetically alter men and women, specifically Germans. He hasn’t given up his goal of global domination formulated in the mid-1940's. Pretending to assist Gisella’s army of demons and jihadists swarming out of Iran, he uses them for his own purposes, the establishment of his Fourth Reich, his Schutzstaffel.
    If demons followed orders, this time, they could easily conquer the world. But demons seldom do so, each figuring they know better what to do. Even so, with Monica taken out, the demons begin their long-planned conquest, and Dr. Menninger establishes his new Reich in Germany, but with hideous effects, knocking out Gisella’s Grand Plan.
    Monica will need to enlist the aid of Bradbury’s School of Magic and many other wizards and witches if she has any hope to handle the demons.

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Hi,

I've just launched another new series: Reclamation Series Volume 1 For the Want of a Pill available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WASAXMA. The Reclamation Series examines our future world, beginning in the year 2270. Via many medical advances of the past century, world health care has taken an enormous step forward, thanks to the psychs with their fancy implant machines, the drug manufacturers, and the corporation executives, who now control the world. The psych drug Pytalon coupled with their PDH (pain, drug, hypnotism) implant technology has turned civilization around—no more wars, no more criminality, and jobs for everyone! Utopia. The Total Care program provides jobs, homes, food, and clothing for everyone, using the motto “From the Cradle to the Grave.”
    Except, the drug turns people into mindless zombies who obey their implanted commands. Worse, corp executives turn some women into their distorted notion of the “ideal woman, an exotic escort.”
    The first novel examines just what the world is like. Apparently, a worker on the Pytalon production line fails to inject the drug into the pill base. Those who then get these faulty pills begin to come off of the psych drug, whose withdrawal symptoms are particularly nasty, causing many to hallucinate and become “insane,” sometimes murdering others. This happens to two exotic escorts, whose sponsors are vice-presidents of Pytalon Corporation, Chicago. The pair manage to survive the withdrawal symptoms and are finally able to think for themselves, the first time in eight years. They flee their sponsors to start a new life and in so doing, invent a method to get a person off of the terrible psych drug and to desensitize an implants.
    You can read about the back story on my latest blog post: Behind the Scenes of the Reclamation Series: http://www.broquard-ebooks.com/behind-the-scenes-of-the-reclamation-series/

Vic

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Hi Everyone,

Last year, my dragon series was a top seller. This year, I've launched a new dragon series. Dragons, Magic, and Me Volume 1 The Box is now available on Amazon and CreateSpace: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WAEF0B8

From the viewpoint of Felix:
"My sister and I were apprentices to Mage Locklard, along with Drago and Carla, twin Gold dragons. We four craved to know more magical spells and wanted to learn far faster than he’d teach us.  Then, our village’s leader’s son was kidnaped. We lent our aid and found him and rescued him. In the process, we discovered The Box, which on the outside looked like another small home in our village, but it had only recently appeared.

"When we entered, a programmed illusion promised us that we’d learn magic spells at a very fast rate, but before each new batch of spells appeared, we would need to step outside the home and “handle” the situation there. Little did we know what we had just agreed to do!

"The Box took us to other worlds, some similar to ours, but some had very alien things, like silver, flying metal birds, which locals called space ships. Worse, we found Black and Red dragons were on these worlds, spreading their own brand of evil actions toward humans. In fact, we stumbled into a huge Black and Red dragon plot to take over many worlds and to dominate all other dragons on all other worlds.

"Dangerous, exciting, rewarding, and even romantic describes us and the situations the Box forced us to handle. True, initially, we were very outclassed-beginning mages tackling ultra-powerful and deadly dragons. Yet, we were resourceful, curious, and driven-driven by our drive to learn more and more magical spells. The real question becomes will we succeed or will the Black and Red dragons win the day? And what price will we have to pay for our magical knowledge?"

You can get the "back story" from my blog:
http://www.broquard-ebooks.com/behind-the-scenes-of-my-new-dragons-novel/

Vic

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Hi, For all you programmers, I've just released my next two Debugging C++ video lectures.
http://youtu.be/GzebOPYv2Ow


http://youtu.be/8jVw08LNDYk
Enjoy and happy debugging,
Vic Broquard

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The State of eBook Sales – Independent Publishers Versus the Big 5

I just came across a very fascinating article by Hugh Howey that illustrates in detail the current state of ebook sales among publishers. Here’s the direct link. http://authorearnings.com/the-report/
The data was collected from public websites (including Amazon) and is available for download so you can see the raw facts.

Two results struck me the most. First, the Big 5 are making a killing off of ebook sales, while their authors are not! Independent authors are making much more than their Big 5 counterparts. Second, I was amazed at the dominance ebooks are having on the overall publishing world.

If you are an author, you ought to take a look at this article. If you are a reader of ebooks, you too should examine this article. I found it fascinating and educational.

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Hi All,
My Lindsey Barron series of 7 ebooks are on $.99 sale on Amazon.com for a few days. Search on: school of magic, magic school, wizards, witches, magic, magic spells
Or the direct link to the first one in the series: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F7ALTC
These are fantasy novels, following the exploits of a group of young witches and wizards through their magic school days here in the US.

My fantasy series of the Trident of 3 ebooks are also on sale.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F0RUD4
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F516JS
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F7AHYG

Now is a good time to pick up ten exciting fantasy novels relatively inexpensively. How about writing a review or two as well?
Have fun,
Vic

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cool!
The aurora as seen from the ISS.
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This is a good one! lol

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I've uploaded the next C++ debugging video. This one illustrates using the memory watch window. Have fun with it.
Debugging C++Part 05
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