Miami is missing, hidden in plain sight. This new book seeks to uncover Miami-Dade's hidden history.
Written by award-winning author Antonio Simon, Jr., "Miami Is Missing" explores Miami's abandoned, forgotten, and little-known historical places. The book delves into a storied World War II blimp base, an undersea national landmark, and an abandoned factory where a ten-story rocket has waited since the 1960's to carry mankind into space. The rocket is still there, buried in the deepest hole ever dug in the state of Florida.
Photographs, addresses, and GPS coordinates are provided so readers can take a "then-and-now" glimpse into Miami's past.
Gullwing Battle Royale is a no-holds-barred fighting tournament featuring the characters of "The Gullwing Odyssey". It’s a last-man-standing competition between a messenger, dragon, knight, wizard, princess, and a pirate. What's at stake? Money, prizes, and bragging rights – actually, just bragging rights, but they don’t know that yet. Anything goes and everything will. Magic, swords, pistols, dirty tricks – you name it – it’s all fair game as they battle to be the top fighter of 2014.
Available exclusively on Amazon, the first two e-books contain four exciting fights; the final volume comprises the action-packed semi-final and championship matches. All of them come with full-color character portraits and short biographies so you can see how the fighters measure up.
Best of all, they're only $0.99 apiece.
Click the images below to get in the action. Let the battles begin!
Books & Books, the premiere area bookstore chain, has invited Mr. Simon to deliver a presentation on his award-winning novel, The Gullwing Odyssey. It'll be an interactive multimedia presentation -- an audiovisual extravaganza chock full of witty humor and audience participation. Afterward there will be a question and answer session, and he will be around to sign autographs and chat. Best of all, admission is free.
Author Meet & Greet: Books & Books Coral Gables
When: Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Books & Books Coral Gables
Address: 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
About The Novel
--First Place, Royal Palm Literary Award 2014, Humor/Satire
--Winner, IBD Award
--Ranked #5 Amazon Best Seller in category, 9/15/2014
--Five-star (of five) review, Readers' Favorite
A case of mistaken identity sets a reluctant young man on a 16th century adventure spanning the globe. Hounded by pirates and embroiled in international intrigue, little does he know the fate of a civilization may rest upon his scrawny shoulders. Despite himself and quite by accident, he becomes the hero he strives not to be.
About Books & Books
Founded in 1982, Books & Books is an independent, locally owned bookstore. The Coral Gables store is currently located in an exquisite 1927 building listed in the Register of Historic Places. This 9,000 square foot, Mediterranean-style building has original tile floors, floor-to-ceiling dark-wood bookshelves, and a full-service café. Since 1982, Books & Books has hosted local and international writers as part of its award-winning Reading Series.
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