Thursday, October 6, 2016

Excelsior Publishing to Release Leonard Seet’s novel Magnolias in Paradise

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Excelsior Publishing to Release Leonard Seet’s novel Magnolias in Paradise

Excelsior Publishing will be releasing Leonard Seet’s latest novel Magnolias in Paradise in Fall 2016.

Ernst arrives at the Paradise train station with fifty-thousand dollars to ransom his sweetheart, and while looking among the crowd for the young man with a magnolia, a beggar seizes his bag of cash and escapes through the revolving door. Chasing after the rascal, he slams into his contact--his girlfriend's lover in town. Now, he must beat his love-rival to the money and rescue her before the deadline.

Magnolias in Paradise (252 pp., tpb, $14.95) is a 96,000-word crime novel and the first in a potential series. As in Larry Brown’s Father and Son, good confronts evil in a southern town. And as in Joe R. Lansdale’s Cold in July, an ordinary man gets sucked into a conspiracy, with psychopaths terrorizing a small town and FBI agents going after a corrupt sheriff. In the end, the man must take the law into his hands. But in this case, ending in tragedy. Here, I combined Will Christopher Baer’s surreal settings and mentally unstable villains, with Brian Evenson’s literary minimalism and heroes cursing their knowledge.

Leonard Seet brings his intelligence and wit and gifts as a writer to a broader audience in Magnolias in Paradise in a gritty, realistic novel. He uses a narrative style which brings you the perspective of the players in this grim game of hide-and-seek reminiscent of the narrative technique of As I Lay Dying and Charming Billy… Mainstream audiences will appreciate the intelligence of the narrative of this book in this genre, which is so often short-changed by lesser lights just out to make a buck. Seet has reinvented himself as a writer in his evolution from his deeply rich, engaging and inspirational books about spirituality to the rough ride on the mean streets of Magnolias in Paradise. If you are into this genre, then you’ll definitely be engaged by this novel.” -David Lentz, author, Bloomsday: the Bostoniad

Leonard Seet is the author of the novel Meditation On Space-Time and the non-fiction The Spiritual Life. His articles and short fiction have appeared in the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Banana Writers and Pilcrow & Dagger. He learned the art of writing from Brando Skyhorse and Tim Johnston through George Washington University's Jennie McKean Moore Fiction Workshop, which is by application.

Magnolias in Paradise is available in most brick-and-mortar and online bookstores.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Excelsior Publishing Slashing Price for Leonard Seet's Meditation on Space-Time Press Release



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Excelsior Publishing Slashing Price for Leonard Seet's Meditation on Space-Time

For this holiday, Excelsior Publishing will be slashing the price on Leonard Seet’s novel Meditation on Space-Time (236 pp., $5.99) by 50% from on December 12th 2015 to January 1st 2016. Get your copy before the holiday sale ends.

Midwest Book Review recommends Leonard Seet’s novel Meditation on Space-Time as “a strong pick” with “plenty of humor about life.” According to the review, the novel “follows one man who tries to consider the world around him and considers the very personal side to the universe-spanning question, trying to understand natural laws in an unnatural world.”

The novel portrays a man’s struggle to discover his identity in contemporary society, to sacrifice for his friends and to take the road less traveled. For readers who would eat up the hero’s every morsel of laughter and tear as if each were bittersweet chocolate. While sifting through clues to the characters’ true identities and hidden agendas. The protagonist proclaims “More than once, the broken moon would cast through the window a silver light and remind me of independent events yielding to their own momentum and interacting under natural laws while my mind would impose happiness, grief, beauty, ruin justice and chaos.”

According to David Lentz, author of Bloomsday: the Bostoniad, “Leonard Seet has left no literary devices on the table to narrate his tale…I was enthralled by the pure beauty of the writing among all the plot points. The scintillating writing is elegant, pure, grownup, originally cast, heartfelt, intelligent… The writing is simply breathtaking… brilliant bit of poetic science… If you prefer intelligently crafted novels, then do yourself a favor and by all means read this unforgettable novel by Leonard Seet: the writing is to die for.”

Meditation on Space-Time is available at Amazon.com. For more reviews, go to Amazon.com and search for Meditation on Space-Time.

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Meditation on Space-Time
by Leonard Seet.
Tpb edition. 6 x 9, 236 pages. ISBN 978-0-967-49372-5. $14.95.
E-book edition. ISBN 978-0-967-49371-8. $5.99.
Publication Date: November 2012

Monday, March 31, 2014

Leonard Seet Blog Tour for Novel Meditation on Space-Time

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Contact: Richard Henderson 
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Leonard Seet will be going on a blog tour for his novel Meditation on Space-Time (236 pp., tpb, $14.95) from May 12th to May 18th. For more information about this tour and the novel, please go to the Goodreads link:

     https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1755979-meditation-on-space-time-by-leonard-seet-may-12th---may-18th

     Midwest Book Review recommends Leonard Seet’s novel Meditation on Space-Time as “a strong pick” with “plenty of humor about life.” According to the review, the novel “follows one man who tries to consider the world around him and considers the very personal side to the universe-spanning question, trying to understand natural laws in an unnatural world.”

     The novel portrays a man’s struggle to discover his identity in contemporary society, to sacrifice for his friends and to take the road less traveled. For readers who would eat up the hero’s every morsel of laughter and tear as if each were bittersweet chocolate. While sifting through clues to the characters’ true identities and hidden agendas. The protagonist proclaims “More than once, the broken moon would cast through the window a silver light and remind me of independent events yielding to their own momentum and interacting under natural laws while my mind would impose happiness, grief, beauty, ruin justice and chaos.”

     According to David Lentz, author of Bloomsday: the Bostoniad, “Leonard Seet has left no literary devices on the table to narrate his tale…I was enthralled by the pure beauty of the writing among all the plot points. The scintillating writing is elegant, pure, grownup, originally cast, heartfelt, intelligent… The writing is simply breathtaking… brilliant bit of poetic science… If you prefer intelligently crafted novels, then do yourself a favor and by all means read this unforgettable novel by Leonard Seet: the writing is to die for.”

     Meditation on Space-Time is available in most brick-and-mortar and online bookstores. For more reviews, go to Amazon.com and search for Meditation on Space-Time. For a sample chapter, go to Leonard Seet’s blog http://LeonardSeet.blogspot.com.
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Meditation on Space-Time by Leonard Seet. Tpb edition. 6 x 9, 236 pages. ISBN 978-0-967-49372-5. $14.95. E-book edition. ISBN 978-0-967-49371-8. $5.99. Publication Date: November 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Meditation on Space-Time Press Release




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Contact: Richard Henderson
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Physicist-Monk Rejects Salvation to Cast Preacher into Hell


Either mercy or justice; either salvation or friendship. Either choice: a flawed solution for a fallen man in a broken world.

Even as Father Lawrence was hearing the stranger’s confession, he dreamed of probability waves, black holes and temporal loops. He wanted to look for his friend, not mess with a penitent’s vices: seducing women, framing rivals, and laundering church-funds.

Except, his friend was pregnant with this man’s child.

If only Lawrence could free himself from his emotional scum… If only he could marshal the courage to polish off his search for enlightenment…Only to discover the secrets inside his friend’s heart…and the liaison between the villain and her…

Meditation on Space-Time, A Novel (236 pp., tpb, $14.95) portrays a man’s struggle to discover himself in contemporary society, to sacrifice for his friends and to take the road less traveled. For readers who would eat up the hero’s every morsel of laughter and tear as if each were bittersweet chocolate. While sifting through clues to the characters’ true identities and hidden agendas.

“Leonard Seet has left no literary devices on the table to narrate his tale…I was enthralled by the pure beauty of the writing among all the plot points. The scintillating writing is elegant, pure, grownup, originally cast, heartfelt, intelligent… The writing is simply breathtaking… brilliant bit of poetic science… If you prefer intelligently crafted novels, then do yourself a favor and by all means read this unforgettable novel by Leonard Seet: the writing is to die for.”
                                     -David Lentz, author, Bloomsday: the Bostoniad

While working overseas as Project Director for a consumer electronics company, Leonard came upon a parchment, which he had drafted in college after booing a novel’s ending. The chicken-scratches had begun to fade, but he succeeded in deciphering the text. The writing was amateurish, but the plot had potential. So, to relieve work stress, he began rewriting the story, along the way learning the art of the trade. Several years later, he resigned from the company to write short stories and literary novels. In the fall of 2011, Leonard attended the Jennie McKean Moore Fiction Workshop at George Washington University to learn from author Tim Johnston, Art of the Story. He is the author of The Spiritual Life.

Meditation on Space-Time is available in most brick-and-mortar and online bookstores.

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Meditation on Space-Time
by Leonard Seet.
Original edition. 6 x 9, 236 pages.
Trade Paperback. 6 x 9, 236 pages. ISBN 978-0-967-49372-5. $14.95.
E-book. ISBN 978-0-967-49371-8. $6.99.
Publication Date: November 2012

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