A Halloween Special so good it’s scary!

Loveforce International’s Very Scary e-book Stories of The Supernatural Volume 1, both the English & Spanish versions, will be available FREE on Amazon Kindle, worldwide, from Sunday October 28th through Wednesday, October 31st. Ghosts, demonic creatures, and Death come to life in this collection of Short Stories will haunt and entertain you. Whether it’s the classic evil of A Lump of Coal or the whimsy of A Ghost in the House this collection of Short Stories and poems will haunt, thrill and entertain you. The e-book Stories of the Supernatural volume 2 and the Stories of the Supernatural paperback will also be available at their regular price.

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Thankful for A Day of Firsts

We at Loveforce International would like to thank those who participated in our Day of Firsts. People in the U.S. UK, Spain, Mexico and India obtained many of our first books in book series of 2 or more. Slices of Life Volume 1, Classroom Confessions Volume 1, A Week’s Worth of Fiction Volume 1  and Stories of The Supernatural Volume 1 were the most popular e-books in both English and Spanish, along with The Prophet of Life Reader in English. 30% of all the books given away were given away in the nation of India, the most giveaways we have ever had there. We are very gratified to know that so many people supported our first Day of Firsts.

Las Vegas 1 year after the Greatest Massacre in U.S. History.

A year has passed since the Route 91 Concert Massacre in Las Vegas. The families of people killed are still traumatized. People injured in the massacre are still trying to recover, both physically and mentally. There is a lawsuit against MGM Resorts from whose Mandalay Bay Resort the mass shooter, perched himself on the 32nd floor and brought in dozens of guns to a suite he rented for the weekend. MGM has countered the lawsuit by throwing up a federal law exempting businesses from lawsuits after terrorist attacks.

Las Vegas itself has made changes to beef up security in general. There are some barricades on the Las Vegas Strip and in public venues. Some hotels have panic buttons allowing hotel personnel to alert security. Many hotels now reserve the right to enter rooms at any time at their discretion.

A new song has been released to mark the occasion. The Loveforce Collective has released a song called Country Strong (not the same song as the movie which launched Blake Shelton’s career). The song talks about Country music fans being survivors of disasters and various other terrible things. There’s a line that says “We are survivors, lots of obstacles we got past, got the scars to prove it but we are built to last.” Another couple of lines in the song say “Survived natural disasters, love’s never after, we right things when they are wrong, Sometimes you may beat us but you’ll never defeat us, we stand together country strong.”

Songwriter Mark Wilkins says that the lyric “Love’s Never After” in the song refer to the Route 91 Massacre and were inspired by a woman whose fiancé was killed in the massacre. “Hearing about that woman on the radio, touched my heart and reminded me of what a tragedy one life lost is for all of the people that that life touched and the Route 91 Massacre had 58 lives lost.” Said Wilkins “The song is also an attempt to heal our divided nation by looking at what unifies us instead of what divides us.” He continued.

One year later, the pain of this tragedy has been numbed just slightly by time. While some are still recovering from their wounds, others are still trying to figure out why it happened. Still others, like the Loveforce Collective are trying to glean inspiration through the power of survivorship and looking at what unites us as Americans  instead of what divides us. In this way, the song transcends this grim anniversary and I for one, hope it helps unify this nation, even if it’s just for a little bit.

You can hear the song and view the lyrics by following the link below:

Link to The Country Strong Song

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Loveforce International Announces A Day of Firsts

Santa Clarita CA–

Loveforce International Publishing Company has announces “A Day of Firsts”. The company will host the Worldwide Book Giveaway Extravaganza Event on Amazon Kindle exclusively on Monday, October 1, 2018.  On that day, and on that day only, they will give away the first book in of most of their e-book series! The company is doing this as part of a series of giveaways to help familiarize the public with the type of books they publish.

Here are all the e-books that will be available free on Monday October 1st:

Books by Mark Wilkins: Slices of Life 1 (a two book series), Stories of the Supernatural 1 (a two book series), A Week’s Worth of Fiction Volume 1, People on the Edge (a four book series), Classroom Confessions 1 (a two book series), School Kidz Volume 1 (a two book series),The Mark Wilkins Reader 1 (a two book series).   Books by The Prophet of Life: Inspiration For All 1 (a two book series),The Prophet of Life Reader 1 (a two book series), Books by Dr. Goose : Classic Children’s Stories You’ve Likely Never Heard 1 (a two book series), The Loveforce International Reader 1 (a four book series)

e-books in Spanish: Confesiones de Un Aula 1 (una serie de dos libros),  Rebanadas de Vida 1 (una serie de dos libros),  El valor de una semana de Ficcion #1: Gente del Filo del Borde (Una serie de cuatro libros),  Amor Fuerza Internacional Lector de Libros en Espanol 1: un muestreador 7 historias de 3 libros (una serie de dos libros), Inspiración para todos: 1: Inspiracion para tu Espiritu (una serie de dos libros), Historias Classicas Para Ninos Que usted probablemente nunca oido nº 1 (una serie de dos libros).

The Prophet of Life Author Page on Amazon

Summer Solstice Message To The World

“Lies run and tremble in the shadows when the light of truth enters a room.” —The Prophet of Life summer Solstice Message To The World  June 21, 2018

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How the new 2018 EU Copyright law will affect this blog site

The 2018 EU copyright law, particularly articles 11 & 13 will not affect this website. Here is why.

Article 11 charges a tax for links to or use of content from news organizations. This will not affect us because we don’t provide links to news organizations nor do we use their content in any way.

Article 13 which requires all websites and content hosts to monitor and police their sites for copyright violations will not affect us either. We are the creators and copyright owners of all content on our site which consists only of our original content.

Because we are the sole creators of all original content on our website and are also the sole owners and controllers of all copyrights involved with all of our content the EU Copyright law of 2018 will not affect us at all. You can continue to enjoy our content, across the globe, including in EU member states,  knowing that it is original and wholly owned and controlled by us, so you never have to worry about articles, quotes, songs, stories and other content being removed by outside entities.

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What is Cultureblend?

You may have never heard of it before but you will be seeing examples all around you. What is it? It’s Cultureblend. There are already elements of it in art and literature and as globalization continues to progress you will likely see more of it and it’s likely to spread beyond art and literature to other sectors of the global cultural & economic economy

Cultureblend was created sometime after the year 2,000 by author Mark Wilkins to explain a phenomenon he noticed occurring in some of his writing. When he was creating the short story “The Commitment: which can be currently found in his book  A Week’s Worth of Fiction 3, he noticed that he took elements from both African and Arabic cultures, mixed them with the concepts of male and female dominated societies and created the fictional nation of Dadastan which is where the story is set.

The story has elements that are familiar to different cultures but completely different from any of them. The fact that what was created is different from anything that existed before is what makes the story interesting and draws people in with the familiar elements used to attract them in the first place.

Wilkins coined the term Cultureblend to describe this phenomenon, of combining the elements of two or more cultures to create a totally new culture (which in this case is totally ficitious). He also believed that this cultureblend phenomenon was present in various commodity sectors besides literature, such as art, music, food and fashion. Wilkins looked at the culture of Aztlan as an exemplar.

Aztlan is a Cultureblend of ancient Aztec history and Mexican American Chicano culture. Aztlan refers to the desire to take back the lands of Northern Mexico taken by the U.S. after the Mexican American War. The belief behind Aztlan is that Chcanos have a primordial right to the lands and that it should be given back to set up an independent nation. This Cultureblend phenomenon is evidenced in both art and literature.
Aztlan is not an example of fusion. It doesn’t merely take Aztec history and Mexican American culture and fuse them together in a “this is part of our roots and we’re incorporating it into our current culture” kind of way. Instead, it takes an element from ancient Aztec culture (the historical place of Aztlan) and creates a place in Mexican American Chicano culture which expresses its desires. The Aztlan referred to in Chicano Art and Literature doesn’t actually exist outside of the Chicano culture and has helped create Chicano culture. It is, in fact, a hallmark of that culture which is itself a Cultureblend of Mexican American and indigenous cultures from within Mexico.
Early on, Wilkins encountered people confusing Cultureblend with Fusion, He got several people asking him why he created the term Cultureblend instead of just calling the phenomenon he noticed Fusion? To help answer these questions, Wilkins looked to dictionary definitions of the word Fusion.

Fusion, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is a merging of diverse, distinct, or separate elements into a unified whole. Cultureblend, according to the Urban Dictionary, is a style of creating art, literature, music, food or fashion that blends elements of two or more different cultures in a way that creates a new and different culture.
Wilkins further explained how Cultureblend differs from Fusion by using the following comparison. Fusion is like taking branches from an apple tree and grafting on branches of a pear tree. Doing so creates an Apple-Pear tree, that is, a tree which has both apples and pears growing on it. Cultureblend is like taking the genetic material from an apple and a pear and creating an entirely new fruit which has the outside of a pear but tastes like an apple. You might call a pearple.
While fusion creates a whole with elements of different things it merely merges them to create a hybrid of both of them. It doesn’t create something new and different from all of its elements. It doesn’t have to refer to culture. Cultureblend refers only to cultural elements. It creates something new and different out of the blending. It is the cultural element and the creating of something new and different from all of the elements that created it that makes Cultureblend different from Fusion.

Mr. Wilkins is still actively seeking examples of the Cultureblend phenominon especially in food and fasion. If you notice any elements of Cultureblend in food or fashion, feel free to write Mr. Wilkins at: markwilkinsauthor@gmail.com

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