Wednesday, December 19, 2012

S.O.L.A.D.™ Book Trailer #2: Jeff Ward of Law™

The second S.O.L.A.D.™ book trailer (featuring Jeff: Ward of Law™) has been released!

Please watch it, share the link on your social media pages and then get your copy of S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™ here: (http://amzn.to/MQJBHC)

P.S.: It would also make a great Christmas gift for the readers, superhero lovers, action-adventure lovers and fantasy/sci-fi lovers in your life. So get your copy and their copies now!




Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Reflection: How Much is Your Dream Worth?


Reflecting on this year and came across a post I wrote in May, right before I released S.O.L.A.D.™ on Kindle. 

Wanted to share it with you and encourage you to never give up on your God-given dreams!





How much is your dream worth? Is it worth your blood, sweat & tears? Is it worth conquering your fears and facing the things within yourself that hold you back? Is it worth looking ridiculous to others as you pursue your God-given dreams?

These are questions I have had to ask myself daily as I took and continue to take steps to achieving those dreams.

So many things can come up against you. People say things or things come up that can discourage you if, and only if, you let them.

It's hard not to be discouraged. You believe in the dream God has given you so strongly that you don't understand why others can't see it and believe in it too.

But you have to believe and have faith in God that He will make everything come together and work at the right time.

So, back to my question. Is the dream worth it? All the trouble, the nights crying, the naysayers, etc?

The answer is yes, because a dream realized is so much better than a what if.

The dream in your heart won't just change your life. It will change the lives of others.

So don't give up. Your dream is definitely worth it.


-Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.
best-selling author of S.O.L.A.D.™:
Soldiers of  Light Against Darkness™
(name it, claim it and obtain it)

New S.O.L.A.D.™ Book Trailer

Just wanted to share the new book trailer for S.O.L.A.D.™

Please watch it, share the link on your social media pages and then get your copy of S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™ here: (http://amzn.to/MQJBHC)

P.S.: It would also make a great Christmas gift for the readers, superhero lovers, action-adventure lovers and fantasy/sci-fi lovers in your life. So get your copy and their copies now!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Destiny's Calling. Will You Answer?


Have you purchased your eBook copy of Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™ by author Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.  

If you haven't, click on the following link to get your copy: (I want to read S.O.L.A.D.™)

Don't wait! Get your copy NOW (it's really worth the purchase), please leave a review when you finish the book and share it with others!

And get ready for Book II (in process of writing it now)! 

Also, share this ad and let your Facebook friends, Twitter followers and other social media friends know that you support S.O.L.A.D.™ and Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.

Thanks in advance,
Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.


Friday, November 9, 2012

S.O.L.A.D.™ Thanksgiving Gift Giveaway Continues!

THIS MONTH ONLY: FREE KINDLE BOOK: S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™ by Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. 

Click on the following link to get your copy: http://amzn.to/Vu6GpA 

Get your copy NOW, please leave a review when you finish the book and share it with others!

And check out the first official S.O.L.A.D.™ ad! More to come!



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

S.O.L.A.D.™ FREE Thanksgiving Gift


In thanks to God for giving me the ideas, words and characters of the first book of the S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™ series, I'm offering Book I for FREE the remainder of this month (starting now). This offer is only for a LIMITED TIME! 

Feel free to click on the link (http://amzn.to/Vu6GpA) and download your e-book copy of Book I of S.O.L.A.D.™ for your Kindle or device's Kindle app.

This is my Thanksgiving gift to you all. I hope you all enjoy the first book in the series and please leave a review on the book's Amazon page after you finish reading the novel and share this book with others.

In fact, those who download the book during the free offer this month, will receive the first two chapters of Book 2 of S.O.L.A.D.™ two weeks before it is released (later in Summer 2013).

I'm also asking you to sign up for the S.O.L.A.D.™ newsletter by emailing your name and email address to wearesolad@hotmail.com.

The monthly newsletter will keep you updated on future books in the series, merchandise, and other news related to S.O.L.A.D.™

Enjoy and thanks everyone,
Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.



Monday, July 23, 2012

S.O.L.A.D.™ Featured on "The Indie Spotlight"

My novel, S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™, is featured on "The Indie Spotlight" today!

(Click here to see the feature)

Thanks so much to everyone at "The Indie Spotlight" for what they do to help indie authors. I really appreciate it.

So, make sure to check it out, share it with others and get your copy of S.O.L.A.D.™ TODAY!

-Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Author of S.O.L.A.D.™ Interview Replays

If you missed my interview on "Six in the City" Tuesday, you can catch the replay on EPlusTV 6 ( if you live in Jackson, Tenn.) orwww.eplustv6.com and click on the live streaming button at the following times and dates:

Today 6:30 PM (on right now) 7:30 PM
Monday 7/16/2012 12:30 AM 1:30 AM
Monday 7/16/2012 8:00 AM 9:00 AM
Monday 7/16/2012 2:00 PM 3:00 PM

I was interviewed about my new novel S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™ which is available as an eBook on Amazon at (http://t.co/2zT7xVfh)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Author of New Novel S.O.L.A.D.™ To Be Interviewed Live Today


TODAY'S THE DAY!

I will be interviewed about my new novel S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™ (http://t.co/2zT7xVfh) on "6 in the City" TODAY!

It will air LIVE at 2 p.m. (Central) on EPlusTV Channel 6 in Jackson, Tenn. and LIVE online at www.eplustv6.com (once on the page, click on the live streaming button on the bottom right hand side). So anyone, anywhere can see it!

If you can't watch it live, it will be replayed and you can go to eplustv6.com after the show airs for the replay schedule (I'll also post the schedule here). Anytime it is replayed, you can watch it on EPlusTV Channel 6 (if you live in Jackson, Tenn.) or online at eplustv6.com.

Tell everyone you know to tune in and learn more about the novel.

Don't miss it and don't wait to get your Kindle edition of S.O.L.A.D.™. Click the link below and get your copy now!

S.O.L.A.D.™ is the story of Kevin Edwards and Juanita Grayson, who are transported to Dark Earth, a world overtaken by demons and an evil being known only as the Demon Master.

Chosen to deliver the people of Dark Earth, Kevin and Juanita are each given a ring that transforms them into super-powered beings called Angelo™ and Angeline™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™.

As the war against the Demon Master rages on, the young heroes come face to face with their mortality, humanity, spirituality and destinies.

If Kevin and Juanita want to save the people of Dark Earth from evil and get back home alive, they will have to embrace the light and fight, while discovering their frightening connection to the Demon Master.

This Christian paranormal fantasy has metaphors about life and is filled with action, adventure, love and realizing one’s purpose and destiny.

I'm so excited! I thank God for this blessings (and the others to come) and thank you for your support!

P.S. The hardcover edition of S.O.L.A.D.™ will be released later this year!




Monday, July 9, 2012

Author of S.O.L.A.D.™ To Be Interviewed Live Tomorrow

Just a reminder:

I will be interviewed about my new novel S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™ (http://t.co/2zT7xVfh) on "6 in the City" Tuesday, July 10 (tomorrow).

It will air LIVE at 2 p.m. (Central) on EPlusTV Channel 6 in Jackson, Tenn. and LIVE online at www.eplustv6.com (click on the live streaming button on the bottom right hand side). So anyone, anywhere can see it!

If you can't watch it live, it will be replayed and you can go to eplustv6.com after the show airs for the replay schedule. Anytime it is replayed, you can watch it on TV (if you live in Jackson, Tenn.) or online at eplustv6.com.

So mark your calendars and tell everyone you know to tune in and learn more about the novel.

Don't miss it and don't wait to get your Kindle edition of S.O.L.A.D.™. Click the link below and get your copy now!

S.O.L.A.D.™ is the story of Kevin Edwards and Juanita Grayson, who are transported to Dark Earth, a world overtaken by demons and an evil being known only as the Demon Master.

Chosen to deliver the people of Dark Earth, Kevin and Juanita are each given a ring that transforms them into super-powered beings called Angelo™ and Angeline™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™.

As the war against the Demon Master rages on, the young heroes come face to face with their mortality, humanity, spirituality and destinies.

If Kevin and Juanita want to save the people of Dark Earth from evil and get back home alive, they will have to embrace the light and fight, while discovering their frightening connection to the Demon Master.

This Christian paranormal fantasy has metaphors about life and is filled with action, adventure, love and realizing one’s purpose and destiny.

I'm so excited! I thank God for this blessings (and the others to come) and thank you for your support!

P.S. The hardcover edition of S.O.L.A.D.™ will be released later this year!



Wednesday, July 4, 2012

BBQ, Fireworks and S.O.L.A.D.™



Between eating barbecue and watching fireworks, be sure to get your eBook copy of the new novel S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™ to read about the villagers of Dark Earth's fight for independence against the Demon Master and his army of demons!

http://amzn.to/MQJBHC


Thursday, June 28, 2012

One Year Later After Completing Book I of S.O.L.A.D.™

Wow!

I was sitting down writing a chapter of S.O.L.A.D 2 (which is going to be even better that Book 1) and I looked over at my wife (who was busy working herself) and I said: "It's been a year since I finished my first book!"

I can't be believe I let June 24 pass by without taking a moment to reflect and thank God on how He has blessed me and keep me on the right track to introduce the world to the great stories, characters and lessons found in S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™.

My novel has been available for nearly three weeks now as an eBook 
 (available here). The hardcover edition will be released later this year.

I've sent out over 50 book review requests and over 30 press releases to newspapers, television stations (with an interview coming up next month) and radio stations. I have so many more to send out (which is very time consuming).

I don't know how well my novel is doing at the moment on Amazon, but I believe it's going to be a bestseller, as a novel and as a series ( as the sequels come out).

It's been quite a journey being a self-published author. I've come a long way and have a long way to go, but I'm thanking God every step of the way.

It took 11 years to finish the first novel as I plotted out the timeline, stories and characters of the entire series.

During that time, I graduated from high school and college, was hired and years later let go from my first paying journalism job, had to leave my apartment and turn in my car and fight for my unemployment. Sickness and deaths among family and friends occurred and so much more.

But, great things also occurred and are still occurring. I got married, launched three projects to publish S.O.L.A.D.™ (which were unsuccessful but spread the word about the book) and published it as an eBook this month.

I'm happy and glad I'm operating in my God-given dream. It's been a hard journey and I still have more to do.

But, I'm happy! Very happy!
-Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.




Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Upcoming Interview on "6 in the City" July 10th



Great news!

I will be interviewed about my novel S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™ (http://t.co/2zT7xVfh) on "6 in the City" on Tuesday, July 10.

It will air LIVE on that date on EPlusTV Channel 6 in Jackson, Tenn., but it can also be seen online at www.eplustv6.com. So anyone, anywhere can see it!

If you can't watch it live, it will be replayed and you can go to eplustv6.com after the show airs for the replay schedule. Anytime it is replayed, you can watch it on TV (if you live in Jackson, Tenn.) or online at eplustv6.com.

So mark your calendars and tell everyone you know to tune in and learn more about the novel.

So, don't miss it and don't wait to get your Kindle edition of S.O.L.A.D.™. Click the photo below and get your copy now!

So excited! I thank God for this blessings (and the others to come) and thank you for your support!

P.S. The hardcover edition of S.O.L.A.D.™ will be released later this year!

-Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.
author of S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™


Monday, June 25, 2012

A Whole New World in a Whole New Book!

While I've been promoting Book I of S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™, which is available here for Kindle, I've been busy working on Book II.


It's weird leaving one world (book) and going to another but man, do you feel a rush of relief when you've finished one book completely.


It was not easy fleshing out characters and keeping track of who they are, what they do and how they act.


I admire and appreciate what other authors and writers do even more after experiencing some of the things they have had to go through.


Writing is not easy and is not for everyone. You have to really love writing and really want to get your story out to others in order to go through the ups and downs of writing.


It's hard work but it's definitely worth it!


Well, I'm off to continue writing my whole new world...


Friday, June 22, 2012

Get Your Kindle Edition of S.O.L.A.D.™ NOW & Spread the Word!


If you haven't gotten your Kindle edition of S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™, NOW is the time!!!  (Click the following link to get your copy of S.O.L.A.D.™ http://tinyurl.com/7w3e65b)


If you want to read an inspiring, action-adventure epic story that has love, laughs and the ultimate battle of good versus evil (that contains numerous metaphors for life), then this book is for you!


But, you don't have to take my word for it. Click the following link to see what people are saying about S.O.L.A.D.™: http://tinyurl.com/79c836p


There is so much you will enjoy from reading this book, so get your copy today, share your review on the book's Amazon's page and tell others to get their copy.


Even though it is available on Kindle, you can read it on Android, iPad, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone 7 by downloading a free Kindle app.


Please get your copy and let me and the world know what you think!


Thanks and have a great day,
Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.



Thursday, June 21, 2012

S.O.L.A.D. Fact Sheet


                
S.O.L.A.D.™:
    Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™


by 



Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. 



What if you were the only person who could 

save a planet overrun by demons? 

Would you run and hide or stand and fight 

as a Soldier of Light?



When Kevin Edwards and his ex-girlfriend, Juanita Grayson, wake up on Dark Earth, a world ruled by demons, all they want to know is “Why?”

“Why are we here and what are we supposed to do? Why were we chosen to save this world?”

While some answers are given by Wiseman J, leader of the rebellion against the demonic horde, many secrets about Dark Earth remain unanswered.

For instance, who is the Demon Master, the red-eyed, cloaked leader of the demons and why has he enslaved the humans of Dark Earth?

In order to learn the answers and save the world, Kevin and Juanita are each given a ring that transforms them into the super-powered beings Angelo™ and Angeline™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™.

Angelo and Angeline make quick work of the demons they encounter on their first mission. But, when the Demon Master learns of their arrival, he unleashes an army of super-powered demons to kill the new heroes and destroy the remaining humans of Dark Earth.

Aided by Wiseman J’s niece Melanie, a kind-hearted young woman armed only with a bow and arrows, and Jeff: Ward of Law, who was Dark Earth’s legendary hero before the S.O.L.A.D.’s arrival, Angelo and Angeline begin their mission to end the Demon Master’s reign. 

As the war rages on, the young heroes come face to face with their mortality, humanity, spirituality and destinies. Some allies will fall by the wayside and some innocent people will lose their lives.

If Kevin and Juanita want to save the people of Dark Earth from evil and get back home alive, they will have to embrace the light and fight, while discovering their frightening connection to the Demon Master.


S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™ is an exciting epic adventure story that will leave you cheering for the heroes  and ready to embrace your destiny as a soldier of light.

Book Details:

Word count:  66,000 (approx.)
Genre:  Action-Adventure, Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic
ebook price: $9.99

print price: $25.00 (available on CreateSpace at http://bit.ly/13zJvsM)


About the Author




Inspired as a child by Superman's alter ego Clark Kent, a go-getter reporter at The Daily Planet, Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.'s writing career began in his teen years.

He was a Teen Panelist for The Commercial Appeal, in Memphis, Tenn., for two years and a reporter for The Teen Appeal newspaper, also in Memphis, for three years.

While earning his journalism degree at Franklin College in Franklin, Ind., Tyrone held several positions on the college's newspaper, The Franklin.

Tyrone also worked as a crime reporter for four years at The Jackson Sun in Jackson, Tenn.

He is now a freelance writer, who is working on the second book in the "S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™" series.



Contact Details:


            wearesolad@hotmail.com

Twitter: @TyroneTonyReed

Facebook: AreYouaSoldier


Click the following link to listen to an interview
With the author about S.O.L.A.D.™:


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Listen to Last Night's Interview with Black Writers Space



If you missed my interview on "Black Writers Space" last night, you missed a great and informative interview.


You can click the following link (http://tinyurl.com/6v7p5y3) to listen to it!


I spoke about about my novel, S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™, and its release as an e-book (get your copy NOW at http://tinyurl.com/7w3e65b).


Please listen to the interview, don't forget to get your e-book copy of S.O.L.A.D.™ and spread the word!


Thanks,
Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Interview TONIGHT @ 7 p.m. on the Novel S.O.L.A.D.™

TONIGHT at 7 p.m. CST, I will be interviewed on "Black Writers Space"!

I'll be speaking about my novel, S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™, and its release as an e-book (get your copy NOW at http://tinyurl.com/7w3e65b).

Click the following link (http://tinyurl.com/6v7p5y3) to listen to the show when it airs, either by phone ((347) 215-8712) or online.
If you aren't able to listen to it when it airs, you'll be able to listen to the full show after it ends.
Please tune in, don't forget to get your e-book copy of S.O.L.A.D.™ and spread the word!
Thanks,
Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Kindle edition of S.O.L.A.D.™ is Available!



The Kindle edition of S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™ is available NOW! http://t.co/GPRvxZ9C

Check it out and tell me what you think!

Thanks,

Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Thanks for Pledging!

I just wanted to thank everyone for pledging and spreading the word!

Your support for this third and final Kickstarter project to publish my novel has meant so much to me.

Since I was not able to raise the funds I need to publish the hardcover copies of the novel, I plan to sell the novel as an e-book (hopefully starting next week) and will let you know when it is available.

Even though I didn't reach my monetary goals, fundraising through Kickstarter has been very successful, My novel has received national and international attention, media attention and the attention of potential readers.

It also showed me that there are people out there who believe and support dreams and I count you all among those people.

I believe in my dreams even more and this has taught me that you have to fight for your dreams, no matter what happens.

Don't give up on the dreams God has placed in your heart. He will bless them to come true. It's hard work to keep fighting and working towards your dreams becoming reality, but it will be worth it.

To God be all the glory and may He bless you all to accomplish all of your dreams.

I love you all and I will be in touch about S.O.L.A.D.'s AWESOME future!

-Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Meet the Heroes of S.O.L.A.D.™!


In 2000, during my senior year at Whitehaven High School in Memphis, TN, God gave me an idea of two characters for a novel who later became Kevin Edwards and Juanita Grayson.
The title of the novel came instantly: S.O.L.A.D™: Soldiers ofLight Against Darkness™.

And as quickly as the title came, so did the superhero identities of Kevin and Juanita: Angelo™ & Angeline™.

I wanted to share with you how they looked in 2000 (rough sketches, very rough LOL) and how they look now (thanks to Hero Machine 2.0 & Marvel's Create a Superhero.)

I have some artists in mind to do the future illustrations of the characters in the novel!

I hope you see that my passion to publish the novel is strong and that you pledge to the project and spread the word.

I really need your help and have only 7 days to reach the goal!

Please help this dream become a reality by helping this project become a SUCCESS!

Click the link http://kck.st/HzzmEt and press the green button that says "Back This Project". You'll have to sign up through Kickstarter & Amazon (who will process the payment when the project is successful).

If you have any questions about making a pledge or about S.O.L.A.D.™, feel free to message me or email me at ttreed2009@hotmail.com.

Thanks in advance,
Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.






Friday, June 1, 2012

Final Stretch: 8 Days to Pledge Before Kickstarter Project Ends!


Hello Everyone!

Well, this is it! The final stretch of my third Kickstarter project is here. There are only 8 days remaining and only 16 percent of the goal has been pledged! But, there is still time to PLEDGE & SPREAD THE WORD!

Next week, I’ll be transitioning from my 20s and entering my 30s (on June 6 at 12:11 p.m.) There would be no better birthday gift I could receive this year, at this time of change, than to have this Kickstarter project become a SUCCESS!

I know it’s POSSIBLE! I’ve seen miracles happen and have had many happen to me!

This project isn’t just for me. This project is a gift that keeps on giving. S.O.L.A.D.™ is a story for everyone to enjoy and share with others. Now, it would be easy to just sell the novel as an e-book, but so many people don’t have computers or e-book devices and the only way they would be able to enjoy the story is through a physical copy.

This is my THIRD time trying to raise the funds to make this dream come true. Please, please HELP ME! This has been a very hard road, but I’ve continued to fight and press on!

But, I can’t do this alone! So many people have already pledged (with several pledging again after the first two Kickstarter projects didn't reach their goals).

This is the closest I’ve ever been to seeing S.O.L.A.D.™ published, with 16 backers and over $1,600 pledged.

I’m almost in tears as I write this because I BELIEVE in this project and I know that if you give it a chance, YOU’LL BELIEVE IN IT TOO.

And to show you that I know that you’ll love S.O.L.A.D.™, throughout the day, I will be posting about S.O.L.A.D.™ and the story of its creation and also releasing sketches of characters and a little more background on them.

So, as always, please PLEDGE & SPREAD THE WORD!

Thanks in advance, Soldiers of Light,
-Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.

http://kck.st/HzzmEt









Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Help A Writer's Dream Come True! Please Pledge Now!


In 11 days, my Kickstarter project to self-publish my first novel, S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™, will end.

I hope and believe it will end SUCCESSFULLY, even when it doesn't appear that it will.

I've had many, many people ask me what I’m going to do if the Kickstarter project doesn't reach its goal.

It’s a question that is asked every time I have started a Kickstarter project and it appeared they would fail.

Even though they didn't reach their monetary goal, the first two Kickstarter projects succeeded in 1.) allowing people to know about my upcoming best-selling novel 2.) spreading the word about the novel and 3.) increasing my faith.

All of these things have been important to ensure S.O.L.A.D’s SUCCESS, but nothing more than having faith. It’s the reason why I haven’t given up on my dream.

You see, in my mind and heart, S.O.L.A.D.™ is already a best-selling novel series that people can’t get enough of. I’m using the profits to help others reach their dreams and creating programs that help the world.

I’m just walking through the vision God put in my heart to get to the reality that He has promised me!

Yes, things in life discourage me, especially when I look at how far the pledged amount is from the goal.

But, I won’t give up. Whatever the next step is, if the Kickstarter goal is not reached, I'm prepared to work hard and do my part to get to the "Promised Land" God has for me.

I just want to thank everyone who has pledged, who has spread the word, who has sent me words of encouragement, who has rooted for me and who has (and continue to) pray for me and my efforts.

With your support, the road to my destiny has been easier to travel. I hope and pray that in the future, I can do the same for you.

There are 11 days left before the Kickstarter project ends, so if you have pledge, PLEASE PLEDGE NOW & SPREAD THE WORD! http://kck.st/HzzmEt

If you have pledged, please continue to spread the word as much as you can. If you can pledge a little more, please do! Every bit helps.

Thank you so much for being “Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™”!
-Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.

Kickstarter project link:  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1450855870/project-s-believe-in-soladtm-and-make-it-a-success

P.S. On Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 7 p.m. CST, I will be interviewed on "Black Writers Space" by blog talk radio personality Ms. Mocha! Click the following link to have email sent to you to remind you when the show airs. It will be online and if you aren't able to listen to it when it airs, you'll be able to listen to the full show after it ends. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blackwritersspace/2012/06/01/bws-chats-w-author-tony-reed



Thursday, May 24, 2012

Almost $1,100 Pledged to Kickstarter Project in Less Than 24 Hours! Amazing!

Everyone,

I just wanted to share with you the amazing day I have had concerning my Kickstarter project to publish my novel, S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™.

Almost $1,100 in pledges were made in less than 24 hours!

(Dancing my happy dance!)

A total of $1,075 was pledged by four people in a 24-hour period, bringing the total amount pledged to $1,561 (which is 15 percent of the goal met)!

I am absolutely overwhelmed right now with joy and determination to see people backing me up and supporting my dream and helping this project become a SUCCESS!

We all need each other in this life and I really need you all right now!

There's only 15 days left before the project ends and $8,439 still needs to be pledged in order for this project to be SUCCESSFUL!

So, tell your friends, family members, co-workers, church members and everyone you meet about this project and asked them to pledge!

And if you haven't pledged, what are you waiting for? LOL! DO IT NOW! (click this link to pledge http://kck.st/HzzmEt and copy and paste it to everyone you know and on every social site)

This is the closest I have ever been in reaching my goal to publish S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™ and I owe thanks to God and you all for pledging and supporting my dream!

I can't thank you all enough and I can't wait to be able to help you all in reaching your dreams!

My heart is happy, my faith is renewed and I can't wait to see the Kickstarter project pledges hit the $10,000 mark!

Thank you so much and keep spreading the word!

-Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.

P.S. On Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 7 p.m., I will be interviewed on "Black Writers Space" by blog talk radio personality Ms. Mocha! Click the following link to have email sent to you to remind you when the show airs. It will be online and if you aren't able to listen to it when it airs, you'll be able to listen to the full show after it ends. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blackwritersspace/2012/06/01/bws-chats-w-author-tony-reed


A $1,000 Pledge! Marching Towards the Goal of Publishing S.O.L.A.D.™!


Great news!


Yesterday afternoon, I looked at my Kickstarter project and it only had 10 pledges that totaled $486 (4 percent) of the $10,000 goal.


This morning I look at the project and found that someone had pledged $1,000, bringing the total pledged to $1,486 (14 percent of goal met)!


Getting a pledge for that amount is AMAZING! It, along with the other pledges I've received, makes me feel like the struggle to get my novel published has been worth it. 


Sometimes, I have felt like crying (and actually have on several occasions) because this has been hard to do, especially after two unsuccessful attempts to raise the funds I need to publish my novel. Getting on social networks to ask for money for a dream I have has been a daily activity of mine for the nearly eight months.


I've gotten some discouraging messages sent to me, but for every discouraging word, I've gotten that much more support and encouragement from others.


I've said it before and I'll say it again: I can't do this alone.


I want to thank everyone who has pledged so far and has spread the word about my project! Thank you for your kind words of inspiration, your support and for being a friend! 


So, there are only 16 days left and the goal needs at least $8,514 to reach it's goal.


Will you join the others who've pledged in believing and supporting my dream? You might not be able to pledge $1,000 (or maybe you are), but please pledge what you can and spread the word by clicking the link below! 


Thanks in advance,
Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1450855870/project-s-believe-in-soladtm-and-make-it-a-success


P.S. On Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 7 p.m., I will be interviewed on "Black Writers Space" by blog talk radio personality Ms. Mocha!


Click the following link to have email sent to you to remind you when the show airs. 


It will be online and if you aren't able to listen to it when it airs, you'll be able to listen to the full show after it ends. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blackwritersspace/2012/06/01/bws-chats-w-author-tony-reed


Monday, May 21, 2012

Another Interview and 19 Days Left Before Kickstarter Project Ends!

Hello everyone! Hope you all are having a great Monday!

I had a really great Sunday (two radio segments on Community Feedback with host Richard Donnell on 96 KIX 95.7 FM in Jackson, TN and great church service at Family Worship Center with a great and powerful message from Pastor Jereme Smith.)

There are only 19 days left before my Kickstarter project (http://kck.st/HzzmEt) to publish the soon to be bestselling novel, S.O.L.A.D.:™  Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™ ends.

This is a God-given dream and I've been pursuing this so I can share it with the world. Please, if you haven't pledged yet, take time this week and do it and spread the word. You can pledge by clicking the link above.

Also, I'll briefly speak about the project and my novel on "Butterfly Evolution" with hosts Tammy Gaitor and Tika Beard at 8 p.m. Central at www.blogtalkradio.com/butterflyevolution. Just click the link to listen in. If you can't tune in live, you can click the link after the show is airs and listen to it.

They've had me on before to talk about my project and novel and were nice enough to ask me back on.

I thank God for these blessings and how He is showing me He is with me.

Before I end this post, let me share this with you.

You need to stay encouraged when you are pursuing your dream. It's not easy, but you need to encourage yourself not just daily, but constantly.

When you have seen your "Promised Land" and know that God is leading you there, others may talk you out of it and tell you that it is impossible to get there.

Don't listen to that. God is able and will take you to your "Promised Land" if, as God told Joshua three times in Joshua 1, "be strong and of good courage."

God told Joshua that he should keep the Word of God in his heart and meditate (think on it) day and night (at all times).

God went on to tell Joshua that if he did this, "then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success."

God also told Joshua not to be afraid or discouraged and that He would be with Joshua wherever he went.

God loves us and He wants what is best for us! So, don't give up on your God-given dreams ("Promised Land").

Do what God tells you to do and before you know it, you will be walking in your "Promised Land".

Have a great day and please click the link below and make your pledge.

-Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.



Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"S.O.L.A.D.™ Origins: Jeff:Ward of Law™" short film NOW AVAILABLE!


Everyone, today’s the day!

In an effort to encourage more people to give S.O.L.A.D.™: Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™ a chance and pledge to help get the novel published, I have created several short films based on the characters from the novel.

“S.O.L.A.D.™ Origins” will show you what the characters in the novel were doing before the novel begins. You’ll get a feel for the characters personalities and get some of their background story.

I really believe in this novel and I believe the characters I’ve created will entertain you, make you laugh, cry, stand up and cheer and fight for your dreams and purpose in life.

The first video, “S.O.L.A.D.™ Origins: Jeff: Ward of Law™” is NOW AVAILABLE for EVERYONE to view! Please watch the video (click here) and learn more about this character and his struggles on Dark Earth.





The video might not be Hollywood-blockbuster level (yet), but I did the best I could with the limited technology I have on my computer.

I just wanted to share with you how I see S.O.L.A.D.™ and how much I believe in it!
So, please enjoy the video, share it with everyone you know and please, please, pledge (click here)!
Those who have pledged will get early access to future S.O.L.A.D. videos and news.

There are only 25 days left! Please help make S.O.L.A.D.™ a SUCCESS!
Thanks,

Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.

P.S. Watch out for screen captures of the next short film “S.O.L.A.D.™ Origins: Wiseman J”. And if you need to know how to pledge, feel free to message me!



Friday, May 11, 2012

Another Pledge! Just $9,614 Shy of Reaching the Goal!


Another pledge has been made! Thank you Pastor Jereme Smith for your pledge and support!

If you haven't made your pledge to the Kickstarter project to publish my novel S.O.L.A.D.™:Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™, make you pledge now by clicking the link below!

After you pledge, make sure to spread the word and encourage others to pledge as well! There are great REWARDS available for each pledge!

Also each person who pledges is automatically going to be mentioned in the special thank you section of the novel!

There are 29 days left and $9,614 in pledges are still needed. Please be one of the backers of this project so that this dream can come true.

Thanks for your support!
-Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1450855870/project-s-believe-in-soladtm-and-make-it-a-success

Thursday, May 10, 2012

How Much Is Your Dream Worth?

How much is a dream worth? Is it worth your blood, sweat & tears? Is it worth conquering your fears and facing the things within yourself that hold you back? Is it worth looking ridiculous to others as you pursue your God-given dreams?

These are questions I have had to ask myself daily as I took and continue to take steps to achieving those dreams.

So many things can come up against you. People say things or things come up that can discourage you if, and only if, you let them.

It's hard not to be discouraged. You believe in the dream God has given you so strongly that you don't understand why others can't see it and believe in it too.

But you have to believe and have faith in God that He will make everything come together and work at the right time.

So, back to my question. Is the dream worth it? All the trouble, the nights crying, the naysayers, etc?

The answer is yes, because a dream realized is so much better than a what if.

The dream in your heart won't just change your life. It will change the lives of others.

So don't give up. Your dream is definitely worth it.


-Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.
best-selling author of S.O.L.A.D.™:
Soldiers of  Light Against Darkness™
(name it, claim it and obtain it)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Section Available on the Official Blog of S.O.L.A.D.™

A new section has been created where you will find reviews of S.O.L.A.D.™ from people who got to read the book in advance of its official release.

More will come, but here's the first one...



"I LOVED this book!
The characters are easy to relate to, the action is suspenseful and thrilling, and the story is so captivating.
I found myself recognizing my faults and excuses in the actions of the main characters. And, through their struggles and growth, I realized I could also recognize my strengths.
This is one of those books that, once read, makes the reader want to change the world.
If you've ever felt like things are hopeless, you need to read this book.
If you've ever felt like a nothing, you need to read this book.
If you've ever told yourself that God can't use you to make a difference, you need to read this book."


-Ashley Morris Holzhausen

Monday, May 7, 2012

Join the "Spread the Word About S.O.L.A.D.™" campaign


There are only 32 days left and the Kickstarter project to self-publish S.O.L.A.D.™:Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™ has already reached three percent of its goal. 

We may have a long way to go, but it's not impossible for this project to reach its goal.

I'm asking everyone to post the link to the Kickstarter project (http://kck.st/HzzmEt) on every social media site you use and encourage everyone you know to PLEDGE to this project!

Do it everyday on every social media site!

I really need your help and I know that if you have already pledged, you believe in this project like I do!

And if you believe in it, I know others will believe in it too.

So please help me spread the word. I can't do this alone! I need your help!

If you haven't pledged yet, please do. Click the picture below and find out about this AWESOME novel and make your pledge! 

After you pledge, join the "Spread the Word About S.O.L.A.D.™" campaign by posting a link to this project on every social media site you use. Make sure to do it daily.

I know this project is going to be successful! It's going to happen. We're going to reach the goal and surpass it!

Over 1,000 people have liked the project and several reporters and people who work with the media and expressed interest in the project. 

This is going to work and I have God and you all to thank for that!

I can see it now!

Thanks for your support, your pledges and for spreading the word!

-Tyrone Tony Reed Jr., 
author of S.O.L.A.D.™: 
Soldiers of Light Against Darkness™


Click here to go to the Kickstarter project

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Three Percent of Goal Reached & 39 Days to Go!

A little over a month to go and the Kickstarter goal is being reached slowly, but steadily!


$311 of the $10,000 goal has been reached and that means that three percent of the goal has been reached!


Please, if you haven't pledged already, become the other 97 percent that helps this project reach and then surpass its goal.


There are only 39 days left and I need your help!


Please help make this dream a reality!


There are people waiting on this dream to come true. There are people who need this dream to come true! There are people out there who need to read this novel and learn the lessons in this novel. There are future writers, doctors, leaders, teachers and more who will read this novel and want to help others to become the best they can be.


It all starts with making this dream a reality!


So many other writers had to have help to make their dreams (novels) a reality.


Here's a brief list of books that were self-published and went on to become bestsellers loved by a large audience:


Never Satisfied Men Cry in the Dark by Michael Baisden

Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen

A Time to Kill by John Grisham

The Shack by William P. Young

The Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer

Eragon by Christopher Paolini 

The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles

The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. (and his student E. B. White)

The Self-Publishing Manual by Dan Poytner


Other well-known self-publishers include: Stephen King, Virginia Woolf, E.E. Cummings, William Blake, E. Lynn Harris, Upton Sinclair, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Deepak Chopra, Rudyard Kipling, Amanda Hocking, Mark Twain, Benjamin Franklin & Margaret Atwood


Like these authors, I have a story to tell that I believe will be loved by many readers. I have a great vision on how this story, and the ones that follow it, can be incorporated into other media (comic books, movies, television shows, etc.)


But, it all starts with the success of my dream aka this Kickstarter project. So please click on the following link, make your pledge and spread the word.


Thanks in advance,
Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1450855870/project-s-believe-in-soladtm-and-make-it-a-success

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