POETRY LIVES!

June 14, 2012
Flush with success after receiving first place for poetry in the 2011 London Book Festival for WAVELENGTHS - The 2011 Savant Anthology of Poetry, we bring you FIFTY-EIGHT STONES - The 2012 Savant Anthology of Poetry!



FIFTY-EIGHT STONES presents thirty-four outstanding poems by eleven exceptional and many award-winning poets including Shawn Canon, Nadia Cox, Helen Doan, David Gemmell, Richard Hookway, Daniel S. Janik, Vivekanand Jha, Doc Krinberg, Julie McKinney, Francis Powell and Jean Yamasaki Toyama. Edited by Daniel S. Janik, FIFTY-EIGHT STONES is the third in Savant's yearly poetry anthology series, proof positive that poetry is not dead in the publishing world!

Why the unusual title? Savant Books and Publications is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, and in respect for the Hawaiian tradition, we thought our poems, like the fifty-eight different kinds of stones in Hawaii, were also imbued with mana (spiritual power) and meaning. If you like poetry - and, hey, who hasn't at some time in their life? - I invite you to enjoy this luau (celebratory smorgasbord) of poetry. And if you're a poet at heart - and, hey, who isn't at some time in their life? - dig out those treasured poems, drop by http://www.savantbooksandpublications.com/poetry.php and submit them for consideration in the 2013 Anthology. Savant Books and Publications - It's about Heart-to-Heart Communication.

Sincerely,
Daniel S. Janik (editor for FIFTY-EIGHT STONES - The 2012 Savant Anthology of Poetry)
 

Alive and Aware, Living Life as It Really Is

June 4, 2012

ON MY BEHALF was never meant to be published. It was merely a journal for my venting. Nothing formal. My intent was to bring my life to light to myself and hopefully band-aid some old gaping wounds.

As I was writing, however, I had an epiphany. I thought ever-so-reluctantly: What if my story mattered to someone, even helped them to realize things about themselves that would have otherwise been swept under the rug and ignored? Wouldn’t that be worth publishing? It suddenl...


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RULES OF PRIVILEGE

May 6, 2012
As I mentioned just before Savant Books released my previous novel, MANIFEST INTENT, I had returned to my roots as a lawyer after my first novel, the Hawaiian thriller KANAKA BLUES.  My newest work, RULES OF PRIVILEGE, stays in that world, but strays from the environment of the big law firm into the orbit of solo practitioners, who sometimes struggle just to stay afloat. 



While the problems of large and small firms often are radically different, all lawyers, no matter the size of their firms,...
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BLOOD MONEY - The Ultimate Collection of Post-Modern Short Stories

February 28, 2012
In my opinion, an outstanding short story collection is the crowning glory of post-modern literature, and as proof, I offer my readers BLOOD MONEY - TALES FROM TWO CONTINENTS.

Each story is complete, but together, transcends individuality to timelessness and immortality. A dramatic vision of humankind's greatness and shortcomings, BLOOD MONEY takes on Love, Regret, Lust, Revenge, Hopelessness, Hope, Security, Adventure, Frustration and Acceptance. In my stories, it's the characters' uniquely ...
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Riots, Rock and Roll, Casual Drugs and Recreational Sex

February 15, 2012
Forty years ago, during the height of the anti-Vietnam War movement, a large number of students at the University of California at Santa Barbara rose up in outright rebellion, burning down a branch of the Bank of America and clashing with police in three separate riots. The Isla Vista Crucible  takes place at the university and the nearby student community of Isla Vista during that tumultuous 1969-1970 academic year. The story follows three roommates trying to live and enjoy their student liv...
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Not-So-Random Views of Asia from the Mid-Pacific

February 1, 2012
RANDOM VIEWS OF ASIA FROM THE MID-PACIFIC weaves together a series of analyses focused on contemporary events in the Asia-Pacific region.



This book is best seen as a learning tool to help both the general reader and Asia specialist to better understand the complexion of the region and true dynamics of individual events. Newspaper articles, internet commentary, political discussions and debates come excitingly alive, and suddenly relevant, meaningful, and understandable.

Of course, that alone ...
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THE OIL MAN COMETH

November 10, 2011

An action/adventure novel about global petro-power-greed, THE OIL MAN features John Marx, an offshore oil derrick supervisor who unknowingly holds the keys to that power as well as to his, his family and friends' lives or deaths. An amateur conspiracy theorist, he, his wannabe James Bondish friend, Josh Platur, and his devoted wife, Anne, nonetheless have no idea as to why or what it is all really about. Not until Marx begins uncovers the threads of a real conspiracy, each of which exacts its...
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First Call to COMMUNION

October 1, 2011


When Edward Commons left his family - wife Melanie and daughter Gem – to go off to war in Germany during World War II, it was for love of country, patriotism and an overwhelming desire to participate.

Just as being a soldier fulfilled Edward's sense of duty, his wife Melanie set out to fulfill her duty to maintaining their family. Melanie’s talent as an artist helped secure a job in an airplane factory painting icons on the P40’s that rolled off the assembly line.  Two years into the wa...
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Almost Paradise

September 16, 2011
Mail carrier Louise came to Oahu to start over. In the comfortable life she has built for herself, there are no surprises. She likes it that way. One day, while delivering the mail, Louise notices something wrong. One of her elderly customers, Mrs. Santos, is missing. Mrs. Santos lives alone and has no close family or friends. Even after Louise alerts the police, she can’t stop worrying. Has Mrs. Santos fallen? Is she suffering from amnesia? Was she assaulted while walking to the store? Lou...
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Everyone's Blowing AMMON'S HORN

July 2, 2011
AMMON'S HORN (Savant 2011) asks implicitly:  When male verses female ego, in a case of love verses lust, which is the greater jackass?


When the threat  is a sexy little bitch ready to bring the financial world down about the world's ears, and her mentor is the god Apollo (Phoebee) in human guise; when the wager with his sister Didi (Aphrodite) says Phoebee will bed the bitch or, failing, spend a year as lackey in a Hollywood cathouse; when an army of acolytes on either side includes a scienti...
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