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Ivan Del-Valle

Ivan Del-Valle

Charleston, South Carolina

Ivan Del Valle is a Chief Data Officer and Enterprise Architect, proudly born and raised in the beautiful Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico. He is a Chairman and Managing Director at a Data Governance, Architecture, and Management Consulting and Cloud-based solutions firm called "Effizienti, LLC", and currently resides with his beloved wife and dogs in the United States in one of the most romantic places in the world, which is the Historic Charleston District in South Carolina. His experience working with geographically dispersed teams sets the base for his writing, which he describes as creative, bold, and full of spontaneity.

In partnership with Seven Hearts Publishing, LLC (SevenHeartsPublishing.com), and their "Sette Cuori Press" Division, he published "The Ring Of The Witch: The Curse Of Apollo", which is the first book of a planned trilogy.

Book Title: "The Ring Of The Witch: The Curse Of Apollo"
- U.S. Copyright Office Certificate Of Registration: PAu 3-861-631
- Library Of Congress Control Number (2nd Edition LCCN): 2018903784
- ISBNs: 978-0692895856 / 978-0999199503 / 978-0999199510
- Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2Nplgfv - Author Site: http://www.ivandelvalle.com
- WW Printed Book Availability - https://bit.ly/2ydmEME
- Audiobook - http://a.co/0pQC5yd / Kindle e-book - http://a.co/7pQSMoZ
- iBooks/Nook/Kobo e-books - https://apple.co/2ICKOF5 - https://bit.ly/2DUdZ7I - https://bit.ly/2PbUvNd

The second book of the series, "The Ring Of The Witch: The Rise Of Amun-Ra" is expected to be released in 2020. The press release & promo trailer of the upcoming sequel can be found at: http://www.trotw.com

Blurb of the sequel...

"A dangerous Russian oligarch threatening the stability of the world. Four prominent Research Scientists gone missing - experts in the fields of Nanomedicine, Brain Neuro-Networks, Biofuels Production, and Environmental Archaeology. Several World Heritage Monuments destroyed. A financial scandal at the UNESCO. A violent serial killer on the run... The newly-promoted Dean of Computational Social Sciences at Birbeck University wasn't expecting that night the frantic request for help from an unexpected visitor... Antonio Boutros, the Secretary-General of the United Nations."

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The Ring Of The Witch: The Curse Of Apollo' was a project that originated in social media back in August of 2016. I wrote and released the original story through unedited chapters week after week in one of the most famous social networks - getting thousands of views each week (as well as hundreds of comments). The commercial edition of the story was published on May 12th, 2017 after a successful campaign on a publishing-focused crowd-funding platform, and it's available through a worldwide network of 39,000 booksellers, online retailers, and libraries. 

The story is much more than just a modern adaptation of mythological characters living among us... or a frenetic search of four items that would create chaos for humanity if reunited. Through its characters and their dialogues, I intended since day one to deeply explore some of the key cultural values and social stereotypes we experience every day in one way or another. That required an intensity beyond narrative prose, and that was the primary reason the book was not written as a traditional novel, but in a style that resembles more a stage script (in order to better immerse you in the center of the story). I also integrated several spiritual and transcendent aspects of the human experience within the framework of modern psychology.

A big thanks to all the fans that followed the original story, and to the ones that just discovered it. It's an honor and privilege for me to have the opportunity to share with you the first book of a planned trilogy. In partnership with Seven Hearts Publishing, LLC (SevenHeartsPublishing.com), and their "Sette Cuori Press" Division, it will be translated in multiple languages, and the audiobook will be reaching Audible, Amazon, and iTunes by August of 2017. It will also be participating in Industry-Recognized awards, such as the '"Reader Views" Literary Choice Awards', and the '"IPPY" Independent Publisher Book Awards'. Welcome to 'The Ring Of The Witch: The Curse Of Apollo'. The ring is calling...

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The Ring Of The Witch

The Curse of Apollo

Publisher: Seven Hearts Publishing, LLC
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Literary Fiction Modern Adaptations Of Greek Mythology
93,000 words
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4 publishers interested

Synopsis

I've been here before... This darkness... A rusty '53 Bel Air frame covered by undergrowth with the German license plate 'W-MM 9615'... Something moved!!! For God's sake! That thing moved!! It's... a woman... Her face looks gaunt... She looks like... a witch... Is she dying? Oh, my God, Is that a wedding dress? It is almost disintegrated by time... I can still see the silk sleeves with the crystal elements. She still has the tiara and veil... She has a dead bouquet, a pearl bracelet, and a turquoise handkerchief in her hands. Is that thing glowing... a wedding ring? I feel the urgency to... touch it... 

WHAT THE!!!!!! – [The witch sat down in an unexpected violent movement. He fell and started screaming, trying desperately to run away from that place. The witch was shaking uncontrollably, screaming repeatedly in an unsupportable high pitch...] "VAHN!" "DAH!" "KORA!" "VAHN!" "DAH!" "KORAAA!!” 

A powerful German Consortium operating in London... The Interpol conducting a worldwide investigation on plundered archaeological objects. A legend around a ring and four sacred objects that if reunited would trigger devastating events for humanity… The new Professor at Birkbeck never imagined that his recurring nightmare was going to lead him to a fast-paced thriller involving complex characters with supernatural powers fighting against their own demons, as well as against the worst of the human greed.


Outline

Check out the Publisher book promo website at ' https://www.sevenheartspublishing.com/featured-book '. 

The following chapters make up the book...

Chapter 1 - "Interview with the 'hope' Vampire" 

Chapter 2 - "Grey is the new black 'n white"

Chapter 3 - "The two girls from the broken elevator"

Chapter 4 - "The curse of the ring: The fall and rise of Apollo"

Chapter 5 - "Do I know you?"

Chapter 6 - “Protect the box!”

Chapter 7 - “The Oracle of Delphi”

Chapter 8 - "The Phaistos Medallion"

Chapter 9 - "The German Connection"

Chapter 10 - "Sekhmet, The Scarlet Lady"

Chapter 11 - "The Legend Of The Ring"

Chapter 12 - "Behind the Walls of Kora's"

Chapter 13 - "The Twelve Olympian Gods"

Chapter 14 - "The Venetian Masquerade Ball"

Chapter 15 - "The 1953 Red Chevy Bel Air"

Chapter 16 - "The Awakening Of Klirikos"

Chapter 17 - "Immortality Comes With A Price"

Chapter 18 - "The Unworthy Maiden Witch"

Chapter 19 - "Your Beliefs Don't Make You A Good Person"

Chapter 20 - "The Third Sacred Object: The Oxyrhynchus Letters"

Chapter 21 - "The Heir Of The Empire"

Chapter 22 - "Maybe We Owe It To Ourselves"

Chapter 23 - "The Fourth Sacred Object: Apollo's Compilation"

Chapter 24 - "The Secret Under Poland's Vistula River"

Chapter 25 - "If Only We Could Turn Back Time"

Chapter 26 - "Crisis At The Emergency Room"

Chapter 27 - "How Could You Hide That From Me!"

Chapter 28 - "The Wedding Ring In The Right Hand"

Chapter 29 - "Kronus, Lord Of The Titans"

Chapter 30 - "Nothing Is What It Seems"

Audience

The Ring Of The Witch: The Curse Of Apollo' was a project that originated in social media back in August of 2016. I wrote and released the original story through unedited chapters week after week in one of the most famous social networks - getting thousands of views each week (as well as hundreds of comments). The commercial edition of the story was published on May 12th, 2017 after a successful campaign on a publishing-focused crowd-funding platform, and it's available through a worldwide network of 39,000 booksellers, online retailers, and libraries.

Promotion

Publisher: Seven Hearts Publishing, LLC / Sette Cuori Press™ - https://www.sevenheartspublish... 

- Title: "The Ring Of The Witch: The Curse Of Apollo"

- Audiobook - http://a.co/0pQC5yd / Kindle e-book - http://a.co/7pQSMoZ

- iBooks/Nook/Kobo e-books - https://apple.co/2ICKOF5 - https://bit.ly/2DUdZ7I - https://bit.ly/2PbUvNd

Blurb of the sequel... "The Ring Of The Witch: The Rise Of Amun-Ra" - Expected Release: Second half 2019

"A dangerous Russian oligarch threatening the stability of the world. Four prominent Research Scientists gone missing – experts in the fields of Nanomedicine, Brain Neuro-Networks, Biofuels Production, and Environmental Archaeology. Several World Heritage Monuments destroyed. A financial scandal at the UNESCO. A violent serial killer on the run... The newly-promoted Dean of Computational Social Sciences at Birbeck University wasn’t expecting that night the frantic request for help from an unexpected visitor… Antonio Boutros, the Secretary-General of the United Nations."

Competition

The book competition is in the "Modern adaptations of Greek Mythology" category, and a list of relevant competing books can be found at ' https://www.goodreads.com/list... '.

The story is much more than just a modern adaptation of mythological characters living among us... or a frenetic search of four items that would create chaos for humanity if reunited. Through its characters and their dialogues, I intended since day one to deeply explore some of the key cultural values and social stereotypes we experience every day in one way or another. That required an intensity beyond narrative prose, and that was the primary reason the book was not written as a traditional novel, but in a style that resembles more a stage script (in order to better immerse you in the center of the story). I also integrated several spiritual and transcendent aspects of the human experience within the framework of modern psychology.  

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4 publishers interested
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Excerpts from selected scenes:

Chapter 24: "The moans and screams were terrible and impossible to describe with words... Everyone seemed desperate, trying by all means to get out of there."

Chapter 25: "One of the most controversial 'backdoor' cases involved the NSA's reported efforts to intentionally weaken an encryption algorithm known as the 'NIST SP800-90 Dual Ec Prng' so that any data encrypted with the algorithm would be susceptible to cracking by the NSA. Back then it was thought that only a government intelligence agency would have the resources to..."

Chapter 26: "She has been intubated for a few hours... Her renal system collapsed, so she has been connected to a life support machine since then. Her respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems are still working by themselves."

Chapter 27: "The whole Nation is horrified with the military-type operative that took place at the Henrietta Durant Hospital in Athens, Greece earlier tonight. The Minister of National Defense, Kanos Pammenos neither confirmed or denied a terrorist attack."

Chapter 28: "Their societies function by intimidating and threatening one another. They are nothing but animals... Backward evolved beasts... The one that insults and intimidates the most is praised as their magnificent leader, even if what he says or do undermines the dignity of others. Those are the ones you want to defend?"

Chapter 29: "They communicated to the world that the civilian casualties resulting from the detonations were in the interest of the salvation of humanity and that the "fallen ones" were going to be remembered as heroes. The reality was that there wasn't the slightest consideration for their lives, neither the slightest analysis of the potential consequences."

Final Chapter: "Words might go away with the wind, but the scars in the heart remain forever..."


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  • Ivan Del-Valle
    on March 20, 2017, 2:09 a.m.

    Thanks for your support! 88 more copies to go for the book to be queried to 44 publishers!! #GodIsFirst #blessings #excitingtimes

  • Ivan Del-Valle
    on March 20, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

    Thank you so much, Frances!! It's a true honor for me to count on your support. Can't wait to have the book published! Thank you so much!!

  • Jocelyn Lamb
    on March 25, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

    Done. Ordered the $85 package. I'm sooo excited! Wishing you all the best in this stage of your journey.

  • Ivan Del-Valle
    on March 27, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

    Thank you so much, Jolly! That package is my favorite one.I'm already working on the posters, t-shirt, etc. I hope you really enjoy the collector's memorabilia that you'll be receiving soon. Once again, thanks for your support!!

  • Ivan Del-Valle
    on April 1, 2017, 11:23 a.m.

    Thanks for your pre-order! I haven't thought about that, but thanks!!

  • CLAUDIO CARRARA
    on April 4, 2017, 6:35 p.m.

    It takes very special talents to write a book. Congratulation and I am looking forward to reading it.

  • Ivan Del-Valle
    on April 4, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

    Thank you so much, Claudio. Your kind words are really appreciated!!

  • Ivan Del-Valle
    on April 7, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

    It was my pleasure, Sarah. Thanks for your support. Can't wait to see the book listed on your site!!