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Amazon, Google Books Join "The Monkey Boy" to Help Injured

Florida graphics company adds publishing to its lineup -- partners with Amazon and Google Books to benefit handicapped.

Orlando, FL, May 17, 2010 --( The Artisan Group, US, Inc. announces it has added publishing to its graphics-oriented line of products and services with the release of its first title, "The Monkey Boy," available through and Google Books. Author and company president M. D. Fann states that a portion of the proceeds from the book are slated to help the National Spinal Cord Injury Association.

"I’m very excited about our new venture," says Mr. Fann, "because I have a personal interest in the cause. Being paraplegic myself since 1977, I know firsthand the hardships associated with paralysis. I am more than happy to support the NSCIA in their ongoing commitment to research and rehabilitation. Hopefully, the sale of this book might provide people who don’t ordinarily contribute to charity an incentive to give, and get something back in return. The fact that and Google Books offer it at a considerable discount is just icing on the cake."

The author describes the book as an exciting, paranormal/sci-fi novel, but explains that classification can seem misleading. "Our previewers, many of whom never read science fiction or paranormal stories, told me they absolutely loved the book. In fact, they are begging for a sequel -- something that is already in the works."

To give a quick sketch about the book, here is the back cover blurb:

Second Lieutenant Beatrix "Bee" Tanaka had no idea just how weird things were about to get when she set out to save mankind from extinction, but weirdness is a price you pay when you hop around in time.

She did not foresee being marooned thousands of miles away from her mission’s target, only to find a shaman’s son waiting for her — nearly five-hundred years in the past. She didn’t expect there might be cannibals admiring her derriere… and thinking of possible marinades. And how could she have known she would become friends with a hat?

It was ironic that, even with her paranormal powers, all Bee could foretell was her own impending death.

Again, and again, and again.

Bee is an ordinary woman with extraordinary abilities who, in a race against time, must travel back nearly five centuries to retrieve the cure for her dying world.

Set against the lush, tropical backdrop of a primitive Brazilian jungle, our beautiful, blond heroine encounters an oddly eclectic tribe of natives with secrets both dark and surprising. Once she learns their mysteries, she realizes that though she had not arrived at her intended destination, she was exactly where she was destined to be.

"Though that is a rough synopsis of the plot," says Mr. Fann, "the real story is about faith, friendship, forgiveness, understanding human diversity and overcoming adversity. In spite of its exciting, action adventure appeal, underneath is a very touching story."

The book is currently on sale at 28% off list price and can be found online at Amazon and Google Books. To read the first few chapters and for a complete listing of booksellers who carry "The Monkey Boy" by M. D. Fann, go to the Artisan Group web site.

As a final note, the author asks, "Please buy the book, enjoy the read, and stand up for those who can’t. Thank you."

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