Manifest Vision Publishing

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My desire to become an author developed through the years as my own children grew. We read books every night. When they were little I read to them. As they grew, and learned how to read, they read to me.

We congregated on the couch, or on one of their beds, and read stories together. It was fun, crazy, and sometimes frustrating. There were times when schedules made group reading difficult, but individual sessions were managed most nights.

During those years of family growth, I developed the desire to write my own books. Initially I thought about writing children’s books – and developed outlines for a couple of them. Jeremy Raybourne was one of those initial children’s books. But as my children grew and they began to read different genres, my desires changed, too.

The outline for the Jeremy Raybourne series was written over 20 years ago, but was put on the back burner due to time constraints created by my career and family responsibilities. Much has changed since the original outline. Technology is changing at light speed. Scientists are making new discoveries every day. When I picked up the project again, I had to re-think the concept and start from scratch. The new series is much better than the original idea.

Through the years I have enjoyed reading gay themed novels. Initially I read the typical romance – man meets man, falls in love, and lives through the conflicts that same sex couples faced. Then I discovered the gay themed suspense thriller and became hooked. I couldn’t get enough.

I started writing gay (male/male) themed novels, using my pen name John Charles and never looked back. I enjoy the romance aspect that only two men can have. I find developing a character that is passionate about his life and the life of his lover is a turn on to many readers as well as to me. So I try to develop that passion in my books and endeavor to make each character special.

The plots in my novels come from real life situations. I have always believed that real life is more interesting than anything a person could make up. So I listen, keep my eyes open, and let the world give me the ideas that make my stories believable and interesting.

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One Breath Brings Death (An Aaron Jaycynth Mystery - Book 2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,380. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015 by Manifest Vision Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
In One Breath Brings Death, the second Aaron Jaycynth Mystery, Aaron is thrust into the underworld of murder, arson, and fraud. Someone is systematically targeting the directors of Remedcon Pharmaceuticals. While investigating the Remedcon arsons, Aaron finds himself at a crossroad in his personal life, when a former colleague wants to become his submissive.
Scorned and Abandoned (An Aaron Jaycynth Mystery)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,510. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2015 by Manifest Vision Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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Ethan Tameron, the son of a world renowned inventor, had it all, until a deranged kidnapper decided to sell Ethan as a sex slave. Why was Ethan's kidnapper so determined to sell him as a sex slave? Was he working alone or was this part of a bigger kidnapping ring - one that had eluded MI5 for years? Will Ethan be sold into sexual slavery or can Aaron find him before the ticking clock runs down?
In Death He Lives
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,430. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014 by Manifest Vision Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The love of Reade's life, Alex, lay in a coma showing no signs of awakening. And Reade put him there. They say people in a coma have vivid dreams. In Alex's coma-induced dream he has awakened in an alternate reality, found his loving partner, and is living his ideal life. They say people in a coma can hear you talking to them. Can Alex hear Reade asking him to come back?
Jeremy Raybourne: The Genesis Dawns (Book Two: Journey To The New Awakening)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,140. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013 by Manifest Vision Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Energy blasts streamed down from the sky decimating everything in their path. There was no place to hide as death and destruction replaced normal life. Nothing was safe. People were crying for help knowing only one person can rescue them. Jeremy Raybourne, himself a victim of the brutal attack, lay recovering as those around him tried to piece together what they just witnessed.
Blackmail: Boardroom To Bedroom
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,410. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013 by Manifest Vision Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When Karl makes a blatant pass at Damien, at a trade show, in Las Vegas, Damien's defenses go into overdrive. It's not that he isn't interested - he is! Karl was hot and sexy, with a killer smile. Moreover he could carry an intelligent conversation. Karl was everything Damien wanted in a partner. But there is more to Karl than meets the eye - a lot more!
The Health Insurance Dilemma: What You Don't Know About It Could Hurt You!
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,990. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Manifest Vision Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Reference, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Most people have never read past the first page of their health insurance policy. When changing plans, most people do so to reduce premiums. The main questions asked are "What is my deductible? and What are the premiums?" "You're About To Discover Secrets That Most People Will Never Know About The Ins and Outs Of Health Insurance"
Jeremy Raybourne and The Mystical Gene (Book 1: Journey to The New Awakening)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,160. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Manifest Vision Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Half of the people in the world want Jeremy Raybourne dead. The other half think he is the Messiah. Shortly after his 13th birthday, a gene, dormant for centuries, matured in young Jeremy. Not just any gene, but a gene that opened portals to parallel universes. The problem? Jeremy cannot control which portal opens, nor whether the beings that come through are good or evil.


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