No.1 bestselling author, David Edwards, has created an adventure story for 9 - 14 year olds that combines action and pace with technology and social networking in an epic adventure. In April 2014 this is trending at no.1 in the kids charts in the USA and UK on Amazon.
The Black Hand Gang: No.1 bestselling Author Fuses Story & Strategy, Announcing Unique Free Book with electronic swap card Game! Trending on twitter in April 2014, no.1 title on Amazon UK kids.
In the first project of its kind, David Edwards twists a classic Enid Blyton-style adventure eBook into a revolutionary classic - by including a free game as part of the package. Whilst wholly-unique in every way, the experience also instils timeless values to children of working together for a common goal, challenging their use of Facebook and reinforcing the best parts of life, that we forget are free.
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United Kingdom – Whilst many would think eBooks, video games and Facebook are three separate contenders in the fight for attention from today’s youth, No.1 bestselling author David Edwards has achieved the remarkable by bringing them together in one integrated literary project.
‘The Black Hand Gang’ starts with a free eBook and gradually engages readers like never before by moving the action to a free game for mums on Facebook but also children under 13 on the integrated website. It’s the first time such a feat has ever been attempted but, as an author who is no stranger to success, Edwards accepted the challenge with Gusto.
The project would have no weight without a gripping and compelling story, but why free? Uniquely, as a morale encouragement to read, whilst challenging social networking to live up to the ideals portrayed.
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4 friends play a new game on Facebook called world domination. But the secret intelligence services believe that the evil Madam Musseine, MM, is using the game to control the world’s stock markets. They are are recruited by MI6 and the CIA to join MM’s neural network of 100 youngsters in her hideout under Mount Kilimanjaro. Objective - stop MM’s evil plans and save the world.
No.1 bestselling author, David Edwards, has created an adventure story for 9 - 14 year olds that combines action and pace with technology and social networking in an epic event.
As the author explains, this project is certainly breaking new ground not just for literature, but for the way in which readers interact with narratives.
“It’s four-dimensional in every way. Rather than just reading a story, young readers can play their part in dictating the action, whilst involving their friends. It’s easy to see why this project is turning heads. However, I didn’t sacrifice the story for the sake of wowing people with the technology,” says Edwards.
Continuing, “At its heart, the story is about recognising the never-ending union of family, pursuing dreams even if they seem impossible and recognising that the online world will never be as thrilling or plentiful as reality. In a world where technology rules the home and school, young people need inspirational ideas to keep their futures grounded firmly in the real world.
There are 3 main themes for your child - nothing on the internet is true. Adventure stories can be educaational. Don’t follow the crowd - be yourself”.
With the eBook available worldwide from today, readers can dive into the story to enhance the enjoyment of their interactive game.
‘The Black Hand Gang’ is available free on Amazon : http://amzn.to/1kxzJka.
And also as 4 different ebook formats via: www.theblackhandgang.com
This website is where you can play the game at any age, and also listen to the film music.
About the Author:
The media branded him the ‘Riches to rags’ author under his pseudonym of Jack George Edmunson. He gave up his high-flying job, family and material wealth to pursue his writing career full time in 2007.
Whilst travelling around the UK in a caravan in 2010, he received enormous attention from the BBC and regional newspapers, even Chat magazine, entranced by the millionaire who gave up everything to become an author and ended up with £173 in the bank and his caravan. “I lost everything, my homes, my wife and even my son – now I want him back…’
‘The Sun Sharer’ was the first self-published book to make it to no. 1. A controversial and shocking tale about modern life. This was swiftly followed by the sequel, ‘A Path Too Long’.
In March 2012, ‘The Ebb & Flow’, went to no. 59 in the charts. This historical fiction book tells how the English bought North Wales in Georgian times but The Welsh fought back.
David now commutes between his cottage in Anglesey and chalet in Switzerland.