25.4 TV Commercial

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Blog

Here’s the latest television commercial for the new political thriller 25.4 by V. B. Patel. Change comes at a price in Washington politics – particularly when change makes history. President Victor Diaz wasn’t a traditional politician. Despite his affiliation with the Democratic Party, Victor knew that partisan politics was the devil that stood in the shadows of Capitol Hill – the devil that was driven by greed in both Houses of Congress instead of the need to conduct the people’s business. As a US Senator – and later as Vice President of the United States for two terms – Victor earned the reputation for working cooperatively with Republicans. Days before accepting his party’s nomination for President, he took his bipartisan ideals to a new level and chose Republican Senator Jacob Tenery as his running mate. Since that created the first split ticket since Lincoln and Johnson 150 years earlier, the move sent shockwaves throughout every corner of America. Though Victor and Jacob made history together, their personal history started when they served alongside each other as Marines during the Gulf War. They crossed paths again at Yale Law School before winding up on opposite sides of the aisle on the Senate floor. Victor and Jacob became masters at making political history. In a surprising turn of history making events, the war on Capitol Hill rivaled the war on Syria. But in the Halls of Congress, casualties were tallied by political bloodshed. Click here to get your copy of this fast paced, roller coaster ride of a political...

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Promote your book here!

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Blog

If you are an independent, indie or new author and are looking for places to promote your book please send me an email and we’ll promote here on our website. It’s difficult to promote your independent book if you are a new author, an author without an agent or someone who just isn’t getting the exposure they deserve. We’d love to help and there are no strings attached! Simple send a photo of your book, a short description and then a longer description for a blog post and we’ll be happy to promote it. Don’t forget to link to your website, Amazon page or any other places you’d like us to link to. Click here to send us your...

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Where Can You Promote Your Book if You’re An Independent Author?

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Blog

If you’re a new author, an indie author or a self published author you’ve probably realized how difficult it can be to get your book promoted. You can do a lot of the promoting yourself but it can be a challenge to get your work published on other websites. Promoting yourself by press release is a good start but if your name isn’t well known it’s hard to get picked up by many popular news feeds. I can’t do much about that but I can offer a place to promote your book. If you’d like to post a piece about your book on this website I am happy to publish it. No strings attached (though you can certainly mention my book on your site if you like) all you need to do is email (patel[at]25-4[dot]com) a description of your book (up to 1000 words). Just include links to you pages and an image I can use.  I’ll also feature your book on the sidebar so if you want to include a brief description to use there that would be great. It’s difficult to get noticed but there are a lot of places that will help you publicize your book. If you would like me to review your book please send a copy of the book to me and I will review and post the review here. You can email me...

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Win a Signed Copy of 25.4!

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Blog

Want to win a signed copy of 25.4 A Presidents’ Odyssey from V. B. Patel? All you have to do is share this post with your friends on any of the social media sites listed below. It’s easy enough, just click on any or all of the little social media icons to share this political thriller. 5 people will win a signed copy of this fast paced political thriller by V. B Patel. Winners will be chosen at random and announced here a week from today. The more times you enter the more chances you have to...

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25.4 Featured at Book People of Austin, TX!

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Blog

This is so exciting. The great folks at Book People, the destination book store in Austin, TX are featuring my book! Book People is a great store because they get behind the independent authors and do all they can to promote them. If you’ve written a book, or know someone who has, you know how difficult it can be for new authors to get any kind of space in a book store. It’s nearly impossible. So my deepest, heartfelt thanks to Book People for giving guys like me a chance. Be sure to stop by Book People. They are always open to suggestions for new books and even have a cafe featuring coffee drinks, snacks and sandwiches. BookPeople 603 N. Lamar Austin, TX 78703 512-472-5050 800-853-9757...

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Twenty Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Blog

Just what is the Twenty Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution? It codifies the Tyler Precedent which defines the process of presidential succession in the United States.   Twenty Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution Section 1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President. Section 2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress. Section 3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and theSpeaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President. Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President. Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his...

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Other Characters

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Blog

Senate Majority Leader Eric Heinz, House Minority Leader Milo Stefano and Minority Whip Tanner Burks are the ranking Democrats. Speaker of the House Vincent Avery, House Majority Leader Peter Epps and Senate Minority Leader Grant Wesson are ranking Republicans. CIA Director Zachary Johansson, Secretary of Defense Joseph Danner and General Robert Dacus are major players in the Diaz Administration, Tenery Administration and Syrian...

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Erika Diaz

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Blog

Erika Diaz is Victor’s wife and the mother of their three children – Savannah, Ethan and Noah. Beautiful, smart and a success in her own right, she has the same fortitude as her husband. Idealistic but realistic, she is willing to sacrifice anything for her country –which means she must leave it to survive. First Lady to the split ticket president Democrat Victor Diaz in the political thriller 25.4, she has faith in her husband, her country and the political process even when its ugly side is...

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Senator Ellis McDaniel

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Blog

Senator Ellis McDaniel is an elderly lawmaker, in the political thriller 25.4 by V. B. Patel, who’s been a permanent fixture on Capitol Hill for more than three decades. Though he’s basically harmless, he does like to be in the know and play an occasional behind-the-scenes role in partisan...

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Speaker of the House Vincent Avery

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Blog

Speaker of the House Vincent Avery has the reputation for getting what he wants in Washington – even if he has to resort to bribery or blackmail. Vincent Avery isn’t above back room deals or a little ball busting to get what he wants. In fact, he enjoys go to great lengths to get his way no matter how criminal it may seem. Vincent Avery is the kind of seasoned politician who makes you want to shower after shaking his hand. In this New Day in Washington he’s a dinosaur that needs to die...

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