Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Character Profiles

I've been thinking of new ways to draw in readers, but I had kept hitting wall after wall of nothingness. Then it hit me. What is it that intrigues readers to a story. The characters! In my book, Planet X The Annunaki Wars, I gave some insight into who my characters are, but left a lot of mystery to where they had been. So in the coming weeks I will posting character bios here on my blog. Now the question is: "Who do I start with?"

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Codex update

Chapter 3 of The Codex has been uploaded to my website. Head on over to planetxbooks.com and check it out. 

Many of you are probably wondering what The Codex is about and how it ties into The Annunaki Wars. The Planet X universe has a wide array of wonderful characters that I have wanted to expand upon. I think we have all tried to image how and why a character has gotten to a certain point in their lives, but in the end it's all up to the author of the story to give the readers something more solid. One such character I wanted to evolve was Coldor Vam; the despicable, vile, and selfish alien soldier from The Annunaki Wars. In the book I touched on the fact he has a relationship with Vulpina and he has other agendas in mind other than enslaving the humans. I felt like he would be a hated character for his deeds and I wanted to give readers a different perspective of why he is the way he is. Plus The Codex also ties into King Distar's eventual invasion of Earth. So head on over and read Planet X The Codex and feel free to post comments here or on facebook as well.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Planet X The Codex Update

Update! Chapter 2 for The Codex has been posted. Visit http://www.planetxbooks.com/ to read today and then come on back here to post comments.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Planet X The Codex Chapter 2

Sometime later today chapter 2 of Planet X The Codex will be posted on the official web site. Keep visiting for updates and head on over to www.planetxbooks.com to read the first chapter. Here is a brief synopsis of The Codex.

Set a hundred years before the Earth invasion, The Codex is a precursor to events that will shatter the universe, and bring chaos to Earth. An elite group of Annunaki commandos are sent to the planet Chal'dora on what they thought was a routine intelligence operation. Led by the vetern female officer Zilda Milkorra, the team known as Howler squad penetrate the dense jungle only to find mysterious structures not native of the planet. As they come closer to their destination, they find themselves tempted with sinful thoughts, but none more so than a trooper named Coldor Vam. The young Annunaki briefly glimpsed in the book Planet X The Annunaki Wars, will unknowingly become a pawn in the conflict ahead. Read the exciting prequel to the hit Planet X The Annunaki Wars and immerse yourself in a universe of adventure and conflict.


10/13/2011-Sorry for the delay in posting chapter 2 but my friend has been very busy with work and has not been able to get the free time. Stay tuned for further updates and thanks for reading!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What is Planet X about?

Well Planet X The Annunaki Wars has been out 9 months now and has received great reviews, but I still get the all important question of what is it about. I always begin with, "It's a sci-fi novel in the lines of Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica." Then I go on to tell people it has some biblical stories incorporated to explain life and god, but it's a space adventure and not a historical book.

But does that get people interested in the story? I'm beginning to think it doesn't. So I am going to elaborate more on the story and give a brief understanding of where I am taking the Planet X story.

Planet X is not solely centered around the 2012 doomsday theories everyone has heard about. A race of ancient beings that visited Earth in the past and seeded it with knowledge of math, science and writing, returns but not in good faith as before. This time there will be no teachings of new technology or of the universe in whole but only of dominance, fear, and slavery. In the book we are introduced to several characters that will drive the story further but the deep meaning of The Annunaki Wars is not about the apocalypse, but about belief. A few of the characters in the book looked to faith in a deity for guidance only to find that the invaders crushed their hopes with proclamations that they are our gods.

I won't give to much more away, but let me just say that yes my book has spiritual overtones, and will lead to a "holy war."

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Amazon.com sale

Wow! This is a steal! Planet X The Annunaki Wars hard cover edition is only $9.87 on Amazon.com!

If you haven't purchased your copy of my book, follow this link to make your purchase.

http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Annunaki-J-Edward-Parrott/dp/1450288588/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1316121861&sr=8-2

Thanks to all that have already purchased my book, but for me to continue the series I need everyone to help me in recommending it to family and friends. Please follow me on this blog, twitter, and facebook. Just hop on over to www.planetxbooks.com and begin your journey into the Planet X universe.



Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 Never forget

For those that spit, cuss, and damn our soldiers for what they do, think about what happened 10 years ago today. Think about what these ignorant radical muslims would do to us if we did not have these brave men and women to protect us. To all those that serve in the armed forces here and abroad, I salute you and say thank you for all you have done! To Seal Team 6, I say thank you for KILLING Osama Bin Laden, a vile and sick animal that deserved a bullet through his head. I will never forget the innocent lives lost on this black day of hate and destruction. Life is Eternal and though their flesh and bone no longer walks the earth, they still live on in a more powerful form. Never forget, 9/11.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Update

Hello everyone. Sorry I have not posted anything new in quite some time. I have been very busy at work and have decided to take some time away from writing for now. Planet X The Annunaki Wars took a huge amount of time to research and write and left me neglecting my wife and dogs. As for sales of my book, well things are going very slowly, but I imagined that would happen at first. With 2012 quickly approaching I hope to kick in my gears of promoting it more heavily by next year.

For those that have read the book or read Chapter 1 of Planet X The Codex, I would love to hear from you, so please post a comment here. I really hope to continue The Codex project later this year and wind up the story by first quarter of 2012.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Android Market

For those of you that don't have a Kindle or Nook, but have an Android phone or tablet, you can download a copy of Planet X The Annunaki Wars for only $7.99! Very cool. This is exciting to see my book available in so many different formats.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Planet X The Codex

Well it is finally here, the first chapter of the sequel to Planet X The Annunaki Wars. Visit www.planetxbooks.com and delve deeper into the Planet X universe. Oh, and please feel free to come back here and post your thoughts after you have read it. More chapters to come.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Planet X prequel

If all goes as planned, the first chapter to the  Planet X prequel should be up sometime today on the official website, www.planetxbooks.com. For those that have not read the first book, don't worry I won't be giving away any major spoilers except to give some direction as to why the Annunaki have invaded Earth. Here is a peak at the logo for Planet X: The Codex.

Update: My friend has been very busy and will get the prequel posted soon. Sit tight and I will post a date and keep everyone informed of any other changes. Thanks to everyone's support!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Giveaway Winners!!!

Congratulations to Mary and Jessica for being the first two recipients of a signed copy of Planet X The Annunaki Wars. This is just the first of many giveaways I have planned. Enjoy your copies ladies!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Giveaway

Just a reminder that July 4th, 2011 is the last day to register to win a signed copy of Planet X The Annunaki Wars. Two winners will randomly be selected to win and shipping costs will be paid by me as well. Again all you have to do is register to be a follower of this blog and you will be automatically entered to win. At this time the giveaway is for US residents only. Your email and information will not be sold or given to third parties, it is strictly used in conjunction with this giveaway.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Planet X: The Codex

I know I have been talking about working on a prequel of sorts dealing with Coldor Vam and so far I have not posted anything for you to read. Well, after weeks of trying to get my creative juices flowing, I have finally made a break through and will post the first chapter up shortly. The title is Planet X: The Codex and will center on a commando group called Howler Squad and features two of my characters from The Annunaki Wars novel, Coldor Vam and Vulpina. Keep checking back for updates and don't forget to register to follow my blog for all the latest news on the Planet X saga.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Literary Agents

Well so far I have sent my query to several different literary agents. I have received back about three turn downs. I just sent out more queries tonight and hope someone likes what they read. I have to have faith that one agent will see something the others have not and give me a chance to grow my talents and continue the Planet X Saga.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Giveaway!!!!

Well the time has come for me to give away two copies of my book, Planet X The Annunaki Wars. Rules are as followed:

To qualify you must register on my blog as a follower with your correct email to win. I will choose the winners by July 4th and contact you for your shipping info (shipping is FREE.) This is only for customers in the U.S.A. and international customers will not be able to participate at this time. I will look into a giveaway for international fans later on.

Now on to the registration! Good luck!




Monday, June 6, 2011

Reminder

Just a reminder that my book is available from iuniverse.com, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com. Check it out and let me know what you think. I have high hopes of continuing the series.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tom Hiddleston as King Distar

Tom Hiddleston as King Distar

After watching his mesmerizing role as Loki in Marvel's Thor, I had no other choices in who I would want to play the powerful and malevolent King Distar. Now albeit that if my book was to make it to the big screen, Tom's face would be hidden behind make up and special efx. I feel however that Mr. Hiddleston could give one hell of a performance and bring Distar to life in a creepy and horrific way that could possibly put Distar in with the likes of Darth Vader.

Andy Serkis as Ushmu

Andy Serkis as Ushmu

Oh the great Andy Serkis! Gollum himself! Now Ushmu is far from the eccentric and crazy Gollum but Andy's great portrayal of the all CG character gives me hope that if I could have him play Ushmu, then he could bring the same charisma and evil charm to then two faced villian.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Aishwarya Rai as Lilith

Aishwarya Rai as Lilith

I believe it is time for the Bollywood actress to get her fame here in America as the evil Lilith. Aishwarya Rai would be the epitome of beauty and seductive temptress that Lilith personifies and give the evil mistress the look of a true goddess. 
 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dakota Fanning as Nila

Dakota Fanning as Nila

What better angelic star to play the Anjil named Nila than Dakota Fanning. Her brilliant performances in so many movies have shot this young starlet to top. Dakota would be an awesome fit in those ethereal wings and give her more of a fan following with the sci-fi crowd. 
 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Leona Lewis as Vulpina

Leona Lewis as Vulpina

Continuing with my fantasy picks for my make believe movie based on my book, I would choose Leona Lewis to play Vulpina. Now I have no idea how her acting skills are but her exotic look is exactly what I envision the Annunaki to look like. I imagine her and Jason Momoa would have great on screen chemistry making them a believable love interest. 
 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jason Momoa as Jorrim

Jason Momoa as Jorrim

This was a no brainer for me. Jason Momoa as the cocky and headstrong Annunaki commando, Jorrim. He's got the big guns(arms) and has that warrior look I have in mind for Jorrim. It doesn't hurt that he is in one of my favorite television shows, Game of Thrones, and the new Conan movie.
 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chord Overstreet as Adam Dolby

Chord Overstreet as Adam Dolby

Possibly the most controversial pick for Adam is Chord Overstreet from the hit tv show Glee. Why Chord you think to yourself? Well he reminds me of a young Brad Pitt and that is the look I have in mind for Adam. Someone that is in shape, has the jock look, but deep down is a big geek. Chord's good looks would not hurt none for bringing in the female crowds for which sci-fi movies have some trouble doing.
 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Denzel Washington as Mentor

Denzel Washington as Mentor

Probably one of the most distinguished actors that I have never seen actually do a true sci-fi movie. Sure Book of Eli was sort of in that genre but still in the realm of fantasy. I would be so honored to have him play the somewhat eccentric and mysterious Mentor. Denzel could bring a whole new dimension to my character and flesh out his personality in so many ways. I could see him teaching a young Adam in the ways of becoming an Eternal and fighting the Annunaki. Mentor's role in the universe will become more important and this would be great having Denzel lend his talent in the trilogy.
 

Actors/Actresses

Hello Planet X fans! I wanted to post something fun and different so I got to thinking about other websites that try and guess which actors/actresses would be the best to star in a movie based on a comic or sci-fi novel. Well I came up with my own list of performers I would love to see play the characters in my book. Over the next few days I will post one character with a picture of the actor and why I would want them to play that character. So far these will be the main characters I will focus on for now but will post more later.

Mentor
Adam
Jorrim
Vulpina
Nila
Distar
Lilith
Ushmu

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Rapture

Well the world did not end. This is great since I want the chance to finish my story about Adam and the Eternals. I have been so busy at work, and very ill, and my hopes for finishing my prequel story about Coldor Vam is coming very slowly. As soon as it is closer to completion I will post that information here. Thank you all for following my blog!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

End of the World

Well apparently the end of the world is this Saturday, May 21st, 2011. Looks like my book is all wrong and so were the Mayans. Actually, we're all wrong! Why is it that the one profession that should teach about living life and loving life, is always talking about the end of times? I'm one that loves some chaos, some, not too much, but why is everyone trying reach the end?

I love a good "story" about man's struggle to overcome life and death but these religious fanatics need to stop their "it's the end of the world" ranting. One last thing, sounds like it would make for an interesting book.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Planet X Prequel

Good day to all! First off it is a wonderful day now that the evil demon Bin Laden is dead! Praise goes to those brave Navy SEALs and the great work they did to keep us all safe.

Now to the next thing on my list. I have been working on a prequel of sorts for Planet X The Annunaki Wars. It follows Coldor Vam and Vulpina during one of their first missions together. I'm trying to show what will motivate Coldor into becoming the cold hearted man we meet in the first book. The most exciting part is that it will not be published as a book but a FREE story to be read from the official site.

More info on the release date to come soon, so keep checking back here for more updates.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Zazzle.com

Just opened up a store at
www.zazzle.com/planetxbooks*

so far I have men and women's tshirts available with more to come!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Great Tag Line!

Just read a great blog on how to promote your book, http://www.davidlouisedelman.com/book-promotion/book-promotion/

Very informative for a first timer like me. One thing that stood out the most was how to explain what my book is about. When asked this question I always fumble about thinking of something short and easy but come up explaining way too much. So now I know what I will say, "The bible mixed with Star Wars."

Yep I said it; the bible mixed with Star Wars. Religious facts turned scientific with some space opera = Planet X The Annunaki Wars.

My cousin Jimmy!

video
Video from ktla.com with my cousin Jimmy and the Jammin for Jimmy team. Thousands of citizens joined in on a walkathon for children at the Ronald McDonald House helping to spread the word that children all over the United States need our help in the fight for cancer and disease. I have made the pledge to donate $1 for every book I sell to the Ronald McDonald House in Jimmy's name! Watching that video put a big smile on my face. Way to go Jimmy!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Character update

Well I have broken ground on my first character back story and it will be an insidious one. I have decided on the Annunaki named Coldor Vam. His presence was short in the book but he will play a major roll in books to come and I wanted to give more of a driving force for why he is so bent on killing Jorrim and his fascination with Vulpina. If all goes well and it is a success there will be more short stories to come.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Illness

Well I have been ill and my plans for writing back stories on some of my characters is on the back burner for now. I do apologize to those that were anticipating more stories but I must get better then I can concentrate on expanding the Planet X universe.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

character profiles

Once things start to slow down for me at work I will start a new link on the official site about the characters from Planet X The Annunaki Wars. I will go more in depth with certain characters backgrounds so as to give you a better perspective on who they are. Keep visiting for updates!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Japan

My sympathy goes out to all that lost loved ones in Japan. Many lives were cut short in this tragedy, which should prompt many of us to appreciate what we have, and live life to the fullest. Through the darkness life will find a way to flourish and go on.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Feedback please

Well my book has been out about a month now. So far I have had some positive feedback from some family members and friends but would love to hear from other readers as well. If you have read my book let me know what you liked or disliked about my book. Thanks!!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Planet X Trailer.wmv

Twitter

A have a twitter account @JEdwardParrott if anyone wants to follow my boring everyday life. I invite everyone to follow me and give me someone to talk to other than myself.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Local News

Well I am excited! I am going to have an article in our local newspaper about my book. Nervous about the picture though. I'm not very photogenic at all and feel uncomfortable in front of the lens. I just have to suck it up and do it.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Donations

 Jimmy and his mom Heidi

Good day to all my friends. I am asking for a very large favor from everyone that reads this blog. My cousin's baby has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemo. I have pledged to donate $1 for every book sold to ensure little Jimmy's future. The donations will be made to the Ronald McDonald Foundation in Jimmy's name. Book purchases can be made directly from my publisher at www.iuniverse.com and search for the title Planet X.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Book Synopsis

On a faraway planet shrouded in obscurity from ancient history, a powerful race lives. Led by the benevolent and evil King Distar, the Annunaki have been preparing for their eventual return to Earth. Only this time, they will not be teachers or the Gods the ancestors once worshiped. It is December 21, 2012. Seventeen-year-old Adam Dolby is about to have his world torn asunder. As the Annunaki begin to invade and decimate the Earth’s resources, Adam’s parents confess that they are not his biological parents, but instead are appointed guardians who have been instructed to watch over and protect him from the Annunaki people, who want nothing more than to destroy him. Minutes later, his parents are dead—the victims of a vicious attack on his home. With the help of a mysterious and eccentric old man named Mentor, Adam is soon propelled into a mythical adventure where his mission is to uncover the origins of the universe and a race of beings called Eternals.


In this exciting sci-fi adventure tale, a young man awaits in the shadows to learn
the truth of his existence and the fate of the human race.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Marketing

Well my book is officially for sale and now I have to come up with some creative ways to market my book. I thought writing my book was hard, but this will be a challenging task. I have contacted my local news paper for an interview and they stated a reporter would be assigned to me shortly. So this is just one avenue I will partake in. Next I am going to have some book marks made up to use as advertising.  Looking at having tshirts made up and luckily my brother owns his own graphics design company that deals with silk screen printing. only problem is getting the funds. Well, the task is now at hand and I must spend money to make money.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

LIVE!

Yes that's right! My book has gone live! I would like to thank all of those that have supported me in my endeavors and have had to listen to me talk about my book. This was a long and stressful process but now I can breath easy knowing it is a ready to read. For those wanting the ebook version please visit my publisher's site at www.iuniverse.com. My book is also available at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. I am super excited to share my dream and hope it does well so I can continue my characters journey into the future.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hello

Just wanted to say thank you to those from Russia, Denmark, and the U.K. for visiting my blog. Look forward to hearing from my international friends and hearing what you have to say about my book, whether good or bad.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Floor is open

The comment sections are open for anyone to post their thoughts. I realize that not everyone wants to join a group or site without knowing what they might be getting into. So for know the floor is open for everyone until further notice. However, please feel free to subscribe to my blog because in the coming days to my books release I will will more than likely host a contest to win an autographed copy of Planet X The Annunaki Wars.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Character update

Well the site has just been updated with a new character profile. The vile and evil King Distar. As I stated in my last post, this will be the last character sketch I will be creating so as to concentrate on other things dealing with marketing the book. I hope everyone appreciates and likes the characters and by no means are these the definitive visions I have for these characters. This is what my hand and my computer allowed my to do. So let your imaginations flow and conjure your own images.

http://www.planetxbooks.com/Planet_X/KING_DISTAR.html

Friday, February 4, 2011

Prologue

Just posted the prologue on a great UFO web site. Why there and not on my official web site or blog? I felt it necessary to get the message out about my book in a forum that was based around my book's theme.

http://www.legendarytimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2532

Enjoy!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Antagonist

Well, I am currently working on the last character sketch I will be working on for some time. Why? Mostly because I want you the reader to let your imaginations run wild and conjure up what you think the characters look like. I have had enormous fun with opening up and letting my creativity flow free, but now I must concentrate on other things. So who is this last character? None other than the evil and loathsome King Distar. I have been fighting with my inner self on how he should look. While writing my book I had an idea of what he looked like but putting it on paper in words is one thing, trying to bring something to life is another. I had to look at many pictures of human mummification to get the look I was going for and so far its coming together very well. In the next week the final character will be revealed.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Lilith

Another update has been made on the web site. This time we have added the evil and seductive Lilith. This one took me a little longer to come up with. I wanted her to look beautiful but give off the presence that she could take care of her own. I haven't had a creative mind since I graduated from high school and now I am challenging my brain to a contest of imagination. I hope everyone enjoys the artwork.

http://planetxbooks.com/Planet_X/LILITH.html

Saturday, January 22, 2011

web site update

The web site has been updated with another character. Go to characters and click on Azrael the Anjil of death.
Interested to here what everyone thinks of the design as well as the web site. Enjoy!

http://planetxbooks.com/Planet_X/AZRAEL.html

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Almost there!

Well I submitted my corrections to my publisher and now it's in their hands. Very anxious to see the final product and to get readers reactions.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New character page

Well I just finished another character page. Now I know I see where it is recommended not to show your characters in a book and to let your readers' imaginations soar. Well my imagination is soaring and I want to share what I envision my characters to look like. Besides, I know someone out there will have an even greater
idea of what they look like after reading the book. I will let you know when it is posted.

http://planetxbooks.com/Planet_X/ADAM.html

http://planetxbooks.com/Planet_X/VULPINA.html

http://planetxbooks.com/Planet_X/NILA.html



Book Trailer

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Still going strong.

Still going over the proof to my book. It has been taking me awhile because I have not been feeling well. Speeding things up though. Sure wish I had some loyal followers. Hint Hint! Does that sound desperate?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Proof copies

Just received my proof for the paperback and hardback copies today in my email. Time to go over the proofs and then give the go ahead for printing.

Monday, January 10, 2011

I realize this post is premature, what with my first book not yet released, but isn't sharing what is going on the idea of a blog? It took me a little over two years to see my vision finished. Now I am currently working on the second part to my story and with what I have learned from the first, I pray it doesn't take me near as long. I can only hope that Planet X: The Annunaki Wars is successful and ignites your imagination.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Web site updates.

Today the web site has been updated with some new looks. Still tweaking a bit to make it flow the way I want but my friend is doing an outstanding job. I have to give his web site design company a plug for helping out. Go to www.newlywebdesigns.com and check out his work and if you need a web site designed he is your man. Thanks again Brian!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Just uploaded a sneak peak trailer for my book at youtube.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka51LS3ROqs

Welcome to PlanetX: The Annunaki Wars blog!

Welcome to my new blog for my first published book called PlanetX: The Annunaki Wars. I am super excited to be able to share my creativity with everyone. This book has been a two year undertaking and now is the time for its release. As I type this my publisher is in the stages of creating a mock version for me to look over, make changes, and then give the green light. I have been blessed to have two great friends that have given their time to helping me achieve my goal.
I owe a debt of gratitude to Chance Sanderson for creating the book's cover and to Brian Galyean for creating the web site for my book. I invite everyone to check out the wonderful work Brian did at www.planetxbooks.com. We continue to put forth a better and bolder site that will appeal to all science fiction fans and hopefully pull in some converts. I will do my best to keep everyone informed of the progress on my book and keep you up-to-date on any changes to the web site.
Thank you all for your support and I look forward to hearing from you!