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Targeting the Telomeres Book Cover Revealed

After a design contest on 99Designs, we selected the cover design for Targeting the Telomeres, the sequel stand alone novel that follows Taming the Telomeres.

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The target viewfinder features elements in the novel, such as a US passport and a Chinese visa, as Amanda Michaels travels to China due to a family crisis.  She enlists an unlikely ally in her desperate effort which takes her to Beijing and other places in China.

A number of characters introduced in Taming the Telomeres re-appear in Targeting, but we will not spoil anything here.

The initial editorial reviews of Targeting the Telomeres on Readers’ Favorite have been really humbling:

Five Stars

Targeting the Telomeres by R.N. Shapiro is the sequel to the author’s debut novel in the same series, the acclaimed Taming the Telomeres. In the latest installment, Amanda Michaels is thrust into a dangerous web of intrigue, political artifice, and corporate expropriation when her family is unable to shake the pitfalls of her father’s telomere discovery….R.N. Shapiro certainly knows how to write suspense, and the thrills and tension charge through every page. The dialogue feels authentic and Amanda is a fabulous heroine, working with and against a whole cast of supporting characters that enhance and drive an already great plot…. I’d recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an awesome series that doesn’t hold back as a thriller, fueled by an intelligent and articulate plot that feels like it could have been written to play out on the big screen.

—-Reviewed By Jamie Michele for Readers’ Favorite

I have included a great view of the Great Wall of China from one of my trips to Beijing.

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Visiting Great Wall

Please weigh in on my new thriller book cover design poll (Targeting the Telomeres)

Its down to 6 semi-finalists and I hope you will share your preference with me.  This relates to the sequel to Taming the Telomeres, fiction thriller a #1 Amazon best seller.  The sequel picks up soon after my first novel ends, involving Amanda Michaels and a new family crisis.

R.N. Shapiro’s book cover design poll for Targeting the Telomeres

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Two semi finalist book covers for Targeting the Telomeres book contest

Taming the Telomeres Awarded Two Silver Medals in FAPA President’s 2016 Book Awards

 

On Saturday night, August 5, 2016 the Florida Authors & Publishers Association (FAPA) presented its prestigious annual President’s Awards for the best books of 2015 and the first half of 2016 by authors and publishers in Florida and throughout the United States, and Taming the Telomeres, A Thriller was awarded two separate 2016 book award silver medals.  The event, which took place at the Hilton Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Resort, recognized outstanding books by awarding gold, silver, or bronze medals.

“The 2016 award winners exemplify excellence in publishing both regionally and nationally. The awards continue to command the attention of industry professionals and readers.” said Terri Gerrell, FAPA President. The winners were selected by the competition’s sixty-five judges—librarians, educators, and publishing professionals.

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Taming the Telomeres wins Two 2016 FAPA Silver Medals-in Mystery & Thriller categories

In the Adult Fiction-Mystery category, Taming the Telomeres, by author R.N. Shapiro earned the Silver Medal, and in the Adult Fiction-Suspense/Thriller category, Taming the Telomeres, was also awarded the Silver Medal.

Taming the Telomeres (available on Amazon, Audible and itunes in audiobook) a #1 Amazon best selling thriller, has now earned medals in four international award competitions   The prior awards were:

2015 Gold Award Winner-fiction thriller-Readers Favorite Int’l book award contest.

Apple Literary Book Awards, 2015 Medalist for E-book mystery thriller.

Silver Medalist-2016 eLit Book Awards, for mystery/suspense/thriller category.

The novel introduces high schooler Amanda Michaels, the lone survivor of a commuter jet crash who possesses breakthrough biological secrets that intelligence agencies will kill over:

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The author is actively writing “Targeting the Telomeres” which is book two of the Amanda Michaels Telomeres series, and has recently added sneak previews of Targeting the Telomeres book two after the conclusion of Taming the Telomeres paperbacks and ebooks.  Previews will also be added soon to the author’s website, www.RNShapiro.com .

Thanks to Taming Readers: #1 Suspense Action Thriller on Amazon

Just want to say “wow” and “thank you” to every reader of Taming the Telomeres, as the novel about Amanda Michaels, and her tale of survival and redemption, held the #1 position on Amazon’s best seller charts in the suspense action thriller category in early May.

Taming the Telomeres is now available in ebook, paperback or audiobook on Audible.com and on iTunes.

Working hard on the sequel with the working title ‘Targeting the Telomeres’ which will pickup within a year of where TTT leaves off.

 

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Here’s the Back Cover Text Explaining Taming the Telomeres

Taming the Telomeres

tel·o·mere –A compound structure at the end of a chromosome.

A survivor. A soulmate. A secret.

The only jet crash survivor has no idea the immense biological secrets she possesses, or even who she is. But intelligence agencies will kill over the secrets. High school senior Amanda Michaels suffers amnesia with regard to everything before the jet crash. She loses her parents and her memory in the aftermath, but miraculously survives.  While recovering, Amanda strikes up a whirlwind romance with a young hospital volunteer, but only recalls a haunting series of flashbacks of her near death experiences (NDE’s). Meanwhile, her uncle, high profile DC trial attorney Andy Michaels, represents her and the families of numerous passengers against Hemispheres Airways.

Spying. Covert Ops. Cover-up at the highest levels?

As the major monetary settlements with Hemispheres are looming, both Amanda and her uncle Andy stumble onto evidence of possible sabotage of the jet and a link to her dad’s classified biological research on cell chromosomal telomeres.  Why was her dad’s research so valuable?  Once Amanda learns she may possess biological secrets that competing intelligence agencies will kill for, she has no idea who to trust, unwittingly caught up in a web of biological espionage. Amanda’s personal roller coaster ride explores romance, heartbreak, depression, persistence and ultimate redemption. The fast paced story moves between Middleburg, Virginia horse farms, Washington, DC, New York city and points between.  A series of stunning twists unwind along the path to the unforeseen climax.

If you’re a fan of Clancy, Connelly, or Grisham novels,

“Taming” is a must read.

What’s a Telomere?

telomere imageEvery chromosome has a special ending or cap called a telomere.  It’s like the plastic tip protecting the end of a shoelace.  When a cell divides, some of the telomere is lost.   But some enzymes can cause cell telomeres to have more cell divisions, extending cell life. Sound Intriguing? Read Taming the Telomeres to find out just how valuable telomere biological research is.

 

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