About Joe V - Author\Publisher
Joseph Verola has written several screenplays including: two romance comedies (You’re a Dog, Jack & A Beggar’s Ball), two film Noir (Out of Control & Twisted Emotions), one personal true story (Don’t Cry Pop) & one based on a memoir written with David Fisher (Louie’s Widow). Synopsis available at UstarPublishing.com and clicking on the Author/Publisher pull down menu.
Joe also self-published several books, via ustarpublishing.com: Romance/Fantasy Novels (You’re A Dog, Jack & ThePigeons.net); the memoir of a Drug Lord/Murder (Beyond Lucky – The Brian “Glaze” Gibbs Story) and the memoir (Snapped, The Gloria DeLaurentis Story – First Degree Murder or Manslaughter); two fictional memoirs (None That I Know Of & The Caregiver); one self-help book (How to Become a Movie Star in Ten Steps); one historic book (The American Idol Book). Synopsis available at UstarPublishing.com and clicking on the Author/Publisher pull down menu.
Understanding the desire and the need for self-publishing he created Ustar Publishing and aids others in that quest. Among those are A Camelot of the Biomedical Sciences - The Story of the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology by Herbert Weissbach and David Fisher, Chemo Saved My Life - Yoga Saves My Living by Faith Bevan, and Going the Distance “Try a Tri!” A Guide to Your First Triathlon by Clark Parry & Cindy Durkee.
Prior to perusing a career as a writer Joe’s prior experience was the marketing of computer hardware and software to Fortune 500 companies, and with the advent of the PC genesis, he started Hi-Tech Cinema. The company provided hardware and software to Movie, TV, and Advertising industries. Software included, script writing program, budgeting, video editing and story boarding.
His passion for the entertainment industry also led to acting classes and hitting the stage. He showcased his work at comedy clubs which included, Catch A Rising Star and The Improv at a time that Pat Benatar, Larry David and Jerry Steinfeld were just starting their careers, working out in the same clubs.
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Log Lines for Seven Screenplay by Joe Verola - Scripts, available upon request.
Louie's Widow - Out of Control - You're a Dog, Jack - Twisted Emotions - The Beggar's Ball - Don't Cry Pop - Commune- a - Vision
Louie’s Widow is Cecile Mileto true story of a life for life: a mother of five who takes vengeance against the underworld when her husband, a wise guy - almost a gangster - goes missing, presumed dead; slides into drug addiction and a squalid and a hopeless life, decides to testify against drug lords, once her friends, who put a contract on her life.
Out of Control, where The Crying Game meets Basic Instinct. Gene a vice detective goes undercover in a 12-step program, for love and sex addiction and finds himself to be an addict and a suspect in the sadistic crimes he is investigating.
You're a Dog, Jack: Stephanie’s dog, Pitts, and Jack are accidentally stuck by a bus, their spirits exit their bodies and due to circumstance the spirits re-enter each other’s bodies. Once Jack’s spirit awakens in Pitts, he must find a way to reunite and with his body and save Stephanie from being murdered by her fiancée.
Twisted Emotions: Rachel believing a note, a Rolex, and tickets is an apology from AJ excitedly packs, exits, and arrives in Jamaica to be greeted by a man who informs her that AJ was detained and takes her to a private island; Stephanie in a short time believes AJ will never arrive.
The Beggar's Ball: AJ a hopeful stand-up comedian performs as a street performer on subway stations & subway cars is initially unsympathetic to the homeless plight, until he crosses paths with Janice a social worker and aids by organizing a Beggar’s Ball bringing together the unexpected NYC affluent in homeless costumes to mingle with homeless.
Don't Cry Pop: Joey, at the age of twenty one, is killed in a motorcycle accident; making it to heaven, is unable to deal with the pain he has caused his father whose wish is to die and join him, he is able to return to earth to help his father to find a reason for living before his to die is fulfilled.
Commune-a- Vision is a 1986 copyrighted prelude to the internet; a communications adventure in an advanced view and be-viewed network, providing a vehicle for subscribers to perform and sell themselves; sing, dance, do comedy, and or host their own talk show. It's up to the participants to master the possibilities, and for governments and unscrupulous individuals to corrupt.
Synopsis of Commune-A-Vision - Prelude to the Internet
Commune-A-Vision - A Communications Adventure
I started writing Commune-A-Vision at the beginning of PC error in 1985. I conceived an idea where all the cable companies would come to create Commune-a-Vision. Today it looks a lot like the Internet.
Commune-A-Vision is a communications comedy adventure in an advanced view and be-viewed cable network. The story is about today's computer age and where cable networks have evolved.
AJ Stone 35 years old, the protagonist and creator of Commune-A-Vision, is motivated by a simple desire to provide a human point of reference for growth and success for all caring and loving people.
Commune-A-Vision begins innocently as a Subscriber network, utilizing cable TV networks, to allow Subscribers to tune into any other Subscriber's home in the United States. That is during their scheduled Air-Time. It provides a vehicle for subscribers to perform and sell themselves; sing, dance, do comedy, and or host their own talk show. It's up to the participants to master the possibilities.
A subscriber through the Commune-A-Vision central computer may choose to view any individual by profession, by name, or any individual within any state, city, or town of the country.
Subscriber's homes are equipped with wide angle cameras and personal computers which provide access to the central Commune-A-Vision computer, so that they can check their air time, personal ratings, and Subscriber's programming Guide.
Commune-A-Vision's popularity soars with AJ's creation of the Commune-A-Vision Academy Awards, with categories ranging from the Most Humorous, the Most Detrimental and to the Most Loving Family, which is to be awarded the largest of prizes of three million dollars. All this motivation provides many humorous and touching subscriber situations, as they are observed striving to become award winners and accomplish their goals.
AJ has the opportunity to achieve wealth if Commune-A-Vision is profitable, providing he lives to collect. AJ is haunted by his ex-girlfriend Lucille's nightmares of his death should Commune-A-Vision become a reality - an Omen which he doesn't take seriously.
The story follows AJ as he tries to keep Commune-A-Vision pure and alive. Commune-A-Vision's idealistic intentions are diluted by Juan, a terrorist, who during a family's air time coincidently enters their home. He then holds a mother and two children hostage. The uncensored suspense and horror of the episode is observed by the father, who is suspected of black marketing weapons with the aid of the CIA. The plot thickens as the CIA and the Russians become aware of the potential of Commune-A-Vision.
Commune-A-Vision's best intentions are further marred by the embarrassment of the "I Forgots" those who forgot that it was their scheduled air time and they were on the air.
Commune-A-Vision's future is threatened by the Users, those who use Commune-A-Vision for less than growth and entertainment. There is the mistress who gains access to her lover's family.
There are those who would use Commune-A-Vision to gain advanced knowledge of the head of the Federal Reserve System data and the direction of interest rates for substantial financial rewards. While AJ struggles to keep Commune-A-Vision alive, he falls in love with PJ Moran, a young, egotistical movie star, whose cocaine habit and nymphomaniac tendencies place AJ in a fragile psychological position. Commune-A-Vision begins to fall apart as news that Commune-A-Vision's security system is being compromised by those who hacked the system and are able to view subscribers when their cameras security systems are by-passed. AJ is suspected of also misusing the security system to spy on PJ Moran. Under extreme pressure AJ must clear his name and restore confidence in Commune-A-Vision before all is lost for himself and all those who sought a future through Commune-A-Vision.
Anyway, all of the above provides for: Loving, Learning, Growing, Sex, Violence, Drugs and Rock and Roll. The extremes in humor and terror leave your mind pleasantly exhausted.
Synopsis of Don't Cry Pop - Son returns to help his father find a reason to live.
Joe, a once fun loving and optimistic individual, from the moment that his only child Joey, at the age of twenty-one is killed in a motorcycle accident. He treads the day that anyone will asks the question, "How are you doing?" Knowing that the question will only cause him pain, and his only true response would be, "Not good today and not good for as far as I can see." He also fears the question that is often asked, "Do you have any kids?" Unable to deal with the loss, and the pain, he closes his business, sells his home and moves away. Retreating from his brothers, sister, nephews and nieces that would be a constant family reminder that Joey is missing; like in the movie, "Back to The Future," where the image of a family member fades away in a photograph. Unable to move his life forward, each night as he lies in his bed, he prays for one wish from God, to die and be placed by Joey's side and help him in his next life, whether it be heaven or hell. Hopefully in heaven and hopefully Joey and he have earned their wings.
But this story is not his own. It's is also his son Joey's. Fortunate, Joey makes it to heaven, but cannot deal with the pain he has caused his parents and especially his father, who he must help to find a reason for living before his wish to die is fulfilled. Despite all the heavenly rules, Joey is determined to return to earth and is finally granted his wish. He will return as a guardian angel, to help other kids to understand their limitations. During his free time, he can search for solutions to encourage his father to want to live and make it possible for him to answer the questions he resents and fears with a positive response. “Joe, how are you doing?” and “Do you have any kids?”
The story begins on a Fourth of July weekend with Joey at his uncles Vic's home. Joey is outside with his cousins and friends as is ready to mount a Japanese two-wheel rocket motorcycle. While inside his Joey's father is on the phone with his older brother Vic who asks if he would like to talk to his son. Joe responds, "I'm on my up to your house, I see him when I get there."
In brother Vic's driveway, Joey is surrounded by his cousins and a friend who's bike he is going to ride. Joey asks for a helmet and is told it's not legally required in Connecticut. The engine roars as he starts it up. He has ridden motor cycles before, but not one this powerful. Putting the bike in gear, he drives off slowly, getting the fell of the bike. After a short time, his confidence strengthens, he accelerates as he approaches a turn. Downshifting, he smoothly maneuvers through the turn. Coming onto a straight away, he accelerates to a speed making his heart race, satisfied he begins to slow down to about fifty. A car is approaching and without signaling begins to go into a driveway not calculating Joey's speed. Joey hits the brake, the car stops, but he swings around the car and is forced to the shoulder of the road which begins to curve slightly to the left and is made up of loose gravel. Joey attempts to shift up, put unfamiliar with the bike he down shifts instead. The bike begins to slide sideways and leaning toward a fall. Trying to recover, he knows he's going down. Joey and the bike hit the ground, moving at fifty miles an hour, the bike continues sliding sideways – sailing through the air. Eyes wide open, Joey watches as he and bike nail a mail box post, taking it down. From there he watches as he floats with the bike through a group of small tries. His eyes widen as his leg hits a six inch wide tree, hearing and feeling his right calf snap as his body hits the ground, he watches as his bike flips over and over as he does the same. Finally feeling the pain on the back of his head as it meets with large embedded rock. Lights out, Joey unconscious, begins hallucinating and starts visioning images of his life passing before him.
Time passes as his uncle Vic, Joey's cousins, and friends listen to the sound of an ambulance and police approach and pass. Not wanting to believe the worse they follow the procession of sirens.
Joey’s opens his eyes for a moment to see his uncle Vic, who tells him he's going to be okay. He then closes his eyes, as paramedics prepare him for an airlift as a helicopter approaches.
In Joe's New York City condo, he shares a scene he is writing on his computer screen with his girlfriend Suanne. The scene describes his brother Vic with his son Joey at a much younger age. Suddenly, everything on the computer screen begins flashing and all the text begins disappearing and the phone rings. It's Joey's cousin Carmine on the phone, letting him know that Joey had motorcycle accident, and his brother Vic is with him, and he better get up to Connecticut right away. It's not until time passes, that Joe would look back to realize that maybe the text disappearing was a sign from Joey.
As Joe walks out of his condo, he comes face to face with an eight by ten inch plaque on the wall of his son Joey. At the age of six, Joey sits on a mini bike which they had rebuilt together - the type built with a lawnmower engine. An image will haunt him with guilt.
Just prior to Joey’s accident, Joe felt that he's done everything right. Joey and he had made it through many good times with some real rough patches, and he was now working hard, taking classes at the Art Institute of NYC. Pop, as Joey would call him, felt he could write a book on parenting. And now, his guilt makes him feel like he was responsible for his death. So how great of a father was he? If he wouldn't have taught him how to play and provided him with all the toys and experiences he never had: the mini bike, skateboarding, skiing, windsurfing, and sailing he would be alive that day. Unfortunately, there would other family and friends that would say they feel that, if only, they would have done something different Joey would be alive today. A mother, if she would have asked him to stay for the barbecue at home. His girlfriend, if she would have accepted a date with Joey the night before he wouldn't have gone to Connecticut.
Joey, during his indoctrination to heaven, learns the answers to what heaven and hell is truly all about, and the options we all have in the live in the hereafter. Then after his training as a guardian angel he returns to earth, hopefully in time to save his father from his demise.
The story continues from two perspectives. Switching from Joey's and then Pop's.
Joey's perspective is made clear from visions of his memories, spread out in chronological order and are relate to his guardian angel responsibilities as it pertains to the kids he is teaching to learn their limitations. He deals with issues including sex and etc. He reflects back to his life to help the kid make decisions. While working as a guardian angel he also passes on signs and messages to loved ones on earth from those in heaven.
In a search for peace, Pop subconsciously and consciously searches through psychics, support groups, friends of Joey and finally through death itself for the answers to his future.
Synopsis of A Beggar's Ball - A Homeless, Hopeless Romantic Comedy
AJ, a successful New York City stockbroker, true desire is to be a standup comedian. However, working for his future father in law's brokerage firm, his fiancée, Darlene is not supportive and works to stifle his dream. Working to perfect his comedy, AJ takes time from his work and Darlene to perform as a street performer on the city sidewalks, subway stations, subway cars and comedy clubs of New York City.
Complicating his life, he crosses paths with Janice, an intelligent, knock out blonde and social worker, who is committed to helping the homeless. As she is assisting a down-and-out homeless woman AJ observes her and is overcome by her sensitivity and beauty. She unintentionally steals his heart as their paths continue to cross. Initially, AJ is not all in to the plight of the homeless, which is demonstrated through his comedy material; using the homeless plight for the brunt of his jokes, causing Janice to loathe him.
It isn't until AJ befriends Boogs, a homeless man who works the subway cars and terminals begging for money, that his attitude begins to change.
It isn't long before Darlene and her father attempt to sabotage AJ's comedy career. Her father manipulates his stock portfolio, depleting all his financial security, while Darlene sends hecklers to AJ's comedy performances.
Not caving in, AJ is forced to move out of Darlene's Trump Tower apartment and into Boogs' digs, within the abandoned subway tunnels below Grand Central Station. There he becomes more familiar with the plight of the homeless. While exploring the abandoned subway stations and tunnels he becomes lost and finds himself defending a homeless woman from being raped and robbed of her meager belongings. The word of his actions spread to homeless clans and he is now their hero. Janice upon hearing of AJ's actions, looks forward to seeing him again.
Wanting to secure Janice's love, AJ devices new and modified ways to reconnect the homeless with their families, ie; putting the homeless on milk cartons. While unbeknown to AJ, Janice's mother is also a homeless woman, whom she has been searching for a long time.
In an attempt to increase the awareness of the homeless to those far removed. AJ continues to use his comedy and the connections he had developed while a stock broker to arrange, "The Beggar's Ball," a fund-raising benefit for the homeless. All the attendees are asked to dress as homeless as the theme for the occasion. Unbeknown to the attendees, AJ has also invited selected articulate homeless men and women to interact with the attendees and share their stories of how they became indigent and how they hoped to find a way back to prosperity.
Ultimately, AJ wins Janice's love by raising enough money to purchase and support a facility for the homeless, locate her missing mom and establish his comedy career after being invited to the Late Show with Jimmy Fallon for his work with the homeless.
Synopsis of Louie's Widow - An abused mother revenge on the Mafia for killing her savior. a lay-back wise guy.
Adapted from the novel LOUIE'S WIDOW
by Cecile Mileto with Dave Fisher
A life for a life…One Woman's Vengeance against the Underworld. What happens to a wise guy's, or a gangster's wife when her husband goes missing, presumed dead?
For Cecile Mileto the mother of five children it meant a rapid slide into drug addiction and a squalid and a hopeless life on the city streets. When she decided to testify against her husband's former friends, it also meant a contract on her life. Did I say Friends? The mob, drug dealers, and murders; make one mistake, one error in judgment and you could find yourself dead, dismembered, and ground into chop meat. Anybody interested in a hamburger?
Louie's widow is the extraordinary true story of love, degradation, courage and vengeance. Cecile, was psychologically kept barefoot, mentally abused and physically pregnant until rescued by Louie.
Synopsis of Out of Control
BASED ON TRUE EVENTS AND CHARACTERS FROM THE MEDICAL JOURNALS OF U.C.L.A.
"Out of Control" is a story where the "Crying Game" meets "Basic Instinct. Gene Westwood a vice detective who is presently working undercover as addict into a 12-step program, for love and sex addiction looking to uncover the killer in a series of sadistic sex crimes. While doing so he sees a side of human behavior in himself in a new and disturbing light.
Our story begins as a feminine voice of doom states, "Come on, that was fun, now let me down. This isn’t fun anymore.” Handcuffs are draped over a basement's leaking gas pipe which dig into the wrist of THERESA. She is standing on her toes, naked - sexually satisfied, before she stops breathing, dead from the leaking gas pipe. She is later identified as a member of a 12-step program for love and sexual addiction.
Days later, in another part of town, GENE an unorthodox L.A. vice detective with a theatrical flair. A voyeur video tapes Gene's bust of an exotic Russian looking, OLGA - an assumed prostitute, among other girls on a street corner. Failing to report the arrest prior to the video being sold to the news media. Police authorities are unaware and unable to explain the incident, which is publicized as a possible cover-up, involving police corruption in prostitution. The situation escalates, prompting the L.A. Department of Internal Affairs to get involved. The incident is instantly played down after Gene breaks a notorious teenage prostitution ring, explaining the infamous bust in the video as a shake down for information used in the breaking of the case. Promoted to homicide, Gene is assigned to take over Theresa's case, for having busted Theresa in the past for prostitution.
Shocked to learn of her notoriety, Olga a professor of anthropology, must explains her playful actions to the dean of U.S.C. as a study into the mindset of a prostitute.
That evening leaning over the balcony of a Malibu waterfront home, Olga makes love to Gene. She thanks him for setting up the erotic charade and arrest.
In an apartment off Santa Monica Blvd. a strangulation has taken the life of DALE CRANE another member of a sexual addiction program. Forensics mill about Dale's room, an apron string is tied tightly and neatly into a bow around his neck. Gene meets his new partner, WOODY, a young, mild mannered Michigan detective, who is L.A. to study big city law enforcement. Gene finds Woody amusing, likable, and naive. He takes Woody under his wing who looks to Gene as his hero and mentor.
Olga at home is joined by her cousin SHARON, who is dropping off her cat, while she vacations. Sharon has already acquired a dislike for Gene for taking Olga back onto a destructive addictive sexual path and lets Olga know it.
Gene's loving feelings for Olga builds rapidly as Olga remains reserved while he is going undercover as love and sex addict. He asks Olga's advice on how he should act, believing he isn't a sexual addict as Olga has admitted to being. She tells him to, "Just be yourself." Who would know better, being that the 12-step program is where Gene first met Olga. Idle curiosity, Gene explains is reason for attending the meetings.
In a restaurant, Olga argues with ANDREW, a model type, who tells her that you can eliminate people from your life, but not the memories.
A coroner explains to Gene and Woody that no semen was found in either Theresa's or Dale's killings, however a male DNA from a buccal saliva smear was recovered. It appeared that the killer was the same in both cases. Leading the coroner, along with other clues, and one victim was a male and the other a female, it is believed that the killer was bi-sexual and possibly a transsexual.
Gene when first attended Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, he thought what a great place to meet woman who enjoyed sex as much as himself. He soon learns that a love and sexual obsession, like other addictions, is when one's life becomes immobilized, distracted by such activities until he or she puts their life and those they love in danger, eventually destroying their own emotionally, and possibly financially. Listening to others in the group Gene then begins to evaluate his actions, to see if the shoe fits, not that he knows what he will do if he believes he is a love and sex addict.
Woody follows up on Gene's leads running into Andrew as he questions the group leader of the sex and addiction program that Gene had just attended. While there, unable to gather names of others who attend the meetings as it is an anonymous organization and no list is available. He observes Olga, leaving and gets her license plate, so that he can interview her.
The following day, Gene and Olga continue to sexualize their joys and frustrations, playing out their sexual fantasies testing life and death, with orgasms dealing with strangulations. After they lay back both sexually exhausted. Olga explains that she enjoys sex, but wants to return to more loving and tender love making. And that she went to the sex and love addiction program as part of a thesis she was working on, unlike Gene who thought it was a great place to meet over sexed women. She goes on further to tell him that he is also a sex addict. Gene argues that he believes that he just rather enjoy sex than shoot hoops with the guys and suggest that Olga is not being honest and if anyone is a sex addict it’s her. Annoyed not wanting to accept Olga’s evaluation, he leaves without a word.
Woody tracks down Olga to observe Gene exiting her driving way, with Olga standing at the open front door dressed in long sexy negligee. He has never met her, but now recognizes her from the infamous video. It's obvious to Woody that they have something going on. He decides not to question Olga and wait to talk to Gene. After confronting Gene, he explained his relationship with Olga and that there is no need to question her as he already did so. Gene suggest that he join Olga and him later that evening for dinner at her home.
The evening is enjoyable to all until Woody playfully suggest that they use the questions in a 12-step program pamphlet as a parlor game. At the conclusion of their little game Woody jokes that he wouldn't want Gene to date his sister. As the evening closes Olga's cousin Sharon returns for her cat. She shows her animosity for Gene as he and Woody depart. Olga and Sharon talk and Olga realizes that her sexual addiction is again out of control and she asks Sharon to stay and live with her for a while.
A DR. FRIEDMAN, is now the third in the bizarre series of killings. Her cause of death, hemorrhaging after being sexually satisfied with a statue of the Virgin Mother.
Gene under pressure to solve the case, sexualizes his frustration by forcibly having sex with Olga in the name of love. She calls it rape. He states it's an extension of their erotic sexual behavior.
Through a chain of events Woody becomes fond of Olga. Woody's image of Gene is shattered after learning of the video and Olga's so called rape by Gene. He further feels that Gene is not deserving of Olga. Woody then becomes aware of the violent argument between Olga and Andrew who has become a suspect and the next victim. Woody is drawn in and seduced by Olga which Gene walks in on. Gene and Woody struggle, Olga gets caught in the middle and is hospitalized and is put into intensive care. Olga darkest secret is uncovered while in the hospital, which helps put the pieces of the homicides together. Gene's apartment is searched and evidence, including proof that Gene was sexually involved with Theresa is found on tape. Gene is stunned to learn that Woody was brought into the case to study his unorthodox behavior, because of his non-threatening manner. Gene understands their suspicion, but denies all wrong doing. He explains that he is in the middle of some psycho twilight zone and had to get answers before he could explain his involvement. Without sufficient evidence Gene is told to temporarily give up his badge and gun, pending a hearing for withholding evidence and surely faces being thrown off the force. Sex has taken another step in ruining his life. Gene must know admit that he is a love and sexual addict. But, more overpowering, there is still a killer and there are potential victims and none of the players have been eliminated. And when that is all resolved, there are conflicts and relationships that must be mended.
Synopsis of You're A Dog, Jack
You're a Dog Jack is the story about a lovable womanizer named Jack and his terrifying and supernatural adventure as he fights to become the man he once was, but the new improved version.
Under the pretense of a gentleman, he offers to pet sit Stephanie's dog Pitts and promises to protect him with his life. Of course, he didn’t actually mean it. But, lax in his responsibility, while walking Pitts, Jack and Pitts are struck by a bus and their spirits, due to circumstance and a promise, enter each other's body.
Upon awaking, from the accident, Jack spirit finds himself in Stephanie's apartment -- but in Pitts' body. While there he overhears Stephanie's fiancé plotting a hostile takeover of her company and her demise.
Jack then set out on a mission to reverse the crossover of spirits, fulfill his promise and save Stephanie's company and her life. Fortunately and unfortunately, the crossover of spirits becomes known to all and to Stephanie's fiancé who realizes that Jack knows his plans and he must die before he returns to his body to expose the devious plans.
Jack's mission has an unknown expiration before his spirit is lost and locked to the animal kingdom forever. His obstacles increase when Pitts, who has become comfortable in Jack's body, suspects that Jack while in his body may have had sex with the love of his dog life, named Harmony.
For some, his story and resolve will be humorous and unjustified, to others ironic and well deserved.
Synopsis Twisted Emotions - Kidnapped for Love
RACHEL PROUD and AJ are a single couple, living together in a Manhattan apartment. Rachel is an attractive witty professor of oceanography and AJ is a budding film director. They are both so caught up in their careers that their relationship is threatened. Rachel through therapy is beginning to uncover a past of child abuse, which is also placing additional barriers between them, therefore her therapist suggests that she open up her past to AJ. Rachel then plans for a romantic getaway with AJ's agreement. Shortly thereafter, AJ cancels when a career opportunity suddenly arises. Frustrated, and annoyed Rachel breaks off their engagement. Days later AJ leaves a package for Rachel containing a note, a Rolex watch, and tickets to Jamaica. She packs, obviously accepting AJ’s apology.
Shortly after arriving in Jamaica she is met by a DAVID STANWICK and informed of the details of AJ's planned romantic interlude and is transported to an exotic private island. David is the owner of this romantic hideaway, who further informs her that AJ has been delayed and will not arrive until the following evening. Until then, charmed by David, she accepts his invitation to tour the island. That evening she enjoys champagne and dinner served in the naturally romantic tropical setting and finds herself psychologically fighting off sensual advances.
The following day Rachel becomes suspicious as David’s behavior seems increasingly strange, but he seems so well intentioned that she goes with the flow until David again reports that AJ is further delayed. Concerned Rachel tries to call out, but the phone lines are dead and her cell phone has no reception. Needing an explanation, she storms into David’s house and into his study to find David, and a portrait of herself hanging over the fireplace. Stunned, David casually proclaims his love to her. Rachel now knows AJ isn’t coming and she's in trouble!
AJ, out of town directing a project, becomes worried when he has not been able to contact Rachel on the phone. He abandons his work and returns to the apartment only to find the Rolex and a typed letter from Rachel stating “I need some time alone.” AJ refuses to believe that she would just leave as she did. AJ begins a desperate search, becoming more determined than ever as clues come together that the she could be with is a murder suspect.
Back on the island, David demands Rachel remain his guest for two months, convinced that she will realize their love was predestined. Rachel, hopes that AJ will attempt to track her down, resorts to bargaining and negotiates to stay for only two weeks. She makes it clear that if Cupid doesn’t intervene, he must and will let her go.
The stage is set, the clock begins. During the next two weeks Rachel and David will play a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Rachel unable to keep her part of the bargain attempts numerous escapes, with no avail. But when a boating accident almost takes Rachel’s life, she begins to warm up to David after he saves her. Meanwhile, AJ has tracked down Rachel’s flight to Jamaica, but once he arrives he struggles with what to do next to find Rachel.
The traumas of Rachel's kidnapping are bringing back memories of her incestuous relationship with her father, and given no other choice she shares her revelations with David. He’s compassionate and understanding, along with made up lies of his own abusive childhood creates a false bond between them, which almost erupts into passion, cooled only by David’s haunting memories of a murder he committed. As time passes, and believing that David will never let her go, she becomes determined to escape. The game of cat and mouse finally ends in the only arena Rachel has an advantage – in the depths of the ocean. There with David, she gambles with her life in an underwater game of Russian roulette.
Book Synopsis by Joseph Verola
The Pigeons.net - Beyond Lucky - You're a Dog, Jack - Snapped, Gloria De Laurentis Story - The Cargiver - The American Idol Book - How to Become a Movie Star
The following novels, true crime and books based on true stories were written to be easily produced as screenplays.
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ThePigeons.net: Racing pigeons has become a million-dollar enterprise, causing unscrupulous competitors to inject their birds with performance enhancing drugs, piracy of prize-winning pigeons during races to remove them from the race or for possible breading, while others may just shoot them down. Bob and Judy wanting to learn how to help pigeons survive known obstacles including: storms, planes, electric wires and predatory birds decide to enter a transporter with their prized racing pigeons and exit as Avian Hybrids, with their heads on the body of their pigeons and join in a race. While barely surviving all the obstacles, their capabilities are discovered by CIA, and a secret organization of Avain Hybrids is created, known as ThePigeons.net to save the world.
You’re a Dog, Jack: The story about a lovable womanizer and his terrifying and supernatural adventure as he fights to become the man he once was, but the new improved version. After offerings to pet sit Stephanie's dog Pitts and promises to protect him with his life. Unfortunately, while walking Pitts, Jack and Pitts are struck by a bus and their spirits, due to circumstance and a promise, enter each other's body. Upon awaking, from the accident, Jack spirit finds himself in Stephanie's apartment -- but in Pitts' body. While there he overhears Stephanie's fiancé plotting a hostile takeover of her company and her demise. Jack then set out on a mission to reverse the crossover of spirits, fulfill his promise and save Stephanie's company and her life.
True Crime – Non-Fiction
Beyond Lucky: Drug lord, Brian “Glaze” Gibbs, rolls the dice and escape a death sentence, multiple life sentences, and survives the New York City drug wars that resulted in hundreds of people being murdered – too many of them by him. Glaze has been described as the murderer with a big heart and endless charisma. This is a story of extraordinary violence, brutality and redemption. After Glaze confessed to five counts of murder, and drug trafficking and only serving only eight years and eight months for his crimes, he was given a new identity and made his home in Denver Colorado. He was also allowed to keep thirty-five million dollars from his trade as a drug lord. A story any wannabe criminal, drug dealer should read before wanting to make $40,000 a day.
Snapped, The Gloris DeLaurentis Story: My name is Gloria De Laurentis, I put eight bullets in my husband, Patrick Michael De Laurentis. I met him when I was a precocious eleven. Patrick was twenty-nine. I knew Patrick was going to be my "Knight in Shining Armor." Wrong, between the ages of eleven and fifteen, Patrick showed me pictures of nude boys and girls, had me watch him have sex with other children, and he gave me my first orgasm, at the age of twelve. We were married when I was fifteen and he was thirty-one. From the day we were married, he both physically and mentally abused me and got me hooked on Crack. The police constantly visited our home for domestic violence calls, until I killed him. When I was arraigned, I was charged with Second-Degree Murder and faced twenty-five years in prison.
Based on True Stories
None That I Know Of: The words “None That I Know Of” are intended as a humorous response to the question “Do you have any children.” Two and Half Men meets Love Story is the simplist way of describing the story of one man’s incredible journey, to find a child or children he didn’t know of. After years as a single dad and a series of serendipitous relationships, tragedy struck. A motorcycle accident claimed the life of his only child Joey, his clone - the sunshine of his life. Attempting to fill the void, he created the website, NoneThatIKnowOf.com, where he asks mothers, if for some unknown reason after our serendipitous encounter a child was conceived, and you were unable to locate him, here I am. The responses he received will amaze you and bring tears to your eyes.
The Caregiver: “If you believe, it is” The Caregiver is the true story of the love for a woman named Dawn, and a man’s mission to grant her dying wish; to have a romantic evening and diner in Paris. Dawn was dying of cervical cancer and had only months to live. Traveling to Europe was impossible. However, where there is hope and desire, anything is possible. I knew Dawn was excited about my arrival, but her other caregivers were less enthusiastic. They were afraid his presence would just add more stress to an already difficult situation. When he arrived at Dawn’s home, she was standing at the front door to greet him with a smile and tears. They held each other tightly, just as they had so many years before, completely unaware of the obstacles they would face.
How to Books
The American Idol Book: This book reviews the history of its first ten years of American Idol. It is also an entertaining technical resource as it revisits all the past American Idol Winners, and the Runner Ups lives stories; detailing and summarizing the common traits that led to their success before their appearance on the show and after their season ended. Win or Lose. This is the essential book for anyone who wants to become The Next American Idol or a success in the entertainment industry. It provides the inside tips that just may make the difference in that quest. Find out what it took to make the grade and what you or a relative or friend needs to know to make it into America’s homes.
How to Become a Movie Star in Ten Steps: Every day "A Star is Born", and it can be you! Like in every profession there are basics which cannot be ignored or denied. This book "How to Become a Movie Star in Ten Steps" cuts through the mass of information, which you'll need in your pursuit of stardom. Each of the ten steps is succinct, to the point, and without mind boggling and unnecessary details. It will guide and aid you in the absolute essentials of becoming a movie star; starting with a creative visualization of your first Academy Award.
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A Camelot of the Biomedical Sciences: The Story of the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology
The history of science began with wonder. Its foundation was endless curiosity about the world and people brave enough to ask, what if? How? And why? It began in rudimentary laboratories set up by wealthy men in basements and emptied rooms. The British Royal Academy gave it a formal experimental structure. And for almost two centuries it was the exclusive domain of those wealthy and educated people able to find the time and resources to conduct their experiments.
To satisfy their own curiosity. The experimental laboratory is a relatively new invention, established mostly in universities before 1900. But laboratory science began growing with the realization that discoveries made in the lab could become valuable products. Edison proved those things discovered in laboratories had substantial commercial value. In the biomedical field two distinct industries came into creation: the prestigious laboratories and Universities where research was done to expand knowledge and commercial laboratories where it was done for profit. For decades, as the world’s pharmaceutical industry developed and prospered in the United States, they remained separate and distinct. And then, in 1967, one of the world’s pharmaceutical corporations, Hoffmann- La Roche changed that world, it created and funded a laboratory for pure scientific research. There had never before been anything like it in the pharmaceutical industry.
And this is the extraordinary story of the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, told in the words of the people who created it. With its substantial profits, especially from the psychopharm- acologic drugs librium and valium, staid Hoffmann-La Roche decided to make a ubstantial investment in the future: It would establish a place where many of the best scientists in the world could work on projects of their own creation -- with guaranteed funding and no requirements to produce results – much less a product. It was a scientific Camelot. Roche began by recruiting several of the most respected scientists at the prestigious National Institutes of Health. The first two men to risk their careers by joining the as-yet nonexistent Roche Institute, Sidney Udenfriend and Herbert Weissbach, with the support of senior management at Hoffmann-La Roche, would build a dream into a world-renowned scientific research center.
By the time the Roche Institute closed its doors, a victim of the biotech revolution that resulted in numerous entrepreneurial start-ups funded by Wall Street dollars, its scientists had made significant contributions to biomedical research while training many of the next generations of great research scientists. The staff eventually included one Nobel Prize recipient and seven elected members of the National Academy of Science. And equally important, the institute had laid the path that Roche would follow into the future.
The history of laboratory science and the Roche Institute is told in these pages by the people who came to work and learn there, with the assistance of Herb Weissbach and best-selling author David Fisher.
The work done at the Institute in Nutley, New Jersey, although the Institute and Roche facilities are no longer in existence, continues to reverberate throughout the world of science – discoveries made there have become some of the basic building blocks in molecular biology and biotechnology and the thousand men and women trained there have become leaders in scientific research around the world today.
Chemo Saved My Life – Yoga Saves My Living
There is nothing that sends terror into every molecule of your being than to be told “you have cancer”. As a medical practitioner with over 20 years of experience I have seen my fair share of illness, injury and despair. Did everything right, had the tools to live a long happy, healthy and vital life. Not only did I blend the benefits of the ancient wisdom with that of technology (east meets west) but I taught and mentored others in kind. But none of this prepared me for that fateful day when I heard those words it is a blood cancer. I’m here to provide you with some comfort and direction should you or a loved one must deal with cancer or another life changing/threatening illness.
Healing the Mind & Body Through Injury and/or Chronic DiseaseI hope to share with you, about living and thriving while in the battle, caregivers and those seeking knowledge, the roller coaster ride from health returning back to health, the dips, the turns and screams, the terror and depression, and the tools that helped serve me very day. Don't wait till the bomb goes off, we need to have the tools, keep them polished and know how to use them precisely, because the time to learn how to use them is not in a time of desperation.
Written in Two Parts complimenting one another. To be read alone or together. For all who love, who breathe and feel; those who are well, are ill, have lost or loved; everyone is touched by illness or injury sometime; or maybe you are just on the roller coaster ride of life. There are no instructions, flow charts or manuals for life, so I chose to research, journal and document this ride, and now I am sharing it with you.
Part One: My Journey of Healing Through Cancer to Living Life to The Fullest Chronicles the journey from health to illness, to treatment, to remission. You will share in my fears, the tears, the smiles, the pitfalls and the growth; there is information, introspection and inspiration.
Part Two: My Tools of Health Through Cancer to Living Life to the Fullest Shares information and tools I found helpful to regain my life. An easy to follow guide on nutrition, meditation, breath work, yoga postures and movement.
Going the Distance: “Try a Tri!” A Guide to Your First Triathlon
Clark and Cindy have been racing triathlons since 2010. Clark started it all with The Cotteeman in New Port Richey Florida. He has raced in four Ironman races at Panama City Beach, Florida, Lake Placid, NY (2x) and Chattanooga, Tennessee.
He has completed 8 half Ironman races, several Olympic Distance, and too many to count Sprint Triathlons. He has qualified for USAT Nationals in his age group three times. Cindy overcame non-swimmer status to compete in The Cotteeman, the Lycra and Lace, and Crystal River Triathlons. She also is a HalfIronman Relay Runner, Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 2018.
She has many half marathons to her credit, Clearwater Marathon, and Croom Zoom Trail Ultra (31 miles). She enjoys coaching and has been pacing clients to reach their goals in 5k and 10k races. Currently she is working with 4 coached athletes getting ready for Fort DeSoto #2 Triathlon, August 18, 2018 In “Sprint Triathlons: Going the Distance” they will answer all your basic questions about Trying a Triathlon. Together they enjoy coaching athletes of all ages.
You can read more from them on their numerous blogs at www.clarkandcindy.com
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