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December eBook Madness!!!

December is Stephen’s birthday month. And since his birthday this year happens to be 12.12.12, we have decided to treat you to some insane price-slashing, even Stephen think it’s madness.Soul mates | Confessions of a Stoic

 

Firstly, the SOUL MATES CONFESSIONS series which generated and average of 700 reads every weekend for some time in 2011 is now only 99 cents. Yes, ninety-nine CENTS for December ONLY.

 

Unbelievable? Well get this. 9 out of 10 eBooks are all 99 cents. Check out the list below. And that’s not all. There are more literary goodies coming your way from the birthday boy.

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Performing at Creative Industries Launch

Government of St. Lucia through its Ministry is going to launch the Creative Industries at a gala event tomorrow Thursday 22nd in the heart of the city, Castries, from 3pm – 7pm. Performances will cover Dance, Drama, Poetry and Music by some of the best groups, artistes and bands on island.

Come take in a 4 minute performance from Stephen A. Dantes as 1 of 5 poets to grace the National stage at the Waterfront.

And be sure to check out the other amazing acts. Yes, “Ramen – Ambi” will be there, “St. Lucia we love – Mongstar” will be there, “Tjè Canmpèch – Cokes” will be there, and a whole lot more.

International Men’s Day performance

Join the men in St. Lucia in a march from the National complex, tomorrow Sunday in solidarity to a united cause, and walk to the Mindoo Philip Park.

There, about 1:30pm, Stephen Dantes will grace the main stage with a poetry performance to celebrate with you. Also, Stephen was selected as one of the “Men of the Month” in St. Lucia along with many other notable men like Dr. King, to commemorate the achievements those that deserve being noticed.

Come celebrate with the men of St. Lucia and be part of the global movement to mobilize men to take a manly stand in life on important issues such as fatherhood/parenthood, crime, abuse, poverty, etc…

Thoughts; November giveaway. Download Now

Just for you. And for a limited time only before it gets on the Amazon eBook store. Download the collection of original quotes from Stephen A. Dantes. This is a free download only for the month of November. Get it NOW!!!

sample: “The more you tell people about you, the less of you, you become.” sadantes 2008

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Creole Month giveaway

New Creole Chapbook available for download as a contribution to Creole Month. Four poems all written in Creole including the highly controversial social commentary, Misyé Gouvèdman, is included in the free package. More giveaways and eBook sales coming from next month.

 

Press Release – Book of The Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; By Jackie Cherebin-Weekes – Jackie O.

 

Book of The Week – Stephen Dantes

In the past couple of weeks St. Lucia has been the brunt of bad news coming out of Canada with the announcement of St. Lucians now having to attain visas to enter this country in the light of some of our nationals accused of various irregularities in the immigration system.

This is why we must be very proud of St. Lucian author and poet, Stephen Dantes who has recently captured the title of Book of the Week on 580 CFRA Radio a division of Bell Media in Canada.

 

On Monday September 10th to Sunday September 16th, 2012 the ‘On Target’ host, Shelly McLean featured the novel ‘Is It Love? – a triangle gone square’ by Stephen A. Dantes, as the book of the week in Ottawa. more…

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CFRA’s Book of the Week

From Monday September 10th to Sunday September 16th, On Target CFRA, a division of Bell Media Canada, featured Stephen A. Dantes’ novel, Is it Love?, as the book of the week. Audio clip of interview can be found on the CFRA website or on the novel page of this website.

KenwoodTravel interviews Stephen

…A recent interview with Stephen done by KenwoodTravel.com of the UK has been posted on their blog for customers and readers. Kenwood Travel offers affordable worldwide luxury package holidays, tailor made holidays, weddings, honeymoons or flights and flydrive; offering a range of different holiday destinations around the globe including the USA, Caribbean, Middle East, Far East, Indian Ocean and Australia..

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RogersTV interviews Stephen

…..Certified relationship & sexuality therapist Rebecca Rosenblat of RogersTV chats with author Stephen Dantes on her show, Sex@11, to talk about his book “Is it Love?”. Click here to view and listen to the interview.

Most Outstanding Youth in Literary Arts 2011

Saturday April 21st, 2012, St. Lucia: The Ministry of Youth Development and Sports of St. Lucia awarded Mr. Stephen A. Dantes with the prestigious award of, “Most Outstanding Youth in Literary Arts” for his work for 2011. At the time of the award, he was in Canada promoting his novel, Is it Love?

Stephen’s 2011 literary collections amounts to 7 (1 novel published with AuthorHouse and 6 poetry eBooks with Amazon.com) which brings his total collections of writing to 10. In addition to compiling his work into books, Stephen also performs poetry at venues wherever he is situated. Some places of performance include, New York, Ontario and his homeland St. Lucia.

Stephen finally holds the award after being absent for the ceremony
Stephen Dantes and Arnold Henry visit 3 schools down south

Tuesday May 15th, 2012; St. Lucia: The day started with a few hiccups. Due to unforeseen events, the two authors ended up being over an hour late for their visit of 4 schools. As a result, one of the schools, Choiseul Secondary School, had to be stricken off the list.

Posing with some students from Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary

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Novel goes LIVE!!!

We are please to announce that Stephen’s novel has gone live on the Publisher website. The novel, Is it Love?, was released on Valentine’s Day, 2012, a date that is shared with the leading character of the story, Greg Smith.

This development means that the novel is available for purchase even before the official release date, February 29th. Copies will be also available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Click on the image of the book to go to page that will link you to online stores.

Urban Legend Slam 2

We apologize to all fans who turned up to support Stephen last night, at the December 9th Urban Legends Slam. Although Stephen was present at the event, he arrived an hour late and as such could not participate. A faulty GPS was blamed.

You can catch Stephen on December 17th at the Mercury Lounge, Downtown.

first time at Carleton University

Last night, at Carleton University, Stephen was encouraged to perform at a poetry SLAM organized by Ottawa’s leading poetry team,  Urban Legends – 3rd place winner of the  Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.

Reluctantly he did. And his lack of enthusiasm was evident in his first round. However, a performance of a shortened version of his poem “Where I’m From There Is No Freedom” in the last round, gave him the only perfect  score (10) for the night from one judge, with the rest  giving; 9.9, 9.8, 9.7 and 9.6. more…

in Time (dedication to families of 10/11)

in Time…

The cycle of life remains mysterious
to those of us who remain.
And with death; life is never the same again,
we never see fully with opened eyes
until we cross that great divide. more…

What if Juliet never met Romeo?

Read full poem below -: from the collection "Letters To My Son"

Her heart is Florentia after the brush laid thus
I am Palazzo Vecchio before Leonardo,
before Michelangelo, before Pisa and Siena.
I am the Eiffel Tower to her France,
her cri de coeur,
I écrire freedom where chanteurs fail,
where la historia imprison
and el amor is stained by the artista.

Read full poem here

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4 new books revealed

The graphics for the front covers of 4 upcoming books by Stephen have been unveiled.

The books are proposed to hit the Amazon eBook Store before year end. Stay in the ‘know’ by visiting HERE
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poems – 2011
Jesus and Me

poems – 2011
Letters to My Son
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A day not soon to be forgotten

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Oveous Maximus Headlines! + Stephen A. Dantes & Open Mic

TIME: 29 September · 18:30 – 22:00
LOCATION: One and One (downstairs Nexus Lounge)
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Manhattan, NY
CREATED BY:    Michael Geffner
FOR: The Inspired Word: Passionate Readings of Poetry & Prose in NYC
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The Inspired Word presents the utterly electric spoken word artist/HBO Def Poet/musician Oveous Maximus, plus special guest author/poet Stephen A. Dantes and a 15-slot open mic open to all types of artists.

Hosted by 3-time HBO Def Poetry star Gemineye.

The Inspired Word presents the utterly electric spoken word artist/HBO Def Poet/musician Oveous Maximus, plus special guest author/poet Stephen A. Dantes and a 15-slot open mic open to all types of artists.
Hosted by 3-time HBO Def Poetry star Gemineye.
Is It Love? – our Facebook Page

Be part of this evolution. Stephen A. Dantes goes from Poet to Novelist in his first release of a two-book series about romance in the lovely Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Like this page and share. You may be chosen as one of the first group of people to review this novel before it hits the book stores.