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Joseph Verola has written several screenplays including: two romance comedies: You’re a Dog, Jack and A Beggar’s Ball. Two film Noir screen plays: Out of Control and Twisted Emotions). One personal true story If You Believe, It is and one memoir based on a memoir written with David Fisher, Louie’s Widow. Synopsis are 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 and ThePigeons.net. He also co-authored the memoir of a d
rug/murder, Beyond Lucky – The Brian “Glaze” Gibbs Story and the memoir, Snapped, The Gloria DeLaurentis Story – First Degree Murder or Manslaughter. In addition authored two fictional memoirs, None That I Know Of and The Caregiver. After spending time in Hollywood, he published one self-help book, How to Become a Movie Star in Ten Steps, and one historical book, The American Idol Book, which covered the first ten years of the show. All of above publications are available on Amazon and other online retailers. Synopses are 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 to aid 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. After years in marketing he created three motivational CDs: Free High Cannabis, Free High 100% Proof and Free High Natural.
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 Screenplays 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 - ThePigeons.net
Louie’s Widow is Cecile Mileto’s true story of a life for a life. A mother of five who takes vengeance against the underworld when her husband, a wise guy - almost a gangster - goes missing, presumed dead. She slides into drug addiction and a squalid and a hopeless life, eventually decides to testify against drug lords, once her friends, who then put a contract on her life.
Out of Control, is where The Crying Game meets Basic Instinct. Gene a vice detective goes undercover in a 12-step program, for love, and sex addiction, to solve a series of sexual motivated murders. While pretending to be a sex addict, he realizes he is also a drug addict and finds himself to be suspected in the sadistic crimes he is investigating.
You're a Dog, Jack is the story of New York City womanizer. After offering to dog-sit Stephanie’s dog, Pitts, in order to seduce her, Jack and Pitts are accidentally stuck by a bus causing their spirits to exit their bodies and due to circumstance their spirits re-enter each other’s body. Once Jack’s spirit awakens in Pitts body, he learns that Stephanie is in danger and he must find a way to reunite with his body and save Stephanie from being murdered by her fiancée. While along his journey living as a dog he realizes he no longer wants to be a womanizer.
Twisted Emotions: Rachel smart and savvy woman receives a note, a Rolex watch, and tickets as an apology from AJ her fiancée. Excited she 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 realizes AJ will never arrive.
The Beggar's Ball: AJ a stockbroker is a hopeful stand-up comedian who performs as a street performer in New York City subway stations and in subway cars. While doing so, he is initially unsympathetic to the homeless that live on the streets and underground subways. That is until he crosses paths Janice, a social worker that he finds attractive, who helps him to see their plight. In an effort to make the influential citizens understand that many homeless people were intelligent people who fell upon hard times, he organizing a Beggar’s Ball at the Plaza Hotel, bringing together the unexpected NYC’s affluent who are asked to dress as the homeless costumes to mingle with homeless.
If You Believe, It Is: Joey, at the age of twenty-one, is killed in an accident. Once arriving in purgatory he awaits his fate if he will live in heaven. During that he is unable to deal with the pain he has caused his father whose wish is to die and join him. Aided by an angel, he is able to return to earth as a “guardian angel” to use his athletic abilities to save lives. While doing so is afforded time to help his father to find a reason for living before his wish 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, before for world governments and unscrupulous individuals misuse and corrupt the network for their own gain.
ThePigeons.net is an adventure of a new generation of spies. Avian hybrid superheroes fighting drug lords, hostile enemies, and terrorist. The spy network, is the result of one couple’s courage to enter a transporter and exit half human and half pigeon and fly along with their racing pigeons to live and observe the many obstacles racing pigeons must endure to survive. Racing pigeons had become, what is now a million-dollar enterprise with competitors willing to pirate, trap, or kill the competition. To survive they encounter natural and evil forces before their transformation is discovered by the CIA thereby creating a new generation of super spies is created known as ThePigeons.net.
Synopsis for 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 communication comedy adventure stage 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 airtime, personal ratings, and a 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 airtime 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 for Louie's Widow - An abused mother's 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 Drug Underworld. What happens to a wise guy, would be gangster's wife when her goes missing, presumed dead?
For Cecile Mileto the mother of five children it meant a rapid slide into drug addiction, a squalid, and a hopeless life on the city streets. Offered the opportunity to testify against a drug kingpin, her husband's former friend and boss, also meant a contract on her life. Did I say Friend? 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 for A Beggar's Ball - A Homeless, Hopeless Romantic Comedy
AJ, a successful New York City stockbroker, true desire is to be a stand-up 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 into 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 to share their stories of how they became indigent, as 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 for 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 in 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. He is in possession of a video tape of Gene's had taken of a bust of an exotic Russian, OLGA, an assumed prostitute while among other girls on a street corner. Prior to reporting the bust to his superiors, the video is 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 was 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 presence in the video with the street prostitutes to the dean of U.S.C. which she does, saying she was undercover doing 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 backing up her story to the dean of U.S.C. after night of erotic sex.
Later that evening, in an apartment off Santa Monica Boulevard a strangulation has taken the life of DALE CRANE another member of the now infamous sexual addiction program. Forensics mill about Dale's room; an apron string is tied tightly and neatly into a bow around his neck. Gene arrives on the scene and is introduced to his new partner, WOODY, a young, mild mannered Michigan detective, who is in L.A. to study big city law enforcement. Gene finds Woody amusing, likable, and naive. He takes Woody under his wing and who looks up to Gene as his hero and mentor.
The following day, 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, while Olga remains indifferent 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 was his explanation 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.
That afternoon, 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. This leas the coroner, along with the fact that one victim was a male and the other a female, he believes that the killer was bi-sexual and possibly a transsexual.
When Gene first attended Sex and Love Addicts meeting, 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 them emotionally and possibly financially. As he listening to others in the group Gene begins to evaluate his actions, to see if the shoe fits, not that he knows what he will do if he really 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. It was at this sex and addiction program where he first observed Olga, leaving and got her license plate, so that he can interview her.
That evening, 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 in spite of enjoying sex, she 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 in addition to going undercover, thought the meeting was a great place to meet over sexed women. She goes on further to tell him that he is definitely 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, a female gynecologist, becomes the third victim in the bizarre series of killings. Her cause of death, hemorrhaging after being sexually satisfied with a statue of the Virgin Mother, found in Virginia.
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 wrongdoing. 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 for 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 a 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, a dog named Harmony.
For some, his story and resolve will be humorous and unjustified, to others ironic and well deserved.
Synopsis for ThePigeons.net
A gentleman addresses six females and six male recruits, all with something in common; some are monoplegics, paraplegics, and quadriplegics.
“Ladies and gentleman, you have been selected to part of a new and special team of Avian hybrid agents, destined to be the next generation of Super Heroes. In front of each of you, within those small wooden cages are paired male and female pigeons; your life will depend on them and theirs will depend upon you.
“I want to thank you all for volunteering, you have been specially selected based on your special talents. Most of you are veterans of the Iraqi and Afghanistan war. You will be this generation’s true super heroes that weren’t born in a comic book.
“You will be the first secret Avian hybrid security force. My definition, a Avian hybrid is a composite of or two or more species of animals and/or humans. In ancient times, they were only myths, folklore, characters in books and are depicted in works of art. Those were myths, you will be true legends. You will shortly enter the process of your hybrid transformation into half human and half pigeon.
“Ladies, gentlemen we owe all this due to the genius of the creator of the Apocalyptic Transporter and the bravery of Bob and Judy Strum who stepped inside the transporter and exited with their heads on the body of pigeons. Their intention was to uncover the obstacles racing pigeons encountered, resulting in the loss of thousands of birds. Judy, a veterinarian and Bobby, an undercover detective, as Avian hybrids, raced alongside their beloved pigeons in a grueling and hazardous race; defying challenging obstacles: storms, hunters, predatory falcons, violent competitors and pirates.
“While on their journey they unwittingly stumbled upon how pigeons that in the past were used in previous world wars, performing many heroic deeds have been taken in by the mafia and other criminal elements, providing them with millions of dollars in illegal profits. This is their story and your future.”
Synopsis for Twisted Emotions - Kidnapped for Love
RACHEL PROUD and AJ are engaged 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 by 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 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.
The Pigeons.net - Beyond Lucky - You're a Dog, Jack - Snapped, Gloria De Laurentis Story - The Caregiver - 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, the pirating of prize-winning pigeons during races to remove them from the race or for possible breading, while others may be 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 Avian Hybrids is created, known as ThePigeons.net to save the world.
You’re a Dog, Jack, is 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.
The Princess Bride and The Predator: My name is Gloria De Laurentis, I put eight bullets into 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 simplest 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. An 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 their serendipitous encounter a child was conceived, and the woman was unable to locate him. Well, here I am. The responses he received will amaze you and bring tears to your eyes.
The Caregiver: The Caregiver is based on a true story of the love for a woman named Dawn, and a man named Joe. His mission was to grant her a 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 seemed impossible. However, where there is hope and desire, anything is possible. Joe knew Dawn was excited his 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 in making her dying wish come true.
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.
Motivational CDs by Joe V
And three motivational CDs (Free High Cannabis, Free High 100% Proof and Free High Natural
Soon to be available at FreeHigh.net