Los Angeles, CA (April 3, 2018)– Multi-platinum-selling artist TOM DELONGE has announced a September 18th release for Sekret Machines Book 2 - A Fire Within (To The Stars/Simon & Schuster), the second in a three-volume series of fiction novels co-written with New York Times bestselling author A.J. Hartley (The Darwen Arkwright series). Like its acclaimed predecessor, A Fire Within is a complex and thrilling read based on facts and actual events gleaned from the authors’ sources within the scientific, military and intelligence communities surrounding unidentified aerial phenomena. The much-anticipated book is available for pre-order at To The Stars by clicking HERE and from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Don't miss out on the To The Stars... Collector's Advance Edition available this summer.
A Fire Within continues the story of heiress Jennifer Quinn, journalist Timika Mars, pilot Alan Young and ex-Marine Barry Regis – four people bonded by the incidents they’ve witnessed and who are being hunted by agents of a wealthy corporate cabal desperate for unimaginable power and possessed of extraordinary abilities they don’t understand, much less control. Now the quartet is on a mission of their own: as Alan and Barry test the limits of their strange gifts inside the military complex known as Dreamland, Jennifer and Timika begin a quest to locate an ancient tablet that may hold the answers to humanity’s greatest question: Are we alone in the universe?
A Fire Within is an action-packed saga of archeological adventure, government conspiracy, historical mystery and unimaginable technology.
“One of the largest areas of study when dealing with the UFO phenomenon is consciousness and the human mind,” says DeLonge. “A.J. was able to weave that into the storyline with a tapestry of information never before released. He’s providing us with an opportunity to learn more about ourselves and the greatest story never told.”
“Book One focused primarily on the machines themselves--hardware, if you like--but in the second installment of the series we push the story into the gray areas between the normal and the paranormal in more clearly human terms, exploring the idea that as technology might make exponential evolutionary progress, so might people themselves,” says Hartley. “The result continues the story of the first novel, picking up pretty much where it left off, but shifts the tonality of the narrative into new territory, new adventures and new sekrets.”
This past December, DeLonge’s company, To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, was the focus of worldwide attention after they found themselves at the center of a stunning New York Times exposé about “The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program” and included two of the first official U.S. government videos of unidentified aerial phenomena.
Luis Elizondo, the former military intelligence official who confirmed the existence of that hidden government program (the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program) is the Director of Global Security & Special Programs for To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science.
Three months later, To The Stars Academy posted a much-buzzed-about third video titled “Go Fast.” That clip, which can be seen on the TTSA Community of Interest site by clicking HERE, is an authentic DoD video that captures the high-speed flight of an unidentified aircraft at low altitude by a F/A-18 Super Hornet ATFLIR forward-looking infrared system. The “Go Fast” video reveals a previously undisclosed Navy encounter that occurred off the East Coast in 2015. The site also features an analysis of the video by TTSA’s Aerospace Division Director Steve Justice, National Security Affairs Advisor Chris Mellon and Elizondo.
About the Authors:
About Tom DeLonge
Tom DeLonge is the co-founder, President and interim CEO of To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, the entertainment media and science research company that was the first to obtain the historic official US government footage of UFOs that were released alongside stunning exposes by the New York Times and Washington Post. Since 2011 he has served as the president and creative force behind To The Stars Inc., a vertically integrated entertainment and media company where he develops and distributes award-winning intellectual properties and merchandise that can be attributed to his two decades of experience as an IP creative and entrepreneur. Under To The Stars, he has released multiple critically acclaimed multimedia franchises, including his first science fiction feature film and double album Love, which sold out in theatres across the US and won various awards while touring the international festival circuit in 2011. In 2015 his celebrated franchise Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker won “Best Animation” at the Toronto International Short Film Festival and was accompanied by the Billboard chart-topping album The Dream Walker, by his band Angels & Airwaves. Hailed as “Alt Rock’s JK Rowling,” since 2015 DeLonge has expanded his media repertoire to include co-authoring five bestselling novels, with a sixth being released in Fall 2018. Also in 2018, he is set to direct the feature film Strange Times based on his Young Adult novel of the same name. Mr. DeLonge’s entrepreneurial career began in 1999 when he co-founded ecommerce company Loserkids.com dedicated to the burgeoning Southern California lifestyle market, which was followed by the film production company Resting Bird Entertainment and international consumer brands Atticus Clothing and Macbeth Footwear. In 2004, he created the holding company Really Likeable People Inc. for his various ventures to sit under. In 2007, he created the technology platform Modlife, which pioneered online content monetization and engagement tools for top-tier musicians and was used by artists such as Jack White and Pearl Jam, the latter of which still use it to this day. Mr. DeLonge’s entertainment career began over two decades ago when he co-founded Blink-182, an American rock band that became a pop-culture icon and sold over 25 million albums worldwide.
About A.J. Hartley
A.J. Hartley is an international bestselling novelist whose work includes archaeological thrillers, the Darwen Arkwright children’s series, the Will Hawthorne fantasy adventures, novels based on Macbeth and Hamlet, and two upcoming young adult series, Steeplejack and Cathedrals of Glass. He is also the Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare at UNC Charlotte. His website is www.ajhartley.net
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