Author and ghostwriter, Janelle Jalbert, announces the release of her debut novel, Triangulating Bliss, now available for pre-sale orders. “Life consists of so much more than we can know as absolute truth. I set out to write a story about how the unexplained can actually provide much needed assistance in troubled times,” said author Janelle Jalbert. “I wanted to write a story about what might happen if heavenly assistance became real. What followed was an exploration of the nature of life, death, purpose, and rebirth. It was born from what I call a ‘light bulb moment’ while I was pondering the fact that the life I was living wasn’t the life that I was meant to live. I knew that I wasn’t the only one living a disconnect.” Triangulating Bliss is the first in The Mystique of Living Series. (Synchron8 Publishing, Inc., September, 2015, ISBN 978-1-942535-14-0, $4.99 ebook/$18.99 paperback, available on Amazon or at www.triangulatingbliss.com or by emailing [email protected] Additional outlets, including most bookstores, will be available in September 2015.) Pre-sale for the eBook version is live on Amazon now.
Jalbert, who focused her graduate studies in literature on the realm of Magical Realism, celebrates the magic in everyday life through her fiction. Her writing highlights the nature of divine assistance in the form of serendipity and synchronicity in events that are anything but random. The contrast between her other endeavors allows Jalbert to blend the world as it appears with what lays just beyond visible reality.
Triangulating Bliss combines elements of a Nicholas Sparks novel with a nod to classics such as It’s a Wonderful Life and popular films like Pay It Forward. Hints of magic in stories like The House of the Spirits, Beloved, and The Alchemist bring an added dimension to this tale of a personal quest to discover contentment with life amid loss and change.
A struggling veteran reads about the mysterious death of a local athlete and wants to learn more. He meets the owner of the business linked to the crime and discovers others have “disappeared”. All stories include a man with dark hair, blue eyes, and a strong jaw. Then, it’s his turn. The mysterious forces at Bliss change everything. What brought them all to Bliss is not as it appears and their lives are powerfully interconnected across space and time.
Triangulating Bliss is a magical tale of living life to the fullest; but to understand, you must disappear.
“Triangulating Bliss is a novel for those who have lived life; have realized it is time for a reset; and have a belief that there are bigger, benevolent forces in play to help those brave enough to follow their bliss and leave a mark on the world,” Jalbert noted.
In fact, the novel has become something bigger than what is inside the cover. Jalbert noted, “I fell in love with the character of Lois, who dreamed of being a fairy godmother of sorts. Her desire to make people’s wishes come true, led me to create the ‘Bliss Challenge’ where 10% of the proceeds from Triangulating Bliss and 100% of the proceeds from the companion guide, The Backdoor to Bliss, will be donated to fund wishes for children facing medical challenges. Readers will have the chance to decide which program will receive the Bliss Challenge funds.”
“Regardless of whether you believe in the coexistence of a reality that exists beyond what is seen, my hope is that Triangulating Bliss will entertain and perhaps enlighten with the possibilities of the partnership we have with what lies beyond,” Jalbert explained.
Janelle Jalbert, is a bestselling author, ghostwriter, copywriter for major international companies and has served as a motorsports reporter and photographer. She is the author of Flash 40: Life’s Moment’s (Synchron8 Publishing, 2014) - a collection of stories celebrating beginnings, middles, ending and what lies beyond – as well as Wine for Beginners (For Beginners Publishing, 2015). Triangulating Bliss (Book 1 in The Mystique of Living Series) has been a labor of love over the past two years where Jalbert faced the challenges of losing her father and her sister and experiencing a recalibration of life.
Meet the cast of Triangulating Bliss, read excerpts from the novel, discover how you can play a role in Team Bliss and the Bliss Challenge, and more at Triangulatingbliss.com or visit the Triangulating Bliss Amazon page to learn more.
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