07 October 2013 @ 02:29 pm
(hard copy on left, ebook link on right) There are Pretenders among us, geniuses with the ability to become anyone they want to be. In 1983 a corporation known as The Centre isolated a young Pretender named Jarod and exploited his genius for their 'research. Then, one day, their Pretender ran away... Written by the creators of the cult-hit TV show The Pretender - Rebirth is a slick mystery thriller about a brilliant human chameleon named Jarod who after escaping from the notorious Centre, plunges headlong into his newfound freedom. While also discovering the joys and intricacies of everyday life with the pure wonderment of the man/child he is, Jarod uses his unequaled abilities to literally become anyone he wants to be (a surgeon, a pilot, a physicist, etc.) as well as his dazzling mind over muscle vigilante-like skills to bring down the powerful and corrupt and protect those who can't defend themselves. All the while he must stay a step ahead of his relentless pursuers from The Centre. First and foremost is the sexiest woman on the planet, the complex, bitch-on-wheels, Miss Parker who wants him recaptured at any cost - alive - preferably. Parker is a deliciously cunning woman Jarod has known since childhood and theirs is a truly multifaceted cat and mouse relationship - one driven by Jarod who holds the key to the emotional secrets at her very core, secrets that fuel her relentless drive to recapture him. Then there is Sydney, Jarod's surrogate father figure and psychologist who raised and nurtured his genius for The Centre's disreputable purposes. To Jarod, Syd is both friend and foe, confidante and captor, counselor and betrayer. But Syd's calm paternal connection to Jarod remains strong, often in conflict with The Centre agenda. Jarod senses Sydney holds the emotional keys to his core - the truth about his past and the identity of the parents he was stolen from and whom he longs to reunite with. In Rebirth, Jarod employs multiple sophisticated pretends in his quest to save one missing boy and hundreds of other innocent lives hanging in the balance at the hands of multi-national corporate terrorists and mercenaries. Rebirth is at once an enthralling tale of one man's exploration of life around him, intricate suspenseful mystery and intense edge-of-your-seat thrill ride - that captures and reignites the cult hit TV series for both loyal fans of the show and new readers alike. There are Pretenders among us...
 
 
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19 September 2013 @ 05:18 pm
#1 The Pretender Lives Site is live and pretty darn awesome. You should check that out. There is also a live Chat still going on in the SL 15 link. SLM & CVS are pretty fun! And I think all we've learned is that they think it is funny to torture us with what Miss Parker's first name might be. Grrrr We also learned they are going to mess with the timeline a bit and make Jarod 20 years younger just to get with the times and close the gap in time we've lost. Some don't like this but really Jarod would be 50 and since the actors will likely never portray them again this is the way they are going so we can have more Pretender.

#2 There is going to be a Graphic Novel but there is not release date for that yet. They mention some artists in the interview, one being our interviewer which is pretty cool.

#3 Rebirth Book 1 will be available October 7! I'll post a link to Amazon when that is available. You can read excerpts from this book on their site (The Pretender Lives) and you can read the general gist of things.
 
 
 
19 September 2013 @ 04:32 pm
40Rebirth is coming out October 7!
This means get ready to buy it in all kinds of formats. We will supply a link the moment it becomes available.


"In 1996 a television series known as The Pretender splashed onto the scene as NBC’s highest testing series concept since Bonanza. For some 12 years since its premature cancellation, legions of worldwide fans have patiently awaited for its return.

Now, in the form of a fully original, mystery thriller novel, The Pretender - Rebirth marks the exciting return of Jarod, Miss Parker, Sydney and the nefarious, clandestine activities of The Centre.

Series creators and authors of The Pretender – Rebirth, Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle, have crafted a slick tome sure to please not only returning fans of the original series but also new readers unfamiliar with the world of The Pretender.

The Pretender – Rebirth features a brilliant human chameleon named Jarod, who after escaping from his captors at the notorious Centre, plunges headlong into his newfound freedom, embracing his NYC environs, Harlem to be exact, as his new home. While also discovering the joys and intricacies of everyday life with the pure wonderment of the man/child he is, Jarod uses his dazzling mind and unequaled abilities to literally become anyone he wants to be – a human chameleon of the first order - as well as his unique mind over muscle vigilante-like skills to bring down the powerful and corrupt as they exploit the little guy – those who can’t defend themselves.

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16 September 2013 @ 11:05 pm
September 19 there is going to be an announcement the Creator's have been waiting to share for YEARS! The announcement will be at 1pm PST.
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28 August 2013 @ 12:24 pm

We have Winner!
But that ‘s only part of the story

We are happy to announce that in a very close global race – where only 9 votes separated the winner and runner up - the worldwide fans of The Pretender chose # 1 as the cover of the first pretender novel, Rebirth.

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