Wednesday, September 10, 2014

75th Anniversary Event of THE BRIDGE OF DEATHS By M.C.V. Egan @M_C_V_Egan @badassmktg #Giveaway




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About The Bridge of Deaths

"M.C.V. Egan twists truth and fiction until you question your perceptions...it is a story of real love, triumph and search for self." - Beckah Boyd @ The Truthful Tarot

5 out of 5 stars: "An unusual yet much recommended read." - Midwest Book Review

On August 15th, 1939, an English passenger plane from British Airways Ltd. crashed in Danish waters between the towns of Nykøbing Falster and Vordingborg. There were five casualties reported and one survivor. Just two weeks before, Hitler invaded Poland.

With the world at the brink of war, the manner in which this incident was investigated left much open to doubt. The jurisdiction battle between the two towns and the newly formed Danish secret police created an atmosphere of intrigue and distrust.

The Bridge of Deaths is a love story and a mystery. Fictional characters travel through the world of past life regressions and information acquired from psychics as well as archives and historical sources to solve "one of those mysteries that never get solved." Based on true events and real people, The Bridge of Deaths is the culmination of 18 years of sifting through conventional and unconventional sources in Denmark, England, Mexico and the United States. The story finds a way to help the reader feel that s/he is also sifting through data and forming their own conclusions.

Cross The Bridge of Deaths into 1939, and dive into cold Danish waters to uncover the secrets of the G-AESY.

Get the revised 75th anniversary of The Bridge of Deaths on Amazon in ebook and paperback.



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The Bridge of Deaths is, above all, a book based on history. Because the events of the book took place just a mere two weeks before the start of World War II, this year marks the 75th anniversary of both the crash of the G-AESY (the central event in The Bridge of Deaths) and the start of WWII. M.C.V. Egan has chosen to commemorate both of these events with a 75th anniversary remembrance-a part of which are a series of historical retrospectives recounting the events that led to the start of WWII, as well as a discussion of how these events were often linked to the real-life characters of the book.

HISTORICAL RETROSPECTIVE: September 3, 1939: Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declare war on Germany.

When Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, it was given a deadline of 11pm on September 3, 1939 by Britain-withdraw or face the consequences. When the deadline came and went without a German retreat, its face was sealed; at 11:15pm, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced via radio to a stunned nation that Britain was at war with Germany. Shortly after, Australia, New Zealand, and India-all British colonies-followed suit; France did the same not long after.

The U.S., at this time, still remained neutral, despite the sinking of the British ocean liner Athenia by a German U-boat that same day, in which 28 Americans lost their lives.

A link to The Bridge of Deaths: Says M.C.V. Egan, author of The Bridge of Deaths: "Another ship's manifest, the Amsterdam, showing the departure of Samuel J. Simonton and his family from England to America right before the war broke out, gives a very personal view of how suddenly and tragically the lives of the families on board the G-AESY changed. My grandfather (who also died on aboard the G-AESY) was replacing Simonton in Europe and Simonton was, as the manifest shows, scheduled to leave for the USA with his wife and daughter on a date a mere ten days the crash that took his life. Needless to say, that ship's manifest was tragically incorrect. It is interesting that, although their fields and educational backgrounds were so different, both Simonton and my grandfather, C. A. Castillo, qualified for the same position with Standard Oil. Mr. Simonton had an extensive military background and, although the USA did not enter the war until 1941, he would have surely been one of the first to join the American war effort."



About the author

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M.C.V. Egan is the pen name chosen by Maria Catalina Vergara Egan. Catalina was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1959, the sixth of eight children, in a traditional Catholic family.

From a very young age, she became obsessed with the story of her maternal grandfather, Cesar Agustin Castillo--mostly the story of how he died.

She spent her childhood in Mexico. When her father became an employee of The World Bank in Washington D.C. in the early 1970s, she moved with her entire family to the United States. Catalina was already fluent in English, as she had spent one school year in the town of Pineville, Louisiana with her grandparents. There she won the English award, despite being the only one who had English as a second language in her class.

In the D.C. suburbs she attended various private Catholic schools and graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland in 1977. She attended Montgomery Community College, where she changed majors every semester. She also studied in Lyons, France, at the Catholic University for two years. In 1981, due to an impulsive young marriage to a Viking (the Swedish kind, not the football player kind), Catalina moved to Sweden where she resided for five years and taught at a language school for Swedish, Danish, and Finnish businesspeople. She then returned to the USA, where she has lived ever since. She is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Swedish.

Maria Catalina Vergara Egan is married and has one son who, together with their five-pound Chihuahua, makes her feel like a full-time mother. Although she would not call herself an astrologer she has taken many classes and taught a few beginner classes in the subject.

The celebrated her 52nd birthday on July 2nd, 2011, and gave herself self-publishing The Bridge of Deaths as a gift.

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Giveaway:



$75 Amazon Gift Card (Open Internationaly)



1 comments:

M.C.V. EGAN said...

Thank you Nancy ! I love being at AVID READER! What a fine way to start my day!

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