Enter the Superverse

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My blog's aim is to lay down some thoughts on the art of storytelling as told using written words in invoke and open the vast reserves of imagination we all have. Artists who use a brush or indeed theses days a tablet are not so different from the imagineer who paints with words. The artist using a brush or stylus lets us see his intention by producing a background, middle ground and foreground. The writer reveals their story to the reader via a beginning, middle and end. The painter uses color to define the subject, scale and depth of their 2D or 3 dimensional story. The writer uses words to identify the subject. The more powerful those word constructions the more potent the reader's experience. This is the writers brush stroke. Color for the writer is represented with words describing the scene's mood and depth. This gives readers' a way to digest and experience the world they are to discover as they turn the pages through their own imagination and empathy. Both painter and writer attempt to have their piece come to life in the mind of the observer and both often find their works have opened far more lateral view points than ever intended. I simply write stories for fans of the work to travel and explore the far reaches of their own imagination. I write stories with the hope that readers will want to walk alongside my characters, warn them, and shout at them if they believe them wrong. I write for the reader to see what the characters saw and felt. But most of all I write because the reader is the greatest and most significant part of the story. For without them, my Citadel 7 superverse crumbles to dust. I hope you will follow along as the Citadel 7 superverse is revealed traveling alongside characters old and new as they discover the circumstance of their own living present.

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Announced June 8, 2013, book one of Yuan Jur's foundation trilogy for the Citadel 7 series called Earth's Secret has won 1 st place in the American Chanticleer Cygnus Blue Ribbon Book Awards 2013. This is the next step in the amazing evolution of the next biggest title in Science fiction paranormal Fantasy. Earth's Secret is now in the running for outright winner of all categories. The Series is getting set for the countless numbers of fans immersed in the Science fiction fantasy genre. Congratulations to all winners in other Chanticleer Categories competing in 2013. The intercosmose of great stories is a better place for being exposed to these tales of adventure and intrigue. An excerpt from the Chanticleer advisory page is below. First Place Category Winners for the Cygnus Awards for Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Steampunk 2013 By Chanticleer On June 8, 2013 · Chanticleer Book Reviews is honored to announce the First Place Category Winners for the Cygnus Awards 2013, a genre division of the Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Award Writing Competitions. The Cygnus Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal, Mythological, and Steampunk fiction. The Cygnus Awards is a genre division of Chanticleer Book Reviews Blue Ribbon Awards Writing Competitions.

First Place Category Winners for the Cygnus Awards are:

Citadel 7 Book Cover Science Fiction: Citadel 7, Earth’s Secret by Yuan Jur Military Sci-fiction: Virtues of War by Bennett R. Coles Young Adult/Steampunk: The Lotus Effect by Bridget Ladd Paranormal: Celia’s Heaven by Nancy Canyon Mythological: Artemis Rising by Cheri Lasota Women’s Fantasy/SciFi: The Maiden Voyage of the Mary Ann by Linda Reed Fantasy: Ragnorak: Demon Seed by E. Bishop

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This News Event highlights 2 significant achievements in the an exciting evolution for the Citadel 7 project. The Chanticleer Cygnus Awards 2013 – announced Finalists recently in SciFi, Steampunk, Paranormal, Mythological, & Fantasy. The Cygnus Awards recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of SciFi & Fantasy Fiction. Citadel 7's Scifi Paranormal Epic novel series received recognition when, book 1 of its foundation trilogy Earth's Secret was announced as a top 10 finalist in the prestigious Cygnus awards in U.S.A. There are two further rounds to go to choose an outright winner in the competition. Raising the bar further; On 14/3/2013 author Yuan Jur and his Citadel 7 series was accepted to attend the celebrated Algonkian Writers conference, held this year for the first time in Toronto Canada October 2013. An invitation only conference, Algonkian is synonymous with discovery of the next brightest talents in the international literary scene. Author Yuan Jur will take his place amongst a tiny elite group of only 40 other writers. The chosen few are first vetted and then selected from a vast international pool of applicants. There, amidst a beautiful Niagara Falls setting, Yuan Jur and his peers will all go under the microscope after having months of Algonkian syllabus pre preparation tasks to do. Each writer will engage with leading representatives' at the top of the U.S publishing market who are looking for the next great international series.  Citadel 7 aims to be one of them. Citadel 7 Superverse management is overjoyed at the interest and acceptance humans are giving their transmissions. In the next weeks, a new HD graphic intro to C7 visuals is scheduled. Stay tuned for next developments, follow us on Twitter and Face book for more updates. Citadel 7 admin

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Vastly more original and intriguing than Game of Thrones, more mature and engaging than either Harry Potter or Star Wars, the Citadel 7 series is, I believe, destined to become the “next big thing”! After thoroughly enjoying Book 1 of Citadel 7's series: Earth’s Secret, I eagerly anticipated Book 2 Allies in Anarchy. Second in the foundation trilogy, AIA immersed me in its visceral world environments, again inviting me to continue sharing the journey with characters I had come to love. The scope of the Citadel 7 series is so vast I thought I was prepared for anything. Yet still I was both surprised and amazed at author Yuan Jur's ability to ramp the story to the next level. Allies in Anarchy quickly became a high octane ride through the flyways and byways of the imploding intercosmos. Intrigue and twists abound, loyalties shift resulting in bitter struggles. I found the characters' easy to identify with. Both old and new personalities instantly came to life as circumstance complicated their experiences. All the while pace just kept building and building as tension rose until I was ultimately left asking... Where in the Superverse is Book 3? As the plot unwinds on many levels simultaneously, even though the story is fiction, I start to look at my own life in a new light.

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The fifth year of the Citadel 7 S/F series development ended with a finished edited version of Yuan Jur's Citadel Seven Earth's Secret and copy edited version of book 2 Allies in Anarchy. The final editing process for Allies in Anarchy is expected to be finished early 2013. The first two titles see readers embark on an epic journey from Earth to alien medieval worlds, and on to intercosmos adventures aboard sentient interceptor JEM1 Farron with the charismatic Commander Bloch. In 2012 Citadel 7's superverse final volume for the foundation trilogy Gates of Wrath entered early chapters of development. The last cornerstone of the Superverse setting propels Commander Bloch and his crew's adventures from intercosmos planes and star galaxies to cosmic ethereal worlds of grand scale and originality. Gates of Wrath is expected to be finished and ready for substantive edit in mid 2013. With the establishment of the foundation finished, author Yuan Jur will continue with six more works that explore and reveal the Citadel 7 superverse. Artwork for the pictorial view of the series was advanced further in 2012. Developed from the hand of Dai Cameron character artist extraordinaire, final style and mood of visuals for the screen play intended for the television series brings the characters and their environments to life. Examples may be seen early January 2013 under the galleries tab of this web page. C7 developers hope the public will delight in the unusual and quirky character races and environments revealed and follow their development with interest. By late 2012, with the help of series editor John David Kudrick, a professional proposal for the series was drawn up and representation through respected agents is being sort. All the staff characters and cosmic bit players of Citadel seven wish the followers of series development a grand and prosperous new year.

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