Stephen Weinstock’s 1001: THE QARAQ, BOOK ONE OF THE REINCARNATION CHRONICLES is free on Kindle from Sept 6-10, 2015

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Stephen Weinstock’s  1001: THE QARAQ, BOOK ONE OF THE REINCARNATION CHRONICLES  is free on Kindle from Sept 6-10, 2015.


Sahara Fleming experiences disturbing visions: reincarnation stories as a Red Isle goddess or in a 4th Century Persian orgy. Sahara dismisses these time travel fantasies as stress. She’s four months pregnant and married to Amar, an emotionally aggressive stockbroker unwilling to be a father.

When a mysterious circle of neighbors plants clues about her visions, Sahara learns they are a qaraq, a group of intertwined souls who come together lifetime after lifetime. At secretive meetings, Sahara hears tales of magic realism and realizes her stormy marriage goes back centuries.

Like a modern Scheherazade, Sahara attempts to save her marriage by sharing the past life stories with Amar. But as her karmic knowledge grows, so does Amar’s jealousy. She must abandon the qaraq or risk losing her family.

Structured as a modern Arabian Nights, Stephen Weinstock’s 1001 conjures up sometimes dark, sometimes humorous reincarnation stories. Distinctive, complex, and wildly imaginative, 1001 asks readers to consider who they really are—or have been.

PRAISE FOR 1001: THE QARAQ, Book One of The Reincarnation Chronicles

“A love spat between two atomic particles, that tickled me—it could get dangerous!”—Eric Van Lustbader, bestselling author, Jason Bourne, Nicholas Linnear series

“Stephen Weinstock’s imagination is fevered, surreal, fantastical. It will take you places you never dreamed you would go.” —Barry Jay Kaplan, author, Black Orchid

“The kind of book that keeps you up later than you intended at night!”

“Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, this is a book which will expand your universe.”


ABOUT STEPHEN WEINSTOCK

In my past life before 1001, I created music for theater companies (Magic Theater, Eureka Theater), choreographers, and dance studios (Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham).  I have worked as a musician/teacher on the dance faculties of UC Berkeley, Princeton, Juilliard, and the ‘Fame’ school in New York City.

For years I had the idea of a novel puzzling out an intricate past life history between a group of souls, but only with the epiphany of using the ancient frame tale structures of The Thousand and One Nights did I receive the courage to jump fields.  By day I still bring dancers to ecstasy with my improvisations, but at night I enter the world of metempsychosis, time-honored storytelling, and worlds ranging from historical fiction to romantic fantasy.

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7 Responses to Stephen Weinstock’s 1001: THE QARAQ, BOOK ONE OF THE REINCARNATION CHRONICLES is free on Kindle from Sept 6-10, 2015

  1. philipparees says:

    Wondered whether you had encountered Arthur Guirdham' s true encounters with a group of re-incarnated Cathars ( all alive and perhaps not all so well) living in Bath. Bound by being collectively burnt at the stake ( quite a bond that would ensure) they individually found their way to his consulting room, and brought with them scraps of medieval French. A fascinating read.

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  2. Thank you, Stephen…looking forward to reading your novel!

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  3. ellisnelson says:

    I've shared through Twitter.

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  4. drstephenw says:

    Thanks, folks, for the Guirdham suggestion. Looks fascinating. Just saw I have comments on an announcement — didn't think that happened. Thanks again, and look for Book 2 giveaway coming up.

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    • philipparees says:

      Having watched the film ( which fair demolished Guirdham as an unprofessional obsessive) I happen to know that all of the Bath women (Mrs Smith, Miss Mills) avoided any publicity and refused any encounters with the Press. I thought it a dreadful 'biopic' mainly concentrating on the scepticism of Tony Robinson and his colleague. It illustrated clearly that so called 'rationality' unable to countenance the possibility of reincarnation, will never encompass the possibility of compelling events such as group reincarnation, possibly due to the kind of strong bond forged like metal in a fire to weld a union between those finding their way back to a single time (1960s) and place (Bath) Instead impugning Guirdham as a deluded and self aggrandising charlatan.) What the film ignores is that he was as much surprised ( and professionally jeopardised) by the incremental revelations that built the case and initially reluctant to believe what he could increasingly not ignore.

      The damming 'fact' Robinson relied on to throw it all out ( that Mrs Smith claimed to have had an affair with Guidham as a Cathar) could be equally the reason she found her way to him and trusted him with her sanity and disclosures.

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