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Saturday, July 29, 2017

THE TOWN OF MOHABA - "VOLUME 1 - DEATH"

THE TOWN OF MOHABA - "VOLUME 1 - DEATH"

"Strange things began to happen in Mohaba after the takeover of evil souls, known as the Devols. Residents opened their doors to be confronted by monsters. Rumors spread about horrible things happening inside and outside everyone’s homes. Most people cowered inside their houses. They sentenced themselves and their families to lives in the shadows to avoid becoming prey. 

The town that had once been so beautiful that life could be seen in everything that moved lay in the shadow of evil. It is astonishing to me how it's humans survived centuries of torture. I guess they never felt the need to migrate elsewhere. Most of them had not known any better. They did not know about the outside world. They got used to Mohaba’s depressing weather, unaware of the town’s magical past. 

There were no more luminous sunny days making the apple trees glow in Mohaba. All the apples were gone, eaten by worms, and the remains had turned into dried up seeds. Only sounds of grief and sadness permeated the town. Soon after the Devol’s insurrection, Mohaba’s shiny blue sea turned gray, the wild waves dulled as the sun vanished. The profound salt smell in the air annoyed the senses and muted emotions. The sands blinded while inside the ocean, heaven still existed. The external darkness hid the beauty hiding under the surface while the depressing clouds covered the entire town from the seashore to its far borders."




THE TOWN OF MOHABA 

"The Town of Mohaba'" is a fantasy fiction novel for young adult readers. It is a mystery series with a touch of romance combined with action and spirituality. The town of Mohaba is possessed by frightening creatures, Devols. When an unexpected lightning hits a hidden mansion, Jewl, it reveals the Devol's secret location that guarded their entire existence. Mahboo, the one and only Death, seeks the opportunity using his super powers along with his long-time immortal friend, Buddha, and past lady friend, Mohabat, to untangle the mysteries inside Jewl. However, an unexpected event alters their plans. They are embarked on a journey of time where they encounter extraordinary creatures. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nazanin Marzban was born in 1980. She is from Vancouver, British Columbia. Nazanin moved to Canada with her family when she was 13 years old. She has been living a Westernized life for most of her life and working since she was 16. Her priority in life has been to have a career that fulfills her desire to live freely and independently. 

Nazanin received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the Simon Fraser University. She worked at the same university. And, spent her weekends writing stories. After her graduation, she enrolled in Education and Linguistics courses. She completed her Teaching Certificate in Linguistics. Although she considered teaching as a career, she chose to stay loyal to her university job and continue writing stories. 

In 2013, Nazanin receives a request from RMA, a Hollywood Literary Agency, to edit her fantasy novel, "The Town of Mohaba." Nazanin attends a Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia. And, begins to change her story from action to narration. She finishes her novel exactly by the endpoint of her education. She became a Certified Life Coach in 2016. In 2017, she was offered to have her novel series published with Hoffmann & Hoffmann. Her first volume, "Death" was published in July of 2017. She is now writing her second volume, "Fatem's Prophecy Quest." 

THE READER


Anyone who reads, “The Town of Mohaba”, will begin to have their own interpretation. There is a deep undying romance that many would wish to experience. Perhaps, it is possible to create this feeling in your life. Others, might read the story and become interested about the afterlife world. This is a topic that the author, Nazanin Marzban, has been passionate about all her life. Subjects such as reincarnation and what happens after death can feed into one's curiosity about the afterlife. The book opens that possibility for such a world to exist. The first volume, "Death" is now available online and in-stores. 

Be ready to experience a whole new world. Maybe you will change your mind about what happens after we die. Be ready to become dubious. There will be many twists and shocking events. The mystery will be the core of the story. Also, be prepared to welcome your imagination to go to places that it has never been. You never know, maybe after reading "The Town of Mohaba," you will change your mind about life after death. It is more interesting than you might think. 

"If and when the story becomes a movie, I think theaters would be SRO." 

Jim Fox, Author 
(i.e. "The Map of the Carpenter")

Nazanin Marzban, Author
 "Write until you can touch the moon."


Thursday, July 27, 2017

THE TOWN OF MOHABA - THE AUTHOR

My name is Nazanin Marzban, the author of the Fantasy Novel Series, "The Town of Mohaba." I was born in 1980. Although I got my first novel published at age 37, I like to rewind to 4 years earlier. That is when I created my story. With that said, I like to think that I am 33. I am from Vancouver, British Columbia. I moved to Canada with my family when I was 13 years old. I have been living in the Western World for most of my life. I like to believe that I am westernized. However, I do still possess a Persian heart as well. I guess I am from two different worlds crashed into one.

I am lucky to have my close family live here with me in Vancouver. I have two sisters who are older than me. They are both married with kids. I am the youngest, with that, I am the most spoiled out of the three. My mother has been the biggest support in my life. She encouraged me to study and make someone out of myself. Life experiences took me through many different paths of self-discovery. And, through this journey, I chose my writing over settling down. I have worked all my life since I was 16 years old. I feel complete when I am working, studying and writing. My priority in life has been to have a career that fulfills my desire to live freely. Writing serves its magic in that it allows me to work on my own schedule.  

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the Simon Fraser University. I worked at the same university. And, I spent my weekends writing stories. After my graduation, I enrolled in Education and Linguistics courses. I received my Teaching Certificate in Linguistics. Although I considered teaching, I chose to stay loyal to my university job and continue writing stories. Discovering my true passion, I attended a Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia. I would like to think that my educational background was a strong force in my ability to advance my writing. I was born a writer. But, for me to write my stories in English, I made it a life long commitment to write every day. I finished my novel, "The Town of Mohaba" exactly by the endpoint of my education. 

A WRITER AT HEART

I have pictured myself as an author since my Mother told me that I could at a very young age. However, a life changing experience turned me from doubting to believing. In 2013, I decided to submit my fantasy novel, “The Town of Mohaba” to 20 literary agencies. Two months later, I received an offer of representation by a literary agent in New York. Before signing, I received an e-mail from RMA Agency, the agent of Star Wars. The Hollywood agency requested me to edit my manuscript, Part I, “Death”. While I was editing for their agency, I fell in love with Death’s story. Switching my novel from action to narration transformed “The Town of Mohaba” into a romance that helped me visualize it turning into series. Although the agent never turned me down, I don’t think she liked the changes that I was making to my superhero, Death. If I had edited only as she had requested, perhaps, I would have had my novel out at age 33. 

The moment that I truly felt like a writer was when I was hired by my publisher, "Hoffmann & Hoffmann." After failing to sign a contract with the Hollywood Agency, I had become discouraged. My novel was about Death invented as a “superhero.” I think that is why Star War’s agent became interested. But, everything happens for a reason. I could not be happier to work directly for a publisher. I get to do more than writing a book. I blog and have a VOICE. I believe it is more fun when you are not strictly working on one project. Before becoming an author, I had moments of doubting myself versus believing. I pursued a different career. I became a Life Coach. Now, I am where I belong. I apply my coaching experience in writing. I discipline myself while writing my fantasy as well as helping coach new writers.

In addition to writing my sequel, I write as a life coach. I do this with the purpose of helping my clients and others to succeed in reaching their dreams. Writing is a career of mine but coaching is a passion. Yet, in everything that I do, blogs and guest videos, I am coaching writers. Writing is like “oxygen” to me. I cannot go on without it. It is not a career, it is what I do all day from the moment I get up until my eyes are closed.


MY CHILDHOOD DREAM

I remember that I was 5 years old. I used to walk in the streets of Iran gazing at the bookstores and their displays. Even if from far, I imagined my book displayed in their window. I think it was my destiny to write. I did not believe that it was possible. I asked my mother when I was very young, “Do you think that I can become an author?” She answered, “Of course, my love. Anyone can. Many great artists in Persian history, didn’t have an education. It is an innate talent.” When my Mother told me this, the door to build my dream opened. I began creating in my mind stories that I planned to write when I would be older and able. Since I could remember I had this longing to imagine things that do not exist in the real world. I guess I didn’t find our world interesting enough. 

I remember I was 8 years old. I would hang out with my grandfather instead of playing on the playground. I walked the streets listening to his stories. My grandpa from my dad’s side was a scholar. I enjoyed listening to him for hours not getting enough. I rarely wrote anything until I moved to Canada. Back home, the school was intense. I had no free time to allow my creativity channel run wild. However, when I came to Canada, in my first ESL course, my English Teacher submitted my writing to the Vancouver Sun Newspaper. I think that was when I became motivated to learn English well. Making school priority, I wrote short stories on the side. 


THE TOWN OF MOHABA

"The Town of Mohaba" is a fantasy fiction novel series written for YA readers. It is a mystery with a touch of romance combined with action, spirituality, and mystery. The town of Mohaba has been possessed by frightening creatures, Devols, for decades. When an unexpected lightning hits a hidden mansion, Jewl, it finally reveals the Devol's secret location that guarded their entire existence. Mahboo, the one and only Death, seeks the opportunity using his super powers along with his long-time immortal friend, Buddha, and past lady friend, Mohabat, to untangle the mysteries inside Jewl. 

MY SUPERHERO - DEATH

If you pay close attention, most superheroes are consumed by their duties more than they are by love. For instance, Spiderman, he struggles between love and rescuing people. However, Death is not like any other superheroes. To find out, you must read the book. But, I will provide you a brief summary here as a teaser.

In Mohaba, hidden from the eyes of all living souls and creatures, there is a hero. His real name is Mahboo. It’s a name he chose for himself. He is the one and only in charge of taking lives while dealing with matters of life and death. His duty is to routinely take order from God as to when to take a life, suck its soul and give it its next earned life. Although many pictured him as an evil desperately craving for blood, he is nowhere near that. 

Death has many powers such as going invisible. However, his main duty involves taking lives of the living creatures at their time of death. He then assigns them their next life. For quite some time, since the beginning of time, Mahboo has been working as Death. It is no surprise that it has become a habit of his to spontaneously take lives without his presence.

When Mohaba was taken over by the Devols, Death had to carry on with his obligation as the one and only. He was put in an uncomfortable situation. He did not know how to go about destroying the Devols without the fear of risking his cover. If ever the Devols of Mohaba found out about Death’s powers, it is unknown what they would do to him. Even worse, if he was eliminated, the entire world would come to an end.

THE READER

I think, anyone who reads, “The Town of Mohaba”, will begin to have their own interpretation. For instance, there is a deep undying romance that many would wish to experience. Perhaps, it is possible to create this feeling in your life. Others, might read the story and become interested about the afterlife world. This is a topic that I have been passionate about all my life. Subjects such as reincarnation and what happens to us after death feed my curiosity. My book opens that possibility for such a world to exist.

I like to wish that there is reincarnation. Then, that would mean that we all have a soul. We are not a physical form. There is another world that exists after we die. There are also lessons within my book about peace and meditation. If you are a fan of Buddha, monks, and karate, you will enjoy reading my book. Buddha plays a big role in the story. The first volume, "Death" is now available online and in-stores. Don't forget to leave a review so that we hear your requests for the second part.

Readers, be ready to experience a whole new world. Maybe you will change your mind about what happens after we die. Be ready to become dubious. There will be many twists and shocking events. The mystery will be the core of the story. Also, be prepared to welcome your imagination to go to places that it has never been. You never know, maybe after reading "The Town of Mohaba," you will change your mind about life after death. It is more interesting than you might think.



Nazanin Marzban
 The Author of, "The Town of Mohaba"

 

Volume 1 - DEATH is now available. Click to Learn more.


THE TOWN OF MOHABA - THE IMMORTAL BUDDHA

     







Image Source: Stefan Keller


IMMORTAL BUDDHA 

My name is Nazanin Marzban, Author of the fantasy, “The Town of Mohaba” Novel Series. I am pleased to share that Volume 1, "Death" is now published. My foil character, Buddha, in the series, is a master of karate. He is also the leader of Mohaba's monks. Many people believe that he passed away centuries ago. However, hidden in the eyes of all living creatures, Buddha is alive in the town of Mohaba.

BUDDHA: THE MAN OF WISDOM  

Near the forests, hidden in the mountains, lives a powerful legendary spirit. It is the same Buddha from thousands of years ago. He now lives as an immortal being. His immortality was rightfully awarded to him by Death. His eternal power came with one condition. He would disguise himself never revealing his identity to the living. Over the years, Buddha enjoyed helping those in need of guidance both as human and souls. Subjects such as human birth, death, and reincarnation are among Buddha’s favorite subjects. He also deeply values reaching one's inner happiness which he believes that it can be found in Mohaba’s beauty.

Image Source: Yatheesh Gowda

To Buddha, one’s happiness is not bounded by the disasters created by the Devols. Over the many centuries, he worked with many strong teams of monks. He knew karate but hid that ability from his people during his lifetime. His mission has been to help the spirits of Mohaba to bring justice to their town. Immortal Buddha living in hiding has what it takes to help everyone in Mohaba to go to battle with the Devols. His inner strength, as well as his superb balance, are skills lacking in both the Devols as well as the warriors of Mohaba's forests. 



THE TOWN OF MOHABA

"The Town of Mohaba" is a fantasy fiction for young adult readers. It is a mystery with a touch of romance combined with action and mystery. The town of Mohaba has been possessed by frightening creatures, Devols, for decades. When an unexpected lightning hits a hidden mansion, Jewl, it finally reveals the Devol's secret location that guarded their entire existence. Mahboo, the one, and only Death, seeks the opportunity of using his superpowers along with his long-time immortal friend, Buddha, and past lady friend, Mohabat, to untangle the mysteries inside Jewl. However, an unexpected event alters their plans.


THE READER

I think, anyone who reads, “The Town of Mohaba”, will begin to have their own interpretation. For instance, there is a deep undying romance that many would wish to experience. Perhaps, it is possible to create this feeling in your life. Others, might read the story and become interested in the afterlife world. This is a topic that I have been very passionate about all my life. Subjects such as reincarnation and what happens to us after death feed my curiosity. My book opens that possibility for such a world to exist.

I like to wish that there is reincarnation. Then, that would mean that we all have a soul. We are not a physical form. There is another world that exists after we die. There are also lessons in my book about peace and meditation. If you are a fan of "Buddha," you will enjoy reading my book as he plays a big role in the story. The first volume, "Death" is now available online and in-stores. Don't forget to leave a review so that we hear your requests for the second part.

Nazanin Marzban, The Author of "The Town of Mohaba"



Read Nazanin's first volume before the second is released. The author's next book signing for the release of her hardcover is scheduled at Indigo this Fall. Please visit nazaninmarzban.com or stay up-to-date following her book page: www.facebook.com/thetownofmohaba On Instagram (author_nazanin), the author writes about her journey as she writes her series without giving away the plots. Her book is available at all your favorite bookstores (i.e. iTunes, iBook, Barnes&Nobel, Nook, Indigo, Walmart)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

THE TOWN OF MOHABA - DEATH

     Image Source: Estefano Burmistrov

THE TOWN OF MOHABA - DEATH

My name is Nazanin Marzban, Author of “The Town of Mohaba” Novel Series. I am pleased to share that Volume 1, "Death" is now published. I was born in 1980. Although I got my novel published at age 37, I rather rewind to 4 years earlier. That is when I created my story. With that said, I like to think that I am 33. My protagonist in the series, Death, is a superhero who has power over matter of life and death. Because most people fear death, they picture him as a scary monster. However, he is nothing like what the stories have written about him. 

MAHBOO: THE ONE AND ONLY DEATH

In Mohaba, hidden from the eyes of all living souls and creatures, there is a hero. His real name is Mahboo. It’s a name that he chose for himself. He is the one and only in charge of taking lives. His duty is to routinely take order from the higher powers. They determine for him when to take a life, suck its soul and give it its next earned life. Although many pictured him as an evil desperately craving for blood, he is nowhere near that. 

Mahboo has many powers such as going invisible. His main power involves taking lives of the living creatures at their time of death while assigning them their next life. For quite some time, since the beginning of time, Mahboo has been working as Death. It is no surprise that it has become a habit of his to spontaneously take lives without being present.

When Mohaba was taken over by the Devols, Death had to carry on with his obligation as the one and only. He was put in an uncomfortable situation. He didn’t know how to go about destroying the Devols without the fear of risking his cover. If ever the Devols of Mohaba found out about Death’s powers, it would be unknown what they would do to him. Even worse, if he was eliminated, the entire world would end.

THE TOWN OF MOHABA

"The Town of Mohaba" is a fantasy fiction series for young adult readers. It is a mystery with a touch of romance combined with action, spirituality, and mystery. Evil creatures, Devols, have possessed the town of Mohaba for decades. One day everything changes. A mansion that holds the key to destroying them becomes visible to the afterlife. Death reunites with his immortal friend, Buddha and a female warrior, Mohabat, to save their magical home from evil. As they prepare to untangle the mysteries inside the mystery castle, a shocking event alters their plans. The rest, you must read the book to find out. 

THE READER

I believe, anyone who reads, “The Town of Mohaba”, will begin to have their own interpretation. For instance, there is a deep undying romance that many would wish to experience. Perhaps, it is possible to create this feeling in your life. Others, might read the story and become interested about the afterlife world. This is a topic that I have been very passionate about all my life. Subjects such as reincarnation and what happens to us after death feed my curiosity. My book opens that possibility for such a world to exist. 

I like to wish that there is reincarnation. Then, that would mean that we all have a soul. We are not a physical form. There is another world that exists after we die. There are also lessons within my book about peace and meditation, which I hope you enjoy reading. The first volume, "Death" is now available online and in-stores. Don't forget to leave a review so that we hear your requests for the second part. 

Nazanin Marzban
 The Author of, "The Town of Mohaba"
 

Volume 1 - DEATH is now available. Click to Learn more