The Mystery of Teardrops!

teardrops2Did you know that there is a different chemical makeup in the tears we cry from physical pain and the tears we cry from emotional pain? When we cry tears from sadness or emotional pain, our bodies release serotonin ( Biochemically derived from tryptophan, serotonin is primarily found in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, platelets, and in the central nervous system (CNS) of animals including humans. It is popularly thought to be a contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness.)

I used this little known fact to illustrate the healing power of tears in this excerpt from Ju’stice:

“There was a great mystery inside a teardrop. A gentle mixing of salt and water, chemically balanced. Just as salt water was healing to an open wound, tears were healing to a broken heart. And just as the expulsion of sweat from the body is healing as it releases all those poisons the person had twirling around inside of him, the mystery of tear drops is in how they seem to expel all the toxic emotions twirling around inside of one’s mind.” – Christiaan Keaton © 2009

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Get Ju’stice on Kindle!

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Get your copy of Ju’stice today on Kindle at Amazon.com!

Ju’stice is a fast-paced, seductive, yet satirical journey that follows a highly
skilled, incredibly beautiful and intelligent, genetically enhanced assassin on
her quest to find meaning in life.
The modish, beguiling style of the main
character, Ju, which means “ten” in Japanese and is pronounced like the French “au jus”, is quite unique. When she gets handed an assignment, a “hit” on a former mentor and friend, it takes her on a ride of both conscience and conflict. In her attempts to define justice, truth and beauty, Ju is forced to
confront both inner demons of her past and outside villains that threaten her
future and the future of those she cares for. There is a thick texture of
contemporary pop-culture woven into the most age-old struggles of Who am I? Why
am I here? Is there meaning in life? Is there purpose to suffering? Filled with
philosophical quotes, an eclectic assortment of weaponry, Ju’stice transports
its readers to a not-so-far-away future where contrasting cultures, modern
science and ancient faiths clash with personal conscience and political
conflicts. Filled with tensions and dichotomies of all sorts, the inner
struggles of the endearing characters are as rich, complex and titillating as
their outer mêlées.

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On Patience & Fortitude…my two favorite felines!

Today @nypl tweeted this:  In Honor of a Century of Patience and Fortitude. @NYTimes writes about our magnificent marble lions: http://nyti.ms/hRq8DX

I too would like to offer my tribute from Chapter 7 of Ju’stice, “The View from Beautiful”

“From the top of the NY Public Library in Bryant Park Ju had an almost perfect view directly into Daiyu’s hotel room. With Patience and Fortitude as her pillars so to speak, referring not only to the majestic marble lions that guard the famed bibliotheca, but also to the inner strengths that Ju now called upon from deep inside herself, a low, soft breath evaded her lips.” – © 2009

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Giving Back!

Since Japan and its beautifully rich culture and people have been such an immense influence on my writing I feel that giving back is the only right response to the recent tragic events that have occurred there. I will personally donate $1 from every sale of Ju’stice (hardcopy, Kindle or ebook) to the Red Cross for Japan relief! So please join me in brining justice to this beautiful nation – get a copy of Ju’stice today!

Thank you! – Christiaan Keaton

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Ju’stice is published!

Ju’stice

Philosophical Conclusions of a 21st Century Assassin

Authored by Christiaän Keaton

Ju’stice is a fast-paced, seductive, yet satirical journey that follows a highly skilled, incredibly beautiful and intelligent, genetically enhanced assassin on her quest to find meaning in life.
The modish, beguiling style of the main character, Ju, which means “ten” in Japanese and is pronounced like the French “au jus”, is quite unique. When she gets handed an assignment, a “hit” on a former mentor and friend, it takes her on a ride of both conscience and conflict. In her attempts to define justice, truth and beauty, Ju is forced to confront both inner demons of her past and outside villains that threaten her future and the future of those she cares for. There is a thick texture of contemporary pop-culture woven into the most age-old struggles of Who am I? Why am I here? Is there meaning in life? Is there purpose to suffering? Filled with philosophical quotes, an eclectic assortment of weaponry, Ju’stice transports its readers to a not-so-far-away future where contrasting cultures, modern science and ancient faiths clash with personal conscience and political conflicts. Filled with tensions and dichotomies of all sorts, the inner struggles of the endearing characters are as rich, complex and titillating as their outer mêlées.

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