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Bernard Jan

Author, Novelist and Poet

Zagreb, Croatia

"There is no greater joy than to share what you love with those who appreciate it."β€”Bernard Jan

Bernard Jan is a novelist and a poet from Croatia, and he has released three books in English.

A World Without Color is a true story of the last three days he spent with his cat, while Look for Me Under the Rainbow in a unique and gentle way sheds light on the plight of harp seal pups in Canada. It warms the heart of all readers concerned about our planet and its treasures. January River is a heartwarming cross-genre novel about five friends, one dog, and one river carrying a secret.

His first two books were written at the beginning of the war in Croatia in 1991 amidst air alerts and illusory attempts when he wanted to believe and think that life is normal, that everything is all right with the world. He has published five novels, two novellas, and one book of poems in Croatian. Four of his books, including the book of poems, were translated into English.

His passion for music and entertainment resulted in his becoming a partner of Tom's Music Place, which was established in 2009 by his friend Thomas Carley Jr., whose objective was to raise the respect of music.

His desire to help others came to the fore during his years advocating environmental protection and advocacy of animal rights. He did volunteering work for the refugees, because suffering does not know any borders. When it comes within your reach in your home, you simply have to do something. As part of his animal advocacy activities, it has been a great honor and pleasure to translate "Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust" by Charles Patterson into Croatian.

For more information please visit his website www.bernardjan.com or connect with him on Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon, LinkedIn, BookBub, AllAuthor, AUTHORSdb, Steemit, booklife, and YouTube.

On Social Media

My novel, January River, about five friends, one dog and one river carrying a secret, at a 67% discounted price on Amazon! Monday, June 22, 2020, 8:00 AM PDT through Monday, June 28, 2020, 8:00 PM PDT When one of their friends goes missing, everything comes crashing down for the small group of childhood friends in the small town of Greenfield. Ethan takes it hard. Not even his brother Will and their dog can console him. Then life bares its teeth again, scarring Ethan with another tragic event. He loses his dog, his only consolation. As soon as he gets the chance, Will leaves Greenfield and Ethan follows a few years later. They start a new life, far from the ghosts of their childhood and the river that gives and takes life. While Will discovers his love for the open seas and spends his best years aboard various ships, Ethan stays in New York City. There he finds his one true love and builds a career as a bestselling author. But how long will Ethan's happiness last as doubts creep back into him and shatter his reality? And will his reconciliation with the past come at too great a price? The whole week, January River eBook will be only $.99, which is a great opportunity to get it at a bargain price. Download this beautiful and heartwarming coming-of-age literary fiction with episodes of mystery and romance cross-genre story and leave your honest reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Please spread the word about this promo week discount, and check out my two other books A World Without Color and Look for Me Under the Rainbow. BJ Source: https://www.bernardjan.com/post/january-river-at-a-discounted-price-on-amazon

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My novel about five friends, one dog and one river carrying a secret is competing in AllAuthor Cover of the Month contest for June 2020. If you like January River cover designed by Domi at Inspired Cover Designs, please cast your vote! Even if you don't like the cover, and you love dogs, cast your vote. A golden retriever from its cover will be grateful to you, and so will I! Please also check this heartwarming coming-of-age literary fiction with episodes of mystery and romance cross-genre story on Amazon and leave an honest review if you like stories of true friendship, first darlings, and real loves, beautiful nature and our four-legged friends who quickly become honorable members of our families. Vote for January River as the cover of June πŸ‘‰ https://allauthor.com/cover-of-the-month/8260/ January River on Amazon πŸ‘‰ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086LJJC8V January River on Goodreads πŸ‘‰ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52890595-january-river Thank you! BJ Original blog post πŸ‘‰ https://www.bernardjan.com/post/january-river-in-allauthor-cover-contest

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Danny at a Discounted Price

May 23, 2020 1 month ago

My story of a harp seal pup Danny and his family, Look for Me Under the Rainbow, is at a 67% discounted price on Amazon. Sunday, May 24, 2020, 8:00 AM PDT through Sunday, May 31, 2020, 12:00 AM PDT Time will show whether we were right or not, whether we raised such an outcry in vain and whether it was really necessary to shock the world with heart-rending reports and photographs, to upset the daily routine of ordinary people, disturbing their time for rest and their recreational habits, or spoiling their freshly-cooked meal. I can only hope that one day we shall be forgiven if it turns out that man is responsible for the extinction of the last inhabitant of the seas, and the walls of death on their ghostly routes come to clutch us all in their deadly suffocating grip. I shall stop writing for a moment. Erwin is coming and, if I'm not mistaken, he seems to be bringing me a mug of steaming coffee. I admit I need it with the yearning of an addict. Look for Me Under the Rainbow is a work of fiction, though the killing of harp seals in Canada is a reality which has been going on for decades already. Despite the huge public outcry and many national bans on the import and sale of seal products, the massacre on ice continues. Every year, tens of thousands of seals fall victim to human greed. Although Look for Me Under the Rainbow is listed in a program for elementary schools in Croatia as a reading of choice for seventh graders, it is written for everyone. For all of us, no matter our age, who will open our hearts and minds and with small steps in our lives start a big change on a global scale. Thank you all who will download this touching story during its promo week and write honest reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Thank you for helping this important cause and for spreading the message. You can download Look for Me Under the Rainbow here: https://amzn.to/2Xm33q8. My eBook A World Without Color is at a permanent price of $0.99, while you can download my new novel January River as an eBook for $2.99. BJ Original post: https://www.bernardjan.com/post/danny-at-a-discounted-price

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January River in Two Contests

Apr 29, 2020 2 months ago

I have submitted my new novel January River in two contests: TCK Publishing Reader's Choice Awards 2020 and AUTHORSdb Cover Contest 2020. TCK Publishing Reader's Choice Awards 2020 is a contest for best books in 16 categories. To reach the category of my book, click the arrows on the left and right side of the voting form to navigate between categories. Once you are on the page 13/16 of General Fiction books, scroll down until you get to January River and click on the book title to cast your vote. To vote for my book cover January River in AUTHORSdb Cover Contest 2020, please scroll down on this link where you will see a blue button Submit your Vote / Review. By clicking on it, you will cast your vote! Thank you very much for your votes and support! Please share these links with others, because, as you know, life of every book depends on your support and love. Cast your vote for January River in TCK Publishing Reader's Choice Awards 2020 (go to page 13/16 General Fiction) https://bit.ly/2W6mjXS Cast your vote for January River in AUTHORSdb Cover Contest 2020 https://bit.ly/3d9POiD I thank you for loving January River, a story of five friends, one dog and one river carrying a secret! BJ Original post: https://www.bernardjan.com/post/january-river-in-two-contests

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January River Paperback

Apr 21, 2020 2 months ago

Another joyous day because on April 20 I have released a paperback edition of my novel January River on Amazon! This heartwarming cross-genre story, a fine mix of literary fiction, coming-of-age, mystery, and romance, about five friends, one dog and one river carrying a secret is available as paperback on Amazon for only $10.99. Animal and dog lovers, don't skip it because this is a story for you too! When one of their friends goes missing, everything comes crashing down for the small group of childhood friends in the small town of Greenfield. Ethan takes it hard. Then he loses his dog, his only consolation. Hoping to start anew, Ethan leaves Greenfield and moves to New York City. Far from the ghosts of his childhood and the river that gives and takes life. There he finds his one true love and builds a career as a bestselling author. But how long will Ethan's happiness last as doubts creep back into him and shatter his reality? And will his reconciliation with the past come at too great a price? All rivers carry their secrets, but not every river keeps its secret forever. Please don't forget to leave an honest review on Amazon and Goodreads and recommend it by word of mouth. Thanks! BJ Source: https://www.bernardjan.com/post/january-river-paperback

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