New Novel Surrounds Halloween in More Mystery

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Author John Padilla presents a classic tale of good versus evil

In “Joe and the Peace Eternal,” readers were introduced to Joe as he chased eternal peace while learning master sword skills. Now, author John Padilla continues Joe’s adventures with a new installment in “Joe and the Halloween Mystery.”

“Joe and the Halloween Mystery” continues Joe’s story—a dedicated follower of God with the skills of a Samurai— when he awakens on Halloween, 1000 years after dark events that altered history. He knows Satan is targeting him, but luckily for Joe, he has a divine sword that protects him from evil forces.

For the first time in his life, Joe is faced with unnerving creatures, such as zombies, vampires and witches. However, he also encounters various unexpected allies—such as military heroes and knights—during his journey. Accompanied by his lovable parrot named Herbie, Joe sets out on a spiritual journey, battles demons and exposes an ancient Halloween mystery.

“Halloween is absolutely my favorite holiday. There is so much imagination, culture and intrigue around each Halloween celebration,” Padilla said. “I wrote 'Joe and the Halloween Mystery' to combine all the classic elements of this holiday and wrap them into an adventurous and thrilling tale.”

“Joe and the Halloween Mystery”
By John Teofilo Padilla, Jr.
ISBN: 9781480857865 (hardcover) 9781480854901 (softcover) 9781480854918 (ebook)
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Archway Publishing

About the author
John Teofilo Padilla Jr. was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a college graduate from Ottawa University in Liberal Arts. He enjoys plotting courses for new travels. He is a former United States Army Airborne Commando who was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for chivalry. A retired California Correctional Peace Officer, John has studied martial arts and fencing, the details of which he integrates into his writing. He currently lives in San Diego, California.

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