CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new novel integrates the latest scientific discoveries on blood chemistry and cellular regeneration to weave a story that makes the possibility of vampirism a reality. The new novel by J.E. Mayer, Immortal: The First Tango, tells the story of the wealthy wine merchant, Octavius Kalman, as he relives his 400-year life made possible by the virus that infects his blood system, supercharges damaged cells with proteins obtained from fresh blood and regenerates body cells endlessly.
"The science in this book is based on real medical discoveries made in the last few years," notes Mayer. "Cells can be energized by protein infusion and damaged cells regenerated, and as they do they come back bigger, stronger and in the case of brain cells, smarter. Skin, hair, muscles, bones, internal organs, all regenerate. Much of our body has the potential for immortality, it just has to be switched on."
Immortal is a romantic suspense set in the present day as Kalman tells his story as a reluctant pawn in many historical events while in conflict with a mortal enemy. Coping with a disorder, Porphyria, responsible for the vampire legends, and in sorrow of his lost true love, she unexpectedly reenters his life again - or does she? Along his dramatic journey, he is saved by his love of music and dance, becoming a key figure in the development of Tango from the seaboards of Europe and South America over 150 years ago.
"Kalman takes us through his history using a unique brain stimulation technique that is also rooted in today's scientific discoveries. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation experiments show dramatic improvements in memory. It is not far-fetched to think this same type of brain stimulation can eventually lead to the realization of out-of-body experiences, just as I wrote in Immortal," comments Mayer.
AuthorHouse®, an imprint of AuthorSolutions®, a division of Penguin Random® House, publishes Immortal. It can be obtained directly from AuthorHouse.com and is available on Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, and your favorite bookseller. eBook editions are available at all three sources as well. The book retails for $19.95 (ISBN 978-1-4969-4024-7) and the eBook retails for $3.99 (ISBN 978-1-4969-4023-0).
For more information on the author and his works, visit www.jemayerbooks.com or follow him on Twitter @jemayerbooks. A vintage video trailer can be viewed at the author's web site. Mayer, a practicing clinical psychologist, is available for on-air and in-print interviews.
J.E. Mayer is the author of Shadow Warrior, a thriller optioned by 4C Films and being made into a major motion picture. In addition to Immortal, Mayer has written a second novel that will be published later in 2014, An Anger at Birth. He also writes scripts and screenplays. He has an active following on Twitter: @jemayerbooks. When not writing fiction, Mayer is a practicing clinical psychologist with an international reputation for treating adolescents and families. Mayer has written over 20 nonfiction books. His professional web site is www.DrJohnMayer.com.
SOURCE Dr. John Mayer