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December 20, 2022

Jim Bates' Alien of Orchard Lake Gets a Christmas Surprise Release in Paperback

December 20, 2022, Apple Valley, CA - With eleven days left on his contract to be the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Publisher of The JayZoMon Dark Myth Company, David K. Montoya decided to make one final moment for genuine and hardworking creatives, such as Author James Bates.

Jim won second place in the 2021 season of Open Contract Challenge, and this July saw it published in ebook form. However, it was decided by Montoya and Chief Financial Officer and Editor in Chief of Dark Myth Publications, Stephanie J. Bardy, to expedite Jim's Alien of Orchard Lake from being published in 2023 but rather this month.

Today is that day, as Dark Myth Publications (a division of The JayZoMon Dark Myth Company) are excited to announce the public release of our final book of the year and the paperback version of author Jim Bates' The Alien of Orchard Lake.

For fifty years, Ebar, an alien from planet Rykos, has lived in human form on earth as Kyle Johnson. When Ebar gets into a fight at the sewage treatment plant where he works, he is put into jail. A jailer overhears Ebar trying to contact his home planet and tells the authorities. Ebar is sent to the psychiatric ward of the Buffalo County Hospital for evaluation, where he eventually comes under the care of Jeremy Slater.

Jeremy is a young mental health professional, and Ebar's case is his first assignment. No one believes that Ebar is an alien. More to the point, everyone thinks he's crazy. After working with his patient for a month, Jeremy begins to believe Ebar truly is who he says he is and concocts a plan. If Ebar will quit talking about being an alien and pretend he is human, Jeremy will work with him so he can get released from the hospital and go on living his life. Ebar agrees.

Jeremy's egotistical boss, Doctor Richard Andrews, has other ideas. He and a friend at the pentagon have come up with a plan of their own. Andrews will take over the case and announce to the world that Ebar really is an alien. Andrews figures it will make him famous. His plan is to keep Ebar locked up and study him for the rest of his life.

Jeremy is appalled. He and Ebar have become friends, and he can't allow Andrews to take control of his friend's life. Aided by co-worker Julie, and her partner Wren, the four of them go on the run with thugs sent by the pentagon in hot pursuit.

This is a story about good and evil and is a mirror held up to the times we live in. Ultimately, though, it is a story of friendship, a friendship that changes the lives of both Ebar and Jeremy forever.

"I have always been motivated to see people's dreams come true," said David K. Montoya, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher of The JayZoMon Dark Myth Company. "I wanted to see it one more time before I leave. With Jim, I believed in his story and knew that was the project I wanted to accelerate things to the finish line."

"I'm absolutely thrilled by this," the author, Jim Bates, said, "What a great day, I am very happy!"

Jim Bates is an author who lives in a small town twenty miles west of Minneapolis, Minnesota. His stories and poems have appeared in nearly three hundred online and print publications. All of Jim's stories can be found on his blog:

Alien of Orchard Lake. 218 pages.ISBN: 979-8-9863-8074-2 $10.99 plus shipping and handling and is available online at,,, and wherever books are sold.

About Dark Myth Publications
Dark Myth Publications is an independent trade book publisher and a magazine publisher – that is read worldwide more than five to six thousand times on a monthly basis. It is owned by The JayZoMon Dark Myth Company, LLC. Dark Myth Publications was formed in 2005 and currently employs four imprints M-Kids Book, G.IS.G Heavenly Publication, MythWurks Publications, and Horrotica Publications.
About The JayZoMon Dark Myth Company
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