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Hip-Hop invades book world via new rap video for Willie Stewart’s ‘taRNished’

FROM examiner.com author Jerry Doby – Editor in chief of The Hype Magazine #1 digital magazine in the world.

In a unique marketing angle, author Willie L. Stewart’s healthcare thriller “taRNished,” spawned a novel rap video promotion which is a “first of its kind, never done before” concept in book marketing. “taRNished,” which releases worldwide on Mar. 1, 2014, attracted rapper Dru Vocals, following early reviews of the book and worked with the Stewart to create a unique piece of hip-hop history. Dispelling the stereotype that hip-hop doesn’t read, the collaborators feel the “taRNished” rap video speaks to a different aspect of the genre.

Highly acclaimed new author and critical care Registered Nurse Willie L. Stewart and his debut novel “taRNished” have captured healthcare’s newest diabolical mind and his name is Dale, a Registered Nurse serial killer. In a unique marketing angle, taRNished spawned a novel rap video promotion which is a FIRST OF IT’S KIND NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE book marketing moment for fans of author Willie Stewart who await the March 1, 2014 book release date and introduction to Dale, RN and his murderous mother Isabel.

Killing patients in the ICU became a thrill for Dale, RN until his equally prolific murdering mother started feeling threatened by his new girlfriend while working in the same hospital. Will mother’s love trump the new love in his life?

Based on an expanded reality resulting from new healthcare laws, “taRNished” explores the myriad levels of underlying issues which allow for pathological individuals to thrive and hide in the environment created by the soon to be even further overburdened healthcare system which our country so depends on.

“taRNished,’ could be set in any major city with an exploding population and an overtaxed hospital system manned by over tasked, exhausted and disgusted care providers. This novel is sure to entertain while shaking up the very foundation of healthcare and the public’s confidence in that system…will it spark debate…will it create panic? The jury is out, but early reviews indicate, “taRNished” could well be one of the most important book releases of 2014.

Early reviewers include Valerie Graves who served on the 1992 Clinton/Gore advertising team and is the former creative director at Nelson Communications, Inc., the health communications giant.

Ms. Graves says, “Wow! tarnished drew me right into the diabolical world of Dale and Isabel. They are two of the most coldblooded killers the medical profession may have ever produced.”

About author Willie L. Stewart

A critical care Registered Nurse with over 13 years in various critical care settings, Mr. Stewart brings a level of expertise to the relevant topics of today’s media that are highlighted in his debut novel “taRNished.”

Willie is a member of the Tampa Writer’s Alliance and the Florida Writer’s Association, as a creative mind, he has published multiple articles, global press releases and executive produced an online talk show which won an award against the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Steve Harvey and Michael Baisden. His talk show was the only independent talk show in consideration in the competition with these heavyweights.

Find out more about the new dynamic novel by this dynamic new author by visiting the “taRNished” blog and in a unique twist, engage with the book’s lead character Dale via these social media networks Facebook; Twitter and see exclusive graphics from Dale’s perspective via Pinterest


Response to critics and controversy surrounding taRNished



In a recent online attack on the debut release of the novel taRNished by an RN colleague from Texas, I provide a stellar response for all future attacks to come.  There are going to be those who support my efforts and there are certainly going to be those who attack my efforts.  What must be realized is that we ALL love Nursing as a profession or we wouldn’t be active practitioners.  I have chosen a niche market to make the chances of the most pressing concerns in healthcare not only reach a broader audience but to actively engage people while we have the attention we might not otherwise get.  Our profession has survived all manner of controversy since the establishment of the first general hospital in Rome by Fabiola in 380 AD and we are still THE MOST TRUSTED PROFESSION IN THE WORLD.  Below is my interaction with my Texas RN colleague.


Texas Nurse:  Great, just what the profession needs – another poor depiction. Thanx for nothing. Also, your synopsis mentions. “Edward Cullen, RN “. I think you mean Charles Cullen the jersey serial killer?….

Me:  Yes it has been corrected in the final proofs.  The culture of fear and defensiveness is usually warranted when system failures result in mismanaged care or worse…death. As a citizen in my country I don’t care so much about the positives if the negative can or will affect me or my family members in a negative way personally. It’s self preservation instinct in play that makes people gravitate to the negative stories. In my new book taRNished I focus on pathological individuals who take advantage of gross system failures. A big part of system failure is lack of an educated populace so I feel the shock value of my book taRNished awakens the public to very real threats in the system and spurs them on to want or feel the need to be educated which will supplement our efforts as care providers. If they don’t feel the need or urgency of the need to be educated then we as care providers oft times speak on deaf ears.

And truly in response to your comment the profession needs an accurate portrayal of what really goes on and not a stick your head in the sand mentality. Even though it is a small percentage and might be negligible, if it is your family it’s not so negligible. Pathological individuals will find it much easier to survive and thrive in overburdened over tasked work force in the near future. It’s going to take people acknowledging and speaking on the failures in the system in order to educate the populace and reform healthcare the way it should be reformed not this mess that they have right now.

But I thank you for your candor and hope to get your support in my endeavor . Everybody goes about it a different way this is just my take on approaching health care reform.

F.y.i stay tuned. I actually plan to use that typographical error as a way to engage young people later on during these debates. I’m going to have some sort of contest made around it. That’s a good eye you have for catching that. But during the editorial process we also caught it but I decided to leave some of them out there. Gotta use every avenue possible for marketing and promotions.



The name affordable care act makes me laugh. Let’s call it what it is – Obamacare! It will not be affordable. The Society of Actuaries (SOA) predicted that, thanks to sicker patients joining the coverage pool, medical claims per member will rise 32 percent in the individual plans expected to dominate the ACA exchanges next year. In some states costs will rise as much as 80 percent, the report said. Get ready to pay.

I don’t need a report to see the writing on the wall about OBAMA -DON’T CARE. As a Registered Nurse, I see the patient population being sicker every day and more and more non paid readmissions…..That’s right….our tax dollars pay and the insurance companies deny payment or readmissions within 30 days. Some people are just losers and treat themselves badly and cause the sickness to be worse. I have a special spot in my heart for those people. My mom recently said,, “Dale you should not wear your heart on your sleeves. It makes you vulnerable.” I say to her, my heart on my sleeve lets people know where I stand. I am not afraid of that. I said Obamacare could not be managed by the federal government and the prime example is the mismanaged medicare program, but ideologues voted it in. Then I said there are consequences for continuing to overburden the healthcare system. Gosnel = consequence. Acts like his will never be found out because they are too busy trying to figure out how not to pay for your hospital bill……He had a 30 year run. I HAVE A LIFETIME.

Have you ever seen insurance companies roll back rates or do they always find a way to increase or get rid of coverage or limit you. You don’t have to answer because we know the answer. We gave them the reason to increase by 80% by voting in this horrible legislation. Your consequences will be reaped in full in 2014.