One of the first steps to promoting a book occurs long before the book is in print, and that is increasing the name recognition of its title. One of the simplest ways of doing that (and of practicing your promotion skills while adding to your wardrobe) is to create T-Shirts about your book. Sure, you can eventually give away some if you want. But if you are working on a book that will take years to produce, you can start right away by simply wearing around T-Shirts about your book. Each shirt should embody some key, interest catching element of the story along with the title of the book displayed in an eye catching way. One of the elements of "Stefan's Owl from Oblivion" is being a member of the Federation of the Twenty Planets. The insignia of the organization appears on the shirt above. The organization's charter is to make sure telepaths become the dominant life-form on all worlds on which they arise. Telepaths are just now being born on Earth, an new evolution of humanity, and they are referred to as the Children of Sophista. Naturally, there is a bit of animosity from some humans who aren't so lucky in their genetic heritage.
Indeed, Ty does know your fate because he is a mix of Saeshell and human. And the Saeshells have plans for the ordinary humans of the Earth. It's one of many reasons he is sad since he loves all people and animals.
Neshalia does indeed control your mind, because she is an alien, a Saeshell. Her suggestions are irresistible. You must obey them. It's how the Saeshells are able to engineer the downfall of factions of humanity that will not serve them. They mostly focus on violent humans.
And of course, you must have the main character himself, Stefan. He is a mix of genes from many races. He can already read your mind and force you into one of his dreams (delusions). His power grows every day so who knows what he will do to you in the future.
If you happen to live in Silicon Valley you may see me roaming around in one of these shirts!
Owner of the Children of Sophista Publishing and currently the author of books in the Children of Sophista universe.