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May 2011 Blog Posts (74)

Joanne Lewis/Amy Faircloth The Author's Spotlight

I have had the pleasure to interview the co-authors of “Wicked Good”  on my blogtalk radio show The G-ZONE once and Joanne Lewis with Dr. Stephen Shore, a noted Autism & Aspergers expert just last Tuesday on the 24th of this month. Here are the links:

May 24th:…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 31, 2011 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Bel-Air Dead Stuart Woods


I hope everybody had a nice holiday weekend! They are way too short aren’t they? They start and then, boom, over. Personally I could have used another week or two off. Anyway moving on here, to get back in the swing of things,  I have tried to get a good mix of novels and digital short stories rolling here. Later on today I drop in an Author’s Spotlight on Joann Lewis/Amy Faircloth, the co-authors of “Wicked Good”. Later on in the week, Thursday, I will be featuring…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 31, 2011 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Love and Monsters, Part 2: Outbreak

Mary Ellen's mind raced. She couldn't make it to the front door, there was no back door, and no windows on the first floor, but for the ceiling of the ballroom. Upstairs, though...


She ran for the western stairs, adrenaline pushing her to go faster as the monster tore through the house looking for her. Up she ran, heels thudding loudly against the wood, John not far behind her. At the landing, she dashed to the first window she saw in the hall. The drop was too far; she might…


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Added by Oliver Black on May 29, 2011 at 2:50am — 1 Comment

Help! My Husband & His Friends are talking to many "Literary Liberties" with my Person.

I had to push my husband, Mr.Gelati, away from the laptop for a bit and speak up here. He, and his buddies Vincent Zandri (I always thought you liked me Vince, you seemed so nice), Big Daddy Abel, Thomas White, Benjamin Sobieck and now Thad Brown, some of whom have gone to great lengths to do various things to me in their little stories are up to their antics again.  For those that have yet to read one of these “The Author’s Lab/Collaborations”, they are funny but at whose expense? At times…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 27, 2011 at 4:15pm — No Comments

B.R. Stateham The Author's Spotlight

I am planning on running this new segment on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Author’s Spotlights posts are fun to think about and put together, especially when I have had a chance to actually work closely with the author; that is the case today, so forgive my biased comments. Right off the bat I am going to tell you I enjoy B.R.’s work and have since I pretty much read his first paragraph. The thing about his writing and style though is that it crosses many genres, many styles of taste, and is…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 26, 2011 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Thad and The G-Man's Most Awesome Adventure The Author's Lab/Collaboration Thad Brown/Giovanni "The G-Man"Gelati

Are you keeping up with us here? They are only going to keep coming at you, fast, funny and with a fury. The authors are really getting their groove on here and coming at me with some intense work. This installment with Thad Brown is full of surprises, laughter, twists and plenty of action. At the heart of it all though is some incredible writing by non-other than Thad Brown. His claim to fame is the The Smoking Gun Sisterhood Series. I strongly suggest that if you read this digital short…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 26, 2011 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Jason Baca, Male Model, Q&A


    -What made you decide to do this?

Well way back in 1997 I was a double in a movie called I know what you did last summer. The photographer of the movie approached me and asked if he could take a few photos of me. I realized then that I was photogenic. The photographer kept complimenting me and I figured if a professional like this was saying something good , then I knew I must be something. That's where it all began.

    -How often do you work out?



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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 26, 2011 at 12:50am — No Comments

Lynette Eason Killer Among Us

It is hard to say anything but good stuff about this novel. I am going to say this again, I have had the pleasure and the honor of saying it a few times this week; I enjoyed interviewing Lynette Eason on my blogtalk show, The G-ZONE,here is the link:

If you tune into the show, you will gain some…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 25, 2011 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Bryan Healey Guest Post


    When considering all that encompasses the process of becoming an author, one must always remember to ensure that, first and foremost, the story you choose is one that you love utterly and completely. Writing a novel is always a monumental undertaking, and that love is the only thing that will keep you driven when the work becomes drudgery. It will power you through any trial.

    Let us consider all that constructing a novel entails...

    At the most basic level,…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 25, 2011 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Spotlight Interview with author Cody Toye

Q1: Thanks for participating in our Spotlight Interview series, Cody! Please introduce yourself and your book to help our readers get to know you.

A: My name is Cody Toye.  I live in SW Missouri with my wife, Heather; my son, Gideon; our Labradoodle, Rose; and our wiener dog, Artie.  One of my books about to be released is The Adventures of Zorza the Alien: Book 1 The Journey.  This is the first book in The Zorza trilogy.  Follow Zorza as his home…


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Added by SpotlightInterviews on May 25, 2011 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

S.R. Edvalson in The Author's Spotlight


Hey, bear with me on this; it is my first Author’s Spotlight. I am trying to add to the posting week with some interesting new content and I came up with this. I have read a digital short story by S.R. Edvalson called “Anne’s Unknown Guardian”.

Here is the Amazon Kindle link for it:  …


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 24, 2011 at 8:58pm — No Comments

SEAL Team Six:Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin


I don’t read too much in the way of non-fiction,if you follow my blog than you know that. This book for me just needed to be read before the Memorial Day holiday. I am not mincing words here today. If you are a supporter of Freedom , you want an inside glimpse, no matter how small it may be, into the world of the elite operators that allow us to have our barbeques, swim in ours pools, and enjoy our families this weekend while they are in the hot spots protecting us away from…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 24, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Roland of The High Crags: Evil Arises B.R. Stateham


Any fantasy freaks out there? Do you love any type of fantasy/paranormal type stuff? Do you get enough epics in your reading week? Can you groove on an alternate universe occupied by monks, magic, dragons and the like? If you have answered yes to any of the above then this novel is for you, download it now, it is just $2.99. If you are someone that just enjoys a well written novel, well don’t hesitate download it for the holiday weekend, great stuff awaits you here. One other…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 23, 2011 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Concrete Pearl Vincent Zandri

Hey there and happy Monday to all. I wanted to start the week off with a bang and make some noise early in the week so I am going to post on not one but two of my collaborators. I have been fortunate to work with Vincent Zandri on “Down Low-Dead” ( available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords,  and B.R. Stateham on “Hotel Beaumont” which will be released in a few weeks. The reason I bring that up is that I have the unique distinction of not only jazzing with these…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 23, 2011 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Chapter 1 - Lost Without Direction

Chapter 1.

I stormed towards my door, stomping as hard as I could to show my anger. “I am sorry,” I yelled at the door “That I can’t always make your silly times!” Once again I hadn’t made it for dinner at six o’ clock, and the usual argument was on, why couldn’t I?…


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Added by Ayla Scott Stevenson on May 22, 2011 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Ants and Writing, what do they have in common? Obsession

Or so I thought this morning. At the kitchen's island counter where my tin of French honey is each morning, they had, this line of ants, invaded it. Streaming up, two or three abreast, from floor to corner, from corner to counter top,  counter top to tin, where the most intrepid of these crawlers had gotten beneath the lid, felt their way down, a good number drowning in the golden pool I dip my spoon in each morning. On this one to shovel them out with the tip, a dozen or more. All delaying…


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Added by ward r jones on May 21, 2011 at 5:10pm — No Comments

What's In A Genre? Chantal Boudreau

What’s in a Genre?

            Search around the Internet and you’ll find the popular opinion in the publishing industry that a writer should choose a genre and stick with it.  If they want to dabble in other genres, they may want to consider a pseudonym.  This is sometimes referred to as “branding” yourself and is particularly championed by agents and large publishing house as a means of establishing a loyal fan base who will avidly follow your…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 21, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Love and Monsters, Part 1: A Beautiful Monster

    Mary Ellen was in love. She gazed up at John in complete adoration as they twirled around the dance floor.

The ceiling, made entirely of glass, framed the stars like diamonds in a pool of ink. Mary Ellen, being one of the few wealthy enough on Earth, owned a home in the new settlement on Mars. Her mansion was on the outskirts of the settlement, almost against the large dome that surrounded all ten miles of the area. It was among the most extravagant of houses, with grand spires…


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Added by Oliver Black on May 21, 2011 at 5:04am — 1 Comment

Ending Paragraphs at the Right Place

Although paragraph structure challenges writers, it is essential not only to help organize the content logically but also to keep the reader interested to the end of the document. On the other hand, if paragraphs are not structured well, the reader will have difficulty understanding the ideas being presented and…


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Added by David Bowman on May 21, 2011 at 1:38am — No Comments

Just A Reminder!

Just a reminder there is only ten days left in this contest!

Hi, I would like to extend an invitation to you and anyone that you feel would like to enter the contest we are having: The Trestle Press Summer Search. What are we searching for and why? We feel you may be the next Stephen King, Lee Child, David Morrell, James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, Irene Hannon, Nora Roberts, or Suzanne Woods Fisher. We would like to find you, have you as a client and help make you a successful…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on May 20, 2011 at 9:43pm — No Comments

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