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Lee Goldberg The Dead Man: Face of Evil


Back in the day I used to read a host of different serial novels: The Death Merchant, The Executioner, Nick Carter, The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Encyclopedia Brown ….wait I went back to far. Okay rewind it a bit and you get the idea. Someone was smart enough to go back and try to capture the feel and fun that was contained in those types of novels back in the day. Did they carry it off? What do you think? Here is what is in the virtual pages:

 From Lee Goldberg...…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 16, 2011 at 1:31pm — No Comments

The Farmer Who Fell In love

There was once a man he had been working on a wide open field in order to plant crops so that he could make a living for the winter. As he kept working this 26 year old women had watched him work from a yonder. She had walked over to him in a casual to ask the man if he would like to take a break from plowing the fields and come to her place and he had replied I would be very much obliged to.…


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Added by Patrick A McCubbins J.R on March 15, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments


I sit here thinking..not about you but about some other. it feels wrong but i cant help it. i am taken and he is taken,but yet we hold eachother from time to time.we kiss ocasionally.oh how i love his soft lips;the feel of them pressed against mine.Yet i feel horrible as soon as we part.For he is are taken and I am taken. He is taken..and I am taken, so it is wrong..IT is wrong for me to think these thoughts and to do the things we do,But we all know that i will continue to do them.

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Added by lydia mouse on March 14, 2011 at 11:58pm — No Comments

J.E. Seymour Lead Poisoning

What a way to start the posting week, with a scorcher. Gotta love a story that won’t let you stop reading it and the pages just keep flying. Wait, it’s Monday and we have an awesome week ahead of here at both the blog and the The G-ZONE our blogtalk radio show. Our guest lineup this week includes: Stephen Jay Schwartz today, Leona Bodie, Gayle Lynds, Sylvia Massara, and then on Friday Blake Crouch. Remember if you don’t catch them live, go to the archives and enjoy, they are there 24/7 for…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 14, 2011 at 8:04pm — No Comments

15 Tips On How To Use Twitter For Marketing & PR

Over the years Twitter has become one of the most favored social networking sites. With over 100 million registered users and 50 million tweets every day, it’s a great way to communicate with pals, make friends, and even promote your business. If you’re interested in the perks of using Twitter to advertise your business, whatever it may be, then first you need to know how exactly it works.


Twitter is sometimes described as a simplified version of Facebook, but in actuality…


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Added by on March 14, 2011 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Self-Published Sunday Bill Bowen The Target


Welcome to a Sunday and the growing number of people that follow this day of posting. We have a double header for you, two novels at opposite ends of the spectrum but both provocative and worthy. The Target by Bill Bowen was an emotionally challenging read for me. Most that know me think I am challenged in many ways, but this novel made me take pause and think a bit more than others that I had read in this genre to date. Here is the synopsis and the author’s…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 13, 2011 at 8:08pm — No Comments

      Iam proud to introduce my new novel "Dying Innocence" coming to book stores in April of 2011. I have decided to donate a good deal of the royalties to The Innocence Project in tribute to those …


    Iam proud to introduce my new novel "Dying Innocence" coming to book stores in April of 2011. I have decided to donate a good deal of the royalties to The Innocence Project in tribute to those who have lost their lives having been convicted of crimes they didnt commit. DNA has changed the way we think of eye witness testimony. Simply, it can be inacurate. Dying Innocence is the story of an innocent man convicted of a horrific crime before DNA was used in criminal trials. Again,…


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Added by DAVID W. NETHERCUTT on March 13, 2011 at 3:55pm — No Comments

What is an Improvised Digital short Story? Find out Saturday!


Sounds like the beginning of something from a quiz show doesn’t it? No it isn’t, but if you weren’t just listening in on our Blogtalk Radio Show The G-ZONE that had Steve Berry and David Morrell as guests, you may have missed the announcement I just made. That announcement is that we are trying to do something different this Saturday. What is that you say? Here is the concept and hopefully how we will execute the idea:

-We (by that I mean Trestle Press my blogtalk radio…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 10, 2011 at 11:13pm — 2 Comments

Sylvia Massara Like Casablanca

Don’t hate on the G-Man because today’s novel is Chick-Lit or whatever you call it now a days. Being the dull geezer I am, I am just going with romance novel, make whatever labels you want to apply to this on your own. The only the other label I would like to smack on this is fun and quick, so your basic fun, quick romance novel. Besides being today’s featured post, Sylvia will be joining us in The G-Zone, our blogtalk radio show, on March 17th 6pmEST. She is in Australia, I have…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 9, 2011 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Guest Post Mark Miller The Empyrical Tales

First, let me say thank you to Giovanni. It’s great to be here and hopefully meet some new readers!

My name’s Mark and as you can see from my own blog (, I’m only starting out as a blogger. I still have a lot to learn, despite the upcoming release of my second novel. Like my own blog, I wanted to do something different for the Scoop. I have a Theory of Firsts: the first sentence, first paragraph,…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 9, 2011 at 12:37pm — No Comments

the first few pages of Butler Did It!



Tommy Cooper jumped into the passenger seat of the battered jeep pickup.

“Did you find any Tequila?” asked Matthew Butler, not looking up from the map he was examining. 

“No,” Tommy replied, “I had to settle for Rum.  I guess there’s not much call for Tequila in Kenya.  I also got Captain Z his Johnny Walker.  For beer, I got plenty of Tusker, the Budweiser of Africa.  I grabbed the last of the Guinness, and to round out the order, I got 10 cases…


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Added by Sally Pomeroy on March 9, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

(100 words = ekatolexon) There’s a town

There’s a town down there, sitting here I see it and a forest in there is.  Standing I see more.  Carriages parked, people motionless sitting on benches. There’s a town around a forest, green squeezed by grey. If there’s more to see they do not tell me, so I improvise, my eyes blink and wheels start moving tearing the forest with roads.  People commence walking, collect the trunks, the branches, the leaves, building more benches, raising fences, rookeries, everything clear now, normality.…


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Added by Christos Rodoulla Tsiailis on March 8, 2011 at 7:38am — 2 Comments

The Hermit's Confession in the Wilderness: excerpt from "Trouble in Paradox" by A.P. Eberhart, chapter 12 "Ever An Island" (Copyrighted material)

What was it that made you run off and build your hermitage, John? Why did you hide from the society of men all those years? What changed you from a prince to a pauper?

     With me it happened fast. I was twenty-two years old and living the high life--or as high as my credit-limit would allow, anyway. I drove a slick new sportscar, lived in a chic, stylish apartment downtown, and wore clothes from the expensive stores in the mall. I even had a cellphone in those days. I was a regular…


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Added by A. P. Eberhart on March 7, 2011 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Guest Post Tom Sumner author of All I Wanted Was A Haircut!


People say that things happen for a reason.  That may be true.  But in my life things seem to happen with very little rhyme or reason. And certainly no plan.


I used to be married, kind of a lot.  If I total the years I spent married it's 21 years and not all of it was marital blech.  But I'm now happily single, so it goes without saying that for all of my marriages there have been an equal number of divorces.


During one of my divorces I discovered…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 7, 2011 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Preston/Child Gideon's Sword

Sincerely, this is my first read of this dynamic duo. Go ahead and chuckle at my expense, I understand. Interesting plotline in Gideon’s Sword:  A family wronged and father framed by a government employee to cover his tracks as many people die heinous deaths for no reason other than the government employee’s stupidity and arrogance. Original and thought provoking, I mean the way they went about it, the narrative, not the over used and tired plotline, hahaha, gotcha. Really though, let’s…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 7, 2011 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Self-Published Sunday Elephant Milk Diane Sherry Case

I am going to have to guess that you hear this saying every day. I have used this phrase right here in this very same spot on a different Self-Published Sunday, “don’t judge a book by its cover. Elephant Milk by Diane Sherry Case has a pretty snappy piece of artwork on the cover, but what does it all mean, and what exactly is elephant milk? Okay, check out what is between the covers on this one:

“Sean Hayes is driving a lime green dune buggy that a friend of hers traded from Elvis…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 6, 2011 at 8:24pm — No Comments

pinch of darkness3


the demon slayers laid on the ground, fighting for last breath. falcon had poisoned them and now they fear them.

kara looked at falcon sitting in a pool of his own blood. she wanted to hold him, tell him they'll be alright, but he told her to back off and just let him be.

so there she sat, leaned against a tree, waiting for falcon to tell her to bring her ass on.

"Kara, lets go." he finally said, standing.

she stood too, looking him over.



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Added by Danny(jaxie) on March 6, 2011 at 4:12am — 1 Comment

Trestle Press Spring Submission Writing Contest & Gelati's Scoop

Hey, I am pumped about this. The reason is that I am actually mentioned part of the prize package they, Trestle Press, are offering to winning authors. We, Gelati’s Scoop The GZONE, made the video for this contest and it is on Trestle’s You Tube homepage. Here is the link for it:

Our blog has almost been around for a year and we have made great…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 6, 2011 at 1:10am — No Comments

Digital short Saturday Brother 'Big Daddy" Abel OPEN MIC

“Brother” Giovanni gets on the board with this one. Confused, I am sure you are. You would have to read the disclaimer, (which I wrote-wink, wink), in the beginning of Open Mic to understand how I came Brother Giovanni; I am not giving that away. This is the first time I am in a published work; I am pumped and honored. FYI: BDA, as he is known to his many fans, will be on our blogtalk show twice this month. March 8th for the roundtable discussion @ 3pm and then again by his…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 6, 2011 at 12:41am — No Comments

A forgotten poem of mine.


      Death comes silently
as if it shall never appear at all...
      Death enters your mind
As if lurking to destroy what makes you sane.
      Death visits your conscience…

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Added by Betzy Crypt on March 5, 2011 at 7:09am — 2 Comments

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