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Clone Zone Cody Toye The Author's Lab/Collaboration series

Cody Toye has a way with fantasy/paranormal/ sci-fi/horror. He has done it with his series “Intangibles” and he brings those skills to bear here in “Clone Zone”. The digital short story is quick, furious, and rampaging. This is the 24th installment in The Author’s Lab/Collaborations series and it is a barnburner. Surprisingly the cast of characters is small yet many, basically because they all look like the same person. This story is under consideration to become its own…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 30, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Andrew Smith Guest Post

I grew up among bombed buildings and hearing stories from my parents about the difficultes of air raids, so it was little wonder I’d always wanted to write a novel with World War II as its theme. When I found out about the shameful and extraordinarily cruel internment of Italian men in 1940, I knew I had an amazing event around which to build a story. Internment of Italians happened in Britain, where I set the novel, but it also happened in the United States — California recently apologized…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 30, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Layton Green "The Egytian"

I am noticing a trend here, each of Layton Green’s titles have two words in them. First there was “The Summoner” and now “The Egyptian”. Personally I don’t really care; I just enjoy the main character in both, the Dominic Grey, wait that was three words. Okay enough joking around. Layton Green’s novels are infused with common things, science, extremes, and action. A nice formula. There seems to be no middle ground.. What his formula does equate to is a read that flows all downhill and very…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 30, 2011 at 2:14am — No Comments

An Inside look at S.L. Schmitz,author of the new Cliffhanger Series with Trestle Press; "MIna's Daughter..The Harker Chronicles"

I love S.L. Schmitz's work! She has a new digital short story series with Trestle Press called "Mina's Daughter..The Harker Chronicles". Volume one just released and she will have a new installment in the series on the 15th of each month. If you enjoy a well told tale or are into Vampires, Werewolves and Steampunk, this is it for you.Grab it and go for the ride.Here is a Q&A for you to get a better feel for the author: 

1) Let it Bleed, I feel, can be read on two levels. Am I…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 29, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Davis Bunn “Lion of Babylon”

Bethany House is the publisher of this novel and they do an excellent job of producing a rich, multi-layered story. I have not had the pleasure of reading a Davis Bunn novel before, but very quickly I have become a fan of his writing. “Lion of Babylon” is a look at Iraq and Iran through the eyes and hearts of a variety of characters painting a picture that is surreal, consuming and confusing. The viewpoints hop around from character to character and give all sides of the dilemmas that plague…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 28, 2011 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Karen Anna Vogel “Wedding Season-Volume 2 Amish Knitting Circle”

Just because I read plenty of digital short stories , novellas and full length novels that have plenty of horror, thriller , suspense, death and mayhem undertones does not mean that I can’t take a back seat from that and enjoy a nice wholesome read on the Amish folks I so do enjoy. Okay, I like their cooking, but so many other people.

Karen Anna Vogel’s writing for me is unique and has a viewpoint and narrative that I have come to quickly enjoy. Her take on the “Plain” people is…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 28, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Jochem Vandersteen "Find Her" Volume 1 of the "Mike Dalmas" digital short story series

“Find Her” marks the birth of a new digital short story new series and a new action character I really enjoy. Mike Dalmas is the character that Jochem Vandersteen has created and the universe in which he places him is interesting and dynamic. The setting is something like middle class suburbia, yet not, but the action and the hero seemed all too real and cut from today’s headlines.

Mike Dalmas is an ex-Special forces type but with a twist; the guy actually has a wife and kids and has…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 28, 2011 at 1:25am — No Comments

Barry Eisler "The Detachment"

I am a huge of Barry Eisler’s work, I make no bones about it, and so I am going to keep it short. In this novel he tackles many things, melding the thoughts and feelings of four different killers, four different Alpha males, four totally different viewpoints and even more agendas in this novel and he does it seamlessly. The read is taunt, moving and intense. It was hard to separate myself from the read until I finished it.

I was fortunate enough to interview Barry Eisler on my…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 27, 2011 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Blog Tours Gelati Media

VISIBILITY-RESPECT-HARDWORK-DEDICATION-INCREDIBLY ROBUST SOCIAL NETWORK-TAILOR MADE

-Are you looking for something different than what is out there in the blog tour world?

- Do you want to have your blog tour reflect your style, taste and give it added dimension, depth and impact?

-Are you looking for your work to be seen on more than just Amazon, a blog and Twitter?

When it comes to social networks, you have stopped at the place that has…

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

Pat Lawrence, author of “Jarred into Being” Q&A

What is the title of your book? Jarred Into Being

What is your book about?

After the tragic death of her parents, Eva Lange must battle for her freedom; indeed, her very life. Fleeing her aunt's abuser, she falls prey to a murderous drug lord and his wife in their luxurious lair of lust. Using her wits, beauty, and sexuality to save herself and break the bonds of captivity and degradation, Eva struggles against corruption and powerful political forces to reclaim her…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 27, 2011 at 12:45am — No Comments

A.J. Scudiere Guest Post

A.J. Scudiere will be my guest on The G-ZONE Weds. Sept. 28th @12pm EST. Here is a little something to get the ball rolling before the interview:

The writing of a thriller is just as much of a puzzle as the story itself is . . .

When I started writing God’s Eye, I already knew how the story would go. I knew which character was the demon and which was the angel. I knew what Katharine would have to go through to find her way and what the path she eventually chose would…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 26, 2011 at 9:09pm — No Comments

Richard Doetsch, Natasha Deen,… and an amazingly full week on blogtalk radio-The G-ZONE

We have another great week of guests here on The G-ZONE many of them returning guests and for that we are very thankful. Without further ado, here is this week’s lineup:

Monday, Sept. 26th- Natasha Deen-4pm EST

Tuesday, Sept. 27th- Richard Doetsch-12 pm EST

Wednesday., Sept. 28th – Karen Mender ( Co-Founder Self- Publishing Book Expo) & A.J. Scudriere 12pm EST

Thursday, Sept. 29th- Sebastian Stuart & James Winter (Ebookery…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 26, 2011 at 12:33am — No Comments

Submissions:Do you have any?

Sunday, Sunday , Sunday. How are you doing? Good day to all. I come to you once again as we here at Trestle Press are gearing up for an amazing three month period of promotions: “Harbinger of Horror”, “Thanksgiving Thriller Feast” and last but not least ”Santa’s Goodie  Sack Full O’Multi –Genre Madness!”.

I think that you can see by the titles of the promotions we are looking to have some fun with this. The key here is to have quality digital short stories, novella’s, and full length…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 25, 2011 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Coming Soon: Trestle Press’s “Harbinger of Horror”

Starting Oct. 3rd and running until Nov. 2nd Trestle Press will have its first “Harbinger of Horror” campaign. All titles that have anything to do with Horror, Suspense, Thriller, and Mystery will be featured. As of this writing the creative collective minds of the Trestle Press authors are painstakingly attempting to come up with some type of fun incentives to get you to read their hard work. WE WANT YOU AS A READER! Look for more updates as I am in the middle of…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 24, 2011 at 8:48pm — No Comments

R.W. Doyen "Green Eyes, Black Heart"

Elemental, that is the way I would describe this read. “Green Eyes, Black Heart” has many different elements to it. It is multi-faceted, and that translates into one excellent read. The synopsis will give you the gist of the story, but understand that the layers in this are seemingly more than an onion but all of them are nicely tied together at the end. For me it was like R.W. Doyen took a pane of glass, dropped it, and then took his time, painstakingly putting it back together, one shard…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 24, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Q&A with me over at EBookery

I was lucky enough to be interviewed over at Ebookery this week. Here is the interview. The blog is beautiful, I suggest you give it a visit: http://eviljwinter.wordpress.com/

Tell us in your own words what Trestle Press is and what makes them unique.

Uniqueness, I like that one. I think that one of the ways we stand out is that we want our authors to not just write but to create their best every time their fingers hit the…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 24, 2011 at 2:14am — No Comments

Michael Brandman “Killing The Blues” A Jesse Stone Novel

I think like many fans saddened by the passing of Robert Parker, we were left with a question in our heads. Is this franchise going to be carried on and if so by whom?  I have included Michael Brandman’s bio after the synopsis so if you have not heard of the author or his creds, now you do. I have to admit and have done so many times that I am a huge fan of Parker’s and his many franchises. Jesse Stone, the king of dialogue, is one of my favorites. I saw that this was set for release and I…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 23, 2011 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Linna Drehmel “Other Side of the Glass”

Paranormal,Supernatural, call it what you will, Linna Drehmel puts her best foot forward with a very nice debut effort. I have gotten to read an eclectic mix of stories of late, and it has been a bit weird floating around from not only different genres but different sizes of reads: digital short story, novella, and full length novel. I use that word with qualification anymore because full length work, or what is considered to be “full length”, has changed and morphed quite a bit with this…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 22, 2011 at 11:23pm — No Comments

T.L. Cooper guest post: review of “Sharpshooter” by David Hoof

Sharpshooter by David L. Hoof brought one word to mind repeatedly as I read it: unflinching. The characters were bold, brash, and at times almost too real. The setting was harsh and cold yet beautiful. The story was unapologetic in its examination of human behavior and attitudes. And, all this lead me back to the word unflinching. Hoof's characters' words were often far from politically correct and often made this reader flinch or squirm in her seat yet it depicted the characters' attitudes…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 22, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments

S.L. Schmitz "Mina's Daughter...The Harker Chronicles" Volume One: STEAMPUNK ANYONE????

 

I was intrigued when I read this. What in God’s name is Steampunk ?  Being the mental giant I am, I had to go right to dictionary.com and this is what I came up with, direct from the website:

  Steampunk  [steem-puhngk] Like this word?

1. a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines and other technology based on steam power of the 19th century and taking place in a recognizable historical period or a fantasy…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 21, 2011 at 8:51pm — No Comments

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