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Joe Giordano Sale!!

I posted about Joe’s book Drone Strike being on sale for $.99 until April 14 last week. His other two books are one sale too. Make sure to check them out.

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Birds of Passage, An Italian Immigrant Coming of Age Story

Amazon Best Seller: Italian Historical Fiction

Harvard Square Editions announces the publication of Birds of Passage, An Italian Immigrant Coming of Age Story, a debut novel by Joe Giordano.

What turns the gentle mean and the mean brutal? The thirst for wealth? The demand for respect? Vying for a woman? Birds of Passage recalls the Italian immigration experience at the turn of the twentieth-century when New York’s streets were paved with violence and disappointment.

Leonardo Robustelli leaves Naples in 1905 to seek his fortune. Carlo Mazzi committed murder and escaped. Azzura Medina is an American of Italian parents. She’s ambitious but strictly controlled by her mother. Leonardo and Carlo vie for her affection.

Azzura, Leonardo, and Carlo confront con men, Tammany Hall politicians, the longshoreman’s union, Camorra clans, Black Hand extortion, and the Tombs prison.

Praise for Birds of Passage

“With Birds of Passage, Joe Giordano delivers a rollicking, wholly entertaining take on the Italian immigrant story. His rich cast of characters arrives seeking the usual: Money, honor, love, respect, a decent shot at the pursuit of happiness. But things get complicated fast as they plunge into the rough-and-tumble world of rackets, scams, and politics of early 20th-century New York City. Giordano serves up a thick, satisfying slice of the entire era in all its raw and brutal glory.”
Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ang Lee.

“This riveting novel by Giordano charts the passage of two young Italian men to early twentieth century New York, as they strive to make their mark in the New World…. Part thriller, part love story, part coming-of-age narrative, this book’s appeal reaches successfully beyond the often restrictive confines of its genre. A refreshing rethink of the archetypal mafia novel.”
– Kirkus Reviews

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Appointment with ISIL, An Anthony Provati Thriller

Appointment with ISIL is a literary thriller. This time, Anthony’s libido threatens his life. Anthony Provati flirts with Russian mob boss, Gorgon Malakhov’s mistress. The Russian deals in death. ISIL, the Islamic State in the Levant wants the product. Russian Intelligence supplies the means, and an art theft funds the scheme. ISIL’s targets are chilling. The chase across the Mediterranean is on. Can Anthony thwart ISIL? Will he survive?

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Praise for Appointment with ISIL

“A roller-coaster ride to the finish, this book confirms Giordano as a writer to eagerly watch.”
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You can find my review of Appointment with ISIL here.

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About the Author

Joe Giordano was born in Brooklyn. His father and grandparents immigrated to New York from Naples. He and his wife, Jane, now live in Texas.

As a retired International Executive Vice President of 3M, Joe experienced the global cultures and locations he writes about.

Joe’s stories have appeared in more than one hundred magazines including The Saturday Evening Post and Shenandoah. His novels, Birds of Passage, An Italian Immigrant Coming of Age Story, (2015), and Appointment with ISIL, an Anthony Provati Thriller (2017) were published by Harvard Square Editions. His third novel, Drone Strike, will be published by Rogue Phoenix Press in 2019.

He was proud to be among one hundred Italian-American authors honored by Barnes & Noble Chairman Len Riggio to march in the 2017 Manhattan, Columbus Day Parade.

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Make sure to check out these books and get a copy before the sale is over!!!

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FATE’S FALLING
Series: Satan’s Sinners MC (Book 8)
Author: Colbie Kay
Designer: T.E. Black with T.E. Black Designs
Release Date: April 5, 2019
Genre: MC/Contemporary/Suspense Romance
First appeared in the Christmas at the Clubhouse Anthology. It has been extended into a full-length story.


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My life was forever changed the night I had a flat tire. Someone who I always believed could be trusted was actually a devil in disguise. I willingly went with him, only to go missing…held captive.
I finally managed to escape and ran for my life, leaving behind sweet little Belle. I am desperate to find her, but to do so, I require help. There is only one place and one person I truly feel safe and free around…Jensen. He is my brother’s best friend; however, they aren’t friends anymore, they’re rivals, and I’m to blame.

Bam Bam
I should have been in that car with her, but a split second decision decided her fate. I’ve blamed myself all these years for her disappearance, and I believed her to be dead until she fell in my arms, barely recognizable.
I did the right thing for once in my life, taking her back to her family, but who was it right for? I need her, and no one will stand in my way as I get the answers I seek. Not even her brother.

Satan’s Sinners MC Series
City Lights
Quiet Country
Night Sky
Returning Home
Changing Lanes
Runaway Love
Finding Hope
The Betrayed (A Rocker Series)
Saving Dawson with novella Saving Grace
Surviving Colton
 
Georgia Peaches Series 
(Co-Written with Chianti Summers)
Sweet Southern Secrets
Sweet Southern Satisfaction
Sweet Southern Summer
 
Cobras MC Series
Double Crossed
 
Scentsations Series:
Lily: Book 4
 
Christmas at the Clubhouse Anthology
A Sinner’s Christmas

Assassin’s Love Series
Tainted Souls
Tormented Souls (coming soon)

Colbie Kay always had a love for reading and wanted to pursue writing. In 2015 she made that dream come true when she published her first book. Since then she has become a stay-at-home mom, writing full-time and bringing her passion to life through the words she creates.

The most fulfilling part of being an author for Colbie is to take readers into a fantasy world between the pages of her books. Becoming an author has also given her the opportunity to fill another passion of hers, which is traveling. She loves being able to attend book signings and meeting everyone that shares her love of books.

Colbie has many more stories to share with you, so be sure to connect with her and keep up with what is coming next.

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Who’s Sorry Now

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Who’s Sorry Now by Helene Fermont

Who’s Sorry Now? Is a collection of four crime and romance stories.

It’s about love, betrayal and dreams.

Do we really know the people we love?

Can love be rekindled?

Do dreams come true?

The truth always comes out in the end.

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Helene Fermont

About the Author

Hélene Fermont writes character-driven psychological crime fiction with a Scandi Noir flavour.

Known for her explosive, pacy narrative and storylines, she has published three novels – Because of You, We Never Said Goodbye and His Guilty Secret – and two short story collections – The Love of Her Life and Who’s Sorry Now? Her fourth novel is due for release in the summer of 2019.

After 20 years in London, Hélene recently returned to her native Sweden where she finds the unspoiled scenery and tranquillity a therapeutic boost for creativity.

Enjoying a successful career as a Psychologist, when she’s not working her ‘day job’, Hélene spends her time writing, with friends and family, or playing with her beloved cat, Teddy.

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My Review

4 Stars

This is a collection of four short stories about love and betrayal. There is a couple that breaks up yet meet again and realize they still care about each other. A couple that has been divorced because of his unfaithfulness but have more to the story. A story of romance in the last place looked. And my favorite, The Perfect Murder that has a dinner with twins with murder added to spice things up.

Short story collections are hit and miss for me. Some I love because they are a great introduction to author’s or perfect to fill a couple spare minutes. Some I had because the stories can be too short to even get into. I really enjoyed these four short stories, the perfect combination of a great story and character development along with an engaging story.

This is definitely a collection of stories to check out. I think I have another new author that I will be reading her other books.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Book on the Bright Side for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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Title: The Uprising: A Companion Novel

Author: Liz Meldon

Series: The Hunt, #5

Genre: Demon Paranormal Romance

Release Day: April 25, 2019

Dramatic Portrait Of A Girl Theme: Portrait Of A Beautiful Lonel

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From the ashes, a predator rises.

After stumbling into the supernatural world with her angel-hybrid bestie, Ella Thomas is doing just fine, thank you very much.

As the only human in her new social circle, Ella refuses to let the weirdness of living with angels, demons, and witches affect her. Not only did she conquer her master’s degree, but the fall term makes teachers’ college a reality, bringing her one step closer to her dream job.

If only her love life was shaping up as smoothly. Lately, every first date has been a dud, every guy Mr. Wrong, and she knows precisely who to blame…

A six-foot-seven hunk of chaos demon who disappeared months ago without a word. Try as she might, Ella can’t get snarky, seductive Malachi out of her head—and it’s driving her freakin’ nuts.

Lurking in shadows, he stalks his prey.

Sensing an opportunity to seize a valuable hell-gate, Malachi Saevitia descends into the pit, butchering and bribing and schmoozing until his name is on the deed to Farrow’s Hollow. No more useless demon mobs wasting a city primed for damnation. No more thuggish brutes making life difficult for his little brother. Under Malachi’s control, the darkness can—and will—flourish.

Before he can choose his faithful lieutenants, however, a summons sent by the Farrow’s Hollow angel garrison reaches him in Hell. Curious, Malachi goes topside, eager to see what the winged bastards want.

Only to once again find himself face-to-face with Ella Thomas. Breathtaking, mouthy, bold, she is the one and only human Malachi cannot seem to forget—a human who makes him fight his instincts and play the hero.

And for a chaos demon, there is no greater sin.

After the raid on Seraphim Securities, a power vacuum splinters the Farrow’s Hollow demon community, and from the pit, a monster stakes his claim—on the city, on the humans within it…

And most of all, on her.

The Uprising is a full-length companion novel to The Hunt, a demon paranormal romance serial. It is a direct follow-up to the four books and cannot be read as a standalone.

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The Uprising cannot be read as a standalone! The companion serial will be on sale all of April and it’s available with Kindle Unlimited!

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The Hunt: The Complete Edition features all four books in Liz Meldon’s dark, sizzling paranormal romance series. Please note that the series includes graphic content not suitable for all readers.

PREDATOR (Book #1)
Black soul, suffocating in silence. Blue eyes, watching her world fade away. Dark and light collide, desperate to connect.

Severus, incubus escort, shunned by his own kind, finds himself befuddled and bewitched by the woman who is immune to his charms. Moira, college grad student, desperately wants one night of passion before her new supernatural body changes beyond recognition.

Two lonely creatures grapple with the undeniable pull between them. Moira flees. Severus pursues. Desperate for answers, the demon seeks her out–unaware that he isn’t the only predator to have caught her scent.

PREY (Book #2)
Pearls around her neck. Polaroids at her feet.

In order to find her father, Moira Aurelia has made a pact with a demon. She soon finds herself plunged into the dark underbelly of her beloved Farrow’s Hollow, where demons run rampant and have a penchant for taking exactly what they want.

And what incubus Severus wants most of all–is her.

STALKER (Book #3)
To Hell and back again.
After her first real lesson in demonic cruelty, Moira Aurelia needs answers–and Severus craves revenge.

The only creature who can give them both is Diriel, who, having failed his mission, has fled back to Hell until the heat dies down.

Battered but not broken, Moira is ready to charge into the pit, fears be damned, because she trusts the incubus by her side–trusts him, cares for him, maybe even loves him. Severus, however, can’t stand the thought of leading his little hybrid into the abyss. Because in Hell, there isn’t just fire and brimstone and tortured human souls awaiting them, but his family, too.

And for Severus, there is no greater hell than family.

KILLER (Book #4)
The predator corners its prey, and so the hunt must end–one way or another.

Death to traitors and thieves.

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Liz is a Canadian author who grew up in the Middle East. She has a degree in Bioarchaeology from Western University, and when she isn’t writing about her own snarky characters, she is reading about other people’s snarky characters, babying her herb garden, loitering on social media, or taking care of her furbabies.

Liz dabbles in both paranormal and contemporary erotic romance. Her paranormals are usually dark and angsty, and her contemporaries are stress-free smutfests, but you’ll find both full of feels. Most of all, she loves writing realistic characters in fantastical settings.

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Thriller
Published: March 2019
Publisher: S. Prescott Thrillers
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‘Til death do us part…
Obsession can be a dangerous thing.
Susannah dabbles in darkness, finding sadistic solace in the death of those who deserve it. But now she wants something more. Or, more to the point…someone.
She’s on a manhunt. She will possess him, one way or another, whether in life, or death. She hasn’t made up her mind yet.
He’s the only one who ever accepted her. Who even maybe loved her, in his own strange way. And then, he left her, which could turn out to be a deadly mistake.
Her husband Tim, a mild-mannered mortician, has packed his bags and fled, a fugitive from his homicidal wife. She wants him, and what Susannah wants, she gets.
Will Tim continue to elude his murderous mate? If he doesn’t, will he survive her peculiar form of love?
This journey through the mind of a stone-cold killer will leave you on the edge of your seat. Close the doors, lock the windows, and get ready for a bloodcurdling ride.

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About the Author
Summer Prescott is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over 100 popular books. Her first Thriller, The Quiet Type, debuted in the top 50 of its genre.
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I would like to thank Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours and PR for the opportunity to share this book.

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