Giovanni Gelati's Blog – April 2011 Archive (32)

Self-Published Sunday Debra Lee


Just to clarify a few things: I didn’t put together a best of Self-Published novels for the quarter because I basically didn’t do any posts on them for all of January. I could not even put together a top ten if I tried, so I will combine it when I do the second quarter’s list; it will be fair that way. I hope that you have found by now that I am a big supporter of Self-Published authors and in no way shape or form mean any disrespect by not having a best of list this time around.…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 11, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

Digital short Saturday R.W. Doyen Green Eyes

I didn’t know this when I read this story, but it is part of a larger work, the launching point of the author’s next novel. Good stuff as far as I am concerned. I like the use of the digital short story to whet my appetite for it. What does this firecracker of a story have inside it? Check it out; I have included the author’s bio as well:

“Trestle Press award winning author R.W. Doyen crafts a tale that will mesmerize you. The story begins with a difficult birth during a vicious…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 10, 2011 at 3:24am — No Comments

Digital short Saturday S.R. Edvalson Anne's Unknown Guardian

Hello and welcome to the weekend! For me that means more work, but I am not complaining. Being busy is good right? As I am writing this, we are getting the Improvised Digital Short Story rolling and the first two authors are composing their pieces of the story. The three words they get to use are: Bartender, Library, and Dumpster. It should be interesting. Check in to the G-ZONE later today, around 2:30 to 3pm as I interview Robert Ford, author of Fall of Grace, from the World of Hek Series,…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 10, 2011 at 1:08am — No Comments

Digital short Saturday ( on Friday no Less) B.R. Stateham Deadly Intent

Really I promise this will be my last post for a while. Sincerely,  at least until tomorrow. Here is the last thing I need to get out of my system before I call it a day posting. Next week I will only be posting on Self-Published authors and /or Independent Publishers, basically no one from the Big 6. To make my point, on Vincent Zandri’s  Vox ( if you do not read his blog I suggest you do, great stuff),  I was lucky enough to guest post on there Sunday, or was it Saturday, they all meld…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 9, 2011 at 9:57am — No Comments

Digital short Saturday (on Friday no Less) The Capta and The Cop Thad Brown

In the previous post of the day I made mention of the fact that Vincent Zandri and I are going to be doing something along with a class of graduate students from West Virginia University. It seems that the class has been following our blogs and Zandri’s success in class and one of the students called in to my blogtalk show yesterday, Thursday, as Mr. Zandri was my guest. The young woman is a Facebook friend of mine and follower of our blogs, Katherine LaHart. She put the suggestion to us…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 9, 2011 at 6:04am — No Comments

Digital short Saturday ( on Friday no Less) Cleveland W. Gibson Only The Best

Yes I know it is Friday but we have so much going on here I need to do a few things with the posts today. Each one of the following posts is going to contain important info into what I have going on here at Gelati’s Scoop and The G-ZONE, my Blogtalk radio show. First the immediate stuff: Siabello Giorello is my guest tonight on The G-ZONE @ 8.30pm EST. It should be fun, how could it not?  Next we have the next in our series of Improvised Digital short Stories scheduled for tomorrow and…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 9, 2011 at 4:08am — 2 Comments

Gelati's Scoop/The G-Zone Delicious Dozen of Digital short Stories


I just love digital short stories! They break up the week for me in such a fun way, definitely little bursts of energy that just make me smile as I read them in all kinds of fun ways: smartphone, laptop, Kindle, home computer, fish bowl. Okay just checking if you were reading or breezing by. Here is my Delicious Dozen of Digital short Stories, almost all are available for the measly price of $.99; you cannot go wrong! Now, drum roll please, or perhaps some AC/DC, maybe…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 8, 2011 at 6:46am — No Comments

James Thompson Lucifer's Tears


Wow, it is Thursday already and we are moving like a bullet train headed for a big day on Saturday. Our second Improvised Digital short Story will be happening then and I am totally amped at the prospect of working with a fine group of authors on this next project. We will start at 8am on Saturday and hopefully be done everything by 3pm.I am giving each author a time limit of 1.5 hours to put together their 1,000 to 1500 words of the story. Basically within a nice 8 hour time span…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 8, 2011 at 6:21am — No Comments

Gelati's Scoop/The G-ZONE's Top 20 Novels of the First Quarter 2011!

Hi, everybody! I have put together my top 20 picks of novels for so far this year. Some of the novels are not from the Big 6 publishers and that should not be of any surprise to anyone that follows my blog. I try to find good stuff to read just about anywhere I can. As a side note to all of this, I will be posting my Delicious Dozen of Digital short Stories tomorrow, please look for it. The Self-Published list will be out later in the year as I accrue more posts. Remember, I actually took…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 7, 2011 at 5:49am — No Comments

Susan Whitfield Sin Creek


The week just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Today’s novel has a really cute cover but a really creepy and intense inside. Susan Whitfield has a winner here in Sin Creek. But wait, what else do we have going on here on The Scoop and the G-ZONE? Plenty! This weekend we have a ton of stuff going on. On Saturday: Our next Improvised Digital short Story with The Girls vs. The Guys. The teams are set and ready to go for the next Improvised Digital short Story. The Girls are: Bri…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 7, 2011 at 3:45am — No Comments

Top Suspense 13 Stories by 12 Masters

I love this kind of stuff…short stories. I almost put this on Digital short Saturday but thought better of it as it sold as one packaged good. How could it qualify for a digital short story, you ask? I read this on my Kindle. It is broken up into different short stories by different authors, thus the digital short stories. Tomorrow I am popping in my Top 20 Novels of the First Quarter of 2011, and then on Thursday I am calling it The Delicious Dozen Of Digital short Stories First Quarter…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 6, 2011 at 3:57am — 1 Comment

Guest Post Debra Lee

Good Morning to everyone, especially Debra Lee! Today is her Birthday, and I thought it would be fun to run the guest post she sent today. I will be posting on here novel for Self-Published Sunday, look for it. Today though, find her, seek her out, and give her your heartfelt best wishes on her day. Debra Lee’s website and social media addresses are at the end of the post. Enjoy!

 First, let me say thank you to Giovanni. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be here. My name’s Debra. I…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 5, 2011 at 8:22pm — No Comments

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